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some of the information on this page taken from family tree provided by Richard Pfleger


Photo Gallery One, miscellaneous Tony shots: pics

Photo Gallery Two, Tony and Robert at Tony's parents' golden anniversary: Wirtz 50th

Paper Trail:

census, WWI draft registration, article on parents' anniversary, mention in 1941 newspaper, social security death index


Anthony G. "Tony" Wirtz

8-30-1890 to April 1975



c.1878-Gertrude Wirtz (Wiedemann)


c.1879-Barbara (Sr. M. Louise O.S.F.)


1880-Annie Wirtz (Pfleger)


1882-Mary Wirtz (Enk)


1886/87-Charles Wirtz


And one child who did not





Anna Finucan


Rose Stier



Robert F. Wirtz





Have photos showing Robert Wirtz and one with someone labeled Anna Wirtz (aunt of Anthony's nephew). This fits a source on the internet naming Anna Finucan as Tony's wife. However two other sources list his wife as Rose Stier.




Hubert Wirtz


Mary Krump

Spouse's parents:

maternal grandparents:

William Krump & Gertrude Simons


paternal grandparents:

Martin Wirtz & unknown


maternal aunts & uncles:


paternal aunts & uncles:

George Wirtz & Barbara (on Hubert Wirtz page)

Click on image to enlarge. Once enlarged, to zoom, move cursor to right of image, back onto image, and click again. Note: it's quite possible one of the people I keep labeling as Charles or Tony Wirtz is actually Edwin Enk, brother-in-law.

Tony Wirtz seat far left. Next photo is same with labels added

same as previous, labeled

1924 trip to Crown Point. Next photo is same with partial label

same as previous, partially labeled

1-6-1934 wedding of Henry Pfleger (next shot same without labels) # 7 Robert Wirtz; #2 Tony's wife Anna

same group without labels

same occasion, slightly less blurry shot

Paper Trail


1900 census, Chicago, 5405 Shields Ave:

"Hobart" Wirtz," age 48, born May 184-something, which doesn't jibe with age 48, but... married 23 years, immigrated 1876 (varies from census to census), naturalized, occupation looks like it says "farming."

Wife Mary, age 51, born Feb. 1849 in Germany, immigrated 1871 (also changes), mother of 7 of whom 6 are living.

Daughter Mary, age 17, born August, 1882.

Son Charles age 13, born May 1887

Son "Toney" age 9, born August 1890.


1910 census, Chicago, 5405 Shields:

Hubert Wirtz, 56, immigrated 1874, married at age 27, laborer for railroad

Wife Mary, 63, immigrated 1872, married at age 30, mother of seven of whom six are living

Son Antonio, 20, installer in telephone industry

Daughter Anna M. Pfleger

Son-in-law Oscar Pfleger (book keeper)

Grandson Herbert Pfleger

Grandson John Pfleger

Grandson Henry Pfleger

Also in the house, boarder Theodore Schuler.


1917 Draft Registration: Anthony G. Wirtz of 5405 Shileds, born 8-30-1890 in Chicago. Assg. Clerk for Chcg. Telephone Co. Single. Gives his job as a possible reason for exemption. Does not list next of kin.


1920 census, Chicago, 5405 S. Shields:

Hubert Wirtz, owns free of mortgage, age 68, born Saxony, immigrated 1874, naturalized in 1885, laborer in furniture industry

Wife Mary, 72, also born in Saxony, immigrated 1872, naturalized 1885

Grandson Carl, 11

Grandson Martin, 7

Son "Arthur" J. Wirtz, 28, assignment clerk for telephone co. (Arthur? Assume that's actually Antonio)

(His sister, Mary Enk & family are also in the house, renting)


Article, Southtown Economist 7-28-1926

Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Wirtz To

Celebrate Golden Wedding

Fifty years ago August 2, St. Martin's Church, 59th st. and Princeton ave. was the scene of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Wirtz.

    Monday it will again be the scene of their wedding, this time golden, to be observed at 9 o'clock in the morning with solemn high mass, celebrated by the Rev. Frank J. Schikowski.

    Following the mass a reception will be held at the home of a daughter, Mrs. E.H. Wiedeman, 6207 (might say 6297) Mozart st. Mr. and Mrs. Wirtz have lived at 5405 Shields ave. since their marriage 50 years ago. Other children are Mrs. O.S. Pfleger, 5648 Wells st., Mrs. E.J. Enk, 5405 Shields ave., Sister M. Louise, Milwaukee: A.G. Wirtz, Midlothian, and Charles Wirtz, 1283 Early ave. There are 17 grandchildren in the family as well.

    Music and a program will entertain the 130 friends and relatives who have been invited to the reception. 


Have not found him in the 1930 census.


2-2-1941 Daily Southtown article about the St. Ignatius Mother's Club having a card & bunco party to finance a new elevator for the school mentions the assistance of Mrs. Anthony G. Wirtz of 1815 W. Garfield (also Mrs. Patrick Cronin, and Mrs. Michael J. Kelly, related via the wife of his nephew, Henry Pfleger, son of his sister Annie)


1975: Social Security Death Index has Anthony Wirtz, born 8-30-1890 (matches his draft card) died Apr. 1975, Oak Lawn. (This is the information that matches the husband of Rose Stier).

Connection: his sister, Annie Wirtz Pfleger, was sister-in-law to Irene Pfleger Wachdorf