We took Hayden to Nieder Weisel, the birthplace of his g-g-g-grandmother Anna Margaretha Bill. She was his mother’s father’s mother’s mother’s mother. She migrated to Australia in 1856 along with many young people from the same village. After spending time on the goldfields of Ballarat she moved to Yackandandah where she married Christian Backhaus from near Hamburg.
It was nice to show Hayden a little of his heritage.
Anna Margaretha’s story is here.