Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Charles H. Gehlhaus

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Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Charles H. Gehlhaus

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Found Dead In Bed

Charles H. Gehlhaus Dies Suddenly at New York

Charles H. Gehlaus, a baker at Atlantic Highlands, was found dead in bed in a hotel at New York last Thursday morning. The gas was turned on and death was caused by asphyxiation. Mr. Gelhaus was in the city on business. The turning on of the gas is supposed to have been accidental as there is no suspicion whatever of suicide.

Mr. Gehlhaus was born in Germany, but he had lived in this country nearly all his life. He started in the bakery business at Matawan a good many years ago and he built up a big business there. About six years ago his bakery at Matawan burned down. Soon afterward he bought the bakery business of Hagenbuch & Morrell at Atlantic Highlands and moved to that place. He put up a row of business places at Matawan in place of his bakery. A few years after moving to Atlantic Highlands he bought the store property of Mrs. George H. Stout and built a fine bakery there, besides putting up a three story brick building. He was also interested in brick yards near Matawan. Mr. Gehlhaus was of a very jovial nature and he had many friends wherever he lived.

He leaves a wife, four sons and a daughter. The children are Otto, William, Charles, Fred and Carrie Gehlhaus. All of them live at home except Otto, who is employed at New York. Another daughter, Anna, who married G. A. Vandeventer of Matawan died a number of years ago. She left one son, who lives with his mother's parents. The sons who live at home are all thoroughly familiar with the bakery business and the business will no doubt be continued under their management. Mrs. Gehlhaus is a sister of A. Salz of Keyport.

The funeral was held at the house on Sunday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. H. S. Quillen. The bearers were Jacob M. Quackenbush, Edward Leonard, Anizi Quackenbush, William Roberts, S. T. White and R. S. Snyder. The body was buried in Rose Hill cemetery at Matawan.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, May 15, 1901

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