European Blacksmiths

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HENRICKSON Daniel Blacksmith 1860 Daniel Henrickson, blacksmith, farrier, farmer, house builder, watch repairer, mariner. Born about 1860, in Finland. Danuiel made his way as a young man to Western Australia via ships from Finland to England to NZ to SA to WA. Settled in Quindannning WA and married Susannah Markham Page 17 Sep 1889 Arthur River Williams Bridge WA and had 12 children. Daniel died 13 Feb , at Boddington WA Buried 15 Feb 1938 at Cemetery , WA Anglican Section. Listed in Blacksmiths of Europe & Australia plus indexes for Farriers Whitesmiths Watchmakers.  
MULLER Frederick Blacksmith 1853 Frederick Müller, blacksmith, locksmith. Born on 14 November 1853 in Ladenburg, Baden, Germany. Parents: Frederick Müller and Katherine nee Peterhans. Frederick was described as a Locksmith on immigration records to Australia in 1872, and that 6 siblings (all girls) were already here. Frederick worked as a Blacksmith at Darbalara & Gundagai and set up his own smithy shop in Bethungra. In 1876 he married Martha Fishpool who was born in 1858 at Darbalara, Gundagai, Martha pe deceased him in 1903 & He passed away in 1925. Listed in Blacksmiths of Australia and Europe.  
SCHWABB Matthew Blacksmith 1830 Matthew Schwabb was born about 1830 in Germany and died in 1880 in Uralla, NSW, Australia. In 1862 he emigrated from Hamburg on the "Sophie" where his occupation was listed as "schmidt" and his native place as Reisbach, Wurrtemberg, Germany. He purchased land at "Grassy Gully" at Kentucky in the New England area of NSW. Here he worked as a blacksmith and farmer next to the New England Highway.On several occasions he shod horses for "Captain Thunderbolt" a notorious and popular bushranger - one of the best known of Australia's outlaws.Matthew married Jacobina Neuscheller from Germany and they had eight children.    
WOLF Henry. E. Blacksmith 1824 Henry. E. Wolf, blacksmith. Born about 1824 in Saxony, Germany. The 1850 USA census lists Henry as 25yrs, blacksmith. Parents Paulus and Erdmutha Caroline Wolf. The family sailed from Bremen and arrived in the USA 4th October 1837. They first settled in Pennsylvania and are found in a few areas prior to 1845 (Nazareth first then Bethlehem). After the father Paulus died in 1845 they moved to Renville, MN. Henry had seven (7) brothers: Julius. A (1826-1902); Richard. F (1830-1909); Gustave.B (1832-1917); Edward Francis (1834-1900); Louis (1837-1917); Ferdinand (born USA) and Henry Bernard (born USA). Louis (Lewis 1837-1917)is listed as a blacksmith, Saxony, in civil war report 1863-1865 Civil War Draft MN. They are listed in Blacksmiths of the USA and Europe.  
WOLF Louis Blacksmith 1837 Louis (Lewis) Wolf, blacksmith. Born about 1837 in Germany. Parents Paulus and Erdmutha Caroline Wolf. The family sailed from Bremen and arrived in the USA 4th October 1837. They first settled in Pennsylvania and are found in a few areas prior to 1845 (Nazareth first then Bethlehem). After the father Paulus died in 1845 they moved to Renville, MN. See Blacksmiths of Europe and Lancashire for his brother Henry (born 1824 blacksmith) and other family members.  
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