Sarah Elizabeth Derr

Female22 November 1838–28 November 1922

Brief Life History of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Derr was born on 22 November 1838, in Middletown, Frederick, Maryland, United States, her father, John Derr, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Keller, was 25. She married Benjamin S Ahalt on 10 February 1857, in Frederick, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in District 22, Frederick, Maryland, United States in 1900 and Burkittsville, Frederick, Maryland, United States for about 10 years. She died on 28 November 1922, in Middletown, Frederick, Maryland, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Middletown, Frederick, Maryland, United States.

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Benjamin S Ahalt
Sarah Elizabeth Derr
Marriage: 10 February 1857
Mary M. Ahalt
John M Ahalt
Carrie Ellen Ahalt
Charles William Ahalt
Luther Calvin Ahalt

Sources (8)

  • Sarah E Ahalt in household of Luther C Ahalt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sarah Elizabeth Derr Ahalt, "Find A Grave Index"
  • The Derr Family 1750-1986

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 February 1857Frederick, Maryland, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (7)


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 25

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 25

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    South German and East German: nickname for a thin person, a variant of Dürr (see Durr ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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