Adam Strecker

26 October 1930–13 June 2010 (Age 79)
Neu-Pasua, Stara Pazova, Sremski, Serbia

The Life of Adam

When Adam Strecker was born on 26 October 1930, in Neu-Pasua, Stara Pazova, Sremski, Serbia, his father, Martin Strecker, was 45 and his mother, Elisabeth Altenhof, was 42. He died on 13 June 2010, in Igelsloch, Neuenbürg, Württemberg, Germany, at the age of 79.

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Martin Strecker
Elisabeth Altenhof
Martin Strecker
Adam Strecker

Parents and Siblings

    Martin Strecker


    Elisabeth Altenhof




World Events (3)


Age 3

Adolf Hitler appointed chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg.

Age 3

The Third Reich rises to power.

Age 6

Berlin, Germany hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

German:1. from an agent derivative of Middle High German strecken ‘to stretch’, hence perhaps an occupational name for someone who stretched cloth out on tenterhooks. 2. from an agent derivative of Middle Low German strecken ‘to plow (a piece of land) for the first time’, hence a nickname for someone who owned or worked a plot of land that had been newly taken into cultivation. 3. (eastern): possibly a habitational name for someone from Streckau near Zeitz. 4. occupational name for a torturer or executioner.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Adam Strecker - Church record: birth-name: Adam Strecker

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