Obit: Gorst, Claire James (1892 - 1973)
Contact: Ken Wood

Surnames: Gorst, Garrells, Peterson, Sojka, Hoffman, Stillman, Urban, Macha

----Source: Marshfield News Herald, Saturday, 27 Oct. 1973

Gorst, Claire J. (27 Oct. 1892 - 23 Oct. 1973)

PITTSVILLE - Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Veedum Moravian Church for Claire J. Gorst, 80, of route 2, Pittsville, who was found dead of natural causes Tuesday at his home.

Officiating was the Rev. Bharat Surender, pastor, and burial was made in the Mound cemetery at Pittsville. Graveside military rites were conducted by the Palmer-Ritchie American Legion Post of Pittsville. The flag was presented by Harry Johnson, vice commander, and taps were sounded by Jerry Schutz.

Pallbearers were Andrew Peterson, Frank Sojka Jr., Leonard Hoffman, Harold Stillman, Joe Urban Sr., and Ed Macha.

Miss Mary Garrells, soloist, was accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Homer Ewer.

1910 Federal Census, Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin

Name: Clair Gorst
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Marital Status: Single
Race : White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Family Number: 94
Page Number: 11
Household Gender Age
Parent Thomas Gorst M 55y
Parent Mary J Gorst F 49y
Lydia Gorst F 19y
Thomas H Gorst M 29y
Alvin W Gorst M 26y
Clair Gorst M 17y
Velma Gorst F 11y

1920 Federal Census, Wood, Wisconsin

Name: Claire J Gorst
Estimated Birth Year: 1893
Age: 27
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Sheet Number: 5
Household Gender Age
Parent Thomas Gorst M 64y
Parent Mary J Gorst F 58y
Claire J Gorst M 27y

WW II Draft Card

Name: Claire James Gorst
Event: Military
Event Date: 1942
Event Place: Hiles, Wood, Wisconsin
Residence: Hiles, Wood, Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 27 Oct 1893
Film Number: 1572703
Digital Folder Number: 4249964
Image Number: 01186

Social Security Record

First Name: Claire
Middle Name:
Last Name: Gorst
Name Suffix:
Birth Date: 27 October 1892
Social Security Number: 394-20-1913
Place of Issuance: Wisconsin
Last Residence: Wood, Wisconsin
Zip Code of Last Residence: 54466
Death Date : October 1973
Estimated Age at Death: 81




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