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Iseppi name in Australia & New Zealand

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The goal of this project is to document:
1) early Iseppi family members to travel/immigrate to Australia or New Zealand, and
2) their original families and countries of origin.

Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.

  • Find details of the arrival, residence and descendants of the first Iseppis.
  • Find details about females born Iseppi who married, to find their descendants.
  • Using information about Iseppi parents and siblings, trace their family back to their country of origin, and as far back as possible.
  • By documenting each Iseppi member by location and year, using Immigration records, Trove Newspapers, Post Office Directories, Local History books and articles, Electoral Rolls, National Archives of Australia and Australian War Memorial records, State Births, Deaths & Marriages records; build their life story.


Iseppi family history in Australia

The story as far as I know from various sources is as follows:

There were 3 brothers and possibly a sister, and definitely a cousin, all born in Brusio, Switzerland who came to Australia.

Brother 1

Giacomo Serafino ISEPPI - known as “James” Born 1855, arrived Australia 1874 Lived at Emu, near St Arnaud, Victoria - had 2 children (daughter & son) with Alice Duffus

Went back to Switzerland, married a second wife, Catherine Comini, there. Returned to Australia, settled in Western Australia - had another 3 sons & 1 daughter

Brother 2

Pietro Luigi ISEPPI - known as “Louis” or “Lou” Born 1860, arrived Australia 1880, with cousin Henrico Antonio (see below). Lived at Toongabbie and died a bachelor, no children.

Brother 3

Pietro Constantino ISEPPI - known as “Peter” born 1863, arrived Australia 1883. Found himself an orphan in Switzerland and worked his way on the ship to Australia. Jumped ship, and walked the railway tracks to Gippsland to find his brother & cousin because he knew no English. Initially at Toongabbie, then Morwell, then his family moved to Toowoomba, QLD. Married Sarah Watson - had 6 sons and 6 daughters.

Sister (possibly)

Maria Elisabetta ISEPPI Born 1857, married Antonio ZALA, had a son & 2 daughters that survived childhood. Don’t know what became of the family yet.


Henrico Antonio ISEPPI - known as “Tony” Born 1857, arrived Australia 1880, with “Lou” (see above). Settled in Toongabbie and had a son and 2 daughters with Mary Annie SMITH. The son, Albert William ISEPPI, had 5 daughters and 4 sons.

Place Names

Iseppis Road, Bowenville QLD 4404 - Between Toowoomba & Dalby
Iseppis Creek, Toongabbie VIC 3856
Iseppi Road, Logan VIC 3475 - Near Bendigo
Iseppi Street, Waroona WA 6215

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