Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
NameNITSCHKE, Johanna Louise
Birthca 185111608,263
Immigration14 Sep 1856, ‘Adele’3078 Age: 5
Death9 Jan 1937, Millicent North, SA11608,1975,16355 Age: 86
Burial10 Jan 1937, Millicent, SA1975,16356
MemoSection O SECTION MILLICENT CEMETERY-Plot/Grave/Niche 173
Residence1937, Millicent, SA16358,16356 Age: 86
FatherNIETSCHKE, Johann Christian (ca1820-1901)
MotherWUNDTKE, Anna Rosina (ca1831-1882)
Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA : 1861 - 1954) Thu 14 Jan 193716356

ANOTHER PIONEER PASSES. Mrs. E. Vorwerk, Millicent.

Millicent, January 13.
The band of pioneers who assisted
to open up the State of South Aus-
tria is being depleted every day, and
Millicent has to record the passing of
one who came to this district in its
early days, and one who reared a
large family which is held in high
esteem by the present generation.
Mrs. Johanne Louise Vorwerk, relict
of the late Mr. Ernst Vorwerk, who
died at Millicent on Saturday, arrived
at Port Adelaide with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Johann Christian
Nitschke, from Germany when only
six years of age. They came out in
a sailing ship, and the journey occu-
pied six months. Relatives met the
ship at Port Adelaide, and the new
arrivals went to Echunga by bullock
dray, where Mr. Nitschke engaged in
land pursuits. A few years later the
family went to Yahl Paddock, near
Mount Gambier, and the subject of
this review married Mr. Vorwerk
when she was 19 years of age. The
young couple lived at O.B. Flat for
some time, where four children were
The late Mr. Vorwerk selected land
at Nangula Flat in 1875, and the
couple removed to the Millicent dis-
trict. Some years later, when the
railway line to Mount Gambier was
opened, they purchased land adjacent
to the Mount Gambier road. The
deceased's husband died when the
family of ten children were all young,
but Mrs. Vorwerk continued to work
the farm successfully, and most of
the family were eventually established
in the Millicent district. For the past
twenty years, Mrs. Vorwerk had lived
a retired life at Millicent North with
her son, Mr. H. F. Vorwerk. She was
a staunch supporter of the Lutheran
Church, and was highly respected
throughout the district.
A family of six sons and four
daughters survive. They are Messrs.
H. F., W. E., and A. A. (Millicent), A.
H. (Narracoorte), C. A. (Mitcham),
and K. E. (Kanmantoo); Mesdames
A. Bridges, D. Campbell, and Walter
Bridges (Millicent), and Miss B. M.
Vorwerk (Penola). The funeral was
conducted on Sunday, the Rev. E.
Sprengel, of Mount Gambier, officiat-
ing. The pall-bearers were Messrs. G.
and T. Nitschke and A. and J. I.
Birth1843, Posen, Prussia11608,263
Immigration21 Dec 1847, ‘Gellert’11608,398 Age: 4
Death25 Nov 1893, Near Millicent, SA11608,16343,16354 Age: 50
BurialMillicent, SA11608
FatherVORWERK, Carl (Charles) Ernst (ca1804-1884)
MotherDORNSKE, Louisa (ca1805-1866)
Marriage23 Apr 1869, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mount Gambier, SA11608,16343,16357
Marr MemoLobethal, SA?
ChildrenMaria Bertha (1870-)
 Friedrich Hermann (1871-1938)
 Augusta Maria (Mary) (1872-1952)
 August Henry (1874-)
 Emma Mathilde (Tilly) (1876-1941)
 Carl August (1878-)
 Ernst Wilhelm (1879-1948)
 Emma Louisa (1882-1963)
 Carl Edward (1884-1958)
 Alfred Adolph (1888-1977)
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