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Families featured
John Bain Zanker, George Frederick Zeplin, Conrad Geo Wm Ziele,
Gustav Adolph Zimmer, Johan Zimmer, John Maximilian Zinnecker,


Zanker

John Bain Zanker was joined July 1863 via the True Briton by Eliza Stonehouse 39, 1822 - 1889 #16447 aged 67, daughter of George Stonehouse died at North Fitzroy, and lived in Melbourne
3 Children 1. Mary Ann Zanker 11, c1852 wed 1877 #3443
2. Eliza Rosa Susan Zanker 5, 1858 - 1889 #16452 aged 28
3. Alfred James Thomas Zanker 3, 1860 - 1882 #4921 aged 22
1. Mary Ann Zanker wed 1877 #3443 to Charles Cottrill 1853 - 1895 #13335 aged 42, died at Footscray, 3 Children

3. Eliza Rosa Susan Zanker 1861 - 1889 #16452 aged 28, and both died a month after her baby was born, wed 1886 #6648 to William John Brisbane 1865 #8365

Gustav Zanker

Gustav Adolf Zanker 1862 - 1933 #14379 aged 71, son of Louise Ludige and Andreas Zanker from Germany wed 1897 #7243 to Johanne Pauline Burger 1871 #18578 - 1962 #5774 aged 90, and lived at Jeparit
8 Children 1. Flora Paulina Zanker 1899 #11391
2. Walter Gustave Zanker 1900 #27407
3. Carl Zanker 1902 #27096 lived 1 day
4. Ida Adele Zanker 1904 #18950
5. Helena Linda Zanker 1905 #19077
6. Ernt Emil Zanker 1907 #11553
7. Stella Louisa Zanker 1909 #11821
8. Benno Oswald Zanker 1911 #12447

Martin Zeluis

Martin was widowed, wed 1861 #4112 to Euphemia McEwen 1833 - 1867 #2553 aged 34, daughter of Isabella Currie and Duncan McEwan of Argy. Euphemia Mcewan aged 29 came alone Aug 1859 on the Commodore Perry as an Assisted British Immigrant
Martin Zeluis from Norway, wed 1867 #4429 to Eliza Furness 1849 - 1932 #4187 aged 83, and lived at Carlton, Hawthorn
8 children 1. Eliza Zelius 1870 - 1875 #10959 lived 5 years
2. William Fordham Zelius 1873 #25361 - 1929 #4085 aged 54 wed 1909 #4702 to Alice Victoria Williams
3. Philip Henry Zelius 1875 #24030 - 1942 #27307 aged 67 wed 1901 #7989 to Vi Adelaide Fletcher 1878 - 1945 #20342 aged 68, daughter of Elizabeth Cousins and William Fletcher (not in Vic)
4. Florence May Zelius 1877 #13814
5. Arthur Geesling Zelius 1879 #7394 - 1933 #4160 aged 54 wed 1914 #8323 to Ruby Estelle Grayson 1886 #10154 - 1968 #5540 aged 82, daughter of Margaret Jane Muir and William Grayson
6. Edith Zelius 1881 #6715 wed 1903 #1428R to William James Lacey
7. Alice Zelius 1884 #151
8. Ruby Isabel Zelius 1886 #10810 9. Ernt Regd Zelius 1889 #32390 - 1940 #11899 aged 52

Zeplin

Possible clues -
Jane Chamberlain 11 Dec 1817 at St John, Deritend And Bordesley, Warwick, England daughter of Mary and William Chamberlain
Could Toplin become Zeplin? Jane Chamberlain wed 15 Feb 1832 at Spitalfields Christ Church, Stepney, London, England to George Toplin.

George Zeplin 1811 - 1881 #11336 aged 69 son of Anne and John Frederick Feri Zeplin came Jan 1862 to join son George in Victoria, as George Zeplin aged 22 came Jan 1862 on the Mary Ann Wilson

7 Children 1. George Frederick Zeplin 1832
2. Thomas Zeplin c1835
3. John Ferdinand Zeplin Christening: About 15 Feb 1837 Saint Dunstan, Stepney, died at Stepney to June 1851
4. Ann Zeplin at Stepney to Dec 1838
5. Henry Zeplin to Sep 1843
6. Jane Zeplin to Dec 1847
7. Louisa Matilda Zeplin to June 1850 died to March 1858 at Mile End (border of London and Middlesex)

George Zeplin aged 20 came Oct 1852 on the Nepaul. - is he also this passenger?
1. George Frederick Zeplin 1832 - 1884 #12599 aged 52 son of Jane Chamberlain and George Zeplin, wed 1855 #956 to Bridget Shea 1833 - 1877 #8338 aged 44 daughter of Julie Hutchinson and Thomas Shea of Cork and lived at Beechworth
2 Children 1. Jane Julia Zeplin 1856 #2969
2. Mary Ann Zeplin 1857 #3985
1. Jane Julia Zeplin 1856 #2969 wed 1879 #2703 to Thomas Lewis Winchcombe 1855 #11171 born at Duneed, no known chn
2. Mary Ann Zeplin 1857 #3985 wed 1885 #164 to Richard Edward Thomas


Ziele

Conrad Geo Wm Ziele 1834 - 1894 #12869 aged 60, son of Doretta and Hy Fredk Wm Zeile, wed 1860 #119 to Mary Annie Goodland and lived at Creswick
9 Children 1. Emma Doretta Ziele 1861 #2598
2. Henry Charles Ziele 1862 #13993 lived 20 months
3. Alice Maud Ziele 1864 #1878 lived 5 months
4. Conrad Frederick Ziele 1865 #21487 lived 2 years
5. Henry Thomas William Ziele 1867 #14289 lived 7 months
6. Elizabeth Mary Ziele 1869 #15000
7. Geo Chas Thomas Ziele 1872 #15512 lived 1 year
8. Conrad Thomas Charles Ziele 1874 #15140 - 1916 #13035 aged 42
9. Doris Louisa Ziele 1879 #1881

Zimmer

Gustav Adolph Zimmer wed 1864 #2241 to Mary Elizabeth Chapman Lloyd. They lived first at Ballarat and the last child was born at Maryborough.
Mary Elizabeth Zimmer 1844 - 1901 #3719 aged 57 died at St Arnaud, daughter of Elizabeth Chapman and John Silke
8 children 1. Henry James Zimmer 1866 #12606 lived 6 weeks
2. Mary Elizabeth Zimmer 1868 #13704
3. Theresa Jane Zimmer 1868 #13740
4. Gustav Adolph Zimmer 1874 #16050
5. Ernest Edward Zimmer 1877 #62R
6. Charles Herbert Zimmer 1879 #6510
7. Sarah Maud Zimmer 1881 #12859
8. Violet May Zimmer 1886 #4265 wed 1913 #7183 to John Thomas Reilly
2. Mary Elizabeth Zimmer 1868 #13704 wed 1891 #6901 to James Patrick Kennedy 1861 #16790 at Sandhurst, son of Mary Josephine Consadine and Philip Kennedy, who appears to be their only child.
5 children 1. Amy Irene Kennedy 1892 #5870
2. Cecil James Kennedy 1894 #13675
3. Lilian Olive Margur Kennedy 1896 #21584
4. Ivy Millicent Kennedy 1899 #4472
5. Lesley Francis Kennedy 1903 - 1944 #2805 aged 41
3. Theresa Jane Zimmer 1868 #13740 - 1951 #5624 aged 81, wed 1896 #6178 to Charles Joseph Leune/Lenne
5 children 1. Albert Victor Zimmer 1887 #4642 lived 10 months at Maryborough
2. Sydney Edgar Bertie Zimmer 1890 #2515 lived 10 months
3. Alice Myrtle Zimmer 1895 #14066
4. Robert Lenne 1906 #1892
5. Florence Lenne 1906 - 1964 #13477 aged 58, wed Thomas
7. Sarah Maude Zimmer 1881 #12859, born at Talbot, wed 22 August 1903 in St Arnaud to James Coad 1 July 1882 born in St Arnaud, Victoria, 4 Children

Johan Zimmer

Thankyou to John Zimmer for sending birth, marriage and death certificates for this family.

From the wedding certificate dated 9 Oct 1865, John Zimmer aged 40, born in Christungen, Rheinhesse, son of Margaretha Lershkone and Milchior Zimmer, wed Mary Ann Bennett aged 20, born in Norwich, Norfolk, UK, dau of William Bennett and of her mother who gave consent in the absence of her father, in the presence of Ada Josephine Billman and illegiblle signature
Ada Josephine appears to be the wife of Henry (later Henry John) Billman who wed 1863 #2964 to Ada Josephine Cox, lived at Ross Creek and had 10 chn to 1883

From on Monday, 13 June, 2011

Dear Elizabeth, Again, thank you for your interest.
John Zimmer arrived December 1856 aged 23, on the Marco Polo and was 23 years in Victoria
I think I have made a discovery about the Marco Polo- John Zimmer. There is a Will of a John Theodor Zimmer, Publican of Creswick Victoria, who died in 1863, leaving everything to his SISTER, Catherine ALT (married to Peter ALT). From the Unassisted Passenger Records , John Zimmer, Catherine Alt and Peter Alt all came out together on the Marco Polo in 1856. The ages seem to correspond well too.
So it appears that "our" Johann Zimmer, born 13 April 1819 to Margareta Leschhorn and Melchior Zimmer, in Hungen -Villingen in modern-day Hessen, Germany... and who married Mary Ann Bennett in Ballarat in 1865 , and who died near Buninyong in 1878, is not the "Marco Polo John Zimmer".

Peter Alt aged 31 came Dec 1856, on the Marco Polo with Cath Alt 25 and her brother John Zimmer 23
Peter Alt and Catherine Alt nee Zimmer 1829 - 1866 #4763 aged 37 born at Nass, dau of Anna Elizabeth and John Zimmer, registered 5 children, with Cath's name different for each one,
1. Peter Alt 1857 #1045 born at Melbourne, mother Cath Margaret Zemmar
2. John Jacob Alt 1859 #2417 born at Ballarat, mother Catherine Zimmer
3. Charles Henry Alt 1860 #13631 born at Ballarat, mother Katarina Zimmer
4. John Matthias Alt 1862 #542 born at Ballarat, mother Catherine Zimmar
5. Conrad Alt 1864 #21255 born at Creswick, mother Maria Catherina Zemer
Using Trove, to do a newspaper search, Peter Alt appears to go to NSW, so this may be his death
Peter Alt died at Parramatta, NSW, 1920 #20918 aged 85 Yrs so born c1835
The shipping record suggests he was closer to 95.

As an aside, Isaac Sadlier Alt wed 1864 #3169 to Mathilda Margaret Colclough and they lived at Elmore where 19 children are recorded - 13 births and 6 deaths. One is Ellen Jane Alt 1872 #2269 and I found a note on her death, in The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Saturday 4 December 1937, Obituary - Miss Ellen Jane Alt, daughter of the late Mr Isaac Alt, one of the pioneer residents of Elmore, died at Northing, England. her body was cremated and the ashes were brought back to Australia to be placed in the family vault in the Elmore Cemetery.


John (Johan) Zimmer c1833 - 11 Jan 1878 #1277 aged 60, born in Germany, wed 9 Oct 1865 #4277 to Mary Ann Bennett 1846 - 1892 #4280 aged 46, daughter of Sarah Ann and William Bennett, died at Strathfieldsaye, and lived at Durham Lead
Mary Ann Zimmer born in Norfolk, wed 1879 #4737 to John Robins Bellman/Billman
6 Children 1. Sarah Ann Bennett 22 June 1860 #13887R born at Magpie, registered twice, second time with father called William Trenfield
1. Solomon Frederick Cox/Zimmer 7 Dec 1864 registered 1865 #283, son of Solomon Cox aged 28, who then wed 1867 #1422 to Susan Foot. Frederick Zimmer died 26 Aug 1874 #7495 aged 9 years
2. Elizabeth Christina dead, named on her father's death certificate, may be Alice Zimmer named on mother's death certificate 3. William Henry Zimmer 1867 #14524 - 1945 #22649 aged 78
4. John Herman Zimmer 1870 #15378 - 1927 #10549 aged 58
5. Milchor Zimmer 1873 #16111 lived 10 days
6. Albert Arthur Zimmer 1874 #15339 - 1965 #286 aged 90
7. Susannah Christina Zimmer 1876 #15652 - 1954 #23127 aged 77
8. Ada Billman 1880 #11435 - 1880 #5428 lived 21 days
9. Mary Ann Billman 1880 #11436 - 1880 #5406 lived 9 days
10. Liddy Rosanna Billman 1884 #28164
2. William Henry Zimmer 1867 #14524 - 1945 #22649 aged 78, wed 1896 #939 to Elizth Alice Hargreaves 1868 - 1938 #18681 aged 70,
3 Children 1. Wm Herman Zimmer 1896 #28080
2. Walt Jno Zimmer 1898 #19128 - 1967 #9213 aged 68
3. Doris Irene Zimmer 1905 #3286 - 1930 #11087 aged 25, wed Ross
2. Walt Jno Zimmer 1898 #19128 - 1967 #9213 aged 68, wed 1917 #9308 to Maud Jessie Morris
1st Child 1. Walter Mitchell Zimmer 1918 #9816
3. John Herman Zimmer 1870 #15378 - 1927 #10549 aged 58, wed 1893 #5762 to Martha Maud Maynard 1873 #15102
6. Susannah Christina Zimmer 1876 #15652 - 1954 #23127 aged 77, wed 1902 #2864 to Albert John Handley 1877 #15865 from Cambridge

Michael Zimmer

Michael Zimmer wed 1858 #1167 to Maria Graf and lived at Woollert.
Michael Zimmer, farmer at Epping, died 13 Oct 1892 aged 69, son of Hannah Rosell and John Zimmer, and left a Will, and probate was granted to Maria Zimmer, and Carl Edward Zimmer
8 children 1. John Augustus Adolph Zimmer 1859 #7066 lived 7 years
2. Anna Maria Zimmer 1861 #1846
3. Charles Henry Zimmer 1862 #11828
4. Augustus Adolphus Zimmer 1868 #13204
5. Henry Frederick Zimmer 1870 #27209 lived 5 years
6. George Albert Zimmer 1872 #6451
7. Maria Elizabeth Zimmer 1874 #2363
8. John William Peter Zimmer 1881 #2327
4. Gustav Adolph Zimmer 1868 #13204 - 1906 #2201 aged 38, wed 1899 #2632 to Grace Tunks and lived at Kyneton
Grace Zimmer wed 1915 #10973 to Alex Murray Armitage
Grace is not the Unnamed Female 1871 #17M daughter of Jane Savory and Edward Tunks born at Shipton (she was Ada Wave Tunks born at Sea and died aged 7 weeks, then the next child was Emily born early in 1872)
4 children 1. Myrtle Grace Zimmer 1900 #27690 lived 10 years
2. William Albert Zimmer 1901 #27990
3. Gustave Adolphus Zimmer 1903 #19099
4. James Michael Zimmer 1906 #27821

Zinnecker

John Maximilian Zinnecker 1831 - 1896 #10391 aged 65, son of Sophia Frant and John Maximilian Zinnecker from Frankfort on Maine, wed 1871 #915 to Mary Ann Jacques 1838 - 1920 #1588 aged 82, lived at Maryborough
7 Children 1. Anne Sophia Maria Zinnecker 1867 #22926
2. Caroline Jane Zinnecker 1870 #3454
3. Charlotte Zinnecker 1873 #3668 - 1876 #6247 lived 3 years
4. Robert John Zinnecker 1875 - 1876 #6250 lived 11 months
5. William Thomas Zinnecker 1880 #10113
6. Maud Zinnecker 1883 #10783
7. Dorothea Marion Zinnecker 1885 #26865
1. Anne Sophia Maria Zinnecker 1867 #22926 wed 1891 #941 to John Michael Nesbitt and lived at 'Ar Dale'
5 Children 1. Frank Nesbitt 1892 #26617
2. Jno Richd Nesbitt 1895 #14058
3. Alfd Wm Nesbitt 1902 #15184
4. Twin Hy Nesbitt 1907 #122
5. Twin Dorothea Charl Nesbitt 1907 #123
2. Caroline Jane Zinnecker 1870 #3454 wed 1895 #966 to Hugh Chas Hughes 1863 #15888, born at Melbourne, and lived at Maryborough
1 Child 1. May Hughes 1896 #13212
6. Maud Zinnecker 1883 #10783 wed 1917 #2908 to Arth Henry Davis and lived at Hawthorn.
May be Arthur Henry Davis 1879 #10046 son of Catherine Baker and Henry Davis born at Inglewood
1st Child 1. Leslie Norman Lloyd Davis 1918 #3957
7. Dorothy Marion Zinnecker 1885 in Maryborough, Victoria, wed 1905 #1448 to Robert Henry Coad born 1876 in Timor, Victoria. First 2 children born in Maryborough, then the family moved to Prahan, 5 Children

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