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About The Schack Family
Michael and Helen Schack and their children Hannah, Rebecca, and William live at  Yarpturk Victoria Australia.

On the Schack side, this family is descended from Heinrich and Margarethe Schack, who lived in Germany in the 19th century. Their offspring were Heinrich, Peter,  Gretchen, Lena, Willie (real name Johann Nicolaus Wilhelm), Marie, and Doris. The  Australian branch of the family stemmed from Johann Nicolaus Wilhelm Schack (born  Hohnstorf Germany 1860, died Geelong, Victoria, Australia 1952) who married Sophie  Marie Catherine Passow (born 1864, Varmstorf, Germany, died Beulah, Victoria,  Australia 1908). There are some conflicting spellings of "Nicolaus" on various documents, but his "last will and testament" has it spelled "Nicolaus".

Johann Nicolaus Wilhelm Schack married three times - to Sophie Passow, Mary Worrall, and Amy Hall. Legend has it that whilst living at his parents' house in Germany he asked his father (Heinrich) for his bank book, saying that he wanted money to see Port Hamburg. He did not tell his father that he intended to go further than Hamburg to Australia. Shipping records show that Johann Nik [sic] Schack arrived in Adelaide aboard the Etna on 10th November 1883. He signed a "Memorial by an alien for naturalization" form on  12th November 1883. These are the details - SCHACK Johann Nikolaus [sic] Wilhelm; mason of Adelaide,  Caltowie; native of Hohnsdorf near Luneburg, Province Hanover, Prussia [Germany]; age 23 y; in  SA 2 days, arrived steamer "Etna"; Memorial 12-11-1883; Certificate 28-1-1886; Source(s) GG 28- 1-1886, A711, A733 (v33).

One of his offspring - Sydney Carl Schack (1895-1974) married Vida Esther Lyla Fatchen  (1902-1963) and had four children. The only son, Sydney James Ernest Schack (1925- 1980) married Mary McKinley (1926-2002) and had six children - Michael, Colin, Helen,  Kathryn, Therese, and Carolyn.

Michael married Helen Margrie and had 3 children -- Hannah, Rebecca, and William.
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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