Hello. I see this post was from 2003 so not sure if you'll get this anymore, but my grandmother was a Quast (Dorothy Quast) and had brothers Lee, Alex, Larry, Sylvester, and Jim and a sister Margaret who died very young. This side of the family has been a bit confusing but I believe Alex and Lee were actually half brothers to my grandma. From what I found, Alex and Lee's parents were Alex Quast Sr. and Frances Quast. If you see this, I would love to get in touch with you about this. I've actually had a lot of trouble finding information on Alex as well. PS... my dad called him Uncle Ike. It seems every Quast had a nickname.