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THE STEINKE AND HORN FAMILIES OF CANTON TOWNSHIP, BUFFALO COUNTY, WISCONSIN

 


THE HORN FAMILY 1914
Gustave Adolph Rudolph Horn. Emma Kaufmann Horn
George, Anna, and Carl.
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GERMAN ORIGINS OF THE STEINKE FAMILY
Taken by permission from the Book:
DOUBLE COUSINS BY THE DOZENS
By Roger M. Goetz
1918 SW Arrowhead Road
Topeka, Kansas 66604
May 1984

The Horn and Steinke families both had their roots in Schoenberg, West Prussia,(now Poland)and in the villages of Puchuette,Eggertshuette,Fischerhuette,Patuhl,Beek,Schnurcken and Pollenczin. Both these families can trace their ancerstors to the 1760's-1970's. The records show several intermarriages between these two families so they are able trace similar ancestors.

The Horn family is decended from the family of Michael Steincken (Steincke, Steinke) of Schoenberg and also there are several connections to the Kratzke family of the same area in West Prussia.

His son: Michael Steincken (b. 1750/51 d. 1788/89) married Anna Maria Schlotke, (b. 1759/60), daughter of Guergen Schlotckeon on Nov 13, 1781. His son was: MICHAEL STEINKE, b. 1788 d. 1841)*** the ancestor of the Wisconsin branch of the family. He was born in the village of Starkenhuette or Starkhuette.

Michael Steincken (1750-1789) also had a sister, Christina (b. 1758/61) who also married a Michael Steinke (b.1763/64). They had a son, Daniel Steinke (1800).

His son was Friedrich W. Steinke (1858-1938). His son was Arthur H.J. Steinke (1886-1923). His son is Frederick R. Steinke (1920-) who married Clara M. L. Steinke (1930

The Canadian branch of the family is descended from two Steinke families, one from Eggertshuette and one from Pollenczin through C. Ferdinand Steinke (b. 1824).

There was also another Michael Steincken, from Schoenberg whose descendants also eventually resided in LaCrosse and then in Canton Township, Buffalo County, Wisconsin. He was a member of the vestry and served the parish at Schoenberg.

He had the following children: Elisabeth (b. 1745/46), Christina (b. 1751), Jacob (b.1754), and possibly Euphrosina (b. 1748). Elisabeth married Christian Horn in 1776 in Schoenberg.

It seems that the first members of the Steinke family to sail for America was, Friedrich Steinke, his wife, Eleonora (nee Hahnn) and three of their children, Carl August, August Herrmann and Auguste Mathilde. Also accompanying them were his brother, Michael (Nick) Steinke, wife, Henriette Wilhelmine nee’ Kapahnke (1831-1917, daughter, Hulda Amalie Steinke (1858-1940), brother, Ferdinand and his wife, Emilie (Amilie) Schmudde, and possibly other family members not mentioned in this book. Also on the same sailing vessel were several of their neighbors and their families. They sailed for America in 1861. It took seven to nine weeks and they apparently arrived in Baltimore, MD during the month of May. They then traveled and settled in LaCrosse, WI in June of that year. In 1862 they had a son, Gustav Albert. In 1864 they moved to Canton Township, Buffalo County, Wisconsin. They had three more children and two of them moved to Penn, ND after marriage.

UPDATE:  We have  received information regarding Amelia Steinke, sister to Gustav Albert Steinke. We  will soon be providing information on this Branch of the family. Amelia married Gust Gessner. They had a daughter who married a Harslip. He was the nephew of the Harslip who married Auguste Mathilde Steinke, another sister of Gustav Albert. So we look forward to gaining information on these two "lost" families.

The Steincken, later Steincke, later Steinke, family name is found in Schoenberg, West Prussia Germany and in the area villages of Fischerhuette, Patuhl, Pollenczin and Eggertshuette. The earliest ancestor of the Steinke Family of Wisconsin and Canada was: CHRISTIAN STEINCKEN (b. 1720?)of Eggertshuette: He had three known children: Michael (b. 1750/51), Christina (b. 1758-61), Maria (b. 1760).

THE DESCENDANTS OF MICHAEL STEINKE (1788-1841)***

Michael Steinke
b. 7 Dec 1788
d. 19 Sept 1841
m. Catharina Stiewe (daughter of martin Stiewe and Dorothea Mandel)
b. 14 Sept 1788
d. 11 Jan 1859
Children:
Christina (NMN) Steinke
b. 12 May 1815, Starkenhuette
d. 1883
Christian (NMN) Steinke
b. 2 Nov 1816, Starkenhuette
d. 22 Jun 1891, LaCrosse, WI
Carl (NMN) Steinke
b. 7 Jul 1818, Starkenheutte
d. ?
George (NMN) Steinke
b. 3 Mar 1820, Starkenheutte
d. 22 Jan 1911, Starkenheutte
Michael ("Nick") Steinke
b. 21 Sep 1821, Starkenheutte
d. 9 Feb 1915
Gottlieb (NMN) Steinke
b. 11 Feb 1824, Starkenhuette
d. 10 Oct 1883
Friedrich (NMN) Steinke
b. 18 Feb 1826, Starkenheutte
d. 24 Oct 1906, Canton Township
Ferdinand (NMN) Steinke
b. 22 Aug 1828, Starkenheutte
d. 10 Jan 1913, Starkenheutte
David (NMN) Steinke (Never married)
b. 2 Dec 1830, Starkenheutte
d. 7 Mar 1920

Friedrich (also known as Gottfried) Steinke (1826-1906) and his wife Eleonora nee’ Hahnn (1828-1879) had seven children. Their son, Gustave Albert (always known as Albert) Steinke was married to: Wilhelmine Ernestine Friedericke Kersten. She was born in Kortow Frankfort, Brandenburg, Germany, October 9, 1865. They were married at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fall Creek, Wisconsin on December 4, 1884. They immediately moved to the farm of his parents in Canton Township. They had eight children who lived and are listed below. Their grandson, LaMoine Allen Steinke, is the author of this Web Page. His mother is Anna Elizabeth Horn, also listed below and her picture appears above.

Michael ("Nick") Steinke and his wife, Henriette Wilhelmine nee’ Kapanke, had six children but of the four children that reached adulthood, only one married and had children. She was Mathilda Steinke (b. 1866). She married Reinhold Dehnke Sr. of Fall Creek, Wisconsin. They had 3 daughters and seven sons.

Mathilda and Reinhold Dehnke had ten children. Some of them migrated to Canada and others to different areas of Wisconsin. Their daughter, Emma Dehnke, married Edward Whitmore in Wausau, Marathon Co, WI in June of 1920. . For more information on this family you may contact: Lori Whitmore@legis.state.wi.us

UPDATE:OCTOBER 2009: Roger Goetz has updated  information of the STEINKE FAMILY! He has located much new information and connections to other families mentioned here and in his book "DOUBLE COUSINS BY THE DOZENS". We will adding these families soon
Check back  or EMAIL Roger Goetz.

 

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STEINKE VALLEY
CANTON TOWNSHIP, BUFFALO COUNTY, WISCONSIN

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The sources of this information include church records, county court records, tombstones, and information supplied by members of the families. Much of the earlier information came from microfilms of those parish records of Mariensee and Schoenberg, West Prussia, kept at the Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah.

The specific microfilmed records of the Steinke family can be ordered from the St. Paul, Minnesota Branch of the Genealogical Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon). Specifically they are the evangelical parish for Klobschin which is Schonberg. The current name in Poland is SZYMBORK and the General Index for that place may be ordered.

These are the children of Gustav Albert Steinke and Wilhelmine Ernestine Friedericke Kersten:
Helena Louisa Steinke (1887-1975)
Married: August F. Heck (1879-1966)
Mathilda Wilhelmina Steinke (1888-1964)
Married: Rudolph Hermann Heike (1886-1952)
Walter Rudolph Alexander Steinke (1890-1960)
Married: Elsie Wilhelmine Steinke (his second cousin)(1893-1976)
Eleonora Ida Steinke (1892-1968)
Married: Friederich Johann Schultz (1887-1972)
Reinhold Hermann Adolph Steinke (1899-1980)
Married:Dorothy Susanna Yenny (1902-1962)
Elvir Wilhelm Carl Steinke (1900-1875)
Married: Anna Elizabeth horn (1905-still living)
Hilmer August Rudolph Steinke (never married) Theresa Amalia Martha Steinke (1905-1998) Married: Adolph Hermann Pfund (1905-?)

 
The Horn Family, although not as extensive or as large and far-reaching, has the same roots as the Steinke Family and is closely tied to several other families who also settled in the Canton Township are of Buffalo County, Wisconsin. The Klawiter, Klammer, Kratzke and Richter Families are closely tied to the Horns and there are several interrelationships between these families and also the Steinkes.

The first ancestor noted in this history is: Johann Hornn (later Horn)(1720?)).His son, Christian Hornn (1746?) married Elisabeth Steincke (Steinke) (1745?)in 1776 in Schoenberg, West Prussia. Her father was Michael Steincken, a member of the Vestry. Besides Elisabeth, his children included, Christian (1751), Jacob (1754), and possibly, Euphrosina (1748), wife of Peter Hoffman of Schoenberg.

Christian and Elisabeth's eldest son, Jacob Hornn (1780) married Eleonora Steinkrauss(1780), daughter of Gottlieb Steinkrauss and Ragina Dornath. Their son, Johann Gottlieb Hornn (1809-1866) married Susanna Klawiter. There is also extensive family history in Roger Goetz's book on this family dating back to 1670.

Johann and Susanna had twelve children:
Eleanor Matilde(b.1842)
Augustine Wilhelmine (b.1843)
Amalia Susanna (b.1845)
August Ferdinand (b.1847)
Johann Gottlieb (b.1849)
Carl Julias (b.1851)
Caroline Alwine (b.1853)
Bertha Charlotte (b.1856)
Ernestine Friederike (b.1858)
Theresa Thusnelde (b.1860)
Hermann Jacob (b.1862)
Albert Friederich (b.1864)

Carl Julius Horn married Alwina Bertha Kratzke (1857-?)in Schoenberg in 1878, the first connection with this area family. They had nine children.
Gustav Adolph Rudolph Horn (1878-1933)
Emmeline Ottilie Therese Horn (1879-?)
Minna Alwine Hermine Horn (1881-?)
Augusta Carolina Horn (1884-?)
Albert Theodor Horn (1885)
Paul Emil Horn (1887-?) *****
Elsie Elizabeth Horn (1890-?,
the first child to be born in America, LaCrosse. WI)
Ida Horn (1895-1897) Lilly Mathilda Horn (1989-?)Married and moved to Ventura, California

**** We now have a completely updated connection to this branch of the Horn Family. We will be putting this on the Web Site soon.***
In the meantime, you may contact: Gregory Young, grandson of Paul Emil Horn.


PLEASE MAIL GREGORY FOR INFORMATION:


 

Gustav Adolph Rudolph Horn (1878-1933), married Emma Kaufmann in Chicago, ILm, in 1903 and they shortly moved to California near his sister, Lilly. In 1914, Emma died, leaving her husband with three small children. Aware of his difficulties, his relatives in Wisconsin has a solution. Minna Richter Otto, (his second cousin), had recently lost her husband and so she was a widow, living with her unmarried brother, Gustav. Shortly, Minna (Minnie) boarded a train for California to be a houskeeper for Gustav Horn. After a year, they were married and made the decision to return to Wisconsin. They settled in Steinke Valley, Canton Township, Buffalo County, Wisconsin. In 1917, they built a new barn and house, with the first indoor plumbing in the area.

Gustav and Emma's children:
Anna Elizabeth Horn (1905-2001)
George Albert Horn (1907-1975)
Carl Gustav Horn (1913-2003)

Anna Elizabeth Horn married Elvir Wilhelm Carl Steinke, April 15, 1925, in Canton Township.They had three children:

 

Eric Married Laurie Gay Resnick(Veleta), June 1,1993.

Her two children:

 


ANNA'S FAMILY MAY 3, 2001,

Anna Elizabeth Horn/Steinke, LaMoine Allen Steinke, Nicole Lynn Steinke,
Melissa Mae Steinke, Baby Jayden Allen Woodford

 


FIVE GENERATIONS: MAY 3, 2001

Arnold Heck,his daughter, Rebecca Dreyer,
Michael DeBaker, Arnold's grandson,
Clifford Stanford, Alice Stanford,
Anna Elizabeth Horn/Steinke,great-great grandmother,
LaMoine Allen Steinke,great-grandfather,
David Gregory Steinke, grandfather,
Amy De Baker, Arnold's daughter, Michael's mother,
Natalie May Steinke, great-grandmother,
Nicole Lynn Steinke,
Melissa Mae Steinke Woodford, Baby Jayden Woodford


The Three Great-great grandsons of Anna Horn Steinke Welke with our Newest Family Member: Carson Edward Kohut, son of Nicole Steinke, born September 29, 2009. His cousins Jayden Allen Woodford and Collin Paul Woodford, sons of Melissa Steinke Woodford,

ANNA ELISABETH HORN STEINKE WELKE PASSED AWAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2001 AT THE AGE OF 96. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALL HER FAMILY BUT IS NOW IN A FAR, FAR BETTER PLACE! 

This is the current (2008) listing of our branch of the Steinke/Horn Family. If you have any questions or comments, please Email us at the link below.

 

 

 

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The Steincken (Steincke, Steinke) Family of Wisconsin is decended from Christian Steincke and Michael Steincke of Eggertshuette in the area of Schoenberg. Michael was born in 1750 and married ANNA MARIA SCHLOTCKE. Michael and Anna's son, MICHAEL, was born in 1788 and was a member of the vestry. He married CATHARINA STIEWE, of FUSTPETERSHUTTE. Their son, FREIDERICK, married ELEANORA HAHNN, (later changed to Heike), who's family also settled in Wisconsin.

In 1861, FREIDERICK, his wife, ELEANORA, three of their children, along with the families of his sister, CHRISTINA, brothers, MICHAEL (NICK), GOTTLEIB**, FERDINAND, and DAVID, left Germany and sailed for America.