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Old Lutheran migration list - Australia

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There are lists that exist of "confirmed" Old Lutherans and their migration. This is a list that went to Australia. Work in progress...

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In a July 8, 1530 letter to Lazarus Spengler, Luther interprets his seal:

Grace and peace from the Lord. As you desire to know whether my painted seal, which you sent to me, has hit the mark, I shall answer most amiably and tell you my original thoughts and reason about why my seal is a symbol of my theology. The first should be a black cross in a heart, which retains its natural color, so that I myself would be reminded that faith in the Crucified saves us. "For one who believes from the heart will be justified" (Romans 10:10). Although it is indeed a black cross, which mortifies and which should also cause pain, it leaves the heart in its natural color. It does not corrupt nature, that is, it does not kill but keeps alive. "The just shall live by faith" (Romans 1:17) but by faith in the crucified. Such a heart should stand in the middle of a white rose, to show that faith gives joy, comfort, and peace. In other words, it places the believer into a white, joyous rose, for this faith does not give peace and joy like the world gives (John 14:27). That is why the rose should be white and not red, for white is the color of the spirits and the angels (cf. Matthew 28:3; John 20:12). Such a rose should stand in a sky-blue field, symbolizing that such joy in spirit and faith is a beginning of the heavenly future joy, which begins already, but is grasped in hope, not yet revealed. And around this field is a golden ring, symbolizing that such blessedness in Heaven lasts forever and has no end. Such blessedness is exquisite, beyond all joy and goods, just as gold is the most valuable, most precious and best metal. This is my compendium theologiae [summary of theology]. I have wanted to show it to you in good friendship, hoping for your appreciation. May Christ, our beloved Lord, be with your spirit until the life hereafter. Amen.

Southern Australia


  • 1836 Freistadt District Neusalz agriculturalist Luis Kittlaus (22);


  • 1837 Kammin District Raddack farmer Friedrich Kleeman (38) with wife Maria, neé Helm and five children from eight years to 3 months old;
  • 1837 Kammin District Raddack servant David Piepkorn (31) and his bride, the unmarried Dorothea Westphal (22);
  • 1837 Kammin District Polchow former village mayor Grünhagen with wife Auguste, neé Triglaff and three sons of eight, six and five years of age;
  • 1837 Kammin District Schnatow journeyman tailor Gottlieb Christian (28), unmarried serving girl Wilhelmine Friderike Christian, sister of Gottlieb (23), Karolina Christian, bride of Gottlieb (21);
  • 1837 Kammin District Schnatow shepherd Wallschläger (25) with wife Maria, neé Fährmann (34) and three children of seven, five and three years;
  • 1837 Kammin District Kammin a separated man named Schaeffer with an underage child;
  • 1837 Kammin District Kucklow servant Gottfried Rohde.
  • 1837 Silesia Glogau shoemaker Franz Hasemann with wife Christiane, neé Backstaedt (49) and daughter Mathilde (26).

Australia (probably South Australia)


  • 1838 Klemzig thresher Christian Lange (43) with wife Anna Dorothea, neé Kurzweg (44) three children - Marie Elisabeth (18) Joh. Friedrich (10), Joh. Christian (8), retired father Gottfried Lange (62) and the mother Anna Rosina, neé Rau (73);
  • 1838 Klemzig tailor Gottfried Rau (45) with wife Christiane, neé Kurzmann (42) and son Joh. Friedrich August (12);
  • 1838 Klemzig thresher Joh. Gottlob Bothe (33) with wife Maria Elisabeth, neé Rau (31), daughter Luise (12) and mother-in-law Anna Maria Rau, neé Bitterott (54), sister-in-law Joh. El. Rau (21);
  • 1838 Klemzig artistic gardener Friedrich Fischer (32) with wife Joh. Eleonore, neé Bothe (25) and children Friedrich Wilhelm (4) and Joh. Karoline (2);
  • 1838 Klemzig wheelwright Joh. Gottfried Petrass (37) and wife Joh. Luise, neé Stellmacher (36) and children Joh. Luise (11), Wilhelm (9), Anna (9) and August (2);
  • 1838 Klemzig tailor Christian Hönke and wife Elisabeth, neé Schulz and two children, Friedrich Ernst (10) and Joh. August (6);
  • 1838 Klemzig hunter August Fiedler (41) with wife Maria, neé Köhler, widow Peussler (38) and four children, Joh. august (16), Bertha Mathilde (15), Joh. Luis (9) Karl Wilhelm (4);
  • 1838 Klemzig daily wage earner Gottlob Hönke (29) with wife Anna Elisabeth, neé Zeunert (30);
  • 1838 Klemzig house servant Joh. Gottfried Schulz (26) with wife Eleonore, neé Teuber (24) and son Joh. Friedrich (18 months);
  • 1838 Klemzig house servant Joh. Georg Miegel (41) with wife Maria Elisabeth, neé Zernack and two children, Joh. Eleonore (13) and Joh. Luise (8);
  • 1838 Klemzig house servant Joh. Christian Jaensch (24) with wife Eleonore, neé Rau (24) and son Goffried (2);
  • 1838 Klemzig laborer Christian Rau (33) with wife Elisabeth, neé Schrock (34);
  • 1838 Klemzig thresher Gottfried Hönke (31) with wife Maria Luise, neé Bothe (32), daughter Joh. Luise (3), mother - widow Maria Elisabeth Hönke, neé Schulz (60) and sister, unmarried anna Elisabeth Hönke (28);
  • 1838 Klemzig thresher Georg Bothe (57) with wife Eleonore, neé Riepke (54) and children Gottfried (28), Anna Maria (22);
  • 1838 Klemzig daily wage earner Christian Bothe (62);
  • 1838 Klemzig thresher Friedrich Schulz (53) with wife Anna Elisabeth, neé Woidt (56) and four children, Joh. Eleonore (20), Anna Dorothea (18), Joh. Samuel (16) and Joh. Luise (12);
  • 1838 Klemzig daily wage earner Anna Rosina Rau, unmarried;
  • 1838 Klemzig thresher Joh. George Freidrich Rau (43) with wife Anna Dorothea, neé Leder (45) and four children, Christian (19), Anna Eleonore (13), Anna Luise (11), Friedrich (6);
  • 1838 Klemzig colonist Christian Schumann (53) with wife Maria Elis., neé Schubert (53) and daughter Joh. Eleonore (24);
  • 1838 Harthe stallkeeper Samuel Thiele (56) with wife Rosina, neé Schulz (50) and three children, Joh. Friedrich (26), Joh. Wilhelm (19), Joh. August(4);
  • 1838 Harthe stallkeeper and journeyman mason Gottfried Schulz (50) with wife Dorothea, neé Hahn (40) and five children, Dorothea (19), Joh. Gotthilf (13), Joh. Eleonore (11) Maria Elis. (9) and Anna Elis. (18 months);
  • 1838 Harthe thresher Joh. Friedrich Hoffmann (61) with wife Anna Maria, neé Körber (54) and daughter Luise (21);
  • 1838 Goltzen daily wage earner Christoph Pölchen (35) with wife Maria Elis. neé Pölchen (34) and four children: Luise (13), Joh. Gottlieb (6), Joh. Eleonore (4), August (4);
  • 1838 Goltzen stallkeeper Christian Weber (42). (He left his wife and children behind, because they were not of his religious confession and he did not want to persuade them.);
  • 1838 Goltzen daily wage earner Christian Zilm (40) with wife Anna Dorothea, neé Mathiske; two children: Friedr. Wilhelm (10), Johann Friedrich (7), the brother Gottlob Zilm (34) and the sister Anna Dorothea Zilm (28);
  • 1838 Goltzen daily wage earner Gottlieb Grocke (27) with wife Dorothea neé Schulz (25) and two sons: Joh. Friedrich (2 years 8 months) and Christian (2 months);
  • 1838 Langmeil daily wage earner Joh. Gottfried Wundtke (32);
  • 1838 Langmeil stallkeeper Christian Schilling (33) with wife Joh. Rosina, neé Bothe (33) and two children: Joh. Luise (9) and Maria Elis. (3 months);
  • 1838 Langmeil thresher Christian Eisen (60) with three children: Joh. Samuel (23), Luise (20) and Joh. Eleonore (18);
  • 1838 Langmeil thresher Joh. Gottfried Schilling (36) with wife Anna Rosina, neé Lange (34) and six children: Maria Elis. (15), Luise (12), Joh. Gottfried (9), Anna Rosina (6), Joh. Gottlieb (3), Christian (1);
  • 1838 Langmeil night watchman Joh. Georg Kuchel (55) with wife Anna Dorothea, neé Seiffert (51) and four children: Gottfried (26), Samuel (23), Joh. Friedrich (19), Gottlieb (16);
  • 1838 Langmeil thresher Gottfried Seeländer (50) with wife Anna Rosina, neé König (50) and three children: Anna Dorothea (25), Joh. Gottfried (21), Joh. Luise (12), (the son Joh. Gottlob, 27 years of age, emigrated in 1841);
  • 1838 Langmeil lodger Anna Rosina Bodatsch (68), neé Kockejoy and her foster daughter, the unmarried Anna Elisabeth Kockejoy (19);

More to come....

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