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Edward John Steinberg
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1876
Livingston County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 21, 1951
Ford County
Illinois, USA

Third of five children of Adam & Louisa Körner Steinberg, he was a gifted musician who played piano for church and social occasions. His given name in the family Bible, John Adam, was corrupted by the family to 'Addie' and then 'Eddie.' When asked his name at his teen-age baptism, he answered, "Eddie." He was baptized Edward John and kept that name the rest of his life.

E. J. took over the family farm at his marriage on Feb. 18, 1902 to Rosa Anna Zahn of Roberts. They had five children. Rosa died in 1918.

E. J. farmed with hired help and that of his sons till his retirement in 1938. He was also an agent for seed corn and a bee keeper with over 100 hives in 1934-35. He also had a large Leghorn chicken flock and sold the eggs. When he retired on the land, he continued to raise chickens, garden vegetables and tend a yard full of rambling roses, tulips and other seasonal flowers.

He had a determined love of learning, although he never completed eighth grade. All his life he continued to learn, taking correspondence courses in farming and crops, beekeeping, animal husbandry, finance, salesmanship and various health subjects. His entire family valued education and music very highly.

On Sep. 1, 1940, long widowed E. J. married his housekeeper, Emma Feussley. She is buried in Graceland Cem. in Fairbury, IL with her sister's family.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Johann Adam Steinberg (1845 - 1913)
  Louisa Frederica Koerner Steinberg (1838 - 1912)
 
 Spouses:
  Rosa Anna Zahn Steinberg (1879 - 1918)
  Emma Fuessley Steinberg (1885 - 1954)*
 
 Children:
  Edward Adam Steinberg (1903 - 1995)*
  Hazel Ann Steinberg Wisely (1904 - 1996)*
  Evelyn Sophia Steinberg Gerken (1907 - 2007)*
  Ralph LeRoy Steinberg (1910 - 1986)*
  Ruth Bernice Steinberg Swaim (1914 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anna Catherine Steinberg Knoll (1871 - 1957)*
  Henry John Steinberg (1874 - 1877)*
  Edward John Steinberg (1876 - 1951)
  Louisa Elizabeth Steinberg (1879 - 1882)*
  Charles Steinberg (1882 - 1976)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Sibley
Ford County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Lois and Daughters
Originally Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Jul 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6626092
Edward John Steinberg
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Edward John Steinberg
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Edward John Steinberg
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Grandpa: I remember so well you telling me how to eat my oatmeal so it would not be so hot - always skim the top for your first bite. Also, I took good care of your dog, Rusty. I have many good memories always to share with anyone who would want to lis...(Read more)
- Doris Mae
 Added: Sep. 30, 2012
Grandpa: You will never be forgotten. I have so many memories to remember especially when I would sit and listen to you play the piano.
- Granddaughter Lois
 Added: May. 31, 2011
Merry Christmas, grandpa. I can hear your piano in memory.
- your granddaughter
 Added: Dec. 24, 2009
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