Michel Shurtz

Male15 December 1843–9 October 1918

Brief Life History 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 Township, 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 Township, 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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Michel Shurtz
Ida Katherine Wangler
Marriage: 14 March 1875
Cornelius Alexander Shurtz
George Paul Shurtz

Sources (20)

  • Michael Shirts in entry for Cornelius Shirts, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Michael Shurtz, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Michael L Shirts, "Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 March 1875Windsor Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1851 · Constitution of 1851

    Age 8

    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

    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

    Americanized form of German Schurz .

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

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