Nephi Henry Duersch

Brief Life History of Nephi Henry

When Nephi Henry Duersch was born on 1 January 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Fredrick Duersch, was 29 and his mother, Lena Aeschbacher, was 26. He married Bertha Raisch on 11 January 1949, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to World in 1940 and lived in Alta, Teton, Wyoming, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 July 1974, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Providence, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Nephi Henry Duersch
Bertha Raisch
Marriage: 11 January 1949
Annamaria Duersch

Sources (32)

  • N Henry Duersch, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Nephi Henry Duersch, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
  • Nephi Henry Duersch, "Wyoming, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.


Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Dietrich, Eckhart, Erwin, Ilse, Jurgen.

Germanized form of Sorbian Derž: from a short form of the Old Sorbian personal names Deržisław and Deržimir, based on Old Slavic dьržati ‘to hold’.

South German: nickname for a foolish person, from Middle High German tœrsch ‘foolish’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Short bio of Nephi Henry Duersch

Most of this article surrounds Henry's mission. Henry was a cousin of Arnold Durtschi and they were in the same ward and saw a lot of each other when they were kids. Arnold was a year younger t …

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