Tuesday, September 14, 2010

John Christian and Philomena (Falter) Wurm

John Christian Wurm, son of John Christian and Johanna (Lehman) Wurm, was born 13 April 1848 in Venice Township, Seneca County, Ohio and died 30 Jan 1940 at St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio.  He was baptised at St. Bernards Catholic Church in New Washington, Ohio on 8 May 1848.  Sponsors were Balthasar Lehman and Joanne Ley.  John married Philomena Falter 4 May 1875 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio.  She was born 30 Sept 1854 to John Baptiste and Margaret (Steinmetz) Falter and died 11 March 1888 in Seneca County, Ohio.

Gravestones of John Christian and Philomena (Falter) Wurm - St. Stephen Catholic Cemetery, Seneca County, Ohio
Obituary of John C. Wurm - Advertiser Tribune, Tiffin, Ohio, 31 Jan 1940, page 5
"John Wurm, 91, retired farmer, formerly of St. Stephen, died at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alvin Aichholz, near Attica.  His death resulted from infirmities of old age.

Mr. Wurm was born at St. Stephen April 13, 1848, to Christian and Hannah (Lehman) Wurm.  He was married to Philomena Falter who died in 1899.  Surviving are a son and four daughters; Mrs. Cecelia Buchman, Tiffin; L.J. Wurm, Mrs. Louis Gerdeman, Mrs. Alvin Aichholz and Mrs. Otto Gerhardstein, all near Attica; a brother, Joseph, of Kingsley, Mich.; and 22 grandchidlren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services are to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. Stephen Catholic Church and will be conducted by the Rev. R.H. Monnin.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery."

Obituary of Philomena (Falter) Wurm - Seneca Advertiser, TIffin, Ohio, 15 March 1888, page 5 column 3 (note - obituary incorrectly gives her name as Josephene)
"Died - Josephene, wife of John C. Worm, last Sunday March 14, aged thirty-five years.  Funeral services at the St. Stephens Catholic church, Wednesday morning.  She leaves a husband and seven small children to mourn her death, the youngest being only three weeks old."

John Christian and Philomena (Falter) Wurm had seven children:

Gravestone of Mary Josephine Wurm -
St. Stephen Catholic Cemetery,
Seneca County, Ohio
1 - Mary Josephine Wurm was born 13 March 1876 at St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio and died 8 July 1937 at St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio.  She never married.
2 - Martha Celia "Cecilia" Wurm (1877-1946)
3 - Clement Alphonsus Wurm was born 1 Jan 1880 at St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio and died 16 March 1908 at Rome City, Noble County, Indiana.  He never married.
4 - Lawrence Joseph Wurm (1882-1952)
5 - Marguerite Johanna "Maggie" Wurm (1884-1940)
6 - Ida Regina Wurm (1886-1968)
7 - Dorothea Irene "Dora" Wurm (1888-1960)

Gravestone of Clement A. Wurm - St. Stephen Catholic Church, Seneca County, Ohio
Obituary of Clement A. Wurm - Tiffin Daily Tribune, Tiffin, Ohio, 16 March 1908, page 8 column 2
"Wurm - Clement Wurm, a resident of St. Stephens, died at a hospital in Rome City, Ind., Monday, March 16, 1908.  He went to the hospital three weeks ago and last Thursday underwent an operation.  His condition showed some improvement for a short time, but he became weaker and death resulted, this morning.  The deceased was aged about twenty-eight years and has been a lifelong resident of St. Stephens.  Surviving him are his father, John Wurm, of Carrothers, one brother, Lawrence, of St. Stephens, and five sisters, Mrs. Fred L. Buchman, of Eden Township, and Misses Josephine, Marguerite, Ida and Dorothy, of St. Stephens.  The body will be taken to St. Stephens for interment."

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