I know this is an old message but perhaps it is still useful. My husband is the grandson of Johan Albert Taske(Taschke) who was Emma Puschack (Pushack) 's brother. I do not have Augusta on my family tree. Is she perhaps the sister of Frederick Puschack? I am particularly interested in how the Taschkes got from New Zealand to Australia. I know Christian Wilhelm Taschke and family (unsure of the wife) immigrated to NZ, stayed there a while and that is where Emma was born. They seemed to come to Qld after a couple of years where Johan Albert was born. Does any of this ring a bell?
Yes Augusta is Frederick Puschack's sister. born 6.8.1871. Married August Schimke on 9.10.1890. Other siblings were Johann Friedrick (to be confirmed) dob 27.1.1866, Frederick abt.1867, Pauline 1876 and Charles 1878.
Teresa Taske DOB 1878 Wellington Death Date 1923
Her parents were Christian Wilhelm born 1835 Lovenberg Germany DOD 26.1.1925 Woowonga . and Johanna Bertha (Hellwig)
Do you have a marriage date and can confirm this. I also have Christian Wilhelm Taske being married to a Albertina Stanheardt (wondering if this is a version of our other relations the Steinhardts.)
The kids I have listed between the two marriages are Emma Teresa 1878, Otto Ernest 1879, William Frederick 1881, Johann Albert 1885, Herbert Carl 1897, and then Carl 1859, Herman 1860, Albertina 1867, Theodore Ernest 1870, Annie 1872, W. Taske 1881.
I think maybe I have gotten mixed up somewhere and always meant to get back to and sort out, perhaps you can help.
It's great to hear from you - I have been doing family research for years but the German ones are very confusing. I'll send you an invitation to my website so you can see the info' I have - I'm not sure that it's more than yours but perhaps we can supplement each other's info'. Christian Wilhelm Taschke is quite complicated. I think he had 3 wives. The first was Ernestine (Albertina) Steinhard/Steinhardt/Steinert/Stanheardt and there is a question as to whether the eldest son Carl was born in wedlock (Christian's granddaughter Louisa told me he wasn't and actually had another father). I have a date of marriage received from the Taskes in Bundaberg but have no evidence to support it. It seems like Ernestine died in Germany because by the time Christian got on the "Terpischore" to go to NZ, his wife was Augusta and she had a small son called John. John apparently died in NZ and Augusta must have either died or stayed in NZ (can't find evidence). Emma Teresa was born in NZ and her mother was Johanna Bertha (Anne) Helwig/Helrich/Helvig/Heiway was with him by then. They then immigrated to Australia where the rest of the kids were born. I think Johanna may have already had 2 kids, Charlie and Rudolph Knitter so she must have married someone Knitter. Can't find any records of Knitters in Australia or NZ. We went to Poland last year and visited Lebork. Outside it is a village called Zdrewen where Ted was born - this name is also mentioned in some documents to do with Christian. We confirmed that Lebork used to be Lauenburg. Alas, the Church cemetery headstones had been destroyed. We do have a few weak links to follow but haven't done so yet as they are a bit difficult as everything will have to be done in Polish (we do have some Polish friends who can translate though). I could waffle on a fair bit about this stuff if you're interested. Anyway, once I discover how to invite you to my website, you can have a look and we'll see how to go from there.