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Kia ora. I'm looking for any info on my g-g-g-grandmother Henriette Pukepuke. She apparently also used the surname Tiarere. She was married to a German, Friederich Wilhelm Christian Sturm and lived in Nuhaka in the 1840s and 50s. I think they had 3 sons. (including my g-g-grandfather Frederick James Sturm, born Nuhaka 1856) She died in Nuhaka in 1859. That's all I know of her. Any info on her or Sturm descendants would be much appreciated. I don't even know her iwi - I'm guessing Ngati Kahungunu?? Thanks! Sas
Tena Koe Sas. Also a big first-time hello to the members of this site. I am a descendant of FWC Sturm also. He is my g-g grandfather. My g-grandfather is Charles Rudolph Sturm. I have been told that Charles is the son of FWC Sturm and Ani Hinetai (FWC's 1st marriage).
I came across this great website today while aiming to trace my marae affiliation. I am keen to find out more about my whakapapa and hope to make a visit to the marae later this year.
I believe the iwi is Ngati Kahungunu - Hawkes Bay region. Marae?
am married to a sturm, family is living in Palmerston North, my father in laws parents use to farm in Dannervirke. William Fredrick (von?)Sturm was g,g,g,g,grandfather. He was from Austria, and was a botanist who developed the Sturmer apple. Apparently landed in Napier on one of the first boats to the area. He married twice, into 2 different iwi/tribes, Kahungunu and Rakaipaka. Not sure of the details but I can possibliy get a n/paper article photocopied about him. There is a gully in Napier called 'Sturm Gully', which they are restoring, there is a plaque up there with some details on to.