Gustav Ferdinand Buring

It was only because I noticed a Mr G. Buring listed on the passenger list, at the South Australian Maritime Museum, for the Princess Louise that I found my 3x great uncle Gustav Ferdinand Buring. He wasn’t listed on any other passenger lists that I had found. In finding Gustav I was then able to find his parents and make the connection back to the family in Germany.

Passenger List for the Princess Louise

Passenger List for the Princess Louise

I was recently contact by Ian from Bendigo Graves to find out if the Gustave Buring buried in the Raywood Cemetery, Victoria was one of my ancestors.  When I confirmed that Gustav is my 3x great uncle, Ian asked if I could write a short piece about him.  This is what I wrote;

Gustav Ferdinand Buring

b 9 Jul 1824

Berlin, Prussia

Gustav Ferdinand Buring was born on 9 July 1824, to Charlotte Klauser and Johann Andreas Buring/Biering and was baptised on 05 Aug 1824 • Sankt Georgen, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Prussia1.

In 1849 as part of the South Australian Colonisation Society Gustav, with his brother Friedrich Adolph Buring and his family, left Hamburg on the Princess Louise bound for South Australia2.

There is no record or indication that Gustav ever married.

I have been unable to ascertain exactly when Gustav went to the Victorian gold fields from South Australia. Gustav’s brother Friedrich went also however Friedrich returned to South Australia when he became ill and died in South Australia on 3 Dec 18563 at 40 years old.

Gustav Ferdinand Buring death notice

Gustav died in 1880 in Raywood, Victoria, Australia.

Gustav is the uncle of Theodor Gustav Hermann Buring of H. Buring and Sobels Quelltaler Winery and great uncle of Hermann Paul Leopold Buring better known as Leo Buring. Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.

2South Australian Maritime Museum passenger list database Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.

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