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Christian Schintler
German Immigrant of the 1850's who came to Australia to mine gold and ended up settling in Adelong, NSW


Christian Schintler departed from Bremen Germany on 5 June 1851 on board the barque "Herder" and arrived in Australia on 21 September 1851 at Adelaide SA. Also on board this ship was Sophie Beegling's brother and his family.

SCHINTLER, CHRISTIAN - Obituary from Tumut & Adelong Times 28 July 1905
The late Mr Schintler was native of Hanover (Germany), and sailed for Australia in 1850. On landing at Adelaide he went into farming pursuits , but soon gave such up when the gold fever began to rage.. In 1852 he did very well at Bendigo, and then returned to South Australia, where he married Miss Sophie Beegling, sister to mr W Beegling of Goulbourn, and to Mrs H Farrington of Adelong. The Ovens, Beechworth and Yackandandah fields were afterwards visited by him and a fair amount of gold gathered. Adelong was reached in 1858, and with the exception of two years spent in alluvial digging at Tumbarumba, NSW, the deceased has resided in Adelong the whole time since.
By his steady habits and untiring energetic thrift he secured a nice portion of land within a mile of the town, and erected a stone residence thereon. The deceased was a man of unassuming manners, quiet, affable and courteous. During the early years of his life he took an active interest in all matters having for their aim the good and welfare of the district, and he was very beneficient in charity. Deceased and his good wife reared a family of 13 children, four of whom predeceased their father. The surviving members of the family are - Charles (who lost his eyesight from an explosion in the Great Victoria Mine), Harry, Alfred Ernest, Mrs C Capel, Mrs James Elphick, Mrs J Dark (Campbelltown), Mrs John Burns, Mrs Chicaro (Sydney) and Mrs W Davis (Dapto). The funeral took place on Friday afternoon and was largely attended. The coffin embelished with black and gold, was covered with beautiful wreaths, tokens of sympathy from many friends. The Reverend C Newton Moll read the burial service at the grave. Mr James Elphick was the undertaker, and the funeral arrangements were carried out in an excellent manner.

Christian was naturalized on 11 December 1869.


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