|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1876, Germany|
|Death: ||Sep. 5, 1920|
Margaretta "Maggie" Koeber was the eldest of two daughters of John Koerber and Hannah (Pruner) Koerber. She was born on October 11, 1876 in Germany, possibly near Berlin. She had a younger sister Anna Barbara Koerber (who later was the wife of Silas Orin Sage). Anna was also born in
Gemany in 1879.
The Koerber family came to the US in 1884. They went first to Kansas or Nebraska, where John died during one of their first winters of frostbite of one of his feet.
Afterward, Hannah, Maggie, and Anna moved to Lewis County, Washington. There, on February 18, 1887 Hannah married
August Schnarr. She and August had four children (August jr., Gustave, Minnie, and Johan (Johnny)).
On January 14, 1893, Maggie married Jacob Ast, a widower with four children. They had eight children of their own:
(my grandfather) William John (1897),
Margaret Elizabeth (1899),
Ida L. (1904),
and twins Jakob Ludwig & Minna Louisa (1908).
Unfortunately, only Rosa, William, Elizabeth, & Ida survived to adulthood.
In the early 1900's, the family changed their surname to Aust, as it was easier to pronounce.
In 1913 the family moved back to Ellis County, KS, settling in Hays. Two weeks after they arrived, Jake died within hours of suffering a severe stroke the street in Hays.
Maggie and the children remained in Hays. And, Maggie died seven years later.
Hannah Pruner Koerber Schnarr (1852 - 1927)
Jacob Aust (1862 - 1913)*
Rose M. Aust Sullivan (1895 - 1986)*
William John Aust (1897 - 1956)*
Margaret Elizabeth Aust Ellis (1899 - 1981)*
Ernest Aust (1902 - 1912)*
Ida Lena Aust Corbet (1904 - 1976)*
Jacob Ludwig Aust (1908 - 1908)*
Minna Louisa Aust (1908 - 1909)*
Margaretta Koerber Aust (1876 - 1920)
Anna Barbara Koerber Sage (1879 - 1921)*
Mount Hope Cemetery
Plot: Sect. 3, Lot 48, Grave # 5
Created by: John Losee
Record added: Oct 18, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5081449