Wertz, Wirt, Wuertz, Etc. Families of Pennsylvania, 1400's-1900 - Carolyn C. Choppin . This genealogy is concerned primarily with the ancestry and descendants of Hans Jacob Wurtz, who left the Palatinate and emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1731. The European data concerns his Wurtz lineage and extends back to about 1600. Both male and female lines of descent from Hans Jacob Wurtz are traced in America. In addition, a great deal of data is presented on other families of the Wertz, etc., surnames from the Midwest, Virginia, and North Carolina, whose connection with Hans Jacob Wurtz has not been established. The text is illustrated with a few maps and old family photographs, and there is a very complete index. (1990), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 436 pp.