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Johanne Eleonore GADE

Female 1842 - 1930


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  • Name  Johanne Eleonore GADE 
    Born  6 Jan 1842  Berlin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Unique Id  7AF2A69F0F524802B4D40DE92A289D1DE6CF 
    Died  20 Aug 1930  Maitland, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1016  Tree One
    Last Modified  10 Nov 2008 

    Father  Christian GADE,   b. 1797,   d. 17 Aug 1879, Willowie, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Firstname NEE 
    Family ID  F10  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Johann Gottlieb SCHIRMER 
    Children 
    >1. Pauline Amailia SCHIRMER
     2. Secondchild SCHIRMER
     3. Thirdchild SCHIRMER
     4. Fourthchild SCHIRMER
     5. Fifthchild SCHIRMER
     6. Sixthchild SCHIRMER
     7. Seventhchild SCHIRMER
     8. Eightchild SCHIRMER
     9. Ninthchild SCHIRMER
    Last Modified  21 Aug 2007 
    Family ID  F266  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Ernst Wilhelm HAMDORF,   b. 1837,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  14 Jul 1859  Bethanian, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Anglican Church Bethanian SA
    Children 
     1. Anna Louise HAMDORF,   b. 9 Jun 1860, Langmeil, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1864, Greenock, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Wilhelm August HAMDORF,   b. 6 Nov 1861, Langmeil, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1941
     3. Johann Heirich HAMDORFF,   b. 2 Oct 1863, Greenock, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1865, Greenock, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  10 Nov 2008 
    Family ID  F265  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jan 1842 - Berlin, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Jul 1859 - Bethanian, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Aug 1930 - Maitland, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    The GADE Story
    The GADE Story
    as related to Edward (Ted) George GADE (10.10.1943) by letter 30th July 2007

  • Notes 
    • In a letter from Lean O’LOUGHLIN (nee HAMDORF) to John EAMER on 08.10.2005, Lena gives anecdotal account of what she knew of the life of Johanne Eleonore GADE’s life, at the time of writing.

      In her letter Lena relates that Johanne, her Great-Grandmother, was known in her household in Port Pirie, where Lena was born, literally as "Grannie Schirmer – Mrs Hamdorf”. Lena was only 8yrs old when her Great-Grandmother died in 1930, and from that time until 1945, when her father died, Lena was fortunate to hear her father speak often about his Grandmother, ‘Grannie Schirmer – Mrs Hamdorf”.

      Lena was always perplexed as to why her Great-Grandmother was called ‘Grannie Schirmer – Mrs Hamdorf”. Her father later explained to her that ‘Grannie’ had gone off with a Johann SCHIRMER and her husband, Ernst Wilhelm HAMDORF then went abroad to Samoa, where he lived for 47 years.

      Before separating, Johanne and Ernst had three children, the eldest and youngest dying before reaching 5yrs of age. The middle child was Lena’s Grandfather who was brought up by his grandparents (Hamdorf side) as ‘Grannie Schirmer – Mrs Hamdorf” made a new life with Johann SCHIRMER.

      Lena tells the story that ‘Grannie Schirmer – Mrs Hamdorf” and Johann SCHIRMER produced a further nine ‘Schirmer children’ from a de facto relationship, none of which where registered with BDM Office of SA. Again from anecdotal stories, the couple actually raised a 10th child, Wilfred Sydney SCHIRMER, the child of their eldest and unmarried daughter, Pauline Amalia SCHIRMER. Apparently Wilfred (Wilf) was very close to Lena’s father, as they had been brought up as Uncle and Nephew, where the Uncle was the younger of the two, although the actual relationship was that of half-cousin.

      Lena’s also remembers her father relating the story of how his Grand-father, the banished Ernst Wilhelm HAMDORF, returned from Samoa after nearly 50yrs to tack down his only surviving son, Lena’s father’s father, and just turned up one day at the doorstep. Nobody believed him at first until it was apparent he knew all about the times prior to him leaving for Samoa, 47 yrs previously.

      A copy of Lena’s letter can be found under the files section of the GADE Clan web site

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Digger - SA Marriages, McBeath Geanological Services Pty Ltd, (South Australian Genealogical and Hearaldry Society Inc [SAGHS] 1998), dist ANG b39/p288 (Reliability: 3).