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Jakob Wertz and Mary Klein

In 1885, Allegheny County legislation standardized the marriage license process. Prior to 1885, each city had its own requirements. Jakob and Mary's Marriage License was recorded in the 1876 Ministers' Returns of Marriages in Pittsburgh, PA. It reads:

1.Full Name of Husband: Jakob Werz
2.Occupation: Workman
3.Residence - No: ________ Street 16Ward
4.Birth Place: Pittsburgh
5. Age when married: 23 years
6.Full name of Wife previous to marriage: Mary Klein
7.Residence - No: ________ Street 15Ward
8.Birth Place: Pittsburgh
9.Age when married: 21 years
10.Date of Marriage: 5 June 1876
11.Color of parties: White
12.Ceremony employed: Catholic
13.Name of person performing the ceremony: P. Joseph Calus Mayerhofer Pastor
14.Residence - No.: Bloomfield Cedar Street 16 Ward
15.Date of Certificate: 5 June 1876
16.Where Married:St. Josephs Church Bloomfield

NOTES: Jakob [spelled Jacob Wertz in other documents] was the son of Jacob and Katrina Wertz and the father of Louise Wertz who married Thomas Joseph McAdams in 1906.

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