Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Frank Joseph & Magdelina Helena (Ockert) Worm

Frank Joseph Worm, son of Thomas and Barbara (Miller) Worm, was born 11 Dec 1876 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 11 Sept 1949 in Garfield Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.  He was baptised as Joseph Ausabains Worm on 17 Dec 1876 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington, Ohio.  Frank married Magdelina Helena "Lena" Ockert 27 Sept 1904 at Hannah, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.  Lena was born in 1883 at Remus, Michigan to Christopher Joseph and Katherine (Steinebach) Ockert and died in 1920.

Gravestone of Frank and Lena (Ockert) Worm - St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Hannah, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Obituary of Frank J. Worm - Record Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan, 12 Sept 1949, page 5
"Frank Joseph Worm, 72, died Sunday at the Boardman Valley hospital following an illness of several weeks.

Frank Worm was born Dec. 8, 1872, in Ohio, the son of Thomas and Barbara Worm.  At an early age he came with his parents to Michigan and settled on a farm near Hannah.  In 1904 he was united in marriage to Helena Ockert of Hannah and to this union were born five children.

Mr. Worm owned and operated a farm up until the past few years which he spent in Muskegon and Traverse City.  He was a member of the St. Mary's church, Hannah, and also a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, No. 383, Traverse City.

Surviving are four sons, Vincent of Munising, Wendell of Hannah, Raymond and Edwin of Traverse City; one daughter, Mrs. Leon Dobson of Traverse City; five brothers, Peter, Benjamin, Cornelius, and Lawrence of Traverse City, and Adam of Hannah; three sisters, Mrs. Kate Fasel and Mrs. John DeFer of Traverse City, and Mrs. Ivan Umlor of Hannah; 15 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.  Two children died in infancy and his wife preceded him in death in 1920.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. from St. Mary's church, Hannah.  The Rev. Father Clement Sigmund will officiate and interment will be made in the family lot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hannah.

The body will repose at the home of his son, Wendall Worm, of Hannah, where the rosary will be recited Monday and Tuesday evenings."

Frank Joseph and Magdelina Helena (Ockert) Worm had seven children:

1 - infant daughter Worm was stillborn 16 May 1905 in Mayfield Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
2 - Elsie Worm was born 4 Jan 1907 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan and died of intestinal hemorrhage 5 Jan 1907 in Mayfield Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
3 - Vincent Frank Worm (1908-about 1940)
4 - Wendell Peter Worm (1910-1958)
5 - Raymond Theodore Worm (1913-1962)
6 - Irene Helen Worm (1915-1998)
7 - Edwin Joseph Worm (1918-1979)

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