Henry George Steffen

Male6 October 1834–19 April 1919

Brief Life History of Henry George

Henry George Steffen was born on 6 October 1834, in Bünde, Kreis Herford, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany. He married Karoline Bruehler on 12 April 1856, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 19 April 1919, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Henry George Steffen
Karoline Bruehler
Marriage: 12 April 1856
Heinrich Carl Steffen
Caroline C. Steffen
Anna Elizabeth Steffen
Kathrina L Steffen
Louisa A Steffen
Friedrich Wilhelm Steffen
George William Steffen
Ella Helen Steffen

Sources (18)

  • Henry S Steffen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henry G. Steffen, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Henry G Steffen, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1856Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · The Bridge War

    Age 2

    On Halloween, tension between Cleveland and Ohio City began to boil over. Both sides of the river armed themselves with muskets and a cannon over the Columbus Street Bridge. These tensions were brought about because the bridge's location was diverting commercial attention away from Ohio City completely and the way that their concerns were being treated. Cleveland's mayor tried to reason with the enraged citizens but was greeted with a volley of rocks. No deaths were recorded but three men were injured.

    1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

    Age 18

    On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

    1860 · Perry Monument on Public Square

    Age 26

    The Perry Monument was erected at the center of Public Square to commemorate the victory of the Battle of Lake Erie by Oliver Hazard Perry. It was Ohio's first monumental sculpture. It has since been moved to Fort Huntington Park.

    Name Meaning

    North German and Dutch: from the personal name Steffen, from Latin Stephanus (see Steven ).

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

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