Würtz (Beideck)

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Würtz (Beideck)
Wertz (Beideck)
Wirtz (Beideck)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Würtz families recorded on the 1775 census of Beideck. Their relationship to each other is not recorded on the 1775 census.

(1) Johannes Würtz (age 36), his wife Maria Barbara, and sons (Georg Heinrich, age 8; Heinrich Philipp, age 4; Johannes, age 1) are recorded on the 1775 census of Beideck in Household No. 3.

The 1798 census of Laub records Heinrich Georg Würtz from Beideck in Household No. Lb08.

(2) Marcel Würtz (age 30), his wife Maria Elisabeth, and sons (Georg Heinrich, age 4½; Johann Peter, age 2) are recorded on the 1775 census of Beideck in Household No. 33.

In 1790, Marcel Würtz and his family moved from Beideck to Dreispitz. The 1798 census of Dreispitz records Johann Michael Würtz (age 4), son of the deceased Peter Würtz, in Household No. Dr22. He is identified there as the stepson of Friedrich Kohlberg, but he is believed to be the stepson of Johann Adam Bender whose deceased wife had been previously married to Peter Würtz.

Sources: 

- 1775 Census of Beideck (Nos. 3 & 33).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bd30, Bd62, Dr22, Lb08, Mv0210.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies