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Looking for decendants of Wilhelm RUDOLPH who was a German Sailor that...

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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 kalima.99@bigpond.com or kalima99@hotmail.com. Cheers bro ... Jeff Gillette

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


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