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Johanna Maria Dorothea Drogemuller, b. 1851, d. 1930.

Query by MicheleCM

I'm researching my maternal line and have got back to Johanna Maria Dorothea Drogemuller, b. 1851 in Niedersachsen, Germany, m. 1869 to George Bensemann, d. Aug. 1930 in Nelson, NZ.

I am especially interested in tracing her mother's line but also the Drogemuller ancestors and any information about when the family emigrated to NZ.

Thank you!

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on 2012-12-03 08:20:45

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by ngairedith on 2012-12-03 08:32:59
by ngairedith on 2012-12-03 08:59:57

her mother was Marie Sophie Dorothea Wilhelmine HEINE, a daughter of Johann Heinrich Christian HEINE (1785-?) & Cathrina Maria Eleonora HOSSERMAN

by MicheleCM on 2012-12-03 09:07:57

Thank you! I'm still trying to piece together the family relationships. I did find a newspaper marriage notice but i'm not sure how accurate it is.\

by MicheleCM on 2012-12-03 09:10:18

Oh thank you so much for that! Now i'm getting somewhere!

by MicheleCM on 2012-12-03 09:12:33

I think the Bensemanns (Dorothea's husband's family) were also related to the Brieses.

by ngairedith on 2012-12-03 09:40:00

this is interesting ...
BENSEMANN-DROGEMULLER - October 15 1869, at St Paul's Church, bu the Lutheran Minister, Rev. J. HEINE, G. F. W. Bensemann, third son of C. H. Bensemann, Hotelkeeper, to Dora Harriett, only daughter of G. Drogemuller, Farmer, Upper Moutere

this couple was George Wilhelm Bensemann & Johanna Maria Dorothea Drogemuller, obviously nicknamed Dora, but the Rev's name could be followed up ...

by MicheleCM on 2012-12-03 09:44:23

Oh yes, I saw that notice, and I have also come across the Heines - they are relatives too!!

by ngairedith on 2012-12-03 09:46:20

yes, Johanna Maria Dorothea Drogemuller's maternal grandmother was a Heine (as above)

by MicheleCM on 2012-12-03 10:01:48

The Reverend J. Heine who married them could have been her uncle (mother's brother) or her maternal grandfather. I'll look into it...

by ngairedith on 2012-12-03 10:03:17

by ngairedith on 2012-12-03 10:05:34

sorry - ... more

by ngairedith on 2012-12-03 10:13:33

Anna was a daughter of Anna KOTHRADE & Cordt BENSEMANN

AND here is a brilliant photo of the family

Child in foreground: John Erle Schroder
Front row: Gertrude Heine, Mrs J Thiel (nee Heine), Joseph Heine
Second row from front: (seated): Rev J. Thiel, Rev J W C Heine and Mrs Heine Dietrich Wilkens, Feodor Kelling (also known as Johann Friederich Augustus Kelling), Mrs F Schroder
Third row from front (standing): Dorothea Drogemuller (Mrs George Bensemann), Catherina Marie Elizabeth Rose (Mrs Henry Bensemann), Frederick Bensemann (son of Cordt), Anna Margaret Doris Bensemann (daughter of Cordt) (Mrs David Max), Sophia Magdalena Bensemann (daughter of Cordt) (Mrs David Wilkens), Henry Bensemann (son of Cordt), David Max, F Schroder
Back row: J H C Drogemuller, George Bensemann (son of Cordt), Feodor Kelling Jnr, Heinrich Darel (standing above), John Muller, John Albert Bensemann? (son of Cordt), unidentified

(be sure to click on the HOME page at top left)
from the book Petticoat Pioneers, Reed 1980, by barbara Harper

by MicheleCM on 2012-12-04 00:37:16

Thank you for all that, especially the photos! I was hoping for a photo of Dorothea/Dora!
There are also Drogemullers recorded and/or buried in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. I know from researching my great grandfather Gottlieb Blaess (Dora's son in law) that the Lutheran missionaries travelled around a lot, but I don't know whether or not the Barossa Valley (Nuriootpa) Drogemullers are related or if so, how.

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