Welcome to the Sturkie Family Website, a work in progress.
This line of the Sturkie family had its roots in Switzerland and was
transplanted to America in the 1750's with the emigration of Heinrich
Sterchi and his wife along with his son Hans Caspar
and his wife, Ulrich Sterchi (born 1694) and his wife
with their son Christian, Ulrich Sterchi (born 1704)
and his daughter Margaret and son Ulrich
to the Orangeburgh District of South Carolina.
My grandfather, William D. Sturkie, was very interested
in family genealogy and corresponded with his South Carolina cousins
in the 1930's. Inheriting his papers has been an incentive to me in following
up on his work. My mother, Kathleen Sturkie Powell,
Cousin Sandra Bell, have been tireless in their efforts
to search, support, identify and verify information. This website is
built largely on the diligent work of many Sturkie family researchers
and is dedicated to them. I hope that it will be a bridge to future
generations both as a cooperative research base and link to our rich
and wonderful family heritage
Private Y-DNA Project
A private Y-DNA project has been set up for direct male descendants
of the Sturkey/Sturkie family, who immigrated to the old Orangeburgh
District of South Carolina in the 1750s from Interlaken, Switzerland. The
purpose of this project is to hopefully tease apart the various
branches of the family tree, some of which are already fairly well
documented by good old-fashioned genealogical research, and even
possibly help us with some of those elusive individuals whom we
have been unable to definitively connect to parents.
Since this is a Private Project, test results are available only
to the Project Administrator, Patricia C. Sturkey, who will notify
you of your test results. Each test is identified only by
a kit number – no name – so that even the lab will
not know the name of the person being tested. Each participant
will determine who their results will be shared with. You
will be told how your test results compare with the other participants,
but not their names.
Please consider participating. For additional information,
Patricia C. Sturkey
17129 Red Feather Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
704 540 7594
Missing Persons As time goes by more and more family connections materialize.
The more we learn, the more we need to learn. The website has been a great
vehicle for getting other people involved in developing our family history.
As more participate we become aware of relatives that are missing in
action--our brick walls. If you have knowledge of any of the following
please email me. Together we accomplish so much more.
Margaret Alta Elizabeth Roberts Sturkie, bn. 1838 (Information
concerning her parents)
Barbary Sturkie bn 1835
Andrew J. Sturkie, bn 1864 (married to Sarah J. Flake)
Lewis J. Sturkie bn. Aug. 1821 (Info concerning his parents.)
Lewellen Sturkie bn. ca 1874
from all, without any exception.
I am sewn between ancestry and posterity.
I am a drop of water in a flowing river of time; a molecule in
mountain; a cell in a great family tree."