Stineley, Constantine, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, May 20, 1829. He was educated in the Roman Catholic Church, and was thoroughly acquainted with its institutions. He came to America, June 15, 1849, and in September 1850, settled in Liberty, Mo. Here, in November 1850, he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in 1855 entered the itinerant ministry, in which he continued until his death, Jan. 4, 1869. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1869, p. 261.