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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

barque Alfred, 362 tons, Captain Joachim Meyer, from Hamburg 4th November 1857, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 13th February 1858 ... departed Adelaide 18th February, arrived Melbourne 24th February 1858

The Argus, Thursday 25 February 1858 p. 4
February 24 - Alfred, Hamburg barque, 362 tons, J. Meyer, from Hamburg via Adelaide 2lst inst. [sic ?]
Passengers:— cabin, Mr. and Mrs. Engler, Miss Jurgenson, Miss Bernhard, Messrs R.S. Sartorius, C.F.H. Scheffus, and 27 in the steerage ... Mollenbacca, Uhlhorn, and Co., agents.

An index from the State Library South Australia (SLSA) shows that 52 German migrants should have been on the Alfred, I have been able to find 95 as listed below ... take away the 35 designated for Melbourne, still leaves about 60 for Port Adelaide— Regards Robert.

note: Some of the clearly indicated ages of the Steerage passengers on the Melbourne arrival list, vary wildly from all other sources and have been entered in red in the Remarks column, for interest only.

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
  Cabin, all listed for Melbourne  
Bernhardt Albertine 25       Hamburg  
Engler Margareth 47       Gothenburg Sweden  
  Adolf 15          
Jurgensen Dorothea 25       Schleswig  
Sartarius / Sartorius Richard Sigesmund 27 Chemist     Luckau Prussia listed on BBI 57 as destined to South Australia
Scheffus Christian Ferdinand 23 Butcher     St. Paule Hamburg  
  Steerage, Family for Melbourne  
Rosenblat Johann 51 Landmann     Wattenberg Polen M age, 34
  Johanna 61         M age, 21
  Pauline 17         M age, 19
  Carl 15         M age, 24
  Single Men & Women for Melbourne  
Bogan Carl Gottlieb 40 Shepherd     Ohlau not on Melbourne list?
Heinichen Johann Carl H. 22 Merchant     Bergendorf Vierlanden M age, 24
Kaiser Anna 20       Nochern Sachsen GMI | M age, 21
Kaiser Johann 30 Landmann     Nochern Sachsen GMI | M age, 31
Knabershuh Friedrich Conrad 21 Shoemaker     Butzbach Franfurt a/M M age, 41
Koningsberg Gottlieb 58 Shepherd     Mahlis Sachsen not on Melbourne list?
Muhleisen / Michliesen Friedrich 27 Butcher     Zell Wurtenberg M age, 31
Reiche Clemens 29 Bird Handler     Braunschwig M age, 36
Riechelmann Friederich 25       Molln Lauenburg M age, 31
Rohlok Mathilde Agnes 5       Hamburg M age, blurred
Rohlok Mathilde G.W. 27       Hamburg M age, 21
Schecher Balthasar 42 Farmer     Pettenwell Hessen M age, 36
Schemmel Adolf 24 Wheelwright     Berlin M age, 31
Schemmel Caroline 52       Berlin M age, 24
Schemmel Emil 13       Berlin M age, 11
Schmidt Henrietta 29       Nienburg Prussia M age, 31
Strosahl Edward Wilhelm 23 Mercahnt     Cuxhaven Hamburg M age, 27
Sturmer Wilhelm 23 Bird Handler     Andreasberg Hannover M age, 31
Wehl Wilhelm 23       Celle Hannover M age, 31
Wolf Maria 23       Wattenberg Polen M age, 21
Wolff Bernt. / Bernhard 17 Merchant     Ludwig Mecklenburg M age, 31
Zander Carl 9       Berlin M age, 10
Zander Hans 18       Berlin M age, 41
Zander Marie 31       Berlin M age, 21
Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
Last Given
  Steerage Families for Port Adelaide  
Altus Johann 36 Landmann 22/3   Nechern Sachsen GMI | with family
  Anna 36          
  Anna 9          
  Maria 8          
  Magdalena 6          
  Anna Christine 3          
  Johann Ernst inf          
Bartelmeyer Joseph 30 Landmann 85/2 B Holsen married ?
  Maria 47          
Biele Johann 25 Landmann 124/1   Wurschen Sachsen GMI | NAA 3182143
  Maria Magdalena 28       Nechern Sachsen  
Bretag Christian Heinrich 33 Landmann 171/3   Guentersberg Prussia BBI 57 | GMI
  Johanne Louise (Pirke) 35       Bielow Crossen  
  Johann Friedrich 4          
  Johann Gottlieb 2          
Bretag Johann Gottlob Erdmann 34 Landmann 171/3   Guentersberg Prussia BBI 57
  Marie Elisabeth (Gross) 32       Zettlitz Crossen  
  Pauline Wilhelmine 7          
  Johann Karl Gustav Adolph 3          
Bruhn Johann 40 Landmann 193/3   Poppendorff Mecklenburg  
  Friederike 38          
  Joachim 12         NAA 3178450
  Richard 9          
  Diederich 6         NAA 3178446
Drendel Johann Wilhelm / Gottlieb Wilhelm 64 Shoemaker 428/3   Bobersberg Prussia BBI 57 | GMI
  Maria Dorothee (Noack) 42          
  Johanne Emilie (Franke) 22 Pflegekind (Foster child)        
  Carl August 11          
  Marie Wilhelmine 9          
  Auguste Pauline 5          
Gross Johann Friedrich Wilhelm 36 Landmann 624/1   Guentersberg Prussia BBI 57
  Marie Elisabeth (Walter) 29          
  Louise Pauline Auguste 5          
Hahn Ehrenfried 36 Tailor 639/1   London, England  
  Josephine 38          
  Rupfien 14 female        
Liesfeld Johanna Christiana (Gerlach) 47   972/3   Bobersberg Prussia BBI 57 | GMI | husband Heinrich August & more family, arrived aboard Vesta 1856
  Ernestine Auguste Clemetine 26          
  Carl Ferdinand Heinrich 18          
  August Heinrich 10          
  Maria Pauline 7          
Mader Carl Friedrich 32 Seidewirker
(Silk worker ?)
998/3   Berlin GMI
  Ernestine (Schoebel) 27          
  Anna Augusta Ernestine 4          
  Bertha 2          
Pluckhahn Sophia 37   1291/2   Poppendorf Mecklenburg  
  Joachim 8          
  Dorothea 4          
  Single Men & Women for Port Adelaide  
Altus Agneta (Pilak) 57 widow 22/3   Nechern Sachsen GMI | with family
Altus Anna 26   22/3   Nechern Sachsen GMI | with family
Altus Christiana 25   22/3   Nechern Sachsen GMI | with family
Altus Johan August 18 Farmer 22/3   Nechern Sachsen GMI | with family | NAA 3172149
Altus Maria 22   22/3   Nechern Sachsen GMI | with family
Behn Carl Gottlieb Theodor 23 Landmann 105/2   Poppendorf Mecklenburg GMI | NAA 3185809
Bruhn Johann Friederich Christian 36 Landmann 193/3   Thulendorf Mecklenburg GMI | NAA 3176374
Brusen Magdalena 40       Croplin Mecklenburg  
Hastedt Jacob 21 Landmann 694/2   Pinneberg Holstein listed on the Melbourne arrival list, age 24
Kruger August 18 Wheelwright 939/3   Tuchheim Prussia  
Noll Christian August 17 Spinner 1192/3   Tuchheim Prussia GMI | NAA 3185171
Wassendorf Christian 30 Landmann 1678/3   Neubuckbow Mecklenburg  

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 number for further research)

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