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SCHMIDT & FÄHRMANN

Johann Carl Friedrich FAEHRMANN [FÄHRMANN]  -  "Timeline"

2nd child of Dorothea Sophia SCHMIDT & Nicolaus FÄHRMANN: married J.E. LIEBELT

 

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Summary

This article is a dated 'time-line' that follows the carpentry career of Carl & his children, his joint carpentry projects with GLADIGAU, his timber licence, the construction dates of the known buildings he was involved with:  WITTWER's Hahndorf Mill, St Michael's Church & the St Paul's Church of England.  In 1879 Carl is teaching F. DAHL carpentering.  I explore the working lives, addresses & trades of the 6 FAEHRMANN sons.  In the 'time line' for 1894, Carl's 5th child, August Friedrich FAEHRMANN is accused of an assault at the German Arms Hotel, witnessed by one of his brothers.

We take a walk around Tangermünde, Germany, and also see a display of examined & documented tools that Carl owned.  There is a copy of his naturalisation certificate, his last Will & comments by Lothar BRASSE.  

 

The family names mentioned in this article include:

ACKLAND, AMPT, AURICHT, BARTEL, BOM, BOEHM, BUTLER, BERESFORD, BICKERHEIM, BAILEY, CHILDS, CUNOW, CURTIS, von DOUSSA, DAHL, EY, FAEHRMANN, FIX, GETHINGS, GLADIGAU, HERBERGER, HEYSEN, HOFFMANN, HAEBICH, HENTSCHKE, IOANNOU, JAENSCH, KLUGE, KREIS, KOEHNIN, KURTZER, KUSS, KALISCH, LIEBELT, LUBASCH, LUUR FOX, MANGESLDORF, MEYER, MULLER, NEIFSNER, OLIVER, PATON, PADE, PAECH, PETERSEN, REDDY, REIMANN, RUNDLE, SCHULZE, STREMPEL, SCHMIDT, SCHNEEMILCH, SCHRODER, SCHUETZE, SPOEHR, SMITH, SURIDGE, SQUIRES, THIELE, WELD, WITTWER, WILTON, WIETH, WICHELLO, WILLEMER, WOTTON.

 

Aim of this Article

Up until 2023 it was believed that Johann Carl Friedrich FAEHRMANN had the skills & background from his youth in Tangermünde, Brandenburg, Prussia to support theories [based on extensive field research & articles written by Lothar BRASSE] that Carl was the Master Carpenter who built the once named ‘GETHINGS Barn’, also known as ‘Beerenberg Barn’ or 'PAECH’s Barn', currently owned by Carol PAECH & her family in Hahndorf.  Possibly that  Carl also built Fachwerk houses, roofs & barns at Friedrichstadt, Paechtown, Blakiston & Hahndorf.

Now in 2024 we [Lothar BRASSE & the author] have evidence to prove that these long held assumptions have proved correct. 

I have developed this  'timeline' to his known built contributions in Hahndorf & the ages of his sons & son in law, who could have physically assisted his or not, & identify those that did work alongside him in his carpenter's business.

Also according to local colonial furniture collectors he also made furniture [couches, beds, tables] and in Noris IOANNOU’s book ‘Barossa Folk’ you can see a photograph of a very fine table that Noris says Carl FAEHRMANN crafted. I have approached Noris for a provenance but he has been unable to to supply it as this book was written [1995] 29 years ago.

 

Table of Contents

1.    Who said Carl FAEHRMANN was a carpenter or master carpenter?

2.   Children born to Johann Carl FAEHRMANN & Johanna Eleonore LIEBELT

3.   'Time Line' for Johann Carl Friedrich FAEHRMANN & family

3.1    1823-1839

3.2    1840-1849

3.3    1850-1859

3.4    1860-1869

3.5    1870-1879

3.6    1880-1889

3.7    1890-1899

4.    Marie Auguste Louise FAHRMANN

5.    Johann Friedrich Wilhelm FAHRMANN

6.    Carl August FAHRMANN

7.    Christian Otto FAEHRMANN

8.    Alexander August Friedrich FEHRMANN

9.    Theodore Christoph Otto FEHRMANN

10.   Christoph Alexander FAEHRMANN

11.    Nickolaus Friedrich Carl FAEHRMANN

12.   Part Family Tree

13.  Johann Carl Friedrich FÄHRMANN Last Will

14.  Certificate of Naturalisation

15.   References

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12.   Talking about Tangermünde

 

1.   Who said Carl FAEHRMANN was a carpenter or master carpenter?

On his Childrens' Birth Certificates:

For 13 years, from 1855 to 1868 Carl FAEHRMANN is described as 'Carpenter' of Hahndorf.  With the birth of child no 8, Nickolaus Friederich Carl FAEHRMANN & the still birth of the unnamed child No 9 he is described as 'farmer & carpenter' of Hahndorf, those years were 1872 & 1874.  This would have coincided with the purchase of land.......  In 1877 at 54 years of age he is teaching his 21 year old son in law, carpentry.   The Directories describes Carl in 1877-1880 as a 'teamster'.  

The 1890 Aldine History:

Says, regarding his working life, that "Johann Carl FAEHRMANN,  served his time to the trade of carpenter, and after serving his time in the army...... he has twenty acres of purchased land, which he farms, is also a carrier; & also takes contracts for building, in conjunction with his sons".  Carl's carpentry business was carried out from a shed on the Hahndorf main road, alongside his home.  This shed was re erected next door for his son Nickolaus Carl FAEHRMANN to use as his blacksmith business........  On the sudden death of Nickolaus and by following the Certificate of Titles & anecdotal evidence I know that the same shed was moved back to 108 Main Rd, & used by Carl's grandson as a blacksmith business in..........

Reg BUTLER, historian & author:

In 1986 'In an Essentially German Village' page 35, says, "the master carpenter Carl FAEHRMANN undertook the woodwork'

According to Allan WITTWER:

(Letter from Anni LUUR FOX, dated 22 March 2005, to author) -"According to Allan WITTWER, Johann Carl Friedrich FAEHRMANN 1828-1896 was the hot-shot carpenter who trained all the progeny.  He served his apprenticeship in Tangermunde in Saxony and emigrated to SA on the Princess Louise in 1849.  They lived on the old homestead block at No 106 Main St [now Mitre 10] which was allotted to Johann Christoph LIEBELT in 1839. They demolished the original two-roomed wattle and daub cottage and built the present structure.  Carl did the timber work on St Michael's church in 1858 & Mr GLADIGAU from his home town & also erected the huge red gum pillars in WITTWER's Steam mill.  The heritage architects I worked with on the Hahndorf Survey 1979-81 attribute all of the quality half timbered cottages and barns to Carl.  

Lothar BRASSE:

Says that Hahndorf has the best examples of such structures in Australia.  They include HAEBICH's cottage, the Beerenburg Barn, the Ravenswood barn, the Australian Arms and possibly REIMANN's barn house on Schroeder Road.  There would have been many other buildings in the district that he and his progeny worked on.

 

2.    Children born to Johann Carl FAEHRMANN & Johanna Eleonore LIEBELT

All children born most likely at 106 Main Rd, Hahndorf. details from SAGHS Birth Register Database

  1.    b1855.   Marie Auguste Louise FAHRMANN [sic]
  2.    b1857.   Johann Friedrich Wilhelm FAHRMANN [sic]
  3.    b1859.  Carl August FAHRMANN [sic]
  4.    b1861.   Christian Otto FAEHRMANN [sic]
  5.    b1863.   Alexander August Friedrich FEHRMANN [sic]
  6.    b1866.   Theodore Christoph Otto FEHRMANN [sic]
  7.    b1868.   Christoph Alexander FAEHRMANN [sic]
  8.    b1872.   Nickolaus Friedrich Carl FAHRMANN [sic]
  9.    b1874.    Unnamed FAHRMANN [sic] born 7 April 1874 died the same day & buried St Michaels Church Cemetery  Hahndorf 10.4.1874

 

3.    Time Line of Johann Carl Friedrich FAEHRMANN 1823-1899

3.1    1823-1839

Born:  20 December 1823, Tangermünde, Brandenburg, Prussia.

Baptised /Taugen:   28 December 1823, Tangermünde, Brandenburg, Prussia, St Stephanskirche

 

3.2    1840-1849

Carl FAEHRMANN is 26 years & Friedrich GLADIGAU 24 years of age.Carl FAEHRMANN is 17 -26 years

Served his time to the trade of carpenter, served his time in the army.  1849 August 7, arrived Adelaide, S.A. from Hamburg via Rio de Janeiro on the Prinzessin Luise. There was another Tangermünde resident & carpenter Friedrich GLADIGAU on same ship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.3    1850-1859

1854:   February 4:  Timber licences transferred from Henry NEIFSNER to Carl FAEHRMANN

Reference:  Echunga Council Minutes, State Records. " The following timber licences were transferred ....No 1 from Henry Neifsner (?) to Carl FAEHRMANN.

June 23, Carl FAEHRMANN at 31 years marries Johanna Eleonore LIEBELT, 21 years of age.  They had 9 children between 1855-1872 a period of 17 years.  

August 23 Friedrich GLADIGAU granted Certificate of Naturalization,  [The GLADIGAU Family History page 48]. Friedrich GLADIGAU is  resident in Hahndorf

Carl FAEHRMANN builds timber work on WITTWER'S MILL.  Friedrich Wilhelm WITTWER'S rebuilds his Hahndorf Mill and the huge red gum pillars were erected by master carpenter, Johann Carl Friedrich FAEHRMANN

1854 WITTWER's Mill:

Reference:  Anni LUUR FOX  "Hahndorf - A Journey Through the Village & its History" 2002.  

Page 48:  The eldest son of  Johann Friedrich Wilhelm WITTWER b1800ca & Johanne Leonore Henriette GERLACH b 1804ca, was  Johann Friedrich Wilhelm August WITTWER b1829  & it was him who  "....rebuilt the steam mill at 98 Main Street, Hahndorf in 1854.  The huge red gum pillars were erected by master carpenter, Johann Carl Friedrich Faehrmann."    

In 1854 Johann Friedrich Wilhelm WITTWER son was 25 years of age, married to Johanne Luize PAECH from Paechtown b1830, & they had 2 young sons.  Carl FAEHRMANN was 6 years older, just married with no children.

1855:   Friedrich GLADIGAU  puchased land from Christian BARTEL 1855 GLADIGAU purchased land

Reference:  'The Gladigau Family History' p52

"On January 19, 1855 a memorial was lodged in the equivalent of the Lands Titles Office which recorded the sale of several Hahndorf blocks viz. Numbers 38, 41, 68, 132, pt 73b & 7f [old no. system] by J.F. GLADIGAU to C.L. HERBERGER for 280 pound.  The blocks had been purchased from Christian BARTEL sometime between 1853 & 1855 but that sale had not been registered.  The block locations are show on page 50 and are in size from house blocks [38, 132, 41] and garden blocks, located across creeks [7f, 68 & 73b]. A house was built on Block 38, in the Main Street.  However it has long ago been replaced by the present building, just opposite from the Deutsches Wurst Haus."

1855:    January 19, Friedrich GLADIGAU sells house block numbers 38,41 & 132 & garden blocks across the creeks 7f, 68 & pt 73b [old system] to C.L.HERBERGER for 280 pound.  House block no 38 is opposite the Deutsches Wurst Haus

April 28 child no 1 to Carl & Eleonore FAEHRMANN.  Marie Auguste Louise is born, father Carl FAEHRMANN is described on birth certificate as a 'carpenter' of Hahndorf

May 30 the 'La Rochelle' arrives South Australia.  Passengers 44 year old Joachim SCHULZE, wife 47 years Susanne CUNOW [b1808], then FÄHRMANN [married 1833], then SCHULZE [married 1853].  Also Susanne CUNOW's son 8 year old August [Otto August Ferdinand] FAEHRMANN

Carl FAEHRMANN 32 years old.  24 year difference in ages between Carl FAEHRMANN & his half brother Otto August Ferdinand FAEHRMANN.

Other passengers on 'La Rochelle'.  34 year old Friedrich Wilhelm GLADIGAU [older brother of Johann Friedrich GLADIGAU] from Tangermünde, Prussia & his 33 year old wife Friedericke Wilhelmine MULLER & children 9, 7, 4 & 2 years.

34 year old Johann Friedrich Wilhelm KALISCH & his wife 33 year old Johanne Louise BICKERHEIM & children 7,4 & infant.  They were from Guentersberg, Crossen, Prussia.  Also Johann Friedrich Wilhelm KALISCH's younger sister 33 year old Johanna Louise KALISCH, also from Guentersberg.

1855:   GLADIGAU's brother is on the 'La Rochelle' with Otto August Ferdinand FAEHRMANN

Reference:  'The GLADIGAU Family History' p51.  Reference No 14  'Descendants of Wilhelm KALISCH Sept 3, 1855-Sept 3, 1972 '. -

"Whether Friedrich knew of his brother's arrival or not, the arrival of the 'La Rochelle" in September 1855 brought about a big change for him.  On board the same ship as his brother and family was a spinster, Johanne Louise KALISCH who later became his wife.  Johanne Louise was accompanied by her brother, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm KALISCH, his wife & their 3 children.  The KALLISCHes were met by their friends the BRADTKES from Gnadenberg near Moculta, who later in 1857 persuaded them to settle in Gnadenberg as well.

​At the time of her wedding in 1856 Johanne Louise was listed as living in Friedrichstadt near Hahndorf, so she must have gone there fairly soon from Klemzig, either accompanied by her brother & his family or perhaps by Wilhelm & his family. ​If Friedrich did not meet his brother at Port Adelaide, he certainly would have at Hahndorf.  Here he would have been introduced to Johanne Louise by his brother & family who would have got to know her well on the journey from Hamburg.

Friedrichstadt was the name given to 1,1,75 acres of land to the south of Hahndorf, purchased in 1846 by Johann Friedrich PAECH who retained 3 sections of this land & sold the remaining sections to members of Pastor KAVEL's congregation.  The home of J.F. PAECH which still stands today, is still known as Friedrichstadt.

J.F. PAECH appears on the wedding certificate as the first witness [best man].  This would have been J.F. PAECH senior's 3rd son, who would have been 19 at the time [his father would have been 53].  This indicates that Friedrich had become e good friends with the PAECHs,. since he arrived in Hahndorf.  It is possible therefore that he found Johanne Louise a job as a maid with the PAECHs, & she may have worked in the house."

The 8 year old August FAEHRMANN would have played with the GLADIGAU & KALISCH children during this voyage.

1855:     October 18, 30 year old Christopher LIEBELT is granted a quarterly timber licence.  

Timber licence for which Christopher LIEBELT?

Reference:   South Australian Register 18 October, 1855, p2.  At the fortnightly meeting of the Mount Barker Council the third item of business after the auditing of accounts & Benjamin Gray, laying out the balance sheet on the table was this:  "A quarterly timber licence was granted to Mr. Christopher LIEBELT."

Author's Note:  There are 2 Christopher LIEBELTs to consider here, one farmed at Friedrichstadt & the other at Blakiston, both of them began farming out of Hahndorf by 1850.

Johann Christoff  LIEBELT 1805-1866, married 1830 to Johanna Dorothea WOLF 1808-1864, in 1855 he would have been 50 years of age, married 25 years & they had had 6 children.  He was an Uncle by marriage to Carl FAEHRMANN.

Then there is the above Christoff's nephew, Johann Christoph LIEBELT 1825-1910 married 1st cousin Johanne Louise LIEBELT 1824-1898 in 1848 & in 1855 he would have been 30 years of age, married 7 years, 3 children of 7 born.  Brother in law to Carl FAEHRMANN.

1856:    

October 16, 31 year old Friedrich GLADIGAU is living at Salem on the Bremer - but marries in the original church in Hahndorf by Pastor STREMPEL.  His wife is Johanna Louise KALISCH [from the 'La Rochelle' with his brother] & the witnesses are 33 year old Carl FAEHRMANN [father of 1 child] carpenter of Hahndorf & Johann Friedrich PAECH farmer of Friedrichstadt.

Author's Note:  Which family, which village did this particular PAECH originate from?  

Is it J.F PAECH, joiner of Nickern 1806-1858, in 1856 aged 50ca years, & was 32 years of age on 'Zebra' or it is his older brother.........J.F. PAECH Snr from Rentschen 1800-1870, who in 1856 was 56 years of age, father of 5 children aged 30-19 years, he was living at Darby Rd, Friedrichstadt. 36 years of age on 'Zebra', or is it his ......youngest son J.F. PAECH Jnr 1837-1868, in 1856 aged 19 years, 6 months of age on 'Zebra'.

1857:   March 20, child No 2 to Carl & Eleonore FAERHRMANN.   Johann Friedrich Wilhelm is born, father Carl FAERHRMANN, is described on birth certificate as a 'carpenter' of Hahndorf.

1857  June-1859 March. Friedrich GLADIGAU purchases flour & pollard from WITTWER's Mill, Hahndorf.

1857-1858   Construction of St Michael's Church, Hahndorf.

Reference:  Hahndorf Survey Vol 11, page 372 quoting from the Minutes of Hahndorf Lutheran Congregational meeting 1856-59   -   "On 10 September, 1857 the Church declared a Constitution which was ratified by the congregation on 9 October, 1857.  It was amended and finally accepted on 30 June, 1858.  Over the years the old pug church had become so dilapidated that the Executive Council called a meeting on 13 July, 1858 at which the congregation unanimously resolved to build a new church.  It was to be built of hard stone with brick quoins, around the existing church which would be demolished when the new structure neared completion.  The Echunga Council gave permission for stone to be obtained from their quarry on condition that the church repair any resulting damage to the site.   Arrangements for a gallery were included in the church which was to measure 60 feet in length, 30 feet in width and 18 feet in height.  A commission of men acquainted with building was appointed to supervise the work to be let by tender.  Included were J.F. PAECH, E. REIMANN, C. FAEHRMANN, F. SCHNEEMILCH, Ed SCHRODER, F. GLADIGAU, E. THIELE, G.WIET, C.JAENSCH, J.F. THIELE, G.A. SCHUETZE,  J. AMPT and W. KURTZER. 

A subscription list signed by seventy members realized 859 pound, 11 shillings.  A little later, on 20 July, the Committee elected G.A. SCHUETZE as chairman of the Building Committee and J.F. PAECH and C. JAENSCH together with the chairman of supervisors.  It was agreed that the foundations be 3 ft 6ins, wide, the basement 3 ft., the walls 2ft. 6ins. to a height of 10 feet, and the rest to be 2 feet thick except for the gable walls which were to be 1ft. 6ins. wide.  A 12 ft, square vestry of brick was also to be added.  Four tenders for the masonry were received and the congregation decided that EGGERSTEDT and MEIER do the work together for 198 pound. The masons agreed to commence on 1st October, 1858 and to have the work completed by 1st February, 1859, if the congregation promptly supplied the stone, lime and sand.  

Several members pledged to quarry and cart stone not less than 6 ins. x 8 ins, while others carted lime from the Nairne Lime Kilns.  Others agreed to excavate the foundations, to erect a fence to protect the graves in the church yard and to dig a large hole for water.  Later EGGERSTEDT refused to sign the contract with MEIER so that he could do the job on his own for 158 pound.   The Foundation Stone was laid by J.F. PAECH on 29 September, 1858, St Michael's Day which was adopted as the new name of the church.  Later that year WILLEMER's tender of carpentering of 70 pound, 10 shillings as well as making comfortable pews for 2 pound each was accepted.  PETERSEN, FAEHRMANN and GLADIGAU would supply timber and slates for the roof for 310 pound.  FAEHRMANN and WILLEMER accepted the task of erecting a sandstone bell tower on the gable end over the entrance but required the help of a blacksmith to do so...... The altar and pulpit were made by Johann AMPT.....  the new church was ready for dedication on 3 July 1859...  there was a deficit of nearly 300 pound that was finally overcome in 1865."

Author's Note:  EGGERSTEDT is probably Joachim Henirch EGGERSTEDT, mason of Hahndorf.  J.F. PAECH who laid the Foundation Stone was probably J.F. PAECH Snr from Rentschen 1800-1870, in 1858 was 58 years of a father of 5 children,  living at Darby Rd, Friedrichstadt. 36 years of age on 'Zebra',

Reference:  The GLADIGAU Family History  -  The newly wed couple settled in Hahndorf, and along with Wilhelm and family regularly attended St Micahel’s Church.  In July 1858 the executive committee of the church called a congregational meeting and resolved to build a new church of stone and brick.  A commission of brethren acquainted with building was appointed to supervise the work which was to be let by tender. The 14-man commission included J.F. PAECH, C FAEHRMANN, F GLADIGAU & W GLADIGAU.  In July a contract for 198 pound was let to build the church which was to be completed by February 1859.

The foundation stone was laid on September 13, 1858, and as it was St Michael’s day they named the Church St Michael’s.   On November 8 the tender from Faehrmann and Gladigau to build the roof for 310 pound was accepted.  Although it is not stated which Gladigau we assume that Friedrich had put in the joint tender with his close friend Carl FAEHRMANN.  The new church was dedicated on 3 July 1859 the total cost being 1,181 pound, 18 shillings and 4 pence.  Since then the porch and tower have been added and the slate roof removed and replaced with galvanized iron.  In 1859 Friedrich Gladigau was listed in Council records as residing on Section 4031, Hundred of Onkaparinga just north of Hahndorf.  

As their first child Friedrich Wilhelm Junior was born in March 1858 in Hahndorf, they probably moved to Section 4031 some time after that.  After his marriage Friedrich must have decided to try farming and do carpentry as a side line.  The records of the Old Mill in the main streeet show that in June 1857, F Glaudegau started purchasing flour and pollard. The record ends in March 1859

1858  Foundation Stone laid  

Minutes of Hahndorf Lutheran Congregational meeting 1856-59  "The Foundation Stone was laid by   J.F. PAECH on 29 September, 1858, St Michael's Day which was adopted as the new name of the church"  

Authors Note.  This is probably J.F. PAECH Snr from Rentschen 1800-1870, in 1858 was 58 years of age

1858.   

July, St Michael's Church congregation resolve to build a new church of stone & brick, to be let by tender.  A commission of 14 brethren acquainted with building was appointed to supervise the work.  They included  J.F.PAECH, C. FAEHRMANN & brothers  F. GLADIGAU, W. GLADIGAU.

[Author's Note.  Possibly the same J.F. PAECH who was a witness at F. GLADIGAU's wedding 1856]

Foundation stone laid on St Michael's Day September 13. November 8, Carl FAEHRMANN & GLADIGAU had their tender for 310 pounds to build the roof which supported slate shingles was accepted.

Carl FAEHRMANN is 35 years of age & his children are 2 & 3 years old. Friedrich GLADIGAU is 33 years of age, married for 2 years, 1 new born baby.

St Michael's Church roof.

Reference:   'The GLADIGAU Family History' p52,  reference 16  'The Australian Lutheran, August 4, 1939 page 184.  -  "A commission of brethren acquainted with building was appointed to supervise the work which was to be let by tender. The 14 man commission included J.F. PAECH, C. FAEHRMANN, F. GLADIGAU & W. GLADIGAU.  In July a contract for 198 pound was let to build the church which was to be completed by February 1859.  The foundation stone was laid on September 13, 1858 and as it was St. Michael's day they named the church St. Michael's.  On November 8 the tender from FAEHRMANN and GLADIGAU to build the roof for 310 pound was accepted.  Although it is not stated which GLADIGAU, we assume that Friedrich had put in the joint tender with he is close friend Carl FAEHRMANN."

It was in 1854, 4 years earlier, that Carl FAEHRMANN built the timbers for the Old Mill,

1859:

March, Friedrich GLADIGAU leases Section 3853 Hd of Kanmantoo, 3kms north of Harrogate.  April 12 child No 3 to Carl & Eleonore FAEHRMANN.  Carl August is born, father Carl FAEHRMANN is described on the birth certificate as a 'carpenter' of Hahndorf.  Friedrich GLADIGAU is living on Section 4031, Hd of Onkaparinga. 

July 3, St Michael's Church all work completed by FAEHRMANN & GLADIGAU [brothers] who had supplied & fixed the timber & slates for the church.

1859   Friedrich GLADIGAU on Section 4031

Reference:  'The GLADIGAU Family History'  p52. - "In 1859 Friedrich GLADIGAU was listed in Council records as residing on Section 4031, Hundred of Onkaparinga just north of Hahndorf.  In 1877 J.F. PAECH's eldest son, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm, purchased Section 4031 & added it to his Ravenswood property.  It is therefore possible that he may have assisted Friedrich in building a home there.  This ties in with family knowledge that Friedrich once lived at Ravenswood.

Author's Note   Add information to correct this

3.4    1860-1869

1861:    August 21, child No 4 to Carl & Eleonore FAEHRMANN.  Christian Otto is born [lived 2 months], father Carl FAEHRMANN is described on the birth certificate as a 'carpenter' of Hahndorf, & baby is buried at St Michael's Church Cemetery.

1863:    July 26, child No 5 to Carl & Eleonore FAEHRMANN.  Alexandre August Friedrich is born, father Carl FAEHRMANN is described on the birth certificate as  a 'carpenter' of Hahndorf,

1866:    April 23, child no 6 to Carl & Eleonore FAEHRMANN.  Theodor Christoph Otto is born,  father Carl FAEHRMANN is described on the birth certificate as a 'carpenter' of Hahndorf,

 

1867:   Carl FAEHRMANN wrote to his God-daughter on the occasion of her Christening 

Courtesy of Lutheran Archives, S.A. transcribed & translated by Heidi & Lothar BRASSE

                                       Einem Neugeborenen Kind                                                                                                       

                                      Ist das schoenste eingebind.

                                      Und das schoenste Pathen Geld

                                      Wen(n) es Jesu‘ Glauben haelt.

                                      Dieses wuenschet dir am Tage

                                      Deiner Geistlichen Wiedergabung.

                                      Dein Getrauter Pathe

 

1868:   June 17, child No 7 to Carl & Eleonore FAEHRMANN.  Christoph Alexander is born, father Carl FAEHRMANN is described on the birth certificate as a 'carpenter' of Hahndorf

3.5    1870-1879

SAILIS CT Vol 421 Folio 98Reg BUTLER Hahndorf DatabaseIn 1870, according to Reg BUTLER's Database, CarL FAEHRMANN, carpenter, purchased allotment 17 or 3 Victoria Street, Hahndorf. 

The map on the left shows No 19 Main South Eastern Road, which equates to 106 Main Street Hahndorf.  Clearly shown is allotment 17 backing onto the LIEBELT/KUCHEL land, making this a purchase to enlarge the land under one ownership and one boundary

1872:    January 26, child No 8 to Carl & Eleonore FAEHRMANN.   Nickolaus Friederich Carl is born, father Carl FAEHRMANN is described on the birth certificate as a 'farmer & carpenter' of Hahndorf.

1874:    April 7, child No 9 to Carl & Eleonore FAEHRMANN.   Unnamed is born, father Carl FAEHRMANN is described on the birth certificate as a 'farmer & carpenter' of Hahndorf., [died same day].  Carl is 51 & Eleonore is 41 years of age

1874:    Does Carl FAEHRMANN teach his son to be a wheelwright?  1877 Carl is 54 years old.  

His children are aged 22, 20, 18, 14, 11, 9 & 5 years old.  [The 18 year old is living at Mt Torrens}

Carl takes on  21 year old son in law & teaches him carpentry

1877, 1878, 1879, 1880:    Carl Fahrmann teamster, Hahndorf. Directories.

1879:    Carl teaches Franz Dahl 21 years old  carpentry.  Franz  had already learned smithing from August Haebich.  Franz remained a carpenter all of his life, working in Hahndorf and later in Pinnaroo.

 

3.6    1880-1889

1885:  Carl does timber work on St Paul's Church of England

The foundation stone of St Paul's Church of England, English Street, Hahndorf, was been laid on 27 April 1885, and work began immediately. The church was built by monumental masons 39 year old Carl Bom, [Marius Carl Christian Bom, from Denmark & had married Johanna Dorothea Pade in 1870], 37 year old  Alfred von Doussa [Heinrich Albert von Doussa] & 31 year old August Pade [Johann Karl August Pade is a nephew of Mrs Bom] and 62 year old master carpenter J.Carl F. Faehrmann, constructed the timber work from plans drawn by  C.R. Wilton.      

Carl is 62 years old when he constructs the St Paul's Church of England.

His children are 30 [married with 5 of 9 children], 28 ['Carrier' married with 2 of 8 children], 26 ['farmer' Mt Torrens & married with 2 of 6 children], 22, 19,  17 and 13 years of age.

It is probable that in 1885 all of these four unmarried sons were living at home with their parents at 106 Main Rd, Hahndorf.

1885:    St Paul's Church of England, English St, also known as 'Billygoat Lane', Hahndorf.

Reference:  The Mount Barker Courier & Onkaparinga & Gumeracha Advertiser [SA:1880-1954] Friday 5 February, 1886, page 3,  St Paul's Church, Hahndorf. -   "The building, which is in the early English style, consisted of a chancel & nave.  It was built from plans gratuitously furnished by Mr C.R. WILTON by Messrs, FAEHRMANN & BOM of Hahndorf, and, though of a  very plain nature, is admirably adapted for its purpose, and the work is solidly and well done."

Reference:   In an Essentially German Village by Reg BUTLER, 1986. -  "All most immediately after the foundation stone laying ceremony, two members of St Michael's Lutheran congregation began erecting St Paul's.  The monumental mason, Carl BOM, who had joined with Alfred von DOUSSA  & August PADE against Joe RUNDLE, toilet at the masonry, while the master carpenter, Carl FAEHRMANN, undertook the woodwork.  The 'Mount Barker Courier' reported on progress on 31 July 1885.  Inevitably, building costs had risen:  - The contractors re making good progress with this building, ​despite the continued wet weather, and the walls are now about six feet high.... The total cost of the church will exceed 400 pound, but no provision has been made in the presentcontract for fittings of any description.  The English community at Hahndorf is a very small one, & therefore.....  some difficulty ​is likely to be experienced in raising the fund necessary to defray ​the cost of the church."

Reference:  Anni LUUR FOX  "Hahndorf - A Journey Through the Village & its History" 2002, pge 76:   -  "The foundation stone of the church had been laid on 27 April 1885.  Dedicated on 2 February 1886......  the church had been built by two Lutherans, M.C. BOM, and J.C.F. FAEHRMANN according to plans drawn up by C.R. WILTON, editor of the Mt Barker Courier.  A master carpenter, FAEHRMANN had supplied and fixed the timber and slates for St Michael's Lutheran Church in 1858 and had constructed the massive timbers of WITTWER's Steam Mill four years earlier.  While Carl BOM the monumental mason laboured on St Paul's masonry, CarL FAEHRMANN constructed the timber work."    

Authors Note:    The church must have taken about 10 months to build. Carl BOM is Marius Christian BOM b1846 in Denmark & when St Paul's Church of England was under construction he was 39 years of age & had been married to Johanna Dorothea PADE for 15 years & born to them by 1885 were all of their 5 daughters.

Carl FAEHRMANN was 62 years of age, had been married for 31 years & all of his 9 children had been born & he was a grandfather to 9 grandchildren.

1887:    Carl Faehrmann 'Carrier' Hahndorf.

3.7    1890-1899

1890:  67 year old Carl  has twenty acres of purchased land, which he farms, and is also a carrier; he also takes contracts for building, in conjunction with his sons.

1896:  Carl dies at 72 years of age and his wife Eleanore is 63 years old and lives another 18 years.

Below Hahndorf  Cemetery, photos by author.

1890:   Reference  Aldine History CD

'BRIDGWATER Johann Carl Faehrmann, was born in Langermuende, Prussia, in 1828 and served his time to the trade of carpenter, and after serving his time in the army, he came to Adelaide in the Princess Louisa in 1849, and settled down in Hahndorf; he has twenty acres of purchased land, which he farms, and is also a carrier; he also takes contracts for building, in conjunction with his sons.  He married in 1845, Johann Elinora Liebelt of Prussia, by whom he has seven children.'

 

4.    Marie Auguste Louise FAHRMANN  (1st child)

In 1879, 23 year old, 'Auguste' marries Franz Wilhelm Dahl b1858, 21 years old & living at Gruenthal.   Marie delivers a baby girl 3 months later, her name, Auguste Louise Eleonore, [named after herself & her mother] &  who dies at 7 months of age.

  • Prior to marriage Franz DAHL was a blacksmith, learning the trade from Auust HAEBICH.  
  • After their marriage Auguste and Franz lived on the Faehrmann property at 106 Main Rd Hahndorf, then moved to the corner of the Main St and Willow Grove, [which became the Hills Earthmovers]  and here Franz carried on his trade of carpenter.  All their 9 children are born in Hahndorf from 1879-1897.
  • Upon leaving school, Franz Dahl learned smithing from fellow old scholar August Haebich and then carpentry from father in law Carl FAEHRMANN, which trade DAHL followed in Hahndorf and Pinnaroo for the rest of his working life.

4.1  FAEHRMANN & DAHL (1879)

Reference  LIEBELT Family History, pge 99.  -  "Maria Auguste Louise FAEHRMANN 1855-1915  m Franz Wilhelm DAHL 1858-1937.  Maria was born on April 28, 1855 at Hahndorf.  She married Franz Wilhelm DAHL on March 10, 1879, in the manse of Chalmers (now Scots) church on North Terrace, Adelaide, the Rev David PATON officiating.  Franz's parents were Eduard DAHL and his first wife Beate Louise born HENTSCHKE.  Franz was born at Hahndorf on Sept 13, 1858.  Auguste and Franz first lived on the FAEHRMANN property at the northern end of the Main St of Hahndorf, near the Ambleside Road.  They then moved to a home on the corner of the Main St and Willow Grove.  Here Franz carried on his trade of carpenter.  He together with a number of his children and relations was keenly interested in rifle shooting.  The old home was demolished a number of years ago and its place taken by the Hills Earthmovers depot.  They had 9 children".

4.2  DAHL Family

  • Reference DAHL Family:  College in the Wattles, pge 291.  -  "DAHL, Franz Wilhelm 1860’s-1870’s Born 13 Sept 1858 Died 24 1937. Parents Eduard DAHL, labourer and Quarryman Hahndorf and Louise HENTISCHKE.  Eduard DAHL, a native of Hamburg had made his way to SA as a sailor aboard the German emigrant vessel 'Cesar and Helene' in 1857 and almost immediately was married at Hahndorf to one of the passengers, Louise HENTSCHKE.   F.W. DAHL attended the Hanhdorf Academy’s junior division under Teacher STRENZ and then had a period of secondary education with TW Boehm next door.  Upon leaving school, Franz Dahl learned smithing from fellow old scholar August HAEBICH and then carpentry from father in law Carl FAEHRMANN, which trade DAHL followed in Hahndorf and Pinnaroo for the rest of his working life.  F.W. DAHL’s mother in law, nee Eleonore LIEBELT was one of Hahndorf's foundation settlers in 1839 and unfortunate enough to be gored to death by a bull shortly after the outbreak of WW 1 in 1914.  

Very fond of music, Franz became one of the earliest conductors of the infant Hahndorf Brass Band and later a player in the Pinnaroo Band.  He also sang bass in the Hahndorf Liedertafel, conducted by another Hahndorf College old boy, Dr Theo AURICHT, whose choir sang with the Adelaide Liedertafel on the occasion of the Duke and Duchess of York’s visit to SA in 1901.  Like several other Hahndorf College old boys, notably from the HALL, PAECH and SPOEHR families, Franz became a rifle shooter and was a familiar figure at the various Kingship competitions in the Adelaide Hills and beyond."

 

5.    Johann Friedrich Wilhelm FAHRMANN  (2nd child)

1857:   March child no 2, left Hahndorf Academy 1870c

1870-1882:  may have worked with father from 13 years of age [or younger]  in 1870 until he was 25 years of age.

1882:  October marries occupation 'carrier'

'carrier' of Hahndorf from 1882, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887.  

1890:   J.F.W. was 33 years of age & was a father of 5 of 8 children.  

His eldest son was 7 years of age, Oswald Friedrich FAEHRMANN said  his father, [the eldest son of Carl]  carted stone  for the  building St Paul's Lutheran Church Hahndorf [1890] and that it came from behind the Stanley Bridge Hotel at Verdun.   In 1882 J.F.W, married in the previous St Paul's Church, Hahndorf.

J.F.W. owned many draught horses which were used in his carrier business.  Large logs were hauled to Port Adelaide for the wharves; much stone and gravel was carted for the building of roads in the Hahndorf locality.  His trusty team of horses was a magnificent sight transporting huge eucalypt logs to Port Adelaide for building the wharves.  Wilhelm also owned a quarry at Hahndorf & building stone came from the quarry in the early years and road making material came in later years.  The quarry was filled in during the building of the south-eastern freeway.  He leased section 421.

J.F.W. FAEHRMANN's portrait sketched /etched by Hans HEYSEN c1917.

'The quarry was a big concern.  The huge crusher that crushed the rock for road making at the end of John's Lane.  The freeway goes over it now.  He owned a lot of horses.  He would transport for building.  the Old Mill, a five story building, a fodder business which crushed bones for fertiliser and stored chaff for cattle and hay - all the timber in it was carted by him.  He also carted the electricity and telephone poles for Hahndorf' 

Adelaide Hills Localwiki  Local Identities by Reg BUTLER

https://localwiki.org/adelaide-hills/Adelaide_Hills_-_Local_Identities_%28%27D%27_to_%27F%27%29

'JFW Faehrmann owned a sand stone quarry and crusher to the rear of the German Arms Hotel later known as the Hotel Ambleside.  Eventually, the Echunga District Council bought the outfit and used the metal for district roadworks.  Stone dislodged and broken up roughly from the quarry by blasting.  W Faehrmann used to cart stone loose in a German waggon to wherever it was needed.  Whenever the 6 horse team became stuck in boggy soil coming out of the quarry, he used to dismount and walk around talking quietly to each horse in turn, before getting back into the driver’s seat and urging the team to take the strain together before moving the wheels further along.  W Faehrmann had contracts to carry new telegraph poles to the line beyond Blumberg to Mannum.   Used to place the correct number of poles in various allocated heaps along the line, and then turn the horses and wagon around to head for home.  While he slept, the horses took their load safely home to Hahndorf.

Son Bill was a bachelor.  He had a pet cockatoo which liked to see Bill in his old home hat.  When he wore his new hat to play golf or go down the street, the bird tried to knock it off.  The Cockatoo followed Bill around the golf course and up to the cemetery.  Bill loved his garden.  Had a cosy room with a big open fire and his wireless set.  Niece Lorna Gommers used to make his bed each day.  Nickname Borley – no one knew how he got this.  Ossie Faehrmann married Amalie Grell who had given birth to stillborn twins.  She was in child to Dr Auricht, but Ossie took the son, Jeff Faehrmann, as his own.  Ossie Faehrmann had a pet magpie, as did Fred Kuchel across the main road.  When Kuchel’s magpie followed behind and pulled out all the freshly planted onion plants,  Fred became enraged and killed the bird.  Jack Faehrmann killed in WW11'.

 

5.1   FAEHRMANN & WIETH (1882)

Reference: LIEBELT Family History  p102.-  " Johann Friedrich Wilhelm FAEHRMANN 1857-1935 m Auguste Martha WIETH 1860-1927 Johann Friedrich Wilhelm was born at Hahndorf on March 20, 1857.  He was married to Auguste Martha WIETH on October 10, 1882, in St Paul's Lutheran church at Hahndorf, by Pastor L. KUSS.  Martha's parents were Johann Gottlieb WIETH and his wife Johanne Louse born LUBASCH.  Martha was born on December 28, 1860, at Hahndorf. Wilhelm and Martha lived near the WIETH homestead at the southern end of the Hahndorf township. 

Their homestead, now owned by a grandson, still stands.  A feature of this home was a large wisteria covered trellis which linked the various buildings.  Wilhelm was a carrier - he owned many draught horses which were used in the business.  Large logs were hauled to Port Adelaide for the wharves; much stone and gravel was carted for the building of roads in the Hahndorf locality.  Wilhelm also owned a quarry at Hahndorf-building stone came from the quarry in the early years and road making material came in later years.  The quarry was filled in during the building of the south-eastern freeway.  He leased section 421.  Martha passed away on November 25, 1927; Wilhelm died on September 11, 1935.  Both are buried in the Hahndorf Cemetery where a tombstone stands on their gravesite".

5.2  JFW FAHRMANN working life

Reference. 'A College in the Wattles' page 309.  "Following schooling at the Hahndorf Academy J.F.W. FAEHRMANN became a carrier.  Soon his sturdy team of horses was a familiar sight at work in the district and along the mountain road between Hahndorf and Adelaide.  A Faehrmann team brought up a replacement boiler for Wittwers mill, with whose proprieters Wilhelm had attended school.  JFW FAEHRMANN also carted stone for the foundations and walls of the Hon A von DOUSSA’s Pine Avenue home.  Wilhelm married a school chum, Martha WIETH, niece of Wilhelm's aunt Caroline LIEBELT, nee LUBASCH.  Through marriage, J.F.W. FAEHRMANN also became brother in law to Academy teacher Robert STRENZ, who married Martha's eldest sister Pauline.

Authors Note. -  Martha WIETH is not mentioned among the scholars in 'A College in the Wattles'.

Reference:  Adelaide Hills Localwiki, 'Adelaide Hills-Local identities'.  -  "JFW FAEHRMANN owned a sand stone quarry and crusher to the rear of the German Arms Hotel later known as the Hotel Ambleside.  Eventually, the Echunga District Council bought the outfit and used the metal for district roadworks.  Stone dislodged and broken up roughly from the quarry blasting. W Faehrmann used to cart stone loose in a German waggon to wherever it was needed.  Whenever the 6 horse team became stuck in boggy soil coming out of the quarry, he used to dismount and walk around talking queitly to each horse in turn, before getting back into the driver’s seat and urging the team to take the straing together before moving the wheels further along.  

W. FAEHRMANN had contracts to carry new telegraph poles to the line beyond Blumberg to Mannum.  Used to place the correct number of poles in various allocated heaps along the line, and then turn the horses and wagon around to head for home.  While he slept, the horses took their load safely home to Hahndorf. 

Son Bill was a bachelor, He had a pet cockatoo which liked to see Bill in his old home hat.  When he wore his new hat to play golf or go down the street, the bird tried to knock it off.  The Cockatoo followed Bill around the golf course and up to the cemetery.  Bill loved his garden.  Had a cosy room with a big open fire and his wireless set.  Niece Lorna GOMMERS used to make his bed each day.  Nickname Borley – no one knew how he got this.

Ossie FAEHRMANN married Amalie GRELL who had given birth to stillborn twins.  She was in child to Dr AURICHT, but Ossie took the son, Jeff FAEHRMANN, as his own.

Ossie FAEHRMANN had a pet magpie, as did Fred KUCHEL across the main road.  When KUCHEL’s magpie followed behind and pulled out all the freshly planted onion plants,  Fred became enraged and killed the bird.

Jack FAEHMANN killed in WW11.

Authors Note.  J.F.W.FAEHRMANN'S 2nd child is 'Son Bill the bachelor' named  Johann Friedrich Wilhelm FAEHRMANN known as Bill.   Niece Lorna GOMMERS b1922 is Bill's niece as she is the daughter of his younger sister Adelheit Louise FAEHRMANN & James GOMMERS.   Ossie FAEHRMANN is J.F.W.'s first child, named Oswald Friedrich FAEHRMANN b1883.  Jack FAEHRMANN is J.F.W.'s grandchild b1916, d1945, the son of his 4th child, Carl Albrecht FAEHRMANN & Margaret Alice FLEMING

5.3  FAEHRMANN's, LIEBELT's, First Nations & Prussian Royalty.

See 1840 Documents & Portraits  &/or Zebra-Project Publication Collections for links to archival material belonging to Friedericke STERNICKE & Heinrich MEYER

Reference:    Anni LUUR FOX  "Hahndorf - a journey through the village and its history",  pge 84, reminiscing about the Primitive Methodist Church, Hahndorf, built in 1862, abandoned 10 years later.  -  "During an interview with Ossie Faehrmann who lived next door in 1975, he told me that groups of aboriginal people would shelter within its wall on their way from the Murray river and Encounter Bay to visit Pastor STREMPEL's wife at St Michael's, her sister Mrs LIEBELT and their widowed mother Mrs MEYER.  Pastor and Mrs MEYER  had earned their respect and affection during their years as missionaries.

Ossie also talked with pride of his father, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm FAEHRMANN carting stone used for building St Paul's Lutheran Church from behind the Stanley Bridge Hotel and Verdun.  His trusty team of horses was a magnificent sight transporting huge eucalypt logs to Port Adelaide for building the wharves."

Author's Note:    This interview is with Ossie named Oswald Friedrich FAEHRMANN b1883 is the oldest child of Auguste Martha WIETH & Johann Friedrich Wilhelm FAHRMANN [sic].

His father's parents are Johanne Eleonore LIEBELT & Johann Carl Friedrich FÄHRMANN.  It is [his] this LIEBELT grandmother whose Uncle is the father of Johann Gottlieb LIEBELT, farmer of Blakiston, who married a MEYER mentioned above as 'her sister Mrs LIEBELT'.

'Their widowed mother Mrs MEYER' refers to Friedericke  Wilhelmine STERNICKE who survived her missionary husband by 27 years, after he died in 1862.

Heinrich August Eduard MEYER, missionary & linguist at Encounter Bay from 13 September 1840- 1848 brought his wife Friederike STERNICKE with him from Prussia.

Items that accompanied them from Prussia have been passed down for generations & are kept at the home of Glen LIEBELT of Blakiston who is their great great great grandson.

See the books, portraits & memorabilia that Friederike Wilhelmine STERNICKE  brought with her from the Palace & Prussia. [Glen LIEBELT Photographic Collection & Other Archive Material]

Their 2 daughters were married in 1858 & 1864, one before & one after their father Heinrich MEYER died in 1862.

  • Marie Charlotte Friederike MEYER 18...-1890 married Carl Friedrich Adolph STREMPEL 1831-1908
    • Carl Friedrich Adolph STREMPEL was ordained at Hahndorf 21 August 1855 & became pastor of the Hahndorf congregation on 21 October 1855, where he stayed until 1901, almost 50 years.
    • STREMPEL took over from Pastor FRITSCHE who had parted ways with Pastor KAVEL in August 1846 at a synodical gathering at Bethany.  
  • Their  .... born child was Auguste Sophie Louise MEYER who in 1864 married Johann Gottlieb LIEBELT, farmer of Blakiston.
  • This movement of aboriginal people through Hahndorf to visit the two MEYER sisters, one a pastor's wife [Pastor STREMPEL] & the other a farmers wife [Johann Gottlieb LIEBELT of Blakiston] must have happened some time after the death of Heinrich MEYER in 1862, after the STREMPEL marriage in 1858  & possibly before the LIEBELT marriage in 1864.

https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/strempel-carl-friedrich-adolph-4654

http://missionaries.griffith.edu.au/biography/meyer-heinrich-august-eduard-rev-1813-1862

https://sa.uca.org.au/documents/covenanting/reconciliation-sunday-2011/The-Story-of-Friederike-Wilhemine-Meyer-Reconciliation-Sunday-2011.pdf

  • On Wirsing to Missionaries, 27 July 1840, Correspondence from Dresden Mission Society to all missionaries as a group, 1839-1949. Adelaide Missionaries (Dresden) Letters 1/Folder A, Adelaide: Lutheran Archives (LAA). Translators Marcus Krieg, Erich Meier, Herma Roehrs and Werner Hebart.
  • was their 2nd born child.
  • would have her first of 6 children born ........months later.

 

 

5.4  References:   

College in the Wattles.   - "Following schooling at the Hahndorf Academy W FAEHRMANN became a carrier.  Soon his sturdy team of horses was a familiar sight at work in the district and along the mountain road between Hahndorf and Adelaide.A Faehrmann team brought up a replacement boiler for Wittwers mill, with whose proprieters Wilhelm had attended school.  JFW FAEHRMANN also carted stone for the foundations and walls of the Hon A von DOUSSA's Pine Ave home.

Adelaide Hills LocalWiki -  JFW FAEHRMANN owned a sand stone quarry and crusher to the rear of the German Arms Hotel later known as the Hotel Ambleside.  Eventually, the Echunga District Council bought the outfit and used the metal for district roadworks.  Stone dislodged and broken up roughly from the quarry blasting.  W FAEHRMANN used to cart stone loose in a German waggon to wherever it was needed.  Whenever the 6 horse team became stuck in boggy soil coming out of the quarry, he used to dismount and walk around talking queitly to each horse in turn, before getting back into the driver’s seat and urging the team to take the straing together before moving the wheels further along.  W. FAEHRMANN had contracts to carry new telegraph poles to the line beyond Blumberg to Mannum.  Used to place the correct number of poles in various allocated heaps along the line, and then turn the horses and wagon around to head for home.  While he slept, the horses took their load safely home to Hahndorf."

1888 Brake on wagon gives way.  -  The Mount Barker Courier & Onkaparinga & Gumeracha Advertiser [SA:1880-1954] Friday 18 May 1888, page 3 'Our Own District'.  "While on the descent near Eagle-on-the-Hill yesterday week the brake of Mr FAEHRMANN's wagon gave way and the horses were forced over a bank.  One horse was killed & 5 tons of flour turned out".  

Authors Note. In 1888 JFW FAEHRMANN was 31 years old married 6 years, with 3 children.

1891  31 December 1890, Union Hotel & German Arms, Hahndorf, 3 court cases resulted in  January, 1891.

The Mount Barker Courier & Onkaparinga & Gumeracha Advertiser [SA:1880-1954] Friday 30 January 1891, page 3  'Mount Barker Police Court'  Riotous behaviour.  WINKLER v F. FAEHRMANN & F. THIELE.  -  " Information for riotous behaviour at the Union Home, Hahndorf, on the night of December 31, 1890.  The Hon. J.H. Gordon for plaintiff; Mr. von DOUSSA for defendant.  Mr Gordon, in opening the case, said he was there at the instance of a body of respectable residents of Hahndorf, who wished to see a stop put to the larrikinism prevalent in that place.  [Mr. von DOUSSA, interrupting, said he objected to the statement made by Mr. Gordon, who was merely retained by the police and was not there on behalf of the Hahndorf people].  Witnesses were ordered out of court.  

August JAENSCH, butcher of Echunga, said he remembered the evening of the 31st December, when he was at the Union Hotel at Hahndorf.  Knew the defendants and saw them in the bar that evening.  Also saw Paul MÜLLER there, and THIELE had hold of him and was trying to throw him.  FAEHRMANN also occasionally had hold of MÜLLER,  They were wrestling with MÜLLER, who was a weak-minded fellow.  Also saw BECKER in the bar, but did not see defendants doing anything to him.  Left the hotel because it was too noisy. When going through the bar about 12 o'clock THIELE had hold of MÜLLER's arm and was pulling him round the room, while FAEHRMANN had hold of MÜLLER by the trousers and was swinging him round.  They were hooting and shouting.

By Mr. von DOUSSA-Know that MÜLLER is a fellow whom the lads like to lark with.  Told Constable WINCKLER about the disturbance at the hotel.  The landlord did not complain of the row.  I did not instigate the proceedings.

Joseph C. RUNDLE, agent, said he was at the Union Hotel, Hahndorf, on the evening of December 31 and saw the defendants there.  About midnight saw FAEHRMANN and THIELE dancing round with BECKER, and they all fell on the floor together.  It was more than reasonable hilarity.  

By Mr. von DOUSSA-  Understood that the landlord had a permit on the night in question.  MÜLLER seemed to be enjoying the fun with the defendants, and he was not injured by them.  Don't think the conduct in the bar was riotous.

Richard BECKER, poultry farmer, of Hahndorf, said that on New Year's Eve he was at the Union Hotel, and defendants treated him to a drink and asked him to join them in a dance.  Danced round with them.  He fell, but did not know whether he was thrown or not.  Had made it up with FAEHRMANN since.  Asked defendant why he had handled him so roughly, and FAEHRMANN said he was sorry for it.

By Mr. von DOUSSA-I willingly joined the others in the dance.  There was nothing to complain about in defendants' conduct.

Mr. von DOUSSA pointed out that from the evidence given all that took place at the Union Hotel on New Year's Eve was reasonable hilarity such as might be expected in a public house on an occasion like this.  The young fellows were merely enjoying themselves and dancing about, and Mr BECKER, one of the persons supposed to have been ill-used in the frolic, had come forward and said that he voluntarily joined in the dance and was not certain whether he fell or not.  Mr Rundle, another witness, did not consider the conduct riotous, and as these statements both came from the other side there was nothing for the defendants to answer.  

On Mr GORDON rising to reply Mr. von DOUSSA objected, pointing out that under ACT No 6 of 1850 the counsel for the prosecution had no such privilege.

​Dismissed, each party paying its own costs.

Assaulting an Idiot

WINCKLER v FIX-Action brought by the police against Carl FIX for assaulting Paul MÜLLER, Ho. J.H. GORDON for informant; Mr L. von DOUSSA for defendant.

August JAENSCH said that on the night of December 31, while standing outside of his father's house at Hahndorf, he saw defendant chased MÜLLER down the road and catch hold of him by the collar and strike him.  Went and stopped the assault.

By Mr von DOUSSA-Had no trouble in separating the lads.  Saw no flood flow.

On Mr. GORDON intimidating that this was his case, Mr von DOUSSA, characterising the action as "a lamentable fizzle", said the conduct of the prosecution in not taking more trouble to present a charge deserved the contempt of the court. The person assaulted, a lad who was said to be half-witted, had not been called, but he would take the risk upon himself and put MÜLLER in the witness-box.  

Paul MÜLLER, a young a who had all the appearance of having his "upper-story" poorly furnished, said that on the evening mentioned he had been at Ide's hotel till 12 o'clock.  Had a lark with defendant, each pulling the other about.  Was not hurt by FIX, and didn't complain of what defendant did to him.

​M.C. WINCKLER said that on the night of December 31 he was informed of the occurrence.  The information was first brought  before justices at Echunga. MÜLLER had complained to him of the assault.  If MÜLLER was not half-witted he would have been brought forward by him as a witness.

By bench-The lads of Hahndorf are constantly abusing the lad MÜLLER.

Mr. von DOUSSA said that in the face of MÜLLER giving such evidence as he had there was no case for the prosecution.

Fined 5s., with costs [1pound 13s in all].

The court here made an adjournment till 2 o'clock, and on resuming the S.M. said he wished to caution the lads of Hahndorf against playing ill-natured tricks upon a half-witted lad like MÜLLER, as such conduct might be attended with dangerous consequences.

PAECH v THIELE.- Action for assault.  Plea, guilty.  Hon. J.H.Gordon for informant.

Gustav PAECH, informant, farmer, of near Hahndorf, said-On the night of December er 31st I was standing under the verandah of the German Arms Hotel when THIELE came up and caught hold of my shoulder and asked me to come round the back.  Refused, but witness pulled me and hit at me two or three times.  Put him down and tried to make him quiet, and then some bystanders came up and stopped the row.  THIELE was a bit in liquor.  Had had no quarrel with him before.  Fined 20s., with costs [4 pound 4s. in all].

WINCKLER v FAEHRMANN-Action for using abusive words and disturbing the peace.  Plea, not guilty.  Hon. J.H. GORDON for informant; Mr L. von DOUSSA for defendant.  Mr. von DOUSSA took a preliminary objection with regard to the wording of the information, which disclosed two offences, but the court overruled him.

Thomas BROAD, licensed victualler, of the German Arms Hotel, Hahndorf, said-I remember the night of December 31, when I saw FAEHRMANN at my hotel.  Shortly before 11 o'clock heard a great noise in the bagatelie room.  Looked in and saw defendant dancing on the table.  Spoke to him, and he at once jumped down.  Went to the bar, and he followed me and used abusive language to me, saying, "You old b........ you said you would kick me."  Kept on calling me blackguard names.  Order him out, but he wouldn't go, and kept challenging me to fight. Defendant went outside and abused me, and on coming into the bar again he called on me to fight.

By Mr. von DOUSSA-Have had words with defendant on previous occasions regarding his dancing on my tables.  Have never heard him complain of the liquor with which he has been served.

Friedrich FAEHRMANN, defendant, blacksmith, of Hahndorf, said-I have never danced on the table in the bagatelle-room of the German Arms Hotel.  Was sitting on the table watching some others playing bagatelle.  Mr. BROAD walked out, and I followed him and said, "Don't you remember when you served me with slops?"  He said he didn't and then wen on. "Get out of my bar, you coward, you larrikin.'  Said I would go out if he came too.  There was no disturbance in the bar when the conversation took place.  A few days before Christmas Mr. BROAD had served me some slop[s instead of liquor.  Mr. JOHNSON and Otto & August FAEHRMANN were in the bagatelle-room.  

​By Mr. GORDON-I have been in a court before, having been fined for a scuffle with a boy.  My brother has been in gaol.  Deny that I called Mr. BROAD a b...........

Samuel JOHNSON, farmer, near Balhannah, deposed-Was in the bagatelle-room on the evening in question, and am certain that defendant did not dance on the table in that room.  Was in the room all the time that defendant was there.  Heard Mr. BROAD accuse FAEHRMANN of dancing on his table and the latter deny having done so.  Saw no one dancing on the table that evening.  Never heard defendant call Mr. BROAD any abusive names, and there was no disturbance in the house when FAEHRMANN went out.

By Mr. GORDON-Mr. BROAD appeared sober, but was a bit hasty.

Otto FAEHRMANN, laborer, of Littlehampton gave similar evidence.

William MINKWITZ, laborer, of Hahndorf, was also called, but no fresh information was elicited.

After an address from Mr. von DOUSSA the case was dismissed, each party paying its own costs. 

WINCKLER v FAEHRMANN-A second information of the same nature, which Mr. Gordon withdrew.

 

6.    Carl August FAHRMANN  (3rd child)

 

Gwenda LUCAS Photographic & Other Archival Material Collection

 Almanac

     1872-1873, 13-14 years old living in Mt Torrens, Tungkillo

     1874-1880 15-19 years old 'farmer' in Mt Torrens, Tungkillo

     1883 Child no 3, Carl August 24 years of age, marries in June, his residence is at Palmer. His new wife Jessie  Ackland delivered a baby boy the very next day in Hahndorf.

     1887-1898 22 years wheelwright, Palmer

     1906c wheelwright in Murray Bridge

     Carl junior went to BOEHM's Academy, after which he learnt the trades of wheelwright & blacksmith.

He decided to work for Isaac Ackland at Palmer, where a brisk trade was assured from traffic passing to & fro between the metropolis & the new river port of Mannum

  • Married the boss's daughter, Jessie

  • Took over the father in law's  business

  • Expanded to a site in central Murray Bridge where they eventually retired.

 

7.  Christian Otto FAEHRMANN 1861-1861  (4th child)

Reference:  Faehrmann Carl August 1860’s Born 20 Arpil 1859 Died 7 July 1934 College in the Wattles Parents Carl FAEHRMANN contractor Hahndorf and Eleonore Liebelt.  Mrs Carl FAEHRMANN belonged to the extensive Liebelt clan who made up a goodly proportion of Hahndorf’s pioneer settlers.  Shortly after the outbreak of WW1 she met her own violent death when her ‘pet’ bull fatally gored her. Most, if not all of Carl jun education took place at BOEHM's Academy, after which he learnt the trades of wheelwright and blacksmith. CA FAEHRMANN decided to work for Isaac ACKLAND at Palmer, where a brisk trade was assured from traffic passing to and fro between the metropolis and  the new river port of Mannum. Soon Carl married the boss’s daughter, Jessie, and took over the business. later, he expanded to a site in central Murray Bridge where he eventually retired.

 

8.    Alexander August Friedrich FEHRMANN  (5th child)

  • 1863 July:  Child no 5
  • 1868-1873ca: Alexander August Friedrich [1863-1938] 5th child of Carl & Eleanore attended the Hahndorf Academy.
  • Carl FAEHRMANN settled in Hahndorf where he followed his trade of carpentry and also farmed.  
  • August turned to blacksmithing, and after serving his apprenticeship, he established a smith in the market gardening district of Summertown.  
  • 1873-1875c 10-13 years, leaves school & learns blacksmithing
  • 1883 November 24:  20 year old unmarried August Faehrmann is working as a blacksmith for Wilhelm WIESE  coach builder of Hahndorf.
  • 17 year old unmarried Otto Faehrmann is also in Hahndorf on that day.
  • 1886 April 10, marries Karoline KREISS, 1st child born, 6 months later.
  • 1887 Alexandre August Friedrich moved to Summertown where for 40 years  he was a blacksmith & coach builder.
  • 1887-1918 Wheelwright Summertown.
  • 1919- Wheelwright & blacksmith Summertown
  • 1889 Faehrmann of Summertown is advertising for an 'Improver to Coachpainting at once'.  Faehrmann & Caust, coachbuilders, Summertown.
  • 1889 2nd child born
  • 1891. 3rd child born
  • 1894 A.A.F. Faehrmann known as 'Augie' established a blacksmith and coach building business, his house remains on the 'corner', 
  • 1894:  31 year old, allegedly assaults Louise Lienert a hawker at the German Arms Hotel, Hahndorf.
    • One witness was 28 year old younger brother Otto FAEHMRANN.  
    • August had been married for 8 years and was the father of 3 daughters aged 8, 5 and 3 years and was living in Summertown for 7 years.  
    • Otto had been married for 6 years and was the father of two aged 7 and 5 years.
  • 1895 4th child born
  • 1899  5th & 6th, twins born
  • College in the Wattles by Reg BUTLER, page 309. "Alexander August Friedrich 1860's Born 26 July 1863, Died 3 Nov 1938. Parents Carl FAEHRMANN Contractor Hahndorf & Eleonore LIEBELT.  Carl FAEHRMANN was a native of Tangermünde in Prussia Saxony. Upon emigration to S.A. he settled in Hahndorf where he followed his trade of carpentry and also farmed.  Several of JCF Faehrmann's larger serving works include the roof timbers for Wittwer's flour mill, as well as St Michael's Lutheran and St Paul's Anglican Churches.  Like his father, August turned to a skilled trade - blacksmithing - and after serving his apprenticeship, he established a smithy in the market gardening district of Summertown.  Plenty of opportunity lay in repairs to market waggon and gardening tools.  Nearby was the property of old scholar Maria HOFFMANN, nee KLUGE. When A.A.F. Faehrmann married Caroline KREIS, he became a brother in law to old scholar Ida Christoph, who married Wilhelm KREIS."

Reference:  College in the Wattles by Reg BUTLER. FAEHRMANN Alexander August Friedrich 1860’s.     Born 26 July 1863, Died 3 Nov 1938. Parents Carl FAEHRMANN, contractor Hahndorf and Eleonore LIEBELT.  Carl FAEHRMANN was a native of Tangermunde in Prussian Saxony.  Upon emigration to SA he settled in Hahndorf where he followed his trade of carpentry and also farmed.  Several of JCF FAEHRMANN’s larger surviving works include the roof timbers for WITTWER’s flour Mill as well as St Michael’s Lutheran and St Paul’s Anglican churches. Like his father, August turned to a skilled trade, blacksmithing, and after serving his apprenticeship, he established a smith in the market gardening district of Summertown.  Plenty of opportunity lay in repairs to market waggons and gardening tools. Nearby was the property of old scholar Maria HOFFMANN, nee KLUGE.  When A.A.F. FAEHRMANN married Caroline KREIS, he became a brother in law to old scholar Ida CHRISTOPH, who married Wilhelm KREIS.

Reference:   'Free Liquor at Hahndorf' Alleged assault on the evening of the Council Elections, heard in the Mt Barker Police Curt Friday July 6 1894. Louis Lienert v August Fuehrmann'  -  1894 An alleged assault happened at the German Arms Hotel on the evening after a council election when 31 year old August Friederich FAEHRMANN was accused of being a larrikin, of immense strength and had been before the courts twice previously for a similar assault but only once convicted when he was 17 years of age [1880]. On this occasion it was alleged that August caught the man around the body and lifted him up and threw him face downwards on the concrete pavement causing head and facial wounds. Witnesses called were Otto FAEHRMANN, Charles WILSON and Ernest FREELING. The injured party was Louis LIENERT a hawker..  Other's mentioned are Dr WELD, F.C. SMITH  J.P and August FIX labourer, Mr WHICHELLO, L von DOUSSA for the plaintiff & R.D. BERESFORD for FAEHRMANN  Information was dismissed by the court.

Authors Note:  The witness Otto FAEHRMANN, is August's younger brother, Theodore Christoph Otto FAEHRMANN b1866 & in 1894 was 28 years of age, married to Anna Pauline MANGELSDORF for 7 years with a son 7 & a daughter 5 years of age. 

            

        

9.    Theodor Christoph Otto FEHRMANN  (6th child)

  • born:  1855
  • 1887 January, 20 years marries and is a carpenter in Hahndorf, he has been working with his father.
  • 1887-1889 2 children born at Woodside
  • 1890c moved to Littlehampton
  • Moved to Palmer
  • 1906 moved to Murray Bridge
  • Purchased 2 blocks of land in Florence St, Murray Bridge

  • Built his home 'Glenmore' at 10 Florence St

  • On the adjacent block he built his carpenter's shop

  • 1907 October 11:  Advertisement that Otto FAEHRMANN has a clearing sale at his residence at Littlehampton 
  • by public auction on 26 October all of his lite stock, furniture, implements, vehicles, harness & tools.

9.1 References: 

 Mt Barker Courier.  Friday 11 October, 1907. Clearing Sale. •. At  Littlehampton.  -  H. A. MONKS. Is instructed by Mr. Otto Faehrmann to sell by public auction at his residence, Andrewville, on Saturday, October 26, at 1.30 o'clock.  All his lite stock, furniture, Implements, Vehicles, Harness, Tools, &c. Full particulars on posters. Terms at sale.

LFH p 110.  -  My Great grandfather & great grandmother The second sons' third child, sixth child. Theodor Christoph Otto was born on april 23, 1868.  He became a carpenter assisting his father in his business.  On January 20, 1887, he was married by Hermann ESAU, the District Registrar for Nairne, at the District Registry Office at Woodside.  His bride, Anna Pauline Mangelsdorf, was born on January 1, 1868.  Her parents were Johann Gottfried MANGELSDORF and his wife Caroline Henriette born WIETH, who lived at Woodside.  Otto and Pauline lived firstly at Woodside, then moving to Littlehampton.  From there they moved to Palmer, finally settling at Murray Bridge in about 1906. Otto purchased two blocks of land in Florence St, Murray Bridge, and built his home "Glenmore" (now no10).  On the adjacent block he built his carepenter's shop.  This building still stands.  It is interesting to note that Otto, his father, his son, two grandsons and two great grandsons were and are carpenters. Otto died at Murray Bridge on Feb 2, 1940.  Pauline passed away on Jan 26, 1953.  both are buried in the Murray Bridge Cemetery. Unknown source ‘One on the right at Florence St was also built by Otto’.

 

10.   Christoph Alexander FAEHRMANN  (7th child)

  • 1868 June: Child no 7
  • 1891 July marries Registry Office Adelaide, 23 years, of Waterfall Gully. Witness 'F Faehrmann, Blacksmith, Hahndorf.'

 

 

 

 

11.   Nickolaus Friederich Carl FAHRMANN  (8th child)

  • 1872 January: Child no 8
  • 1897 Child no 8  Nickolaus Friederich Carl 25 year old of Hahndorf & a Blacksmith marries. 
  • 1905 November 24: Charged with assault in Hahndorf by Stephen H CHILDS of Littlehampton.
  • 10th child:  Name unknown 1874-1874.
  • 1883: Oswald Friedrich FAEHRMANN the grandson of Carl was born August 2, 1883 and is identified as the baby in the 'Liebelt House painting', which is now 140 years old. In the painting are Oswald's parents, and grandparents Carl & Eleonore and possibly their eldest daughter and 3 young boys, possibly their sons,  sitting on one of 2 wagons in front of an early Fachwerk home. [Child no 3 Carl August is unlikely to be in this picture as he has just married and lives in Palmer].    Oswald Faehrmann has also in 1975 said that Carl, his grandfather built the old houses in Paechtown.

11.1  For further Information, refer to:

10th child:  Name unknown 1874-1874.

12.  Part Family Tree

 

 

13.  Johann Carl Friedrich FAEHRMANN Last Will dated 24 November 1896

 

    

3638   South Australia In the Supreme Court Testamentary Causes Jurisdiction.  

THIS IS THE LAST WILL and TESTAMENT of me JOHANN CARL FRIEDRICH FAEHRMANN, Carpenter of Hahndorf Province of South Australia  FIRSTLY I desire that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid and satisfied by my Executors hereinafter.... as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and SECONDLY I give devise and bequest all and every my household furniture linen and wearing apparel books plate pictures china horses carts and carriages and also all and every item ..... of money which may be in my houser about my person ..... ...... and also all other my stools funds and securities for money book ....money on bonds bills notes or other securities and all and every other my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever both .... and personal whether in possession ...... remainder or expect. unto my beloved wife Johann Elanore FAEHRMANN constitute and appoint F. Wilhelm WITTWER, Miller Hahndorf to be ... Executor of this my last Will and hereby revoking and ...or other Wills and Testamentary by me at any time heretofore .... I declare this to be my last Will and Testament.  IN WITNESS WHEREOF I .... said Johan Carl Friedrich FAEHRMANN have to this my last Will and Testament got my .... of June in the year of our Lord one thousand ......​Johann Carl Friedrich FAEHRMANN  signed ... Testator ... and acknowledged by him to be the last Will and Testament in the presence of...present at the ...time and subscribed by us as witnesses in the presence of the said Testator and of each other -Wilhelm EY -

THE ABOVE WILL of JOHANN CARL FRIEDRICH FAEHRMANN of Hahndorf in the Province of South Australia, Carpenter deceased who died at Hahndorf aforesaid on the twelfth day of July 1896 WAS PROVED in the Supreme Court of South Australia on the twenty fourth day of November 1896 by Friedrich Wilhelm WITTWER of Hahndorf aforesaid Miller the sole Executor. Dated this 24th day of November 1896.  ESTATE sworn not to exceed 400 pound.

 

14.  Certificate of Naturalisation

 

CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION

'Johann Carl Friedrich FAHRMANN of Hahndorf being a native of Tangermunde in Prussia of the age of thirty one years and by profession or occupation carpenter has resided in South Australia for the space of 6 years.

Dated 21 September 1855

 

 

15.  References:  

Anni LUUR FOX  "Hahndorf - A Journey Through the Village & its History"  2002.  

  • In 2022 at her home in Hahndorf, Annie LUUR FOX gave me verbal permission to quote liberally from any of her written works.

"The Gladigau Family History" unknown date, by Lorna OFFE & Lance GLADIGAU

A College in the Wattles by Reg BUTLER