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Freidrich Christian Luther

Freidrich Christian Luther

Male 1807 - 1879  (71 years)

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  • Name Freidrich Christian Luther 
    Known as Fritz 
    Born 13 Sep 1807  Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • source has Wetzler, Prussia.
      Date of birth from age:
      46 at Aug 1854 naturalisation
      71 at Dec 1878 death
    Gender Male 
    Citizenship 22 Aug 1854  Picton, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation wine maker 
    Died 1 Mar 1879  The Oaks, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Buried 19 Dec 1879  St Matthews Anglican Cemetery, The Oaks, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • One of THE challenges in researching then Frederick Christian Luthers is that there were five, father and son etc. through five generations.

      From Leanne Cunningham: "I have been picking my Father's memory for all of the nicknames, jobs, and quirks of the Luther clan. Some are very interesting to say the least. Apparently, the first Frederick Christian Luther in Australia came here as he was involved in a duel which resulted in the death of the other participant. As this was highly illegal, he had the choice of going to jail or leaving the country (he came from Wetzler, Prussia). Being the gentleman he was, jail was not an option, so Australia he came to. Wetzler is a wine region and Fritz (I believe this is what he was called) was a wine maker, first working at Regentville on the Nepean River and then at the Hermitage at The Oaks [south west of Sydney]. He prodroduced some prize winning varieties and even gave the future father of federation (Sir Henry Parkes) his first job in Australia. He was also very good friends with Ludwig Leichardt and the family used to have the correspondence between them, but I believe this has since been donated to the Mitchell Library in Sydney."

      Insolvency Index lists a Frederick Christian Luther of "Hermitage, Oaks", "NSW settler", sequestered 27 Feb 1849 (File # 1879) Edward Hougham Royes, whose sister married a Frederick Christian Luther, had been declared bankrupt eight months earlier. Times were tough?

      In the 1850's a Frederick Christian Luther, who had previously worked at 'Regentville', establishes his own vineyard at 'The Hermitage' in Camden [http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/nhwgg/overview/history.html ]

      Christian Luther, farmer, Hermitage, Oaks is listed in Grevilles 1872 Post Office Directory
      [3, 6]
    Person ID I634  Roy~Royes | Hougham, Jamaican Royes, Luther-Royes, Mordaunt, Royes
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2017 

    Father Frederick C Luther
              b. Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anna M. [Luther] 
    Family ID F793  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Royes
              b. 14 Sep 1808, St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Dec 1874, The Oaks, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 27 Aug 1842  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • St James Church - New South Wales PIONEER REGISTER Marriage: v1842170 26c
    Married - notice re marriage of Frederick C. Luther and Maria Royes
    Married - notice re marriage of Frederick C. Luther and Maria Royes
    Sydney Morning Herald 30 Aug 1842
    Children 
    +1. Frederick Christian Luther
              b. 1843, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Jan 1900, Oberon, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +2. Anna Maria Hougham Luther
              b. 14 Jul 1845, Mulgoa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Apr 1925, The Oaks, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Overviews
    1808 ROYES-LUTHER, Maria
    1808 ROYES-LUTHER, Maria
    Maria Royes married Frederick Christian Luther in Sydney in 1842.
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F836  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Sep 1807 - Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Aug 1842 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCitizenship - Naturalisation - age 46 - 22 Aug 1854 - Picton, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Mar 1879 - The Oaks, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Dec 1879 - St Matthews Anglican Cemetery, The Oaks, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Bankruptcy of Frederick Charles Luther
    Bankruptcy of Frederick Charles Luther
    Perhaps this is Frederick Christian Luther

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] John Richardson, Correspondence re: Luther  John Richardson.

    2. [S130] State Records NSW  Naturalisation #1 Page 544 [Item 12/400].

    3. [S128] John Richardson, Correspondence re: Luther.

    4. [S206] Cemetery Records - The Oaks.

    5. [S85] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages  9080/1878, Picton.

    6. [S130] State Records NSW.

    7. [S85] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages  V1842170 26C.