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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 Grasbrook, 200 tons, Commander C.P. Tonnissen, from Hamburg 5th July 1862 via Cape of Good Hope 16th October 1862, arrived at Port Adelaide 20th November 1862

The South Australian Advertiser, Friday 21 November 1862, p. 2

Thursday, November 2015. —Grasbrook, brig, 200 tons. C. P. Tonnissen, master, from Hamburg, July 5, via Cape of Good Hope October 16. B. Amsberg, Town & S. Mocatta, Port agents.
Passengers—From Hamburg: Jacob, Elizabeth, Elise, J. and Carl Brache, in the cabin ; Ludvig Fromm, Albert Tuma, August, Florentine, Otto and Paul Riedel, Wil. Sturm, Wil. Welke. Carl Hoizborn, Gottf., Marie, Wil. and Gottf. Pickert and Otto Henkel in the steerage.
From the Cape Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Amsberg, child, and servant, and Mr. & Mrs. Griffiths, in the cabin ; Messrs. Thomas Robertson, John Nelson, Hans Hansen, Robert Wilkinson, and Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald, in the steerage

The Grasbrook is one of the vessels belonging to Peter Goddefroy and Co., the well known Hamburg firm, whose vessels keep up a regular line from Hamburg via the Cape. She has brought as usual a cargo of miscellaneous goods and a number of passengers. The voyage from the Cape has been performed in 34 days without noteworthy incident.

An index from the State Library South Australia (SLSA) shows that 21 German migrants should have been on the Grasbrook for Port Adelaide, I have been able to find numbers 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
Cabin Passengers
Brache Jacob 36 Civil Engineer ?   Vic BMD Coblenz Prussia NAA 1809990 ?
  Elizabeth n/a          
  Elise n/a          
  J. n/a          
  Carl n/a          
Steerage Families
Pickert Johann Gottfried 51 Gardener 1282/3   Tschausdorf Crossen BBI 1862 | GMI
  Marie Louise (Deinart) 41          
  Johann Wilhelm Erdmann 13          
  Johann Gottfried 10          
Riedel Johann Karl August 30 Shoemaker 1357/1     BBI 1862 | GMI | NAA 3278158 ?
  Emilie Florentine (Wilhelmine) 28          
  Gustav Heinrich Otto 4          
  Paul 2          
Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
Last Given
Single Men
Frome Ludwig            
Henkel Otto            
Hoizborn Carl            
Sturme Wilhelm            
Tuma Albert            
Welke Wilhelm            

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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