The first Redenbach in my records is Christoph Peter Redenbach, whom I suspect lived at or near Hinzweiler in Germany. Hinzweiler is in southwest Germany, and not too far from the border with France. Christoph married Elizabetha Katherina Jung and they had four boys, Jacob (b 1838), Daniel, Phillip and Karl (known as Charles in Australia?), all of whom arrived in Australia in 1855 on the Champion of the Seas. For a long time I believed the boys were the only family of Christoph and Elizabetha, but it now looks likely they had a sister (Karolina, b 1836) who did not come to Australia. There is some thought the boys were escaping from the possibility of being conscripted for service in the Prussian War.