My Great-grandfaher was born in Germany in either 1833 or 1836.Family story is that he ran away to sea aged 13. In 1860 he deserted a ship (name unknown) and settled in New Zealand. Here he called himself John Frederick Augustus PEACH. He died here in 1923.It is possible his German name may have been Johann Friedrich August PAECH/PAECHE/PIETSCH or similar. I know nothing of his parents, family, or where he lived in Germany.The information I have about him may not be accurate. It could be that his family moved en masse to South Australia.Are you missing a person such as him in your research?
Best wishes from beautiful Lake Taupo, New Zealand.