Ubrihien Family Tree

The Genealogy of the Ubrihien Family


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A South Coast NSW perspective on the Ubrihien familes, descendants of Frederika Unglenk and Johannes Uberrhein(step-father) of Feudenheim, Mannheim, Baden Province Germany. They left from Hamburg Germany on the 2nd November 1854 on the ship "Caesar" and arrived in Twofold Bay, NSW on the 10th March 1855. Why they came? Conditional permission was given for NSW to import specialized foreign workers for the cultivation of vine,oil,silk and other fields, where British labourers were not available. A bounty of 36 pounds for each married couple and 18 pounds for each child over 18 years of age would be paid to the Government. Johannes and Frederika Uberrhein came to Australia with their daughters Elizabeth, Anna Maria and Frederika's son Peter, who was adopted by Johannes. Peter Unglenk was born in 1838, he married Eliza Thomas(b.1850) on the 7th January 1869 at the Bega Church of England. Unable to resist the clamouring call of the Adelong gold rush in the 1860's, the couple set out to make their fortunes quickly. Gold in abundant quantities, however, was very difficult to come by. Peter the younger was born in the roaring mining town in 1876. Later other children were added until finally, after moving away from Adelong, there were 12 children in the family. With the family back in the coastal areas, all settled down to town life in Aukland Street, Bega. Young Peter's school days were over at an early age, and he moved off with his parents, brothers and sisters to occupy the property worked by Mr Arthur Pheeney of Wolumla. At the age of 18, Peter with his sister Elizabeth (the late Mrs Tom Keys) embarked on his first taste of dairying, working with the team of the late Dan Tarlington of Cobargo. Here was the starting of the foundation of the career of a man who became one of the finest agriculturalists in the district. The next step was to the late John Howard's Buckajo farm which had been worked by his brother-in-law Tom Keys who married Miss Elizabeth Udrihien and subsequently moved to Brogo. This left Peter to work the farm, which he rented on his own. In March 1904 he married Miss Ethel Mitchell at South Wolumla. It was at Buckajo that 7 children were born, 3 at Springvale and 3 at Corridgeree. Peter Ubrihien acquired the dairying property of "Corridgeree" in 1921.

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