Krause & Kies of Victoria, Australia
Descendants of Johann Krause & Louisa
The following information has been put together over the years from archive records, internet information, and family oral history. Some spelling has been left according to the source it was found in, it may be incorrect but as I am not familiar with German names, I am not in a position to alter them. The information I offer is accurate to the best of my knowledge.
Married Louisa in Germany
Johann (Hans) Krause Born about 1821 in Germany and died 1901 in Dimboola, Victoria, Australia
Married Marie Kies Born about 1823 in Heinersbruck, Posen, Prussia
Married about 1846 in Germany
Marie died as “Mary” on September 2nd 1911 in Katyil, Victoria from heart failure and dropsy. She had been unwell for 4 years. Death reg. no. 8635 Buried: Katyil, Victoria.
Her parents were: Johann Kies & Hannah Lehmann
Johann and Marie immigrated to Australia in 1861 on the “Wandrahm” with their son Martin. (Shipping records & Marie’s naturalisation). Their older son, Johann had already arrived in Australia a couple of years earlier with his uncle.
The family were at Lyndoch, South Australia, for some time and eventually went to Victoria, settling in the area of Dimboola and Warracknabeal. It has been difficult to establish when they went to Victoria. It was between 1865, when their last child was born in S.A., and 1886 when their daughter, Amalie was married in Victoria. Marie’s death certificate indicated she was in Victoria since 1860, which would be wrong. Certificate also states she they lived in South Australia for about 11 years before moving to Victoria.
On 29th August 1903 at Warracknabeal, Victoria Australia, Mary Krause (nee Marie Kies) was naturalised. She was 79 years of age, was born in Kotbus, Heinrich Bridge,Germany. She stated she arrived in Australia in November 1863 on the “Vondrum” from Hamburg, and had been in the colony of Victoria for 40 years. She was a widow.
( National Archives, Australia)
Some spelling errors in document eg. Kotbus + Vondrum, also year of arrival.
Johann Kruase and Marie Kies had the following family:
Johann Krause Born September 3rd 1847 in Heinersbrück, Cottbus, Prussia
died July 24, 1914 in Hamilton, Victoria
Married Agnes Mirtschin (Born September 27th 1856 in Victoria).
Johann was naturalised in 1884.
Martin Krause Born March 25th 1856 in Heinersbrück, Cottbus, Prussia
Died May 18th 1938 in Dimboola, Victoria Death reg. no. 14134
Buried at Dimboola. There is no headstone or marker. Plot no. 954. He is buried in the same grave as his sister, Maria.
When Martin became ill many years following his wife’s death, he was taken to his sister in Dimboola. Maria Juers cared for her brother until his death in 1938 and she buried him in the Dimboola cemetery. Maria was later buried with Martin in the same grave. There are no markers on their grave. When we visited the grave in 1998 we found 2 ceramic settings of birds and flowers upon the grave and a glass dome with some type of plant under it that had dried up many years ago. The ceramic arrangements looked to be over 20 years old at least. Maria died in 1953.
Martin and Amalie lived at Federal Street, Rainbow, Victoria from about 1906. They can be found in the Australian Electoral Rolls between 1909 and 1931 at Ancestry.com.
Martin’s occupation was a Farmer.
Martin married Amalie Friederike Semmler (Born May 29th 1857 in possibly Briesen, Prussia). They married September 9th September 1886 at Katyil, Victoria, Australia.
Amalie died 1924 in Federal Street, Rainbow, Victoria. Buried: Rainbow. Death reg. no. 11855. Her parents were Friedrich Wilhelm Semmler & Anna Elizabeth Muhlnickel.
Amalie was christened 7th June 1857 at Schwersens, Posen, Prussia
We visited Amalie's grave 31st December 1998. 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 Amalie’s Christian name and other information. At least now she will have that much.
Coffin bearers at Amalie’s funeral were, W. Oelsnick, J.J. Linke, B. Borman, R.H. & P. Wedding and F. Reid. Oelsnick was a brother in law or nephew.
Amalie came to South Australia 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 moved to Victoria in 1884 and 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 Amalie’s 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.
Martin was naturalised in October 1923.
Amalie was naturalised in August 1881 soon after arriving in South Australia.
Christian Krause Born about 1850 in Germany and appears to have died before the family left Germany in 1861.
Maria Louisa Krause Born October 30th 1862 in Lyndoch, South Australia
died September 9th 1953 in Dimboola. Victoria. The plot number is 954.
Maria is buried in the Dimboola cemetery with her brother, Martin.
She married Reynhold George Juers (Born: June 22, 1861 in Charleston?). They married 1885 in Victoria. Rienhold died June 1942. His parents were Friedrich Johann Christian Juers & Henrietta Elisabeth Rosenburg.
Maria’s second name “Louisa” could be after her grandmother, Louisa.
Friedrich Wilhelm Krause Born: March 12, 1865 in Lyndoch, South Australia. Not much information on Friedrich but he was in Tarrigal, near Warracknabeal, Victoria in 1924.