Ludwig Sternberg was born in Mecklenberg-Schwerin Germany around 1830. He was married to Dora Weise and had one son and several daughters. His son Fred was born in 1860 in eastern IA in Clinton County. They owned a farm in Pott. County, IA in the 1890's. Fred married Bette Benson and they had six sons. Ludwig married Antonia Flennerle and had several more children. He died in Earling, Iowa in 1905. Fred married Sarah Willet and had one son. They lived in Woodbine Iowa for many years. It is believed Ludwig came to America with two brothers. Don't know their names. On his death certificate his father is Ludwig Sternberg and his mother's maiden name was Tensley.