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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 Caesar and Helene, 240 tons, Captain Jacob Meyer, from Hamburg 25th July 1859, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 22nd November 1859... departed Adelaide 12th December, arrived Melbourne 17th December 1859

The South Australian Advertiser, Wednesday 23rd November 1859, p. 2
Tuesday, November 22-Caesar and Helene, brig, 240 tons. T. Meyer, master, from Hamburg July 25. B. Amsberg and Co., agents.
Passengers: (verbatim, from the South Australian Register)
Passengers, for Adelaide — Messrs. Geo. Ludro Ruckert, Franz Neurauter, Th., Caroline, Agnes, Bertha, Hugo, Melanie and Otto Neumann, Joh., Ed., and Juliane Klopech, Auguste, Johne, Beate, Marie, and Emilie Friese, Gottf., Caroline, Wilhelmine, Auguste, Ernestine, Johanne, Caroline, and Wilhelm Schulz, Heinr.Wriggers, Anna and Wilhelmine Burmeister, Maria Wriggers, Gottifreid and Louisa Wiese, Joseph Anders, Gottfd., Johanna, and Ernestine Neumann, Louise Schotz, Carl Fr. Vollpecht, Friedr. and Auguste Hartwig, Wilhelm, Dorothea, Auguste, Caroline, Johanne, Gottlieb, Louise, and Ferdinand Gerlach, Aug., Wilhm., Emma, Max, and Ernest Sparre, Auguste, Marie, Carl, and Mathilde Hermel, Whilhelmine Langeluddecke.
for Melbourne— Messrs. Julius Bruche, Gottlieb Ch. Linde, Anna Heintze, Caroline, Magdalene, Anna, and Henrich Heyne, Fr., Aug., Schinnerling, Marie Muller, Ernst Schneider, Henriette Wolf, Peter Meyer, Joh. Timmermann, Aug. Ad. Windachuttel, Auguste Gerke, Robert Wolf, Gotifr. and Christiane Webergang.

Passengers: (verbatim, from the South Australian Advertiser)
Passengers, for Adelaide — Ludvo, Ruckert, Frank Neurmann, Caroline, Agnes, Bertha, Hugo, Melanie, and Otto Neumann, Joh. Ed., and Juliana Klopsch, August, John B., Maria, Emilie, Triese [sic], Gottf., Caroline, Wilhelmina, August, Ernestine, Johanne, Caroline, and Wilhelm Schulz, Han Wriggers, Anna and Wilhelmina Burmeister, Maria Wriggers, Gottfried and Luise Wiese, Joseph Anders, Gottf. Johanne and Ernestine Neumann, Louise Scholz, Carl F. Vollpecht, Fred. Hartwig, Auguste Hartwig, Wilhelm, Dorothea, Auguste, Caroline, Johanne, Gottleib, Louise, and Ferdinand Gerlach, August Willh. Sparre, Emma, Max, Ernst Sparre, Auguste, Maria, Carl, and Mathilde Hormel, Wilhm. Langeluddecke.
for Melbourne — Julias Bruche, Gottleib Linde, Anna Fleintze, Caroline, Anna, Magdalene, and Heinrich Heyne, Fr. Aug. Schinnerling, Marie Muller, Ernst Schneider, Henriette Wolf, Peter Meyer, Joh. Timmermann, A. A. Windschuttel, Auguste Gierke, Rob. Wolff, Gottf. Uebergary, Christiane Uebergary.

The brig CEASAR AND HELENE is a Hamburg vessel, and sailed from the port to which she belongs on the 25th July, having embarked 72 passengers for Adelaide, and some for Melbourne. The voyage, which occupied 120 days, has been marked throughout by the greatest monotony, the brig having experienced light winds and calms during the greater portion of the time she has been at sea. As part of her freight she has on board 84 rams ; and despite the lengthy voyage, there are in fine condition. The passengers are from the following kingdoms and duchies:— Prussia, 42 ; Hanover, 12 ; Denmark, 4 ; Holstein, 26 ; Mecklenburg, 1 ; Brunswick, 1 ; Wurtemburg, 1 ; Hamburg, 1 ; Sachsen, 9. They all appear in high spirits.
The Caesar and Helene is the same vessel that conveyed the South Australian portion of the mail to Point de Galle, consisting of 70 boxes of letters and newspapers, and which arrived at that place just as the mail steamer was leaving. Our readers no doubt well remember the circumstance of the postal service being placed in a complete fix by the irregularity of the Royal Mail S. N. Company's vessels, and final termination of the contract, prior to the Home Government having taken steps to secure regularity. This delay induced Captain Watts, our Postmaster- General, to charter this brig to convey our mail to Point de Galle. The next vessel reported by Captain Meyer as being on the berth at Hamburg, for Adelaide, is the VICTORIA, barque, to take both passengers and cargo. The LOCHINVAR brig was towed to the Lightship anchorage last night, and brought up. The brig CAESAR AND HELENE was towed into Harbor on Tuesday, and has taken a berth at the Company's Wharf.

The Caesar and Helene The departure of the above brig from Hamburg took place on the 25th July, and she arrived at the Lightship on Monday night at a late hour, after 119 days at sea. She has on board a full complement of passengers, 54 of whom land at Port Adelaide, leaving 18 destined for Melbourne. Her cargo is of the usual miscellaneous character from Hamburg, containing amongst other consignments a valuable one of Merino rams. The voyage has been passed without any incident of importance occurring.

The Argus, Tuesday 19 December 1859
Saturday December 17th:— Caesar and Helene, Hamburg brig, 240 tons, Jacob Meyer, from Hamburg via Adelaide 12th inst. Passengers - cabin : Mrs. F. H. Spence and child, Mrs. Wm. Foulds and family (2), Miss Mclnnes, Miss Hoolahan ; and 21 in the steerage. F. Haller and Co., agents.

An index from the State Library South Australia (SLSA) shows that 54 German migrants should have been on the Caesar and Helene for Port Adelaide, I have been able to find 54 as listed below, plus the 19 destined for Melbourne — 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
  Families for Adelaide  
Friese August 39 Labourer - B Schmiedeberg Prussia  
  Johanne Beate Christiane (Wagenknecht) 43          
  Marie 9          
  Emilie 2          
Gerlach Johann Wilhelm 44 Gardener 560/3 M Skampe Zuellichau Prussia BBI 59 | GMI
  Johanna Dorothea (Schulz) 40          
  Johann August 19          
  Johanna Caroline 16          
  Johanne Dorothea 11          
  Johann Gottlieb 8          
  Louise Pauline 5          
  Johann Ferdinand 2          
Hartwig Friedrich 17 Labourer -   Sawade Prussia GMI | NAA 1792189 ?
  Auguste 20          
Hermel Johanne Auguste (Krueger) 53   726/2   Crossen Prussia BBI 57 | GMI | NAA 3177411
  Marie Amalie 20          
  Carl Adolph 15          
  Wilhelmine Mathilde 14          
  note: husband Heinrich Wilhelm 55, and daughter Charlotte Auguste Rosalie, 22 and [?] Pauline, 28, arrived on the Caesar and Helene in 1857 ; son Freidrich Wilhelm, 22, arrived on La Rochelle 1855
Klopsch Johann Eduard 26 Miller 924/1 B Rentzko Prussia GMI | NAA 3177510
  Johanne Juliane (Dymke) 22          
Neumann Johann Gottfried 32 Mason 1174/2 B Skampe Zuellichau Prussia BBI 59 | GMI
  Johanne Eleonore (Feister) 29       Rakau Prussia  
  Johanne Caroline Ernestine 2         Pauline Ernestine
Neumann Theodor 44   1174/3? B Wulsch Prussia  
  Caroline (Hergort) 35          
  Agnes 14          
  Bertha 14          
  Hugo 12          
  Melanie 2          
  Otto inf          
Schultz Gottfried 48 Landmann 1449/1 M/D Goile Prussia  
  Johanne Caroline 36          
  Wilhelmine 12          
  Auguste 10          
  Ernestine 8          
  Johanne 6          
  Caroline 4          
  Wilhelm inf          
Sparre August Wilhelm 28   - B/D Stege Denmark  
  Emma (Von Boeckmann) 30          
  Max 4          
  Ernst 2          
Wiese Gottfried 32 Landmann -   Wandsbeck Holstein  
  Louise 18          
Werggers / Wriggers Heinrich 24 Landmann     Ahrenburg Holstein  
  Marie 19          
  note: listed on Hamburg passenger list as Marie Burmeister / Burmester
Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
Last Given
  Single Men & Women for Adelaide  
Anders Joseph 20 Joiner 24/2   Posen Prussia  
Burmeister / Burmester Anna 24       Ahrenburg Holstein  
Burmeister / Burmester Wilhelmine 2       Ahrenburg Holstein  
Langeluddecke Wilhelmine 19     M Munchenhof Braunschweig  
Neurauter Franz 27 Landmann   M? Silberberg Schweis  
Ruckert Georg Ludwig 55 Shoemaker     Jaghausen Wurtenberg  
Scholz Louise 46       Breslau Prussia  
Vollprecht Carl Friedrich 27 Locksmith     Clausthall Hannover  
Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
Last Given
  Families for Melbourne  
Heyne Johann 42 Landmann     Rodewitz Prussia died 24th August 1859
  Caroline (Zwarz) 39          
  Anna 14          
  Magdalena 11          
  Heinrich 4          
Uebergang Gottfried 38 Landmann     Melbourne Victoria Australia  
  Christiane 25          
Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
Last Given
  Single Men & Women for Melbourne  
Bruche Julius 26 Shoemaker     Creutzburg Prussia  
Gierke Auguste 20       Kay Zullichau Prussia  
Heintze Anna 22       Briessnitz Sachsen  
Linde Gottlieb Christian 37 Shoemaker     Hamburg  
Meyer Peter 16 Landmann     Uetersen Holstein  
Muller Marie 27       Celle Hannover  
Schinnerling Friedrich August 23 Joiner     Unter Wurchnitz Sachsen  
Schneider Ernst 27 Sculptor     Leipzig Sachsen  
Timmermann Johann 18 Landmann     Uetersen Holstein  
Windschuttel August Ad. 28 Joiner     Ruhrsdorf Sachsen  
Wolf Henriette 33       Leipzig Sachsen  
Wolff Robert 17 Merchant     Lubtheen Mecklenburg Schwerin  

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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