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 John Fredrick Sternberg

John Fredrick Sternberg

Birth
Death 16 Feb 1928 (aged 84)
Kanopolis, Ellsworth County, Kansas, USA
Burial Kanopolis, Ellsworth County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 58443071 · View Source
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"Another of the Civil War Veterans was called to his last 'home' February 16, 1928, at Kanapolis, Kansas, in the person of John Frederick Sternberg. He was born in Hartwick Seminary, March 12, 1843. With two of his brothers he enlisted for the Civil war in the early 60's. His brother, George Miller Sternberg, was Surgeon General later, and his brother Theodore, was a major in the Spanish-American conflict.

General Sternberg had been retired when his death occurred in November, 1915. His brother, Theodore, died January 19, 1927. 'Fred' Sternberg, as he was known in his family, was never married and lately had been living with his niece, at Kanapolis, on a farm where his brother, Theodore died. He was the son of the Rev. Levi Sternberg, D. D., and his mother was the eldest daughter of Dr. George B. Miller, who was for some forty years the professor of theology at Hartwick Seminary.

His father, Dr. Sternberg, was the principal of the Seminary for many years, later removing to Albion, Iowa, and then to Ellsworth, Kansas, where he died. He was eligible to membership in the Sons of the American Revolution both on his father's as well as mother's side, but being of a retiring nature never affiliated with the Order.

He leaves three brothers to mourn his loss, William A. of Tacoma, Frank of San Francisco, and Charles of San Diego, the latter being the noted naturalist known for his findings of the pre-historic animals, whose collections are to be found in all large museums. He was buried in Buckey[e] cemetery in Ellsworth, beside the grave of his parents.

["The Freeman's Journal" (Cooperstown, NY), April 4, 1928, Page 5]



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  • Maintained by: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • Originally Created by: Ermadean
  • Added: 10 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58443071
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Fredrick Sternberg (12 Mar 1843–16 Feb 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58443071, citing Buckeye Cemetery, Kanopolis, Ellsworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (contributor 48353502) .