When Michael Herman Damasch was born on 27 October 1861, in Neu Buttkischken, Elchniederung, East Prussia, Prussia, Germany, his father, George Damasch, was 36 and his mother, Maria Petereit, was 27. He married Elizabeth Hampton on 15 February 1888, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Gridley, Butte, California, United States in 1910. He died on 13 March 1935, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.
Italian and Hispanic (mainly Philippines): from a medieval Christian personal name derived from the name of the city of Damascus, capital of Syria, and alluding to Saint Paul's conversion to Christianity on the road to this city (Acts 9: 1-9).
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