Submitted by tessden98 on Wed, 2014-11-12 11:59
August Gast was born in Germany in 1846. He emigrated to the United States in 1865 and married Mary Teaketter in 1869. They lived at 17 Orchard Street (now 1522 N. Orchard Street). The next year August a bricklayer had moved to 733 N. Halsted Street (now 1705 N. Halsted Stret) and still lived at that address after the fire of 1871. August was naturalized in 1874.
The family moved to 363 Larrabee Street (now 1508 N. Larrabee Street) and later to 658 Noble Street (1320 N. Noble Street). By 1910 the Gasts lived at 1648 W. Fletcher Street and ten years later they lived with their daughter Bertha and her husband Ernst Behls at 3243 N. Leavitt Street. August Gast died in 1924 and Mary in 1931. They are buried at St. Luke's Cemetery in Chicago.
For further details contact the Chicago Genealogical Society. August Gast is Pioneer Ancestor number 293.