Derr, Cyrus George was born on July 18, 1848 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William M. and Caroline (Hildebrand) Derr.
Educated law department University of Pennsylvania and in father’s law office.
John Weidman, of Lebanon. Pennsylvania, November 13, 1870. Admitted to Pennsylvania bar, 1869.
Attorney for Pennsylvania Railroad Company and many other corporations. Founded Pennsylvania Trust Company (Reading, Pennsylvania), Columbian Warehouse Company. Developed and controls Columbian Cutlery Company Enlisted in Company E, 26th Regiment Pennsylvania Emergency Men.
June 1863; taken prisoner near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, June 26, 1863. Paroled; reënlisted July 12, 1864, Company G, 1st Battalion, Pennsylvania Infantry. Honorary discharged at end of service.