Johann Gottlieb Lehmann and Karoline Sophie
last modified 6 May 2009
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Johann Gottlieb Lehmann was born in Gross Rosenburg
in the province of Magdeburg, Brandenberg on 18 October 1816 . His parents were Johann
Conrad Lehmann (master linen weaver) and Dorothee Elisabeth
Hahnge[2,3]. He was
Rosenburg on 27 October 1816. His godparents were Peter Koenig
cabinet maker), Johanne Sophie Donath and Gottlieb Becker
(helmsman). He was the youngest of a family of at least seven.
Little is known about his early life. He joined St. Nikolai
Lutheran Church in Potsdam in 1845 where he married Karoline Amalie
Karoline Sophie Amalie was born at Potsdam on 30
July1826, the daughter of Christian Wilhelm Lemm
and Sophie Amalie nee Hoff. She was baptized at St. Nikolai
church in Potsdam on 13 August 1826. She joined that church as
an adult in 1844.
Gottlieb and Amalie immigrated
to South Australia on the Leontine
in 1848 as part of an extended family group which comprised
daughter (Louise Bertha Pauline born
1846), Amalie's parents (Christian Friedrich
Wilhelm Lemm and Sophie Amalie nee Hoff) and three
of her brothers and two sisters. Also on boad was Johann
Koenig, son of Carboule
Peter Koenig and Marie Dorothea Lehmann.
The group settled initially at
SA where three children were born to Gottlieb and
Amalie, Johannes Gottlieb
(born1850), Christian Heinrich
(born 1851) and Maria Martha (born
Gottlieb was naturalized
on 28 September 1852. This enabled him to purchase land.
With the abandonment of Hoffnungsthal settlement,
Lehmann family moved to Neu Mecklenburg, near Tanunda, SA where a
five children were born, Christian
Friedrich Wilhelm (born 1856, baptized in Bethany), Philipp
Theodor (born 1858, baptized in Bethany), Karl
(born 1861baptized in Schönborn), Caroline
(born 1863, baptized in Schönborn) and Friedrich
(born 1867, baptized in Schönborn).
Three children are mentioned in the Schönborn
family membership register as Gottlieb's wards . Friedrich Heinrich (born 1838),
Christoph Heinrich (born 1843) and Rosina Wilhelmina Hinneberg (born
1845), their mother, Gottlieb's sister, Maria
Christiana, and their stepfather Adolph
Carl Theodor Berkholz
had arrived via Victoria aboard the Malvina
Vidal in October
1854. It is possible that the chidren became Gottlieb's wards
following the death of Maria Christiana. Their
stepfather remarried on 1 July 1856 (to Elizabeth Richards) when he is
described as a widower. Friedrich Heinrich
Hinneberg and Johann
Koenig (and family) moved to Victoria in May
1856. Heinrich Christoph moved to Victoria in 1859. Rosina
Wilhelmina moved to Victoria before 1864.
Lehmann home at Neu Mecklenburg near Tanunda, SA ca. 1892.
From left: Caroline Sophie Amalie, Herbert Wilhelm, Arthur Conrad,
Ernst August Wilhelm held by Anna Louise (nee Hoffmann), Norman
Edwin, Johann Gottlieb, Gustav Schroeder, Philipp Theodore and Arthur
Theodore (on horse).
Gottlieb died aged 78 on 11 September
Sophie died on aged 74 on 30 January 1901. Both are buried at
Schönborn cemetery (Gomersal).
Extracts from baptismal register
for Johann Gottlieb Lehmann and Karoline Sophie Amalie Lemm
Schoenborn Lutheran Cemetery, Schmaal Rd, Gomersal
Photos taken November 2008
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Go to Register Report for Johann
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References and Notes
 Date given in Schönborn Family membership register
(1856-1869) (Lutheran Archives, North Adelaide, SA). Gross Rosenburg baptismal records give date of
birth as October 17th 1816.
 The data presentend on this site on the ancestors of Johann
Gottlieb Lehmann is the result of research by Max Homann.
 Hahnge is spelled Haniche on death certificate.
 Marie(a) Dorothea (nee Koenig) was also believed to be Johann
Gottlieb's sister. However, Maria Dorothea died in Victoria and
her parents names are given on her death certificate as Peter Lehmann
and Maria Dorothea (nee Lehmann) . An IGI record
indicates Maria Dorothea's parents are Peter Lehmann and Maria Dorothea
This would suggest that Maria Dorothea is not sister to Johann
Gottlieb, she is nonetheless still believed to be a relation, possibly
Gross Rosenburg baptismal records show that a Peter Keonig was a
godfather of Johann Gottlieb.
 It had been thought the the Hinneberg children arrived in
South Australia on the Leontine in
1848. However, both Friedrich
Heinrich and Heinrich Cristoph Hinneberg's naturalisation
indicate that they arrived in Victoria in October 1853(4?) on the Malvina
Vidal then went to
Adelaide in 1854 before returning to Victoria in 1856. The
passenger list of the Malvina Vidal
is avalable on line in the Public
Record Office Victoria database Unassisted Shipping Index 1852-1911.
This shows the arrival of the Berkholz family (A., wife, 3 children)
but does not provide names of wives or children. Times of
arrival in Australia calculated from information provided on the Death
dertificates of Friedrich Heinrich and Heinrich Christoph are also
consistent with their arrival in SA ca
 Identification is that given in the Mattners in Australia
 where this photo appears (p 233).
 Mattner, M.; Ross, D.; Coleman, L. The
Mattners in Australia 1839-1980 Mattner family Reunion Committee:
 Heinrich E. Christian and Karl Koenig and
their Descendants in Australia Lutheran Publishing House,
Adelaide, 1990 (pp 11-13, 17-21)
 The Ahrens Family compiled by Betty Mangelsdorf:
Munno Para, SA, 2003 (p 141)
For other reference sources see individual person cards:
Johann Gottlieb Lehmann
Karoline Sophie Amalie Lemm
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Naturalization documents are available on line at the National Archives of Australia
web site for Johann Gottlieb
Lehmann, Friedrich Heinrich Hinneberg, Heinrich Christoph Hinneberg and
Johann Christian Koenig.
Gross Rosenburg, Brandenberg
translation) - click on Gross
Valley of Hope (Flinders Ranges Research)
The assistance of the following who provided some information for this
page is gratefully acknowledged.
John Leslie Lehmann