According to Mrs. Esther
Aloi at one time there were three people from the Steinhauer family living in
Clermont. John was a prominent person in the Clermont area. He was married to
the former Augusta Weidel. Both were descendents of families from the
early settlement of Teutonia. John was active in the community by serving as
Justice of Peace, was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, and
was very active in the
In addition to large land
holdings John and Augusta owned the house just west of the factory. This house
was often called the Superintendent's house because the superintendent for
Clermont Clay Products Company and his family usually lived in this house. The
following superintendents lived there: John Clay, W. E. Ringrose, and H. K.
Leighow. After Kaul Clay Products Company took over the factory the house was
occupied by Iroe Dibler and his family. This photo shows the house.
Mrs. Aloi informed me that John Steinhauer's sister was
According to Mrs. Aloi John's brother Louis Steinhauer
owned the house where she lives now. She said that Ralph Aloi was renting the
house from Louis who had moved to
While Ralph and his wife lived they lived on one side of the house and John and Esther and their family lived in the other half. After the death of the older couple the house was converted to a one family home. In 2004 Mrs. Aloi is still living but is in a nursing home in St Marys where her two sons live.