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Lubbe, Anton J.
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Anton J. Lubbe, born July 2, 1822, in Bakum, Oldenburg, emigrated in 1845, landing in Baltimore. From there he went to Cincinnati, where he entered the employ of a locksmith, intending to learn the trade. Learning from friends in Quincy that they were prospering in this city, he asked for a furlough to visit his friends. This being granted, he in 1846 came down the Ohio River by flatboat and up the Mississippi to Quincy by steamboat. He was so well pleased with the location that he decided to settle here. Inquiring of the locksmith in Cincinnati, what it would cost to be released of his further obligations as apprentice, the man wrote that $25 would square things. The money sent to the boss, and Anton J. Lubbe went into co-partnership with Clemens Kathmann, opening a general store. Three years later the firm was dissolved and Mr. Lubbe went into business for himself, which he conducted until 1883, when he devoted his attention to dealing in altar wine exclusively, a business in which he had been engaged since 1874. In 1892 he retired to private life, and died May 10, 1894. In 1849 Anton J. Lubbe married Elizabeth Sander, born March 4, 1829, she died October 29, 1898. Joseph J. Lubbe, born December 23, 1852, is the only son living, of a family of twelve children.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 375.

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