Dorothea “Dora” (Hahn) Roederer

Dorothea “Dora” (Hahn) Roederer (1837-1903) was born in France. She immigrated to the U.S. around 1852. In 1856, she married Jacob Roederer, a German immigrant who moved to the U.S. around 1855. They lived on land that Jacob’s brother Christian owned and farmed. Their combined farm was about 80 acres, bounded roughly by what is now Taylorsville Road, the Watterson Expressway, and Farmington. Dora had 12 children, 11 of whom lived to adulthood. Her younger children were educated at the Maple Grove School, founded in 1874. That building is now Air Devils Inn on Taylorsville Road. Dora and Jacob have approximately 1,100 descendants, many of whom still live in Louisville. Thanks to Kaye Ackermann for her help with this bio!! Image of Dora and Jacob Roederer is from Find A Grave user Wayne & Diane (Eversole) King.