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 Johann Adam Steinberg

Johann Adam Steinberg

Birth
Hessen, Germany
Death 2 Feb 1913 (aged 67)
Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA
Burial Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 6625841 · View Source
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Born Johann Adam in Neideraula, Kreis Hersfeld, East Hessen, the 2nd son of Johann Heinrich Steinberg (1800-1855) & Anna Martha Stückrodt Schmeer (1806-1868), his American records name him Adam John.

Adam and his brother Heinrich Valentin escaped a Prussian army press-gang by crawling miles through a sewer pipe. They fled Germany on the ship S. S. Hansa arriving in New York 31 Aug 1868. Heinrich returned shortly to his bride in Germany.

Adam worked as cabinet maker in Livingston Co.and in Peoria, IL . There he met and married Louisa Frederika Körner on Feb. 7, 1871. They began farming near her family southwest of Cullom, IL. Five children were born. Adam became a U.S. citizen on 28 Oct 1878.

In 1887 Adam bought 160 acres from M. L. Sullivant in Section 30 of Sullivant Township, Ford Co. where he cleared the virgin prairie with the help of relatives and his sons and farmed until 1902. He retired, moved his invalid wife to Sibley and ran a boarding house with help of their daughter, Anna.


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  • Maintained by: My Family United
  • Originally Created by: Rosetta
  • Added: 21 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6625841
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johann Adam Steinberg (9 Jun 1845–2 Feb 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6625841, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by My Family United (contributor 46590689) .