Anne Catherine Rumpff
Anne Catherine Rumpff
Date of Birth 2 April 1838
Place of Residence Lyttleton Street Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name Justus Jacob Rumpff
Childrens Names Ludwig Augustus, Clementine Kathinka Susette, Thekler Hedwig, Albert Fritz, Felicia Thekla, Hedwig Agathe & Maximillian Franz

Mrs Anne Catherine Rumpff was born in Launceston on 2 Apr 1838, the eighth of fifteen children of James Morrison Stephenson (1802-1857) and his wife Ann Catherine (Harterton) Corney of 'Mowbray House', Stephensons Bend, on the Tamar River. James and his brother Martin Mowbray Stephenson came from Scotland on the Castle Forbes arriving in Launceston on 1 Mar 1821. They were both granted 500 acres of land by Governor Sorell and provided with convict labour. James married Ann Corney, the widow of Matthew Corney, on 29 Jul 1824.

Their daughter Anne Stephenson married Justus Jacob Rumpff on 13 Jun 1862 in Melbourne. They had seven children between 1865 and 1876, of whom only two survived into adulthood. Her husband arrived in Melbourne from Germany on the Evening Star on 21 Jan 1856. He later ran an accounting business in Paterson Street, Launceston. (His brother also came to Tasmania and had a merchant's business in Launceston.) Justus Rumpff took his own life on 31 Aug 1894 when aged 59. He and their five young children were buried in the Scotch Cemetery. Anne died in 1919 in Armadale, Victoria, aged 81. Her children Clementine and Maximillian are also pictured in the Launceston Family Album.

Yvonne Delaney Jan 2006 & Robert Forrest Feb 2008