'ST PAULI' Passenger List
For voyage from Hamburg to Nelson
Departed 26 Dec 1842 -- Arrived 14 Jun 1843
Capt. P. Schlacht master, J.F. Goders surgeon

Core material drawn from Maria Beniston's 'SUBRITZKY FAMILY , 1843 - 1993', Vol 1, comments are our own
SurnameFirstnameAgeTradePassenger Category
ADAMDorothea30ServantSteerage
AHRENSPeter Wilhelm37Agricultural labourerSteerage
ASSMANNAdolf31JoinerSteerage
Wilhelmine30WifeSteerage
BARDTTheodore24ButcherSteerage
BECKMANNJ. Heinrich Franz38JoinerSteerage
Anna Maria37WifeSteerage
Franz Heinrich9Steerage
Katarina Christina7Steerage
Maria8Steerage
BEHRENDSKarl20YeomanSteerage

BEITJohann Nicholas Immigration agentCabin
MrsWifeCabin
5 female children ChildrenCabin
3 male childrenChildrenCabin
Johann Beit (said variously 'Beet', 'Bite' or 'Bate') proved to be unscrupulous and autocratic, and used his power as official agent to the detriment of most on board. Not only did he create misery on the ship by witholding rations but once the immigrants arrived in Nelson they found this man would not release the land the passengers had pre-paid for.

He also proved unpopular ashore, and eventually moved on to Australia. By mere chance I happened to note a series of records of legal proceedings in Sydney wherein one Johann Beit interfered with a ship load of German immigrants, trying to woo them away from their indentures and claiming they were the victims of unscrupulous captains. On one occasion he was thrown into the harbour. This record is interesting insofar as nobody associated with this escapade was aware of his earlier activities in Nelson...

This passenger listing is incomplete in respect to Herr Beit and family, as there are conflicting records of exactly how many family members there were.


BENSEMANNCordt Heinrich32CarpenterSteerage
Anna Margaretha Elizabeth31WifeSteerage
A. Katarina Maria8Steerage
Johann Albert5Steerage
Johann Heinrich3Steerage
BUSCHLMichael 42YeomanSteerage
Maria41WifeSteerage
Anna11Steerage
Johann7Steerage
Kreszens (or Kristian?)2Steerage
Michael9Steerage
DIECKMANNH.35Smith and FarrierSteerage
EISEMANNPhilip Johann28JoinerSteerage
FESEFELDTBetty28ServantSteerage
FRANKJacob50Miller and vine-dresserSteerage
Christina45WifeSteerage
Clara Josef22unmarried daughterSteerage
Christof12Steerage
Peter9Steerage
FRIEKEDietrich37Shoemaker, yeomanSteerage
GODERSJacob FriedrichSurgeonCabin
HAASEFriedrich Wilhelm29Shoemaker/yeomanSteerage
Fridericke28WifeSteerage
HANSENPeter36Ship carpenterSteerage
Margarete32WifeSteerage
HASENBEINAugust25Bricklayer, LutheranSteerage
HEINEJohann Wilhelm Christof28Lutheran MissionarySteerage
HELMERWilhelmine29ServantSteerage
HEMPELJohann Georg Ch.32JoinerSteerage
Meta Adelheid25WifeSteerage
Christel Eduard2Steerage
Friedrich Julius1Steerage
HUTERJosef38JoinerSteerage
Conradine27WifeSteerage
JAENSCHFerdinand Robert24YeomanSteerage
JUNGCarl Friedrich Wilhelm34YeomanSteerage
KARSTENJ.C.M.33JoinerSteerage
Katarine Elizabeth37WifeSteerage
Johanna Caroline Maria7Steerage
Johanna Dorothea Friedericke3Steerage
Wilhelmine2Steerage

KÖRBERJohann Heinrich Samuel48ShoemakerSteerage
(said 'KIRBER')Maria Elisabeth40WifeSteerage
Jurgen Heinrich Reinhard17ShoemakerSteerage
Johann Carl Joseph14ShoemakerSteerage
The Körbers travelled on to South Australia and the two boys eventually married and had children of their own. They and their kin the Subritzkys and Spanhakes travelled in the 'Palmyra' with another family that became connected, the Westphals. In Adelaide the 'Körber' spelling quickly reverted to 'Koerber', then 'Korber', as it remains today.


LAMOTTEC.W. Ferdinand21JoinerSteerage
LANGEConrad Johann Friedrich36FarrierSteerage
Marie Josefine Elisabeth44WifeSteerage
Johanna Sophia Dorothea9Steerage
Anna Maria7Steerage
MARTINJohann Carl Heinrich10Son of Mrs MaussenSteerage
MAUSSENG. Heinrich Conrad23GardenerSteerage
Johanna Katarina Elizabeth32WifeSteerage
Caroline1Steerage
MEYERDoris Henriette17ServantSteerage
MOHRHerman28SawyerSteerage
Anna32WifeSteerage
Anna Maria8Steerage
Franz Heinrich7Steerage
Wilhelm4Steerage
MULLERJ.D.F.40LocksmithSteerage
C.F.40WifeSteerage
Johanna W.C.11Steerage
George F.C.9Steerage
Christine W.D.8Steerage
Dorothea1Steerage
ORGEJustus Wilhelm37Joiner, yeomanSteerage
PAHLJohann Friedrich Carl34SaddlerSteerage
Anna Magdalena33WifeSteerage
Margarete Elizabeth4Steerage
Magdalena Dorothea1Steerage
PAHLWilhelm36Cooper, yeomanSteerage
Elizabeth34WifeSteerage
Friedrich9Steerage
Magdalena7Steerage
Heinrich4Steerage
Elizabeth (daughter)1Steerage
POSTPhilip40Vintner, vine dresser, brewerSteerage
Elizabeth38WifeSteerage
Valentia6Steerage
Philip 2Steerage
RAHDELMr.22YeomanSteerage
RIEMENSCHNEIDERJohann Carl25Lutheran MissionaryCabin
SCHEUCHERGeorg39Agricultural labourer, shoemakerSteerage
Anna Dorothea31WifeSteerage
Johann Heinrich Eberhard3Steerage
SCHIEB (SCHIESS?)Jacob32CooperSteerage
Clara Josefa32WifeSteerage
Maria Josefa4Steerage
Antonia1Steerage
Note: It is likely that 'Schieb' is a misprint of 'Schiess', for the old Germanic letter for a double 'S' looks exactly like an English 'B' with a tail.
SCHNEIDERPeter28LabourerSteerage
Anna Schroder41WifeSteerage
SCHULERDorothy Henriette38ServantSteerage
SCHUMACHERFriedrich28JoinerSteerage
Maria24WifeSteerage
SEXTUSJohann Friedrich Andreas20SmithSteerage
Johann Carl Christof18PrinterSteerage
Johann Wilhelm Heinrich16LabourerSteerage
Johann Andreas14LabourerSteerage
Johann Gottfried Georg12LabourerSteerage

SPANHAKEJohann Heinrich Friedrich22Agric. labourerSteerage
Sophie Margarete Dorothea24WifeSteerage
Otto Frederick Rudolf1Died on voyageSteerage
Fred and Sophia Spanhake were married on the ship, as soon as it was legally away, thus avoiding the fees and taxes due on shore. Their son Otto was present at these proceedings, but was to die on the voyage of 'convulsions'. The next child was Louisa, born in Nelson in 1944, but who shifted to Adelaide with her family and many others shortly afterwards. There she grew up, and in time married Frederick Edward Wagener in Maldon, Victoria, thus providing the first of two links between the Subritzky and Wagener clans.


SPRINGHeinrich Simon41CordwainerSteerage
STADEJohann Heinrich Joachim30MasonSteerage
J.M.F.21WifeSteerage

SUBRITZKYSophie Elisabeth43MercerSteerage
Johann Heinrich Rudolf17Agricultural LabourerSteerage
Wilhelm Heinrich14Agricultural LabourerSteerage
Johann Anton12Steerage
Sophie was the matriarch of the Subritzky family, the sister of Johann Körber and the widow of Reinhold Subritzky. Her oldest daughter had married Fred Spanhake, and all three families came out from Germany together. Records of the voyage suggest she married Herr Dieckmann on the way to New Zealand, but subsequently she has always been referred to as 'Sophie Subritzky', although those same records show Dieckmann present in Sth Australia at christenings and the like.

TREBANAlois37YeomanSteerage
TROSTJohann Heinrich39Shoemaker, Lutheran missionarySteerage
ULRICHBerthold25YeomanSteerage

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