Anna Maria Steffensmeier

Brief Life History of Anna Maria

When Anna Maria Steffensmeier was born on 8 December 1882, in Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, her father, Conrad Arnold Steffensmeier, was 36 and her mother, Anna Theresa Sudbeck, was 26. She married Anton August Knipper on 25 September 1905, in Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1925 and New Wine Township, Dubuque, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 28 July 1966, in Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83.

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Anton August Knipper
Anna Maria Steffensmeier
Marriage: 25 September 1905
Clarence Conrad Knipper
Hildegarde A Knipper
Agnes Rose Knipper
Linus Henry Knipper
Orlinda Maria Knipper
Julia Knipper

Sources (21)

  • Anna Knipper in household of August Knipper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Anna Steffensmeier, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Anna Steffensmier in entry for Agnes Kiffer, "Iowa, Church and Civil Births and Baptisms, 1837-1987"

World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.


St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

North German: distinguishing name for a tenant farmer (see Meyer ) whose personal name was Steffen (or, if the middle -s- is possessive, one whose landlord's name was Steffen ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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