Update History

 

This website was started in about 2001 on a now-defunct web hosting service called Xoom (briefly changed to NCBi), but has been hosted by Rootsweb since late 2001 (see the Rootsweb Review from its premiere). Below is a history of updates to the site since November 2002, in reverse chronological order.

 

November 23, 2018.  Another quick update.  Descendants of Christopher Williams Derryberry have been added, so all descendants of John T. Derryberry of McNairy Co., TN and Alcorn Co., MS are now complete.

November 15, 2018.  After being disabled since December 2017, the Durrenberger website has finally been restored!  During the time offline, biographies, additions, and corrections have been made to the families of Michael Derryberry (aka DeBerry) of Warren and Cannon Cos., TN, and John T. Derryberry of McNairy Co., TN and Alcorn Co., MS, both sons of Jacob Derryberry and Christiana Barnhart.  All of their respective descendants have been finished with the exception of John T.Ňs son Christopher Williams Derryberry.  Besides Christopher, only three major Derryberry lineages remain to be finished:  those of Isaac Derryberry (son of Jacob) and those of Michael Derreberry and George W. Derryberry (or Dayberry), both sons of John and Hannah of Burke Co., NC.

August 13, 2017.  Biographies, additions, and corrections have been made to two more major Derryberry lines, Henry Derryberry and John Derryberry, Jr.  Henry Derryberry was a son of Jacob Derryberry and Christiana Barnhart, and most of his descendants (primarily in Kentucky, Indiana, Texas, and Arizona) now go by the name DeBerry.  John Derryberry Jr. was a son of John and Hannah Derryberry of Burke Co., NC, and he died before 1820.  His descendants are through two children:  Stacy Derryberry, who married Anthony Street, and an unknown son who married a woman named Rebecca.  Their descendants went to Russell Co., VA, and from there to neighboring counties in Virginia and West Virginia.  His only known descendants with the Derryberry name are from a single great-great-great-grandson who settled in West Virginia and now go by Derberry.

July 18, 2017.  First update in more than two years!  This update includes biographies, additions, and corrections to all descendants of Andrew Derryberry (Revolutionary War soldier) and Sarah Rucker.  John Derryberry (b. 1806) of Monroe and Itawamba Cos., MS, formerly unconnected, has been linked as a child of Andrew and Sarah because they are by far the most likely possible parents.  Many other additions and corrections have been made based on the contributions of people too numerous to name that have been sent to me over the last couple of years.  Many thanks to everyone who contacted me.

January 11, 2015.  Biographies, additions, and corrections to all descendants of Adam DerryberryŇs youngest sons John, Andrew and Thomas have been added.  The same goes for descendants of George and Nancy Derreberry of Burke Co., NC, whose descendants all run through their daughter Kezziah (McKinney); all of her children and grandchildren have been added.  Children of Abraham Richard Derryberry, Sr. have also been added.  Finally, a new landing page for the Derryberry family has been added, with links to articles in the Burke County Genealogical Society Journal about the early history of that family.

September 15, 2014.  Biographies, additions, and corrections to all descendants of Daniel Derryberry and Catherine Long have been added.  In particular, descendants of DanielŇs sons James L. and Joshua D., which had not been done previously, were completed.  Connections between the various members of the Hardison family that married into the Maury Co. Derryberry family have also been made.  Finally, biographies, additions, and corrections have been made to all descendants of Cassie Derryberry of Dade Co., GA, with tremendous help as always from Gloria R. Derryberry.

June 3, 2014.  Biographies, additions, and corrections to all descendants of Andrew J. Derryberry of Marshall Co., TN, son of Daniel Derryberry and Catherine Long, have been added.  Some additions and corrections to the family of Peter Dčrrenberger and Elisabeth Muller, immigrants on the ĎDianaË from 1791, have also been made.

April 17, 2014.  Children of John W. Berry of Autauga Co., AL and Mississippi by his third wife have now been included.  In addition, biographies of, and additions to, all descendants of the two oldest sons of Daniel Derryberry and Catherine Long of Maury Co., namely Albert G. and William H. Derryberry, have now been added, as have the descendants of John Derryberry of Monroe Co., MS.  Descendants of William H. Derryberry include all the family members who spell the name Derebery and Dereberry.  Biographies of the three daughters of Adam Derryberry of Maury Co., TN have also been added; thanks to Wayne Armstrong for providing family Bible pages.

February 24, 2014.  More additions and corrections to various lines of the Berry family have been made, including additional children of Austin Berry and Edward Berry, both of Prince Edward Co., VA.  In addition, biographies of, and additions to, all descendants of Michael L. and Elijah Derryberry of Dunklin Co., MO have been added, completing work on all descendants of Daniel Derryberry (ca. 1771-1835), one of the original Derryberrys of Burke Co., NC.  Finally, biographies of Abraham Derryberry of Henderson Co., as well as all of his descendants, have also been added.

January 17, 2014.  The Berry family originating Prince Edward and Amelia Cos., VA, and descended from brothers Joseph Berry (b. abt 1740) and Peter Berry (b. abt 1742), and whose descendants are genetically nearly identical (Y-chromosome) to the Alsatian Dčrrenbergers, have been proposed to descend from the Christoph Dčrrenberger who immigrated in 1750 on the ship ĎPhoenix.Ë  Joseph and Peter Berry closely match in name and age ChristophŇs sons Johannes and Johann Peter Dčrrenberger.  In addition, ChristophŇs father Johannes, originally from Reigoldswil, Switzerland, is proposed to have been the son of Peter Dčrrenberger and Anna Grattiger, not a ĎHanssË as stated on his marriage record.  Finally, Edward Martin Berry of Wood Co., WV has been traced back to the Prince Edward Co., VA Berry family.  Many additions and corrections to the Berry family have been made, thanks to help from Martha Berry and David Joe Berry.  These include descendants of Joseph Hastie Berry, who migrated to Putnam Co., MO, and John A. Berry, who migrated to Autauga Co., AL.

December 8, 2013.  Biographies of, and additions to, all descendants of Thomas and Sarah Derryberry of Henderson Co., TN have been added, again in collaboration with Gloria R. Derryberry.  Several corrections and additions to other Derryberry lines have also been made.  Note also, I have set up a new email address for this site:  durrenbergerfamily#gmail.com (replace "#" with "@").

November 6, 2013.  Information from family trees of the early Swiss Dčrrenbergers, constructed by the late Werner Hug, has been added, thanks to Rosemarie Cohen.  Many formerly unconnected Swiss Dčrrenberger lines have now been joined, with a new root created at the earliest recorded family members, Durss and Heinrich Dčrrenberger.  (Formerly separate lines now connected are:  Durss [der alt mayer, d. 1611], Pentaleon [1564-1636], Joss [of Lauwil, father of Jacob], ĎBogenthalË Hanss [d. 1638], Heinrich [d. 1636], Joss [d. 1624, husband of Verena Baschung], Remigius [husband of Anna Kettinger], Ulrich [of St. Romey], Appolonia [husband of Martin Plattner], Jacob [father of Jacob D. Barker], Wilhelm [of Kane Co., IL], and Jacob [b. 1852, of Paterson, NJ]).  This information was further supplemented with dates, places, and minor corrections thanks to Ken Regenos, whose family website is now linked below.  Biographies of, and additions to, all descendants of John R. Derryberry have now been added, with much help from Gloria R. Derryberry.  These are the DeBerrys of northwest Missouri, and this completes all descendants of Michael Derryberry of Burke Co.  In addition, biographies for all of the 7 original Derryberrys of Burke Co. have been posted.  Finally, some corrections to the family of Albert A. Terryberry have been added thanks to Nancy Miller, and children of Overton F. Dearybury have been added thanks to Kelly Garrison.

August 27, 2013.  Biographies and additions to the remaining children of John T. Derryberry of Maury Co. have been added, completing the line of Jacob Derryberry and Margaret Long.  Biographies and additions have also been added to Daniel Derryberry of Henderson Co., TN and Andrew J. Derryberry of Tishomingo Co., MS, both believed to be sons of Michael Derryberry.

June 12, 2013.  At long last, evidence has been found indicating the Derryberry family of Burke Co., NC were descendants of Johann Michael Dčrrenberger, who arrived in Philadelphia from Alsace in 1738!  This is thanks to a find by Betsy Pittman, documented in her article of May 2013 in the ĎBurke County Genealogical Journal.Ë  The formerly ĎunknownË Derryberry ancestor is now indicated as Michael, connecting this formerly unconnected family.  In addition, biographies and additions to the 7 oldest children of John T. Derryberry of Maury Co., TN have been added.  Information from records of Garrebourg, Lorraine have been added, and so Joseph Dčrrenberger of that town has been shown to be the son of Georg Dčrrenberger and Elisabetha Kleiss and joined to the tree.  Information from Catholic church records of Ferrette, Haut-Rhin, Alsace has been added, and many corrections to that tree have been made.  The Dčrrenbergers of that town have been shown to have all been descendants of Franz Dčrrenberger and Anna Margaretha FrÜhl.  Franz, probably born ca. 1690, may have come there from another nearby town, currently unknown.  (Franz has been added as a new unconnected family, and Wilhelm, formerly believed to be the patriarch of this family, has been joined as his son.)  Finally, information from Catholic church records of RibeauvillÄ has been added.  Johannes (b. 1640), father of Johann Georg Daniel Dčrrenberger, remains as an unconnected patriarch.  Three others have been added as unconnected families:  (1) Johannes (b. ca. 1560?) husband of Barbara Birckel, (2) Balthasar (b. ca. 1570) husband of Kunigunda BÜrser and ancestor of former patriarch Matthias, and (3) Christoph (b. ca. 1640?) husband of Elisabetha Seltz.  Any Swiss origins of these RibeauvillÄ families remain unknown.

May 10, 2013.  Comprehensive updates to the Derryberry family, particularly Joseph Howe Derryberry, son of Jacob Derryberry and Margaret Long of Maury Co., TN, and his descendants.  Again short biographies have been included.  In addition, information from Michigan death records has been included, resulting in updates to the Derryberry, Dernberger, Terreberry, and Terryberry families living there.  Information from French marriage records outside of Alsace has also been included.  Two formerly unconnected individuals have been joined to the rest of the family:  Michel Durenberger of Oakland, CA is now known to be the son of Georg Dčrrenberger and Maria Anna Freě of Ohlungen, Alsace; and Robert S. Terryberry of Oakland Co., MI is now know to have been Samuel, son of George Terryberry and Margaret Anderson of Ontario, and now called Robert Samuel.

April 6, 2013.  Comprehensive updates to the Derryberry family, particularly the four oldest children of Jacob Derryberry and Margaret Long of Maury Co., TN, and their descendants.  Short biographies have been included for many of these, which can be found, along with sources, in the ĎNotesË pages for each individual.

March 19, 2013.  More additions and corrections to the Derryberry family, thanks again to Gloria R. Derryberry and Guy F. Derryberry for collaboration.  Jane Derryberry of Henderson Co., TN has been added as a daughter of Martha (nee Renfroe) Derryberry, father unknown.

February 16, 2013.  The family database has officially passed 10,000 individuals!  More additions and corrections to the Derryberry family, including further information on the DeBerry family of Kentucky, Indiana, and Texas.  A new, unconnected Derryberry family has also been added:  descendants of Jane Derryberry of Henderson Co., TN, wife of Alexander McCormick or McComic, which includes the Stanfield/Stanfill family.  JaneŇs parents remain unknown.  Several other additions and corrections have been made thanks to collaboration with Gloria R. Derryberry.

December 30, 2012.  Several additions and corrections to the Derryberry family have been made, thanks to Gloria Derryberry, Lou Lunsford, and others.  Daniel Derryberry of Madison Co., AL, who died in 1822, has been added as a likely son of Andrew Derryberry and Sarah Rucker, since his estimated age makes him a better fit than John Derryberry (b. 1806, of Monroe and Itawamba Cos., MS), who as a result has now been removed as a separate, unconnected line.  Information from California marriage records has now been included.

October 8, 2012.  Several new Deberry lines have been added, thanks to Gloria Derryberry for contacting people.  These include descendants of James Deberry (son of Henry and Ann of Cannon Co., TN) and Colonel J. Deberry (son of Charles and Della of Cannon Co., TN).  Several additional corrections and additions to the various Deberry lines of Warren and Cannon Cos. have also been made.  Finally, a new unconnected Dčrrenberger branch has been added, from the civil records of Ferrette (Pfirt), Haut Rhin, Alsace.  These appear to have been the descendants of the Wilhelm Dčrrenberger found there, but without consulting the earlier church records, this family structure is tentative.

August 19, 2012.  More additions and corrections, particularly to the Derryberry family based on delayed birth records from Tennessee and other recently released record sets.  Corrections have been made to the family of Pitser Miller Derryberry based on family Bible information kindly provided by Tam Ray.  Finally, many additional corrections to various Derryberry lines have been made thanks to the work of Gloria Rocha Derryberry.

July 10, 2012.  Another unconnected Berry family, a descendant of which has a similar Y-chromosome DNA profile to the majority of Durrenbergers, has been added.  They are descendants of John Berry and Jane Riggs of Pennsylvania, and do not appear to be connected to the Amelia Co., VA Berry family.  In addition, minor additions and corrections to various families have been made, including significant additions to the Ontario Terryberry family based on Canadian death records.

April 8, 2012.  One descendant of Joseph Berry (ca. 1740-1812) of Prince Edward Co., VA has been shown to have an identical Y-chromosome DNA profile to the majority of Durrenbergers.  It is therefore likely that JosephŇs surname ĎBerryË was at some point originally ĎDurrenbergerË, but his place of birth and parents are currently unknown.  Descendants of Joseph and his brother Peter Berry of Amelia Co., VA have therefore been added to the database as a new, unconnected family.  Other additions include descendants of Franz Joseph Dčrrenberger of Fortschwihr, Haut-Rhin, Alsace.

January 19, 2012.  More information from both Alsatian and American records has been added.  Changes include corrections to the family of William Thomas Derryberry Sr. of Henderson Co., TN, and the addition of several new unconnected Alsatian families, two originating from RibeauvillÄ, Haut-Rhin.  Civil records of all Alsatian villages in northern Alsace bounded by a line from Ingwiller east to Haguenau along highway D919, north to Wissembourg along highway D263, west along the German and Moselle borders, then back south to Ingwiller, have been completely checked.  Finally, the long-standing problem of representing accented characters has finally been fixed.  Note:  in the surnames list, accented characters are alphabetized separately from and after all unaccented letters, so ĎDu╔Ë is before ĎDw╔Ë is before ĎDč╔Ë  Thus, when looking for a Durrenberger immigrant to America, be sure to check both ĎDurrenbergerË and ĎDčrrenbergerË lists.

November 25, 2011.  A huge amount of new information from Alsatian civil records has been added, including complete information for Mertzwiller, Gundershoffen, Niedermodern, Strasbourg, Saverne, Bischwiller, Geispolsheim, Haguenau, Grendelbruch, Illkirch, Schiltigheim, Woerth, and several other towns.  The vast majority of formerly unconnected Alsatian families have now been placed on the main tree (too many to mention), and the vast majority of Alsatian Durrenberger immigrants to America have now also been placed on the main tree, although several exceptions remain.  Now that Christian Durrenberger of Baltimore has been identified, it has been determined that David Derrenberger (ancestor of the Derrenbergers of Baltimore) was not his son; DavidŇs ancestry remains unknown.  Several Durrenbergers who ended up in Dubuque, Iowa, previously believed to be siblings of Joseph Durrenberger of Cheektowaga, NY, have been shown to be from a different family; the ancestries of Joseph and these siblings are now known.  Several Durrenberger immigrants to New Orleans have also been identified.  In all, more than 900 new individuals were added since the last update.

September 25, 2011.  Alsatian records added from Oberhoffen, Lembach, and Langensoultzbach.  A new unconnected family has been added, that of Gottfried Dčrrenberger of Langensoultzbach, who may have come originally from Woe0rth.  Martin Dirrenberger of Illinois, formerly unconnected, has now been joined to the main Dirrenberger family originating in Birlenbach, Alsace.

September 21, 2011.  More Alsatian records added.  Civil and church records from Birlenbach, Keffenach, Hunspach, and Kutzenhausen are roughly complete; civil records from Wissembourg were also checked, and no Dirrenbergers found.  The Durrenberger family from Eschbourg, descendants of Johann Georg Durrenberger of Gumbrechtshoffen, have been added.  Joseph A. Durrenberger of Oregon (b. 1839) has now been connected to the Niederbronn family, and Joseph A. Durrenberger of San Francisco (b. 1864) has been shown to be his son.  Finally, some corrections to the family of Barnabas Derreberry and wife Sarah Hays, have been added, thanks to help from Ragena Warden.

September 5, 2011.  A large number of new individuals from Alsace have been added from the civil records of the towns of Mertzwiller and Gundershoffen (both 1793-1812), and Niederbronn and Ohlungen (both 1793-1892).  The following previously unconnected families have been joined to the main tree:  Johann Adam Durrenberger (now son of Georg, and Catharina Ruch), Adam Durrenberger (now the son of Johann Adam, and Margaretha Pfalzgraf), Barbara Durrenberger (wife of Georg Abt, now the daughter of Georg, and Catharina Ruch), Ludwig Durrenberger (now son of Georg, and Barbara Gester), Antoni Durrenberger (now son of Michael, and Margaretha Ritter), all of Mertzwiller, and Georg Durrenberger of Niederbronn (husband of Philomene Muller), shown to be a descendant of Christian Durrenberger and Catharina Hanauer.  New unconnected families added:  Magdalena Durrenberger of Mertzwiller, wife of Antoni Kunz, and Anna Maria Durrenberger of Mertzwiller, wife of Michael Ritter.  Finally, the Dčrrenberger (Dirrenberger) family of Birlenbach has been added, from the Protestant church records of that town through 1775; they are descendants of Johannes Dčrrenberger "der Klein" of Reigoldswil, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland, primarily through son Theodorus ("Durss").

August 13, 2011.  Information from various sources including New York City marriage and death records has been added, resulting in several changes to the list of discrete families.  Michael Durrenberger (b. 1799) of Tonawanda, NY is now known to have been a son of Christian Durrenberger and Margaretha Reinhardt of Mertzwiller.  Robert Terreberry (1833-1912) of Stratford, ON is now shown as a son of the John Terryberry (who later married Margaret Forman) by an unknown first wife.  Jacob Durrenberger (1873-1940, butcher, of Queens, NY), as well as Gottfried Durrenberger also of Queens, are now shown to have been sons of Jacob Durrenberger and Dorothea Duchmann of Alsace.  Anton Durrenberger (1868-1930, bricklayer, of Queens) and Joseph Durrenberger (1873-1937, barber, of the Bronx) have been shown to be brothers, sons of Anton Durrenberger and Salome Fritsch of Alsace.  The Jacob Durrenberger of New York and Bayonne, NJ who married Anna Franke is the son of an Adam Durrenberger and Magdalena Diemer of Alsace.  The Jacob Durrenberger (1850-1910) of New York who married Margaret Feidler is now known to have been the son of a Georg and Margaretha Durrenberger of Alsace.  Jacob Durrenberger (1837-1925) of Switzerland and later New York, was the son of another Jacob.

May 2, 2011.  Information from Ontario marriage certificates has been added, resulting in numerous additions and corrections to the Ontario Terryberry family.  Several other discrete Durrenberger families have been added, all involving immigrants to America, namely:  Jacob Durrenberger of Reigoldswil, Switzerland, whose son Arnold Durenberger settled in Wyandot Co., OH; Jacob Durrenberger of Niedermodern, Alsace, whose son Jacob settled in Brooklyn, NY and worked as a butcher; Michel Durenberger of Alsace, who settled in Oakland and Berkeley, CA, and whose widow and son changed their name to Duren; Anton Durrenberger of Alsace, who settled in Queens, NY and worked as a bricklayer; and Joseph Durrenberger of Alsace, who settled in Bronx, NY and worked as a barber.

Feb 17, 2011.  More information about various branches has again been added, primarily from records available through familysearch.  Two new unconnected families have been added, both immigrants from Alsace to the US:  the famly of Joseph Antoine Durrenberger, whose family settled in Oregon (Portland, and Marion and Linn Cos.), and George Durrenberger of Niederbronn, whose son George immigrated to New York City and became a baker at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.  In addition, Durrenbergers in Swiss records of Bubendorf, transcribed on familysearch, have been added.

Nov 29, 2010.  More information about many branches of the family has been added, primarily from US birth, marriage, and death records now available on the familysearch beta website.  Information about a Margaret C. A. Terryberry of Montcalm Co., MI and her family has been added; her parents are unknown, but she may have been a sibling or daughter of the John Terryberry who married Eliza Jane Collier and also settled in Montcalm Co.  Margaret married first Lewis W. Morgan and second George A. Rathbun.

July 5, 2010.  Yet more information on the Derryberry families, from later Tennessee death records, Nashville city directories, Texas marriage records, Oklahoma court records, and other sources has been added. Many of the more difficult cases were solved through the invaluable research of Gloria Derryberry. Finally, Thomas H. Derreberry (ancestor of the Dearybury family of South Carolina, and formerly unconnected) has been placed as a son of Margaret Derreberry and grandson of George William Derreberry of Burke and McDowell Cos., NC.

May 11, 2010. Information on the Derryberry families, particularly of Tennessee, has been greatly expanded based on information from Tennessee death records.  These records also conclusively prove that John V. DeBerry of Robertson Co., TN was the son of Michael Derryberry and Mary McCormack of Kentucky.

Feb 26, 2010.  Many additions and corrections have been made to various Derryberry lines based on Arkansas marriage records and other sources.

Nov 30, 2009.  Many additions and corrections to the Derreberry families of Cherokee Co., NC, based on the North Carolina vital records, have been made.  Two formerly unconnected Derryberry families have been placed within the larger family: William Jordan Derryberry of Decatur and Benton Cos., TN, has been added as the son of Albert G. Derryberry of Weakley Co., TN; and Albert N. Derryberry of Maury Co., TN has been added as the youngest son of Jacob Derryberry and Peggy Long.

Oct 6, 2009. As a result of the discovery that George Derreberry, one of the original 7 Derreberrys of Burke Co., had only daughters, two more unconnected Derryberrys have been connected to the larger tree. John Deraberry/Deberry of Monroe and Itawamba Cos., MS, has been added as a son of Andrew Derryberry and Sarah Rucker; and Rebecca Derryberry of Russell Co., VA has been added as a daughter-in-law (husband's name still unknown) of John and Edey Derryberry of Burke Co., NC.  The family of Charles Frederick Durrenberger, an Alsatian immigrant who lived in Saratoga Springs, NY, has also been added.

Jul 24, 2009.  The family of George Derreberry, one of the original 7 Derreberrys of Burke Co., NC, has been added; George died in 1807, leaving widow Nancy O'Kelley and 3 daughters.  In addition, the DeBerry family of Robertson Co., TN has been added; they descend from James F. and John V. DeBerry, two sons of Michael Derryberry and Mary McCormack of Kentucky.  John Deraberry of Monroe and Itawamba Cos., MS, formerly unplaced, has been added as a child of Andrew Derryberry and Sarah Rucker.  E. A. Derryberry of Wilson Co., TN, formerly unplaced, has been confirmed as Ephraim, son of John T. and Phoebe Derryberry of Maury Co., TN.  Finally, thanks to help from Donna Fortman, 2 daughters of Jacob Terryberry of Grimsby Twp. in Ontario, have been added, namely Nancy (wife of Adam Beamer) and Mary (wife of William Henry).  Much other information on the Derryberry and Terryberry families has been updated.

Jun 14, 2009. Much new information about the Derryberry family (thanks for help from Guy Fay Derryberry and Bob Derryberry) and the Terryberry family (thanks for help from Donna Fortman) has been added, and other information has been corrected. Children of William Derenberger of Morris Co., NJ have been added, and Elizabeth Terryberry (wife of Garrett Pittenger) has been removed as a daughter of Philip Derenberger and Mary Ann Hann, and set off as an unconnected family, since her parents are now unknown. Several other unconnected Durrenberger families have been added, particularly those that immigrated from Switzerland and Alsace to the U.S. in the second half of the 19th century. See here for a complete list of unconnected families.

Feb 7, 2009. Information from WV vital records added to the Derenberger family. Information from Canadian death records added to the Ontario Terryberry family. Edith Terryberry of Philadelphia, formerly unconnected, is now known to be a daughter of Herman Terryberry of Ontario, who later moved to Philadelphia. Information from the Texas death records added to the Derryberry family. Finally, a new, unconnected family has been added, that of Jacob D. Barker of Delaware Co., PA, now known to have been a Durrenberger immigrant from Switzerland. Many thanks to Becky Ekins, Mary Parks, Beth Rippel, and Philip Barker for information about this family.

Dec 14, 2008. Information about the Derryberry family from Alcorn Co., MS funeral home records and many other sources has been added

Oct 26, 2008. More information about the Derryberry family from Tennessee and North Carolina marriage and North Carolina death records has been added.  Also, much information from published books of local (typically county-level)  U.S. history has been added.  Many such books were written between about 1880 and 1920, and contain biographical sketches of prominent local residents.  The genealogical information in these sketches appears reasonably trustworthy, as the books were written contemporary to the subjects.

May 29, 2008. A huge amount of new information on the Derryberry family (including Dayberry, Deberry, and now Derry and Derrie) has again been added, with more corrections as well.  Again thanks to Gloria and Bob Derryberry for assistance.  Information from the 1900 census, WWI draft registration cards, and Tennessee and Missouri marriage records has been added.  A new, unconnected Derryberry family has been added, that of William Jordan Derryberry of Benton Co., TN.

Feb 8, 2008. A great deal of new information about the Derryberry family has been added, and many corrections have been made. Many thanks to Gloria Derryberry, Guy Fay Derryberry, and John Dayberry for collaboration and assistance. All Derryberrys I have been able to locate in the census records up to and including 1880 are now included. The Derryberry family of Dade Co., GA has been merged with the larger family by tentatively adding the founder of this branch as a son of Jacob and Christiana Derryberry of Warren Co., TN. A new possible Derryberry has been added, namely the family of John Derreberry/Dayberry/Deberry of Itawamba Co., MS. Their connection with the rest of the family is unknown. Thanks also to Linda Kekumu for an important correction to the children of Christopher Terryberry of Glanford Twp., ON.

Nov 7, 2007. Again, many new updates to the site. Additions to the site include further information on the families of George Durrenberger of Middlesex Co., CT and Edward M. Terryberry of Washington, DC. The six earliest Derreberry men of Burke Co., NC are now shown as brothers, and the notes for each of these men have been expanded and reorganized considerably. The Kentucky Derryberry families have been expanded and corrected, with the putative DeBerry descendants of Henry Derryberry and John R. Derryberry added.   The father of John W. Derryberry/DeBerry is now shown as Henry Derryberry rather than John R. Derryberry. Two unconnected Derryberry families have been added: the Derryberry family of Russell Co., VA (descendants of Rebecca Derryberry, probably a widow), and the Derryberry family of Dade Co., GA (descendants of widow Cassie Derryberry). Finally, the families of Jacob Durrenberger of Passaic Co., NJ, a Swiss immigrant, and Martin Dirrenberger of McHenry Co., IL, an Alsatian immigrant, have also been added.

Jun 4, 2007. After nearly a year, I have finally updated the site again. There is too much new information to describe here, but there have been significant additions to the Terryberry family of Ontario, the Derreberry and Derryberry families, and other branches. Two new discrete families have also been added, namely George Durrenberger an Alsatian immigrant who settled in Middlesex Co., CT, and Wilhelm Durrenberger of Elgin Twp., Kane Co., IL, a Swiss immigrant. Edward M. Terryberry (b. 1866), previously unconnected to the rest of the Ontario Terryberry family, has now been shown to be a son of David Terryberry and Rachel Gregory.

_ Jul, 2006. A large amount of new information has been included, including: (1) a more complete account of the descendants of John Terreberry and Phoebe Slough of Welland Co., Ontario, thanks to Betty Harley; (2) additions and corrections to the WV Derenberger / Dernberger family based on publicly available death certificates; (3) additions to the descendants of Jacob Durrenberger of Buffalo, NY, thanks to Dale Longnecker; (4) additional information on other Ontario Terryberry families, with thanks to Donna Fortman; (4) the family of Jacob Durrenberger (b. 1850), an Alsatian immigrant to New York City, has been added as an unconnected family; (5) miscellaneous information about various American families from WWI and WWII draft cards. Finally, another family in the Erie Co., NY area, previously believed to be Bavarian, is now known to be an Alsatian Durrenberger family, namely that of Michael Durrenberger of Tonawanda, NY. He is believed to have come from Mertzwiller, but his connection to the other families in the database is currently unknown.

Feb 13, 2006. Again, more new and corrected information on the Terryberry family of Ontario has been added, thanks in large part to contributions from Donna Fortman. The surname of Philip Terriberry of Hunterdon Co., NJ and his descendants has been modified to Teraberry, and some additional information added. Also, now that DNA information has supported the idea that the Derreberry/Derryberry family originating in Burke Co., North Carolina in the 1770's is a branch of the Durrenberger family, I have begun adding information on this family. This is a work in progress, and in its early stages, so I expect errors at this point. I would appreciate any additions or corrections from Derryberry family researchers. Some additional information on the Derreberry family can be found here.

Dec 2, 2005. More new and corrected information on the Terryberry family of Ontario has been added, thanks to the availability of new vital records and the 1911 Canadian census on the internet. Also, a very belated thanks to Jim Lockhart for providing information on the children of John Peter Derenberger and Christina Staats of Jackson Co., WV some months ago.

Aug 22, 2005. New information about the Terryberry family of Ontario as been added. The children of Ontario settler George Terryberry and his third wife Mary Sweet have been sorted out, thanks to information contributed by Donna Fortman, who also provided information from several other marriage records pertaining to the Terryberrys. Descendants of and information about Charles Truman Terreberry and Mary Elizabeth Long have been added thanks to information provided by Jacky Coplen-Catterick. Wellington Terryberry of Cleveland, OH, formerly listed here as a son of William Miller Terryberry, is now known to be a son of one George Terryberry (of unknown parentage) and wife Elsie Ann. Another son of George and Elsie Ann is John Terryberry who left Ontario for Michigan about 1872; his son Lawrence Terryberry lived in Grand Rapids, MI.

May 31, 2005. A large amount of new information has been entered, including but not limited to the following: (1) corrections and descendants of Philipp Jacob Dčrrenberger (1752-1786) and Maria Magdalena Kick of Mertzwiller kindly submitted by Doug Beahm; (2) information from early marriage records of Wood Co., VA and Meigs Co., OH; (3) some information from the 1861 Canadian census, vital records of the Ontario Terryberry family, and wills of the settlers David and William Terryberry of Wentworth Co., ON; (4) complete information from the civil records of Griesbach, Alsace (1793-1850). Several discrete lineages have now been merged: (1) George W. Terryberry of Ontario and Chicago, as well as William Lewis Terryberry of Ontario and Vancouver, have both been shown to be sons of John S. Terryberry and Delilah Ferguson of Elgin Co., ON; (2) John S. Terryberry himself can be safely assumed to have been John Secord Terryberry, son of the settler David Terryberry; (3) Jacob Derenberger, founder of the Derenberger family of Baltimore, MD has now been shown to have been the son of Johann Paul Dčrrenberger, and born in Griesbach, Alsace.

Dec 20, 2004. Lots of new information on many American branches of the family, from disparate sources, has been added. Notable additions include descendants of John Young Terryberry of Grey Co., ON (courtesy of Doug Pattison), the Terryberry families of Vancouver, BC, and two immigrants from Ontario to the USA, Herbert Terryberry of Grand Rapids, MI and Edward M. Terryberry of PA, Washington, DC, and Atlanta. Corrections include moving Frederick Teribury of Potter Co., PA to the family of Alfred Teribery, properly distinguishing the several Albert Terryberrys of Ontario, and correcting the surname spellings of Frederick Terriberry of Hunterdon Co., NJ (formerly indexed as Derenberger) and his children.

Aug 19, 2004. Much new information about the Terryberry/Teribury family of the Schuyler Co., NY area has been added, courtesy of Ella Foster, including data from obituaries, vital records, and local newspaper articles. If you are interested in this family, please recheck the database since a number of significant corrections have been made. In addition, some minor additions and corrections to the Canadian Terryberry, New Jersey Terriberry, and Michigan Dernberger families have been made.

Jul 12, 2004. Many corrections to the Terryberry/Teribury family of the Schuyler Co., NY area, as well as to the Canadian Terryberry family and other branches, have been made. Children of Harvey Teribury have now been added or moved as appropriate. Thanks to Ella Foster, Penny Gerbracht, and Julie Schroyer for helpful info on the descendants of Minard Teribury.

May 21, 2004. A number of important corrections to the descendants of Samuel Terreberry (emigrant from New Jersey to Ontario) and Catherine Moore have been added, courtesy of Betty Harley, not least of which is the correction of the name spelling from Terryberry to Terreberry. In addition, complete information from the Mertzwiller Catholic church baptismal records has been added at long last. All Dčrrenbergers recorded in the Mertzwiller church records, both Lutheran and Catholic, prior to the establishment of the French Revolutionary Calendar in 1792, should now be included in the database.

Apr 16, 2004. A large amount of new information on the Canadian Terryberry families has been added, primarily from the 1851 and 1871 Canadian census records. Several other corrections and additions have been made to the American families.

Mar 1, 2004. Additional information has been added to the Durrenberger families of Erie Co., NY, mentioned below (including several putative brothers of Joseph Durrenberger [1816-1864] who went to Dubuque, IA), as well as minor corrections to other families. Four new major Durrenberger families in the 19th century U.S. have been added to the database: (1) The Derenberger family of Baltimore, MD, descended from Jacob Derenberger, probably originally of Griesbach, Alsace, who was a confectioner in Baltimore; (2) the Derrenberger family of Baltimore, MD, descended from David Derrenberger, also a confectioner, whose ties to Alsace are less clear; (3) the descendants of Peter G. Durrenberger of Silver City, NV, an Alsatian immigrant; and (4) the Durrenberger family of Bowling Green, KY, descendants of George Durrenberger of Alsace, who settled in Rochester, NY, and whose widow subsequently moved to KY with the children.

Feb 11, 2004. The two major Durrenberger families from Erie Co., NY have been added to the database. Both were settled by Alsatian immigrants: Jacob Durrenberger (b. 1808), whose descendants were active in the Buffalo fire department, and Joseph Durrenberger (b. ca 1816) who settled Cheektowaga, some of whose descendants eventually settled in Lee Co., Texas. Their connections to the Durrenbergers of Mertzwiller, Alsace have not yet been firmly established. Also, additions and corrections have been made to the Derrenberger family of Ohio, and to the descendants of George Hamilton Terryberry of Grimsby, Ontario.

Dec 4, 2003. Many minor additions and corrections have been made, too numerous to specify here. Most changes have been to the West Virginia Derenberger family, the Michigan Dernberger family, and the Canadian Terryberry family. In particular, the two Fred Dernbergers of Oakland Co., MI (known to descendants as 'Red Fred' and 'Black Fred'), formerly confused here, have been sorted out properly. Many thanks to several people who have written to me over the last few months with corrections and additions.

July 15. A large amount of new information on the Terryberry family of Ontario has been added based on information from the 1881 and 1901 Canadian censuses, US census records, and other sources. This family is descended from 7 sons of Philip Durrenberger (Terryberry) and Dorothea Swackhammer who migrated from Morris Co., NJ to the Niagara Peninsula of what is now Ontario between about 1805 and 1815: John, David, Christopher, William, George, Morris, and Samuel. Each of these sons has numerous descendants, making for a very large family which is often confusing to sort out. As with the Derenberger family of WV, the tree presented here often differs from published secondary sources, so any input is welcomed. Some additional information on this WV family, particularly descendants of John Durnberger in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Montana has also been included with this update.

May 25, 2003. The Notes have been restored for each person. Information on the descendants of John Durnberger (formerly called Dunberger), who left Meigs Co., OH for IA and then settled in Iola (Allen Co.) and Toronto (Woodson Co.), Kansas, has been added. John is now considered a son of John Peter Derenberger by his first wife, Mary Stanford, and Benjamin Frank Dernberger is now known to be a son of Benjamin Dernberger and Sarah Alexander, so all of the West Virginia / Ohio family is now tied into a single tree.

May 16, 2003. Additional information on the West Virginia / Ohio family from the 1860 and 1920 census records and other sources has been added; several previously disconnected families have been connected. Descendants of this family through the Hetzer and Barringer lines has also been added (contributed by Barbara Sprik and Joyce Garrott, respectively). Finally, further additions and corrections to the Ohio Derrenberger family have been made.

Apr 27, 2003. Information on the Derenberger family of West Virginia and Ohio has finally been added. A large amount of information from the 1810-1910 census records as well as Jackson Co., WV marriage records, Ohio death records, and SSDI information was used to compile a new tree of this extensive family. They are descendants of Johann Peter Dčrrenberger of Gundershoffen (a.k.a. John Peter Derenberger, Sr.) who arrived in 1791 on the ship Diana, and settled in Wood Co., WV by way of Pennsylvania. Descendants of his two sons, George (by his first wife) and John Peter (by his second wife) are traced. An attempt was made to determine consistent surname spellings amidst the vagaries of census takers and county clerks, and this is still a work in progress. The spellings Derenberger, Derenburger, Dernberger, and Dunbargar have been consistently used into the 20th century. The tree presented here differs significantly from that in other websites, and any input from family members from this branch is welcomed. See the List of Durrenberger Families in the Database link above for other unconnected family members.

Mar 21, 2003. More information from the 1900, 1910 and 1920 US censuses has been added, particularly to fill out the Terriberry and Dernberger families (descendants of Stephan Dčrrenberger of Morris Co., NJ), and the Teribury and related families of New York state (descendants of Stephan's cousin Georg Dčrrenberger of Sussex Co., NJ). Additional miscellaneous American records pertaining to these families has also been incorporated. William J. Terriberry and Leonard F. Terryberry, whose ancestries were previously unknown, are now considered the son of Nathan Terriberry of Hunterdon Co., NJ and John Terryberry of Cass Co., NE, respectively.

Mar 2, 2003. A large amount of US census data has been incorporated into the database. In particular, the upstate New York Terryberry family (with surnames now properly spelled Teribury, Teribery, and Turybury) and Michigan Terreberry family has been completely updated with census data in many cases up to 1930, and many descendants have been added. The Hunterdon and Warren Co., New Jersey families have also been updated, with census data up to 1880. The surname of descendants of brothers Nathan, Philip C. and William of Hunterdon Co. has been corrected to Terriberry. In addition, some miscellaneous cemetery data has also been incorporated into these American families. Finally, records from 17th century Oberbronn, Alsace have been included (bringing a new family of unknown origin, namely Georg Dčrrenberger, into the database), as well as marriage and death records from Bretzwil to 1760.

Feb 3, 2003. Information from the 1860 US census of New York (specifically pertaining to the Terryberry family of Schuyler and Seneca Counties), the 1860 and 1870 census records from Morris Co., NJ, and scattered 1860 census records from Michigan, have been added.

Nov 30, 2002. Update to the Swiss family: nearly all Dčrrenbergers from the records of the Bretzwil Reformed Church up to 1750 are now found in the database. Other changes include (1) some further information from the1880 US census, (2) corrections to the McPherron family of Mills Co., IA (courtesy of Mary McPherron), and (3) additional information about the son of John Terryberry of Newton, NJ and New York state formerly called Christian and now called Christopher Terryberry (courtesy of Marilyn Souders).

 

 

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