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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 Grassbroek / Grasbrook, 218 tons, Captain T.D. Hagendefeldt, from Hamburg 29th April 1853, via Bahia 22nd June, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 24th August 1853

The South Australian Register, Thursday August 25th 1853:—
Arrival: Wednesday August 24, the brig Grassbroek, 218 tons, Hagendefeldt, from Hamburg the 20th April 1853 and Bahia 22nd June.
Passengers: Miss Diestelhorst ; Messrs E. Printz ; G. Amberg ; O. Hentsell R. Patow ; A. Christen in the cabin. Messrs Roder, Weyland, Schmidt, Geppert, and Laugh—ens in the steerage.
Grasbrook :
The Hamburg brig GRASBROOK was built at Hamburg by Krohn in 1851/53, and was purchased by the Hamburg firm of Joh. Ces. Godeffroy & Sohn on 22 January 1853 [Bielbrief (certificate of registry) 1 April 1853]. 109 Commerzlasten; 102,4 x 27,8 x 15,9 Hamburg Fuß (1 Hamburg Fuß = .28657 meter), length x beam x depth of hold. .. On 5 December 1863, the GRASBROOK stranded near Ameland; her wreck was later sold.
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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

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

Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Amsberg G. Gustaff Marcus 20 - 24/1 Malchin, Germany  
Christen A. August Franz 26 Merchant 271/3 -  
Diestelhorst Miss -   - -  
Hentsell O. -   - -  
Patow R. -   - -  
Printz E. -   - -  
Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Geppert August ? 27   - -  
Laugh— - -   - -  
Roder - -   - -  
Schmidt - -   - -  
Weyland Wilhelm August ? 25   - -  

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 (formely 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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