Kent County Biographies
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Railway Officials in America 1906
Frederick C. Stegman, farmer, see. 16, is the son of Ernste and Carlina Stegman, and was born in Germany, Nov.
5, 1829. He came to this country in 1849, to Oakland Co., where he was engaged working on a farm three years, and
then returned to Germany. In 1853 he again returned to this country, to Kent county, and bought 160 acres of land
on sec. 16, Courtland tp, and 40 acres in Nelson tp. He now owns 220 acres, of which he has cleared 175 acres.
He was married in 1854 to Odelia Tishner, born in Germany, June 12, 1837. They have had eight children, five living,
born in the following order: Henry, Julia, Emma, Bertha and Frederick. Mr. S. has filled several positions of trust
in the tp., among others that of Treasurer two or three years. Mr. S. makes annually about 600 barrels of cider,
having three large cider presses worked by horse. power. Two years ago he had the pleasure of killing a fine black
bear weighing 350 pounds.
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