Who were the parents of the Hellwig brothers, migrants to Australia in the 1840s?

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Johann Carl Christian Gottlieb Hellwig (known as "Carl") was born about 1830, probably in Lautenthal, Hanover, Germany and migrated to South Australia on board the ship Ceres in 1849. He gave his occupation as ore sorter. Most of the emigrants on this ship were Prussians escaping religious oppression.

His brother Christian Friedrich Valentin Hellwig, born about 1825, emigrated to South Australia on the Hermann von Beckerath in 1847, two years before his brother.

Who were their parents? 

There are no records of their parents emigrating to South Australia. I'm looking for GERMAN BIRTH CERTIFICATES.

WikiTree profile: Carl Hellwig
in Genealogy Help by A. T. G2G6 Mach 3 (38.0k points)
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3 Answers

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These Hellwigs arrived in Oz December 1847 

Adolph Hellwig 32 1815
Clare Hellwig  44 1803
Maria Hellwig  10 1837
Charles Hellwig 7 1840
and there is an 1890 Adelaide death record for a Christian Hellwig on a pay site located HERE. It might list parents

by Anonymous McCormick G2G6 Mach 5 (55.9k points)
Thanks, but those are not them. As far as I know their parents did not leave Germany. What I'm asking is "Who were their parents?"
Yes, I am quite aware of the question asked. I thought it possible that the aforementioned Christian (d 17 April 1890) husband of Johanne Margaretha might be the brother of your 'Carl' and possibly share the same parents. My mistake. Good luck.

on a pay site located HERE.

answered ago by Bill McCormick


For the record: genealogy SA has a free search.  :)

It's only if you want more than the basic information that you need to pay.  I find it quite a decent resource for South Australian births, deaths, or marriages.  If I were buying certificates, I'd sign up to the pay service.  But as I'm just looking to verify information I already have, the basic free search is enough.

Agreed. I use several similar sites (ie ScotlandsPeople) and find the free search is often good enough. However, I categorise them as pay sites because the results are generally just a teaser aimed at getting you to spend your money. In this case the info I wanted to see was hidden, but was enough that I found it elsewhere.
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This is in two parts

"Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J48Y-6Y1 : 11 February 2018), Johann Friederich Hellwig and Wilhelmine Catharine Johanne Wolkewitz, 01 May 1824; citing Hamm (Stkr. Hamm), Westfalen, Preußen, Germany; FHL microfilm 948,126.

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Spouse's Name: Wilhelmine Catharine Johanne Wolkewitz
Spouse's Birth Date: 24 Dec 1800
Spouse's Age: 23
Event Date: 01 May 1824
Event Place: Hamm (Stkr. Hamm), Westfalen, Preußen, Germany
Father's Name: Friederich Valentin Hellwig
Mother's Name: Christine Koch
Spouse's Father's Name: Wilhelm Wolkewitz
Spouse's Mother's Name: Elisabet
That's the kind of thing I'm looking for, Marion, but the names don't correspond.
Got that from family search , plenty more there.
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The newspaper reports that J.C.C.G. Hellwig was a passenger on the 'Ceres' arriving 16 Apr 1850.

1850 'SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.', Adelaide Times (SA : 1848 - 1858), 27 April, p. 4. , viewed 19 Dec 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207115749

If he married in South Australia, his marriage may record his father's name, but it was not until 1993 that South Australian death certificates recorded parental detail for adult deaths - the indexes do give marital status and a relative / spouse name if recorded.

by Christine Randall G2G6 (8.0k points)
Thanks Christine. In this case, those names were not recorded. I'm hoping someone who is related or researching the family in Germany has access to records not available here in South Australia.

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