Monday, October 7, 2013

Otto Anthony & Florine Martha (Wurm) Faeth

Florine Martha Wurm, daughter of Matthias Nathan and Martha Christine (Falter) Wurm, was born 17 July 1896 and died 10 April 1992 at Tiffin, Ohio.  She was baptized as Martha Florentina Wurm but used the name Florine.  She married Otto Anthony Faeth 5 Jan 1927 in a double wedding at St. Stephen Catholic Church in St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio.  Also married were Florine's brother Edmund and Otto's sister Rose.  Otto was born 19 June 1898 to Edward and Christine Euphemia (Elwer) Faeth and died 30 Sept 1968.  Otto and Florine are buried in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery at Tiffin, Ohio.


Wedding of Florine Wurm & Otto Faeth - January 5, 1927


Gravestone of Otto & Florine (Wurm) Faeth - St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio



Otto Anthony and Florine Martha (Wurm) Faeth had two children:

1 - Theresa Emma Faeth (1939-)
2 -  Joseph Edward Faeth (1943-2008)

Alphonse John & Rose Mary (Ruffing) Wurm

Alphonse John Wurm, son of Matthias Nathan and Martha Christine (Falter) Wurm, was born 14 May 1894 at St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio and died 31 July 1985 at Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio.  He married Rose Mary Ruffing 2 May 1922 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Bismark, Seneca County, Ohio.  She was born 13 July 1902 at Bismark, Seneca County, Ohio to Peter and Clara (Stockmaster) Ruffing and died 8 Feb 1982 at Toledo, Ohio.  Alphonse and Rose are buried in St. Stephen Catholic Cemetery at St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio.

Gravestone of Alphonse and Rose (Ruffing) Wurm - St. Stephen Catholic Cemetery, St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio
Obituary of Alphons J. Wurm - Tiffin Advertiser Tribune, 31 July 1985, Page 5A
"Alphons J. Wurm, 91, formerly of Bloomville, died this morning, July 31, 1985, in St. Francis Home, Tiffin.  He had been a resident there since 1982.

He was born May 14, 1894, in St. Stephens, to Mathias and Martha (Falter) Wurm.  On May 2, 1922, he married Rose Ruffing in St. Sebastians Church, Bismark.  She died in 1982.

Surviving are four sons, Clem of Oregon, Ohio, Robert and Bernard, both of Bloomville and Victor of Tiffin; three daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Mary) Holmer of Attica, Mrs. Charles (Lucille) Mirtes of Bellevue and Mrs. Thomas (Agnes) Depinet of Bloomville; 28 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Florine Faeth of Autumnwood Care Center and Bertha Bechtel of St. Francis Home, Tiffin.  His parents; a son, two brothers; and six sisters preceded him in death.

Mr. Wurm had retired from farming.  He was a member of St. Stephens Catholic Church.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Stephens Church with the Rev. Raymond Siefert officiating.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Foos and Son Funeral Home, N. Main St., Attica.  The rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m."


Obituary of Rose M. (Ruffing) Wurm - Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune, February 9, 1982, page 4A
"Rose M. Wurm, 79, of 7175 CR 23, Bloomville, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1982, at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, following a four-month illness.

She was born July 13, 1902, in Bismark to Peter and Clara (Stockmaster) Ruffing.  On May 2, 1922, she married Alfonse Wurm in Bismark and he survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Clement of Oregon, Ohio, Robert and Bernard of Bloomville, Victor of Tiffin; three daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Mary) Holmer of Attica, Mrs. Charles (Lucille) Mirtes of Bellevue and Mrs. Thomas (Agnes) Depinet of Bloomville; a brother, Linus Ruffing of Norwalk, 28 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  A son, a grandson, a sister and a brother are deceased.

She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church, the Altar Rosary Society of New Washington, Bloomville American Legion Auxiliary, Bloomville Community Club and Gold Star Mothers.

The Rev. Stephen Cairns will officiate at the funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Church.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Foos & Son Funeral Home, Attica, where the rosary will be recited at 8:15 p.m. Thursday."


Alphonse John and Rose Mary (Ruffing) Wurm had eight children:

1 - Clement Matthias Wurm was born 18 June 1923 and died 22 Nov 2008 at Sandusky, Ohio.  He married Anna Mae Hosman 26 Aug 1947.  She was born 18 Sept 1921 in Thompson Township, Seneca County, Ohio to Edward W. and Gertrude (Burger) Hosman and died 16 March 1979 at Toledo, Ohio.  Clement's second marriage was on 20 Sept 1980 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Republic, Ohio to Patricia A. (Toepper) Schiffler  Patricia was born 18 July 1929 at Tiffin, Ohio to Thomas and Evelyn (Conkey) Toepper and died 1 May 2001.
2 - Arnold Joseph Wurm was born 13 June 1925 and died 20 Jan 1945 at Luxembourg, Germany.  He had been assigned overseas in July 1922 as a radio operator with General Patton's Third Army.  Arnold is buried in the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial at Hamm, Luxembourg.
3 - Mary Evelyn Wurm (1927-)
4 - Robert Paul Wurm (1929-about 2010)
5 - Lucille Martha Wurm (1933-)
6 - Victor Anthony Wurm (1935-)
7 - Agnes Theresa Wurm (1938-)
8 - Bernard Alphonse Wurm (1940-1987)


Obituary of Arnold J. Wurm - Tiffin Advertiser Tribune, February 10, 1945
"ATTICA, Feb. 10 - Pfc. Arnold Joseph Wurm was killed in action in Luxembourg January 20, according to a telegram received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alphonso Wurm from the War Department.  He was a radio operator with General Patton's Third Army.

He was born June 13, 1925.  He was graduated from Chatfield High School in 1943, and on March 3, 1944 was inducted into the army from Crawford County.  He was assigned to an overseas post in July, 1944.

Pfc. Wurm was a members of St. Stephen's church, St. Stephen, and a memorial mass will be sung there next Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

His parents reside on the Baseline south and west of Attica.  Four brothers and three sisters also survive."

Frank Joseph & Theresa Emma (Wurm) Shell

Theresa Emma Wurm, daughter of Matthias Nathan and Martha Christine (Falter) Wurm, was born 17 Sept. 1892 in Seneca County, Ohio and died 28 Nov 1935 in Cranberry Township, Crawford County, Ohio.  She married Frank Joseph Shell 5 May 1920 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio.  He was born 12 June 1886 at New Washington, Ohio to Joseph Michael and Catherine (Kreim) Shell and died 7 Dec 1956 at New Washington.  Frank and Theresa are buried in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery at New Washington, Ohio.

Gravestone of Frank & Theresa (Wurm) Shell - St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio



Frank Joseph and Theresa Emma (Wurm) Shell had six children:

1 - Joseph Matthias Shell (1921-1987)
2 - John Albert Shell was born 4 June 1923 in Cranberry Township, Crawford County, Ohio and died 8 April 1946 at Shikoku, Japan.
3 - Bertha Catherine Shell (1925-)
4 - Anna Florence Shell (1927-)
5 - Richard Edward Shell was born 18 July 1929 in Cranberry Township, Crawford County, Ohio and died 9 June 1931.
6 - Robert Anthony Shell (1932-)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Aloysius William & Bertha Philomena (Wurm) Bechtel

Wedding of Aloysius Bechtel & Bertha Wurm
Bertha Philomena Wurm, daughter of Matthias Nathan and Martha Christine (Falter) Wurm, was born 31 Oct 1890 and died 18 March 1986.  She married Aloysius William "Ollie" Bechtel 4 Feb 1914 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio.  He was born 21 June 1890 at New Washington, Ohio to John and Elizabeth (-) Bechtel and died 26 Nov 1965.

Obituary of Bertha P. (Wurm) Bechtel - from papers of Germaine (Wurm) Flock
"A funeral mass will be said Friday for Bertha P. Bechtel, 95, of St. Francis Home, Tiffin, who died Tuesday, March 18 at the home after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Bechtel was born Oct. 31, 1890 in St. Stephens.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Aloysius "Ollie" Bechtel, in 1965.

Surviving are: three sons, Harold, New Washington, Paul, Bucyrus, and Gerald "Jake", Willard; four daughters, Mrs. Ray (Alma) Long, New Washington, Mrs. Gerald (Eileen) Studer, Bucyrus, Sister M. Gregory and Sister M. Eileen, both of St. Francis Convent, Tiffin; 22 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; one sister, Florine Faeth.

She was preceded in death by a son, Sgt. J.A. Bechtel, killed in World War II, a daughter, Marie Supon, three brothers and six sisters.

Mrs. Bechtel was a housewife and spent most of her life in New Washington.  She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, New Washington, the Altar-Rosary Society and the St. Francis Home Auxiliary.  She was a member of the New Washington American Legion Auxiliary and was a Gold Star Mother.

Fr. Robert DeSloover will say the funeral mass in St. Bernard Catholic Church Friday at 10 a.m.; burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Secor Funeral Home, New Washington.  Prayers will be held at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made in the form of masses or donations to St. Bernard Catholic Church or the Sisters of St. Francis."

Gravestone of Aloysius W. & Bertha P. (Wurm) Bechtel - St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio


Aloysius William and Bertha Philomena (Wurm) Bechtel had nine children:

1 - Harold Joseph Bechtel (1915-2002)
2 - Marie Martha Bechtel (1916-1982)
3 - John Aloysius Bechtel was born 19 Sept 1918 at New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio and died 10 Sept 1944 in France.
4 - Frances Elizabeth "Sr. Mary Eileen" Bechtel was born 9 June 1920 at New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio.  Sr. Mary Eileen belongs to the Sisters of St. Francis, Tiffin, Ohio.
5 - Helen Mary "Sr. Mary Gregory" Bechtel was born 3 May 1922 at New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio and died 10 May 1998.  She belonged to the Sisters of St. Francis, Tiffin, Ohio.
6 - Paul Eugene Bechtel was born 5 Feb 1924 at New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio.  He married Florence C. Stockmaster 26 June 1948 at Bellevue, Ohio.  She was born 27 April 1924 at Willard, Huron County, Ohio to Frank Joseph and Lillian R. (Gates) Stockmaster.  Paul and Florence later divorced.  Paul's second marriage was on 3 May 1975 at Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio to Gertrude Mae (Graham) Seele.  Gertrude was born 9 April 1927 at Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio to David Elmin and LuEtta (Holland) Graham and died 8 Nov 2010 at Bucyrus, Ohio.  She is buried in Brokensword Cemetery in Crawford County, Ohio.
7 - Alma Regina Bechtel (1925-)
8 - Gerald Bernard "Jake" Bechtel (1927-1997)
9 - Mary Eileen Bechtel (1929-)

Charles Frank & Mary Magdalena (Wurm) Schneider

Mary Magdalena "Lena" Wurm, daughter of Matthias Nathan and Martha Christine (Falter) Wurm, was born 13 Jan 1889 in Seneca County, Ohio and died 11 Nov 1984 at Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio.  She married Charles Frank Schneider 8 April 1913 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio.  He was born 21 March 1886 to Lewis and Barbara (Matheis) Schneider and died 13 Oct 1947.

Gravestone of Charles F. and Mary Magdalena (Wurm) Schneider - St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Marywood, Seneca County, Ohio

Obituary of Mary Magdalena (Wurm) Schneider - from the papers of Germaine (Wurm) Flock
"BELLEVUE - Lena M. Schneider, 95, 16827 East Thompson Township Road 186, Bellevue, died Sunday at home.

For the last 14 years she has been a resident of the St. Francis Home, Tiffin.  She was born in Seneca County.

She was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church, Marywood, and the Altar Rosary Society of the church.

Surviving are three sons, Donald, Claude and Edwin Schneider, all of Bellevue; a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Leona) Bertsch, Bellevue, 22 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; two brothers, Alphonse Wurm, Tiffin and Edmund, New Washington; two sisters, Bertha Bechtel, Tiffin, and Florine Faeth, Tiffin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, in 1947; her parents, Matthias and Martha (Falter) Wurm, a brother, five sisters and a grandson.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Foos and Son Funeral Home, 311 W. Main Street, Bellevue, where the rosary will be recited 2 p.m. Tuesday.  The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Michael's Catholic Church with the Rev. Anthony Teolis officiating.  Burial will be in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery."


Charles Frank and Mary Magdalena (Wurm) Schneider had five children:
1 - Anna Schneider was born and died 19 Dec 1913 in Thompson Township, Seneca County, Ohio.  Anna was delivered prematurely by cesarean section due to maternal nephritis.
2 - Donald Valentine Schneider (1920-2003)
3 - Claude Patrick Schneider (1922-)
4 - Edwin Bernard Schneider (1923-1999)
5 - Leona Elizabeth Schneider (1927-1998)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Frank Joseph & Rose Margaret (Wurm) Studer

Rose Margaret Wurm, daughter of Matthias Nathan and Martha Christine (Falter) Wurm, was born 16 April 1885 in Venice Township, Seneca County, Ohio and died 30 April 1975 at Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio.  She married Frank Joseph Studer 13 Oct 1908 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio.  He was born 27 Jan. 1884 to Philip and Magdalene (Wenzlick) Studer and died 20 April 1965.

Gravestone of Frank J. and Rose M. (Wurm) Studer - St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio


Obituary of Rose M. (Wurm) Studer - from papers of Germaine (Wurm) Flock
"Mrs. Rose M. Studer, 90, a resident of St. Francis Home for the Aged, died there Wednesday, April 30, 1975, following a lengthy illness.

A native of St. Stephen, Ohio, she was born April 16, 1885 to Mathias and Martha (Falter) Wurm.  She married Frank J. Studer in 1908 and he died in 1965.

She was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in New Washington, where she lived most of her life, and was a charter member of its Rosary-Altar Society.

She if survived by a son, Virgil F. Studer of Tiffin; three daughters, Mrs. Milo (Martha) Norris of Shelby, Mrs. George (Josephine) Doran of Galion, and Miss Arvilla Studer of Tiffin; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Lena) Schneider and Mrs. Otto (Florine) Faeth, both of Tiffin, and Mrs. A.W. (Bertha) Bechtel of New Washington, two brothers, Edmund Wurm of New Washington and Alphons Wurm of Bloomville; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The body is in the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.  The Rosary will be recited there at 3 p.m. Friday.  The Rev. Omar Rethinger will conduct services in the church at 10 a.m. Saturday.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery."


Frank Joseph and Rose Margaret (Wurm) Studer had four children:

1 - Martha Ann Margaret Studer (1909-1994)
2 - Mary Josephine Studer (1912-1977)
3 - Arvilla Germaine Studer was born 22 June 1914 at New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio and died 5 Dec 1998.  Arvilla was never married.  She is buried in St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery at Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio.
4 - Virgil Franklin Studer (1921-2011)


Obituary of Arvilla G. Studer - Advertiser Tribune, Tiffin, Ohio, 7 Dec 1998, page 5
"Arvilla G. Studer, 84, former of 19 Linwood Road, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 1998, in St. Francis Home.

She was born June 22, 1914, in New Washington to Frank J. and Rose M. (Wurm) Studer.

A brother, Virgil F. Studer of Tiffin, and a special friend, Marguerite Kramer, also of Tiffin, survive.

Two sisters, Josephine Doran and Martha Norris, are deceased.

Miss Studer retired in 1979 as a payroll schedule clerk from the Ohio Bell Telephone Company, Tiffin, where she had been employed for 37 1/2 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, its Rosary Altar Society, the Josephines, St. Francis Auxiliary and the Telephone Pioneers of America.

A funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. James Say as celebrant.  The Rosary will be recited at the church at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Visitation at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home is 2-4 and 7-9 today.  Memorials may be made to St. Francis Home or Community Hospice Care, both of Tiffin."

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Louis Michael & Mary Cecilia (Wurm) Schneider

Mary Cecilia Wurm, daughter of Matthias Nathan and Martha Christine (Falter) Wurm, was born 25 Dec 1883 and died 19 July 1974.  She married Louis Michael Schneider 16 Jan 1908 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio.  He as born 29 Sept 1880 in Sherman Township, Huron County, Ohio to Louis and Barbara (Matheis) Schneider and died 30 April 1963.

Marriage of Louis Schneider and Mary Wurm - Seneca Advertiser, Tiffin, Ohio, 23 Jan 1908
"A pretty wedding occurred in the St. Stephens church last Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock when Miss Marie Wurm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Wurm, became the bride of Lewis M. Schneider, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Schneider, of Bellevue.  Miss Rose Wurm, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid and Joseph Schneider, brother of the groom, as groomsman.  The officiating clergyman was Rev. Vincent Minch.  The bride's gown was a very pretty creation of cream batiste trimmed in valle lace with hat to match.  The bridesmaid's gown was ob pink batiste and she carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations.  Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party repaired to the home of the bride's parents where a wedding dinner was served to the immediate friends and relatives.  The date was also the silver wedding anniversary of the bride's parents and both events were celebrated in a fitting manner.  Mr. and Mrs. Schneider received numerous valuable wedding gifts.  The young couple will reside on a farm near Bellevue where they will be at home to the friends after Feb. 1."


Obituary of Mary Cecilia (Wurm) Schneider - from papers of Germaine (Wurm) Flock
"Mrs. Mary Cecelia Schneider, 90, died at 4 p.m. Friday, July 19, 1974, at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Green Springs following a lengthy illness.

A native of St. Stephens, she was born Dec. 25, 1883, to Mathias and Martha (Falter) Wurm.  Her husband, Louis Schneider, died April 30, 1963.

Mrs. Schneider was a member of Bellevue Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and its Altar-Rosary Society.  She formerly lived at 218 Monroe St., Bellevue.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Leo Brandt of Carey, Mrs. Florian Leis of Bismark and Mrs. Walter Wise of Reed Twp.; sons, Urban and Gerald of Marywood, and Arnold, Louis and Eugene of Bellevue; sisters, Mrs. Rose Studer, Mrs. Florine Faeth and Mrs. Lena Schneider of Tiffin, Mrs. Bertha Bechtel of New Washington; brothers, Alphonse Wurm of St. Stephens and Edmund Wurm of New Washington; 19 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.  Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters.

A nephew, the Rev. Ralph Schneider, and the Rev. James Brown will conduct services at 10 a.m. Monday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will be in Bellevue Catholic Cemetery.

The body is in the Foos Funeral Home in Bellevue, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. Sunday."

Urban & Esther Schneider

Louis Michael and Mary Cecilia (Wurm) Schneider had ten children:

1 - Urban Wilfred Schneider (1908-1990)
2 - Esther Magdalena Schneider (1910-2005)
3 - Alma Theresa Schneider (1912-2004)
4 - Lucille Elenor Schneider was born 28 Feb 1915 in Thompson Township, Seneca County, Ohio and died 29 Jan 1924.
5 - Arnold Matthias Schneider (1917-)
6 - Gerald Bernard Schneider (1919-)
7 - Mary Eileen Schneider (1921-)
8 - Anita Mary Schneider (1924-1959)
9 - Louis Lawrence Schneider (1925-2010)
10 - Eugene Aloysius Schneider (1927-)