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George Peter Werts Jr.1

Male
b. 11 October 1801, d. 29 July 1866


Father George Peter Werts Sr. b. 27 July 1773, d. 23 January 1855
Mother Susannah Hoff b. 23 March 1775 or 24 March 1775, d. 1 January 1853
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Family Margaret Maple b. 23 October 1808, d. 13 March 1851
Marriage* 13 November 1827  Guernsey Co., OH, George Werts and Margret Maple, 13 Nov 1827, Guernsey, Ohio

F. C. Slater gave the date as 9-20-1827., Principal=Margaret Maple3 
Children  1. Julia Ann Werts b. 25 Jun 1828 or 3 Jul 1828, d. 20 Feb 1854
  2. William Washington Werts b. 25 Dec 1829, d. 7 Apr 1857
  3. John Jackson Werts b. 6 Feb 1831, d. 27 Oct 1901
  4. Susannah Werts b. 9 Oct 1832, d. 2 Mar 1912
  5. Mary Jane Werts b. 14 Mar 1834, d. 5 Mar 1917
  6. Jacob Henry Werts b. 8 Nov 1835, d. 8 Jun 1919
  7. Catherine Shroyer Werts b. 30 Sep 1837, d. 2 Sep 1839
  8. George Peter Wesley Werts b. 4 Apr 1841, d. 11 Jan 1919

Note*   This excerpt from a letter to Connie Maple from Mary Beth Jensen daughter of Mary (Werts) Noonan, tells us a little insight into George's life:

'"George Peter, Jr lost his left hand when he was 18 years old by the bursting of a gun while at target practice among his friends. This incident caused him to give up the heavy work of farming and become a teacher got 21 years in the same district. George Jr also served in Adams Township as Justice of the Peace from 1847 to 1850. Margaret and George were married near Adamsville (Ohio) on 13 Nov. 1827." excerpt from the Werts Family History, 1993.

"A photo of the two hangs in my hallway. He clearly is hiding his left hand." Connie Maple.

Other records indicate that George or a namesake married othersbeside Margaret Maple.

From the Muskingum Marriage books comes the following:
George WIRTZ and Naomi TILDEN, 1 Apr 1849, Muskingum, Ohio
George WERTS and Amelia L. MISKIMINS 22 Oct 1857 Guernsey, Ohio
George WERTS and Willmina SWANK, 11 Sep 1812, Muskingum, Ohio
Other sources including Gary Virts give this date as 16 Sep 1852
George WERTS and Mary E. SHRIGLEY, 11 Sep 1860, Coshocton, Ohio

Gary Virts records Wilmina Swank and Mary Shrigley as wives for George.
 
Birth* 11 October 1801  Loudoun Co., VA1,2 
Baptism 18 October 1801  St. James United Church of Christ (Reformed), Loudoun Co., VA, Peter Wertz and w/ Susanna parents of Georg b. 11 Oct 1801; bap. 18 Oct 1801; Wit: Henrich Hoff
and Maria, Witness=Heinrich "Henry" Hoff, Witness=Maria "Mary" Stiffler2 
Census* 1825  WIRTS, JACOB, 1825 Ohio Taxpayers, Muskingum County, OH. R5 T2 Sec7 SW Highland 160 acres 
Marriage* 13 November 1827  Guernsey Co., OH, George Werts and Margret Maple, 13 Nov 1827, Guernsey, Ohio

F. C. Slater gave the date as 9-20-1827., Principal=Margaret Maple3 
Misc* 7 September 1829  Muskingum Co., OH, George Werts appointed Petit Juror from Highland Twp. for 1829 
Census 1830  1830 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Highland township, Series: M19, Roll: 137, Page: 332
Wirts, George (1000100000000-1000010000000)
1 - male 0-5
1 - male 20-30
1 - female 0-5
1 - female 20-304 
Misc 18 October 1830  Muskingum Co., OH, George Werts of appointed Justice of the Peace for Highland Twp, Oct. 18, 1830, Qualified Nov. 26 1830 (resigned 7th July 1837?)5 
Milit-Beg* 1 September 1835  Muskingum Co., OH, Geo. Werts appointed Petit Juror from Highland Twp. for 18355 
Census 1840  1840 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Muskingum Township, Series: M704, Roll: 418, Page: 280
Wirts, George (line 5: 1110110000000-0210010000000-000000-000000-9-0101000-_-0-000-000-00-00-00000000)6 
Census 1850  1850 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Adams Township, Series: M432, Roll 718 Page 314B, December 6
28, 594, 594, Werts, George, 41, M, , Farmer, 1000, VA, , , ,
29, 594, 594, Werts, Margaret, 41, F, , , , Ohio, , , ,
30, 594, 594, Werts, William, 20, M, , Farmer, , Ohio, , 1, ,
31, 594, 594, Werts, John J, 18, M, , Farmer, , Ohio, , 1, ,
32, 594, 594, Werts, Susan, 17, F, , , , Ohio, , 1, ,
33, 594, 594, Werts, Mary J, 16, F, , , , Ohio, , 1, ,
34, 594, 594, Werts, Jacob, 14, M, , , , Ohio, , 1, ,
35, 594, 594, Werts, Peter, 2, M, , , , Ohio, , , ,7 
Misc 2 September 1850  Muskingum Co., OH, Geo. Werts appointed Juror from Adams Twp. for 18505 
Misc 6 September 1852  Muskingum Co., OH, George Werts appointed Juror from Adams Twp. for 18525 
Death* 29 July 1866  Salem Twp., Muskingum Co., OH8,1 
Burial* after 29 July 1866  New Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salem Twp., Muskingum Co., OH, Inscription: Died Jul 29, 1866 aged 64y 8m 18d
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Citations
  1. [S56] Werts - Vinsel - Slater Family History, F. C. Slater.
  2. [S182] St. James United Church of Christ Church Register.
  3. [S262] Guernsey Co., OH Marriages 1810-1910.
  4. [S121] 1830 U.S. Federal Census , 1830 Federal Census.
  5. [S970] OH, Muskingum Early Jurors & Justices, Genealogy Society Muskingum Co..
  6. [S3] 1840 U.S. Federal Census , 1840 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S43] New Hope Lutheran Cemetery, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmuski2/cemetery/newhopea.html.


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