Sauer, Peter (Ray Steele)

Profession: 
Athlete
Biography: 

Peter Sauer, the youngest son of Conrad and Catharina Margaretha (née Glanz) Sauer, was born in the Volga German colony of Norka on 2 February 1900.  Following the death of his father, Peter immigrated to the United States in 1906 with his uncle and aunt,  Nicolaus and Christina (née Arndt) Sauer.  The settled in Lincoln, Nebraska.  His mother would later join him in America.

Pete was an outstanding wrestler and after a brief amateur career, he became one of the finest professional wrestlers of the 1930s and 1940s. He wrestled under the names Peter Sauer, Pete Sauer, and the Masked Marvel, but he was most well known as Ray Steele. He died in 1949 in Warm Lake, Idaho.

Ray Steele was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 1996, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2008. 

Source(s): 

- Peter Sauer (Norka Website)
- Ray Steele (wrestler) - Wikipedia

Volga Colonies: 

Wrestler Peter Sauer (Ray Steele).
Source: Wikipedia

Wrestler Peter Sauer (Ray Steele).
Source: Online World of Wrestling

RIP: Peter Sauer (Ray Steele)