Fritz Fischer

Johann Friederich Daniel Fischer (1823 - 1896)

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Johann Friederich Daniel (Fritz) Fischer
Born in Goltzen, Luckau district, Brandenburg, Prussiamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Lautenthal, Lower Saxony, Germanymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Melbourne, Victoria, Australiamap
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Categories: German Immigrants to South Australia.


Fritz was born in 1823. His birthplace, Golzten (now known as Golssen or Golßen), was a town in the Luckau district, Brandenburg province of Prussia (now in Dahme-Spreewald, Brandenburg, Germany)[1]

He married Augusta Friederike Cristiane Uhe on 23 Sep 1849 in Lautenthal, Lower Saxony, Germany.

The banns were called on the 15th and 16th Sunday after Trinitatis = 16th and 23rd of September. It seems Johann Friedrich Daniel Fischer was not listed as a "Legitimate [ehelich] son" which might mean that August Fischer and Johanne Henriette Louise Orlamünder were not married at the time of his birth and might not have married later, because Johanne Henriette Louise Orlamünder is also not recorded as 'his wife'.

He had at least three half-siblings through his mother's marriages:
1) Julius August Heinrich Friedrich Toepfer (1836-1870)
2) Juliane Toepfer (ca1841-ca1897)
3) Augusta Henrietta Friederike Gerbes (1846-1926). [2]

Fritz and his wife traveled from Lautenthal to Bremen and then embarked on the Leontine under the command of Wilhelm Johann Ariaans. The South Australian Register for Wednesday, 14th August 1850 [3] noted that Fritz (aged 26) arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia on Tuesday, 13 August 1850. He had sailed from Bremen on 5 May 1850 aboard the Leontine with 150 other passengers. The voyage took 92 days and his occupation was listed as a miner.

His mother had previously migrated to Adelaide in 1847, with his half-siblings and her third husband Ernst Christian Gerbes.

In Australia, Fritz and Augusta started their family:

  • Johanna (Oct 28 1850, Glen Osmond)
  • Wilhelmina (21 July 1854, Adelaide)
  • August Louis (31 Oct 1856, Bugle Ranges)
  • Minna Pauline (20 Jan 1858, Bugle Ranges)
  • Louisa Lucy (16 Jan 1859, Bugle Ranges) married Mark Asherley Anderson
  • Fritz (Feb 27 1861, Bugle Ranges)
  • Carl August (Feb 17 1863, Bugle Ranges)
  • Julia Hermena (June 29 1864, Mt Barker) married George A. Ranck
  • Emilie (Dec 27 1866, Friedrichstandt/Tangari)

Augusta died of "phthisis pulmonalis" (tuberculosis) on 24 April 1882 in Kent Town, South Australia.

Afterwards Fritz moved to Victoria.

He died in Melbourne on 14 Aug 1896 of bronchitis, emphysema and heart failure, reported by Dr EW Deane[4] He died in the Gipps Ward Hospital, Melbourne. The death registration gives the place of birth as Germany and time spent in Victoria/Australia as about 46 years (confirming arrival at 1850). It states that he was married to Auguste Uhe in Germany at about the age of 21 years and lists his children as Louis (40yrs), Louisa (35yrs), Julia (28yrs) and Anna and Minni as deceased.

He was buried at the General Cemetery, Melbourne, on 17 Aug 1896.


  1. Graeme Moad
  3. South Australian Register for Wednesday, 14th August
  4. Victoria Death index 1896/10563.

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