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Please note that family names are, in accordance with genealogical convention, the family names at birth.

See also Cyclopedia of South Australia - biographies of 41 eminent Kangaroo Islanders as at 1907-1909.

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ADAMS, William (1843-1927) BATES, Martha Ann (1873-1929) Emu Bay

AIRY, William (1838-1894) McDONALD, Wilhelmina (Minnie) (1853-1919) Cape Borda telegraph station

ANDERSON, John Bernard (1839-1901) REICHTER, Matilda Elizabeth (1849-1917) Publican, Queenscliffe Hotel

ATTRILL, Daniel (1808-1882) RUSSELL, Ann (1812-1891) Winchester 1838 - Toesland, Littlely

AYLIFFE, Thomas Hamilton (1774-1852) Hester JINKS (1772-1850) Pestonjee Bomanjee

AYRIS, Henry (1854-1936) JONES, Hannah (1856-1891) Pioneer farmer MacGillivray

BALD, Herbert William (1879-1952) STEVENS, Lydia (1897-1948) 

BARNES, John  Stephen (1838-1907) BISHOP, Elizabeth (1852-1924)

BARRETT, Francis Thomas (1853-1901) BENNETT, Elizabeth Emily (1852-1879); SEYMOUR, Emma 1883-1922) 

BARRETT, George (1860-1943) SWEET, Jane  (1860-1934) 

BARR, Robert (1832-1937) WILSON, Isabella (1854-1907) Salt Lagoon

BATEMAN, Colthurst Reginald (1884-1974),  NEAVE, Sarah Emmeline (1889-1970), Hog Bay 

BATES, Ephraim Steen (1824-1908) BRAYSHER, Sarah (1824-1893) 

BATES, John (1837-1894) WISDOM, Charlotte (1839-1917) 

BATES, Joseph Henry (1844-1932) WRIGHT, Frances (1867-1921) 

BEARE, Thomas Hudson (1792-1861) BULL, Lucy and LOOSE, Lucy Duke of York 1836

BELL, George (1800-1848) BATHOLEMEW, Mary married into Hamilton family

BENNETTS, James (c.1800-1883), TREMBATH, Mary. Arrived 1836 Buffalo, lived on K.I. 1838-1841

BOETTCHER, Johann (1851-1938) SCHULZE, Martha (1857-1904) Cygnet River

BRECKNELL,  Henry Emanuel (c. 1829-1883), McDOUGALL, Catherine (c.1830-1895) Cygnet River

BRISTOW, Robert (1806-1863) MARSHALL, Janet (1803-1876) Cygnet 1836

BROADBENT, Luke (1791-1856) INMAN, Harriet (1795-1892) Buffalo 1836

BUCK, Robert (1795-1872) ROBINSON,Maria (1785-1857) Rapid 1836

BUICK, David Weir (1835-1899) HACKNEY, Henrietta (1845-1920) Hog Bay

BUICK, James (1825-1910) MACKLIN, Eliza (1835-1875) Victoria

BUICK, John (1823-1914) FILMER, Frances Ann ((1827-1915) American River

BURFITT, Alfred William (1876-1967) BIRRELL, Edith (1892-1961) Manager, Redlands, MacGillvray from 1908 to c.1915

BURGESS, Alfred Charles (1832-1890) DEALY, Margaret (1834-1903) MacGillivray

CALNAN, Jeremiah (1797-1837) BOW, Mary Ann  (1804-1883) Africaine 1836

CARR, Hampden (1868-1932) COOPER, Emmie Bevan (1875-1975) Doctor at American River

CHAPMAN, Richard (1849-1923) THOMPSON, Eliza (1858-1952 Point Marsden

CHENOWETH, Henry (Harry) (c.1847-1927), Emma Steen BATES (1850-1901) Hd Menzies Sect 122

CHIRGWIN, John (1837-1878) COMELY, Eliza (1838-1907) from Bullaparinga

CHRISTOPHERS, William (1821-1899) STEPHENS, Elizabeth from Kapunda

CLARK, Robert (1851-1932) LASHMAR, Fanny (1855-1895) Antechamber Bay

COOK, John  (1809-1891) arr 1849 on Indian, g.father of V.H.F.Cook

DAW, John Wickham (1796-1872) COMPSON, Ellen Oriana (-1873) Winchester  1838

DAW, John Wickham (1826-1911) DAW, Mary Ann (1826-1911) Winchester 1838,  KI descendants

DAW, John Wickham (1837-1899) WOOD, Elizabeth (1838-1923) Winchester  1838. Settled in Kapunda.

DEWAR, John (1853-1930) JENKINS, Frances (1857-1953) J.P. of MacGillivray

EBERT, Friedrich Christoph (1809-1868) CHARLESWORTH, Hannah  (1826-1907) Hannah had three husbands, pioneer of Penneshaw caring for 16 children

ELSEGOOD, Frederick Charles (1879-1943) BLYTHMAN, Olive Mabel (1889-1964) 

FLORANCE, John Biggen (1845-1902) BISHOP, Martha (1852-1925) Graziers and shop-keepers

GASMIER, Frederick (1842-1928) BONHAM, Mary Ann (1844-1915) Christophers, Olds, Edwards, Chirgwin

GEISLER, Johann Carl Heinrich (1867-1946) MADER, Maria Pauline (1877-1941) Cygnet River

GILES, William (1791-1862) ROPER, Sarah & McGEORGE, Emily SA Company Manager

GOBELL, James (1803-1884) WILLIS, Frances (1828-1916) son George married Kitty Hamilton

GRANGER, George ((1826-1881) 3 wives First child was born K.I. 1857

HALL, James (1838-1919) MATTHEWS, Martha (1847-1920) 

HAMILTON, William Holmes (1820-1916) LAKER, Charlotte Johnson (1818-1905) Duke of York? Kathleen Stewart Forbes? Boxer, Gobell and Whittle  descendants

HOWARD, William (1852-1935) BARR, Janet (1859-1948) Cuttle Fish Bay

HUGHES, Charles William (1858-1935) HOLTZE, Ludmilla (1871-1971) American River

JOHNSON, Charles (c.1810-1895)  TUOHEY, Mary Ann (1837-1915) 2nd keeper Cape Borda lighthouse

JOHNSTON, Thomas (1810-1892) JENNINGS, Eliza (1826-1888) Hog Bay pioneer

JONES, William Daniel (1854-1938) COX, Diana Ruthena (1858-1931) Large family from Delamere, some marrying into the Waller families

KLEEMANN, Friedrich Wilhelm (1798-1884) (1) HELM, Maria (-1837), (2) CHRISTIAN, Friederike Wilhelmine (1813-1892)

KOPP, John Jacob Got (1844-1924). Light keeper, Cape Borda

KRUEGER, Johann Ewald Franz (1859-1947) PIESKER, Annie (1864-1930) married Northcott, Christophers, and Ransom families

LASHMAR, Thomas Young (1813-1860) RUSHALL, Jane (1822-1864) Came to Antechamber Bay c.1858

LEWIS, James (1812-1891) BRISTOW , Eliza Margaret Hutton (1824-1906) Rapid 1836

LINNETT, John (1855-1932), father of John Archibald LINNETT of American River

LITTLELY, John (1836-1917) DEALY, Francis (1840-1925) Leahy, Hoffmann

LOVERING, Richard (1884-1944) BUICK, Alice Jane (1881-1960) 

LUCKETT, George Ernest (1859-1943) LEWIS, Jessie (1868-?)

McINTYRE, William Neil (1861-1918) WILLIAMS, Martha Varina (1864-1928) marrying into Jones, Griffith and Burgess families

McWHINNIE, George (1883-1955) NORTHCOTT, Alice Elizabeth (1917-1977)

MILDRED, George (1807-1874) EAST, Mary Ann (1818-1866) Rapid and Africaine

NEAVE, Samuel (1806-1879) NICHOLLS, Sarah (1832-) Descendants are Penneshaw pioneers

NORTHCOTT, Thomas (1833-1901) BROWN, Jane Ledra Pearce (1834-1921) Arrived on the Canterbury 1866

NOSKE, Carl (1835-1911) LESKE, Henrietta (1836-1895) Son KI councillor, Dauighter married into Havelberg family

OLDS, James (1860-1926) HOCKING, Mary (1861-1941) 

OSTERSTOCK, Andrew George (1850-1908) RANSON, Eleanor (1850-1936) 

PARIS, George James (1844-1906) CHENNELL, Sarah Mary (1849-1884) 1876-1884 Telegraph station master, Kingscote

POTTER, Edward (1844-1929) UNWIN, Sophia (1843-1917) 

POWELL, Charles Bendin (1810-1898) GILLARD, Jane (1812-1896) Duke of York 1836

RANSOM, Thomas (1859-1893) CRANWELL, Anna (1848-1964) parents of Hurtle and Percy

RATCLIFF, James Frederick (1873-1945) SPECK, Sophia (1875-1896) then Margaret (1879-1968) 

REEVES, Samuel (1788-1881) KEMP, Charlotte Martha (1796-1866) Lady Emma, 1838, from Tasmania

ROWE, James Butteress (1796-1873) ?, Jane?  (c.1800-1839) James' wife probably buried in Kingscote Pioneers Cemetery

RUSSELL, Robert Frazer (1807-1891) HISLOP, Elizabeth (1816-1891) Duke of York 1836

SAWYER, Andrew Thomas (1861-1932) DANZIC, Louisa Anne  (1866-1943)  Supervised the construction of the first Hog Bay Jetty.

SCHAEFER, Christian NERLICH, Christiane Two sons, Harry and Oscar, came to K.I.

SHARPE, James (1862-1924) COOPER, Priscilla Eliza (1895- )

SEYMOUR, William (1815-1873) THOMAS, Mary (1833-1913) 3rd keeper Cape Willoughby lighthouse

SHERIDAN, John (c.1848-1940) HOUGHTON, Ellen (c.1856-1925) Western River

SNELLING, Henry (1818-1898) HILLIER, Elizabeth (1825-1901) Charles Kerr 1840

STIRLING, Alfred (1866-1937) PARSONS, Mary Ann (1866-1957) McGillvray and Penneshaw

STRAWBRIDGE, William Smerdon (1817-1869) STRAWBRIDGE - m, Eliza Stockholm (1818-1897) Wisanger, PARTRIDGE family

SUNDBERG, Martin (1865-1942) SPENCE, Maria Louisa (1872-1956) married into the Buick family

TAYLOR, John Dunn (1825-1894) TAYLOR, Elizabeth (1816-1875) 

THOMAS Nathaniel Wallace(1802-1879) Betsy (b Tasmanan Aboriginal - d.1878) One of the earliest families on KI, marrying into the Simpson, Barrett, Seymour and Waller families

TIGGEMANN, August Adolf (1884-1971) NORTHCOTT, Mary Jane Adelaide (1886-1954) Cygnet River

TILKA, Martin (1842-1914) RICHMAN, Maria (1838-1928) Cygnet River

TRETHEWEY, John (1843-1923) YATES, Elizabeth (1846-1902) Pioneers of Penneshaw

TURNER, Thomas (1816- )  MELLISH, Sarah (1816- ) parents of Alfred, John and George, arriving on the Clara 1859

VEREYCKEN, Peter Joseph (1855-1941) DELAHUNTY. Mary (1864-1942) 

WALLER, James (1827-1865) CHANDLER, Harriet (1835-1885) Samuel Boddington 1849

WHEATON, Robert (1886-1974) HOWARD, Mary Matilda (1884-1987) "Father of Kingscote Council"

WHITTLE, Uriah Cheesman (1827-1893) THOMAS, Sarah Martin (1834-1874) son Albert m. Marianne BOXER (nee HAMILTON)

WIADROWSKI, Anton THAMM, Johanna Emily\ie Emma Herbert and Emily at MacGillivray

WILLSON, Thomas Creasy (1821-1901) WILKINSON, Ellen (1813-1906) Pioneers of Penneshaw