|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1867|
|Death: ||Dec. 13, 1919|
Adolph Gast sustained a head injury after falling off a wagon pulled by runaway horses:
[NOTE- "Od Goss was Adolph Gast.
GAST is pronounced "Goss"
Tillie Goss was Matilda "Till" Gast, sister of Adolph.
The girl Adolph was in love with died in this accident and he never forgave himself for it]
NEWS ARTICLE- Allamakee Co. Iowa
TERRIBLE AND FATAL RUNAWAY AT VOLNEY
Wednesday's Dubuque Herald has a special correspondence from Waukon giving the following particulars of a sad catastrophe at Volney: Waukon, June 7.
One of the most horrible accidents that ever occurred in this county happened at Volney, a little village on Yellow river, in the south part of the county, last Sunday evening. A party of seven young people, four of whom, namely John CAMPBELL, his sister Cassie, Henry DESMER and Miss Olive ADAMS, were in one buggy, and Od. GOSS, Tom CAMPBELL and Tillie GOSS in another buggy. They were on their way to church. John CAMPBELL was driving a spirited span of young colts, and when passing along a narrow portion of roadway near the mill, GOSS undertook to pass him. Both teams got under such headway that the young men were unable to control them and GOSS' buggy ran into CAMPBELL's, tearing off a wheel, upsetting the vehicle and throwing the four occupants heavily to the ground. Miss CAMPBELL was thrown fully fifteen feet her head striking the butt or chopped end of a saw-log, tearing off the scalp and crushing the skull so that her brains issued from the aperture, dislocating a shoulder and injuring her otherwise. She was picked up insensible, but afterwards rallied somewhat and lived for about two hours. The other occupants of the buggy were also seriously injured, John CAMPBELL and Henry DEEMER [transcription note:he was named Henry Desmer at the beginning of the article] very badly, the latter being unconscious for two days and his recovery doubted. Miss ADAMS was badly cut and bruised about the head and face and her left arm was broken. She had come over from West Union only a few days before, for a visit with her friends, Mrs. CROUCH, Miss Jennie ADAMS and Jas. ADAMS; of this city, being relatives of hers. None of those in the other buggy were injured. Miss CAMPBELL, the lady killed, was about 23 years of age, and was not only the idol of her parents, but esteemed and beloved by everybody in that community, and her tragical death was a terrible shock to all. Her funeral took place on Monday forenoon, it being impossible to preserve the body longer, and the large attendance and the great grief that prevailed showed how deeply the friends and neighbors felt the loss. Miss Cassie was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex. CAMPBELL, who only four weeks ago buried a son who died very suddenly. The mother is indelicate health and it is feared the shock that she has sustained in this second sudden bereavement will prove fatal to her. It was indeed a terrible accident and the result of careless and thoughless driving.
- source: Postville Review, June 11, 1887
-Transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall
John Gast (1839 - 1923)
Kathern Heinbuch Gast (1839 - 1911)
Elizabeth Gast Wachter (1861 - 1955)*
Baby Gast (1863 - 1863)*
Albert Henry Gast (1863 - 1945)*
Mary Ellen Gast Erbe (1865 - 1948)*
Adolph Gast (1867 - 1919)
Lydia Gast Adams (1870 - 1956)*
John F. Gast (1872 - 1949)*
Matilda Emma Gast Gast (1874 - 1948)*
Walter William Gast (1876 - 1951)*
Samuel Ira Gast (1878 - 1878)*
Ira Samuel Gast (1878 - 1947)*
State Hospital Cemetery
Created by: K. Pike
Record added: May 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11050364