Augusta Johanna Harth

F, b. 1877, d. 27 October 1959
  • Augusta Johanna Harth was born in 1877 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Johann Harth and Wilhelmina Maria Charlotte (Marie) Kruger.
  • At the age of 17 years, Augusta Johanna Harth married William Cumner in 1894 in Queensland.
  • Augusta Johanna Harth and William Cumner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Goombungee. William was a farmer.
  • Augusta Johanna Harth died on 27 October 1959 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 28 October 1959 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE9-002-0009.

Children of Augusta Johanna Harth and William Cumner

Bentley Harth

M, b. 17 May 1909, d. 2 January 2004
  • Bentley Harth was born on 17 May 1909 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Christian Frederick Harth and Helene (Lena) Ehrlich.
  • At the age of 21 years, Bentley Harth married Constance Muriel Wheeldon in 1931 in Queensland.
  • Bentley Harth died on 2 January 2004 at age 94.
  • He was buried on 7 January 2004 in Pittsworth Cemetery. LAWS1-006-0289.

Bright Georgina Harth

F, b. 1909, d. July 1996
  • Bright Georgina Harth was born in 1909 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Konrad Harth and Hermine Zeckomski.
  • After their sister Emily's court case it appears that a number of her family members moved to Sydney with Emily - Dorothea and her husband Joseph Wood, Olga and Bright and later Ruby.

  • Bright Georgina Harth died in July 1996.
  • She was buried on 5 July 1996 in Field of Mars Cemetery, West Ryde, New South Wales. General Lawn 497.

Carl Herman Rudolph Harth

M, b. 18 August 1892, d. 1 December 1894
  • Carl Herman Rudolph Harth was born on 18 August 1892 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Konrad Harth and Hermine Zeckomski.
  • Carl Herman Rudolph Harth died on 1 December 1894 in Queensland at age 2.

Cecilia May (Ciceriy) Harth

F, b. 1902, d. 3 February 1944
  • Cecilia May (Ciceriy) Harth was born in 1902 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Johann Heinrich Harth and Anna Catherine Magdeline Peters.
  • At the age of 21 years, Cecilia May (Ciceriy) Harth married Herbert Henry Holden, son of Henry (Harry) Holden and Emiline Auguste Otto, in 1923 in Queensland.
  • Cecilia May (Ciceriy) Harth and Herbert Henry Holden appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1926 living at Silverleigh. Herbert was a farmer.
  • Cecilia May (Ciceriy) Harth and Herbert Henry Holden appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at an unknown place . Herbert was a farmer of Highland Plain. Cicely gave her address as Silverleigh. She carried out home duties.
  • Cecilia May (Ciceriy) Harth died on 3 February 1944 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 4 February 1944 in Goombungee Cemetery. CE1-00L-0002.

Christian Frederick Harth

M, b. 1872, d. 1968

Children of Christian Frederick Harth and Helene (Lena) Ehrlich

Christian Nicholas Harth

M, b. 1895, d. 2 August 1916
  • Christian Nicholas Harth was born in 1895 in Goombungee.
  • He was the son of Johann Heinrich Harth and Anna Catherine Magdeline Peters.
  • Christian Nicholas Harth enlisted in the AIF on 8 September 1915 in Toowoomba. He was a 21 year old farmer, born Goombungee and gave his next of kin as his father J. H. Harth of Green Hill Goombungee. He was a private in the 2nd Pioneer Battalion and served in France.
  • Christian Nicholas Harth died in the field on 2 August 1916 in France of wounds received in action.
  • He was buried in Poziers Cemetery.

Cleve Cecil Harth

M, b. 1911

Dorothea Helena Harth

F, b. 1905, d. 28 February 1993
  • Dorothea Helena Harth was born in 1905 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Konrad Harth and Hermine Zeckomski.
  • At the age of 23 years, Dorothea Helena Harth married Joseph Emmanuel Wood in 1928 in Queensland.
  • She witnessed the Note of Emilie Bertha (Emily) Harth; After their sister Emily's court case it appears that a number of her family members moved to Sydney with Emily - Dorothea and her husband Joseph Wood, Olga and Bright and later Ruby.
  • Dorothea Helena Harth died on 28 February 1993 in Sydney, New South Wales.

Edward Henry Harth

M, b. 1890, d. 3 August 1917
  • Edward Henry Harth was born in 1890 in Goombungee.
  • He was the son of Johann Heinrich Harth and Anna Catherine Magdeline Peters.
  • At the age of 26 years, Edward Henry Harth married Annie Ethel Holden, daughter of Henry (Harry) Holden and Emiline Auguste Otto, on 27 June 1916 in Congregational Church, Queensland. Annie lived at Highland Plain at the time.
  • Edward Henry Harth began military service on 3 July 1916. He gave his wife Annie Ethel of Goombungee as his next of kin. He was 25 years, 10 months old and was born in Goombungee. He was a farmer and contractor.
  • Edward Henry Harth was killed in action on 3 August 1917 in France. He was a private in the 4/41 Battalion at the time.
  • He's memorial is in Ypres.

Elise (Elizabeth) Harth

F, b. 24 December 1859, d. 23 December 1936
  • Elise (Elizabeth) Harth was born on 24 December 1859 in Ober-Mockstad, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany.
  • She was the daughter of Konrad Harth and Margaretha Ulrich.
  • At the age of 21 years, 9 months and 20 days, Elise (Elizabeth) Harth married William Thomas Blatchley on 14 October 1881 in Toowoomba, Queensland. They left Toowoomba in 1886/1887.
  • Elise (Elizabeth) Harth died on 23 December 1936 in Diamantina Hospital, South Brisbane, at age 76.
  • She was buried on 24 December 1936 in Balmoral Cemetery, Morningside. Section 16 Grave 57.

Ellen Harth

F, b. 1875, d. 1875

Ellen Charlotte Harth

F, b. 1901

Elsie Irene Harth

F, b. 1898

Emilie Bertha (Emily) Harth

F, b. 26 June 1898, d. 1975

Emily Bertha Harth (1898-1975), daughter of Konrad Harth & Hermine Zeckomski. Photo thannks NZ Truth
  • Emilie Bertha (Emily) Harth was born on 26 June 1898 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Konrad Harth and Hermine Zeckomski.
  • At the age of 17 years, 3 months and 1 day, Emilie Bertha (Emily) Harth married Ambrose Taylor on 27 September 1915 in Brisbane, Queensland. Amborse was a railway guard. They separated around 1921 and their chldren a son born in 1916 and daughter born in 1919 remained in the custody of their father.
  • Cyril Douglas Gowlett - Cyril, a school teacher, was found dead in a room in the Australian Hotel. His friend, a married woman named Emily Bertha Taylor (nee Harth, wife of Ambrose Taylor) was found in another room in the hotel suffering from the effects of poisoning. She claimed they had a suicide pact (they ate chocolates laced with strychnine) because she could not get a divorce from her husband Ambrose Taylor and Cyril's family were against the marriage. She was charged with murder but later this charge was dropped and she was charged with attempted suicide. However this charge was also later dismissed.
  • On 13 November 1929 The Brisbane Courier reported on the murder of Cyril Gowlett " Emily Bertha Taylor (aged 31 years), on remand, appeared in the Police Court to-day, before Mr. F. C. M. Burne, P.M., to answer a charge that on October 15, at the Australian Hotel, she murdered Cyril Douglas Gowlett, a school teacher. Inspector Loch prosecuted and Mr. E. W. Cleary appeared for the defendant.
    Detective Sergeant Kiernan stated that at about 3.10 a.m. on October 15, he went to the Australian Hotel, and saw Donald Carey (licensee) and his partner, Mildred Deacon Taylor. He went with them to a bedroom upstairs. In a bed he saw the body of a young man, fully dressed. There was no indication of a struggle having taken place on the bed or in the room, and there was nothing to indicate the cause of death. Later he went to a bedroom on the western side of the building, and noticed that a bed in that room had been disturbed, as if some person had been occupying it. He saw on the chair near the side of the bed a tumbler about half full of a liquid, which he took to be water. On a dressing table in the room he saw a lady's handbag, in which he found a sealed letter with the words: "To be opened by the police when I die." The letter gave directions as to the burial of the writer. The letter was signed "Emily." On the floor, near the head of the bed, he found two pieces of tinfoil, with what appeared to be chocolate adhering to it. In a corner of the room, behind the dressing table, he found another piece of tinfoil, and a bottle containing water. Witness saw defendant at the General Hospital, and spoke to her, but she did not reply. He left that institution and returned to the Australian Hotel, where he made a search of the grounds, and found a flask, which appeared to have contained water, on the footpath In Neil-street. He found a piece of white paper wrapped around some tinfoil.
    A letter written by defendant to her sister was read, extracts being: "I am parting from this world, misjudged and misunderstood. I want you all to agree, and use every penny worth I possess. Wearing my things should remind you I am happy and better off, resting at last. There is an envelope with some money in it addressed to mum. Please give it to her for a Christmas present. Do not allow the Taylor family to claim one penny worth of my things. God bless you one and all. Love and good bye all. (Signed) Brokenhearted Em. P.S.-I want my watch buried with me please."
    Detective Kiernan added that in a drawer in a duchess he found a sealed letter, addressed, "Mum," which he opened, and found that it contained £6 in notes.
    At the hospital he saw defendant, and told her he was making inquiries concerning the death of Gowlett. She replied: "Yes; I understand he is dead. I wish I had gone with him, too." Witness said: "I understand you were lovers. Was there a pact between you to die together?" Defendant replied: "No; but I knew he would take his life and mine sooner or later." Witness asked: "Why did you arrive at that conclusion?" Defendant replied: "From remarks he made to me and my finding a letter in his brief bag addressed to another girl. When he returned to where I am staying, at my brother-in-law's, I accused him of writing the letter. I posted the letter I found in his brief bag after I had endorsed on the back of it that she had no right to come between me and Cyril Gowlett. Cyril was very upset when I accused him of writing to the girl, and he remarked that there was now nothing left only that they should die together. We went to Groom Park, and remained until about 11 o'clock. Cyril asked me whether I would go and stay with him at the Australian Hotel. I agreed. I left the park with Cyril, and I went back to Woods' house, where Cyril went inside. He got his suitcase, brief bag, and umbrella, and brought them with him. I remained on the footpath outside. We went to the Australian Hotel, where Cyril engaged separate rooms. After Cyril was shown his room he came to mine, and remained talking to me until about 1 o'clock. Cyril had some chocolates in a white paper packet, and he gave me some, which I ate. He also gave me some from the same packet in Groom Park earlier that night, and I felt a bitter taste from them. Cyril left the room at about 1 o'clock, and when he was leaving he had a packet containing about two or three chocolates in his hand. He also said that he would return again, but I cannot remember if he did or otherwise. Shortly after he left the room I became sick and cold, and my body and limbs began to twitch. After that I do not remember anything further until I was in hospital."
    Detective Kiernan said to defend- ant: "I am inclined to believe that you are misleading me, and I want to tell you that I do not believe what you say as regards Gowlett’s death. It was either agreed between you that you should die together, or that you knew how he came by his death." Defendant replied: "I know that my story is hard to believe, but, nevertheless, it is true." Witness said: "Do you not think that if Gowlett contemplated death he would leave a letter behind him for his mother or some other person?" Defendant re- plied: "No; he had no affection for his mother, and he would not make an explanation to anybody." Witness said: "I ascertained from your mother today that she found strychnine poison in your possession about a week ago, which you had for the purpose of poisoning yourself." Defendant said: "Yes; that is true. My mother found, and destroyed it. I promised her faithfully I would not think of taking my life in any other way; when I got that poison, Cyril and I drove to the quarry, and we were going to take it there, but we decided not to do so." He showed her a letter, the envelope of which was I addressed to the police. She looked at it, and said: "Yes; I wrote that letter yesterday afternoon, as I had a presentiment Cyril was going to kill me, and it was for that reason I wrote it."
    Defendant on another occasion said to witness: "Cyril and I agreed to die together on Monday night. For that purpose he placed strychnine in two chocolates, which he showed to mc on Monday, October 14. in the evening when he came to Woods' place. He had them inside his coat, and he returned them there again. Later that night, at about 9 o'clock, we went together to Groom Park for the purpose of taking the poisoned chocolates. After we had been talking there for some time Cyril decided if we took them in the park it might take some time to die, and we might be picked up by some person, and would not succeed in our object. He then asked me to go to the Australian Hotel, where he would book separate rooms, and that we could take poison there. I consented, and Cyril came to my room, where he remained until about 1 o'clock in the morning. He took from his pocket one of the poisoned chocolates. Cyril left the room, and I took the poisoned chocolate. Shortly afterwards I became sick and cold. Witness asked: "Where did Cyril get the poison, and what kind of poison was it?" Defendant replied: "I do not know; he did not tell me." Witness said: "From what you told me yesterday there is a lot to clear up." Defendant replied: "I want to assist you in the matter, Sergeant, and to tell you the whole truth."
    Detective O'Driscoll said to witness that Mrs. Taylor had told him that she purchased strychnine and chocolates, and gave one of them to Gowlett. Witness asked defendant if that were so, and she replied: "Yes, sergeant. I am now telling the truth. I am sorry for not telling the truth previously, but I was thinking of my mother. At the time my mother took the strychnine from me she did not get it all, as I had previously taken some of it from the packet and hid it in a tin box. It was that strychnine that I used to poison the chocolates with." On October 20, with Detective O'Driscoll, witness went to the hospital, where he saw defendant. O'Driscoll said: "We have now received information from the Government Analyst at Brisbane that Gowlett died from the effects of strychnine poison, and that you had taken strychnine poison. Do you wish to add anything further to your statement as regards that poison?" Defendant replied: "No. What I told you is correct."
    Mr. Cleary cross-examined witness at some length. He said he saw nothing to indicate that deceased had been carried and placed on the bed. When the first statement was taken from the defendant she appeared as if she had gone through an ordeal. Defendant had told him that deceased was worried, because she could not get a divorce so that they could be married. He had told her while teaching at Kingsthorpe that he threatened to take his life on two occasions. She told him that deceased frequently wrote to her from the country, and said that he could not live without her. He heard defendant say she put strychnine into the centre of a ball of chocolate, and that deceased had taken some of that strychnine and put it into a ball of chocolate he had.
    Detective Sergeant O'Driscoll save evidence of statements made to him by the defendant, and the court adjourned till tomorrow morning"

    During Emily Taylor's trial, Cyril's mother showed her animosity toward Emily a number of times stating - "She is absolutely to blame, the she devil....I do not know what to call that thing over there. She is not human.." she had told the defendant "That ends things between you and Cyril right here. God's book forbids divorced people getting married."
  • After their sister Emily's court case it appears that a number of her family members moved to Sydney with Emily - Dorothea and her husband Joseph Wood, Olga and Bright and later Ruby.
  • In 1947,her husband, Ambrose Taylor died in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • At the age of 48 years, Emilie Bertha (Emily) Harth married Clement Pearce Guy in 1947 in North Sydney, New South Wales. Emily may not have been divorced from Ambrose and it was only on his death that she was free to marry.
  • Emilie Bertha (Emily) Harth died in 1975 in New South Wales.
  • She was buried in Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle.

Ernest Harth

M, b. 1896, d. 1981

Frederick Johann Harth

M, b. circa 1890, d. 1963
  • Frederick Johann Harth was born circa 1890.
  • He was the son of Johann Heinrich Harth and Anna Catherine Magdeline Peters.
  • Frederick Johann Harth married Mary Ann May Martin in 1913 in Queensland.
  • Frederick Johann Harth and Mary Ann May Martin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Goombungee. Frederick was a farmer.
  • Frederick Johann Harth appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Highland Plain. Frederick was a farmer.
  • Frederick Johann Harth died in 1963 in Queensland.

Friedrich Harth

M, b. 1878, d. 1974

Children of Friedrich Harth and Bertha Wolski

George Harth

M, b. 1908, d. 1981
  • George Harth was born in 1908 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Christian Frederick Harth and Helene (Lena) Ehrlich.
  • George Harth appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Greenwood. George was a miner.
  • George Harth died in 1981 in Queensland.

George Walter Harth

M, b. circa 1895, d. 1977

Herbert Harth

M, b. 1902

Herbert Harold Harth

M, b. 1909, d. 1927

Hermine Elsie Harth

F, b. 28 August 1888, d. 12 May 1956

Walter & Hermine Astbury & their family. Photo thanks to R. Astbury
  • Hermine Elsie Harth was born on 28 August 1888 in Herron Road, Groomsville, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Konrad Harth and Hermine Zeckomski.
  • At the age of 20 years and 2 months, Hermine Elsie Harth married Walter Astbury, son of William Astbury and Mary Ann Benton, on 28 October 1908 in Highfields Lutheran Church, Queensland.
  • Hermine Elsie Harth and Walter Astbury appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Groomsville. He was a farmer. His brothers also farmer in the area.
  • Hermine Elsie Astbury appeared on the Electoral Roll with Mary Ann Benton in 1925 in "Springfield", Pechey. Mary Ann carried out home duties. Her daughter Jane gave her address as Bald Hills, Whichello while son Thomas, a farmer gave his as Springfield Farm. Son William, a labourer was also living at Springfield but his wife May gave her address as Pechey. Son John, a farmer was also living at Pechey. Son Walter was farming at Groomsville with his wife Hermine.
  • Hermine Elsie Harth and Walter Astbury appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Groomsville. Walter was a farmer.
  • On 25 November 1954,her husband, Walter Astbury died in St Vincent's Hospital, Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 66.
  • Hermine Elsie Harth died on 12 May 1956 in St Vincent's Hospital, Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 67.
  • She was buried on 14 May 1956 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Hermine Elsie Harth and Walter Astbury

Johann Harth

M, b. 1838, d. 9 July 1880
  • Johann Harth was born in 1838. He was the son of Johann Heinrich Harth and Johanna Spinder. According to his headstone he was a native of Frankfurt.
  • He immigrated to Moreton Bay on 31 March 1855. John was 17 and travelled on the Aurora. At the time of his application his parents Johann and Johanna were still alive and living in Frankfurt.
  • At the age of 32 years, Johann Harth married Wilhelmina Maria Charlotte (Marie) Kruger, daughter of Christian Frederick Kruger and Friedricke Wilhelmine Dorothea (Wilhelmine) Kaatz, in 1870 in Queensland.
  • Johann Harth died on 9 July 1880 in Queensland. John died intestate. The following advertisement was published in The Brisbane Courier on 22 July 1880 - "In the LAND and GOODS of JOHN HARTH, late of Boah Waterholes, Darling Downs, in the Colony of Queensland, Farmer, Deceased. NOTICE is hereby given that, after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof, application will be made to the said Honorable Court that LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION of all the land, goods, chattels, credits, and effects of the abovenamed John Harth, deceased, who died intestate, may be granted to MARY WILHELMINA CHAR. LOTTA HARTH, of Boah Waterholes afore said, the Widow of the said deceased.
    Dated at Toowoomba this 19th day of July, A.D. 1880
    HAMILTION & SON, Ruthven-street, Toowoomba, Proctors for the said Mary Wilhelmina Charlotta Harth."
  • He was buried in Meringandan Cemetery. He is buried with his daughter Anna Maria.

Children of Johann Harth and Wilhelmina Maria Charlotte (Marie) Kruger

Johann Heinrich Harth

M, b. 1871, d. 1956

Children of Johann Heinrich Harth and Anna Catherine Magdeline Peters

John Harth

M, b. 1906, d. 1920

Konrad Harth

M, b. 1863, d. 4 August 1925
  • Konrad Harth was born in 1863 in Ober-Mockstadt, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany. He was the son of Conrad Harth and Margaratha Ulrich.
  • He was the son of Konrad Harth and Margaretha Ulrich.
  • Konrad Harth immigrated to Brisbane, Queensland, on 21 October 1885. Conrad was 22 years old, an agricultural labourer from , Darmstadt religion E.P. He arrived on the Chyebassa which salied from London on 25 August 1885.
  • At the age of 24 years, Konrad Harth married Hermine Zeckomski, daughter of Carolina Franziska Luise Zeckomski, on 27 April 1887 in Lutheran Christus Church, Highfields, Queensland.
  • Konrad Harth and Hermine Zeckomski appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Douglas. Konrad was a farmer.
  • Konrad Harth and Hermine Zeckomski appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Groomsville. Conrad was a farmer.
  • Konrad Harth died on 4 August 1925 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 6 August 1925 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00C-0009.

Children of Konrad Harth and Hermine Zeckomski

Konrad Harth

M, b. 1821, d. 7 July 1901
  • Konrad Harth was born in 1821 in (possibly Ober-Mockstadt), Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany.
  • Konrad Harth married Margaretha Ulrich circa 1845 in Hermenstadt, Germany. (according to his death certificate.)
  • Konrad Harth selected land - at what is now Calcutt Road, Gowrie Junction - Portion 1739, 40 acres. The land was very steep. Konrad cleared 6 acres for cultivation (certified by Nicholas Hillenberg and John Hock in 1880)
    circa 1875.
  • He was buried on 7 July 1901 in Dunwich Cemetery. He is buried in an unmarked grave.
  • Konrad Harth died on 7 July 1901 in Dunwich Benevolent Asylum, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland.

Children of Konrad Harth and Margaretha Ulrich

Leslie Percy Herbert Harth

M, b. 1910, d. 28 April 1989
  • Leslie Percy Herbert Harth was born in 1910 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Konrad Harth and Hermine Zeckomski.
  • At the age of 22 years, Leslie Percy Herbert Harth married Irene Winmill on 28 March 1932 in Holy Trinity Church, Goondiwindi, Queensland.
  • Leslie Percy Herbert Harth died on 28 April 1989.
  • He was cremated on 2 May 1989 in Garden of Remembrance Crematorium, Toowoomba.

Matilda Henrietta Catherina (Tilly) Harth

F, b. 6 July 1890, d. 26 January 1971
  • Matilda Henrietta Catherina (Tilly) Harth was born on 6 July 1890 in Goombungee, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Konrad Harth and Hermine Zeckomski.
  • At the age of 24 years, 3 months and 30 days, Matilda Henrietta Catherina (Tilly) Harth married John Henry Waye on 5 November 1914 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Matilda Henrietta Catherina (Tilly) Harth died on 26 January 1971 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 80.
  • She was buried on 28 January 1971 in Pinaroo Cemetery.