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Biographical Sketch of George Bast
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George Bast settled in Montgomery County in 1819. His father was a native of Germany, but came to America and settled in Baltimore. George was married first to Sarah Clark, of Lexington, Ky., by whom he had Alonzo, John, George Y., and William H. Mrs. Bast died in 1816, and her husband subsequently married Emily Courtney, by whom he had two children. She also died in 1823, and Mr. Bast was married the third time to Elizabeth Ford, by whom he had three children-Sarah, Anna, and Edward. Mr. Bast was killed by the falling of a tree, in February, 1829, and his widow married Sirenus Cox. Alonzo, the eldest son, married a Mexican lady, and lived and died in Camargo, Mexico. At his death he left a widow and several children. John married Harriet Kibbe, by whom he had-Mary, Julia, Harriet, Charles, and George. George Y., son of George Bast, Sr., is a physician, and lives at New Florence. He is a prominent and influential citizen of the County, where he is widely known and respected. He was married first to Leonora Hancock, and they had one son William. After the death of his first wife he married Sophia Jacobs, and by her had two sons George and Charles. William H. Bast is a merchant at Montgomery City. He also has a store in Kansas City, Mo., and is a wealthy and influential citizen. He lives at his beautiful country residence, a short distance south of Montgomery City, and enjoys himself in the society of his family and neighbors. He was married first to Epsey McGhee, by whom he had William, Mary, and Alonzo. After the death of his first wife, he married Louisa Gordon, and they have one child-a daughter.
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