SILVIUS, Henric Gustaf Wilhelm from Stockholm, Sweden
Henric(also called Henrik, Henry and Harry)was born in Stockholm in 1839. I would like details of how and when he arrived in New Zealand if anyone has that information. And any information about his parents? I do know he was married to Mary Ann Berryman in 1864 at the Church of the Nativity in Blenheim. He was a telegraph linesman and was stationed at White's Bay in Marlborough. He and Mary had a son, Bernhard Silvius, who was born at Whites Bay 1 September 1878. According to a newspaper article in the Marlborough Express, "In 1873 the staff and equipment were moved to Blenheim". The Silvius family were stationed in Kekerengu for a period and finally lived in Blenheim. He was a member of the Callout of the Blenheim Fire Brigade from 1870 to 1895 and again from 1900 to 1901. Henric was naturalised 26 August 1885 and the naturalisation papers say he had lived in the province for 22 years at that time. He died 1 December 1904 aged 66 and is buried at Omaka cemetery in Blenheim.