A square rigged ship built in Scarborough, Maine, USA in 1835. She was bought by Joh. Lange Sohn's Wwe. & Co. of Bremmen (this is Johan Lange Sohn's Widow) in 1838 for the tobacco trade. She made only one voyage to Australia with emigrants, and that was in March 1847 to Adelaide under command of Captain Jan Beckmann.
329 tons carrying capacity
length - 108'
beam - 26'
Extract from the "South Australian" 19 March 1847 [List]
"The arrival of three large ships from Europe within the present week - two of them with emigrants numbering in all upwards of four hundred souls - has been hailed with great satisfaction by the colonists. The Bremen ship Heloise brings a large number of the better class of the German peasantry. They have all paid their own passage, and they bring, we are informed, more money than the emigrant ship has for years imported. They are healthy, and respectable people, and we doubt not they will do well".
"The emigrants of the "Princess Royal" are all English, except one family from Ireland. Judging from appearances and reports we had of them, these emigrants are of better stamp than usual."
Also under Arrived in the same edition:-
"The Bremen ship Heloise, Captain Beckmann, 155 days from Bremen.
Passengers - Dr. Bayer, Physician to the ship, Messrs. Menkens, Doussa, Beddies, Monikes, Pappe, and 198 others, viz: 1 mason, 1 shoemaker, 1 gold and silver smith, 1 butcher and sausage-maker, 1 miller, 1 cloth weaver, 2 cabinet makers, 40 farmers and labourers, 14 miners, 6 female servants, 38 married women and 103 children."
Also in the same edition under Imports:-
"Cargo of the Heloise, from Bremen - 10 pieces battens, 140 planks, 2 piano-fortes, 2 cases and 1 package, 40 cases wine".
Extract from the Adelaide Observer - 20 March 1847
"On board the Heloise from Bremen there were six births and six deaths, namely, four young children, an aged woman named Anna Roena Sighdon (in her 85th year), and a young sailor named Pelser Kerter, aged 20, who fell overboard before the ship was under canvas.
The ship was well provisioned with provisions, and even potatoes were served out to the passengers for 50 days after sailing.
We understand also that the Heloise brings Mr Meyer, a gentleman who came out to the colony by the last vessel from Germany, and is now established as a merchant in Adelaide, the credentials of his appointment as Consul in South Australia for the Kingdom of Hanover."
The only passenger list that exists for the Heloise is that which was printed in the Adelaide Register on 24 March 1847 and it is probably one of the best passenger lists I've seen yet because it gives their occupations and other information as well:-
Menkens, Mr - merchant from Oldenburg
Doussa, Mr V - agriculturalist from Prussia (this could be Von Doussa)
Beddies, Mr - merchant from Hamburgh
Pappe, Mr - merchant from Hamburgh
Anders, Mr - cabinet maker
Bock, Mr - miner - wife and 4 children
Calle, Mr - miner
Caviac, Mr - wife and child (this is actually Mackzowiack)
Dreyer, Mr - miner - mother, cousin and 2 children
Duneke, Mr - wife
Fernhaber, Mr - gold and silver smith - wife and 2 children
Fischer, Mr - miner - wife and 3 children
Flasenbeurg, --- - as servant (presume this is to Mr Christ. Nuske's family)
Gopp - miners - two brothers
Green, George - an experienced farmer - wife
Harms, Anna - cook - young widow
Herberger, Mr - miner - wife
Hermann - labourers - 2 brothers
Heusler, Mr - wife and 9 children
Hofman, Mr - miner - wife
Holfs, Mr - wife and child
Hubner, Mr - cabinet maker - wife and 2 children
Huff, Mr - wife and 4 children
Kean, Mr - wife and 2 children
Kirchner, Mr - wife and 3 children
Klientz, Mr - wife and child
Kreig, Charles - wife and child
Krieg, John - wife and 5 children
Leske, Mr - wife and 5 children
Lindner, Mr - wife and 2 children
Lorenz, Anna - young unmarried woman
Lorenz, Ossig - father and 4 grown up sons
Martin, Mr - wife and child
Mengel, Mr - wife, sister and 10 children
Mengler - miners - two brothers
Mibus, Mr - wife and 3 children
Monikes, Mr - labourer
Nebus, Gottlieb - marble mason - wife and brother in law
Niske, Christ. - wife and 3 children
Nuske, Christoph - wife and 4 children
Nuske, Samuel - wife and 3 children
Odermann, Mr - butcher and sausage maker
Olane, August - librarian - wife and 3 children
Olane, George - labourer
Ratka, Mr - wife and 3 children
Schach, Mr - miller - wife
Schach, sisters - unmarried and no mention of the number of them
Schlamelger, Mr - miner - wife and 2 children
Schoenig, Mr - shoemaker
Schultz, Mr - mason
Schulz, Mr - an experienced farmer - wife and 3 children
Semmler, Mr - wife and 4 children
Soft, Mr - wife
Spare, August - miner from Clausthal - wife
Spare, Henry - miner from Clausthal - wife and 2 children
Tiersch, G - wife and child
Tiersch, W - wife and child
Wilkowski, Mr - wife
Wruck, Mr - cloth weaver
Zadow, --- - 4 children