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From: "Quimbach, Keith C CIV USA AMC" <>
Subject: Re: [G-P-L] GERMANY-PASSENGER-LISTS Digest, Vol 4,Issue 197 (UNCLASSIFIED)
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 18:30:55 -0400
Thanks Ursula- From the records I have, Joseph QUEMEBACH born in 1840
owned a Sash Door and Blind Shop in Grand Rapids, as stated on the 1880
Census. Catherine born in 1843 was listed as a homemaker, and their son
John was 15 at the time, working in a BRUSH Factory, Grand Rapids,
Michigan. John was born in April 1865, in Prussia or Germany. I've
narrowed their arrival from May 1865 considering John's bith in April to
"1868", which was the date they listed on the 1900 census, 7th Ward with
the name of Joseph and Katie "QUINBY", another son Joseph F. and
daughter Anna QUINBY age 22.
John Albert (quimback) married a Matilda Barbara Glauz June 6, 1877 in
Grand Rapids at the St. Mary's Catholic Church. My grand father Irving
Edward QUIMBACH (Quimby) attended through the eighth grade. John Albert
was a meat cutter and was listed in the Grand Rapids Business
Directories as "QUIMBACH" in 1889-1890.
I wondered if the marriage between Matilda Barbara Glauz, of
German descent, born in Bohemia, daughter of Wilhelm Glauz, a
boot-maker/cobbler living in Grand Rapids 7th Ward would shed any light
on the picture. The GLAUZ's migrated from the Sudeten Mountain range of
Bohemia in 1866 and moved to Chicago, Ill until the fall of 1871, when
Wilhelm moved his family of 9 children to Grand Rapids. I've tried
finding out the immigration info on their FAMILY "GLAUZ" and that's
I am surprised to hear about the 1870 Census, who knows? I Won't
GIVE up. My father is 85 years old and he will be so grateful to find
out the missing LINKs to our heritage. I will continue to peruse the
"WHEN and WHERE they came from. Thanks Ursula and you can try the GLAUZ
name as well if that helps.
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Subject: GERMANY-PASSENGER-LISTS Digest, Vol 4, Issue 197
1. Re: GERMAN-PRUSSIAN PASSENGERS (UNCLASSIFIED) (Ursula B Adamson)
2. Milwaukee County Historical Society (Maxine Capezza)
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:15:51 +0000 (UTC)
From: Ursula B Adamson <>
Subject: Re: [G-P-L] GERMAN-PRUSSIAN PASSENGERS (UNCLASSIFIED)
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I have been trying to locate the passenger ship list for your QUIMBACH
ancestors of Kent Co, MI but unfortunately I have been unsuccessful.
Judging by the births of children John [ca. 1865] and Lena [ca. 1870],
the family should have arrived between 1865 and 1870. This would mean
that they could have been living in Kent Co when the 1870 census was
With that in mind I checked the 1870 census and found the following:
1870 census Kent Co., Byson Township:
QUIMBA, Joseph 40, laborer from Holland, ........Catharine, 35, ditto
........Catharine, 19, ditto.
But don't jump to the conclusion that they actually came from Holland. I
have found in the past that census takers would write down Holland
whenever the immigrant would state that he was 'deutsch'[dutch], meaning
You mentioned that according to the 1900 census you thought that
Catharine's mother was born in 'Hamburg'; I can see why you would think
this to be so in that the 'y' from the word Germany in the line above
extends down to the letter 'a' in the word 'Germany' below, thus at
first blush giving the appearance of 'Hamburg'.
However, when you use the magnifier to enlarge the word you will see
that it is indeed 'Germany'. Also, cities are very seldom mentioned in
census records as the enumerator always ask for the country of origin.
I have checked every passenger list index available online but found
only one 'Jacob Quimbach', who settled somewhere in the Eastern US. The
problem most likely lies with the spelling of the name by those who
transcribed the records. The very first letter 'Q' was often mistaken
for 'O', 'D' 'B'; I have checked every combination possible and yet I
For what it's worth, I came across a Joseph L.P. QIMBOUGH, on the 1890
Veterans Schedule from Mecosta, Morton, Michigan who was a Corporal in
Company D of the 3rd Ohio Cav.; he enlisted 10 September 1861 and was
discharged 3 January 1864 having served 2 years, 3 months, 7 days. It
also stated that he had been shot in the leg.
I'm wondering if he is the one shown [above] living in Byson Twp.
He may have been a relative of Joseph and perhaps the reason why Joseph
and his family settled in Kent Co.
Ursula from St Clair Co, MI
----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith C CIV USA AMC Quimbach" <>
Sent: Saturday, August 15, 2009 5:09:08 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [G-P-L] GERMAN-PRUSSIAN PASSENGERS (UNCLASSIFIED)
I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO LOCATE THE DATE AND THE NAME OF THE SHIP THAT
BROUGHT MY GREAT GRAND FATHER AND HIS PARENTS OVER TO THE USA. THEY WERE
LISTED ON THE 1880 US FEDERAL CENSUS AS JOSEPH QUEMEBACH, BORN 1840;
CATHERINE QUEMEBACH, BORN 1843 AND (GREAT GRANDFATHER) JOHN ALBERTUS
QUEMEBACH BORN APRIL 1865. ACCORDING TO THE 1900 CENSUS JOSEPH WENT BY
QUINBY AND CATHERINE WAS LISTED AS KATIE QUINBY, LIVING IN GRAND RAPIDS,
MICHIGAN. THEY WERE LIVING IN GRAND RAPIDS IN 1880. ALL THREE WERE BORN
IN PRUSSIA (GERMANY). CATHERINE'S MOTHER WAS FROM HAMBURG ACCORDING TO
THE 1900 CENSUS. ACCORDING TO THE 1900 CENSUS, SUPPOSEDLY THEY ARRIVED
IN THE USA IN 1868. JOHN ALBERT WENT BY QUIMBACK; QUIMBACH; AND QUIMBY.
THE 1900 CENSUS ALSO SAYS THAT JOSEPH AND KATIE WERE NATURALIZED. I
DON'T HAVE TOO MUCH OTHER INFO. SEARCHING FOR YEARS.
KEITH C. QUIMBACH
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Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:06:42 -0500
From: Maxine Capezza <>
Subject: [G-P-L] Milwaukee County Historical Society
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As a member of the Milwaukee County Historical Society they will search
a short list of references for a very nominal fee. They have city
directories, incorporation papers, naturalization papers, court
records....etc etc. I don't live in Wisconsin any more but whenever I
get up there, I visit the historical society. They also have
photographs that you can browse.
Thanks for the address in Stevens Point! Maxine
>Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 From: "Barbara McGrey" <>
> Where do you live in WI - if you are there? I was born in Sheboygan
>and spent lots of time in Milwaukee.
> The info address is: UWSP Archives - LRC
> 900 Reserve St.
> UW - Stevens Point
> Stevens Point, WI 54481
> If I recall, I called and they have students working there and they
>answer any questions they may have. I also may have been wrong about
>fees - I think I mentioned that articles are free but now that I think
>back - that was referring to some libraries I used in Sauk County to
locate some obits.
>I paid $10 to get copies of naturalization papers which is also the fee
>for census, birth, death, marriage, and obits through these archives.
>They also do history research - if needed.
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