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Von Sturmer

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The Von STURMERs in New Zealand were not always Von. In New Zealand in 1858 Frederick was just STURMER.
His brother, Spencer william appeared on a jury list published on 12 February 1859, as a servant at Shoal Bay, using the name VON STURMER

The Von Sturmer's in New Zealand are decendants of Frederick STURMER 1804-1876 he was born on 9 April 1804 in Hackney Middlesex England, died on 3 March 1876 in Kensington Middlesex England at age 71, and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery London England.
Frederick married (1)Mary NORRIS on 3 July 1828 in St Mary's Richmond Surrey England, daughter of John NORRIS and Elizabeth CLARKE. Mary was born on 1 March 1801 in Richmond Surrey England and was christened on 5 April 1801 in St Mary Magdalen Richmond Surrey England. She died on 7 January 1873 in Heapham Lincolnshire England at age 71.

They had 6 children:-
Frederick John Von STURMER, Born in Oxfordshire, England on 8 April 1829, Frederick John married Catherine Jane Wasley, only daughter of William Wasley, on the 11 September 1861 at St. Pauls' Auckland. They had 10 children. He passed away on 5 August 1897 in Hamilton East, Waikato, New Zealand.

Ellen Louisa STURMER, Born in George Richmond, Surrey, England on 15 December 1830, Ellen Louisa married Charles Berry Clacy and had a child. She passed away on 11 Nov 1901 in Fitzroy Road, Regents Park, London

Somerset George STURMER Born in Twickenham, Middx on 16 July 1832, married Sarah Eliza Matthews and had 3 children. He passed away on 4 Dec 1893 in Altrincham, Cheshire, England.

Heaton Edward STURMER, Born in Twickenham, Middx on 2 January 1834, Heaton Edward married Fanny Maria Watts and had a child. Heaton Edward married Matilda Mary Owen. He passed away on 9 April 1924 in Dormans Land Lingfield, Surrey, England.

Spencer William Von STURMER, Born at Twickenham-on-Thames 4 January, 1836, In New Zealand in 1860, Spencer William married Sarah REED, she was born in Raoul Island on 19 April 1839 to James Reed and Ekaumoenga. Spencer William and Sarah had 12 Children. Sarah passed away on 26 Nov 1896 in Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand.Spencer William next married Rebecca Jane KABLE and had a child. He passed away on 2 August 1921 in Balmain, Sydney, Australia.

Frances Mary STURMER, Born in Woodend Green, Hayes, Middx on 30 Aug 1837 to Frederick Sturmer and Mary Norris. Frances Mary married George Francis Lowe.

(Frederick John VON STURMER 1829-1897 and brother Spencer William VON STURMER 1836-1921, who migrated to Australia, added the VON) .

Frederick STURMER's father was Samuel STURMER 1763-1816 son of John Samuel STURMER 1732-1764 and Ann HILL.

John Samuel STURMER 1732-1764 and Ann HILL 1732-1899 children were:-
1. John Sturmer (1757 - 1796)
Born in London on 8 May 1757 to John Samuel Sturmer and Ann Hill. He passed away on 17 Apr 1796 in Jamudang, India.
2. Benjamin Augustus Sturmer (1758 - 1760)
Born in London on 21 Dec 1758 to John Samuel Sturmer and Ann Hill. He passed away on 4 Feb 1760 in London.
3. William STURMER (1762 - 1797)
Born in City London on 12 Sep 1762 to John Samuel Sturmer and Ann Hill. He passed away on 14 Mar 1797 in Cawnpore, Bengal Bahar, India.
3. Samuel Sturmer (1763 - 1816)
Born in Threadneedle, London on 23 October 1763 to John Samuel Sturmer and Ann Hill. Samuel married Louisa Ogier and had 5 children. He passed away on 15 Sep 1816 in Poplar, Middlesex, London

Samuel was born on 23 Oct 1763 in in Threadneedle Street, London England and died on 15 Sep 1816 in Poplar London England at age 52. He married Louise OGIER who was born on 29 Jun 1761 in Stepney London England, was christened on 15 Jul 1761 in London England, and died in 1843 in Boulogne Sur Mer Pas De Calais France at age 82.

Here's the connection with Germany>

John Samuel STURMER (1732 - 1764)
Born in Frankfurt-On-Oder, Brandenburg, Prussia on 20 Jun 1732 to Jacob Sturmer and Johanna Marsel. John Samuel married Ann Hill and had 4 children. He passed away on 1764 in England.
his father;
Jacob STURMER(1687 - 1741)
Born in Zullichau, Brandenburg, Prussia on 6 May 1687 to Jacob Sturmer and Catherine Semler. Jacob married (1)Ursula Maria Tiebel. Jacob married (2)Johanna MARSEL. He died on 14 August 1741 in Frankfurt-On-Oder, Brandenburg, Prussia.
his mother;
Johanna MARSEL (1706 - 1750)
Born on 1706. I'm afraid nothing much is known of her. She died on 4 October 1750 in Frankfurt On Oder, Brandenburg, Prussia

Jacob's great grandfather back as far as the 16th century were still STURMER with no added Von.

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by EMWNZ on 2017-01-24 23:19:44

Hi Spencer von Sturmer must have followed his brother to NZ, he was there as early as 1863 when the birth of his son is recorded.

by janilye on 2017-01-25 15:24:09

I've added some more information to this EMWNZ Spencer was in NZ in Feb. 1858, He married in 1860.
The Sydney Morning Herald Fri 5 Aug 1921

Mr. Spencer William von Sturmer, formerly a Judge of the Native Land Court of New Zealand, died on Tuesday last at the age of 85 years. He was born at Twickenham-on-Thames in January, 1836, his father being the late Rev. Fredrick von Sturmer, M.A., rector of St. Heapham, Lincoln, and his boyhood was passed in the old country. Some years ago Mr. S. W. von Sturmer retired
from his public position. A brother, the Rev. Heaton von Sturmer, at one time filled the position of chaplain at the British Embassy at Riga.

It seems the "Von" brought the Sturmer brothers a certain amount of prestige as well as well-paying jobs. ;)

by janilye on 2017-01-25 15:40:45

Ekaumoenga was born in Okoki Pa, Taranaki, New Zealand on 1810 to Te Pukere and Paretona. She married James Reed, Born in Hampstead, Middx on 28 Oct 1792 and had 8 children..
Charlotte Reed 1835-1859
Harriet Anne Reed 1837-1862
*Sarah Reed 1839-1896
John Reed 1840-1864
Eliza Reed 1842-1916
William Reed 1844-1908
James Reed 1849-1876
Alice Reed 1855-1936
Ekaumoenga passed away on 18 May 1867 in Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand.
James Reed passed away on 23 Nov 1876 in Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand

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