California Obituaries - 1899 - Caspar Wirtz

Death of Caspar Wirtz

Shortly before 12 o'clock to-day, Caspar Wirtz, aged 76 years, 7 months and 2 days, died at the home of M. Popp at the Junction.

Deceased was a native of Switzerland but came to California while quite a young man. He followed mining in El Dorado county for a number of years, but becoming too aged to work with the pick and shovel went into farming. During recent year he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Popp in Chico, and by them was given every care that his advanced age made necessary.

He was never married, but leaves a niece at Davisville, one at Sacramento and a nephew at Placerville. These relatives have been notified, and are expected to arrive in Chico to-morrow evening. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon. - Chico Enterprise.

Deceased will be better remembered by our older residents as the proprietor of the old City Gardens property, near this city, where he resided for many years. The relatives referred to in thearticle, are Mrs. W. B. Hammil, of Davisville, Mrs. C. Hunger, of Sacramento, and Ferdinand Wirtz of this city.

Source: The Mountain Democrat (Placerville, El Dorado County, California) Feb 4, 1899, Page 1