WERTGEN, PALATINE TO WERT IN NY/NJ
Can anyone connect to these surnames??
WERTGEN, WERTCHEN, WIRTGEN, AND WIRTGES TO WERT, and maybe other variations here in America. This family had roots near NEUWIEDAT 5450 Niederbieber (2 km. n. of Neuwied; church books began 1655 and at 5455 RENGSDORF 4 KM. FURTHER N.;Church books begin in 1677.The great grandfather of the emigrant was Thonges Wirtgen.You mentioned a Runkle/Runckel connection:Wilhelm Wirtgen d. at Segendorf and was buried at N.B. 30May1713, age 45 years old.Anna Catharina, wid. of Wilhelm Wirtgen at Seg., md. 29Nov1714 Peter Runckel/Runkle, schoolmaster in Segendorf. (All the preceding data from the Niederbieber Church Book.Wilhelm Wertgen…at least two generations down had a son Wilhelmus or Wilhelm Wertgen.Emigrant:Wilhelmus Wertgen was first noted in American records in the NY City Ref. Church in 1733.On 05Jan1749, William Waertegen, yeoman of Amwell Township, sold 2 acres there to Jacob Quick (Rutgers University Library, Manuscripts, Indentures Collection , Drawer 5).William 1 and Christian 2 Wertchend were both naturalized together on 20Aug1755 (NJ Naturalizations).The children of Wilhelmus Wertgen and his wife Anna Christiana (she was a daughter of Arnold Ruscheidt at Elscheit; married first to Andreas Kleinmann at Elscheit…1. Christian, 2. Anna Magdalena, 3. Johann Philip, and 4. Anna Gertraud.Specifics only on Christian and Johann Philip:CHRISTIAN B. 04Jul1724.He was naturalized with is father in NJ in 1755.JOHANN PHILIP B. 09Feb1731 in NJ.There was an early Johann Henrich Wirtgen b. Aug1699 in one of these lines…check records, maybe LDS, on records for the Parish of HONNEFELD.Also an earlier Christian Wirtgen.