I am still interested in these family names but have not looked at my material for several years.
My mother grew up as a Distash in Mobridge South Dakota. I have never seen it spelled any other way. My mother's background is strange. Her mother -Matilda LaCourt, and then Matilda LeBeau and then Matilda Distash is not really her mother. Matilda married Louis Distash in Michigan and they moved to S.D. Seems to me he might be buried in Montana. (Have to check that.) She seems to have left him to go to Michigan.