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Jacob Gast and
Oteialo (Tschriter) Gast

Pinepound Reflections - A History of
Spring Coulee and District pages 241 - 242
by Otto Gast

Jacob Gast was born October 18, 1886 and died October 29, 1978. Oteialo Gast was born Feb 6,1890 and died Feb 28,1979. Jacob and Oteialo came to Canada in 1911 from Germany. They settled in the town of Irvine, Alberta, where Jacob was the local blacksmith for a year or two. Then they moved to a farm south of Irvine, a district called Newburg, where they farmed until 1929. They then moved in the spring of 1929 to Spring Coulee. In the fall of 1929 they moved to Magrath. Jacob and Oteialo retired in 1950 and moved to Lethbridge and lived there until they passed away. They were married over 70 years. The couple was blessed with five children, 2 girls and 3 boys.

Of the children, Jake married Magdilina Rath and they had six children, 3 boys and 3 girls. Some of the children have various degrees and live in British Columbia and Alberta. Jake passed away in 1985 and Maggie in 1990.

Albert married and lived in Kelowna B.C. and had 2 children, 1 boy and 1 girl who have various degrees and live in Alberta. Albert passed away in 1988.

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