Thursday, September 16, 2010

Stephen John & Christina E. (Steinmetz) Wurm

Gravestone of Christina
(Steinmetz) Wurm -
St. John the Baptist Cemetery,
Payne, Paulding County, Ohio
Stephen John Wurm, son of John Christian and Johanna (Lehman) Wurm, was born 18 Dec 1859 at St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio and died 7 May 1935 at Payne, Paulding County, Ohio.  He married Christina E. Steinmetz 20 May 1884.  She was born 25 Sept 1860 in Seneca County, Ohio to Michael Cornelius and Mary Eva (Falter) Steinmetz and died of consumption 23 March 1904 at Payne, Paulding County, Ohio. 

Obituary of Stephen Wurm - from the obituary file at the Paulding County Public Library in Paulding, Ohio
"Stephen Wurm, a pioneer resident and highly respected citizen of Payne, passed away Sunday afternoon at his home on East Bailey street after an illness of but a few days, aged 75 years, 3 months and 18 days.

Mr. Wurm was born at St. Stephens, Ohio, Dec. 18, 1859.

On May 20, 1884, he was united in marriage to Miss Christina Steinmetz.  Nine children were born to this union, one dying in infancy.  The wife and mother died March 23, 1904.

Surviving are seven daughters and one son - Mrs. W.F. Baumle of Kendallville, Ind., Mrs. George Kurtz of Angola, Ind., Mrs. Wm. Heck and Victor Wurm of Paulding, O., Mrs. Wendel Heck, Mrs. Leonard Bowers and Mrs. Dale Amspaugh of Payne, O., and Miss Lorena Wurm, at home, also twenty-eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.  Two brothers also survive; John Wurm of St. Stephens, O., and Joseph Wurm of Kingsley, Mich.

Mr. Wurm was a carpenter by trade and followed that work until forced to give it up a number of years ago on account of ill health.  He had been a resident of Payne for 42 years.

The funeral, in charge of Gerald Snyder, was held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. John's Catholic Church, with Rev. Fr. Bruin officiating at Requiem Mass.  Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery, southwest of Payne."

Stephen John and Christina E. (Steinmetz) Wurm had eight children:

1 - Jeanette Mary Wurm (1885-1961)
2 - Amelia Lavina Wurm (1887-1971)
3 - Clara Veronica Wurm (1889-1960)
4 - Lorena Helen Wurm was born 17 June 1891 and died 5 Nov 1980 at Paulding, Ohio.  Lorena is buried in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery at Payne, Ohio.  She never married.
5 - Victor Urban Wurm (1893-1974)
6 - Esther Genevieve Wurm (1895-1988)
7 - Mary Agnes "Agnes" Wurm (1897-1995)
8 - Caroline Hannah Wurm (1900-1975)

Obituary of Lorena Helen Wurm - from the obituary file at the Paulding County Public Library, Paulding, Ohio
"PAYNE - Lorena Wurm, 89, died at 11:55 p.m. Nov. 1 in Paulding County Hospital, Paulding.

The daughter of Stephen and Christina (Steinmetz), she was born June 17, 1891.

A retired telephone operator, she was a member of St. John Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Bowers of Payne and Mrs. Esther Heck, Fort Wayne.

Services were Tuesday in the St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. John Hemstreet officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Slade Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  A rosary servic was held Monday."


  1. purduegrad@frontier.comAugust 17, 2011 at 9:46 PM

    Hi Kimberly, are you interested in any information on Victor Urban Wurm's family? He was my Great-Grandfather. If so, please feel free to email me email me.

    Gail Ruble-Crawford