Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 313  Street: Miami Name: gone - see 315 Miami
Built: 1911 before Sec: 23 Sub:  Lot: 
#Owners: 1 Original Use: Residential Current Use: torn down
Original Owner: Gustav Worz Date Fr:  Date To: 
Owner 1:  Date Fr 1:  Date To 1: 
1975 Owner:   
Story 1: 1911-12 Directory of Miami opposite Rugby: Howard Worz (Luella) machinist
Story 2: Gus Worz probably acquired this property in or before 1915.  He was the son of Martin Worz who "arrived in New York from Germany about 1840.  He carried a certificate of completion of the trade of tinsmith from Wurtenberg.  In Melrose, New York, he married a German girl, Eloise Kummel, who died giving birth to his son, Joseph.  He then went to Cincinnati and married Margretha Schrorey or Schorr, also a German.  She was the mother of Gustav A. Worz (1856-1941).  The exact year they came to the Milford area is not known.  Martin Worz died in 1876 and his wife passed on in 1893."  (from the book about Milford, Bridge to the Past, by the Milford Historical Society.)  The Worz/Achor family home at 140 Wooster Pike was built by Gus Worz about 1889.  The house burned down to the ground soon after it was built but Gus had it rebuilt exactly the same.  Robert Achor's parents purchased the house from Gus in 1915.  (The mortgage loan was recorded at the Milford Savings and Loan Company.)  The house next door was owned by Gus' half brother, Joseph, a blacksmith (like his father) in Montauk  It may have been at this time that Gus moved to 313 Miami. (Information from Robert L. Achor, great grandson of Martin Worz.  There is much more information about the family from Robert Achor in the Worz file.)
Story 3: Howard M. Worz died 20 July 1945, buried in Section 17 of Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford OH, George Monroe Funeral Home.  Eva Worz was born in Linwood OH, 20 March 1853 and died 9 March 1885, aged 31 years.  Gustav Worz died 29 April 1941, Monroe (Evans) Funeral Home.  His wife, Helen E. Worz, was born 6 October 1882 and died 9 May 1968, aged 85 years, Craver Funeral Home.  All three are buried in Section 9 of Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford OH. 
1939 Map: Worz
1942 Map: Gus Worz 
1951/3 Map: Gus Worz