Lee County Biography


George B. Stephan, proprietor of a well appointed furniture and undertaking establishment in Ashton, is a native son of this town, born September 7, 1886. His parents, Henry and Ernestine (Goebel) Stephan, were natives of Germany and came to America in 1884, locating in Ashton, where they still reside. To their union were born six children, all of whom are still living.

George B. Stephan acquired his education in the public schools of his native city, after which he established himself in the furniture and undertaking business. He carries a large and well selected line of furniture, caskets and funeral supplies and a liberal patronage is accorded to him, for his prices are reasonable and his integrity above question.

In 1909 Mr. Stephan married Miss Elizabeth Trostle, a daughter of C.W. and Mary (Miller) Trostle, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of Lee county, Illinois. Mrs. Stephan is a member of the Presbyterian church and well known in religious and social circles of the town.

Mr. Stephan is connected fraternally with Ashton Lodge, No. 997, I.O.0.P.; Dixon Lodge, No. 779, B.P.0.E.; Ashton Lodge, No. 48, M.W.A.; and Ashton Lodge, No. 531, A.P.&A.M. He gives his political allegiance to the progressive party and is now serving as county coroner, having been elected to that office in 1912. He has held steadily to high standards in business and official relations and well merits the esteem and good-will which are uniformly accorded him.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1914 History of Lee County Illinois Vol 2 by Frank E. Stevens.

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