John Nicholas Steppe was my great grandfather. I have a lot of information on him. He was born in Germany, settled in Scioto County, Ohio, fought in the Civil War, married and moved to Shumway, Illinois, and then to Dieterich where he died. His son, Charles John Steppe, was my grandfather. C.J. Steppe's last child and fourth daugher, Mary Steppe Roman, was my mother.