Isabelle Catherine Platt

F, b. 1909

Mary Jane Platt

F, b. circa 1890

Friedricke Bertha Platzke

F, b. 1854, d. 1934
  • Friedricke Bertha Platzke was born in 1854. She was the daughter of Fanz Platzke and Henrietta Sahenkin.
  • Friedricke Bertha Platzke married Albert Juluis Hoppe circa 1875.
  • Friedricke Bertha Platzke died in 1934 in Queensland.

Children of Friedricke Bertha Platzke and Albert Juluis Hoppe

Ida Marie Platzke

F, b. 1895, d. 1981
  • Ida Marie Platzke was born in 1895 in Queensland. Ida Maria Platzke, daughter of Adolph Heinrick Platzke and Ida Louise Hennette Bock.
  • At the age of 20 years, Ida Marie Platzke married Robert William Blinco, son of James Alfred Blinco and Elizabeth Wirth, in 1915 in Queensland.
  • In 1977,her husband, Robert William Blinco died in Queensland.
  • Ida Marie Platzke died in 1981 in Queensland.

Wilhelmine (Minnie) Podich

F, b. 1853, d. 28 March 1934
  • Wilhelmine (Minnie) Podich was born in 1853 in Germany. She was the daughter of John Podich and Leonore Steppke.
  • Wilhelmine (Minnie) Podich married Charles Sawatzki circa 1875.
  • Wilhelmine (Minnie) Podich and Charles Sawatzki immigrated to Brisbane on 21 February 1888. Carl 34, and Wilhelmine 35 travelled on the Bulimba with their children Wilhelmine 9, Loiuse (Elizabeth?) 7, Friedrich 6, Carl 4, Anna 2 and August 1. Carl was a labourer and the family was from Germany.
  • In October 1888,her husband, Charles Sawatzki died in Queensland.
  • Wilhelmine (Minnie) Podich died on 28 March 1934 in Queensland.
  • She was buried in Boonah Cemetery.

Children of Wilhelmine (Minnie) Podich and Charles Sawatzki

Alfred Mansell Poidevin

M, b. circa 1900

Applonia Pointi

F, b. 1839, d. 21 April 1924
  • Applonia Pointi was born in 1839 in Germany. She was the daugther of Catherina Pointi.
  • Applonia Pointi married Michael Golz circa 1860.
  • Applonia Pointi and Michael Golz immigrated to Queensland on 18 September 1887. Michael 53, and Applonia 48 travelled on the Jumna with their children Joseph A 15, Rosilina 23 and grandson Gregor aged 2. Their daughter Maria had immigrated to Australia five years before in 1882.
  • Applonia Pointi and Michael Golz appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Douglas. Michael was a farmer and Applonia carried out home duties. Gregor and Joseph Golz also farmed at Douglas.
  • On 24 August 1918,her husband, Michael Golz died in Queensland.
  • Applonia Pointi died on 21 April 1924 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 22 April 1924 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Applonia Pointi and Michael Golz

Senator Albert George (Bob) Poke

M, b. 16 February 1906, d. 4 January 1989
  • Senator Albert George (Bob) Poke was born on 16 February 1906 in Tasmania.
  • He was the son of Alfred John Poke and Georgina Burgess.
  • At the age of 30 years, 7 months and 3 days, Senator Albert George (Bob) Poke married Honora Rhoden on 19 September 1936 in Burnie. They were divorced in 1947.
  • At the age of 40 years, 11 months and 30 days, Senator Albert George (Bob) Poke married Alice Elizabeth Jacobs on 15 February 1947 in Launceston.
  • Senator Albert George (Bob) Poke died on 4 January 1989 in Hobart at age 82.
  • He was buried in Kingston Lawn Cemetery.

Alfred Edwin (Ted) Poke

M, b. 31 December 1904, d. 9 May 1995

Alfred John Poke

M, b. 27 September 1874, d. 24 September 1952
  • Alfred John Poke was born on 27 September 1874 in Tasmania.
  • He was the son of Jabez Poke and Jane Bisset.
  • At the age of 29 years, 5 months and 18 days, Alfred John Poke married Georgina Burgess, daughter of Edwin Burgess and Harriet Ramskill, on 16 March 1904 in Tasmania.
  • On 27 April 1951,his wife, Georgina Burgess died in Tasmania at age 66.
  • Alfred John Poke died on 24 September 1952 in Tasmania at age 77.

Children of Alfred John Poke and Georgina Burgess

Arnold Tasman Poke

M, b. 11 September 1910, d. 14 May 1984
  • Arnold Tasman Poke was born on 11 September 1910 in Tasmania.
  • He was the son of Alfred John Poke and Georgina Burgess.
  • At the age of 27 years, 1 month and 9 days, Arnold Tasman Poke married Myrtle May Chatwin on 20 October 1937.
  • Arnold Tasman Poke died on 14 May 1984 in Tasmania at age 73.
  • He was buried in Wynyard Cemetery.

Bertram Ernest Poke

M, b. 19 December 1915, d. 10 August 1992

Cyril Poke

M, b. 1910, d. 5 November 1985

Elsie May Poke

F, b. 1911, d. 25 January 1998

Ernest Albert Poke

M, b. 29 April 1884, d. 20 July 1967
  • Ernest Albert Poke was born on 29 April 1884 in Tasmania.
  • He was the son of Jabez Poke and Jane Bisset.
  • At the age of 24 years and 28 days, Ernest Albert Poke married Beatrice Blanche Burgess, daughter of Edwin Burgess and Harriet Ramskill, on 27 May 1908 in Seabrook, Tasmania.
  • Ernest Albert Poke died on 20 July 1967 in Tasmania at age 83.
  • He was buried on 22 July 1967 in Sumerset Cemetery.

Children of Ernest Albert Poke and Beatrice Blanche Burgess

Ida Mary May Poke

F, b. 25 November 1911, d. 7 October 1997
  • Ida Mary May Poke was born on 25 November 1911 in Wynyard.
  • She was the daughter of Alfred John Poke and Georgina Burgess.
  • At the age of 22 years, 2 months and 13 days, Ida Mary May Poke married George Edward Gorringe on 7 February 1934 in Tasmania.
  • Ida Mary May Poke died on 7 October 1997 in Tasmania at age 85.
  • She was cremated in Ulverston Her ashes were interred in the Wynyard Lawn Cemetery.

Jabez Poke

M, b. 1848
  • Jabez Poke was born in 1848 in Tasmania. He was the son of John POKE and Ann SIGGS.
  • At the age of 23 years, Jabez Poke married Jane Bisset in 1871 in Tasmania.

Children of Jabez Poke and Jane Bisset

Jessie Poke

F, b. 1908, d. 19 February 1911

Kenneth Gordon Poke

M, b. circa 1915, d. 1988

Laurence Gordon Poke

M, b. 11 June 1918, d. 27 May 1987
  • Laurence Gordon Poke was buried in Wynyard Cemetery.
  • He was born on 11 June 1918 in Tasmania.
  • He was the son of Alfred John Poke and Georgina Burgess.
  • At the age of 21 years, 7 months and 20 days, Laurence Gordon Poke married Clarice Jean Cox on 31 January 1940 in Tasmania.
  • Laurence Gordon Poke died on 27 May 1987 in Queensland at age 68.

Lillian (Ruth) Poke

F, b. 5 April 1914, d. 23 February 2001
  • Lillian (Ruth) Poke was born on 5 April 1914 in Tasmania.
  • She was the daughter of Alfred John Poke and Georgina Burgess.
  • At the age of 22 years, 1 month and 11 days, Lillian (Ruth) Poke married William Alexander (Alex) Presnell on 16 May 1936.
  • Lillian (Ruth) Poke died on 23 February 2001 in Hobart at age 86.
  • She was cremated on 27 February 2001 in Tasmania.

Lucy Maude Poke

F, b. 18 August 1908

Frieda Luise Marie Kunigunde Poland

F, b. December 1891, d. April 1892

Herman Christian Poland

M, b. 1893, d. 3 January 1988

Hermann Christian Poland 1893-1988. Photo thanks to Dawn Lever
  • Herman Christian Poland was born in 1893 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Pastor Wilhelm George Friedrich Poland and Anna Margarete Friederike Heinrich.
  • In 1901 Herman was sent to Germany by his parents to further his education. He travelled with another Pastor and once reaching Germany lived with his uncle. He next saw his parents in 1905 when they brought his four year old brother Wilhelm to attend school in Germany. They stayed in Germany for 18 monhs before returning to Queensland. His parents managed to bring him home just before World War I broke out.
  • At the age of 38 years, Herman Christian Poland married Agnes Auguste Polzin, daughter of Johann Jacobus Polzin and Bertha Magdeline Schmidt, on 25 August 1931 in Queensland.
  • On 27 July 1951,his wife, Agnes Auguste Polzin died in Queensland at age 53.
  • Herman Christian Poland died on 3 January 1988.
  • He was buried on 4 January 1988 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.

Pastor Poland

M, b. circa 1880
  • Pastor Poland was born circa 1880.
  • Elsie Christina Suhr and Herman Jannusch were married by Pastor Poland on 5 August 1925 in Queensland; The Brisbane Courier reported:- "At the Bergen Lutheran Church, in the Crow's Nest district, on August 5, the marriage was solemnised of Mr. Herman Jannusch (second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Jannusch, Haden) and Miss Elsie Christina Suhr (second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Suhr, Bergen) by Pastor Poland. The church had been tastefully decorated by girl friends of the bride, and the chief feature was a large wedding bell filled with confetti, and made by Mrs. A. .Schilf (Haden). During the signing of the register a vocal solo was rendered by Mrs. D. Stark, Messrs. G. Jannusch and D. Keenan. Mrs. D. Stalk presided at the organ, and violin accompaniments were given by Mr. A Schilf. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of cream satin de sole and lace, made with a shirred feather fringed panel at the left side, and a cabochon finished with tiny pearls at the right side. The sleeves were finished with small hand-made roses. She wore a veil in mob cap style, with a posy of orange blossom at either side. She carried a large sheaf of lilies tied with white satin streamers, and also wore a gold wristlet watch, the gift of the bridegroom. The chief bridesmaid, Miss Ruby Suhr (sister of the bride), and her second bridesmaid Miss Belle Jannusch (sister of the bridegroom), were frocked in apricot crepe de Chine, trimmed with feathers and cadochons, and finished with large bows at the right sides. On the left shoulders were rosettes of silver tissue and feather, from which white suspended streamers of the same material as the frocks. They wore black "Nelly Kelly'' hats and carried bouquets of deep cream stocks veiled in asparagus
    plumosus, tied with cream streamers. The bride's mother wore a beaded black Marocain costume, with a hat to match. The bridegroom's mother wore black silk Marocain, trimmed with hand-sewn beads, and also a hat to tone. Mr. W. Jannusch (brother of the bridegroom) acted as best man, and Mr. C. Suhr (brother of the bride) carried out his duties of groomsman. At the conclusion of the ceremony the guests drove to the home of the bride's parents, where about 150 persons were entertained at the breakfast, which was served in a large marquee at the side of the house. A wedding cake adorned the centre of the chief table. Dancing took place at night. The bride and bridegroom left subsequently for Coolangatta, where the honeymoon is being spent. The bride wore a travelling costume of navy gabardine, made with a pleated tunic, with collar and cuffs finished with fur trimmings. Her black hat was relieved with ornamental trimmings. The bride's present to the bridegroom was a pair of xylonite military brushes in a case, and the bridegroom's present to each of the bridesmaids was a gold armlet."
  • He witnessed the christening of Stanley Eric Kanowski on 10 April 1942 in Djuan Lutheran Church; He was confirmed at the time by Pastor Poland.

Pastor Wilhelm George Friedrich Poland

M, b. 17 May 1866, d. 5 August 1955
  • Pastor Wilhelm George Friedrich Poland was born on 17 May 1866 in Bavaria. He was the son of Friedrich August Wilhelm Poland, a paster of the rural town of Bronn and Sophie Emilie.
  • He immigrated in 1888. He arrived on the Dorunda which sailed from London on 2 May 1888 and arrived at Brisbane on 27 June 1888. He travelled in the Cooktown Salon with Captain Adolf Ducker, and left the ship at Cooktown where he was to take up a position as missionary at Cape Bedford (Elim Station near Cooktown.)
  • In June 1888 Pastor Poland arrived at Cape Bedford to join Pastor Georg Schwarz. He remained there for 20 years.
  • At the age of 24 years and 2 months, Pastor Wilhelm George Friedrich Poland married Anna Margarete Friederike Heinrich in August 1890 in Queensland. Ann was from Furth. She had arrived at Cooktown by ship only a few days before. They ran the school at Elim Station for the next ten years. During this time their daughter Frieda was born in December 1891. She became ill and died a few months later in April the following year. A son, Herman was born in 1894 and another son Wilhelm in 1901.
  • In 1901 Herman was sent to Germany by his parents to further his education. He travelled with another Pastor and once reaching Germany lived with his uncle. He next saw his parents in 1905 when they brought his four year old brother Wilhelm to attend school in Germany. They stayed in Germany for 18 months before returning to Queensland and Hopevale Mission just after it had been struck by a cyclone in 1907.
    In 1909 Wilhelm left the mission to become a parish priest. He served at Ipswich for a short time before being sent to the Douglas Church in 1910.
  • On 21 April 1916 Wilhelm was arrested as an enemy alien at the Douglas Church. He was interned for three and a half years at Trial Bay and Holdsworthy Camps before being released in 1919. Fortunately Wilhelm and Anna had managed to bring their sons back to Queensland before war broke out. After his release he returned to Douglas until his retirement in 1933 when he moved to Crow's Nest.
  • Pastor Wilhelm George Friedrich Poland appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1934 and 1937 living at Crow's Nest. His son Wilhelm, a photograhper also lived in Crow's Nest.
  • On 27 March 1934,his wife, Anna Margarete Friederike Heinrich died in Queensland at age 67.
  • On 16 August 1938 The Brisbane Courier announced " PASTOR William Poland, of Toowoomba is on a visit to the Rev. and Mrs. G. H. Schwarz at Cooktown. Pastor Poland came to Queensland in July, 1888 by the steamer Dorunda, and joined the Rev. Mr. Schwarz in mission work to the blacks at the Cape Bedford station, north of Cooktown. Twenty eight years ago he left the mis sion station to accept a Lutheran pastorate at Cooktown." but the Cooktown Post advised Pastor Poland, of Toowoomba, is in town at present and is the guest of Rev. and Mrs. G. H. Schwarz. Pastor Poland was one of the pioneers of the Hope Valley Mission at Cape Bedford and was there a few years before the advent of Rev. Schwarz, the present superintendent, who came to the mission 51 years ago. Pastor Poland left Cooktown about 28 years ago to take charge of a Lutheran parish in the Toowoomba district and is making his first visit here in that time. He will leave Cooktown on Monday and will stay at Port Douglas for a while to visit an old friend, Mr. Neilsen. before continuing on to his home Pastor Poland is very keen on flying and his trip north was made by plane all the way from Toowoomba and his return will be by the same medium of travel. Next year Pastor Poland intends to pay a visit to the New Guinea fields of the Lutheran Mission and will fly on that occasion also. The old gentleman is very much shocked at the present condition of Cooktown when he compares it with the town as he saw it last. He is very pleased with the progress and improvements made on the mission at Cape Bedford and still takes a keen interest in the doings of his former charge."
  • Pastor Wilhelm George Friedrich Poland appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Crow's Nest. No occupation was given.
  • Pastor Wilhelm George Friedrich Poland died on 5 August 1955 in Queensland at age 89.
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Pastor Wilhelm George Friedrich Poland and Anna Margarete Friederike Heinrich

Wilhelm Heinrich Poland

M, b. 16 June 1901, d. 3 March 1973

Albert Edward Lewis Polglaze

M, b. 1 February 1902, d. 17 December 1984
  • Albert Edward Lewis Polglaze was born on 1 February 1902.
  • At the age of 26 years, 4 months and 25 days, Albert Edward Lewis Polglaze married Dorothy May Perry, daughter of George Perry and Mabel Violet Mytton, on 26 June 1928 in New Zealand.
  • Albert Edward Lewis Polglaze died on 17 December 1984 in New Zealand at age 82.

Ann Cordelia Polglaze

F, b. 15 August 1897, d. 7 August 1962
  • Ann Cordelia Polglaze was born on 15 August 1897 in New Zealand.
  • At the age of 25 years, 3 months and 27 days, Ann Cordelia Polglaze married Lancelot Gilbert Mytton, son of Edward Mytton and Anna Eyles, on 12 December 1922 in New Zealand.
  • Ann Cordelia Polglaze died on 7 August 1962 in New Zealand at age 64.
  • She was buried on 9 August 1962 in Motueka Cemetery. Lawn Section.

Ethel Emelia Politch

F, b. 1898, d. 31 July 1972