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Zeppel Family of South Australia


I am looking for Zeppel relatives from South Australia.

My Zeppel family start with Michael born 1839 in Prussia to Johann & Anna Christine (Franz) Zeppel. Michael and his mother Anna Christine came to South Australia on "Sophie & Fredericke" at 22 years of age with his mother and they were recorded as being "late of Oreswaca, Prussia".

Michael married Maria Amalie Lehmann/Schrapel on the 12th November, 1868 in Bethany, South Australia. I think the old family story is that they firstly stayed and worked with friends/relatives in Bethany until they could afford to buy land which they did in Sedan about 4 years later. Michael and Amalie went on to have 11 children of which 3 died before marriage (twins when 3 months old and a 20 year old son).

Son of Michael and Amalie - Traugott Heinrich (Harry) married Luise Meta Voigt on the 18th September, 1912 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Loxton. They bought land in Pyap nr Loxton and began farming. Daughter Mona Adeline was born the following year with another son Francis Robert 12 years later.

Mona went on to become a very well known dancer/actor/singer and worked with many stars of the day. She was my Grandmother.

I have a fair bit on the family tree but as we know there are always brick walls and would love to make contact with any relatives of the above.