Hi Lyla. I'm afraid I'm not having much luck finding information on William. I believe he may have been an orphan. I believe he was born in 1840 in Maryland. His father was born in Germany and his mother in the US. He married Annie Alexander in 1887. Annie was born in 1852 in Pa. Her parents were George Alexander and Jane Sharp and they were both born in Maryland.
William and Annie had three children: Ula Zue or Aljulama born in 1877 and married Fred James. I did not know his full name was John Fred James. Other children were Lyle Quail born in 1875. Lyle married Lilliam Bade Bode. Other son was Vere de Vere Quail, born in 1878, (my grandfather) who married Katie Wills Briggs in 1899 in Wilmington, Delaware. I believe William and a brother John, born in 1838 and a sister, Margaret, born in 1843. Please let me know if you find any addition info and I will do the same.