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Family: Johann Georg Heinrich HOKLAS / Christiane Lydia MINGE (F-2788)

m. 24 Oct 1878


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  • Johann Georg Heinrich  HOKLASFather | Male
    Johann Georg Heinrich HOKLAS

    Born  31 Aug 1852  Blumburg SA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  31 Aug 1911  Tanunda SA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  2 Sep 1911  Gomersal SA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  24 Oct 1878  [1]  Shoenborn SA  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Christiane Lydia  MINGEMother | Female
    Christiane Lydia MINGE

    Born  7 May 1856  Schoenborn SA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  23 May 1937   
    Buried  xx May 1937  Willaston SA Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Olga Ottilie HOKLASChild 1 | Female
    + Olga Ottilie HOKLAS

    Born  17 Jun 1897  Sheoak Log SA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Jul 1982   
    Buried  xx Jul 1982  Willaston SA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Carl Alfred PURSCHE | F-2789 
    Married  24 Oct 1918  Nildottie SA Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes  Note:
    • Email dated 27 August 2018 from Marilyn Whittenbury. States: JOACHIM HEINRICH HOKLAS b14.12.1817 Leuttenmark, Near Boitzenburg/Mecklenburg Scherwin/Prussia?Germany: died 3.8.1888 at New Macklenburg, SA aged 70 Years and buried at the Schoenborn Cemetery at Gomersal SA. At his death he had married and widowed THREE times with six of his nine children surving to adulthood.
      Single, JOACHIM HEINRICH HOKLAS aged 31yoa arrived in SA on the ship Australia on 10/9/1849 (about 12 the new colony). Settling in at Klemzig, SA and in 15/4/1853 he made an "OATH OF ALLEGIANCE" to the colony of SA. Occupation: Landsman.
      4 years after his first marriage; he relocated to the New Mecklenburg, Barrossa Valley purchased land as a pioneer famer, in 1860 construcing a sotne building-barn, cellar with 2 foot thick walls and thatched roof upon a side of a hill that gave access to the top slate floor property. The bottom floor of the building was used as a hanging room and storeroom; including a cellar.
      This estate continues in the family, a 5th generation of the HOKLAS family began grapevines in 2004 (100years since vines were last harvest). In 2018 producing premium full bodied/?blooded Barossa Style red wine.
    • continued: Father of Joachim Heinrich Hoklas was direct line: Johann Herrmann Hoklas of Leuttenmark, Mecklenburg.Prussia.
    • Joachim Heinrich Hoklas FIRST MARRIAGE at 33yoa married ANNA (HELEN) MAGDALENE ELISABETH SCHMAAL aged 25yoa on 24.12.1850 at Klemzig, SA with 6 known children. Born between 31/8/1851 - 21/5/1862 at Adelaide, Nuriootpa and New Mecklenburg SA, Anna Magdalene Elizabeth Schmaalb. 16/2/18525 Wiebendorf, Mecklenburg. Germany d.1/8/1864 aged 39 yoa at New Mecklenburg SA and buried at Schoenborn SA
    • Government altered the name Shoenborn to Gomersal during the first world war.
    • Schoenborn Cemetery State Heritage listed burials from 1858 to present day.
    • Original settlements; Schoenborn and New Macklenburg from 1852 - 1855, mostly German families. These areas original inhabitants were Ngadjuri Aboriginals. Explored by Colonel William Light in 1837.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, 18.08.2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Groom Given Name(s): Heinrich Johann Georg
      Groom Last Name: HOKLAS
      Bride Given Name(s): Christine Lydia
      Bride Last Name: MINGE
      Marriage Date: 1878, October 25
      Marriage Place: Ev Luth Church Schoenborn
      Groom Age: 25
      Groom Approx. Birth Year: 1853
      Groom Marital Status: S
      Groom Father: Joachim Heinrich HOKLAS
      Bride Age: 22
      Bride Approx. Birth Year: 1856
      Bride Marital Status: S
      Bride Father Name: Johann Auguste MINGE
      District: Barossa
      Book/Page: 117/363
      Marilyn Whittenbury provided some pieces of information. This information is based on the SA BDM Registrary Office.