Bio: Steinwand, Ambrose M. 1878
----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Steinwand

AMBROSE M. STEINWAND, former proprietor of the old Schultz Cheese Factory in Section 3, Colby Township, was born in this township, June 1, 1878, son of Ambrose and Susan (Weber) Steinwand. The parents, natives of Germany, were married in Wisconsin, and after farming for ten years in Manitowoc County, this state, in 1875, settled in Section 25, Colby Township, Clark County, the father becoming a prominent citizen here. In addition to farming he organized, in 1882, the Steinwand Cheese Factory, now operated by his son, Joseph F., as a cheese and butter factory.


 Ambrose M. Steinwand, at the age of 20 years, or about 1898, left home and bought the cheese factory of which he was owner and which he has operated till March, 1917. He has also at different times bought and sold other factories of this kind. In addition to this occupation he is agent for the Overland cars at Abbotsford and Colby, Wis., being in partnership with A. J. Young, of Abbotsford, and is a director of the Lynn Insurance Company, and of the Abbotsford State Bank. He has served nine years as treasurer of School District No. 3.


On April 16, 1903, he was united in marriage with Meta Frome, daughter of Theodore and Mary (Beckfield) Frome, farming people of Colby Township. Her parents were natives of Germany, coming to the United States when young and locating in Clark County, in 1883, their farm in Section 23, Colby Township, being now operated by their son. Louis F. They are still living on the homestead. Mr. and Mrs. Steinwand have two children: Herbert, born Jan. 9. 1905, and Laura, born April 29, 1907. The family reside on a farm in Section 13, Colby Township, twenty acres being within the city limits of Colby and one acre in Colby Township.


Family Notes


I believe Ambrose Steinwand (1840-1908)was an uncle of my grandfather Mathias D. Steinwand of Toledo Ohio. I think Mathias's father was a brother of Ambrose Steinwand. I believe they came to Toledo around 1865 from Germany with Ambrose moving on to Colby Wisconsin and Mathias staying in Toledo. Would appreciate any information about brothers of Ambrose who also migrated from Germany with him.   Ed Steinwand



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