STEIN, John R. 1842-1923
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/5/2015 at 13:42:55
One of the first residents of Reinbeck and one of the few survivors of the days when the railroad first came through passed away Wednesday when John R. Stein died at his home here at 3 o'clock that afternoon. Mr. Stein came to Reinbeck when the town was being laid out and the home in which he lived and died was the first house built in west Reinbeck. The family had lived here some time when the first train came into town and one son, John H. Stein, was the first child born in Reinbeck.
Mr. Stein had not been in good health for more than a year but up to a little over a week ago had been able to get down town fairly well. July 6th, however, he complained of feeling very weak when he got home from down town and from that time he weakened rapidly until the end came. He was born January 25, 1842, in Ontario, Canada. There he was married February 11, 1863 to Miss Isabelle Waldie and they came to Iowa in 1869. They settled first on a farm near Lincoln, but moved to Reinbeck in 1876. He resided here ever since, working at the carpenter trade until recently. He was the father of ten children, eight of them living.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 July 1923, pg 11
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