Biography of Henry P. Gast

Henry P. Gast, born in Germany in 1826, came to America in 1847, and to Batavia in 1854, engaging in the business of making caps. He also kept hotel and saloon, and built the Western and West End hotels, the latter of which was burned in 1889 and rebuilt. F. J. Gast, son of Henry P., established a bakery at 119 Main street, in 1884, and carried it on until January, 1890, when he sold out to David McKeown, of Toronto, Ont., who now conducts it and a confectionery store. The firm of H. P. & J. E. Gast was formed in March, 1890. They deal in fine groceries and confectionery.

FROM: Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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