When Josephine Dorothea Grothe was born on 5 July 1867, in Germany, her father, Joseph Henry Grothe, was 33 and her mother, Therese Elisabeth Gertrud Toennies, was 26. She married Fred Sternberk on 19 January 1888, in Cuming, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Bismark Township, Cuming, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Central Township, Knox, Nebraska, United States for about 20 years. She died in 1949, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Knox, Nebraska, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Egon, Elke, Ernst, Fritz, Gerhard, Guenter, Kurt, Uwe, Wolfram.
North German: variant of Groth and Grote .