Chapter 20.0

Adam Quanz Family of New York State

By Martin Joseph Quanz

 

††††††††††† John Quanz was born in Germany, December 28, 1853. John was the son of Adam Quanz and his mother's maiden name was Ann Marie Wegand. Mary Kimmel was born August 10, 1862, in Wayland, NY. She died November 29, 1925 at the age of 63 years. She married John Quanz.

 

John Quanz b1853 - New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Quanz

 

 

 

 

 

 

††††††††††† All I know about John Quanz's family was that he always said, "he had two brothers who were Colonels in the Kaiser Wilhelm's army and they told him that the situation in Germany was very bad and that John should get out of Germany. That is why John came to America, in 1873, when he was 19 years old. He came to Rochester, New York to stay with a cousin who lived there. He came to Wayland and worked for Martin Kimmel I. He was a carpenter and cabinetmaker.


 

 

 

 

Army 1 - New York Quanz

 

 

 

 

 

Here are pictures of Johnís brothers in their uniforms. We are still seeking information on these brothers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

††††††††††† Mary Kimmel Quanz was the youngest daughter of Martin Kimmel I and Catherine Gross Kimmel of Perkinsville, NY.

 

Mary Kimmel Quanz wife of John younger- New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Kimmel Quanz

 

 

 

 

 

††††††††††† John Quanz bought a 72-acre farm about 5-miles south of Wayland on Route 21 when he married Mary Kimmel. This is where they raised their 8 children.

(Farm 1 - Picture of red brick house with white rear)

 

 

††††††††††† In 1901 John Quanz bought the 160-acre farm (farm 2 Ė white with tall evergreen tree) from the Patchinís on a road off Route 21 about4 miles south of Wayland. It is called Quanz Road and is located in Patchinville. In 1905 John Quanz built the barn. In 1909 they started building the house. It was completed in 1911, the same year his oldest son, Martin, married Margaret Blackrick. Instead of John moving into the house his son did.

In 1925 they added a horse barn to the end of the main barn. They had five horses at that time that were used for transportation and for working the fields. Some of the fields are on steep hills and were much easier to work with a team of horses than with tractors.

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John Quanz later in life - New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Quanz later in his life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1945, my grandmother, Mary Kimmel Quanz, died of cancer of the stomach and Grandpa John decided to sell the farm and moved in with his daughter Katherine Mark. He had an auction on the farm and sold everything that the family didnít want.

 

Mary Kimmel Quanz wife of John - New YorkThe man who bought the house and land from John wasnít able to make the payments so John took it back and gave it to his daughter Katherine.

John lived here with Katherine until he died on April 3, 1940 at the age of 87 years.

 

It is still owned by her grandson but the house was sold to her other grandson and he died so his wife and her second husband owns it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Kimmel Quanz

 

 

 

 

On March 11, 1991 the house, on Quanz Road, caught fire. Just after lunch Martin was called by a neighbour and told that there was smoke coming out of the back of the house. He ran up there to see what he could do. In hindsight he wishes he had gone into the basement to turn the water on so he could put out the fire himself because it took the fire department about 30 minutes to arrive at the house. By then the fire had progressed so far that they had to cut holes in the roof and walls to reach the fire. The fire went up into the attic destroying much of the roof. He replaced the roof, windows and siding but the interior needs to be refinished. Martin currently uses it as a workshop and storage for his homemade wine and cider.

The house originally had a slate roof for both long life and to keep the water collected for the cistern as clean as possible. Martinís mother used the soft rainwater collected from the eves and stored in the cistern for washing clothes and bathing.

The homestead has a Courtland and Spy apple orchard near the house. Martinís mother lived there until 1961 when Martin was married. The wood stove she used was still in the kitchen until 2003. The house also has a good-sized pantry, dining room, living room and several bedrooms on the upper floor.

The road that the homestead is located on is called Quanz Road.

 

††††††††††† John then bought another house (farm 3) and built it over. It is similar to the one on Quanz Road. This is on State Road 21 on the east side of Wayland. This is where he moved with his wife and his younger boys. His son George was married and lived in the (first) house on Route 21 (the first house John owned) with his wife and two children until he died in 1925. This house and farm was sold. The farm on Quanz Road is still owned by his grandson Martin Quanz.

 

They had eight children, four boys and four girls:

Mary,

Martin,

Peter,

Anna,

George,

Katherine,

John H.

Edward.

 

 


The Family of John Quanz

 

1.†††††† Mary Quanz Kurtz

†††††††††† Mary Quanz Kurtz was born March 27, 1881. She died November 1, 1962 at the age of 81 years. She married George M. Kurtz who was born March 2, 1881. He died in a car accident on July 4, 1966 at the age of 85 years on his way to Mary Quanz & George Kurtz 50th Wedding Anniv - New YorkRochester, New York to visit his daughter Marion.

 

 

 

 

Mary and George Kurtz

50th Wedding Anniversary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They had two daughters: Genevieve and Marion. Genevieve is 97 living in Buffalo and Marion is 91 and living in a nursing home in Rochester. Mary and George have passed away and so have Genevieve and Marionís husbands.

 

 

††††††††††† a.Genevieve Kurtz McLaughlin

††††††††††† Genevieve Kurtz McLaughlin was born March 16, 1904. On June 27, 1928 she married Arthur McLaughlin who was born February 6, 1902. He died July 11, 1981 at the age of 79 years. Genevieve died on October 12, 2001.

 

They had three children:

††††††††††† Richard,

††††††††††† Ann Marie

††††††††††† Jane

 

††††††††††† ††††††††††† i.††††††††† Richard McLaughlin was born September 17, 1929. On January 13, 1951 he married Jean Teufel McLaughlin who was born October 28, 1928. They have one daughter, Karen. Jean died in May 2004.

††††††††††† Karen Ann McLaughlin was born on November 9, 1964. On June 28, 1986 she married Martin Winger who was born December 26, 1962 in San Diego, CA.

Their children:

        Kathleen Ann Winger was born on November 11, 1989 in San Diego.

        Allison Jean Winger was born on July 9, 1991 in San Diego.

        Timothy Martin Winger was born on May 8, 1999 in San Diego.

        Molly Elizabeth Winger was born on April 2, 2001 in San Diego.

 

††††††††††† ††††††††††† ii. ††††††† Ann Marie McLaughlin Westner was born August 8, 1932. On May 7, 1955 she married Donald Westner who was born April 25, 1931. They have three children: Barbara, Thomas, and William.

 

        Barbara Westner Goldpenny was born May 6, 1956. On May 31, 1986 she married Timothy Goldpenny who was born January 8, 1957. They have a daughter, Tiffany and a son, Grant.

        Tiffany Ann Goldpenny was born September 30, 1987.

        Grant Arthur Goldpenny was born April 21, 1995.

 

        Thomas Westner was born August 3, 1957. On September 12, 1998 he married Mary E. Courtney who was born on October 10, 1960. They have two sons, Jack and Mark

         Jack Donald Westner born August 29, 2000

         Mark Thomas Westner, born April 19, 2002, was adopted.

 

        William Westner was born October 7, 1963.

 

 

††††††††††† ††††††††††† iii.††††††† Jane McLaughlin Tugwell was born November 14, 1937. On August 6, 1960 she married Nicholas Sciortino who was born March 31, 1936. They have two boys, Nicholas and Terrence Sciortino. Jane and Nick were divorced in 1978. Jane married Ian Tugwell for her second husband on June 19, 1987. He was born September 27, 1929.

††††††††††† Nicholas Sciortino was born February 19, 1964.

††††††††††† Terrence Sciortino was born October 27, 1966. Terrence was married on May 4, 2001 and divorced in 2004.

 

 

 

††††††††††† b.Marion Kurtz Yohonn

††††††††††† Marion Kurtz Yohonn was born November 29, 1910. On January 23, 1933 she married Victor Yohonn who was born October 29, 1906. Victor died November 25, 1998.They have one boy and one girl, George and Mary Lou.

 

††††††††††† ††††††††††† i.††††††††† George Yohonn was born December 21, 1936. On September 28, 1963 George married Ellen Hansen who was born August 16, 1939. She died March 29, 1980. She was 40 years old. They have two boys, Steven and Scott.

††††††††††† Steven Yohonn was born March 11, 1964. On June 22, 1991 he married Christine Vanderhoof who was born on August 2, 1962. They have two sons, Kenneth Charles and Michael Scott.

††††††††††† Kenneth Charles Yohonn was born May 13, 1993.

††††††††††† Michael Scott Yohonn was born on April 22, 1999.

††††††††††† Scott Yohonn was born November 27, 1968. He was married on May 6, 2000 to Lilianna Rodriguez born July 31, 1972.

 

††††††††††† ††††††††††† ii.†††††††† Mary Lou Yohonn Shelhamer was born August 5, 1944. On February 15, 1969 she married John Shelhamer who was born August 1, 1942. They have one son, Michael.

††††††††††† Michael Shelhamer was born January 30, 1972.

 

 

2.               Martin George Quanz

Martin Quanz son of John Quanz & Mary Kimmel - New York 2Martin George Quanz was born Dec. 24, 1884 in Wayland New York. He died Oct. 27, 1947 at the age of 63.Martin was the' oldest son of John Quanz & Mary Kimmel.Martin had 4 brothers, Peter, George, John, Edward and 3 sisters, Mary, Katherine, Anna.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin married Margaret Quanz

 

 

 

 

 

 

††††††††††† Martin married Margaret Blackrick in St. Pius's Church in Cohocton, N.Y. November 8, 1911. Margaret was born Aug. 2, 1886 in Cohocton, New York and died Feb. 12, 1970 at the age of 84 years old. Margaret was the daughter of Benedict Blackrick & Nancy Over. Her maiden name, Blackrick, was an English translation of her familyís German name Schwartzenbach. The surname Schwartzenbach was changed to Blackrick after the family settled in the US. Margaret had two sisters, Mary Blackrick (Bearss) o1der and Jenny Blackrick (Laehy) younger.

 

††††††††††† Martin and Margaret had eight children, four boys and four girls:

††††††††††† Genevieve,

††††††††††† Martin Jr.,

††††††††††† Walter,

††††††††††† Rosella,

††††††††††† Clarence,

††††††††††† Cecelia,

††††††††††† Leo,

††††††††††† Agnes.

 

††††††††††† a.Genevieve Catherine Quanz was the first child of Martin and Margaret Quanz, born Sept. 6, 1913.She married Samuel B. McCarrick on August 6, 1946 in St. Joseph's Church, Wayland N.Y. Samuel was born May 15, 1913 and he passed away on Feb. 28, 1985 at the age of 72 years old. Samuel was the son of Thomas P. McCarrick & Flora Briggs. Samuel had two sisters - Florence older & Eleanor younger. Samuel's father was Thomas P. McCarrick and died in June 1952.He was the youngest of eight children 4 boys and 4 girls: Julia, Cardilia, Kate, James, Patrick, Frank, Sarah, William, and Thomas.†† Flora Briggs, Sam's mother was born in 1878 and died Nov.1973 at the age of 95 years old. Flora had one brother Fred and two sisters Ella and Francis.

Genevieve died in 1999 at age 86 years old.

 

Samuel & Genevieve had two children Thomas Richard and Janet Margaret.

††††††††††† ††††††††††† i.Richard was born July 10, 1948. At the age of 37 Richard contracted an intestinal disease for which there was no cure and passed away on March 15, 1985 about two weeks after his father died.

††††††††††† ††††††††††† ii.Janet Margaret was born October 28, 1955. Janet went to college to become a schoolteacher and now lives in Cleveland. Janet married Terrance Rogers on July 7, 1976 in St. Monica's Church in Rochester, N.Y. Terrance Rogers was born May 25, 1952 in Painesville, Ohio, and was the son of John Rogers & Verna Moore. John Rogers is 81 years old and Verna is 78 years old at this writing. John and Verna had two children Kay (Raasch) the older and Terrance the younger. Janet and Terry have three children: Janelle born April 11, 1980, Shannon born May 17, 1981, and Jason born July 17, 1984.

 

††††††††††† b.I, Martin Joseph Quanz, stayed home on the farm from the time I was 15 until I was 22 to help my father. There were 7 other children to support and they were all in school. It was the depression so my help was needed to make ends meet. When my brothers were old enough to help on the farm father allowed me to go into Wayland and worked at the Gunlocke factory working in the lumber yard for 30 cents an hour in 1937. Gunlocke made dining room furniture back then. The factory still exists today primarily manufacturing office furniture. I worked there for 22 years until the factory was sold to the Green Stamp people Sperry & Hutchingson. At that time a lot of us older workers were laid off. I was only 55 at the time so I went down to Foster-Wheeler building boilers for 10 years until I retired at age 65. I have been taking care of the home farm ever since.

 

††††††††††† c.My brother Walter, born December 21, 1916, bought a farm right next to the home farm in east Wayland. He married Helen Ernst who was born on March 21, 1922. They had three children. The oldest was Ellen Theresa, born December 3, 1947, married Roderick Stephens. She still lives in the area and is a nurse. Ellen has one daughter, Stephanie, who is a high school teacher in drama. Tom lives on the farm. The youngest was Paul who became a Basilian Priest and is the principal of Andrean High School in Merrillville, Indiana. Walter died December 27, 1995.

 

††††††††††† d.My sister Rosella Anne, born December 21, 1918, married Arthur Rauber on Apr 18, 1944. Arthur was born on June 3, 1918. Rosella Anne and Arthur had three children: George, Kathy and Kenneth. Kathy and Kenneth are twins. George was part of a snowmobile club and was out with them one day. When they finished and went inside to have a drink George sat down and then fell over onto the floor. His friends went over to him to see what was wrong but he had had a heart attack and was dead. He was only 28 years old. Only two years later Kenneth and Kathy were on their way, in the family car, to the wedding of a friend of theirs. It was over near Auburn and as they made a left turn a truck hit the car. Kathyís ribs were crushed. She was taken to a hospital in Syracuse but she died before Rosella could get there. Kenneth runs the family farm and has three children, Kevin, Kim and Kathy. Rosella and Art helped operate the farm as they could. Rosella still helps with the bookwork at the farm. Arthur died July 22, 2004.


 

 

††††††††††† e.My sister Cecelia Marie married Alfred Ernst and had six children. Helen had dinner with last night. Cecelia lived in Rochester for a while and then she came back down and purchased a farm on Hemmer Road from Aloysius Hemmer. Jack and Cecelia had their six children just after they moved to the farm. Jack Ernst started drinking and unfortunately was not able to control it. One day he shot my sister and then himself leaving the six children with no parents. The State Troopers came to Gunlocke's that day to have me come over to the farm to help out with the situation. We had to work out how we were going to look after the children. Helen, Gerry and John were all over 18 years of age so they could manage on their own but Margaret, Alfred and Billy (William) were all under age. So we took Margaret, my sister Rosie took Billy and my sister Agnes took Alfred. We kept them until they were through High School and College and were on their own. I was appointed Executor of the estate, operating it to provide money to send them to school until they were all out of school and after that I sold the property to divide the money. That was the way life was for them. Now Gerry has a business in Rochester, John is down in Pennsylvania, Margaret in up near Boston, Ellen and Alfred are in Rochester and Billy is in Dansville working for the state helping people who have problems with their mentality.

 

††††††††††† f.Agnes married a fellow up at Canandice, Truman Becker. He was the Deputy Sheriff down in Canandaigua. In 1975, I believe it was, he was involved in a traffic accident. A truck hit him head on and he died immediately from a broken neck and severe internal injuries. Agnes was left with one girl, Nancy. After Trumanís accident, my brother Clarence went up there to help Agnes and he has been there ever since.

 

††††††††††† g.Leo, my other brother, was in the army after the war he went to school and became a mechanical engineer working first for General Motors in Rochester working there for 7 or 8 years and then he went to Kodak and worked there for 28 years until he retired. He still lives in Rochester. Leo and his wife, Helen Semier, had four children: two boys and two girls. The oldest daughter, Barbara, was going to college up in Buffalo and on the 30th of January she had come home for her fatherís birthday. When she went to go home it was storming so badly that her father felt he couldnít risk driving so he put her on the Greyhound bus in Rochester bound for Buffalo. When the bus stopped in front of her place to let her off at her place, she stepped down and walked around in front of the bus to cross the street. A young kid was rushing up the street and hit her and knocked her down breaking her leg. They took her to the hospital right away and called Leo and Helen to come up there. When they arrived Barbara said that she didnít feel right and her voice kept getting weaker and weaker. She died a very short time later of a blood clot to the brain. Barbara was only 19 years old. Leo and Helen had three other children, Joanne, Leo and Bernard.

 

††††††††††† h.    Agnes Veronica was born April 24, 1924.

 

 

3.               Peter Quanz

Peter Quanz was born January 28, 1886. He married Laura Rauber, born March 4, 1890, and they went to live on her parentís farm in the Springwater area and worked that farm. They had ten children.

 

Peter & Laura Quanz - New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter and Laura Quanz

 

 

 

 

 

Their children;

Loretta

Oleta

Beatrice

Howard

Victor

Gertrude

Germaine

William

Lucille

Virginia

 

††††††††††† a.Laura passed away on February 4, 1966 and Peter passed away three years later on August 14, 1969.

††††††††††† b. Oleta is one year older than I am. Oleta married William Yohonn died on March 30, 1989. They had three children; Gerald, Beatrice and Laura. Beatrice and Lauraís (which?????) husband, who was an auctioneer, died of a heart attack in 2001.

††††††††††† c. Beatrice died Christmas Eve day in 1918 when she was only 3 years old. They lived up in east Springwater and it was very difficult for a doctor to even get there during the winter. We do not know the cause of her death.

††††††††††† d. Howard lived in Cohocton. He married Betty Lyon and they had three children; Jack, Darlene and Sharyl. Howard drove a gasoline truck for many years. The fumes seem to have affected him to the point where he didnít know what he was doing so they had to lay him off. Howard loved to mow his lawn and he did so every morning. He died in a nursing home in his early 60s.

††††††††††† e. Victor married Barbara Kroll and they had two children; Vanessa and Alana. Victor loved to snowmobile. One day he stopped to let his daughter get on to drive it. She started out and looked back and saw her father fall over. She went back to him and got help to get him into the house. They called the doctor but before he could arrive Victor was dead. It seems that the cold air he had been breathing while riding the snowmobile had cooled his lungs to the point that they stopped functioning and this contributed to his death.

††††††††††† f.Gertrude married Charles Jacobs. They had three children; Genene, Steven and Lorna.

††††††††††† g. Germaine married Burton Becker and had six children; Donald, Eileen, Joan, Marjorie, Linda and Robert. Burton was a farmer on the other side of Wayland.

††††††††††† h.Billy (William) lives over on Stut??? Street. He married Norma Rowley and had four children, Dryle, Duane, Mary Ann and Lucinda.

††††††††††† i.Lucille Quanz worked in the telephone company as a telephone operator in Rochester until she retired. Lucille never married.

††††††††††† j.Virginia, the youngest one, married Ardene Warner who used to be the supervisor of the town of Wayland. They had two children Ė one boy and one girl. The girl went to Cornell College and became a veterinarian and the boy works on construction.

 

 

4. ††††††† Anna Quanz

††††††††††† Anna Quanz was born on March 29, 1889. She died almost exactly one year later on March 12, 1890

 


 

5.              George A. Quanz

††††††††††† George Quanz was born August 15, 1892. He married Julia Mark, born November 4, 1893, and went to live with Georgeís parents and work the home farm. George died of pneumonia the same year that Grandma died, 1925. His wife sold the farm.

George Quanz - New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Mark wife of George Quanz - New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Mark Quanz

with one of their children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Their children:

††††††††††† Evelyn

††††††††††† Clifford

 

George had passed away on November 1, 1925 and Julia passed away September 16, 1985.

 

 

6.††††††† Katherine Ann Quanz

††††††††††† Katherine Quanz was born March 8, 1894. She married Bill Marks, born December 13, 1890.

Bill Mark & Catherine Quanz - New York

 

 

 

 

 

Katherine and Bill Marks

 

 

 

 

Katherine and Bill Marks had two children, Bernard and Mary Theresa.

††††††††††† a.Bernard did not marry until his 40s. He lives on the family farm just outside of Wayland. His wife had been divorced and had children from her first family and then she and Mark had three more children - Anthony, Billy Jo and Angel Marie. All three still live in the Wayland area. Billy Jo trained to be a nurse working in a local hospital. Angel Marie works at Smittyís Pop Shop. Anthony drives truck.

 

††††††††††† b.Mary Theresa studied nursing before she married John Murphy. She had four children. The first one born was Tom. He was born on the same day his father John, died. John had not been ill and in fact just hours before he died he has put up a mailbox on their house. He went into the house and died of a stroke. After Mary gave birth to Tom, Maryís father had to go into her room and tell her that her husband was gone. She did not want to stay in the city so used the proceeds from the sale of her house (Johnís insurance had paid off the mortgage) to move back to the home area. Will and Katie Mark helped her fix a house up so she and her four children could live there. Later she married a widower by the name of Leitch but he only lived a few years so she was a widow again. Mary married a third time to a retired postmaster (name unknown). Mary is again a widow living in the same house in Wayland. She had four children in all. Her son Tom died in 2000 on the same day his father was buried 40 years earlier.

 

††††††††††† Katherine passed away on September 19, 1967 and her husband Bill passed away on March 16, 1968.

 

 

7.††††††† John H. Quanz

††††††††††† John Quanz junior was born November 8, 1896. He had a farm in Carney Hollow. He married Mary Yohonn, born February 27, 1895, and they raised five girls. One of the girls died very young and it was only after they did an autopsy on her that they realized that she had eaten some toadstools that were on the lawn and they poisoned her.

 

††††††††††† John lived in Carney Hollow until he died on October 18, 1970 and Aunt Mary was in a nursery home until she passed away on October 18, 1970.

John Quanz & Mary Yohon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John and Mary Quanz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They sold the farm to Lauretta Quanz and Frank Yohonn and their son Bernard Yohonn. Bernard died quite young at 40 or 42 years old.

 

 


8.††††††††††† Edward Quanz

††††††††††† Edward Quanz was born on October 7, 1899. After his schooling he went to Dansville to work at the Mader Meat Market butchering. One day as the workers in the slaughterhouse were bringing a cow in to be butchered the cow went mad at the smell of blood.

††††††††††† Edward was called to help control the cow. Just as he arrived he grabbed the rope on the cow as she ran past. The cow went one way around a tree as Edward went the other. As the cow was pulled around the tree by the rope the cow hit Edward in the belly and threw him thirty feet. When he landed on the ground he hit his head very badly. He was able to get up and help the staff start butchering the cow. The boss, Charlie Mader, saw Edward working and noticed that he was not skinning the carcass properly. This was not like Edwards so he sent him to the doctor to be checked. They found he had a fractured skill so he went to the hospital. After he went home he continued to have severe pain in his stomach. One doctor thought this would pass but another insisted on surgery to determine what was wrong. When they started the surgery they determined that the impact of the cow hitting Edward had shifted his internal organs and cause the bowel to be wrapped around the appendix. This caused the bowel to be inflamed and would have resulted in death if not surgically corrected. Edward never went back to the butcher shop and instead took up carpentry and woodworking building houses.

 

Edward Quanz & Mary Mader - New York

 

 

 

Ed married Mary Mader. Mary was born on September 21, 1901. They had no children. Ed passed away on December 1, 1984 and Mary passed away 5 years later on October 19, 1989.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Martin Joseph Quanz Military Service

††††††††††† War was declared on December 7, 1941. At that time I was working at Gunlocks Furniture factory in Wayland and was in charge of the Dry Kiln and the Lumberyard. I signed up July 1, 1942. Mr. Childs, he was in charge of the factory, went to the military registration office and came back with news about how many workers would be pulled from the factory. He said that I would be one of the first called up since I was 27 years old and they wanted everyone before the age of 28. I signed up on July 1 and they gave us 30 days before we started training.

 

††††††††††† On August 1 we reported to the personnel man in Rochester and boarded a bus that took us to Buffalo to get a physical. After the physical we were put on a train loaded with other men from the Marine Corp and we were taken down to Port Royal, South Carolina. Trucks picked up at the train station and took us to Paris Island, which was the training area for the Marine Corp on the east coast.

 

††††††††††† The first battle I was is was in the Marshall Islands at Enamor. We came back to our base to re-equip and train for our next battles. Since we as Marines usually had to make water-based landings in the islands our commander insisted that everyone in his command know how to swim. In Hawaii he put us through a very rigorous training program that forced us to become good swimmers whether we wanted to or not. Once our preparations were finished we left for the Marianna Islands Saipan and Tinian.

 

††††††††††† After that we finished the Marianna campaign we were to move our base to Iwo Jima so as Quartermaster, along with two lieutenants and a few other men, I started to tear the camp down and prepare to move our base as soon as Iwo Jima was secured. The base and airstrip on Iwo Jima was to have been a jumping off point for the bombers to continuously bomb Japan. Just as were making these preparations they dropped the two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki forcing the Japanese to surrender. As a result we never had to actually move our base to Iwo Jima.

 

††††††††††† The war ended in August of 1945 and I returned to the States in November. I was still Quartermaster so had to take care of all the equipment as it was returned. I was finally released on November 19, 1945 and returned to Wayland. I was able to come back to work at Gunlocks until I retired.

 

 


 

Other Quanz Families in the Area

††††††††††† Grandpa John Quanz had three cousins who lived in New York State - Ed, George, and Mary. They lived in Rochester and would often come down on Sunday for dinner. George never married but Ed did. He has a family but we donít know any of them. George and Mary lived together until they died. Of course there are no descendants since neither of them married.

††††††††††† One member of this family worked for Kodak for many years.

 

 

 

Descendants of Adam Quanz

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.Adam Quanz.He married Ann Marie Wegand.

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Child of Adam Quanz and Ann Wegand is:

2.†††††††††††††† i.††† John Quanz, born December 28, 1853, Germany; died April 3, 1940, Wayland, Stuben County, New York USA.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.John Quanz was born December 28, 1853 in Germany, and died April 3, 1940 in Wayland, Stuben County, New York USA.He married Mary Kimmel.

 

Notes for JOHN QUANZ:

Emigrated to Weyland, New York in 1872 when he was 19 years old. He had two brothers in Kaiser Wilhelm's army at that time. John worked first worked for Martin Kimmel I as a carpenter and cabinet maker. He died at the age of 87 years.

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Children of John Quanz and Mary Kimmel are:

3.†††††††††††††† i.††† Mary3 Quanz, born March 27, 1882; died November 1, 1962.

4.††††††††††††† ii.††† Martin George Quanz, born December 24, 1884, Patchinville, Stuben County, New York USA; died October 27, 1947, Patchinville, Stuben County, New York USA.

5.†††††††††††† iii.††† Peter John Quanz, born January 28, 1886; died August 14, 1969.

††††††††††††††† iv.††† Anna Quanz, born March 29, 1889; died March 12, 1890.

6.††††††††††††† v.††† George A. Quanz, born August 15, 1892; died November 1, 1925.

7.†††††††††††† vi.††† Katherine Ann Quanz, born March 8, 1894; died September 19, 1967.

8.††††††††††† vii.††† John H. Quanz, born November 8, 1896; died October 18, 1970.

††††††††††††† viii.††† Edward Quanz, born October 7, 1899; died December 1, 1984; married Mary Mader.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.Mary Quanz was born March 27, 1882, and died November 1, 1962.She married George Kurtz.

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Children of Mary Quanz and George Kurtz are:

9.†††††††††††††† i.††† Genevieve Mary Kurtz, born March 16, 1904.

10.††††††††††† ii.††† Marion Regina Kurtz, born November 29, 1910.

 

4.Martin George Quanz was born December 24, 1884 in Patchinville, Stuben County, New York USA, and died October 27, 1947 in Patchinville, Stuben County, New York USA.He married Margaret Blackrick November 8, 1911 in St. Pious Church, Cohocton, New York, daughter of Benedict Schwartzenbach and Nancy Over.

 

Notes for Margaret Blackrick:

The surname Schwartzenbach was later changed to Blackrick after the family settled in the US.

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Children of MARTIN Quanz and Margaret Blackrick are:

11.†††††††††††† i.††† Genevieve C.4 Quanz, born September 6, 1913.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Martin Joseph Quanz, born March 12, 1915, Patchinville, Stuben County, New York USA; married Constance Marie Daniels, December 27, 1961, St. Anneís Church, Hornell, New York.

12.†††††††††† iii.††† Walter Leonard Quanz, born December 21, 1916; died December 27, 1995.

13.†††††††††† iv.††† Rosella Anne Quanz, born December 5, 1918.

†††††††††††††††† v.††† Clarence Aloysius Quanz, born January 11, 1920.

14.†††††††††† vi.††† Cecelia Marie Quanz, born September 21, 1921; died January 18, 1968.

15.††††††††† vii.††† Leo John Quanz, born January 30, 1923.

16.†††††††† viii.††† Agnes Veronica Quanz, born April 24, 1924.

 

5.Peter John Quanz was born January 28, 1886, and died August 14, 1969.He married Laura Rauber.

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Children of Peter Quanz and Laura Rauber are:

17.†††††††††††† i.††† Loretta Quanz, born August 12, 1912; died March 28, 1996.

18.††††††††††† ii.††† Oleta Quanz, born February 4, 1914.

††††††††††††††† iii.††† Beatrice Quanz, born September 4, 1915; died December 24, 1918.

19.†††††††††† iv.††† Howard Quanz, born April 4, 1918; died February 22, 1990.

20.††††††††††† v.††† Victor Quanz, born November 9, 1919; died February 9, 1969.

21.†††††††††† vi.††† Gertrude Quanz, born September 23, 1922.

22.††††††††† vii.††† Germaine F. Quanz, born July 20, 1924.

23.†††††††† viii.††† William W. Quanz, born May 21, 1927.

††††††††††††††† ix.††† Lucille Quanz, born November 9, 1929; married Ardeen Warner.

24.††††††††††† x.††† Virginia Quanz, born August 18, 1931.

 

6.George A. Quanz was born August 15, 1892, and died November 1, 1925.He married Julia Mark.

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Children of George Quanz and Julia Mark are:

25.†††††††††††† i.††† Evelyn Quanz, born December 22, 1916.

26.††††††††††† ii.††† Clifford Quanz, born November 24, 1922.

 

7.Katherine Ann Quanz was born March 8, 1894, and died September 19, 1967.She married William H. Mark.

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Children of Katherine Quanz and William Mark are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Bernard Mark, born July 13, 1917.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Mary Theresa Mark, born March 27, 1930; married (1) John Murphy; married (2) Leitch; married (3) Unknown.

 

8.John H. Quanz was born November 8, 1896, and died October 18, 1970.He married Mary A. Yohonn.

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Children of John Quanz and Mary Yohonn are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Irene Quanz, born April 6, 1921; married Donald Silver.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Marion Quanz, born March 1, 1926; married Earl Myers.

††††††††††††††† iii.††† Alma Quanz, born May 5, 1927; married Frank Least.

††††††††††††††† iv.††† Dolores Quanz, born November 23, 1933; died November 5, 1935.

†††††††††††††††† v.††† Rita Quanz, born March 7, 1939; married Fred Kendzion.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

9.Genevieve Mary Kurtz was born March 16, 1904.She married Arthur A McLaughlin.

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Children of Genevieve Kurtz and Arthur McLaughlin are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Richard George McLaughlin, born September 17, 1929.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Ann Marie McLaughlin, born August 8, 1932.

††††††††††††††† iii.††† Jane Mary McLaughlin, born November 14, 1937.

 

10.Marion Regina Kurtz was born November 29, 1910.She married Victor Jacob Yohonn.

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Children of Marion Kurtz and Victor Yohonn are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† George Edward Yohonn, born December 21, 1936.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Mary Lou Yohonn, born August 5, 1944.

 

11.Genevieve C. Quanz was born September 6, 1913.She married Samuel McCarrick.

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Children of Genevieve Quanz and Samuel McCarrick are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Richard McCarrick, born July 10, 1948; died March 15, 1985.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Janet McCarrick, born October 28, 1955.

 

12.Walter Leonard Quanz was born December 21, 1916, and died December 27, 1995.He married Helen M. Ernst.

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Children of Walter Quanz and Helen Ernst are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Ellen Theresa Quanz, born December 3, 1947; married Stephens.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Walter Thomas Quanz, born March 8, 1952.

††††††††††††††† iii.††† Paul Edward Quanz, born March 11, 1955.

 

Notes for Paul Edward Quanz:

Paul is a Basilian Priest and is principal of Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410.

 

13.Rosella Anne Quanz was born December 5, 1918.She married Arthur Rauber.

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Children of Rosella Quanz and Arthur Rauber are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† George Rauber, born May 6, 1946; died February 9, 1975.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Kathy Rauber, born October 1, 1953; died September 21, 1973.

††††††††††††††† iii.††† Kenneth Rauber, born October 1, 1953.

 

14.Cecelia Marie Quanz was born September 21, 1921, and died January 18, 1968.She married Alfred Ernst.

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Children of Cecelia Quanz and Alfred Ernst are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Helen Ernst, born November 26, 1946.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Gerard Ernst, born March 15, 1948.

††††††††††††††† iii.††† John Ernst, born May 18, 1949.

††††††††††††††† iv.††† Margaret Ernst, born June 18, 1951.

†††††††††††††††† v.††† Alfred Ernst, born January 9, 1955.

††††††††††††††† vi.††† William Ernst, born November 12, 1956.

 

 

15.Leo John Quanz was born January 30, 1923.He married Helen Semier.

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Children of Leo Quanz and Helen Semier are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Barbara Quanz, born December 10, 1952; died January 31, 1971. Barbara died of a blood-clot to the brain resulting from being hit by a speeding car.

 

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Joanne Quanz, born March 10, 1954.

††††††††††††††† iii.††† Leo Quanz, born April 22, 1956.

††††††††††††††† iv.††† Bernard Quanz, born June 10, 1958.

 

 

16.Agnes Veronica Quanz was born April 24, 1924.She married Truman Becker.

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Child of Agnes Quanz and Truman Becker is:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Nancy Becker, born August 15, 1953.

 

 

17.Loretta Quanz was born August 12, 1912, and died March 28, 1996.She married Frank Yohonn.

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Children of Loretta Quanz and Frank Yohonn are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Edward William Yohonn, born May 10, 1933.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Bernard Yohonn, born September 15, 1936; died December 3, 1994.

††††††††††††††† iii.††† Francis Victor Yohonn, born July 14, 1941.

††††††††††††††† iv.††† Norman Peter Yohonn, born September 22, 1946.

 

18.Oleta Quanz was born February 4, 1914.She married William Yohonn.

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Children of Oleta Quanz and William Yohonn are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Gerald Yohonn, born April 26, 1937; died April 26, 1937.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Beatrice Yohonn, born March 20, 1939.

††††††††††††††† iii.††† Laura Yohonn, born January 15, 1941.

 

19.Howard Quanz was born April 4, 1918, and died February 22, 1990.He married Betty Lyon.

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Children of Howard Quanz and Betty Lyon are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Jack Quanz, born June 23, 1950.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Darlene Quanz, born October 13, 1953.

††††††††††††††† iii.††† Sharyl Quanz, born May 16, 1969.

 

20.Victor Quanz was born November 9, 1919, and died February 9, 1969.He married Barbara Kroll.

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Children of Victor Quanz and Barbara Kroll are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Vanessa Quanz, born March 15, 1954.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Alana Quanz, born August 11, 1957.

 

21.Gertrude Quanz was born September 23, 1922.She married Charles Jacobs.

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Children of Gertrude Quanz and Charles Jacobs are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Genene Jacobs, born July 14, 1947.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Steven Jacobs, born July 30, 1953.

††††††††††††††† iii.††† Lorna Jacobs, born February 7, 1956.

 

22.Germaine F Quanz was born July 20, 1924.She married Burton Becker.

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Children of Germaine Quanz and Burton Becker are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Donald S. Becker, born March 18, 1946.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Eileen Becker, born September 10, 1947.

††††††††††††††† iii.††† Joan L. Becker, born November 10, 1949.

††††††††††††††† iv.††† Marjorie R. Becker, born July 8, 1952.

†††††††††††††††† v.††† Linda J. Becker, born March 16, 1957.

††††††††††††††† vi.††† Robert B. Becker, born September 13, 1962.

 

23.William W. Quanz was born May 21, 1927.He married Norma Rowley.

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Children of William Quanz and Norma Rowley are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Daryl William Quanz, born May 2, 1954.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Duane Michael Quanz, born October 9, 1955.

††††††††††††††† iii.††† Mary Ann Quanz, born May 26, 1958.

††††††††††††††† iv.††† Lucinda Marie Quanz, born May 13, 1965.

 

24.Virginia Quanz was born August 18, 1931.She married Ardean Warner.

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Children of Virginia Quanz and Ardean Warner are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Ann Warner, born February 18, 1956.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† John Warner, born November 26, 1958.

 

25.Evelyn4 Quanz was born December 22, 1916.She married Louis Shaylor.

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Children of Evelyn Quanz and Louis Shaylor are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† George Shaylor, born February 27, 1948.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Anne Marie Shaylor, born December 12, 1951.

 

26.Clifford Quanz was born November 24, 1922.He married Virginia Montgomery.

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Children of Clifford Quanz and Virginia Montgomery are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† Deborah Ann Quanz, born April 25, 1950.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† Mary Kay Quanz, born December 11, 1951.

 

 

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GRANDCHILDREN OF JOHN AND MARY QUANZ

††††††† ††††††† NAME††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† BIRTH††††††††††††††† DEATH††††††††††††††† AGE

1.†††† Genevieve Kurtz McLaughlin†††††††††††††††††††† 03-16-1904

2.†††† Marion Kurtz Yohonn††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11-29-1910

3.†††† Loretta Quanz Yohonn††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 08-12-1912††††††††††††† 03-28-96††††††††† 83 years

4.†††† Genevieve Quanz McCarrick†††††††††††††††††††† 09-06-1913

5.†††† Oleta Quanz Yohonn†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 02-04-1914

6.†††† Martin J. Quanz††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 03-12-1915

7.†††† Beatrice Quanz†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 09-04-1915††††††††† 12-24-1918††††††††††† 3 years

8.†††† Walter L. Quanz†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12-21-1916††††††††† 12-25-1995††††††††† 79 years

9.†††† Bernard F. Mark†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 07-13-1917

10.†† Howard Quanz†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 04-04-1918††††††††† 02-22-1990††††††††† 71 years

11.†† Rosella Quanz Rauber†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12-05-1918

12.†† Evelyn Quanz Shayler††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12-22-1918

13.†† Victor Quanz††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11-09-1919††††††††† 02-09-1969††††††††† 49 years

14.†† Clarence Quanz††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 01-11-1920

15.†† Irene Quanz Silver††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 04-06-1921

16.†† Cecelia Quanz Ernst†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 09-21-1921††††††††† 01-18-1968††††††††† 47 years

17.†† Gertrude Quanz Jacobs†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 09-23-1922

18.†† Clifford Quanz††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11-24-1922

19.†† Leo Quanz††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 01-30-1923

20.†† Agnes Quanz Becker††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 04-24-1924

21.†† Germaine Quanz Becker††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 07-20-1924

22.†† Marion Quanz Myers†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 03-01-1926

23.†† Alma Quanz Least††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 05-05-1927

24.†† William Quanz†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 05-21-1927

25.†† Lucille Quanz††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 01-09-1929

26.†† Mary T. Mark Murphy Leach Kinney†††††††† 03-27-1930

27.†† Virginia Quanz Warner††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 08-18-1931

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28.†† Dolores Quanz†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11-23-1933††††††††† 11-05-1935††††††††††††† 1 year

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4 months

29.†† Rita Quanz Briggs Kendzios†††††††††††††††††††††† 03-07-1939

 

 

 

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