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Civil War

Dennis Durst
Enlistment date: 17 July 1861, Side Served: Union, State Served, Pa.
Died from Wounds, 16 Sept. 1862
Source, American Civil War Soldiers.
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, Dennis Durst, 10th. Pa. Ref.Inf. 3th. Pa. Vols. Co.A. Pvt. Roll 32.
U.S. Veterans Grave sites: Dennis Durst, Pvt.A. 10th.Pa. Res.
Died 16 Dept. 1862
Cemetery: Soldiers Home National Cemetery, Site 600.

[Additonal research information: Dennis Durst, died Sept. 16, 1862 from wounds received at the second Battle of Bull Run of August 30, 1862. His name is on the Soldiers Monument in Somerset, Pa.]
Source: History of Somerset Co., Pa. Pages 264 & 269.
 
Samuel Durst
Side: Union, Regiment, Maryland, Regiment name, 2 Potomac Home, Brig.Md.Inf.
Co.B., Pvt. No. M388 Roll 3.
Source: U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865

[Additional research: Samuel Durst was born 8 July 1822, Garrett Co.,Md., died 1 Sept. 1905, Springs, Somerset Co., Pa.  He was married to Louisana Wiland, Salisbury, Somerset Co., Pa. Daughter of William Wiland & Margarette Durst Wiland, born 8 Nov. 1828 died 1 March 1920 in Springs, Pa. They are buried in the Springs Mennonite Cemetery, 1/2 mile north of Springs].
 
Jeremiah Durst
Enlistment, 11 Nov. 1861 Rank, Sergeant, State served, Maryland,
Mustered out 11 Nov. 1864
Source: U.S. Civil War Soldiers Records & Profiles.
Headstones provided for deceased Union Civil War Vets list Jeremiah  Durst, Pvt.C.D., 3rd. Md.,P.H.B. Inf.  at Grantsville, Md. Also another with same data but list at Cumberland, Md.

[Jeremiah Durst was born in 1822 in Garrett Co., Md. And died 1 Sept. 1883 in Grantsville, Md. He was married to Marianna Custer, born in 1826. Jeremiah was the son of Jacob Durst Jr. and was a soldier in Co. D., 3rd. Md. Inf. He later served as a Deacon in the Reformed Church in Grantsville, Md.]

 

 

 

World War II
 
Cpl. Charles R. Durst Jr. Died: 1942 WWII 
Status, KIA      ID: 33181397, U.S. Army
Hometown, Baltimore City, Md.
Source: War Dept. Files. 

[ I believe he was the son of Charles Russell Durst, born 1881 died 1959 Crellin, Garrett Co., Md. And wife Myrtle Fitzwater, born 1892 Garrett Co.,Md. Died 1965 Baltimore, Md.]
 
TEC5 George P. Durst,  KIA,
Died Sunday, Dec.24, 1944 , ID: 33667155
U.S. Army, 15th. Infantry Regiment,
3rd. Infantry Division.
Buried at: Lorraine American Cemetery, St.Avoid, Moselle, France.  Plot E, 42 Row 42 Grave 10
Awards: Purple Heart.

 
PFC. Edgar R. Durst  KIA
Death date not given. ID: 33259553
U.S. Army, Hometown, Somerset Co., Pa.
Source: War Department Files

 
Also found additional data as follows
Edgar R. Durst, PFC AGF Co.E.337th. Inf.
Arlington National Cem. Section 12, Site 3802
 
Edgar R. Durst, WWII, Died Oct. 10, 1944
Florence Italy, age 22 years.
Arlington National Cem.
Born August 8, 1922, son of Emery & Ida Durst-Durst.

 
PVT Marshall O. Durst   DNB
Date not given, ID 33060996
U.A. Army, Hometown, Allegany Co. Md.
War Deptartment Files

 
Obitituary for Marshall O. Durst.
Last Rites for Pvt. Marshall O. Durst of near Avilton, Md. Who was killed in England, April 23, 1943 were held Wed.afternoon in Mt.  Zion Methodist Church. Reburial services in the church cemetery were conducted by the Grantsville Post 214 American Legion. With Commander Wayne H.Durst in charge.
Pvt. Durst was born Jan. 1, 1919 in Shade Mills, Md. The son of Wilbur & Nellie Hetz Durst and graduated from Grantsville High School in 1936. He entered the Armed services in My 1941 and was sent overseas in Sept. 1942. Besides his parents he is surviced by a brother Russell C. Durst of Moscow, Md. And 4 sisters, Miss Anna Durst, Cumberland, Mrs. Jennie Stark,Avilton, Mrs. Laura Turner, Grantsville and Mrs. Ethel Garlitz, Baltimore. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World Camp No.41.

Source: Meyersdale Republican, July 29, 1948.
 
The above are not my direct line but I am happy to exchange and receive information on any Durst families.
pdshaffer@comcast.net

 

 


  
VIETNAM WAR

                                  
                                    (Photo courtesy of
                                Heather (Cree) Eskridge

LARRY BLAINE DURST, Corporal
Born, 31 May 1948  Died 30 Oct. 1968, age 20 years.
Republic of Vietnam   South Vietnam.
Co.E.Co. 1st.Inf. 2nd. Battalion, Province 04
Service, Infantry Indirect Fire Crewman.
Data Source: Coffelt Database.

Additional data for Larry Blaine Durst

GROUND CASUALTY, DROWNED, SUFFOCATED,
BODY RECOVERED. MILITARY REGION 1  QUANG TIN.
Source: Combat Area Casualties Current File.

[research shows he was the son of Solomon F. & Ruth Cree Durst who moved to the New Stanton area of Pa. and a grandson of Walter & Ethel Johnston Durst of Garrett Co., Md. ~Pat Shaffer.

(Patricia Durst Shaffer)
Posted November 21, 2009

His maternal grandparents were William Ray Cree & Bertha C. (Heller) Cree; Larry married Holly Ann Lears

(Courtesy of Heather (Cree) Eskridge)
Posted August 22, 2013

 

 


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