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Conrad Steffen

Male 1869 - 1922  (52 years)


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  • Name Conrad Steffen  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 24 Nov 1869  Cropsey, McLean, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    • (near)
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 50469 
    Religion Apostolic Christian  [5
    Buried Jan 1922  Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • South Apostolic Christian Cemetery
    Died 17 Jan 1922  Cropsey, McLean, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Cause: Apoplexy 
    • (near)
    Notes 
    • CONRAD STEFFEN 1869 - 1922

      CONRAD STEFFEN DIES SUDDENLY NEAR CROPSEY

      CONRAD STEFFEN, ONE OF THE HIGHLY RESPECTED AND WELL-KNOWN FARMERS RESIDING SOUTH OF THIS CITY IN THE VICINITY OF CROPSEY, WAS FOUND DEAD BY MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY TUESDAY EVENING A LITTLE BEFORE SIX O'CLOCK, DEATH BEING CAUSED BY APPOPLEXY.

      MR. STEFFEN TOGETHER WITH OTHERS OF HIS FAMILY HAD BEEN TO FORREST THAT AFTERNOON IN HIS CAR, AND WHEN THEY ARRIVED HOME A LITTLE AFTER FIVE O'CLOCK, HE TOLD THE OTHERS TO GO INTO THE HOUSE AND HE WOULD DRAIN THE RADIATOR AND PUT THE CAR AWAY. WHEN HE DID NOT RETURN WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY WENT OUT TO SEE WHAT WAS KEEPING HIM. THEY FOUND HIM LYING DEAD JUST OUTSIDE THE GARAGE BY THE SIDE OF THE HIS CAR. A PHYSICIAN WAS SUMMONED, BUT LIFE WAS EXTINCT.

      MR. STEFFEN HAD SEEMED TO BE IN HIS USUAL ROBUST HEALTH AND HIS DEATH WAS NOT ONLY A SHOCK TO HIS FAMILY, BUT ALSO HIS ACQUAINTANCES.

      CONRAD STEFFEN WAS BORN ON THE OLD HOME PLACE NEAR CROPSEY, NOVEMBER 24 1869. TWENTY-NINE YEARS AGO HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO KATI HARI WHO TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN SURVIVES: WALTER, ANNA, MARY, TILLIE, BEN AND KATIE. ALL OF THE CHILDREN RESIDE AT HOME, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WALTER, WHO IS MARRIED. THERE ALSO SURVIVE TWO BROTHERS AND TWO SISTERS - ALBERT AND ANDREW STEFFEN OF CROPSEY AND MRS. CARL HUBER AND MRS. GOTTLIEB HARI, OF STRAWN.

      FOR 26 YEARS MR. STEFFEN HAD RESIDED ON THE PLACE WHERE HE DIED AND DURING THAT TIME HE HAD GAINED THE CONFIDENCE AND RESPECT OF ALL WHO KNEW HIM. FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS HE HAD ACTED AS PASTOR OF THE SOUTH CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH, FROM WHICH PLACE THE FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD THIS AFTERNOON.
    Person ID I50468  Megan's Big Tree
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2016 

    Father Ulrich Steffen,   b. 11 Sep 1835, Eriswil, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1913, Cropsey, McLean, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Anna Marie Wenger,   b. 18 Feb 1835, Baden, Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1902  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 18 Dec 1859  Roanoke, Woodford, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Reference Number 342800 
    Family ID F22250  Group Sheet

    Family Catherine Hari,   b. 12 Mar 1869, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Apr 1952, Cropsey, McLean, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Abt 1893  [5
    Reference Number 21763 
    Children 
     1. Tillie Steffen,   b. 19 Jan 1904,   d. 16 Jul 1987  (Age 83 years)
     2. Ben Conrad Steffen,   b. 19 Mar 1906, Cropsey, McLean, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1993, Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Kathryn Steffen,   b. 23 Jul 1909,   d. 01 Jan 1995  (Age 85 years)
     4. Anna Steffen,   b. 06 Aug 1898, Cropsey, McLean, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1990, Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     5. Mary Steffen,   d. Bef 1990
     6. Walter J. Steffen,   b. 01 Feb 1896, Cropsey, McLean, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Oct 1980, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F20316  Group Sheet

  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S724] The Ifft Family, Adam J. Barrone.

    2. [S32] Adam J. Barrone: Genealogy Page, Adam J. Barrone.

    3. [S134] Descendants of Hans Bähler, Brad Bahler, (Name: 2005;).

    4. [S937] 74 Years of "South Side" Apostolic Christian Church History, Derrick K. Babbs, (Name: Rootsweb;).

    5. [S738] The South Side Church Ministers Obituaries.

    6. [S739] The Steffen Family, Derrick J. Babbs.

    7. [S692] South Christian Apostolic Cemetery, Derrick J. Babbs.