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Plew Family

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Plew, Johanna Matilda (1835-1897) Klaipeda left for Hamburg where she set aboard the Palmerston on 29 July 1872, arriving at Port Chalmers, Dunedin on 6 December 1872. Listed aboard was—Mathilda Plew 34. Johanna settled in Dunedin possibly as a house servant until she married on 30 March 1876 at Dunedin to 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 on 13 May 1897 aged 62. Herman died on 3 February 1904 at Avondale Mission Home in Auckland.


Pobόg-Jaworowski, J. W, History of the Polish Settlers in New Zealand, ed. Warsaw; Chz “Ars Polonia.” 1990, page 23.

Research Sources

Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973, FamilySearch.


Compiled by Paul Klemick (2021)

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