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Peg Steffensmeier of Fremont painstakingly recorded the family history of husband Gene, to her right. They are pictured on the Steffensmeier ancestral farm with Gerlinde and Franz Steffensmeier, who own and operate it.

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Bernard and Gertrud Steffensmeier, seated, emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1871. They settled in northeast Nebraska and had 10 children, seven pictured. Son Joseph Steffensmeier, back row, second from left, was the grandfather of car dealer Gene Steffensmeier of Fremont.

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Steffensmeier family farm in Mantinghausen, Germany.

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