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peter sievers b? 1844 immigrated to Australia

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peter sievers b? 1844 immigrated to Australia

Posted: 1 Jun 2008 8:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sievers
Greetings! Have just received my G-G-Grandfather's naturalisation papers july 1869 for australia in the mail.
I have found him arriving as crew on "louis kniffler" ship 9 july 1865 to sydney. His papers stated he is was from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and aged 21yrs (b-1848).
One story was that he was born in Danish waters, rather than being German - probably due to the politics/wars of the time.
In Australia he is known as "boy peter sievers" or boyd.
On this arrival papers on ship, "heter sieviez" with crew station/job on ship as "boy" aged 15yrs (born 1850).His Australian death cert of 1918 listed DOB as 1847 approx.
No info is known of his family or siblings, he later married and had children with Elizabeth Whitby in farming country of New South Wales (one of our states).
Requesting any assistance for info prior to his departure from Germany. Thankyou for your time and direction.

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