The Steele family of Marquette, Michigan
No, my name isn't Steele. I kind'a wish it was, maybe with a first name of Remington, or something. Anyway, Andrew Steele was of Scottish descent. That's why I have the "Parking for Scottish only" sign in my garage.
Andrew Steele is the man at right. In this photo he is 44 years old and his bride, Susan Isabel (Hume) Steele, is sitting next to him. She is 22. The other people in the wedding photo are children from his previous marriage. I don't know much about the Steeles, other than she ran the boarding house and he had been a Railroad Engineer right around the time of the assassination of President Lincoln.
The name Isabell, Isbel, and Isabelle re-occurs in the family line, by the way. Her mother, Isbell (Scott) Hume was born in 1818 in Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland. The spelling is from the family Bible, but people weren't all that particular about spelling in those days.
Posted by Brad Hall