August Stöber

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August Daniel Ehrenfried Stöber (1808–1884]) was an Alsatian poet, scholar and collector of folklore.

He was born July 9, 1808 in Strasbourg and died March 19, 1884 in Mulhouse, where he had worked as a teacher. Stöber composed poetry and tales in the Alsatian dialect, and studied the culture and history of his homeland.


  • Elsässisches Sagenbuch. Straßburg 1842.
  • Die Lindenkirche. In: Badisches Sagen-Buch. 2. Band. Karlsruhe: Creuzbauer und Kasper, 1846, S. 140–141
  • Die Sagen des Elsasses. St. Gallen 1852.


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