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Wurts families of KY & PA

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Wurts Origin > Switzerland

Reed Wurts (View posts)
Posted: 29 Mar 1999 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wurts, Wirz
My immigrant ancestor Rev. Johannes Conrad Wirz came from Zurich, Switzerland, arriving in Philadelphia on May 29th 1935. I have a database of (so far) known descendants on my web site, most of whom used the Wurts (with an "s") spelling, although some changed it to Wirts or Werts. A number of public records in NJ, NY, and some PA, have family members recorded as Wurtz, although they were apparently known to their family as Wurts (???). Some of the descendants settled in Fayette Co., PA, and later Greenup and surrounding counties in KY (Boyd, Lawrence and Carter Co.).
The History of Greenup Co., KY, co-authored by Nina Mitchell Biggs erroneously lists Wurtemburg, Germany as the origin of the Wurts brothers, who were actually great-grandson's of J. C. Wirz mentioned above.
Also on my site is an account of the journey from Switzerland as printed in articles published by the Pennsylvania-German Society.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Reed M. W. Wurts 25 Mar 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Mary Wurtz Thrasher 27 Mar 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Reed Wurts 29 Mar 1999 12:00PM GMT 
lhester5368 25 Sep 2000 12:00PM GMT 
BettyWithrow6... 24 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Connie Ravenscraft Lynch 2 Jul 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Anne Crabtree 21 Sep 2002 1:52PM GMT 
RiFreeman 14 Oct 2012 8:10PM GMT 
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