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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jefferson County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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P. Steinman, dealer in meats, game and poultry, in De Soto, is a native of Hancock County, Ohio, was born in 1847, and is a son of Peter and Mary Steinman. Peter Steinman was born in Germany about 1820, and came to America, with his parents, who settled in Pennsylvania; he was reared on a farm, which occupation he afterward followed. After his marriage he moved to Hancock County, Ohio, removing to De Soto, Mo., in 1870, and the following year locating in Gentry County, where he died in 1875, the father of thirteen children, of whom the subject of this sketch is the third. Mrs. Mary Steinman, who is of German descent, was born in Pennsylvania, in 1830. P. Steinman followed in the footsteps of his father until he grew to manhood, and at the age of nineteen commenced butchering; he came to De Soto with his parents in 1870, and for the past nine years has constantly been engaged at his trade. In 1885 he established himself in business, and keeps a first-class meat stand, having always on hand fresh and salt meats and poultry of various kinds. January 7, 1872, he married Miss Minnie Frazier, of Jefferson County. Mr. Steinman is conservative in politics, and is a member of the I. O. O. F.

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