Trying to trace the antecedents of 2 families of immigrants to British Kaffraria - Eastern Cape - South Africa In 1858.
They came on the ship The Wandrahm which left Hamburg on 31/8/1858 and docked in East London South Africa 6 Dec 1858
1) Michael August Schmidt Born March or April 1828 in Lessen and his wife;
Rosalie Schmidt (née Weiland) born 1823? Married 1850 - 1855 possibly in Lessen and their 2 sons:
Alexander Robert Schmidt born 1856 Lessen - Prussia
Emil Johannes Schmidt born Lessen 27/12/1857.
The next family, the Knickelbeins sailed on the ship Peter Goddefroy departed Hamburg 30/9/1858 arrived East London 19/1/1859.
2) Johann Joachim Friederich Knickelbein born 1820 in Hellte Mecklenburg Strelitz - his wife;
Christiane Friederike Knickelbein (née ?? ) born 1821 and their children born in Zernikow.
Anna born 1847/4
Wilhelm born 1851