|Age when admitted:|
|Date admitted:||17 Feb 1872|
|Date discharged:||2 Aug 1872|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|References:||SWD26/13, 27, 53|
Carl Schulz was the 10-yr-old son of Henriette Zache, a widow, and August Schulz who arrived from Germany on the Victoria, August 1870. Henriette arrived in company with her children Emma, 16, Anna (12) Louise and Louise's husband August Gerlach and theirchildren. Emma married Hans Jorgensen, a sailor from the Victoria, a week after the ship docked in Hobart. Money had been organized back in Germany (100 Pounds) for the Gerlachs to buy a farm and land, which they bought in Colebrook, some of this money having been raised through selling Henriette's effects, and in return August Gerlach was supposed to be willing to help support his mother-in-law Henriette and 10-yr-old Carl. Instead August Gerlach discarded the old lady and 10-yr-old Carl. The new son-in-law Hans Jorgensen helped support the family although no longer working as a sailor, and things were very tight. According to the Gerlach family, August Gerlach was known to be very cruel and Henriette was afraid that August would illuse Carl, who was not a strong child, if he was sent to him. The mother prayed that Carl be admitted to the Queens Orphanage to learn the English Language prior to his Apprenticeship. Carl Schulz became a Tailor, and had successful Tailors and Drapers shops in Charles St and Elizabeth Sts Launceston in 1890s, then Beaconsfield late 1890s (where the new Post office is now) and finally in Latrobe up till his death in 1932. In 1884, Carl had married Miss Annie Stanley and they had a son John who also became a Tailor, and together with his wife Mary Schulz, ran the Tamahere Boarding House in Devonport. Apparently the story of August Gerlach being a very cruel man was true, as his own son ran away from home as a young man and was never heard of again.
13 August 2020