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LIEBELT Family Reunion Committee Collection

6 Hahndorf Pioneers

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1. THIELE, 2. LIEBELT, 3. JAENSCH, 4. van der MOLEN, 5. JAENSCH, 6. ALTMANN

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Summary

This original photographs was in the possession of the LIEBELT Family Reunion Committee, possibly left over from reunions, but it can now be seen in the Hahndorf Academy where it is on permanent loan.

The family surnames mentioned in this article:

ALTMANN, BARNES, BAUMANN, FRITZSCHE, GATES, GREISER, HUSSINGA, JACHNING, JAENSCH, JUNGFER,  KLENKE, LIEBELT, LUBASCH, PAECH, POHL, PIETSCH, REIMANN, STEINBORN, SCHULZ, THIELE, TEICHELMANN, WALTROVITZ, WENZEL, WITTWER, WOLF, 

 

Left to Right

1. THIELE, 2. LIEBELT, 3. JAENSCH, 4. van der MOLEN, 5. JAENSCH, 6. ALTMANN

6 pioneers 1900c, average age 77 years, arrived in South Australia via the 'Prince George', 'Zebra', 'Zebra', ship deserter, 'Zebra', 'George Washington'

& then married LUBASCH, LIEBELT, LUBASCH, LIEBELT, PAECH & REIMANN.  I explore the relationships between all 12 Hahndorf pioneers.

 

                 100 year celebrations 1838-1939

        Opening of the Pioneer Memorial Gardens,   

                                Hahndorf

               ‘Some of the Old Pioneers’
                                                      

January 1839  Hahndorf Centenary Celebrations.

 

"Members of the Ladies' Committee:   Mesdames C. FAEHRMANN,  G. NITSCHKE,  L. PAECH, A.M. SHILLABEER, C.G. ZADOW, A. ZILM, MISS M. JAENSCH.

Members of the General Committee:  G.C. NITSCHKE [chairman], Rev. F. BLAESS [secretary],  Rev. W. PETERING, Messrs, P. BRAENDLER,  J.G. JAENSCH, & A.H. PAECH, together with representatives of the various sporting bodies."  

 

Activities included, thanksgiving services in all local churches, unveiling the memorial to Captain Hahn, fete, stalls & afternoon tea, & Opening of the Pioneer Memorial Gardens, the Hahndorf Town Band, a Lantern Lecture by Dr JUNGFER of Lobethal, Rifle Club Shot with prizes, a Procession to start opposite the Old Mill with special prizes for costumes and mode of transport, quoit throwing, wheelbarrow race, Ladies' egg & spoon race, bowling the stump, bicycle tilting with a final concert including a Crowning of Queens.

                                                                           
 

 

 

 

Aim of this Article

Provide linkage between each of these men and their wives with the first 3 generations of descendants of the STEINBORN / LIEBELT couple who arrived on the 'Prince George'.

Share the colour enhancements provided by Elizabeth BARNES, Genealogist & Historian, that give so much more detail to historic photographs. 

 

Table of Contents

 1.    Author's Note

2.    The photo enhanced & examined

3.    Age when they arrived, died, how long they were widowed & how many children they had over the span.

4.    Individual profiles

5.    Does anyone have an original copy of this photo that I could scan?

6.    References

 

1.    Author's Note

This original sepia photograph above was in the possession of the LIEBELT Family Reunion committee & on 23 October 2020 it was donated on permanent loan to the Hahndorf Academy.

Colour & enhancements below, provided by Elizabeth BARNES, genealogist and historian, with permission of the LIEBELT Family Reunion Committee.  Permission must be sought for duplication of all enhanced photographs. Contact Elizabeth on elizbarnes@optusnet.com.au

The ages of the men are predicated on the photograph being taken 'at the turn of the century', 1900.

 

Permission has been given by the LIEBELT Family Reunion committee duplicate this photo onto the Adelaide Hills Localwiki site which enables you to copy it. Please reference accordingly.

 

 

 

LIEBELT Family History [1975 by F. LIEBELT & A. WITTER], identifies these men as being

'some of the Hahndorf pioneers at the turn of the century'.  

'Hahndorf Pioneers Lt-R:
         Johann Wilhelm THIELE
        Christoph LIEBELT [Friedrichstadt]
        Christian JAENSCH
        Reinder van der MOLEN
        Traugott JAENSCH
        Johann Carl ALTMANN'

 

 

2.    The photo enhanced & examined                                                    

ca 1900.  This photo has been coloured and enhanced by Elizabeth BARNES and to duplicate it you can seek permission from her via elizbarnes@optusnert.com.au

Wilhelm, Christoph, Christian, Reinder, Traugott and Carl, 6 elder males, dressed in mostly matching waist coats and dark coloured coat and pants, wearing either ties or bowties.  Traugott JAENSCH has a pocket handkerchief and a watch chain, all are bearded, & have tough working hands.  Christoph LIEBELT has his right middle finger missing, a there are a mix of clean & dusty boots.  Joseph ALTMANN is holding a sprig of vegetation & they are sitting on identical chairs on a slight & grassy slope in front of a possible quince tree with native forests in the far background. 

 

3.    Age when they arrived, died, how long they were widowed & how many children they had over the span.

1.  Johann Wilhelm THIELE, was 19 years of age on the 'Prince George' arrived 1838 & died 5 April 1909 aged 90 years.

  • Was a widow for 8 years, wife LUBASCH bore 8 children 1839-1856, over 17 years. 

  • Aged 81 years in photo.

2.  Johann Christoph LIEBELT was 12 years old on the 'Zebra' arrived 1839 & died 5 March 1910 aged 85 years.

  •  Was a widow for 12 years, wife LIEBELT [1st cousins] bore 7 children 1849-1863, over 14 years. 

  •  Aged 75 years in photo

3.  Johann Christian JAENSCH was 9 years old on the 'Zebra' arrived 1839 & died 11 October 1917 aged 90 years.

  •   Was a widow for 6 years, wife LUBASCH bore 9 children 1854-1869, over 15 years. 

  •  Aged 83 years on photo

4.  Reinder van der MOLEN, of Dutch origin, apparently arrived 1854 via deserting his ship at Port Adelaide when he was 30 years of age & died 22 October 1911 aged 87 years

  •   Was a widow for 13 years, wife LIEBELT bore 9 children 1858-1876, over 18 years.

  •  Aged 76 in photo

5.  Johann Friedrich Traugott JAENSCH younger brother of Christian, was 6 years old on the 'Zebra' arrived 1839 & died 9 January 1914 aged 82 years.

  • Was a widow for 5 years, wife PAECH bore 7 children 1856-1869, over 13 years,

  •  Aged 76 in photo 

6.  Johann Carl ALTMANN was 18 old on the 'George Washington' arrived 1844 & died 28 November 1909 aged 84 years.

  • Wife survived him by 4 years wife REIMANN bore 4 children 1855-1864, over 9 years.
  • Aged 75 years in photo.

 

4.    Individual Profiles

1.    Johann Wilhelm THIELE     1819-1909

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SAGHS Death Register 20 October 2022  District Nairne Deaths Book 5 1900-1910, No 544

Johann Wilhelm Thiele, April 5, 1909, aged 89 years, profession farmer, usual residence Main St, Hahndorf, born in Nickern Brandenburg  Germany, resident in Commonwealth 71 years, age at marriage 21 years, has 5 male children living and 2 male & 3 female deceased. cause of death Senile Debility, dysentry, death occurred at Main St, Hahndorf, informant was Gustave Thiele, son of Hahndorf

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was a 19 year old Tailor on the Prince George with his parents and brothers. LFH says born in Nickern, Brandenburg, Prussia.

Father: Samuel THIELE [1781-1869]

Mother: Anna Rosina SCHULZ [1787-1862]

m 1839ca

Johanne Eleonore Henriette LUBASCH, [1821-1901], from Rissen, Brandenburg, Prussia, was 16 years of age on Zebra with father, step mother and step siblings.

Father; Johann Gottfried LUBASCH

Mother: Caroline WOLF (1st wife)

Wilhelm & Eleanore had 11 children between 1839-1856, 

 

Wife

Died

SAGHS Death Register 20 October 2022  District Nairne Deaths Book 5  1900-1910, No 110

Eleanore Henriette Thiele, December 29, 1901, aged 80 years, profession widow of the Johann Wilhelm Thiele later farmer, usual residence Main St Hahndorf,  

cause of death strangulated umbilical hernia, place where death occurred Main St Hahndorf,  informant Gustav Thiele son Hahndorf. 

 

 

 

2.    Johann Christoph LIEBELT.   1805-1866

Born

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                                                                    SAGHS Death Register 20 October 2022  District Nairne Deaths Book 5 1900-1910, No 597

Johann Christoph Liebelt,  March 5, 1910, aged 84 years.  Profession gentleman, usual residence Main St, Hahndorf, born in Schönborn, Germany.   Birthplace & length residence  in Commonwealth 72 years. Age at marriage 23 years, has 3 male & 2 female children living and 2 male deceased. Cause of death acute intestinal obstruction, death occurred at Main St, Hahndorf, informant was Hedwig Pauline Louise Thiele, grand daughter of Hahndorf

 

1910 'OBITUARY.', The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser [SA:1880-1954], 18 March, p.2., viewed 02 May 2022.    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article147738570 

Mr. Johann Christoph LIEBELT< who died at Hahndorf on the 15th inst., at the advanced age of 84 years, was one of the original pioneers of the district, having arrived with his parents by the ship 'Zebra'. [Captain Hahn] in 1838.  He followed the occupation of a shepherd for many years.  In 1849 he married his cousin [Miss Louise LIEBELT], who died about 12 years ago.  Mr. LIEBELT was of a very cheerful disposition and in spite of his years was fairly active up to the last.  He only took to his bed three days before his death, the immediate cause of which was hernia, Mr LIEBELT leaves 3 sons [August of Adelaide, Gottfried of Natimuck, Victoria and Gustav of Friedrichstadt], two daughters [Mrs T PAECH and Mrs G. THIELE, both of Hahndorf], 30 grandchildren, and 11 great-grand children. The internment took place in the Hahndorf Cemetery, Pastor BRAUER officiating.

 

JANIS TO CHANGE THIS, IT IS NOT CORRECT 

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from Schönborn, Brandenburg, Prussia, was a 33 year old Tailor on the 'Zebra' in 1838.

Christoph LIEBELT [1805-1866], from Schönborn, Brandenburg, Prussia, was a 33 year old Tailor on the 'Zebra' in 1838.

Father: Johann Christoph LIEBELT Snr

Mother: Anna Dorothea WOLF

married 

Anna Dorothea WOLF [1808-1864]

Father:

Mother: 

Christoff and Dorothea had 6 children between 1831-1845.

Wife

Died

SAGHS Death Register 20 October 2022  District Nairne Deaths Book 4  1893-1899, No 363

Johanna Louisa Liebelt, 7 January 1898, 1901, aged 73 years. Profession wife of Christoph Liebelt,  farmer Friedrichstadt.  Usual residence Friedrichstadt near  Hahndorf. Cause of death, old age failure of hearts action as per Coroner's Certificate. Place where death occurred Friedrichstadt near Hahndorf. Informant C.G. Liebelt son, Friedrichstad Hahndorf

LIEBELT Family History pages 9, 10.  
 

 

 

 

 

3.    Johann Christian JAENSCH

brother in law to Johann Wilhelm THIELE & brother of Traugott JAENSCH

Born

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SAGHS Death Register 20 October 2022  District Nairne Deaths Book 5 1911-1919, No 435

Christian Jaensch, October 11, 1917, aged 90 years, profession independent means, usual residence Main St, Hahndorf, born in Zilchau, Germany, birthplace & length residence in Commonwealth 79 years, age at marriage 25 years, has 3 male & 2 female children living and 2 male & 2 female deceased. cause of death bronchopneumonia & nephritis, death occurred at Main St, Hahndorf, informant was Martha Jaensch, daughter of Hahndorf. 

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Christian was the 'last of the pioneers to die', except he wasn't, his sister Mrs GATES was the last to die in 1918..

They were both married to LUBASCH daughters, one from the first marriage, mother Caroline WOLF, to Gottfried and one from the second marriage, mother Anna Dorothea GREISER

Christian JAENSCH [1827-1917]

Father: Johann Christian JAENSCH

Mother: Maria Elizabeth KLENKE 

m 1853 

Anna Maria Dorothea LUBASCH [.    ]

Father: Johann Gottfried LUBASCH

Mother: Anna Dorothea GREISER

Christian and Anna had 9 children from 1854-1869

 

Wife

Died

SAGHS Death Register 20 October 2022  District Nairne Deaths Book 6  1911-1919, No 13

Anna Dorothea Jaensch, February 9,  1911, 1901, aged 77 years, profession wife of Christian Jaensch, butcher,  Friedrichstadt, usual residence Main St, Hahndorf, birthplace & length resident of residence in Commonwealth, Rissen Germany, 72 years, age at marriage 20 years, has 3 male & 2 female children living, and  2 male & 2 female deceased cause of death abdominal cancer,  place where death occurred Main St Hahndorf, informant Adolph Louis Waltrovitz, undertaker Hahndorf

 

 

4.    Reinder van der MOLEN    1824-1911

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SAGHS Death Register 20 October 2022  District Nairne Deaths Book 5 1911-1919, No 53

Reinder Eppes Van der Molen, October 22, 1911, aged 87 years, profession no occupation formerly labourer, usual residence Hahndorf, born in Holland, birthplace & length residence in Commonwealth 57 years, age at marriage 33 years, has 3 male & 2 female children living and 3 male & 2 female deceased. cause of death enlarged prostate, cystitis, nephritis, death occurred at Hahndorf, informant was Johann August Gustav van der Molen son of Hahndorf. 

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from Netherlands, was a sailor who deserted his ship around 1854

Father: Eppes Gerdes van der MOLEN

Mother; Duwecke Reinder HUSSINGA

m 1857

Anna Dorothea LIEBELT [1833-1898]

Father: Johann Gottfried LIEBELT [1798-18. ]

Mother: Anna Elisabeth POHL [1799-1884]

Reinder and Anna had 8 children between 1858-1876.

 

Died

SAGHS Death Register 20 October 2022  District Nairne Deaths Book 4  1993-1899, No 404

Anna Dorothea van der Molen, June 15, 1898, 1901, aged 65 years, profession wife of 'Reinert' van der Molen labourer, Hahndorf,  usual residence Hahndorf, cause of death inflammation of the lungs and old age, place where death occurred, Hahndorf, informant R. V.d. Molen husband, Hahndorf.,

 

 

5.    Johann Traugott JAENSH.   1831-1914

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SAGHS Death Register 20 October 2022  District Nairne Deaths Book 5 1911-1919, No 53 NOT DONE

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Traugott JAENSCH brother to Christian JAENSCH

 was 6 years old on the Zebra with parents and brothers.

Father: Johann Christian JAENSCH

Mother: Maria Elizabeth KLENKE 

married 18...

Alwine Ida PIETSCH

married 1853

Johanne Karoline PAECH [1831-1909], from Nickern, Brandenburg, Prussia. 7 years old on the Zebra with parents and sisters.

Father: Johann Friedrich PAECH

Mother: Johanne Louise JACHNING

Traugott and Karoline had ....7 children from 1856-

 

 

 

6.    Johann Carl ALTMANN.   1823-1902

Born:  29 April 1825, Schloin, Gruenberg district of Silesia, Prussia.

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SAGHS Death Register 20 October 2022  District Nairne Deaths Book 5  1900-1910, No 585

Johann Carl Altmann, November 28, 1909, aged 84 years, profession farmer , usual residence near Balhannah, birthplace & length resident of residence Commonwealth Schlesiau, Germany,  66 years, age at marriage 28 years, has 2 male & 7 female children living and no deceased children. cause of death cerebral apoplexy, death occurred near Balhannah, Sth Australia, informant Carl ?Ferdinand Altmann son near Balhannah, South Australia.

 

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from........aged 20 years on the George Washington in 1844.

Father: Johann Joseph ALTMANN

Mother: Anna Maria BAUMANN

married 1852

Johanna Eleonore REIMANN [1823-1893] ........from...... was .... on San Franciso in 1850.

Father: Johann Gottlob REIMANN

Mother: Anna Elizabeth WENZEL 

Karl and Eleonore had 4 children between 1855-1864.

 

The Family History of Johann Joseph Altmann 1844-1967 by Max Altmann, page 8

Johann Karl Joseph Altmann was born on April 29, 1825 at Schloin in the Gruenberg district of Silesia, Prussia, At the age of 19 years, in 1844, he came to Australia with his parents and settled at Hahndorf, South Australia.  After a brief period at Hahndorf, he went to work for the Dresden Lutheran Mission at Encounter Bay and in the Lake Alexandrina District with Pastor Teichelmann.  Karl became a foundation member of "St Peters" Lutheran Church at Callington.  From there he went and worked at Mt Gambier and then on to Bendigo Gold Diggints where he earned 300 pound digging and finding.8 ops. gold worth 3pound, 15 shillings an ounce. In 1853 he returned to Hahndorf and soon after took up land at Woodside.  On May 5th 1854, he married Johanna Luise LIEBELT of Mt Barker Junction who was born on September 26, 1834.  The marriage was performed by Pastor G.D. Fritzsche in 'St Paul's Lutheran Church, Lobethal.  In 1856 after farming a term of three years at Woodside he settled on 160 acres; Sections 4211, 4212 Hundred of Onkapringa, known as 'Blackwood Park', Balhannah, which he purchased in 1868.  He resided here until his death on November 28th, 1909 at the age of 84 years.  His wife Johanna Luise, died on April 6, 1913.  Their marriage was blessed with nine children.

 

Wife

Died

SAGHS Death Register 20 October 2022  District Nairne Deaths Book 6  1911-1919, No 140

Johanne Louise Altmann, April  6, 1913, aged 79 years, profession widow of the late Johann Carl Altmann, farmer, usual residence near Balhannah, birthplace & length resident of residence Commonwealth Silesia, Germany,  74 years, age at marriage 'married but at what age not known', has 2 male & 7 female children living and no deceased children. cause of carcinoma of breast, death occurred Echunga Road near Hahndorf, informant Johann August Liebelt son in law Echunga Road. 

 

 

3.    Age when have an original copy of this photograph that I could scan?

 

 

6.    References