William Matthew Sternbeck was born 2 May 1848 in St Albans, New South Wales, Australia to George Christian Sternbeck (1817-1896) and Jane Sophia Thompson (1822-1904) and died 1 November 1922 Laguna, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Matilda Butler (1844-1918) 1871 in Windsor, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of William Matthew Sternbeck and Matilda Butler (1844-1918)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ernest Alfred Sternbeck (1872-1943)
William Ephraim Sternbeck (1874-1958)
Matilda Isabella Sternbeck (1876-1949)
Jasper Joseph Sternbeck (1878-1936)



One of the early pioneers of the Wolombi went west on Wednesday in the person of Mr. Wm. Sternbeck, of Laguna. The deceased gentleman had been ailing for a long time from an internal complaint. Four years ago he suffered a paralytic stroke, which commenced the undermining of his health. He was in his 75th year. The late Mr. Sternbeck was one of the best known and respected men in the district. He was a native of the McDonald River and his father before him was a Hawkesbury native. Over 31 years ago Mr. Sternbeck came to Laguna, where he reared a family highly respected in the district. The news of his demise caused widespread regret. Deceased is survived by three sons and one daughter. The eldest son is Mr E. A. Sternbeck, of Cessnock. The other sons are Mr. W. E. Sternbeck, of Laguna and late of Millfield, and Mr. J. J. Stennbeck, of Millfield. The daughter is Mrs. E. Hawkins, of Laguna.

The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder, 4 November 1922, page 6

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