Re: August Wurst or werst
I don't know if it is the same line or not, but there are a bundle of Wurst's from Putnam County, Ohio and the town of Ottoville. There does happen to be an August Wurst b 1884 in Putnam Co, Ohio. His grandfathers name was Joseph Wurst b1806 and came from Katzqeiler, Germany. If you think this is the right connection I could probably help.