|Born||09 Apr 1826||Fürstenhausen, Germany|
|Married||02 Jan 1851 (age 24)||Mary Elizabeth Cline|
|Died||25 Aug 1898 (age 72)||Cabarrus County NC|
|Buried||26 Aug 1898||St Enoch's Lutheran Church|
|Parents||Peter Gläs||Dorothea Kranz|
|Siblings||Luise Katharina Gläs (1818-1866)
Dorothea Gläs (1820-1878)
Luisa Karolina Gläs (1822-1822)
Johann Peter Gläs (1824-1825)
Luisa Katharina Gläs (1833-1879)
|Children||Lena E Glass (1851-1889)
Louisa S Glass (1854-1929)
Henry Peter Glass (1857-1938)
Frederick William Glass (1859-1931)
Andrew J Glass (1862-1864) died at 2½ yrs old
Laura Dorothea Glass (1869-1947)
Johann Peter Glass was born in the small town of Fürstenhausen, in the city of Völklingen in what was then The Kingdom of Prussia. It is situated in the state of Saarland, near the French border.
He was confirmed in the Protestant Church three days after his 14th birthday in 1840. (See the confirmation certificate in the image gallery below)
He arrived in the US in September of 1847 at the age of 21. He landed in New York, then moved down to Philadelphia for about three months before traveling to and settling in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.
On January 2, 1851 he married Mary Elizabeth Cline, also from The Kingdom of Prussia. Between 1851 and 1869 they had at least six children: three daughters and three sons that we know of.
He became a naturalized citizen of The US at the age of 52, on 22 June1878, during the July 1851 term of the Superior Court in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.