- Born: 31 Jan 1820, Wing, Buckinghamshire, England
- Marriage: PEARCE, William
Susannah married William PEARCE. (William PEARCE was born on 9 Nov 1820 in Leighton Buzzard, Bedforshire, England.)
The Burra Record
XV, 269, 8 Nov. 1893, page 3
Compiled by Eric Fuss
"Golden Wedding. On Monday night last in the Wesleyan Hall at Kooringa a social was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the wedding of Mr & Mrs W. Pearce. The tables were supervised by their great-nieces and were heavy with all kinds of eatables and beautifully decorated. There were musical items and an address from the Kooringa Band of Hope, of which Mr Pearce has been the Vice-President for the last ten years. There was another address from the Kooringa Wesleyan Church. The Mayor addressed the assemblage of 300-400 people and presented a purse of 22 sovereigns appropriate for a golden wedding.
Mrs Pearce nee Coles was born in the village of Wing in Buckinghamshire on 31 January 1820. Mr Pearce was born 9 November 1820 in the town of Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire. They were married in the Parish Church at Wing by Rev. John Felix on 6 November 1843. On 23 November 1847 they embarked on the David Malcolm and arrived at Port Adelaide 24 March 1848. Mr Pearce worked briefly in Adelaide and then formed an engagement with Mr William Pearce of Adelaide to manage a business for him in Burra and has remained here ever since. He was postmaster at Kooringa for three years till the post and telegraph departments amalgamated. He was Councillor for West Ward for two years. He has been a teetotaller for over 53 years and is the longest serving trustee of the Kooringa Wesleyan Church. The couple had eleven children: five sons and six daughters. Three sons died in infancy and one son and two daughters died in 1888. There are 34 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. The late Mr James Pearce, timber merchant, was a brother and 37 call then uncle and aunt. The two families now number 81.
Thanks were extended to the Mayor and Town Clerk for postponing the fortnightly Council meeting to attend."