Biography of August Steiner
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AUGUST STEINER, proprietor of the Homewood Steam Floarnig Mills, and a blacksmith shop, settled in Homewood (formerly Thornton Station) in 1854 and began working is a machinist in Scovell's Locomotive Works, Chicago, afterward visiting and working in many places in Western States and Territories. In 1859 he started a blacksmith shop, making plows, wagons and farmers' implements. In 1880 he bought the Homewood Steam Flouring Mills and began operating them. These mills have recently been improved with the new process of roller reduction; its capacity is seventy five barrels per day. Mr. Steiner was bern in Germany April 15, 1832, and came to America in 1854 In 1861 he married Miss Eliza Knapwurst, a native cf Germany. They have five children - August, Carl, Henry, Elisa and Minnie. They are members of the German Lutheran Church. Mr. Steiner has served as school director, Trustee and as Commissioner of Highways.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.

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