Expanded info on my WIRTHS If you recognize the names and dates, please contact me privately.Any help greatly appreciated... would love to connect with family/relatives! Lucinda ;]
Adolphus Ferdinand WIRTH (b. 3/13/1814, d.?) married Franciska BRANDLE (b. 10/15/1818; d.?) and had a few children.
Adolphus Josephus (AJ) WIRTH (b. 4/8/1854; d. 3/6/1924) married Teresa DRENTIL/DRENTL (b. 12/30/1858, d.?).Adolphus Josephus Wirth lived in NJ before moving to Minneapolis, MN."AJ" owned City News Depot "Books Bought, Sold and Exchanged" at 230 Hennepin Av., Minneapolis, MN ~ sometime around 1898 ~ before moving to Chicago.
"AJ" and Teresa had at least one son, Friedrich Adolphus WIRTH (b.7/7/1883; d.6/12/1932, CA?).Frederick married Grace Elizabeth THOMPSON.The WIRTH family owned a "summer home" at or named, "Pentwater", near Chicago for many years.They own or owned property in Avalon on Catalina Island off the California coast.
Grace & Frederick (g-grandmother and g-grandfather) moved from Chicago to California in the 1920s.Frederick built a home for he and Grace at 159 Rivo Alto on Naples Island, CA, sometime b4 the earthquake of 1933 (?).Apparently, after Frederick died, Grace moved to Big Bear area in the 1940-50s and owned the Big Bear Lake Sporting Goods, and Bowling Alley, where son Wilfred "Bill" WIRTH lived.Grace and Frederick had three children:
Wilfred John Friedrich WIRTH (b. 1905?; d.1950-52) lived in Ventura, California, after moving from Chicago."Bill" was a "reed musician" who purportedly played with the Dorsey Big Band after a short stint in the US Army Air Corps; is buried in the Ventura cemetery with a Sax on the grave plate.Grace WIRTH is also buried there.Grace owned the Ocean View Motel in Ventura before dying.
Phillip WIRTH died childless (per Nancy WIRTH) in Lake Tahoe, California in 2003?
Sheldon WIRTH married Madeleine TODD of the Mary Todd LINCOLN clan and had 2 children (Nancy Marjorie WIRTH, lives in Menlo Park, California; Gerald Frederick WIRTH, died 1981, Buffalo, NY, childless?).
"Bill" WIRTH married Francis LaVergne NEVILIER.
Henri Louis NEUVILLIER changed his name to NEVILIER upon arrival in the US.Henri was born 1/23/1834 in Alsace-Lorraine, FR, and emigrated at 14 in 1848 to the US.Henri Louis is listed as Blacksmith & Farmer who married Honora CUTTER (b. 7/28/18) in 1857 and had 10 children: Mary J (b. 10/30/1860); Louis H (b. 10/31/1863); Eva H. R. (b. 11/8/1864); Edson J (b. 1/8/1867); Frank V. (b. 1/22/68); George William (b. 12/14/1871, IL), Henry S. (b. 10/1/74); Frederick S. (b. 11/10/1876) + 2 more, according to The Past and The Present of Lake County, IL (1877) William LeBaron & Co., Chicago, Sec. 35, T.O. Gilmer or Gilman, p394.
Alexander NISH (MacNEISH clan, Scotland) and Sarah J. BUTLER of Iowa (parents born in Ireland) had Margaret, Mary Elizabeth, plus more children.
George William NEVILIER George worked for Edison as a Special Telephone Inspector in Chicago and married Mary Elizabeth NISH (MacNEISH; b.11/13/1879, Iowa; d. 9/10/1947, Los Angeles) and had three children: Byron Francis, Francis LaVergne and Gordon.
Francis LaVergne NEVILIER married "Bill" WIRTH and had one child, Bryce Nevilier WIRTH (b.7/12/1932, Burbank, California; d. 8/19/1960, Ventura, CA).