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Peter Kurtz

Male Abt 1812 - 1868


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  • Name  Peter Kurtz  [1
    Born  Abt 1812  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Moved  Between 1845 and 1849  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The date Peter and his family moved to Iowa has been determined by reported birth locations of several of his children. His son, Miles, died in 1850 and was buried in Loper Cemetery, Des Moines County, Iowa; Peter's son, William Alfred Kurtz, was born in 1845 in Pennsylvania, and John P. Kurtz was born in 1849 in Iowa.
    Census  1850  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (Peter "Kurts" was listed as living with his wife, Elizabeth, and children: George, Isabel, Solomon, William Alfred, and John "Kurts":) Line Number: 16, Dwelling Number: 168, Family Number: 177: Peter Kurts, age 38, male, occupation farmer, value of real estate $600, born in Pennsylvania
    Iowa State Census  1856  Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (Married to Elizabeth, living with her and children: G. W., Elizabeth, Isabel, Solomon F., W. J?. (William Alfred), John P., James, and "G.K."? "Kurts":) Line number: 11, dwelling number: 39, family number: 39: Peter Kurts, age 44, male, married, had lived 8 years in Iowa, born in Pennsylvania, occupation farmer, native voter (male) available for militia, 35 acres of unimproved land, acres of meadow: 22; tons of hay: 5; bushels of grass seed: 1/2; acres of spring wheat: 8; bushels harvested: 112; acres of oats: 3; bushels harvested: 136; acres of corn: 8; bushels harvested: 400; acres of potatoes: 1/2; bushels harvested: 75; number of hogs sold: 7; value of hogs sold: $68; pounds of butter manufactured: 150; pounds of wool: 33
    Census  1860  Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (Living with his wife, Elizabeth, and children: George, Isabel, Solomon, Alfred, John, James, Erica, and Elias "Kurts":) Line Number: 7, Dwelling Number: 814, Family Number: 814: Peter Kurts, age 47, male, occupation farmer, value of real estate $1300, value of personal estate $470, born in Pennsylvania
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Des Moines County, Iowa, Cemetery Information  [2
    • Peter Kuntz; Born: (none); Died: June 19, 1868; Age: 56 years; Notes: (Note: This is "Kurtz"); Line Number: 207; Hawkeye Cemetery; Huron Township
    Died  19 Jun 1868  Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Buried  Hawkeye Cemetery, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Person ID  I7222  All Families
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 

    Family  Elizabeth Fairchild,   b. 16 Jun 1819, Luzerne, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1873, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1837  Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Peter and Elizabeth (Fairchild) Kurtz's grave is located at Hawkeye Cemetery in Des Moines County, Iowa (it also lists information about their son, John, and daughter, Elizabeth). The epitaph on the stone is: "Peter Kurtz, Died June 19, 1868, aged 56 years; Elizabeth Fairchild, his wife, Died January 31, 1873, aged 53 years 7 months, 15? days; John P. Kurtz Died December 14, 1887, aged 37 years, 11 months; Mrs. E.A. Moyers, 1840-1927"
    The Headstone of Peter and Elizabeth (Fairchild) Kurtz, Their Son, John Peter Kurtz, and Their Daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Kurtz) Moyers
    The Headstone of Peter and Elizabeth (Fairchild) Kurtz, Their Son, John Peter Kurtz, and Their Daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Kurtz) Moyers
    Children 
    >1. George Washington Kurtz,   b. 6 Jul 1838, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1927, Chautauqua County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Elizabeth Ann Kurtz,   b. 31 May 1840, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1927, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Isabelle Kurtz,   b. 21 Jun 1842, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1934, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Solomon Fairchild Kurtz,   b. 29 Mar 1844, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1921, Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. William Alfred Kurtz,   b. 28 Sep 1845, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1924
     6. Miles Gerris Kurts,   b. 6 Apr 1848, Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1850, Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. John Peter Kurtz,   b. 3 Dec 1850, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1887
     8. James Anderson Kurtz,   b. 24 Mar 1852, Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >9. Ezra Cornelius Kurtz,   b. 18 Dec 1854, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1933, Richland, Pulaski County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Ellis Hamilton Kurtz,   b. 31 Mar 1857, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1938, Eagle, Ada County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Edward Kurtz,   b. 13 Jul 1859, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1859, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Martha Elizabeth Kurtz,   b. 22 Oct 1860, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1945, Crossfield, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Leon L. "Lee" Kurtz,   b. 5 Oct 1863, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1939, Boise, Ada County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location
    >14. Otis Jurtz Kurtz,   b. 20 Nov 1865, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1948, Middleton, Canyon County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  1 Mar 2014 
    Family ID  F2375  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; pages 1178-1179; Roll: IA_53

    2. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S366] 1850 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 744 372, Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumerated on September 3, 1850

    4. [S451] 1860 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 113, Sheet Number: 907, Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Post Office: Dodgeville; enumerated on July 5, 1860

    5. [S1299] World Connect - Miller-Kellogg-Bartholomew-Shipe Family Pages: myron2, (last updated: 2005-08-29 04:59:45 UTC (Mon), contact: myron2) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1298] Kurtz, Peter and Elizabeth (Fairchild) and Two Children - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Hawkeye Cemetery in Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "jdrjsr" at the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (web site); Memorials #: 78564S3 & 78565S3) (Reliability: 3).