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Friedrich Wilhelm 'Kohingarara' STURM - Hawkes Bay

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Friedrich Wilhelm Christian 'Kohingarara' STURM (1810-1896)
(aka Frederick William Sturm) - Naturalist, Interpreter, Botanist, Nursery Owner
was born in Germany the son of an army officer. His mother's name was Eliza Kuhne. According to family tradition Sturm received his education at court and became an apprentice gardener. In the 1830s he was a member of a botanical expedition to England, South Africa, India, China and Australia. After visiting the Swan River in Western Australia, Sturm left the expedition in Sydney in 1838. He came to New Zealand on the Harlequin in 1839, calling at Nelson and Wellington before landing at Ahuriri (Napier) on 2 August ... (read more at photo link)

FRIEDRICH & ANI had a daughter:
... 1
* 1842 - Elizabeth Sturm

born 20 June 1842 in Mahia Peninsula

FRIEDRICH settled with Hinerakau 'Henriette' Pakapuka TAIRERE (1829-1859)
daughter of Pekapeka TE HARAWIRA & Amiria POHUKUARE
FRIEDRICH & HENRIETTE had 5 children:
... 1
1848 - 1939 Rudolph Charles Sturm

RUDOLPH married Jane BOSHER in 1875
they had 9 known children:
* 1876 - 1962 William Frederick Henry Sturm (+Elizabeth Matilda LIGHT in 1903)
* 1877 - 1877 Esther Anne Mary Sturm (died at Napier aged 21 hours)
* 1878 - 1964 Rudolph Charles Sturm (+Ethel DAVIDSON in 1906)
* 1880 - 1881 Irene Ellen Filkins Sturm (at Hastings aged 22 months)
* 1882 - 1947 Olive Sybil Sturm (+Charles Murdock McKENZIE in 1911)
* 1884 - 1885 Edmund Edward Sturm (died Hawkes Bay Nurseries 12 months)
* 1885 - 1952 Cyril Raffles Sturm (+ Mabel ASHWORTH in 1911)
* 1889 - Winifred Constance Sturm (+Murray MacKENZIE in 1910)
* 1891 - 1891 Roy Sturm (aged 2? days)

... 2
1849 - Thomas William Sturm

born 25 June 1849 in Papmoa, Mahia Peninsula
nothing else known

... 3
1853 - John Edward Sturm

born 18 May 1853 in Nuhaka, Hawkes Bay
nothing else known

... 4
1856 - 1930 James Frederick Sturm

born 2 December 1856 in Nuhaka, Hawkes Bay
JAMES married Emily Jane MORGAN (1861-1955 ) in 1878
the known children of FREDERICK & EMILY:
* 1880 - 1965 Alice Maud Sturm (+Richard HEWETSON in 1897)
* 1882 - 1883 Mabel Grace Sturm (at Hastings street, Napier aged 8 months)
* 1884 - 1923 Arthur George Sturm (killed in an explosion, see notes below)
* 1885 - 1973 Harriett Grace Sturm (+Joseph Henry BRYANT in 1908)
* 1891 - Edward William Sturm
* 1893 - 1920 Ivy May 'Queenie' Sturm (+Albert Bernard CONGDON 1914)
* 1901 - 1982 Leslie James Sturm
* 1904 - 1966 Mabel Sturm (+Arthur William BENNETT in 1926)

... 5
1858 - Mari 'Maria' Sturm

born 15 April 1858 in Nuhaka, Hawkes Bay
MAIRA married Benjamin GLASS (1850-1913) in Wairoa in 1881
Daily Telegraph, 3 February 1881 GLASS-STURM - At Clyde, on the 22nd January 1881, Benjamin Glass, Esq., of Frasertown, to Marie, daughter of F. W. C. Strum, Esq., of West Clive
the known children of MARI & BENJAMIN:
* 1881 - Violet Henrietta Glass (+James Fraser SMYTH 1902)
* 1883 - 1908 Ivy Christina Glass
* 1884 - 1968 Myrtle Rosina Glass (+George BOYD 1906 & 11 children)
* 1886 - 1952 Mary Jessamine Glass (+Daniel COGHLAN 1908)

Frederick William Christian 'Kohingarara' Sturm died 23 May 1897 aged 85
he is buried Plot 15, Block SW at Mangateretere, Hawkes Bay

Daily Telegraph, 1 March 1888 - son RUDOLPH CHARLES STURM
R. C. Sturm will open a greengrocer's shop next to the Carlton Hotel, Hastings, on Saturday morning

New Zealand Herald, 26 May 1896 - DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST
One of Hawke's Bay's oldest settlers passed away on Saturday in the person of Mr F. W. C. Sturm, aged 85. He came to New Zealand before it was a British colony, forming one of a scientific expeditions under Baron Hochstetter, sent out by the Australian Government, and he was so enamoured of the country that he decided to remain behind when the expedition returned

Press, 1 June 1896 - A PRUSSIAN BOTANIST
With reference to the late Mr F. W. C. Sturm, Mr A. Koch, of Wellington, informs the New Zealand Times that the statement that the deceased came out to New Zealand as a member of the scientific expedition under Baron Hochstetter is incorrect. Mr Koch says that Mr Sturn was sent out to Australia in 1838 by the Prussian Government to search for botanical specimens. later on Mr Sturm came over to New Zealand, and after botanising in the Rimutaka and other district, went on to Hawke's Bay and Poverty Bay, finally settling at Wairoa, where he married a Maori wife

Marlborough Express, 17 July 1920 - death of GRANDDAUGHTER
The death occurred at Napier Hospital on July 2nd, of a well-known and highly respected resident of Hastings, in the person of Mrs Ivy May (Queenie) Congdon, (daughter of James & Emily Jane) wife of Mr A. B. Congdon, formerly of Blenheim and third daughter of Mr and Mrs J. F. Sturm, of Hastings, The deceased lady had been suffering from some time past, but she bore up patiently through her illness, and endeared herself to all with whom she came in contact. Much sincere sympathy will be expressed towards her husband and young child, and relatives

Hawera & Normanby Star, 21 December 1923 - son's INQUEST AT NAPIER
The inquest on Arthur Sturm, a waterside worker, and Archiblad Sporle, who were fatally injured in the explosion at Port Ahuriri on November 1, was held before Mr R. W. Dyer, S.M., to-day. While loading cylinders containing acetylene gas one exploded, fatally burning Sturm and Sporle and severely injuring a number of others. The inquiry was opened this norming, and concluded at 11 o'clock tonight. The evidence of experts went to show that cylinders containing acetylene gas were generally considered quite safe, and that in the case of the one which exploded there was a defect in the welding

Evening Post, 10 December 1928 - GRANDSON marries
A wedding of much local interest was that of Miss Ivy May Clough, second daughter of Mr and Mrs L. Clough, to Mr J. R. Sturm (John Rudolph James) eldest son of Mr and Mrs Sturm of Nuhaka, the ceremony taking place at the Presbyterian Church at Nuhaka, when the Rec Mr Porter officiated, and the wedding music was played ny Mr Smith. The bride wore a charming frock of apricot crepe de chine embroidered in gold and green, with a green crinoline straw hat trimmed with apricot. Two little flowere girls attended her, Connie Sturm and Doreen Hall, the best man being Mr Hori MacKenzie, and the groomsman Mr N. Thornton, of Napier. A guard of honour outside the church was formed of members of the Wanderers Football Club, of which the bridegroom was a member. They formed an arch of wands decorated with the club colours and under this the newly-married couple passed. The wedding breakfast was held at the Unity Hall, and was a very bright and cheerful function, cheers and musical honours being the order of the party. Later the hall was cleared and dancing took place, Mr C. Booten being M.C., and the music was supplied by Mrs Kirk and Messrs A. and F. Perry, and master Herbert. Among many wedding presents was a handsome clock from the suppliers of the Nuhaka Dairy Factory, and an oval table from the Wanderers Football Club.

15 January 1943 - GRANDSON killed in WWII
William Christian Sturm (son of William Frederick Henry STURM & Elizabeth Matilda LIGHT, served as Corporal 12052 with the Divisional Cavalry. He enlisted from 432 Marine Parade, Wairoa, listing his wife Margaret of Napier as next of kin. William was killed in action on the Western Desert aged 34 when a parcel of hedavy shells landed amongst Divisional Cavalry Headquarters & he is buried at Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya

Friedrich Wilhelm Christian STURM

taken from the site Te Ara

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