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Plew, Johanna Matilda (1835-1897) Klaipeda, left for Hamburg where she set aboard the “Palmerston” 29 Jul 1872, arriving at Port Chalmers, Dunedin, 6 Dec 1872. Listed aboard was—Mathilda Plew 34. Johanna settled in Dunedin possibly as a house servant until she m. (30 Mar 1876) Dunedin, Herman Henrickson, farmer, (1832-1904) Copenhagen, Denmark. They had no children but brought up Barbara, her brother’s eldest child. They lived for a short time in Pine Hill before moving to the North Island. Johanna died at Pukete 13 May 1897 aged 62. Herman died 3 Feb 1904 at Avondale Mission Home in Auckland.

(note from webmaster ;-     I was unable to find and place in Poland named Klaiped, so have mapped Klaiped in Lithuania)


The Polish Government is offering financial assistance, by way of a ‘one-off payment’ grant, to Poles repressed or deported to Siberia or living in the Eastern regions of Poland during the period of 1936 – 1956. 

In order to qualify for this grant, one must be a Polish citizen, holding a Polish passport and, must be a retired serviceman/woman.

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