Joseph F. Gast Soundex Code G230
Joseph F. Gast, born in 1873. He was the son of Engelbert Gast.
6534 N. Robey Street now 6534 N. Damen Avenue
Source: Rogers Park Directory, 1919, page 29.
Joseph's father Englebert was the partner of Christian Buscher in the company: Buscher & Gast.
In 1906, Joseph bought out Christian Buscher and renamed the business Joseph F. Gast Monumental Works. The company began focusing on the design and carving of memorials.
After serving in World War II, Joseph’s son Bert C., who was born in 1875, and who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, joined the company.