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Johann Heinrich "Henry" Wurm

Johann Heinrich "Henry" Wurm

Male 1808 - 1907  (99 years)

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  • Name Johann Heinrich "Henry" Wurm 
    Born 1808  Bleidenrod, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Name Heinrich Wurm  [3
    Name Henry Wurm 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    carpenter 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-30822 
    Died 16 May 1907  Zurich, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Saint Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Zurich, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30822  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Nicholas Wurm,   b. Abt 1770, Of, Bleidenrod, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1836, Bleidenrod, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Anna Barbara Lauer,   b. 1780, Of, Bleidenrod, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1856, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 1816  Bleidenrod, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F27027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elisabetha Lein,   b. CALC 23 Oct 1801, Bleidenrod, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1891, Zurich, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married 26 May 1835  Bleidenrod, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Matthias Wurm,   b. 1833, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Henry Wurm,   b. 1835, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Wurm,   b. 1838, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F8088  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Wurm, Henry & Elizabeth Lein in Huron Co..jpg
    Wurm, Henry & Elizabeth Lein in Huron Co..jpg
    https://www.wurm-hastings.com/showmedia.php?mediaID=199&medialinkID=361

  • Notes 
    • Zurich Herald May 30, 1902 (social section) p.4 c2

      The Oldest Voter--Grandfather Wurm In His 93rd Year, Polls Another Grit Vote


      HENRY WURM was out as usual on election day to cast his ballot. Mr. Wurm is in his 93rd year, having been born at Homburg An Der Ohm, Hesse Darmstadt, on the 20th of November 1809. He came to Canada in the year 1837 and lived in Berlin and Breslau until the spring of 1855 when he came to his township and has been a resident here continuously since.

      Mr. Wurm was a carpenter by trade and did considerable work in that line in the early days of the village of Zurich. He owned a fine 100 acre farm just south of the village which he gave to his two sons MATTHAIS and HENRY, about 20 years ago, while he and his aged partner spent their declining years in the village. His wife died about ten years ago and he has since been making his home with his graddaughter Mrs. JOHN FUSS and later with his daughter MRS. CASPER WEBER, and is now living with his daughter-in-law MRS. HENRY WURM JR. on the old homestead. It is to be hoped the old gentleman will be spared to enjoy many more years of life. It is the general opinion that he is the oldest voter to come to the polls in South Huron.

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 100.

    2. [S96] Church Records - Germany, Hessen, Bleidenrod, Pg 124.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 22 Oct 1891.
      Sep 26, 1891 Elisabeth Wurm, née Lein, wife of Heinrich Wurm, died in Zürich at age of 89 years, 11 months & 3 days.

    4. [S96] Church Records - Germany, Hessen, Bleidenrod.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1808 - Bleidenrod, , Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 May 1835 - Bleidenrod, , Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carpenter - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Zurich, Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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