I am researching my grandmothers history. Her mother Katherine Steffes was daughter of John Steffes and Catherine Hein from Rollingstone Winona area. I believe Nicholas Steffes was my grandmothers uncle. Still researching. I have found much information from the Winona Newspaper Project www.winona.edu/library/databases/winonanewspaperproject.htm
Happy searching - please let me know if there is any connection.