DERR FAMILY BIBLE
The Family Bible of John W. Derr (1 Oct 1789-16 Oct 1872) and Elizabeth Miller (25 Mar 1795-3 Apr 1875)


This Family Bible was found by the present owner at his grandmother's house in Howard County and was believed to have been left behind by a boarder. This is a Frederick Co., family, the Bible records the marriage of John W Derr and Elizabeth Miller on 7 April 1814. A marriage license was issued in Frederick Co., to John Derr and Elizabeth Miller on 2 April 1814. John W Derr appears in the 1850 census of Fredericktown, Frederick Co., MD age 60 living with his son Wm H Derr and wife Julia Hedges (Wm H Derr and Julian R Hedges Frederick Co., marriage license was dated 26 Jan 1847). The 1850 census entry reads:
Wm H. DERR age 24 M merchant b MD
Julia R age 22 F b MD
Charlia age 1 F b MD
John W age 60 M none b PA
Corilla MILES age 10 F b MD

In the 1860 census of Frederick City taken on 22 June 1860 John W. Derr is the head of household:
John W. Derr age 71 M Hotel Keeper, $2500 personalty, b PA
Eliza " age 65 F b MD
Wm H " age 38 M clerk $7000 realty, $500 personalty b MD
Julia " age 33 F b MD
Catharine " age 8 F b MD
Samuel " age 4 M b MD
Edward " age 2 M b MD
Charles " age 2 months b MD
following is a listing of hotel residents

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Title Page of the John W. Derr Family Bible
Page One of the John W Derr Family Bible
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Page Five of the John W Derr Family Bible


Transcript of the Bible Pages

margin note: Children of William H and Julia R Derr
Transcript Entry Comments
John W Derr was born the 1st day October the year 1789
Deaths: Oct.-16-1872 aged 83 years 15 days
Elizabeth Derr wife of John W Derr was born March 25th in the year 1795
Deaths: April - 3- 1875 age 80 years 9 days
John W Derr was married on the 7thApril 1814 Elizabeth Miller Marriage License Frederick Co., MD dated 2 April 1814 John Derr to Elizabeth Miller
George W Derr born February 25, 1815
Deaths: Dec -30 - 1877 aged 60 yr 10 months 5 days
Eliza Derr born November 9th 1816
Death: Aug 1 -1883 aged 66 yr 8 Mo 22 days
Wm H. Derr born March 15th year 1824
Eliza Derr and Tideman Hull married in November 3d 1840 Frederick Co., Marriage license dated 29 Oct 1840, Dr. Tideman Hull to Eliza Derr
George W Derr and Ellen E Shaw were married May 2d 1843
William H Derr and Julia A Hedges were married January 28th 1847 Frederick County Marriage license dated 26 Jan 1847, Wm H. Derr to Julian R. Hedges
John W Derr [Father Derr] died Oct 15th1872 aged 83 years 15 days
Elizabeeth Derr died 3d April 1875 aged 80 years & 9 days
Eliza Hull died at Polo, Ogle Co., Ill, Dec 30-1877 aged 62 years 10 Mos 5 days
Ellen E Derr wife of George W died at Polo Ill Jan 24, 1893
Doct T Hull died November 18, 1889
Died on the 19th of August 1847 in Williams Township, Nothhampton County Pa, Barbary Lesh wife of Frederick Lesh aged 101 years 8 months and 3 days her husband departed with life 60 years ago This is a note attached to a page in the Bible on a small sheet of paper
May 21, 1894 date on obituary clipped from a newspaper: May 21st at the residence of her sister, Mrs, Jesse R Nyman at Chevy Chase, Md a suburb of Washington City. Miss HENRIETTA MILLER daughter of the late Henry and Susannah Miller aged 80 years 2 months, an 28 days, interment yesterday at Boonsboro
May 19th near the Reno monument on South Mountain, David infant son of Mr and Mrs Jerome Paffinberger aged 10 mos.
Americus Hortreman Valintha? Hull was born March the 9 1842
Eugene John Charles Almda Hull born February the 14 1845
Thomas Shaw Derr born February the 3d 1847
Charles H Derr born April the 11th 1860 margin note: Children of William H and Julia R Derr
Claclia Alvera Derr born July 22 1849 margin note: Children of William H and Julia R Derr
Catharine Elizabeth Derr Oct 17, 1851 margin note: Children of William H and Julia R Derr
William Lycurgus Derr November 2, 1853 margin note: Children of William H and Julia R Derr
Samuel Wentz Derr November 10, 1855 margin note: Children of William H and Julia R Derr
Edwin Bull Derr June 4, 1858
Charles Henry Derr April 11 1860margin note: Children of William H and Julia R Derr
Florence Idella Derr August 1 1862 margin note: Children of William H and Julia R Derr
Mamie Eliza Derr March 11, 1865 margin note: Children of William H and Julia R Derr
Lillis Julia Derr September 7, 1867 margin note: Children of William H and Julia R Derr
Marion Bantz Derr April 19 1870 margin note: Children of William H and Julia R Derr
Ralph Jefferson Derr October 13 1874 margin note: Children of William H and Julia R Derr
Mother Elizabeth Barbary Derr died 23 May 1826
Brother Wm Miller died 4th Dec 1829
Brother Henry W. Derr died 25 January 1840
Father Henry Miller died 6 February 1843
Aunt Christina Schayork died 22 Dec 1842
Aunt Mary Miller died 30th March 1845
Sister Sarah Derr died the 2nd April 1845
Aunt Barbary Lish Died 19th August 1847 age 101 years, 8 months and 3 days the above is a sister of father John Derr
Eleanora Derr died January the 7th 1852?
Father John Derr died July the 15, 1854 age 94 yrs 3 & 8
Wm son of Wm Derr died July 21, 1855
Brother Jacob Derr Died January 22 1858, age 71 years
Brother George Derr Died April 29, 1860 age 61 - 4m & 8 days
Sister Elizabeth Derr died August the 12 1864 age 70 years
Sister Catharine Derr died December the 5th 1868 age 72 years
Mother Susan Miller died April 22nd 1851 age 73 years, 4 months & 27 days.
These are all written on a blank page in the Bible


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