Gustave McCager Sadler1

M, #411, b. 19 August 1888, d. 6 October 1964
Father*Hollis J Sadler2 d. 1921
Mother*Sally Shultz d. 1921
Step-motherNancy S. Hornbuckle2
     Gustave was born in Missouri, USA, on 19 August 1888.3,4,5 Other sources show Gustave McCager Sadler was born on 19 August 1887 in Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA, Original information has Gus's birthdate as August 19, 1887. His gravestone, however, indicated the date to be 1888.2 He was the son of Hollis J Sadler and Sally Shultz.2
     His common name was Gus Sadler.
     The United States instituted a draft during World War I. The first registration was on June 5, 1917 for men between the ages of 21 and 31. This included men born between June 5, 1886 and June 5, 1896. Gustave McCager Sadler filled out a draft card on 5 June 1917 in Bernie, Stoddard County, Missouri, USA. He was employed as an electrician. He was described as short height and stout build, with gray eyes and black hair. Not currently employed anywhere..4

     Gustave McCager Sadler married Female Unknown.
     Gustave McCager Sadler married Francis Anna Mae Reeder, daughter of George Washington (or Franklin) Reeder and Frances A Rodgers, in Oran, Scott County, Missouri, USA, on 7 November 1920.6,2
Other sources show he married Francis Anna Mae Reeder on 1 November 1920.7
     Muriel and Kim Sanders came to live with Gus, Anna Mae, and Margie Sadler when Margie was about 7 or 8. This was during the depression. circa 1928.8

     Gustave McCager Sadler lived with Cecil Dewey Herrell and Anna Marie Herrell; During the depression, Cecil and Marie Herrell lived with Gus and Anna Mae Sadler for a time.8
     Gustave McCager Sadler and Francis Anna Mae Reeder lived at 2813 South 18th Street, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, on 7 April 1930.5
     Gus Sadler was listed as the head of household on the 1930 US Federal Census of St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, enumerated 7 April 1930. Also living in the household were his wife, Anna , his daughter, Majorie, his step daughters, Lavada Herrell and Lois Herrell. His age at his last birth date was listed as 42. He was born in Missouri. He was married and was 25 read and write. His father was born in Missouri. His mother was born in Missouri. He did not attend school.5 . His occupation was none.5 . He rented the property, it was worththe rent was $25. He did not live on a farm. He was able to read and write. He was able to speak English.5
     Card for Florence Edna Homan sent by Gus Sadler to Floyd Bible Herrell in July 1933.
Sumpathy Card for Florence Herrell

     Anna Marie, Francis Anna Mae, Gustave McCager, Murlie May, Kimble Jones and Loice Beatrice residing at at 208 Zeppo Street, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, and Anna Marie, Francis Anna Mae, Gustave McCager, Murlie May, Kimble Jones and Loice Beatrice sent a letter to Floyd Bible Herrell on 5 July 1933 .

Dear Floyd,

     Your telegram today. We are all grieved to hear the sad news.
     Regret that we are unable to come. But send our Deepest sympathy to you and Bill and the family.
     We've all been praying that she would be spared to you but He knows best. He must have needed her.
     We only wish some of us could be with you now. Lois is trying to arrange to come and perhaps Mom. They'll let you know.
     We're all thinking of you & Bill & you'll understand I know if we can't come.
     This goes for all the family old man. I told them I'd wire or write you for all. Remember we're all thinking of you & you must feel free to call on us if you need us.
     All we can say is "we're sorry" - maybe someday he'll help us to understand why it had to be.
     Give our regards to the family.
     Love to you & Billie & our sympathy.

Cecil, Marie & kiddies
Mother Gus & Family
Muriel & Kim
Lois & Al.9

     After Maze' breakdown, he lived with Gus and Anna Sadler until Margie was 16. circa 1936.8

     Francis Anna Mae and Gustave McCager residing at at 2647 Armanda, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, and Francis Anna Mae and Gustave McCager sent a letter to William Neale Herrell, residing at Gasconade, Missouri on 10 April 1948 .          St Louis MO

     Dearest Bill and Verna,

Well how is the world serveing you by this time. I suppose you are both busy with Bill working a full time job. and you Verna. I know you have plenty to do taking care of that little old Sweet Husband of yours. but any way first I want to thank you for the picture it is perfect of both of you. I was so Happy to get it. I
cried now isn't that something, but it is so pretty. in fact, I think you kids could break the movies it is marvelous of both of you. I am so proud of it. That was the sweetest thing you could have done. Thanks a million. Again children write me when you get time. I love to hear from you. I have been sick the last 3 weeks. Well thats me you can expect anything to happen. Billy hun, I had another recording from Cecil and he said he was leaving home April 24 for Washington and Collumbus Ohio to attend the Radio Editors Convention. Until May 3rd. Then he is contemplating on stopping over in St Louis. Arrive here May 4th and be here until May 6. He said he would love to see you and meet Verna. And he wondered if you could arrange to come in about that time. I do hope you can. I think your Dad b will be back by then. Don't forget the date May 4th -- Well my pen is going dry so I must cut this short and make Grandpa some dressing. That is one of the main items in his life. I had a card from your Dad and they seem to be keeping warm in Florida. Well, Write to me when you have time you old sweeties. I'll be seeing you. By now. Love Grand & Grandpa.10

     A cemetery marker was purchased for Maze Charles Herrell on 28 June 1951 from Lusicic Monument Company, 7349 Gravois Avenue, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA. It was purchased by Gus Sadler. The purchase price was $80.11

     Gustave McCager Sadler provided information on Francis Anna Mae Reeder's death at 2647 Armand Place, St Louis, St Louis County, Missouri, USA, on 1 July 1957.2,12
     Gustave died on 6 October 1964 in St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, at age 76.13,2 He was buried after 6 October 1964 in the New St Marcus Cemetery located in St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA. in southeast corner of Block 29.2,3

     Picture of cemetery marker taken by Sheila Altenbernd (#172.)
Anna Mae Sadler Headstone

     The following information was extracted from the records of William Neale Herrell. It is unknown what the original source of this data was.

Amy Nell (nee Sadler) Carr was a close friend of Muriel (nee Herrell) Sanders and a distant cousin of Gus.2
Last Edited=20 December 2023

Children of Gustave McCager Sadler and Female Unknown

Child of Gustave McCager Sadler and Francis Anna Mae Reeder


  1. [S7] SSDI, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), unknown series (n.p.: Ancestry) . Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  2. [S78] William Herrell (#128), "Bill Herrell's Genealogy Records (copy)" (New Haven, Missouri). Supplied by Mike Herrell - 1991 . Hereinafter cited as "Bill Herrell Records."
  3. [S237] Unknown repository address, Anna Mae and Gus Sadler Cemetery Marker, Sadler Headstone; READ BY Sheila Sue Altenbernd.
  4. [S313] "Sadler (#411), Gus -- WWI Draft Registration";; unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "WWI Draft Registration."
  5. [S452] Gus Sadler household, 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Independent City, Missouri, population schedule, town of St Louis, enumeration district (ED) 96-413, supervisor's district (SD) 9, sheet 12A, dwelling 157, family 254, National Archives micropublication . Viewed at . Hereinafter cited as 1930 Census - Missour - St Louis - Sadler.
  6. [S164] Marriage Certificate.
  7. [S239] Herrell Family, Sadler, Anna (#39) - Family Record (n.p.:, November 19, 1926); Presently in the possession of Sue Myers (#130), unknown location . Hereinafter cited as Family Record.
  8. [S1834] Letter from Margie Seago (#443) (Ft Myers, Florida) to Sheila Altenbernd (#172) (7461 River Bend Circle, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA, at) 2003. (2023). (Document Source Number: 00443-2003-00-00-01).
  9. [S392] Letter from Cecil Herrell (#71) (208 Zeppo Street, St. Louis, Missouri) to Floyd Herrell (#70) (unknown recipient address), July 5, 1933; unknown repository (unknown repository address).
  10. [S398] Letter from Anna (#39) Sadler (2647 Armanda, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA) to Bill Herrell (#128) (unknown recipient address), April 10, 1948; unknown repository (unknown repository address).
  11. [S1120] Herrell, Maze (#69) Cemetery Marker Purchase, Cemetery Marker Invoice.
  12. [S727] Anna Sadler (#39), Death Certificate file no. 26526 registration no. 6190 (July 26, 1957), unknown repository, unknown repository address (Document Source Number: 00039-1957-07-03-01). Hereinafter cited as Death Certificate.
  13. [S108] Unknown repository address, unknown name of person Cemetery Marker, Cemetery Marker; READ BY Sheila Altenbernd (#172).
  14. [S1140] Margie Seago Obituary, HorizonFunerals.Com, Ft Myers, Florida, January 21, 2013, on February 16, 2013 . Hereinafter cited as HorizonFunerals.Com.