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Colby, Wisconsin centennial
(1873-1973)

Sketches of pioneers,   pp. 18-127


Page 32

AMBROSE STEINWAND
and Susan Weber, natives of
Wurtemberg, Germany, were married in Wisconsin. After
farming in Manitowoc County for ten years the family came
to Clark County in 1875 and bought a quarter section of Rail-
road land in Colby Township. The Steinwands had 7 children
- Anna, Joseph, Julia, Mary, Ambrose, George and Theodore.
Ambrose Steinwand was Town Treasurer for 25 years.
Mr. Steinwand built a cheese factory in 1882. His son
Joseph assisted his father in the factory from the time he
was 16 years old.
Joseph was married to Louisa Zassenhaus in 1895. They
had 6 children; Francis, Joseph and Theodora (twins), Rich-
ard, Arnold and Mary.
Ambrose Jr. was the former proprietor of the old Shultz
cheese factory in Colby Township. He was united in marriage
to Meta Frome. They had 2 children, Herbert and Laura.
George still resides at the Brothers of St. Pius X, Route 2,
Colby.
Theodore married Pauline Orth. They had 2 children;
Leon and Leona. Theodore is deceased.
Mrs. Ben Tanner, a clever contortionist of the Ben Tanner
Show, suffered a misfortune of breaking both bones in the
right ankle while making a balloon ascention at a free attrac-
tion at the County Fair at Shawno. She struck against a stake
as she was leaving the ground and she was unable to stop the
balloon. It swung into mid air at the height of several feet,
making a perfect ascension.
HOME OF HENRY WELSCH SR.
CANDY STORE NEXT TO THE HOTEL
MACHALUS HARNESS SHOP
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