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    1857 Hamburg Ships Dinner

    by John Noack

    The 2007 Wendish Annual Dinner, held in the Ringwood Lutheran Church Hall on Saturday 6 October 2007, celebrated the 150th anniversary of the 1857 ships from Hamburg to Melbourne.

    Seventy eight guests enjoyed a fine meal, and heard interesting speakers on the Nagorcka Diary of 1857 describing the journey to Australia; the Nieder-Wiesel group of 25 people who went from Germany to Liverpool in England in 1857, then caught a ship to Hobart, and then a ship to Melbourne; A Power Point presentation that included scenes from Lusatia; and Photos were taken of descendants of the 1857 passengers of 10 ships to Melbourne,

    The lists of passengers from Hamburg were transcribed from hand-written originals during the 1980s and 1990s by volunteers under the supervision of the Public Record Office. Many of the germanic and wendish surnames were transcribed incorrectly so we would like to hear from you if you can pass on the correct spelling, or provide additional information about the ships and their passengers, which we can add to our shipping and surname files.

    The following list of passengers is available from two sources: the CD ROM Immigration and Shipping Lists: Unassisted Shipping Index 1851-1923 and the index Unassisted Immigration to Victoria: Index of inward Passenger Lists for British, Foreign and New Zealand Ports, 1852-1923 on the website:
    http://proarchives.imagineering.com.au/index_search_results.asp.

    The suggested alternative, given below after the forward slash, has been taken from the CD Emigrants from Hamburg to Australia 1850-1879 compiled by Eric and Rosemary Kopittke, available for use in our Library. These are based on departure lists with better spelling of surnames and include the 1857 ships Carl, Dorothea, Gottingen, Sverge and Hermann. The information in brackets is the suggestion of John Noack who, in the 1980s, identified and inspected the passenger lists of over 100 ships carrying Germans and Wends, which sailed from Hamburg to Melbourne in the 1850s.

    In the following lists are large family groups, but the SURNAME in capitals is listed only once, and only includes the eldest male or female. If any of these pioneers are your ancestors, we look forward to hearing from you.

    1857 Shipping Lists

    The ship La Rochelle arrived in Melbourne from Hamburg on 27 Jan 1857 under Capt. John Meyer. Passengers included Friedrich ALBRECHT; Justin BEGGATS; Carl BERGER; Andreas BERKEMEYER; Conrad BODE; Caroline BORCHARD; Erns CHEMNITZ, Conrad FLEISCHHAUER; Andeas FREI; Peter HINK; Elise KELLER; Heinrich KRECKLER; Wilelm LORKE; Stephan MACHOWSKY; Carl MEYER; Christian NEUMANN; George NEUMAYER; George NIX; Carsten OTTEN; Hinrich PETERS; Lorenz RAMBACK; Peter REINCKE; Johann SCHLEGEL; Louis SCHMIDT; Heinrich SCHULTZ; Joh SCHWIEGER; Theodore SERRUIER; Justin von BEGGATS; Gottlob WINCKLER and August ZERBE.

    The ship Neumuhlen arrived on 24 Feb 1857 under Capt John H. Albert Hener. Passengers included L. BERENSTROM; Anna BLANCH; C. BREMER; T. EHLERS; A. HAGGMAN; H. HANSEN; S. HIEDER; Friedr HUDE; J. LUDEMAN; J. PEIN; J. PINHAMMER; P. RICHTER; H. SCHLICKLING; H. SCHMUCKER; J. SEIVER; J. WOLF and E. WOLLFF.

    The ship Cesar Goddefroy (Godeffroy?) arrived on 31 March 1857 under Capt. J.F. Stortenbecker. Passengers included H. BAHR; G. DITMAR; H. FISCHER; B. KRIGER; C. MEYER; J. RITCHNER (KIRCHENER?); W. RUCHNER; F. SCHCLEISENER and V. WOLFF.

    The ship Carl arrived on 30 June 1857 under Capt S. Petersen. Passengers included E. BOBARTH; H. BOITTEHER/BOETTCHER; Wilh. BRESNER/BREMER; Nicol. BRODERUN/BRODERSEN; Friedr. EISNER; Paul FAULSEN/PAULSEN; J. GROTH; J. HAILZENCTEIN/HINTZENSTERN; J. KNUTH; Rudolph KOLBLE/KOLBE; H. LINDER; H. MAILENS/MARTENS; T. MAR; A. MEIL; C. MEYERHOFF; John MULLER/MOELLER; Eugen v. MYLIUS; H. PECH/PECK; F. PETERSEN; C. PILSCHNER/ PITSCHNER; P. REIMANN; Moritz RICHTER; H. SCHELLER; T/J. SCHILLING; J. SCHMALEN; C. SHELEIO/STRELEIN; A. SHIHR/STUHR; N/W. TESENFIEID/FESENFELD; Joh. ULRICH/ULLRICH and W. VRESINIR/WIESNER.

    The Ship Dorothea arrived on 2 Sep 1857 under Capt M. Gantshon(?) Passengers included Christoph BEHR; Carl BELON; Henrich BOE/BOL; Joachim BRUNSTEIN; H. DORMART; Wilh. FRIEDRICH; Cael FROLING/FROELING; Elsie FUHRMANN; Aug. GEISLER/GEISTER; H. GREIDE/GREITE; Heinr. HARDAR; Heinrich HEUER; Dorothea HEYDE; Joachim KNAAK/KNAACK; Ernst LAGING/CAGING; Henriette LANGE; Adolph LUDEMAN/LUEDEMANN; Carl LUHDER/LUEHDER; Christ. MEYER; Joh PETERS; Joh. PETRI; Andreas PFORTNER; J. PLETZ; Aug. PREST; Christoph REINHARDT; Heinrich SCHOBER; J. SCHONWARDS/SCHOENWANDT; H. SCHRUEIZER/ SCHWEITZER; Adolph SCHUCKMAN; Heinrich STAUB; Wilhelm STOEHER/STECHER; Gottlieb STOOKLE/STOECKLE; Mathias SUXDORF/ LUXDORFF; Fritz TIESLER/FIESLER; Adolph von SCHUCKMAN/SCHERKMANN; Otto Wagner; George WEISHEIT; Georg WEISS; H. WESTPHAL; Heinrich WILDEN/WILKEN and C. ZEFEL/ ZELFELL.

    The ship Gottingen arrived on 10 Oct 1857 under Capt. H. Gerling. Passengers included Friedr. ANDERSEN; David BIENSDORFF/BIERSDORF; Wilh. BRANDT; Fr. BRUNKE; C. BUCKHARDT/ BURCKHART; Friedr. BUSEN/BUESEN; Carl EXNER; Joh. FRESE; Christ. FRICKE. Melchior GASNER; Joh. GERLACH; Wilh. GOBEL; G. GUTTSCHE; C. HECKER; Rasmus. HENRINGSEN/HENNINGSEN; Joh. INGWERSEN; Andr. KETTERER; Joh. KLOSE; Hans. KRAMER; August. KRIEGEL; Joh. LAMPE; Anton LINS; Aug. LOCHTIG/SOECHTEG; Eleonora LOECHIL/LOECKEL; Joh. LOHSE; Gust. MAEGNER/WAEGNER; Andr. MEIBERG/MEIBURG; August MOSIG; Niels PETERSEN; Christiana PFUND; Carl SCHAFER; Jos. SCHESSINGER/SCHER-ZINGER; Ferd. SCHMIDT; Wilh. SCHOLZ; Joh. UHDE/ WILDE; Hans VASS/VOSS and Joh. WARTMANN/WORTMANN.

    The ship Manila arrived on 2 Nov 1857 under Capt. J.L. Behrens. Passengers included G. BEER; H. BOBSIEN; H. EGGERS; Emile GRINON; T. HAGEN; Mrs KOSTER; J. KRURE; N. LUDERS; M. MANPEL; P. MAUCKE; H. MUNTER; Mrs PAULMANN; P. PLAU; W.PLUMEL and H. TODS.

    The ship Hermann arrived on 20 Dec. 1857 under Capt. J.P. Kreutzfeldt. Passengers included Jens ARFSTER/ARFSTEN; Aug. BREDEMEYER; J. BREHNBREHM; J. CURNUNCKE/CARMINCKE; Max. DUILISBERY/DUESTERBERG; Traugott ELURLE/ EBERLE; H. FRAHN/FRAHM; Wilh. FRICKE; W. GENTZEN/JENTZEN; K. LEDERMANN; Wm. LEULIKI/LEVECKE (LEUBKE?); Wilh. LODRE/LOCHE; H. LOTH; C. METELMANN; C. MEYER; P. SCHADENDORF; L. SCHRADER; and J. WILELMY/ WILKENING.

    The ship Sverge arrived in Melbourne on 24 Dec. 1857 under Capt. C.F. Wyberg. Passengers included Gottlob BENSCH; Conrad. BETZ; Johan BODROW/ ROCHOW; Adolph EHRLICH; Joh. FRICHT/ NICHT; Carl FRIECHERS/RIECHERS; Carl FUHR-MANN; Dorothea GROSSE; Carl HANKE;Carl HEIDENREICH; Carl HELMS; Christian HIRSCH; Clemens LINDEMANNN; J. MULLER; Joh. Carl SCHULTZ; Carl SEIBEL; Heinrich SOEHTING/ SOECHTING; Carl TUNG/JUNG; Clemens von LINDEMANN; Franz WEHSACH; Joh WEISSE; Samuel WENDEL; Gotthelf WIERING/MIERING and Marie WOLF.