In 1855 the four brothers (Phillip, Karl, Jacob and Daniel) arrived in Australia from Bavaria in Germany and all of them finally settled in the Bairnsdale area.
and Daniel selected land at Tambo Upper, north of Swan Reach in East Gippsland, and Jacob called his property Rheinhoff. The property stayed in family hands until about 2004.
Jacob married Alexina Geraldine Boyd
in 1878, and they had eight children. Alexina was the second child of John Boyd
and Isabella Reid. Her sister, Mary Elizabeth Boyd married one of Jacob's brothers, Daniel, during the next year.
A copy of Jacob's Will
, and an obituary
from a local newspaper may be of interest. More information about Phillip, Karl, Daniel and Karolina is on this page
Alexina Geraldine Boyd
Paula Jean Redenbach (Rawson)
in front of Rheinhoff in 2004.