Henry Wirth

16 August 1875–
Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Wirth was born on 16 August 1875, in Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, August Wirth, was 28 and his mother, Frances Bernhard Venorr, was 35.

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Family Time Line

August Wirth
1847–
Frances Bernhard Venorr
1840–
Herman Knorr Wirth
1867–1931
August Wirth
1872–
Henry Wirth
1875–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 4

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for an innkeeper, Middle High German wirt, German Wirt.2 German: status name for a man who was head of a family and master of his own household, from the same word in the sense ‘provider’.3 German: from a short form of Werdo, from a Germanic personal name formed with werd ‘worth’ as the first element.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Henry Wirth, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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