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Hi there. I am looking for any information regarding the father of my mother-in-law Beverly Mellow. She was born in July 1933 in Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand. Her mother was a widow, Vida Berg (nee Streeter) and her father is not named.

I am looking for any information that may help with Bev's search. There was talk of a Mr Hunter who used to visit Bev's mother & drop off his daily paper to her. Whether this is fact or fiction I don't know. Any information regarding Vida and her family around 1932/1933 would be greatly appreciated.
Denise Hodson
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.

Looking for Johanna SCHDROSKI (nee: MYSZEWSKI)

I am looking for any information regarding the above ancestor of mine. Johanna came to NZ in 1876 with her half brother & family, aboard the Fritz Rueter. Johanna & her family settled in Taranaki, NZ. She met her husband, Anton SZCZODROWSKI (also spelt as SCHDROSKI, SCHDROWSKI or possibly DROZDOWSKI) & they were married Sep 1876. From there Anton & Johanna emigrated to Australia settling in the Marrickville & Tingha areas. They had 7x children while in Australia. In the early 1900s Anton & Johanna emigrated back to NZ, settling in the Hawkes Bay. When they returned to NZ, 3x of their 5x sons remained in Aussie (1x son died in infancy in Aussie), assumably with their Uncle Alexander & Aunty Lucia LEIS (nee: MYSZEWSKI, Lucia was Johanna's sister). Anton died in 1923 & Johanna moved to Hamilton where she lived with her daughter, Bridget Mary (known as Mary) SCOTT. She died in Aug 1923 & is buried in Hamilton, NZ.
I am looking for any information about Johanna, her 3x sons that remained in Australia, how/why her & Anton emigrated to Australia & why they came back, etc. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Looking for Lucia Leis (nee: Myszewski)

I am looking for any information regarding the above relative/ancestor. Lucia (aka Lucianna/Lucy) came to NZ in 1876 aboard the 'Fritz Rueter'. I had been unable to locate any info about her until recently. I couldn't find any NZ BDM records for her so was 'stuck'. I have recently discovered that she settled around the Sydney, Australia region. I have found that she married a Alexander Leis in 1884 in Sydney, Australia & settled finally in/or around the Marrickville & Quirindi areas. I can find 3x children that Lucia & Alexander had, of which only 1x survived to adulthood.
Lucia's parents were Johannes Joseph Mathias Myszewski & Catharina Jendernalik, born 1852 in Krog, Starogard, Poland. She died in 1940 in Quirindi but I'm not sure where she is buried. Alexander was born c:1857 & died 1904. He is buried in the Quirindi General Cemetery.
Does anyone have/know any, information on how/why Lucia ended up in Australia when the rest of her family settled in New Zealand, if she had any further children, where she is buried, etc. Any info would be appreciated.

Looking for Gavin Wayne Hodson, b: 1947, Wanganui, NZ

I am trying to locate a possible half brother of my husband's. Gavin Wayne Hodson was born in 1947 in Wanganui, New zealand. His parents were noted as Roy Thomas Hodson (my husband's father) & Iris Maureen Bertha Hodson (nee: Forward). Gavin was adopted out to person's unknown, and Roy & Iris were divorced in 1949. There may have been a further son born in 1949 but I do not have any info on this child. Iris later remarried to a Mr Atchison of Wanganui. She died in 1992 in Wanganui and on her death cert there is mention of 2x sons who were still alive (as at 1992), whose ages would correspond with the dates above.
If anyone has information that may help clarify this please let me know.

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I am researching the MISZEWSKI/MYSZEWSKI (original Polish spelling)family that arrived in New Plymouth, NZ aboard the Fitz Rueter in Aug 1876. I am Johann's Great Great Granddaughter (from Jozef, son of his first wife Marianna DYTMER). I have managed to track down all the family except Lucia who was 24 yrs old when she arrived. Johann & Marianna (his 1st wife) had a daughter Lucia born in 1873, but she died as an infant, so this mysterious Lucia is not her. There is talk that she wasn't actually a MISZEWSKI/MYSZEWSKI (as noted on ship records), but rather she was the sister of Johann's 2nd wife, Karolina FUNK/FURK. Does anybody have any information about Lucia?

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