I’m beginning an interesting journey to research and publish articles about my 1st cousin 3x removed Blanka Buring. Blanka is the sister of well known Australian wine expert Leo Buring. There are many, many websites, articles, books etc about Leo but very little about Blanka or her sisters Meta and Edelgarde. My main focus at … [Read more…]
My first cousin 3x removed Hermann Paul Leopold Buring, known simply as Leo Buring, is pictured below with Walt Disney. Leo is much better known for his wine making than he is for knowing Walt Disney and gifting him a pair of wallabies in 1934. This was new information to my Mum, whether my Grandmother … [Read more…]
30 January 1924 Brighton Beach, Adelaide, South Australia, Meta and Edel Buring were swimming when they got into difficulties. Meta Caroline and Edelgarde Adele Buring are my first cousins 3x removed.
My Buring ancestors came to South Australia aboard the Princess Louise from Hamburg, Germany in 1849. They were part of the Berlin Emigration Society who chartered the ship. Carl Linger, music director, composer and teacher, was also aboard with his wife Minna. Below is an excerpt of a letter home which he wrote. It outlines … [Read more…]
I searched Trove for the words Buring tobacconist (my 2x great grandfather Heinrich Franz Rudolph Buring was a tobacconist in Adelaide, South Australia) to see what I might find and the following article resulted. This is something I never knew about and a totally unexpected result from a search for tobacconists. [trove newspaper=95799359] Phillip Rushton … [Read more…]
I hope this is a sign of things to come in 2013. I found this newspaper clipping about the burial of Ferdinand Gustav Buring my 4x great Uncle. Finding out about Ferdinand Gustav is helping me find out more about our Buring ancestors in Germany who have been a big brick wall in my research. … [Read more…]