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Johann J. DUERKSEN

Johann J. DUERKSEN[1]

Male 1859 - 1923  (63 years)

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  • Name Johann J. DUERKSEN 
    Born 4 Jul 1859  Alexanderthal, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 2 Jul 1878  Strassburg; New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Baptism 16 Nov 1879  [4
    History Note on death: "Lungenentzuendung". p. p473: baptized by Jakob Buller. p. p560: married by Heinrich Goertz. Johann and Maria had 12 children of whom 4 predeceased Maria. 
    Reference Number 051jo 
    Died 14 Mar 1923  [5, 6
    Buried 20 Mar 1923  Alexanderwohl Friedhof Cemetery, Goessel, Marion, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31225  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 8 May 2014 

    Father Johann DUERKSEN,   b. 6 Jul 1833, Alexanderthal, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1891, Hillsboro, Marion, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother 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  [7
    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

    Family Maria REIMER,   b. 30 Jul 1863, Rosenort, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1948, Hillsboro, Marion, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1884 
    Children 
    +1. Aganetha L. DUERKSEN,   b. 28 Aug 1889, Hillsboro, Marion, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1977  (Age 87 years)
     2. Katharina R. DUERKSEN,   b. 29 Jun 1892, Goessel, Marion, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1975, Newton, Harvey, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Photos
    Duerksen, Johann J.-1859 & Maria & Family (~1902)
    Duerksen, Johann J.-1859 & Maria & Family (~1902)
    Taken about 1902.
    Family ID F21844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Mar 1923 - Alexanderwohl Friedhof Cemetery, Goessel, Marion, Kansas Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Duerksen, Johann-1859 (~1874)
    Duerksen, Johann-1859 (~1874)
    Taken about 1874.
    Duerksen, Johann J.-1859 (~1902)
    Duerksen, Johann J.-1859 (~1902)
    Taken about 1902.

    Headstones
    Duerksen, Johann J.-1859 (HS)
    Duerksen, Johann J.-1859 (HS)

    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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry (GRANDMA 3.0), (Published by the Genealogy Project Committee of the California Mennonite Historical Society; 4824 East Butler Avenue, Fresno, California 93727-5097; Phone (559) 453-2225).

    2. [S57] Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Records, Pgs. 114, 116.

    3. [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.

    4. [S57] Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Records, Pg. 373.

    5. [S291] Christlicher Bundesbote, 19 Apr 1923, Pg. 7.

    6. [S389] Der Bote, 12 Jan 1949, Pg. 7.

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