Monday, May 11, 2009

Charles F. Gauss

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Gauss, Charles Frederick, wholesale hats, caps, etc; born in St. Charles Co., Mo., May 30, 1838; son of Charles W. and Louisa A. (Fallenstein) Gauss; educated in public schools; married, St. Louis, 1861, Mary Lamoureux (now deceased); 2d, St. Louis, 1879, Ida H. Smith; children: Adele (Mrs. C.W. Bullen), Emma (Mrs. Samuel H. Young), Louisa (Mrs J.P. Annan), Sadie (Mrs. George S. Tenney).  Began business career as a clerk for Crow, McCreery & Co., wholesale dry goods, St. Louis, in 1855, and in fall of 1856 became clerk for Fallenstein & Gauss, wholesale boots and shoes.  In 1860 started wholesale hat business in a small way; associated with partners as Krausse, Hunecke & Gauss, later becoming Gauss, Hunecke & Co.; the firm subsequently incorporated as the Gauss-Shelton Hat Co., afterwards changing to present style of Gauss-Langenberg Hat Co., wholesale hats, caps, gloves, umbrellas, etc., of which is president.  Director Merchants-Laclede National Bank, American Central Insurance Co.  Was a member of Co. A, First Regiment, Missouri National Guard.  Mason (Blue Lodge).  Clubs: St. Louis Country, Noonday.  Recreation: golf.
 -The Book of St. Louisans

Gauss, according to the article in the St. Louis Daily Republic of February 9, 1896, was a member of the Commercial Club.


B Hunter said...

Charles Fredrich Gauss had 5 daughters. the one not listed in this article is Mary Guion Gauss. She is the one that married Joseph Paul Annan. They had 3 children: Ruth Annan, and Margaret Annan ( no middle names) and Paul Gauss Annan.

Jeffrey Kittel said...

Thanks for the excellent information. Appreciate it.