m. 12 FEB 1811
m. 17 APR 1859
Facts and Events
He came to America and went by John G. Quass in Iowa
In this country, he was known as John G., but in the Wintersdorf Parish record, he was Gottlieb. It is clear that his name is spelled Quaas on the Wintersdorf Parish record.
The following is from Ancestry.com, family and Local Histories for Linn County, Iowa, History to 1878 Locality: Clinton Township
Name: John G. Quass, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Cedar Rapids; owns 130 acres of land, probable value $4,550; he was born July 25, 1833, in Saxon Aldenburg, Germany, where he attended school between the age of 6 and 14 years, and was engaged in the milling business until he came to the United States, arriving in New York City in 1853; he went immediately to Baltimore, where he stopped for a few months, and then went to Pittsburgh, Penn., where he lived two years, engaged in various occupations, until he came to Linn Co., Iowa, in 1855, and settled in Rapids Tp. He was married April 17, 1859, to Wilhelmina, daughter of Philip Kriegen, of Baden, Germany; they had three children--Albert, born Jan. 20, 1860; Edward, born Nov. 9, 1861, and Elizabeth, born July 19, 1865; Mrs. Quass died Feb. 11, 1868. Mr. Quass was afterward married, Aug. 23, 1869, to Caroline, daughter of William and Dora Riesland, of Jones Co., Iowa; she was born April 2, 1844; there are three children by this marriage--Emma, born June 13, 1870; John W., born Dec. 22, 1872, and Samuel, born April 30, 1876. Mr. Quass lived in Cedar Rapids for fifteen years, off and on, and was engaged in railroading; he was for some time employed as Check Clerk by the C. & N. W. and B., C. R. & M. R. R. companies; he came to Clinton Tp. in 1875, and settled on the place where he now resides. In politics, he is a Republican; both are members of the Lutheran Church.
Link to map of ancestral villages around Wintersdorf, Germany
Click on the link below to get to a map at Mapquest of the area near the Quaas ancestral villages, showing both Pflichtendorf and Heukendorf near Wintersdorf, where they went to church. At the Mapquest site, click on the Map under "1. Altenburg, thuringen, DE" and then ZOOM IN northwest of Altenburg and east of Meuselwitz and south of Ramsdorf. Notice the road B180, "Altenburgstrasse".
You could also click on the link below to see some pictures posted on the internet by the village of Wintersdorf.