I have had a few emails from Australian Dendtler’s curious about how we came to Australia. Here’s what I have for you so far in a short version.
Three brothers came out to Australia, Robert, Thomas and James. They were all born in Liverpool, England. Their father Henry was a plasterer and born in England in 1863 as was their mother Phoebe, born in 1867.
Robert, the youngest of the three brothers, was first to arrive. He attended boarding school, in England, in his younger years and was a plasterer by trade. After a short time with the Territorial Forces in England he then travelled to Victoria, Australia in 1911, aboard the Somerset. He travelled to NSW, Australia by 1914 where he enlisted in Sydney, with the Australian Imperial Forces.
James, the eldest of the three brothers arrived in Victoria, Australia, the following year, in 1912, with his wife Lily and three children, aboard the Belgic. James had served in the Royal Navy for twelve years whilst in England and enlisted with the Australian Imperial Forces in 1917. In 1923 James was issued his British War Medal and a Victory Medal. His wife died in 1959 and he remarried. He remained in Victoria until his death in 1962.
Thomas immigrated to Victoria, Australia, in August, 1913, aboard the Marathon. He travelled to NSW where Thomas married May Hitchen, in 1914 in the Rockdale area of Sydney. According to their marriage certificate Thomas and May were living at Sans Souci where Thomas was working as a Fibrous Plasterer. In 1917 Thomas received news that his brother Robert had died at war, in Gallipolli, and had been buried at sea. By 1920 Thomas had three sons and established himself in the Canterbury/Bankstown area of Sydney as a Fibrous plasterer with a factory located in what is now known as Condell Park, near Bankstown. He died in 1957.
As far as I know all Dendtler’s in Australia come from James (Victoria) or Thomas (NSW).
Thanks to the help of other Dendtler's around the world I am now quite certain that the Australian line of Dendtler's travelled from the border of Denmark/Germany around 1860 to England and then around 1912 from England to Australia.