BioA: Quast, Joseph (1888-1938)

Contact: Dee Zimmerman


Surnames: Gross, Quast, Rohrer, Swellenbach, Zimmerman

----Source: Clark County News: July 1938 Compiled by Dee Zimmerman for her weekly column "The Good Ole Days" published July 16, 2003.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Quast, of Greenwood, Clark Co., WI celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, July 3, with their children and many friends attending, in honor of the event. They were married in Jefferson and resided there until 1907, when they settled on a farm south of Greenwood. Later, in 1917, they moved into Greenwood, where they have since lived. Mr. Quast was county treasurer at Jefferson for a number of years. He has served as a trustee of St. Mary's Church.




BioA: Quast, Joseph (1888 - 1938)

Contact: Carlyn Rohrer

This is my great grandfather and grandmother. I would like to know their births and deaths dates. They had 6 children and Agnes Quast Prock was my grandmother. I would also like to know how to get the birth and deaths of their children. Thank you. Carlyn Rohrer


BioA: Quast, Joseph (1888 - 1938)

Transcriber: Crystal Wendt


Carlyn,  I had found the following information. If you don't understand something, don't be afraid to ask.

Jefferson County Birth Index:  Joseph Quast born 3 Aug. 1857 -- Jefferson County, Reel 0085; Record 002331 Joseph M. Quast born 24 Aug. 1901 -- Jefferson County, Reel 0089; Record 001566 Hugo [index with no first name] Quast born 20 Aug. 1893 -- Jefferson County, Reel 0088; Record 000518


Jefferson County Death Index:

Joseph M. Quest died 8 Feb. 1902 -- Jefferson County, Vol 2; Reel 038 Mary Quest died 16 Sept. 1901 -- Jefferson County, Vol 2; Reel 038


Jefferson County Marriage Index:

Quast, Joseph married 3 July 1888 -- Jefferson County, Vol 4; Page 0024


Wisconsin WWI Registration Cards 01917 - 1918

Hugo John Quast born 20 Aug. 1893; Registration place Clark County, Wis.


1900 Wisconsin, Jefferson County, Aztalan


Quast, Joseph (head) born Aug. 1857 age?, married 12 years, birth place Wis., father & mother birth place Germany, occupation farmer

Caroline (wife) born Mar 1867, age 33, married 12 years, 5 kids, 5 living, birth place Wis., father & mother birth place Germany

Agnes (daug.) born Sept. 1889, age 10, birth place Wis.

Esther (daug.) born July 1891, age 8, birth place Wis.

Hugo (son) born Aug. 1893, age 6, birth place Wis.

Edna (daug.) born April. 1896, age 4, birth place Wis.

Mary (daug.) born Jan. 1899 age ??, birth place Wis.

Fisher, Ewald (nephew) born Feb. 1884, age 16, birth place Wis, father birth place New York, mother birth place Wis.

ED 133, Images 5 & 6, Sheets 3-A & 3-B, Lines 50-57, Date 7 June 1900

Joseph Quast obituary is listed under the obituaries on the ALHN site; death year is 1942. Note the marriage death is wrong in this obituary. The date listed is the anniversary date.

Agnes Quast marriage announcement is also listed in the marriage section on the ALHN site; marriage year 1911.

In the 1930 Census Wisconsin, Milwaukee Co., Milwaukee

Esther Kinnear is living with Robert Kinnear spouse. A son is listed as Futter, Frank F. born 1912.


Social Security Death Index

Edna Dekennen Born 13 Apr 1896 Died Jun 1969 Last Residence: Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. Buried in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery: Pine Valley, Clark County, Wis.; Pre ALHN Site

Caroline & Joseph Quast are buried in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Eaton Townshop, Clark County, Wis. You will find Caroline's death date here as well.

Jefferson County Clerk of Courts 320 South Main Street Jefferson, Wis. 5354-1718 Phone: 920-674-7150

I hope this helps in your search. I have no connection to this family line.  Best Wishes, Crystal Wendt


Response--BioA: Quast, Joseph (1888 - 1938)

Transcriber: Heidi Talbot

I am trying to find information regarding Peter GROSS born March 1856, in Spurkenbach, Germany. He arrived in America in May 1881 and settled in Anoka, MN. He was murdered on Augl 16, 1885. According to a newspaper report, a Joseph QUAST of Jefferson, Wis., a cousin of Peter GROSS, arrived in Anoka and attended the funeral. I cannot be certain but I think that Joseph QUAST who was born 3 Augl 1857 and died 22 Mar 1942, May be the cousin of Peter GROSS mentioned in the newspaper article. I know that when Peter GROSS first arrived in America he stayed with Joseph SCHWELLENBACH and his family on their farm in Jefferson, Wisconsin. I believe the SCHWELLENBACH's are also relatives of Peter GROSS. Also staying with the SCHWELLENBACH's at the same time was Joseph HOEFFER, friend of Peter GROSS. I would be interested in any information you have that may confirm the family connections.



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