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Because of Their Beliefs: Emigration From Prussia to Australia

Publisher: Schubert

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 192 pages
Author: W. Iwan, Trans. & Ed. D. Schubert
Year: 1995
ISBN: 0646253247
Other: b&w photos, sketches, maps, appendix, index
Publisher: Schubert

From the late 1830s to the early 1850s, shiploads of Prussian Lutherans came to Australia (mostly SA) and established villages in Klemzig, the Adelaide Hills, the Barossa and beyond. Many thousands of descendants are now scattered throughout Australia. This book is based on a 1931 work by W. Iwan, largely translated from the German here for the first time, which tells the story of this emigration. Included are lists of theC emigrants (about 1,400 names, with place of origin, ages, and occupations) from Prussian archival sources (many now lost). Iwan's material is here updated and supplemented, and comprehensive indexes are added.

List of Illustrations and Maps
Introduction: The Prussian Background

Part 1: The Story
1. The Prussian Church Union
2. The Struggle Over Emigration
3. Kavel and Angas
4. Difficulties and Departure
5. Fritzsche
6. The Fritzsche Emigration
7. Promotion of Further Emigration
8. Emigration Up to 1845
9. Emigration From 1846

Part 2: The People
1. Province of Brandenburg
 - District of Zullichau
 - District of Crossen
 - District of Sorau
 - District of Guben
 - District of Kottbus
2. Province of Silesia
 - District of Trebnitz
 - District of Glogau
 - District of Sprottau
 - District of Jauer
 - District of Sagan
 - District of Freistadt
 - District of Grunberg
 - District of Leignitz
 - District of Rothenburg
 - District of Luben
 - District of Steinau
3. Province of Posen
 - District of Meseritz
 - District of Birnbaum
 - District of Bomst
4. Province of Pomerania
5. Summary
6. Lists From Australia
Part 3: Documents
1. The New Liturgy
2. Royal Proclamations
3. Letters of Kavel and Fritzsche
4. Early German Settlements in South Australia
5. Church Split 1846
Appendix: Occupations of the Emigrants 
Index of People
General Index

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  1. Full of information

    Posted by G B on 20th Feb 2018

    This book was written prior to WW2 using records that no longer exist..
    It has a wealth of information concerning immigrants from Posen, Silesia etc.. It tells of the reason for them leaving, gives names, places where they came from and sometimes occupations.

  2. Useful read

    Posted by Grace Unger on 1st Sep 2017

    This book was mostly easy to read, although the set out I found a little difficult. The physical size of the book was also difficult, but it contained lots of useful information.

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