Steil Family History

From Neuerburg, Germany to Detroit, Michigan


Children of John Peter Steil:
Valentin Steil



Valentin Steil was born in Neuerburg, Germany on March 11, 1862.    He immigrated to Detroit in 1882.  The passenger list shows Val, age 20, traveling with another Steil, possibly with the name of Peter, who was age 26.

Valentin 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, John Nicholas and George.  The city directory for 1898 and 1903 shows John living with his brother John Nicholas at 874 Mt. Elliott.  The 1900 census shows him living on Jefferson Avenue.

Valentin married Frances Seidel in 1901.  They had four children: Eric (1902), Gerhardt Walter (1904), John Arthur (1910), and Henry George (1913).

Valentin died in Detroit on May 6, 1919.  He is buried on the same plot as his father, John Peter Steil, in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Detroit.  Frances died in 1944.  Her ashes were placed in the same gravesite as Valentine.

For the descendant chart (three generations) of Valentin Steil and Frances Seidel, click here.

For photos of the children of Valentin and Frances (Eric, Gerhardt, and John), click here.

Valentin Steil and Frances Seidel on their wedding day (Aug. 31, 1901). 
Photo supplied by Renee Steil-Sandoval.