Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Adam Michael & Mary Josephine (Steinebach) Worm

Family of Adam M. & Mary J. (Steinebach) Worm

Wedding of Adam & Mary (Steinebach) Worm
Adam Michael Worm, son of Thomas and Barbara (Miller) Worm, was born 20 Feb 1878 and died 27 Aug 1969 at Traverse City, Michigan.  He was baptised at St. Bernards Catholic Church in New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio on 24 Feb 1878.  Adam married Mary Josephine Steinebach 25 Nov 1902 in Mayfield Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.  She was born 8 Nov 1885 at Grand Rapids, Michigan to Joseph and Mary (Vogt) Steinebach and died 14 Sept. 1955.

Obituary of Adam M. Worm - Record Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan, 28 Aug 1969, page 3
"ADAM WORM DIED AT 91 - Adam Worm, 91,  of 3036 Pineview Drive, Traverse City, a former Hannah resident, died early Wednesday afternoon at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City after a short illness.

A funeral mass will be sung at 10 a.m. Staurday at Hannah St. Mary's Church, Rev. Fr. Robert Bissot celebrant, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rosaries will be recited at 8 o'clock this evening and Friday evening at Smith funeral home in Kingsley.

Mr. Worm was born February 20, 1878 at Sandusky, O. and at an early age moved with his parents to the Hannah area.  He was a member of Hannah St. Mary's Church and was a farmer for many years before moving to Traverse City in 1955.

In 1902 he was married to Mary Steinbach, who died September 14, 1955.  A son, Joseph, died on Juily 28, 1944, while serving with the U.S. Army.

Surviving are; seven sons, Julius of Grand Rapids, Isadore of Muskegon, Ambrose of Kingsley, Harold of Vassar, and Eugene, Bernard and Kenneth of Traverse City; three daughters, Mrs. Loraine Yanski of Traverse City, Mrs. Paul (Louise) Frisch of Saginaw, and Mrs. Carl (Mary) Revett of Traverse City; 31 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild; two brothers, Lawrence and Cornelius, both of Traverse City; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Umlor of Kingsley and Mrs. John (Cecilia) DeFer of Traverse City, and many other relatives."

Obituary of Mary Josephine (Steinebach) Worm - Record Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan, 15 SEpt 1955, page 9
"MARY J. WORM, HANNAH, DIES - Mrs. Mary J. Worm, 79, of Hannah, died Wednesday morning in the Boardman Valley hospital following a brief illness.

Mary Steinebach was born November 8, 1885, in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Steinebach.  At the age of 11 years she moved with her parents to Hannah.

On November 25, 1904, she was united in marriage to Adam Worm of Hannah and to this union were born 11 children.

Mrs. Worm was a member of the St. Mary's church at Hannah and was a member of the Altar Society of the parish as long as her health permitted.

Surviving, besides her husband, are three daughters, Mrs. Loraine Yanski of Traverse City, Mrs. Louise Frisch and Mrs. Mary Revett of Saginaw; seven sons, Julius and Eugene of Grand Rapids, Isadore of Muskegon, Ambrose of Kingsley, Harold of Vassar, Bernard of Detroit and Kenneth of Saginaw; two brothers, Joseph Steinebach of Grand Rapids and William Steinebach of Hannah; one sister, Mrs. Louise Bunce of Traverse City; 29 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.  One son, Sgt. Joseph Worm, was killed July 28, 1944, in France.

Mrs. Worm was taken to the Smith funeral home in Kingsley and will be taken to the farm home Thursday afternoon where the Rosary will be recited Thursday and Friday nights at 8:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held from the St. Mary's church at Hannah Saturday morning at 9:00 o'clock.  The Rev. Fr. Clement Sigmund will officiate and burial will be made in the church cemetery."

Gravestone of Adam M. and Mary J. (Steinebach) Worm - St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Hannah, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Adam Michael and Mary Josephine (Steinebach) Worm had eleven children:

Gravestone of Joseph A. Worm -
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery,
Hannah, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
1 - Julius J. Wurm (1903-1990)
2 - Isadore Thomas Wurn (1905-1994)
3 - Lorraine Margaret Worm (1906-1999)
4 - Eugene William Wurm (1909-1997)
5 - Ambrose Cleo Wurm (1912-2001)
6 - Louise M. Worm (1914-1982)
7 - Joseph A. Worm was born 31 May 1917 at Hannah, Michigan and died in France 28 July 1944.  He married Louise Marie Ziets 1 Nov 1941 at Hannah, Michigan.  She was born about 1919 at Lake Leelanau, Michigan to Frank and Isabelle (Couturier) Ziets.  Following Joseph's death, Louise married Jerome John Mikula.
8 - Harold John Wurm (1919-1981)
9 - Bernard Francis Wurm (1922-2009)
10 - Mary Veronica Worm (1924-1993)
11 - Kenneth Cornealius Worm was born 5 Nov 1928 at Kingsley, Michigan and died 11 July 1993 at Mesa, Arizona.  He married Jeannine M. Schroeder 19 Jan 1952 at Traverse City, Michigan.  She was born about 1932 at Traverse City, Michigan to Arthur and Wanda (Morton) Schroeder.  Kenneth and Jeannine divorced before 1959.


  1. I'm a Wurm. I am Benjammin James Wurm. I have alot of these same pictures in my family history book!

  2. I have read this with great-interest. I am related to both Adam and Mary Wurm. Mary Steinebach was a sister to my 2nd Great-Grandfather, John Steinebach. Adam's mother, Barbara was a sister (half sibling) to my 3rd Great-Grandfather Jacob Mueller-Miller. Their father, Paul Miller was originally married in Gersheim, Saarland, Germany to a woman by the name of Elizabetha Vincent and had two boys one of which being my ancestor, Jacob. He later married Margaret Theis and had the other children. Jacob Miller married Helena Bendele in Ottoville, Ohio Immaculate Conception parish. The couple moved to St. Mary's, Hannah, Traverse City area of Michigan (where I am originally from and my home parish), and their daughter, Mary Miller married Ralph Kreiser from St. Mary, New Salem! So, I'm very familiar with these German families and have quite a bit of information.