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Augustus Michaelis (abt. 1824 - 1869)

Augustus Michaelis
Born about in Hanover, Germanymap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1843 in Hanover, Germanymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Albury, NSW, Australiamap
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A Wilhelm Augustus Ludewig Michaelis was born in Hanover, Prussia on 18 June 1824, the son of Johann Conrad Michaelis and Anna Friederike Staedeler. He was baptised on 15 July 1824.[1] Whether this is the same Augustus Michaelis in uncertain.

August Michaelis married Franziska Juliana Germer, daughter of Engelhard Germer, in Germany in 1843.[2][3]

Augustus Michaelis was Naturalised in the Colony of New South Wales on 5 July 1859. The Naturalisation papers record that 'Augustus Michaelis is a native of Hildesheim, Hanover, is thirty eight years of age, and that having arrived by the Ship "Africa" in the year 1855 he is now residing in Albury and wishing to be enabled legally to hold Real Estate in the said Colony'.

Records for other members of August's family suggest they did not all travel at the same time.

Augustus's wife Franziska passed away on 21 May 1866.[3]

Augustus Michaelis passed away on 12 January 1869 at Albury, NSW.[2] He was survived by his children.

Research Notes


  1. "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898" [1]
    Name: Wilhelm August Julius Ludewig Michaelis
    Event Date: 1824
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 18 Jun 1824
    Birth Year: 1824
    Birthplace: HANNOVER, GERMANY
    Christening Date: 15 Jul 1824
    Christening Place: Hannover, Hannover, Preußen, Germany
    Father's Name: Johann Conrad Michaelis
    Mother's Name: Anna Friederike Georgine Staedeler


  1. Naturalization Index 1834-1903 [4]
    Surname: Michaelis
    First Name: Augustus
    Native Place: Germany
    Date of Certificate: 5 Jul 1859
    Register No: 3
    Page: 6
    Item: 4/1202
    Reel: 130

Wife's passing


  1. NSW BDM - Death Registration: 2455/1869 [2]
    Date and Place of death: January 10(?) 1869; Albury
    Name and Occupation: August Michaelis; Wheelwright
    Cause of death: Not himself with a ??? while in a state of temporary insanity
    Duration of last illness: Nil
    Medical attendant: None
    Name and Occupation of father: Unknown Michaelis; Wheelwright
    Maiden surname of mother: Unknown
    Informant: Marcus Brown; Coroner, Albury
    Particulars of Registration: ???; January 17 1869; Albury
    When and where buried: January 13 1869; Albury Cemetery
    Name of undertaker: George ????
    Name and religion of Minister: D.H. Ballantyne; Presbyterian
    Names of witnesses of burial: Philipp ???; George Barklay
    Where born and how long in Australasian Colonies
    - Monaro [omitted January 21 1869]
    - Hombourg Prussia
    - Barn [omitted January 21 1869]
    Place of Marriage, age, and to whom: Germany; unknown; Franziska Juliana ??? Gertrude Germer
    Children of Marriage (age in years)
    • A certified copy of this registration is held by B. Williams

Conflicting information on daughter Wilhelmina

See Also

  1. CapeWill Tree on MyHeritage [5]
    • For all the information I have on Augustus Michaelis (1824-1869) and his close family see my tree on MyHeritage that I am progressively transcribing. (B. Williams, 30Jan2018)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch ( : 28 November 2014), Wilhelm August Julius Ludewig Michaelis, 15 Jul 1824; citing HANNOVER, GERMANY; FHL microfilm 185,224, accessed 30Jan2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 NSW BDM - Death Registration: 2455/1869,, obtained 10Feb2018
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 WikiTree: Death of Franziska (Germer) Michaelis
  4. Naturalization Index 1834-1903, , accessed 8May2020
  5. Michaelis, Augustus, c1824, CapeWill Tree on MyHeritage,, accessed 30Jan2018

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