Steimel Family Cemetery
Steimel Family Cemetery, Montebello Township, Hancock County, Illinois

Between The Township Line And The Waggonner Creek, in the timber now owned by Sherman McVeigh, is the grave of Louise Steimel and her two children.  The roots of a large cedar tree have caused the stone to topple over but it has fallen with the lettering on the top side.  The stone is not broken and the lettering is very legible on it is this inscription "Louise, wife of H.Steimel born May 8, 1833  dead December 17, 1865 and her children Wilhelm 2 and Heinrich 1 1/2 year old" in Sherman's abstract it shows that theSteimels at one time owned this land and five brothers are mentioned, he says.