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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 Peter Goddefroy / Peter Godeffroy, 396 tons, Captain S. Johansen, from Hamburg 29th November 1859, Cape of Good Hope 29th February 1860, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 8th April 1860

The South Australian Advertiser, Monday 9th April 1860 p. 2
Sunday April 8th.— Peter Godeffroy barque, 398 tons, T. Johansen, master, from Hamburg, November 29 ; Cape of Good Hope, February 29th.— B. Amsberg, Town ; S. Mocatta, Port, agents.
The South Australian Register, Monday 9th April 1860 p. 2
Sunday April 8th.— The barque Peter Godeffroy, 350 tons, S. Jahansen, master, from Hamburg November 29 via Cape of Good Hope February 29.— B. Amsberg, Town ; Mocatta, Port, agents.

Passengers:— (verbatim, from the South Australian Advertiser)
from Hamburg:— Messrs. Wilhelm and Julia Keppler, Louisa Poling, Gustav Darnklen, Gerard Kreffl, in the cabin ; Maria, Oscar, Alwine and Reenhold Marguarde, Gustav Ropring, George Porecht, Frederick and Daniel Muller, Edward Gurke, Christian and Christiane Lewizska, Gottleib and Elizabeth Burbram, Christian, Elizabeth, Panne and Christian Reichart, Ferd., Christiane, Panne, and Christian Gottleib, Elonor, Auguste, Louisa Werst, Carl, Julia, and Louisa Kersch, Gottleib and August Scholz, Wilhelm, Henrietta, Ernestine, Carl, Enest and August Kuanerpase, Wilhelm Schmidt, Heinr. Freble, Otto Keppler, Marie Heeb, John, Anna, Maria Louisa, and Fredrick Lannebrug, Georg Chodde, Aug. Rattag, Friedrich, and Anna Brafe, Friedrich Heibach, Gust, and Wilhelmine Kuschke, A. Haussen, Hbergr., Paul Rassurm, Wilh. Ernestine, and Wilhelmine Geradwitz, Johanne, Rosine, and Ernestine Fichtner, Ernest Geister, Herm, and Jon. Thilne, in the steerage.
from the Cape:— Mr. and Mrs Robert Wyld, Captain Wynard, Messrs. Laussen and Lydeard, in the steerage.
Passengers:— (verbatim, from the South Australian Register)
from Hamburg— : Messrs. Wilhelm and Julia Keppler, Louisa Poling, Gustave Danskieir, and Gerad Krefft in the cabin ; Maria, Oscar, Alwine, and Reinhold Murquardt, Gustav Ropring, Georg Georg Porecht, Frederick and Daniel Muller, Edward Gurke, Christian and Christiane Lewitzka, Gotlieb and Elizabeth Burbran, Christian, Elizabeth, Panne, and Christian Reichert, Ferd., Christianne, Panne, and Christian Gollmisch, Carl, Ernestine, and Emily Leditschke, Gottlieb, Elinor, Auguste, and Louisa Werst, Carl, Julia, and Louisa Kirsch, Gottlieb and August Scholz, Wilhelm, Henrietta, Ernestine, Carl, Ernest, and August Knanerpase, Wilhelm Schmidt, Heinr. Friebl., and Otto Keppler, Marie Heseb, John, Anna Maria, Louisa, and Friederick Lannebring, Georg Chodde, Ang. Rattag, Friedrick and Anna Braafe, Friedrick Kisbach, Gusta and Wilhelmina Kuschke, Ad. Haussen, Hbergr, Paul Russurm, Wilhelm, Ernestine, and Wilhelmine Gersdwitz, Johanne, Rosine, and Ernestine Fichtner, Ernest Geister, and Heinr. and John Thille, in the steerage.
from the Cape of Good Hope— : Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tracy Wyld, Captain Wynard, and Messrs. Laussen and Lydiard, in the cabin.
Miscellaneous Shipping

The barque Peter Godeffroy, from Hamburg, via the Cape of Good Hope, hove in sight shortly after meridian, on Sunday the 8th instant, but having a light breeze did not reach the anchorage until late in the evening. She reports a long passage from Hamburg to Cape Town, but has made her voyage from thence in 39 days, bringing us one month's later
news than that we were in possession of, and many English as also upwards of 80 German passengers. Some of the former are portion of the shipwrecked from the emigrant ship John and Lucy, of 1,200 tons, O'Donnell, master, which vessel sailed from Plymouth, bound to Table Bay, with 402 emigrants under the medical care of Dr. R. T. Wyld, (one of our old colonists, and formerly of Walkerville, who has just returned by the Peter Godeffroy).

All appears to have gone on well until reaching the South American coast, when the noble ship struck on a sunken reef not laid down in the Admiralty chart, situated 12 miles from Cape St. Rogue,and 185 miles north of Pernambuco. Shortly after the disaster the natives put off in their barcasas and jungadas, and by these frail crafts landed all (no loss) in safety.
The boats belonging to the ship being useless amongst the rocks, were not used. After Dr. Wyld had landed he wrote to the English Consul, but the distance being great, it occupied two months ere they were all again put on board steamers. During this lapse of time the emigrants lived under tarpaulins at a place called Garcas, but all finally reached Simon's Bay — some by the barque Ceres, and others by the steamer Stanley, under the care of Dr. Wyld. who, with his lady, reached Cape Town at the end of January, after witnessing the miraculous escape of nearly 500 souls from drowning.

During the period the Peter Godeffroy was lying at Simon's Bay, we are informed by Captain Johasen [sic] that the well-known ship Orient had arrived. She put in on the 12th, and sailed after being in harbour five days. All the passengers were well, and the names of Mr. Bickford and Mr. Fox are mentioned as amongst those recollected by the captain. Captain Johason [sic] informs us that the French fleet, consisting of ten war steamers, and having ten thousand troops on board, en route for China, had called at Cape Town, and again taken their departure, the last being on February 25.

An index from the State Library South Australia (SLSA) shows that 78 German migrants should have been on the barque Peter Godeffroy for Port Adelaide, I have been able to find 78 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  
Keppler Wilhelm 31 Preacher / Pastor 900/2 B Scheinbach Wurtenberg  
  Julie (Palm) 27          
Damkohler Gustav 27 Conductor -   Blankenburg Braunschweig  
Holing Louise Catharina Margaretha 22     M Rendsburg Holstein  
Krefel / Krefft Gerard 29 Merchant 936/3   Braunschweig  
Dietrich Maria 30   -   Hirschberg Prussia  
  Anna inf          
Dubrau Johann Gottlieb 31 Landmann -   Kolkwitz Prussia BBI 59
  Elizabeth (Kappa) 29          
Fitchner Johanne Eleonore (Atze) 61 widow 495/1 M Wahlstatt Prussia GMI
  Johanne Rosine 31          
  Ernestine 3          
Gerschwitz Friedrich Wilhelm 42 Landmann 561/3 B Wahlstatt Prussia GMI
  Ernestine Caroline Marie (Fitchner) 29          
  Ernestine 7          
  Wilhelm 3          
Gollnisch August Ferdinand 31 Landmann 586/1 M Kolkwitz Prussia BBI 59 | GMI | age 40 on BBI 59
  Christiane (Peskar) 30          
  Hanne 9          
  Christiane 3          
Kage Friedrich 45 Landmann 872/1?   Neu Buchholz Prussia  
  Anna 55          
Kirsch Carl Friedrich 27 Landmann 917/1 D Ransen Prussia  
  Juliane (Friebel) 23          
  Louise inf          
Knauerhase Johann Wilhelm 37 Wheelwright 925/2 B Ransen Silesia Prussia GMI
  Johanne Henriette (Wurst) 32          
  Ernestine Louise 7          
  Carl Wilhelm 6          
  Ernst August 4         NAA 3184067
  August Ernst 2          
Kuschke Johann Heinrich Gustav 39 Millwright 945/2 B Neumark Prussia  
  Bertha Wilhelmine (Striese) 31          
Leditschke Johann Carl Friedrich 24 Gardener 962/2 B Ransen Prussia GMI | NAA 3178054
  Ernestine Caroline (Wurst) 19          
  Louise Pauline Emilie inf          
Lewitzka Christian 22 Landmann - B Werben Prussia NAA 1591064 ?
  Christiane (Habner) 23          
Marquardt Marie 59   -   Hirschberg Prussia GMI
  Oscar 27 Gardener        
  Alwine 19          
  York Heinrich Reinhold 17 Landmann 1020/1? M   NAA 3184367
Reichert Christian 47 Landmann - M Kolkwitz Prussia BBI 59
  Marie Elisabeth (Raben) 43          
  Hanna 22          
  Christiane 15          
Tannebring Johann 34 Landmann - B Preilack Prussia BBI 59
  Anna (Richter) 30          
  Marie 7          
  Louise 5          
  Johann Friedrich 1         NAA 1167700
Wurst Johann Gottlob 60 Shepherd 1750/3   Randen Prussia GMI
  Johanne Eleonore (Hermann) 58          
  Johanne Auguste 24          
  Henrietta Louise 16     M    
Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
Last Given
Single Men & Women
Berger H. 17 Painter     Altona Holstein  
Brauer Johann 30 Coachman     Casdorf Kurhessen  
Busswurm Paul 23 Shoemaker   M Mochritz Prussia  
Friebel Gottfried Heinrich 18 Miller     Ransen Prussia GMI | NAA 3172138
Geisler Ernst 24 Landmann 556/1   Wahlstatt Prussia  
Georg Georg 29 Iron Turner     Laapse / Laasphe Prussia  
Girke / Gurke Eduard 26 Shepherd 574/1   Ransen Prussia  
Hansen Conrad Adolph 25 Watchmaker     Gluckstadt Holstein  
Keppler Otto 26 Farmer 900/2   Rottenburg Wurtemburg NAA 3185681
Kibach Friedrich 26 Landmann     Neu Buchholz Prussia  
Moller Heinrich 20 Shepherd     Reptich Kurhessen  
Muller Daniel 17 Merchant     Osnabruck Hannover  
Muller Friedrich 26 Animal Handler   M? Adelaide, South Australia  
Rattay / Rattaey August 31 Landmann     Nekla Hauland Prussia GMI
Recht Jul. 28 Painter     Walsrode Hannover  
Rohring Gustav 33 Bookbinder     Hamburg  
Schmidt Wilhelm 26 Landmann 1441/3? M? Ransen Prussia  
Schodde Georg 20 Farmer     Lembruch Hannover  
Scholz August 27 Landmann 1443/2   Ransen Prussia  
Scholz Gottlieb 60 Landmann     Ransen Prussia  
Thile / Thiel Heinrich 20 Merchant     Bremen  
Thile / Thiel Hermann 26 Seaman     Bremen  
Zeeb Maria 31       Kirchentellingsfurt Wurtemburg  

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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