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Looking for Ashworth or Sturm family members in New Zealand

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My paternal grandparents were Mabel Ashworth and Cyril Raffles Sturm. Are any descendants of these two or any other relatives able to help fill in some gaps for me? I don't know anything about my grandmother's family. I know the names of this couple's children but not much beyond that. I know I have many cousins but do not know their names.

Surnames: ASHWORTH STURM
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on 2014-01-04 17:40:00

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by ngairedith on 2014-01-04 21:58:46

hi Christina,
do you know anything of your mother's family & back?

your MATERNAL great great grandparents were:
Emma ARNOLD (1819-1899) & Henry CLEAVER (1818-1905)
they married in Cubbington Warwickshire England and arrived into Lyttelton on the Cressy on 27 Dec 1850 with their first 4 children. Their first 'home' was a thatched dugout on the Port Hills until they later moved to Kaiapoi
their known children were:
* 1841 - 1929 Eliza Cleaver
born Warwickshire, +Henry Gothilf Eder 1858, 12 children, died Woodend
* 1843 - 1908 Mary Ann Cleaver
born Warwickshire, +Antonio Zosef Zuppicich 1863, 8 children, died Woodend
* 1845 - 1889 Henry Cleaver
born Warwickshire, +Sarah Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Attewell, 7 children, died Christchurch
* 1848-1848 Maria Cleaver (twin, died Warwickshire aged 2 weeks)
* 1848-1848 Fanny Cleaver (twin, died Warwickshire aged 1 week)
* 1850 - 1936 Charles Cleaver
born Warwickshire, +Frances Murfitt 1871, 15 children, buried Hawera
* 1852 - 1936 Thomas Cleaver
born Papanui, buried Mangatera, Dannevirke)
* 1854 - 1930 William Cleaver
born Papanui, +Letitia Cumberland 1877, 4 children, buried Christchurch
* 1856 - 1935 Emma Cleaver
born Kaiapoi, +Richard Ashworth 1876, 9 children, died Hastings
* 1858 - 1859 James Cleaver
born Kaiapoi, died aged 7 months
* 1859 - 1928 George Edwin Cleaver
+ Lucy Attewell 1878, 4 children
+ Emily Cheer nee Clark 1899, 3 children, died Hastings
* 1863 - 1863 Frederick Stephen Cleaver
Frederick died aged 5 months
Emma Cleaver (nee Arnold) died 13 Jan 1899 aged 79
... Another old identity of Canterbury, Mrs Henry Cleaver, died at her residence, St Albans, the remains being interred in the Linwood Cemetery on Sunday. Mrs Cleaver came out to New Zealand in the Cressy, one of the first four ships, in 1850. She leaves her husband, four sons, three daughters, fifty-three grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. Mrs Cleaver, who was loved and respected by all who knew her, was a resident of Woodend for thirty years
she is buried Plot 213, Block 23 at Linwood cemetery, Christchurch
Henry Cleaver died 24 December 1905 at Woodend aged 87

your MATERNAL great grandparents were:
Emma CLEAVER (1856-1935) & Richard ASHWORTH (1852-1930)
they married in Kaiapoi 18 Oct 1876
their known children were:
* 1877 - 1964 James Thomas Henry Ashworth
born Christchurch, married Ahenata Asneath Kaitai, buried Kelvin Grove
* 1879 - 1957 Mary Alice Ashworth
born Canterbury, married Charles Woodfield, 6 children
* 1882 - 1976 Amelia Ethel Ashworth
born Papanui, +Thomas Henry Batchelor 1907, 7 children, died Hastings
* 1886 - 1946 Ormerd Ashworth
born Akaroa, +Elsie Agnes Scott McLeod 1906, buried Gisborne
* 1888 - 1963 Arnold Ashworth
born Greytown, +Alice Lottie Gain 1914, Farmer in Eketahuna
* 1890 - 1964 Mabel Ashworth
born Greytown, +Cyril Raffles Sturm 1911, 7 children
* 1893 - 1977 Maude Ashworth
born Greytown, +Norman Henry Benge, died Lower Hutt
* 1895 - 1975 Ivy Ashworth
born Greytown, +Frank Rutherford Bladen Burt 1914, died Featherston
* 1899 - 1990 Eva Emma Ashworth
born Napier, +Henry Victor Chappell 1917, died Greytown

... and then there are all the children of your great & great great paternal grandparents! Your paternal line originated from Germany

by ngairedith on 2014-01-05 02:25:49

your paternal great great grandparents
Friedrich Wilhelm Christian 'Kohingarara' STURM & Hinerakau Pakapuka TAIRERE

by melvanne on 2014-03-28 23:15:25

my mother is the last surviving child of Mabel and Cyril Sturm-Myrtle Sturm ( (married name Morgan) She is 91 years of age.I can porvide some information about Cyril if you have not already received it

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