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John Henry Ampser, John Gottleib Andriske,
Charles Angell, Henry and Margaret Maher Angus, Henry and Margaret Wilson Angus,
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John and Elizabeth Ampser

John Henry Ampser (Ampfer) from Switzerland wed 1868 to Elizabeth Britten 1845 - 1900 #1445 aged 55, daughter of Elizabeth Croe and John Henry Britton, died at Dunolly
John Henry Ampser and his family arrived in the Waanyarra district, near Tarnagulla, Victoria, about 1879, and settled near the Cemetery. During 1892 he left to look for work in Melbourne, and was never heard of again.
7 children  1. Mary Ann Elizabeth Ampfer 1870 #2136 born at Dunolly
2. Rose Reaker (Rosey Rackar Hampfer) Ampfer 1872 #22811
3. John Henry Ampfer 1873 #8894 - 1964 #13824 aged 91
4. Charles Frederic Ampfer 1875 #15370 no details known
5. Louis Constantine Ampfer 1877 #21779 wed Dulcie Wfred Mcdonall
6. Samuel Rueben Ampfer 1880 #15153 - 1971 #12685 aged 91
7. Alex Ampfer 1882
8. James William Wickham, (yes, this is his surname) son of John Ampfer and Elizabeth Britten died at Dunolly 1876 - 1965 #4349
1. Mary Ann Elizabeth Ampser called Tennice Mary Ann, 1870 at Dunolly, Victoria wed c1891 to William Hill Willcox (names are spelled variously), lived at Dunolly, Victoria, 7 Children
2. Rose Reaker Ampfer 1872 - 1968 #20680 aged 95, wed 9 Aug 1893 to Henry Scheele from Majorca (believed to be in Victoria), 6 Children
6. Samuel Rueben Ampfer 1880 at Dunolly, Victoria wed 1908 to Beatrice Mary Victoria Smith 1883 - 1971 #17508 aged 88, died at Brunswick, Victoria
4 Children 1. Malcolm Ampfer 1909
2. Constantine Lewis Ampfer 1910 #23453 - 12 Mar 1929 died in Queensland, Australia
3. Ruebin Samuel Ampfer 1909 #31269
4. Malcolm Rupert Ampfer 1912 #35168 - 1981 #17768 aged 69 died in Heidelberg
7. Alex Ampfer 1882 wed 1910 #3380 to Mary Ann Watts and lived at Dunolly
2 Children 1. Pearl Elizabeth Ampfer 1910 #18834
2. Eric Gordon Ampfer 1912 #11122

John Gottleib Andriske and Helen Mason

John Gottleib Andriske, 1851 - 1936 #14699 died at Ballarat aged 85, son of Hannah Beske and Samuel Andriske, wed 1879 to Emily Mason 1855c
7 children   1. Harold John Andriske 1880 #17872, born at Pleasant Creek
2. Emily Louisa Andriske 1882 - 20 Jul 1919
3. Annie Rosina Andriske 1885 #07712 at Bealiba
4. Edith Myrtle Andriske 1888 #19870 at Dunolly
5. Ivy Andriske 1890 #12216 - 1900 #2492 aged 9 at Maryboro
6. Daisy Andriske 1893 #21841 at Dunolly
7. Willie Andriske 1900 #10538 at Dunolly

Emily's daughter Alberta Lilian Andriske was born 1899 at Dunolly

Emily Louisa Andriske 1882 #19306 - 20 Jul 1919, born at St Arnaud wed Albert Edward Hancock 22 Oct 1881 - 28 Jan 1926, 8th child of Eliza Taylor and George Hancock

Charles and Martha Angell

Charles Angell came c1860 with Martha Mills and lived at Brunswick
5 Children 1. Margaret Anne Angell 1861 #17871
2. Martha Caroline Angell 1863 #935
3. John Chas Angell 1867 #13331
4. Daniel Thomas Angell 1875 #14301
5. Charlotte Amelia May Angell 1877 #7078 lived 4 weeks
1. Margaret Ann Angell 1861 #17871 wed 1882 #742 to Robert Wall and lived at Carlton
3 Children 1. Charles Wall 1884 #1246
2. Martha Wall 1887 #26885
3. Edmund Wall 1892 #20625
2. Martha Caroline Angell 1863 #935 wed 1884 #392 to George Benning c1855, 5 Children

Henry Angus and Margaret Maher

Henry Angus aged 22, so born c1834, son of Jane Graham and William Angus, wed on 21 Sep 1856 at Ballarat to Margaret Maher, born Tipperary, Ireland, daughter of Mary Toomey and Edmond Maher.
Henry Angus was Christened 20 Jan 1834 at Saint Cuthbert, Carlisle, Cumberland, England and died at Castlemaine and Margaret is called Mary Angus when she was buried at Tarnagulla, dying on 23 Dec 1910.

From Jane on Monday, 22 September, 2008
I have been missing a Henry Angus b. 1834 in Carlisle, Cumberland. Family legend had it that he was sent to Australia for sheep-stealing !! but I have so far not been able to verify this. I see that you state that your Henry Angus was the son of Jane Graham and William Angus, and wondered how you got the information, as the Henry Angus I was looking for was indeed the son of William Angus and Jane Graham.
I am descended from another of their sons, William Fergus Angus who remained in England, so you can imagine my interest when I came across your interesting web page.
Very best wishes, Jane

11 children 1. Mary Jane Angus 1858
2. Henry Angus 1860 #4323
3. Margaret Ann Angus 1862 #2817
4. William Angus 1864 #2891
5. Edmund Angus 1866 #2697
6. John Angus 1867 #22320
7. Alice Angus 1870 #11567
8. Elizabeth Angus 1872 #12036
9. Edward Angus 1874 #26287 - 1960
10. Albert Angus 1876 #12628 - 14 Nov 1959
11. Minnie Angus 1879 #12470
1. Mary Jane Angus 1858 wed 1875 #4218 to William Merrert Neels 1841 - 1882 #5834 aged 41 died at Kew Asylum, from Germany. Lived at Tarnagulla
As widow Mary Jane Niels 1858 - ?, wed 1884 #5737 to Thomas Hopkins, another 7 Children
3 children 1. Anna Neels 1877 #5656 lived 9 months
2. Anna Neels 1879 #12471
3. Alice Neels 1880 #12109
2. Henry Angus 1860 4323 may be the man who wed 1898 #5480 to Sebina Sarah Cooper and no children recorded in Victoria to 1901
3. Margaret Ann Angus 1862 #2817 wed 1883 #2083 to Rowland Pugh 1858 #2118 born at Ballarat
6. John Angus 1867 wed 1889 #2943 to Louisa Wills
7. Alice Angus 1870 wed 1898 #704 to Hy Maxwell Watchorn 1874 #12959 born at Williamstown
8. Elizabeth Angus 1872 wed 1892 #6993 to David Hy Falconer 1870 #20101 born at Warrnambool
11. Minnie Angus 1879 #12470 wed 1897 #5906 to Thos Mitten 1876 #26259 born at Tarnagulla

Henry Angus and Margaret Wilson

From on Sat, 11 Mar 2006
Hi Eliza,
The Henry that wed Margaret Wilson was born in 1865, Mt Duneed Victoria, is son of Joseph Armstrong Angus and Sarah Ann Scott. He was a member of Parliament for many years and remained the local member of Parliament for Kerang right up until his death.
Joseph Armstrong's grandparents were Henry Angus and Dorothy Garner of Northumberland , hence the name Garner in the name of Joseph Garner Angus.
I just thought I'd let you know that you have entered the incorrect Henry into your research.
Regards, Jeanette Angus

Henry Angus son of Joseph Armstrong Angus and Sarah Ann Scott, wed 1887 #6308 to Margaret Wilson
5 children 1. Joseph Garner Angus 1888 #32524
2. Jno Wilson Angus 1891 #6176
3. Hy Fyffe Angus 1892 #16723
4. Unnamed Male Angus 1893 #14662 lived 1 day
5. Archie Bain Angus 1899 #3124


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