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Looking for any further information on the descendants of William and Catherine Meehan from Yambuk Victoria in Australia. William came from County Tipperary to Australia in about 1851 and married in 1853. They are buried in the Yambuk cemetery.
Below is the information on their family that I have so far. Mary Meehan was my great grandmother.
1. William Meehan, son of William Meehan and Mary Franklin, was born about 1822 in
Tipperary Ireland, died on 22 Jul 1910 in Yambuk Vic aged about 88, and was buried on 24 Jul 1910 in
General Notes: William must have arrived in Australia in about 1851 as his death certificate
shows he lived in Australia for 59 years.
William married Catherine McGrath, daughter of Thomas McGrath and Ann Meagher, in 1853
in Victoria. Catherine was born about 1831, died on 10 Apr 1912 aged about 81, and was buried in
Children from this marriage were:
F i. Mary Meehan was born in 1853 in Warrnambool Vic, died on 25 Dec 1926 in
Heywood Vic at age 73, and was buried in Heywood Vic.
Mary married Samuel George Rowbottom on 12 Mar 1879 in St John's Church Of
England, Belfast Vic. Samuel was born in 1850 in Putney London, died on 7 Jan
1911 in Portland Vic at age 61, and was buried in Heywood Vic.
F ii. Annie Meehan was born about 1850 and died in 1935 in Port Fairy Vic aged about
Annie married Michael Daly. Michael was born in 1847.
Annie next married William Mellodew. William was born in 1865.
F iii. Alice Meehan was born in 1858 and died in 1901 in Yambuk Vic at age 43.
Alice married James Currie. James was born in 1858 and died in 1937 at age 79.
M iv. William Meehan was born about 1859 and died in 1923 in Port Fairy Vic aged about
William married Margaret Danaher. Margaret was born in 1863 and died in 1942 at
F v. Catherine Meehan was christened about 1862.
Catherine married Cornelius Ryan. Cornelius was born in 1861.
M vi. Thomas Meehan was born in 1864 in Yambuk Vic and died in 1916 in Port Fairy Vic
at age 52.
Thomas married Mary Cummins in 1900 in Port Fairy Vic.
M vii. Roger Meehan was born in 1866 in Yambuk Vic, died in May 1870 in Yambuk Vic at
age 4, and was buried in Yambuk Vic.
M viii. Bridget Meehan was born about 1868.
F ix. Bridget Meehan was born in 1871 in Yambuk Vic and died in 1935 in Beechworth
Vic at age 64.
F x. Margaret Ann Meehan was born in 1872 and died in 1936 at age 64.
Always looking for new information on the Nuske and Noske families in Australia. In 1997 a group of us published the Book "Oppression to Opportunity" Noske - Nuske families in Australia 1847 to 1997.
In 2005 A group of twelve Australians including my wife and I were invited by the people of Nekla in Poland to visit them for the 600th anniversary of the settlement of the Nekla area which is where the Nuske and many other families lived before moving to South Australia from 1846 on. We spent ten days there and had a great time. When we were compiling our book we were always told that no church records existed back in Nekla but while we were there in 2005 the people gave us cd's with the church and land records which was a great surprise to us all. Now having the records it has enabled me to expand the family trees as when we did the book there were some early ancestors that we did not know which families they belonged to.
All the Noske families changed their surnames after they arrived in Australia as all the records refer to the Nuske surname.
In August this year a group of us are returning to Nekla to attend some more events being held regarding our ancestors.
If you are a Nuske - Noske descendant and want any information please contact me and I will try to help you out as I am also trying to maintain our database with any new information such as new births, deaths and marriages.
Even if you are a descendant of other families from Nekla or Nekla Hauland and want some information I will see if I can find it in the records.
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