- hey,hey,hey, the marker says 5 new members in last 7
days, but I don't know when yahoo considers, 7 days
at any rate, WELCOME,
and it does help if the rest of us know who you are
looking for, someone reading might have that family,
and welcome again
- welcome all the most recent joinees, and to get the most out
of this group, it is a good idea to post your surnames, and
maybe ask questions.
if any of you have followed the past month or so, one little
question can bring in a whole bunch of replies, it will
surprise you and in that way, you get from this group what
you hoped for
you have joined, but now, 'join' and participate in the
input and output that our members can give you
- tro_glin wrote:
> welcome all the most recent joinees, and to get the most out
> of this group, it is a good idea to post your surnames, and
> maybe ask questions.
> if any of you have followed the past month or so, one little
> question can bring in a whole bunch of replies, it will
> surprise you and in that way, you get from this group what
> you hoped for
> you have joined, but now, 'join' and participate in the
> input and output that our members can give you
In light of Trog's email, I would like to repeat my names of interest.
I will do this in two mails because I am doing general research on the
13 Mennonite families from Germany - particular name of interest is
KÜRLIS followed by variants in later years - and then David's and my
families. I truly believe that many folk in the States could trace
their origins back to these people, together with their UK ancestors.
Arrived America from Krefeld Westphalia Germany 6 October 1683 aboard
ARETS aka VAN AAKEN, 3 OP DEN GRAEFF, (nee JANSEN, nee VAN BEBBER, nee
STREPERS, nee TUFFERS, COENEN-HEGGERS, nee MATTEIS-DOORS, THEISSEN-DOORS,
SIMONS, nee WILHELMS-LUCKEN, LENSSEN nee PIETERS-SCHMITZ),
KÜRLIS, (nee DOORS), BLEICKERS, LUCKEN, (nee GASTES), KLINKEN, (nee LUCKEN)
Wilhelm STREPERS/STREYPERS had brother Johann with wife Anna DOORS
COENEN-HEGGERS aka KUNDERS/CONRADTS/HEKKERS
Reiner THEISSEN-DOORS became TYSON; he was brother to Tones KUNDERS and
the wife of Peter KÜRLIS (Elisabeth DOORS)
Paul KÜSTER's wife who went to PA in 1691
Johann SIMONS' wife Merken LUCKEN was sister of Johann LUCKEN and
Abraham KLINKEN's wife was another sister, Beatrix LUCKEN.
I have done some research on these families and will happily pass it on.
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- Hi again Everyone!
I admit to complaining bitterly about lack of detail in enquiries put
forward and asking us for help! There is not enough space for me to fill
you in on the details I have, sorry. All of these families came to
Australia from 1859 onwards. The HARRISONs arrived in Melbourne and
stayed there until 1862 when they came to Queensland.
All others apart from my Father's family of COURTNEY arrived in Moreton
Bay Queensland prior to 1885 and were classed as Pioneers. Dad's family
came out in 1919 and Dad in 1926 also to Moreton Bay.
KERLIN/BELL, HARRISON/WILLIS Ireland – CANTLE/BARNETT Gloucestershire
Eng – YOUNGS/BARKER Norfolk Eng – COURTNEY/DALTON Surrey and Yorkshire
Eng – GIESEMANN/TIMM Schleswig-Holstein Germany – HANSEN/HENDRIKSEN Denmark.
The Irish families stayed mainly around the Beaudesert areas south of
Brisbane. The Germans landed in the same area, stayed a short while, and
then went to the Lockyer Valley area west of Brisbane. David's
Grandfather HANSEN may have landed in Sydney because I have found a
brother there, but it is generally believed he went straight to the
The Gloucestershire/Wales CANTLEs settled Wynnum, east of Brisbane; the
Norfolk YOUNGS opened up the western suburbs of Sherwood and Toowong in
Brisbane, and the COURTNEYs from Buckinghamshire/Surrey went to
Clayfield in Brisbane.
I have researched many families, particularly Germans, in the Lockyer
Valley. I may have some clues here for other names, but information
would have to be verified. Feel free to ask!