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Johann DUERKSEN

Johann DUERKSEN

Male 1833 - 1891  (57 years)

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  • Name Johann DUERKSEN 
    Born 6 Jul 1833  Alexanderthal, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    History Note on death: "am Herzschlag ploetzlich. Er sass gesund mit den seinem an Tisch nach der Mahlzeit, hatte mit ihnen gespeist u. ploetzlich sinkt er waehrend der Gespraech mit dem Kopf auf den Schak[?] seiner neben ihm sitzenden Frau u. stirbt". On p371 in the Aganetha Baltzer entry it says "Johann Duerksen ihr Ehegatte ist sonnst nicht eingefuehrt." What is that supposed to mean? One family record says he was born in 1833. 
    Immigration 2 Jul 1878  Strassburg; New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Reference Number 051jo 
    Died 27 Apr 1891  Hillsboro, Marion, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18144  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2014 

    Father Johann Johann DUERKSEN,   b. 26 May 1801, Schweingrube, Stuhm, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1870, Alexanderthal, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Helena BOLDT,   b. 8 Feb 1799, Rosenkranz, Stuhm, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Alexanderthal, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1835 
    Family ID F13342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aganetha BALZER,   b. 24 Oct 1837, Alexanderwohl, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1903, Hillsboro, Marion, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1857  [3
    Children 
    +1. Johann J. DUERKSEN,   b. 4 Jul 1859, Alexanderthal, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1923  (Age 63 years)
     2. Cornelius B. DUERKSEN,   b. 29 Apr 1868, Gnadenthal, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1949, Marion Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +3. Aganetha DUERKSEN,   b. 13 Aug 1869, Gnadenthal, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1918, Hillsboro, Marion, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +4. Eva B. DUERKSEN,   b. 22 Feb 1873, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1939  (Age 66 years)
    +5. Susanna B. DUERKSEN,   b. 5 May 1876, Gnadenthal, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1950, Goessel, Marion, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Photos
    Duerksen, Johann-1833 & Aganetha-1837 & Family (~1874)
    Duerksen, Johann-1833 & Aganetha-1837 & Family (~1874)
    Taken about 1874.
    Ships
    S.S. Strassburg-1872
    S.S. Strassburg-1872
    The steamship STRASSBURG was built for Norddeutscher Lloyd by Caird & Co, Greenock (yard #166), and was launched on 24 May 1872. 3,025 tons; 107,06 x 11,89 meters (length x breadth); straight stem (first Norddeutscher Lloyd high-seas vessel so built), 1 funnel, 2 masts; iron construction, screw propulsion, twin single-expansion engine, service speed 11 knots; accommodation for 60 passengers in 1st class, 120 in 2nd class, and 889 to 900 in steerage; crew of 70 to 100. The STRASSBURG was the "name ship" of the 13 vessels of Norddeutscher Lloyd's Strassburg Class of passenger vessels, and was built for the Line's New Orleans service. 3 September 1872, maiden voyage, Bremen - Southampton - New York. 16 October 1872, first voyage, Bremen - Havre - New Orleans. 1874, given new boilers and compound engine, service speed 12 knots. Made one voyage to Hankau for a cargo of tea, being the first German steamship through the Suez Canal. 16 February 1881, first voyage, Bremen-Baltimore. 11 November 1881, first voyage, Bremen-South America. 1883-1896, primarily to South America. 1885, refitted in Bremerhaven. 2 August 1893, last voyage, Bremen-New York (12 roundtrip voyages). 25 January 1896, last voyage, Bremen-South America. August 1896, sold to Tardi & Co, Genoa, for scrapping. 1897, scrapped at Genoa.
    Family ID F11485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Apr 1891 - Hillsboro, Marion, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Duerksen, Johann-1833 (~1874)
    Duerksen, Johann-1833 (~1874)
    Taken about 1874.

    Headstones
    Duerksen, Johann-1833 (HS)
    Duerksen, Johann-1833 (HS)

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Records, Pgs. 11, 114.

    2. [S112] Migration From the Russian Empire, Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York, (published by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1995), Pg. 137.

    3. [S47] Family Record Books; Vol. VI, by Alan F. Peters, Pg. 278.