Wirtz & Houser connection...maybe Snyder County, PA or Union Co., PA to Centre Co., PA.
Jacob Wirtz married Anna Houser [5th child and 8th daughter] of Jacob and Barbara Shirk Houser.
I. Samuel Wirtz [1820-1905]
married 1st Sarah Kelly
2nd Sarah [Houser] Kendall-d. 12 Aug 1888, buried Houserville Cemetery
1. Irvin [lived Milwaukee, WI]
2. John Calvin marr. Emily A. Igou
3. Catherine [1854-1927] marr. Thomas Duey [1849-1912] buried Houserville Cemetery
Married 28 October 1875 Thomas C. Duey of Boalsburg and Kate D. Wirtz of Oak Hall.
4. Annie marr. George Wolf [lived Chicago, IL]
5. Lucy Ann Wirtz [1851-1852]
II. Joseph Wirtz marr. Elizabeth ____ [lived Houserville]
III. Philip Wirtz marr. Catherine Dale [lived Houserville]
IV. Abraham Wirtz marr. Margaret Gray
V. Eliza Wirtz marr. Woilliam McGonigle [Huntingdon Co.]
VI. Hannah Jane Wirtz marr. Robert Bierly
VII. Jacob Wirtz
VIII. John Wirtz
IX. Barbara Wirtz marr. James Moore
X. Martha Wirtz marr. Peter Bishop [Carroll Co., IL]
XI. George Wirtz
XII. Catherine Wirtz marr. William Denimore [IL]
XIII. Mary Wirtz marr. William Gross
At one time I was looking for where Jacob Wirtz came from and got to the Union County families as possibilities, but never tied them together.
From Philip Benner Wirtz obit. [III above]. He was born near Houserville 8 Apr 1831, son of Jacob & Anna Wirtz, pioneer settlers of that section of the county. He was the last of a family of 13.
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