|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1809, Germany|
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 1886|
A Founding Father of Immanuel/s UCC, Holstein, MO, Johan Heinrich Wilhelm Stienecker/Steneker was born in Ladbergen, Westphalia, Prussia, 11 Oct 1809. He married Anna Sophia Elisabeth Peterjohann (gravestone to right) 22 Jul 1836 in Ladbergen. The couple immigrated to America circa 1837 where their children were born. After his first wife, Sophia nee Peterjohann, died in 1865, he married and he and second wife moved to Iowa. He died 2 December 1886 Garner, Hancock, Iowa.
His obituary in "Der Christliche Apologete," December 1886 follows; copy is in possession of Jane Denny:
Father Wm. Stieneke departed easily and blessed on the 2nd of December 1886. In the last year of his life he lost his strength very quickly; at last he became so weak he wished to depart and be with Christ. This wish is now fulfilled. His end was peaceful. … Fifty years ago he emigrated from Ladbergen, Prussia. His first wife and one child preceded him into blessed eternity. Five children and his second wife, with whom he shared nearly 20 years of a peaceful marriage, are still living. They look to him in faith and hope.
Garner, Iowa. J. J. Spicker.
Children of William and Sophia (Peterjohann) Stienecker follow: Ernst Heinrich "Henry" b: 01 Nov 1838, Wilhelm b: Abt. 1841, Christina Louise b: 10 Dec 1843, Hermann Heinrich b: 01 Jun 1846, Ernst Wilhelm b: 14 Nov 1848 and Christina Friederika b: 17 Aug 1851. Wm Steneker's parents, Johann Hermann & Anna Christina Elisabeth (Kuck) Stienecker, were buried in Immanuel/Immaunels UCC Cemetery, Holstein, MO.
The first two photos to right were taken in 2006 and are courtesy of Stienecker descendant Arlene Stoltenberg Gilbert. Headstone of Mr. Stienecker's first wife, Sophia (Peterjohann) Stienecker, is bottom photo.
Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925
Name: William Stineker
Birth Year: abt 1810
Birth Place: Germany
Marital Status: Married
Census Date: 1885
Residence State: Iowa
Residence County: Hancock
Family Number: 44
William Stineker 75
Maria Stineker 61 [2nd wife]
Johann Hermann Stieneker (1786 - 1852)
Anna Christina Elisabeth Kuck Stienecker (1786 - 1851)
Sophia Peterjohann Stienecker (1812 - 1865)
Ernst Heinrich Stieneker (1838 - 1872)*
Christina Louisa Stienecker Haefner (1844 - 1941)*
John Herman Steneker (1846 - 1928)*
Ernst Wilhelm "William" Steineker (1848 - 1932)*
Frederike Christiana Steneker Woker (1851 - 1925)*
Johan Heinrich William Steneker (1809 - 1886)
Christine Elisabeth Stienecker Brueggenjohann (1819 - 1898)*
Sophia Stieneker Windhorst (1827 - 1906)*
Created by: Jane Denny
Record added: Mar 05, 2009
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