TREUEL FAMILY
AUSTRALIA

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INCLUDES INFORMATION ABOUT TREUELS FROM GERMANY AND THE U.S.A.

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Johann Hinrich Treuel
Birth and Baptism Record
1824


Anna Louisa Antonie Witt
Born 1856
Died 1895

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OTHER SPELLINGS INCLUDE :

TREUL, TREULL, TRUEL, TRUELL, TROIL, TREYEL, TROIEL, TREVEL
TROYEL, TROYELS,TRÖJEL,TRÖJELL and TRÖJELS

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TREUEL & TROYEL MARRIAGES
Germany 1600's

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PLEASE HELP US TO MEET TREUELS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND TO SHARE DETAILS OF ANY COMMON ANCESTRY

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Welcome to the Web Site of the Treuel family in Australia. We hope that your visit here will be enjoyable and informative. One thing to remember is that in the early years, when many people could not write, the name as written, was the best guess at the spelling of the name, by the person writing the record. Therefore the above various spellings of the name may also indicate a shared ancestry.

This site enables people throughout the world who share the rare name of Treuel, or, who are related to a Treuel, to make contact. Any person performing Genealogical searches who come across the name Treuel or any other name on this web page are encouraged to send us a message. Please also make contact if any names associated with the Treuel family listed on this page appear in your family trees as they also may be connected to other people that we are in contact with. We are eager to share all information and we can be contacted by clicking on the "Email Keith Treuel" sign opposite.

In Australia, if a family has the surname Treuel then it is a relative of all the other Treuels in Australia.

Johann Hinrich Treuel, the son of Claus Matthias Treuel and Anna Elsabe Brand(t), was born Wedel Holstein Germany on the 10th November 1824, was the first and only Treuel, to emigrate to Australia. Johann left his family in Wedel in 1854 travelling to England. He departed Liverpool on the 9th of December 1854 on a ship named the James Baines arriving in Melbourne Victoria Australia on 12th February 1855. This was the maiden voyage from Liverpool to Melbourne (Port Phillip) of the James Baines and took 65 days. From Melbourne he travelled to Bendigo where he probably mined for gold and subsequently became a farmer.

Johann married Anna Louisa Antonie Witt from Charcoal Gully, Sandhurst now Bendigo Victoria on 15th March 1878, and from this marriage came all of the Treuels in Australia. Anna Witt's father Ludwig Witt and mother Henrietta Witt (nee Krolker)arrived in Port Phillip Australia on a ship named the Henrich on October 25th 1856. We know that Anna was born in 1856 but we do not know whether she was born in Germany, en route or after the families arrival in Australia. Anna had a sister named Mary who was born at Sandhurst (Bendigo) on 23 March 1861. At the time of the birth of Mary, Ludwig was aged 29 years and Henrietta 30 years. At the time of Mary's birth there were two other children recorded - Hanna (aged 4 years) which may have been miswritten as we believe it should have been Anna and 1 male deceased.

Johann Hinrich Treuel died 9th January 1898 from Pneumonia and was buried in Internment No. 14708 (Section Mon D6) in an open grave in Bendigo Cemetery on the 10th January 1898. As Anna Witt had died in 1895, the children, John Henry (20), Charles Edward (16), Louisa Margaretta (14), William Norman (14) became orphans upon Johann Hinrich's death. It has been said that John and Charles worked on farms to help provide for the family.

For convenience we have listed the Australian Treuel family in two groups . The Bendigo Treuels (and surrounding towns), and the Wonthaggi Treuels. Johann and Anna had their family in Neilsborough near Bendigo. In 1920 John Henry Treuel, the eldest son, (born at Neilsborough), took his wife Maude (born at Benbartha, but whose family had moved to Heathcote) and the 6 children who had been born in Heathcote, and moved to Wonthaggi where he became a coal miner. John and Maude's other six children were born in Wonthaggi. The majority of Johann's family remained in the Bendigo area.

The Treuel name is most likely Germanic and up until the 17th January 2000, to the best of our knowledge, we had never had any contact with any other Treuels in the world. This is probably correct as Johann Hinrich could not write and so signed his name with an X. It is reasonable to assume that all contact was lost with his homeland and family upon his departure from Germany, although this assumption may not be correct.

Please visit "OUR JOURNEY" to see a history of our search throughout the world for more information regarding how we managed to get to know so many Treuels throughout the world.

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Last updated Wednesday 2nd January 2007