When Joshua Stegmann was born in 1588, in Meiningen, Meiningen, Saxe-Meiningen, Germany, his father, Ambrosius I. Stegmann, was 32 and his mother, Rebecca Löner, was 31. He married Elisabeth Margarethe Cropp on 14 October 1618, in Stadthagen, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 3 August 1632, in Rinteln, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, at the age of 44, and was buried in Rinteln, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Some characteristic forenames: German Claus, Helmut, Johann, Gottfried, Hans, Matthias, Otto, Ralf, Wilfried.
German: topographic name for someone who lived by a narrow or uphill path or by a plank bridge, from Middle High German stec ‘steep path or track, plank bridge’ + man ‘man’.