Biography

Amelia Ann Fernance was born 15 January 1842 in Macdonald River, New South Wales, Australia to John Anthony Fernance (1816-1894) and Elizabeth Pearson Thompson (1815-1909) and died 1 November 1947 St Albans, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married William Twible Sternbeck (1848-1911) 17 September 1867 in St Albans, New South Wales, Australia.



Children


Offspring of William Twible Sternbeck and Amelia Ann Fernance (1842-1947)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sarah Sternbeck (1867-1939)
John Sternbeck (1869-1947)
Joseph Sternbeck (1870-1875)
Frederick Sternbeck (1871-1931)
Emily Sternbeck (1873-1955)
Mary Ann Sternbeck (1874-1949) 20 September 1874 Macdonald River, New South Wales, Australia 10 April 1949 Dangar Cottage Hospital, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia James Walker (1869-1937)
Eleanor Sternbeck (1875-1955)
Victoria Sternbeck (1877-1941)
Andrew Sternbeck (1879-1951)
Arthur Sternbeck (1881-1953)
Elizabeth Sternbeck (1883-1955)
Archer Sternbeck (1885-1954)

Obituary

WOMAN DIES AT AGE OF 105

Mrs. Amelia ('Granny') Sternbeck, probably Australia's oldest resident, died in her sleep at her daughter's home on Saturday morning at St. Albans, near Wiseman's Ferry.

Mrs. Sternbeck retained a keen interest in the welfare of her family and neighbours, and had attained her 105th year in January last.

She possessed a keen memory and could recount innumerable episodes of early happenings in the St. Albans district, where she spent practically all her life in the one house.

Only recently had she complained of a dimming of her sight, but was in full possession of her other faculties.

She was married in 1867 and had 12 children, of whom three sons and four daughters survive, to whom sincere condolence is extended. Her husband died in 1911.

Mrs. Sternbeck enjoyed a healthy life, and it was not until she was prevailed upon to move to her daughter's home, where she could receive more care and attention, that she began to fail, apparently feeling the strain of the breaking of the long association with her old home.

The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon, when there was a large gathering of relatives and friends present to pay their last respects.

The Rev. F. Slater officiated at the interment in the Church of England portion of the General Cemetery.

Windsor And Richmond Gazette, 5 November 1947, page 1








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