hannaHannah Priscilla Zenobia Durrin Barber Pesterfield is my paternal great grandmother. She is the wife of my great grandfather Mortimer Leslie Barber, and the mother of my grandfather Earl Raymond Barber. (All three are pictured above.) I am trying to learn more about her parents, their families, and their origins.

Hannah Priscilla Zenobia DURRIN was born December 18, 1863 in Wabasha, MN. 

Her father is Ava Durrin, who was born April 19, 1811, in Southerlan, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

Her mother was Caroline M. “Carrie” Johnson, who was born August 17, 1835, in Hella, Norway.  Ava and Caroline were married October 19, 1855, in St. Paul, Minnesota Territory.  After Ava’s death, Caroline married Asa Nelson FOX. Caroline died in 1918.

On August 18, 1881, Hannah married Mortimer Leslie BARBER in Clear Lake, Polk Co., WI.

Hannah’s sister was Mary Alza DURRIN, who was born 26/Apr/1858 in Reads Landing, Wabasha Co., MN.  Mary married 1. William Edward . KINNEY, 15/Aug/1875, Lincoln Center, Polk Co., WI; married 2. Robert EICHINGER before 1920; married 3. Jacob PESTERFIELD before 1930. Mary died in  in Tillamook, Tillamook County, Oregon, United States of America

Hannah married 2. Jacob PESTERFIELD after 1934.

Hannah’s brother was Nelson Ava DURRIN.  Nelson was born December 23, 1860, in Wabasha, MN.

Censuses from 1850 – 1920

1850

Name Ava Durrin
Age 34
Birth Year abt 1816
Birthplace Connecticut
Home in 1850 Eastern District, Grant, Wisconsin, USA
Family Number 592
Household Members
Name Age
Timothy G Collins 37
Rachel W Collins 32
Elbridge G Collins 12
A D L Collins 8
Julia A Collins 6
L C Wilson 24
Ava Durrin 34

1860

Name A Durrin
Age 50
Birth Year abt 1810
Gender Male
Birth Place Connecticut
Home in 1860 Township 111 Range 10, Wabasha, Minnesota
Post Office Wabasha
Dwelling Number 715
Family Number 638
Occupation Atto At Law
Real Estate Value 1000
Personal Estate Value 200
Household Members
Name Age
A Durrin
Caroline Durrin
Mary Durrin

1880

Name M. Caroline Fox
Age 45
Birth Date Abt 1835
Birthplace Norway
Home in 1880 Bashaw, Burnett, Wisconsin, USA
Dwelling Number 31
Race White
Gender Female
Relation to Head of House Wife
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name W. Asa Fox
Father’s Birthplace Norway
Mother’s Birthplace Norway
Occupation Keeping House
Cannot Read Yes
Cannot Write Yes
Household Members
Name Age
W. Asa Fox
M. Caroline Fox
Mary Fox
H. William Fox

1900

Name Caroline M Fox
Age 64
Birth Date Aug 1835
Birthplace Norway
Home in 1900 Trimbelle, Pierce, Wisconsin
Sheet Number 3
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation 30
Family Number 52
Race White
Gender Female
Relation to Head of House Wife
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Asa N Fox
Marriage Year 1870
Years Married 30
Father’s Birthplace Norway
Mother’s Birthplace Norway
Mother: number of living children 3
Mother: How many children 3
Can Read Yes
Can Write Yes
Can Speak English Yes
Household Members
Name Age
Asa N Fox
Caroline M Fox
Carrie L Fox

1900

Name Hannah Barber
Age 37
Birth Date Dec 1862
Birthplace Minnesota
Home in 1900 Bashaw, Washburn, Wisconsin
Sheet Number 8
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation 153
Family Number 153
Race White
Gender Female
Relation to Head of House Wife
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name S**Ta Barber
Marriage Year 1880
Years Married 20
Father’s Birthplace Massachusetts
Mother’s Birthplace Norway
Mother: number of living children 5
Mother: How many children 8
Can Read Yes
Can Write Yes
Can Speak English Yes
Household Members
Name Age
S**Ta Barber
Hannah Barber
Hugh Barber
Leslie Barber
Pearl Barber
Bernice Barber
Mabel Barber

1910

Name Hannah P Barber
Age in 1910 46
Birth Year abt 1864
Birthplace Minnesota
Home in 1910 Hoquarton, Tillamook, Oregon
Race White
Gender Female
Relation to Head of House Wife
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Mortimer L Barber
Father’s Birthplace Massachusetts
Mother’s Birthplace Norway
Native Tongue English
Able to read Yes
Able to Write Yes
Years Married 28
Number of Children Born 11
Number of Children Living 6
Household Members
Name Age
Mortimer L Barber 54
Hannah P Barber 46
Bernice I Barber 12
Mabel J Barber 10
Earl R Barber 7

1920

Name Carrie M Fox
Age in 1910 74
Birth Year abt 1836
Birthplace Norway
Home in 1910 South Prairie, Tillamook, Oregon
Race White
Gender Female
Immigration Year 1883
Relation to Head of House Wife
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Asa W Fox
Father’s Birthplace Norway
Mother’s Birthplace Norway
Native Tongue English
Able to read Yes
Able to Write Yes
Years Married 40
Number of Children Born 3
Number of Children Living 3
Household Members
Name Age
Asa W Fox 72
Carrie M Fox 74
Carrie L Fox 23
Stanley R Fox 12

1920

Name Hannah Barben
Age 56
Birth Year abt 1864
Birthplace Minnesota
Home in 1920 Nehalem, Tillamook, Oregon
Street North Fork Neholem Road
Residence Date 1920
Race White
Gender Female
Relation to Head of House Wife
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Mortimer Barben
Father’s Birthplace Massachusetts
Mother’s Birthplace Norway
Able to Speak English Yes
Able to read Yes
Able to Write Yes
Household Members
Name Age
Mortimer Barben
Hannah Barben

DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR MORTIMER LESLIE BARBER AS TRANSCRIBED BY ROBERTA CHESLEY

Death occurred in Multnomah County.
State: Oregon City: Portland
Full name: M. L. Barber.
Death occurred at St. Vincent Hospital.
Residence: Nehalem OR.
Personal: White Male, married to Hanna Barber.
Date of birth: Oct 17.
Age 63 years 5 days.
Occupation: Farmer.
Birthplace: Springfield Illinois.
Name of Father: Stephen V. Barber from Michigan.
Mother: Jane Mead from Pennsylvania.
Died October 22, 1920.
Autopsy was held and the findings were double labor pneumonia.
Duration: Not known.
Informant: Hugh Barber, Tillamook Oregon.

Children

  • Rafaella, b. 1/Apr/1882, Clear Lake, Polk Co., WI; d. 22/Apr/1882
  • Hugh Jay, b. 31/Mar/1883, Ellsworth, Pierce Co., WI; d. 28/Nov/1963; buried Tillamook, OR; m.1  Anne RIPLEY in  in Tillamook, Oregon; m. 2 Dorothy Marquam Bentley on 6 Jul 1934
  • Leslie, b. 26/Aug/1885, Clear Lake, Polk Co., Wisconsin; d. June 1934; m. Melissa SCOVELL
  • Pearl Louella, b. 20/Oct/1890, Gregory, Polk Co., WI; d. 1922, Tillamook, OR; m. Novadus KIRBY
  • Bernice, b. 20/May/1897, Bashow, Washborn Co., WI; d. 28/Jan/1976; m. Herschel SCOVELL
  • Mabel Jerusha, b. 24/Oct/1899, Spooner, WI; m. Samuel CURRY
  • Ira Leon, b. 22/May/1888, Clayton, Polk Co., WI; d. 28/Apr/1893
  • Earl Raymond, b. 2/Mar/1903, Spooner, WI; d. 17/May/1987, Salem, Marion County, OR; buried Tillamook, OR; m. 1 Gladys Julia HODGDON on 29/Nov/1923, in Vancouver, Clark Co., WA; m. 2 Mildred Jennie “Mickey” Bate Baxter Wade Barber Mertz on 7 Sep 1980 in Willamina, Yamhill, Oregon, USA
  • Twins were born 10/Nov/1895 at Turtle Lake, Barron Co., WI

From Hannah Priscilla Zenobia Durrin Barber Pesterfield’s Bible

AVA DURRIN, son of Noah and Mary Durrin was born in the town of Southerlan, County of Hartford and State of Connecticut on the 19th day of April, 1811.

CAROLINE M. DURRIN, daughter of Lewis and Alza Johnson was born in the town of Hella in Norway on the 17th day of August, 1835.

CHILDREN:
MARY ALZA, daughter of Ave and Caroline Durrin was born in the town of Reads Landing County of Wabasha and state of Minnesota, on the 26th day of April 1858.
NELSON AVA, the sone of Ava and Caroline Durrin, was born on the 23rd day of December 1860 in the city of Wabasha and state, Minn.
HANNAH PRISCILLA ZENOBIA, daughter of Ava and Caroline Durrin was born in the city of Wabasha, state of Minnesota, on the 18th day of December 1863 (and died at Tillamook, Oregon 1937)

2nd page.
AVA DURRIN was married to Caroline M. Johnson on the 29th day of October 1855, in the city of Saint Paul and the territory of Minnesota.
WILLIAM E. KINNEY was married to Mary A. Durrin on the 15th day of August 1875 in the town of Lincoln Center, County Polk, Wisconsin.
MORTIMER BARBER was married to Hannah Durrin on the 13th day of August 1881 in the village of Clear Lake, County of Polk, Wisconsin.
MORTIMER BARBER, son of Mary Barber and S. V. Barber was born in the town of St. Clair State of Mich. on the 17th day of Oct. 1855 (died Oct. 1920)
RAFAELLA, Daughter of Mortimer and Hannah Barber born in the town of Clear Lake County of Polk State of Wis. on April 1st 1882 (died at 3 weeks)
HUGH J. BARBER, son of M. L. and H. P. Barber was born in the town of Ellsworth Co. of Pierce on the 31 day of March 1883 state of Wis. (Died at Tillamook, Ore. Nov. 28, 1963)
LESLIE BARBER son of M.L. and H.P.D.Barber was born in town of Clear Lake Co. of Polk State of Wis on the 20 day of August 1885 (died June 1934)
IRA LEON BARBER Born on 22 day of May 1888 Town of Clayton Co of Polk State of Wis. Ira was called home on 28 day of April, 1893.
PEARL LUELLA BARBER born on the 20 October 1890.  Town of Gregory County of Polk state of Wis.  (died at Tillamook, Oreg. 1922)
TWINS born Nov. 10, 1895 at Turtle Lake Barron Co., Wis.
BERNICE BARBER born May 20, 1897 town of Bashaw Co of Washborn, Wisconsin
MABEL JERUSHA BARBER born Oct. 24, 1899, Spooner, Wis.
EARL RAYMOND born Mar. 2, 1903 Spooner Wis.

For more information, check out Hannah Priscilla Zenobia Durrin’s profiles:

Wikitree: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Durrin-24

FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LV3J-KVJ

Ancestry: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/73391501/person/32275717077/facts

To be continued?

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