Biography of George W. Steinhiber
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Steinhilber, George W., son of Ezekiel and Catharine (Hyle) Steinhilber, was born on the farm he now owns and occupies in 1842. His parents came to this country from Germany upwards of sixty years ago and settled east of Lerayville. His father just previous to his marriage purchased the farm where Mr. Steinhilber resides. George Steinhilber, like the average country youth, worked on his father's farm in the summer and attended the schools of the neighborhood in the winter. February 23, 1871, he married Laura Dillenbeck, daughter of John S. Dillenbeck of Leray township. His family consists of Willie, born in 1872; Curtis, born in 1879 (died in 1881), and Nina, born in 1888. In politics Mr. Steinhilber has always been a Republican. He is a farmer and dairyman, having a fine farm of 180 acres, finely located and of the best in the land. Mr. Steinhilber is interested in whatever promotes the interest of the farming community and is a member of Pamelia Grange No. 68. When the war broke out he went to the front, enlisting in the 10th New York Heavy Artillery, and was assigned to Co. C. Mr. Steinhilber saw plenty of hard service, and was through the Petersburg and Shenandoah Valley campaigns, and served under General Sheridan while that great leader operated as commander of the middle military division in the celebrated valley of Virginia. After their services in the valley of Virginia were no longer needed the 10th Heavy Artillery was detached and sent to Bermuda Hundreds, where it. remained until the close of the war, Mr. Steinhilber being honorably discharged from the service after serving two years and eleven months. He is a member of Chauncey Wilkie Post, G. A. R., No. 334, Evans Mills.

 

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