The Gorman Project in Australia

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One of my father's Aunts married a Friedrich Wilhelm Gormann, born 18825 in Australia. His father was Johann Gormann, born 1845 in Turnow, Germany. I have some background information on this family, if it is of any value to your project.?

Bill Kirk [Australia]
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Yes please Bill, do they have profiles  I f so you could just give me their profile numbers
by Elsie Gorman G2G6 (8.5k points)
I can't find my original comment on this project, and I have not yet entered any family details relating to my Gormann connection here in Australia [note different spelling@!!].However the following is a brief summary of my knowledge of the family.  I don't know if this is of any value to your project, but forward it, in case!

Friedrich Wilhelm Gormann [1882-1964], born in Australia, married Isabella Mabel Kirk [1888-1941], a sister to my grandfather, William James Kirk.

His father was Johann Gormann [1845-1924], born in Turnow, Germany, moved to Australia with his family as a child between 1850-1853, married  in 1864 in South Australia to Maria Proposch [1843-1931].

His father was Johann Gormann [1824-1858], born in Turnow Germany, married  in Germany to Anna Bosson 1825-1909]  in Germany. Had 6 children, first 3 born in Germany, the others in South Australia, so came to Australia between 18/2/1850 and 4/4/1853. Died 1858 in South Australia.

His father was Georg Gormann [1788  -  ] born in Turnow, Germany, married in 1820 to Lisa Leback.  Died in Germany.

So many name variations to work through.
I've attached below details from the South Australian Marriage record Book 58/ Page 108.
Groom Surname:GORMANN

Groom Given Names:Johann

Bride Surname:PROPARTH

Bride Given Names:Maria

Marriage Date:30-May-1864

Marriage Place:Lutheran Chapel Peters Hill

Groom Age:19

Groom Marital Status:N

Groom Father:Johann GORMANN

Bride Age:21

Bride Marital Status:N

Bride Father:George PROPARTH

District:Gilbert

I was born 5 km West of Peters Hill which was notably Wendish/Sorbian.
Johann Gormann and Anna Gassan are indexed in:
https://www.wendishheritage.org.au/research/a-z-wend-surnames-in-australia/
On 9th May 1863 Anna Gormann (age 37) married George Propasch (age 27) at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Neukirch, South Australia. SA Marriage registration 54/60.

GORMANN Johann, Anna GASSAN / GASSON, 3 ch inc J arrived 1850-10-14 on San Francisco from Hamburg 50-06-23. https://www.familyhistorysa.org/colonists.html

https://passengers.history.sa.gov.au/voyage-passengers-all/942085/23/06/1850%20-%2014/10/1850?title=&page=1

In the next generation:
Birth of Mary Elizabeth Gormann,  3 Aug 1868 to John Gormann and Mary Proposch, Mt Gambier. #65/333
and Louisa Paulina, 11 Sep 1879, to Johann Gormann and Maria Proposch, OB Flat (near Mt Gambier) #87/486.
Haven't found a SA record for Friedrich born in 1882. Was he born in Victoria?
Yes, Friedrich Wilhelm Gormann was born in Horsham, Victoria on 18/10/1882.

I have no knowledge of whether this family has a Profile on this site?

Bill Kirk
Cheers Bill. There weren't any Wikitree profiles with surname Gormann in Australia.
I have created a profile for Louisa Gormann (Gormann-55). I had assumed that the family was heading East. I'll forward the request for assistance. Steve.
Thanks Steve appreciated.

Bill

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