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Johann Peter Wirtz
Male Abt 1802 - Bef 1878


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  • Birth  Abt 1802  Of, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Name  John Peter Wirtz 
    Name  Peter Wirtz 
    Occupation  1838  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    school teacher 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-69667 
    Died  Bef 1878 
    Person ID  I69667  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Jan 2019 

    Family  Catharina Riehl,   b. 2 May 1803, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1878, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Leah Wirtz,   b. 27 Feb 1838, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1913
     2. Wirtz,   b. 17 Apr 1840, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F14400  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • St. Agatha seems to have had a parish school as early as the time of Father Wiriath, i.e., about 1835. The log building served as a school for Catholics and non-Catholics and also as a church and priest's quarters for many years.
      The first stone building was erected in 1854, through the untiring efforts of Father Ebner. It is still standing, but used only for meetings. The present school in connection with the Orphanage was erected of stone in 1875, and this was enlarged in 1890.
      As to teachers it is difficult to give the names aad the order of their succession for want of old records. As far as could be ascertained, the following gentlemen wielded the rod here : Peter Wirtz , Joseph Strub, John Gatchene, Nicolaus Sorg, Wendelin Schuler, Carl W. Leverman, Antony Elmlinger, August Kaiser, Peter Brick, Peter Schmidt, August Meyer, and Linus Tschirhart......

      1854 the Berlin church project began to take shape. A site was purchased from Mr. Weber on the southeast corner of Weber and Duke Streets, for $200.00. Mr. Nieolaus Dopp said that the land was bought from his father. But the deed was given by Mr. Weber and is dated Aug. 16th, 1854.
      The building was begun soon after if not before. Mrs. Ferdinand Walter told the writer that she was present at the laying of the corner stone by Bishop De Charbonnel, as a member of the St. Agatha church choir, under the leadership of Mr. Wirtz, then teacher at St. Agatha. She received an image from the Bishop on the occasion which she treasured religiously. Unfortunately she could not give the date of the ceremony.1

      1History of the Catholic Church in Waterloo Book I

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 10 Mar 1838.
      The family of Mr. Johann Peter Wirtz, schoolteacher in Wilmot, was blessed with a daughter 27 Feb 1838

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1802 - Of, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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