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CUNOW & FÄHRMANN

Otto August Ferdinand FAEHRMANN

born Tangermünde

2nd child of Nicolaus FÄHRMANN & Susanne Sophie CUNOW

married Maria Dorothea PIETSCH

Pioneers of Sandy Creek / Palmer / Caloote

Half brother to Johann Carl Friedrich FAEHRMANN of Tangermünde

 

The family names mentioned in this article include: BAENSCH, BOTTROFF,  CUNOW,  DAHL, FÄHRMANN,  HOMANN, KOWALD, MACCTOWIACK, PFEIFFER, PIETSCH, RATHAMANN,  RAMM, SCHULZE, THIELE, WACHNER, WEGNER, WHITFIELD, WILSON, WUTTKE, YOUNG, ZADOW.

 

Aim of article

  • Explore aspects of the life of Otto August Ferdinand FAEHRMANN
  • Identify the land parcels that his mother & he acquired & that his step father worked.
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Table of Contents

1.   Author's Note

2.   Otto August Ferdinand FÄHRMANN

 

1.  Author's Note

 

2.  Otto August Ferdinand FÄHRMANN

Otto August Ferdinand FÄHRMANN 1847-1927

Birth:  1847

Marriage:

Death:  1927

According to the Obituary of 1927

  • August died at 80 years of arrived, arrived in South Australia at 8 years of age.
  • Lived in the Mannum district since the age of 30 years, in 1877c.  
  • Prior to that he had been farming with his 'parents', mother & step father at Hahndorf & Harrogate

Research:

  • The three of them had arrived in the 'La Rochelle' on 8 August, 1855.
    • His step father Johann Joachime SCHULZE had died in 1875
    • & his mother two years later in 1877, both are buried in the Palmer Cemetery.  
  • It is therefore possible that August and his parents had moved to the Sandy Creek area before 1877, and probably before 1875.
    • August's mother died 4 months after his marriage to Maria PIETSCH.  
    • Maria was 24 years of age and he 30 years.  
  • Also in 1877, August became a founding member of the Mannum Council, 1 September 1877 which he served for various periods until 1903.  

 

The PIETSCH Family History page 112 says

  • 'Otto brought his wife, Maria Dorothea, to his new farm at Sandy Creek, near Mannum.
    • He had recently bought it as virgin scrub and was the first settler in the area.
    • Apparently his widowed father in law also joined them on the farm as his wife had died a month before their wedding.
    • Samuel PIETSCH lived with his daughter & August for almost ten years.  
  • It also says that August enjoyed reading even though he had little formal schooling.  
  • August was eight years of age when the family arrived in Hahndorf

 

Johann Joachim SCHULTZ

SLSA Directories 1870, Nairne 'Schultz Joachim, Farmer, Murray Scrub.

Page 112 PIETSCH family history book 'August Faehrmann's homestead'

 

 

 

Letter to Inspector General of Schools, 1891

  

Mannum March 14, 1891

The Inspector General

Dear Sir!

I am instructed by the Ev Lutheran Congregation to ask four [sic] Permission to use the schoolroom for workshop on Good friday  [out of the regular fortnightly use]  the Teacher Mr Homann said the Inspector said he should carry out the regulations with regard to the forthrightly permission we therefore pray to be allowed the use of the room for which we are quite willing to pay the usual sum.  Hoping you will grand our prayer, I am Sir Obediantly yours A. FAEHRMANN.

List of Children of school going age:

Parents                                   Children

A FAEHRMANN                         4

H. WUTTKE                                 1

C PFEIFFER

H PFEIFFER

W KOWALD

J BAENSCH

H KOWALD

R  MACCZTOWIACK

F THIELE

 

Maria Dorothea PIETSCH 1852-1918

 

Otto August Ferdinand FÄHRMANN 1847-1927

According to the Obituary of 1927 August having died at the age of 80 years, arrived in South Australia at 8 years of age and had been in the Mannum district since the age of 30 years, in 1877c.  Prior to that he had been farming with his 'parents', mother & step father at Hahndorf & Harrogate.

The three of them had arrived in the 'La Rochelle' on 8 August, 1855. his step father Johann Joachime SCHULZE had died in 1875 & his mother two years later in 1877, both are buried in the Palmer Cemetery.  It is therefore possible that August and his parents had moved to the Sandy Creek area before 1877, and probably before 1875.  August's mother died 4 months after his marriage to Maria PIETSCH.   Maria was 24 years of age and he 30 years.  Also in 1877, August was a founding member of the Mannum Council, 1 September 1877 which he served for various periods until 1903.   

The PIETSCH Family History page 112 says 'Otto brought his wife, Maria Dorothea, to his new farm at Sandy Creek, near Mannum.  He had recently bought it as virgin scrub and was the first settler in the area.' Apparently his widowed father in law also joined them on the farm as his wife had died a month before their wedding. Samuel PIETSCH lived with his daughter & August for almost ten years.  It also says that August enjoyed reading even though he had little formal schooling.  August was eight years of age when the family arrived in Hahndorf.....What year did schooling begin??

SLSA Directories 1870, Nairne 'Schultz Joachim, Farmer, Murray Scrub.

Page 112 PIETSCH family history book 'August Faehrmann's homestead'

 

 

Mr Otto August Ferdinand FAEHRMANN, who died suddenly at his residence, Sandy Creek, near Mannum, on August 15, was a colonist of 72years, and was born in Germany 80 years ago.  He went to the Mannum district 50 years ago, and was one of the most successful farmers on the Murray flats.  Before going to Mannum he lived with his parents at Hahndorf and Harrogate, where the family farmed land.  Mr FAEHRMANN was a highly respected resident of the district, in the welfare of which he took a great interest. He was a councillor of Mannum, and for a portion of his term was chairman.    a prominent member of the Lutheran Church, he was always to the fore in any movement on its behalf, and for many years he was a justice of the peace.  In March, 1877, in the Adelaide Registry office he married Miss Maud Dorothea PIETSCH, of Lobethal, who died in 1918.  There are four surviving children, Mr Carl FAEHRMANN, of Mannum, and Mesdames E.A. RAMM, Birdwood; E.B. RAMM, Adelaide and T.W.O. DAHL, Mannum.

Otto August Ferdinand FAEHRMANN. SEC 198. HD Monarto.  G. CV111 [108]

  Sect 198. Hd Monarto 1867

 

 

1874 Land Selections Hd Finniss, County Sturt, Sect 344, 180 acres, O.A.Fahrmann of Monarto, farmer; Sect 377, 192 acres, J.G. Wachner, of Blumberg, farmer.

 

 

August FAEHRMANN Part Section 360 Hd Tungkillo 103299.  -   -

August FÄHRMANN Part Section 360 Hd Tungkillo.  T. 54541.  CLXXX1. [181] /65

                                       Part Sect 360               "                 72061             "        [181]/65

 

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Here rests in peace with God

Our beloved mother

Maria Dorothea Faehrmann

Born Lobethal 15/5 1852

Died 20 October 1918

Hear our prayers I  the Lord's care
 

Also resting here

Our beloved father

Otto August Faehrmann 

Born in___________Germany on 9/31847, died 5/8 1927remembering out parents with love

They now rest in peace

From old _________________settlers

Enjoying their time

In the eternal joy of heaven

 

 

Hier ruhet in Gott                                Here rests in God

 

unsere geliebte Gattin und Mutter        our beloved spouse and mother

 

Maria Dorothea Faehrmann

geb. zu Lobethal S.A. 15 Mai 1852     born at ....

 

gest. 20 October 1918                         died....

 

Selig sind die Toten, die in dem Herrn sterben

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord 

(favourite tombstone and funeral verse from Revelations)  

 

Es ruht auch hier                        Also resting here

 

unser inńig geliebter Vater         our dearly beloved father

 

Otto August F. Faehrmann

geb. zu Tangermünde Deutschland, 9 März 1847 born in T... Germany ...

gest. 5 Aug. 1927                                                    died.

 

„Vereinigt lieben Eltern”.          „Dear parents united“

 

Sie ruhen nun in Frieden           Now they rest in peace

Von allem irdisch Leid,             From all earthly suffering,

Geniessen dort durch Jesum      There they enjoy through Jesus

Die ersehnte Himmelsfreud      The longed-for heavenly joy.

 

 

Gustav Adolph FAEHRMANN 1884-1902. 4th child, died aged 18 years.

PIETSCH Family History page 116 'He was probably familiar with the waterfalls on Sandy Creek near his parents' property, for across the road near the creek were the flats ["Faehrmann's flats'} where his family ran their cows'.

 

The Country.  Fatal Equestrian Accident, Mannum December 19.

On Thursday afternoon Gustav Adolph Faehrmann., aged about 18 years, a son of Councillor A. Faehrmann, of Sandy Creek, lost his life.  The lad was riding a horse and leading two others which it is presumed, he had fastened to the bridle on either side of the ridden horse, and when four miles from here, on his way home, the horses became unmanageable, and bolted with him.  Mr C. Wachner, who lives near where the bolt took place, saw the riderless horses, and proceeding to the spot, found young Faehrmann lying dead, his neck being dislocated.  Death must have been instantaneous.  From the appearance of the scrub at the scene of the accident, it was apparent that the horses and rider had collided with some of the trees.

another report said 'The lad was riding a horse and leading two others, which, it is presumed, he had fastened to the bridle on either side of there ridden horse and when four miles from here, on his way home, the horses became unmanageable and bolted with him.

The Register, Monday 22 December 1902, page 3. 'Gustav Adolph Faerhmann, aged 18, son of Mr. A.O. Faehrm,ann, one of the oldest and most respected residents of the district, met with a fatal accident yesterday afternoon.  He was leading two horses, the property of Mr Young, state schoolteacher, out to graze in his father's paddocks, and was riding one of his own.  When abut three miles form Mannum the horses became unmanageable, and bolting into the scrub at a furious rate collided with the mallee trees with such force that a mallee 10 or 11 inches in diameter was torn out by the roots.  A neighbour who witnessed the occurrence hastened to the spot, but only just in time to see the young man breathe his last.  Young Faehrmann was terribly crushed by the force of the collision.

            

 

                                                                         

 

 

Will & Probate Records

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl August Gustav FAEHRMANN 1879-1936

News (Adelaide, SA:1923-1954) Wednesday 19 August 1936, page 4.

Mr Carl August Gustav Faehrmann, of Mannum, a farmer, who died on July 6, left estate sworn not to exceed in value 12,420 pound, 10 shillings 1p, subject to deductions for liabilities, if any.  Probate of the will has been granted.