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Albert Jean "Al" Hirtz
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1920
Alsace, France
Death: Aug. 5, 2005
Whitehall (Allegheny County)
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Son of Gregoire Alphonse "Alfonse" Hirtz, of Michelbach, Le-Basin Rhine, France. His mother was Katharina H. Brucker, of Denkendorf, Esslingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.

Albert Jean Hirtz, immigrated to America, on the ship Ile de France. He was accompanied with his mother, Katharina H. Hirtz, of Denkendorf, Wurttemberg, Germany, and his sister, Ruth Ann Hirtz, of Switzerland, who later married John Charles McHenry. They departed from the Port of Le Havre, France, arriving on the 22 October 1930, at the Port of New York, New York.

Upon arriving, Albert, and his family settled in the Spring Hill area of Pennsylvania. His father, Gregoire Alphonse "Alfonse" Hirtz, was a Fresco Painter, but Albert began taking Violin lessons at 12 years of age. This path led him to a brilliant career, as a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's second violin section for 44 years. As a teacher, he taught for 65 years, sometimes as many as 30 musicians in a week. As a husband, father, musician, teacher, and mentor, he was a most extaordinary man.

Spouse 1
Sarah Marie Gugala.

Spouse 2
Family links: 
  Katharina H Brucker Hirtz (1883 - 1969)
  Ruth Ann Hirtz McHenry (1915 - 2012)*
  Albert Jean Hirtz (1920 - 2005)
*Calculated relationship
Zion Cemetery
Whitehall (Allegheny County)
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Center Section, Row 13, H2
Maintained by: "Stardust"
Originally Created by: RobMinteer57
Record added: Sep 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96760114
Albert Jean Al Hirtz
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Albert Jean Al Hirtz
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Albert Jean Al Hirtz
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 Added: Dec. 1, 2012

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