I stopped my research for (as you can see) a long while. My Great Grandfather is Francis Gast married born in Decatur, In. sometime in the late 1800's.He married Lillian Sandvig and they lived in the Seattle, Wa area. So the Frank Gast you have in your files who moved to Tacoma, Wa. could very well be the same Francis Gast I am related to.All I know is Francis had two siblings:Mildred and Forest.