Steil Family History

From Neuerburg, Germany to Detroit, Michigan


Children of John Peter Steil:
John Nicholas Steil



John Nicholas Steil was born in Neuerburg, Germany on December 31, 1863.   

John immigrated to Detroit with his parents and several siblings in 1884. 

He is listed in the Detroit City Directory in 1889 and shown living at a residence located on Mt. Elliott near Mack Avenue with his father, John Peter, and his brothers, Valentine and George.  The city directory for 1898 and 1903 shows John living with his brother Valentine at 874 Mt. Elliott.  By 1905, the directory shows him alone at the Mt. Elliott home, perhaps because Valentine had married in 1901 and by then Valentine and his wife moved into their own home.

The 1920 census shows John Nicholas living at 874 Mt. Elliott.  The record shows him as the owner of the home.  His sister, Katherine, is shown living with him.  Both of them are listed as being single.  Both became naturalized citizens in 1890.  John's occupation is shown as a carpenter, with Katherine listed as a housekeeper.

John died in Detroit on January 28, 1924.  He is buried on the same plot as his father, John Peter Steil, in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Detroit.