Sunday, September 12, 2010

Philip John & Elizabeth (Missig) Wurm

Philip John Wurm, son of John and Christina (Haug) Wurm, was born about 1851 an died 28 July 1939.  He was baptised at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Seneca County, Ohio on 20 July 1851.  Sponsors were Philip Falter and Helen Wurm.  Philip married Elizabeth Missig in 1874.  She was born 24 June 1857 at Sandusky, Ohio to Conrad and Dorothea (Daniel) Missig and died 17 Dec 1924 at Fremont, Ohio.  Philip and Elizabeth are buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Sandusky, Ohio.

Obituary of Elizabeth (Missig) Wurm - Daily News, Fremont, Ohio, 17 Dec 1924, page 1
"ILL THREE WEEKS DEATH RESULTED - Mrs. Elizabeth Wurm Died at Her Home on Union Place Early Wednesday.

Mrs. Elizabeth Wurm, 67, wife of Philip Wurm, formerly of Sandusky, died at her home, 627 Union Place early Wednesday morning following an illness of three weeks.

Mrs. Wurm was born in Sandusky, July 24, 1857, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Missig, pioneer residents of that city.  She was educated in Sandusky schools and 50 years ago was married to Philip Wurm, also a resident of Sandusky.  The couple made their home in that city until six years ago when they moved to West State street here, later moving to the Union Place address.  She was a prominent member of St. Ann's church and was a regular attendant at services until her illness.  She has a host of friends in Fremont and Sandusky who mourn her death.  She was also a member of St. Ann's Parent-Teacher association.

Mrs. Wurm is survived by her husband and six children, three daughters, Mrs. Herman Ranker, Fremont; Mrs. E.A. Dehnhard, Elyria and Miss Tess Wurnelle, Toledo; three sons, John Wurm, Findlay; Carl Wurm, Columbus, and Arnold Wurm, Chicago.  She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Teresa Cook, Minneapolis, and 12 grandchildren.  Two grandchildren, Reynold and Harold Wurnelle, her wards, lived with her and were as near to her as her own children.  Arrangements for the funeral services had not been completed Wednesday but services will probably be held from St. Ann's church here and interment will take place in the Missig family plot in Sandusky.  Mrs. Dehnhard, a daughter living in Elyria, was called to Fremont more than three weeks ago when her mother first became ill.  Mrs. J.P. McAvoy, mother of Reynold and Harold Wurnelle, visited with her children and Mrs. Wurm Thanksgiving day."

Philip John and Elizabeth (Missig) Wurm had eight children:

1 - John Conrad Wurm (1877-1949)
2 - Charles Wurm was born in 1879 in Perkins Township, Erie County, Ohio and died 2 Dec 1881 at Sandusky, Ohio.
3 - Elizabeth Mary Dorothy Wurm (1881-1966)
4 - Rheinhold "Reynold" Wurm, a twin, was born 16 Dec 1883 at Sandusky, Ohio and died 24 July 1896 in a drowning accident in Lake Erie.  Reynold is buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Sandusky, Ohio.
5 - Arnold Benjamin Wurm, a twin (1883-1969)
6 - Dorothy Christine Wurm (1888-1959)
7 - Carl Philip Wurm was born 29 Dec 1890 at Sandusky, Ohio and died 5 Aug 1973 at Sandusky, Ohio.  By the time of his marriage he was went by the name Carlos Wurm, and by the time of his death he was known as Carlos Wurnelle.  Carlos married Catherine A. Gross 16 Sept 1918 at Sandusky, Ohio.  She was born 23 May 1887 at Sandusky, Ohio to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gross and died 14 Nov 1951 at Youngstown, Ohio.  In 1930, Carlos and Catherine were living at Girard, Trumbull County, Ohio.  They did not have any children.
8 - Theresa Elizabeth Franceska "Tess" Wurm was born 18 July 1895 at Sandusky, Ohio and died 12 May 1988 at Toledo, Ohio.  As an adult, she went by the name Tess Wurnelle.  She married Earl V. VanGilder who was born 29 July 1892 to Joseph Jefferson and Susan Cecelia (Cutright) VanGilder and died 27 Sept 1994.  Earl and Tess divorced and Tess later married Paul Enis.

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