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Elisabeth Barbara Wentz Derr

  • Birth 1763 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 21 May 1850 Uniontown, Carroll County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Uniontown, Carroll County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 109654329


Thank you for remembering our beloved Grandma Elizabeth. Your visit is greatly appreciated. God bless.

༺⊰❁ Elisabeth Barbara Wentz Derr was born in 1763, Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Pennsylvaniadau. of Johan Frederick Wentz of Upper Salford Twp. and his wife, Margaretha, dau. of Andreas and Elisabeth Barbara Miller of Upper Salford, Philadelphia (later Montgomery) Co., PA. Elisabeth married Johann George "John" Derr (1760-1854) in about 1782.


Known children of Johann George "John" and Elisabeth Barbara Wentz Derr:
1. Mary Magdalene Derr, . b 25 Jan 1783, dau. of Joh and Elisabeth Barbara, spon. Anna Margaret Wentz, at Indianfield Lutheran Church, Franconia Twp. Mont. Co., PA

2. Jacob Derr, born about 1787, died 22 Jan 1858 (John W. Derr Bible record)U

3. Johannes (Wentz.) Derr, born 1 Oct 1789, bapt. 12 Nov 1789, son of John and Barbara, parents and spon. Emmanuel Reformed Church, Hanover, PA. Died 16 Oct 1872. (Family Records - See Section 3)

4. John Frederick Derr, born. 30 Dec 1792, bapt. 27 Feb 1793, son of John and Elisabeth Barbara,
spon. John Frederick and and Anna Maria Wentz,
Emmanuel Reformed Church, Hanover, PA.
(No record in John W. Derr Bible for him, may have died young)

5. Elisabeth Derr, born 2 Dec 1794, bapt 26 Apr 1795, dau. of John and Elisabeth, sponsors:
Abraham and Elisabeth Derr, at St. David's (Sherman's
Reformed and Lutheran Church, Manheim Twp. York Co., PA
Died 12 Aug 1864 age 70 years (John W Derr Bible record)

6. Catherine Derr, born 1 Jun 1797, bapt. 30 Jul 1797, dau. of John and Barbara, sponsors:
Valentine and Catherine Wentz, at St. David's Church,
Manheim Twp., York Co., PA, Died 5 Dec 1868, age 82 years.
(John W. Derr Bible record) (Unmarried)

7. George (W.) Derr, born 21 Dec 1798, died 29 Apr 1860, Carroll Co., MD
(Tombstone and John W. Derr Bible records)

8. Salome (also known as Sally or Sarah (W.)) Derr, born 7 Mar 1801, bapt 21 Apr 1801, dau. of John and Elisabeth, sponsors Abraham and Elisabeth Derr,
at St. David's Church, Manheim Twp York Co., PA.
Died 2 Apr 1845 (John W. Derr Bible record)

Child: Amanda Elizabeth Derr, b. 17 Feb 1833, bapt. at Baust's Church 30 May 1834, dau. of Sarah Derr,
sponsors not listed. Residing with her grandfather, John Derr , in 1850 census, age 17, in Uniontown.
Married John Harris, 21 Oct 1853. Residing in Hampstead, Carroll Co., MD in 1880 Census:
John Harris, Head, age 56, b. MD, Stone Mason
Amanda E. Harris, Wife, age 47, b. MD, Keeping House
Anna C. Harris, dau. 23
John T. Harris, son, 16
Eugene Harris, son, 13
Alice J. Harris, dau. 8
Author W. Harris, son, 6
Harry C. Harris, son, 4
Emory W. Harris, Grandson, 2.

In 1845, Sarah W. Derr sold a lot in Carroll Co. to William Robert
for the use of Elizabeth Derr, Catherine Derr and Jacob Derr, all of Carroll Co.
(All listed with John Derr in the 1850 Census, in Uniontown.)

9. Henry (W.) Derr, (1803-1840) born 27Jul 1803, son of John and Elisabeth, who were sponsors
at Emmanuel Reformed Church, Hanover, PA
Died 25 Jan 1840. (John W. Derr Bible record)
Married Sarah.
1830 census MD Carroll Co., Woodsboro Dist. Henry Derr: 1 male 20-30, 1 female 20-30 :
Children: 3 males and 1 female all under 5.
Known Child 1. John Thomas Derr, b. 4 Mar 1827, bapt. 25 Mar 1827, Creagerstown,
son of Henry and Sarah.
He married 1st, 25 Jan 1850, Carroll Co., Sarah White, b. 2 Jan 1828, d. 4 Mar 1853

Bur. Uniontown, Church of God Cem.
He married 2nd, 3 Feb 1855, Carroll Co., Ann Hyde, b. ca 1815.
In 1880 Census MD Carroll Co., Franklin Dist. :John T. Derr, age 54, Shoemaker, Wife, Ann, age 65
No records for the others found.


May you ever rest in the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ beloved GGGG~Gramndma Elisabeth.


Per Robert Lewis, genforum. genealogy. com.
Ancestors and Descendants of Johann Derr 1711-1770 by Robert Lewis and Descendants of Johann Derr 1711-1770 by Robert Lewis

Derr Families, Frederick County, Maryland by Robert Lewis Derr Families, Frederick County, Maryland by Robert Lewis


Elizabeth passed from this earth a little before her husband John in Uniontown, Carroll County, Maryland circa 1850's. May you rest in God's loving peace, Elisabeth. 


1) Constance Steinberger Bair, member of Daughters of the American Revolution, 
2) Alice Powell Steinberger
3) Meriel Steinberger Sterling
4) Mary L. Sterling
5) Further Reference: Robert Lewis (Confirming family records.)

Transferred: June 10, 2015 to Birdஐ Member #48264445.

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