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 Balthazar “Baltus” Derringer

Balthazar “Baltus” Derringer

Birth
Hessen, Germany
Death 22 Nov 1878 (aged 57–58)
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Burial Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Plot A, 14, 16
Memorial ID 576321 · View Source
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Balthazar Derringer (Duringer, was the spelling of the surname in Germany. It had 2 dots above the u) was born in Breitenbrunn, Germany (Hesse-Darmstadt). I believe from my research that he was the oldest son of Friedrich Duringer and Eva Margaretha Saulin. He was born in the State of Hesse, in Seckmauren, Germany which seems to be called Breitenbrunn today. He had 2 brothers, Otto and Georg Adam and a sister, Eva.
Balthazar came to New York from Le Havre, France on June 22, 1855 on the ship, Heidelberg. He was the brother of my great great grandfather, Georg Adam Derringer (Duringer).I don't know if Balthazar went straight to Ohio and if he was alone. His brother, George Adam came over 3 years later. Balthazar enlisted with the 4th Ohio Regiment as a private infantryman on October 22, 1861. On November 14, 1861 he enlisted in Comapny K, 4th Calvary Regiment Ohio.He was mustered out on Ocotber 31, 1864 at Columbia, Tennessee. He was a veteran of the Civil War and was a Union soldier.Balthazar was discharged from the army in November 1864 due to having chronic rheumatism. It was noted in his military history that he began having symptoms of this in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1861. He died on November 22, 1878 at the age of 55 years as a result of epilepsy and was a resident of the National Home for Soldiers. As far as I know, he never married and his only surviving relatives were his nephews,niece and sister-in-law, Eva Margareta Margutt Derringer, at least in America. I don't know if he had relatives still living in Germany.
I also do not know his birth date( in his arrival records, it says around 1820. From other information above, it could have been 1823 or 1826) and I don't know the names of his parents. Hopefully, one day I will.
There is an error on Balthazar's tombstone. It should have read 4th Ohio Calvary instead of 4th Ohio Infantry.


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  • Maintained by: Rhonda Nelson
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 576321
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Balthazar “Baltus” Derringer (1820–22 Nov 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 576321, citing Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Rhonda Nelson (contributor 47239124) .