When Paul R Sterle was born in 1912, in Utah, United States, his father, John Sterle, was 27 and his mother, Mary Sodar, was 22. He married Harriet June Woodcock on 2 March 1938, in Madison, Madison, New York, United States. He lived in Lebanon, Lebanon, Madison, New York, United States for about 5 years and Oneida, Wisconsin, United States in 1999. He died on 24 February 1999, in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie, Florida, United States, at the age of 87.
Slovenian: variant of Strle (and in part also an Americanized form this), from a derivative of streljati ‘to shoot’ or strel ‘shot’ or perhaps strela ‘thunderbolt, lightning’, hence a nickname for a shooter or a bowman (compare Strelec ) or perhaps for someone who habitually used the expression (gromska) strela ‘well I'll be blowed’.
South German: nickname derived from Middle High German ster, sterre ‘ram’, probably for an obstinate person (see Sterr ).
German: diminutive of Stehr .