Biography of Rev. C. P. Steiner
Allen County, OH Biographies

REV. C. P. STEINER. farmer and minister, P. O. Cranberry, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, August 19, 1832, son of Peter D. and Fannie (Steiner) Steiner. His parents, natives of France, moved to Wayne County, Ohio, in 1824, and settled on a farm. His father, who wasa minister of the Mennonite society (the family history shows that there has been a minister in the family for the past five generations), started in the world a poor boy and when he died, in 1854, owned 650 acres of land. Our subject, who is the third in a family of eleven children, came to this county in 1855. and settled on the farm where he now resides. He was married, in 1855 to Magdalena Glosser, who was born in Virginia, of German parents, and died in 1856. Mr. Steiner then married, in 1861, Barbara, daughter of Rev. John Thut, and to this union were born Paulina, Meno S., Jennie, Nancy, Josiah, Sarah, Aaron (deceased), Albert, Reuben and Elvina. They are members of the Mennonite Church. Mr. Steiner was ordained a minister of the American Mennonite Church in 1871. In polities he is a Prohibitionist.

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