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From: "Malcolm Sears" <>
Subject: Re: [GERMAN-TEXAN] Zollner born Australia...
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 22:52:25 +0800
Ja there was. Many Germans went to South Australia (state)after it was
in 1836. They established the world famous vinyards in the Barossa Valley.
One of the "founding fathers" of South Australia George Fife Angus actively
promoted migration from Germany because the folk were hard working and of
Also quite a few went to Victoria(state). There were many Wendish/Sorbian
in both Victoria and South Australia. My Wendish/Sorb ancestor Magdalena
came out in 1855 with her mother's sister Magdalena nee Rentsch and her
Zieschang. The Zieschangs brought a daughter with them who died in Victoria
but they also had 2 sons born there. Magdalena Poldrack married a German and
in Victoria and Peter got ill and returned to Saxony in late 1860s. He then
to Texas in 1870 with their 2 Australian born sons and Johann Ernst
Poldrack, Mag Poldrack's
brother. Some years later another brother Andreas Poldrack (married in
Saxony) came to Texas
with his wife and children. I have luckily tracked down some living cousins
who I have visited with twice, 1998 and 2001.
I will try and find the birth of the Zollner.
Malcolm Sears, Perth, Western Australia (state)
[mailto:]On Behalf Of Sarah
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 1:46 AM
Subject: [GERMAN-TEXAN] Zollner born Australia...
Errm forgive me but I forgot the original question about the Zollners.
In the 1880 census they was a stray born in Australia working as a farmhand:
Gotler Zollner Precinct 2, Hays, TX abt 1858 Australia
By 1900 he was in Rockwall:
Carl Zollner abt 1856 Birthplace:Australia
Another Zollner family was in Rockwall in 1900:
Matthew Zollner abt 1826 Germany WhiteHead
Matthew Zollner abt 1850 Germany WhiteHead
Barbra Zollner abt 1869 Indiana WhiteWife
I wonder what they were doing in Australia in 1856? Any other Germans down
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