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The Skjold was an old Danish ship, 3 mast ship rig., of 460 tons. Built 1839 owned by C. Petersen, Sundeborg. Hired from Ross, Vidale and Company for 240 migrants at the price of 11,000 thalers for the journey to South Australia. She was skippered by Captain Hans Christian Claussen. Arrived at Port Misery (Port Adelaide) on Thursday, 28th October, 1841 from Altona (3rd July). Cargo, Passengers including Rev. Fritzsche and 213 German emigrants; Surgeon - Dr. Simons. Departed Port Adelaide 22/24 November to Batavia.

Passengers on the 'Skjold.'

1. BARTSCH: Johann, from Polnisch-Hammer,(37) and his wife Johanne, nee Schneider(33)- children Susanne (11) ,Gottlieb (9), Karl Wilhelm (5), Dorothea (2).

2. BLAESING: Gottlieb (31)- wife Anna Elizabeth, nee Matzanke (36, died on voyage) - children Johann Diengott (5, died on voyage), Johanne Juliane (4), Johanne Luise (1, died on voyage).

3. BORMANN: Gottfried, from Meseritz wife and five children.

4. EGEL: Gottlob (27) from Kay, and wife Johanne Elisabeth, nee Edlich (28) - Johanne Eleonore (1).

5. FELSCH: Johann Gottlieb (54) from Klein-Dammer, wife Wilhelmine Konstantine, nee Sperling (48) - Edward (18), Henriette (15).

6. GOI: (or GEU) Ernst (23)- wife Eleonore {30) died on voyage, child Gottlieb 1¼ years - died on voyage.
(See
GAY)

7. GREIGER: child died at sea.

8. GROCKE: Johann Luis (28) from Zuellichau, wife Anna Elisabeth, nee Metzanke (36) - Elisabeth (1).

9. GROSSER: Albert from Buchwalden, wife Rosina, nee Wogisch - Emilie (12), Edward (10).
http://rgrosser.tripod.com/family/grostory.htm

http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~rgrosser/

10. GROSSMAN: Ewald (32) from Zuellichau, wife Luise, nee Schmidt {30) - Wilhelmine (4), Johann Karl (3) Julius (9 months).

11. HAMPEL: Wilhelm (41) from Tirschtiegel, wife Dorothea Louise nee Hoffmann - children Friedrich Gustav(11), Gotthilf Emanuel(9), Rudolph Herman(8), Albertine Maria (5), Johanne Emilie (2).

12. HAUFFE: Johann Gottfried from Birnbaum, Posen, wife Johanne Juliane (23) sister of the Muller brothers.

13. HEIRICH: .... wife and family.

14. HEINZE: Christian (36) from Prittisch, one child (11).

15. HEINZE: Friedrich (43) from Prittisch. wife and three children.

16. HELBIG: Marie Elisabeth (22) maid with Georg Hoeppner family.

17. HENSEL: Carl August (25) from Meseritz. His wife Ernestine died in childbirth at sea. Later he became pastor at Blumberg.

18. HENTSCHKE: Johann Christian (36) from Kutschlau, wife Appolonia, nee Sparmann (38) - Johann Gottlieb (10),
August (8), Wilhelm (6), Jobanne Luise (4 months).

19. HENTSCHKE: Johann Christian (16) and Johann Gottlieb (13) from Prittag, stepsons of G. Nitschke (No. 46).

20. HENTSCHKE: Martin {28) from Kutschlau, wife Anna Christine, nee Krueger (25) - Anna Dorothea (4), Johanne Luise (2).

21. HESSE: Miss Hesse died on August 1st, old Mrs Hesse was buried on September 18th.

22. HOEPPNER: Daniel (32) from Sawade, wife Luise Dorothea, nee Nellenberg (28) - Johann Friedrich August (5), Johann Friedrich (3), Karl Gottlob (1). (see
HEPPNER).

23. HOEPPNER: Johann Georg (60) from Prittag, wife Rosina, nee Fraelich (48) - Christian (22), Anna Rosina (13).

24. HOFFMANN. Samuel (47) from Altbeckern, two children - Johanne Christine Henriette (14), Karl Rudolph (10). Housekeeper: Johanne Christiane Lux (26) from Bienwitz.

25. HOFFMANN: Beate (66) from Prittisch, a widow.

26. HOFFMANN: Wilhelm (44) from Prittisch, wife and four children.

27. HOHENBERG: Johann George (HOHNBERG) (53) from Sawade, wife Anna Rosina, nee Irmler (50) - Anna Elisabeth (24), Anna Rosina (21), Johanne Dorothea (10), Gottlob (7), August (2).

28. KLAR: Gottried Emanual , mill owner (29), had no assets; (unlawful) wife Luise nee Preuss (29) - Pauline (2), unbaptised. From Deutsch - Kessel.
(see note 1)

29. KLEINITZ: Johann (38) from Birnbaurn, wife Caroline Eleonore, nee Seidel (36) - Wilhelmine Auguste (12), Juliane Bertha (6).

30. KLICHE: Gottfried (41) from Sawade, wife Anna Elisabeth, nee Pietschke (32) - Jobanne Dorothea (7), Auguste (5), Ernestine (2).

31. KOWALD: Anna Rosina (58) widow from Sawade and three daughters - Anna Elisabeth (26) widow of Fellenberg, Anna Dorothea (18), Luise (12) and also a son.

32. KOWALD: Friedrich (25). The father had died shortly before the family left.

33. KOWALD: Johann Christoph (20) another son of the widow Kowald who was refused a permit to emigrate because of military training, but he left without a passport.

34. KRAUSE: Gottfried (33) from Sawade, wife Anna Elizabeth, nee Barrien (25) - Ernestine (3), Johanne Auguste (1).

35. KRUGER: Wilhelm (47) from Rachau, wife Anna Rosina, nee Wabersitzky (38) - Ernest (15), Christian (15), Ernstine (11), Emilie (6), Auguste (6).

36. KUCHEL: Johann Friedrich (36) from Lochow, wife Johanne Dorothea, nee Kuchel (30) - Johanne Luise (15 months), Johanne Dorothea (3 months).

37. LEHMANN: Gottfied (42) from Sawade, wife Anna Elisabeth, nee Irmler (36) - Christianne Pauline (12), Johanne Elisabeth (10), Christianne Ernestine (8), Johanne Auguste (6), Heinrich (4) and his twin brother Friedrich Reinhold (4), Johann Gottfied (2) infant also named Johanne Auguste (3 months). Two of these children died at sea.

38. LEOPOLD: Johann Carl Friedrich (37) wife Johanne Louise Caroline, nee Paeller (31) - Johann Carl Friedrich (9), Johann Carl August (9), Wilhelm Julius (6), Johann Friedrich (3), Johanne Friedricke Christiane (1).

39 MEIER: Carl G. from Birnbaum, Posen wife and child. The child died at sea. J.F. Mueller notes in his diary that Br. Meier had to leave the ship at Pt. Adelaide on October 30th, and rent accommodation where his wife gave birth to a son.

40. MATTNER: Christian (40) from Zuellichau, wife Elizabeth, nee Matzauke (42) - Wilhelm (14), August (12), Karoline (10), Johanne (8), Ernestine (5).

41. MENZEL: Daniel.

42. MÜLLER: Johann Ferdinand (28) from Bimbaum, Posen, later teacher at Lobethal, also his brothers.

43. MÜLLER: Johann Friedrich (22) from Birabaum, Posen.

44. MÜLLER: Johann August (20) from Bimbaum, Posen.

45. NICHOLAI: Johann Christof (53} from Prittag, wife Elizabeth nee Froelich, Gotfried (27) - Johann Christof (24), Eva Maria (21).

46.
NITSCHKE: Gottfried (38) from Prittag, wife Eva Elizabeth, nee Arlt (38) - Gottlieb (13), Eva Elisabeth (7), Karl Friedrich (5), Friedrich Wilhelm (3), Gottfried (1) also Christian and Gottlieb Hentschke (his stepsons).

47. NITSCHKE: Georg Friedrich (37) from Janny, wife Anna Elisabeth, nee Feilenberg (33) - Gottlieb (9), Johanne Rosina (8), Anna Rosina (7), Jobanna Helena (5), Johanna Ernestine and Johanne Luise (twins 18 months) also his sister Helene Nitschke.

48. PAECH: Johann Gottfried (24). He was joining his parents who had emigrated three years earlier.

49. PFEIFFER: Johann Georg (25) a shepherd from Kay.

50. PREUSS: Gottlob (61) from Deutsch-Kessel, Johanne Eleanore, nee Schulz - Johann Wilhelm (16), ?. (Daughter Juliane Luise Klar, nee Preuss, wife of Emanuel Klar, see above. Johann Wilhelm Preuss (changed name to Preiss) married Johanne Eleanore Steicke, see
Zebra and Steicke Tree.)

51. REICH: A young man from Karge who, according to teacher Mueller, paid six Reichstaler for the trip to Hamburg and intended to emigrate to America, but finally travelled with them to Australia.

52. ROEHR: Karl Wilhelm (32) from Tirschtiegel, wife Rosina Dorothea {32) and family. Four children died at sea.

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53. SCHENSCHER: Unknown, wife Dorothea Elisabeth (48) died at sea and was buried on October 6th.

54. SCHULTZ: George August (30) from Zuellichau. wife Eleonore, nee Kleber(32).

55. SCHULTZ: Johann Gottlieb (43) from Zuellichau, wife Johanne Luise, nee Fechner (48) and two children.

56. SCHUMACHER: ... no details given.

57. SCHWARZ: Johann Georg (41) from Siegersdorf, wife Dorothea Elisabeth, nee Hoffmann (34) -- Gottlieb August Julius (9), Carl Julius Gotthelf (7), Maria (4), Andreaus (2).

58. SEELANDER: Johann Gottlieb from Bluraberg, wife Karoline Sophie. nee Hampel (27) - Friedrich August (2). Johann's parents emigrated in 1838.

59. SEIDEL: Christian (54) from Prittag, wife Eva Rosina, nee Kaergel -
Gottlieb (18), Christian (13), Helene (16) and adopted daughter Anna Dorothea Wolf (23).

60. STAUDE: Gottlieb (36) widower from Klippendorf, three children - Johann Wilhelm (9), Gottlieb (6), August (3) also his mother-in-law Johanne Luise Preuss, nee Bittroff (58).

61. STEICKE: Gottfried (66) from Kay and five children - Dorothea (32), Johanne Luise (28), Gottlieb (27), Wilhelm (24), Auguste (22). [J. Gottfried Steicke is believed to be the father of Samuel who came in 1838 on the 'Zebra'.]

62. STEICKE: Johann Gottfried (40) also from Kay wife Anna Rosina. nee Schreck (36) - Johanne Luise (10). Trangost (6), Gottlieb (3), Gottfried (9 months). [Son on J. Gottfried Steicke].

63. THIELE: Johann George (45) from Crummendorf, wife Anna Rosina, nee Kluge (40) - Karoline (17), Anna Eleonore (15), Johanne Luise (13).

64. THIEDEMANN: Ernst Daniel (4]) from Zuellichau, wife Luise, nee Begen (41) - Gottlieb (11), Daniel (4), Maria (1).

65. THOMAS: Sannel (76) from Meseritz with two children -- father also of:-

66. THOMAS: Johann (47) with four children (son of above).

67. WALLAS: Johann Peter (45) - foster father of Juliane Hauffe, died at sea September 9th.

68. WEINERT: August.

69.
WEINERT: Dienegott.

70. WEINERT: Traugott.

71. WENTZEL: (WENZEL} Christian (43) from Harthe, wife Anna Dorothea, nee Hampel (38) - Friedrich Wilhelm (9), Luise (6), Johanne Eleonore (5).

72. ZEIHN: Karl and Ernst (25), and Gottfried, three brothers from Pollwitz. One died at sea on July 21st.

73. ZEINERT: George (30) from Kay and his mother Maria, nee Durdke (66).

Dr. Brauer adds a note that he does not claim that this list is absolutely correct or exact in every particular because the information available with respect of a few of the passengers was very meagre and even contradictory.
Iwan lists also the following as obtaining permits to emigrate in 1841 :-
NEWMANN: Christian, wife Anna Dorothea, nee Meyer from Kay - five children.
SOMMER: Johan George (24) from Kay.
BAUER: Georg Friedrich, wife Anna Elisabeth, nee mersch, four children from Janny.
KLINKE: Johann Gottlieb, from Deutsch-Nettkow, wife Anna Rosina, nee Reimer - five children.
GERLACH: Samuel from Schwiebus, wife Charlotte Friedericke, nee Haupt - seven children. -

LIST OF DEATHS

NAME

DIED

AGE

BURIED

1.

GROCKE: Maria Luise

June 11th Hamburg

St. George Cemetery Hamburg