Charley Wertz, Frank W. Wertz, 9 North 49 West

In 1880 Worth County, Missouri, Charles Wertz is 7, Frank 3, with Mathias 45 and Delilah 43. Sibligs are Edward 16, John 13, Webster 10, Lucy 5, and William 20.

Frank Winfield Wertz was born April 4, 1877 in Grant City, Missouri to Mathias Wertz and Delilah Hair.
Frank W. Wertz and Nannie Warren married in Worth County, Missouri Dec 24, 1897.

In 1900 Frank is in Worth County, Missouri, married two years to Nannie E. with Alta and Alma, both 1.
Frank is a laborer in Worth County in 1910, with Alta and Alma, Ralph E. 9, Myrtle 8,a nd Isaphene 3.

Frank proved up two quarters in 17, 9N 49W in 1914.

Francis Winfield Wertz registered for WWI in Fleming, born April 11, 1877.
In 1920 Logan County, Frank, 42, Nannie E. 40, have Ralph E. 19, Myrtle 18, Isaphene 12, all four born in Missouri, with Viola G. 8, Herbert 5, and WWarren 3, born in Colorado.
Frank is managing a restaurant, Nannie, Viola, Garlon 16, Warren V. 13, and Virginia J. 10 are in Elbert County, Colorado in 1930
In 1940 Frank and Nannie, no occupations, are in Denver. Sons Vernon and Herb are attendants at a filling station - herb marrioed to Nancy 19.

Alma Wertz married Tom "Schrodk" September 27, 1919, recorded in Phillips County.

Alma (Wertz) Schrock 1898-1994 is buried in Fillmore County, Nebraska # 101003022.
Alta Wertz married Joseph Ball Sept 4, 1917, recorded in Logan County.
In 1920 Fleming Colorado, Joseph Ball 33 is a laborer at the grain elevator, Altah Ball is 21, with Bernard J. 2.
All three are in Los Angeles in 1930.
Alta (Wertz) Ball was born Oct 25, 1898 at Grant City, Missouri, and died in Los Angels Nov 15, 1994.

Myrtle Wertz married Benjamin F. Briels Sept 11, 1920, recorded in Logan County.

Ralph E. Wertz 1900-1923 is buried in Fleming # 42171131, on the same stone as Francis 1922-1922.
In 1930 Long Beach, California, Isaphene Toombs is 23, Dewey B. Toombs 31 (Martin Dewey Toombs on later census).

Isaphene Toombs 1907-1989 is buried in Palmdale, California # 89959823, with Martin 1898-1981.
Viola G. Wertz married James M. Knight, Jr. on July 3, 1931, recorded in Adams County, COlorado.
Viola G. Knight is in Elbert County in 1940, married to James M. Knight Jr., a road construction laborer, 32. They have six kids, all born in COlorado.
James and Viola are in Denver in 1947, living at 207 S. Bannock.
She's buried in Wheat Ridge, Colorado 1911-1993, # 140130268, with James 1908-1994.

Herbert Gaylon Wertz was born Jan 17, 1914 at Fleming, and died 1994, buried at Fort Logan, Denver, # 1310841, WWII army Herbert G. Wertz married Nancy Callen Nov 18, 1939, recorded in Denver.
Nancy M. 1920-1992 is also buried there, # 3377092.

Vernon Warren Wertz was born Oct 21, 1916 at Fleming, and died in 2004 in Mesa Arizona, # 65505008, with Ann K. 1916-1995.

Virginia Carter 1920-1979 is buried in Fort Logan # 3340204. Henry Clay Carter was her husband , per one tree.


Matthias Wertz 1835-1916 is buried in Worth County, Missouri, # 52601620.

Charley married Olive Goff, who died in childbirth March 14, 1895 at Plattesille, Iowa, buried in Worth County Honey Grove Cemetery.
FindaGrave # 70867787 has Ollie I. Wertz dying 1895, "she died at the age of 18, one month after giving birth to her 2nd son, Edward " with children Earl Raymond 1894-1918 buried in Taylor County, Iowa, and Edward Grant Wertz 1895-1990 Charley Wertz proved up a quarter in 24, 9N 50W in 1916 - about a mile west of Frank.

Charley Wertz 1871-1948 is buried in Fleming # 145919046, on the same stone as Maude 1874-1963.

Funeral services for Edward Grant Wertz of Fleming will be conducted Wednesday from the Fleming Assembly of God Church, the Rev. Larry D. Kettle of ficiating. Burial will follow in the Fleming cemetery.
Mr. Wertz, 95, died Saturday, June 2, 1990 at a Haxtun nursing home.
He was born Feb. 20, 1895, in Blockton, Iowa, the son of Charley and Olive Goff Wertz, worked on a farm in Missouri where he received his education, then worked on farms in South Dakota, before moving to the Fleming area in 1914, where he married Inez Madora Fulford, Nov. 28. 1916, at the home of her parents.
The couple farmed south of Fleming for several years, then operated a custom corn shelling business and farmed in the 1930s and in the 1940s Mr. Wertz did custom wheat harvesting in Kansas and Colorado, later expanding into a trucking business that he operated for several years.They retired from farming operations in 1962 and moved into Fleming.
Mrs. Wertz died March 22, 1965, and Mr. Wertz later married Iva Price. She died in 1975.
Mr. Wertz served a mayor of Fleming for four years.
He was a charter member of the Fleming Assembly of God Church, which was started in 1932 and in 1898 he received an award for 56 years of ministry in the church.
Mr. Wertz is survived by two sons, Kenneth E. Wertz of Grand Island, Neb., and R. Wayne Wertz of Fleming. three daughters, Arnola Fetzer of Fleming, Shirley Pettes and Carol Stephens, both of Denver; a brother, Murle Wertz of Salt Lake City, Utah; a sister, Mildred Kidwell of Colorado Springs; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
One tree said Maude Netting Chowning w\was born August 1, 1874, and died in Logan County in 1963.
Children of Maude and Charley Wertz:
1. Carl Butler Wertz b 1905
2. Harlan Stanley Wertz b. 1911
3. Merl Wertz b April 23, 1918
4. Burl Raymond Wertz b April 23, 1918 Fleming, CO d June 14, 1918, Fleming, buried in Fleming Cemetery
5. Mildred Elizabeth Wertz b. 1898 m. a Kidwell Charlotte Marie Wertz b 1908 d. 1923 Fleming CO and is buried there.
6. Eliza Geneva Wertz b 1913 d. 1938 m. a Oxnam.


Virginia I. (Irene) Barden Wertz, 65, of Fleming, Co.,died Monday, November 3,1997, at home with her family by her side following a one year bout with cancer. Memorials may he made to LHS Home & Community Care Hospice.
Mrs. Wertz was born August 18, 1932, to Ivan E. and Margaret Haney Barden in Sedgwick County on a farm ten miles south of Sedgwick, Colorado.
In 1934, Mrs. Wertz moved with her parents to Hanna, Wyo., to stake a homestead. Several months later, the family moved hack to the Haxtun community and then to Fleming. Mrs. Wertz attended Fleming, McGinley (at Proctor), and Iliff Elementary Schools, and graduated from Sterling High School in 1950.
Mrs. Wertz then moved to Denver Co., attended Rockmont Bible College and worked for Denham Finance until her marriage to R. Wayne Wertz, Oct., 7, 1951 at Iliff Co. The couple moved to Roswell, N. M., where Mr. Wertz was stationed with the U.S.A.F., and remained there until discharged in 1954. Mrs. Wertz worked as a cashier/receptionist for Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph while at Roswell.
Returning to Fleming, Mr. Wertz continued his trucking and farming operation. Mrs. Wertz was Wertz Grain Co. bookkeeper for ten years and retired from the State of Colorado Employment Service in 1991, after 22 years of service.
Mrs. Wertz was a member of the Fleming Assembly of God Church and served many years as a Sunday School Secretary, pianist, and organist. She was also a member of the Women's Ministries in the church.
Mrs. Wertz was active in CASCD Soil Conservation Auxiliary, holding both State and Regional offices and assisting the local South Platte SCD in various endeavors. Mrs. Wertz was recipient of the 1986 CASCD Woman of the Year Award, and the 1989 CASCD Distinguished Service Award.
Mrs. Wertz had many hobbies she enjoyed. Being a homemaker and mother were first, with sewing, gardening, music and cooking as other interests. She was a women of great compassion and caring for others as she shared flowers from her garden, sent a card of support, gave a needed hug or shared a word of encourage ment with those around her.
Mrs. Wertz is survived by her husband, Wayne; daughters Cynthia and husband Rod Heaston of Bloomfield, N. M., Shareen and husband Tim Dack of New Raymer, Co., Sheila and husband Bob Enriquez of Folsom, Ca.; grandchildren John Rosacker, Matthew Heaston, Collette, Jennifer and Tony Sweet, Rhianon Peterson, Taylor Enriquez; brother Leland Barden and wife Beverly; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Ivan Barden; brother, Wendell Barden; and niece, Lucinda Barden.
Services will be at 10 am. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Fleming Assembly of God Church.

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