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George W. Durst/Dirst - Jackson Co. WV - Monona Co. Iowa - CA
Posted by: Linda Baker (ID *****8652) Date: March 06, 2007 at 13:22:13
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George Washington Durst/Dirst was born August 1831 in Jackson Co. VA (now WV). He married Rhoda Nutt in 1858 (Indiana or Iowa). They are in the 1860 and 1870 census in Monona Co. Iowa. In the early 1870's, they move to Stanislaus Co. CA. Rhoda dies in 1878. George then marries Elissiff Bouslaugh Allen. George Dirst died in 1904 in Modesto, CA.

Their children at least the first 6 were all born in Iowa.
1- Sarah J. Durst/Dirst - 1859-1880. Spouse Harrison Frederick
2- John H. Durst/Dirst - 1861-1946. Spouse "Dora" Margaret Medora Hughes
3- William N. Durst/Dirst - 1863-1893.
4- Viretta Durst/Dirst - 1866-1913. Spouse William S. Roberts
5- Emma Durst/Dirst - 1868-?
6- Ambie Durst/Dirst - 1870-?. Spouse Joe Orwalt
7- Arzella Durst/Dirst - 1876-1877

George Washington Dirst always reports in each census that he was born in Virginia, his father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother was born in New Jersey.

Who are his parents? I have found family trees that list him as a child of Henry Durst (born Ohio or VA) and Hannah Alkire (born VA). So these do not match up. Help!

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