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William John Aust
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1897
Pe Ell
Lewis County
Washington, USA
Death: Aug. 23, 1956
Schenectady
Schenectady County
New York, USA

My grandfather Willy, as he was known as a boy, was born to Jacob and Margaretta (Koerber) Ast. He was the 2nd of their 8 children. Jake also already had 4 children by a previous marriage. The family changed its surname to Aust around the turn of the century, as it was never pronounced correctly. They moved to Hays, Kansas, when Willy was 16. Jake died there a couple of weeks later. When he was of age, "Bill," as he was then called, entered the army. He was first in the cavalry. During his first tour of duty, they chased Pancho Villa back into Mexico. Later, at the end of WWI, he was in the army of occupation in Niedermendig, a town in Germany's Rhineland. There he met and on May 17, 1921 married a German girl - Anna Maria Weiler. The next year, while still living in Germany, their only child, a daughter - Rosa Maria was born. When Rose was 3 months old, the family moved to the US settling in Schenectady, New York, where Bill had found work. Here they remained. One of the pleasures of Bill's life was spending time at his summer camp on Lake Desolation. He called it "Rambler's Rest." Unfortuately Bill died at an early age of cancer.  
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Aust (1862 - 1913)
  Margaretta Koerber Aust (1876 - 1920)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Maria Weiler Aust (1902 - 1998)
 
 Siblings:
  Rose M. Aust Sullivan (1895 - 1986)*
  William John Aust (1897 - 1956)
  Margaret Elizabeth Aust Ellis (1899 - 1981)*
  Ernest Aust (1902 - 1912)*
  Ida L Aust Corbet (1904 - 1976)*
  Minna Louisa Aust (1908 - 1909)*
  Jacob Ludwig Aust (1908 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Schenectady Memorial Park
Schenectady
Schenectady County
New York, USA
Plot: Middle of the Birch Lawn Sect. - plot B-129-1
 
Created by: John Losee
Record added: Sep 03, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5050570
William John Aust
Added by: John Losee
 
William John Aust
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William John Aust
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