Biography of DeWitt C. Steeper
Monroe County, MI Biographies





DEWITT C. STEEPER, of Milan, was born at Ypsilanti, Michigan, January 14, 1837. When 17 years of age he learned the wagonmaker's trade. June 27,1857, he went to Fond du Lac, Wis., to work at his trade, returning to Ypsilanti the following October. In 1860 he went to Mooreville, Michigan, opening a shop for himself. He married October 14, 1860, Joanna Thioop, of York, who was born Dec. 13; 1837. August 2 1862, he enlisted as private in Co. B, 20th Mich. Int Was discharged July 3, 1865, at Detroit, Michigan. He returned to Milan and engaged in wagon manufacturing. Six children were born to them, five living. Mr. S. is a member of Taylor Post, No. 274; also of the Maccabees. Owns a farm of 40 acres at Milan.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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