Phillip Zahnleiter emigrated on the three-masted barque San Francisco which had been built in Bjornberg, Sweden, in 1846 and owned by J. C. Godeffroy & Sons. The vessel arrived in Adelaide on 14 October 1850 after leaving Hamburg around 15 June in the same year. It was nearly shipwrecked at Port Misery (Port Adelaide). Zahnleiter was part of a group of emigrants from the linene producing Prussian province of Silesia which was created out of the Silesian territories acquired by Prussia in the Silesian Wars. As a Prussian Province Silesia became part of the German Empire during the Prussian led unification of Germany in 1871.
Goldfields Involvement, 1854
After marrying Maryann Clarkson the family proceeded to Ballarat on the Victorian goldfields where their daughter Anne Charlotte was born on 5 March 1855. George Clarkson Zahnleiter was born 1856 in Buninyong and Jane Zahnleiter in 1858 in Ballarat.
Post 1854 Experiences
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