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Dr. John E. Wurm

Male 1878 - 1945  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name John E. Wurm 
    Title Dr. 
    Born Nov 1878  Bingham Township, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Bingham Township, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Bingham Township, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education 1902  Graduated from University of Guelph Veterinary College Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Michigan Avenue, Pigeon, Winsor Township, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1935  Sebewaing, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1940  Michigan Avenue, Pigeon, Winsor Township, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Jun 1945  Scheurer Hospital, Pigeon, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 66y 
    Cause: coronary thrombosis 
    Buried Colfax Cemetery, Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12258  All
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2012 

    Father John Wurm,   b. 30 Dec 1850, Berlin, Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1914, Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Katherine Hoffmeyer,   b. Dec 1859, Strathroy, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1948, Schilling Nursing Home, Pigeon, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1876  at Daniel Wurm farm, Bingham Township, Huron Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3296  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Elizabeth Munroe,   b. 19 Dec 1868, Elgin County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1928, Sebewaing, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1906  Millersburg, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2008 
    Family ID F3299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lulu Goulet,   b. 1 Jun 1888, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947, 1301 McKinley, Caseville, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1929  Pigeon, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F3300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Nov 1878 - Bingham Township, Huron County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Bingham Township, Huron County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Bingham Township, Huron County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1902 - Graduated from University of Guelph Veterinary College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jan 1906 - Millersburg, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Michigan Avenue, Pigeon, Winsor Township, Huron County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Sep 1929 - Pigeon, Huron County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Sebewaing, Huron County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Michigan Avenue, Pigeon, Winsor Township, Huron County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 66y - 7 Jun 1945 - Scheurer Hospital, Pigeon, Huron County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Colfax Cemetery, Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    1900 census - Ubly Village, Bingham Township, Huron County, Michigan (Family #171)
    1900 census - Ubly Village, Bingham Township, Huron County, Michigan (Family #171)
    Family of John and Catharine Wurm
    1920 Census - John E. and Sarah Wurm
    1920 Census - John E. and Sarah Wurm
    Michigan Avenue, Pigeon Village, Winsor Township, Huron County, Michigan

    Headstones
    WURM, John E. and Sarah E.
    WURM, John E. and Sarah E.
    WURM, John E.
    WURM, John E.

    Histories
    Dr. John E. Wurm
    Dr. John E. Wurm

  • Notes 
    • August 12, 1926:
      "Henry Ford, the world's richest man, was a Sebewaing visitor Monday afternoon, having driven over from Harbor Beach where he is staying at his summer home. He called on Ford garages in Huron County and spent about an hour with Dr. J. E. Wurm here. Mr. Ford commented on the good appearance of Sebewaing and on the excellent farming lands surrounding the community."
      - From the Port Huron Times Herald, August 12, 1926.

      J. E. Wurm was President of Farmers and Merchants State Bank and President & General Manager of Sebewaing Brewing Company at the time of his death.


      http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/ccc1934%20(e)/issues/07-06-1934_1.pdf

      CASS CITY CHRONICLE - FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1934

      Dr. Wurm Not a Candidate, He Says

      Dr. J. E. Wurm, whose candidacy for state senator from this district was tentatively announced several weeks ago, has definitely withdrawn from the race. Besides supervising the extensive business of the automobile firm of J. E. Wurm and Co. and the Scenic Oil Co., he owns and personally looks after several farms and the press of his diversified business has prompted him in announcing his withdrawal.

      Dr. Wurm is quoted in the Sebewaing Blade as saying: "Never having personally made an announcement of my candidacy, I feel I will not be displeasing my many friends who had urged me to become a candidate, to all of whom I am grateful for their interest in urging me to consent to run. But I have taken on new responsibilities recently, which demand my personal attention, and which, together with my business interests in general, would suffer were I to enter the primary campaign. So I am out of it for good."

      Dr. Wurm's withdrawal up to the present time, leaves Samuel H. Pangburn, Verona township farmer and chairman of the Huron County Republican committee, alone in the field for the office.

    Died:
    • http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/search/

      Cass City Chronicle – Friday, June 15, 1945 Page Four

      Oak Bluff Breezes
      Grief and sorrow have again come to Oak Bluff this week, this time in the sudden and unexpected death of Dr. J. E. Wurm, one of our best known and respected members. This is the second such loss we have had during the past year, Dr. M.M. Wickware having passed away late last fall. Both men were self educated and self made, having reached their places of responsibility and respect through their own efforts and abilities, and their passing has dealt the association a serious blow, from which it will not soon recover. Both men will be greatly missed.

      Dr. Wurm was a former director and secretary of the Cass City Summer Home club for several years, having been a member of the club since 1935. This past season he remodelled his cottage into a permanent home and with Mrs. Wurm spent the entire winter here. It was his desire and plan to retire from business and spend more time here but war and national problems had prevented this and he was active and vigorous up almost to the time of his death last Thursday.

      Dr. Wurm was born and reared on a farm near Ubly, spent several winters of his early manhood in the lumbering business in northern Michigan and about the turn of the century decided to enter the University of Toronto. [Error - see note below.] He graduated from the university in 1902 in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and practiced his profession in Elkton and Pigeon until 1924. In that year he entered the automobile business in Pigeon, later selling his Ford franchise and taking over the General Motors agency in Sebewaing and Unionville. Both of these ventures were very successful financially and in 1936 he dipsosed of the automobile business to become manager of the Sebewaing Brewing Co., a position which he did not seek and which was thrust upon him. Like all his efforts, he lifted this concern from a bad financial condition to a prosperous and going business. About three years ago he was elected a director of the Farmers’ and Merchants’ State Bank of Sebewaing and later was chosen its president. He has always been active in all civic affairs in whatever town he has been located, was an active member of Rotary and past president of the Sebewaing chapter, a member of the Masonic order, and a former director of the Michigan Tourists association. He was widely and favorably known throughout the state, especially the Upper Thumb section and he will be greatly missed by a host of friends, particularly those here at Oak Bluff who knew him best.

      NOTE: University of Guelph Alumni Affairs confirms that Dr. John E. Wurm actually graduated from the University of Guelph, not the University of Toronto, in 1902. At the time of his registration at U of G, John's residence was listed as Ubley, Michigan.

  • Sources 
    1. [S069243] Private.




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