Thursday, 4 April 2013

April A to Z Challenge - Deutsche Drews

My third-great-grandmother, Albertine Karoline Wilhelmine Drews, was born in Germany, married in England, and emigrated to Australia. Tracking her and her extended family's movements continues to be both a frustrating and rewarding experience, both for my mother and me. Unfortunately, we have been unable to research her birth and her family in Germany in any detail.

On Monday, 15 October 1883, Albertine Dru:ws, aged 20, of 21 Chiswell Street London, daughter of August Dru:ws, Farmer, married Hermann Rosenfeld, aged 22, Hairdresser, of 6 Hoxton Street, London, the son of William Rosenfeld, Bath Keeper. Witnesses to their marriage were Jacob Hershmann and Christina Drews, interestingly, it appears that Christina Drews has already anglicised the spelling of her surname.

Ancestry.com. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921. London Metropolitan Archives, London.
Albertine and Hermann Rosenfeld emigrated to Australia not long after their marriage, where they moved around quite a bit, living in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Albertine passed away at the relatively young age of 52 from breast cancer, and was buried in the Church of England section of Rookwood Cemetery.

1915 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 7 August, p. 12, viewed 4 April, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15605559

This is a post for the April A-Z Challenge. This Challenge will cover each letter of the alphabet, one per day (except Sundays) for the month of April. I didn't register my blog with the organisers, but I'm going to follow along anyway. You can too! See www.a-zchallenge.com for more information.