Thursday, September 9, 2010

John Christian & Johanna (Lehman) Wurm

Johanna (Lehman) Wurm
John Christian Wurm, son of John Christian and Hellena (Becker) Wurm, was born 27 March 1823 in Germany and died in Seneca County, Ohio 9 March 1860.  He went by the name Christian Wurm.  Christian married Johanna "Hannah" Lehman 21 June 1847 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Seneca County, Ohio.  Hannah was born 26 Dec 1824 in Alsace-Lorraine, France to Nicholas and Marie Anne (Biam) Lehman and died 30 Jan 1906 at St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio.

Graves of John Christian Wurm & Johanna (Lehman) Wurm and their infant daughter - St. Stephen Catholic Cemetery, Seneca County, Ohio

Obituary of Johanna (Lehman) Wurm - Tiffin Advertiser, Tiffin, Ohio, 9 Feb 1906
"Hannah Wurm, one of the early pioneers of this community, died last Tuesday morning, January 30, at the home of her son, John Wurm, from the infirmities of old age.  She was born December 26, 1824 in Scherein, Alsace, Germany.  She came to America in 1833 with her parents, Nicholas and Mary Lehman.  In the spring of 1834 they moved from Syracuse to Massillon.  After residing there for three years they migrated to Venice Township, Seneca County, making the trip by wagon.  In 1846 the deceased was united in marriage to Christian Wurm, to which union were born seven children, of whom six survive.  They are: John, Matthias, Mary, wife of Henry Falter, residing near St. Stephens, Joseph who resides at Kingsley, Michigan, Anthony, living at St. Paul Kansas, and Stephen, who resides at Payne, Paulding County.  There also survive forty-eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Mrs. Wurm lived to see her four score years, coming to this community when it was yet a great forest.  At the time of her death she was aged 81 years, 1 month and f5 days.  Her obsequies took place last Thursday, being held at the St. Stephens Catholic Church, Rev. Schmauss officiating."

John Christian & Johanna (Lehman) Wurm had seven children:

1 - John Christian Wurm (1848-1940)
2 - Matthias Nathan Wurm (1850-1922)
3 - Mary Hannah Wurm (1852-1924)
4 - Joseph C. Wurm (1854-1952)
5 - Anthony V. Wurm (1856-1924)
6 - Stephen John Wurm, a twin (1859-1935)
7 - Stephanie Joanna Wurm, a twin, was born 18 Dec 1859 at St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio and died 12 March 1860 in Seneca County.  Her gravestone is pictured above.

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