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STEINKE, GOTTFRIED COTTON: Merchant; b Sparland, Ill Oct 3, 1875; s of Theodore G Steinke-Francis Cotton; ed Atlantic HS 1896; Parson's Coll, Fairfield; Ann Arbor U, Mich, LLB 1901; Aldine Literary Soc; m Arlie Ross Oct 1902 Fremont Neb; d Francis (Mrs Tony Augustine); m Susie Jane Wheatley Nov 16, 1914 Cass Co; s Carl Steinke (dec); d Evelyn Marie, Betty Jane; 1902 ptr of father in men's furnishings store, Fred Steinke Clothing Co, Redfield, 1902-13 Atlantic, 1913-39 opr & ptr Steinke & Butler, 1939- owner & opr; 1940 VP Fed Loan & Savings Bank, Atlantic; 1931-33 mbr city coun; 1882- raised Shetland & Hackney ponies, shipped as far as British Indies; raised most of Jenny Wren 10-horse show team; C of C; BPOE; First Presby Ch, past pres bd of trustees; Rep; hobby: ponies; off 415 Chestnut; res 1001 Walnut, Atlantic.

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From "Who's Who in Iowa," by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940, pg. 203.

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