Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Lehmann and Amalie Bertha Ahrens
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CFW and AB LehmannBiography

    Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Lehmann (CFW) was born in Bethany, South Australia on 9 February 1856.  His parents were Johann Gottlieb Lehmann and Karoline Sophie Amalie (nee Lemm).   He attenteed the Schoenborn school [1].  On 25 February 1881 he married Bertha Amalie Ahrens in the Lutheran Church at Bethany.
    Amalie Bertha Ahrens (Bertha) was born on 21 September 1857 at Angas Park (Vine Vale), the eighth child of Heinrich Ahrens and Sophie Amalie (nee Thomas).  She was baptized at Bethany on 30 September 1857.  Her godparents were Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Mattner, Eleonore Frost and Gottliebe Nelson.
    CFW and his brother Johannes Gottlieb are known to have farmed a property near Rhynie, north of Kapunda [1].
    The old Ahrens house at Vine Vale and approximately 160 acres of arable land passed to CFW and Bertha on the death of Bertha's father in 1884. 
    CFW and Bertha had a family of nine: Wilhelm Conrad (1882), Paul Gerhard (1884), Carl Martin (1886), Georg Philipp (1888), Franz Julius (1890), Ludwig Hermann (1893), Sophie Amalie (1895), Emmile Wilhelmine (1896) and Louise Bertha (1899).  All were born at Vine Vale (South Angas Park).
    CFW served two terms as representative for Vine Vale on the Tanunda Coucil [1]. 
    Bertha died 23 May 1928 at Vine Vale.  CFW died 12 August 1932.  Both are buried in the Bethany Pioneer cemetary in Basedow Rd, Bethany.

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The sons of Christian Fredrich Wilhelm and Amalie Bertha Lehmann

From left to right are Carl Martin, Ludwig Hermann (Harry), Wilhelm Conrad, Franz Julius, Paul Gerhard and Phillip George

References and Notes

[1]  The Ahrens Family compiled by Betty Mangelsdorf: Munno Para, SA, 2003 (p 139-141).
[2]  South Australians 1836-1885 editied by Jan Thomas, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, Inc.: 1990 (p 468).

For other reference sources see individual person cards:
Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Lehmann
Bertha Amalie Ahrens

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The assistance of the following who provided some information for this page is gratefully acknowledged.

Wendy Mahfoud
Betty Mangelsdorf