Judge Samuel Francis Steele

M, b. 5 July 1837, d. December 1913
     Judge Samuel Francis Steele was born on 5 July 1837 at Highland Co., OH.1 He married Mary Fowler Poor. Judge Samuel Francis Steele died in December 1913 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, at age 76 Obituary (findagrave.com):

The News-Herald. (Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio) 1886-1973, December 25, 1913, Image 1 & Image 4
COMMON PLEAS JUDGE
And Member of the Highland County Bar Forty-nine Years
Resident of Hillsboro Seventy-six Years. After forty-nine years' service at the bar of Highland county, Judge S. F. Steele passed away at a sanitarium in Columbus early Tuesday morning. The body was brought to the residence that night. Funeral services conducted by Rev G. B. Beecher were held from the home yesterday afternoon interment was made in the Hillsboro cemetery. Judge Steele was one of the oldest residents of Hillsboro. He was born in this city in 1837 and lived here all his life. The following obituary prepared by Judge Newby was read at the funeral services yesterday afternoon. Circumstances and the occasion forbid that sufficient time be now taken to pay a full tribute to the memory of him whose taking away has called us together to-day. It is but a little over 24 hours since the sad intelligence was brought me by wire while in a neighboring county that Judge Steele was dead. And besides, his long life in our midst, coupled with the fact that owing to his prominence and his intimate relations with the public has served to bring, around him a large circle of admiring friends, to whom to recount all his many high standards of character and manhood would be a work of supererogation. So when a life so useful and so exemplary has come to a close, a part of these services should be devoted to a testimonial due from the living to its virtues and teachings, not alone as a mark of respect to the dead, but as a thanksgiving from the living for the lessons his life has taught. His life is done, his story is told, his book is closed and it is for us, the living, to draw from these inspiration and courage. For Judge Steele was one of those men who, though dead, will continue to speak. Judge Samuel F Steele, the son of Rev. Dr. Samuel Steele, for more than thirty years, and up to the time of his death, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Hillsboro, was born in Hillsboro July 5, 1837. He attended in his native town the school of Prof. Isaac Sams, a noted educator of that day, from which school he entered the sophomore class of Miami University at Oxford, Ohio. From Miami he entered Center College at Danville, Ky , and graduated from that institution in 1850. Following his graduation he served as a tutor in Kentucky until he returned to Hillsboro in 1862. Upon his return to Hillsboro he took up the study of law in the office of the late Judge James Sloane, at that time one of the leaders of the bar of Southern Ohio. Judge Sloane early recognized the high order of legal talent possessed by his pupil and upon Judge Steele's admission to the bar in 1864 testified his appreciation of young Steele's ability and his entire confidence in his future as an attorney, by forming a partnership with him in the practice of the law. This partnership continued under the name of Sloane & Steele until the election of Judge Steele to the Common Pleas Judgeship in this district in the autumn of 1871. April 7, 1875, at Washington D. C., Judge Steele was married to Miss. Mary Poor, who with five daughters are left to mourn the loss of a loving and indulgent husband and father. In this community where Judge Steele enjoyed a wide acquaintance and a large circle of close friendships, it is unnecessary, I deem It, to elaborate upon his pleasing social qualities. Suffice it to say that his pleading social qualities, marked politeness, courtesy and kindness of manner and speech were felt and noted alike by all who came into his company and particularly by those who associated closely with him though kindness was the ruling element of his nature, he was not disposed to look lightly upon wrong-doing nor to apologize for the evil acts of others willfully done, but on the contrary, in such a case, his sense of right would rebel and he would condemn where he thought condemnation was deserved. But all Judgments of others were stamped with a generosity and charity tested by few men. And amongst Judge Steele's friends and acquaintances, two subjects were constantly remarked upon; one was his gentility toward and lack of criticism of all and the other, the universal respect of others for him. No man in the community had fewer harsh words to regret and none possessed more highly the contidence and esteem in the county and town where his long and active life was spent. Judge Steele was a gentleman, not of the old school alone, but of every school in every time. He was not one who paraded himself as a gentleman, but by his conduct and demeanor, he forced from all who knew him the acknowledgement that he was a gentleman. But whatever could be said of Judge Steele from a social point of view, and much more could be said, it was in his chosen profession of a lawyer that he proved his greatest usefulness and value to the community and county in which he lived. The work of a lawyer. In the discharge of his duties to his clients and the public may be compared to a dangerous weapon or a high explosive, in that its use is very valuable in the bands of one who can and will properly and intelligently control and employ it and very destructive when ignorantly, carelessly or improperly used. Judge Steele had drunk deep of the fountain of the law and was noted for his great knowledge of its underlying principles. And coupled with this wide range of knowledge was a ready and accurate mental perception which enabled him at a glance to see with remarkable clearness the complete legal bearings of a question, all of which combined to place him at the head of the column and give his advice and judgment on intricate points of law, the weight of authority. And, when there were added to these qualities, his high ideals of personal and professional integrity, his strong sense of justice and absolute and never falling impartiality of judgment, he became the ideal, the honorable lawyer, who sheds luster upon and bring to his noble profession the confidence and respect of the people. These qualities Judge Steele was universally known to posess and their practice undoubtedly made his opinions and advice more generally sought than those of any other member of the local bar, especially during the latter half of his professional life, a position he held at the bar until falling health removed him from the ranks. Judge Steele's mind was naturally of an analytical and investigative turn. He was a law scholar and while none surpassed him in the breadth and thoroughness of his professional knowledge, others there were more adept in the presentation and conduct of cases to juries, or as is frequently expressed, were better trial lawyers. But the best support that a trial lawyer could have in the trial of a case and valuable above his own brilliancy, however great, would be the wise, clear headed, sincere suggestions of Judge Steele. But in cases presented to the court alone, Judge Steele was pre-eminent, not alone because of his great knowledge of the law, but also because of his known sincerity and perfect frankness with courts that he would not urge on the court any proposition of law which did not have the fair and impartial endorsement of his own judgment. But it was as a judge that Judge Steele performed his greatest service and that was the place where he signalized his great power as an expounder of the law and proved the far-reaching thoroughness of his understanding of the law as well as the possession of those invaluable qualities of temperament: Patience, justice and impartiality, which form the indisputable proof of strong moral character and convictions. Judge Steele served approximately 10 years upon the Common Pleas bench of this district, from Feb. 1872, to Oct , 1881, and long before the close of his service, was looked upon as one of the fairest and most thoroughly equipped members of the Ohio bench. It was while serving on the bench that he was thrown much with the late Judge R. A. Harrison, of Columbus, who for years before his death, was considered the head of the Ohio bar. Mr. Harrison was so impressed with Judge's
Steele's legal attainments and his broad and ready grasp of legal questions that he offered Judge Steele a partnership with him in the practice of law in Columbus, which was as high a compliment to Judge Steele's ability as is seldom received by any one. Judge Steele never sought polltical office. On numerous occasions political preferment was his for asking, aye, for the acceptance, but he was so devotedly wedded to his profession and its duties were so agreeable to him that he steadfastly refused to step out of his profession, though only temporarily, for political official life. Though busily engaged with professional duties, Judge Steele's was always ready with a helping hand for the betterment of the town and the advancement of it's interests. He served for a time on two or three occasions, I believe as a member of the village school board, and in other ways identified himself with the interests of the town and its forward movements. Though not active in the membership of any church, Judge Steele was a religious man. But his religion was not of the kind that proved itself only in pretense or even adherence to creed, it was manifested in action, in conduct. His religion was positive, not negative, he lived his religion according to the Golden Rule and by rendering unto Ceasar the things which were Caesar's. He was the up right man whose end, the scriptures tell us, in peace. Judge Steele leaves us after a spotless life covering a span of nearly four score years. Others may have passed him in the line of success which consists in the accumulation of vast wealth or the attainment of high political place, but none will leave a richer heritage to those he has left behind. He passed with the great satisfaction that comes from consciousness of a life well spent and duties well preformed.
Contributed by DKT, 23 Nov. 2013.

He was buried in December 1913 at Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH, Find A Grave Memorial# 118865914.

Child of Judge Samuel Francis Steele and Mary Fowler Poor

Citations

  1. [S549] 1900 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1286; FHL #1241286.

Sarah Steele

F, b. circa 1817, d. 2 August 1856
     Sarah Steele was born circa 1817 at County Donegal, Ireland. She married Samuel Gamble on 22 May 1845 at New York City, NY, Ceremony by Rev. H. H. Blair. Sarah Steele died on 2 August 1856 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY.

Child of Sarah Steele and Samuel Gamble

Varina Isabelle Steele

F, b. March 1864
     Varina Isabelle Steele was born in March 1864 at Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO, Father born Wisconsin, mother born Arkansas (1920 census, Pueblo Co., CO, p.259B.) She was the daughter of Frank Steele. Varina Isabelle Steele married John Samuel Windle, son of Fielding Windle and Sarah Margaret Jameson, in 1882.

Children of Varina Isabelle Steele and John Samuel Windle

Angeline Steelwagon1

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     Angeline Steelwagon married John R. Weierman.1

Child of Angeline Steelwagon and John R. Weierman

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 371.

Emma H. Steely1

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     Emma H. Steely married Mark A. Replogle.1

Child of Emma H. Steely and Mark A. Replogle

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 277.

Rebecca Stees

F, b. circa 1809
     Note: Possibly the Rebecca Stees, age 39, Nurse, found in the 1850 census, Dauphin County, Harrisburg West Ward, p.28. DLB 2008. Rebecca Stees was born circa 1809 at Pennsylvania.1 She married Abraham Price, son of Rev. Jacob Price and Susanna Baker, on 8 March 1855 at Carroll Co., IL, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index: 1855-03-08 OMR/0099 00000570 CARROLL.

Child of Rebecca Stees and Abraham Price

Citations

  1. [S621] 1860 Federal Census, Carroll County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 159; FHL #803159.

George F. Steese

M, b. 1853
     George F. Steese was born in 1853. He married Ada A. Hartong, daughter of Samuel Hartong and Elizabeth Humbert.

Caroline Stefan

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     Caroline Stefan married Daniel Seachrist.

Child of Caroline Stefan and Daniel Seachrist

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 352.

Sophie Stefan1

F, b. 9 April 1873, d. 30 December 1949
     Sophie Stefan was born on 9 April 1873 at Rickenbach, Baden, Germany.1 She married Christian Gottlieb Schempp in 1898 at Mühlhofen, Baden, Germany.1 Sophie Stefan died on 30 December 1949 at Mühlhofen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, at age 76.1

Child of Sophie Stefan and Christian Gottlieb Schempp

Matilda Steffa

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     Matilda Steffa married Reuben Marshall.

Child of Matilda Steffa and Reuben Marshall

Rose Steffans1

F, b. 21 September 1895, d. 24 May 1983
     Rose Steffans was born on 21 September 1895 at Texas.1 She married William Fischer. Rose Steffans died on 24 May 1983 at age 87. She was buried in May 1983 at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Kingman, Kingman Co., KS, Find A Grave Memorial# 95734345.

Child of Rose Steffans and William Fischer

Citations

  1. [S4032] 1930 Federal Census, Nuckolls County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1289; FHL #2341024.

Anna Magdalena Steffen

F, b. 14 December 1676, d. before 1758
     Anna Magdalena Steffen was born on 14 December 1676 at Steinsfurt, Rhein-Pfalz (now), Germany.1 She was the daughter of Gabriel Steffen. Anna Magdalena Steffen married Christian Neuenschwander, son of Peter Neuenschwander and Barbli Stauffer, on 21 January 1701 at Steinsfurt, Rhein-Pfalz, Germany. Anna Magdalena Steffen died before 1758 at Frederick Co., VA.1

Children of Anna Magdalena Steffen and Christian Neuenschwander

Citations

  1. [S210] Daniel W. Bly, From the Rhine to the Shenandoah, Vol. III, p.154.

Gabriel Steffen

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Children of Gabriel Steffen

Hans Peter Steffen

M, b. 3 March 1687, d. 1757
     Hans Peter Steffen was also known as Peter Stephens. He married Maria Christina (?). Hans Peter Steffen was born on 3 March 1687 at Steinfurt, Kraichgau, Palatinate.1 He died in 1757 at Frederick Co., VA.

Children of Hans Peter Steffen and Maria Christina (?)

Citations

  1. [S210] Daniel W. Bly, From the Rhine to the Shenandoah, Vol. III, p. 181.

Susanna Steffen

F, b. 1 August 1673, d. 2 September 1753
     Susanna Steffen was born on 1 August 1673 at Steinsfurt, Kraichgau, Palatinate.1 She was the daughter of Gabriel Steffen. Susanna Steffen married Peter Neuenschwander, son of Peter Neuenschwander and Barbli Stauffer, on 5 February 1697 at Steinsfurt, Kraichgau, Palatinate.1 Susanna Steffen died on 2 September 1753 at Sandhausen bei Heidelberg, Kraichgau, Germany, at age 80.1

Children of Susanna Steffen and Peter Neuenschwander

Citations

  1. [S210] Daniel W. Bly, From the Rhine to the Shenandoah, Vol. III, p.153.

Elizabeth Stefflebauer

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     Elizabeth Stefflebauer married Henry Rowland.

Child of Elizabeth Stefflebauer and Henry Rowland

Shirley C. Steffy

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     Shirley C. Steffy married Goldie M. Windell, daughter of Seth Windell and Maggie C. (?), on 20 March 1910 at Madison Co., IN.

Elva Stegal

F, b. 1908, d. 1976
     Elva Stegal was also known as "Peggy". She was born in 1908. She married Edward M. Tobias, son of Wilbur Riley Tobias and Nina Esta Northup, on 29 September 1945 at Indiana, license date. Elva Stegal died in 1976. She was buried in 1976 at McConkey Cemetery, Catawba, Clark Co., OH, Buried with her first husband Thurman Ferryman. Findagrave #43712045.

Bernard Clarence Stegall

M, b. 5 October 1926, d. 7 October 1926
     Bernard Clarence Stegall was born on 5 October 1926 at Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. He was the son of Clarence M. Stegall and Marguerite Reiland. Bernard Clarence Stegall died on 7 October 1926 at Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL.

Burdette Madison Stegall

M, b. 5 October 1926, d. 5 October 1926
     Burdette Madison Stegall died on 5 October 1926 at Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. He was born on 5 October 1926 at Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. He was the son of Clarence M. Stegall and Marguerite Reiland.

Clarence M. Stegall1

M, b. 30 April 1907, d. 9 June 1954
     Clarence M. Stegall was born on 30 April 1907 at Tama Twp., Tama Co., IA.1 He was the son of George Wesley Stegall and Eva Louise Sadler.1 Clarence M. Stegall married Marguerite Reiland, daughter of Matthias Reiland and Emma Barbara Roths, on 4 April 1926 at Winnebago Co., IL. Clarence M. Stegall and Marguerite Reiland were divorced before April 1930.2 Clarence M. Stegall died on 9 June 1954 at Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, at age 47. He was buried in June 1954 at Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, Find A Grave Memorial# 127699548.

Children of Clarence M. Stegall and Marguerite Reiland

Citations

  1. [S2144] 1910 Federal Census, Tama County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 424; FHL #1374437.
  2. [S4198] 1930 Federal Census, Winnebago County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 571; FHL #2340306.

Debra Stegall

F, d. before 2 March 2014
     Debra Stegall was the daughter of Dorrel R. Stegall and Delores Arline Johnson. Debra Stegall died before 2 March 2014.

Dorrel R. Stegall1

M, b. 18 December 1927, d. 8 April 2011
     Dorrel R. Stegall was born on 18 December 1927 at Rock Falls, Whiteside Co., IL.1 He was the son of Clarence M. Stegall and Marguerite Reiland.1 Dorrel R. Stegall married Delores Arline Johnson, daughter of Alfred Johnson and Hilda Hellstrom, on 28 January 1950 at Winnebago Co., IL. Dorrel R. Stegall died on 8 April 2011 at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, at age 83. He was buried in April 2011 at Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, Find A Grave Memorial# 68201255.

Child of Dorrel R. Stegall and Delores Arline Johnson

Citations

  1. [S4198] 1930 Federal Census, Winnebago County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 571; FHL #2340306.

George Wesley Stegall1

M, b. 31 July 1878
     George Wesley Stegall was born on 31 July 1878 at Ferguson, Grundy Co., IA.1 He married Eva Louise Sadler, daughter of Madison Sadler and Martha Jane Rhine, on 22 February 1900 at Tama Twp., Tama Co., IA.

Children of George Wesley Stegall and Eva Louise Sadler

Citations

  1. [S1465] 1900 Federal Census, Tama County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 460; FHL #1240460.
  2. [S2144] 1910 Federal Census, Tama County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 424; FHL #1374437.

Lynn Wesley Stegall1

M, b. 17 December 1900
     Lynn Wesley Stegall was born on 17 December 1900 at Tama Twp., Tama Co., IA.1 He was the son of George Wesley Stegall and Eva Louise Sadler.1

Citations

  1. [S2144] 1910 Federal Census, Tama County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 424; FHL #1374437.

Olga Maurine Stegall1

F, b. 28 May 1903, d. 14 December 1986
     Olga Maurine Stegall was born on 28 May 1903 at Tama Twp., Tama Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of George Wesley Stegall and Eva Louise Sadler.1 Olga Maurine Stegall died on 14 December 1986 at Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, at age 83.

Citations

  1. [S2144] 1910 Federal Census, Tama County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 424; FHL #1374437.

Clara Steger1

F, b. 17 September 1902, d. 9 June 1984
     Clara Steger was born on 17 September 1902 at Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.1 She was the daughter of Robert Hill Steger and Anna B. Wilson Brooke.1 Clara Steger died on 9 June 1984 at Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, at age 81.

Citations

  1. [S469] 1910 Federal Census, Dallas County, Texas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Rolls 1543 - 45; FHL #1375556 - 58.

Edmund Harris Steger Jr.

M, b. 22 July 1916, d. 16 November 2000
     Edmund Harris Steger Jr. was born on 22 July 1916 at Dallas, Texas. He was the son of Edmund Harris Steger Sr. and Clara M. Brooke. Edmund Harris Steger Jr. died on 16 November 2000 at Midland, Midland Co., TX, at age 84.

Edmund Harris Steger Sr.

M, b. 29 August 1884, d. 14 September 1962
     Edmund Harris Steger Sr. was born on 29 August 1884 at Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. He was the son of William Allen Steger and Tallulah Allen. Edmund Harris Steger Sr. married Clara M. Brooke, daughter of William Thornton Brooke and Lina J. F. Abernathy, circa 1915 at Texas. Edmund Harris Steger Sr. died on 14 September 1962 at Dallas, TX, at age 78.

Children of Edmund Harris Steger Sr. and Clara M. Brooke

Florence Steger

F, b. 1916, d. 1968
     Florence Steger was born in 1916. She married Nathaniel Miles, son of Nathaniel Miles and Jane Susan Johnson. Florence Steger died in 1968. She was buried in 1968 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., IL.