Pomeroy, Ohio, 1906; Highland, Illinois; Pekin, Illinois, 1912-1917; Erie, Pennsylvania, 1917–1954.
Frederick R. Durst was born 6 March, 1883 in Pomeroy, Ohio; he was the brother of Val Durst; and father of Carl F. Durst. He was with the Barckhoff Organ Co. of Pomeroy, Ohio, in 1906; and later with the Wicks firm of Highland, Illinois; then the Hinners Organ Co. of Pekin, Illinois, 1912-1917. He was with A. Gottfried Co. of Erie, Pennsylvania, from 1917, as superintendent. He established the Organ Supply Corp. of Erie in 1924. He died 26 December, 1954 in Erie, Pennsylvania; His son, Carl, succeeded him as head of the company.
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