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Loos, Michael
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Michael LOOS was born September 24, 1815, in Krumbach, Grand duchy of Hessen, and emigrated to America, leaving his home October 22, 1839. Crossing the Atlantic ocean in a sailing vessel, the party landed in New Orleans December 31st of the same year. Michael LOOS located in Quincy, where he remained for four years, working in John KURK's brickyard during the summer time, and for Joel Rice, the pork packer, in the winter time. April 4, 1844, he married Marie M. WALDHAUS, a daughter of Konrad Henry WALDHAUS, who had come from Klein-Biberau, Grand duchy of Hessen, in 1835. The young couple then moved to the country and located on a farm near Mill Creek, where Michael LOOS followed agriculture until his death March 19, 1873; the widow survived for many years, departing this life April 19, 1911. Sons of Michael and Marie M. (WALDHAUS) LOOS were: Frederick, who followed agricultural pursuits for many years, but now lives in the city; his sons are, William Charles, Frank, Arthur, Albert, Walter, and Herbert, all farmers excepting Charles, who is a member of the firm of Pape & Loos, millers in Quincy. Daughters of Frederick LOOS are: Laura, Selma and Clara. Philip LOOS, second son of Michael and Marie M. (WALDHAUS) LOOS, resides in Lincoln, Nebraska. William LOOS, third son, retired farmer, lives in Quincy; his sons are, Thomas, David, Matthew, Ernst in Camp Dodge, Joseph, and John. Daughters are: Anna, wife of Charles POLITSCH, Mary, Emma, Lily, and Pauline. Louis LOOS, the youngest son of Michael and Marie M. (WALDHAUS) LOOS, resides on the farm in Melrose Township.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 351.

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