Looking for Ratz
Search assisted immigrants arriving at Moreton Bay (Brisbane), 1848-59
SURNAME Firstname AGE EVENTS REMARKS VESSEL YEAR REEL
RATZ Anna G. 38 and family Aurora 1855 2468
RATZ Elisab 7 and family Aurora 1855 2468
RATZ Franciska 4 and family Aurora 1855 2468
RATZ Johann 1 and family Aurora 1855 2468
RATZ Mich 38 and family Aurora 1855 2468
The AURORA arrived Moreton Bay 30/03/1855 from Hamburg.
Naturalisation Index, 1834-1903 - NSW State records
Surname FirstName NativePlace DateOfCertificate RegisterNo Page Remarks Item Reel
RATZ Michael Germany 22 Jul 1859 3 7 - [4/1202] 130
Children of Michael & Anna Ratz
Elisabeth born c 1846 Heddesheim, Mannheim, Germany
Franciska born c1850 Heddesheim, Mannheim, Germany
Anna Maria 1851? Heddesheim, Mannheim, Germany
Catherina 1851? Heddesheim, Mannheim, Germany
Johann born c1853 Heddesheim, Mannheim, Germany
From Bruce Clarris:
There was also a George Ratz driving some kind of supply cart.
It mentions John Ratz was a carpenter in 1876.
Mick Ratz (another in same photo)
In 1902, during a drought, Mick Ratz drove 20,000 sheep to the coast, in an attempt to keep them alive. He returned later on with just 2,000.
There is a picture of an old Elizabeth Ratz and a similar vintage Mick Ratz. Makes me think he was her brother.
Another is Mrs Mick Ratz (Polly Munt) and Mrs Ebacker (Francis Ratz) I'm thinking could be a sister of Elizabeth and Mick.