Mathusalem Wurts

7 November 1806–12 April 1887 (Age 80)
New Paltz, New Paltz, Ulster, New York, United States

The Life of Mathusalem

When Mathusalem Wurts was born on 7 November 1806, in New Paltz, New Paltz, Ulster, New York, United States, his father, Dr. Jacob Wurts, was 30 and his mother, Catharine Tryntje DuBois, was 28. He married Catharina Maria Dubois on 26 March 1834, in New Paltz, New Paltz, Ulster, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 12 April 1887, in Savannah, Savannah, Wayne, New York, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Savannah, Savannah, Wayne, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mathusalem Wurts
Catharina Maria Dubois
Marriage: 26 March 1834
Anna Wurts
Catherine Wurtz
Jane Wurts
Jacob Wurts
Abram Wurts
Maggie Wurts

Spouse and Children

26 March 1834
New Paltz, New Paltz, Ulster, New York, United States


    Anna Wurts


    Catherine Wurtz


    Jane Wurts


    Jacob Wurts


    Abram Wurts


+1 More Child

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 17

On 11 April 1823, Wayne County was formed by combining portions of Seneca and Ontario counties.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 24

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Wurtes, genitive of wurt, a wort, an herb, meaning belonging to an herb

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mathusalew Wirts, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mathusalem Wurts, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mathusalem Wirts, "United States Census, 1880"

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