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Calista Gerst
Birth: Jun. 27, 1848
Stark County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1924
Wolcottville
Noble County
Indiana, USA

My great-great Aunt.

Daughter of Jacob Garst & Elizabeth Bender; granddaughter of Frederick & Elizabeth (Hoffman) Garst and George & Elisabeth Catharine (Hahn) Bender.

1880 Wolcottville, Noble Co., IN census (index):
Elisabeth Gerst (head) 63 b PA, Widow
Calista Gerst (dau) 29 b OH
Olive Tousley (granddau) 13 b IN
Charles Willis (nephew) 25 b OH, Laborer

1900 Wolcottville, Orange, Noble Co., IN census:
Calista Gerst (head) Jun 1848 51 b OH, Single
Charlie Willis (boarder) Feb 1854 46 b OH,
Single, Carpenter

1920 Noble Co., IN census (index):
Calista Gerst (head) 70 b OH, Single
Charles Willis (cousin) 65 b OH, Single

Obituary, 1924
"Miss Calista Gerst was born in Stark County Ohio, June 27, 1848. She was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Gerst. Her father died in Ohio while Calista was a small child. The mother with three grown girls moved from Ohio to Jordon Street, LaGrange Co., Indiana. In 1873 Calista and her mother moved from Jordan Street to Wolcottville, Ind., to the home where they lived to the time of their death.

"During her girlhood Calista was converted to Christ and united with the Christian church in which faith she continued to the time of her death. Miss Gerst died at her home in Wolcottville, Ind., Sunday evening, March 9th, at 9 p.m., after only a few hours of severe illness.

"Funeral was held at the home March 12th. Services were conducted by Rev. H.E. Wright of the M.E. church. Interment in Whitmer cemetery."

Aunt Calista never married, she lived to be 76 years, 8 months, 11 days.

Many thanks to Colleen Sanders Brown for stone photos. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Garst (1809 - 1850)
  Elizabeth Bender Gerst (1817 - 1894)
 
 Siblings:
  Harriet Bender Gerst Tousley (1845 - 1883)*
  Rebecca Margaret Gerst Brayton (1848 - 1910)*
  Calista Gerst (1848 - 1924)
  Jacob Oliver Garst (1850 - 1852)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pierce-Witmer Cemetery
Witmer Manor
Lagrange County
Indiana, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43620033
Calista Gerst
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Calista Gerst
Added by: Colleen Sanders Brown
 
Calista Gerst
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- Diana McDevitt Eyler
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- Bethann
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