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

James Adler (1856 - 1933), and Maria Auguste Eleonore Schache (1865 - 1935)

Married: 31 Oct 1883, Schache residence, Hopefield, 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: 30 Oct 1856, Winslow, Vic, Australia
Died: 31 Jul 1933, Murgon, Qld, Australia
Buried: Murgon, Qld, Australia


Lydia Elenore Adler
Born: 30 Aug 1883, Murtoa, Vic, Australia
Died: 22 Jul 1955, Murgon, Qld, Australia

Emma Alwine Adler
Born: 8 Nov 1886, Ashens, Murtoa, Vic, Australia
Died: 2 Dec 1886, Murtoa, Vic, Australia

Conrad Otto Adler
Born: 28 Apr 1888, Warracknabeal, Vic, Australia
Died: 16 Aug 1975, Murgon, Qld, Australia

Gertrude Adeline Adler
Born: 8 May 1892, Warracknabeal, Vic, Australia
Died: 17 Sep 1975, Pittsworth, Qld, Australia

Esther Irene Adler
Born: 5 Mar 1897, Murtoa, Vic, Australia
Died: 5 Sep 1981, Wondai, Qld, Australia

Alexandra Amelia Adler
Born: 27 Sep 1902, Pittsworth, Qld, Australia

Ernst Gottfried Schache
Born: 19th c.

Johanne Eleonore Schubert
Born: 19th c.

Maria Auguste Eleonore SCHACHE
Born: 25 Jun 1865, Walton, Greenock, SA, Australia
Died: 28 May 1935, Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Buried: Murgon, Qld, Australia

J. Adler
Source: 'Uebergang Families in Australia 1848 - 1985'.

M.A.E. Schache
Source: 'Uebergang Families in Australia 1848 - 1985'.

Marriage source: The Uebergang Families in Australia 1848-1985.  

Story: James Adler (1856 - 1933)

From "The Uebergang Families in Australia, 1848 - 1985", added to this site 7 Feb 2003

Jim was baptised at Winslow by the pioneer Luther pastor, C.W. Schürmann, on February 8, 1858, and was later confirmed at Murtoa by Pastor C.G. Hiller. His early life was spent on his parents' farm at Winslow near Warrnambool, where he probably worked after leaving school.

Jim was 17 when his family moved permanently to Marma Gully (Murtoa) in the Wimmera in 1873. At first he would have lived and worked with his family on his brother Fred's block, north of Lake Marma, until after 1875. Then the family moved south of Lake Marma to Ashens where they lived on his brother Ned's block (until after 1881), later moving to his father's own selection next door. Jim would probably have assisted in the development of all the family blocks in the early days.

In 1882 Jim's father, Johann, bought 171 acres at Bangerang, near Warracknabeal. When Jim married in 1883 he leased this land from his father, who also provided him with the financial assistance to become established.

Jim's wife was a sister to Ernstine, his brother John's wife (and Gottfried Schache, who later married Jim's sister, Emma); she was also a cousin to Fred's wives. Mary was eight when her parents arrived at Marma Gully in 1873. The Schaches had previously lived at Walton near Greenock, South Australia, and also at Mount Gambier before moving to Victoria. They selected at Hopefield (south-east of Lake Marma), and like the Adlers became foundation members of St John's Lutheran Church, Murtoa. Jim and Mary were married by Pastor Hiller.

Jim farmed near Warracknabeal for 14 years, during which time the size of his holding was increased and he was able to purchase it from his father. All the trials of pioneering life were experienced at Bangerang where the Adlers were among the earliest settlers. Jim and Mary were foundation members of Trinity (later Friedheim) Lutheran Church, Agreegra, and were present at the opening of the church in 1885. Mary's brother, Gottfried Schache, was a member of the Murtoa brass band which led the singing at the service. There is also some suggestion that Jim was a member, if not the leader, of the Bangerang Band.

Jim sold his farm in 1896 and moved to Queensland the following year. Poor returns for his hard work had disillusioned him, but he was also encouraged in the move by a number of friends and relatives: Ernst Tuppack and Charles Hoff (who were also farmers at Bangerang); members of the Schache, Schorback and Miller families; as well as John and Ernstine Adler, all went to Queensland during those years.

While it is possible that Jim travelled overland by bullock dray, it is known that the rest of the family travelled by ship - and that Mary and her daughter Gertie were badly sea-sick! The Adlers arrived on the Darling Downs late in 1897 and Jim bought land at Scrubby Mountain, near Pittsworth. Although the soil was rich the farm was infected with prickly pear cacti which, in those years, defied all efforts at eradication. After Jim lost most of his stock in the 1902 drought - which also badly affected his relatives in Victoria - he sold that land and share-farmed a dairying property near Pittsworth.

Some time later they moved into Pittsworth itself and purchased a boarding house and refreshment rooms. This proved to be a successful venture, but in order to better themselves they sold that business and bought another boarding house in Toowoomba.

During those years the Government opened the rich South Burnett district for selection. When Jim's son-in-law, Gottlieb Schorback, settled there - and the Toowoomba business didn't prove successful - Jim sold the boarding house in 1911, and moved to join the Schorbacks at Wondai. At first they lived in a primitive dwelling on the Schorback's farm. At New Year 1910 they moved to a farm a short distance away in the Greenview area. Twelve months later they moved to another property where Jim and his son Con grew maize, established a dairy herd and sold eggs and butter.

In 1915 they moved again, this time onto 240 acres of virgin land at Merlwood, Murgon. Once again they experienced the the privations and difficulties of pioneering life in tropical jungle. Part of this property was covered with thick Hoop Pine scrub. Jim hired a travelling saw mill and all the timber to build his house was milled on the property. After the scrub had been cleared, Jim and Con grew maize and peanuts, as well as raising pigs and managing a dairy herd.

The Adlers supported the Lutheran cause throughout the years in Queensland. Along with the Schorbacks, they were foundation members of St John's Lutheran Church, Mondure (Wheatlands). Jim was well-respected throughout the community.

Jim and Mary lived on their Merlwood property until their deaths. Jim was 76 when he died of heart failure at Graham Hospital, Murgon. His brother Ned, whom Jim hadn't met since leaving Victoria 36 years before, was staying at Murgon when he died. Jim's funeral was conducted by Pastors A.E. Reuther, F.H. Schmidt and his nephew, Pastor O.H. Adler of Nundah.

Mary died in Brisbane hospital less than 2 years later, aged 69 years. Pastor Reuther also conducted her funeral service.

Lydia Adler married Gottlieb Schorback, a carpenter, who lived with the Adlers some time prior to his marriage. During the early years of their marriage Gottlieb built houses in Pittsworth, as well at the new Pittsworth Lutheran Church. In 1926 they sold their farm and moved to Geelong (Victoria), returning 2 1/2 years later to a farm near Lydia's parents in Merlwood, Murgon. In 1936 they retired to Murgon. After Gottlieb died, Lydia lived with her sister Essie at Greenview. In 1944 she married Heinrich Schultz and lived at Wondai.

Con married Bertha Groger. He farmed with his father before inheriting the Merlwood property. Later he bought a farm at Windera in the Murgon district, before living in Murgon and later in Wondai. Con donated the land on which the Wondai Lutheran Church was built. They retired to Orana Rest Home in Kingaroy, where Bertha still lives.

Gertie married George Schmidt who was an engine driver at the Pittsworth Dairy Company (cheese factory). They lived all their lives at Pittsworth.

Essie married Ernest Bielke, and farmed at 'Sylvan', Greenview near Wondai, until Ernest's death. Essie later lived at Kingaroy, before entering the Orana Rest Home, Kingaroy.

Allie married Ernest Miller (Gottlieb Schorback's nephew). Ernest inherited his family's mixed farming property at Hivesville in the Proston-Wondai district. He was the first farmer to grow sorghum in the district and in 1927 purchased the first Sunshine header-harvester in the area. He used this for contract farming until his sudden death. Allie continued running the farm with the assistance of her eldest son, until it was sold in 1969. She retired to Toowoomba where she still lives.

The above is extracted from
The Uebergang Families in Australia 1848 - 1985
© The Uebergang History Committee, 1985,
pp. 110-112.
Quoted with permission.

James Adler

James Adler

Maria Auguste Eleonore Adler née Schache

Maria Auguste Eleonore Adler née Schache

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