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Gustav Labs

GUSTAV HERMAN KARL LABS

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Gustav Herman Karl Labs, son of Fritz and Augusta Labs
- born 30 October 1879, Johnson County, Nebr.
- died 6 February 1949 of acute pleurisy,
- buried Immanuel Cemetery, Amherst, Nebr.
married 22 November 1903, Buffalo County, Nebraska, Immanuel Lutheran Church, to
Ottilie Marie Hemmann daughter of Ernst Hemmann and Christiana Bergt
- born 4 October 1879, Uniontown, Perry County, Missouri
- died 10 November 1954 of coronary occlusion,
- buried Buffalo County, Nebraska, Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery

Both Gustav and Ottilie were confirmed at Immanuel, Amherst, on Palm Sunday, 18 March 1894.

Witnesses at their marriage: Carl Labs, Emma Czenkusch, Otto Hemmann, Magdalina Abels, Gottfried Hemmann, Luena Thiede, Emil Buehler, and Anna Labs.

When Gustav registered for the World War I draft in 1918, he was described as slender, medium height, blue eyes, and light brown hair. He farmed in Grant Township, Buffalo county, Nebraska. The house that Gus bought from Sears & Roebuck is still being lived in. It has been moved from its original location and now is on Sartoria Road east of Amherst.

Page from Sears catalog of 1913 showing a similar house.
CHILDREN
  1. Herbert Otto Labs twin.
    - born 8 September 1904, Amherst, Nebr.
    - baptized 9 September 1904, Buffalo County, Nebraska, Immanuel Lutheran Church. Sponsors: Fred Labs and Christiane Hemmann, grandparents.
    - confirmed 26 May 1918, Buffalo County, Nebraska, Immanuel Lutheran Church
    - died 4 August 1991, Wisner, Cuming County, Nebraska
    - married 18 February 1932, at Altona, Wayne County, Nebraska, to
    Hilda Marie Stuthman, daughter of William and Hennie Stuthman
    - born 11 August 1909, Altona, Wayne County, Nebraska
    - died 24 July 1995, Wisner, Cuming County, Nebraska
      They had four children, including
    • LeRoy William Labs, born 6 May 1934, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - died 8 October 1946 at Altona, Wayne County, Nebraska
    • Vern Herbert Labs, born 25 October 1936, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - died 10 February 2008, West Point, Nebraska, buried Altona, Wayne County, Nebraska
      The other two children are living.

  2. Sarah Anna Labs twin.
    - born 8 September 1904, Amherst, Nebr.
    - baptized 9 September 1904, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst, Nebr. Sponsors: Anna Labs and Ernst Hemmann, grandparents.
    - died 16 September 1905 of summer complaint.
    - buried Immanuel Cemetery, Amherst, Nebr.

  3. Edwin William Carl Labs
    - born 12 August 1910, Amherst, Nebr.
    - baptized 25 September 1910, Immanuel, Amherst. Sponsors: Augusta Labs, Wm Hemmann and Carl Czenkusch.
    - confirmed 25 May 1924, Immanuel Lutheran, Amherst.
    - died 22 July 1976, from heart attack
    - buried Immanuel Cemetery, Amherst.
    Edwin farmed in Buffalo County, Nebraska

  4. Helen Erna Wilhelmine Labs
    - born 27 December 1912, Amherst, Nebr.
    - baptized 9 January 1913, Immanuel Lutheran. Sponsors: Erna Hemmann, Fred Hartmann, and Minna Labs Anthes.
    - confirmed 16 May 1926, Immanuel, Amherst.
    - died 8 February 1989, North Bend, Oregon.
    - married 1) 27 April 1938 to Wesley Way
    - born 1 April 1915, died 25 March 1978, North Bend, Oregon.
    - married 2) 1982 to Joseph Nagle.
    Helen and Wesley Way had four children.

  5. Living Labs,
    Sponsors: Frieda and Elsie Hemmann, Ernst Krueger.
    - married 8 July 1939
    Adolph James Berger
    - born 8 February 1911, Columbus, Nebr.
    - died 18/19 May 1991, having lived in Longmont, Colorado.
    They had three children.

  6. Silas Ruben Labs
    - born 4 March 1919, Amherst, Nebr.
    - baptized 20 April 1919, Immanuel, Amherst. Sponsors: Anna Rusch, Walter Labs and Gottfried Hemmann.
    - confirmed 9 April 1933, Immanuel, Amherst.
    - served in World War II
    - died 25 May 1996, Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska
    - buried 29 May 1996, Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, Kearney Cemetery
    - married 28 November 1940
    Ruth Peterson, - born 4 August 1919, Kearney, Nebr.
    - died 17 November 1995, Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska
    - buried Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, Kearney Cemetery.
      They had five children, including
    • Kenneth Edwin Labs, 21 November 1941, Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - died 6 April 1942, buried at Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      The others are living.

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