Johanna Rosina6 Heidrich(822) was born in Bilgramsdor, Goldberg, Silesia, Prussia on July 22, 1796.(823) She was known as Anna or Jane. Anna died on June 1, 1887 in Mount Rouse, Victoria, Australia at 90 years of age.(824) She was buried in Penshurst, Victoria, Australia at the Gnadenthal Cemetery.(825)

She married ???? Fiebig.(826) ???? was born in Silesia, Prussia. (Additional notes for ???? Fiebig(827)) ???? died in 1848 in Hamburg, Germany. (See ???? Fiebig for the children resulting from this marriage.)

Anna immigrated to Australia aboard the Wappaus arriving on March 7, 1849.(828) Her tombstone stated that she was born in Bilgramsdor in Schlefien. The Fiebig family arrived in Australia upon the Wappaus, a ship of 304 tonnes, the ships captain being Captain Peteser. The ship carried 72 male adults, and 59 female adults, 31 male children and 29 female children. Following the names on the passenger list was the following declaration:

The above number and before named Emigrants have been forwarded by me in the ships from Hamburgh to Port Phillip, New South Wales, during the month of October, 1848, exclusive of cabin passengers, professional gentlemen, and artists, according to the prescription of the British Passengers' Act, and are all persons of good character, furnished with testimonials of their former superiors and spiritual leaders. (Signed) Edward Deluis, Bremen, 3rd November, 1848

When Jane Fiebig and her five daughters arrived in Melbourne in 1849, they settled at Merri Creek, somewhere to the north of the present Exhibition Buildings, where some of them shepherded sheep, and others engaged in other pursuits. When she died, her tombstone stated that she was 90 years, 10 months and 10 days of age.







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