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  • ID: I1561
  • Name: Joseph SHIRTZ
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 29 NOV 2013
  • Event: Note
  • Note: According to a Town of Clermont History, "The only house on the south side of the West Road was built by a painter and wagon-maker named Joseph Shirts, who for many years drove the mail, his horse Tiger was well known. Joseph Shirts was a very strong Democrat."
  • Birth: 21 APR 1816
  • Baptism: 02 JUN 1816 St. Thoms Luth. Ch., Churchtown, Columbia, New York
  • Note: No father is shown 1 2 3
  • Occupation: wagonmaker, tavern/inn keeper, mail carrier, farmer, master painter
  • Residence: West Road, Clermont, Columbia, New York
  • Census: 1860 Clermont, Columbia, New York
  • Note: age 41, with Hellen (sic) age 37, Mary C. age 9, Andrew age 6 4
  • Event: Civil War
  • Note: More research is needed to confirm that this is the Joseph Schurtz who served in the Union army, 7th Regiment, New York Infantry (New Organization). 5
  • Census: 1865 Clermont, Columbia, New York
  • Note: and was taxed on liquor 6
  • Census: 1870 Clermont, Columbia, New York
  • Note: age 54, with Lany, Mary C., Andrew 7
  • Death: AFT 1888
  • Burial: Plot #37 in Clermont Cemetery, Clermont, Columbia, New York
  • Note: Reginald Coons has photos of St. Luke's Church, where Joseph Shirts, Laney Rifenburg and Anna E. H. Shirts are buried. 8 9 10

    Father: Joseph SHIRTZ M.D. b: 16 SEP 1788
    Mother: Eva SHOWERMAN b: 23 APR 1788

    Marriage 1 Lena REIFFENBERG b: BEF 03 AUG 1821 in Columbia, New York
    • Married: 30 DEC 1848 in Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Germantown, Columbia, New York 11 12
    1. Has Children Mary Catherine SHIRTS b: 06 NOV 1850 in Germantown, Columbia, New York
    2. Has Children Andrew Peter SHIRTZ b: 04 SEP 1854 in New York
    3. Has No Children Anna E. H. SHIRTZ b: 1863

    1. Title: Church of the Latter Day Saints/
      Abbrev: LDS data
      Page: "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 07 Jan 2013), Eva Showerman in entry for Joseph Shirtz Showerman, 21 Apr 1816; citing reference , FHL microfilm 974.739 C1 V26C.
    2. Title: Church records
      Abbrev: Church records
      Page: St. Thomas Luth. Ch. Churchtown, Columbia County, NY #2429
    3. Title: E-mail message, Subject: Family records
      Abbrev: E-mail
      Page: Columbia County researcher, rec'd 6 Jan 2013
    4. Title: Census
      Abbrev: Census
      Page: 1860
    5. Title: Ancestry Web Site
      Page: M551 roll 125 - US Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865
    6. Title: Census
      Abbrev: Census
      Page: U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008
    7. Title: Census
      Abbrev: Census
      Page: 1870
    8. Title: Settlers and Residents, Vol. 2, Part 1, Town of Clermont 1756-1899
      Abbrev: Clermont history 1756-1899
      Page: p. 325
    9. Title: Settlers and Residents (of Columbia County, NY)
      Abbrev: Settlers and Residents
      Page: Vol. 2, Part 1, p. 325
    10. Title: The Genealogy of Reginald W. Coon
      Abbrev: Reginad Coon book
      Author: Reginald W. Coon
      Publication: Stanfordville, NY, abt 2000
    11. Title: Kinship publications
      Abbrev: Kelly (Kinship)
      Author: Kelly, Arthur M.
      Publication: Kinship, Rhinebeck, NY
      Page: Pub. Code 025, p. 2249
    12. Title: Church records
      Abbrev: Church records
      Page: #2249, per Susan Mulvey. Columbia County researcher
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