Charles John Hast

Charles John Hast was born October 2, 1851. His parents were August Theordor Hast and Wilhamine Hammerschmidt. Charles was born in Steinua an der Strasse, Germany. Charles married Ester B. Thomas on April 14, 1883. in Des Moines, Iowa. They had 3 children.

Loula Hast was born in 1879. She was buried on January 26, 1897 at age 18.

Nora Hast was born 1882. She was buried at age 3 on February 13, 1885.

Dean Hast was born June 8, 1884.

Ester died on August 15, 1885 at age 25.

When Ester died, Wilhelmine moved in with Charles to help raise Dean.

On June 7, 1900 census of Des Moines, Charles is listed as head of household - Stock Dealer, Dean son - at school and Wilhelmine mother.

Charles died November 25, 1909. Charles and Ester are buried at the Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines


At the Laurel Hill Cemetery I found reference to:

Charles J Hast, burial date: 11/25/1909 age 58
Ester B Hast, burial date: 8/16/1885 age 25
Infant of LG Hast, burial date: 4/26/1909 age 0   Is this Louis Grover's Son?
Loula Hast, burial date: 1/26/1897 age 18    This is Charles' Daughter
Nora Hast, burial date: 2/13/1885 age 3       This is Charles' Daughter