Norman Chester Steinke

17 March 1917–28 January 1994 (Age 76)
Osceola, Clarke, Iowa, United States

The Life of Norman Chester

When Norman Chester Steinke was born on 17 March 1917, in Osceola, Clarke, Iowa, United States, his father, Herman Gerhardt Steinke, was 32 and his mother, Mabel Z. Nicola, was 26. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Edythe Francis Carlson. He lived in Monroe Township, Lyon, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Zimmerman, Sherburne, Minnesota, United States in 2001. He died on 28 January 1994, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Norman Chester Steinke
Edythe Francis Carlson
Lee Stephen Steinke

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    Lee Stephen Steinke




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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 5

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German: from a diminutive of Middle Low German stēn ‘stone’. Compare Stein 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Norman Stunke in household of Herman Stunke, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Norman Steinke in household of Herman Steinke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Norman Steinke in entry for Lee Stephen Or Steve Steinke, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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