Golden Prairie Reflections
page 691 - David and Mary Steinert (By Leota Fritzke)
David Steinert, Sr. was born in 1889, and immigrated from Russia to Kansas in 1891. Mary Schmidt was born in 1893, and moved with her parents to Wisconsin and later to Kansas. They homesteaded in the Sagathun area in the fall, 1913. Mary was a sister to Emelia Schmidt, Mrs. Gottlieb Feil. Mary died in 1917, nine days after the birth of her infant son, David.
David Steinert, Sr. then married Holdina Patzer, from Rush Lake in Feb 1918. They had four sons and four daughters. The German Lutheran Church was started through the efforts of Mr. Steinert, and early services were held in Sagathun School. He helped with the building of Foch School and was a school trustee for Sagathun for many years.
David and Mary's first child, Alexander, was born Dec. 3, 1912 in Lehigh, Kansas and died Oct. 17, 1989. He married Christina Borth Berreth, Sept. 19, 1949. They moved out of the district in 1963. Their children are: Eileen (Leonard Ermann) and Patricia (Dennis Evans)
David and Mary's second child was David, born in 1917. He Married Mrs. Manuel Miller in Dec. 1961. She had a son and daughter from her first marriage. They lived on the farm and she left him in 1962. Her son was killed in a motor vehicle accident in 1963 or 1964. David then married Mary Bushey and they live in Maple Creek. David farmed and ranched until his retirement.
David and Holdina's children were: Albert, Ferdinand, August, William, Emelia (Steinkey), Mildred (Weiss), Linda (Steinkey), they were all born here, then moved in 1936, to Dominion City, Manitoba. Their last child was Laura (Volkenant). They continued farming.
In 1940, Alex and Dave returned to the Maple Creek area and Dave took over his father's home place until he retired. Emelia Steinkey's son, Walter is now on the homestead farm.
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