Finding his roots

We took Hayden to Nieder Weisel, the birthplace of his g-g-g-grandmother Anna Margaretha Bill. She was his mother’s father’s mother’s mother’s mother. She migrated to Australia in 1856 along with many young people from the same village. After spending time on the goldfields of Ballarat she moved to Yackandandah where she married Christian Backhaus from near Hamburg.

It was nice to show Hayden a little of his heritage.

Anna Margaretha’s story is here.

Hayden & Thea at the plaque commemorating the Nieder-Weisel people in Australia

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One Response to Finding his roots

  1. Kate says:

    Great photo and interesting story. XX

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