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Noah M. Steinman

Male 1880 - 1964  (83 years)


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  • Name Noah M. Steinman 
    Born 13 Jun 1880  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Birth 20 Jun 1880  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Church Membership Steinmann Mennonite Church, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Name N. M. Steinman 
    Residence 1891  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Carpenter 
    Occupation 1911  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Retail, Furniture 
    Noah M. Steinman's Business Sign
    Noah M. Steinman's Business Sign
    Posted on Facebook 2015 - Waterloo Historical Society - from Steinman family.
    Residence 1911  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-86530P 
    Died 16 Mar 1964  [3, 4
    Buried Steinmann Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I86530  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Father Jacob G. Steinman,   b. 16 Dec 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1944, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Barbara R. Miller,   b. 11 Jul 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1903  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 1879  [5, 6
    Family ID F22435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena "Mattie" Gascho,   b. 31 May 1885, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1957, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1906  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Children 
     1. Delton Ray Steinman,   b. 1910,   d. 1997  (Age 87 years)
     2. Arthur Floyd Steinman,   b. 23 Aug 1913, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1983, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F30192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Baden-Funeral-N.M.Steinman-Advertment-WilmotTownshipArchives.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Novelty has been the keynote of Noah M. Steinman's life. When he went into business in Baden in 1905, he didn't stick merely to one line of goods. He sold groceries, stock feed and lime and cement. Because there was a demand for the service, three years later Mr. Steinman became a licenced undertaker and embalmer. This probably makes him the oldest mortician in point of service in the county. [Steinman funeral business records date from 1904.] This week the link with the undertaking business was broken when he sold the good will to the Twin City firm of Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Service. At 77, though, he needs something to keep him active so he has retained the furniture store and novelty shop which he opens every day. Last July he broke his ankle and although that has incapacitated Mr. Steinman somewhat, it hasn't kept him away from the store.

      Besides an active business life Mr. Steinman always had enough time and public spirit to engage actively in Baden public life. Gideon Bechtel, father of Orton Bechtel, one of the partners in the Ratz-Bechtel firm [Ratz-Bechtel is in Kitchener] was one of the founders of the Wilmot Municipal Telephone System. When the late Mr. Bechtel gave up his directorship of the telephone systems, Mr. Steinman was elected in his place. During his tenure the company progressed, adding a new exchange building and switching board. Mr. Steinman has not been on the directorate for some years now. It is significant that his [telephone?] number is one.

      The name Steinman is synonymous with firefighting in Baden. He was a fireman when the firefighting apparatus was an old hand pumper and reel. He was given a commission by the village trustees to organize a brigade to man the first pumper bought by the village. He forgets the year. However, it was a well-turned-out brigade of volunteers with natty uniforms which they bought themselves. And speaking of buying things, the brigade members contributed half the money to buy the second pumper some years later '96 or else the pumper wouldn't have been bought. Today, the need of good firefighting apparatus is seen, and a large water-carrying machine is housed in the fire hall. Mr. Steinman was born on the farm now owned by William Miller on the Baden outskirts. It was then owned by his grandfather, Chris Miller. Old Chris Miller was a hardy old character. His leg became caught in a threshing machine and he was taken to Tavistock where a doctor later proved a quack '96 cut it off with no anesthetic. Later, he continued work with an artificial leg. The leg is one of the large number of curios and antiques Mr. Steinman has in various places around the Baden store.

      Next to the Miller farm lived one of Baden's most illustrious sons, Adam Beck. Sir Adam was one of those who carried on the battle to obtain hydro for Ontario as a public utility. Mrs. Steinman recalls that although Beck reached the heights of the civil service and political work he never forgot Baden. More than once he returned to the village for a good old-fashioned sauerkraut supper. Whenever anyone wants to track down any of Baden's history, he heads for Mr. Steinman's place. He has minute books and pictures of historical interest in a couple of large scrap books. One of the books is prefaced by the sage advice: "The only thing costly about good farm implements is trying to get along without them." He has trouble hanging onto some of the valuable curios. One things that disappeared was a model steam engine made by Adam Beck. Another was the first survey map of Baden and Wilmot made in 1856 by Adam's father Jacob. It was taken by Ontario hydro men and not returned. But there are still enough interesting old pieces and enough interest in the stories of Mr. Steinman for the historically minded to pay him a visit any time.

      K-W Record "Town and Country" by John T. Schmidt [no date]

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      Noah M. Steinman by Record Correspondent


      BADEN A former funeral director and proprietor of a furniture store for more than 50 years in Baden, Noah M. Steinman, 83, died suddenly Monday at the home of his son, Delton Steinman. A resident of Baden all his life, he was an honorary member of the Baden fire department and was a member for many years of the Wilmot Municipal Telephone System Commission. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Steinman, he was born June 20, 1880, in Baden. He was a member of the Steinman Mennonite Church here. His wife, the former Magdelena Gascho to whom he was married Jan. 25, 1906, in Wilmot Township, died in 1957. He is survived by two sons, Delton and Arthur, both of Baden two brothers, Samuel of New Hamburg and Aaron of Kitchener ,one sister, Mrs. Mary Jantzi of New Hamburg, and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by one sister. The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, Kitchener, until 10 a.m. Thursday when it will be removed to Steinman Mennonite Church, Baden, where Rev. Orland Gingerich and Rev. Elmer Schwartzentruber will conduct a service at 3 p.m. Friends may pay respects at the church until the time of the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Donations to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record, March 17, 1964

  • Sources 
    1. [S307] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1901, New Hamburg (Village) E-1 Page 14.

    2. [S1507] Census - ON, Waterloo, Baden - 1911, Baden Div. 13 Page 16.

    3. [S871] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Steinmann Mennonite Cemetery CC#4570 Internet Link.
      Steinman / in loving memory of / Magdelena Gascho / 1885-1957 / Noah M Steinman / 1880-1964

    4. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Noah M. Steinman - March 17, 1964.

    5. [S699] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1891, Section 1 Page 24.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Jacob Steinman - March 2, 1944.

    7. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, obituary of Magdalena Gascho - August 6, 1957.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jun 1880 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 20 Jun 1880 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Membership - - Steinmann Mennonite Church, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1901 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jan 1906 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Retail, Furniture - 1911 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Steinmann Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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