|| ||Hermann Adolf
|usually known as:
|| ||15 April
||Stieglitz, Posen, Prussia
|| ||27 November
|| ||Oak Hill
|| ||M. Moritz Sterz
|| ||Justine Badtke
|| ||Ida Noack
|| ||17 November 1892
|Ewald F. Sterz
|| || (1894-1947)
|Wanda V. Sterz
|| || (1895--1952)
|Edna E. Sterz
|| || (1897--1966)
|Percy H. Sterz
|| || (1899--1945)
occupation: Lutheran Minister
immigration: Arrived in USA in 1882.
records and documents:
His first wife was Auguste Jensen, who died from childbirth on
19 December 1888. This was in Syracuse, NY, where they were living
at the time. But she is buried in her hometown of Springfield, Illinois,
at the Oak Ridge Cemetery (the same cemetery where Abraham
Lincoln is buried).
They were married on August 18th, 1886;
According to one piece
of family lore, Auguste was Hermann's one great love.
The Rev. Hermann
Sterz was originally ordained in the Wartburg Synod (of Illinois) in 1885
(Mt. Pulaski, Illinois), and served as pastor at Trinity
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Golden, Illinois.
He then moved to Syracuse, NY, 1887-1888, where he was housefather
at the German Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Tabor Orphanage.
After Auguste died, he went back to Germany to visit his
parents and sister.
After returning to the US, he served a Lutheran orphanage in
Green Bay, Wisconsin, before being
called to serve the German Evangelical Church (which later became
St. Luke's Lutheran) in Watertown. About this
time he joined the Augsburg Synod.