Steininger Genealogy

Johan Leonard Steininger was born about 1696 in Bayem, Traunstein, Bayern, Germany.  In 1731 Johan Steininger sailed on the ship Britannia to the North American colonies.  He landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 21, 1731 at the age of 35.  He married Anna Barbara (Unknown last name) in 1739.  They had five children – (1)  Christian Leonard   (2) Catherine  (3) John Leonard  (4) George Daniel  (5) Leonhard.

Descendant Report for John Leonard Steininger

Descendants of Johan Leonard Steininger


The Family of Howard Steininger

(HOWARD6 STEININGER (Reuben5, George B4, John Jacob3, John Leonard2, Johan Leonard1)

Howard Steininger was born in Pine Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania in February of 1863 to Reuben Steininger and Sophia Walters.  By 1880, Howard traveled West to Indiana settling in Fulton County, Indiana.  There he met a young Miss Eliza Anna Beehler.  They married September 23, 1883 in Fulton County, Indiana.  Howard was a preacher as the Huntington Weekly Herald reported in 1900 of the Evangelical denomination.  A couple of newspaper articles about Rev. Steininger have been found.

Reported in the Daily News-Democrat in Huntington, Indiana and appeared on page 1.

Rev. H. Steininger, pastor of the Evangelical church at Logansport and formerly pastor in this city, was slightly injured in a thrilling runaway Monday.  The reverend gentleman was driving down a steep incline in a light road wagon.  The horse took fright and started to run.  The wagon swinging from side to side struck a tree in front of Tet Nave’s grocery and the horse in his fury to get free, overturned the buggy and spilled the minister into the street.  Rev. Steininger was not much hurt, only sustaining a few bruises.

The Huntington-Weekly Herald, of Huntington, Indiana, reported on Friday May 18, 1900 on page 1 that Rev. Steininger, a minister of the Evangelical denomination was caught by Fish Warden Sala, of Vincennes engaging in illegal fishing.  Fish Warden Sala was disguised as a farm hand and laid in wait for violators of the law.  After being caught Rev. Steininger promised to appear in court and he was released by the Fish Warden.

Howard Steininger moved to Beebee, Arkansas and set up a farm there.  A horrible accident happened while in Beebee, Howard Steininger was killed.  On Saturday June 28, 1919, Howard took a team to his barn which was some distance from the house.  By evening, those in the house went to look for him and found Howard’s body unrecognizable in a mule’s stall.  One leg was broken in two places, one ear was off, several ribs were broken, and his body was a mass of cuts and bruises. Howard lived until the next morning Sunday June 29th.  He was taken back to Logansport, Indiana by his son Forest Steininger and Chauncey Hiatt.  Howard Steininger was 56 at the time of his death.  He is buried in the South Germany Cemetery in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

Howard and Eliza Anna Beehler had 5 children:

(1)  Irvin Jay Steininger

(2)  Forest Ray Steininger

(3)  Gladys Armitta Steininger

(4)  Herman Paul Steininger

(5)  George Edward Steininger