Hermann KOOK 1807-1887 & Matilde Emilie Auguste MAERZ 1819-1898

Prussia; Tanunda, SA; Carapook, Vic; Hay, NSW, Australia

KOOK tombstones Darlington Point, NSW Hermann KOOK, widower, aged 41, married Matilda Emilie Auguste MAERZ (1819-1898) at Tanunda, South Australia in 1849. Four children were born in SA from 1849-1853 before the family moved to Victoria with their last known child born at Raglan in the goldfields area c1856.

Hermann KOOK, a surveyor, had emigrated from Germany on the "Zebra" in 1838 with a large group of Lutheran immigrants who established the settlement of Hahndorf, east of Adelaide. He appears to have surveyed the original settlement of Hahndorf in 1839 where he was allocted block No.1.

By 1875 Hermann KOOK was a Farmer at Carapook in south-western Victoria. His son Hermann had married at Carapook in 1872.

John Augustus KOOK, son of Hermann & Matilda died at Chetwynd in 1884, but most of the family moved north from Carapook in the 1870s to the Hay area of NSW and the parents are buried in the Darlington Point Cemetery on the Murrumbidgee River about 35 km south of Griffith. Hermann KOOK, Farmer of Carapook in 1874 paid 64 rates on a property in the parish of Carapook. The property was located south of Carapook towards Sandford and near the Wannon River.

Hermann KOOK and Matilda MAERZ had the following known family...

  1. John Augustus KOOK b. 1849, SA d. 1884, Chetwynd, Vic; m1. Catherine HOWLETT 1851-1879 in 1871, m2. Elizabeth NEILSON 1863-1955 in 1881.

  2. Hermann KOOK b. 1850, SA, d. 1938, NSW; m Elizabeth Huf MAYBERY 1852-1939

  3. Eliza Matilda KOOK b. 1851, SA, d. 1929 NSW, m. John Hudden LANDER 1837-1927

  4. Theodore Richard KOOK b. 1853, SA, d. 1929 NSW m. 1881 in Hay, NSW Isabella MOORE 1844-1914

  5. Augusta Agnes KOOK b. 1856, Raglan, Vic, d. 1939, Sydney, NSW, m. 1881 in Hay, NSW to John McCALMAN .....?

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