Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thomas H. & Mary Antoinette (Wurm) Tester

Mary Antoinette "Mary Ann" Wurm, daughter of John Christian and Adeline Rose (Engeman) Wurm, was born 10 Oct 1879 in Venice Township, Seneca County, Ohio and died 2 April 1959 at Piqua, Ohio.  Mary Ann married William Schulty 9 June 1900 at Celina, Ohio.  William was born 26 Nov 1878 in Mercer County, Ohio to Henry and Minnie (Gruby) Schulty and died 7 Jan 1939 at Celina, Ohio.  William and Mary divorced in 1908 and Mary married Harry C. Worley on 28 Nov 1908 at Celina, Ohio.  Harry was born 18 July 1873 in Mercer County, Ohio to John and Anna (Beck) Worley.  Harry and Mary divorced in 1913.  Mary's third marriage was on 24 Feb 1914 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, Ohio to Simon G. "Sam" Kriegel.  Simon was born 24 Oct 1868 at Cranberry Prairie, Mercer County, Ohio to Peter and Catherine (Schuck) Kriegel and died 18 Oct 1952 at Van Wert, Ohio.  Simon and Mary divorced in 1918.  Mary's final marriage was on 9 Sept 1918 at Greenville, Ohio to Thomas H. Tester.  Thomas was born 12 June 1886 at Red Key, Indiana and died 2 April 1966 at Piqua, Ohio.  Thomas and Mary are buried in Forest Hill Cemetery at Piqua, Ohio.

Gravestone of Thomas and Mary Ann (Wurm) Tester - Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, Miami County, Ohio

Obituary of Mary Ann (Wurm) Tester - Piqua Daily Call, Piqua, Ohio, 1 April 1959, page 2, column 2
"Mrs. Mary Anna Tester, 79, wife of Thomas Tester, 526 1/2 Adams, died at 3 a.m. today in Piqua Memorial Hospital where she was admitted Tuesday.  She had been in ill health since 1938 and bedfast for some time.

A long-time resident of Piqua, Mrs. Tester was born Oct. 1, 1879, in St. Stephen, O, the daughter of Christian and Adaline Engemann Wurm.  She was married to Thomas Tester Sept. 9, 1918 in Greenville.

She was a member of St. Boniface Church here where services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday.  The Rev. A.C. Monter will officiate.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Surviving, besides her husband, are three sisters, Mrs. C. Puthoff of Coldwater, Mrs. Teresa Thomas and Mrs. Stella Shrunk, both of Celina.

Friends may call at the Jamieson Funeral Home Thursday afternoon and Friday and until the hour of services Saturday."

Obituary of Thomas H. Tester - Piqua Daily Call, Piqua, Ohio, 4 April 1966, page 2, column 1
"Thomas Tester, 79, of 431 Wilson, retired employee of Beckert Bros., died at 10 p.m. Saturday of a cerebral hemorrhage at Piqua Memorial Hospital.  He had been hospitalized seven hours and ill five years.

Born in Red Key, Ind., June 12, 1886, he was a son of William H. and Viola Evilsizor.  His first wife, Mary, died April 1, 1959 and he later married the former Olga Glass Tester, who survives, with a step-sister, Mrs. Edward Watson of Piqua.

The funeral mass will be conducted at 9 1.m. Wednesday in St. Boniface Church here where he was a member.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Jamieson Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Tuesday.  Men of St. Boniface Church will meet there at 7 p.m. Tuesday for prayers."

Mary Antoinette (Wurm) Tester had two known children:
1 - Ferdinand Henry Kriegel (1897-?)
2 - Floy Alice Schulty/Helen Worley was born about 1900 or 1901.  In William and Mary (Wurm) Schulty's divorce records, Mary states that she and William had adopted a daughter in Arkansas in 1907 named Floy Alice Schulty.  This adopted daughter was listed as eight years old in the divorce records (1908).  However, family remembers Mary Ann's daughter being named Helen, not Floy.  In the 1910 census, Harry and Mary Worley have a nine year old daughter named Helen Worley living with them.  Because their ages are similar, and because there is no record of Floy Schulty outside of William and Mary's divorce proceedings, it is assumed at this time that Floy Alice Schulty and Helen Worley are the same individual.

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