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RECORDS - GERMANY

The surname of Sterry appears to be extremely rare in Germany.

There is only one Sterry currrently listed in the German phonebook - a pschotherapist business called "Sabine Sterry" at Köthen (Anhalt), Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany employing three physicians, the principal being Sabine Sterry.

Locate Friends [https://locate-friend.com] identifies five Sterrys in Germany:
Klaus Sterry, Koloniestrasse 7 A Berlin Germany 12209, Germany
Irene Sterry, Scharfestrasse 4 Berlin Germany 14169, Germany
Ilse Sterry, Lä Rchenweg 24 Berlin Germany 14055, Germany
Sinah Sterry, Koloniestrasse 7 A Berlin Germany 12209, Germany
Sabine Sterry, Koloniestrasse 7 A Berlin Germany 12209, Germany

A google search identifies two notable Sterrys born in Germany: a Carl Sterry born in 1861 and an artist of some repute and a Dr Wolfram Sterry, born in 1949 and an eminent dermatologist. He died in September 2020. Carl Sterry is probably Carl Arwet Anton Sterrÿ [See below]

German historic phonebooks 1915-1981 for Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, and Munich [Ancestry.com] identifies only five Sterrys
Dr. Klaus Sterry, 30 FreisingerStr. 6, Berlin [1979]; 30 AschaffenburgerStr, 27, Berlin [1974-1978]
Ilse Sterry, 19 Larchenweg 24, Berlin [1968-1979]
Hilde Sterry, PrauseStr, 42, Berlin [1938-1962] She was a dress maker for Mantel Sport.
Dankwart Sterry, Verl. -Buchhdir. Kop Bahnhofstr 6 [1940- 1941]. He was a book seller and publisher.
Alfred Sterry, Zeitungs- u. Werbefachm., Lichtfe, Prausestr. 42, Berlin [1929-1936]; Zeitungs-Korrespondenz- und Reklameburo, Hedwigstr. 1 [1919-1926]. He worked in newspaper advertising.

Census

There's very little on Sterrys in German census. But German census are not terribly helpful for family research. Only the compiled statistical information that was gathered from the censuses is generally available. Census records of some towns and regions may be accessible at state archives but not much is currently online.

Ancestry and FamilySearch only came up with two Sterrys from the census they had available online:

Date of Census: 1931 [27 March]
Place: Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Residence: Eyb
Joh Gg Meyer, Head, born 12 Jun 1907 in Eyb
M Luise nee Barthelmen, Spouse, born 4 Oct 1908 in Feuchtwangen
8 May 1903 at Eyb
Father of Head: Joh Christof
Mother of Head: Ringina Sterry
Marriage of Parents of Head: 8 May 1903
Reg M, Child, born 29 Jan 1930 at Gräbenwinden, baptised 30 Dec 1932 at Gräbenwinden
Walter Chph, Child, born 18 Feb 1936 at Eyb
Joh Gg, Child, born 27 Jul 1933 at Eyb
[Note: Eyb is now a suburb in Ansbach, the administrative capital of Middle Franconia - Source: FamilySearch.org]

Date of Census: 1919
Place: Klosteramt Ribnitz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany
Phillip Sterry, born 1888, Prisoner of War
[Source: Ancestry.com]

Civil Registration Births, Death and Marriages

Civil Registration for all of Germany commenced in 1874. Some areas of Germany have civil records from as early as 1792, especially those controlled or influenced by France. The following records for Berlin are available through Ancestry.com covering births 1874-1908, marriages 1874-1936 and deaths 1874-1955. Privacy restrictions apply. They have been grouped by family connections.

Family of Anton Johann Sterry

[Anton Johann Sterry was born about 1839 in Altwasser, Glogau, Prussia now Stara Rzeka, Polkowice, Poland and the son of Johann Joseph Sterry. The closest Catholic church to Altwasser is Hochkirch which is where he may have been baptised. These church records have been filmed but not indexed by FamilySearch and are only available online through local Family History Centres.]

Death
Name: Anton Johann Sterry
Age: 56
Death Date: 27 Jun 1895
Civil Registration Office: Berlin VI
Death Place: Berlin
Born: Altwasser in district of Glogau [Prussia in Lower Silesia]
Residence: 95 Prince Street Berlin
Religion: Catholic
Father: Johann Joseph Sterry
Residence: 95 Prince Street Berlin

Marriage
Name: Alfred Franz Karl Sterrÿ
Age: 35
Birth Date: 12 Jan 1872
Marriage Date: 20 Aug 1907
Civil Registration Office: Lichterfelde
Marriage Place: Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland (Germany)
Father: Anton Sterrÿ
Mother: Henriette Sterrÿ
Spouse: Marie Sophie Friederike Schulz
Birth Date: 28 Aug 1880
Father: Karl Gustav Schulz
Mother: Marie Schulz
Spouse: Henriette Luise Seiffert
Informant: Alfred Sterry, Occupation: Subordinate officer in First Guards [Field] Artillery Regiment [stationed in Berlin] and resident of Spandau borough Berlin [Note: this is probably the Alfred Sterry in the German Phone Book above]

Death
Name: Alfred Franz Karl Sterry
Residence: 42 Prausestrasse, Lichterfelde Berlin
Birth Date: 12 Jan 1872 in Berlin
Death Date: 31 Dec 1949
Death Place: Lichterfelde, Berlin at his residence
Civil Registration Office: Steglitz von Berlin
Spouse: Marie Sophie Friederike Sterry, born Schulz, Widow
Informant: Hilde Sterry, daughter, resident 42 Prausestrasse, Lichterfelde Berlin [See German Phone Books above]

Death
Name: Marie Sophie Friederike Sterry born Schulz, previously Beruf
Residence: 42 Prausestrasse, Lichterfelde, Berlin
Died: 13 Jan 1947 in Berlin Lichterfelde at this apartment
Born: 28 Aug 1880 in Berlin
Spouse: Alfred Franz Karl Sterry, Publishing Representative
Informant: Hilde Sterry, daughter, resident at Prausestrasse 42, Berlin, Master Tailor [See German Phone Books above]

Birth
Name: Adolf Emil Sterrÿ
Birth Date: 7 Oct 1875
Birth Place: Berlin
Civil Registration Office: Berlin I
Father: Johann Anton Sterry
Mother: Henriette Luise Sterrÿ

Death
Name: Adolf Sterrÿ
Age: 9/12
Birth Date: abt 1876
Death Date: 31 Jul 1877
Civil Registration Office: Schöneberg I
Death Place: Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland (Germany)
Father: Anton Sterrÿ
Mother: Henriette Sterrÿ

Birth
Name: Franz Carl Albert Sterrÿ
Birth Date: 12 Jan 1882
Birth Place: Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland (Germany)
Civil Registration Office: Berlin VIII
Father: Johann Anton Sterrÿ
Mother: Luise Henriette Sterrÿ

Family of Carl Sterry

[Carl Sterry was born abt 1823 in Altwasser, Glogau, Silesia, Prussia. Now Stary Zdrój, city of Wałbrzych (Waldenburg), Poland. He was the son of Franz Starry aka Sterry, a Mason and Theresia Scholz.]

Death

Name: Carl Sterry
Age: 50 yr 11 mths 25 days [corrected to 51 yr 11 mths 20 days from baptism certificate]
Birth Place: Altwasser in district of Glogau [Liegnitz, Silesia, Prussia]
Death Date: 17 Sep 1875
Civil Registration Office: Charlottenburg
Death Place: Berlin, Germany
Residence: Charlottenburg Beyond the Spree 8 [Berlin]
Occupation: Accountant
Father: Franz Starry also called Sterry, Mason, who died at Altwasser
Mother: Theresia formerly Scholz
Spouse: Ernestine formerly Reichelt
Religion: Catholic
Informant: Johann Guinand, Merchant, resident Charlottenburg [Jenseits der Spree 8] Beyond the Spree 8

Death

Name: Max Paul Hugo Georg Ernst Edgar Sterry [Carl's son]
Age: 27
Birth Date: abt 1853
Birth Place: Koven undar Oder[?]
Religion: Evangelist [Lutheran]
Death Date: 27 May 1880
Civil Registration Office: Charlottenburg
Death Place: Berlin, Germany
Residence: Charlottenburg
Father: Carl Sterry
Mother: Ernestine Reichelt
Informant: Johann Guinand, Merchant, resident Charlottenburg

Marriage
Name: Karl Arwet Anton Sterrÿ [Another son of Carl]
Age: 27
Birth Date: 29 Mar 1864
Birth Place: Neuheidau, district of Wohlau [Breslau, Silesia, Prussia]
Religion: Evangelist [Lutheran]
Marriage Date: 29 Jan 1892
Civil Registration Office: Berlin IV a
Marriage Place: Berlin, Germany
Father: Karl Sterrÿ
Mother: Ernestine Sterrÿ
Spouse: Friederike Johanne Karoline Gertrud Toepfer
Born 15 Oct 1867
Age 24
Father: Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Toepfer
Mother: Mathilde Auguste Wilhelmine Toepfer

Death
Name: Carl Arwet Anton Sterrÿ
Age: 63
Death Date: 10 Oct 1924
Civil Registration Office: Friedenau
Residence: Berlin Schoneberg Hubunramstrasser[?] 5a
Death Place: Berlin Germany
Born: Neuheidau kreis of Wohlau [Prussia]
Spouse: Gertrud nee Töpfer

Marriage
Name: Elisabeth Gertrud Sterrÿ
Age: 23
Birth Date: 31 Mar 1895
Marriage Date: 17 Apr 1918
Civil Registration Office: Schöneberg I
Marriage Place: Berlin, Germany
Father: Karl Arwet Anton Sterrÿ
Mother: Friederike Johanna Karoline Gertrud Sterrÿ
Spouse: Franz Georg Wilhelm Stengert

Birth
Name: Karl Johannes Sterrÿ
Gender: männlich (Male)
Birth Date: 3 Jul 1896
Birth Place: Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland (Germany)
Civil Registration Office: Berlin IV a
Father: Karl Arnort Anton Sterrÿ
Mother: Johanne Karoline Gertrud Sterrÿ

Death

Name: Karl Sterry
Age: 20
Death Date: 10 Jul 1916
Civil Registration Office: Schöneberg I
Death Place: Berlin, Germany
Father: Karl Sterry
Mother: Gertrud Sterry

Birth
Name: Ilse Johanna Sterry
Gender: weiblich (Female)
Birth Date: 17 Feb 1899
Birth Place: Berlin, Germany
Civil Registration Office: Berlin IV a
Father: Karl Armat Anton Sterry
Mother: Friederike Johanna Karoline Gertrud Sterry

Birth
Name: Dankwart Hans Sterrÿ
Birth Date: 12 Aug 1901
Birth Place: Berlin, Germany
Civil Registration Office: Berlin IV a
Father: Karl Arwet Anton Sterrÿ
Mother: Friedrike Johanna Karoline Gertrud Sterrÿ [Probably the Dankwart Sterry in the Berlin phone books above.]

Birth
Name: Gertrud Maria Sterrÿ
Birth Date: 13 Sep 1902
Birth Place: Berlin, Germany
Civil Registration Office: Berlin IV a
Father: Karl Arwet Anton Sterrÿ
Mother: Friedrike Johanna Karoline Gertrud Sterrÿ

Marriage
Name: Gertrud Maria Sterry
Age: 28
Birth Date: 13 Sep 1902 at Berlin
Marriage Date: 6 Jul 1931
Civil Registration Office: Schöneberg I
Marriage Place: Berlin
Spouse: Karl Konrad Clauss
Birth Date: 17 May 1900

Death
Name: Gertrud Claus
Maiden Name: Sterry
Gender: Female
Age: 42
Telephone Operator
Birth Date: 13 Sep 1902 in Berlin
Death Date: 3 May 1945
Residence: Marieburger Strasse 12/13
Civil Registration Office: Prenzlauer Berg
Death Place: Berlin
Spouse: Karl Konrad Claus, deceased businessman

Birth
Name: Erika Margarete Sterrÿ
Gender: weiblich (Female)
Birth Date: 17 Nov 1903
Birth Place: Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland (Germany)
Civil Registration Office: Berlin IV a
Father: Karl Arwet Anton Sterrÿ
Mother: Friedrike Johanna Karoline Gertrud Sterrÿ

Death

Name: Erika Margarete Sterrÿ
Age: 8 months
Death Date: 29 Jun 1904
Civil Registration Office: Berlin IV a
Death Place: Berlin, Germany
Father: Karl Sterrÿ
Mother: Gertrud Sterrÿ

Birth
Name: Kurt Ellak Sterry
Birth Date: 31 Mar 1905
Birth Place: Berlin, Germany
Civil Registration Office: Berlin IV a
Father: Karl Arwed Anton Sterry
Mother: Friederike Johanna Karoline Gertrud Sterry

Death

Name: Kurt Ellak Sterrÿ
Age: 2 months
Death Date: 19 Jun 1905
Civil Registration Office: Berlin IV a
Death Place: Berlin, Germany
Father: Karl Sterrÿ
Mother: Gertrud Sterrÿ

Family of Charlotte Elizabeth Sterry

[Charlotte Elizabeth Sterry was born abt 1878 in Berlin and died in 1911. She appears to have one illegitimate child who died in infancy.]

Death

Name: Charlotte Elisabeth Sterry
Age: 33
Birth Date: abt 1878
Birth Place: Berlin
Death Date: 17 Jun 1911
Residence: Rixdorf [Berlin]
Civil Registration Office: Berlin XI
Death Place: Berlin, Germany
Religion: Evangelist [Lutheran]
Father: August Julius Sterry
Mother: Ann Friederike Kruger[?]
Informant: Richard[?] Sterry, resident Rixdorf

Birth

Name: Rudolf Richard Sterry
Birth Date: 3 Nov 1897
Birth Place: Berlin, Germany
Civil Registration Office: Rixdorf
Mother: Elisabeth Charlotte Bertha Sterry

Death

Name: Rudolf Richard Sterry
Age: 1 month
Death Date: 13 Dec 1897
Civil Registration Office: Rixdorf
Death Place: Berlin, Germany
Mother: Elisabeth Charlotte Bertha Sterry

Church Records

Very few church records are currently accessible via Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org.

Burial

Name: Johan Sterry
Death Date: abt 1635
Burial Date: 28 Aug 1635
Burial Place: Nürtingen, Württemberg (Baden-Württemberg), Deutschland (Germany)
Father: Jac Sterry
Publication City or District: Nürtingen
Author: Evangelische Kirche Nürtingen (OA. Nürtingen)
[Württemberg, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1985]

Marriage

Name: Daniel Sterry
Marriage Date: 15 Jun 1688
Marriage Place: Laubenheim, Rheinland (Rhineland-Palatinate), Preußen
Spouse: Susanna Scherren
Author: Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Laubenheim (Kr. Kreuznach)
[Rhineland, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1533-1950-Ancestry.com]

Baptism

Name: Anna Magdalena Sterrÿ
Baptism Date: 27 Jan 1709
Baptism Place: Berlin, Brandenburg, Preußen (Prussia)
Father: Joh. Rudolph Sterrÿ
Mother: Anna Sterrÿ
Parish as it Appears: Berlin
City or District: Berlin
Page Number: 186;89
Author: Evangelische Kirche. Jerusalemskirche Berlin
Film Number: 70255
[Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971-Ancestry.com]

Baptism

Name: Anna Ficon Sterry
Event Type: Taufe (Baptism)
Baptism Date: 23 Mar 1725
Baptism Place: Seester, Kurzenmoor, Hannover, Germany
Father: Johann Sterry
Mother: Anna Sterry
Page Number: 159;160
Author: Evangelische Kirche Badbergen (Kr. Bersenbrück)
City or District: Seester
[Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1567-1945-Ancestry.com]

Baptism

Name: Lüder Sterry
Baptism Date: 23 Mar 1725
Baptism Place: Seester, Kurzenmoor, Hannover, Deutschland (Germany)
Father: Johann Sterry
Mother: Anna Sterry
Page Number: 159;160
Author: Evangelische Kirche Badbergen (Kr. Bersenbrück)
City or District: Seester
[Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1567-1945-Ancestry.com]

Marriage

Name: Catharina Sterry
Marriage Date: 11 Nov 1731
Marriage Place: Dirschau, Westpreußen, Deutschland (Germany)
Father: Johann Sterry
Spouse: Andreas Jooels
Author: Evangelische Kirche Dirschau (Krst. Dirschau)
Publication City or District: Tczew
FHL Film Number: 208072
[Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1567-1945-Ancestry.com]

Baptism

Name Anna Charlotta Sterry
Christening Date 13 Jun 1738
Christening Place Meisenheim, Rheinland, Prussia
Father's Name Jacob Sterry
Mother's Name Maria Catharina
[Source: Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 -FamilySearch.org]

Baptism

Name: Catharina Sterry
Birth Date: 16 Feb 1813
Baptism Date: 16 Feb 1813
Baptism Place: Gerhausen, Württemberg (Baden-Württemberg), Deutschland (Germany)
Father: Johannes Sterry
Mother: Anna Catharina Sterry
Publication City or District: Gerhausen
Author: Evangelische Kirche Pappelau (OA. Blaubeuren)
[Württemberg, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1985-Ancestry.com]