Sterbcow, Minette Dreyfus (1916-1999) | Tulane University Special Collections
Mrs Minette Dreyfus Sterbcow was born in New Orleans on September 22, 1916 and died on December 3, 1999. She was a life member of the Brandeis University Women's Club, a member and past president of the Scottish Rite women's Club and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her father was Morris Dreyfus and her mother was Julia Hirsch Dreyfus, the daughter of Charles Hirsch(1839-1912). She was married to Lewis Sterbcow, a jeweler, on June 15, 1943. Her husband died on January 13, 1981.
Minette's grandfather, Charles Hirsch, was a prominent merchent. He established his crockery and glassware business at the corner of Decatur and Frenchmen Streets in 1867. He and his wife, Minette Weil(1842-1924) had four childern: Moise Hirsch, who took the stage name of "Lionel Adams," Mrs. Estelle Hirsch Abramson, Mrs. Julia Hirsch Dreyfus and Leon Hirsch, who gave birth to Minette's cousin, Godfrey Hirsch.
Minette's uncle, Moise Hirsch(1866-1952) was a famous actor around the turn of the century under the stage name of Leon Adams. He costarred in many productions of the New York stage. After leaving the stage, he bcame a model for commercial advertising firms and appeared in chracter poses in pohotos and artwork for many products in national magazines and other media. He remained active in the field until his death.