Bernard Jost, Sr

Bernard Jost, Sr

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Death 6 Oct 1971 (aged 81)
Burial Colonia, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Blk-21 Gr-357A 1A
Memorial ID 14910378 · View Source
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Bernard Jost was born in Bremahaven Germany by the North Sea in 1890. He came to the United States in 1901 with his father Gustav and sisters Lena and Bertha through Ellis Island New York. His father was a cabinet maker in Germany and started a general contracting business in Perth Amboy, NJ around 1905. A year later the family business was incorporated in 1906 as Gustav Jost & Sons, General Contracters. Most of the homes on Charolette, Chauncy and Hall Ave. were built by the Josts. Aside from building homes they also did construction work for the new factories going up all over Perth Amboy in the early 20th century. Mr. Bernard Jost was a 50 year member of the Perth Amboy Fire Dept/Liberty Hook & Ladder Co. # 2 on State Street. Mr. Jost married the former Marianna Ractzak on Oct. 10, 1912 in St. Stevens Polish Catholic Church in Perth Amboy. They settled in a home he built on lower State Street. Mr. & Mrs. Jost had five children. Gustav Stephen Jost(died at the age of 6 years old)Bernard Richard Jost, Norbert Steven Jost, Frank Richard Jost and Eleanor Dorothy Jost. The three surving sons all served in the US Air Fouce during WWII. Mr. Jost's daughter Eleanor joined the U.S. Cadet Nurses Corps after graduating from Woodbridge High School in 1944. Mr. Jost Sr. was also a Mason and Elk. Mr. Jost's son Frank was an all star athelete at Woodbridge Barron Ave. High School. Son Frank recieved letters in Baseball, Football and Track. Son Frank at one time played for the NY Yankees in the 1930's. Mr. Jost Sr. took over the family business when his father passed away in 1951. Mr. Jost and his father Gustav moved there families to the village of Woodbridge in the early 1920's They purchased 4 lots and built 3 homes, two on Rahway Ave. and one on Schoder Ave. between 1922 and 1925.


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  • Created by: James Bernard Caffrey
  • Added: 12 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14910378
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard Jost, Sr (12 Sep 1890–6 Oct 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14910378, citing Saint Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by James Bernard Caffrey (contributor 46831188) .