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Antonia Zuppruch (nee Cleaver)
The Cressy

Original information:
Mrs Antonia Zuppruch nee Cleaver migrated to Canterbury with her family (see Henry Cleaver). Mrs Zuppruch is either Eliza (9) or Mary (7). In 1900, she was living in Woodend.

Readers' response:
This is Mary Ann Zuppicich nee Cleaver, who married Antonio Zuppicich on April 17, 1863, at Woodend. Antonio was born in Slovakia in the Austrian Empire and came to New Zealand on the Sebastopol in 1861.1

The family says the name is variously spelt Zuppruch, Zupperich, Zuppeich and Zuppucich, but Zuppicich is the family’s spelling.
They lived in Woodend, where Antonio became a wheat farmer2 and raised a family of eight.

Many of their descendants still live in North Canterbury. Mary Ann died in 1908, aged 64, and both are buried in St Barnabas’ cemetery, Woodend.3

 

Footnotes:
1: Alan Tunnicliffe, unpublished family history
2: Bruce Stuart, unpublished family history
3: Pamela Criglington, unpublished family history

 

POSTED BY: Sarndra Lees : January 01, 2010

Mary Ann's obituary in Star , Issue 8336, 17 January 1908, Page 3

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