Hi Margaret, This does clarify some things.My great grandfather was Emil F. Gust.He was born in 1839 and died July 5, 1917.My great grandmother was Henrietta Noftz. She was born in 1849 and died July 7, 1917.Their children were Hermina (Minnie), Herman, Martha, Louisa, Emil (my grandfather) and Marie.Listed below are records I have found.From what you are saying and what I have found, it looks like my great grandfather went by both Emil and Ferdinand. It also looks like his mother was Constance/Constentina Wrobel Gust Schulz and Ferdinand Schulz was his Stepfather.Hermine and Herman Schulz his half brother and sister.
According to Baltimore Immigration and Passenger Lists 1820-1872, Ferdinand Gust arrieved in Baltimore on April 22, 1870.Baltimore Passenger Lists 1820-1948 lists the following people:
Ferdinand Gust 31 yrs Occupation - Shoemaker Hermine Schulz 20 yrs Ferdinand Schulz 58 yrs Constantine Sculz 58 yrs Carl Hermann 25 yrs Henriette Nofs 20 yrs
The port of departure was Bremen, Germany and they arrived in Baltimore on April 22, 1870.
The 1870 Census shows, Ferdinand Schultz, Constatina Schultz, Hermina Schulz and Ferdinand Herst age 30 all at the same residence in Detroit, Ward 10, Wayne, Michigan.
Michigan Marriages 1868 -1925:
Hermine Schulz married Adolph Knapp August 23, 1870.Witnesses were Ferdinand Schulz and Ferdinand Gust.
Michigan Births and Christenings 1775 - 1995
Hermine Gust Born April 28, 1871 and Christened May 8, 1871.Parents - Ferdinand Gust and Henrietta Noftz Hermin Gust Born April 28, 1871 but no Christening record.Parents - Ferdinand and Henrietta Gust
Michigan Marriages 1868 -1925
Hermine Gust married Ernest Borst on Feb 8, 1896. Parents of Bride were Emil Gust and Henrietta Noftz.Parents of Groom were Karl Borst and Wilhelmina Schultz.Witnesses were Chris Brickert and Herman Schulz.
Johanna Gust born 1855 married Herman Gust born 1848 on Feb 16, 1874I don't know if/how Johanna ties in with your or my branch of the Gust family.
Death Certificate -
Minnie Borst - Died September 15, 1900 - Name of Father Emil Gust Herman Schulz - Died Sept 26, 1918 - Parents Ferdinand Schulz and Constance Wrobel; Wife and informant Johanna Schulz Death Certificate for Emil Gust - Born January 14, 1839 Died July 5, 1917 In Shelby, Macomb, Michigan; Parents were Frank gust and Constance Wroble
I would appreciate any information you can give me that you have on your Gust family and if possible my great grandfather Emil Gust.