Friday, July 8, 2011

Lawrence Joseph & Eleanore Anna (Gerhardstein) Wurm

Lawrence Joseph Wurm, son of John Christian and Philomena (Falter) Wurm, was born 11 August 1882 at St. Stephens, Seneca County, Ohio and died 15 May 1952 in Crawford County, Ohio.  He married Eleanore Anna Gerhardstein 23 Nov 1910.  She was born 21 March 1883 at Bellevue, Ohio to Anthony and Theresa (Ruffing) Gerhardstein and died 27 March 1977.

Obituary of Lawrence J. Wurm - Marion Star, Marion, Ohio, 16 May 1952, page 12
"Lawrence J. Wurm - Monday, 9:30 a.m. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bellevue, Rev. L.J. Mayle, burial Catholic Cemetery, Bellevue.  Friends may call at the Foos Funeral Home, Bellevue, after 7 tonight.

Mr. Wurm died Thursday at the home of a son, Leonard Wurm, near Marion, when he suffered a heart attack.  Born Aug. 11, 1882, at St. Stephens, O., he was a son of John and Philomena Falter Wurm.  On Nov. 13, 1910 he married Eleanor Gerhardstein.  He was a farmer.  Surviving are his widow, the son near Marion, and other children: Sister Mary Gregory Wurm of St. Josephs Order at Bend, Ore., Mrs. Norman Meeker of Bellevue, Mrs. John Carnegie of Cleveland, and John Wurm of New Washington, eight grandchildren, and sisters at St. Stephen, Mrs. Otto Gerhardstein and Mrs. Louis Gerdeman."

Lawrence Joseph and Eleanore Anna (Gerhardstein) Wurm had six children:
1 - Leonard Lawrence Wurm (1912-1961)
2 - Norma Mariam "Sr. Mary Gregory" Wurm was born 27 Oct 1913 and died 16 Nov 2007 at St. Joseph Center, Tipton, Indiana.  Sr. Mary Gregory joined the Sisters of St. Joseph.
3 - Jeanette Marie Wurm (1916-1977)
4 - Rita Irene Wurm (1919-)
5 - Alma Ruth Wurm was stillborn 6 Jan 1921 in Venice Township, Seneca County, Ohio.
6 - John Anthony Wurm (1923-1999)

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