While doing research on 'thumb area' Stickens I came across a listing that doesn't seem to match anyone I know (yet), but may be of use to someone out there.
In the "Count of Huron--Births" roll, #385 on p33 there is a listing for a GEORGE WILLIAM STICKEN, b. 3 Dec 1875 in Sebewaing, MI.The father is GEORGE, and it says he was born in Wirtemburg; the mother's name is hard to read but appears something like 'Mami', and it looke like she may have been born in 'NY', but that could be just bout anything I suppose.
I also found out my Henry Sticken was b. in or near Holstein abt 1847; wife Mary Miller b. 1854 and they immigrated probably about 1872 or so.Thier first child (August Frederick Sticken) was born here in MI 5 Jun 1875, so take it from there.