Alfred George Quasius is a barber of Sheboygan in which city he was born February 23, 1884. His father, Albert Quasius, also a native of Sheboygan, died December 4, 1910, at the age of fifty-five years. He followed cigar making from his boyhood days until 1889, when he established himself in the saloon business in this city, being one of the oldest saloon men of Sheboygan at the time of his demise. He married Bertha Schaetzer, who was born near Berlin, Germany. She is a daughter of Herman and Louisa Schaetzer and is now living in Sheboygan at the age of fifty-one years.
The Quasius family was founded in America by Christian Quasius, the grandfather of our subject, who on coming to the new world made his way at once to Sheboygan. He was a carpenter by trade, however, learning the business in his native country. In the family of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Quasius were eight children, of whom seven are yet living: Oscar, a resident of Sheboygan; Alfred G.; William, living in Milwaukee; Hugo, a carpenter of Sheboygan; Albert, who is employed as a laborer here; Antonia, the wife of H. Toepfer, of Milwaukee; and Carrie, at home.
After his school days were over Alfred George Quasius learned the barber's trade which he has followed to the present time. He now has a well appointed establishment and is accorded a good trade, so that he is meeting with success in his undertakings. He has been president of the Barbers' Union, No. 631, of Sheboygan, since 1910. He is also a member of the Central Labor Union as a delegate from the barbers' association.
Mr. Quasius was married in 1906 to Miss Clara Bachhausen, a daughter of William and Mary Bachhausen, and unto them has been born a son; William Albert, whose birth occurred January 25, 1909.
Mr. Quasius was reared in the faith of the Lutheran church and is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. His political allegiance is given to the democratic party and he has been somewhat prominent in its local councils. He is a candidate for county coroner this year and yet he has not, on the whole, sought office, his time and attention being occupied by his business interests.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL