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Ludwig Dörr Family

Ludwig Dörr

  • born:  about 1615 in Rüdigheim, Amöneburg, Mainz, Prussia, Holy Roman Empire
  • died: between 1647 and 1677 in Prussia, Holy Roman Empire
  • married: Unknown about 1645 in Prussia, Holy Roman Empire  

Ludwig Dörr Children

  1. JOHANNES DÖRR (son of Ludwig Dörr and Unknown Dörr) was born about 1645 in Rüdigheim, Prussia, Holy Roman Empire. He died between 1667-1715 in Prussia, Holy Roman Empire. He married Anna Margarethe Paul on 02 May 1677 in Rüdighelm. She was born about 1647 in Prussia. She died between 1667-1717 in Prussia.
  2. CONRAD DÖRR (son of Ludwig Dörr and Unknown Dörr) was born in 1647 in Rüdigheim, Amöneburg, Mainz, Prussia, Holy Roman Empire. He died on 25 Dec 1718 at the age of 71 in Prussia, Holy Roman Empire. He married Elisabeth before 1679 in Rüdigheim, Amöneburg, Mainz, Prussia, Holy Roman Empire. She was born in 1660 in Kirchhain, Hesse-Cassel, Prussia, Holy Roman Empire. She died on 10 Apr 1717 at the age of 57 in Kirchhain, Hesse-Cassel, Prussia, Holy Roman Empire. This is my 7th great grandfather and an ancestor I will follow


Ludwig Dörr Story

Ludwig Dörr is our first known Dörr ancestor. He was born about 1615 in Rüdigheim and died between prior to 1677 in Prussia. Ludwig’s wife’s name is unknown.1   According to one of our German cousins, who currently lives in Niederklein, the Dörr family roots go back to 1496 in Rüdigheim.

Although little is known about Ludwig and his children, Kirchhain was in Hesse-Cassel and part of the Holy Roman Empire at the time of Ludwig’s birth and most of his life.   He and his family would have been impacted by the 30 years’ war (1618-1648) that was fought from the time he was a young child and into his adulthood. Although they lived in Rüdigheim, who was controlled by Menz, that community was only about 3 ½ miles south of Kirchhain, who was controlled by Hesse. The wars between these two powers had to have impacted this area and our ancestors as well.

The important Hessen and Cologne-Leipzig trade roads made Kirchhain a road hub (and thereby spurred on the town’s further economic development). Its good traffic connections, however, led to Kirchhain being occupied a few times during the Thirty Years’ War, becoming for a time the headquarters of various armies, and thereby having to suffer as troops were billeted in the town. In 1636, about 12,000 to 14,000 soldiers were being housed in and around the town. For the 1,000 or so townsfolk at that time, this was a tremendous burden. Could this have impacted the community of Rüdigheim, only 3 1/2 miles away?



  1. Ossian Festina Families, Doerr Family Tree retrieved online at (Accessed 29 Jun 2019).


  • The City of Amöneburg 1640. By Martin Zeiller – scan eines Originalbuchs durch, Public Domain,

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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2 thoughts on “Ludwig Dörr Family”

  1. My great great grandmother was Philippina Doerr 1863-1940 born in Germany or Russia married in 1882 in Russia to Jacob Bosche(Boschee)1862-1953. They came to USA where their second son was born in 1888.,coming to Alberta ,Canada around 1902. I have not been able to find any records about her, would you have any info etc, that I can add to my history?

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