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John Merritt, Christopher Metelmann, John Metherall, Johann August Meyer,
Louis Meyer, John Michael, William Michael, William Michael,


John Merritt

John Merritt wed 1868 #3270 to Eliza Kirkpatrick and lived at Kew, Camberwell, Hawthorn
6 Children 1. William John Merritt 1869 #9328
2. Alfred Merritt 1870 #23531
3. Esther Lily Merritt 1873 #9793
4. Mary Ann Merritt 1875 #23386 - 1875 #13539 lived 11 weeks
5. Walter Merritt 1877 #16152
6. Mabel Merritt 1880 #9334
1. William John Merritt 1869 #9328 wed 1893 #4420 to Margaret Ellen Scannell 1866 #24922
2 Children 1. Margt Rose Merritt 1894 #32489
2. Mary Violet Merritt 1898 #19273
2. Alfred Merrit/Merritt 1870 #23559 wed 1893 #687 to Hannorah Scannell 1871 #27306
2 Children 1. Lillie Frances Merritt 1895 #29924
2. Walt Jno Merritt 1900 #13904

Christopher Metelmann

A contact for this family is . He comments "My information concerning the family Christoph and Catherine Metelmann differs on some points with yours"
Christoph Friedrich Joachim Metelmann 10 Aug 1828 - 31 Aug 1900, son of Friederica Louisa Sophia Liermann and Joachim Christoph Metelmann of Wismar Mookburg, Schwern, Germany. Born 9 Aug 1828, in Wismar, Grandduchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Baptised 10 Aug 1828, in Wismar St. Nicolai. Died 31 Aug 1900, Arnold's Bridge, Victoria, Australia. Burial 2 Sep 1900, Tarnagulla Cemetery.
C Metelman aged 29 came Dec 1857 on the Hermann, and wed 28 Feb 1862 to Catherine Hopkins 11 June 1830 - 2 Sept 1903, daughter of Unknown Hopkins and Fiona Morrison and widow of Thomas Hopkins 1828 - 2 June 1860, with three sons
Christopher Metelmann and Catherine's children
4 children   1. James Christian Metelmann 1865 - 21 Feb 1925
2. David Frederick Metelmann 1867 - 17 July 1944
3. Catherine Sophia Metelmann 1870 - 10 Sept 1878
4. Robert Metelmann Jan - 20 Mar 1873 aged 2 months
1. James Christian Metelmann 1865 - 21 Feb 1925, 1st child of Catherine Hopkins and Christopher Frederick Metelmann, wed 23 Feb 1887 to Mary Ann Graham 27 Mar 1863 - 30 Nov 1937, 5th child of Helen Dalgleish and William Graham,
8 Children 1. Janet Metelmann 1891 - 21 Jan 1892
2. Ellen/Elsie Catherine Metelmann 1893 - 26 Apr 1973 married Henry James Brownbill 1890 - 21 Sept 1960
3. Ada Metelmann 1893 - 3 Sept 1893
4. James Christopher Metelmann 1894 - 26 Sept 1917
5. William Metelmann 1898 - 26 Jul 1954
6. Leopald Frederick Metelmann 1900 - 7 Aug 1970
7. Annie Metelmann 1902 - 2 Sept 1952 married Askam Edward Jennings Aug 1888 - 2 Sep 1952
8. Olive Jean Metelmann 1903 - 16 Sept 1984
A news snippet - On 9 August 1911 the new Laanecoorie Bridge over the Lodden River was opened by Miss A Metelman, daughter of the Bet Bet Shire President.

2. Frederick David Metelmann 1867 - 17 July 1944, wed c1891 to Cecily Maria Younghusband 1865 - 8 July 1936, 4th child of Bridget O'Brien and Thomas Younghusband
6 Children 1. Elsie Catherine Metelmann 1892 - 27 Oct 1959
2. Mary Metelmann 1893 - 1983
3. Frederick Metelmann 1895 married Minnie Appleby
4. Twin Thomas Alexander Metelmann 1897
5. Twin Charles Alexander Metelmann 1897
6. Janet Ivy Metelmann 1899 married Samuel Bailie


John Metherall

John Metherall christened 29 Jun 1823 at Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England son of Christopher Metherall and Jane Sweet aged 91 died at Bgo 1822 - 1913 #8199
Mary Cotton Baker Christening: 29 Oct 1826 dau of Richard and Mary at Stratton, Cornwall, England
John Metherall wed Mar quarter 1853 to Mary Cotton Baker in district of Stratton is in the county of Cornwall
and came John Metheral aged 29 came Jul 1853 on the Euphemus with Mary Meteral aged 26 and infant Richard
John Metherall 1823 - 1913 #8199 aged 91, came c1854 with Mary Baker 1826 - 1883 #939 aged 56 daughter of Mary Cotton and Richard Baker died at Rochester, children born at Chilwell, Duneed, Barrabool, Creswick, Miners Rest, Elmore
9 Children 1. Richard Metherall 1854 died
2. William Baker Metherall 1855 #4852
3. John Edward Symmons Metherall 1857 #2669
4. Francis Augustus Metherall 1859 #13675
5. Victoria Anne Metherall 1864 #8098
6. James Victor Albert Metherall 1864 #8099
7. Mary Jane Metherall 1866 #20759
8. Richard Baker Metherall 1869 #23939
9. Robert Cotton Metherall 1873 #9110
2. William Baker Metherall wed 1878 #3720 to Phillippa Mary Powning born to March 1852 at Congleton district in Cheshire
3 Children 1. Harold Percy Metherall 1887 #18110
2. Hastings Metherall 1889 #1858
3. Clarence Percy Metherall 1892 #31049
3. John Edward Simmons Metherall wed 1880 #4988 to Louisa Maria Clark Pouning/Powning 1858 #2171 - 1898 #15612 aged 40, and lived at Rochdale then Castlemaine
John Edward Simmons Metherall wed 1900 #1555 to Cath Eliza Dove nee Powning 1861 #13224, sister of Louisa, widow of Richard Henry Dove
6 Children 1. Albert Arthur Edward Metherall 1881 #18992
2. Herbert Powning Metherall 1885 #8647 - 1885 #8010 lived 4 months
3. John Leslie Metherall 1887 #27013 - 1888 #860 lived 14 weeks
4. Hastings Metherall 1889 #1858
5. Clarence Percy Metherall 1892 #31049
6. Sidney Victor Metherall 1895 #2060
2 Children
of Cath
6. Charles Dove Metherall 1902 #9199
7. Ivy Irene Metherall 1903 #16763
4. Francis Herbert Cotton Metherall 1862 - 1950 #22893 aged 88, wed 1887 #1854 to Florence Farrall 1863 #8698 - 1939 #8121 aged 76, and lived at Elmore
2 Children 1. Frances Paulene Metherall 1888 #11010
2. Fred Stanley Metherall 1890 #3059
3. Lorna Constance Metherall
5. Victoria Anne Metherall 1864 #8098 wed 1893 #3349 to John Jobson and lived at Prahan, Essendon
3 Children 1. Leonard Jno Jobson 1896 #14264
2. Harold Douglas Jobson 1898 #28560
3. Basil Baker Jobson 1901 #18875
6. James Victor Albert Metherall 1864 #8099 - 1961 #15587 aged 97, wed 1893 #6346 to Elizth Jessie Mcpherson 1867 #22361 - 1938 #4934 aged 70, dau of Eliz McDonald and John McPherson, and lived at Elmore
4 Children 1. Alberta Annie Metherall 1894 #28894
2. Elizabeth Mary Metherall 1896 #27521 - 1983 #8531 aged 86
3. Rupert Mcpherson Metherall 1900 #10699
4. Jessie Christina Metherall 1905 #14728
7. Mary Jane Metherall 1866 #20759 wed 1899 #3752 to John Mcculloch
8. Richard Baker Metherall 1869 #23939 - 1952 #22212 aged 83, wed 1899 #5303 to Jane Allan Donaldson Monteith 3 Jan 1877 #1365 - 1960 #21778 aged 82
9 Children 1. Linda Victoria Metherall
2. Ewan Richard Metherall 1904 - 1951 aged 47
3. Mary Isabel (Belle) Metherall
4. Arnold Monteath Metherall 1907 - 1962; he was 55
5. Robert Bernard (Bob) Metherall 1910-1977
6. Jean Metherall 1912-2008
7. Alexander Jonathan Metherall 23 Jul 1913 - 1960; he was 46
8. Kenneth Metherall 17 Aug 1915 - 1982; he was 66
9. William Jeffrey Metherall 4 Jun 1918 - 16 May 1942 aged 23, KIA, died in Libya, buried in 1942 in Knightsbridge War Cem.Acroma, Libya.

Johann Meyer

Johann August Meyer wed 1861 #2327 to Charlotte Bennetto and lived at Amphitheatre then at Donald
6 Children 1. Henry August Meyer 1862 #12012
2. George Arthur Meyer 1864 - 1866 #3430
3. Magdalena Mary Meyer 1871 #15681
4. James Edward Meyer 1873 #1994
5. Oscar Noble Meyer 1880 #8082
1. Henry August Meyer 1862 #12012 wed 1885 #58 to Eliza Mead Hearn 1862 #7416 and lived at Donald
9 Children 1. Lillian Ruby Meyer 1886 #2322
2. Pearl Evelyn Meyer 1888 #2432 wed 1918 #4700 to Samuel Harry Cooper
3. Ada Lena Meyer 1889 #11713 - 1957 #8432 aged 68
4. Rhoda Emma Meyer 1890 #31793
5. Eliza Ila Meyer 1892 #22441
6. Henry Geo Meyer 1894 #28626 - 1928 #5386 aged 34
7. Albert Wm Meyer 1898 #25789
8. Charlotte Vera Meyer 1902 #9878
9. Flor Una Meyer 1904 #25213

Louis Meyer

MEYER Johann Carl Christian, Auguste WUSTEFELD d@sea, Carl August, Carl Ernst, Caroline, Adolph, Sophie, Carl Eduard (b & d@sea) arrived Adelaide 1849-03-02 on George Washington from Bremen
Lewis Myer aged 22 came Nov 1856 on the Lightfoot
Louis Myer aged 32 came Apr 1863 on the Great Britain
Louis Meyer 1830 - 1888 #8756 aged 57, son of Frederica Ohage and Louis Meyer died at Carlton

From on Thursday, 2 August 2012
Elizabeth, I found you notes by Googling Lewis & Olivia. I am trying to find out when Lewis Meyer who was married to Olivia died, he must be part of my tree.
Because Lewis Born 12 april, 1867 died 19 days old PARENTS Olivia & Lewis are named as parents. That child is in grave 318 @ Majorca with my Great Grand Mother and several other Members of the Leunig Family.
My 2 X Great G Mother was Luise Henrietta Zirkler/Meyer/ Holzeigel/Leunig. Her birth father was already married but his name Zirkler is on the Baptism Papers, her mother married her late sisters widow,and he gave Luise his name Meyer, she married Holzeigel when he died 1855 @ Kooringa., she then married Leunig 1855 Kooringa, they went to Victoria soon after.
The Meyer's came to Australia on the George Washington. Regards Joy Williams
Johann Carl Christian MEYER
These children were to Johanna Augustine Henriette WUSTEFELD who was also Luise Henriette Fernandiene’s mother. She died on the trip out to South Australia.
He remarried – to Caroline ROEDER, but there were no children to this marriage.
A researcher in Clausthal gave his children as
Carl August Adolph MEYER b. 15 Mar 1834 Clausthal
Carl Eduard MEYER b. 02 Jun 1836 Clausthal d. 13 Oct 1839 Clausthal
Auguste Caroline Sophie MEYER b. 04 Jun 1838 Clausthal d. 20 Jan 1839 Clausthal
Johanna Sophie Auguste MEYER b. 29 Jul 1840 Clausthal
Between 1841 and 1848 - Caroline, Adolph, Sophie,


Louis Meyer wed 1857 #1585 to Olivia Adelaide Remy (Renney, Reheine) and lived at Majorca then Donald
7 Children 1. Eliza Jane Meyer 1858 - 1937 #18810 aged 79
2. Mary Meyer 1860 #9567
3. Caroline Clementina Louisa Meyer died 1863 - 1864 #1284 aged 9 months
4. Mary Ann Meyer 1865 #3234
5. Louis Meyer 1867 #9092 lived 19 days
6. Olivia Ann Meyer 1868 #17438
7. Louisa Meyer 1871 #10081 lived 3 years
8. Evelyn Constance Lilian Meyer 1877 #2050
1. Eliza Jane Meyer 1858 - 1937 #18810 aged 79, wed 1879 #249 to Richard Pettit 1856 - 1911 #10984 aged 55 and lived at St Arnaud, 10 Children

John Michael

John Michael born in Scotland, wed 1868 #2480 to Jane Moore, born in Dublin. Lived at Newbridge and then at Tarnagulla
12 Children 1. Mary Jane Michael 1869 #11509 lived 8 days
2. James Michael 1869 #11510
3. John Alexander Michael 1870 #19122
4. William Moore Michael 1872 #12018
5. George Michael 1874 #19667
6. Robert Thomson Michael 1876 #26261 - 1949
7. Thomas Michael 1879 #26198
8. Margt Michael 1878 - 1881 #9064 lived 3 years
9. Alfred Michael 1881 #5968
10. Annie Michael 1883 #5805
11. Ellen Mary Michael 1885 #29327
12. Lily Jane Michael 1885 #6471
6. Robert Thomas Michael 5 Mar 1879 - Apr 1949, wed 1908 to Annie Lois Gibson, daughter Lily Maree Michael born 7 Jun 1910, and a second daughter, Edna Ellen, died March 19th 1912. Grandson doesn't know any other details, only has a picture of their headstone in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. Robert remarried later to Florence Bool and has a daughter, Beatrice Hellen, who is still living.

William Michael

William Michael 23, 1828 - 7 March 1896 born in Scotland, came to Australia Oct 1852 on the Wanata with Annie Grace Sheppard 25, 1830 - 26 Mar 1890 aged 62 daughter of Ann McLennan and James Michael Sheppard. They were employed till 1866 by Robert Cay then purchased land near Newbridge
6 Children 1. Mary Michael 1849 - 2 Aug 1921
2. Janet Michael 1850 - 31 Aug 1852
3. Son died 1 Dec 1852
4. Robert Cay Michael 1859 - 27 Aug 1938
5. Alexander Ross Michael 1860 #16283 - 1938
6. Annie Jessie Michael 1863 #17305 - 19 Sep 1936
Robert Cay Michael 1859 - 27 Aug 1938 wed 1886 #6486 to Annie Brown and lived at Tarnagulla before farming at Woodstock
1 Child 1. Norman Stanley Michael 1887 #32471
Norman Stanley Michael 1887 #32471 wed 1913 to Vera Cocks 1890

William Michael

See 1851 Census at Inverpolly shepherd station, William, Ann and baby Mary are visited by sister Christina Michael 24, Aunt Ann Ross 50, nephew John McLeod 4 months and servant Janet McLeod 20
From on Tue, 15 May 2007
Hiya Elizabeth,
You wrote;
> I have William Michael and his family in Victoria Australia arriving 1852.
> Today I had an email from saying I was wrong, followed by another saying OK
> Thankyou for your Census page that sorted out the family.
Looks certain you have the correct Michael family at Inverpolly in 1851! Feel free to include the link to my annotated Coigach censuses, and I'll include your findings with a link to your own page there. It is likely in time someone climbing the Michael family tree in Scotland will come across my page, and be excited to find through the link to your research in Australia, or someone researching in Australia discover the family in Scotland.
Inverpolly was remote, on the border between Coigach and Assynt, it is likely families there would have had christenings and marriages at Lochinver in Assynt, so it is understandable how some of the records you have found show Inverpolly as in SutherlandShire.
All the best from Niagara,
Donald.

William Michael 23 of Inverpolly, Sutherland, Scotland, boarded the Wanata at Liverpool on 10 June 1852, to arrive in Melbourne on 4 Oct 1852, with Anne Michael 25 and Mary aged 2, assume Jane died
Christening Mary to William Michael (Shepherd) and Anne Michael, at Inverpolly, born 6 December 1849, christened 28 February 1852.
Christeneing Janet to same parents, but address given as Aird of Coigagh, b.26 March 1851, c.1 June 1851
4 Children 1. Mary Michael 6 December 1849
2. Janet 26 March 1851 presume died
3. John James Michael 1854 - 1861 #7987 aged 7 years
4. Alexander Ross Michael 1860 #16283
5. Anne Jessie Michael 1863 #17305
1. Mary Michael 6 Dec 1849 - 2 Aug 1921 wed 25 Feb 1868 to James Crawford Douglas (young brother of Jonathan) 6 Dec 1842 - 26 June 1902 who selected land at Woodstock West and called it 'View Hill', 12 children.


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