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Transcribed and submitted to TheShipsList by Robert Janmaat, Adelaide, from a variety of sources, cited below.
Return to German Emigrants to South Australia

brig Adolph, 360 tons, Commander W. Steinholtz, from Hamburg 2nd September 1862, arrived at Port Adelaide 1st January 1863

The South Australian Advertiser, Friday 02 January 1863, p. 2

Thursday January 01:— Adolph, brig. 380 tons, W. Steinholtz, master, from Hamburg September 02, B. Amsberg. Town ; S. Mocatta, Port, agents. Passengers—Andreas, Caroline, Ferdinand, and Emilie Krahn, Elisabeth Merkel, Aug. Lamnke, Gottfried and Heinrich Thaumn, Carl Starck, Marie, Auguste, and August Duckman, in the steerage.

The Adolph, from Hamburg, is one of the Godeffroy line of vessels, and made a favorable passage from the channel, though much delay was occasioned before that. She has experienced the usual amount of storm and calm till she passed Kangaroo Island, when she was making rapid progress up the Gulf with mainroyal and flying-jib set. Suddenly, however, a change in the scene occurred, and a heavy squall came up astern with such fury, that the sheets and halyards fore and aft were immediately let go ; but notwithstanding those precautionary measures the mainyard was carried away in the slings, and came down "by the run" on deck, and the foretopmast was sprung. In this crippled state she headed across the Gulf, and Captain Steinholz made Glenelg light, which was mistaken for that at the Semaphore, and she came to anchor in 3 1/2 fathoms water. The pilot boarded her on Thursday morning, and as soon as the weather moderated she would proceed to the Port.
During 1862 the number of ships that sailed from Hamburgh with emigrants for tbe Australian Colonies was I4 and the number of emigrants, 1,132. For Adelaide, the Grasbrook brought 34 passengers, and the Adolph 12. The San Francisco brought 193 for Adelaide and Melbourne ; and the Iserbrook 16 for the Cape and Adelaide. The principal shipments were for Moreton Bay.

An index from the State Library South Australia (SLSA) shows that 11 German migrants should have been on the Adolph for Port Adelaide, I have been able to find 11 + 1, plus 1 seaman, as listed below — Regards Robert.

note.— There are very few surviving original lists of German passengers, so the data below has been compiled from a variety of sources, such as contemporary newspaper(s), internet sources, input from descendants and the South Australian Heraldry Genealogy society, (SAGHS).
I know the list is incomplete and may contain errors, so any feedback with additions or corrections, will be most appreciated. Please contact me using the link above. Regards Robert, Adelaide
BBI Brandenberg Index from Ancestry
AMPI Australian Medical Pioneers Index

note: where maiden name of wife is indicated, it has been included in the given name column within ( )

Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
Last Given
Duckman Marie n/a         Dickmann / Diekmann
  Sophia Auguste 13          
Kroehn Andreas 50 Cooper / widower 928/1 M/D Friedrichstuechen GMI
  Johanne Karoline 23 daughter        
  Johann Ferdinand 19          
  Johanna Emilie 17          
Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
Last Given
Single Men & Women
Danke August 27 Wheelwright 370/1      
Merkel Elisabeth n/a       Prussia  
Starck Carl Joachim Gottlob 37   1536/1     GMI as Stark
Thaumn Johann Gottlieb 24   1588/2     GMI as Thamm
Thaumn Johann Heinrich August 18   1588/2 M  
Wolter Wilhelm Adolph Ludwig n/a Master Mariner 1736/2      

Sources: State Library South Australia, official passenger lists, mainly of immigrants arriving in South Australia under United Kingdom assisted passage schemes, 1847-1886 GRG 35/48a (formerly ACC 313); Sydney Shipping Gazette; South Australian Register; The South Australian Government Gazette; Biographical index SA 1836-1885 (the B-index column indicates individuals who may be found in that index, with corresponding reference

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