Tuesday, May 29, 2012
According to the ERIE COUNTY,OHIO CEMETERY CENSUS BEFORE 1909, Johannes Durst, who was also known as John Durst, was born on December 8, 1818, and died on May 30, 1898. In the 1880 U.S. Census for Erie County, Ohio, John Durst was listed as age 54, and was employed as a stone cutter. He was residing with his sister, Minnie Durst, age 40. Both John and Minnie Durst gave Baden as their birthplace.
Johannes/John Durst died on May 20, 1898, and his obituary appeared in the June 1, 1898 issue of the Sandusky Morning Star. The newspaper obituary reported that John Durst was age 79, and he had died at his home at 519 Meigs Street. He had been a resident of Sandusky since 1855. The funeral for Mr. Durst was held on June 2, 1898 at the Durst residence, and burial was at Oakland Cemetery.