Apr. 10, 1948 Avoca Pottawattamie County Iowa, USA
John Jacob Maassen's, parents were Jacob and Sophia (Harder) Maassen. John & Sophia were both born in Germany and met and married in Avoca IA.
John's father Jacob was murdered at the age of 28 (1879). A neighbor had destroyed their crops, and Jacob confronted him (Christian Pittman)and he was stabbed in the chest/heart. John was very young, and so his mother remarried Jacob's brother C. John Maassen.
John had one brother William H. Maassen. John Married Meta Peterson.