|Hist Mss 1-203
N. Durr, 1853-1934
5 Boxes (Green) 1 Box (Long)
John Durr was a Mennonite minister
and bishop mostly in the Martinsburg congregation. He was the youngest
person to be ordained to each of these two posts at the ages of 18 and
20 respectively. He was the first moderator of the Southwest
Pennsylvania Mennonite Conference, 1876-1898, as well as the General
Conference Committee and Preliminary General Conference in 1896-1897.
He served on the Southwest Pa. Conference committees of Bible
Conference, missions, and Sunday School Conference. Also he served as
vice- president of the district conference mission board.
He was married three times--first to
Malissa Jane Steele, then to Mary Susan Caufman, and finally to Sarah
B. Gsell Leidig. He had six daughters, Annie, Sara Elizabeth, Mary,
Hannah, Katie, and Laura,--all by his first wife, Malissa. An infant
son by his second wife died in infancy. Clarence J. Ramer and Ellrose
Zook would be grandsons of him.
Box 1 (Green)
Elkhart Congregation - letter
General Conference formation papers]
General Conference delegates
1919 Peace Petition Letter
Southwest Pennsylvania Mennonite Conf.
Correspondence and papers
Altoona Mennonite Mission 1914-1934
Boyerstown Mennonite Church 1867-73
Martinsburg - Roaring Springs 1912-1915
Richfield Church Difficulty (Long Box)
A to Z file 1955-34 (see addendum)
Bender, D. H.
Brubaker, Jacob N.
Coffman, John S.
Graybill, Clayton A.
Hartzler, E. F.
Kauffman, J. N.
Mast, John S.
Nissley, Joseph M.
Ressler, J. A.
Snyder, Herman & Hannah
Yoder, D. S.
Box 2 (Green)
Correspondence, continued (Family)
Jacob Durr (2/10/58 letter to him)
John N. Durr
Mary Caufman Durr'
Andrew & Sarah Elizabeth Durr Brenneman
Isaac K. & Laura Durr Metzler
Ed & Annie Durr Miller
H. B. & Mary Durr Ramer
Uriel S. & Katie Durr Zook
Grandchildren (see addendum)
Siblings (see addendum)
Niece - Anna Caufman
Nieces - Miscellaneous (see addendum)
Cousins - (see addendum)
step daughter (Ella Smith)
step daughter (Elsie ? )
step daughter ( Lizzie Stuart)
step children - Miscellaneous (see addendum)
Correspondence - Uriel Zook Family with John N. Durr
Correspondence - Uriel Zook Family with Siblings
Correspondence - Estates
John Durr - Financial Records
John Durr - by Uriell Zook
John Durr Farm Sale
Correspondence - Business Miscellaneous
Box 3 (Green)
Programs - Bible Conference
" " - Sunday School Conference
" " - Miscellaneous
Clippings - Durr Family
" " - Mennonites
" " - Death Notices 1878-1925
" " - Obituaries
Obituaries - John N. Durr & Wife
" " - Sarah Leidig-Durr
- John M. & Sophia Good
- Handwritten A-Z
Funeral Request & Will - John N. Durr
Graduation & Marriage announcements of John Durr's grandchildren
Marriage Announcements - Misc.
Certification - John Durr
Certification - Misc.
Biography & Genealogy - John Durr
Biography - Nicholas Johnson
Farm Lien (Canada)
Box 4 (Green)
A to M (see addendum)
N to Z (see addendum)
Old Testament Scriptures
New Testament Scriptures
Berkey, E. J.
Bible Truth Depot
Bible Institute Colportage Association
Dublin Tract Company
Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions
Free Tract Society
Humbard, R. I.
Mennonite Book & Tract Society
Mennonite Gospel Mission
Mennonite Publishing House
National Christian Association
Service Printing Company
Sheetz, L. F.
Sims, Reverend A.
Soper & Son Gospel Tracts
Sword & Shields
Miscellaneous - Mennonite
" " - Booklets
" " - Cards
" " - Sheets
Box 5 (Green)
Uriel Zook Finances
Receipts - Miscellaneous Estates
Receipts - Miscellaneous
Box 6 (Long)
Richfield Church Difficulty (from
1775 Petition to Pa. government
Church Building List
Greendale Cemetery 1894-95
Legal Papers - John Durr
" - Mary Durr
" - H. B. Ramer
Durr- Leidig Marriage Agreements 1930
Estates - John N. Durr, 1934
" - Mary Durr, 1929
" - Jacob Caufman, 1909
" - Abraham Kauffman, 1918
" - Christiana Kauffman, 1913
" - Isaac M. Shriver, 1913
Correspondence A-Z folder
Askew, Mrs. G. A.
Blough, Elmer J.
Blauch, H. H.
Blough, Levi (3)
Brilhart, J. A. (2)
Burkholder, S. M. (2)
Derstine, C. F.
Gehman, Aaron W.
Hallman, E. S.
Hartzler, Mrs. S. C.
Heatwole, Lewis J.
Hoover, Iffie & Isaiah
Kanagy, J. B.
Kauffman, John E.
Kniss, Lloy A. & Elizabeth
Kolb, Amos (3)
Landis, Samuel K.
Lantz, P. R.
Lapp, George J.
Loucks, Joseph R.
Martin, W. N.
Over, Mrs. Maude
O., C. F.
Plank, David (2)
Reist, H. F.
Rupp, George H.
Shetler, S. G.
Sollenberger, Clair (2)
Spicher, W. G. (2)
Stauffer, John L.
Stoddard, N. B.
Wenger, A. D.
Yoder, C. Z.
Yoder, L. S.
Correspondence - grandchildren
Brenneman (?) Esther
Brenneman, Mary Esther
Ramer, Clarence J. & Ethel Martin
Ramer, David & Irene
Correspondence - Siblings (Parents?)
Durr, J. J.
Newcomer, Hattie & Jess
Leidig, E. G.
A to Z file
Word of God
and Subject Tracings
Altoona Mennonite Mission Box 1
Bender, D. H. Box 1 folder 12
Boyerstown Mennonite Church Box 1 folder 8
Brenneman, John M. & Sophia Good Box 3 folder 10
Brubaker, Jacob N. Box 1 folder 12
Cassell, Daniel Box 1 folder 13
Coffman, John S. Box 1 folder 14
General Conference Committee Box 1 folders 2-3
Graybill, Clayton A. Box 1 folder 15
Hartzler, E. F. Box 1 folder 16
Johnson, Nicholas Box 1 folder 5, Box 3 folder (?)
Kauffman, Abraham Box 6 folder 13
Kauffman, Christiana, Box 6 folder 14
Kauffman, Daniel Box 1 folders 2, 17
Kauffman, J.N. Box 1 folder 18
Liturgy Box 3 folder 16
Loucks, Aaron Box 1 folder 19
Martinsburg Mennonite Church Box 1 folder 9
Mast, John N. Box 1 folder 20
Mennonite Book & Tract Society Box 4 folder 29
Mennonite Publishing Company Box 4 folder 31
Mennonite Publishing House Box 4 folder 32
Metzler, Abraham Box 1 folder 21
Nissley, Joseph M. Box 1 folder 21
Obituaries Box 1 folder 6-11
Peace - 1919 Petition Box 1 folder 4
Ramer, Clarence J. & Ethel Martin Box 2 folder 10
Ramer, H. B. & Mary Box 2 folder 8, Box 6 folder (?)
Ressler, J. A. Box 1 folder 23
Richfield Mennonite Church Box 6 folder 1
Roaring Springs Mennonite Church Box 1 folder 9
Saylor, James Box 1 folder 24
Shriver, Isaac M Box 6 folder 15
Synder, Herman & Hannah Box 1 folder 25
Southwest Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Box 1 folders 5-9, Box 3 Passim
Tracts Box 4 folders 18-43
Yoder, D. S. Box 1 folder 26
Zook, Uriel S. Box 2/9, 19-23, Box 7/1
March 18, 2004 / Reformatted by Kathryn Yoder
August 3, 2001 / Update by Monica Zimmerman
February 23, 2001 / Typed into computer and posted on web by Erin Wilson
April 25, 1988 / Processed by J. Kevin Miller
Church USA Archives - Goshen, 1700 S. Main ST., Goshen, IN 46526