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.