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VESTA

The Vesta of the Johann Cesar Godeffroy line was a 2 mast brig of 242 tonnes. (Burden 108 C.L. (1.) and dismensions 105' 6" x 25' 8" (2.).) She was built in 1855/56 in the von Somm shipards, Hamburg and commissioned on the 23rd July 1856. She was the fourth Godeffroy vessel to carry the name Vesta.

This was her first of two voyages from Hamburg to Australia - her maiden voyage. Arrived at Port Adelaide 30th November, from Hamburg 2nd August 1856, Captain E.C. Kross. After leaving Adelaide, she went to Point de Galle and Madras before returning to Hamburg in 1857. She sank in September 1870 off Apia.

PASSENGER LIST OF THE VESTA

No

Name

Town

State

Occupation

Age

1.

HEIMBERG Heinr:

Gross: Monsen

Hannover

Tischler (Joiner)

29

2.

BECKER Gottlieb

Glinau

Preussen

Landmann

40

3.

BECKER Rosina

Glinau

Preussen

 

40

4.

BECKER Reinard

Glinau

Preussen

 

15

5.

BECKER Wilhelmine

Glinau

Preussen

 

13

6.

BECKER Juliane

Glinau

Preussen

 

10

7.

BECKER Wilhelm

Glinau

Preussen

 

4

8.

WEIST Heinr:

Schreiberhau

Preussen

Landmann

26

9.

LIEBIG Carl

Schreiberhau

Preussen

Schuhmacher (Shoemaker)

40

10.

LIEBIG Henriette

Schreiberhau

Preussen

 

42

11.

LEIBIG Ernestine Pauline

Schreiberhau

Preussen

 

15

12.

LEIBIG Caroline Ernest:

Schreiberhau

Preussen

 

13

13.

LEIBIG Wilhelmine Carol:

Schreiberhau

Preussen

 

11

14.

LEIBIG Carl Robert

Schreiberhau

Preussen

 

7

15.

LEIBIG Pauline Marie

Schreiberhau

Preussen

 

3

16.

SCHULZ Maria

Neustadt

Preussen

 

27

17.

VEHLING Loren

Wittorf

Hannover

Kaufmann (Shopkeeper)

34

18.

KROHN Theodor

Rostock

Mecklenburg

Tischler

32

19.

WEGENER Christoph

Bredelem

Hannover

Schneider (Tailer)

34

20.

WEGENER Marie

Bredelem

Hannover

 

32

21.

WEGENER Minna

Bredelem

Hannover

 

5

22.

WEGENER Eduard

Bredelem

Hannover

 

3

23.

WEGENER Julius

Bredelem

Hannover

 

1

24.

LENKE Ernst

Gross Lesswitz

Preussen

Landmann

25

25.

MARKS Mathilde

Bomst

Preussen

 

28

26.

MARKS Adolph

Bomst

Preussen

Schneider

30

27.

MARKS Friederike

Bomst

Preussen

 

32

28.

MARKS Bertha

Bomst

Preussen

 

3

29.

BREUER Carl

Hamburg

Hamburg

Maurer (Bricklayer)

28

30.

BREUER Caroline

Hamburg

Hamburg

 

25

31.

BHM Wilhelm

Weichau

Preussen

Schmied (Blacksmith)

32

32.

BASEDOW Christ: Fr:

Drickharburg

Hannover

Lehrer (Teacher)

51

33.

BASEDOW Catharina

Drickharburg

Hannover

 

43

34.

BASEDOW Anna Elis:

Drickharburg

Hannover

 

22

35.

BASEDOW Ana Doroth:

Drickharburg

Hannover

 

19

36.

BASEDOW Catharina M.

Drickharburg

Hannover

 

17

37.

BASEDOW Johann Chr:

Drickharburg

Hannover

 

14

38

BASEDOW Wilhelmine Mag:

Drickharburg

Hannover

 

11

39.

BASEDOW Friedr Wilh:

Drickharburg

Hannover

 

8

40.

BASEDOW Magdalena

Drickharburg

Hannover

 

4

41.

JASCH Ernst

Crossen

Preussen

Drechsler

41

42.

JASCH Wilhelmine

Crossen

Preussen

 

40

43.

JASCH Friederich

Crossen

Preussen

 

5

44.

JASCH Agnes

Crossen

Preussen

 

2

45.

STABERNACK Julius

Bobersberg

Preussen

Schuhmacher

27

46.

GALLE Carl

Crossen

Preussen

Tuchmacher (Clothmaker)

28

47.

SCHULZ Hermann

Crossen

Preussen

Schlachter

32

48.

MENCKE Friedr

Bobersberg

Preussen

Sattler

63

49.

ARNDT Carl

Crossen

Preussen

Schmied

52

50.

ANDRAE August Ferd:

Ulbersdorf

Preussen

Landmann

33

51.

ANDRAE Auguste Wilh:

Ulbersdorf

Preussen

 

27

52.

ANDRAE Agnes Maria

Ulbersdorf

Preussen

 

1

53.

POHLNER Alexander

Ulbersdorf

Preussen

 

10

54.

KRAUSE Samuel

Skampe

Preussen

Landmann

44

55.

KRAUSE Johanna

Skampe

Preussen

 

39

56.

KRAUSE Louise

Skampe

Preussen

 

18

57.

KRAUSE Wilhelm

Skampe

Preussen

 

16

58.

KRAUSE August

Skampe

Preussen

 

14

59.

KRAUSE Pauline

Skampe

Preussen

 

12

60.

KRAUSE Caroline

Skampe

Preussen

 

9

61.

KRAUSE Ernestine

Skampe

Preussen

 

7

62.

KRAUSE Friedr: Herm:

Skampe

Preussen

 

3

63.

KROSCHEL Gottlieb

Skampe

Preussen

Zimmermann (Carpenter)

30

64.

KROSCHEL Eleonore

Skampe

Preussen

 

28

65.

KROSCHEL Eleonore

Skampe

Preussen

 

33

66.

HILSENITZ Friedr:

Skampe

Preussen

Maurer

33

67.

HILSENITZ Dorothea

Skampe

Preussen

 

35

68.

HILSENTIZ August

Skampe

Preussen

 

S

69.

PEISKER Eugen

Wst=Waltersdorf

Preussen

Tischler

34

70.

PEISKER Maria

Wst=Waltersdorf

Preussen

 

36

71.

PEISKER Rosalie

Wst=Waltersdorf

Preussen

 

4

72.

PEISKER Paul

Wst=Waltersdorf

Preussen

 

2

73.

HAMPEL Gottfried

Ron

Preussen

Zimmermann

56

74.

HAMPEL Anna Rosina

Ron

Preussen

 

56

75.

HAMPEL Caroline

Ron

Preussen

 

24

76.

HAMPEL Carl August

Ron

Preussen

Zimmermann

22

77.

HAMPEL Anna Rosina

Ron

Preussen

 

8

78.

WARNER August

Krostins

Preussen

Fleischer

24

79.

RAUTH Wilhelm

Frankfurt a/M

Frankfurt a/M

Maurer

20

80.

TSCHOLKE Joh: Mich:

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

Landmann

38

81.

TSCHOLKE Juliane

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

36

82.

TSCHOLKE Pauline

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

12

83.

TSCHOLKE Cecilie

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

10

84.

TSCHOLKE Gustav

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

8

85.

TSCHOLKE Hermann

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

6

86.

TSCHOLKE Amalie

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

4

87.

TSCHOLKE Henriette

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

2

88.

TSCHOLKE Augustine

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

S

89.

RATTAY Erdmann

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

Landmann

32

90.

RATTAY Louise

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

32

91.

RATTAY Caroline

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

16

92.

RATTAY Henriette

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

2

93.

PFEIFFER Johann

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

Landmann

37

94.

PFEIFFER Caroline

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

36

95.

PFEIFFER Elisabeth

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

12

96.

PFEIFFER Friederich

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

10

97.

PFEIFFER Marie

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

6

98.

PFEIFFER Ludwig

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

4

99.

NUSKE Christian

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

Landmann

25

100.

NUSKE Maria Doroth:

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

60

101.

KROSCHEL Auguste

Langmeil

Preussen

 

22

102.

DELLY August

Dresden

Sachsen

Kaufmann

31

103.

KAUSCHKE Anna Rosina

Bunzlau

Preussen

 

39

104.

KAUSCHKE Auguste Ernest:

Bunzlau

Preussen

 

6

105.

PFEIFFER August

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

Landmann

33

106.

PFEIFFER Anna Rosina

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

26

107.

PFEIFFER Henriette

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

5

108.

RATTAY Gottfried

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

Landmann

43

109.

RATTAY Anna Doroth:

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

42

110.

RATTAY Johann

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

6

111.

RATTAY Henriette

Nekla Hauland

Preussen

 

4

112.

LIESFIELD August Heinr:

Bobersberg

Preussen

Stellmacher

48

113.

LIESFIELD Johanna Christ:

Bobersberg

Preussen

 

19

114.

LEISFIELD Fredr: Wilh:

Bobersberg

Preussen

 

15

115.

THAMM Ernst

Ron

Preussen

Schneider

20

116.

LINDENER Maria Rosina

Seiffendorf

Preussen

 

59

117.

WURST Carl

Ransen

Preussen

Landmann

25

118.

WERNER Wilh: Raim:

Crossen

Preussen

Segelmacher

22

119.

SCHLENKER Joh Gottlieb

Lampersdorf

Preussen

Landmann

44

120.

SCHLENKER Johanne Elis:

Lampersdorf

Preussen

 

44

121.

SCHLENKER Friedr: Wilh:

Lampersdorf

Preussen

 

12

122.

SCHLENKER Johanna Elis:

Lampersdorf

Preussen

 

10

123.

SCHLENKER Johanna Henr:

Lampersdorf

Preussen

 

7

124.

SCHLENKER Johanna Chr:

Lampersdorf

Preussen

 

7

125.

SCHLENKER Johanna Aug:

Lampserdorf

Preussen

 

4

126.

MLLER Pauline

Bomst

Preussen

 

26

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE

ARRIVED Sunday, November 30 -

Same day - The brig Vesta, E.C. Kross, master, from Hamburg August 2. Amsberg, Town: Mocatta, Port. agents. Passengers - T.M. Tooholke, Gott. Seplenker, Arl A. Kroschel, Carl Liebig, Adolf and Matilda Marks, Joh. and Aug. Pfeifer, Erdmann and Gott. Raltey, Christian Nuske, Engen Teisker, Christion Wogener, Gott. Hampel, gott. Bocker, Lorenz Vehling, Carl Galle, Ernst Linke, C. F. Basedow, Theodore Krohn, Ernst Tasche, Julius Stabernach, Fred. Memke, Carl Arndt, Carl Breur, Samuel Krause, Gott. Kroschel, Fried. Hilbenit, Hein. Weiss, Marie R. Lendonor, Aug. Ferd. Andree, Wilh. Blohm, Carl Wurst, Hein Liesfeld, Wilhelm Rauth, Ernst Thamm, Maria Schultz, Hein Heimberg, Anna R. Kauschke, Herrm Schultz, W .R. Werner, Pauline Mller, August Delby, Carl Musch, Rud. Eichler.

IMPORTS.

Cargo of the Vesta, from Hamburg - 6 casks rape oil, 1 case paper, Gerke and Rodemann; 1 case, Meyer and Robertson; 2 cases sundries, B. Amsberg and Co.; 1 do. haberdashery, 1 do. shoes. Order; 3 do. haberdasher, 4 cases, Order; 5 cases wine and books, Lehmkuhl; 3 do., books and writing utensils, Gries: 1 chest, Schomburgh: 1 case, C.W. Raigen; 1 do., T. Gors; 1 tub cheese, T. Bertheau and Co.; 1 case, Thrupp; 1 do., Burmester; 5 do., 1 parcel, G. Von Heyder; 1 case. H. G. Christen; 1 case furniture, H. Fooch; 1 case, Amsberg; 25 cases, 65 casks, 200 boxes, Butefisch and Tilemann; 3 hhds, vinegar, 2 casks plums, 3 hhds. rum, 1 case tea, 1 do. rope, 1 do. snuff, 1 do. chocolate, 32 hhds. vinegar. A. Wichmann; 1 case books, R. Reiner; 2 cases. T. Engelbrecht and Co.; 43 do., 1 pkg., 5 casks, Heuzenroeder; 1 case watches and spectacles, T. M. Wend; 1 case facy goods, A. Bartels; 17 cases, 2 packages, 3 hhds. 4 half-do., 23 boxes, 1 sample do., 5 tubs, 4 cases. 2 sample boxes, B. Amsberg.

MISCELLANEOUS

THE VESTA - The brig Vesta, from Hamburg, with cargo and passengers, arrived yesterday after a passage of 110 days. A fatal accident occurred on board to a child, when off the Cape of good Hope, in consequence of some passengers removing the covering of the hatch during a gale, which falling between decks unfortunately came in contact with a child, who died from the injuries it sustained. The Vesta is a very fine brig, and quite new.

A NEW LIFE IN AUSTRALIA

HILSENITZ, Friedrich. born 1823 Mittwalde, Brandenburg, Prussia. Settled in Flaxman Valley with wife and son, where he farmed for the rest of his life. A keen supporter of the Eden Valley Lutheran Church. Died 1896. Wife, Dorothea, nee Kroschel. Son August became a Flaxman Valley District Councillor.

RATTEI, Erdman (1824 - 1893) & Gottfried (1813 - 1901). Born Nekla, Prosen, Prussia. Farmed at Hoffnumgsthal and then South Rhine. Off Russian descent, they lived in a very unsettled portion of Europe and fled with their remaining two brothers to S.A. after a fifth had died from a sniper's bullet in a Polish uprising against their Prussian rulers. A niece, Caroline (later Mrs. Friedrich Herbig) came with them. Erdmann farmed at Black Springs; Gottfried at Flaxman Valley. Erdmann Rattei bought many blocks in Springton during the 1860s - 1870s.

 

1. 1 C.L. (Commerzlasten) was 6000 Hamburg pounds or about two English tons.

2. These dimensions are respectively the length of the deck from stem to stern, the width of the hold at the widest point, and the height from the deck planking to the keelson. The measurements are given in Hamburg feet - 1 Hamburg foot = 286 mm whereas 1 English foot is 305 mm. 12 inches(") - 1 foot(').