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John Michael Durr

John Michael Durr

Male 1797 - 1887  (90 years)

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  • Name John Michael Durr 
    Born 4 Feb 1797  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jul 1887  Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mt. Zion Cemetery, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9644  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 

    Father John George Durr,   b. Abt 1758, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1827, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Dorothea Ring,   b. Abt 1765, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1841, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1778 
    Family ID F68  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane Alexander,   b. 25 Dec 1805, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1870, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Michael Durr,   b. 9 Nov 1839, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1905, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. William Yeager Durr,   b. 26 Jul 1842, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1905, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Martha Melvina Durr,   b. 4 Jan 1845, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1911, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Thomas George Durr,   b. 20 Sep 1850, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1892, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F4259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Burial: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jefferson County, KY
      Religion: Lutheran

      Family tradition has it that Michael Durr and his brother George came to Kentucky from Pennsylvania. They married Kentucky girls. The 1850 census, however, lists both Michael and George as born in Kentucky, and the 1860 census lists his birthplace as Pennsylvania. In 1850, two of their sisters, Mary Durr, age 50, and Sarah Durr, age 48, were living with George and family.

      In the 1840 Federal Census Michael Durr is enumerated in Jefferson County, Kentucky (one male under five, one male 40-50, one female under five, one 5-10, one 10-15, one 15-20, and one 30-40.)

      In the 1850 Federal Census Michael Durr, 53, and Mary Durr, 41, are enumerated in District One, Jefferson County, Kentucky, with E.S., 22, M. J., 16, S. B., 13, J. M., 10, W. Y., 9, M. M., 5, and D. R., 3.

      n the 1860 Federal Census Michael Durr, 60, and Mary Durr, 50, are enumerated in District Two (Middletown Post Office), Jefferson County, Kentucky, with Susannah, 22, John, 20, William, 18, Robert, 13, and Martha, 15.

      In the 1870 Federal Census Michaeal Durr, 70, retired farmer, born Pennsylvania, mother of foreign birth, value of real estate $4500, value of personal estate $800, is enumerated in Middletown, Jefferson County, Kentucky, with Wm. Y Durr, 26, farmer, born Kentucky, value of personal estate $1000, and Sarah Durr, 25, keeps house, Mary E. Durr, 3, Edward Durr, 1, David R. Durr, 23, farmer, value of personal estate $700, and Amanda Durr, 21, David and Amanda married in July of the previous year, and all of the latter born Kentucky.

      In the 1880 Federal Census Michael Durr, 80, farmer, born Pennsylvania (father born Pennsylvania, mother in Germany) and Ann Durr, 44, are enumerated in Middletown, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

      Spouse: Mary Jane ALEXANDER
      Birth: 25 Dec 1805, Kentucky
      Death: 25 Feb 187020
      Father: Joseph ALEXANDER
      Marriage: 17 Mar 1824, Jefferson County, KY21

      Children:
      Dorothy Ann (1825-1915)
      Elizabeth Sarah (1826-?)
      Amanda Catherine (1833-1833)
      Mary Jane (1834-?)
      Susanna Bethsaida (1837-1909)
      John Michael (1839-1905)
      William Yeager (1842-1905)
      Martha Melvina (1843-1911)
      David Robert (1847-1908)

      Other spouses: Ann WALKER