Samanera Sumana (Fritze Stange) was born in Germany and traveled to Sri Lanka, where he ordained as a novice in 1906. He and a Dutchman named Bergendahl (Samanera Suñño) were the first two pupils of Ven. Nyanatiloka. Sumana's ill health forced his return to Germany, but that same year he returned to Sri Lanka, re-ordained. He passed away in 1910.
Going Forth: A Call to Buddhist Monkhood, by Sumana Samanera (Buddhist Publication Society Wheel Publication No. 27; 1983; 103k/34pp.)