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 Edward John Steinberg

Edward John Steinberg

Birth
Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Death 21 Oct 1951 (aged 74)
Ford County, Illinois, USA
Burial Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 6626092 · View Source
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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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  • Originally Created by: Rosetta
  • Added: 21 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6626092
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward John Steinberg (10 Dec 1876–21 Oct 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6626092, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by My Family United (contributor 46590689) .