Gustav "Opah" Jost, Sr

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Death 1951 (aged 76–77)
Burial Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Jost Family Plot
Memorial ID 14910575 · View Source
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Gustav Jost was born in Bremahaven Germany to Prussion parents. He maried Katrina in 1879. She bore him a son Bernard, and two daughters, Bertha and Lena. Upon her early death at the age of 36, Gustav with his 3 young children sailed on a steamship bound for the United States in 1901. Gustav was a cabinet maker in his native Germany. After passing through Ellis Island he settled in Perth Amboy with his 3 children. He started his own business as a general contractor and builder. He later met and married Mina and she bore him a daughter named Gretchen. The family lived in many homes throughout Perth Amboy that he himself constucted. He moved his family to the hamlet of Woodbridge NJ.in the late twenties. He purchased 5 lots on the corner of Rahway and Schoder Ave. Four homes were built to house the clan. Gustav was a Free Mason and retired in 1946 to the state of Virginia. He passed away in 1951.

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  • Created by: James Bernard Caffrey
  • Added: 12 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14910575
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gustav "Opah" Jost, Sr (1874–1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14910575, citing Alpine Cemetery, Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by James Bernard Caffrey (contributor 46831188) .