When Christoph Stelter was born on 10 December 1833, in parij, Akkerman Uyezd, Bessarabia, Russian Empire, his father, Gottlieb Stelter, was 34 and his mother, Anna Christina Schulz, was 35. He married Henriette Baier in 1856, in Bessarabia, Russian Empire. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died in 1890, at the age of 57.
Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Erhardt, Ewald, Gerhardt, Lothar, Manfred.
North German: nickname for a disabled person, from Middle Low German stelte, stilt ‘wooden leg’.