The Schleswig-Holstein wars between Denmark and Prussia resulted in significant numbers of Danes arriving in Australia during the 1850s. The Danes interested in obtaining land and many sought gold on the diggings of Victoria. The Prussian province of Silesia 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.
Edward Thonen (lemonade man), Elbertfeldt, Prussia
Phillip Zahnleiter was part of a group of emigrants from the linen producing province of Silesia.