Geo. Steffe 1823-1900
STEFF, HARRISON, QUINN
Posted By: Lynnea Dickinson (email)
Date: 7/14/2023 at 14:23:37
Davenport, Scott Co., Iowa
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1900
Geo. Steffe died at his home a few miles east of
town Tuesday night, the cause of death was heart failure. Mr. Steffe was born in
Germany in 1823. He emigrated to this country in 1859. After living two years in
Ohio, he moved to Davenport, Ia. In 1864 he removed to a farm near Eldridge,
where he resided until his death. Mr. Steffe was a veteran of the Civil War, he
served all through the rebellion and was in that famous march through Georgia,
from Atlanta to the Sea under Gen. Sherman. He was always a staunch Republican.
He voted the Republican ticket last Tuesday, only a few hours before his
death. His wife died about three years ago. The surviving children are Mrs. Mary
Harrison, of Davenport, Miss Sadie and Hiram of Scott county, Mrs. B.F. Quinn of
Eldridge, Ia. and J.G. Steffe of Luverne, Minn. Mr. Steffe was for many years a
member of the Presbyterian church. The funeral took place Friday with interment
at Summit cemetery. Revs. Johnson and Moffat conducted the funeral services.
Scott Obituaries maintained by Lynn McCleary.
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