28 September 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Durr

Anna Hauk Durr v Emmanuel Durr (Journal 11 p85 - 14 Feb 1881; Roll 36 case number 837 - Dec 1880)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married on 1 Nov 1877 in Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Wms Co, OH. Emmanuel, born 12 May 1854 in Chatfield Twp, Crawford Co, OH, was the son of Johann Heinrich and Catharina Grun Durr. Anna told the court that she had a son Frederick, 3 years old; she wanted custody of the child plus a divorce from errant husband Emmanuel who had been willfully absent for three years.  A divorce was granted.  

Emmanuel next married Henrietta Beach on 11 Apr 1882 in Crawford Co, OH. A child, Elmer Durr, b 5 Aug 1886 in Florence Twp (Birth V 2 p87) was the issue of Emmanuel Durr and Henrietta Christman.  This Henrietta was born in Mar 1848 in Gallion, Crawford Co, OH.  

The couple was enumerated in the 1900 Blakeslee, Florence Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census p17 as Emmanuel Durr 46 OH (hauls cream), Henrietta 52 OH (mother of 7 with 3 living), Elmer H 12 OH, and Adam 11 OH. By the 1910 federal census the couple lived in Ovid, Branch Co, MI. Emmanuel died on 25 Aug 1928 in Kingsley, Grand Traverse Co, MI.  Nothing else is currently known of Anna; however in the 1870 Edgerton, St. Joseph Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census p251, there is a Fred Hauk family with teenage and preteen daughters, none of whom are named Anna.

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