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Generation No. 1

1. NICHOLAS HEINRICH4 STEHBEN (FRANZ3 STABEN, FRANZ2 STAEBEN, FRANZ HEINRICH1 STEHBEN) was born March 18, 1867 in Wohrden, Dithmarschden, Schleswig-Holste, GERMANY, and died January 29, 1927 in Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa. He married EMMA WINKLER July 18, 1888 in St. John's Church, Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, daughter of NICHOLAS WINKLER and CHRISTINE MEYER.

Notes for NICHOLAS HEINRICH STEHBEN:  (The wedding date in the following article is incorrect)

A TYPED COPY OF A NEWS CLIPPING FROM THE CLINTON HERALD, CLINTON, IOWA, REPORTING THE SUDDEN DEATH OF HENRY N. STEHBEN, AGED 60, A HIGHLY RESPECTED RESIDENT OF THIS CITY SINCE 1883, DIED SUDDENLY SATURDAY EVENING AT 11:15 O'CLOCK AT HIS HOME, 304 NORTH 8TH STREET FOLLOWING A STROKE OF APOPLEXY. HE HAS BEEN AILING FOR THE PAST SEVEN YEARS DURING WHICH TIME HE SUFFERED A SLIGHT STROKE. HOWEVER, HE HAD CONTINUED HIS DUTIES DURING THAT TIME AS FOREMAN FOR THE CLINTON WATER WORKS CO. HAVING BEEN IDENTIFIED WITH THE CONCERN FOR NEARLY 40 YEARS. DECEASED WAS BORN MARCH 18, 1867 IN SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN, GERMANY, AND WAS A SON OF THE LATE FRANZ AND MARY STEHBEN OF SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN. IN 1883 HE CAME TO AMERICA AND DIRECT TO THIS VICINITY WHERE HE HAD ALWAYS RESIDED. JULY 20, 1893 HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE WITH MISS EMMA WINKLER BY THE REV. THEODORE STEEGE OF ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH. TO THIS UNION SEVEN CHILDREN WERE BORN. THREE PASSED AWAY IN INFANCY. FRATERNALLY, MR. STEHBEN WAS A MEMBER OF LYONS LODGE I.O.O.F., LYONS ENCAMPMENT, 21 I.O.O.F AND PIONEER CAMP 1 MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA. HIS DEATH CAME AS SEVERE SHOCK TO HIS IMMEDIATE FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS, AS HE HAD APPARENTLY BEEN IN HIS USUAL HEALTH SATURDAY. MR. STEHBEN WAS A GREAT LOVER OF HIS HOME, A KIND FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR AND TRUE CITIZEN AS WELL. SURVIVING HIM ARE HIS WIFE, THREE SONS, JOHN STEHBEN OF ROCKFORD, ILL., HAROLD AND ARNOLD STEHBENS OF THIS CITY AND ONE DAUGHTER, MRS. ROY REUSCHE AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN, CLIFFORD DONALD SHEPHERD AND RAYMOND ROY REUSCHE. ONE BROTHER, ONE SISTER AND TWO STEP-BROTHERS RESIDE IN GERMANY. THE FUNERAL WILL BE HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON, WITH SERVICES AT THE FAMILY HOME AT 2 O'CLOCK. THE REV DANIEL HOGAN PASTOR OF THE COMMUNITY CHURCH WILL OFFICIATE. INTERNMENT WILL BE IN OAKLAND CEMETERY. THE I.O.O.F RITUAL WILL BE HELD AT THE SERVICES AT THE GRAVE.

SUPERINTENDENT S. L. MEEKER OF THE CLINTON WATER WORKS CO. TODAY PAID HIGH TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF MR. STEHBEN, WHO HE SAID HAD BEEN EMPLOYED BY THE COMPANY ABOUT 40 YEARS AND WAS REGARDED AS ONE OF ITS MOST VALUED EMPLOYEES. FOR 25 YEARS MR. STEHBEN HAD BEEN EMPLOYED ON OUTSIDE WORK AND IN THAT QUARTER OF A CENTURY HAD PROBABLY CALLED AT ALMOST EVERY HOME IN CLINTON. YET NOT ONE SINGLE COMPLAINT WAS EVER RECEIVED RELATIVE TO HIS CONDUCT.

NATURALIZATION RECORDS--SCOTT COUNTY, DAVENPORT IOWA

Records of the District Court, Davenport, Iowa revealed only one Naturalization record for a STEHBENS. This record identified FRANZ HEINRICH STEHBENS, A native of Holstein, Germany, renounced his allegiance to the Government of Holstein and announced his intention to become a citizen of the United States in the District Court of Scott County on January 8, 1865. On February 4, 1867, the District entered in the record that FRANZ H. STEHBENS had satisfied requirements of citizenship and awarded him citizenship of the United States.

Records also listed the same information for the following STEHBENS or STEBENS as shown by the record. Each listed his former allegiance to the Government of Holstein.

1882--Book 3 page 367--PETER NICOLAUS STEBEN (STUBEN) MAY 26
1884--BOOK 3 PAGE 544--HENRY STEPHEN, OCTOBER 31, 1884
1891--BOOK 4 PAGE 553--DETLEF STEFFEN, OCTOBER 29, 1891

(This HENRY STEPHEN is believed to be our grandfather, Nicholas Heinrich STEHBENS--The DETLEF STEFFEN is believed to be DETLEF STEHBEN who was the witness to the marriage of our grandfather in Clinton, Iowa.)

Notes for EMMA WINKLER:

EMMA STEHBENS, MY GRANDMOTHER WAS MARRIED THREE TIMES. FIRST TO HEINRICH STEHBENS AND AFTER HIS DEATH IN 1929 SHE MARRIED WILHELM DETLEFSEN OF DENISON, IOWA IN 1931. SHE DIVORCED DETLEFSEN FOR CRUEL AND INHUMAN TREATMENT WITH THE DIVORCE FINAL ON SEPTEMBER 23, 1935. SHE RETURNED TO LYONS, IOWA WHERE SHE LIVED UNTIL HER DEATH. FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS SHE RAISED THE THREE SONS OF HER DAUGHTER, MAE REUSCHE, WHO DIED FROM CANCER IN 1935. IN ABOUT 1943 SHE AGAIN WAS MARRIED AND THIS TIME TO A LADEHOFF. SHE DIED IN HER SLEEP FROM A HEART ATTACH IN MARCH 1945.

THE FOLLOWING NEWS CLIPPING WAS IN THE CLINTON HERALD, CLINTON IOWA REPORTING THE DEATH OF MRS. EMMA LADEHOFF, NEE STEHBENS, WHO FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF HER HUSBAND, HENRY STEHBENS, MARRIED HENRY LADEHOFF. MRS. HENRY LADEHOFF, 3108 CLEVELAND STREET, DIED AT 1:30 A.M. TODAY IN MERCY HOSPITAL AFTER A SHORT ILLNESS. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD SATURDAY AT 1:30 P.M. AT THE PAPE FUNERAL HOME, WHERE THE REPOSES. THE REV. PAUL H. BURGDORF PASTOR OF ST. JOHNS EVANGELICAL CHURCH, WILL OFFICIATE AND BURIAL WILL BE IN OAKLAND CEMETERY. EMMA WINKLER WAS BORN MARCH 30, 1871 IN GERMANY AND CAME TO THE UNITED STATES WITH HER PARENTS WHEN SHE WAS FIVE YEARS OLD. IN 1888 SHE MARRIED HENRY STEHBEN WHO DIED IN 1927. SHE WAS MARRIED TO HENRY LADEHOFF SEPTEMBER 24, 1942. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF OLIVE BRANCH 369, REBEKAH LODGE. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND; THREE SONS, ARNOLD STEHBENS OF CLINTON,IOWA JOHN STEHBENS OF KNOXVILLE ,IOWA AND HAROLD STEHBENS, ARMY, NOW IN BELGIUM, SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER. A DAUGHTER, MRS. ROY REUSCHE, DIED IN 1935.

Children of NICHOLAS STEHBEN and EMMA WINKLER are:

i. ALMA MARIE5 STEHBENS, b. May 17, 1889, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa; d. March 25, 1892, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.

ii. CLARA JOHANNA CHRISTINE STEHBENS, b. October 15, 1891, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.

iii. CLARA CHRISTINA STEHBENS, b. October 15, 1891, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa; d. March 30, 1892, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.

2. iv. MARIA SOPHIA DOROTHEA STEHBENS, b. March 17, 1893, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa; d. August 01, 1935, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.

v. JOHN STEHBENS, b. 1895, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa; d. 1960, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa; m. FRIEDA SMITH, November 24, 1920, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.

vi. ARNOLD EDMUND STEHBENS, b. 1906, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa; d. 1948, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa; m. HELEN MAXFIELD, June 1935, Davenport, Iowa.

Notes for HELEN MAXFIELD:

THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE WAS IN THE CLINTON HERALD, CLINTON IOWA AND REPORTED THE DEATH OF MRS. KLAREĀ MCCUTCHEON. HELEN WAS PREVIOUSLY MARRIED TO ARNOLD STEHBENS AND THE MOTHER OF JAMES STEHBENS AND JACKIE STEHBENS MCALPINE. MRS. KLARE HELEN MAX MCCUTCHEON 78, OF 1712 PERSHING BLVD, DIED THURSDAY IN UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITAL, IOWA CITY. THE FUNERAL WILL BE AT 10:30 A.M. MONDAY IN COMMUNITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH WITH THE REV. HAROLD RINEHOLD OFFICIATING. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 3-8 P .M. SATURDAY AT THE PAPE FUNERAL HOME. VISITATION WILL ALSO BE FROM NOON UNTIL 8 P.M. SUNDAY IN PAPER FUNERAL HOME, WITH THE FAMILY PRESENT FROM 3 TO 6 P.M. AND FROM 9:30 A.M. UNTIL THE SERVICE HOUR MONDAY IN THE CHURCH. BURIAL WILL BE IN OAKLAND CEMETERY. PALLBEARERS WILL BE KENNETH AND PHILLIP REUSCHE, CHARLES STOLTENBERG, LEE JR. AND TOM MCCUTCHEON, AND BRUCE KAMER. MRS. MCCUTCHEON WAS BORN MARCH 65, 1910 IN TAMPICO, ILL TO HARRY AND MABEL THOMAS MAXFIELD. SHE MARRIED ARNOLD STEHBENS, JUNE 1935 IN DAVENPORT. HE DIED IN 1948. SHE MARRIED KLARE MCCUTCHEON JULY 22 1955 IN CLINTON. SHE WAS A GRADUATE OF JANE LAMB MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING AND SERVED AS DIRECTOR OF THE VISITING NURSING ASSOCIATION FROM JANUARY 1, 1962 UNTIL HER RETIREMENT, DECEMBER 31, 1983. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF COMMUNITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, A MEMBER OF WA-TAN-YE CLUB, A FORMER MEMBER OF THE ODEON CLUB, ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF MOBILE MEALS, 1981 WOMEN IN ACTION AND GRAND MARSHAL OF THE 1984 MARDI GRAS PARADE. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HER HUSBAND; A DAUGHTER, JACQUELINE MCALPINE OF HOUSTON, TEXAS; A SON, JAMES STEHBENS OF IOWA CITY; TWO STEPSONS, MELVIN MCCUTCHEON OF CLINTON AND WILLIAM MCCUTCHEON OF DAVENPORT; NINE GRANDCHILDREN; AND FIVE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY TWO BROTHERS AND A SISTER.

3. vii. HAROLD MARVIN STEHBENS, b. January 25, 1909, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa; d. September 02, 1979, Peoria, Peoria, Illinois.

Generation No. 2

2. MARIA SOPHIA DOROTHEA5 STEHBENS (NICHOLAS HEINRICH4 STEHBEN, FRANZ3 STABEN, FRANZ2 STAEBEN, FRANZ HEINRICH1 STEHBEN) was born March 17, 1893 in Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, and died August 01, 1935 in Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa. She married (1) EBER SHEPHERD December 05, 1912 in Lyons, Clinton, Iowa. She married (2) ROY REUSCHE 1921 in Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, son of ADOLPH REUSCHE and HANNAH EISLAGE.

Notes for MARIA SOPHIA DOROTHEA STEHBENS:

MAMIE STEHBEN (TO BECOME MRS. ROY REUSCHE AND MOTHER OF RAYMOND R. REUSCHE) WAS LISTED AS A SERVANT FOR THE FRANK W. LEEDHAM FAMILY. SHE WAS SHOWN AS 18 YEARS OF AGE BORN IN IOWA (CENSUS RECORDS REVIEW)

Notes for ROY REUSCHE:

AN ARTICLE IN THE CLINTON HERALD, CLINTON IOWA ON MONDAY JUNE 10, 1946 REPORTED THE DEATH OF ROY REUSCHE AND IS AS FOLLOWS: ROY REUSCHE, 52, OF 3017 ROOSEVELT STREET, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE CLINTON LOCK COMPANY, DIED SUDDENLY OF A HEART ATTACK AT HIS RESIDENCE AT ABOUT 10 P.M. LAST NIGHT. THE CITY AMBULANCE WAS CALLED, AND AN INHALATOR WAS USED, BUT TO NO AVAIL. ROY REUSCHE WAS BORN JANUARY 21, 1894 IN THE OLD TOWN OF LYONS, THE SON OF MR. AND MRS ADOLPH REUSCHE. HE WAS MARRIED TO MAE STEHBENS IN 1921. HE WAS A VETERAN OF WORLD WAR 1, A MEMBER OF THE LYONS POST 1, EX SERVICEMEN S ASSOCIATION, LYONS LODGE 61, I.O.O.F AND THE GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH. HE WAS EMPLOYED AT THE CLINTON LOCK COMPANY. HE IS SURVIVED BY THREE SONS, RAYMOND WHO IS REPORTED TO BE ON HIS WAY TO GUAM, KENNETH AND WARREN AT HOME; A STEPSON, CLIFFORD SHEPHERD, PEORIA, ILLINOIS,; HIS MOTHER OF CLINTON; THREE BROTHERS FRED AND ADOLPH REUSCHE OF CHICAGO AND WALTER REUSCHE, CLINTON AND TWO SISTERS, MRS. WILLIAM KOOP AND MRS. OTTO BENHART BOTH OF CLINTON. SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 1:30 P.M. THURSDAY IN THE PAPE FUNERAL HOME WITH THE REV. F.G. WILLIAMS RECTOR OF GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN CHARGE. BURIAL WILL BE IN OAKLAND CEMETERY.

Child of MARIA STEHBENS and EBER SHEPHERD is:

i. CLIFFORD DONALD6 SHEPHERD, d. 1970, Peoria, Peoria, Illinois.

Children of MARIA STEHBENS and ROY REUSCHE are:

4. ii. RAYMOND ROY6 REUSCHE, b. September 05, 1926, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.

5. iii. KENNETH HENRY REUSCHE, b. November 30, 1928, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa; d. March 04, 1995, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.

6. iv. WARREN ADOLPH REUSCHE, b. June 11, 1933, Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa; d. January 06, 1993, Comanche, Clinton, Iowa.

3. HAROLD MARVIN5 STEHBENS (NICHOLAS HEINRICH4 STEHBEN, FRANZ3 STABEN, FRANZ2 STAEBEN, FRANZ HEINRICH1 STEHBEN) was born January 25, 1909 in Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, and died September 02, 1979 in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois. He married (1) VIRGINIA DILLON in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois.

Notes for HAROLD MARVIN STEHBENS:

STEHBEN

THE FOLLOWING IS A COPY OF A NEWSPAPER CLIPPING FROM THE PEORIA NEWSPAPER REPORTING THE DEATH OF HAROLD M. STEHBENS, 70, OF 2927 VILLAGE DRIVE, DIED AT 12:25 P.M. SUNDAY IN HIGHVIEW NURSING CENTER, WHERE HE WAS ADMITTED DECEMBER 19, 1977. A RESIDENT OF THE VILLAGE DRIVE ADDRESS 28 YEARS AND OF PEORIA FOR 28 YEARS, HE WAS AN INSPECTOR AT CATERPILLAR TRACTOR 34 YEARS RETIRING MARCH 31, 1970. HE WAS A MEMBER OF CATERPILLAR RETIREES CLUB, GRANDVIEW LODGE 1112, AF & AM: TIMBERLAKE COUNTRY CLUB AND SENIOR GOLF LEAGUE. HE WAS A VETERAN OF WORLD WAR II. ARMY. BORN JANUARY 25, 1909, IN CLINTON, IOWA, A SON OF HENRY AND EMMA WINKLER STEHBEN, HE MARRIED VIRGINIA DILLON MARCH 31, 1950 IN SPRINGFIELD, ILL. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, ONE SON, DENNIS, ADDRESS UNKNOWN, AND A NUMBER OF NIECES AND NEPHEWS. ONE SISTER AND TWO BROTHERS PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. SERVICES WILL BE AT 1 P.M. TOMORROW AT WILTON MORTUARY, WHERE FRIENDS MAY CALL FROM 5 - 8 P.M. TODAY, AND ONE HOUR BEFORE SERVICES TOMORROW. BURIAL WILL BE IN SPRING DALE CEMETERY IN PEORIA.

Child of HAROLD MARVIN STEHBENS is:

i. DENNIS6 STEHBENS (Residence at time of above article: Waukesha, Wisconsin)

Generation No. 3

4. RAYMOND ROY6 REUSCHE (MARIA SOPHIA DOROTHEA5 STEHBENS, NICHOLAS HEINRICH4 STEHBEN, FRANZ3 STABEN, FRANZ2 STAEBEN, FRANZ HEINRICH1 STEHBEN) was born September 05, 1926 in Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa. He married NORMA JEAN HAGAN March 14, 1950 in Bandera, Texas.

Children of RAYMOND REUSCHE and NORMA HAGAN are:

i. MICHAEL ALAN7 REUSCHE

7. ii. RANDALL HAGAN REUSCHE

5. KENNETH HENRY6 REUSCHE (MARIA SOPHIA DOROTHEA5 STEHBENS, NICHOLAS HEINRICH4 STEHBEN, FRANZ3 STABEN, FRANZ2 STAEBEN, FRANZ HEINRICH1 STEHBEN) was born November 30, 1928 in Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, and died March 04, 1995 in Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa. He married MILDRED MARIE GROTH September 18, 1949 in Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, daughter of JOHN GROTH and AMANDA SCHWARTZ.

Children of KENNETH REUSCHE and MILDRED GROTH are:

8. i. RICHARD ROY7 REUSCHE

9. ii. DANIEL JOHN REUSCHE

6. WARREN ADOLPH6 REUSCHE (MARIA SOPHIA DOROTHEA5 STEHBENS, NICHOLAS HEINRICH4 STEHBEN, FRANZ3 STABEN, FRANZ2 STAEBEN, FRANZ HEINRICH1 STEHBEN) was born June 11, 1933 in Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, and died January 06, 1993 in Comanche, Clinton, Iowa. He married BEVERLY R HOFFMAN November 06, 1954 in Lyons, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.

Notes for WARREN ADOLPH REUSCHE:

THE FOLLOWING NEWS CLIPPING FROM THE CLINTON HERALD, CLINTON, IOWA REPORTS THE DEATH OF WARREN REUSCHE JANUARY 2, 1993. "WARREN A. REUSCHE, 59, OF 923 7TH AVENUE, CAMANCHE, DIED SATURDAY IN HIS HOME, FOLLOWING AN EXTENDED ILLNESS. THE FUNERAL WILL BE 11 A.M. WEDNESDAY IN CAMANCHE CHAPEL, SNELL-ZORNIG FUNERAL HOME WITH THE REV. GERALD STOUVENEL, CHU OF THE VISITATION, CAMANCHE, OFFICIATING. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 3 TO 5 AND 7 TO 9 P.M. TUESDAY IN THE FUNERAL HOME. PRIVATE BURIAL WILL BE AT A LATER DATE. HONORARY PALLBEARERS WILL BE RICHARD AND DANIEL REUSCHE, VERN LARSON, DARRELL VAN CHURCH, DENNIS YOST AND GEORGE SURPRENANT. MR. REUSCHE WAS BORN JUNE 11, 1933 IN CLINTON, RO ROY AND MAE STEHBENS REUSCHE. HE MARRIED BEVERLY R. HOFFMAN, NOVEMBER 6, 1954, IN CLINTON. HE ATTENDED THE LYONS SCHOOLS AND HAD WORKED AS A CONDUCTOR FOR CHICAGO NORTH WESTERN RAILROAD FOR 25 YEARS. HE WAS A VETERAN OF THE KOREAN WAR AND VIETNAM WAR, SERVING BOTH IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY AND NAVY. HE WAS A MEMBER OF UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION NO. 316 AND CAMANCHE AMERICAN LEGION WHERE HE WAS THEIR SERVICE OFFICER. HE EN enjoyed FISHING, ESPECIALLY WALLEYE FISHING ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE, TWO SONS, RONALD OF WAVERLY, IOWA AND MATTHEW OF HENDERSONVILLE, TENN; TWO GRANDCHILDREN; TWO BROTHERS, RAY R. REUSCHE OF ATLANTA, GA AND KENNETH H. REUSCHE OF CLINTON; AND SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS AND A BROTHER. DEATH DATE JANUARY 2, 1993.

Children of WARREN REUSCHE and BEVERLY HOFFMAN are:

i. RONALD7 REUSCHE

ii. MATTHEW REUSCHE