The Family of Jonathan ‘Howard’ Steininger

Jonathan ‘Howard’ Steininger and His Descendants

JONATHAN ‘HOWARD’6 STEININGER (Reuben5, George B4, John Jacob3, John Leonard2, Johan Leonard1)

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

Jonathan ‘Howard’ and Eliza Anna Buehler had 6 children:

1 ) IRVIN JAY7 STEININGER was born on 17 Sep 1884 in Labette, Labette, Kansas. He died on 30 Dec 1969 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana (Age: 85). He married Ruby Bunker, daughter of Louis Bunker and Nan Ballenger, on 15 Apr 1909 in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana (Her parents home). She was born on 17 Apr 1888 in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana. She died on 31 Jan 1978 in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana.

2) FOREST RAY STEININGER was born on 25 Aug 1889 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana. He died on 06 Jun 1959 in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana (Age: 69). He married Viola Deliliah Lusher, daughter of William Henry Lusher and Philipina Christina Heil, on 26 Dec 1909 in Royal Center, Cass County, Indiana. She was born on 15 Apr 1894 in Indiana. She died on 04 Jul 1964 in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana (Age: 70).

3) GLADYS ARMITTA STEININGER was born on 14 Nov 1895 in Defiance County, Ohio. She died in 1928 in Arkansas. She married Charles Waymon Fisher, son of John Foster Fisher and Alice Lilly Hill, on 29 Nov 1917 in Beebe, White County, Arkansas. He was born on 25 Apr 1888 in Walling, White, Tennessee. He died in Dec 1974 in Beebe, White, Arkansas.

4) HERMAN PAUL STEININGER was born on 12 Dec 1898 in Fulton County, Indiana. He died on 04 Oct 1972 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana. He married Grace Marie Herbick, daughter of John Herbick and Carolyn Kuhn, on 27 Feb 1928 in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana. She was born on 12 Mar 1898 in Richland Center, Fulton County, Indiana. She died on 09 Feb 1969 in Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana (Wabash Hospital).

5) GEORGE EDWARD STEININGER was born on 04 Mar 1902 in St Joseph County, Indiana. He died in Oct 1983 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He married Edith B. Cummings, daughter of Warren Cummings and Bertha Burgh, on 12 Feb 1926 in Fulton County, Indiana. She was born on 27 Aug 1909 in Indiana. She died on 01 Oct 1979 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

6) CHARLOTTE STEININGER was born on 19 Sep 1905 in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana. She died on 07 Feb 1946 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana. She married James Franklin ‘Frank’ Odell, son of John Henry Bud Odell and Mary Johnson, on 15 Jul 1922 in Fulton County, Indiana. He was born on 10 Sep 1899 in Laurel, Kentucky. He died on 20 Feb 1980 in Orlando, Orange, Florida

Notes on 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.

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

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

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

Fulton County Indiana Obituaries 1919 – 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.

Notes for Eliza Anna Buehler:

Obituary from the Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana – June 2, 1932

Mrs. Eliza Steininger, widow of the late Rev. H. Steininger, at one time pastor of the local Evangelical church, died at her home in Rochester Tuesday night. Surviving are four sons, Forest of nine miles north of here, Herman of near Rochester, George of Rochester and Ervin of Auburn, and two daughters. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Evangelical church near Rochester and burial was made in the German cemetery nearby.

Children of Jonathan ‘Howard’ Steininger and links to their genealogy

Irvin Jay Steininger

Forest Ray Steininger

Gladys Armitta Steininger

Herman Paul Steininger

George Edward Steininger

Charlotte Ruby Steininger