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Liebig, George
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George LIEBIG was born 1770 in Gross-Biberau, Grand duchy of Hessen. He was a shoemaker by occupation, and an uncle of Prof. Justus LIEBIG, the German chemist. He; married Elizabeth BREITWIESER, born 1779 in Kleestadt, Grand duchy of Hessen. In 1838 the couple came to Quincy, where LIEBIG died in the same year, while his wife lived until 1869. Two sons came to this country with their parents, both being shoemakers. George P. LIEBIG located in St. Louis, and John Leonard LIEBIG, in Belleville, Illinois, where he married Elizabeth SCHUBKEGEL, and conducted his business until 1849, when he became a victim of cholera. John P. LIEBIG, a son of John Leonard and Elizabeth SCHUBKEGEL LIEBIG, was born in Belleville, February 2, 1848, and came to Quincy in 1866, where he is established as a dealer in coal, wood, and ice. He married Hannah HEITLAND, and they have three sons and three daughters. George and Elizabeth BREITWIESER LIEBIG, who came to Quincy in 1838, also had three daughters: Elizabeth Barbara, wife of Jean Philip BERT; Margaret, wife of Simon GLASS; and Elizabeth Maria, wife of John WENZEL, all of them residing in this county, where they died many years ago.

Surnames included in the Liebig family history are Bert, Breitwieser, Heitland, Schubkegel and Wenzel.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 342.

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