Nicholas Adolphus Sterne
(1801-1852)

Died aged c. 51

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Texas Historical Marker #9357

Nicholas Adolphus Sterne. (April 5, 1801 - March 27, 1852) Arriving in New Orleans in 1817, German-Jewish emigrant Adolphus Sterne became a merchant and joined the Masonic Lodge. In 1826, when he settled in Nacogdoches, he became one of the first Scottish Rite Masons in Texas. He aided this cause of Texas independence during the Fredonian Rebellion and Texas Revolution. Sterne held several public offices locally and served in the State Legislature. He was married to Eva Catherine Rosine Ruff and had seven children. #9357

?, Nacogdoches, TX, United States where they lived near (1826)