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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 Helene, 291 tons, Captain T.F.S. Hansen, from Hamburg 23rd October 1858, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 26th January 1859

The South Australian Register, Thursday 27 January 1859, p. 2
& The South Australian Advertiser, Thursday 27 January 1859, p. 2
Wednesday January 26:— Same day, Helene, barque, 291 tons, T. F. S. Hansen, Master, from Hamburg October 23. Amsberg & Co., Town ; Mocatta, Port, agents.

Passengers: (verbatim, from the South Australian Register)
John Vierow. Gott. Ernest Maire, Ernestine and Pauline Mucke, Wilhm., Beate, Dinegott and Wilhelm Hoffmann, David Laugnase, Gott Eckstadt, Aug. Dutzchke, Friedr. Schuttloffel, Ignase and Josep. Feinerler, Dorothea Hermann, Dorothea and Fritz Kraepe, Christoph and Dorothea Foele, Joach, Dorothea, Louise, Frederiks, Wilhelmina and Caroline Kruger, Christlieb and Ferdinand Stahr, Ludur, Anna and Louis Richser. Friedr. Feurserts, Gott, Charlotte, Frederika Gottlub, August, Johann, Auguste Haase, Ferd. Charlotte, Ferdinand, Louis, and Maria Jahne, Auguste Raech, Reed, Hoffmeister, Heinr, Marcus, Heinr and Caroline Herschel, Christ. Schrotter, Johan and B. Darnwell, Heinr Strobell, Heinrich, Friedrich, Mina, and Jutchen Bergess, Wilhel, Maria, Heins, and Maria Voss, Dorothea Wohlcke, Anna, Johan, Johanna, and Friedrich Ross, Albin, Caroline, Wilhelm. Heirith, Wilhelmine, and Auguste Gunther, Chrm. Duschka, George, Maria, Marianne, and Marie Melish, Fried., Maria, and Friedrich Chiemense, Matthis, Elizabeth, Marianne, and Wilhelm Grassmell, Anna Barn, Martin and Friedrich Rehtus, Fritz Arma, Wilhelm and Friedrich Werchon, Christiana Melcher, Heins Chumberg, Johannes [sic] and Ernest Geyer, Dr., W. Beckman, Johs. Brandenberg, Friedrich May.

Passengers: (verbatim, from the South Australian Advertiser)
Dr. Ernest Geyer ; Mrs. J. and Master B. Dornwell ; Messrs. W. Beckmann, J. Brandenburg, and F. May, in the cabin.
Messrs. J. Vicrow, Gottlieb, Ernestine, Ernestine, Marie and Pauline Mucke, W. Beate, D. and W. Hoffmann, D. Langnase, G. Eckstadt, A. Dulzschke, F. Schuttloffel, Z. and J. Feiniler, Dorothea, Dorothea, Herman, and Felix Krache, Helene, Christopher, and Dorothea Toete, Joachim, Dorothea, Louise, Frederick, Wm., and Caroline Kruger, C. and F. Stahr, Ludur, Anna, and Louise Richter, F. Fenertierth, Gottlieb, Charlotte, Frederick, Frederika, Gottlieb, Aug., Johann, and August Haase, Ferdinand, Charlotte, Ferdinand, Louise, and Marie Kahne, A. Raeck, R. Hoffmeister, Heinr., Marcus, Heinr., and Caroline Henschel, C. Schroeder, H. Strobel, Heilnr., Frederika, Mima, and Julschen Berger, Wilhelm, Maria, Heins., and Maria Vassz, D. Wohlcke, A. Jahns, J. Ross, Alben, Caroline, Wilhelm, Heinrich, Wilhelmine, Pauline, and Auguste Gunther, F. Ross, C. Duschka, George, Marie, Marianne, and Marie Mehlsch, Fred., Marie, and Fred. Schienienz, Matthias, Elizabeth, Marianne, and Wilhelm Grassmehl, Anna Born, Martin, Elizabeth, and Frederick Rehtus, Frederick, Anna, Wilhelm, and Fred. Werchon, Christiane Melcher, and Heinr. and Johannes Schumburg, in the steerage.

The barque Helene, from Hamburg, has made a very fair passage, having on board a full complement of passengers (who are for the most part Prussians) and a cargo of general merchandise. Captain Hansen reports that on the 6th December, In lat. 29 18' S., long. 27 17' W, he spoke the ship Geelong, bound from Liverpool to Sydney, 53 days out.
The passengers of the Helene speak in highly complimentary terms of Captain Hansen's conduct throughout the voyage, which happily terminated without any mortality decreasing the number embarked at Hamburg, although twins born on the passage died shortly before arrival. The pilot in charge immediately on there being sufficient water sailed over the bar, but the southerly wind precluded the possibility of her reaching the Port until it shifted, and it is most probable that by the assistance of the steam-tug she will proceed into the harbour this morning.

An index from the State Library South Australia (SLSA) shows that 102 German migrants should have been on the barque Helene for Port Adelaide, I have been able to find 103 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
Beckmann W. 21 Merchant -   Verden Hannover  
Brandenburg Johann 22 Merchant 165/1   Hamburg  
Dornwell Bernhard Carl Frederick 17   421/3   Hannover NAA 3179449
Dornwell Johanna 44       Hannover  
Geyer Ernst Henry 33 Dr. Medicine 562/3 B/D Mucheln Prussia AMPI | NAA 3170692
Geyer Johanne Christiane (Rossler) 22          
May Friedrich 21 Merchant -   Sebnitz Sachen  
Steerage - Families
Berger Heinrich Gottlob 46 Lithographer -   Altona Holstein  
  Friedericke 38     M    
  Minna 10          
  Julia Henrietta Caroline 8          
Grassmehl Mathes 35 Landmann - M? Burg Kokolnie Cottbus Prussia BBI 58
  Elisabeth (Blaass) 39          
  Marianne 15          
  Ernst Friedrich Wilhelm 14          
Gunther / Guenther Alwin / Alvin / Albin 42 Weaver 630/1 M Burgdorf Cottbus Prussia BBI 58 | GMI
  Caroline (Schmorgan) 43         Caroline (Schmogrow)
  Friedrich Wilhelm 19          
  Carl Friedrich 17          
  Caroline Wilhelmine 14          
  Auguste Alvine Pauline 13         Auguste Pauline Wilhelmine
  Caroline Auguste 9          
Haase Johann Gottlieb 56 Landmann 633/1 M/D Fienerode Prussia GMI
  Charlotte 46          
  Johann Friedrich 20          
  Friedericke 16          
  Gottlieb 13          
  August 11          
  Johann 8          
  Auguste 3          
Henschel Heinrich 24 Landmann - - Schiedlowire Prussia  
  Caroline 24          
Hoffmann Wilhelm 38 Landmann - D Elisabethhof Prussia  
  Beate 43          
  Dienegot 15          
  Wilhelm 12          
Toete / Toele / Tocte Christoph 35 Labourer - - Tangermunde Prussia  
  Dorothea 25          
Kache / Kahne Ferdinand 31 Wheelwright 827/1 - Carow Prussia  
  Charlotte 29          
  Ferdinand 7          
  Louise 5          
  Maria 3          
Krache / Krahr Dorothea Elisabeth 47   935/2 M/D Tangermunde Prussia GMI as Krahe
  Dorothea Elisabeth 18          
  Carl Friedrich Herman 14          
  Friedrich Wilhelm (Fritz) 13          
Kruger Joachim 46 Joiner 940/2 D Tucheim Prussia GMI | NAA 3172107
  Dorothea 47          
  Louise 14          
  Friedricke 11          
  Wilhelmine 8          
  Caroline 4          
Melisch / Mehlisch George (Auch Zwaar = also Zwaar) 41 Landmann 1092/2 D Burg Cottbus Prussia BBI 58 | GMI | NAA 3178687
  Marie (Tribbo) 33          
  Marie Anna 17          
  Marie 11          
Mucke / Muecke Gottlieb 64 Gardener - - Lindou Prussia  
  Ernestine 32          
  Ernestine 8          
  Marie 6          
  Pauline 1          
Rethus Martin 27 Labourer - - Schmorgrow Cottbus Prussia BBI 58 | GMI | NAA 3170722
  Elisabeth (Kielow) 26          
Kielow Johann Friedrich 4 stepson of Martin 1346/1 D   to Victoria
Richter Ludwig Ferdinand 46 Landmann - - Werder Prussia BBI 58
  wife           did not sail
  Anna Elisabeth Ida 8          
  Louis Ferdinand 6          
Ross Johanna 23 - - - Luneburg Hannover  
  Friedrich inf female on Hamburg list        
Schiementz Freidrich 31 Tailor - D Werben Prussia BBI 58 | NAA 5257
  Maria (Drecko) 25          
  Friedrich Wilhelm 3   1437/1      
Schumburg Heinrich 63 - - - Nieder-Zwehren Kurhessen  
  Johannes 17          
Staehr Christlieb 38 Tailor - - Skyren Prussia BBI 58
  Anna Dorothee (Theuer) 28         listed on BBI 58 but not on Hamburg list
  Ferdinand 8         listed on Hamburg list but not on BBI 58
Voss Friedrich Wilhelm 62 Landmann - M/D Besitz Mecklenburg Schwerin  
  Maria 61          
  Johann Heinrich Christian 28          
  Anna Catharine Maria 18          
Werchon Friedrich (Fritz) 35 Tailor - D Burgdorf Cottbus Prussia BBI 58
  Anna (Kossatz) 32          
  Friedrich Wilhelm 11         NAA 27890
  Friedrich 8         NAA 5011
Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
Last Given
Single Men & Women
Born Anna (Ruben) 48 Verheiratet = married - M? Burg Prussia BBI 58
Duschka Christian 24 Servant 444/3?   Werben Prussia  
Dutschke / Dutzschke Johann Carl August 38 Miller 445/1 M Schreiersgrun Sachsen NAA 3184894
Eckstadt Gottlieb 25 Labourer -   Carlbau Prussia  
Feineler Ignatz 57 Landmann -   Biberweyer Tyrol  
Feineler Joseph 20 Carpenter 490/2 M Biberweyer Tyrol NAA 34051
Feuerherdt / Feuerherth Friedrich Andreas 25 Joiner 494/3 M Carow Prussia GMI | NAA 3178435
Hoffmeister Rudolph 34 Merchant 758/1   Osnabruck Hannover  
Jahns Anna 23     M Braunschweig  
Langnase David 44 Labourer -   Buch Prussia  
Marcus Heinrich 26 Landmann -   Haunhorst Hannover  
Melcher Christine 20     M? Burg Prussia  
Raech Auguste 19       Carow Prussia  
Schroeder Christ. 24 Butcher -   Hasbergen Hannover  
Schuttloffel Johann Friedrich 24 Husbandman - M Dretzel Prussia NAA 3173052
Strobell Heinrich 24 Butcher -   Graferoda Sachsen  
Vierow Johann 44 Landmann -   Greifswalde Prussia  
Wochlcke Dorothea 23       Besitz 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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