Family Tree of the Adlers, Edwardses, Hogans, Lipscombes and Olivers
Married: 9 Nov 1905, 'Sandergrove', Box Flat, Murtoa, Vic, Australia
|Johann Gottlieb Adler
Born: 7 Jun 1821, Bersdorf, Silesia, Prussia
Died: 5 Oct 1891, Gnadenthal, Penshurst, Vic, Australia
Johanne Christiane Uebergang
Born: 1822, Merzdorf, Silesia, Prussia
Died: 28 Oct 1911, Murtoa, Vic, Australia
Born: 27 Feb 1850, Woodford, Vic, Australia
Died: 25 Aug 1936, Warracknabeal, Vic, Australia
|Carl Gottlob Schache
Born: 1825, Prussia
Maria Elizabeth Schubert
Born: 19th c., Germany
|Anna Bertha SCHACHE|
Born: 16 Feb 1855, Greenock, SA, Australia
Died: 3 Oct 1942, Murtoa, Vic, Australia
Buried: Murtoa, Vic, Australia
Source: 'Uebergang Families in Australia 1848 - 1985'.
Source: Birth - The Uebergang Families in Australia 1848-1985. Death - The Uebergang Families in Australia 1848-1985.
Fred was the first Australian-born member of his family. No record of his baptism survives, but he was confirmed by the pioneer Lutheran pastor C.W. Sch?rmann in the 1860's. His early life was spent on his parents' farms at Woodford and Winslow, near Warrnambool, and it was on the latter that he worked after leaving school.
Fred was intimately involved in his family's move to the Wimmera. He accompanied his father and brother, John, on their first trip to Marma Gully (Murtoa) in 1871, and he applied for 320 acres north of Lake Marma on December 1, 1871, the day after John selected a neighbouring block. Fred was the fifteenth person to apply for a land selection at Marma Gully. The rental for the land was ?32 ($64) per year, payable half-yearly, and the licences for both selections were granted on June 7, 1872.
Fred returned with his father and brothers later in 1872 and together they built a house, fences and horse-yard on his block. Because it was open plain country there was very little clearing to be done. Fred was among the family members who remained at Marma and put in the first wheat crop, returning to Winslow to collect the rest of the family in 1873.
During the early years all of the Adler family lived on Fred's block (later to be known as 'The Plains'). Both blocks were probably farmed collectively, with Johann assisting his sons to become established. Johann and family moved to Ashens, south of Lake Marma, after Fred and John both married in 1875.
Fred's wife arrived at Marma Gully in October 1873, her parents selecting at Box Flat, east of Lake Marma. The Schaches had previously lived in Hallett's Valley and Greenock districts of the Barossa Valley, South Australia, and had moved to Victoria after farming in the Mount Gambier district for some time. Fred and Lizzie were the first couple married by Pastor C.G. Hiller in the original Lutheran church in Murtoa.
All the trials of early pioneering life were experienced at 'The Plains' until 1890, when Fred sold his farm to Heinrich Petering and purchased another property a short distance away at Coromby. It is believed he sold his original selection because there was no channel and consequently a lack of water. Much of his new block, 'Sheoak Bank', was heavily timbered, and Fred added to his income by selling wood. He also built a modest house and outbuildings, erected log fences and planted an orchard and vineyard.
Fred and his family were faithful members of St John's Lutheran Church, Murtoa - both the Adlers (including Fred) and the Schaches being among the foundation members. As the children grew older, 'Sheoak Bank' became a mecca for the young people from the church. Fred's hospitable nature attracted many visitors. In the 1890's Fred was also a shareholder in the Murtoa Creamery.
Lizzie died of heart failure less than 18 months after celebrating their Silver Wedding in 1900. She was aged 49 years and was buried by Pastor Hiller. Three years later Pastor Hiller again officiated when Fred married Annie, his first wife's sister. After Annie's arrival, money she inherited from her parents was used to make many improvements at 'Sheoak Bank'.
In 1929 'Sheoak Bank' was sold and Fred and Annie retired to live in Comryn Street, Murtoa. On November 11, 1930 the family gathered at Murtoa to celebrate their Silver Wedding with a Golden Lining' - this phrase being coined by Pastor W.W. Fritsch of Natimuk, the son of Fred's cousin, who led the celebrations.
Pastor Fritsch and Pastor C.J. Siegle, officiated at Fred's funeral services, after he died at Warracknabeal Hospital, aged 86. A gentle and unassuming man, Fred was one of the oldest and most highly respected pioneers of the district. Apart from his first wife, he had also been predeceased by two infant children.
Annie continued to live in Murtoa, cared for by her step-daughter Selma Schache and her husband Ossie. She was a faithful member of St John's Lutheran Ladies Guild, and remained alert and independent until her death at 87 years.
Apart from rearing eight children of their own, Fred and Lizzie also fostered Carl Adler, the son of Fred's brother Charles. When Carl's mother died soon after his birth in 1897, he was taken initially by his uncle and aunt, Ned and Louise Adler and later by another uncle and aunt, Gottfried and Emma Schache. When Emma became pregnant in 1898, Carl came to 'Sheoak Bank', where he spent the rest of his childhood and young adulthood.
Sophie Adler married Jack Meadows, a farm labourer and horse breaker. They lived in the Rupanyup and Murtoa districts for many years, and Jack worked at 'Sheoak Bank'. For several years Sophie lived in Melbourne where she did laundering work. They lived at Glenorchy later, moving to Stawell in 1930. Jack was often away during the Depression, seeking work and propecting for gold. Sophie fostered a number of children; two of these, Frank Baker (born July 27, 1925, Fitzroy Vic) and Frederick Appleton Storey (born June 29, 1926, Prahran Vic), were reared by Sophie, and regarded her as their mother.
Henry worked at 'Sheoak Bank' until it was sold. Later he became a travelling salesman for city nurserymen, as well as running a small nursery business at Murtoa. His great love of trees led him to plant them all over the Wimmera. After he died, a plantation of eucalypts he had grown was established in his memory near 'Sheoak Bank'. Like his brother-in-law Ossie Schache, Henry was a member of the Coromby Band.
Bertha married Fred Schache who share-farmed and repaired farm machinery throughout the Murtoa and Warracknabeal districts. In his early years he worked on his uncle Gottfried Schache's thresher. Fred's great mechanical skill led him to invent the first combine (scarifier and seed drill) in the Wimmera (1916), and a harvester comb (cutter). While both of these were patented, they were mass-produced by a large company before Fred could capitalize on them. In 1922 Fred joined the firm of T. Robinson and Co. of Spotwood, becoming an expert at starting their Big E harvesters. The family lived at Warracknabeal from 1925, retiring to Murtoa in 1946.
Hermann died at the age of 4 months.
Minnie married August Schubert who worked on Ned Adler's thresher before share-farming with his brother Walther at Burrereo and Rupanyup North. In 1922 they bought neighbouring blocks at Galaquil East. After losing the farm in the Depression (1933) August moved to Stawell West, labouring and prospecting, returning to Warracknabeal in 1937 where he worked with Fred Schache repairing machinery. They moved to Kew in 1940 and August worked in two factories before retiring in 1957. Minnie was living at Ballarat when she died.
Frieda married Albert Schultz. They farmed at Homecroft near Warracknabeal until 1924 when they moved to Geelong. They lived firstly on a small property at Grovedale, where Albert grew vegetables which he sold at the Cressy Market. Some years later they moved to North Geelong, where Albert worked briefly at the 'Pivot' Phosphate Company, before retiring. Frieda lived her last years at Kew.
Selma married Ossie Schache who share-cropped at Rupanyup North (with Walther Schubert) and in the Murtoa and Warracknabeal districts. He also worked with his brother Fred repairing machinery. In 1939 he was employed building wheat silos and from 1943 he worked with the Grain Elevators Board at the Murtoa Wheat Storage. In his retirement he held part-time positions with the Murtoa Progresss Association and the Dunmunkle Shire Council. Selma died at Ararat.
Cissie lived and worked at 'Sheoak Bank'. After her father died she lived with her sisters at Warracknabeal.
Winnie married Walther Schubert. They left Galaquil East in 1927, farming at Sheep Hills until 1940, then near Horsham. In 1942 they bought a small farm near Kilsyth and Walther also worked in several factories. They moved to a dairy farm at Newry in 1950, before returning to live with August and Minnie at Kew in 1956. Walther worked at Fowlers again until retiring to Kilsyth in 1960. Winnie was living at Hamilton when she died.
Theresa died of brochitis and breathing difficulties at 10 months.
The above is extracted from
The Uebergang Families in Australia 1848 - 1985
© The Uebergang History Committee, 1985,
pp. 67 - 69.
Quoted with permission.