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South Australia: Lisette Christiane Henriette HEYER (1846- ? )
« on: Wednesday 22 July 15 04:57 BST (UK) »
Hello.  This is a challenge!

Lisette Christiane Henriette HEYER was born on 18 March 1846 in Zellerfeld, then in the Kingdom of Hanover.  Her father was Heinrich (“Henry”) Zacharius HEYER (1817-1889) and mother Lisette Christiane Henriette HEYER (nee RANK) (1817-1846).  Her mother died on 27 March 1846, when Lisette was nine days old.  I know this from records from Germany obtained many years ago (thank you Pauline).

Lisette and her father arrived in Port Adelaide on 2 April 1849 aboard the barque 'Auguste and Meline' (having departed Bremen on 17 December 1848). [http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/auguste&meline1849.shtml]

Henry HEYER purchased property in Upper Sturt SA in the early 1850s, after having reputedly been to the Victorian goldfields.  Henry HEYER married Louisa Carolina Wilhelmina (“Johanne”) FULLGRABE (1837-1907) on 26 December 1854 in Upper Sturt.

Lisette is mentioned in newspaper reports of a court case on 21 April 1858 involving a dispute between Henry and his father-in-law, reported in the South Australian Register (22 April 1858, p2, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/49775279) and Adelaide Observer (24 April 1858, p4, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/158122407).  She was twelve.

After that, the trail goes cold.  Henry had fourteen children with Johanne, which I know all about (being descended from one, Charles Henry).  But no sign of Lisette.  Family lore has it that she left the house one day and never came back.

Have tried various searches including a fuzzy search at Genealogy SA, "Lisette" first name search in the Diggers SA databases and on Trove.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  Thanks for your time.
Heyer, Wray, Fullgrabe, Kayser, Beecken (all Upper Sturt or country SA)

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Re: South Australia: Lisette Christiane Henriette HEYER (1846- ? )
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 22 July 15 05:34 BST (UK) »
News report mentions daughter but not her given name.  Perhaps she wasn't known as Lisette.

Any names on his headstone at the Upper Sturt Cemetery?

Did he have an obituary?

Lisette may have used any of her given names.

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Re: South Australia: Lisette Christiane Henriette HEYER (1846- ? )
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 22 July 15 05:38 BST (UK) »
Hi there,

May I add to Cando's suggestions ....

Have you considered there may be some poorly written documents that have been transcribed as MEYER instead of HEYER?  I wonder if she married, if so, have you looked for her under Meyer?

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Re: South Australia: Lisette Christiane Henriette HEYER (1846- ? )
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 22 July 15 07:17 BST (UK) »
Lisette means Elizabeth as in Lizzy or Lisabeth/Lisbeth.

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Re: South Australia: Lisette Christiane Henriette HEYER (1846- ? )
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 22 July 15 07:29 BST (UK) »
One step further? MAYBE ::)

HEYER means HAY or Grass cutter as in Reaper.

Possible Marriage she is way too young if her age was 9 years born 1846.??
Groom Philip SMALLACOMB, Bride Elisabeth HAY, at Adelaide    1855 REF # 22/182
I could also be way off track 8)

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Re: South Australia: Lisette Christiane Henriette HEYER (1846- ? )
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 22 July 15 11:30 BST (UK) »
News report mentions daughter but not her given name.  Perhaps she wasn't known as Lisette.
Yes, she's named as "Lisette Heyer" in both articles. I've attached the section of the Register article where her name is mentioned.
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Re: South Australia: Lisette Christiane Henriette HEYER (1846- ? )
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 22 July 15 11:44 BST (UK) »

Any names on his headstone at the Upper Sturt Cemetery?

Did he have an obituary?

NO and NO, and only short death notices.
Heyer, Wray, Fullgrabe, Kayser, Beecken (all Upper Sturt or country SA)

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Re: South Australia: Lisette Christiane Henriette HEYER (1846- ? )
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 22 July 15 11:58 BST (UK) »
Have you considered there may be some poorly written documents that have been transcribed as MEYER instead of HEYER?  I wonder if she married, if so, have you looked for her under Meyer?
I assumed the Genealogy SA fuzzy search would have covered but it doesn't.  Running a fuzzy under MEYER there are a few options I can look further into but nothing particularly likely.
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Re: South Australia: Lisette Christiane Henriette HEYER (1846- ? )
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 22 July 15 12:19 BST (UK) »
Ok...blurry print so missed the name :-[.

If she took off then she probably changed her name....nothing on the indexes and I've done all sorts of searches.  Perhaps she headed interstate.

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NO and NO, and only short death notices.

I don't there is any need to post any of your answer in uppercase...indicates shouting.

Good luck with your research.

Cando
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