Monroe County Reunions


To list your 2007 reunions send your information to Sharon.


Family Reunion Name Date Location / Contacts More Information


Family Reunion

September 9, 2007

Location: American Legion, Pavilion, Columbia.

For information contact, Sharon or Lenora

All connecting to these families are invited, bring a covered dish, and your genealogy, or just come visit and meet cousins.




                                        Set your calendar for May 26, 2007!!
                         Konarcik Park, Waterloo, IL - pavillion is "Memorial"


The descendants of MICHAEL / STEPPIG family clans are planning a reunion on May 26, 2007 at Konarcik Park, Memorial Pavillion in Waterloo, IL. Please plan on joining us so we can extend a big family welcome to all of our distant relatives! Details are on our website or you can email me at - please be sure to bring pictures, food and lawn chairs!


The Michael name was originally spelled MICHALEK (now split between Michael/Micheal depending on which cousin you talk to - and the STEPPIG name was originally spelled STOEPPIG.

Connected Surnames:
MICHALEK (Michael/Micheal) - Dillon, Schramm, Rabel, Feiber, Hyncica, Friedrich, Schubert, Weiss, Gold, Pleyer, Rudler, Fiker, Michkales, Cannaught (Connaught/Cinnaught)

STOEPPIG (Steppig/Stippich) - Ries/Rees/Reis, Mees/Maeys/Maas/Mayss/Maiss Hoock/Huck/Hock, Schneider, Stoll, Garber, Kieffler, Dangel, Fix, Ameil, Mario, Koebel, Kuhrel, Fath, Schaaf, Schmitthaeusler, Wust, Ulrich/Urich.

Of course there are probably a myriad of variant spellings within each surname too! Here's a bit of history on these two surnames:

The PATRIARCH of this family is John Henry MICHAEL born 11-06-1895 in St. Louis, MO his siblings were: Nell, William, Joseph, Hazel and Mame.

John Henry's father, Josef MICHALEK was born to Anton MICHALEK and Magdalena SCHRAMM on September 15, 1864 in Jesenik Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic); siblings were: Heinrich, Aloisia, Adolf, Johann, and Rudolf.

John Henry's mother, Cornelia Ellen DILLON was born in 1855 to Irish immigrants Michael and Mary nee Cannaught DILLON who settled in KY and later moved to the St. Louis, MO and E. St. Louis, IL area where they raised their family, John, Margaret, Bridget, Mary Alice, William, Joseph and Cornelia.

The MATRIARCH of this family is Agatha Mary STEPPIG (known as Edna), born 5-09-1897 to Louis John and Josephine Sophia nee Mees STEPPIG, Sr. in Columbia IL along with siblings Louis, Jr., Albert, Edmund, Erwin and August.

Agatha Mary's father, Louis John STEPPIG was born in Colubmia IL of imigrant parents Michel and Appolonia nee HOOCK STOEPPIG who were born in Alsace, France.

Agatha Mary's mother, Josephine Sophia MEES/MAEYS was also born in Columbia, IL of Peter (he was born in Columbia) son of Peter and Catherine Mees, Sr. immigrants from Bavaria & Mary nee Reis (born in Germany) MEES, Jr. - Mayestown, IL founder, Jacob Mayes, was the nephew to Peter & Catherine Mees, Sr. Siblings of "Sophie" were K ate, Tillie, Peter, Carrie, Herman, Louis, Emma and Mary A.

More info and notes will be posted on our reunion site at -

Hope to see you at the REUNION!!
~Pam Frierdich-Staley~
Warrenton, MO