St. Luke's War Memorial
Not on Memorial
R. N. Steinmann
Headstone on grave in St. Luke's churchyard.
Bobby was in the Merchant Navy, and Chief Officer of the Lettie.
Anna Steinmann and Perri Bamforth are two of the four nieces
of Chief Officer Steinmann. They tell us that although he was christened
Rudolph after his grandfather, he was known as Bobby. He also has three
nephews. Their Father was his younger brother, Peter and there was a younger
brother by the name of Hylton.
Grandpa Rudolph set up R Steinmann and Co which was a shipping company in Liverpool and as it expanded had offices in Manchester, Birmingham and London. It became one of the best known shipping companies in Liverpool and remained in business, still run by the same family, until about 1989, when due to the decline in shipping from Liverpool the company eventually closed. Peter was still running it at that time.
Catherine Salt informs us that Rudolph Steinmann was born in Germany in 1828. The family came to Britain to escape persecution in about 1850 and Rudolpf married Ann Thornton in 1859 at Wavertree St Michael. Ann was born in 1834 in Saughall Cheshire.
A member of our congregation remembers that the family home was on the junction of Barton Heyes Road and Jubilee Road in Formby.
Bobby was 27 when he was killed.