Henry B. Gaus Jr., 1858–1922
Henry B. Gaus was born 12 March 1858 in Missouri to Henry B. Gaus Sr. and Louisa Richter/Rechmeier. He was confirmed in 1873 at St. Peter’s Evangelical Church, St. Louis.
On 13 October 1880, Henry married Emma Louise Biermann at St. Peter’s Evangelical Church. She was the daughter of Gottlieb Biermann and Catharine “Katie” Marie Brune.
In 1883, the business H Gaus & Son Planing Mill, a sash, doors, and blinds factory was located on the southeast corner of Cass Avenue and Sixteenth Street. By 1890, Henry was president of H. Gaus & Sons. In 1899, he applied for a passport and said he was a manufacturer and headed to Europe for business purposes. By 1920, they had moved to California and they were living in Long Beach, Los Angeles County.
Henry had a stroke and died in September 1922 while in California; however, his burial occurred at St. Peter’s Cemetery in St. Louis. His wife, Emma, died on 17 May 1924 in Long Beach, California, with burial next to her husband in St. Louis.
Their children were:
Written by Marian Brune McCreary
Henry Gaus’s Store
Photo in the collection of Marian Brune McCreary
Used with permission
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