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Krause and Semmler of Victoria, Australia.

Journal by Julie07

Descendants of Amalie Friederike Semmler

If unsure about the accuracy of any of this information, please check original records. I have attempted to offer as accurate information as possible but state this is only a personal family documentary, not an official family record.

Amalie Friederike Semmler Born: May 29, 1857 in possibly Briesen, Prussia, married September 9th 1886 in Katyil, Victoria, Australia to Martin Krause. They lived most of their lives at Federal Street, Rainbow, Victoria.
Amalie was christened 07 June 1857 at Schwersens, Posen, Prussia
She came to Australia in 1881 on the ship Wappaus.
Occupation: Nurse
Died: 1924 in Federal street, Rainbow, Victoria Buried: Rainbow. Death reg. no. 11855
Martin Krause Born: March 25, 1856 in Heinersbrck, Cottbus, Prussia to Johann (Hans) Gottlieb Krause and Marie Auguste Keis.
He came to Australia in 1861 on the ship Wandrahm
Occupation: Farmer
Died: May 18, 1938 in Dimboola, Victoria Death reg. no. 14134 Buried: Dimboola.
No headstone or marker. Plot no. 954. He is buried in the same grave as his sister, Maria. (Maria Juers).

Martin & Amelies children:

Fredrick Martin Krause Born 1888 in Dimboola. Was living in Tarrington, Victoria in 1824
Married Johanna Sophie Harnath in 1913 in Tabor, Victoria

Agnes Amelia Krause Born October 12, 1889 in Katyil, Shire of Dimboola, Victoria. She married Edward (George) Brown on August 30, 1909 in Rainbow, Victoria
Occupation: Assisted her mother in Midwifery practice.
Died: 1965 in Ballarat, Victoria of severe Arthritis. Death reg. 20295 Buried: Rainbow cemetery next to her husband, George.

Edward George (George) Brown Born May 23, 1881 in Avenue Range, South Australia to William Brown and MaryAnn formerly Dowdy nee McCartney. Mary Ann was actually born as Mary Ann Thurston in 1840 in Pattington, London, England to Charles Thurston and Mary Ann nee Knights.
Occupation: Farmer
Died April 25, 1951. Buried Rainbow, Victoria reg. no. 19392

Oswald Ernst Krause Born about 1890 at Warracknabeal, Victoria.
Married Lillian Culhane in Murtoa, Victoria.

Paul Ewald Krause. Born: about 1891. Died 1962 in Melbourne, Victoria. Lived in Murtoa in 1924
Married Beatrice Jane Mead (Born: 1891 in Bungaree, Victoria) in 1912 in Murtoa, Victoria
Antonia Krause Born about 1892 Lived in Rainbow in 1924
Married John Patrick Culhane

Otto John Joseph Krause Born about 1896 in Warracknabeal, Victoria. Died 1934 in Hamilton. Victoria
Lived in Gippsland in 1924
Married Therese Kathleen Pianta (Born: 1893)

Bruno Godfrey Krause Born: 1900 in Warracknabeal, Victoria. Died 1943.
Married Anne Culhane in Murtoa. Victoria

Amalie and Martin Krause are registered in the Australian Electoral rolls from 1909 to 1931 and were living in Rainbow, Victoria.

We visited Amalie's grave 31st December 1997. It was disappointing to find the cemetery records had been destroyed or not maintained and the secretary was unable to identify the sight of Amalie's grave. The grave is unmarked with no head stone. She is supposedly buried in the Lutheran section of the Rainbow cemetery.
As well, the records showed Amalie as.."Krause, nurse, age 67, native of Germany, died 1924". We offered the secretary Amalies christian name and other information. At least she will have that much. Coffin bearers at Amalies funeral were, W. Oelsnick, J.J. Linke, B. Borman, R.H. & P. Wedding and F. Reid. Oelsnick was a brother in law.
Amalie came to Victoria in 1881 and was naturalised soon after. Her Father, brothers and sisters arrived in 1883. Her Mother died in Germany while awaiting passage to Australia. The family settled around Katyil, near Warracknabeal. Amalie's Father was a Blacksmith. Amalie married Martin Krause and they lived around the Warracknabeal district until about 1906 when they moved to Rainbow. After moving to Rainbow, they spent a few years in the Hamilton district but moved back to Rainbow until Amalies death in 1924.
Amalie had a nursing and midwifery practice and travelled many miles to families in need. She was a well respected woman in the district and when she died, her funeral was attended by many people.

Agnes Amelia Brown nee Krause, daughter of Amelie and Martin, was said to be a short, thick woman. Her son, George, was an excellent horse rider and was said to have made a splendid sight on a horse. His nickname was "Buck".
Being of Prussian descent, as a young married woman Agnes experienced the difficulties of being of German descent when WW1 began. Agnes Uncle Ernst Semmler found it difficult to seek naturalisation at the time, even though his father had been naturalised in 1883 when Ernst was about 16 years old. During these dark times Agnes children were only young but it did affect the family for decades later because of their association with German surnames.
Edward (George) Brown, Agnes husband, was said to be a short, thin man and liked by the community. He was a caring father to his children. George told his children he had walked across the desert to come to Victoria from South Australia. We assumed this to be the Little Desert.

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by VanessaKrause on 2009-01-16 17:02:44

Hi Julie
Martin and Amalie were my great grandparents on my fathers side via Oswald. My father is Oswald son, Ken. Would love to share information.
Vanessa Krause

by graceliddell on 2009-10-30 05:01:47

Amalie Semmler was a sister of Paul Fredrich Semmler. My family comes from one of her brothers Paul Friedrich.
I am Jeanette Grace Liddell (prefer Grace), my mother was Lorna Evelyn Semmler, her father was Wilhelm Carl Frederich Semmler, son of Paul Semmler.
I can be contacted on (03) 9464 1808.

by mhenderson72 on 2009-12-23 22:30:24

Hi Julie,
I have only just began researching the Krause family, finding your journal was fantastic. I am very keen to track down any photos of Bruno Krause with any of his siblings. I am keen to hear from anyone.

by maree1985 on 2010-05-20 06:47:51

Hi Julie,
My great grandfather was Bruno and his father was Martin. Would love to try help as my mum and i have been doing a bit of Research or even if any one maybe able to share with any thing with me.

by Grandfather on 2010-07-22 01:19:18

Hi Julie i am Bruno Godfrey. Krause i also would love any photos of my grandfather .

by jenndmoo on 2010-08-02 08:13:58

Hi Julie,

Thank you for the information provided here. You have given me a great start. My grandparents were Frederick Martin Krause and Johanna Sophia Harnath . My father was their youngest Rudolph Frederick Krause. I would appreciate any information anyone has. I have only just started this side of the family


by cack on 2012-02-18 01:17:09

Hi Julie, my name is Carolyn Vankalken nee Krause and I have beed asked to find out more about the Krause family. My father Gordon who passed away last year was the son of Fredrick Martin Krause and Johanna Sophie Krause. I am one of 14 children, 3 have passed, so there are any relatives down here in Victoria.

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