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Bernhard Hirt
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Birth: Jul. 19, 1843, Germany
Death: Nov. 28, 1934
Milam County
Texas, USA

Born in German:
Bernhard Hirt immigrated to the US Mar 8, 1881.

Destination: New York, arrived on the vessel Labrador.

It is probable that Ben and his family made the trek to Texas via rail to St Louis and Hannibal, Missouri, than on to Moberly, Kansas City and Sedlia over the widely publicized "Great Immirant Route" The Missouri, Kansas and Texas "Katy" railway. It is also possible that the tickets had been purchased in advance in Germany and that they had planned in advance to settle in Milam County near Rockdale. (Source: History of Milam County, p 52, from "Beckhusen-Aschenbeck" entry submitted by Mrs Lucille Huntsman and Eugene A Beckheusen)

Name Unknown (Karl's mother)
Ernestina Augusta Hammel [13 May 1889]
Beate Prueschel [19 May 1903]

Sons: (Charles, Karl, Chas) Hirt - Born in Germany
Willie Joseph Hirt - Born in US
Daughter: Ida Pearl Hirt - Born in US

Parents: Albin Hirth & Rosalia Schnurr

Sophia Hirth Jan 17 1840
Bernhard Hirth Jul 19 1843 - Nov 28 1934
Maria Anna Hirth May 12 1846
Catharina Hirt Sep 2 1849
Josef Frank Hirt Sr May 1 1853 - Oct 4 1917
Regina Hirt Kashamm Sep 7 1856 - Jun 21 1946

Anton Hirth and Marianna Braun Hirth

From his Texas certificate of death
Name: Ben Hirt
Death Date: 28 Nov 1934
Death Place: Milam County, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 91 years 5 months 9 days
Birth Date: 19 June 1843
Birthplace: Germany
Marital Status: Widower
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Occupation: Retired Farmer
Place of Residence: Rockdale, Texas
Cemetery: Joe Brown Cem.
Burial Date: 30 Nov 1934
Informant: Otto Wenzel, Rockdale, Texas

Ben Hirt was buried in Joe Brown Cemetery originally, but was moved to IOOF in Rockdale to rest next to his children Willie Hirt & Ida Hirt.

Same as . . . #73717998

Family links: 
  Augusta Hirt (1854 - 1898)
  Karl Hirt (1872 - 1902)*
  William Joseph Hirt (1892 - 1975)*
  Ida B Hirt (1894 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Milam County
Texas, USA
Created by: Charlotte Jean Felfe Wil...
Record added: Feb 03, 2012
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Bernhard Hirt
Added by: Charlotte Jean Felfe Wilhelm
Bernhard Hirt
Added by: Charlotte Jean Felfe Wilhelm
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