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Reuben STEININGER

Male 1831 - 1903  (71 years)


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  • Name Reuben STEININGER 
    Born 12 Feb 1831  Union [now Snyder] County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Feb 1903  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried South Germany Cemetery, Pershing, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      NOTES:

      Compiler had made the assumption that Reuben and Sophia STEININGER were the parents of Howard, b 1863, since the three are buried in the same area of S.G. Cemetery.

      An e-mail contact from Rick Blumenberg (04 Nov. 2001) verified this connection and added data to what compiler had on file. Mr. Blumenberg writes:

      "Reuben and Sophia (Walters) Steininger are my wife's great-grandparents. According to Reuben's Grandson, Clarence Hiatt (my wife's Uncle), Reuben moved to northern Indiana from near Sunbury, Schneider, or Selinsburg, PA about the time of the Civil War. The only information we have about his "pre-Indiana" days is that he had a brother named Christian and a son, possibly named Carlie or Charles from a previous marriage. Reuben's first wife may have been a Copeland. Charles stayed in PA and Uncle Clarence remembered that at the time of his Grandfather's death the Indiana descendants were concerned that the son in PA be notified, but he doesn't know whether or not they were able to contact him. Uncle Clarence was about 8 years old when his grandfather died. . . .

      "I can confirm that Howard Steininger was their son. They had five sons . . . and one daughter. . . .

      "According to my information, Sophia's parents were William and Susannah Walters."

      REFERENCES:

      1. "SOUTH GERMANY CEMETERY," p 77 (index); photocopy of page provided by Wilma FOLTZ, 1049 E. 450 N., Rochester, IN 46975.

      2. Title: Rick Blumenberg
      Author: Spouse of direct desc. of Katherine Luella Steininger Hiatt, dau. of Reuben Steininger.
      Publication: Mr. Blumenberg contacted compiler after seeing the Steininger data on compiler's RootsWeb posting.
      Repository:
      Note: E-mail address as of 04 Nov. 2001: ; mailing address: 4801 Lake Street, Bridgman, MI 49106
      Media: Electronic
      Page: E-mail: 04 Nov 2001
      Text: "Reuben and Sophia (Walters) Steininger are my wife's great-grandparents. . . ."

      (2) Reuben STENINGER is listed in a household headed by Samuel BENFER in the 1850 census of New Berlin Borough, Union County, PA.

      Reuben is listed in the 1850 census as a person who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1832. According to the 1850 census, he was born in PA.

      (3) A household headed by Reuben STAIVINEGER[?] is listed in the 1870 census of Richland Township, Fulton County, IN.

      [Note by compiler: The census enumerator's handwriting is difficult to read, and the compiler is not certain that he has read it correctly.]

      Reuben is listed in the 1870 census as a carpenter and farmer who was then 35 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1835. According to the 1870 census, he was born in PA.

      Listed with Reuben is his wife, Sophiah, who was then 30 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1840. According to the 1870 census, she was born in PA.

      Also listed Reuben is his son, Henry W., who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1861. According to the 1870 census, he was born in PA.

      Also listed Reuben is his son, Jonathan H., who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1863. According to the 1870 census, he was born in PA.

      Also listed Reuben is his son, George C., who was then 5 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1865. According to the 1870 census, he was born in PA.

      (4) A household headed by R. STEINGRIGER[?] is listed in the 1880 census of Richland Township, Fulton County, IN.

      [Note by compiler: The census enumerator's handwriting is difficult to read, and the compiler is not certain that he has read it correctly.]

      R. is listed in the 1880 census as a farmer who was then 49 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1831. According to the 1880 census, he was born in PA, and both of his parents were born in PA.

      Listed with R. is his wife, Sophi, who was then 39 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1841. According to the 1880 census, she was born in PA, and both of her parents were born in PA.

      Also listed with R. is his son, Henry, a laborer who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1862. According to the 1880 census, he was born in PA, and both of his parents were born in PA.

      Also listed with R. is his son, Howard, a laborer who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1864. According to the 1880 census, he was born in PA, and both of his parents were born in PA.

      Also listed with R. is his son, Geo., who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1865. According to the 1880 census, he was born in PA, and both of his parents were born in PA.

      Also listed with R. is his son, Frank, who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1872. According to the 1880 census, he was born in PA, and both of his parents were born in PA.

      Also listed with R. is his son, Milo, who was then 5 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1831. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in PA.

      Also listed with R. is his daughter, Luella, who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1879. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in PA.

      (5) A household headed by Reuben STEININGER is listed in the 1900 census of Richland Township, Fulton County, IN.

      Reuben is listed in the 1900 census as a farmer who was born in February 1831 and was then 69 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in PA, and both of his parents were born in PA. According to the 1900 census, he had then been married 60 years [?].

      Listed with Reuben is his wife, Sophia, who was born in May 1842 and was then 58 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in PA, and both of her parents were born in PA. According to the 1900 census, she had then been married 60 years [?] and had theretofore given birth to 6 children, 5 of whom were then married.

      (6) Tombaugh, Jean C. and Wendell C., Fulton County Indiana Cemetery Inscriptions,?Richland, Aubbeenaubee, & Union Townships: 1993:

      SOUTH GERMANY CEMETERY

      This burying ground is also known as ZION CEMETERY, and is about six miles southwest of Richland Center, at 450N & 500W.

      Rows run north and south; rows are numbered from east to west; stones read from south to north.

      Readings made in 1974 and 1991.

      Row 5

      STEININGER

      (1) Reuben, Feb 12, 1831 - Feb 9, 1903, ae 71y-11m-27d
      (2) Sophia, May 15, 1842 - June 2, 1902, ae 60y-18d

      (7) www.findagrave.com:

      Reuben Steininger
      Birth: Feb. 12, 1881, Schneidersville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
      Death: Feb. 9, 1903, Fulton County, Indiana, USA

      Believed to be the son of George W. and Catherine Steininger of Pennsylvania.
      Brother of:
      George
      Christian
      Jacob
      Catherine
      Levinius
      Elizabeth
      Louisa
      Charles
      Franklin

      Married in 1863 to Sophia Walters of Union County, Pennsylvania in 1863.
      Father of:
      Henry Wilhelm
      George Calvin
      Milo Irvin
      Katherin Luella
      John Franklin

      Family links: Spouse: Sophia Walters Steininger (1842 - 1902); Children: Henry Wilhelm Steininger (1861 - 1938), George Calvin Steininger (1864 - 1889), John Franklin Steininger (1872 - 1926), Milo Irvin Steininger (1875 - 1960); Catherine Lulu Steininger Hiatt (1879 - 1943)

      Burial: South Germany Cemetery, Pershing, Fulton County, Indiana, USA

      Created by: SM
      Record added: Aug 22, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 40963200
    Person ID I13052  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 

    Father George W. STEININGER, Sr.,   b. 13 Dec 1799, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1857, Snyder County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Catharine (STEININGER),   b. 7 Oct 1805, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1866, Snyder County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Family ID F7456  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sophia WALTERS,   b. 15 May 1842, Union County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1902, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Children 
     1. Henry Wilhelm STEININGER,   b. 1861, Snyder County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1938, Haven Hubbard Home, New Carlisle, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Jonathan Howard STEININGER,   b. 1863,   d. 29 Jun 1919, Beebe, White County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Rev. George Calvin STEININGER,   b. 30 Dec 1864, Snyder County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1889, East Germantown, Wayne County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     4. John Franklin STEININGER,   b. 1872, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1926, Harlan, Wexford County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     5. Milo Irvin STEININGER,   b. 27 Mar 1875, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1960, Pontius Nursing Home, Rochester, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Katherine Luella STEININGER,   b. 4 Feb 1879, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1943, South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F5900  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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