Max Gutfeldt ran the Vienna bakery from about 1905 through 1920 in what is now the Historic Skagway Inn. He was born in 1868 in Germany and his was one of the few Jewish families in Skagway. After his first wife Emma died in Tacoma, Washington in 1901, he remarried in 1903 and moved his family to Skagway.
Max was a City Councilman in 1913 and signed a letter to the Governor of Alaska in May 1915 requesting a road. Ethyl and sons Louis and Arnold worked in Skagway. Arnold was later in the U.S. Signal Corps and Louis signed up for the World War one draft. Both died after spending much of their careers working for the railroad.
Max died on January 8, 1923 in Tacoma.
1905 and 1915 directories, 1910 and 1920 and 1929 censuses; Newspaper record NPS files; Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State online; Washington state records.