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Query by holyghost

Looking for decendants of Wilhelm RUDOLPH who was a German Sailor that visited our country in the 1800's and married Huia in Kaeo, Northland New Zealand, our Marae is also named after Huia (Te Huia Marae) in Pupuke and from their relationship started off our "Whanau" The "RUDOLPH's" from Pupuke, it is believed that Wilhelm was from Germany and he was from the "Wolf" Clan, would anyone have information on how I could contact our "relatives" in Germany, I am the eldest son of John Pihema RUDOLPH and his Dad, my Grandad was Thomas RUDOLPH all hail from Pupuke, Kaeo, Far North, New Zealand, when I was very young I was, as well as my sister Breena RUDOLPH were given to our Mum's parents, David and Cecelia TATANA our surnames were then changed by deed pole to TATANA from RUDOLPH as both my sister and I were now brought up by our Grandparents. I am currently trying to establish contact through this site to contact as many of our "Whanau/Family" members as I can to bring everyone together or at least keep in contact regarding "Family" issues and also getting to know one another, both here and in Germany as well.

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on 2011-07-11 05:53:35

holyghost , from Auckland, New Zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2011. is researching the following names: RUDOLPH, TATANA.

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by kalima99 on 2012-06-22 20:56:56

Kia ora bro

Looking for the same rellies that you are. Huia (aka Poti) according to Bill Rudolph and other whanau members.Wilhelm is an assumed name, also known as James, he is listed on Census records as James RUDOLF in mid 1800's, different spelling as per later generations of whanau. You didn't leave your actual name on this website? I have your grandfather Thomas Paku RUDOLPH = Te Paea Hokaia HOERA, can you tell me who your mother is? Huia Poti had a sister Horiana Motio and it is this line that I am reseraching, including the children of Hare Hongi II (aka Poihakena), his 2 sons Toetoe & Rewharewha in particular.

My parents are Eliza Tauroa = Makarini Piripi Gillette and my name is Jeff Gillette. Would be great to share info if you are willing, contact me at email address [email protected] or [email protected] Cheers bro ... Jeff Gillette

by bradon18 on 2012-08-19 00:13:13


by waldavis on 2014-07-21 20:30:13

Kia ora,

My name is Walter Davis son of Samuel & Geneva Davis (Nee Renata). On my mums side her parents my Grandparents were Wetere & Ida Renata (Nee King)they resided in Kaeo at Mangaiti Marae homestead. Also living across from the homestead was Nanny Ida's brother Tom King. That's as far as I can go on mums side. GGGreat Grandmother was Peti Rudolph her father was Whilhem James Rudolph. Would appreciate any info on their Whakapapa. Contact via email [email protected]

by Zordack4 on 2014-08-09 04:43:18

My name is Julia Kingi - middle child of Duncan Raihania Kingi/Jane(Jenny) Eliza Tahuripo Kingi (nee Rudolph), born and bred in West Auckland NZ. My mother is the youngest and only living daughter (4 brothers now deceased - David, Henry, Edward and Hepi)of Reid James Rudolph/Sarah Julia Rudolph (nee Porter/Poata). My Granddad (Ba) was the son of Hone Ru Rudolph/Apikaiira Pakete Rudolph (nee Rapata). His Siblings being Miriama, Meri, Isaac (1), Isaac (2) aka Noble, and Robert (Bob). Hone Ru Rudolph was the son of Wilhelm James Rudolph/Miriama Rudolph (nee Patara)second marriage. His Siblings being Wiremu (Bill) and Tame (Tom). From what my Grandma (nana) and mother had voiced - Wilhelm had been placed on a ship (a somewhat pirate ship)by his parents in Germany (they both said he had been 'naughty') and sent to New Zealand to start a new life. He had arrived in Northland, made a life and married his first wife Marae Josephine Wharepapa then remarried later to Miriama Patara - A little of why he remarried was somewhat sketchy. So this is my direct line to Wilhelm James Rudolph. I have been researching the family and have gained a lot from my genealogy.

My Grandmas line being a Porter/Poata is that she is the daughter of Ritete Poata/Miriama Muka Poata. Her Siblings being Hana (1), Gideon, Myra, Sam (1), Hana (2), Kara, Simione, Miriam, and Sam (2) aka Zarm. Her fathers father from my understanding was a William Porter an American./Marara Tupe. Ritete's siblings being Keina, Iraia, Paki, Ihaka, Arapata (Bart), Te Auraki and only daughter Huriata (she married Ivan James Urlich - thus, our connection with the Urlich Whanau). My research into William Porter undoubtedly ended here.

As for Apikaiira Pakete Rudolph (nee Rapata)I am able to trace her line right back to her ancestors landing here in New Zealand, the descent from Rahiri, the descent from Nepia Te Morenga, the descent from Hariata (Te Kirihini) Rapata and my connection to Hone Heke and Hongi Hika.

A lot of my research would not have been possible if it were not for Matiu MCCully and Margaret Mutu and their book 'TE WHANAU MOANA', also numerous online searching and stories from whanau. My reason for placing this now is that many of our elders are reducing in numbers and apart from word of mouth or what we say here in this forum shows a lot of our heritage is being lost. I hope this enables you to further your own research and give answers to questions that you may have had.

by jleaming on 2014-11-15 00:05:43

Kia Ora,
my name is Jessica and my grandather was Digger (Dolphas) King. His parents were Marion Yates and Richard King. Richard King was son of Henare Kingi and Peti Rudolph. The information I have is Peti is Wilhemls daughter to Wilhelms first marraige of Te Korohu Hika/Patara , and his second marraige was to Te Korohu's sister Miriama....

by Kiaoraboy on 2015-04-14 03:17:05

Kia ora Julia Kingi.
My name is Kelvin Davis. My mothers name is Apikaiira Rudolph. Her fathers name is Robert Rudolph son of Hone Ru and Apikaiira. I am researching my Rudolph family and my nanny Apikaiira. I am very interested in your korero about her lineage to the waka and any information that you could give to me that would be helpful.
Nga mihi

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