Elise Paroz and Frederick Juillerat emigrated to Australia from Sornetan, Delemont, Switzerland
1871 EMIGRATION TO AUSTRALIA
Frederick and Elise emigrated to Australia from Switzerland on the sailing ship "The Fredaberg" - which set sail from Hamburg (Germany) on April 20, 1871 - together with their two children Jules and Mary.
There were 354 passengers on board out of Hamburg on April 20, 1871 and 353 on arrival at Moreton Bay on August 12, 1871. Four deaths and three births en route accounted for the difference and one of the babies born was Fred and Elise's daughter Lena.
ARRIVAL AT MA MA CREEK
They eventually made the hazardous journey by bullock drays to Ma Ma Creek where they selected land on the Western side of the Creek and engaged in farming for 15 years. During that time two more children were born to Fred and Elise - Ernest and Emily.
Copies of Declarations and Agreements were obtained from the Lands Department and these reveal that Fred and Elise selected land from Land Agents District Office at Helidon described as Portion 112, Parish of Tenthill - 121 acres - Homestead No. 379. Land adjoining this Portion was selected by Elise' brother, Ulysse, and his wife in October 1874. These portions of land were described on the schedules as "Commencing on Ma Ma Creek at the S.E. corner of D. Andrew's selection and bounded thence on the north by a line bearing west on 50 degrees. 98' thence on the west by a line bearing south 25 degrees. 50'. On the south by a line bearing East to Ma Ma Creek and on the East by that creek downwards to the point of commencement."
This land is now sub-divided and present occupiers include V.R. & D. McGinley, C. Christiansen, Mr. G. A. Pagel and B. T. & S.A. Cumner. (contributed by Harry Yates 20.8.80)
1886 MOVING TO ROSEWOOD
In 1886 Fred and Elise and their family moved to the Rosewood district where they continued farming. It was here the family mourned the death of their eldest son - Jules - who died of Typhoid Fever at the age of 20. Lena was hospitalized at the Ipswich General Hospital with typhoid but made a good recovery despite the fact that she was unconscious for three weeks.
THE FARM AT ROSEWOOD
1897 SUSETTE EMILIE JUILLERAT MARRIES WILLIAM OLIVER
When their youngest daughter Susette married William Oliver in Ipswich in February 1897...
A book was published in 2008 detailing three generations of the Juillerat family in Australia.
Familytrees of Millik