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Johann Adam Dörr Family

Johann Adam Dörr

JOHANN ADAM DÖRR, son of Christoph Dörr and Maria Elisabeth (Feußner) Dörr
born: 24 Feb 1774 in Rüdigheim, Amöneburg, Mainz, Prussia, Holy Roman Empire
died: 01 May 1841 at the age of  in Niederklein, Kirchhain, Hesse, German Confederation
married: 1st MARGARETA GRUß on 15 Jan 1799 in Niederklein, Amöneburg, Mainz, Holy Roman Empire.
married: 2nd MARIA NAHRGANG on 11 Sep 1817 in Kerchhain, Hesse-Cassel, German Confederation

MARGARETA GRUß, daughter of Johannes Gruß and Anna Maria (Unknown) Gruß
born: 01 Apr 1779 in Niederklein, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hessen, Germany
died: 02 May 1817 at the age of 38 in Niederklein, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hessen, Germany.

MARIA NAHRGANG, daughter of Wendelinus “Wenzel” Nahrgang and Elisabeth (Falcker) Nahrgang 
born: 17 Aug 1787 in Niederklein, Amöneburg, Mainz, Holy Roman Empire
died: 18 Nov 1852 at the age of 65 in Niederklein, Kirchhain, Hesse-Cassel, Prussia, Holly Roman Empire

Johann Adam Dörr Story

Johann Adam Dörr was a brickmaker. In 1838, the family lived in Niederklein, in house number 105. Besides the house, they also owned a brick oven that was the family business, a brick making “factory”, which was in the garden.

During Helen (Moeller) Franzen’s trip to Germany in 2002 to Niederklein, she took a picture of Johann Adam Dörr’s home and wrote: “Home of Johann Adam Dörr. My great great grandfather. His was one of 3 houses in Niederklein not destroyed by fire in the 1800’s. 12/3/02 Right side is house, left side was the barn part.”  

The community of Niederklein was mostly destroyed by fire on September 18, 1697, except for a few houses [see my post on Niederklein].

"Home of Johann Adam Doerr. His was one of 3 houses in Niederklein not destroed by fire in the 180's. Right side is house, left side was the barn part." Helen Franzen, 3 Dec 2002
"Home of Johann Adam Doerr. His was one of 3 houses in Niederklein not destroyed by fire in the 1800's. Right side is house, left side was the barn part." Helen Franzen, 3 Dec 2002

I assume that one of the three homes not destroyed by the fire on September 18, 1697 was later owned by Johann Adam Dörr.  [Helen Franzen comments on her photo that the fire was in the 1800’s. Perhaps there is more than one fire, however I’m speculating the home was built before the 1697 fire and is one of the few homes that survived.]

Holger Koch, (a German cousin) wrote that Johann Adam Dörr had seventeen children; eleven children by his first wife, Margareta Gruß, and six children by his second wife Maria Nahrgang, although I was unable to identify all of them. His younger three adult children, Elizabeth, Wilhelm and Christian emigrated to America.

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Johann Adam Dörr and Margareta (Gruß) Dörr Children

  1. MARIE ELISABETH DÖRR (daughter of Johann Adam Dörr and Margareta Gruß Dörr) was born on 25 Dec 1799 in Niederklein, Amöneburg, Mainz, Prussia, Holy Roman Empire. She died on 05 Sep 1868 at the age of 68 in Prussia.
  2.  ELISABETH DÖRR (daughter of Johann Adam Dörr and Margareta Gruß Dörr) was born on 30 Jun 1801 in Niederklein, Amöneburg, Mainz, Prussia, Holy Roman Empire. She died on 23 Mar 1809 at the age of 7 in Confederation of the Rhine (Germany), most likely in Niederklein. 
  3. MARGARETHE DÖRR (daughter of Johann Adam Dörr and Margareta Gruß Dörr) was born on 02 Mar 1803 in Niederklein, Amöneburg, Mainz, Prussia, Holy Roman Empire. She died on 05 Jan 1858 at the age of 54 in German Confederation (Germany). 
  4. ANNA ELISABETH DÖRR (daughter of Johann Adam Dörr and Margareta Gruß Dörr) was born on 03 Oct 1804 in Niederklein, Amöneburg, Mainz, Prussia, Holy Roman Empire. She died on 07 Mar 1858 at the age of 53. 
  5. JOHANNES DÖRR (son of Johann Adam Dörr and Margareta Gruß Dörr) was born on 27 Oct 1807 in Niederklein, Kirchhain, Marburg, Werra, Westphalia, Confederation of the Rhine. He died on 17 Nov 1854 at the age of 47 in Amöneburg, Kirchhain, Oberhessen, Hesse-Cassel, German Confederation.
  6. MARIA DÖRR (daughter of Johann Adam Dörr and Margareta Gruß Dörr) was born on 16 Aug 1813 in Niederklein, Kirchhain, Marburg, Werra, Westphalia, Prussia, Confederation of the Rhine. She died on 01 Feb 1817 at the age of 3, most likely in Niedeerklein. 
  7. JOHANNES HEINRICH DÖRR (son of Johann Adam Dörr and Margareta Gruß Dörr) was born on 23 Apr 1815 in Niederklein, Kirchhain, Marburg, Werra, Westphalia, Confederation of the Rhine. He died on 17 Feb 18861 at the age of 70 in Amöneburg, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, North German Confederation3. He married ELISABETH KOCH. She was born on 31 Jul 1815 in Niederklein, Kirchhain, Upper Hesse, Hesse, German Confederation. She died on 29 Apr 1882 at the age of 66 in Niederklein, Kirchhain, Cassel, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia. More About Johannes Heinrich Dörr: b: 23 Mar 1815 in Niederklein, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hessen, Germany. [Ancestor of distant cousin Holger Koch who provided birth date and alternate death date of 15 Feb 1886 for Johannes Heinrich Dörr in a letter to Art & Mildred Moellers dated 22.05.1999.]
  8. EBERHARD DÖRR (son of Johann Adam Dörr and Margareta Gruß Dörr) was born on 02 Jan 1817 in Niederklein, Kirchhain, Marburg, Werra, Westphalia, Confederation of the Rhine. He died about 1817. 
  9. UNKNOWN DÖRR (child of Johann Adam Dörr and Margareta Gruß Dörr).
  10. UNKNOWN DÖRR (child of Johann Adam Dörr and Margareta Gruß Dörr).
  11. UNKNOWN DÖRR (child of Johann Adam Dörr and Margareta Gruß Dörr 

Johann Adam Dörr and Maria (Nahrgang) Dörr Children

  1. JOHANNES DÖRR (son of Johann Adam Dörr and Maria Nahrgang Dörr) was born on 04 Sep 1819 in Niederklein, Kirchhain, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia. He died before 1909.
  2. ANNA KATHARINA DÖRR (daughter of Johann Adam Dörr and Maria Nahrgang Dörr) was born on 17 Jan 1821 in Niederklein, Kirchhain, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia. She died before 1911.
  3. UNKNOWN DÖRR (child of Johann Adam Dörr and Maria Nahrgang Dörr). 
  4. ELIZABETH DÖRR (daughter of Johann Adam Dörr and Maria Nahrgang Dörr) was born on 29 Jul 1824 in Niederklein, Kirchhain, Marburg, German Confederation. She died on 04 Sep 1895 at the age of 71 in Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. She married HENRY RUEHL I. He was born on 28 Feb 1828 in Hesse-Darmstadt, German Confederation. He died on 24 Jun 1903 at the age of 75 in Cooper, Webster County, Iowa, USA. This is my 3rd great-aunt and an ancestor I will follow.
  5. WILHELM HEINRICH DÖRR (son of Johann Adam Dörr and Maria Nahrgang Dörr) was born on 28 May 1828 in Niedernklein, Kirchhain, Upper Hesse, German Confederation. He died on 17 Sep 1886 at the age of 58 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. He married MARY ANN “ANNA” DRUFNER on 02 Jun 1850 in Philadelphia, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA. She was born on 26 Jul 1826 in Wurtenburg, Roghwil, German Confederation. She died on 23 Feb 1908 at the age of 81 in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, USA. This is my 2nd great-grandfather an ancestor I will follow.
  6. CHRISTIAN “CHRIS” DÖRR (son of Johann Adam Dörr and Maria (Nahrgang) Dörr) was born on 03 Mar 1830 in Niederklein, Kirchhain, Upper Hesse, Hesse, German Confederation. He died on 13 Aug 1898 at the age of 68 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA. He married JANE LOUISE (UNKNOWN). She was born in 1834 in Manhattan, New York, New York County, New York, USA. She died on 20 Jun 1889 at the age of 55 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA. Although Christian and Jane had no children, he is an ancestor I will follow.

Citation:

  1. Death Certificate for Johann Heinrich Dörr, Father: Johann Adam Dörr, Mother: Margaretha Dörr; Name:Heinrich Dörr; Death Place: Amoneneburg, Hessen, Deutschland; Certificate Number 7. Ancestry.com, Hesse, Germany, Deaths, 1851-1958 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Personenstandsregister Sterberegister; Bestand: 915; Laufende Nummer: 267. .

Disclosure:
The family Information was retrieved from a variety of family trees, webgens and family stories. I will note citations as appropriate and hope the information assists you in your research, but please do not use this as proven evidence. Feedback is welcome!

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