This file contains data about the various WAGENER families traced in New Zealand. In most of the cases we have identified these families derive from the one man who came from Maldon in Victoria, Australia. He married into the SUBRITZKY family and had several children, and those children begat a million more and nowadays they seem to outnumber the original Maldon ancestors. Corrections and input would very much be appreciated. More historical information can be found here
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Husband: John Jordan Mander
Born: 1802 at: North Piddle, Worchester, England Married: ABT MAR 1841 at: Mylor, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK Died: at: Father: Mother: Other Spouses:
Wife: Jane Amphlitt
Born: 1814 at: Great Hampton, near Evesham, UK Died: 25 FEB 1892 at: Auckland, NZ Father: Mother: Other Spouses:
John Jordan Mander was on the 'Ramilles' in 1848, the ship bringing the first load of 'fencibles', retired military people offered an opportunity in a new land with their families.

Name: William Edmund Mander Born: 20 FEB 1842 at: Tregatreath, near Falmouth, Cornwall, UK Married: at: Died: at: Spouses:
Name: Mary Jane Mander Born: ABT SEP 1843 at: Married: at: Died: at: Spouses:
Name: Amelia Mander Born: 7 SEP 1845 at: Pershore, Worcester, UK Married: at: Died: at: Spouses:
Name: John Jordan Mander Born: 21 MAR 1847 at: Worcestershire, UK Married: 1883 at: Died: at: Spouses: Eliza Jane Ash
On arrival the family went to Ramarama, which at the time was quite a long way out of the city to the south. Today's Ardmore aerodrome is immediately to the east, and the last finger of the Manukau Harbour leaves a few hunched mangroves in the nearby creeks. Another settlement was growing in the hills a little further south called the Bombay Settlement, but it appears the Manders looked north for their future as subsequent events showed.
While they were living in Ramarama they were subjected to attack on one occasion by local Maori who no doubt saw the sudden influx of 'Pakeha' settlers as a threat to their way of life...

Name: Francis Mander Born: 5 DEC 1848 at: Onehunga, NZ (Barely; he arrived with the ship and was probably registered in NZ as a first step). Married: 18 MAY 1876 at: 'Springfield', Ramarama, South Auckland, NZ Died: 27 AUG 1942 at: Remuera, Auckland, NZ Spouses: Janet Kerr
Name: Elizabeth Mander Born: 8 JUN 1850 at: Onehunga, Auckland, NZ Married: 2 OCT 1879 at: Papakura, Sth Auckland, NZ Died: 22 AUG 1923 at: Westport, Westland, NZ Spouses: Alexander Gray Hill
Name: Sarah Ann Mander Born: 14 SEP 1853 at: Papakura, Sth Auckland, NZ Married: 30 SEP 1874 at: Died: 23 APR 1878 at: Spouses: David White