Research by Linda Fluharty.

     Henry Wurtzbacher [various spellings of this name] mustered in 19 Feb 1863 [AG summary records say 1864]; mustered out 8 July 1865. Received a pension, certificate #660.078. Widow, Margaret (Martin/Marten) Wurzbacher, received a pension following his death in 1896, certificate #423.756. She was born 25 May 1837 and died 2 Dec 1909.

1880 Census, 4th Ward, Ohio County, W. Va.
Henry Wertzbaker, 60, Works in glass house, b Germany, parents b Germany
Margarett, 45, wife, keeps house, b Germany, parents b Germany
Elizabeth, 16, b W. Va.
Mary, 14, b W. Va.
Willie, 12, b W. Va.
Sophia, 11, b W. Va.
Amelia, 8, b W. Va.
Josephine, 6, b W. Va.
George, 9 months, b W. Va.

1890 Census of Veterans and Widows: WERTZBERGER, Henry, Private, Company "H", 1 WV Cav. Enlisted 1863; discharged 1865; length, 1-6-0. Address: Wheeling, WV.

Some of the children:
Henry August, b 17 Mar 1854, Germany; m Amelia Kurtz; d 18 Nov 1928
Katherine Wurtzbacher, b 15 May 1861; m Jos. Kaltenbach; d 8 Jan 1944
Elizabeth Margaret, b 13 Feb 1864; m Geo. Kaltenbach; d 17 Oct 1944
Mary, b 15 May 1868; m Adam Kaltenbach; d 09 Jan 1944
William, b 10 Jun 1869; m Minnie Nicholson; d 24 Jan 1930
Josephine W., b 22 Apr 1877; m -- Committee; d 24 Jan 1959
Charles Henry, b 17 Apr 1859; m ---; d 21 Mar 1936


Wheeling Register, Feb 8, 1896

WURTZBACHER-On Thursday, February 6th 1896 at 11:04 a.m., Henry Wurtzbacher, in his 77th year. - Funeral from his late residence No. 1126 Baltimore street, on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends of the family invited to attend. Interment at Peninsula cemetery.

NOTE: On 30 June 1928, the remains of Henry and Margaret Wurtzbacher were removed from Peninsula Cemetery in Wheeling to the Greenwood Cemetery on National Road, Wheeling. Not 100% certain about the identity of the Henry but his widow Margaret was moved on that date and it seems likely that he was the Henry who was moved with her.