Rev. Daniel Wertz
(1816-1886)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Martha Jane Appleton

Rev. Daniel Wertz 2 3

  • Born: 21 Oct 1816, , York, PA 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Martha Jane Appleton on 20 Aug 1866 in , Johnson, IA 1
  • Died: 16 Feb 1886, Ida Grove, Ida County, IA at age 69 3 5 6
  • Buried: Ida Grove: Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida, IA 3 6

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Springfield Twp., Cedar County, IA. 7 Daniel Wertz, congreational minister, 43, born in Pennsylvania, was living on the farm of Peter Wingate, 44, and his wife Isabel, both born in Maryland. Martha Jane Appleton Beecher Wertz is not living here.

2. Census in 1870 in Springfield Twp., Cedar County, IA. 8 The 1870 census recorded Daniel Wertz, clergyman, 53, living with wife Martha J., 48. They were born in Pennsylvania. Daniel's real estate was valued at $7000 and personal estate $700.

3. Census in 1880 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 2 In the 1880 census in Pittsburgh, Daniel Wertz, minister Church of God, 63, was living alone with wife Martha J. Wertz, 59. Both were born in Pennsylvania. Daniel's parents were born in Germany. Martha's father was born in Pennsylvania and her mother in Delaware.

4. Book: History of the Churches of God in the United States of North America, 1914. 4
Daniel Wertz was a native of York county, Pa., born Oct. 21, 1816. He was raised in the faith of the German Lutheran Church, and to carry out his own religious convictions as he approached his majority he was compelled to forsake houses and lands, father and mother and kinsfolks. For he was converted at the age of nineteen, and at once identified himself with the Church of God, and became an active worker in his Master's cause. For a while he preached exclusively in the German language, but gradually acquired the English, and therefore did not much preaching in German. When in his twenty-third year, having removed to Ohio, he was licensed to preach by the Ohio Eldership in October, 1839. The Ohio Eldership a few years later sent him into western Pennsylvania, where he was preaching when the West Pennsylvania Eldership was organized in 1844. He spent the closing years of his life in Iowa. He had the true missionary spirit. He had the reputation of being "an efficient and successful minister, a devoted and zealous Christian and an excellent man.


Daniel married Martha Jane Appleton, daughter of Jacob Appleton and Anna Marie Robison, on 20 Aug 1866 in , Johnson, IA.1 (Martha Jane Appleton was born on 29 Aug 1819 in London Grove Twp., Chester County, PA,9 10 11 12 died on 13 Dec 1903 in Ida Grove, Ida County, IA 11 12 13 and was buried in Ida Grove: Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida, IA 13.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XJ3B-1MB Daniel Wertz and Martha J Beecher, 1866.

2 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MW62-K9W Daniel Wertz, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 510B, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-1094.

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=46207290.

4 Christian Henry Forney, <i>History of the Churches of God in the United States of North America</i> (Board of directors of the Publishing House and book rooms of the Churches of God, 1914 - 933 pages. Online free from Google Books.), http://books.google.com/books?id=YUAUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA85.

5 Christian Henry Forney, <i>History of the Churches of God in the United States of North America</i> (Board of directors of the Publishing House and book rooms of the Churches of God, 1914 - 933 pages. Online free from Google Books.), http://books.google.com/books?id=YUAUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA470.

6 <i>Iowa Gravestone Photo Project</i> (http://iowagravestones.org), http://iowagravestones.org/gs_view.php?id=57304.

7 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Iowa, Cedar County, Springfield Township, Series: M653 Roll: 314 Page: 326-327.

8 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDJG-96B Daniel Wertz, Iowa, United States; citing p. 16, family 119.

9 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Birmingham Township, Series: M432 Roll: 748 Page: 81.

10 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8CS-8F4 David Beecher in entry for Jacob Hary Beecher, 25 Mar 1912; citing Belle Center, Logan, Ohio, reference fn 16456; FHL microfilm 195323.

11 Christian Henry Forney, <i>History of the Churches of God in the United States of North America</i> (Board of directors of the Publishing House and book rooms of the Churches of God, 1914 - 933 pages. Online free from Google Books.), http://books.google.com/books?id=YUAUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA480.

12 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=46207267.

13 <i>Iowa Gravestone Photo Project</i> (http://iowagravestones.org), http://iowagravestones.org/gs_view.php?id=86977.



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