P. Steinman, dealer in meats, game and poultry, in De Soto, is a native of Hancock County, Ohio, was born in 1847, and is a son of Peter and Mary Steinman. Peter Steinman was born in Germany about 1820, and came to America with his parents, who settled in Pennsylvania; he was reared on a farm, which occupation he afterward followed. After his marriage he moved to Hancock County, Ohio, removing to De Soto, Mo., in 1870, and the following year locating in Gentry County, where he died in 1875, the father of thirteen children, of whom the subject of this sketch was third. Mrs. Mary Steinman, who is of German descent, was born in
Pennsylvania, in 1830. P. Steinman followed in the footsteps of his father until he grew to manhood, and at the age of nineteen commenced butchering;
he came to De Soto with his parents in 1870, and for the past nine years has constantly been engaged at his trade. In 1885 he established himself in business, and keeps a first class meat stand, having always on hand fresh and salt meats and poultry of various kinds. January 7, 1872, he married Miss Minnie Frazier, of Jefferson County. Mr. Steinman
is conservative in politics, and is a member of the I. O. O. F.