Bertha is one of my wife's great-grandmothers. Research by my mother-in-law and myself has determined the following:
Her parents were Heinrich/Henry and Otilie/Othillia (Myer) Gust, born in Hinterkommen, Germany, came through Ellis Island in 1894, with four children aged three and under, one of whom appears to have died by the time of the 1900 census. Three other children apparently died in infancy, and we do not have their names.
The family settled in Audubon County, Iowa, where they can be found in the 1900 and 1910 censuses. In 1915, Henry and Othelia moved with their younger children to Henning or Leaf Lake Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, and can be found in the censuses for Leaf Lake in 1920 and 1930. Henry and Othillia died in Minneapolis, at ages 88 and 94, respectively.
This is what I know of the immediate family:
Born Abt 1866, Hinterkommen, Germany
Died 1953, Minneapolis
Married 10/23/1890 to:
Born abt 1870, Germany
Died abt 1964, Minneapolis, MN
1. Amelia Ottilia GUST
Born 7 Oct 1890, Duttow, Hinterkommen, Germany
Died 13 Apr 1979, (Friendship Home) Audobon, Iowa
Married John William DEIST, 8 Mar 1911, Audobon County, Iowa
2. Frank GUST
Born Abt 1892, Germany
Married Elizabeth Smith (who later married ? Durand)
3. Otto GUST
Born Abt 1893, Germany
Died age 53, Houston, Texas
Married Annie ZIESCHANG, 26 Sep 1917, Audubon, IA
4. Emil Gust? In Ellis Island record as 1 month old, but not in 1900 census. My mother-in-law's info is that a girl child died during the voyage, so I'm not sure if that child is Emil, or another.
5. Annie GUST
Born Abt 1894/1895 Place: Iowa (according to census)
Married Roy Dueling.
6. Bertha Henrietta Albertina GUST
Born 1 Nov 1896, Gray, Iowa
Died 31 Aug 1984, Livermore, Alameda, California
Buried (Chapel Of The Chimes) Hayward, CA
Married John Edgar Charles MARKLEY (aka Charles Lee Markley), 4 Mar 1913
Charles died the summer of 1927, and is buried in Council Bluffs, IA.
Married Oscar A. MOE, 1946
Oscar died 2/3/1963, and is buried at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward, CA
7. Martha GUST
Born Abt 1898/1899, Iowa
Married ? LINDGREN
8. Eric W. GUST
Born 6 Jan 1900, Iowa
Died 19 Nov 1994, Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa
9. Paul GUST
Born 29 May 1902, prob. Audobon County, Iowa
Married Marion PETERSON
10. John R. GUST
Born 5 Dec 1904, prob. Audubon County, Iowa
Died Apr 28 1980, Edina, MN
Born Abt 1905/1906, prob. Audubon County, Iowa
Married Roy LINDGREN
Born Abt 1910, Iowa
Married ? Brunsell
Born Abt 1912, Iowa
Died at age 44, Edina, MN
Married Adone (?)
14.William C. GUST
Born 10 Jan 1915, Iowa
Died Jan 1980 Place: Coon Rapids Or Minneapolis, Minnesota
With three more unknown infants, that's a total of 17 children! Apparently, at the time of his death, Henry had 256 living descendants.
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