With related families
Luker - Cook - Ewing - Hoover - Hart - Jeffcoat - Leeper - Woods - Powell - Lucy


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 for me to follow up on his work. My mother, Kathleen Sturkie Powell, and 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


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


"I borrowed 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 a
mountain; a cell in a great family tree."

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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