August "Gus" Viefhaus was the son of Ignatz Viefhaus and Ida Rexroth. Gus was born in March 30, 1858, in Missouri. He married reportedly 3 times. (1) Mary J. Yandell; (2) Mary Jane Yandell, (3) Annie Barnforth.
One of his wives named Mary Yandell was the daughter of John Yandell and Mary McWherter. The second was the daughter of Jesse Yandell and Martha Hand.
In 1880 Gus is living in his parents household in St. Charles County, Missouri. He marries in 1886 in Scott County, Arkansas:
Viefhous, August 27 of Waldron to Miss Mary Yandell (no age listed) of Waldron by R. Chiles, County Judge on 14 March 1886. Scott County Marriage Book A., Page 272.
Although no record of his second marriage has been found it is speculated to have occured about 1904. He had a son named Henry Clarence Viefhaus born in May 1905.
His third marriage took place in Beckham County, Oklahoma:
Beckham County, Oklahoma
Viefhaus, August - Barnforth, Annie23 JUN 19081111
1900 Scott County, Arkansas
Lamb Township, Enumerated June 18-21, 1900
Viefhouse, Guss Mar 185842 M/14 MO Ger MO
Mary Jul 185841 7/6 AR TN TN
Fred Jan 188713 AR MO AR
Alfred Jan 188911 AR MO AR
Herman Oct 18909 AR MO AR
Laura Jun 18945 AR MO AR
John Jun 18963 AR MO AR
Emil Mar 18982 AR MO AR
Gus reportedly died in California on October 12, 1934.
I have found the Viefhaus named spelled variously (not unusual) as Viefhaus, Viefhouse, Viefhous, but have been told the correct spelling is Viefhaus. I would appreciate additional infomation on the Viefhaus family. Thank you.