NameTheophilus Herman Wirtner
BirthJan 11, 1881, Cambria County, Pa.
DeathSep 18, 1960, Clearfield Township, Cambria County, Pa.
BurialSt. Benedict's Church Cemetery, Carrolltown, Pa.
FatherJohn Baptist Wirtner (1837-1931)
MotherCatherine Farabaugh (1842-1928)
Notes for Theophilus Herman Wirtner
Theophilus was raised in White Township, Cambria County, Pa. When he was 9 months old, "T.H." was stricken with infantily paralysis for a two month period. In his youth, he cooked in logging camps in White and Chest Townships. He later taught school in Barr Township, was a tool grinder in the local steel mills, worked as a crane operator, and worked in the coalmines near Patton. T.H. was also a photographer in Hastings and Johnstown before his purchase of the Patton Studio from a W. D. Kennedy. He operated the studio for over fifteen years, and had his home near St. Mary's Cemetery there.

T.H. was shot dead at the age of 79 by a man who entered his home and demanded car keys. His death certificate indicates that he was attacked in his home in Clearfield Township at 7 AM. He incurred a shot wound to the abdomen that caused a massive intra-dominal hemorrage, and that he also suffered a stab wound in the back.
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