Michel Shurtz

15 December 1843–9 October 1918 (Age 74)
Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Michel

When Michel Shurtz was born on 15 December 1843, in Richland, Ohio, United States, his father, William Shirtz, was 25 and his mother, Susan B Roland, was 24. He married Ida Katherine Wangler on 14 March 1875, in Windsor, Eaton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Ingham Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1890 and Windsor, Eaton, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 9 October 1918, in Dimondale, Eaton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Michel Shurtz
Ida Katherine Wangler
Marriage: 14 March 1875
Cornelius Alexander Shurtz
George Paul Shurtz

Spouse and Children

14 March 1875
Windsor, Eaton, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 17

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Partly Americanized spelling of German Schurz .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Michael Shurtz, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Michael Shirts, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"
  • Michael Shirts in household of William Shirts, "United States Census, 1870"

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