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was born at Moravia, Iowa, July 25, 1865, and came to Nebraska ten years later. He is the son of Benjamin C. and Sylvia Ann (Beatty) Stauber, his father born at Salem, North Carolina, September 7, 1835. He was an early settler in Nebraska, and died at Hebron on January 4 1916. His wife, who was born at Magnolia, Illinois, November 5, 1840, is still living.
Mr. Stauber attended rural schools, and as a youth took up farming. For five years after coming to Nebraska he resided in York County, and for the past 51 years has been a resident of Thayer County. He is married to Mary Margaret Jones, who was born in Thayer County, November 26, 1872. Residence: Chester.
Carroll Orville Stauffer
Carroll O. Stauffer was born at Oakland, Nebraska. September 24, 1887, and has lived there most of his life. His father, Theodore Randolph Stauffer, was born at Iowa City, Iowa, December 25, 1856, of Swiss descent. His mother, Julia Mathilda (Steen) Stauffer, was born at Frankville, Iowa, September 27, 1856, and died at Oakland, September 17, 1917; her ancestry was Norwegian. She was a teacher and was active in church and club work.
Mr. Stauffer was graduated from the Oakland High School in 1905, and in 1912 was awarded the LL. B. degree at the University of Nebraska. He was admitted to the bar at Lincoln, June 13, 1912, and is now city attorney of Oakland. He served as judge, of the Fourth Judicial District 1921-25, and was for some time chairman of the Republican central committee.
During the World War Judge Stauffer served as second lieutenant in the infantry. Prior to his enlistment he was active in loan drives for the Red Cross, and was a Four Minute Man. He is a member of the American Legion, and is a major in the Officer's Reserve Corps. He is a member of the Nebraska Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is vice president of the Red Cross at Oakland, and from 1925-29, was a member of the board of education. He is a member of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, the State Historical Society, and the Nebraskana Society. His hobby is reading.
His marriage to Nellie F. Hanson, daughter of Peter Hansen, and Breta Jaderberg Hansen was solemnized at Stromsburg, Nebraska, December 31, 1918. Mrs. Stauffer was born at Osceola, Nebraska, October 23, 1889; her ancestry is Swedish. Before her marriage she was a teacher. They have three children: Phyllis, born November 15, 1919; Russell, born May 29, 1921; and Mary Marie, born March 15, 1923. Residence: Oakland.
Albert Stauss, who is known throughout the newspaper world as an editor and executive, was born at Leutkirch, Wurttemburg, Germany, August 16, 1882. His father, George Johann Stauss, was born at Stuttgart, December 31, 1847, and died there on August 14, 1910. He was an educator who was descended from a long line of illustrious professional people, ministers, and teachers, all of them German. His mother, who was a middle class south German, was born at Bempflingen, Wurttemberg, Germany, and died at Stuttgart, May 5, 1887.
Mr. Stauss received his education at the Stuttgart Gymnasium and the Stuttgart Business College in Germany. He entered the newspaper business in 1912 as reporter; was correspondent for the Baltimore Journal, 1913-16; was editor of the Buffalo Herald, 1915-16; was editor of the Green County Herald, at Monroe, Wisconsin, 1916-19; editor Lincoln Free Press 1919-26; and was editor and manager of Die Welt-Post at Lincoln, Nebraska, for 11 years.
A member of the Lincoln Advertising Club, the Woodmen of the World, and various civic organizations, he was recently made a member of the Nebraskana Society. His hobby was reading. Mr. Stauss died September 21, 1930, at Berlin, Germany. His death was a distinct loss to the newspaper world and to his community and state.
He was married to Dorothea Elizabeth Ober, at Flensburg, Germany, August 18, 1907. Mrs. Stauss was born at Grimma, Saxony, Germany, March 26, 1884. She is descended from a long line of ancestors who were artists and musicians. Their three children are: Hildegard, born June 30, 1908; George, born May 28, 1913; and Elfiela, born March 2, 1915. Hildegard was formerly instructor of German at the University of Nebraska. Residence: Lincoln.
Dorothea Elisabeth Stauss
Dorothea Elizabeth Stauss was born at Golzern by Grimma, Germany, March 26, 1884, the daughter of Freidrich Wilhelm Ober and Johanna Emilie Hoffman Ober. Her father was born at Neustadt, Germany, May 14, 1854, and is manager of a paper mill at the Free City of Danzig; he is an engineer and chemist. Her mother was born at Darmstadt, Germany, August 18, 1848, and was a teacher in London for eight years; her father was Lawyer Hoffman, cousin to Rudolph Hoffman the artist, and Clemens Brentano, the poet.
Mrs. Stauss attended the schools of Germany, and was a student at the Art College at Munich, Germany. She has lived in Nebraska 12 years, and is now editor and manager of Die Welt-Post. She is a member of the Advertising Club, is affiliated with St. Francis Catholic Church of Lincoln, and is a member of the Women's Catholic Order of Forester. She is a Democrat.
On August 18, 1907, she was united in marriage with Albert Stauss, at Flensburg, Schleswig, Holstein, Germany. They have three children: Hildegard, born June 30, 1908; George, born May 28, 1913; and Elfrieda, born March 2, 1915. Hildegard was German instructor at the University of Nebraska two years and is now the only instructor in German at the University of Omaha. Residence: Lincoln.
Lester Miles Stearns
Lester Miles Stearns, physician and surgeon since 1905, was born at Englewood, Illinois, November 16, 1883, son of Marcus Cicero and Nina Louise (Miles) Stearns.
The father, a lumber and coal dealer, was born at Chicago, October 10, 1858, and died at Philadelphia, June 14, 1905. He was descended from Isaac Stearns who emigrated from England in 1632 on the ship Arabella, and from Lieutenant Nathaniel Stearns of the Revolutionary Army.
Nina Louise Miles, who was born at Berea, Ohio, August 14, 1859, was of Revolutionary ancestry, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her death occured at Altadena, California, May 14, 1925.
Lester Miles Stearns attended grade school in Chicago, Illinois, was a student at Lewis Institute in Chicago, and received his medical degree from the University of Illinois in 1905. He was class historian, a member of Alpha Kappa Kappa, and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in 1903. During the years 1905-07 he was house surgeon at the West Side Hospital in Chicago and in 1909 took post graduate work at the University of Vieinna (sic).
A resident of Nebraska since September, 1908, Dr. Stearns has been active in professional, civic and fraternal organizations. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American, Nebraska State and Buffalo County Medical Associations, and is the author of numerous medical papers.
He was coroner of Buffalo County 1911-13, city physician 1915, member of the board of education 1925-31, and first physician, Kearney State Tuberculosis Hospital, 1912-14. At the present time he is attending surgeon, Good Samaritan Hospital, at Kearney.
Dr. Stearns is a 32nd degree York Rite and Scottish
Rite Mason and Knight Templar, and a member of the Elks, the Chamber of Commerce and the Red Cross. He was president of the Kearney School Board in 1930, was a contract surgeon 1917-18, and a four minute speaker. His club is the Kearney Country Club.
On June 20, 1906, he was married to Rosina Dickinson Aispaugh at Orland, Indiana. Mrs. Stearns, who is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, was born at Bronson, Michigan, March 10, 1884. There are two daughters, Francis J., born June 1, 1914, and Susanne M., born March 23, 1917. Residence: Kearney.
Born in Story County, Iowa, March 10, 1864, Albert Stebbins is the son of Alanson and Mialmo Jane (Barkdull) Stebbins. His father, who was born at Geauga County, Ohio, February 3, 1830, was a preacher, blacksmith, and farmer, who moved from Story County to Antelope County, Nebraska, 46 years ago, and made a home for his family near Elgin; he died near Elgin, February 3, 1894; his ancestry was German. His mother was born of Scotch parentage in Ohio, August 28, 1823, and died in Antelope County, October 22, 1906.
Mr. Stebbins received his education in the rural schools of Story County. He has been a farmer practically all his life and is a member of the Farmers Union at Elgin. He is affiliated with the Park Congregational Church. Mr. Stebbins recalls vividly the pioneer religious services which were held in a sod school house in the early days and the various community activities which the early Nebraska settlers experienced. He was married to Charlotte Smiley Guthrie (Sapp) at Nevada, Iowa, August 28, 1902. Mrs. Stebbins, whose parents were Pennsylvania Dutch farmers, was born in Highland County, Ohio. She was married to Lewis Sapp November 16, 1887. Two children were born to their union: Flora May. August 29, 1888, who married W. S. Armstrong and who died January 30, 1924; and William Aaron, April 10, 1892. Residence: Elgin.
Willis Irl Stebbins
Willis Irl Stebbins, postmaster at Gothenburg, was born there on March 29, 1895, son of Willis M. and Avis (Wilcox) Stebbins. The father, born in Oil City, Pennsylvania, January 21, 1863, is a merchant, and former state treasurer. He is descended from English settlers in America thirteen years after the landing of the Pilgrims. Avis Wilcox was born in Vermont, February 14, 1872.
Mr. Stebbins attended the Gothenburg public schools, was graduated from high school in 1914, and attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, the University of Nebraska and the University of Texas.
On April 11, 1925, he was married to Norma Thompson at Lincoln. Mrs. Stebbins was born at Central City, Nebraska, January 8, 1897. There are two daughters, Sally, born May 1, 1926; and Nancy, born March 10, 1930.
Mr. Stebbins is a Republican. He held the rank of 2nd lieutenant, Air Service, in the World War, serving at Kelley Field and Scott Field. He is a member of the American Legion, the Officers Reserve Corps, the Methodist Episcopal Church, the American Automobile Association, the Elks, Masons and Modern Woodmen of America. His club is the Gothenburg Country Club. He is a member of The Nebraskana Society. Residence: Gothenburg.
Willis Merrill Stebbins
Willis Merrill Stebbins, executive, was born at Wattsburg, Pennsylvania, January 20, 1863, and since April 12, 1881 has resided in Nebraska. He is the son of John C. and Dolly J. (Swetland) Stebbins.
Mr. Stebbins attended public school and Sherman Academy (N. Y.), and is an honorary member of Sigma Phi Sigma at Lincoln. He homesteaded five years and for forty-two years has been in business in Gothenburg.
A Republican, he has been a member of the city council and school board, served in the Nebraska legislature 1911, 1913, and 1915; was a member of the constitutional convention of 1919-20, and served as state treasurer 1927-31.
On January 1, 1891, he was married to Avis Adelle Wilcox at Hastings. There are three children living, and two deceased: Verna, born October 20, 1891, married Arthur Greenslit, and died March 1, 1921; Guy L., born April 19, 1893, died September 15, 1914; W. Irl, born March 29, 1895, married Norma Thompson; Alice I., born May 14, 1904; Virge W., born May 28, 1906, married Florence Brooks.
Mr. Stebbins is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Kiwanis Club, the Hiram Club, the Knife and Fork Club, the Elks, Masons (32nd degree), and the Nebraska State Historical Society. Residence: Gothenburg.
Lester William Stecher
Lester William Stecher, farmer, was born in Dodge County, Nebraska, September 8, 1883, son of Joseph and Rosa (Wagner) Stecher. His father was born in Gutenberg, Bohemia, November 25, 1857, and came to the United States in 1869. His wife was born in Cleveland, Ohio, March 19, 1853. In her younger days she was a teacher. Her ancestry is German.
Mr. Stecher attended public school and for a number of years has been engaged in farming. He is married to Ethel Stephen, who was born at Valparaiso, Nebraska, August 13, 1883. They have one son, Joseph, born January 24, 1915.
Mr. Stecher is a Mason, a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. Residence: Potter.
Carl Frederic Steckelberg
Carl F. Steckelberg, musical educator and concert violinist of prominence, has lived in Nebraska for 47 years and has taken an active part in orchestra directing in Lincoln for many years. He was born in New York City, December 9, 1876, the son of John Henry and Mary (MacLean) Steckelberg. His father, who was born at Llsen, Hanover Province, Germany, August for Adolph Neundolph and Leopold Damrosch in New York. He was solo clarinetist with Gilmore, and was solo celloist with Theodore Thomas. He was descended from the German nobility.
His mother who was born at Scotsburn Station, Pictow County, Canada, February 2, 1847, and died on the home ranch Madison, Nebraska, and was buried at Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, November 13, 1923, was an active Eastern Star worker. She was a descendant of Gladstone through the maternal line, and Lord Hector MacLean on the paternal side.
Prof. Steckelberg attended the country schools and was a student at the Madison Normal and the Wayne Norinal School. He studied in the University of Nebraska and Hochs conservatory at Frankfurt, Germany, where he obtained his A. M. degree, under Hugo Heerman; violin composition under Arrmand, ensemble under Carl Findlcy; then at Leipzig Conservatory was a special student with Amo Hilf (violin), Arthur Nickish conducting. He was a private pupil with Joachim in Berlin, with Ysaye at Brussels; with Sevcik in Prague; Pisek in Bohemia, and Leopold Auer in Chicago. He was a member of Sigma Chi and Acacia.
Since 1905 he has been at the head of the string department of the University School of Music at Lincoln. He is orchestral head at the University of Nebraska, and since 1927 has held the rank of professor. He is the author of: Nemusier Method & Device; Why the Stiff Arm in Bowing; and other musical articles.
On April 21, 1910, he was united in marriage with Onida Wiltse at Pender, Thurston County, Nebraska.
Mrs. Steckelberg, who was born at Walnut, Iowa, December 3, 1887, is accompanist to Mr. Steckelberg. There are two children: Carleen, born July 1, 1912; and Onida Janette, born March 10, 1920.
He is a member of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary Club. He is a 32nd degree Mason. He is a member of the East Ridge Country Club; the Nebraskana Society; and the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln. Professor Steckelberg is vitally interested in building a huge loan fund for students by giving concerts and turning over the proceeds to this fund. His hobbies are: making violins; gardening; and doing research work in acoustics. His favorite sport is golf. Residence: Lincoln.
Lester Prescott Stedman
Lester Prescott Stedman was born at Oneida, Illinois, July 3, 1870, son of Volney Chapin and Julia Amanda (Prescott) Stedman.
For some time after leaving the Oneida High School, he engaged in farming and later was a hardware dealer in Woodhull, Illinois. He is now an employee of the firm of the Dempster O'Connell Hardware Company at Gordon, Nebraska. He has resided at Gordon, Nebraska, since 1916.
On January 12, 1898, Mr. Stedman was married to Lottie Belle Sterling at Utica, Iowa. She was born at Lima, New York, May 14, 1877, her father being one of the colony that founded the town of Gordon, Nebraska in 1884. There are two children, Win, born October 30, 1900, who married Jennie Pinkerton; and Stanford, born April 23, 1906, who married Grace Pohlman.
Mr. Stednian is a Republican and a Mason. His hobby is reading. Residence: Gordon.
Isaac Clinton Steele
Isaac C. Steele, pioneer business man in Nebraska, has lived in this state for the past 60 years. He was born at Shelbyville, Indiana, September 20, 1862, the son of Robert Robison and Mary Ellen (Croly) Steele. His father, who was a farmer, was born at Shelbyville, December 30, 1839, and died in Fillmore County, Nebraska, April 29, 1872. His mother, whose ancestry was Irish, was born in Lawrence County, Ohio, April 22, 1838, and died at Ohiowa, Nebraska, March 15, 1913.
Mr. Steele has been engaged in the furniture and undertaking business at Ohio for many years. He is a member of the Ohiowa Commercial Club, is affiliated with the Methodist Church at Ohiowa, and holds membership in the Nebraskana Society. He is connected with the Chester Telephone Company.
His marriage to Ora Belle Carter occurred at Friend, Nebraska, October 10, 1891. Mrs. Steele was born at Bushnell, Illinois, October 19, 1871, and died at Omaha, Nebraska, February 12, 1901. On August 31, 1902, Mr. Steele married Elda Dunn; three children were born to them: Edward Eloss, born June 23, 1903, who died November 15, 1903; Doretta Hope, born September 11, 1904, who died January 10, 1905; and Mary Vaunden, born March 30, 1906. Residence: Ohiowa.
William LaBarthe Steele
William LaBarthe Steele was born at Springfield, Illinois, May 2, 1875. He is the son of Robert Clingan Steele, born in Chester County Pennsylvania, March 13, 1836. He was an accountant, and merchant, and a member of the city council of Springfield. His father was a Pennsylvania farmer of Scotch descent, and his mother was of the Marsh family of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry. Robert Steele married Mary Eleanor LaBarthe, born at Springfield, November 30, 1852. She is a musician and was for years organist of the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Springfield, and later soprano soloist. She was also a teacher of piano and organ. Her father, Jules LaBarthe was born at Bordeaux, France, and her mother was Albina Mary Smith, born in Dublin.
Mr. Steele attended Rev. J. F. Brooks' Private School at Springfield, and was graduated from Springfield High School, of which William Helmle was principal, in 1892. He was valedictorian of his graduating class. In 1896 he received his B. S. in Architecture from the University of Illinois. He is a member of Sigma Chi, Kappa Kappa chapter. From 1893-96 he was a member of the university band, and, was illustrator of Illio in 1896.
From 1896 to 1904 Mr. Steele was an architectural draftsman in the offices of Louis H. Sullivan and S. S. Beman of Chicago; Thomas Rodd, Alden and Harlow, S. F. Heckert of Pittsburg.; W. W. Beach, Sioux City, and member of the firm of Beach and Steele at Sioux City from 1905-06. From 1906 to 1927 he practiced alone at Sioux City. Since 1928 he has been a member of the firm of Kimball, Steele and Sandham at Omaha. He is a registered architect in Iowa and South Dakota.
He married Mariana Green at St. Louis, April 30, 1901. Mrs. Steele was born at Champaign, Illinois, and is of English and Scotch descent. She was graduated from Champaign High School and the University of Illinois, and before her marriage was a teacher. They have six children, Mariana, born June 10, 1903; Melissa, born November 6, 1905, who joined the Dominican Order in 1929 and is known as Sister Mary Philip, and who is teaching at Faribault, Minnesota; William LaBarthe, Jr., born August 25, 1907; Jane Raymond, born March 26, 1910; Sallie Green, born February 7, 1914; and Philip Joseph, born April 23, 1916.
Mr. Steele is the author of various articles in the American Institute of Architects' Journal, House Beautiful, Western Architect, Ecclesiastical Review, etc. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is past president of the Iowa chapter; he served on the board of directors and as second vice president of the national organization. He is also a member of the Interprofessional Institute and of the Engineers Club. While living in Sioux City he was a member of the board of trustees of the City Library two terms, was president of the Rotary Club, and member of the board of directors of the Sioux City Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, and is Past Grand Knight of Epiphany Council of Sioux City.
In polities Mr. Steele is independent, he is a Catholic and member of St. Cecilia's Cathedral. He is a member of the Nebraskana Society. His present club is the University Club of Omaha. He is interested in archery and extremely fond of music. Residence: Omaha.
Ellis M. Steen
The Rev. Ellis M. Steen, clergyman, was born in Davis County, Indiana, May 26, 1879, son of John Franklin and Mary Catharine (Lock) Steen. His ancestry is Scotch-Irish and came to the United States about 1734.
In 1899 Mr. Steen was graduated from High School in Washington, Indiana, and the following two years attended Franklin College at Franklin, Indiana. The following year he was a student at James Millikin University.
On October 17, 1899, he was married to Dennie Bula Dale at Washington, Indiana, her birthplace. She was born October 1, 1878. Their children are: as follows, Lois, born March 18, 1901; Eunice, January 18, 1903; James Dale, January 27, 1904; Robert, October 18, 1906; Dorothy, March 17, 1909; and Ellis, Jr., April 15, 1914.
Mr. Steen has held eight pastorates, and during the years that he has been a clergyman he has added 1500 members to his various churches. He is a Republican, a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Commercial Club and the Knights of Pythias. His favorite sports are golf and fishing. Residence: North Platte.
Frank S. Stegge
Frank Stegge, prominent banker, was born in Pocahontas County, Iowa, December 31, 1878. Shortly after the Civil War his father homesteaded in Pocahontas County, Iowa. He died there on July 9, 1899, while his wife died there on September 9, 1896.
Mr. Stegge attended public school and on January 7, 1903, was married to Anna Meehan of Pocahontas, Iowa. Her parents were early settlers in that county. They have one daughter, Frances C., who was born November 3, 1915, at Randolph. She is a junior in St. Frances High School.
Mr. Stegge is an independent Democrat. He has been a resident of Nebraska since October 17, 1905, and at the present time is vice president and manager of the First National Bank of Randolph, of which he has been connected since October 17, 1905; This is one of the strongest banks in northeastern Nebraska. Mr. Stegge started as a bookkeeper, was made assistant cashier, and in July, 1909, was elected cashier and manager. This bank is affiliated with the Toy National Bank of Sioux City, Iowa, of which Mr. James F. Toy is the president.
Mr. Stegge is the owner of a farm and enjoys spending his spare time there. He is especially fond of good stock.
During the late war he assisted in all Liberty loam and other drives. He is a member of St. Frances Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Randolph.
James Stehlik, who was born at Olive Precinct, Lancaster County, Nebraska, October 8, 1870, is the son of Vaclav and Marie (Jarmon) Stehlik. His father, who was a pioneer farmer, was born in Kladno, Cecho Slovakia, and came to America in 1866. He died at Crete, May 10, 1908. His wife, Marie, was also born at Kladno, died at Crete, September 1, 1911.
Educated in the country grade schools of Nebraska, Mr. Stehlik has engaged in farming since a boy, and in Lancaster County thirty years. He was married to Mary Plouzek, at Crete, March 20, 1893. She was born at Crete, April 1, 1875, of Cech Slovak descent. There are four children: Marie, born July 15, 1897; Fred, born January 25, 1905; William, born August 1, 1907, and Emil, born February 26, 1910.
Mr. Stehlik is a Republican and a Catholic. He is a member of the Nebraskana Society, and is well known and highly respected in his community. Residence: Crete.
Fred Steinbaeh, who has been a farmer in Saunders County, Nebraska for over a half a century, was born at Delta, Ohio, March 10, 1864. His father, Werner Stein-Bach, was born at Hesse, Darmstadt, Germany, January 5, 1836, and died at Fremont, on March 23, 1927. His mother, Mary (Green) Steinbach, was born at Hesse, November 23, 1834, and died at Fremont, March 27, 1916.
Mr. Steinbach received his education in a rural school in Saunders County, Nebraska, and has always been interested in public affairs at Yutan. He was united in marriage to Mabel Bishop, at Wahoo, Nebraska, November 28, 1893. Mrs. Steinbaeh was born at Yutan, July 2, 1876. To this marriage three children were born: Orletha, who married Earl Goodwin; Everett, who married Mildred Ford; and Velma. Mr. Steinbach was recently elected to membership in the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Yutan.
John W. Steinhart
John W. Steinhart was born at Brunswick, Chariton County, Missouri, May 9, 1861, the son of John and Mary (Danne) Steinhart. His father, who was born at Westphalia, Germany, and came to the United States in his youth, was a merchant tailor. He died at Nebraska City.
His mother was born in Germany and at the age of four years came to Nebraska City with her parents. She was a devout church worker. She died at Nebraska City.
Mr. Steinhart, who has lived in Nebraska 66 years, received his education in the public schools of Nebraska City, and was a student at the Nebraska City Episcopal College, where he received a medal in rhetoric and elocution. In 1879 he became connected with the Nebraska City National Bank, and in 1881 he was made acting cashier. In 1890 he moved to New York City, and upon his return to Nebraska City a year later was made cashier of the Otoe County National Bank. In 1910 he was made postmaster at Nebraska City. In 1914 he organized and became president of the Otoe Food Products Company and today holds this position.
An earnest student of Nebraska history, Mr. Steinhart has devoted a great deal of time and thought to the beautifying and developing of Nebraska City and the adjoining country, He is the author of a book, Nebraska City Beautiful, in which he sets forth a tentative plan of his community developed with an eye to the future. In recognition of his book he was made a member of the American Civic Association in 1928.
A Republican, he was mayor of Nebraska City for one year. He was appointed by the governor of the state as a trustee for the school for the deaf at Omaha, and the school for the blind at Nebraska City, and served in this position for eight years.
He was united in marriage with Elizabeth Morton on May 23, 1888, at Nebraska City. Mrs. Steinhart, whose ancestry is English, was born at Nebraska City in 1861. She was at one time a teacher and organist, in the church and was active in Woman's Club affairs and the P. E. O. They have one son, Morton, born June 14, 1889, who married Ella Schwake. He was graduated from the University of Nebraska Law School in 1913, and is now associated with his father in business. Mrs. Steinhart died January 7, 1931. She was very active as a Red Cross worker in her community.
During the World War Mr. Steinhart was untiring in his efforts at raising loans and promoting Red Cross activities. He was president of the Nebraska State Association of Commercial Clubs, a war-time organization, from 1916 to 1918. He was formerly prominent in the Nebraska City Chamber of Commerce and was president and secretary for many years. For a number of years he was a member of the library board. He has been a member of the Nebraska Manufacturers Association for 18 years. He is a member of the Nebraska City Planning Committee, and the Nebraskana Society. He is an Elk. For 15 years he has been superintendent of the Sunday School in the Episcopal Church with which he is affiliated. His hobby is beautifying Nebraska City.
The Nebraska City Rotary Club made the following award: "In recognition of the life devoted largely to unselfish Public Service, the Rotary Club of Nebraska City on October 27, 1926, presents this formal award to John W. Steinhart. Residence: Nebraska City.
Hugo Robert Steinhaus
Hugo Robert Steinhaus, pharmacist, was born at Vanmeter, Iowa, September 28, 1879, son of Ed. H. and Carolena (Burgdorf) Steinhaus.
The father, born in Germany, November 24, 1848, came to the United States in 1874 and to Nebraska as a pioneer in 1883. He was a clergyman and an officer in the German army, and after coming to America was a livestock raiser. He is still living. Carolana Burgdorf was born in Germany, November 5, 1853, and is still living.
Educated first in country school, Mr. Steinhaus was a graduate in pharmacy of the old Fremont Normal Col-
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