All family-related information has been removed from this web site due to
the fact that I'm lately noticing too many hits from strange entities which
include insurance companies I've never subscribed to or had anything to do
with, hitting this site repeatedly far too many times to be reasonably
explicable or acceptable. That's just a little too freaky for me. I've also
noticed that people have taken information from here and outright cut and
pasted without permission or approval to commercial and personal genealogical
sites. Therefore, for these and other reasons all dealing with worry over
privacy and security, and the apparent inability to be able to control anything
any longer due to an apprent widespread lack of education about copyright and
permissions, all information - except for the old Sterner, Disbrow and Gregory
written books, which contain nothing of any real dangerous use to anyone now
living - are removed indefinitely. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may
cause some people.
Here are the links to the remaining information still available at this site:
Some shorts by me about my late grandfather, Jay W. Sterner:
The Hindenburg Photos: A Mystery(very popular)My grandfather took a couple of photos of the Hindenburg, and there is some
question as to when they were actually taken. The description says they
were taken the day of the disaster, but we cannot seem to confirm it.
Jay & Todd's Excellent AdventuresMy grandfather liked to travel, and in 1905 he and his friend Bill Glass
went to DC, where my grandfather took a number of photos. When he arrived
at the Capitol Bldg, he and his friend scurried up some abandoned scaffolding,
and found a secret hatchway. They entered it and found themselves walking
outside around the perimeter of the base of the statue. One day I went
to DC myself and tried to duplicate all of my grandfather's photos. I was
not able to duplicate the ones from the top of the Capitol dome, however.
I understand that you need permission and an escort in order to repeat
The Family Photo Albums
Our photo albums with scans of documents, photos and items relating to our
DISBROW, GREGORY, SHERMAN, STERNER, and TOLMIE family lines. [added 01/29/2002]
DISBROW Family Photo Album Scans of documents, photos, and items relating to our DISBROW family
line. One ancestor smuggled slaves south. Another ferried slaves north.
GREGORY Family Photo Album Scans of documents, photos, and items relating to our GREGORY family
line. One family legend states that an ancestor who was a Rear Admiral in
the Navy supposedly invented the original 'pontoon boats' used to create
temporary bridges. (I've not ever been able to prove this to be truth,
SHERMAN Family Photo Album Scans of documents, photos, and items relating to our SHERMAN family
line. Our ALLAIREs founded Howell Town Ironworks, in NJ, now called
'Allaire State Park,' Many of the parts that they produced were used in
the big steamboats of that era.
STERNER Family Photo Album Scans of documents, photos, and items relating to our STERNER family
line. This line used to run 'Sterner Coal & Lumber' based in Belmar, NJ.
Another ancestor was a past New Jersey Commissioner of the Highways.
TOLMIE Family Photo Album Scans of documents, photos, and items relating to our TOLMIE family line.
One of our antecedents worked as a shared 'nurse' between two aristcratic
familes - the Norths and the Rendleshams. Another family legend has it
that the Glasgow Bakery, a bakery owned by our ancestors located at '32
Stanley Road, Bootle', supposedly 'baked the Last Duke of Ediburough's
wedding cake.' This has not been confirmed. I'm always wary of family
legends. I believe perhaps something was SUBMITTED in the hopes of being
assigned the royal seal for use on their stationery, but for right now I
doubt we actually baked 'THE' cake. The legend is still interesting,
nonetheless. A sister of one of our ancestors, Annie Smith, was married
to a Judge James Bratt who founded a 'Barnardos Children's Home' in
Hackensack, NJ. They had 18 children of their own, and a 19th one who had