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My Gt x 5 Grandparents:

Johan Wilhelm Maurer born Emmerzhausen, Germany m Anna Catherina (surname unknown)

My Gt x 4 Grandparents:

Johan Georg Maurer (occupation shepherd) born Emmerzhausen, Germany m Maria Catherine Bender.

My Gt x 3 Grandparents:

Johan Phillip Maurer (known as Phillip) was a protestant, occupation shepherd. He married Susanna Maria Heiduk ( Heidnik, Heidnek)
Their children were:
1. Susanne Marie Heiduk (illegitimate)
2. Catherina Margaret Maurer 23/1/1826 Sulzbach Nassau, Germany
3. Johan (John) Maurer 1/9/1827 Sulzbach Nassau, Germany. See below
4. Johan Nikolaus Maurer 27/6/1832 Sulzbach Nassau, Germany m Katherina Bender.
5. Katherina Carolina 22/5/1834 Sulzbach Nassau, Germany. Ist marriage to Phillip Wode. 2nd marriage to Johan Michael Scheerer.
6. Johan Friedrich Maurer 27/9/1837 Sulzbach Nassau, Germany
7. Susanna Margaret Maurer 13/7/1843 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

My Gt x 2 Grandparents:

Johan (John) Maurer from above married (Magdalena) Helena Quetscher at Wellingrove, NSW on 20/7/1852 in a Catholic ceremony.
Their children were:
1. Joseph Maurer 2/2/1853 Dundee, NSW m Mary Hourigan
2. George Maurer 6/10/1855 Wellingrove NSW m Elizabeth Frances Haley(Halley)
3. Samuel Maurer 19/8/1857 Clarevaux NSW See below
4. John Thomas Augustus Maurer 1/9/1859 Clarevaux NSW m Olive Alice Newman
5. Phillip Maurer 3/6/1861 King?s Plains NSW m Margaret Elizabeth Cameron
6. Helen Maurer 18/4/1863 King?s Plains NSW died of diptheria 3/4/1864
7. Andrew Maurer 25/7/1865 King?s Plains NSW m Alice Elizabeth Graham
8. Cecilia Johanna Maurer 6/6/1868 King?s Plains NSW m Herman Henry Voss
9. Christina Susannah Maurer 2/3/1870 King?s Plains NSW m Thomas Ryan
10.Lydia Elizabeth Maurer 31/1/1877 King?s Plains NSW an invalid. Died 1944
11.Charles Theodore Maurer Maurer 28/6/1879 King?s Plains NSW m Cora May Guppy

My Gt x Grandparents were:

Samuel Maurer from above married Catherine Creer ( b 6/10/1859 Glen Innes) on 19/5/1880 at King?s Plains NSW.
Their children were:
1. Margaret Jane Maurer 19/54/1881 King?s Plains NSW
2. Catherine Helena Maurer 10/1/1883 Glen Innes NSW
3. George Robert Maurer 10/1/1885 Glendon, Glen Innes NSW
4. Chistina Susannah Maurer 17/4/1887 Glendon, Glen Innes NSW
5. Agnes May Maurer 20/5/1889 Glen Innes NSW
6. Christopher Charles Maurer 23/2/1893 Glen Innes NSW
7. Olive Wilhelmina Maurer 12/3/1895 Glen Innes NSW. See below
8. Oliver Samuel Maurer 30/11/1897 Glen Innes NSW
9. Pearl Ivy Maurer 22/3/1900 Glen Innes NSW.

My Grandparents were:

Olive Wilhelmina Maurer from above married Martin Christopher Quirk ( known as Joe b 25/10/1899 Narromine) on 15/3/1924 Dungog NSW
Their children were:
1. William Joseph Quirk
2. Norma Majorie Quirk
3. Allen Richard Quirk
4. Robert John Quirk died as a child
5. Peter Walter Quirk

by quirk_cantwell Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2007-08-30 04:42:04

quirk_cantwell , from Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2007. is researching the following names: CANTWELL, MANN, DOOLEY and 15 other(s).

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by moogirl on 2007-08-30 22:22:56

great info. My g. grandmother is cecilia johanna maurer( married herman voss). I had been able to trace back to Quetscher but was unsure due to different names whether i was on the right track. I am still trying to get my head around german names and the constant variations. I can dig around now.

by quirk_cantwell on 2007-08-31 03:08:54

Hi Karen,
Anton Quetscher apparently dropped the S when he came to Australia in 1850. Other spellings are Quetcher, Quatcher and even Quilcher.

by allycat on 2007-09-01 09:42:49

Dear Shauna and Karen, A fellow named Darren Graham who has his tree online at GenesReunited (like myself) is a grandson of Catherine Maurer 1883~1950 and George Wilberforce Graham. If you goto the website, try searching for Catherine Maurer with tree owner Graham and you may find him. It is a userpay website, membership costs $19.95/annum.


by quirk_cantwell on 2007-09-02 01:16:07

Hi Alison,
My brother has been in contact with Darren. The cost of genesreunited appears to be $20 for 6 mths not a year. When my brother returns from overseas we might join together that way we can share ideas.

by BenjaminNaylor on 2008-11-26 00:37:07

Thank you for informing me and my family of a branch of our ancestors that we knew very little about!

by BenjaminNaylor on 2008-11-26 00:50:48

* branch of our family tree. (Edit)

I'm a descendant of John Thomas Augustus Maurer & Olive Alice Newman. We had no information about any ancestors higher up on the tree than them, as far as I know. This is the first time I have seen the name Quetscher... could I be directed to more specific and clearer information about what is known of that side?

by quirk_cantwell on 2008-11-26 02:58:52

Hello distant cousin Benjamin,
Glad you found the info useful. I will send you a Pm with a little more info on the Quetschers

by Istarra on 2009-12-29 12:38:29

Possible USA relation.

While searching older generation family names, I happened across your website. I found an amazing coincidence among the names John, Alexander, Augustus, Charles and possible memory of a Magdalena mentioned, I could not but wonder if I am descended from a branch of this family line.
I am not very familiar with Germany, however, My Great-grandparents, a John Maurer and wife Wilhelmina came from Germany to the United States circa 1920 (to the best of my knowledge)or a bit earlier. They had 18 children with 13 survivors around the time of the Depression. From NYC they migrated to upstate New York. My Grandfather was Charles Augustus, my father Charles Alexander.
The family names are amazingly similar to the names of many of your pro-genators.
If we are related...then hello cousin :). If you have any insight into our possible relationship, I would love to know more.

Yours, Anne

by quirk_cantwell on 2009-12-29 14:34:13

Hello Anne,
I would like to say that we could be related but the chances are pretty slim. Apparently Maurer is quite a common name in Germany and you would really need to know the villege where they came from to have any chance of tracking them.All my Maurers who came to Australia in 1853 stayed in Australia. If I do happen to find any other info I will let you know.
Good luck with your research. Sorry I can not be more helpful

by Serena76 on 2010-01-02 22:00:12

Hi there guys,

We are related. Woooohoooo So cool.

We were kindly given copies of the marriage of my 5x Great Grandparents Johann Philipp Maurer and Susanna Heiduk and 3 birth certifates of their children (2,6,& 7).

My Family is decended though my 4x Great Grandparents, Katherina Carolina 22/5/1834 Sulzbach Nassau, Germany and Phillip Wode.

I also have on the other side of my family German ancestors. My cousin has just visited us again from Germany for christmas this year. I am going to ask them to see if they can find any more info and help with translations.

Would be interested in exchanging any avaliable documentation of the family. We believe the more information shared the less likely it is to be lost forever.

Forever Family,

Serena and Pam (my mum)

by quirk_cantwell on 2010-01-03 12:57:47

Hello Serena and Pam,
I am happy to share what I have on the Maurer family and I will send you a Pm so we can exchange emails

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