Beatrice May Dorries

F, b. 6 August 1899, d. 1977
  • Beatrice May Dorries was born on 6 August 1899 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Johannes (Jack) Dorries and Elizabeth Humberdross.
  • Beatrice May Dorries commenced school at Pinelands State School on 31 January 1906. She was 6 years old. Her father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • Beatrice May Dorries married Ernest Smith circa 1919.
  • Beatrice May Dorries died in 1977 in Queensland.

Carl August Heinrich Dorries

M, b. August 1827, d. 4 June 1920
  • Carl August Heinrich Dorries was born in August 1827 in Wangelstadt, Duchy of Brunswick, Germany. He was the son of Christian Dorries and Anna Frike.
  • He immigrated in 1855. Carl travelled on the Caesar Godeffroy via Sydney. He was listed as a 26 year old shepherd under the name of Carl Friedrich August Dorries.
  • He was naturalised in 1865 in Queensland.
  • At the age of 41 years and 6 months, Carl August Heinrich Dorries married Elizabeth Naumann, daughter of Johann Naumann and Anna Catherina Hallenberger Dersch, on 22 February 1869 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • Carl August Heinrich Dorries died on 4 June 1920 in cnr Greenwattle Street and Carrington Road, Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 92. Carl died from Bronclitis and cardiac failure. He had been ill for a week and attended by Dr David Horn the previous day. His age was given as 92 years, 11 months and was a farmer, son of Christian Dorries, also a farmer, and Annie Frike. The informants were his son in law WE Hawes of Taylor Street, and daughter ML Smith of Greenwattle Street.
  • He was buried on 6 June 1920 in Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery. LUTH1-004-0041.

Children of Carl August Heinrich Dorries and Elizabeth Naumann

Carl August Heinrich (Charlie) Dorries

M, b. 18 March 1874, d. 28 July 1943

Grave Carl Wilhelm Dorries & Lovinia, Drayton & Toowoomba. Photo thanks R Astbury
  • Carl August Heinrich (Charlie) Dorries was also known as Carl Wilhelm (Charlie) Dorries.
  • He was born on 18 March 1874 in Queensland. Surname spelt Derres. He was later known as Carl Wilhelm Dorries.
  • He was the son of Carl August Heinrich Dorries and Elizabeth Naumann.
  • At the age of 24 years, 4 months and 22 days, Carl August Heinrich (Charlie) Dorries married Catherina Borgert, daughter of Johann Nicholas Borgert and Antje Beate Muller, on 9 August 1898 in Goombungee, Queensland.
  • Carl August Heinrich (Charlie) Dorries and Catherina Borgert appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Mocatta Street, Goombungee. Carl was a licensed victualler and Catherina a carried out home duties. The surname was spelt DORRIS.
  • On 26 August 1909 the following article appeared in The Brisbane Courier :- "In the Police Court this morning be fore Mr.T Mowbray, P M, Edward Rowe, of the Royal Hotel, Goombungee charged with Sunday trading, was fined £1, with 3/6 costs, in default levy and distress Carl Dorries and Chas Christ, charged with having been found drinking on licensed premises on Sunday, August 8, were fined 5/, with 3/6 costs."
  • On 3 March 1916 Catherina sold the Hotel at auction - " Goombungee Property Sale. Messrs. R. Sinclair and Co., auctioneers, Toowoomba, are offering for sale at their auction on March 3, on account cf Mrs. C. Dorries, the site (an area of 3 acres) of the Royal Hotel, Goombungee, which was recently destroyed by fire. The license and goodwill, with improvements on the land, will also be offered for sale."
  • On 19 August 1916 the following article appeared in The Mirror of Australia :-" A Goombungee correspondent sends us the following particulars regarding a publican of Hun origin in his town. This man is named Carl Wilhelm Dorries. He has been accused of prejudicing recruiting, and his premises provide a rendezvous for Germans, and the German language is spoken freely there. His hotel was burnt to the ground about a year ago. He applied for renewal of his licence recently, but it was opposed, by the authorities and by the townspeople. Several Germans in the district have been interned, but this man has so far been free, although his character and his loyalty have been strongly criticised. All loyal Australians in the district are opposed to the renewal of his licence, as if he builds an other hotel it will simply be an encouragement to the local Germans, who predominate in the neighbourhood."
  • On 24 February 1925 Carl partitioned for a divorce from Catherine. The Brisbane Courier reported on 12 Februray 1925:- " DORRIES V DORRIES
    Carl Wilhelm Dorries, of Toowoomba, petitioned for a divorce from Catherine Dorries, nee Catharina Borgert on the ground of desertion.
    Mr. D J R Watson (instructed by Messrs. Macnish and Macrossan, town agents for Mr. E Bridgman, Toowoomba) appeared for the plaintiff. There was no appearance of the defendant.
    Petitioner giving evidence said that he was interned in 1918, being released in August 1919. When he came out he went to Sydney to look for his wife. Subsequently he met her at a solicitor's in Sydney, and she arranged to return to him to Toowoomba, but she did not. Later he received a letter from his wife, and again, early in 1920 he went to Sydney to look for her and to get work. He saw her in Pitt-street, Sydney, but she walked off. Some days later he saw her in Castlereagh-street but she again walked off, and gave him no chance of speaking with her. He had not seen her since. His wife was five years older than he. Both he and his wife were Germans, married in a German church. She had a child before marriage and he thought that it had caused the trouble. They had quarrelled about the child; he had tried to keep him in order, but he would not work. He was 21.
    At the request of Mr Watson, his Honour granted an adjournment till February l8." The judge later granted an order nisi for the dissolution of the marriage.
  • At the age of 51 years and 4 months, Carl August Heinrich (Charlie) Dorries married Lovenia Kirkett on 18 July 1925 in Queensland.
  • Carl August Heinrich (Charlie) Dorries died on 28 July 1943 in Toowoomba Hospital, Queensland, at age 69.
  • He was buried on 30 July 1943 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. LUTH2-009-0030.

Catherina Elizabeth (Kate) Dorries

F, b. 18 March 1869, d. 25 December 1951
  • Catherina Elizabeth (Kate) Dorries was born on 18 March 1869 in Middle Ridge, Queensland. Surname spelt Derris on registration.
  • She was the daughter of Carl August Heinrich Dorries and Elizabeth Naumann.
  • At the age of 24 years, 5 months and 12 days, Catherina Elizabeth (Kate) Dorries married William Stark, son of Wilhelm Stark and Dorothea Ernestine Schroder, on 30 August 1893 in Queensland. The surname was spelt STARCK.
  • Catherina Elizabeth (Kate) Dorries and William Stark appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Plainby, Crow's Nest. William was a farmer - the surname was spelt STARCK.
  • Catherina Elizabeth (Kate) Dorries and William Stark appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Pinelands, Crow's Nest. Catherine carried out home duties and William was a farmer. The surname was spelt STARCK.
  • Catherina Elizabeth (Kate) Dorries and William Stark appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pinelands. William was a farmer.
  • Catherina Elizabeth (Kate) Dorries and William Stark appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Plainby, Crow's Nest. William gave his address as Pinelands. No occupation was recorded for him.
  • Catherina Elizabeth (Kate) Dorries died on 25 December 1951 in Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 82.
  • She was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Catherina Elizabeth (Kate) Dorries and William Stark

Cecil Alfred Dorries

M, b. 26 August 1913, d. 1985
  • Cecil Alfred Dorries was born on 26 August 1913 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Johannes (Jack) Dorries and Elizabeth Humberdross.
  • Cecil Alfred Dorries commenced school at Pinelands State School on 6 April 1920. His father John was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • He began military service on 14 March 1941 in Toowoomba. Cecil was living in Toowoomba at the time he enlisted and gave his father John as his next of kin. He was discharged on 4 Jul 1946 with the rank of Private in the 25th Battalion.
  • Cecil Alfred Dorries died in 1985 in Queensland.

Edward Dorries

M, b. 3 June 1907, d. 1949
  • Edward Dorries was born on 3 June 1907 in Queensland. He was a twin to Ambrose.
  • He was the son of Johannes (Jack) Dorries and Elizabeth Humberdross.
  • Edward Dorries appeared on the Electoral Roll on 8 December 1913 living at Pinelands State School. He was 5 years and 5 months old. His father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • At the age of 30 years, Edward Dorries married Mavis Isabel Jenkin in 1938 in Queensland.
  • Edward Dorries died in 1949 in Queensland.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries

F, b. 24 October 1877, d. 27 June 1970

John and Elizabeth Gillam with a set of their twins 1901-1902. Photo thanks to Elaine

  • Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries was born on 24 October 1877 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Carl August Heinrich Dorries and Elizabeth Naumann.
  • At the age of 22 years, 6 months and 8 days, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries married Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam, son of Arthur John Gillam and Isabelle Locke, on 2 May 1900 in Allora, Queensland.
  • Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries and Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1934 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. John was a bootmaker.
  • Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries and Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. John was a bootmaker. Their son William was a bootmaker and daughter Amy a shop assistant, daughter Emily a dental assistant .
  • On 21 January 1936,her husband, Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam died in Queensland at age 60.
  • Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries and William John Gillam appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1937 and 1943 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. Elizabeth carried out home duties and her son William was a bootmaker. Hers son John and Alfred were labourers in Crow's Nest.
  • Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries and William John Gillam appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Crow's Nest. Elizabeth carried out home duties while her son Bill was a bootmaker.
  • Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries died on 27 June 1970 in Queensland at age 92. Her daugther Maud and her husband had returned to Crow's Nest to care for her mother until her death. Bill, Maud and her husband and Elizabeth all lived in Lalor Street.
  • She was buried on 30 June 1970 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. CE1-00H-0004.

Children of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries and Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam

Ernest Dorries

M, b. 20 February 1904, d. July 1973
  • Ernest Dorries was born on 20 February 1904 in Pinelands, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Johannes (Jack) Dorries and Elizabeth Humberdross.
  • Ernest Dorries commenced school at Pinelands State School in 1910. He was 5 years 8 months old. His father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Coalbank. He was a farmer.
  • At the age of 27 years, 3 months and 9 days, Ernest Dorries married Elsie Florence Gersekowski, daughter of Carl Gersekowski and Emelia (Augusta) Kanowski, on 29 May 1931 in Queensland.
  • Ernest Dorries and Elsie Florence Gersekowski appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Coalbank.
  • Ernest Dorries died in July 1973 in Queensland at age 69.
  • He was buried on 19 July 1973 in Garden of Remembrance, Toowoomba.

Florence Irene Dorries

F, b. 1904

Harry Walter Dorries

M, b. 1903, d. 1913

Heinrich Carl (Harry) Dorries

M, b. 7 November 1870, d. 1 January 1945
  • Heinrich Carl (Harry) Dorries was born on 7 November 1870 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Carl August Heinrich Dorries and Elizabeth Naumann.
  • At the age of 24 years, 10 months and 6 days, Heinrich Carl (Harry) Dorries married Auguste Elizabeth Bauge on 13 September 1895 in Queensland.
  • Heinrich Carl (Harry) Dorries died on 1 January 1945 in Goodna, Brisbane, Queensland, at age 74.
  • He was buried on 2 January 1945 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE2A-002-0011.

Children of Heinrich Carl (Harry) Dorries and Auguste Elizabeth Bauge

Johann Christof (Christy) Dorries

M, b. 6 August 1879, d. 3 October 1961

Children of Johann Christof (Christy) Dorries and Charlotte Diflo

Johanna Christine (Tina) Dorries

F, b. 17 July 1885, d. 1969

Johannes (Jack) Dorries

M, b. 17 March 1872, d. 1943
  • Johannes (Jack) Dorries was born on 17 March 1872 in Queensland. The surname was spelt Derres on the birth registration.
  • He was the son of Carl August Heinrich Dorries and Elizabeth Naumann.
  • At the age of 26 years, 6 months and 19 days, Johannes (Jack) Dorries married Elizabeth Humberdross, daughter of Abraham Humberdross and Friedrike Amelia Carolina Wassmund, on 6 October 1898 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • Johannes (Jack) Dorries and Elizabeth Humberdross appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. John was a farmer.
  • Johannes (Jack) Dorries enrolled his daughter Beatrice May Dorries in Pinelands State School on 31 January 1906. Roy, Ernest, Arthur, Edward and Thelma were enrolled in later years
    ; She was 6 years old. Her father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • Johannes (Jack) Dorries enrolled his son Roy Dougal Dorries in Pinelands State School on 23 July 1907; He was 5 years and 3 months old. His father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • Johannes (Jack) Dorries and Elizabeth Humberdross appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Pinelands, Crow's Nest. John was a farmer.
  • Johannes (Jack) Dorries was listed as the next of kin of Cecil Alfred Dorries when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 14 March 1941 in Toowoomba. Cecil was living in Toowoomba at the time he enlisted and gave his father John as his next of kin. He was discharged on 4 Jul 1946 with the rank of Private in the 25th Battalion.
  • Johannes (Jack) Dorries died in 1943.

Children of Johannes (Jack) Dorries and Elizabeth Humberdross

Maria Louisa (Lucy) Dorries

F, b. 15 August 1888, d. 1982
  • Maria Louisa (Lucy) Dorries was born on 15 August 1888 in Gowrie Road, Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Carl August Heinrich Dorries and Elizabeth Naumann.
  • At the age of 18 years, Maria Louisa (Lucy) Dorries married Henry Francis Smith on 15 August 1906 in Lutheran Parsonage, James Street, Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • Maria Louisa (Lucy) Dorries was the informant of the death of Carl August Heinrich Dorries on 4 June 1920 in cnr Greenwattle Street and Carrington Road, Toowoomba, Queensland. Carl died from Bronclitis and cardiac failure. He had been ill for a week and attended by Dr David Horn the previous day. His age was given as 92 years, 11 months and was a farmer, son of Christian Dorries, also a farmer, and Annie Frike. The informants were his son in law WE Hawes of Taylor Street, and daughter ML Smith of Greenwattle Street.
  • Maria Louisa (Lucy) Dorries married Edward John Jones.
  • Maria Louisa (Lucy) Dorries died in 1982 in Queensland.

Marie Helene (Mary) Dorries

F, b. 20 June 1881, d. 19 February 1962
  • Marie Helene (Mary) Dorries was born on 20 June 1881 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Carl August Heinrich Dorries and Elizabeth Naumann.
  • At the age of 26 years, Marie Helene (Mary) Dorries married Jonathan Pegg in 1908 in Queensland.
  • Marie Helene (Mary) Dorries died on 19 February 1962 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 80.
  • She was buried on 21 August 1962 in Southport Cemetery.

Children of Marie Helene (Mary) Dorries and Jonathan Pegg

Myrtle Dorries

F, b. 1914, d. 1915

Norman Joseph Dorries

M, b. 1909

Roy Dougal Dorries

M, b. 1 June 1901, d. 11 April 1929
  • Roy Dougal Dorries was born on 1 June 1901 in Main Range, Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Johannes (Jack) Dorries and Elizabeth Humberdross.
  • Roy Dougal Dorries commenced school at Pinelands State School on 23 July 1907. He was 5 years and 3 months old. His father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • Roy Dougal Dorries died on 11 April 1929 in Sandy Creek Falls, Queensland, at age 27. He died while swimming at the falls. He was a wool presser.
  • He was buried on 12 April 1929 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE7-008-0017.

Thelma Georgina Dorries

F, b. 28 May 1909
  • Thelma Georgina Dorries was born on 28 May 1909 in Queensland. According to her Pinelands School enrollment records she was born on 6 May 1911 - not 28 May 1909.
  • She was the daughter of Johannes (Jack) Dorries and Elizabeth Humberdross.
  • Thelma Georgina Dorries commenced school at Pinelands State School on 10 July 1916. She was 5 years 2 months old. Her father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • At the age of 18 years, 11 months and 16 days, Thelma Georgina Dorries married Leslie Alexander Thomson on 14 May 1928 in Queensland.

Unnamed Dorries

M, b. 26 May 1912, d. 27 May 1912

Violet Elsie Dorries

F, b. 1908

Wilhelm Henry Dorries

M, b. 1895, d. 10 October 1947
  • Wilhelm Henry Dorries was born in 1895 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Heinrich Carl (Harry) Dorries and Auguste Elizabeth Bauge.
  • At the age of 27 years, Wilhelm Henry Dorries married Elsie Margaret Lucht, daughter of John (Frederick) Lucht and Wilhelmina (Louisa) Kann, in 1922 in Queensland.
  • Wilhelm Henry Dorries and Elsie Margaret Lucht appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Doctor's Creek. William was a farmer.
  • Wilhelm Henry Dorries died on 10 October 1947 in Queensland. He was killed in a motor vehicle accident. The Courier Mail reported " TOOWOOMBA. Friday.— Wilhelm Heinrich Dorries, 50, farmer, of Maclagan, via Jondaryan, was killed instantly when the car he was driving was struck by a hit and run truck driver on the Oakey-Toowoomba Road, about two miles from Toowoomba, at 7 p.m. to-day. Dorries' wife, his daughter, and his son-in-law, who were in the car, were not injured. Dorries was driving towards Oakey and the truck towards Toowoomba when the collision occurred. The car hood was ripped off, and Dorries' chest was crushed by the impact."
  • He was buried on 11 October 1947 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE2A-007-0009.

Wilhelmine (Minnie) Dorries

F, b. 22 October 1875, d. 15 August 1950
  • Wilhelmine (Minnie) Dorries was born on 22 October 1875 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Carl August Heinrich Dorries and Elizabeth Naumann.
  • At the age of 23 years, 7 months and 2 days, Wilhelmine (Minnie) Dorries married Julius Peter Ehlers, son of Nicholous Ehlers and Wilhelimine Santowski, on 24 May 1899 in Queensland.
  • Wilhelmine (Minnie) Dorries and Julius Peter Ehlers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. Julius was a farmer and Wilhelmina carried out domestic duties.
  • Wilhelmine (Minnie) Dorries and Julius Peter Ehlers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Pinelands, Crow's Nest. Julius was a farmer.
  • On 26 May 1915,her husband, Julius Peter Ehlers died in Queensland.
  • Wilhelmine (Minnie) Dorries died on 15 August 1950 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 74.
  • She was buried on 17 August 1950 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. LUTH1-004-0041.

William Dorries

M, b. 26 May 1912, d. 29 May 1912

Elizabeth Dorrough

F, b. circa 1845

Children of Elizabeth Dorrough and Robert Young Arthur

Emilie Augusta Louise Dossler

F, b. 1848, d. 1897
  • Emilie Augusta Louise Dossler was born in 1848 in Germany. She was the daughter of __ Dossler and ___ Franke.
  • Emilie Augusta Louise Dossler married Ferdinand Franke circa 1875.
  • Emilie Augusta Louise Dossler died in 1897 in Queensland.

Children of Emilie Augusta Louise Dossler and Ferdinand Franke

Edith Isabel Dothie

F, b. 24 October 1859, d. 1898
  • Edith Isabel Dothie was born on 24 October 1859 in 53 Collins Street East, Melbourne, Victoria.
  • She was the daughter of James Dothie and Sarah Ann Wilkinson.
  • In October 1878 Edith attended St Kilda Scotch College and passed her martriculation examination in October 1878.
  • Edith Isabel Dothie married Reverend Reuben Newell circa 1881 in Victoria.
  • Edith Isabel Dothie died in 1898 in Queensland.

Ella Maud Dothie

F, b. 30 April 1862, d. 2 July 1950
  • Ella Maud Dothie was born on 30 April 1862 in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria.
  • She was the daughter of James Dothie and Sarah Ann Wilkinson.
  • At the age of 32 years, Ella Maud Dothie married David Cossart, son of Henry Cossart and Mary Walker, in 1895 in Queensland.
  • On 6 September 1902,her husband, David Cossart died in Queensland at age 43. He had "for the last twenty years, suffered from an insidious disease, which has baffled the skill of many doctors .... and once before, about ten years ago had been at deaths door .... about six weeks ago he was compelled to take to his bed......he endured great pain which was borne with great fortitude".
    Rev John Adamson described David - "as a man, his physical frame was not robust, and this was the result of years of suffering; but intelluctually he was strong, vigourous, capable, while morally and spiritually his life was of a high type indeed. He was modest and retiring to the end, and deply appreciated his home and the company of his wife and child, whom he dearly loved."
  • The following article appeared in the The Brisbane Courier on 26 January 1903. Name of Deceased Proprietor.-David Ccssart, late of Dugandan, sawyer.
    Date of Death.-6th September, 1902.
    Name of Claimant.-Ella Maud Cossart, of the same place, widow of deceased.
    Description and Situation of Land. Allotments 6 and 7 of section 1, town of Dugandan ; portion 205, parish of Dugandan ; and resubdivision 5 of subdivision 2 of resubdivison 1 and of resubdivision 6 of subdivision 1 of portion 209, parish of Coochin ;-all in the county of Ward.
    Estate Claimed to be Transmitted.-Fee simple.
    Particulars of Will or Otherwise -Will dated 23rd August, 1902.
    Date within which Caveat may be Lodeed -2nd March, 1903.
  • Ella Maud Dothie died on 2 July 1950 in St Kilda, Melbourne, at age 88.
  • She was buried on 4 July 1950 in St Kilda Cemetery.

Child of Ella Maud Dothie and David Cossart

Female Dothie

F, b. 30 April 1862