Among the items given to us by the family of the late Ann Lang was a booklet containing anecdotes compiled by various family members in 1995. In one of the articles, Ann writes about her father, Elmer (Dewey) Steinle, who owned Lion Clothing for many years.
Pop and His Automobiles
“Grosspapa Steinle had a successful brewery in Delphos and in about 1905, he purchased an automobile. He decided he was too old to learn to drive (approaching 60), so he sent his son, Elmer, to learn to drive and thereafter to chauffeur the family. Pop always said he was 12 when he started to drive. This incident led to a life-long love affair with the automobile.