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JOHN WERTZ B. 1819, ADAMS COUNTY, PA
Posted by: Jonathan Wert (ID *****4102) Date: February 28, 2006 at 16:32:18
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JOHN WERTZ, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Gettysburg, was born on the farm
where he now resides, November 7, 1819, a son of Henry and Susan (Thoman) Wertz,
natives of York County, Penn. The paternal and maternal ancestors were natives
of Switzerland, and early settlers of Straban Township, this county. The Wertz
family first settled in Lancaster County, Penn., in 1743, where the grandfather
of our subject and his three brothers enlisted in the Revolutionary war, in
which struggle the last three mentioned lost their lives in defense of their
country. Henry Wertz, who was a farmer, settled on the place where his son now
resides, in 1810. His family consisted of six children. Our subject was reared
on the farm and received a common school education. He chose farming for his
vocation and is the owner of 128 acres of land. He is a Democrat; is unmarried;
served twelve years as school director in this township. He is a deacon in the
Reformed Church, a great reader and well posted.
Part III, History of Adams County, Page 512



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