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Heloise, Immigrant Voyage to South Australia 1846 to 1847

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Date: 12 Oct 1846 to 14 Mar 1847
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This page is part of Prussian Settlement in Australia - German Australians. There is also a category page to collect individual profiles (Category:Heloise, Arrived 17 Mar 1847).

The ship Heloise, 476 tons, sailed from Bremen on 12th October; arriving at Port Adelaide, South Australia 17th March 1847.

"Under Captain J.F. von Hagen she carried the passengers Messrs. Beckmann, Doussa, Beddies, Monikes, Pappe, and Dr Beyer, Surgeon Superintendent in the cabin ; and sixty two males adults, thirty eight married women, six female servants and one hundred and three children." The Ships List

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"The Heloise from Bremen (12th October), with 204 German emigrants of a very superior class, comprising farmers, miners, and artizans, with their wives and children, and many respectable unmarried females." The South Australian Register, 20th March 1847

"We understand also that the Heloise brings to Mr. Meyer, a gentleman who came out to the colony by the last vessel from Germany, and is now established as a merchant in Adelaide, the credentials of his appointment as Consul in South Australia for the Kingdom of Hanover." Adelaide Observer, 20th March 1847

On Wednesday March 24 1847 the South Australian Register published a detailed list of passengers stating name and occupation. The list is transcribed below with additional notes in Italic, square brackets [....].

Cabin Passengers
  • Dr. Bayer,
    • [John Frederick Charles Bayer (ca 1815-15 Aug 1867), Surgeon from Nuremberg. Bavaria; SA Biography #100/1]
  • Mr Menkens, [Newspaper duplication error?]
  • Mr D. Doussa, [?]
  • Mr Menkens, merchant, from Oldenburgh;
    • [Johann Herman Menkens (ca 1829 - 6 Feb 1866); SA Biography #1094/2]
  • Mr Von Doussa, Agriculturist, from Prussia ;
    • [Emil Louis Alfred von Doussa (1818 - 17 Dec 1882) from Detmold, Principality of LIppe; SA Biography #1651/3]
  • Mr Beddies, merchant, from Hamburgh; [Johann Heinrich Friedrich (Carl) Beddies]
  • Mr Pappe, merchant, from Hamburgh [Friedrich Daniel Pappe]
Steerage Passengers
  • Monikes, labourer;
  • Schaltz, mason; [Schultz]
  • Schoening, shoemaker; [Caspar Heinrich Schoening (Schöning?); SA Biography #1443/1]
  • Fernhaber, gold and silver smith, wife and 2 children ;
    • [Carl Eduard Firnhaber (19 May 1805 - 25 Jun 1880); SA Biography #501/1]
    • [Elisabeth Sophie nee Stuckenschmidt (ca 1811)]
    • [Caroline Elisabeth (1843-1864)]
    • [Moritz Bernhard Hermann (1847-1863)]
  • Ordemann, butcher and sausage maker ; [Conrad Ordemann (ca 1819 -), from Bremen; SA Biography #1221/2]
  • Anna Harms, a young widow and cook ;
  • August Olane, librarian, wife and 3 children ;
  • Geager Olane, labourer ;
  • Schach, miller, and wife ;
      • [Johann Gottlob Schache from Lanken, near Guhrau, Silesia, Prussia; SA Biography #1434/2]
      • [Maria Henrietta Dorothea nee Rohr]
    • Schach, sisters, unmarried;
      • [ Anna Dorothea (ca 1812- 17 Mar 1881) ]
      • [Elisabeth Mathilda (ca 1820 - 26 Dec 1881)]
  • Anna Lorenz, a young unmarried woman;
  • Ossig Lorenz, father, and 4 grown up sons;
  • George Green, an experienced farmer, and wife; [Johann Georg Gruhn (Grün?)]
    • [Marthalina nee Koeller]
    • [Johanna Francisca (1847- )]
  • Wruck, clothweaver;
  • Hubner, cabinet-maker, wife and 2 children;
    • [ Johann Gottlieb "George" Hübner (2 Sep 1815 - 17 Jun 1900); Biography #788/2]
    • [Amalie Theresa nee Altenthaler (24 Jan 1815 - 30 Jan 1895)]
    • [Berthold Gustaph Robert (ca 1843)]
    • [Oswald Gottlieb Emil (ca 1847)]
    • [After migrating, George and Amalie, had a daughter, Bertha Ottilie Mayda in Adelaide, 1851]
  • Auders, cabinet-maker;
    • [ Franz Anders (ca 1810 - 13 Jul 1874) from Breslau, Silesia; SA Biography #24/2]
  • Schulz, an experienced farmer, wife and 3 children;
  • Gottlieb Nubus, marble mason, wife and brother-in-law;
    • [Gottlieb Mibus (18 May 1807 - 16 Oct 1873) from Neckla Hauland, Posen, Prussia; SA Biography #1200/2]
    • [Anna Juliane nee Nuske (4 Nov 1812 - 23 Nov 1895)]
    • [ Johann Gottlieb Nuske (6 Nov 1817 - 23 Jul 1899) Farmer from Nekla Hauland, Posen; Brother of Louise and Anna Juliana Mibus on the same voyage (Children of Christian Nuske (ca1774 -) and Pauline Maria nee Gramms]
  • Christoph Nuske, wife and 4 children;
    • [Christoph Nuske/Noske (25 Jan 1811 - 29 Nov 1895), Farmer from Nekla Hauland, Posen, Prussia; Christoph's first wife, Julianne Gramms died before 1844;
      SA Biography #1198/2]
    • [Ludwig (ca 1837), later married Marie Sturtzel in Mt Gambier]
    • [Henriette (ca 1839 - 21 Jul 1860), later married Christoph Koenig in Hochkirch]
    • [Pauline (ca 1840 - 1847)]
    • [Louise nee Nuske (15 Jan 1815 - 4 Aug 1896); Christoph's second wife was also born in Nekla Hauland, Posen; she was the sister of Johann Gottlieb Nuske and Anna Juliana Mibus (children of Christian Nuske and Pauline nee Gramms)]
    • [Julianne Johanne (24 May 1846 - 1878), later married Johann Dienegott Klobe in Bangerang]
    • [After arriving in Australia, Christoph and Louise had another son, Johann August (1850-1930) at Hoffnungsthal]
  • Martin, wife and child;
    • [Heinrich Sigismund Merton (21 Dec 1817 - 1 Jan 1894), Blacksmith, settled in Hahndorf; SA Biography #1027/2]
    • [Anna Dorothea nee Panjas/Panias (12 Sep 1820 - 28 Jun 1897)]
    • [Hermann (ca 1842)]
  • Caviac, wife and child;
    • [Anton Maczkowiak (1817-1899)]
    • [Anna Eleanore Wilhelmine nee Kriese (1821-1871)]
    • [Henriette Charlotte (1843-1898), in 1866 married J.C.F.Wachtel from Lusatia]
  • Huff, wife and 4 children;
    • [Johann Huf (Jan 1803 - 1 Mar 1879) Farmer from Nekla, Posen, Prussia; SA Biography #789/3]
    • [Anna Christina nee Grüning (May 1812-16 Aug 1869)]
    • [Anna Caroline (22 Jun 1836 - 4 Jun 1912)]
    • [Friedrich Peter (9 Apr 1840 - 26 Feb 1914)]
    • [Johann (2 Jul 1843 - 2 Jun 1877)]
    • [August Ludwig (14 Jan 1847 at sea near Cape of Good Hope - 20 Aug 1907)]
  • Semmler, wife and 4 children;
    • [Johann Semmler (27 Mar 1813 - 15 Jul 1868); Farmer from Nekla, Posen, Prussia; SA Biography #1464/1]
    • [Anna Dorothea nee Seiffert (ca 1813 - 20 Jun 1878)]
    • [Gottlieb (1 Nov 1840-4 May 1913}; later married Johanne Pauline Blaesing, 1861 in Hoffnungsthal]
    • [Ludwig (28 Dec 1841-1908); later married Johanne Ernestine Klauber, 1864 ]
    • [Julianna (24 Apr 1842-26 Jul 1928); later married Heinrich Benjamin Frost, 1863 ]
    • [Friedrich (1 Aug 1846-11 May 1928); later married Anna Dorothea Schenke, 1871]
  • Samuel Nuske, wife and 3 children; [(ca 1800 - 5 Feb 1873) Farmer from Nekla Hauland, Posen, Prussia; SA Biography #1198/2]
    • [Anna Rosina nee Nuske (29 Jul 1806 - 8 Jun 1887)]
    • [ Juliane (29 Jul 1836 - 28 Aug 1915), later married W.F.C Nagel, in 1856]
    • [Gottlieb (3 Mar 1841 - 11 Jul 1917)]
    • [Gustav Gottfried (25 Jul 1843 - 17 Mar 1910)]
    • [Johann Friedrich (1 Apr 1849 - 17 May 1929)]
  • Christ Nuske, wife and 4 children, with Falsenburg, as servant;
    • [Joseph Christian Nuske (9 Mar 1802 - 10 Feb 1873), Farmer from Nekla Hauland, Posen, Prussia; Christian travelled with his 2nd wife. The children came from his 1st marriage to Elizabeth Graeger (1808-1838); SA Biography #1198/1]
    • [Henrietta nee Graeger (1 Mar 1818 - 17 Mar 1847)]
    • [ Caroline Charlotte (1831 - 1855), later married Carl Beck in 1849]
    • [Friedrich Wilhelm (28 Sep 1834 - 1 Feb 1895)]
    • [Carl (12 Jul 1836 - 17 Aug 1911)]
    • [Gottlieb Ackerbauer Falkenburg (ca 1823 - ), Servant of J.C.Nuske]
  • Heusler, wife and 9 children;
  • Leske, wife and 5 children;
  • Kean, wife and 2 children;
    • [Christoph Kuehn (ca 1797 - 9 May 1877), Farmer from Nekla Hauland, Posen, Prussia; SA Biography #943/2]
    • [Anna Rosina nee Schutz (2 Feb 1816 - 15 May 1898)]
    • [Ludwig (24 Feb 1836 - 22 May 1932)]
  • Charles Krieg, wife and child;
    • [ Carl Ferdinand Krieg (30 Sep 1816 - 22 Feb 1894), Farmer from Nekla, Posen, Prussia; SA Biography #937/3]
    • [ Anna Elisabeth nee Leske (27 Jul 1827 - 10 Jan 1904), daughter of Samuel, already shown in the list above]
    • [ Pauline (4 Jan 1844 - 27 Jan 1913) later married Andreas Johannes Nielson (1842-1918) from Denmark in 1865]
  • Lindner, wife and 2 children;
  • Soft and wife;
  • Kirchner, wife and 3 children;
    • [Friedrich Ernst Kirchner (1803-1898) from Dechsel, Warthe, Brandenburg, Prussia; Friedrich's 1st wife Johanne Henriette nee Siefert died 7 May 1839]
    • [Wilhelm Heinrich (1831-1898)]
    • [Friedrich Alexander (1836- }]
    • [Hanne Charlotte nee Pokrandt (1815-1892), Friedrich's 2nd wife]
    • [Johann (1841- )]
    • [Ludwig Benjamin (1845- )]
  • Zadow and 4 children;
    • [Gottfried Zadow (1802-1888) from Siedlec Hauland, Posen, Prussia; SA Biography #1758/2]
    • [Anna Susanna nee Kuehn (1812-1864)]
    • [Johann Ludwig (1836-1891) in 1861 married Anna Susanna Zadow (1840-1917), a daughter of Andreas Zadow (1798-1866) ]
    • [Friedrich (1842-1919) in 1871 married Christiane Dreckow (1848-1935)]
    • [Hermine Maria (25 Oct 1846 at sea - 1906) in 1865 married Ludwig Kuehn who also was a passenger on the Heloise]
  • Holfs, wife and child; [Mr Holfs has been listed as a miner]
  • W. Tiersch, wife and child;
    • [ Wilhelm Liersch (1816-1890) farmer from Thirgau, Posen, Prussia; brother of George Liersch; SA Biography #972/2]
    • [ Anna Luise nee Reepschlager (1825-1905) born in Chlapco, Houland, Posen, Prussia]
    • [Henriette (1846-1909) in 1876 married Ludwig Muuss and settled at Mt Gambier]
  • G. Tiersch and wife;
  • Wilkowsky and wife ;
    • [Jacob Wilkowsky (Witkowsky?) (ca 1812- )]
    • [Beata (ca 1808 - )]
  • Duneke and wife ;
  • Mibus, wife and 3 children;
  • Mengel, wife, sister, and 10 children;
  • John Krieg, wife and 5 children;
    • [ Johann Christoph Krieg (1811-1868) farmer from Nekla Hauland, Posen, Prussia; SA Biography #938/2]
    • [Anna Juliane nee Herrmann (1806-1875) married J.C.Krieg after her 1st husband, Gottlieb Huf, died around1827]
    • [Carl Wilhelm Huf (1832-1908)]
    • [Johann Gottlieb Huf (1834-1892)]
    • [Julius Krieg ( -1855)]
    • [Henriette Krieg ( -<1855)]
    • [Friederika Blondina Emilie Krieg (1842-1867), in 1858 married Karl August Blume]
  • Hermann, two brothers, labourers;
    • [Leopold Herrmann (1823-1891) farmer from Posen, Prussia; SA Biography #727/3]
    • [J. Herrmann, brother to Leopold]]
  • Kleinitz, wife and child; [Wilhelm Kleinitz]
  • Ratka, wife and 3 children;
  • August Spare, miner, from Clausthal, and wife ;
  • Henry Spare, miner, from ditto, wife and 2 children;
  • Bock, miner, wife and 4 children ;
  • Herberger, miner, and wife ;
    • [Carl Heinrich Herberger (ca 1823 - ), Miner from St Andreasburg, Hanover; SA Biography #724/1]
    • [Wilhelmine nee Kutcher (ca 1824 - )]
  • Schlamelger, miner, wife and 2 children;
  • Gopp, two brothers, miners;
  • Calle, miner;
  • Dreyer, miner, mother, cousin, and 2 children ;
  • Mengler, two brothers, miners;
  • Hofman, miner, and wife;
    • [Georg Christoph Hoffmann, Miner]
    • [Louise nee Tannerburg]
    • [Wilhelm Robert (ca 1847 - )]
  • Fischer, miner, wife and 3 children ;
    • [Georg Fischer (ca 1810 - )]
    • [Sophie Karoline nee Feierriegel/Feuerriezel (ca 1822 - 1910)]
  • Bierwirth
    • [Carl Bierwirth, Carpenter]

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Awesome job on this page Steve! Well done!
posted by Kylie Haese
You've done an awesome job here Steve - well done (and much appreciated)!
posted by Chris Willoughby
Mr. Meyer may not have come via Heloise - just his papers:

We understand also that the Heloise brings to Mr. Meyer, a gentleman who came out to the colony by the last vessel from Germany, and is now established as a merchant in Adelaide, the credentials of his appointment as Consul in South Australia for the Kingdom of Hanover.

From: THREE SHIPS FROM EUROPE. (1847, March 20). Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904), p. 4. Retrieved October 25, 2021, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article158924036

Similar words also from: THE "UNION" FROM LAUNCESTON. (1847, March 24). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), p. 2. Retrieved October 25, 2021, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48545569

The second article mentions that the Heloise also brings a new appointment to H. C. Stakemann esq., Consul for Bremen (adding Consul for Hamburgh).

posted by Chris Willoughby
edited by Chris Willoughby
Indeed, we already have Meyer on Heerjeebhoy Rustomjee Patel 1846 - which is the previous ship from Germany.
posted by Chris Willoughby
Thanks for the clarification Chris. I was not sure about this and will change my comments.
posted by Steve Thomas
This ship carries an interesting variety of characters. You have noted the credentials for consuls for 'Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg' and 'Königreich Hannover'. The passengers came from a wide range of professions and regions. Emil von Doussa from 'Fürstentum Lippe' became the father of two SA members of parliament. Merchants from Hamburg. Farmers from Silesia. A surgeon from Bavaria. Miners from both the Harz mountains in the Kingdom of Hanover and around Nekla, in the Eastern province of Posen in Prussia.

The Heloise sailed before the 10th anniversary of the proclamation of the Province of South Australia. It seems to me like a lot of activity for a place with a European population around 32,000.

posted by Steve Thomas
It is an interesting assortment, isn't it, and the young colony seems to have a lot of foreign representation.

I have created Meyer - he seems to have returned briefly to his homeland to pick up a wife in 1849 - and then returned. He then has 5 children in SA. Two die in childhood, one daughter heads back to Germany, one son dies without marrying. His first son has one daughter - who also dies without marrying. The Australian Meyer family therefore passes with her.

posted by Chris Willoughby
Until I had finished reviewing this list I had not realised that most of the passengers came from around Nekla (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nekla) which was in the Prussian province of Posen. The region was reclaimed by Poland at the end of 1918 and renamed Poznań.

A number of families left Posen at the same time around 1847. Many settled the abandoned village of Hoffnungsthal near Lyndoch in the Barossa Valley. There's an interesting account in the biography of Daniel Zerbst. The Zerbst family was one of many that re-settled in the Wimmera region of Victoria.

posted by Steve Thomas
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