Abt 1802 - Bef 1878 (~ 75 years)
||Johann Peter Wirtz |
||Of, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
||John Peter Wirtz |
||Peter Wirtz |
||Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
|school teacher |
|Eby ID Number
||12 Jun 2019 |
||Catharina Riehl, b. 2 May 1803, , Alsace Lorraine, France , d. 19 Dec 1878, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (Age 75 years) |
| ||1. Leah Wirtz, b. 27 Feb 1838, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. May 1913 (Age 75 years)|
| ||2. Wirtz, b. 17 Apr 1840, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. Yes, date unknown|
||14 Jun 2019 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- 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
- [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