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possible contact w/ durrer descendents

possible contact w/ durrer descendents

Ellen Bailey (View posts)
Posted: 963202327000
Recently thru a friend found my lineage going back to Levi Durrer.
My mother, Thelma Durrer , daughter of Charles, was from

Thelma Durrer

Nancy Johnson (View posts)
Posted: 964280916000
I may be able to help. I believe the Thelma you refer to was my great aunt. My grandmother was Grace Durrer Poole born in Ruckersville. A large family. The girls as I recall were Gracie, Thelma, Lootie? Sootie? Minta and a son named Carroll. Sorry I can't recall more. My greatgrandmother was named Americus and my mother has told me of her visits to their farm when she was young. I even visited the old family gravesites about 25 years ago. Reply if you want or need further info. I can try to dig out some geneaolgy that I have.

Thelma Durrer

ellen bailey (View posts)
Posted: 964364349000
Dear Nancy - how exciting - you are right. It was Lutie tho" actually Thelma was youngest of 13 of Charlie Adeline's children. I think as a very small child (b.1930-probably 33-36) I think we visited Grace's farm (or it could have been Minta's). I remember (a city child) having to drink water from a ladle from a bucket on the porch...Very strange at the time.
I grew up in DC and after marriage moved to Michigan where I've been ever since. Thanks for your answer would love to hear more...PS - just turned 70. Ellen Bailey

The Durrers

Nancy Johnson (View posts)
Posted: 964367261000
This is exciting. This makes us cousins. Let me know your e-mail address so that we can correspond. The farm you visited in Virginia was probably Aunt Minta's. She lived just outside of the DC area in what used to be a rural area. She married the brother of my grandfather Poole. Uncle Carroll and his wife also lived in the area. I remember his saying when I was small that I looked like Loutie?, but he hoped that I didn't have her disposition. If I can remeber, Thelm was a nurse? My grandparents moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where my grandfather worked for the railroad. My mother lives in Kentucky. Do you have pictures? Tell me more about Thema.


ellen bailey (View posts)
Posted: 964447491000
Cousin Nancy!! My e-mail is: Send yours
Thelma and a cousin went to normal school in Harrisonburg for 2 yrs. then taught in a 2 rm. school together. Shortly after, she moved to DC, where bro. Jesse was, went to Strayer Bus College and except for time out to rear me (only child) was an exec. Sec.
Lutie worked for the Post Office dept in DC had sons Jack Donald - both deceased. I'm wondering if Carroll was mom's favorite bro. Buddy. Was carroll married to Nana- I know she lived in Richmond- this is a busy time for me - visiting son's 1 in mid MI
near the lake of same name, other outside Aspen CO. Look forward to sharing stuff, as I have a list going back to LEVI DURRER who came from Scotland in the 1700's - then some other re. Germany.

DURRER family

Posted: 973149096000
Edited: 1020882349000
contact me at Adaline Gibson Durrer is sister of my greatgrandfather James Rush Gibson.

Reply to Nancy Gibson Barr

Ellen Bailey (View posts)
Posted: 973258320000
Thanks for your message. Were Adeline James born in VA ?
I guess that makes us cousins of a sort. One of my sons will probably contact you as well.

Gibson Durrer

Posted: 973284243000
Edited: 1020882349000
Yes, they were from Albemarle and Greene Co VA. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Gibson Durrer connection

Ellen Bailey (View posts)
Posted: 976278084000
Don't want to lose contact..Just very busy at this time of yr. I do have one more person to talk to re. Durrer in Fla. (wonder if her vote counted?) My e-mail address is:'s keep in touch.
Merry Christmas!

Julia Durrers that I have from Greene County, Va.

Posted: 977234503000
Edited: 1020555036000
I read your messages and in fact I have Durrers in my tree. I have Julia Frances Durrer born somewhere between 1835 - 1845 in Greene County . She is the daughter of John and Julia Ann Durrer. She married Lilburn Vander Thomas 6/12/1873 in Greene County, Va. I also have the daughter of the above two also named Julia middle initial E. that married Charles Durrer. This Julia was born abt. 1880 so I assume that Charles was born around that time also. Julia and Charles had two children, Robert (ABT 1912) and Mae (abt. 1906) The dates are not exact but I don't have much to go on with the latter Julia, SORRY!!! Any hint of help that you can lend, Iwould appreciate. Let me know!!! Thanks Tracey
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