Anna Louisa Lowien

F, b. 20 December 1891, d. 1 March 1976
  • Anna Louisa Lowien was born on 20 December 1891 in Bergen, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski.
  • At the age of 18 years, 5 months and 12 days, Anna Louisa Lowien married Francis Walter (Walter) Gillies, son of Francis Gillies and Mary Robinson, on 1 June 1910. They were married at Emu Creek at his parent's home.
  • Anna Louisa Lowien appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Mountain Camp, Crow's Nest. She carried out home duties. Her husbane Walter did not appear on the roll.
  • She and Francis Walter (Walter) Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Thornville. Walter was a farmer. His address was Hopefield, Bum Bum Creek.
  • Anna Louisa Lowien and Francis Walter (Walter) Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1936 and 1943 living at East Cooyar. Francis was a farmer. Their daughter Evelyn and Irene also lived at East Cooyar. Sons Sydney, Clarence and Herbert farmed at East Cooyar.
  • On 11 March 1944,her husband, Francis Walter (Walter) Gillies died in Queensland at age 60.
  • Anna Louisa Lowien appeared on the Electoral Roll with Elinor Davis and Herbert Francis Gillies between 1949 and 1972 in East Cooyar. Herbert was a farmer.
  • Anna Louisa Lowien died on 1 March 1976 in Queensland at age 84.
  • She was buried on 4 March 1976 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. Francis and Annie's gravestone reads-
    in loving memory of my dear husband oand our father francis walter gillies 1883-1844 "at rest" our dear mother Annie louisa gillies 1891-1976.

Children of Anna Louisa Lowien and Francis Walter (Walter) Gillies

Annie Christina Lowien

F, b. 1894, d. 1978

August Lowien

M, b. 26 April 1866, d. 2 May 1944
  • August Lowien was born on 26 April 1866 in Gross Teschendorf (Cieszyno), Prussia.
  • He was the son of Gottfried Lowien and Louisa Tabel.
  • August Lowien immigrated on 18 January 1877 to Maryborough, Queensland, with Gottfried Lowien and Louisa Tabel. Gottfried aged 38, Anna? (Louisa) aged 39? and their three sons Carl, 12, August 10, and infant Frederick travelled from Hamburg on the Lammershagen.
  • In 1878August Lowien 's parents Gottfried Lowien and Louisa Tabel settled in Meringandan
    ; Gottfried was amongst the first settlers to select land there.
  • At the age of 21 years, 7 months and 26 days, August Lowien married Pauline Kajewski, daughter of Carl Michael Kajewski and Juliana Gerofski, on 22 December 1887 in Glencoe, Queensland. The couple settled in the Glencoe area but later moved to Djuan and Coalbank.
  • On 24 March 1898,August Lowien's daughter, Unnamed Lowien was buried in Goombungee Cemetery.
  • In 1901 August was listed as a farmer of Goombungee in the Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.
  • August Lowien appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Goombungee. He was a farmer. Charles (Carl) Lowien was also a farmer at Goombungee.
  • He and Pauline Kajewski appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Coalbank. August was a farmer and Pauline carried out home duties.
  • August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Coalbank. August was a farmer. Their daughter Mary Ann carried out home duties and sons Herbert and Alfred were also farmers at Coalbank.
  • August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Coalbank. August was a farmer and Pauline carried out home duties. Their son Herbert was also a farmer as was Reginald. Mary Anna carried out home duties.
  • August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Crow's Nest. August was a farmer. Pauline and daughter Mary carried out home duties.
  • August Lowien died on 2 May 1944 in Queensland at age 78.
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski

Beryl Joyce Lowien

F, b. 1921, d. 9 November 1921
  • Beryl Joyce Lowien was born in 1921.
  • She was the daughter of Edward (Ned) Lowien and Ethel Hohnke.
  • Beryl Joyce Lowien died on 9 November 1921 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 10 November 1921 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Carl (Charles) Lowien

M, b. 5 June 1864, d. 16 January 1942
  • Carl (Charles) Lowien was born on 5 June 1864 in Gross Teschendorf (Cieszyno), Prussia.
  • He was the son of Gottfried Lowien and Louisa Tabel.
  • Carl (Charles) Lowien immigrated on 18 January 1877 to Maryborough, Queensland, with Gottfried Lowien and Louisa Tabel. Gottfried aged 38, Anna? (Louisa) aged 39? and their three sons Carl, 12, August 10, and infant Frederick travelled from Hamburg on the Lammershagen.
  • In 1878Carl (Charles) Lowien 's parents Gottfried Lowien and Louisa Tabel settled in Meringandan
    ; Gottfried was amongst the first settlers to select land there.
  • At the age of 21 years, Carl (Charles) Lowien married Anna Catharina Lucht, daughter of Johann Frederick Ludwig Lucht and Sophia Christina Dorothea Michaelis, in 1886 in Queensland. They lived at Meringandan for some years before becoming some of the first settlers at Doctor's Creek where their nine children were born. They planted corn, after tilling the ground by hoe. Produce that survived the marauding birds, was taken to Meringandan by German wagon.
  • Carl (Charles) Lowien and Anna Catharina Lucht appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Goombungee. Charles (Carl) was a farmer and Annie carried out domestic duties.
  • When Carl and Annie Lowien's sons Bill and Fred was able to run the farm, Charles selected more land at Mossdale. They were both prominant members of the community, Charles being an elder of the Doctor's Creek Church and Annie a midwife.
  • Carl (Charles) Lowien died on 16 January 1942 in Queensland at age 77.
  • He was buried on 17 January 1942 in Goombungee Cemetery.

Children of Carl (Charles) Lowien and Anna Catharina Lucht

Carl August Lowien

M, b. 21 August 1899

Caroline Louise (Lena) Lowien

F, b. 28 October 1878, d. 7 October 1935

Children of Caroline Louise (Lena) Lowien and Johann Frederick Nothdurft

Charles William Lowien

M, b. 22 May 1919, d. 5 September 1983
  • Charles William Lowien was born on 22 May 1919 in Doctor's Creek, Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Lowien and Lillana Puschmann.
  • Charles William Lowien appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Djuan. Charles was a farmer.
  • Charles William Lowien died on 5 September 1983 in Queensland at age 64.
  • He was buried in Kilcoy.

Charley Lowien

M, b. 1897

Desmond John Lowien

M, b. 22 November 1929, d. 27 June 2018
  • Desmond John Lowien was born on 22 November 1929.
  • He was Manager, Department of Family Services.
  • He was the son of Johan Friedrich (John or Jack) Lowien and Hilda Lucy Bidgood.
  • Desmond John Lowien died on 27 June 2018 in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 88.
  • He was buried on 5 July 2018 in Garden of Remembrance, Toowoomba, following at service at the Middle Ridge Uniting Church, Stenner Street, Toowoomba.

Edith Bertha Lowien

F, b. 6 November 1887, d. 4 November 1975

Children of Edith Bertha Lowien and Ludolf Spies

Edward (Ned) Lowien

M, b. 1896, d. 1970
  • Edward (Ned) Lowien was born in 1896 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski.
  • At the age of 25 years, Edward (Ned) Lowien married Ethel Hohnke, daughter of Henry Hohnke and Prudence Alice Richards, in August 1921 in Neil Street Methodist Church, Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • On 10 November 1921,Edward (Ned) Lowien's daughter, Beryl Joyce Lowien was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • Edward (Ned) Lowien appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Coalbank. Edward was a labourer.
  • At the age of 48 years, Edward (Ned) Lowien married Lydia Jane Edser, daughter of Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway, in 1944 in Toowoomba. After their marriage Ned leased a farm from Mrs Peter Nolan at Coalbank. After the lease expired they moved to the Stanthorpe area where Ned patroled the rabbit fence. They later moved to Warwich in 1956 where Ned worked as the sextant at the cemetery.
  • Edward (Ned) Lowien and Lydia Jane Edser appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Coalbannk.
  • Edward (Ned) Lowien died in 1970 in Queensland. He most likely died in Warwick.

Children of Edward (Ned) Lowien and Ethel Hohnke

Eric John Lowien

M, b. 1919, d. 5 January 1966
  • Eric John Lowien was born in 1919.
  • He was the son of John (Jack) Lowien and Ida Theresa Wolski.
  • Eric John Lowien died on 5 January 1966 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 7 January 1966 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. LUTH4-003-0005.

Evelyn May Lowien

F, b. 17 April 1910

Frederick Lowien

M, b. 26 January 1876, d. 1962
  • Frederick Lowien was born on 26 January 1876 in Mutablen?, Prussia.
  • He was the son of Gottfried Lowien and Louisa Tabel.
  • Frederick Lowien immigrated on 18 January 1877 to Maryborough, Queensland, with Gottfried Lowien and Louisa Tabel. Gottfried aged 38, Anna? (Louisa) aged 39? and their three sons Carl, 12, August 10, and infant Frederick travelled from Hamburg on the Lammershagen.
  • Frederick Lowien and Maria Magdelina Ficke appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Meringandan. Frederick was a farmer and Maria (Mary) carried out domestic duties. Frederick's mother Louisa and brother John also lived in the area.
  • At the age of 26 years, Frederick Lowien married Maria Magdelina Ficke in 1903 in Queensland. Maria was from Clifton. The couple farmer at Gowrie Junction for a while before Fred found employment as a fettler with the railway. He worked at Shirley on the Crow's Nest line, Murphy's Creek, Cooyar and Geham. Maria was gatekeeper or stationmaster in a number of places.
  • Frederick Lowien and Maria Magdelina Ficke were retired; Fred and Maria retired to Sandgate, Hervey Bay and Brisbane.
  • In 1955,his wife, Maria Magdelina Ficke died in Queensland.
  • Frederick Lowien died in 1962 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Frederick Ludwig Lowien

M, b. 19 April 1892, d. 29 October 1957
  • Frederick Ludwig Lowien was born on 19 April 1892 in Doctor's Creek, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Carl (Charles) Lowien and Anna Catharina Lucht.
  • At the age of 22 years, 11 months and 6 days, Frederick Ludwig Lowien married Mary Oliver, daughter of Anton Oliva and Katherina Thackour, on 25 March 1915 in Queensland.
  • When Carl and Annie Lowien's sons Bill and Fred was able to run the farm, Charles selected more land at Mossdale. They were both prominant members of the community, Charles being an elder of the Doctor's Creek Church and Annie a midwife.
  • Frederick Ludwig Lowien died on 29 October 1957 in Queensland at age 65.
  • He was buried on 30 October 1957 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

George Heinrich Lowien

M, b. 1893, d. 1963

Gottfried Lowien

M, b. 14 April 1838, d. 9 March 1897
  • Gottfried Lowien was born on 14 April 1838, according to the inscription on his gravestone in Wölfersheim, Germany. However, a family history that has passed down throught the generations states he was born at Kirachuatte? in Blumenan, East Prussia. He was the son Gottfreid LOWIEN and Elinore DIETRICH.
  • At the age of 24 years, Gottfried Lowien married Louisa Tabel, daughter of Christian Tabel and Wilhelminia Feyerabendt, in 1863 in Rodau, Bergstrasse, Hessen, Germany.
  • Gottfried Lowien and Louisa Tabel immigrated to Maryborough, Queensland, on 18 January 1877. Gottfried aged 38, Anna? (Louisa) aged 39? and their three sons Carl, 12, August 10, and infant Frederick travelled from Hamburg on the Lammershagen.
  • In 1878Gottfried Lowien and Louisa Tabel settled in Meringandan.Gottfried was amongst the first settlers to select land there.
  • Gottfried Lowien died on 9 March 1897 in Queensland at age 58.
  • He was buried in Meringandan Cemetery.

Children of Gottfried Lowien and Louisa Tabel

Herbert Ernest Lowien

M, b. 12 February 1903, d. 12 June 1983
  • Herbert Ernest Lowien was born on 12 February 1903 in Meringandan, Queensland.
  • He was the son of August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski.
  • Herbert Ernest Lowien appeared on the Electoral Roll with August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski in 1930 in Coalbank. August was a farmer. Their daughter Mary Ann carried out home duties and sons Herbert and Alfred were also farmers at Coalbank.
  • Herbert Ernest Lowien appeared on the Electoral Roll with August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski in 1934 in Coalbank. August was a farmer and Pauline carried out home duties. Their son Herbert was also a farmer as was Reginald. Mary Anna carried out home duties.
  • Herbert Ernest Lowien appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1949 living at Coalbank. Herb was a farmer.
  • Herbert Ernest Lowien died on 12 June 1983 at age 80.
  • He was buried on 15 June 1983 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. He is buried with his parents August and Pauline and sister Mary Anna.

Jessie Florence Lowien

F, b. 1903

Johan Friedrich (John or Jack) Lowien

M, b. 25 May 1901, d. 1975
  • Johan Friedrich (John or Jack) Lowien was born on 25 May 1901 in Bergen, Queensland.
  • He was the son of August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski.
  • At the age of 25 years, 1 month and 26 days, Johan Friedrich (John or Jack) Lowien married Hilda Lucy Bidgood, daughter of William Gregory Bidgood and Anna Barbara Salome (Emily) Anger, on 21 July 1926 in Queensland.
  • Johan Friedrich (John or Jack) Lowien and Hilda Lucy Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Coalbank. Johann was a farmer and Hilda carried out home duties.
  • Johan Friedrich (John or Jack) Lowien and Hilda Lucy Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at Wutul. Jack was a farmer.
  • Johan Friedrich (John or Jack) Lowien and Hilda Lucy Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1968 living at 30 Underwood Cresent, Toowoomba.
  • Johan Friedrich (John or Jack) Lowien died in 1975 in Queensland.

Child of Johan Friedrich (John or Jack) Lowien and Hilda Lucy Bidgood

John (Jack) Lowien

M, b. 1882, d. 22 April 1953
  • John (Jack) Lowien was born in 1882 in Meringandan.
  • He was the son of Gottfried Lowien and Louisa Tabel.
  • John (Jack) Lowien and Louisa Tabel appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Meringandan. John was a farmer and his mother Louisa carried out domestic duties. Frederick Lowien also lived in the area with his wife Maria.
  • At the age of 29 years, John (Jack) Lowien married Ida Theresa Wolski, daughter of Wilhelm Wolski and Marie Schimke, in 1911 in Queensland. They lived on his parent's farm at Meringandan with his widowed mother Louisa. They raised poultry in later life and when they retired Eric took over the farm.
  • On 8 August 1926,their son, Max Harry Lowien died in Queensland. He was accidentally killed as reported by The Richmond Express :-
    “ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING. BOY SHOT DEAD BY HIS BROTHER
    A Toowoomba message reports: A tragic shooting accident, which resulted in the death of a young boy, Max Lowien, aged 101/2 years, occurred at Meringandan.
    Max Lowien and his brother, Roy, aged 14 1/2; years, had been playing with a pea rifle during the morning, and shortly after 4 o'clock on Sunday afternoon they left him to bring in the cows. There was in the house a 22 calibre revolver, and the boys must have taken this. They had just left the house, and were only a few paces from the front gate, when Max was seen to fall. His uncle, who was driving along the road, asked what was wrong with Max, and the elder boy answered, 'Nothing.' His uncle got off the trap, and went to the boy, who was bleeding, and had been shot just over tho heart. Death was instantaneous. The older boy said he was not aware that he had discharged the revolver, but becoming frightened, he threw the weapon away. Later, he showed Constable Johnson, of Meringandan, where the revolver was. The shooting, it is stated, was quiet accidental."
  • In August 1926,John (Jack) Lowien's son, Max Harry Lowien was buried in Meringandan Cemetery.
  • John (Jack) Lowien died on 22 April 1953 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 24 April 1953 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of John (Jack) Lowien and Ida Theresa Wolski

John Frederick Lowien

M, b. 1904, d. 1978

June Valerie Lowien

F, b. circa 1935, d. 1935

Lily Ellen Lowien

F, b. 1899

Louisa Sophia Lowien

F, b. 1890, d. 31 May 1966

Children of Louisa Sophia Lowien and August Nothdurft

Martha Lowien

F, b. 22 October 1890, d. 10 November 1966

Children of Martha Lowien and John Joseph Brennan

Mary Anna (Marion) Lowien

F, b. 1888, d. October 1968
  • Mary Anna (Marion) Lowien was born in 1888 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski.
  • Mary Anna (Marion) Lowien appeared on the Electoral Roll with August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski in 1930 in Coalbank. August was a farmer. Their daughter Mary Ann carried out home duties and sons Herbert and Alfred were also farmers at Coalbank.
  • Mary Anna (Marion) Lowien appeared on the Electoral Roll with August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski in 1934 in Coalbank. August was a farmer and Pauline carried out home duties. Their son Herbert was also a farmer as was Reginald. Mary Anna carried out home duties.
  • Mary Anna (Marion) Lowien appeared on the Electoral Roll with August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski in 1943 in Crow's Nest. August was a farmer. Pauline and daughter Mary carried out home duties.
  • Mary Anna (Marion) Lowien appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Crow's Nest. She carried out home duties.
  • Mary Anna (Marion) Lowien died in October 1968.
  • She was buried on 21 October 1968 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. She is buried with her parents and brother Herbert.

Matilda Lowien

F, b. 15 September 1894, d. 4 June 1970

Matilda Muhling (nee Lowien, daugther of August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski). 1894-1970. Photo thanks to David N.
  • Matilda Lowien was born on 15 September 1894 in Bergen, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski.
  • At the age of 19 years, Matilda Lowien married Peter Muhling, son of Leonard Walentine Muhling and Rose Diflo, in 1914 in Queensland.
  • Matilda Lowien and Peter Muhling appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Nutgrove, Cooyar. Peter was a farmer and Mathilda carried out home duties. Peter's parents had moved to Crow's Nest.
  • Matilda Lowien died on 4 June 1970 in Queensland at age 75.
  • She was buried on 5 June 1970 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PLAW3-004-0033.

Max Harry Lowien

M, b. 1915, d. 8 August 1926
  • Max Harry Lowien was born in 1915.
  • He was the son of John (Jack) Lowien and Ida Theresa Wolski.
  • Max Harry Lowien died on 8 August 1926 in Queensland. He was accidentally killed as reported by The Richmond Express :-
    “ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING. BOY SHOT DEAD BY HIS BROTHER
    A Toowoomba message reports: A tragic shooting accident, which resulted in the death of a young boy, Max Lowien, aged 101/2 years, occurred at Meringandan.
    Max Lowien and his brother, Roy, aged 14 1/2; years, had been playing with a pea rifle during the morning, and shortly after 4 o'clock on Sunday afternoon they left him to bring in the cows. There was in the house a 22 calibre revolver, and the boys must have taken this. They had just left the house, and were only a few paces from the front gate, when Max was seen to fall. His uncle, who was driving along the road, asked what was wrong with Max, and the elder boy answered, 'Nothing.' His uncle got off the trap, and went to the boy, who was bleeding, and had been shot just over tho heart. Death was instantaneous. The older boy said he was not aware that he had discharged the revolver, but becoming frightened, he threw the weapon away. Later, he showed Constable Johnson, of Meringandan, where the revolver was. The shooting, it is stated, was quiet accidental."
  • He was buried in August 1926 in Meringandan Cemetery.