In reply to the above posting: I haven't looked a the GenForum for a long time so I missed your above question. I have done a bunch of research on the Valentine Steck family. My wife is a great-great grand daughter of Valentine.
Charles Brintin Steckb.8/25/1864 - d.11/16/1947 He was 6th child of Valentine and Fridrika Ernst Steck.
Over the years I have been in contact with one of Charles great grand sons that lives in (i think) S.Dakota. Haven't heard from him for awhile. He did share a lot of family tree info with me.
The fact that Charles had children in Path Valley before leaving is very interesting. I am really interested in hearing more of your family info and will be glad to share what I have with you.