Johann Gottfried Henschke and Marie
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Johann Gottfried Henschke was born in Krondorf,
South Australia on 24 May 1856 . His parents were Johann Christian Henschke
and Dorothea Elisabeth (nee Schmidt). He was confirmed
on 9 October 1870 at the Zum Kripplein Christi Lutheran church in
Krondorf. On 15 April 1880 he married Marie Elisabeth Koch at
Trinity Lutheran Church in Rowlands Flat. The ceremony was performed
by Pastor Phillip J Oster. Witnesses were W Koch, RF Grocke,
and FW Grocke.
Marie Elisabeth was born on 20 February
1859 in Rowlands Flat, the first born child of Johann Gottlieb Koch and Johanna
Caroline (nee Schultz). Marie Elisabeth was baptized at
Rowlands Flat on 20 March 1859 by Pastor Phillip J Oster. Her
sponsors were Wilhelm Koch, Ernestine Wihelmina Koch and Elenore
The couple lived at Krondorf. Johann
Gottfried was a farmer.
Johann Gottfried and Marie Elisabeth had a family
of three: Carl Benno (1881), Auguste Helena (1882) and Louise Hulda (1892). All were born at
Johann Gottfried died on 26 March 1905.
Marie Elisabeth died on 12 December 1931. Both are buried in
the Krondorf cemetery.
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References and Notes
 No record of Johann Gottfried's christening has been
found. However, the Bethany baptismal register shows that a
christening did occur at Krondorf of a child born on 24 May
1856. No name is given but said in the register to be to be
"probably Schultz". Johann Gottfried's confirmation record
(Krondorf confirmation register: no. 8) shows his date of birth.
 Henschke Heritage Henschke Heritage Group
Inc.: Adelaide, 1995 (p 153).
 Koch Connections Koch Family Reunion Committee:
Adelaide, 1997 (pp 339-341).
For other reference sources see individual person cards:
Johann Gottfried Henschke
Marie Elisabeth Koch
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