Hello wendy, My name is Jeffrey Ziebell and I am a desendant of Christen Ziebell. Their house in Thomastown,(old German town )in Melbourne Victoria is still standing on about 16 arces of the original property. The original church and also the grave yard where Christen and his family are buried is still there. The website with a deatil of Christian and the family and also pictures of the farm thier graves,etc is quite good. I have also been to this farm as I used to live not very far from it, but now I live in Holland and so very rarely get there now a days. I have included the address here for you to have a look at. http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/dnutting/germanaustralia/e/wstgtown.htmhttp://www.teachers.ash.org.au/dnutting/germanaustralia/e/wstgtown.htm
My father is Ian David Ziebell and his Fahter was Otto Ziebell. Now Otto, from what my father has told me ,used to play at this farm when he was a child. It was very interesting to see the farm and I am now trying to get as much information about my family as possible. I have come up against a brick wall as my grandmother,(Irene Ziebell had no details of her and Otto's marraige and as Otto died around 1945 /6it is quite hard to find details.
I hope you enjoy having a look at the original house,etc.
If you have trouble going to it, try looking for Westgarthtown, but I would interested in hearing from you.
My brother's name is Garry, but I am not sure if he was the one that sent you the information about the house.
Keep well and talk soon
P.S I HAVE 3 SISTER'S AND A BROTHER Kerry,Debby,LISA, AND GARRY