Descendants of Reuben Steininger

First Generation

1.  Reuben Steininger, son of George B Steininger and Catherine Walter, was born on 12 Feb 1831 in Schneidersville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, died on 9 Feb 1903 in Fulton County, Indiana at age 71, and was buried in Feb 1903 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Reuben Steininger was born in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania in the year of 1831.  His marriage was to Sophia Walters to which were born 6 children – 5 sons and 1 daughter who was the youngest.  There was one son who was not born to Sophia but was the oldest of the seven children of Reuben Steininger.  The children follow in age sequence that they were born and their occupations.  -(1) Charles Steininger (2)- Henry – Carpenter – (3) Howard – Preacher/Farmer (4) George – Preacher (5) Franklin – Farmer (6) Milo Irvin – Farmer  (7) Catherine Luella.

The following was written by Clarence L. Hiatt on May 17, 1993

”  Reuben and Sophia Steininger were born in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania near the Susquehanna River at a small town of Sunbury and near Selinsgrove.  Prior to his marriage to Sophia Walters, he was married and had a son Charles Steininger.  After his first wife’s death, he then married Sophia.  He and Sophia emigrated to Indiana with their 2 oldest sons.  Henry William (Heinrich Wilhelm) and Howard.  Reubens parents were born in Southern Germany.  The remainder of Rueben and Sophia’s children were born in Indiana.  About 7 1/2 miles Northwest of Rochester , Rueben was a farmer and also a carpenter.

They traveled to Indiana by wagon drawn by horses.  Charles Steininger did not accompany them.  At the time of their move the two eldest boys Henry and Howard accompanied them. The remainder of the children, namely, George, Frank, Milo and Lulu were born in Indiana. 

They settled in Fulton County, Richland Township and on the Tippecanoe River all of which were 7 miles Northwest of Rochester and 5 miles east of Leiters Ford in Aubbeenaubbe Township.

The house and barn, which he built, are still standing and in good repair today.  He also was instrumental in building a church (South Germany) which no longer stands.  A cemetery where most of the Steininger’ s were interred, marks the place where the church stood.

Coming from Germany, they naturally spoke German and also taught it to all of their children and in turn was taught to part of their grandchildren.  I consider myself very fortunate as the only one left that can speak (Dutch) German.  (signed – Clarence L. Hiatt)”

From the Logansport Reporter, Logansport, Indiana – July 28, 1896 – page 6

Sold $20 In A Rag Bag.

One of Fulton county’s model citizens is Reuben Steininger, who lives peacefully and comfortably on his farm near Germany Ford, on the Tippecanoe (River).  Reuben is not a capitalist but he always kees a small reserv e fund on hand and he keeps it out of reach of pilferers.  Last week he had twenty dollars in currency and as he didn’t care to carry it with him he hid it at the bottom of a rag bag.  While he was out about the farm a rag buyer came along and purchased the contents of the rag bag.  One member of the family carried the bag out and dumped the contents into the rag wagon when a neatly wraped package fell out from the bottom of the bag.  It was unwrapped and the contents was Mr. Steininger’s twenty dollars which was duly returned to him.

The Logansport Reporter dated July 28, 1896 page 6

According to THE ROCHESTER EVENING SENTINEL dated -TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1903:

Monday evening at about 8:30 Reuben STEININGER died at his home seve n miles northwest of Rochestr, age 72 years.  Born in Pennsylvania whe re he lived until he reached manhood, when he came West and eventuall y settled on the farm where he lived continuously for forty years an d died.  he was a well known and energetic farmer who made many friend s and by his steling qualities kept them.  His wife preceded him in de ath about eight months ago, and he leaves five children.  Funeral wil l be at Germany church Wednesday 10 a.m.

-TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1903: The Rochester Evening Sentinel

Reuben married Sophia Walters, daughter of John David Walter and Barbara Bowersox,  in 1863 in Snyder, Pennsylvania. Sophia was born on 15 May 1842 in Union County (now Snyder), Pennsylvania, died on 2 Jun 1902 in Fulton County, Indiana at age 60, and was buried in Jun 1902 in Pershing, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

              2   M        i.         Heinrich ‘Henry’ Wilhelm ‘William’ Steininger was born in Oct 1861 in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, died on 7 Jun 1938 in Olive, St Joseph, Indiana at age 76, and was buried on 9 Jun 1938 in Pershing, Fulton County, Indiana.

Heinrich married Sarah Susan ‘Sude’ Alexander (b. 21 Sep 1866, d. 26 Jan 1961) on 5 Oct 1884 in Fulton County, Indiana.

              3   M       ii.         Jonathan ‘Howard’ Steininger was born in Feb 1863 in Pine Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, died on 29 Jun 1919 in Beebee, Arkansas at age 56, and was buried in Jun 1919 in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

Jonathan married Eliza Anna Buehler (b. 8 May 1864, d. 31 May 1932) on 23 Sep 1883 in Fulton County, Indiana.

              4   M      iii.         George Calvin Steininger was born on 30 Dec 1864 in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, died on 2 Jan 1889 in East Germantown, Wayne County, Indiana at age 24, and was buried in Jan 1889 in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

George married Sarah Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Webb (b. 16 Feb 1863, d. 1 Nov 1949) on 30 Dec 1886 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

              5   M     iv.         John Franklin ‘Frank’ Steininger was born on 11 Mar 1872 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, died on 20 Jul 1926 in Cleon, Manistee, Michigan at age 54, and was buried on 23 Jul 1926 in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

John married Elizabeth Ritter (b. 28 Jan 1871, d. 20 Mar 1942) on 20 Jan 1895 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

              6   M      v.         Milo Irvin Steininger was born on 27 Mar 1875 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 7 Mar 1960 in Fulton County, Indiana at age 84, and was buried on 10 Mar 1960 in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana.

Milo married Arliltie Mae “Lillian” Crabill (b. 2 Nov 1877, d. 27 Mar 1971) on 1 Jan 1899 in Fulton County, Indiana.

              7   F       vi.         Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger was born on 4 Feb 1879 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, died on 14 Oct 1943 in South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana, at age 64, and was buried in Oct 1943 in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana.

Catharine married Chauncey Nelson Hiatt (b. 11 Feb 1876, d. 19 Oct 1941) on 13 Feb 1898 in Fulton County, Indiana.

Second Generation (Children)

2.  Heinrich ‘Henry’ Wilhelm ‘William’ Steininger (Reuben 1) was born in Oct 1861 in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, died on 7 Jun 1938 in Olive, St Joseph, Indiana at age 76, and was buried on 9 Jun 1938 in Pershing, Fulton County, Indiana.

Heinrich married Sarah Susan ‘Sude’ Alexander, daughter of William Riley Alexander and Amanda Elizabeth Alspaugh,  on 5 Oct 1884 in Fulton County, Indiana. Sarah was born on 21 Sep 1866 in Grandview Community, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 26 Jan 1961 in New Carlisle, St Joseph County, Indiana at age 94, and was buried on 29 Jan 1961 in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

              8   F         i.         Clara L Steininger was born on 23 Feb 1886 in Fulton County, Indiana, and she died on 8 Mar 1886 in Fulton County, Indiana. Clara was buried in Leiters Ford, Fulton County, Indiana.

              9   M       ii.         Arlie Earl Steininger was born on 28 Dec 1888 in Fulton County, Indiana, died on 21 Nov 1962 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 73, and was buried in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

Arlie married Jessie R. Gertrude Sult (b. 9 Dec 1889, d. 22 Mar 1956) on 18 Jan 1910 in Wexford, Michigan.

3.  Jonathan ‘Howard’ Steininger (Reuben 1) was born in Feb 1863 in Pine Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, died on 29 Jun 1919 in Beebee, Arkansas at age 56, and was buried in Jun 1919 in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

Jonathan married Eliza Anna Buehler, daughter of George Beehler Buehler and Anna Maria Wiehl,  on 23 Sep 1883 in Fulton County, Indiana. Eliza was born on 8 May 1864 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, died on 31 May 1932 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana at age 68, and was buried in Jun 1932 in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

Noted events in their marriage – •  Jonathan and Eliza obtained a marriage license Indiana on 21 Sep 1883.

Children from this marriage were:

           10   M        i.         Irvin Jay Steininger was born on 17 Sep 1884 in Oswegoo, Labett County, Kansas, died on 30 Dec 1969 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 85, and was buried on 2 Jan 1970 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Irvin married Ruby M Bunker (b. 17 Apr 1888, d. 31 Jan 1978) on 15 Apr 1906 in Cass, Indiana.

           11   M       ii.         Forest Ray Steininger was born on 25 Aug 1889 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, United States of America, died on 6 Jun 1959 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana at age 69, and was buried in Jun 1959 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Forest married Viola Deliliah Lusher (b. 15 Apr 1894, d. 4 Jul 1964) on 26 Dec 1909 in Royal Center, Cass County, Indiana.

           12   F       iii.         Gladys Armitta Steininger was born on 14 Nov 1895 in Defiance County, Ohio, died on 25 Oct 1928 in White, Arkansas at age 32, and was buried in 1928 in Beebe, White, Arkansas.

Gladys married Charles Waymon Fisher (b. 25 Apr 1888, d. Dec 1974) on 29 Nov 1917 in Beebe, White County, Arkansas.

           13   M     iv.         Herman Paul Steininger was born on 5 Dec 1899 in Fulton County, Indiana, USA, died on 4 Oct 1972 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 72, and was buried in Oct 1972 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Herman married Grace Marie Herbick (b. 12 Mar 1898, d. 9 Feb 1969) on 27 Feb 1928 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana.

           14   M      v.         George Edward Steininger was born on 4 Mar 1902 in Syracuse, Indiana, died on 21 Oct 1983 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana at age 81, and was buried in Oct 1983 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

George married Edith Blanche Cummings (b. 27 Aug 1909, d. 1 Oct 1979) on 12 Feb 1926 in Fulton County, Indiana.

           15   F       vi.         Charlotte Ruby Steininger was born on 19 Sep 1905 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 7 Feb 1947 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana at age 41, and was buried in Feb 1946 in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

Charlotte married James Franklin ‘Frank’ O’Dell (b. 10 Sep 1899, d. 20 Feb 1980) on 15 Jul 1922 in Fulton County, Indiana. They later divorced.

Information on Jonathan ‘Howard’ Steininger

According to the Huntington Weekly Herald (Huntington, Indiana) Friday May 18, 1900 page 1:

Wabash Plain Dealer:

Rev. Steininger, a minister of the Evangelical denomination, whose assignment is to Oak Park and Compton Hill, was caught by Fish Warden Sala, of Vincennes, on Lake Wawasee, Monday night, engaged in illegal fishing.  Sala has been at the lake several days disguised as a farm hand and lay in wait for violators of the law.  The boat containing the minister pushed off the shore and Sala and his assistants gave chase in another and rounded the offenders to with a rifle shot.  Their boat contained a new two-hundred foot seine.  Steininger promised to appear in court when wanted and was release.  He is an able man and widely known in northern Indiana church circles.

From the Daily News-Democrat (Huntington, Indiana), Edition 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 frieght and started to run .  The wagon swinging from side to side struck a tree in front of Tete 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.

Obituary for Howard Steininger from the Rochester Sentinel, Rochester, Indiana

Thursday, July 3, 1919

Details of the horrible accident which resulted in the death of Howard STEININGER, 56, at Beebee, Ark., were related Thursday by Chauncey HIATT and Forest STEININGER, who returned Wednesday evening with the body, via Logansport. It appears that Steininger took a team to his barn, which was some distance from the house, about noon on Saturday, June 28. When he did not appear in the evening, a search was made and his almost lifelike and unrecognizable body was found in a mule’s stall, under the animal’s feet. One leg was broken in two places, one ear was off, several ribs were broken, practically all of his clothes were torn off, and his body was a mass of cuts and bruises. He lived until Sunday morning. Besides the widow, a son and two daughters in Redlands, Calif., there survive a daughter, Mrs. Charles FISHER, of Beebee, who with her husband, returned with the body; two sons, Irvin [STEININGER], of Auburn , and Forest [STEININGER], of near Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Chauncey HIATT, and two brothers, Henry [STEININGER] and Milo [STEININGER], all of near Rochester, and a brother, Frank [STEININGER], of Copemish , Mich. Funeral services at South Germany church, Friday morning at 10:00 o’clock, with Rev. S. KROFT and probably Rev. J. W. METZNER, of Elkhart, in charge. Burial at South Germany.

) Tombaugh, Jean C. and Wendell C., Fulton County Indiana Obituaries 1919 Rochester Sentinel, Rochester, IN: 1998:

4.  George Calvin Steininger (Reuben 1) was born on 30 Dec 1864 in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, died on 2 Jan 1889 in East Germantown, Wayne County, Indiana at age 24, and was buried in Jan 1889 in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

George married Sarah Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Webb, daughter of Bowman Webb and Jane W. Biggs,  on 30 Dec 1886 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana. Sarah was born on 16 Feb 1863 in Wyandot, Ohio, died on 1 Nov 1949 in Culver, Marshall County, Indiana at age 86, and was buried in Culver, Marshall County, Indiana.

The child from this marriage was:

           16   M        i.         Carlos ‘Carl’ Steininger was born on 3 Jan 1888 in Indiana, died on 11 Jun 1894 in UnionTownship, Marshall County, Indiana at age 6, and was buried in Union Township, Marshall County, Indiana.

Obituary for George Calvin Steininger from The Rochester Sentinel (Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana)  Wednesday, January 9, 1889.

DIED – Rev. Geo. Calvin STEININGER died Janyary 2d, 1889, aged 24 year s and 3 days.  Deceased was born in Snyder county, Pennsylvania, and when yet an infant, his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ruben STEININGER emigrated to Michigan.  After a brief residence of one year in that state, they moved to Indiana, locating where they now reside in Richland township, Fulton County.

Aside from the one term of school at the Valparaiso Normal, deceased was obliged to acquire his education preparatory to the ministry, though diligence and hard study at home. Three years ago he was united in marriage with Miss Lizzie WEBB, of Richland township, who, with a one year old child survives.

For 12 months while in charge of the Akron mission, deceased and family where residents of Rochester.  Subsequently he was assigned to a new field of labor at Germantown, Wayne county, Indiana, where after an illness of but 40 hours, caused from neuralgia of the stomach and bowels, he expired in peace with his God. The remains were brought back to the old homestead, to be sheltered once more, and for the last time under the parental roof.  January 4th the body was gently laid away at the Germany church cemetery in the presence of a large gathering of weeping and sympathizing friends.  Prior to the burial, Rev. OAKES, Presiding Elder, delivered an able funeral sermon, assisted by Res. Sam’l. PLANTZ, James Wales and Philip BUEHLER.

Rev. Geo. C. Steininger, deceased, was a faithful worker and true follower of his Divine Master.  In shouldering the cross of his Savior, and dedicating his life to the cause of Christianity, he did not relinquish the superior manhood possessed in him –to use his own judgment and uninfluenced by others in following the dictates of his own honest heart in things pertaining to secular affairs.  With a heart free from prejudice, he was capable of grasping the sublime theory of our free institutions, that the safety and perpetuity of the same can only be assured through the complete separation of church and state.  For his manly virtues, purity of character and his honesty and sincerity in all things, deceased had many friends and admirers among every sect and creed.

TEXT FROM:1985: FULTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY/ JEAN C. & WENDELL C. TOMBAUGH

5.  John Franklin ‘Frank’ Steininger (Reuben 1) was born on 11 Mar 1872 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, died on 20 Jul 1926 in Cleon, Manistee, Michigan at age 54, and was buried on 23 Jul 1926 in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

John married Elizabeth Ritter, daughter of John R Ritter and Lydia A. Shaffer,  on 20 Jan 1895 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana. Elizabeth was born on 28 Jan 1871 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 20 Mar 1942 in Henry, Fulton, Indiana at age 71, and was buried on 23 Mar 1942 in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

           17   F         i.         Ruth Belle Steininger was born on 17 Nov 1898 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, died on 7 Sep 1903 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana at age 4, and was buried on 9 Sep 1903 in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

           18   M       ii.         Calvin Edwin Steininger was born on 23 Jan 1903 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, died on 25 Sep 1971 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana at age 68, and was buried in Sep 1971 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana.

Calvin married Alice Lucile Moore (b. 25 Jun 1914, d. 27 Jul 1998) on 14 Dec 1939 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

           19   F       iii.         Rethel Mildred Steininger was born on 7 Jul 1909 in Cleon, Manistee, Michigan, died on 28 Aug 1982 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana at age 73, and was buried on 31 Aug 1982 in Athens, Fulton County, Indiana.

Rethel married Wilbur Byron Kindig (b. 27 Jan 1909, d. 1 Jun 1995) on 20 May 1934 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana.

           20   M     iv.         Omer Ray Steininger was born on 3 Aug 1911 in Cleon, Manistee, Michigan, died on 13 Sep 1979 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 68, and was buried on 15 Sep 1979 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Omer married Ida Belle Woodcox (b. 16 Nov 1916, d. 10 Nov 2000) on 27 Nov 1934 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Information for John Franklin ‘Frank’ Steininger

From The Logansport Morning Press, Logansport, Indiana – Tuesday July 20, 1926 page 3

STEININGER TO DIE, IS REPORT

Man Struck by Detroit Tram Near Death

Chauncey Hiatt, who was called to Harlan, Mich., last Thursday by the serious illness of his brother-in-law, Frank Steininger, 55 years o f age, Monday morning wired Fulton county relatives that no hope was held for Steininger’s recovery.  Steininger is well known in this county having for many years resided on a farm in the Whippoorwill neighborhood.  While in Detroit, last January, Steininger was run down by a street car, suffering a broken collar bone and other injuries.  The injured man was confined in a Detroit hospital for many months and his present critical condition is a direct result of this accident.  Frank Steininger is an uncle of Arlie Steininger of this city whose son was accidentally killed at Battle Creek, last week.

Obituary for Frank Steininger

OBITUARY

Wednesday July 21, 1926 – The Rochester (Fulton County Indiana) News-Sentinel

Frank STEININGER, 55, for many years a resident of the Whippoorwill neighborhood, died at his home in Harlan, Michigan, at 8 o’clock Tuesday morning. Death resulted from injuries he received by being struck by a street car while in Detroit last January. The deceased during his residence in this county was employed at farm duties, moving with his family to the Michigan town about ten years ago.

Besides the widow, the deceased leaves three children, all at home. Mrs. Chauncey HIATT of Loyal is a sister and George STEININGER of near Whippoorwill is a brother of the deceased. Word from Chauncey HIATT, who has been at the bedside of his brother-in-law for the past week, stated he would arrive in Rochester with the body early Wednesday morning . Funeral arrangements will be announced in tomorrow’s issue.

The funeral services of Frank STEININGER will be held at the Grandview church, near Loyal, on Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Rev. MILLER of Harlan, Mich., will have charge of the services

Obituary found on Find A Grave for John Franklin Steininger

6.  Milo Irvin Steininger (Reuben 1) was born on 27 Mar 1875 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 7 Mar 1960 in Fulton County, Indiana at age 84, and was buried on 10 Mar 1960 in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana.

Milo married Arliltie Mae “Lillian” Crabill, daughter of Festus Wesley Crabill and Mary A Johnson,  on 1 Jan 1899 in Fulton County, Indiana. Arliltie was born on 2 Nov 1877 in Whitley County, Indiana, died on 27 Mar 1971 in Sturgis, St Joseph County, Michigan at age 93, and was buried on 1 Apr 1971 in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

           21   F         i.         Iva Fern Steininger was born on 21 Sep 1899 in Richland, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 21 Mar 1980 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana at age 80, and was buried in 1980 in Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana.

Iva married George E. Morlock (b. 17 Oct 1891, d. 22 Jul 1977) on 16 Jun 1935 in Fulton County, Indiana.

           22   F        ii.         Mary Orpha Steininger was born on 19 Jul 1901 in Fulton County, Indiana, died on 22 Sep 1986 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana at age 85, and was buried in Sep 1986 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Mary married Marion Eli Woodcox (b. 20 Oct 1901, d. 22 Aug 1985) on 15 Apr 1922 in Fulton County, Indiana.

           23   F       iii.         Mae Steininger was born on 23 Jul 1904 in Marshall, Indiana, died on 5 Mar 1967 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 62, and was buried in Mar 1967 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Mae married Ivan Merle Blacketor (b. 17 Mar 1907, d. 27 Dec 1970) on 24 Apr 1934 in Indiana.

           24   F       iv.         Faye Steininger was born on 23 Jul 1904 in Marshall County, Indiana, died on 26 May 1984 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 79, and was buried in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Faye married Ole Cornelius Mork (b. 3 Sep 1897, d. 3 Nov 1957) on 18 Nov 1924 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

           25   M      v.         Leonard Ervin Steininger Rev was born on 28 Apr 1909 in Beaverton, Gladwin County, Michigan, died on 27 Mar 2007 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan at age 97, and was buried on 31 Mar 2007 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.

Leonard married Treva Josephine Eber (b. 1 Jan 1913, d. 5 Apr 2003) on 12 Jan 1931 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

           26   F       vi.         Zona Edith Steininger was born on 20 May 1916 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 1 Apr 2000 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 83, and was buried on 4 Apr 2000 in Fulton County, Indiana.

Zona married Dwight Leroy Steininger (b. 4 Dec 1909, d. 14 Jul 1961) on 1 Sep 1942 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Obituary from the Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana – Tuesday March 8, 1960 page 16

Milo I. Steininger, 84, Dies at Rochester

ROCHESTER – Milo Irvin Steininger, 84, of R.R. 3; a retired farmer died at 5:05 p.m. Monday at the Pontius nursing home in Rochester where he had been a patient five weeks.  He had been in ill health eleven weeks.  born March 27, 1873, in Fulton county he was the son of Reuben and Sophia Walters Steininger.  He spent his life in Fulton and Marshall counties.  he was a member of the Grandview EUB church.  His marriage in this city on January 1, 1899, was to Lillie May Crabill.

Survivors are his wife; five daughters and one son; Mrs. Iva Morlock , Plymouth; Mrs. Ortha Woodcox, South Bend; Mrs. May Blacketor, Rochester; Mrs. Faye Mork, Rochester; Miss Zona Steininger, Reverend Leonar d Steininger, Colon, Michigan; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by seven grandchildren, five brothers, and one sister.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grandview EUB church with the Rev. Paul Steele officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery .  Friends may call at the Foster and Good funeral home in Rochester after 7 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

7.  Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger (Reuben 1) was born on 4 Feb 1879 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, died on 14 Oct 1943 in South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana at age 64, and was buried in Oct 1943 in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana.

Catharine married Chauncey Nelson Hiatt, son of Charles Wesley Hiatt and Mary Jane Wales,  on 13 Feb 1898 in Fulton County, Indiana. Chauncey was born on 11 Feb 1876 in Decatur, Adams County, Indiana, died on 19 Oct 1941 in Richland City, Fulton, Indiana at age 65, and was buried in Oct 1941 in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

           27   M        i.         Elmer Dee Hiatt was born on 25 Dec 1901 in Fulton County, Indiana, died on 14 Jan 1983 in Mount Ida, Montgomery, Arkansas at age 81, and was buried in Jan 1983 in Story, Montgomery County, Arkansas.

Elmer married Alta Fern Alderfer (b. 10 May 1901, d. 28 Mar 1931) on 29 Jan 1921 in Culver, Marshall County, Indiana.

Elmer next married Della Smith (b. 20 Apr 1900, d. 3 May 1966) on 18 Oct 1941 in Harris, Texas.

Elmer next married Ruth Viola Hiatt (b. 24 Mar 1904, d. 4 Jun 1986) on 23 Dec 1967.

Elmer next married Peggy Shaw on 4 Dec 1939.

           28   F        ii.         Laura Faye Hiatt was born on 12 Mar 1907 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 30 Dec 1995 in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana at age 88, and was buried in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana.

Laura married Charles Berlin Van Scoik (b. 9 Oct 1905, d. 6 Jan 1989) on 28 Nov 1925 in Fulton County, Indiana.

           29   M      iii.         Clarence Lloyd Hiatt was born on 19 Sep 1911 in Richland, Fulton, Indiana, died on 19 Feb 1998 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 86, and was buried in Feb 1998 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Clarence married Mary I. Applegate (b. 12 Jun 1917, d. 2 Oct 1986) on 20 Dec 1969 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana.

Clarence next married Charlotte Odonis Mcmillen (b. 1 Sep 1912, d. 3 Jan 1966) on 19 Sep 1932 in Fulton County, Indiana.

           30   F       iv.         Alice Fern Hiatt was born on 19 Dec 1913 in Fulton County, Indiana, died on 12 Jan 2005 in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California at age 91, and was buried in Jan 2005 in Whittier, Los Angeles County, California.

Alice married Vern Ellsworth Barker (b. 22 Jun 1912, d. 11 Jul 2002) on 3 Jul 1933 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Third Generation (Grandchildren)

8.  Clara L Steininger (Heinrich ‘Henry’ Wilhelm ‘William’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 23 Feb 1886 in Fulton County, Indiana, died on 8 Mar 1886 in Fulton County, Indiana, and was buried in Leiters Ford, Fulton County, Indiana.

9.  Arlie Earl Steininger (Heinrich ‘Henry’ Wilhelm ‘William’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 28 Dec 1888 in Fulton County, Indiana, died on 21 Nov 1962 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 73, and was buried in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

Arlie married Jessie R. Gertrude Sult, daughter of George Washington Sult and Emma Jane Fry,  on 18 Jan 1910 in Wexford, Michigan. Jessie was born on 9 Dec 1889 in Fulton County, Indiana, died on 22 Mar 1956 in Westville, La Porte County, Indiana at age 66, and was buried on 24 Mar 1956 in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

           31   F         i.         Nettie Fern Steininger was born on 10 Oct 1910 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 6 Sep 1988 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona at age 77, and was buried in Sep 1942 in Henry Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

Nettie married Theodore Elton Dilsaver (b. 15 Nov 1906, d. Apr 1970) on 9 Jan 1933 in Fulton County, Indiana.

Nettie next married Arthur Sylvester Aston (b. 13 Oct 1907, d. 25 Apr 1989) on 26 Dec 1929 in Elkhart County, Indiana.

           32   M       ii.         Lloyd Earl Steininger was born on 10 Jan 1913 in Wexford County, Michigan, died on 12 Jul 1926 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, USA at age 13, and was buried on 15 Jul 1926 in Aubb Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

           33   M      iii.         Herschell Samuel Steininger was born on 8 May 1915 in Richland, Fulton, Indiana, died on 18 Sep 1942 in Fulton County, Indiana at age 27, and was buried on 20 Sep 1942 in Aubb Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

Herschell married Gwendolyn Eleanor Lundy (b. 11 Apr 1916, d. 26 Sep 2006) on 16 Dec 1936 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.

           34   M     iv.         Kenneth Paul Steininger was born on 18 Aug 1917 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 27 Jun 1987 in Orland Park, Cook, Illinois at age 69, and was buried in Jul 1987 in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana.

Kenneth married Phyllis Pearl Butler (b. 27 Jan 1931, d. 17 Apr 2003) on 25 Jun 1949 in Fulton County, Indiana.

Kenneth next married Catherine Lorene Kissinger (b. 18 Sep 1922, d. 19 Apr 1998) on 15 Nov 1943 in Spokane, Spokane, Washington.

           35   F        v.         Illa Mae Steininger was born on 1 Mar 1923 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 24 Aug 2015 in Illinois at age 92, and was buried in Oak Lawn, Cook County, Illinois.

Illa married Steven F. Huggy (b. 5 Dec 1917, d. 10 Apr 1974) on 18 Jul 1942 in Cook County, Illinois.

Illa next married someone.

Obituary for Arlie Steininger

From the Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana – April 27, 19 55

Arley Steininger, who suffered a leg fracture some time ago has returned home from Midlothian, Ill., where he spent the past six weeks with his son, Kenneth ‘Ruit’ Steininger.

Mr. Steininger died Wednesday at 6:20 p.m. after two years’ illness. He had been a hospital patient since June.

A native of Fulton county, he was born Dec. 28, 1888, the son of Henry and Sarah ALEXANDER STEININGER. He had resided in this community all his life except for three years in Michigan.

Mr. Steininger was a retired carpenter. He was married Jan. 10, 1910 , to Jessie R. SULT, who preceded him in death in 1956. He attended the Rochester E.U.B. church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Theodore (Nettie) DILSAVER, Tucson , Ariz., and Mrs. Steve (Ila Mae) HUGGY, Chicago; one son, Kenneth Paul [STEININGER], Orland Park, Ill., and three grandchildren. Two sons and a sister also preceded him in death.

10.  Irvin Jay Steininger (Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 17 Sep 1884 in Oswegoo, Labett County, Kansas, died on 30 Dec 1969 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 85, and was buried on 2 Jan 1970 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Irvin married Ruby M Bunker, daughter of Louis Bunker and Nan A Ballenger,  on 15 Apr 1906 in Cass, Indiana. Ruby was born on 17 Apr 1888 in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, died on 31 Jan 1978 in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana at age 89, and was buried in Feb 1978 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

           36   F         i.         Thelma L. Steininger was born on 20 Feb 1907 in Logansport, Cass, Indiana and died on 9 Apr 2010 in North Manchester, Wabash, Indiana, at age 103.

Thelma married Hal Philips.

Thelma next married Isaac Hal Phillips (b. 21 Sep 1912, d. 27 Dec 1994) on 11 Dec 1941 in Elkhart County, Indiana.

           37   M       ii.         Hugh Elbert “Bud” Steininger was born on 4 Feb 1910 in Union, De Kalb, Indiana, died on 23 Sep 1980 in La Porte, La Porte County, Indiana at age 70, and was buried on 25 Sep 1980 in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana.

Hugh married Margaret Augusta Stechler (b. 21 May 1919, d. 6 Jan 2010) on 27 Aug 1937 in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana.

Information of Irvin Jay Steininger

According to an article from the Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Logansport , Indiana) September 27, 1890 page 3

TREAT SIX-YEAR-OLD ORATOR

Master Irving J. Steininger Interest a Peru Audience.

Peru, Ind., Sept. 27 – Master Irving Jay Steininger, the wonderful “boy orator,” appeared here Friday evening at the opera house.  He was suffering from a severe headache, and when somewhat advanced in the repetition of his temperance lecture he was for a time bewildered with the pain, and had to take a short rest.  He finished the piece, and also delivered a recitation entitled “Babies.”  The large audience was wild in its applause.

Speaks Only What Is Taught Him

He is really a wonder.  The father of the boy, Howard Steininger, is a n ordinary looking man, a farmer, living near Rochester.  Irving repeats only those sermons, recitations, etc., which his father has taught him.  His sermons and speeches are mostly composed by the father from his own and borrowed ideas, and while not being any easier for the child to learn, give an orginal tone to the performances.  His 6th birthday occurred this month.

An article from the Logansport Pharos – Tribune , Logansport, Indiana dated April 16, 1956 page 4

Fifty Years Ago

Irvin J. Steininger and Ruby Bunker were married April 15 at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bunker, 705 Linden avenue .(Logansport, Indiana)

At about the age of 5, Irvin was giving speeches in many nearby states and became known as the “Hoosier Boy Orator”.

(See Wendell C. & John B. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Handbook: Steininger, Irvin)

From The Logansport Press, Logansport, Indiana – December 31, 1969

Death Claims Elkhart Man; Rites Friday

ROCHESTER – Irvin J. Steininger, 85, of Elkhart, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Woodlawn Hospital here where he had been a patient for 10 days.  He had been in failing health for three years.  Born Sept. 17, 1884 in Berne, he was the son of Howard and Eliza Beehler Steininger .  He was married April 15, 1906 in Logansport to Ruby M. Bunker, who survives.  During the summer months he made his home at Rt.3, Rochester.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the William Hack er R.A.M. Chapter 63 of Auburn and the F. and A.M. of New Caslisle.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Phillips of Elkhart; a son, Hugh of South Bend; three granchildren and seven great-granchildren; two brothers, Herman of Rochester and Rev. George Steininger of Fort Wayne.  Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Foster and Good Funeral Home here, with the Rev.Robert Seitz and Rev. Walter Mayer officiating.  Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery in Elkhart.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday where Rochester local F. and A.M. 7 9 will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Thursday. (Actual burial was in the Rochester IOOF cemetery)

11.  Forest Ray Steininger (Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 25 Aug 1889 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, United States of America, died on 6 Jun 1959 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana at age 69, and was buried in Jun 1959 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

According to the Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana – October 26, 1917 page 7

Forest Steininger has sold off his farming supplies and is arranging to move with his family to Arkansas in the near future.   (The Forrest Steininger family never moved)

Forest married Viola Deliliah Lusher, daughter of William Henry Lusher and Philipina Christina Heil,  on 26 Dec 1909 in Royal Center, Cass County, Indiana. Viola was born on 15 Apr 1894 in Royal Center, Indiana, died on 4 Jul 1964 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana at age 70, and was buried in Jul 1964 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

           38   M        i.         Dwight Fairand Steininger was born on 26 Jul 1910 in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, died on 21 Nov 1997 in Nashville, Brown County, Indiana at age 87, and was buried on 24 Nov 1997 in Nashville, Brown County, Indiana.

Dwight married Mae Meinert (b. 22 Feb 1912, d. 1994) on 12 Mar 1932 in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana.

           39   M       ii.         Gilbert Dee Steininger was born on 14 Aug 1912 in Boone, Cass County, Indiana, died on 9 Sep 2008 in Leo, Allen County, Indiana at age 96, and was buried in Sep 2008 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana. He went by his middle name for his entire life.

Gilbert ‘Dee’ married Wilma Laverne Weaver (b. 30 Oct 1913, d. Dec 1991) on 6 Jan 1935 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Gilbert next married Doris Onyda Amstutz (b. 20 Feb 1916, d. 5 Aug 2008) on 8 Oct 1994 in Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana.

           40   M      iii.         Emmett Otis Steininger was born on 28 Aug 1914 in Royal Center, Cass County, Indiana, died on 6 Mar 2014 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana at age 99, and was buried in 2014 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Emmett married Mabel Louise ‘Peggy’ McDougle (b. 7 Nov 1915, d. 26 Mar 2010) on 10 Oct 1936 in Twelve Mile, Cass County, Indiana.

           41   M     iv.         Donald Emerson Steininger was born on 31 Aug 1916 in Boone, Cass County, Indiana and died on 13 Dec 1917 in Royal Center, Boone Township, Cass, Indiana at age 1.

           42   M      v.         Leo Doyd Steininger was born on 24 Oct 1918 in Beebe, Arkansas, died on 14 Jul 2005 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana at age 86, and was buried in Jul 2005 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Leo married Evangeline Grace Hinz (b. 24 Jan 1923) on 8 Jun 1944 in Cook County, Illinois.

           43   F       vi.         Wanda Wanita Steininger was born on 20 Dec 1922 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 10 Jan 2016 in Hamilton County, Indiana at age 93, and was buried in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, United States of America.

Wanda married Paul Eugene Bowman (b. 29 Oct 1923, d. 15 Oct 2001) on 11 Nov 1943 in Auburn.

           44   M    vii.         Hubert Forest Steininger was born on 15 Apr 1925 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 23 Oct 2016 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana at age 91, and was buried in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, United States of America.

Hubert married Marcelyn Ruth Rohm (b. 1 Jan 1927, d. 26 Jul 2016) on 8 Jun 1946 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

           45   M   viii.         William Howard Steininger was born on 8 Dec 1927 in Jackson Township, De Kalb, Indiana, died in 1995 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana at age 68, and was buried in 1995 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

William married Phyllis Marcine Ashenfelter (b. 11 Mar 1931, d. 6 Aug 1975) on 13 Aug 1949 in Auburn, De Kalb, Indiana.

William next married Mary Elizabeth Fretz (b. 20 Dec 1925, d. 9 May 1997) on 26 Dec 1957 in Auburn, De Kalb, Indiana.

12.  Gladys Armitta Steininger (Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 14 Nov 1895 in Defiance County, Ohio, died on 25 Oct 1928 in White, Arkansas at age 32, and was buried in 1928 in Beebe, White, Arkansas.

Gladys married Charles Waymon Fisher, son of John Foster Fisher and Alice Lilly Hill,  on 29 Nov 1917 in Beebe, White County, Arkansas. Charles was born on 25 Apr 1888 in Walling, White, Tennessee, died in Dec 1974 in Beebe, White, Arkansas at age 86, and was buried in 1974 in Beebe, White, Arkansas.

Children from this marriage were:

           46   F         i.         Maxine Naomi Fisher was born on 12 Oct 1918 in Beebe White, Arkansas, died on 1 Nov 1998 in Mukilteo, Snohomish, Washington at age 80, and was buried in Nov 1998 in Beebe, White County, Arkansas.

Maxine married Benjamin John Kean Jr (b. 1 Jun 1916, d. 20 Jan 2000) on 12 Mar 1944 in District of Columbia, USA.

           47   M       ii.         Arlie Eugene Fisher was born on 19 Sep 1919 in Beebe, White County, Arkansas, died on 17 Dec 2008 in Searcy, White County, Arkansas at age 89, and was buried in Dec 2008 in Beebe, White, Arkansas.

Arlie married Johnnie Ruth Fisher.

           48   M      iii.         George Edward Fisher was born on 8 Apr 1923 in Beebe, White County, Arkansas, USA, died on 15 Dec 2003 in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas at age 80, and was buried in Beebe, White County, Arkansas.

George married Rosemary B Snook.  (b. 1927, d. 25 Aug 1983)

           49   M     iv.         Charles Jimmy Fisher was born on 3 Feb 1927 in Beebe, White, Arkansas, died on 29 Mar 2012 in Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas at age 85, and was buried in Beebe, White County, Arkansas, USA.

Charles married Johnnie McKenney.

13.  Herman Paul Steininger (Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 5 Dec 1899 in Fulton County, Indiana, USA, died on 4 Oct 1972 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 72, and was buried in Oct 1972 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Herman married Grace Marie Herbick, daughter of John Herbick and Carolyn Kuhn,  on 27 Feb 1928 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana. Grace was born on 12 Mar 1898 in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 9 Feb 1969 in Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana at age 70, and was buried in Feb 1969 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

           50   F         i.         Marjorie Helen Steininger was born on 17 Jul 1930 in Richland, Fulton, Indiana.

Marjorie married Gerald Eugene Shriver (b. 6 May 1925, d. 16 Dec 1999) on 18 Jul 1948 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

           51   F        ii.         Charlotte Mary Steininger was born on 15 Feb 1937 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Charlotte married Daniel O. Wintrode on 5 Feb 1956.

Obituary from The Logansport Press, Logansport, Indiana – Thursday October 5, 1972  page 2

Rochester Man Dies

ROCHESTER – Herman Paul Steininger, 73, of 218 Pontiac St., died at 12 :30 p.m. at his residence.  He had been in failing health approximately one year.  He was born Dec. 5, 1899 in Fulton County, the son of Howard and Eliza Steininger.  He had lived in the area most of his life .  His marriage was in Fulton County Feb. 27, 1928 to Grace Herbik.  She died Feb. 9, 1969.  Steininger was an employee of Armour and Company and had been caretaker at the city park.  He also served in the U.S . Marine Corps and the Army.  He was a member of the Church of God.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Brown, of Ithaca, N.Y., and Mrs. Charlotte Wintrode, Rt. 1, Andrews; eight grandchildren, a brother, the Rev. George Steininger, of Fort Wayne, A daughter, his parents, two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster and Good Funeral Home in Rochester.  The Rev. C. J. Mowrer will officiate.  Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery at Rochester.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

14.  George Edward Steininger (Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 4 Mar 1902 in Syracuse, Indiana, died on 21 Oct 1983 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana at age 81, and was buried in Oct 1983 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

George married Edith Blanche Cummings, daughter of Warren Cummings and Bertha Burgh,  on 12 Feb 1926 in Fulton County, Indiana. Edith was born on 27 Aug 1909 in Kewanna, Indiana, died on 1 Oct 1979 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana at age 70, and was buried in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

           52   F         i.         Patty Lou Steininger was born on 12 Sep 1926 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, died on 15 Aug 1995 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana at age 68, and was buried in Roann, Wabash County, Indiana.

Patty married Galen Calvin Eiler (b. 2 Sep 1919, d. 17 Oct 1991) on 16 Feb 1945 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States.

           53   F        ii.         Mary Ruth Steininger was born on 8 Nov 1927 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, died on 2 Jun 2016 at age 88, and was buried on 8 Jun 2016 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

Mary married George Homer Spielman (b. 13 Mar 1926, d. 31 Oct 1989) on 4 Dec 1948 in Allen County, Indiana.

Mary next married Kenneth E Sprunger (b. 1920) on 29 Oct 1994 in Berne, Adams, Indiana, USA.

Mary next married Jack B Herford (b. 26 Sep 1925) on 15 Mar 1946 in Allen County, Indiana.

           54   M      iii.         Obediah Nelson ‘Buddie’ Steininger was born on 6 Feb 1931 in Fulton County, Indiana, died on 20 Jul 1950 in Korea at age 19, and was buried in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

15.  Charlotte Steininger (Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 19 Sep 1905 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 7 Feb 1947 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana at age 41, and was buried in Feb 1946 in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

Charlotte married James Franklin ‘Frank’ O’Dell, son of John Henry Bud Odell and Mary Johnson,  on 15 Jul 1922 in Fulton County, Indiana. James was born on 10 Sep 1899 in London, Kentucky, died on 20 Feb 1980 in Orlando, Orange, Florida at age 80, and was buried in Forest City, Seminole County, Florida.

Children from this marriage were:

           55   F         i.         Wilma Louise O’Dell was born on 31 Jan 1923 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA, died on 9 Nov 2014 in Indiana, USA at age 91, and was buried in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.

Wilma married Melvin Marion Coil Jr..  (b. 24 Sep 1922, d. 21 Oct 2010)

           56   M       ii.         Frank Darol O’Dell Jr was born on 26 Aug 1924 in Mishawaka, St Joseph, Indiana, USA, died on 26 Jun 1926 in Mishawaka, St Joseph, Indiana, USA at age 1, and was buried in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

           57   F       iii.         Mary June O’Dell was born on 8 Jun 1932 in Stafford, De Kalb, Indiana, USA.

Mary married Gerald Nord Augspurger.  (b. 27 May 1934)

16.  Carlos ‘Carl’ Steininger (George Calvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 3 Jan 1888 in Indiana, died on 11 Jun 1894 in UnionTownship, Marshall County, Indiana at age 6, and was buried in Union Township, Marshall County, Indiana.

17.  Ruth Belle Steininger (John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 17 Nov 1898 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, died on 7 Sep 1903 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana at age 4, and was buried on 9 Sep 1903 in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

Rochester Sentinal Tuesday, September 8, 1903

Ruth Belle STEININGER A daughter of John F and Elizabeth  STEININGER , of Richland township, died at five o’clock last evening. [1898-1903 ; bur South Germany cemetery, Fulton Co Indiana

Thursday, September 10, 1903

The funeral of Ruth Belle STEININGER only daughter of Frank STEININGER, was held in the South Germany church, yesterday, and was largely attended. The floral offerings were numerous and of the most beautiful. She was four years 9 months 10 day s of age. Service conducted by Rev. MYGRANT of the Evangelical church.

18.  Calvin Edwin Steininger (John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 23 Jan 1903 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, died on 25 Sep 1971 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana at age 68, and was buried in Sep 1971 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana.

Calvin married Alice Lucile Moore, daughter of Frank R Moore and Nellie M Hartman,  on 14 Dec 1939 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana. Alice was born on 25 Jun 1914 in Disko, Fulton, Indiana, died on 27 Jul 1998 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 84, and was buried in 1998 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

           58   M        i.         Richard Calvin Steininger was born on 17 Nov 1940 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, died on 20 Aug 1980 in Marion, Grant, Indiana at age 39, and was buried in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana.

           59   F        ii.         Ruth Elizabeth Steininger was born on 17 Jul 1942.

Ruth married George Isaac Hoff (b. 12 Jun 1940) on 12 Jun 1959.

           60   F       iii.         Barbara Lucille Steininger was born on 18 Sep 1944 in Richland, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 7 Jun 1950 in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana at age 5, and was buried in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana.

           61   M     iv.         Junior Forest Steininger was born about 1946 in Indiana.

Junior married Bonita Dale Ricketts (b. Abt 1951) on 3 Apr 1973 in Laketon, Wabash, Indiana, USA.

           62   M      v.         Henry Sherman Steininger was born on 19 Feb 1947 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 27 Feb 1947 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana, and was buried on 1 Mar 1947 in Akron, Fulton, Indiana.

           63   F       vi.         Patty Lou Steininger was born on 13 Mar 1948 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana.

Patty married Thomas David Shafer (b. Abt 1945) on 2 Jul 1966 in Denver, Miami, Indiana, USA.

           64   M    vii.         Earl Edward Steininger was born on 29 Oct 1950 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 6 Dec 2008 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana at age 58, and was buried in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana.

Earl married Mary Jo Coldren (b. 3 Aug 1950) on 14 Jun 1969 in North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana.

Obituary   –   Saturday, September 25, 1971 The Rochester News-Sentinel

Calvin E. Steininger

Calvin E. STEININGER, 68, Akron, died at 1:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of several years.

He was born Jan. 23, 1903 to Frank and Elizabeth STEININGER and had re sided in Akron for two years, moving there from Richland Center. He was married in 1940 to Alice L. MOORE. He had been a farmer and was a member of the Fulton Pilgrim Holiness church.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. George (Ruth) HUFF, R. R. 1, Roann, and Mrs. Tom (Patty) SHAFER, Akron; three sons, Richard [ STEININGER], Akron; Earl [STEININGER], Denver, and Forest [STEININGER] , North Manchester; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Byron KINDIG, R .R. 2, Akron, and a brother, Omer [STEININGER], of Rochester. A daughter and son preceded in death.

Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday

19.  Rethel Mildred Steininger (John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 7 Jul 1909 in Cleon, Manistee, Michigan, died on 28 Aug 1982 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana at age 73, and was buried on 31 Aug 1982 in Athens, Fulton County, Indiana.

Rethel married Wilbur Byron Kindig, son of John Byron Kindig and Carrie Mae Utter,  on 20 May 1934 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana. Wilbur was born on 27 Jan 1909 in Henry, Fulton, Indiana, died on 1 Jun 1995 in Ligonier, Noble, Indiana at age 86, and was buried on 3 Jun 1995 in Athens, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

           65   M        i.         Clifford Dean Kindig Rev was born on 21 Oct 1935 in Henry, Fulton, Indiana, died on 28 Jun 2009 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico at age 73, and was buried in Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico.

Clifford married Ruth Clemons (b. 24 Jan 1932, d. 16 Mar 2002) on 20 Jun 1959.

           66   M       ii.         Paul John Kindig was born on 8 Aug 1937 in Akron, Fulton, Indiana.

Paul married Rosemary Perkins (b. Abt 1943) on 14 Dec 1963 in Lebanon, Boone, Indiana.

           67   M      iii.         Larry Gene Kindig was born on 7 Sep 1940 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 30 Aug 1960 in Mudd Lake in Newcastle Twp., Fulton, Indiana, at age 19, and was buried on 2 Sep 1960 in Athens, Fulton County, Indiana.

According the The Logansport Press (Logansport, Indiana) March 23, 1960

Mr. and Mrs. James Grinner, Capemish, Mich., spent an afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Bryon Kindig and sons Larry and Paul.  Other callers for the afternoon were her brothers and family, Mr. Omer Steininger and Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Steininger and family, Rochester.

Obituary published in the Rochester Sentinel, Rochester, Indiana     Monday, August 30, 1982

Mildred KINDIG, 73, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 11 a.m. Saturday at her residence. She was born July 7, 1909 in Manistee County, Mich., to Franklin and Elizabeth RITTER STEININGER. She married Byron KINDIG in 1934; he survives. She was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God. Surviving with the husband are two sons, Clifford KINDIG, Roswell, N.M., and Paul KINDIG, Rt 2, Akron; and five grandchildren. A son, two brothers and a sister preceded in death. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Olive Bethel Church of God with the Rev. Robert FIELDS officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens. Friends ma y call after 2 p.m. today at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

20.  Omer Ray Steininger (John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 3 Aug 1911 in Cleon, Manistee, Michigan, died on 13 Sep 1979 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 68, and was buried on 15 Sep 1979 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Omer married Ida Belle Woodcox, daughter of Joseph Eli Woodcox and Ethel Erie Spurlock,  on 27 Nov 1934 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana. Ida was born on 16 Nov 1916 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 10 Nov 2000 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana at age 83, and was buried on 14 Nov 2000 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

           68   F         i.         Mary Alice Steininger was born on 7 Feb 1936 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Mary married Frederick Joseph Nordenbrock (b. 21 Apr 1934, d. 12 Feb 1999) on 28 Jan 1956.

           69   M       ii.         Donald Ray Steininger Sr was born on 5 Oct 1937 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, USA.

Donald married Janet Helene Ellers (b. Abt 1940) on 22 Jun 1958 in Fulton County, Indiana.

           70   M      iii.         Ronald Leon Steininger was born on 10 Jan 1939 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 22 Oct 2017 in Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana at age 78, and was buried on 25 Oct 2017 in Syracuse, Kosciusko County, Indiana.

Ronald married Linda Lee Bassett (b. 10 Dec 1940, d. 12 May 2013) on 23 Jun 2001 in Ligonier, Noble, Indiana, USA.

           71   F       iv.         Loretta Susan Steininger was born on 23 Aug 1940 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 14 Nov 1997 in Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana at age 57, and was buried in Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana.

Loretta married Paul Robert Rawlins (b. 29 Sep 1942, d. 23 Feb 2011) on 26 Mar 1966 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

           72   F        v.         Judith Ann ‘Judy’ Steininger was born on 12 Sep 1942 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, USA and died on 30 Mar 2012 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio at age 69.

Judith married John Patrick Murtaugh (b. 17 Mar 1938) on 16 Nov 1963 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana.

Obituary from the Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana – September 14, 1979

Omer Steininger Expires

ROCHESTER – Omer R. Steininger, 68, Rt. 5, died in the Pleasant View Nursing Home, Wabash, at 3:40 p.m. Thursday.  He was born Aug. 3, 1911, in Manistee County, Mich., to Frank and Elizabeth Ritter Steininger,  On Nov. 29, 1934, he was married to Ida Belle Woodcox, who survive s.  A resident of Rochester since 1931, he was a retired carpenter.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mary Nordenbrock, Peru; Loretta Rollins, Danville; and Judy Murtaugh, Cincinnati, Ohio; two sons , Donald and Ronald, both of Kokomo; a sister, Mildred Kindig, Akron ; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A brother and two grandsons preceded him in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster and Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday.  Memorials may be contributed to the American Heart Association.

21.  Iva Fern Steininger (Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 21 Sep 1899 in Richland, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 21 Mar 1980 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana at age 80, and was buried in 1980 in Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana.

Iva Steininger lived in the household of grandparents, Festus and Mary Crabill, in Richland Township, Fulton County, Indiana

Iva married George E. Morlock, son of John Adam Morlock and Dora Bell Crampton,  on 16 Jun 1935 in Fulton County, Indiana. George was born on 17 Oct 1891 in Marshall, Indiana, died on 22 Jul 1977 in Teegarden, Marshall, Indiana at age 85, and was buried in Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  George and Iva obtained a marriage license Indiana on 6 Jun 1935.

The child from this marriage was:

           73   M        i.         Paul Richard Morlock was born on 26 May 1936 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, died on 25 Jul 1971 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana at age 35, and was buried in Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana.

Paul married Jeanine Marilyn Barr on 2 Aug 1959 in Indiana.

22.  Mary Orpha Steininger (Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 19 Jul 1901 in Fulton County, Indiana, died on 22 Sep 1986 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana at age 85, and was buried in Sep 1986 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Mary married Marion Eli Woodcox, son of Joseph Elie Woodcox and Ethel Erie Spurlock,  on 15 Apr 1922 in Fulton County, Indiana. Marion was born on 20 Oct 1901 in Fulton County, Indiana, died on 22 Aug 1985 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana at age 83, and was buried in Aug 1985 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

           74   M        i.         Ronald Woodcox was born on 15 Jan 1923 in Fulton County, Indiana and died on 17 Jan 1923 in Fulton County, Indiana.

           75   F        ii.         Marietta Ruth Woodcox was born on 9 Jul 1924 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 18 Apr 1933 in No, St Joseph, Indiana, USA at age 8, and was buried in 1933 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

           76   F       iii.         Ethel Mae Woodcox was born on 14 Sep 1926 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 22 Jan 1994 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana at age 67, and was buried in Jan 1995 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Ethel married Roland C. Stephens (b. 2 Nov 1924, d. 14 May 2004) on 8 Aug 1948 in St Joseph County, Indiana.

           77   M     iv.         Everet Lee Woodcox was born on 14 Sep 1926 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 14 Sep 1926 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, and was buried in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

           78   M      v.         Orville Dean ‘Woody’ Woodcox was born on 27 Aug 1928 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 29 May 2017 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana at age 88, and was buried on 2 Jun 2017 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Orville married Oreta May Kinlaw (b. 4 May 1929) on 27 Dec 1990 in Mesa County, Colorado.

Orville next married Patricia Ann Beebe (b. 13 Apr 1932, d. 15 May 1989) on 26 Sep 1950 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

           79   F       vi.         Donna Faye Woodcox was born on 27 Aug 1928 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 28 Jun 2000 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana at age 71, and was buried in Jun 2000 in Osceola, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Donna married Glenn Bernard Ridenour Jr (b. 4 Jan 1928, d. 29 Nov 2010) on 3 Jul 1949 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Donna next married Everett Eugene Platz (b. 6 Feb 1923, d. 9 Aug 2001) on 6 Apr 1963 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

           80   F      vii.         Phyllis Irene Woodcox was born on 4 Jul 1930 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 29 May 2012 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana at age 81, and was buried in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Phyllis married Herschel Leo Craig (b. 11 Aug 1926, d. 5 Nov 2001) on 26 Nov 1950 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

           81   F     viii.         Maxine Woodcox was born on 24 Apr 1932 in St. Joseph County, Indiana, died on 7 May 1932 in St. Joseph, Indiana, and was buried in 1932 in Potato Creek State Park St. Joseph County, Indiana.

           82   M     ix.         Max Woodcox was born on 24 Apr 1932 in St. Joseph County, Indiana, died on 6 May 1932 in St. Joseph County, Indiana, and was buried in 1932 in Potato Creek State Park St. Joseph County, Indiana.

           83   F        x.         Sylvia Woodcox was born on 18 Jan 1935 in Center, St Joseph, Indiana, USA.

Sylvia married Lewis ‘Louie’ David Mitschelen (b. 17 Nov 1935) in 1954 in St Joseph County, Indiana.

23.  Mae Steininger (Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 23 Jul 1904 in Marshall, Indiana, died on 5 Mar 1967 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 62, and was buried in Mar 1967 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Mae married Ivan Merle Blacketor, son of Horatio Seymour Blacketor and Anna Elizabeth Wolf,  on 24 Apr 1934 in Indiana. Ivan was born on 17 Mar 1907 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 27 Dec 1970 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 63, and was buried on 29 Dec 1970 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

The child from this marriage was:

           84   M        i.         Raymond Otto Blacketor was born on 22 Apr 1935 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 4 Jul 1935, and was buried in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

24.  Faye Steininger (Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 23 Jul 1904 in Marshall County, Indiana, died on 26 May 1984 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 79, and was buried in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Faye married Ole Cornelius Mork, son of Casper O Mork and Clara Mork,  on 18 Nov 1924 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana. Ole was born on 3 Sep 1897 in Hanley Falls, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, died on 3 Nov 1957 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 60, and was buried in Nov 1957 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

           85   F         i.         Ruby Marie Mork was born on 4 Dec 1925, died on 19 Dec 1925, and was buried in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

           86   M       ii.         Loy Ray Mork was born on 31 Dec 1934 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, USA.

Loy married Ann Marie Cook (b. 8 May 1936) on 8 May 1955.

Obituary from the Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana – May 27, 1984

Faye Monk

ROCHESTER – Services for Faye Mork, 79, a former resident of Rt. 6, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Foster & Good Funeral Home with t he Rev. Joseph Mayhew officiating.  She died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been residing in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home for the last seven years.  She was born July 23, 1904, in Fulton county o Milo and Lillie Crable Steininger.  In November 1924 she was married in Rochester to Ole Mork, who died in 1957

She was a member of Whippoorwill Community Church and the church’s ladies aide society.  Surviving are a son, Loy R., Rt. 6: two sisters, Orpha Woodcox, South Bend, and Zona, Rt. 4; a brother, the Rev. Leonard , Michigan; and one grandchild.  One daughter and two sisters precede d in death.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the services Monday in the funeral home.  Burial will be in Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International.

25.  Leonard Ervin Steininger Rev (Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 28 Apr 1909 in Beaverton, Gladwin County, Michigan, died on 27 Mar 2007 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan at age 97, and was buried on 31 Mar 2007 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.

Leonard married Treva Josephine Eber, daughter of Clarence Eber and Inez Ileitha ‘Leitha’ Platt,  on 12 Jan 1931 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana. Treva was born on 1 Jan 1913 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 5 Apr 2003 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan at age 90, and was buried in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.

Children from this marriage were:

           88   M       ii.         James S. Blair. Foster son of Leonard Ervin and Treva J. Steininger.

           89   M      iii.         Wilbur Dwight Steininger was born on 15 Jun 1934 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana and died on 16 Nov 1975 in Indiana at age 41.

Wilbur married Joy Ann Brooks (b. 30 Mar 1936) on 4 Oct 1952 in Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan.

           90   F       iv.         Doris Elaine Steininger was born on 7 Aug 1939 in Green Township, Marshall County, Indiana.

Doris married William Gessler Edwards (b. 12 Oct 1938) on 7 Aug 1957.

Doris next married Charles Edward Kanitz (b. 12 Sep 1943) on 28 Apr 1973.

Leonard Ervin Steininger

Battle Creek

Leonard Ervin Steininger, 97, of Battle Creek, died at Battle Creek Health System and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Marc h 27, 2007.

He was born in Beaverton, Michigan on April 28, 1909 the son of Milo Irvin and Lillie May (Crabill) Steininger.

Leonard grew up in Fulton County, Indiana and moved to Colon, Michigan in 1954 and then Battle Creek in 1987.

Leonard served his Lord and community as Pastor of the Church of God in Owosso, Ovid and Colon, Michigan from 1947 – 1968. He also worked as a bus driver for the Colon Schools from 1954 – 196 8 and the Colon High School Custodian from 1954 – 1968.

Leonard married Treva J. Eber near Rochester, Indiana on January 12, 1931; she preceded him in death on April 5, 2003.

He is survived by a daughter, Doris E. (Chuck) Kanitz of Battle Creek ; a son, Wilbur D. (Joy) Steininger of Missouri; a foster son, James S . Blair; seven grandchildren; a foster grandson; twenty great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.

Leonard was also preceded in death by his foster daughter, Viola M. Coleman and five sisters, Zona E. Steininger, Orpha Woodcox, Faye Mork , Mae Blacketor and Iva Morlock.

Leonard attended the Emmett Street Missionary Church and was a former President of the Ministerial Association in Colon and Owosso, Michig an. He enjoyed reading, gardening vegetables and flowers.

At the request of the family, they will receive friends 4:00 – 8:00 p. m., Friday, March 30, 2007 at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home.

Funeral services to celebrate Leonard´s life will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 31, 2007 at the funeral home with Pastor Orville Banks , officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to Gideons International would be appreciated.

Battle Creek Enquirer – Battle Creek, Michigan dated 3/28/2007 page 4.

26.  Zona Edith Steininger (Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 20 May 1916 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 1 Apr 2000 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 83, and was buried on 4 Apr 2000 in Fulton County, Indiana.

Zona married Dwight Leroy Steininger, son of William Henry Steininger and Alta Viola Keel,  on 1 Sep 1942 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana. Dwight was born on 4 Dec 1909 in Mount Cory, Hancock County, Ohio, died on 14 Jul 1961 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 51, and was buried in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

           91   M        i.         Kenneth L. Steininger was born on 17 Oct 1937 in Indiana.

Kenneth married Betty Lou Rynearson (b. 2 Jul 1935) on 31 Jul 1955.

           92   F        ii.         Gladys Marie Steininger was born on 2 Oct 1943 in Leiters Ford, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 27 Mar 2013 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana at age 69, and was buried in Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana.

Gladys married James Richard Adams (b. Abt 1934) on 16 Jun 1974 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana.

Gladys next married Michael Joseph Overmyer (b. 25 Dec 1942, d. 21 Oct 2000) on 25 Apr 1964 in Kewanna, Fulton, Indiana.

Gladys next married Larry Lee Kuhn (b. Abt 1945) on 14 Nov 1976 in Tiosa, Fulton, Indiana.

           93   M      iii.         Cledith D. Steininger was born on 11 Jun 1952.

Cledith married Gina on 13 Sep 1974.

Cledith next married Sarah D. Banzon (b. 12 Sep 1975) on 22 Mar 2008 in Lake, Indiana, USA.

Cledith next married Kyong S Kim (b. Abt 1957) on 8 Oct 1988 in Porter, Porter, Indiana, USA.

           94   F       iv.         Edith Kay Steininger was born on 24 Nov 1953.

Edith married Gary Heishman (b. 6 Jun 1951) on 1 May 1983 in Fulton County, Indiana.

Edith next married James K. Hooks on 16 Oct 1976 in Fulton County, Indiana.

Daughter of: Milo Steininger & Lillie Mae Crabill  Sister of: Iva Fern Steininger-Morlock, Mary Orpha Steininger-Woodcox, Faye Steininger-Mork, May Steininger-Blaketor, Leonard Irvin Steininger.  Married: September 01, 1942 Dwight Leroy Steininger Mother of: Cledith D., Gladys, Kenneth, and Edith Kay. 

OBITUARY: Zona E. Steininger May 20, 1916 – April 1, 2000

Zona Edith STEININGER, 83, formerly of Waterhaven Apartments, died at 12:20 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Born in Fulton County to Milo and Lillie CRABILL STEININGER, she married Dwight L . STEININGER on Sept. 1, 1942 near Auburn. He died in 1961. Mrs. Steininger was a homemaker and retired in 1991 from Culver Military Academy . She attended Whippoorwill Community Church, Rochester. She lived her entire life in Fulton County area. Survivors include two daughters , Gladys M. KUHN, Plymouth, and Edith Kay and husband Gary HEISHMAN, Fort Wayne; two sons, Kenneth L. and wife Betty STEININGER, Rochester and Cledith D. STEININGER, Portage; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, the Rev. Leonard STEININGER, Battle Creek, Mich. She was preceded in death by her parents , one granddaughter, two great-grandchildren and four sisters. Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Whippoorwill Community Church,4795 North 200 West, Rochester, with the Rev. Brian SEWELL officiating. Burial will be in Richland Center Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Foster & Good Funeral Home and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to Whippoorwill Community Church.

[Tuesday, April 4, 2000]   Family links:  Parents: Milo Irvin Steininger (1875 – 1960) Lillie May Crabill Steininger (1877 – 1971)  Spouse: Dwight Leroy Steininger (1909 – 1961 )   Burial: Richland Center IOOF Cemetery  Richland Center Fulton County Indiana.

27.  Elmer Dee Hiatt (Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 25 Dec 1901 in Fulton County, Indiana, died on 14 Jan 1983 in Mount Ida, Montgomery, Arkansas at age 81, and was buried in Jan 1983 in Story, Montgomery County, Arkansas.

Elmer married Alta Fern Alderfer, daughter of Clinton Isaah Alderfer and Wilnetta McClure,  on 29 Jan 1921 in Culver, Marshall County, Indiana. Alta was born on 10 May 1901 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 28 Mar 1931 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 29, and was buried in Jun 1931 in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They have conflicting marriage information of Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

           95   F         i.         Lula Wilnettia Hiatt was born on 16 Aug 1921 in Richland, Fulton, Indiana, died on 9 Feb 2011 in Houston, Harris County, Texas at age 89, and was buried in Fields Store, Waller County, Texas.

Lula married Orie Anderson Pitchford (b. 18 Oct 1921, d. 25 Jun 1991) on 20 Dec 1941 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

           96   F        ii.         Catherine Alberta Hiatt was born on 6 Mar 1924 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

           97   F       iii.         Clara Bernice Haitt was born on 1 Feb 1926 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 28 Sep 1997 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at age 71, and was buried in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

Clara married Vernon Louis Gollrad (b. 5 Jul 1921, d. 2 Feb 1982) on 16 Sep 1941 in Harris, Texas, USA.

           98   F       iv.         Lucile Jannett Hiatt was born on 28 Jul 1928 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana and died on 7 Aug 2011 in Pearland, Brazoria, Texas at age 83.

Lucile married Robert Edward Lytle (b. 1922) on 30 Oct 1943 in Cleveland, Oklahoma, USA.

Elmer next married Della Smith, daughter of Stephen F. Smith and Frances Auld,  on 18 Oct 1941 in Harris, Texas, USA. Della was born on 20 Apr 1900 in Louisiana, died on 3 May 1966 in Rural Precinct 9, Brazoria, Texas at age 66, and was buried in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

Elmer next married Ruth Viola Hiatt on 23 Dec 1967. Ruth was born on 24 Mar 1904, died on 4 Jun 1986 at age 82, and was buried in Story, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA.

Elmer next married Peggy Shaw on 4 Dec 1939.

28.  Laura Faye Hiatt (Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 12 Mar 1907 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 30 Dec 1995 in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana at age 88, and was buried in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana.

Laura married Charles Berlin Van Scoik, son of Charles VanScoik and Faustina May Simmons,  on 28 Nov 1925 in Fulton County, Indiana. Charles was born on 9 Oct 1905 in Elkhart County, Indiana, died on 6 Jan 1989 in Elkhart County, Indiana at age 83, and was buried in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

           99   M        i.         Marvin Gerald Van Scoik was born on 8 Dec 1926 in Fulton County, Indiana, USA and died after 2 Jun 2009.

         100   F        ii.         Francis Jean Van Scoik was born on 10 Apr 1929 in Richland, Fulton, Indiana, USA and died after 22 Apr 2007.

Francis married Leroy Culp (b. 7 May 1922, d. 4 May 1999) on 31 Oct 1948 in Elkhart, Indiana.

         101   M      iii.         Paul Dwayne Van Scoik was born on 13 Nov 1931 in Fulton County, Indiana, died on 22 Apr 2007 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana at age 75, and was buried in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA.

Paul married Betty Jean Barth (d. After 22 Apr 2007) on 11 Dec 1948 in Edwardsburg, Cass, Michigan, USA.

         102   M     iv.         Robert Eugene Van Scoik was born on 9 Jan 1934 in FULTON CO, INDIANA USA and died on 14 Apr 2016 at age 82.

         103   F        v.         Carol Van Scoik was born in 1937 in INDIANA USA and died after 22 Apr 2007.

         104   F       vi.         Delores Louise Van Scoik was born on 23 Oct 1938 in FULTON CO, INDIANA USA and died after 22 Apr 2007.

29.  Clarence Lloyd Hiatt (Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 19 Sep 1911 in Richland, Fulton, Indiana, died on 19 Feb 1998 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 86, and was buried in Feb 1998 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Clarence married Mary I. Applegate, daughter of Otto Wesley Applegate and Edna Blanche Kistler,  on 20 Dec 1969 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, USA. Mary was born on 12 Jun 1917 in Grass Creek, Fulton County, Indiana and died on 2 Oct 1986 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana at age 69.

Clarence next married Charlotte Odonis Mcmillen, daughter of Harvey Allen McMillen and Effie Katherine Spera,  on 19 Sep 1932 in Fulton County, Indiana. Charlotte was born on 1 Sep 1912 in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 3 Jan 1966 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana at age 53, and was buried on 5 Jan 1966 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

         105   M        i.         Pat Hiatt.

         106   M       ii.         Ernest Lee Hiatt was born on 3 Jun 1934 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 21 Oct 2015 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 81, and was buried in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Ernest married Carolyn J Wood (b. 3 Mar 1936) on 5 Oct 1952 in Rochester, Indiana.

         107   M      iii.         Everett Dale Hiatt was born on 10 Jul 1936 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Everett married Shirley Joan Raub (b. 12 Sep 1936, d. 14 Jun 2011) on 26 Aug 1956 in Leiters Ford, Fulton County, Indiana.

         108   F       iv.         Kathryn Louise Hiatt was born on 25 Dec 1940 in Rural, Fulton, Indiana, USA.

         109   M      v.         Nelson J Hiatt was born on 23 May 1943.

         110   M     vi.         Nelson Gene Hiatt was born on 23 May 1943 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 16 Nov 2015 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 72, and was buried in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Nelson married Jo Ruth Good (b. 1947) on 21 Jun 1969 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana.

         111   M    vii.         Philip Lynn Hiatt was born on 13 Oct 1945 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Philip married Shirley L. Foster (b. 1945) on 4 Jun 1966 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana.

Published in The Rochester Sentinel Saturday, February 21, 1998  Church.

Kewanna.

Clarence L. Hiatt Sept. 19,1911-Feb. 19,1998

Clarence L. HIATT, 86, (who lived at) 2869 West Fulton County Road 450 North, died at 9 p.m. Thursday at his home. He was born to Chauncey and Catherine Luella STEININGER HIATT on Sept. 19. 1911, in Richland Township. He married Charlotte McMILLEN, who died Jan. 3, 1966. He then married Mary YORK, who died Oct. 2, 1986.

He lived his entire life in this community. He was involved in agriculture and truck farming. He was past president of The Farmers Market, South Bend, where he sold produce and poultry. He was a member of the Missionary Church, Rochester, the Gideons International and Rochester Rotary Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathryn HIATT, Plymouth; four sons, Ernest L. with wife Carolyn [HIATT], Pa t with wife Shirley [HIATT], and Gene with wife Ruth [HIATT], Rochester. and Phil with wife Shirley [HIATT], Plymouth; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Fern BAKER with husband Vern, Alhambra, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. He also was preceded by a sister, Faye Van SCOIK, and a brother, Dee HIATT. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mill Creek Missionary Church, 825 N. Indiana 25, with Rev. Dale WALTERHOUSE officiating. Burial will be in Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday a t Foster and Good Funeral Home or in the church one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Gideons International. 

SOURCE: Fulton County Indiana Obituaries – 1998 by Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh  

Family links:  Parents: Chancy N Hiatt (1876 – 1941) Catherine Lulu Steininger Hiatt (1879 – 1943)  Spouses: Charlotte O McMillen Hiatt (1912 – 1966) Mary I. Applegate York (1917 – 1986)*  *Calculated relationship   Burial: Rochester IOOF Cemetery  Rochester Fulton County Indiana Plot: Section 18, Row 1

30.  Alice Fern Hiatt (Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 19 Dec 1913 in Fulton County, Indiana, died on 12 Jan 2005 in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California at age 91, and was buried in Jan 2005 in Whittier, Los Angeles County, California.

Alice married Vern Ellsworth Barker, son of Ellis B Barker and Marie Moore,  on 3 Jul 1933 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana. Vern was born on 22 Jun 1912 in Fulton County, Indiana, died on 11 Jul 2002 in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California at age 90, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles County, California.

Children from this marriage were:

         112   M        i.         Dwight Leo Barker was born on 14 Jun 1934 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, USA, died on 20 Jun 2017 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma at age 83, and was buried on 23 Jun 2017 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

         113   M       ii.         Clell R Barker was born in 1939 in Michigan.

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandchildren)

31.  Nettie Fern Steininger (Arlie Earl 3, Heinrich ‘Henry’ Wilhelm ‘William’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 10 Oct 1910 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 6 Sep 1988 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona at age 77, and was buried in Sep 1942 in Henry Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

Nettie married Theodore Elton Dilsaver, son of Joseph W Dilsaver and Vida A Kamp,  on 9 Jan 1933 in Fulton County, Indiana. Theodore was born on 15 Nov 1906 in Fulton, Indiana, died in Apr 1970 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona at age 63, and was buried in Apr 1970 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana.

Nettie next married Arthur Sylvester Aston, son of Gus C Aston and Anna Hill,  on 26 Dec 1929 in Elkhart County, Indiana. Arthur was born on 13 Oct 1907 in Poinset County, Arkansas, died on 25 Apr 1989 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan at age 81, and was buried in Bellevue, Eaton County, Michigan.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They have conflicting marriage information of Calhoun, Michigan and 18 Oct 1929.

•  They were divorced Divorce Calhoun County, Michigan on 28 Mar 1932.

Obituary from the Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana – Sep tember 8, 1988

Nettie Fern Dilsaver

AKRON – Services for Nettie Fern Dilsaver, 77, Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Akron, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Foster & Good Funeral Home.  She died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson.  She was born Oct. 10, 1910, in Rochester to Arlie and Jessie Ful t Steininger.  She was married in Rochester to Theodore Dilsaver, who died in 1970.  She was a homemaker.

Surviving are a sister, Ila Mae Huggy, Justice, Ill,; a stepdaughter , Betty Clevenger, North Manchester; a nephew, Michael Steininger, Florida; and two nieces, Diane Osolin and Karen Suba, both of Chicago.  Three brothers preceded in death.  Burial will be in Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to srvices in the funeral home.  Sept. 6, 1988

32.  Lloyd Earl Steininger (Arlie Earl 3, Heinrich ‘Henry’ Wilhelm ‘William’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 10 Jan 1913 in Wexford County, Michigan, died on 12 Jul 1926 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan at age 13, and was buried on 15 Jul 1926 in Aubb Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

From The Logansport Morning Press, Logansport, Indiana – Wednesday Jul y 14, 1926 page 3

ROCHESTER BOY ACCIDENTALLY SHOT IN NORTH.

Dies at Home of Grandparents in Michigan Following Accident

Lloyd Steininger, 11 years of age, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Steininger of this city, accidently shot and killed himself, Monday evening at seven o’clock at the home of his grandparents at Battle Creek, Mich.  A telephone message to local relatives received last night, gave scant details of the fatality.  The lad was playing with several other boys in the neighborhood where the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Sultz, reside, and in some unaccountable manner the 22 caliber rifle handled by Lloyd was discharged, the bullet entering his head directly below the nose.  Screams from his companions soon brought members of the family to the scene of the accident, and the injured lad was rushed to a Battle Creek hospital where he died four hours later.

Arrive Home Wednesday.

Mr. Steininger, who is employed at the carpenter’s trade at Battle Creek, left Rochester last Friday morning accompanied by his wife and family who were to spend a few weeks’ visit with the latter’s parents, Mr . and Mrs George Sultz, of Battle Creek, before returning to their home on North Fulton avenue, this city.  The dreadful news was accompanied by the information that the Steiningers would arrive in Rochester at 2:07 over the Erie, Wednesday afternoon, with their son’s body. Further stating that the funeral would be held at the Church of God, this city, on Thursday afternoon, with internment to be made at the South Germany cemetery.  Besides his parents, the unfortunate youth is survived by two younger brothers, Herschel and Paul, and two sisters Nettie and Aria May,  The father, Arile Steininger had for many years been an employee of the Rochester Lumber Company.

From The Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, Indiana July 1926

HUNTING RATS FATAL

Boy, Age 11, of Rochester, Dies in Battle Creek (Mich.) Hospital

Battle Creek, Mich., July 13 (U.P) – Lloyd Steininger, age eleven, of Rochester, Ind., died at Nichols Hospital here today of effects of a wound received yesterday when a rifle with which he was hunting rats was accidentally discharged.  Police believe the boy was looking down the barrel of the weapon when the accident occurred, as the bullet entered his head at his upper lip.  The body will be sent to Rochester for funeral services Thursday.

From the Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana – July 13, 192 6 page 1

YOUTH, 12, IS ACCIDENTALLY SHOT IN HEAD

Lloyd Steininger Living North of Rochester Dies Four Hours After Shooting

ROCHESTER, July 13. – Lloyd Steininger, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Steininger of north of here, accidently shoot himself with a rifle last night near Battle Creek, Mich., where the family has been visiting since last Friday.  Lloyd was struck just below the nose, the bullet penetrating the brain.  He died four hours later.  The accident took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Sultz where the Steiningers were spending a few days.  The body will be returned here tonight and th e funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the Church of God .  Burial will take place in the South Germany cemetery.  Several brothers and sisters survive in addition to the parents.

33.  Herschell Samuel Steininger (Arlie Earl 3, Heinrich ‘Henry’ Wilhelm ‘William’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 8 May 1915 in Richland, Fulton, Indiana, died on 18 Sep 1942 in Fulton County, Indiana at age 27, and was buried on 20 Sep 1942 in Aubb Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

Herschell married Gwendolyn Eleanor Lundy, daughter of John Daniel Lundy and Mary M Peck,  on 16 Dec 1936 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan. Gwendolyn was born on 11 Apr 1916 in Honor Benzie, Michigan, died on 26 Sep 2006 in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan at age 90, and was buried in Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  Herschell and Gwendolyn obtained a marriage license in Calhoun, Indiana.

The child from this marriage was:

                   F         i.         Sally Lee Steininger was born on 3 Jul 1933 in Saginaw, Michigan, died on 19 Dec 2009 in Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan at age 76, and was buried in Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan.

Sally married Gerald J Cooper, son of John Cooper and Katherine Cooper,  in Ottawa. Gerald was born on 26 Apr 1932 in Holland, Michigan, died on 17 Jul 2017 in Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan at age 85, and was buried in Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They have conflicting marriage information of Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan and 15 Dec 1951.

Obituary – Saturday, September 19, 1942

—Herschell Samuel STEININGER, 27, of near Rochester, passed away Fri day at 1:45 p.m., after having been ill with tuberculosis for 10 months.

The deceased was born May 8, 1914, in Fulton county. His parents wer e Arley and Jessie STEININGER. Mr. Steininger had lived most of his life in Fulton county, with the exception of three years which he spent in Michigan. He was married January 12, 1937, in Battle Creek, Michigan, to Gwendolyn LUNDY.

The survivors are: Mrs. Steininger; one foster-daughter, Sally LEE; hi s parents; two sisters, Mrs. Ted DILSAVER, of South Bend; and Mrs. Ste ve HUGY, of Chicago; one brother, Kenneth Paul STEININGER, also of Chi cago; two grandmothers, Mrs. Emma SULT and Mrs. Sarah STEININGER.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the Grandvie w Evangelical church with the Rev. E. B. MOSS, of the Nazarene church , officiating. Interment will be made at the South Germany cemetery. T he body is now at the Foster funeral home and will be removed to the h ome of the parents Saturday evening.

34.  Kenneth Paul Steininger (Arlie Earl 3, Heinrich ‘Henry’ Wilhelm ‘William’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 18 Aug 1917 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 27 Jun 1987 in Orland Park, Cook, Illinois at age 69, and was buried in Jul 1987 in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana.

Kenneth married Phyllis Pearl Butler, daughter of Alfred Ted Butler and Blanch May Wynn,  on 25 Jun 1949 in Fulton County, Indiana. Phyllis was born on 27 Jan 1931 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 17 Apr 2003 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 72, and was buried in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana.

The child from this marriage was:

                   M        i.         Michael P Steininger.

Kenneth next married Catherine Lorene Kissinger, daughter of Issaac Kissinger and Estella Engle,  on 15 Nov 1943 in Spokane, Spokane, Washington. Catherine was born on 18 Sep 1922 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 19 Apr 1998 in Logansport, Cass, Indiana at age 75, and was buried on 22 Apr 1998 in Bruce Lake Station, Fulton County, Indiana.

Obituary from the Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana – June 29, 1987

Kenneth Paul Steininger

ROCHESTER – Kenneth Paul Steininger, 69, Orland Park, Ill., formerly of the Rochester area, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Palas Community Hospital, Palas Park, Ill., where he had been a patient two weeks.  He w as born Aug. 18, 1917, in Rochester to Arlie and Jessie Sult Steininger.  He was married June 25, 1949, in Rochester to Phyllis P. Butler, w ho survives.  He owned and operated Midlothian Tool and Manufacturing Company from 1954 to 1971.  He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran , serving at the Pacific Theater.

Also surviving is one son, Michael, Westmont, Ill.; and two sisters, Nettie Dilsaver, Tucson, Ariz., and Ila Huggy, Justice, Ill.  Two brothers preceded in death.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Foster & Good Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Hummel officiating .  Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Richland Center.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to service Wednesday in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Orland P ark Paramedic Unit, Orland Park.

35.  Illa Mae Steininger (Arlie Earl 3, Heinrich ‘Henry’ Wilhelm ‘William’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 1 Mar 1923 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 24 Aug 2015 in Illinois at age 92, and was buried in Oak Lawn, Cook County, Illinois.

Illa married Steven F. Huggy on 18 Jul 1942 in Cook County, Illinois. Steven was born on 5 Dec 1917 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, died on 10 Apr 1974 in Joliet, Will, Illinois at age 56, and was buried in Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They were divorced Divorce in 1961.

According to the Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana – February 3, 1953 page 2

Kenneth P. Steininger and wife, Illa Mae Huggy, and daughter spent the week-end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Steininger.

The children from this marriage are:

                   F        i.         Diane Huggy was born on 23 Feb 1950.

                   F         ii.         Karen Lynn Huggy was born on 21 Jun 1955.

from Find-A-Grave.com

Huggy, Ila Mae (nee Steininger) 92, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2015 with her family by her side. Loving mother of Diane (Randall ) Osolin and Karen Huggy; grandmother of Laura (Michael) Trouvais and Wanda Suba; great-grandmother of Benjamin, Madeleine, Emily and Charlotte; aunt of Michael Steininger; friend of Raymond Szrama. Born in Rochester, Indiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Arlie and Jessie (Sult) Steininger and siblings, Nettie, Kenneth, Lloyd and Herschel. Friends are invited to visit on Friday, August 28 from 10:00 a .m. until 1:00 p.m. at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home, 11333 S . Central, Oak Lawn, IL. Interment private. Info, 708-636-1200 or www. chapelhillgardenssouth.com.

Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Aug. 27, 2015

Ila had married Steve Huggy on July 18, 1942 in Chicago. However, that marriage ended in their divorce in about 1961. He died April 10, 1974 from a heart attack.

36.  Thelma L. Steininger (Irvin Jay 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 20 Feb 1907 in Logansport, Cass, Indiana and died on 9 Apr 2010 in North Manchester, Wabash, Indiana at the age of 103.

Thelma married Hal Philips.

Thelma next married Isaac Hal Phillips, son of Andrew Jackson Phillips and Bertha Phillips,  on 11 Dec 1941 in Elkhart County, Indiana. Isaac was born on 21 Sep 1912 in Wawaka, Noble, Indiana, died on 27 Dec 1994 in Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, at age 82, and was buried in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana.

37.  Hugh Elbert “Bud” Steininger (Irvin Jay 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 4 Feb 1910 in Union, De Kalb, Indiana, died on 23 Sep 1980 in La Porte, La Porte County, Indiana at age 70, and was buried on 25 Sep 1980 in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana.

From Find-A-Grave.com

Hugh married Margaret Augusta Stechler, daughter of Theodore Stichler and Maine Augusta Mow,  on 27 Aug 1937 in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana. Margaret was born on 21 May 1919 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 6 Jan 2010 in Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana at age 90, and was buried in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   M        i.         Hugh Dennis Steininger was born on 11 Sep 1938 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Hugh married Angeline Agnes Hock, daughter of Ernest Hock and Anna Pekofske. Angeline was born on 24 Mar 1937 in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, USA.

                   M       ii.         Robert K Steininger was born on 16 Mar 1940 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Robert married Carol Jean Tetzlaff, daughter of Oscar William Tetzlaff and Margaret Elizabeth Engle. Carol was born on 24 Mar 1941 in South Bend Indiana and died on 5 May 1990 in South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana, USA at age 49.

                   F       iii.         Rhea Ann Steininger was born on 1 Sep 1951 in Indiana.

Rhea married Thomas Edwin Schmidt on 5 Sep 1969 in Monterey, Pulaski, Indiana. Thomas was born about 1947 in Indiana.

OBITUARY:

Tuesday 9/23/1980 Rochester (Indiana) Sentinel

—Hugh E. Steininger

Hugh E. STEININGER, 70, Rt. 1, Culver, died at 3:45 a.m. today at th e LaPorte County Hospital where he had been a patient a week. He had b een in failing health the past seven years.

Mr. Steininger was born Feb. 4, 1910 in Butler to Ervin and Ruby BUNKER STEININGER. He had lived in Culver the past six years, moving from South Bend. He was married Aug. 27, 1937 in Logansport to Margaret STICHLER, who survives. Before his retirement he was employed by the Studebaker Corp. as an electrician. He was a member of the Lydick United Methodist Church and the New Carlisle Masonic Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Rhea) SCHMIDT, Rt. 1 , Culver; two sons, Hugh D. and Robert K. [STEININGER], both of Sout h Bend; ten grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Thelma PHILLIPS, Elkhart.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Hom e with burial in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may ca ll from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until th e services.

38.  Dwight Fairand Steininger (Forest Ray 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 26 Jul 1910 in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, died on 21 Nov 1997 in Nashville, Brown County, Indiana at age 87, and was buried on 24 Nov 1997 in Nashville, Brown County, Indiana.

Dwight married Mae Meinert, daughter of Albert Adam Meinert and Grace Kline,  on 12 Mar 1932 in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana. Mae was born on 22 Feb 1912 in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, died in 1994 in Columbus, Bartholomew, USA at age 82, and was buried in Aug 1994 in Nashville, Brown County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   F         i.         Donna Lucille Steininger was born on 19 Jun 1933 in Logansport Ward 5, Cass, Indiana, died on 4 Apr 2015 in Nashville, Brown County, Indiana at age 81, and was buried on 11 Apr 2015 in Helmsburg, Brown County, Indiana.

Donna married Lloyd Hurshel Sisson, son of Virgil Sisson and Nellie Chitwood,  on 29 Apr 1956 in Nashville, Indiana. Lloyd was born on 10 Dec 1933 in Trafalgar, Johnson, Indiana.

                   M       ii.         William Fairand ‘Bill’ Steininger was born on 18 Apr 1937 in North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana.

William married Judith Ann Hardman, daughter of Kenneth Charles Hardman and Irene Dustin Parsley, on 19 Aug 1961 in Bedford, Indiana. Judith was born 21 Feb 1936 in Mitchell, Lawrence, Indiana and died 14 Sep 2017 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado

                   F       iii.         Connie Mae Steininger was born on 27 Mar 1940 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana, died on 1 Jan 2004 in Nashville, Brown, Indiana, at age 63, and was buried in Nashville, Brown County, Indiana.

39.  Gilbert Dee Steininger (Forest Ray 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 14 Aug 1912 in Boone, Cass County, Indiana, died on 9 Sep 2008 in Leo, Allen County, Indiana at age 96, and was buried in Sep 2008 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Gilbert married Wilma Laverne Weaver, daughter of John Lewis Weaver and Grace Blanche Lochner,  on 6 Jan 1935 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana. Wilma was born on 30 Oct 1913 in Jackson Township, De Kalb, Indiana, died in Dec 1991 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana at age 78, and was buried in Dec 1991 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  Gilbert and Wilma obtained a marriage license Indiana on 5 Jan 1935.

Children from this marriage were:

                   F         i.         Carmen Louise Steininger was born on 23 Feb 1936 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana, died on 18 Nov 2017 in Granger, St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States of America at age 81, and was buried in Osceola, St. Joseph County, Indiana.

Carmen married Edwin Lowell Bateman, son of Rev Kenneth Vaughn Bateman and Ruth Jenny Jennings,  on 15 Aug 1959 in Grabill, Allen County, Indiana. Edwin was born on 15 Nov 1934 in Gary, Lake, Indiana.

                   F        ii.         Marilyn Sue Steininger was born on 6 Dec 1937 in Jackson, DeKalb, Indiana.

Marilyn married Loren L Delong, son of Lester Marlin Delong and Myra E Gorrell,  on 12 Jan 1957. Loren was born on 25 Jun 1937 in Ohio.

                   F       iii.         Rita Jean Steininger was born on 1 Sep 1941 in De Kalb County, Indiana.

Rita married Norman James Schindler, son of Adolf John Schindler and Joy Ethelynn Hamm,  on 28 Dec 1963 in Grabill, Allen County, Indiana. Norman was born on 7 Mar 1942 in Barberton, Ohio.

                   M     iv.         James Dee Steininger was born on 23 Oct 1942 in De Kalb County, Indiana.

James married Shirley Coad in Champaign, Illinois. Shirley was born on 19 Dec 1942 in Illinois.

                   F        v.         Ruth Anne Steininger was born on 26 Jan 1948 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana and died on 22 Oct 2014 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas at age 66.

Ruth married Alan Eugene Marvel, son of Donald Leroy Marvel and Barbara Jean Hayes,  on 27 Jun 1970 in Grabill, Allen County, Indiana. Alan was born on 24 Oct 1947 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

Gilbert next married Doris Onyda Amstutz, daughter of Peter W Amstutz and Leah Neuenschwander,  on 8 Oct 1994 in Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, USA. Doris was born on 20 Feb 1916 in Springfield, Allen, Indiana, died on 5 Aug 2008 in Grabill, Cedar Creek Township, Allen County, Indiana at age 92, and was buried in Leo-Cedarville, Allen County, Indiana.

40.  Emmett Otis Steininger (Forest Ray 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 28 Aug 1914 in Royal Center, Cass County, Indiana, died on 6 Mar 2014 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana at age 99, and was buried in 2014 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Emmett married Mabel Louise ‘Peggy’ McDougle, daughter of Clarence Otto McDougle and Della Eulalah Leavell,  on 10 Oct 1936 in Twelve Mile, Cass County, Indiana. Mabel was born on 7 Nov 1915 in Metea, Cass County, Indiana, died on 26 Mar 2010 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana at age 94, and was buried on 30 Mar 2010 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   F         i.         Judith Ann Steininger was born on 24 Mar 1938 in Royal Center, Cass County, Indiana.

Judith married Dewain Edward Johnson, son of Roy Lee Johnson and Gertrude Marie Deckert,  on 16 Aug 1958. Dewain was born on 5 Sep 1935 in Newman Grove, Madison County, Nebraska, died on 10 Apr 2011 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana at age 75, and was buried in Fishers, Hamilton County, Indiana, USA.

                   F        ii.         Roberta Kay Steininger was born on 21 Dec 1939 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana, died on 19 Aug 2007 in Florissant, Teller, Colorado at age 67, and was buried in Florissant, Teller County, Colorado, United States of America.

Roberta married Gerard Alexander Reed on 26 May 1963. Gerard was born on 19 Jan 1941.

                   M      iii.         Donald Bruce Steininger was born on 3 Oct 1942 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Donald married Kathleen Diane Lisius on 28 May 1966. Kathleen was born in Ashland Ohio.

                   F       iv.         Barbara Joan Steininger was born on 28 Nov 1948 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Barbara married Russell Arthur Hoff Jr, son of Russell Arthur Hoff Sr,  on 3 Jan 1970 in Auburn, Bakalk, Indiana. Russell was born on 20 Apr 1948 in Indiana.

                   F        v.         Betty Jean Steininger was born on 28 Nov 1948 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Betty married Larry Wayne Theel on 24 May 1969 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana. Larry was born on 20 Jul 1949 in Mission, Johnson, Kansas.

Obituary  from the Evening Star – Auburn, Indiana March 7, 2014

AUBURN – Emmett O. Steininger, 99, of Auburn died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at DeKalb Health in Auburn.

Emmett was born Aug. 28, 1914, in Royal Center, Indiana, to Forrest and Viola (Lusher) Steininger.

Mr. Steininger was the owner and operator of the Printcraft Printing Company in Auburn and then retired from the Fort Wayne Printing Company .

He attended the Auburn Church of the Nazarene. He was a member of the Auburn Lions Club and was a dedicated gardener that was a past recipient of the DeKalb County Gardener of the Year award.

Emmett married Mabel L. “Peggy” McDougle on Oct. 10, 1936, in the home where Peggy was raised near Twelve Mile, Indiana, and she passed away March 26, 2010.

Surviving are four children and their spouses, Judith Johnson of Indianapolis, Don and Kathy Steininger of Fort Wayne, Betty and Larry Theel of Overland Park, Kansas, and Barbara and Russell Hoff of Auburn ; a son-in-law, Dr. Gerard Reed of Spring, Texas; nine grandchildren , Bradley Johnson, Stephanie (Brett) Frankhauser, Trent (Shelley) Theel, Scott (Ginger) Johnson, Alison (Steve) Rynearson, Travis (Rachelle ) Theel, Kisha Steininger, Ryan (Maura) Hoff and Toby (Marci) Theel; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Hubert and Marcy Steininger of Auburn; a sister, Wanda Bowman of Noblesville; and a sister-in-law, Evangeline Steininger of Auburn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Robert a Reed; son-in-law, Dewain Johnson; and four brothers, Bill Steininger , Leo Steininger, Dee Steininger and Dwight Steininger.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Auburn Church of the Nazarene, 2301 N. Main St., Auburn, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. Monday prior to the service at the church. The Dr. Gerard Reed and the Rev. Dan White will be officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn.

Visitation will also be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn.

Memorials may be directed to the Auburn Church of the Nazarene or the Community Foundation of DeKalb County.

To send condolences, visit www.fellerandclark.com.

Published in KPCNews on Mar. 7, 2014

41.  Donald Emerson Steininger (Forest Ray 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 31 Aug 1916 in Boone, Cass County, Indiana and died on 13 Dec 1917 in Royal Center, Boone Township, Cass, Indiana at age 1.

From the Logansport Pharos-Tribune – Logansport, Indiana dated December 14, 1937 page 4

Donald Steininger, the 15 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Steininger, died at the family home near Royal Centre yesterday afternoon.

Obituary from the Logansport Pharo-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana – December 21, 1917

LOCUST GROVE

Donald E. Steininger, fifteen months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Steininger, passed to a higher life December 13, 1917, at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Lusher.  Death came as a shock to all. Besides his parents and grandparents, he leaves three brothers – Dwight, Dee and Emmet, and a host of other relatives.  Services were held at the Crooked Creek Christian church, conducted by Rev. Walmer. 

Call not back the dear departed,

Anchored safe where storms are l’er;

on the border land we left him,

Soon to meet and part no more; 

When we leave this world of changes,

When we leave this world of care,

We shall find our missing dear one in our Father’s mansions fair.

42.  Leo Doyd Steininger (Forest Ray 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 24 Oct 1918 in Beebe, Arkansas, died on 14 Jul 2005 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana at age 86, and was buried in Jul 2005 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Leo married Evangeline Grace Hinz, daughter of Otto F Hinz and Rose Hinz,  on 8 Jun 1944 in Cook County, Illinois. Evangeline was born on 24 Jan 1923 in Richland Center, Richland County, Wisconsin.

The child from this marriage was:

                   M        i.         Timothy Dwight Steininger was born on 30 May 1953 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Timothy married Vicki Ellen Kinker on 11 Aug 1973. Vicki was born on 31 Aug 1951 in Ohio.

43.  Wanda Wanita Steininger (Forest Ray 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 20 Dec 1922 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 10 Jan 2016 in Hamilton County, Indiana at age 93, and was buried in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana.

Wanda married Paul Eugene Bowman, son of Emery D Bowman and Vesta V Fretz,  on 11 Nov 1943 in Auburn. Paul was born on 29 Oct 1923 in Richland Township, De Kalb, Indiana, died on 15 Oct 2001 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana at age 77, and was buried in Oct 2001 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They have conflicting marriage information of Indiana and 8 Nov 1943.

Children from this marriage were:

                   M        i.         Larry Gene Bowman was born on 9 Feb 1946 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana, died on 11 Feb 1946 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana, and was buried in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

                   F        ii.         Nancy Carol Bowman was born on 13 Jul 1947 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Nancy married James Russell Miller on 6 Jul 1969 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana. James was born on 28 Jun 1948 in Benedict, North Dakota.

                   F       iii.         Janel Darlene Bowman was born on 14 Mar 1953 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Janel married Richard ‘Rick’ Bartley Snow, son of Lena Hillard,  on 26 May 1984 in Fayette County, Kentucky. Richard was born on 15 Sep 1954 in Fayette County, Kentucky.

Janel next married Phillip Perry Whan, son of Guy Whan and Alice Whan,  on 2 Apr 2010 in Noble, Indiana, USA. Phillip was born on 15 Nov 1951 in Kendallville.

                   F       iv.         Tamara Joy Bowman was born on 21 Feb 1960.

Tamara married Clayton Birdie Chanberlain on 27 Mar 1981 in Auburn, De Kalb, Indiana. Clayton was born on 14 Jan 1957.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They were divorced Divorce in Jan 1990.

Tamara next married Stephen L Fryman on 8 Jun 1996 in Fayette, Kentucky.

                   F        v.         Paula Jean Bowman was born on 19 Nov 1963 in Auburn, De Kalb, Indiana.

Paula married Cecil Everette Williams on 14 Jul 1984 in Auburn, De Kalb, Indiana. Cecil was born on 24 Mar 1961 in Illinois.

From Find A Grave the following obituary

Wanda W Bowman, 93 formerly of Auburn passed away Sunday January 10, 2 016 at the home of her daughter in Noblesville.

She was born in Rochester on December 20, 1922 to Forest R and Viola D . (Lusher) Steininger.

She was a homemaker and a very active member of the Auburn Church of the Nazarene.

Wanda was a former member of the Auburn Garden Club. She loved her family and prayed for them daily. She was very creative. Her hobbies included oil painting, glass painting, flower arraigning, sewing and decorating.

She married Paul E. Bowman on November 11, 1943 in Auburn and he passed away October 15, 2001.

Surviving are 4 daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Jim Miller o f Bottineau, ND, Janel and Phillip Whan of Kendallville, Tammy and Steve Fryman of Noblesville and Paula and Cecil Williams of Noblesville ; 7 grandchildren, Nanette (Jeff) Devens, Chad (Liling) Miller, Heidi (David) Sorrells, Elizabeth Snow, Roxy Snow, Morgan Williams, Seth Williams and 9 great grandchildren; a brother Hubert (Marcy) Steininger of Auburn and a sister in law, Evangeline Steininger of Auburn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son Larry Bowman and 6 brothers, Dwight Steininger, Dee Steininger, Emmett Steininger , Leo Steininger, Donald Steininger and Bill Steininger.

Services are 11 AM Saturday January 16, 2016 at the Auburn Church of the Nazarene, 2301 North Main Street, Auburn with Rev Doug Thomas officiating.

Burial is in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn.

44.  Hubert Forest Steininger (Forest Ray 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 15 Apr 1925 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 23 Oct 2016 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana at age 91, and was buried in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana.

Hubert married Marcelyn Ruth Rohm, daughter of Otto LaVern Rohm and Bessie Virginia Hollopeter,  on 8 Jun 1946 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana. Marcelyn was born on 1 Jan 1927 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana, died on 26 Jul 2016 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana at age 89, and was buried in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   M        i.         Steven Curtis Steininger was born on 31 May 1947 in Indiana.

Steven married Sherrill Lynn Poole, daughter of James Carlton Poole and Inez Maefield Gillis,  on 18 May 1969 in Norfolk, Virginia. Sherrill was born on 12 Feb 1946.

                   M       ii.         Phillip Allen Steininger was born on 15 Sep 1950.

Phillip married Joan Lois Miller, daughter of Francis Evard Miller and Edna Troyer,  on 28 Sep 1974 in Chesapeake, Virginia. Joan was born on 8 Sep 1951 in Norfolk, Virginia.

                   M      iii.         Keith E. Steininger was born on 15 Mar 1956.

Keith married Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Richie on 19 Jun 1982. Kathleen was born on 11 Feb 1950.

                   F       iv.         Joyce Linnette Steininger was born on 1 Dec 1960.

Joyce married Franklin Leroy Doty on 3 Feb 1991 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana. Franklin was born on 23 Jan 1961.

                   F        v.         Mary Elaine Steininger was born on 20 Oct 1963 in Indiana.

Mary married Simon Ray Clabaugh on 11 May 1985. Simon was born on 28 Aug 1963.

Mary next married Wayne Bradley Gonser, son of Walter D. Gonser and Mary Lou Douglas,  on 18 Oct 1997 in LaGrange, LaGrange, Indiana. Wayne was born on 4 Aug 1958 in Grant County, Indiana.

HUBERT FOREST STEININGER, 91, of Auburn, Ind., died on Sunday, Oct. 23 , 2016. Arrangements by Feller & Clark Funeral Home, Auburn. (from the Fort Wayne News Sentinel October 25, 2016)

45.  William Howard Steininger (Forest Ray 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 8 Dec 1927 in Jackson Township, De Kalb, Indiana, died in 1995 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana at age 68, and was buried in 1995 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

William married Phyllis Marcine Ashenfelter, daughter of Frank Ashenfelter and Eunice Curtland,  on 13 Aug 1949 in Auburn, De Kalb, Indiana. Phyllis was born on 11 Mar 1931 in Steuben, Indiana and died on 6 Aug 1975 in Sarasota, Florida at age 44.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They were divorced Divorce on 15 Sep 1956.

The child from this marriage was:

                   M        i.         Thomas Alan Steininger was born on 18 Sep 1951.

Thomas married Adrian Lee Williams McConnell on 4 Jul 1988 in Pinellas, Florida. Adrian was born on 11 Sep 1942.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They were divorced Divorce Pinellas, Florida on 26 Jun 2001.

William next married Mary Elizabeth Fretz, daughter of Clarence Albert Fretz and Zola Reynolds,  on 26 Dec 1957 in Auburn, De Kalb, Indiana. Mary was born on 20 Dec 1925 in Auburn, Dakalb, Indiana, died on 9 May 1997 in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana at age 71, and was buried in Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana.

46.  Maxine Naomi Fisher (Gladys Armitta Steininger 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 12 Oct 1918 in Beebe White, Arkansas, died on 1 Nov 1998 in Mukilteo, Snohomish, Washington at age 80, and was buried in Nov 1998 in Beebe, White County, Arkansas.

Maxine married Benjamin John Kean Jr, son of Benjamin John Kean and Mary Louise Skerik,  on 12 Mar 1944 in District of Columbia, USA. Benjamin was born on 1 Jun 1916 in Manette, Kitsap, Washington, and died on 20 Jan 2000 in Alexandria, Virginia, at age 83.

47.  Arlie Eugene Fisher (Gladys Armitta Steininger 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 19 Sep 1919 in Beebe, White County, Arkansas, died on 17 Dec 2008 in Searcy, White County, Arkansas at age 89, and was buried in Dec 2008 in Beebe, White, Arkansas.

Arlie married Johnnie Ruth Fisher, daughter of John T Fisher and Mae Lovett.

48.  George Edward Fisher (Gladys Armitta Steininger 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 8 Apr 1923 in Beebe, White County, Arkansas, USA, died on 15 Dec 2003 in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas at age 80, and was buried in Beebe, White County, Arkansas.

George married Rosemary B Snook. Rosemary was born in 1927 in Axbridge, Somerset, died on 25 Aug 1983 at age 56, and was buried in Beebe, White County, Arkansas.

Editorial cartoonist for the Arkansas Gazette from 1964 to 1991. His work focused mainly on state issues and politicians, including Governor s Orval Faubus and Bill Clinton, whom he depicted riding a tricycle due to Clinton’s young age when he became governor. Fisher always incorp orated his wife’s nickname, Snooky, into his cartoons, prompting his a udience to look for “Snooky” when they read the newspaper each morning. After the Gazette closed in 1991, he began drawing cartoons for the weekly Arkansas Times and did so until his death. His cartoons have been compiled in a number of books over the years.

49.  Charles Jimmy Fisher (Gladys Armitta Steininger 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 3 Feb 1927 in Beebe, White, Arkansas, died on 29 Mar 2012 in Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas at age 85, and was buried in Beebe, White County, Arkansas, USA.

Charles married Johnnie McKenney.

Children from this marriage were:

                   F         i.         Sarah Fisher.

                   F        ii.         Brenda Fisher.

                   M      iii.         Stephen Fisher.

Charles Jimmy “C.J.” Fisher, 85, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, formerly of Searcy, was born February 3, 1927 at Beebe, Arkansas, to Charles an d Gladys (Steininger) Fisher, and he died Thursday, March 29, 2012 aft er a battle with Alzheimer’s and bladder cancer.

He was a WWII Navy veteran, and was retired from Southwestern Bell after thirty-eight years of service.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Johnnie (McKenney) Fish er, of Hot Springs, formerly of Searcy and Beebe; one son, Stephen (Ja ne) Fisher; two daughters, Brenda (Keith) Matthews and Sarah (Mark) Ro bbins, both of Hot Springs; grandchildren Adam Matthews, Josh (April ) Matthews, Will Matthews, Ben Robbins, Grace Robbins and Matt (Lauren) Landers; great-grandchildren Charlee May Matthews and Addison Landers; nephew, John Kean; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Arlie Fisher, Maxine Kean and George Fisher.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012, at First Uni ted Methodist Church, Searcy, with memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment was Friday at Beebe Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 304 N. Main, Searcy, AR 72143, First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 247, Beebe, AR 72012, Mabelvale United Methodist Church, 10500 Woodman, Mabelvale , AR 72103, or Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, 841 Quapaw Ave. , Hot Springs, AR 71901.

50.  Marjorie Helen Steininger (Herman Paul 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 17 Jul 1930 in Richland, Fulton, Indiana.

Marjorie married Gerald Eugene Shriver, son of Esta Francis Shriver and Edith Marie Kamp,  on 18 Jul 1948 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana. Gerald was born on 6 May 1925 in Akron, Fulton, Indiana, died on 16 Dec 1999 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 74, and was buried in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   M        i.         Jeffrey Shriver.

                   F        ii.         Jenifer Shriver.

51.  Charlotte Mary Steininger (Herman Paul 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 15 Feb 1937 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Charlotte married Daniel O. Wintrode on 5 Feb 1956.

52.  Patty Lou Steininger (George Edward 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 12 Sep 1926 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, died on 15 Aug 1995 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana at age 68, and was buried in Roann, Wabash County, Indiana.

Patty married Galen Calvin Eiler, son of William Henry Eiler and Myrtle E Haines,  on 16 Feb 1945 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana. Galen was born on 2 Sep 1919 in Rice Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, died on 17 Oct 1991 in Bluffton, Wells, Indiana, at age 72, and was buried in Roann, Wabash County, Indiana.

53.  Mary Ruth Steininger (George Edward 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 8 Nov 1927 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, died on 2 Jun 2016 at age 88, and was buried on 8 Jun 2016 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

Mary married George Homer Spielman, son of Herbert M Spielman and Lillian Mae Halstead,  on 4 Dec 1948 in Allen County, Indiana. George was born on 13 Mar 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, died on 31 Oct 1989 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana at age 63, and was buried in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   M        i.         Curtis Spielman.

                   M       ii.         Kim Spielman.

                   M      iii.         Kenton Spielman.

Mary next married Kenneth E Sprunger on 29 Oct 1994 in Berne, Adams, Indiana, USA. Kenneth was born in 1920 in Indiana.

Mary next married Jack B Herford on 15 Mar 1946 in Allen County, Indiana. Jack was born on 26 Sep 1925 in Portland, Oregon.

Obituary from Find A Grave

MARY R. SPIELMAN, 88, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Berne, Ind., passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016. Born Nov. 8, 1927, in Beebe, Ariz., she was a daughter of the late George and Edith (Cummings) Steininger. She worked as a homemaker raising her family. Surviving family includes her sons, Kim (Susan), Kenton, and Curtis (Stephanie) Spielman; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in passing by her husband, George H. Spielman; one sister; and one brother.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 6750 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at the funeral home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse.

54.  Obediah Nelson ‘Buddie’ Steininger (George Edward 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 6 Feb 1931 in Fulton County, Indiana, died on 20 Jul 1950 in Korea at age 19, and was buried in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

From the Tipton Tribune, Tipton, Indiana – August 17, 1950

Five Hoosiers Missing in Action

Five Hoosiers are listed as missing in action in the Korean area by the Department of Defense.  All in the Army,

They follow:

Sfc. Eugene H. Herkless, husband of Mrs. Lula Herkless, residing in the Far East Command

Pvt. Herbert P. Eggers, son of Mrs. Winfred N. Stewart, Indianapolis

Pfc. Everett D. Manion son of Emmett N. Manion, Crawfordsville.

Pfc. Thomas E. Moore, son of Mrs. Prescilda Moore, Bedford.

Pfc. Obed Nelson Steininger, son of Mrs. Edith B. Steininger, Fort Wayne

55.  Wilma Louise O’Dell (Charlotte Steininger 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 31 Jan 1923 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana, died on 9 Nov 2014 in Indiana, at age 91, and was buried in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.

Wilma married Melvin Marion Coil Jr., son of Melvin Marion Coil Sr. and Sarah Matilda Moser. Melvin was born on 24 Sep 1922 in Mishawaka, Indiana, died on 21 Oct 2010 in Carmel, Hamilton County, Indiana, at age 88, and was buried on 25 Oct 2010 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   M        i.         Curtis Coil.

                   F        ii.         Carol Coil.

                   F       iii.         Connie Coil.

                   F       iv.         Cathleen Louise Coil was born about 1952 in Indiana.

Cathleen married James Laverne Nevin Jr on 23 Jul 1999 in Carmel, Hamilton, Indiana. James was born about 1953 in San Diego, California.

56.  Frank Darol O’Dell Jr (Charlotte Steininger 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 26 Aug 1924 in Mishawaka, St Joseph, Indiana, died on 26 Jun 1926 in Mishawaka, St Joseph, Indiana, at age 1, and was buried in Pershing Township, Fulton County, Indiana.

57.  Mary June O’Dell (Charlotte Steininger 3, Jonathan ‘Howard’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 8 Jun 1932 in Stafford, De Kalb, Indiana.

Mary married Gerald Nord Augspurger, son of Earl R Augspurger and Clara Irene Nord. Gerald was born on 27 May 1934 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana.

58.  Richard Calvin Steininger (Calvin Edwin 3, John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 17 Nov 1940 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, died on 20 Aug 1980 in Marion, Grant, Indiana at age 39, and was buried in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana.

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA OBITUARIES 1980

The Rochester Sentinel 20 Aug 1980

Richard C. STEININGER, 39, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday at the V.A. Hospital in Marion.

He was born Nov. 17, 1940 in Fulton County to Calvin and Alice MOORE S TEININGER and had lived all his life in this county. He was a carpente r and had served with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War from April 196 6 to June 1967.

Surviving are the mother, Alice STEININGER, Rt. 2, Rochester; two brot hers, Junior [STEININGER], Rt. 2, North Manchester, and Earl [STEININGER], Rt. 2, Akron; two sisters, Mrs. George (Ruth) HUFF and Mrs. Tom ( Patty) SHAFER, both Rt. 2, Akron.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Haupert Funeral Home in Akro n with the Rev. Hazel COMER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron C emetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

59.  Ruth Elizabeth Steininger (Calvin Edwin 3, John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 17 Jul 1942.

Ruth married George Isaac Hoff, son of William Hoff and Sarah Smith,  on 12 Jun 1959 in Fulton County, Indiana. George was born on 12 Jun 1940 in Peru, Miami, Indiana. 

Children from this marriage were:

                   M        i.         Paul I Hoff was born on 15 Oct 1961 in Wabash, Indiana.

Paul married Penny Pearl Shaffer, daughter of Melvin E Shaffer and Roberts Shaffer,  on 20 Sep 1991 in Peru, Miami, Indiana. Penny was born about 1963 in Indiana.

Paul next married Judith D Greenfield, daughter of William V. Greenfield and Dorothy D. Greenfield,  on 3 Oct 1998 in Silver Lake, Kosciusko, Indiana. Judith was born about 1965 in Wabash, Indiana.

                   M       ii.         Rodney Eugene Hoff was born on 17 Oct 1962 in Wabash County, Indiana, died on 19 May 1989 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana at age 26, and was buried on 23 May 1989 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana.

Rodney married Penny Pearl Shaffer, daughter of Melvin E Shaffer and Roberts Shaffer,  on 6 Aug 1983 in Akron, Fulton, Indiana. Penny was born about 1963 in Indiana.

                   F       iii.         Theresa M Hoff was born on 6 Mar 1968.

Theresa married Bruce D Floyd on 21 Dec 1990 in Greenup, Kentucky.

60.  Barbara Lucille Steininger (Calvin Edwin 3, John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 18 Sep 1944 in Richland, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 7 Jun 1950 in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana at age 5, and was buried in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana.

The Rochester Sentinel 8 Jun 1950

Barbara Lucille STEININGER, five-year-old daughter of Calvin and Alice STEININGER, who reside southeast of Fulton, died about 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Dr. Dean STINSON’s office from acute dialation of the heart.

She was born Sept. 18, 1944, and is survived by two brothers, Richard and Junior [STEININGER]; two sisters, Ruth and Patty Lou [STEININGER]; and her parents.

The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, to the Steininger residence at 2 p.m. Friday.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pilgrim Holiness Churc h, Fulton, with the Rev. Leonard FLETCHER, of Fulton, officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

61.  Junior Forest Steininger (Calvin Edwin 3, John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born about 1946 in Indiana.

Junior married Bonita Dale Ricketts on 3 Apr 1973 in Laketon, Wabash, Indiana, USA. Bonita was born about 1951 in Indiana.

62.  Henry Sherman Steininger (Calvin Edwin 3, John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 19 Feb 1947 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 27 Feb 1947 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana, and was buried on 1 Mar 1947 in Akron, Fulton, Indiana.

63.  Patty Lou Steininger (Calvin Edwin 3, John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 13 Mar 1948 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana.

Patty married Thomas David Shafer on 2 Jul 1966 in Denver, Miami, Indiana, USA. Thomas was born about 1945 in Indiana.

The child from this marriage was:

                   M        i.         David Jay Shafer was born on 5 Dec 1967 in Indiana.

David married Marty Alayne Snyder, daughter of Hugh Snyder and Sandra Snyder,  on 23 Apr 1993 in Warsaw, Kosciusko, Indiana. Marty was born on 15 Feb 1971 in Indiana.

64.  Earl Edward Steininger (Calvin Edwin 3, John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 29 Oct 1950 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 6 Dec 2008 in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana at age 58, and was buried in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana.

Earl married Mary Jo Coldren, daughter of Keith Coldren and Audrey J. Jackson,  on 14 Jun 1969 in North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana. Mary was born on 3 Aug 1950 in North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   F         i.         Nicole Lee Steininger.

                   F        ii.         Mellisa Kay Steininger.

                   F       iii.         Kimberly Sue Steininger.

Kimberly married Donald Caudill Jr..

                   F       iv.         Julie Anne Steininger.

Julie married Terry Lester Moore, son of Earl Lester Moore and Lauretta Lee Landis.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They were divorced Divorce Duval, Florida, USA on 18 Jul 1995.

                   M      v.         Chad Edward Steininger was born about 1975 in Indiana.

Chad married Judy L Blanton on 8 Aug 2005 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, USA. Judy was born about 1972 in Indiana.

Obituary  Rochester Sentinel, Monday-December 8, 2008

Earl Edward STEININGER, 58, of 8523 W. 1275 South, Akron, died at 8 a.m. Saturday at his residence. Born in Rochester, the son of Calvin Edward and Alice Lucille (Moore) Steininger, he lived in the Akron area for 38 years after moving from Fulton. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1969.

On June 14, 1969, he married Mary Jo (Coldren) Steininger at the Church of the Nazarene in North Manchester. He was a farmer and millwright and belonged to the North Central Antique Tractor Pullers Association.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Julie Anne (Terry) Moore, Macy, Kimberly Sue (Donald Jr.) Caudill, Chad Edward (Judy) Steininger, and Mellisa Kay Steininger, all of Akron; seven grandchildren, Joshua Allen Moore, Christopher Earl Moore, Jordan Michael Moore, all of Macy, Chelsea Lenea Caudill, Dereck Allen Caudill, Nicholas Ryan Caudill and Jonathan Calvin Steininger, all of Akron; two sisters, Ruth Elizabeth (George) Hoff, Akron, and Patty Lou Shafer, Fulton ; and a brother, Junior Forest Steininger, North Manchester. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Henry Sherman Steininger and Richard Calvin Steininger; a sister, Barbara Lucille Steininger; and a daughter, Nicole Lee Steininger.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p .m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester St., Akron. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rick Baber officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family of Earl Steininger c/o Mary Jo Steininger. Online condolences may be sent to earllovefh@gmail.com.

The South Bend Tribune, Pg. B6

65.  Clifford Dean Kindig Rev (Rethel Mildred Steininger 3, John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 21 Oct 1935 in Henry, Fulton, Indiana, died on 28 Jun 2009 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico at age 73, and was buried in Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico.

Clifford married Ruth Clemons, daughter of Oscar P. Bunting and Marie Kelly,  on 20 Jun 1959. Ruth was born on 24 Jan 1932 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, died on 16 Mar 2002 in Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico at age 70, and was buried in Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico.

66.  Paul John Kindig (Rethel Mildred Steininger 3, John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 8 Aug 1937 in Akron, Fulton, Indiana, USA.

Paul married Rosemary Perkins, daughter of Everett Paul Perkins and Martha M. Hiland,  on 14 Dec 1963 in Lebanon, Boone, Indiana, USA. Rosemary was born about 1943 in Indiana.

67.  Larry Gene Kindig (Rethel Mildred Steininger 3, John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 7 Sep 1940 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 30 Aug 1960 in Mudd Lake in Newcastle Twp., Fulton, Indiana, USA at age 19, and was buried on 2 Sep 1960 in Athens, Fulton County, Indiana.

Obituary from The Logansport Press, Logansport, Indiana  September 1, 1960  page 3

Drowing Victim To Be Buried Friday From Olive Bethel

ROCHESTER – Funeral services for Larry Kindig, 19, of route 2, Akron , who Tuesday became Fulton county’s first drowning victim in four years, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Olive Bethel Church of God .  Born Sept. 7, 1940 in Fulton county, he was the son of Byron and Mildred (Steininger) Kindig.  He was a member of the Olive Bethel church .

Surviving are the parents and two brothers, the Rev. Clifford Kindig , Lebanon, and Paul, at home. The Rev. Hubert Johnston and the Rev. Carl Overholser will officiate at the services and burial will be at the Mt. Hope cemetery in Athens.

Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. today and until noon Friday and at the church one hour before services.

Wednesday, August 31, 1960 Rochester Sentinel

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Olive Bethel church for Larry KINDIG, 19, R.R. 2, Akron, who became Fulton countys first drowning victim in four years Tuesday evening. The boy and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Byron KINDIG, were fishing on Mudor Barr lake on the Gaston Coplen farm 7 1/2 miles northeast of Rochester and four miles northwest of Akron in Newcastle township when the tragedy occurred at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday.

The youth, who was crippled, and his parents were fishing in a small rowboat. Mrs. Kindig, who was sitting in the bow of the boat, shifted her weight in the boat to get a different position, causing the boat to capsize. Mrs. Kindig grabbed onto the boat and Kindig grabbed a hold of the boat with one hand and his son, by the tee shirt which the son was wearing, with the other.

Harold Van DOREN, R.R. 2, Akron, and George SMITH, R.R. 2, Akron, who were fishing nearby rushed to help the family. When Van Doren reached the scene, the father, who was nearly exhausted from trying to hold on to the boat and his son both, was going under the water’s surface. Van Doren grabbed frantically and caught hold of the father’s hair. At the same instant the father lost his grip on his son. Van Doren managed to get the struggling father into the boat. Smith in the meantime had taken the mother into his boat. The two hosts carrying the panic-stricken parents went to the shore, and Van Doren ran to the Ransford PETERSON residence about one-half mile from the lake to call the sheriff. By the time Van Doren reached the house he was out of breath, and Peterson called the sheriff’s department at 6:43 o’clock.

Sheriff Willard CLARK and Special Deputy Richard BAIR, 915 Franklin street, rushed to the fire department to obtain grappling hooks, at which time they notified the fire department of the accident. Firemen started for the scene with their resuscitation equipment. In the meantime the sheriff’s department contacted the state police and Conservation officer Ray REKER. Upon the sheriff’s department arrival at the scene three boats immediately began the search for the submerged youth. In one boat there was Bair and Bud MOORE, Athens, who was at the scene. Van Doren and Paul KINDIG, the drowned boy’s brother, were in the second and in the third boat was the boy’s father and Sheriff Clark. Bair was using the grappling hook, and located the body at 7:25 o’clock. The three boats had made only three passes over the area where they believed the body to be located. The body was found between 40 and 50 feet offshore in 18 feet of water. After Bair found the body, Clark and the father put it in their boat and the father rowed the boat to shore.

Rochester firemen who were at the scene attempted to revive the youth, but failed to do so and the boy was pronounced dead at 7:40 o’clock by Fulton county coroner, Dr. Howard ROWE, who was assisted by deputy coroner Lyman BA KER. Firemen assisting at the scene were Chief Bud BRAMAN, John RICHARDS, George CLARK and Gene MELTON. State police at the scene assisted the sheriff’s department in getting all of the details of the drowning .

The death brought the total of accidental deaths in Fulton county to 17 persons in 1960. Larry Kindig was born Sept. 7, 1940, in Fulton county to Byron and Mildred STEININGER KINDIG. He was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God. Surviving are the parents, at home, and two brothers, the Rev. Clifford KINDIG, Lebanon, and Paul [KINDIG], at home. The Rev. Hubert JOHNSTON and the Rev. Carl OVERHOLSER will officiate at the services and burial will be at the Mt. Hope cemetery in Athens. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m . Thursday until noon Friday.

68.  Mary Alice Steininger (Omer Ray 3, John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 7 Feb 1936 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Mary married Frederick Joseph Nordenbrock, son of Joseph F Nordenbrock and Helean J Brunsman,  on 28 Jan 1956. Frederick was born on 21 Apr 1934 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, died on 12 Feb 1999 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana at age 64, and was buried on 16 Feb 1999 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana.

The child from this marriage was:

                   F         i.         Linda M Nordenbrock was born about 1962 in South Carolina.

Note in the Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, Indiana) September 27 , 1954

Mary A. Steininger, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Omer Steininger, route 5, Rochester, is completing Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB , Texas.

69.  Donald Ray Steininger Sr (Omer Ray 3, John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 5 Oct 1937 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, USA.

Donald married Janet Helene Ellers, daughter of Kurtz Fritz Eilers and Madeline Margaret Scott,  on 22 Jun 1958 in Fulton County, Indiana. Janet was born about 1940 in Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   F         i.         Dawn Rene Steininger was born on 30 Sep 1961.

                   M       ii.         David Ray Steininger was born on 12 Aug 1963 in Jacksonville, Arkansas, died on 29 Oct 1964 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana at age 1, and was buried on 31 Oct 1964 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.

                   M      iii.         Donald Ray Steininger Jr. was born about 1969 in Kokomo, Indiana.

According to the Logansport Pharos-Tribune – Logansport, Indiana dated June 23, 1958

License Issued – An application for a marriage license was issued in the Fulton county Clerk’s office Wednesday to Donald R. Steininger, R.R. 5, Rochester , and Janet H. Eilers, R.R. 1, Macy.

70.  Ronald Leon Steininger (Omer Ray 3, John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 10 Jan 1939 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 22 Oct 2017 in Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana at age 78, and was buried on 25 Oct 2017 in Syracuse, Kosciusko County, Indiana.

Ronald married Linda Lee Bassett, daughter of Harold M. Bassett and Elizabeth Isabelle,  on 23 Jun 2001 in Ligonier, Noble, Indiana. Linda was born on 10 Dec 1940 in Warsaw, Kosciusko, Indiana, died on 12 May 2013 in Cromwell, Noble, Indiana, at age 72, and was buried on 16 May 2013 in Syracuse, Kosciusko County, Indiana.

71.  Loretta Susan Steininger (Omer Ray 3, John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 23 Aug 1940 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 14 Nov 1997 in Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana at age 57, and was buried in Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana.

Loretta married Paul Robert Rawlins, son of Paul Kirk Rawlins and Norma Louise Ennis,  on 26 Mar 1966 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Paul was born on 29 Sep 1942 in Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana, died on 23 Feb 2011 in Greenwood, Johnson, Indiana at age 68, and was buried on 28 Feb 2011 in Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   M        i.         Jeff Rawlins.

                   M       ii.         Paul Rawlins.

                   M      iii.         Dwane Robert Rawlins was born about 1970 in Wilafevette, Indiana.

72.  Judith Ann ‘Judy’ Steininger (Omer Ray 3, John Franklin ‘Frank’ 2, Reuben 1) was born on 12 Sep 1942 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, and died on 30 Mar 2012 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio at age 69.

Judith married John Patrick Murtaugh, son of Charles Murtaugh and Lucinda Nead,  on 16 Nov 1963 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana. John was born on 17 Mar 1938 near Dover, Dearborn, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   M        i.         Kevin Murtaugh.

                   M       ii.         Mark Murtaugh.

                   F       iii.         Monica Murtaugh.

73.  Paul Richard Morlock (Iva Fern Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 26 May 1936 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, died on 25 Jul 1971 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana at age 35, and was buried in Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana.

Paul married Jeanine Marilyn Barr on 2 Aug 1959 in Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   F         i.         Gaylene Louise Morlock was born on 24 Sep 1961 in Indiana.

                   M       ii.         David Dwayne Morlock was born on 14 Jun 1963 in Indiana.

David married Paula Marie Beckington on 2 Jul 1993 in Clark, Nevada. Paula was born on 26 Sep 1954.

                   F       iii.         Lorraine Kay Morlock was born on 14 Jan 1965.

Lorraine married Unknown Steele.

                   F       iv.         Pamela Roseanne Morlock was born on 3 Sep 1969.

Pamela married Paul Nicholas on 26 May 1990.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They were divorced Divorce in 2001.

Pamela next married Jeff Lobbestael.

74.  Ronald Woodcox (Mary Orpha Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 15 Jan 1923 in Fulton County, Indiana and died on 17 Jan 1923 in Fulton County, Indiana.

75.  Marietta Ruth Woodcox (Mary Orpha Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 9 Jul 1924 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 18 Apr 1933 in No, St Joseph, Indiana at age 8, and was buried in 1933 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

76.  Ethel Mae Woodcox (Mary Orpha Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 14 Sep 1926 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 22 Jan 1994 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana at age 67, and was buried in Jan 1995 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Ethel married Roland C. Stephens, son of Stacy Stephens and Susie Stephens,  on 8 Aug 1948 in St Joseph County, Indiana. Roland was born on 2 Nov 1924 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 14 May 2004 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana at age 79, and was buried in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   F         i.         Judy Stephens was born on 30 Dec 1949 in Indiana.

Judy married Steve Dralle.

Judy next married Jon M Cauffman on 1 Sep 2001 in Roseland, St Joseph, Indiana, USA. Jon was born on 5 Sep 1946.

                   F        ii.         Peggy Stephens was born on 27 Jul 1951 in Indiana.

                   M      iii.         Gary A Stephens was born on 27 Jul 1953.

Gary married Peggy Hewitt on 27 Oct 1973. Peggy was born on 16 Jul 1952.

                   M     iv.         L. Michael Stephens was born on 5 Mar 1955.

L. married Hazel Marie Tyler on 9 May 2005 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana. Hazel was born on 18 Oct 1958.

                   M      v.         David Stephens was born on 23 Dec 1956.

David married Lynn Ball.

David next married Jennifer Unknown in 2001. Jennifer died in 2001.

77.  Everet Lee Woodcox (Mary Orpha Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 14 Sep 1926 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 14 Sep 1926 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, and was buried in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

78.  Orville Dean ‘Woody’ Woodcox (Mary Orpha Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 27 Aug 1928 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 29 May 2017 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana at age 88, and was buried on 2 Jun 2017 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Orville next married Patricia Ann Beebe, daughter of Vivian Henry Beebe and Eugenia C Wineland,  on 26 Sep 1950 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana. Patricia was born on 13 Apr 1932 in Lowell, Kent County, Michigan, died on 15 May 1989 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana at age 57, and was buried on 26 May 1989 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   F         i.         Victoria ‘Vicky’ Lynnn Woodcox was born on 15 Mar 1952.

Victoria married Steven ‘Steve’ Ray Matthews on 31 Jul 1971. Steven was born on 20 Jul 1951.

                   F        ii.         Pamala Sue Woodcox was born on 13 Apr 1954.

Pamala married Stanley ‘Stan’ Lee Matthews on 29 Jul 1972. Stanley was born on 8 Jul 1953.

                   M      iii.         Dean Allen Woodcox was born on 2 Feb 1956.

Dean married Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Lowman on 17 Jul 1976. Elizabeth was born on 3 Nov 1955.

Orville married Oreta May Kinlaw on 27 Dec 1990 in Mesa County, Colorado. Oreta was born on 4 May 1929.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They have conflicting marriage information of Mesa, Colorado and 28 Dec 1990.

•  They were divorced Divorce Mesa County, Colorado on 11 Jun 1999.

Obituary:

Son of: Marion Eli Woodcox and Mary Orpha Steininger, he was the brother to: Ronald, Marietta, Ethel May, Everett Lee, Donna Faye, Phyllis Irene, Max Maxine, and Sylvia.

He was one of the twins of the three sets of twins born to Marion and Mary Woodcox. His twin was Donna Faye. At work, he was known as Woody, but among family and neighbors he went by Dean, choosing not to use his first name, Orville. He lived in South Bend Indiana all of his life and married Patricia Ann Beebe on September 26, 1950 at South Side Church of God in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana. To this union, three children were born: Victoria, Pamela, and Dean, He worked for a time at the Studebaker Auto Company but retired from the Ball Ban/Uniroyal Corporation located in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana. He thought the Studebaker was the only car to drive until Studebaker closed it’s doors. Then he went to Oldsmobiles. He was very “anti-Ford” .

He and Patricia enjoyed camping and traveling in their fifth wheel. They traveled from Alaska to Florida and were able to visit Hawaii as well. He also enjoyed short wave radio. After the death of his wife Patricia, he visited Colorado where he met and married Oreta Kinlaw on December 27, 1990 at Mesa County, Colorado. After their marriage, he returned to South Bend with Oreta. She moved back to Colorado in 1998 and filed for divorce. A divorce decree was granted on June 11, 1999 at Mesa County, Colorado. No children were born to this union.

Family links:Parents:Marion Eli Woodcox (1901 – 1985)Mary Orpha Steininger Woodcox (1901 – 1986) Spouse: Patricia Ann Beebe Woodcox (1932 – 1989)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial: Southlawn Cemetery – South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana.

79.  Donna Faye Woodcox (Mary Orpha Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 27 Aug 1928 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 28 Jun 2000 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana at age 71, and was buried in Jun 2000 in Osceola, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Donna married Glenn Bernard Ridenour Jr, son of Glenn Bernard Ridenour and Lucille Trenanry,  on 3 Jul 1949 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana. Glenn was born on 4 Jan 1928 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, died on 29 Nov 2010 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana at age 82, and was buried in Osceola, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They were divorced Divorce South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana before 1963.

Children from this marriage were:

                   M        i.         Glen ‘Sonny’ Ridenour Jr was born on 13 Jul 1951.

Glen married Mary Abel on 12 Jun 1982. Mary was born on 12 Sep 1948.

                   F        ii.         Christine ‘Chris’ Ridenour was born on 7 Oct 1952.

Christine married Kirk Carter.

Christine next married Clayton Pendergrass Sr.

                   F       iii.         Terry Ridenour was born on 10 Feb 1954.

Terry married Christine Pendergrass on 19 Oct 1974. Christine was born on 26 May 1957.

                   M     iv.         Eric Ridenour was born on 5 Jun 1956.

                   M      v.         Veron ‘Vernie’ Ridenour was born on 19 Jul 1958.

Donna next married Everett Eugene Platz on 6 Apr 1963 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana. Everett was born on 6 Feb 1923 in St. Joseph County, Indiana, died on 9 Aug 2001 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana at age 78, and was buried on 12 Aug 2001 in Osceola, St Joseph County, Indiana.

80.  Phyllis Irene Woodcox (Mary Orpha Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 4 Jul 1930 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, died on 29 May 2012 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana at age 81, and was buried in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Phyllis married Herschel Leo Craig, son of James F Craig and Luverna Burks,  on 26 Nov 1950 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana. Herschel was born on 11 Aug 1926 in Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, died on 5 Nov 2001 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana at age 75, and was buried in Nov 2001 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   F         i.         Rosemary ‘Rose’ Craig was born on 19 Oct 1952.

Rosemary married Dennis O’Donnell.

Rosemary next married Mark Leon Hostetler on 8 May 1998 in Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana. Mark was born on 1 Oct 1954.

                   M       ii.         Clement Craig was born on 4 Jan 1954.

Clement married Connie Nye in 1977.

                   M      iii.         Calvin Craig was born on 21 Jul 1955.

Calvin married Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Michaud on 31 Jul 1993. Elizabeth was born on 25 Apr 1962.

                   M     iv.         Roger Craig was born on 13 Sep 1956.

                   M      v.         Robert Craig was born on 5 Jul 1958.

Robert married Tiffany Unknown on 8 Aug 1992. Tiffany was born on 28 Oct 1967.

                   F       vi.         Coleen Craig was born on 22 Oct 1960.

Coleen married Gregory A Shafer on 16 Apr 1988. Gregory was born on 19 Dec 1966.

Coleen next married Timothy Loutzenhiser.

                   M    vii.         Rodney Craig was born on 4 May 1969.

Rodney married Kristina Schott on 4 Apr 1998. Kristina was born on 22 Aug 1965.

81.  Maxine Woodcox (Mary Orpha Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 24 Apr 1932 in St. Joseph County, Indiana, died on 7 May 1932 in St. Joseph, Indiana, and was buried in 1932 in Potato Creek State Park St. Joseph County, Indiana.

82.  Max Woodcox (Mary Orpha Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 24 Apr 1932 in St. Joseph County, Indiana, died on 6 May 1932 in St. Joseph County, Indiana, and was buried in 1932 in Potato Creek State Park St. Joseph County, Indiana.

83.  Sylvia Woodcox (Mary Orpha Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 18 Jan 1935 in Center, St Joseph, Indiana, USA.

Sylvia married Lewis ‘Louie’ David Mitschelen, son of George Mitschelen and Opal Mitschelen,  in 1954 in St Joseph County, Indiana. Lewis was born on 17 Nov 1935 in Nappanee, Elkhart, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   M        i.         Dennis Mitschelen was born on 8 Sep 1955.

Dennis married Linda Wood. Linda was born on 29 Jun 1952.

                   F        ii.         Connie Mitschelen was born on 6 Nov 1958.

Connie married Dennis ‘Denny’ Wood on 17 Apr 1982. Dennis was born on 24 May 1951.

                   M      iii.         Keith D Mitschelen was born on 17 Jul 1965.

Keith married Kathy O’Leary. Kathy was born on 5 Oct 1965.

                   M     iv.         Kevin L Mitschelen was born on 30 Aug 1968.

Kevin married Rhonda Shrum on 10 Sep 1994. Rhonda was born on 23 Nov 1968.

84.  Raymond Otto Blacketor (Mae Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 22 Apr 1935 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 4 Jul 1935, and was buried in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

85.  Ruby Marie Mork (Faye Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 4 Dec 1925, died on 19 Dec 1925, and was buried in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

86.  Loy Ray Mork (Faye Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 31 Dec 1934 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, USA.

Loy married Ann Marie Cook, daughter of Helen Wolf,  on 8 May 1955. Ann was born on 8 May 1936 in Daviess, Kentucky, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

                   F         i.         Marie Loann Mork was born on 26 Dec 1957.

Marie married Mike Icenberg on 1 Jan 1980.

88.  James S. Blair (Leonard Ervin Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1). James S. Blair is a foster son of Leonard Ervin Steininger and Treva J. Eber.

89.  Wilbur Dwight Steininger (Leonard Ervin Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 15 Jun 1934 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana and died on 16 Nov 1975 in Indiana at age 41.

According to the Logansport Pharos-Tribune – Logansport, Indiana date d Wednesday August 3, 1955 page 5

Mr.and Mrs. W.D. Steininger of Owosso, Mich., former residents of Roch ester, are the parents of a daughter.  The Rev. and Mrs. Leonard Stein inger are the paternal granparents, Mr. and Mrs. M.I. Steininger and m rs. Leitha Eber are the great grandparents.

Wilbur married Joy Ann Brooks, daughter of Ward Brooks and Myrtle Brooks,  on 4 Oct 1952 in Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan. Joy was born on 30 Mar 1936 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan.

Children from this marriage were:

                   F         i.         Virginia Leigh Steininger was born on 26 Jul 1955 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan.

Virginia married Patrick Jay Hogan on 27 Oct 1972. Patrick was born on 5 Nov 1953.

                   F        ii.         Charlene Kay Steininger was born on 29 Aug 1957 in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Michigan.

Charlene married Douglas Lee Laut on 28 Jun 1975 in Madison, Missouri, USA. Douglas was born on 29 Aug 1956.

                   M      iii.         William Hank Steininger was born on 5 Oct 1958 in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Michigan.

William married Regina Kaye Underwood on 8 Nov 1980. Regina was born on 5 Jan 1963.

                   F       iv.         Julie Ann Steininger was born on 2 Jun 1959.

Julie married Jerry Eugene Cook on 13 Jul 1980. Jerry was born on 13 Jul 1960.

90.  Doris Elaine Steininger (Leonard Ervin Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 7 Aug 1939 in Green Township, Marshall County, Indiana, USA.

Doris married William Gessler Edwards on 7 Aug 1957. William was born on 12 Oct 1938.   They were divorced Divorce in 1971.

Children from this marriage were:

                   F         i.         Carol Jean Edwards was born on 3 Jan 1958 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.

Carol married Stanley Melvin Kuehnert on 2 Aug 1980. Stanley was born on 12 Apr 1954.

                   M       ii.         Douglas Eugene Edwards was born on 10 Jan 1960 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.

Douglas married Gennai Alethia Headley. Gennai was born on 1 Mar 1960.

Doris married Charles Edward Kanitz on 28 Apr 1973. Charles was born on 12 Sep 1943 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan.

The child from this marriage was:

                   F         i.         Jill Marie Kanitz was born on 12 Jun 1975 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.

Jill married Unknown Steele in Jun 1994.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They were divorced Divorce in 1996.

Jill next married Darrin Kenbeek on 24 Dec 1998.

They were divorced Divorce on 29 Aug 2001.

Jill next married Michael Shane Hodson on 5 Oct 2003. Michael was born on 12 Jun 1977.

91.  Kenneth L. Steininger (Zona Edith Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 17 Oct 1937 in Indiana.

Kenneth married Betty Lou Rynearson, daughter of Ellis N Rynearson and Lucile Towne,  on 31 Jul 1955. Betty was born on 2 Jul 1935 in Richland, Fulton, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   F         i.         Melody L. Steininger was born on 26 Feb 1956 in Fulton Co., Indiana.

Melody married Dale F. Wagoner on 26 Oct 1975 in Fulton County, Indiana.

Melody next married Ron Sweany on 21 Jul 1989 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana. Ron was born on 10 Oct 1945.

                   F        ii.         Deborah Kay Steininger was born on 12 May 1957 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana and died on 19 Dec 1989 in Madison, Ohio at age 32.

Deborah married Dennis Alan McFarland, son of Barb Farland,  on 31 May 1975. Dennis was born on 16 Aug 1952 in Shelby, Richland, Ohio and died on 28 Jul 2013 in Plain City, Madison County, Ohio at age 60.

                   M      iii.         David Allen Steininger was born on 8 Aug 1958.

David married Cynthia Diane ‘Cindy’ Hounshell on 4 Aug 1979. Cynthia was born on 9 Apr 1961.

92.  Gladys Marie Steininger (Zona Edith Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 2 Oct 1943 in Leiters Ford, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 27 Mar 2013 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana at age 69, and was buried in Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana.

Gladys married Michael Joseph Overmyer, son of Howard Clinton Overmyer and Mary Creviston,  on 25 Apr 1964 in Kewanna, Fulton, Indiana. Michael was born on 25 Dec 1942 in Argos, Marshall County, Indiana, died on 21 Oct 2000 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana at age 57, and was buried on 24 Oct 2000 in Argos, Marshall County, Indiana.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They were divorced Divorce in Apr 1970.

Children from this marriage were:

                   F         i.         Rhonda Overmyer was born on 31 Mar 1963.

                   M       ii.         Michael ‘Mike’ Overmyer was born on 8 Mar 1966.

Michael married Lori Humes on 3 Jun 1989. Lori was born on 18 Jul 1969.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They were divorced Divorce in Nov 1996.

Michael next married Jackie Smith on 17 Oct 2009. Jackie was born on 10 Oct 1953.

Gladys married James Richard Adams on 16 Jun 1974 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana. James was born about 1934 in Indiana.

Gladys next married Larry Lee Kuhn on 14 Nov 1976 in Tiosa, Fulton, Indiana. Larry was born about 1945 in Indiana.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They were divorced Divorce in 1986.

According to The Logansport Press, Logansport, Indiana  – November 16 , 1961

Two Persons Injured In Two-Car Crash West Of Rochester

ROCHESTER – Two persons were injured in a two-car crash Wednesday morning, five miles west of Rochester on the Burton road.  Miss Gladys Steininger, 19, R.R.4, Rochester, sustained deep lacerations to her left arm and left knee and was admitted to Woodlawn hospital. John Wayne Nichols, 21, R.R. 4, Rochester, suffered cuts on his face and legs .  Nichols was treated at the hospital and released.  The sheriff’s department reported that the Steininger vehicle was en route east on the Burton road when it was in collision with the Nichols auto which was traveling west.  After the collision, the Steininger car veered of f the road to the left and went on to the property of Wilbur Enyart, R .R. 4, Rochester, tearing down three rods of fence and damaging Enyart’ s yard.  both vehicles were estimated a total loss. Damage to Enyeart ‘s fence and property was estimated at $50.

93.  Cledith D. Steininger (Zona Edith Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 11 Jun 1952.

Cledith married Gina on 13 Sep 1974.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They were divorced Divorce on 14 Jul 1987.

The child from this marriage was:

                   F         i.         Genita Steininger was born on 12 Apr 1980.

Cledith next married Sarah D. Banzon on 22 Mar 2008 in Lake, Indiana, USA. Sarah was born on 12 Sep 1975.

Cledith next married Kyong S Kim on 8 Oct 1988 in Porter, Porter, Indiana, USA. Kyong was born about 1957 in Korea.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They were divorced Divorce on 19 May 1998.

From The Logansport Press, Logansport, Indiana – June 11 1972

Army Spec. 4 Cledith D. Steininger, 19, son of Mrs. Zona E. Steininger , Rt. 4, Rochester, has been assigned to the 3rd Armored division in Germany.  A power man in Company A of the division’s 143rd Signal Battalion, Specialist Steininger entered the Army last October, completed basic training at Fr. Lewis, Wash., and was last stationed at Fr. Belvoir, Va.  The specialist is a 1970 graduate of Culver High School.

From the Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, Indiana – Thursday July 5, 1973 pag e 5

Miami County man dead after accident

PERU – Clifford H. Thornton, 25, Rochester R.R. 5, is dead and Cledith D. Steininger, 21, Rochester R.R. 4, is listed in fair condition at Dukes Hospital after a traffic accident which occurred at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the junction of U.S. 31 and Business 31.  Police reported that Thornton, who died from massive head injuries, as passenger in a car driven by Steininger.  Steininger is suffering from bruises and cuts on his arm, police said.  according to police, the vehicle was en route south on U.S, 31 when it swerved to avoid a car coming off Business 31.  Police said the car went out of control and slid broadside into at utility pole where it was nearly broken in half.  The death boost s the number of traffic fatalities in Miami County to 16, equal to the number killed during all of 1972.

94.  Edith Kay Steininger (Zona Edith Steininger 3, Milo Irvin 2, Reuben 1) was born on 24 Nov 1953.

Edith married Gary Heishman on 1 May 1983 in Fulton County, Indiana. Gary was born on 6 Jun 1951.

Edith next married James K. Hooks on 16 Oct 1976 in Fulton County, Indiana.

95.  Lula Wilnettia Hiatt (Elmer Dee Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 16 Aug 1921 in Richland, Fulton, Indiana, died on 9 Feb 2011 in Houston, Harris County, Texas at age 89, and was buried in Fields Store, Waller County, Texas.

Lula married Orie Anderson Pitchford, son of Ora Lee Pitchford and Sallie Lauvin Pitchford,  on 20 Dec 1941 in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Orie was born on 18 Oct 1921 in Waller, Harris, Texas, USA, died on 25 Jun 1991 in Houston, Harris County, Texas at age 69, and was buried in Fields Store, Waller County, Texas.

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LuLu Wilnettia Pitchford of Houston was born August 16, 1921 and passed away on February 9, 2011 at the age of 89.

She was preceded in death by her husband Orie Pitchford and sister, Bernice Gollard. Wilnettia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, A lice and Jerry Chevalier; son and daughter-in-law Melvin and Kathi Pitchford; her sisters Lucille Lytle and Katherine McDonald. She is also survived by her grandkids, Mark Chevalier and wife Kim, Gary Chevalier and wife Andrea, Amy Huston and husband Tony, Mandi Pitchford and D ustin Pitchford; her great grand kids Garrett, Brooke, Audrey and Allison Chevalier.

Wilnettia was a member of the Frank W. Lynn Chapter #1015, Order of the Eastern Star, member of the North Central Baptist Church and the Chaparral Genealogical Society of Tomball.

The family will receive friends from 5-8pm Friday at the Klein Funeral Home-Tomball. The Funeral Service will be held 11am Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the Klein Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, 9714 FM 292 0 Tomball, TX with the interment to follow at Field Store Cemetery.

96.  Catherine Alberta Hiatt (Elmer Dee Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 6 Mar 1924 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

97.  Clara Bernice Haitt (Elmer Dee Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 1 Feb 1926 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 28 Sep 1997 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at age 71, and was buried in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

Clara married Vernon Louis Gollrad, son of John Carl Gollrad and Amy Amelia Dozart,  on 16 Sep 1941 in Harris, Texas, USA. Vernon was born on 5 Jul 1921 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA, died on 2 Feb 1982 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at age 60, and was buried in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

98.  Lucile Jannett Hiatt (Elmer Dee Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 28 Jul 1928 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana and died on 7 Aug 2011 in Pearland, Brazoria, Texas at age 83.

Lucile married Robert Edward Lytle on 30 Oct 1943 in Cleveland, Oklahoma, USA. Robert was born in 1922.

99.  Marvin Gerald Van Scoik (Laura Faye Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 8 Dec 1926 in Fulton County, Indiana, USA and died after 2 Jun 2009.

100.  Francis Jean Van Scoik (Laura Faye Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 10 Apr 1929 in Richland, Fulton, Indiana, USA and died after 22 Apr 2007.

Francis married Leroy Culp, son of Oscar K Culp and Esther Loucks,  on 31 Oct 1948 in Elkhart, Indiana. Leroy was born on 7 May 1922 in Harrison, Elkhart, Indiana and died on 4 May 1999 in Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, USA at age 76.

Noted events in their marriage were:

•  They were divorced Divorce Unknown Date.

101.  Paul Dwayne Van Scoik (Laura Faye Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 13 Nov 1931 in Fulton County, Indiana, died on 22 Apr 2007 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana at age 75, and was buried in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA.

Paul married Betty Jean Barth on 11 Dec 1948 in Edwardsburg, Cass, Michigan, USA. Betty died after 22 Apr 2007.

The child from this marriage was:

                   F         i.         Suzan Elaine Vanscoik was born on 22 Jul 1953, died on 10 Nov 1954 at age 1, and was buried in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA.

102.  Robert Eugene Van Scoik (Laura Faye Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 9 Jan 1934 in FULTON CO, INDIANA USA and died on 14 Apr 2016 at age 82.

103.  Carol Van Scoik (Laura Faye Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born in 1937 in Indiana and died after 22 Apr 2007.

104.  Delores Louise Van Scoik (Laura Faye Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 23 Oct 1938 in Fulton County, Indiana and died after 22 Apr 2007.

105.  Pat Hiatt (Clarence Lloyd Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1).

106.  Ernest Lee Hiatt (Clarence Lloyd Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 3 Jun 1934 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 21 Oct 2015 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 81, and was buried in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Ernest married Carolyn J Wood on 5 Oct 1952 in Rochester, Indiana. Carolyn was born on 3 Mar 1936 in Rochester, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   M        i.         Gary Hiatt.

                   F        ii.         Cheryl Hiatt.

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Ernest “Ernie” Hiatt died Oct. 21, 2015, after a battle with cancer.

He did so much to add to the quality of life in Fulton County and influenced so many people I felt that he should be memorialized by someone who knew him for many years. I attended Woodrow Elementary School with his wife Carolyn, so I feel moved to tell his story. My sons camped at Ernie’s farm when in Boy Scouts in the 1970s. So Bill and I have been friends with Ernie for most of our lives.

Ernie was born June 3, 1934, to Clarence and Charlotte Hiatt on a far m in Richland Township, Fulton County. He was a lifelong resident of Richland Township. As a young man he helped his family at the Farmers Market in South Bend, taking chickens and produce there to sell.

Ernie graduated from Richland Center High School in 1952. He joined U. S. Naval Reserves on April 10, 1952, at age 17. Sheriff Laurence Norris had to sign to show that he had no arrests in order for him to join underage. He graduated from Great Lakes Naval Base Oct. 3, 1952, cam e home and married Carolyn Woods on Oct. 5, 1952. They were married 6 3 years. He served 16 years but never went overseas. The last six year s were spent as a recruiter in South Bend. He was honorably discharge d in 1969.

He operated his Hiatt Electric Company at Leiter’s Ford 1956-1975 when he moved the business to his home and continued until recently.

A lifetime Boy Scout member, Scoutmaster and executive, Ernie was awarded the Silver Beaver, was in Order of the Arrow and was a trainer for Wood badge leaders.

An outgoing person, Ernie joined many organizations: Masonic Lodge for 50 years, American Legion and Moose Lodge and Scottish Rite, in which he was a lifetime member. He was also in Rochester Kiwanis Club.

Ernie was one of the founders, or first to join, Fulton County Sheriff Reserves and served 34 years. He was president a couple of years. He was founder and first president of Fulton County Parks Department.

He started a Coleman Museum in 1985 at his home in a building that h e filled with lanterns, stoves, all kinds of Coleman items, even a Coleman motorbike. In 1983 he started a Coleman Collectors Club. He published the Coleman Collectors Courier for several years.

When the Akron Jonah Club disbanded in 1978, Ernie, a member of the club since 1962, bought their fish frying equipment. He continued to cook fish for the community to raise money for projects that ranged from helping with funeral expenses to helping the museum and churches and other groups. His fish fry truck burned at the Fulton County Museum in October 2010 but he rebuilt it and sold it in 2015.

Carolyn threw a party for his 80th birthday at the Fulton County Museum in 2014. More than 400 people attended.

I remember when Ernie was president of the Fulton County Historical Society in 1970. He was a charter member of the historical society from its beginning in 1963. He served on the society board of directors the last two years of his life. He was also a member of the Fulton County Historical Power Association and was in charge of the food vendors during their shows. He owned seven antique Allis Chalmers tractors.

On the political scene, Ernie was a member of the Richland Township election board, Richland Township Advisory Board, Fulton County Zoning Board – one of the first members – and the youngest member of Indiana Conservation Inc., for which he had an office in Indianapolis.

Ernie and Carolyn were blessed with two children, Gary and Cheryl. Ernie drove an Amish taxi for several years to help his Amish neighbors.

Ernie gave comedy programs, imitating Chick Sales on how to build an outhouse, and Charley Weaver. Dressed as an old-timer, he was hilarious . The last time I saw Ernie was when he was in Hickory Creek nursing home. His memory was perfect and he chatted with my husband Bill for more than an hour about old times and old friends. I gave him my Trail of Courage badge. He said he wanted a gooseberry pie, so I told Melinda Clinger. Her mother made a gooseberry pie for him and he was so happy. He refused to eat supper but had pie.

Anderson Lake is on Ernie’s farm on County Road 450 North about four miles west of U.S. 31. This is believed to be the site of one of Chief Aubbeenaubbee’s villages and the birthplace of Abram Burnett, who was on the 1838 Trail of Death. Ernie built a clubhouse at the lake and had reunions, picnics and meetings there.

I wish I had written down all the stories Ernie told me. He told of riding the school bus and the bus driver, William Miller, told of cemeteries no longer in existence. Ernie recalled the old Boy Scout camp a t the present Ruth Kern Nature Preserve, the busloads of scouts that came from Chicago to stay at the camp, so many, many stories.

I told him that he should write a book, but he never did.

So this is my tribute to Ernie Hiatt, an old friend and fellow historian. We will long reap the benefits from his life on this earth.

(Reprinted from the Rochester Sentinel article authored by Shirley Wil lard)

Source: Good Family Funeral Home

107.  Everett Dale Hiatt (Clarence Lloyd Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 10 Jul 1936 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Everett married Shirley Joan Raub, daughter of John Frederick Raub and Blanche Miller,  on 26 Aug 1956 in Leiters Ford, Fulton County, Indiana. Shirley was born on 12 Sep 1936 in Huntington, Huntington, Indiana, died on 14 Jun 2011 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana at age 74, and was buried in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   F         i.         Cathlene Hiatt.

Cathlene married David Strong.

                   F        ii.         Beverly Hiatt.

                   M      iii.         David Hiatt.

David married Catherine Unknown.

108.  Kathryn Louise Hiatt (Clarence Lloyd Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 25 Dec 1940 in Rural, Fulton, Indiana, USA.

109.  Nelson J Hiatt (Clarence Lloyd Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 23 May 1943.

110.  Nelson Gene Hiatt (Clarence Lloyd Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 23 May 1943 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, died on 16 Nov 2015 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana at age 72, and was buried in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Nelson married Jo Ruth Good on 21 Jun 1969 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana. Jo was born in 1947 in Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

                   M        i.         Stephen ‘Goose’ Hiatt.

                   M       ii.         Michael J Hiatt was born on 28 Oct 1971.

Michael married Julie S Crilly, daughter of James Michael Weaver and Lucinda Sue Weaver,  on 14 Mar 1998 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana. Julie was born in 1970 in Indiana.

                   F       iii.         Miriam Ruth Hiatt was born in 1975 in Rochester.

Miriam married Timothy Lamar Miller, son of Kenton Chester Miller and Rita Ann Miller,  on 20 Apr 2002 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana. Timothy was born in 1978 in Wabash, Indiana.

                   F       iv.         Rachel R Hiatt was born in 1983 in Indiana.

Rachel married Kyle W Schnitz, son of Jeff Schnitz and Ranette Schnitz,  on 6 Jun 2004 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana. Kyle was born in 1981 in Indiana.

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Mr. Gene Hiatt, 72 of Rochester, passed away at 3:01 PM on Monday, November 16, 2015 at his farm.

On May 23, 1943, Nelson Gene born in Richland Township, a treasured son of Clarence L. and Charlotte McMillen Hiatt. Growing up he shared his childhood with a sister and three brothers. Gene developed a life long passion for agriculture, spending his youth on the family farm. He graduated from Richland Center High School in 1962.

Pursuing his formal education, Gene studied at the Bemidji Bible Institute in Minnesota for three years. During this time he spent six months in the Holy Land, specifically Dothan, Jordan, as an archeologist studying archeology. Returning home he enrolled at Bethel College earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Gene continued his educ ation attaining a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of St. Francis in Ft. Wayne.

Mr. Hiatt taught elementary school in Winamac for seven years before refocusing his professional career as a full time farmer. During his teaching years, Gene kept his eyeout for a student who possessed the initial qualities of an underdog. It was a personal goal to elevate that student and arm him or her with leadership qualities making a change in their young lives.

In Plymouth, Gene married the love of his life and best friend, Jo Ruth Good on June 21, 1969. Together they shared more than 46 years of life’s adventures. Their union produced four wonderful children, Stephen , Michael, Miriam and Rachel. The blessing of another generation has been added to the family tree with ten grandchildren.

Gene’s passion for farming involved a wide a varied spectrum. From his family farm he annually led in the planting of a huge truck patch garden. The bountiful harvest was enjoyed by his family, but also his loyal customers at the Hiatt Garden Farm Market’s of Plymouth and Rochester and the South Bend Farmer’s Market. As an entrepreneure, he raised chickens and turkeys and opened a processing operation on his Richland Township homestead. From 1990 – 1997 Gene and his family owned and operated the Hiatt Ice Company.

For over four decades, Gene served as the South Bend Farmer’s Market as President. He was active with the Gideons International for many years, serving a zone leader. More recently he was a charter member of The Cross Church in Rochester where he worked on many committees. Gene was especially proud of the many short term missionary trips to Honduras, Escusla el Sanbrado. It was here that he taught the villiagers ho w to plant, maintain the crops and maximize the harvest of a truck pat ch garden. A lifelong teacher at heart he also taught them how to set up a poultry farm complete with processing operation. These gifts allowed the local farmers to be self-sustaining and independent.

Together Gene and Ruth raised four children who all contribute to our community. What a legacy he has left them, instilling basic values and many of the the ingredients to lead a successful, productive life . As a role model he demonstrated a strong work ethic, loyalty and ho w to maintain independence, just naming a few of life’s lessons. He had an uncanny ability to identify a weakness with his offspring and help them overcome, creating a new found strength.

Born with a birth defect to his right hand, Gene not only persevered b ut prevailed never allowing that to overcome him or stop his progress . He would make modifications re-inventing methods to accomodate that little hurdle. In his early years he was an accomplished basketball player, could clean and cut up a chicken faster or carry a five gallon bucket just like anyone. His positive attitude was unparalleled.

Left to cherish Gene’s memory are his loving wife Ruth; two daughters : Miriam Miller and husband Tim of Macy, Rachel Schnitz and husband Kyle of Rochester ; two sons: Stephen “Goose” Hiatt of Rochester, Michae l Hiatt and wife Julie of Rochester; 10 grandchildren: Maddison Hiatt , Mikayla Hiatt, Mallory Hiatt, Peyton Hiatt, Hannah Miller, Leah Miller, Rivkah Miller, Silas Miller, Emma Rae Schnitz, Ella Grace Schnitz ; a sister, Kathryn Hiatt, of Plymouth; two brothers: Pat Hiatt and wi fe Patty of Rochester, Phil Hiatt and wife Shirley of Plymouth; a sister-in-law, Carol Hiatt of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding Gene in death are his parents, a grandchild, and a brother Ernest Hiatt on October 21, 2015.

Pastor Martin Furrow will officiate services. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

111.  Philip Lynn Hiatt (Clarence Lloyd Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 13 Oct 1945 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana.

Philip married Shirley L. Foster on 4 Jun 1966 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana. Shirley was born in 1945 in Ohio.

The child from this marriage was:

                   M        i.         Barry Allen Hiatt was born in 1969 in Indiana.

Barry married Nicole Lynne Demien, daughter of Eugene K. Demien and Pennelope J. Demien,  on 14 Dec 1990 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana. Nicole was born in 1970 in Indiana.

112.  Dwight Leo Barker (Alice Fern Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born on 14 Jun 1934 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, USA, died on 20 Jun 2017 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma at age 83, and was buried on 23 Jun 2017 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

113.  Clell R Barker (Alice Fern Hiatt 3, Catharine Luella ‘Lulu Katie’ Steininger 2, Reuben 1) was born in 1939 in Michigan.