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Francis Xaver (b.
9-26-1874 Switzerland, d.4-29-1902 KC, Wyandotte, KS) was the son of Jakob WURTENBERGER (~1830 Germ, d. ~1875 probably Switzerland) and Gottwina "Katie" MERKT (b. 1831 Germany, d. 1-14-1911 Olathe, Johnson, Kansas; d/o Anton MERKT
and Maria Verena MAYER both of Germany). His brother's obituary, William, describes "...About the time of the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War, the family moved across the line into Switzerland, and the family registration
papers were executed in Canton, "Lurich", Switzerland. Soon after, their going to Switzerland the father died, leaving the mother with seven children. In 1890, the family moved to America. For a few years they lived in Kansas City and later bought the farm at the north west corner of Olathe (Kansas)... the last few months of his (William's) life he was cared for by his older brother and his sisters, Louise and Kate... He leaves to mourn his loss, one brother, three sisters, and several nieces and nephews...".

Francis' siblings were:

Gallus MERKT (half-brother b. 10-15-1857 Herden, Germany). No record of him past birth.

Emil 1865 Germ - 1946 Olathe, Johnson, Kansas. Never married.
Immigrated to NY in Sep 1888. Received MO-Western District Naturalization papers

Anna D. (twin) b. 1872 Germ, d. 1962 Kansas, marr Adolf Henry EISMAN.

Katherine/Kate (twin) b. 1872 Germ, d. 1959 Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas; marr. Samuel WRIGHT

Mary Louisa b. 1-31-1867, married and divorced by
6-1900, no children, d. 5-25-1931.

William b. 1868 Germ, d. 1928 Olathe, Johnson, KS
Married to Pauline K. DEITZ and then Augusta MOTZKUS ("widow with a number of children")but no biological children are known.

Jacob b. 1874 Switzerland, d. 1902 Olathe, Johnson, KS. No children.

All of the children except Gallus (unknown) and Emil (immigrated earlier) immigration to NY on
5-26-1890 on the ship La Normandie out of Havre. Mary owned a dairy farm which Emil lived and worked on. Anna and most of her siblings were christened in Katholisch, Hohentengen, Waldshut, Germany, including Gallus. Sister Mary's will
mentions sisters Annie EISMAN and Katie WRIGHT, brother Emil and nephews Harry and Fred EISMAN.

Francis Xaver married Kate (?) b. 2-1869. They had, at least, children Francis Xaver b. 8-1895 KS and Joseph b. 1-1897 KS.

Olathe Mirror, William WURTENBERGER obituary
Johnson County, Kansas Wills, Mary Louisa WURTENBERGER

Added by k75evad on Jul 16, 2015 6:27 PM
Lynda McGinnis
Charles Merkt
Thank you for sending his birth year. I have added this to his memorial.
Added by Lynda McGinnis on May 04, 2013 7:22 AM
Girton photos
Thank you so much for the photos! You've been a big help!!!
Added by Tami on Jun 28, 2012 10:32 AM
Homeward Bound
Franklin Bushnell
Thank you for your time and effort in trying to locate his tombstone. Could you possibly get me the location (plot and lot) of where he is buried. Thank you again.

Added by Homeward Bound on Jun 28, 2012 9:30 AM
Silver Spark
Phillips/Highland Park
Thanks so much for the photo's, it gave me some good info.
Added by Silver Spark on Jun 27, 2012 11:03 AM
donna holland
thank you so much for the pictures
Added by donna holland on Jun 27, 2012 10:38 AM
Dana Miller Jackson
Thank you for letting me know that Martin Dusil's grave is unmarked and telling where he's located in the cemetery. Could you add Mary and Tony's headstone to Mary Dusil's memorial too please.

Dana Miller Jackson
Added by Dana Miller Jackson on Jun 27, 2012 10:15 AM
RE: Permission Request

Added by Scott on Jun 25, 2012 8:27 AM
Permission Request

May I have your permission to use some of the photos you recently took for Bernadine Hurt and use them for Floyd Victor Hurt. I have them in place now with photo credit noted to you, but I will remove them if you prefer.


Added by Scott on Jun 23, 2012 6:58 AM
Bernadine & Floyd Hurt

Thanks so much for the photos of the grave markers for Bernadine and Floyd Hurt. I appreciate you making the trip to the cemetery and posting them here on Find-A-Grave.

Added by Scott on Jun 23, 2012 6:35 AM
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