Family Tree of the Adlers, Edwardses, Hogans, Lipscombes and Olivers

Carl Gottlieb Uebergang (1807 - 1853), and Johanna Eleonore Peucker (1807 - 1883)

Samuel Uebergang
Born: 18th c., Prussia?

Maria Elizabeth Berndtin
Born: 18th c., Prussia?

Carl Gottlieb UEBERGANG
Born: 8 May 1807, Profen, Silesia
Died: 25 Nov 1853, Australia

Maria Rosina Uebergang
Born: 19th c., Prussia

Johanna Christina Uebergang
Born: 31 Mar 1832, Prussia
Died: 9 Sep 1909, Tabor, Vic, Australia

Johann Carl Uebergang
Born: 19 Nov 1833, Bersdorf, Prussia
Died: 28 Dec 1918, Vic, Australia
Buried: Gnadenthal, Vic, Australia

Carl Wilhelm Uebergang
Born: 16 Jul 1836, Bersdorf, Silesia, Prussia
Died: 2 Oct 1920, Tabor, Vic, Australia


Johann Gottlieb Uebergang
Born: 1839, Prussia
Died: 24 May 1854, Warrnambool, Vic, Australia

Johanne Caroline Uebergang
Born: 3 Mar 1841, Bersdorf, Silesia, Prussia
Died: 20 Oct 1901, Gnadenthal, Vic, Australia


Ernstine Uebergang
Born: 24 Nov 1843, Bersdorf, Silesia, Prussia
Died: 26 Jun 1922, Australia

Ernst August Uebergang
Born: 14 Apr 1846, Bersdorf, Silesia, Prussia
Died: 4 Oct 1927, Murtoa, Vic, Australia


Louise Pauline Uebergang
Born: 8 Jul 1848, Prussia
Died: 21 Jan 1928, Tabor, Vic, Australia


Heinrich Uebergang
Born: 13 Sep 1853, Warrnambool, Vic, Australia
Died: 29 Jun 1946, Tabor, Vic, Australia

  Johanna Eleonore PEUCKER
Born: 27 Mar 1807, Silesia
Died: 21 Feb 1883, Australia

C.G. Uebergang
Source: Birth - The Uebergang Families in Australia 1848-1985. Death - The Uebergang Families in Australia 1848-1985.

J.E. Peucker
Source: Birth - The Uebergang Families in Australia 1848-1985. Death - The Uebergang Families in Australia 1848-1985.  

Story: Carl Gottlieb Uebergang (1807 - 1853)

From "The Uebergang Familes in Australia 1848 - 1985, added to this site 3 Mar 2008

Carl Gottlieb Uebergang was the son of Samuel Uebergang and Maria Elizabeth Uebergang (nee Berndtin). Carl's father was a Dreschgätner (winnower) in Profen; a small village in the Jauer district of the province of Silesia; in the country of Prussia. Carl was born on May 8, 1807 and was baptised on the eleventh by Deacon H. Nagel in Profen. Little is known of Carl's youth. He became a small scale farmer and a cobbler in Bersdorf - another small village only a couple of kilometers to the south of Profen. During the winter time the ground was covered in snow and little agricultural work could be undertaken so, to supplement the meagre income, Carl undertook to repair shoes.

On his farm Carl grew wheat, barley, rye, sugar beet and potatoes with some cattle. In 1831 he married Johanna Eleonora Peucker of Bersdorf, and there they lived in a two-story house with a thatched roof - they living on the upper floor while the cows were kept inside all year around on the lower floor and provided the central heating for Carl and his family upstairs.

Carl and Johanna's marriage was blessed with nine children while living in Bersdorf; Maria Rosina (as far as can be ascertained she died in infancy or at birth); Johanna Christine (1833); Johann Carl (1834); Carl Wilhelm (1836); Johann Gottlieb (1839); Johanna Caroline (1841); Johanna Ernstine (1843); Ernst August (1846); Louisa Paulina (1849). A tenth child (Heinrich) was born on the ship Wilhelmsburg while Carl and Johanna and family were on their way to Australia in 1853.

Because of reasons already established, Carl Gottlieb and his family migrated to Australia, arriving in Melbourne in 1853 on the ship Wilhelmsburg. The family did not stay here long but moved to the Merri river in the Alansford district near Warrnambool, Victoria. Here Carl bought a block of land and undertook to establish a home for his family. It was not long before tragedy struck. Only two months after arriving in Australia, Carl, whilst cutting down trees on his land, became overheated. He sat on a log to cool off, collapsed and died; the verdict was cholera - his age 49 years. Johanna Eleonore, his wife, was almost driven to dispair. She was then left with a very young family, including a two-month old child. She yearned for home, not wanting to live amongst strangers who spoke a different language and followed different customs. The eldest son, Johann Carl, aged 19 years at the time said: 'Mother, it was father's wish that we came to Australia. I am strong and can work and, with God's help, we will live.'

The family struggled on; Johanna carried potatoes or whatever they could grow, including butter, and bartered these for provisions, in Warrnambool - a round trip of sixteen miles. Potatoes, vegetables and bread were the chief diet. The few pigs raised had to be sold to supplement the income. It was little wonder that then, with the meagre food supplies, the children were told to 'put the lard on thin'.

Tragedy then struck again. The third eldest boy, Johann Gottlieb, died from suffocation in early 1854. In the early 1860s Johanne Eleonora took her family to the Hamilton district, staying with her son Carl Wilhelm, at Tabor. Here she died on February 21, 1883.

The above is extracted from
The Uebergang Families in Australia 1848 - 1985
The Uebergang History Committee, 1985,
pp. 337 - 338.
Quoted with permission.

Johanna Uebergang née Peucker

Johanna Uebergang née Peucker

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