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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Charles Steckelberg , 6 South 44 West

Charles timber-claimed a quarter in 35, 6S 44W in 1900.
One possibility is the Chas. Steckelberg in 1900 Crawford County, Iowa, born Feb 1847 in Germany, married 19 years to Maggie March 1855 Germany. Emma J. is 19, Ida D. 18, Minnie M. 17, Matilda M. 15, Frank D. 13, Henry D. 11, and Elsie 2, all kids born in Iowa.
Margaret Niemann and Charles Steckelberg had Mathilda M. in 1885 at Manilla, Crawford County, and she married Alvin B. Minor Feb 28, 1908.

Henry Niemann, a retired agriculturist and extensive landowner of Pottawattamie county, is now living in Avoca. He is a native of Germany, having been born in Hanover on the 11th of September, 1848, of the marriage of John and Marie (Becker) Niemann, also natives of the father- land. The father emigrated to America with his family in the year 1864, taking up his abode in DuPage county, Illinois, where he worked by the month for a year. He then operated a rented farm for eight years and on the expiration of that period, in 1873, the family journeyed westward, locating in Shelby county, Iowa, just across the county line from Pottawattamie county, on a farm of four hundred acres, which the father purchased. Though he is now in his eighty-ninth year, he is still active and makes his home with our subject. Mrs. Niemann passed away on the 2d of February, 1901, at the age of seventy-six years. In the family of this worthy couple were six children: William, living in Avoca; Henry, of this review; Mary, the widow of Philip Bolander, also residing in Avoca; Dora, the wife of Adam Bolander, of Manilla, Iowa; Maggie, who became the wife of Charles Steckelberg and resides near Manilla, Iowa; and Fred, who makes his home in Avoca.


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