Friday, November 13, 2015
NEXT STOP -- WIRGES, GERMANY
My 6th great grandfather Johann Adam Hommerich married Anna Manns (my 6th great grandmother) in the town of Wirges, Germany. They both then lived the rest of their lives there.Their son Christian Hommerich (my 5th great grandfather) was born and died in Wirges. Christian's spouse Anna Christina Hober was born in Staudt (a neighboring town) but lived in Wirges after she was married.
Anna and Christian's son Christian (my 4th great grandfather) was born in Moschheim (a neighboring town) but married a woman Anna Maria Bast from Wirges, where they both lived for the rest of their lives. My 3rd great grandfather Johann Adam Homrich also lived his entire life in Wirges. Johann's son Sebastian Homrich was born in Wirges but later immigrated to the U.S. and to Michigan in particular.
So, you can see that a lot of my direct ancestors were either born and/or lived in Wirges, so it was a "no brainer" to want to visit this town while I was visiting my other German ancestral towns.