George Gavin

M, b. 1890, d. 1890

George Michael Gavin

M, b. 1898, d. 1981
  • George Michael Gavin was born in 1898 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Gavin and Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  • George Michael Gavin began military service on 6 August 1915 in Toowoomba. His service number was 1566 and he joined the 15/5th Light Horse. He stated he was 18 years 3 months old. He was a stockman by trade and gave his next of kin as his father James. He served in the Jordon Valley where he contracted malaria . He was returned to Australia in 1918 and discharged on 3 Apr 1919.
  • On 24 May 1919 A welcome home for returned soldiers was given by the Crow's Nest Branch of the HACLS. Privates McKee, G. Gavin and A. Coman were presented with shaving outfits.
  • On 3 August 1930,George Michael Gavin's mother, Mary Elizabeth Drift died in Queensland. Mary death was reported in The Brisbane Courier on 4 August 1930

    " COOKTOWN, August 4.
    When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
    A motor car party, comprising Act- ing-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approaching the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
    THE LATE MRS. GAVIN.

    The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw ser- vice in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown)."
  • George Michael Gavin died in 1981 in Queensland.

James Gavin

M, b. 1857, d. 24 February 1945
  • James Gavin was born in 1857. Although his burial record shows that he was 93 when he died, some researchers have James born at Binbain Downs in 1857, which would explain why he wasn't listed on the passenger list for the Fortune in 1855. It seems none of the births of his siblings were registered.
  • He was the son of Denis Gavin and Ellen Murphy.
  • At the age of 27 years, James Gavin married Mary Elizabeth Drift in 1884 in Queensland.
  • James Gavin's wife Mary selected land at Crow's Nest on June 1894. She had a holding of 76 acres.
  • He and Mary Elizabeth Drift appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Railway Siding, Pechey, Crow's Nest. James was a lengthsman. Their son Denis was a labourer in Crow's Nest.
  • James Gavin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Pechey, Crow's Nest. James was a lengthsman and Mary carried out home duties. Their son Denis lived in Crow's Nest.
  • He was listed as the next of kin of James Augustus Gavin when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 9 February 1915 in Enoggera, Brisbane. He was a 29 year, 3 months old station hand and gave his next of kin as his father James Gavin of Pechey (later of Argyle Street, Toowoomba). He enlisted in the 31st Battalion service number 482. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 29 Apr 1916.
  • James Gavin was listed as the next of kin of George Michael Gavin when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 6 August 1915 in Toowoomba. His service number was 1566 and he joined the 15/5th Light Horse. He stated he was 18 years 3 months old. He was a stockman by trade and gave his next of kin as his father James. He served in the Jordon Valley where he contracted malaria . He was returned to Australia in 1918 and discharged on 3 Apr 1919.
  • James Gavin was listed as the next of kin of John Joseph Gavin when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 27 January 1916. He was a police constable aged 23 years 4 months and stated he was born in Brisbane. His service number was 2341 and he was a gunner. He served in France. On 20 Sep 1918 he married Edith Ethel Plank at Shipton Ballinger, England. At the time he stated his father was a Railway Inspector. He contracted bronchial pneumonia and was discharge on 22 Apr 1919.
  • On 19 July 1916,James Gavin's father, James Augustus Gavin died in France at age 30.
  • James Gavin was listed as the next of kin of Stephen Gavin when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 11 January 1917. He enlisted in the 7/42 Battalion but was discharged for being under age. His parents finallly gave their consent and he served in the Light Horse in Moascar. He gave his next of kin as his mother Mary of Pechey. At the time he enlisted he was a shop assistant working for F. J. Poulgrain of Pechey. He was discharged on 30 Oct 1919.
  • James Gavin was listed as the next of kin of Patrick Joseph Gavin when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 17 February 1917 in Toowoomba. His service number ws 3261 and he gave his next of kin as his father James. At the time he was a Locomotive Cleaner and stated his age as 19 years, 4 months. He served with the 26/5 Light Horse in Moascar and was discharged on 25 Sep 1919.
  • In March 1917 James and Mary retired. The Brisbane Courier noted on 25 March :" Mr James Gavin, lengthsman, was presented with a suit case by his fellow employees last Tuesday, on the occasion of his retirement from the railway service. Mr Gavin has been with the department for 28 years. It is noteworthy that he has seven sons wearing the King's uniform-five as soldiers and two as mounted police."
    The on 10 April :- " Mrs James Gavin was entertained by the residents of Pechey and surrounding districts at a social in the Pechey State School, on the occasion of her retirement after 25 years public service (writes our Crow's Nest correspondent).
    Mr Gavin had previously been presented with an inscribed suit case by his fellow employees, he having retired after 28 years service with the Railway Department. An enjoyable programme was rendered, and during the evening the chairman, Mr E Pechey. presented Mrs Gavin with a tea and coffee service on a tray and a silver cake basket. Mr Gavin responded on behalf of his wife."
  • On 3 August 1930,his wife, Mary Elizabeth Drift died in Queensland. Mary death was reported in The Brisbane Courier on 4 August 1930

    " COOKTOWN, August 4.
    When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
    A motor car party, comprising Act- ing-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approaching the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
    THE LATE MRS. GAVIN.

    The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw ser- vice in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown)."
  • James Gavin died on 24 February 1945 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 26 February 1945 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC3-010-0007.

Children of James Gavin and Mary Elizabeth Drift

James Augustus Gavin

M, b. December 1885, d. 19 July 1916
  • James Augustus Gavin was born in December 1885 in Jondaryan, Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Gavin and Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  • James Augustus Gavin and Michael Travers selected land in April 1902 in Crow's Nest. Michael selected 80 acres and James, his cousin 100 acres.
  • James Augustus Gavin began military service on 9 February 1915 in Enoggera, Brisbane. He was a 29 year, 3 months old station hand and gave his next of kin as his father James Gavin of Pechey (later of Argyle Street, Toowoomba). He enlisted in the 31st Battalion service number 482. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 29 Apr 1916.
  • James Augustus Gavin was killed in action on 19 July 1916 in France at age 30.
  • He was buried in Eaton Hill Cemetery, Armentiers.

John Joseph Gavin

M, b. 1892, d. 1956
  • John Joseph Gavin was born in 1892 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Gavin and Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  • John Joseph Gavin began military service on 27 January 1916. He was a police constable aged 23 years 4 months and stated he was born in Brisbane. His service number was 2341 and he was a gunner. He served in France. On 20 Sep 1918 he married Edith Ethel Plank at Shipton Ballinger, England. At the time he stated his father was a Railway Inspector. He contracted bronchial pneumonia and was discharge on 22 Apr 1919.
  • On 3 August 1930,John Joseph Gavin's mother, Mary Elizabeth Drift died in Queensland. Mary death was reported in The Brisbane Courier on 4 August 1930

    " COOKTOWN, August 4.
    When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
    A motor car party, comprising Act- ing-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approaching the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
    THE LATE MRS. GAVIN.

    The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw ser- vice in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown)."
  • John Joseph Gavin died in 1956 in Queensland.

Mary Gavin

F, b. 1853, d. 1882
  • Mary Gavin was born in 1853.
  • She was the daughter of Denis Gavin and Ellen Murphy.
  • Mary Gavin immigrated in 1855 to Moreton Bay with Denis Gavin and Ellen Murphy. Denis age shown as 23 and Eleanor age shown as 24 travelled with their daughter Mary 2, on the Fortune.
  • At the age of 17 years, Mary Gavin married Michael Travers in 1870 in Queensland.
  • Mary Gavin died in 1882 in Queensland.

Children of Mary Gavin and Michael Travers

Patrick Joseph Gavin

M, b. November 1899, d. 1972
  • Patrick Joseph Gavin was born in November 1899 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Gavin and Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  • Patrick Joseph Gavin began military service on 17 February 1917 in Toowoomba. His service number ws 3261 and he gave his next of kin as his father James. At the time he was a Locomotive Cleaner and stated his age as 19 years, 4 months. He served with the 26/5 Light Horse in Moascar and was discharged on 25 Sep 1919.
  • On 3 August 1930,Patrick Joseph Gavin's mother, Mary Elizabeth Drift died in Queensland. Mary death was reported in The Brisbane Courier on 4 August 1930

    " COOKTOWN, August 4.
    When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
    A motor car party, comprising Act- ing-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approaching the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
    THE LATE MRS. GAVIN.

    The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw ser- vice in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown)."
  • Patrick Joseph Gavin died in 1972 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Stephen Gavin

M, b. 1901, d. April 1949
  • Stephen Gavin was born in 1901 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Gavin and Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  • Stephen Gavin began military service on 11 January 1917. He enlisted in the 7/42 Battalion but was discharged for being under age. His parents finallly gave their consent and he served in the Light Horse in Moascar. He gave his next of kin as his mother Mary of Pechey. At the time he enlisted he was a shop assistant working for F. J. Poulgrain of Pechey. He was discharged on 30 Oct 1919.
  • On 3 August 1930,Stephen Gavin's mother, Mary Elizabeth Drift died in Queensland. Mary death was reported in The Brisbane Courier on 4 August 1930

    " COOKTOWN, August 4.
    When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
    A motor car party, comprising Act- ing-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approaching the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
    THE LATE MRS. GAVIN.

    The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw ser- vice in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown)."
  • Stephen Gavin died in April 1949 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Stephen Gavin's orbituary appeared in the Queensland Times on 9 April 1949. It read:- "Mr. Stephen Gavin, who died at the age of 46 years as the result of an accident at Capalaba on the Cleveland-road was the youngest of nine children, seven sons and two daughters, of Mr. and Mrs James Gavin, who resided a Pechey near Crow's Nest. The late Mr. Gavin received his education at the local school and, at the early age of 16 volunteered for active service In the First World War. He served with the 5th Light Horse Regiment in Egypt and Palestine. He was one of five brothers who enlisted, and one, James, paid the supreme sacrifice.
    After returning from the war, the late Mr. Steve Gavin worked in the Postal Department in Toowoomba. at the Chlllagoe Smelters, and in the Mourilyan Sugar Mills. He worked on the construction of the aerodrome at Amberley. and during the Second World War was attached to the R.A.A.F, in which he served in the ground staff for nine years until he met with his fatal accident. He is survived by his widow (formerly Miss Alice Redmond, of Sandgate), one child, James (10); four brothers, Jack (Toowoomba), William (Dalby), Joseph (Woombye), George (Sandgate); and two sisters, Mrs. Coman (Sandgate) and Mrs. Chaffey (Windsor). The late Mr. Gavin was very popular amongst all who knew him on account of his genial disposition."

William Gavin

M, b. 1894, d. 1952
  • William Gavin was born in 1894 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Gavin and Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  • On 3 August 1930,William Gavin's mother, Mary Elizabeth Drift died in Queensland. Mary death was reported in The Brisbane Courier on 4 August 1930

    " COOKTOWN, August 4.
    When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
    A motor car party, comprising Act- ing-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approaching the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
    THE LATE MRS. GAVIN.

    The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw ser- vice in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown)."
  • William Gavin died in 1952 in Queensland.

Shiela Alma Gawthorn

F, b. 14 April 1919, d. 5 July 2001
  • Shiela Alma Gawthorn was born on 14 April 1919 in Ryde, New South Wales. She was the daughter of Michael James Gawthorn and Sylvia Mary Stanford.
  • At the age of 21 years, 1 month and 30 days, Shiela Alma Gawthorn married William James Skelly, son of Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox, on 13 June 1940 in Queensland.
  • Shiela Alma Gawthorn and William James Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Coongoola. William was a postmaster.
  • Shiela Alma Gawthorn and William James Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at 1 Glasgow Street, Toowoomba. William was a traveller.
  • Shiela Alma Gawthorn and William James Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at 219 James Street, Toowoomba. William was a commission agent and Alma a saloon proprietress.
  • Shiela Alma Gawthorn and William James Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1968 living at 9 Loftus Street, Brighton.
  • On 22 August 1970,her husband, William James Skelly died in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 69.
  • Shiela Alma Gawthorn died on 5 July 2001 at age 82.
  • She was buried on 9 July 2001 in Pinaroo Cemetery.

Mary Eleanor Gay

F, b. 1877

Children of Mary Eleanor Gay and John Nelson Hasse

Ronald Theodore Gay

M, b. 1903, d. 1966

Wilfred James Gay

M, b. 1888, d. 1934

Mabel Geach

F, b. April 1880
  • Mabel Geach was born in April 1880 in Penzance, Cornwall.
  • She was the daughter of William Geach and Mary Ann Warren.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Mabel Geach was living in the household of Mary Ann Warren and William Geach in 4 Marine Place, Madron. William is shown as a 30 year old painter born St Austell, living with his wife Mary A aged 30 born Paul and their children Mary A aged 2 born Penzance and Mabel aged 11 months also born in Penzance.

Mary Annie Geach

F, b. December 1878
  • Mary Annie Geach's birth was registered in the Penzance, Cornwall Registration District in the December 1878 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of William Geach and Mary Ann Warren.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Mary Annie Geach was living in the household of Mary Ann Warren and William Geach in 4 Marine Place, Madron. William is shown as a 30 year old painter born St Austell, living with his wife Mary A aged 30 born Paul and their children Mary A aged 2 born Penzance and Mabel aged 11 months also born in Penzance.

William Geach

M, b. circa 1850
  • William Geach was born circa 1850 in St Austell, Cornwall.
  • His marriage to Mary Ann Warren, daughter of Henry Warren and Jane Maddern, was registered in the September 1871 Quarter in Penzance, Cornwall Registration District.
  • William Geach and Mary Ann Warren appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 4 Marine Place, Madron. William is shown as a 30 year old painter born St Austell, living with his wife Mary A aged 30 born Paul and their children Mary A aged 2 born Penzance and Mabel aged 11 months also born in Penzance.

Children of William Geach and Mary Ann Warren

Leila M Geddes

F, b. circa 1890

Arthur August Gehrke

M, b. circa 1905

Arthur Theophile Geissmann

M, b. 23 August 1884, d. 21 February 1977

Bernard Reinhold Geissmann

M, b. 16 October 1886, d. 30 August 1974

Colin Egbert Geissmann

M, b. 10 August 1894, d. 21 June 1960
  • Colin Egbert Geissmann was born on 10 August 1894 in Brisbane, Queensland. Note:- Birth registration shows 1896.
  • He was the son of William Geissmann and Bertha Elfriede Dorothea Reinhold.
  • Colin Egbert Geissmann died on 21 June 1960 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 65.

Elfriede Lousie Geissmann

F, b. 15 May 1888, d. 5 November 1973

Eric Wilfred Geissmann

M, b. 17 June 1893, d. 6 June 1955

Hilda Gladys Geissmann

F, b. 22 November 1890, d. 10 June 1988

William Geissmann

M, b. circa 1860

Children of William Geissmann and Bertha Elfriede Dorothea Reinhold

William Felix Geissmann

M, b. 26 June 1898, d. 10 July 1973
  • William Felix Geissmann was born on 26 June 1898 in Brisbane, Queensland. NOTE:- His birth is registered in 1910 but has O in the registration number meaning a memo is attached.
  • He was the son of William Geissmann and Bertha Elfriede Dorothea Reinhold.
  • At the age of 25 years, William Felix Geissmann married Bertha Sophia Wilson, daughter of Ross Wilson and Maria Johnston, in 1924 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • William Felix Geissmann enlisted in the Australian Army on 7 March 1941 in Brisbane, Queensland, His service number was QX20810 and he was living at North Tamborine at the time he enlisted. His next of kin was Bertha Geissmann. He was discharged on 26 February 1946 with the rank of Driver in the 2/3 Reserve Motor Transport Company.
  • William Felix Geissmann died on 10 July 1973 in Tamborine North, Queensland, at age 75.
  • He was buried in North Tamborine Cemetery.

Elisibia Catherina Magdelina Geitz

F, b. 1844, d. 16 August 1936
  • Elisibia Catherina Magdelina Geitz was born in 1844. She was the daugther of Close Geitz.
  • At the age of 21 years, Elisibia Catherina Magdelina Geitz married Johann Nicholas Peters in 1865 in Wesselburen, Dithmarschen, Dithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
  • On 22 September 1927,her husband, Johann Nicholas Peters died in Queensland at age 82.
  • Elisibia Catherina Magdelina Geitz died on 16 August 1936 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 17 August 1936 in Goombungee Cemetery.

Children of Elisibia Catherina Magdelina Geitz and Johann Nicholas Peters

Henrich Geitz

M, b. circa 1850
  • Henrich Geitz was born circa 1850.
  • Henrich Geitz married Louise Klinge circa 1875.

Child of Henrich Geitz and Louise Klinge

Sophia Christine Geitz

F, b. 28 January 1878, d. 9 November 1944
  • Sophia Christine Geitz was born on 28 January 1878.
  • She was the daughter of Henrich Geitz and Louise Klinge.
  • At the age of 19 years, Sophia Christine Geitz married Johann Carl Ferdinand Hartwig, son of Pastor August Daniel Hartwig and Wilhelmine Emielie Amalie Stabe, in 1898 in Queensland.
  • Sophia Christine Geitz and Johann Carl Ferdinand Hartwig appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Douglas. Johann was a farmer and Sophia carried out domestic duties.
  • Sophia Christine Geitz and Johann Carl Ferdinand Hartwig appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1926 and 1930 living at Groomsville. Johann was a farmer and Sophia carried out home duties. Their son Andrew Daniel also farmed at Groomsville.
  • On 28 March 1931 The Brisbane Courier reported:- " CROW'S NEST, Mar 27
    After shopping at Crow's Nest this morning, Mr. and Mrs. Hartwig were returning home to Groomsville, when their car, while crossing the line at Pechey, was struck by a train. Mrs. Hartwig was taken to hospital for treatment. Mr. Hartwig and another occupant, received slight bruises and were shaken. The car was badly damaged" [NOTE:- This article may refer to a number of Mr and Mrs Hartwig's from Groomsville].
  • On 3 January 1942,her husband, Johann Carl Ferdinand Hartwig died in Queensland at age 65.
  • Sophia Christine Geitz appeared on the Electoral Roll with Edmund Bertrum Hartwig and Charlotte Adelaide Hartwig in 1943 in Groomsville. Edmund was a farm labourer and his sisters Charlotte and Lillian carried out home duties. They may have lived with their mother Sophia.
  • Sophia Christine Geitz died on 9 November 1944 in Queensland at age 66.
  • She was buried on 10 November 1944 in Douglas Cemetery.

Children of Sophia Christine Geitz and Johann Carl Ferdinand Hartwig

Pauline Gell

F, b. circa 1840, d. 1872
  • Pauline Gell was born circa 1840.
  • Pauline Gell married Johann (August) Otto in 1865.
  • Pauline Gell died in 1872 in Behle, Germany.

Children of Pauline Gell and Johann (August) Otto