James Elmer Wert

17 October 1875–16 March 1906 (Age 30)
Indiana, United States

The Life of James Elmer

When James Elmer Wert was born on 17 October 1875, in Indiana, United States, his father, William D Wert, was 41 and his mother, Mary E. Matlock, was 24. He married Sarah Belle Wilson on 8 June 1901, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 16 March 1906, in Brown, Indiana, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Pikes Peak, Brown, Indiana, United States.

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James Elmer Wert
Sarah Belle Wilson
Marriage: 8 June 1901
Gladys M. Wert
Lova E Wert

Spouse and Children

8 June 1901
Indiana, United States


    Gladys M. Wert


    Lova E Wert


Parents and Siblings

    William D Wert


    Mary E. Matlock




World Events (8)

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.

Age 11

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived on an island in a river, or on a riverbank, or on a patch of dry land in a fen, all of which were senses of the Middle High German term wert, werder.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James E West, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • James E Wert, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • James Elmer Wert in entry for Gladys M Bossingham, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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