Re: DUERRE, Wilhelm 1840 Alsace-Lorraine
I am excited to receive your message as I have not heard much news on Duerre Family (apart from a Chris Watson in UK whose g grandfather was brother(Ernest F b1871) of my ggfather, Arthur George b 1862.If we are from the same family then Emma Watson from the Harry Potter movies is apparently related also!Back to pre history.
According to 1871 England Census Rudolph C W was 13 years of age (b. 1858) and living with his parents (his father was a watchmaker and my ggfather also became a watchmaker) and siblings 15 Kings Road, Chelsea London.Rudolph C W is not listed with the family after this census but he could be under a misspelling or as my father, now 96 years remembers from his grandparents , Arthur George and his wife, Amelia, stories about Rudolph going to Idaho or Iowa and suggested jokingly to his brother, Arthur George who had 4 daughters only and he had 4 sons that they swap 2 of each!Amelia told this story with great delight!
My g grandfather's, Arthur George, father was Charles William Rudolph Duerre born 1830Memel Prussia but How, When or Why he went to London UK is still a mystery. Charles W R's wife was Emma Reed born 1834 Covent Garden .
I have 2 sons and 2 grandchildren but with the last name Smith I have not got too far there!All my direct family now live in Australia.Again great hearing from someone who MAY be connected.Regards Peter