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:

    • Harry G. Gaus, born on 23 September 1881 and died on 17 November 1930, married Birdie M. Grinter, all events in St. Louis. Harry took over running the manufacturing business after his father.
    • Frederick Gaus, born on 19 February 1883 and died on 13 June 1913.
    • Edna Louise Katharina Gaus, born on 31 August 1886, in St. Louis, and died on 13 July 1902.

Written by Marian Brune McCreary
June 2017
© 2018, St. Louis Genealogical Society

Henry Gaus
Henry Gaus’s Store
Photo in the collection of Marian Brune McCreary
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