Charles Wirtz

M, b. 16 April 1862, d. 12 June 1952
     Charles Wirtz was born on 16 April 1862 at Switzerland.1 He married Hattie Bell Kelly on 25 April 1886 at Boone Co., IN. Charles Wirtz lived on 12 June 1900 at Des Moines Twp., Boone Co., IA, farming.1 He died on 12 June 1952 at age 90. He was buried in June 1952 at Bass Point Cemetery, Boone, Boone Co., IA, Findagrave #39219497.

Child of Charles Wirtz and Hattie Bell Kelly

Citations

  1. [S193] 1900 Federal Census, Boone County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 418; FHL #1240419.

David Michael Wirtz

M, b. 13 February 1960, d. before February 2021
     David Michael Wirtz was born on 13 February 1960. He was the son of Leo Alfred Wirtz and Della Mae Deal. David Michael Wirtz lived between 1970 and 1990 at Boone Co., IA. He died before February 2021.

Leo Alfred Wirtz

M, b. 6 July 1928, d. 25 November 2011
     Leo Alfred Wirtz was born on 6 July 1928 at Marshalltown, Marshall Co., IA. He was the son of Alfred Gottlieb Wirtz and Bernice Josephine Curry. Leo Alfred Wirtz married Della Mae Deal, daughter of James Edgar Deal and Rebecca Grace Shaw, on 23 December 1950 at Boone, Boone Co., IA. Leo Alfred Wirtz died on 25 November 2011 at Ogden, Boone Co., IA, at age 83

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

Leo Wirtz
July 6, 1928 – November 25, 2011

Leo Wirtz, age 83, of 1710 Greene Street, died November 25, 2011, at the Ogden Manor in Ogden. His body has been cremated and a Graveside Service will be Saturday, December 3, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the Boone Memorial Gardens. Burial of his cremains will follow the service. A Celebration of Leo's Life will be at the Moose Lodge, 812-8th Street, on Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. where the family will be present to greet friends.

Leo Alfred Wirtz was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, on July 6, 1928, the son of Alfred J. and Bernice (Curry) Wirtz. On December 23, 1950, Leo married Della Deal in Boone. Leo was a Veteran of the Korean War, serving with the United States Army. For over 30 years, he was a truck driver for National By-Products, retiring July 31, 1990. In earlier years, Leo and Della owned and operated "The Office" Lounge and Blue Cloud Café in Boone. Leo enjoyed fishing, woodworking, old western movies, dancing, and smoking his pipe. He also liked family reunions and get-togethers.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents, a son Leo Jr., and a sister Zelia. He is survived by his wife Della of Boone; three sons, David Wirtz and Carl Wirtz of Boone and William "Bill" Wirtz of Northwood; three daughters Roberta "Bobbii" Doyle and husband Michael of Houston, Texas, Jackie Askland and husband Dennis of Ames, and Linda Clarke and husband Doug of Boone; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorials in Leo's name may be directed to the family.

Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall is in charge of the arrangements.


NOTE: Jacqueline "Jackie" (Comstock) Askland was the biological daughter of Leo's sister Zelia and Maurice "Michael" Comstock. She appears to have been raised by her uncle Leo and aunt Della. "Judy Greene of Ogden", mentioned as a sister in Leo Jr.'s 1970 obituary, has not been identified -- she clearly was not a biological daughter of Leo and Della. DLB 2021.

He was buried in November 2011 at Boone Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Boone, Boone Co., IA, Findagrave #81445253.

Children of Leo Alfred Wirtz and Della Mae Deal

Leo Alfred Wirtz Jr.

M, b. 15 August 1957, d. 5 September 1970
     Leo Alfred Wirtz Jr. was born on 15 August 1957 at Boone, Boone Co., IA. He was the son of Leo Alfred Wirtz and Della Mae Deal. Leo Alfred Wirtz Jr. died on 5 September 1970 at Boone, Boone Co., IA, at age 13

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com, unknown newspaper):

Leo Wirtz, Jr. Killed Saturday

Ogden Woman Severely Injured;
File Manslaughter Charges


Leo Wirtz, Jr., 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Wirtz of Ogden, was killed Saturday, when he was struck by an auto driven by Elmer Dwayne Lingner, 41, of Jefferson, on new Highway 30 south of Boone around 8:30 p.m.

Mrs. Thomas (Jean) Koenig of Ogden was seriously injured. She was taken to the Boone County Hospital but was immediately transferred to Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, where she is listed in poor condition. One leg was amputated.

The freak accident occurred in the eastbound lane of the highway just west of the Kate Shelley Drive entrance near Boone.

The car, which had been occupied by young Wirtz and his dad, and Mr. and Mrs. Koenig, apparently stalled.

Mr. Koenig, recuperating from a back ailment, remained in the auto to steer while the other three occupants got out to push it off the road.

Several cars reportedly passed them while they were pushing but a car driven by Elmer Dwayne Lingner, 41, of Jefferson apparently did not see the troubled auto and rammed into it.

Both of young Wirtz' legs were severed and he was dead on arrival at the Boone County Hospital. Mrs. Koenig received severe leg and internal injuries.

Thomas Koenig and the older Wirtz were uninjured in the mishap. Lingner received a cut on on the chin but was treated and released form the Boone hospital.

The cars involved were demolished.

Highway Patrolman Orval Beaman, Richard Stockl and members of the Boone Police department said the Koenig car was pushed over 200 feet down the road by the collision impact.

Patrolman Beaman said Lingner will be charged with manslaughter. He is being held under $10,000 bond.

It is the seventh fatality in Boone County this year.

Leo Wirtz, Jr., son of Leo and Della Deal Wirtz, was born in Boone, Aug. 15, 1957. He had resided in Boone and was a member of the sixth grade at Bryant School until moving to Ogden, three months ago. The family lives east of Ogden in the home formerly occupied by Mert Andrew.

Survivors include his parents, three brothers, David, Billy and Carl, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Michael (Roberta) Doyle of Boone, Jackie of Boone, Judy Greene of Ogden, and Mrs. Richard (Linda) Godwin of Webster City; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Deal of Kaukauna, Wis.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1970 at 1:30 p.m. at the Schroeder Funeral Home in Boone with The Rev. Gerald LaMotte, minister at the First United Methodist Church, in charge. Burial was at Boone Memorial Gardens.


NOTE: "Judy Greene of Ogden" is not an individual that I am able to identify with confidence in public records. She was not a biological child of Leo and Della Wirtz -- she was not mentioned in either of their obituaries. Jackie Godwin was Jacqueline Comstock, daughter of Leo Jr.'s aunt Lelia and her second husband, Maurice "Michael" Comstock. Jackie appears to have been raised by Leo Sr. and Della Wirtz. DLB 2021.

He was buried in September 1970 at Boone Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Boone, Boone Co., IA, Findagrave #63337556.

Zelia Virginia Wirtz

F, b. 18 September 1925, d. 4 February 2001
     Zelia Virginia Wirtz was born on 18 September 1925 at Marshalltown, Marshall Co., IA. She was the daughter of Alfred Gottlieb Wirtz and Bernice Josephine Curry. Zelia Virginia Wirtz married Howard Richard Kirkendall, son of William Walter Kirkendall and Ada Marie Platter, on 31 August 1944. Zelia Virginia Wirtz married Maurice Arnold "Michael" Comstock, son of Stacy Albert Comstock and Bernice Hellen Hildreth, circa 1948. Zelia Virginia Wirtz and Maurice Arnold "Michael" Comstock were divorced circa December 1950; Divorce filing by Zelia V. Comstock was reported in the 9 NOV 1950 issue of The Ogden Reporter, Ogden, Iowa. Zelia Virginia Wirtz married Charles Cibert on 17 July 1952 at Nobles Co., MN. Zelia Virginia Wirtz married Francis Dean Elsberry circa November 1962, issue of license published in the 2 NOV 1962 Des Moines Tribune, Des Moines, Iowa. Zelia Virginia Wirtz died on 4 February 2001 at age 75

Obituary -- The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa; Tuesday, 6 FEB 2001, p.31 (Newspapers.com):

Zelia Elsberry
Boone

Zelia Virginia Elsberry, 75, of Boone died of complications of pneumonia Sunday at Evangelical Free Church Home there. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Schroeder-Walter Funeral Home in Boone, with burial at Boone Memorial Gardens Cemetery there.

Mrs. Elsberry was born in Marshalltown and had lived in the Centerville and Waterloo areas before moving to Boone County. She was a homemaker and volunteered at Head Start, in social services and the senior citizens center. She enjoyed fishing.

She is survived by her husband, Francis; a son, Alfred Cibert of Ogden; a daughter, Jackie Askland of Slater; and a brother, Leo Wirtz of Boone.

Friends may call from 8 a.m. to the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 11 a.m. to the time of services.

She was buried in February 2001 at Boone Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Boone, Boone Co., IA, Findagrave #63329331.

Henry Wirwahn1

M, b. circa 1812, d. after 15 June 1880
     Henry Wirwahn was born circa 1812 at Hesse, Germany.1 He married Elizabeth Shaffer. Henry Wirwahn died after 15 June 1880 at Cass Co., IN.

Child of Henry Wirwahn and Elizabeth Shaffer

Citations

  1. [S2099] 1880 Federal Census, Cass County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 268; FHL #1254268.

Pauline Wirwahn1

F, b. 10 January 1852, d. 20 September 1914
     Note: With discovery of the 1876 marriage record, it is likely that Etta's mother was a first wife of William H. Grant, rather than Paulina Wehrwandt. (DLB 2012.) Pauline Wirwahn was born on 10 January 1852 at Indiana.1,2 She was the daughter of Henry Wirwahn and Elizabeth Shaffer.1 Pauline Wirwahn married William Henry Grant on 24 April 1871 at Cass Co., IN, Indexed as "Paulona Wearwant" in the Indiana marriage collection, 1800 - 1941, online at ancestry.com, which shows 24 APR 1876 as the date. However, it would appear from the 1900 census that not only her name, but also the year was mis-transcribed, as they indicated 29 years of marriage as of June, 1900. I am deducing that 24 APR 1871 was the actual date. (DLB 2012.)1,2 Pauline Wirwahn died on 20 September 1914 at age 62. She was buried in September 1914 at Cline Cemetery, Royal Center, Cass Co., IN, Find A Grave Memorial# 19731403.

Child of Pauline Wirwahn and William Henry Grant

Citations

  1. [S2099] 1880 Federal Census, Cass County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 268; FHL #1254268.
  2. [S2100] 1900 Federal Census, Cass County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 363; FHL #1240363.

Frances Wisby

F, b. circa 1830, d. 6 March 1904
     Frances Wisby was born circa 1830 at Bracken Co., KY.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Wisby and Nancy Ewing.1 Frances Wisby married Lewis Gibler, son of Daniel J. Gibler and Maria Roush, on 4 November 1852 at Camden, Schuyler Co., IL. Frances Wisby died on 6 March 1904 at Clinton, Douglas Co., KS. She was buried on 8 March 1904 at Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Douglas Co., KS.

Children of Frances Wisby and Lewis Gibler

Citations

  1. [S702] 1850 Federal Census, Schuyler County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 128.
  2. [S703] 1860 Federal Census, Linn County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 351; FHL #803351.
  3. [S704] 1870 Federal Census, Schuyler County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, Series M593, Roll 276; FHL #545775.

Thomas Wisby

M, b. circa 1781
     Thomas Wisby began military service Captain, War of 1812. He was born circa 1781 at Pennsylvania.1 He married Nancy Ewing.

Child of Thomas Wisby and Nancy Ewing

Citations

  1. [S702] 1850 Federal Census, Schuyler County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 128.

Dwayne Lee Wisdom

M, b. 29 June 1930, d. 21 November 2009
     Dwayne Lee Wisdom was born on 29 June 1930 at Sedgwick Co. (probably), KS. He was the son of John Mack Wisdom and Maude Hall Mesplay.1 Dwayne Lee Wisdom began military service on 26 October 1950 Korean War service, U.S. Navy, enlisted, discharged 23 AUG 1954. He married Alice Fern Toms, daughter of Harry Albert Toms and Garnet Boyer, on 16 January 1957 at Riverside Co., CA. Dwayne Lee Wisdom died on 21 November 2009 at age 79

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com0:

HIGHLAND -- DWAYNE LEE WISDOM of Highland, California born June 29, 1930 passed at home on November 21, 2009. Dwayne was born in Darby, Kansas. He is survived by his wife Fern Wisdom and son Gregg Wisdom. He was predeceased by his daughter Brenda Lukens. He served in the U.S. Navy and the California Air National Guard 163rd division.

He was buried in 2009 at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA, Findagrave #51206497.

Citations

  1. [S4067] 1940 Federal Census, Fremont County, Colorado. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 463.

John Mack Wisdom1

M, b. 16 March 1896, d. 4 June 1960
     John Mack Wisdom was born on 16 March 1896 at Missouri.1 He married Maude Hall Mesplay on 21 July 1921. John Mack Wisdom died on 4 June 1960 at age 64. He was buried in 1960 at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA, Findagrave #76104779.

Child of John Mack Wisdom and Maude Hall Mesplay

Citations

  1. [S4067] 1940 Federal Census, Fremont County, Colorado. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 463.

Abraham Isaac Wise1

M, b. 5 October 1913, d. 10 June 1969
     Abraham Isaac Wise was born on 5 October 1913 at Chinook, Blaine Co., MT.1 He was the son of Charles Edgar Wise and Pearl Melissa Shankle.1 Abraham Isaac Wise married Viola Ruth Rector, daughter of Alfred Thomas Rector and Myrtle Fender, on 12 April 1933. Abraham Isaac Wise lived on 5 April 1940 at Penn Street, Westfield, Hamilton Co., IN, Occupation: Miller. He died on 10 June 1969 at Nebraska at age 55. He was buried in 1969 at Hill City Cemetery, Hill City, Graham Co., KS, Find A Grave Memorial# 48045386.

Citations

  1. [S1840] 1930 Federal Census, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 712; FHL #2340456.

Arthur C. Wise

M, b. circa 1917
     Arthur C. Wise was born circa 1917. He married Kathleen W. Back, daughter of Samuel Granville Back and Wilda Martell Ross, on 26 February 1994 at Portage Co., OH.

Bruce Maxwell Wise1

M, b. 29 September 1917
     Bruce Maxwell Wise was born on 29 September 1917 at Wayne Co., MI.1 He was the son of Maxwell Merritt Wise and Estella Bruce.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 272.

Charles Edgar Wise

M, b. 22 December 1882, d. 28 February 1936
     Charles Edgar Wise was born on 22 December 1882 at Illinois.1 He was the son of David Mathias Wise and Martha Louise Ellsworth.2 Charles Edgar Wise married Pearl Melissa Shankle, daughter of Isaac Miller Shankle and Rachel Louella Roush, on 21 December 1912 at Kingman Co., KS. Charles Edgar Wise lived on 26 January 1920 at Sunnyside Precinct, Yakima Co., WA, Occupation: Carpenter. Father born Iowa, mother born Illinois.1 He died on 28 February 1936 at Kingman Co. (probably), KS, at age 53. He was buried in March 1936 at Dresden Cemetery, Cunningham, Kingman Co., KS, Find A Grave Memorial# 44942304.

Children of Charles Edgar Wise and Pearl Melissa Shankle

Citations

  1. [S3114] 1920 Federal Census, Yakima County, Washington. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1945.
  2. [S233] 1900 Federal Census, Kingman County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 484; FHL #1240484.
  3. [S1840] 1930 Federal Census, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 712; FHL #2340456.

Daniel Wise1

M
     Daniel Wise married Elizabeth Tombaugh.1

Child of Daniel Wise and Elizabeth Tombaugh

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 271.

David Mathias Wise1

M, b. 29 March 1858, d. 21 March 1911
     David Mathias Wise was born on 29 March 1858 at Pennsylvania.1 He married Martha Louise Ellsworth on 19 November 1879 at Bond Co., IL. David Mathias Wise married Ida Leah Waters, daughter of Isaac Wilson Waters and Margaret Roush, on 13 May 1891 at Kansas. David Mathias Wise died on 21 March 1911 at Kingman Co., KS, at age 52. He was buried in March 1911 at Dresden Cemetery, Cunningham, Kingman Co., KS, Find A Grave Memorial# 44942305.

Child of David Mathias Wise and Martha Louise Ellsworth

Citations

  1. [S233] 1900 Federal Census, Kingman County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 484; FHL #1240484.

Donald Orlando Wise1

M, b. 25 April 1893, d. 1 July 1900
     Donald Orlando Wise was born on 25 April 1893.1 He was the son of Rev. Elias P. Wise and Elizabeth Sorrick.1 Donald Orlando Wise died on 1 July 1900 at age 7.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 272.

Donald Price Wise1

M, b. 6 December 1922
     Donald Price Wise was born on 6 December 1922 at Wayne Co., MI.1 He was the son of Maxwell Merritt Wise and Estella Bruce.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 272.

Rev. Elias P. Wise1

M, b. 6 February 1857
     Rev. Elias P. Wise was born on 6 February 1857 at New Berlin (now North Canton), Stark Co., OH.1 He was the son of Elias T. Wise and Catherine Price.1 Rev. Elias P. Wise married Elizabeth Sorrick, daughter of Adam Sorrick and Sophia Hoye, on 20 December 1883.1 Rev. Elias P. Wise died Rev. Wise secured his early education in the public schools of New Berlin where he graduated from High School; graduate, Butler College of the University of Indianapolis. In his early life was in the Mission fields of the Dakotas where he did splendid work; entered ministry of the Christian (Disciples of Christ) church in March, 1883; served as pastor in Massillon for 5 years; Indianapolis, 8 years; Cleveland, O., 4 years; East Liverpool, O., 9 years; Akron, O., Bethany, W. Va., and since 1921 at North Canton, Ohio.1

Children of Rev. Elias P. Wise and Elizabeth Sorrick

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 271.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, 272.
  3. [S82] Price Genealogy, 273.

Elias Paul Wise1

M, b. 22 January 1898
     Elias Paul Wise was born on 22 January 1898.1 He was the son of Rev. Elias P. Wise and Elizabeth Sorrick.1 Elias Paul Wise married Helen G. Stewart, daughter of Florence Adams, on 1 September 1923.1 Occupation: Salesman at Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH.1 Elias Paul Wise lived at 1706 Bryn Mawr Road, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH.1

Child of Elias Paul Wise and Helen G. Stewart

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 273.

Elias T. Wise1

M, b. 24 September 1813, d. 8 September 1902
     Elias T. Wise was born on 24 September 1813 at Ohio.1 He was the son of Daniel Wise and Elizabeth Tombaugh.1 Elias T. Wise married Catherine Price, daughter of Rev. Jacob Price and Mary Harley, on 14 March 1854, Ceremony by Rev. Samuel Harley.1 Elias T. Wise was Church of the Brethren.1 He died on 8 September 1902 at Stark Co., OH, at age 88.1

Children of Elias T. Wise and Catherine Price

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 271.

Ella Wise1

F, b. circa 1860
     Ella Wise was born circa 1860 at Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Wise and Alice Cost.1

Citations

  1. [S3066] 1870 Federal Census, Hamilton County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1214; FHL #552713.

Emma Wise1

F, b. 1909, d. 2000
     Emma Wise was born in 1909 at Pennsylvania.1 She married Ira Moore.1 Emma Wise died in 2000. She was buried in 2000 at Phillips New Cemetery, Waynesburg, Greene Co., PA, Find A Grave Memorial# 61664854.

Citations

  1. [S4131] 1940 Federal Census, Greene County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3512.

Ernest Theodore Wise1

M, b. 7 August 1902
     Occupation: Engineer.1 Ernest Theodore Wise lived at 421 Blakely Place, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., MI.1 He was born on 7 August 1902.1 He was the son of Karl Marshall Wise and Mary Ziegler.1 Ernest Theodore Wise married Mabel Conroy, daughter of Thomas Conroy and Ida (?), on 13 September 1922.1

Child of Ernest Theodore Wise and Mabel Conroy

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 272.

Eva Wise1

F, b. circa 1867
     Eva Wise was born circa 1867 at Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Wise and Alice Cost.1

Citations

  1. [S3066] 1870 Federal Census, Hamilton County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1214; FHL #552713.

Jacob P. Wise1

M, b. 10 January 1855, d. 3 December 1855
     Jacob P. Wise was born on 10 January 1855.1 He was the son of Elias T. Wise and Catherine Price.1 Jacob P. Wise died on 3 December 1855.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 271.

Karl Marshall Wise1

M, b. 30 July 1885
     Karl Marshall Wise was Christian.1 He was born on 30 July 1885.1 He was the son of Rev. Elias P. Wise and Elizabeth Sorrick.1 Karl Marshall Wise married Mary Ziegler, daughter of George Ziegler and Elizabeth (?), on 16 February 1903, Ceremony by Rev. E. P. Wise (father of the groom.)1 Karl Marshall Wise lived at 410 Brookside Road, Birmingham, Oakland Co., MI.1 Occupation: Engineering Dept., Studebaker Corp.1

Child of Karl Marshall Wise and Mary Ziegler

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 271.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, 272.

Karl Marshall Wise1

M, b. 17 August 1923
     Karl Marshall Wise was born on 17 August 1923 at Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., MI.1 He was the son of Ernest Theodore Wise and Mabel Conroy.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 272.

Kathryn Hay Wise1

F, b. 18 December 1890
     Kathryn Hay Wise was born on 18 December 1890.1 She was the daughter of Rev. Elias P. Wise and Elizabeth Sorrick.1 Kathryn Hay Wise married Oral P. Kidder, son of Charles Kidder and Ida Stanley, on 5 September 1912, Ceremony by Rev. E. P. Wise (father of the bride.)1

Children of Kathryn Hay Wise and Oral P. Kidder

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 272.