Christian Polzin

M, b. 1910

Dionisius Polzin

M, b. 8 April 1873, d. 4 November 1956
  • Dionisius Polzin was born on 8 April 1873 in Prussia.
  • He was the son of Joseph Polzin and Emilie (Amelia) Panzram.
  • Dionisius Polzin immigrated on 20 August 1873 to Queensland with Joseph Polzin and Emilie (Amelia) Panzram. Joseph, aged 28, and Emilie, 27 travelled on the Friedeburg with their children Denisuis aged 1 and Auguste aged 6. Auguste, according to some researchers, died on the voyage but the passenger list does not confirm this. Also aboard the ship were Ferdinand Raatz and his family.
  • Dionisius Polzin was naturalised in 1893 in Queensland.
  • At the age of 22 years, 3 months and 16 days, Dionisius Polzin married Wilhelmina (Minnie) Puschmann, daughter of Friedrich Puschmann and Julianna Tabel, on 24 July 1895 in Queensland.
  • Dionisius Polzin appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1899 and 1900 living at Toowoomba. He was living at Douglas, aged 26, but was registered to vote in Toowoomba.
  • He and Wilhelmina (Minnie) Puschmann appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Plainby. Dionisius was a farmer.
  • Dionisius Polzin and Wilhelmina (Minnie) Puschmann appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1926 living at Plainby. Denysuis was a famer and Wilhelmina carried out home duties. Their son Frederick also farmed at Plainby and may have lived with them.
  • Dionisius Polzin and Wilhelmina (Minnie) Puschmann appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Groomsville. He was a farmer.
  • Dionisius Polzin died on 4 November 1956 in Queensland at age 83.
  • He was buried on 5 November 1956 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Dionisius Polzin and Wilhelmina (Minnie) Puschmann

Donald James Polzin

M, b. 14 February 1922, d. 1982

Doris Polzin

F, b. 20 March 1921, d. 20 March 2011

Dorothea Agnes Polzin

F, b. 1900

Edna May Polzin

F, b. 10 July 1923, d. 29 October 2007

Edward George Polzin

M, b. 1908, d. 26 December 1931
  • Edward George Polzin was born in 1908 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Samuel Polzin and Christina Louisa Willims.
  • Edward George Polzin died on 26 December 1931 in Queensland. The Brisbane Courier reported:- "Edward George Polzin (22 years), a single man, who resided with his father at Rangeview, left his home at about 6.15 p.m. on Boxing Day, stating he would be back later in time to attend a dance. No heed was paid to his absence for a few hours, but when he failed to enter an appearance later in the evening inquiries were made. His body was found about midnight in a paddock with a portion of his head blown away. The deceased's parents are well-known residents of the Rangeview district."
  • He was buried on 27 December 1931 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Eileen Maud Polzin

F, b. 1910, d. 1968

Emile Auguste Caroline Polzin

F, b. 1894, d. 1974

Child of Emile Auguste Caroline Polzin and Ernest Theodor Kuhn

Emma Helena Veronica Polzin

F, b. 1891
  • Emma Helena Veronica Polzin was born in 1891 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Michael Polzin and Emilie Auguste Mathilda Burghardt.
  • At the age of 23 years, Emma Helena Veronica Polzin married George Forsythe Fisher on 17 June 1914 in Queensland. Their marriage was announced in the "Queensland Figaro and Punch". Mr Fisher was from Scotland.

Emma Lousie Polzin

F, b. 28 March 1891, d. 22 June 1977

Emma Louise Abraham (nee Polzin) 1891-1977. Photo thanks to Dawn Lever

Child of Emma Lousie Polzin and Carl August Albert (Charlie) Abraham

Ena Flora Polzin

F, b. 1910

Eric Herman Polzin

M, b. 30 June 1911, d. 27 October 2008
  • Eric Herman Polzin was born on 30 June 1911 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Franz Johann Polzin and Wilhelmine Augusta Hartwig.
  • Eric Herman Polzin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Groomsville. He was a farmer.
  • Eric Herman Polzin died on 27 October 2008 at age 97.
  • He was buried on 31 October 2008 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Ernest Herman Polzin

M, b. 12 December 1904
  • Ernest Herman Polzin was born on 12 December 1904 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Johann John (Jack) Polzin and Auguste (Gusta) Genrich.
  • Ernest Herman Polzin enlisted in the Australian Army on 18 March 1943. He was living at Nebo at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his wife Margaret. He was discharged on 13 Dec 1943 with the rank of Private in the Reinforcements Reception Squad.

Ernie Polzin

M, b. 28 January 1921, d. 7 November 1973
  • Ernie Polzin was born on 28 January 1921 in Crow's Nest.
  • He was the son of Franz Johann Polzin and Wilhelmine Augusta Hartwig.
  • Ernie Polzin enlisted in the Australian Army on 5 March 1945 in New South Wales. He gave his father Franz as his next of kin. He was discharged on 22 Oct 1946 with the rank of Corporal in the 16th Works Company.
  • Ernie Polzin died on 7 November 1973 in Queensland at age 52.
  • He was buried on 9 November 1973 in Laidley Cemetery.

Fauna Beatrice Polzin

F, b. 1911

Ferdinand Polzin

M, b. 14 October 1887, d. 8 July 1966

Ferdinand Polzin 1887-1966. Photo thanks to Dawn Lever

Franz Johann Polzin

M, b. 8 June 1877, d. 2 August 1961
  • Franz Johann Polzin was born on 8 June 1877 in Highfields, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Joseph Polzin and Emilie (Amelia) Panzram.
  • Franz Johann Polzin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Douglas. He was a farmer.
  • At the age of 26 years, 9 months and 24 days, Franz Johann Polzin married Wilhelmine Augusta Hartwig, daughter of Herman Michael Hartwig and Bertha Louise Briese, on 1 April 1904 in Douglas, Queensland.
  • Franz Johann Polzin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Koorjarewon (Highfields). Franz was a farmer.
  • On 24 August 1910,Franz Johann Polzin's son, George Polzin was buried in Douglas Cemetery at age 1.
  • Franz Johann Polzin and Wilhelmine Augusta Hartwig appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1926 and 1943 living at Groomsville. Franz was a farmer and Wilhelmine carried out home duties.
  • Franz Johann Polzin was listed as the next of kin of Arthur Percy Polzin when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 31 May 1941 in Crow's Nest. He was living at Groomsville at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his father Franz, and his year of birth as 1914. He was discharged on 15 Jan 1942 with the rank of Private in the 2nd Battalion.
  • Franz Johann Polzin was listed as the next of kin of Ernie Polzin when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 5 March 1945 in New South Wales. He gave his father Franz as his next of kin. He was discharged on 22 Oct 1946 with the rank of Corporal in the 16th Works Company.
  • Franz Johann Polzin died on 2 August 1961 in Queensland at age 84.
  • He was buried on 3 August 1961 in Douglas Cemetery.

Children of Franz Johann Polzin and Wilhelmine Augusta Hartwig

Frederick Polzin

M, b. 13 January 1899, d. 24 August 1977
  • Frederick Polzin was born on 13 January 1899 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Dionisius Polzin and Wilhelmina (Minnie) Puschmann.
  • Frederick Polzin and William Polzin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1926 living at Plainby. The two brothers were farmers and may have still lived with their parents.
  • Frederick Polzin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Plainby. Fred was a farmer.
  • Frederick Polzin died on 24 August 1977 in Plainby, Queensland, at age 78.
  • He was buried on 26 August 1977 in Garden of Remembrance, Toowoomba.

George Polzin

M, b. 21 April 1909, d. 22 August 1910
  • George Polzin was born on 21 April 1909 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Franz Johann Polzin and Wilhelmine Augusta Hartwig.
  • George Polzin died on 22 August 1910 in Queensland at age 1.
  • He was buried on 24 August 1910 in Douglas Cemetery.

George Alfred Polzin

M, b. 14 April 1912, d. 23 May 1975
  • George Alfred Polzin was born on 14 April 1912 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Johann John (Jack) Polzin and Auguste (Gusta) Genrich.
  • George Alfred Polzin died on 23 May 1975 in Point Vernon, Queensland, at age 63.
  • He was buried on 27 May 1975 in Hervey Bay Cemetery.

Gustav Julius Polzin

M, b. 20 May 1905, d. 4 July 1985

Henry John Polzin

M, b. 2 December 1907, d. 29 October 2002

Herbert Johann Polzin

M, b. 14 August 1908, d. 5 July 1963
  • Herbert Johann Polzin was born on 14 August 1908 in Highfields, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Johann John (Jack) Polzin and Auguste (Gusta) Genrich.
  • At the age of 19 years, Herbert Johann Polzin married an unknown person in 1928 in Queensland. Beatrice Mabel KRATZMANN.
  • Herbert Johann Polzin died on 5 July 1963 in Queensland at age 54. He died in an accident.

Herbert Stephen Polzin

M, b. 1902, d. 18 November 1971

Herman Polzin

M, b. 30 August 1885, d. 26 October 1961

Herman Polzin 1885-1961. Photo thanks to Dawn Lever

Child of Herman Polzin and Carolina Puschmann

Johann Franz Polzin

M, b. 3 December 1894, d. 26 May 1975

Johann Franz Polzin 1894-1975. Photo thanks to Dawn Lever
  • Johann Franz Polzin was born on 3 December 1894 in Douglas, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Johann Jacobus Polzin and Bertha Magdeline Schmidt.
  • Johann Franz Polzin was raised in the Douglas district. He settled at in Doctor's Creek when he purchased land from Christian Puschmann, his further wife's uncle, in 1920.
  • At the age of 27 years, 8 months and 6 days, Johann Franz Polzin married Emma Louisa Stark, daughter of Wilhelm August Ferdinand Stark and Augusta Puschmann, on 9 August 1922 in Djuan, Queensland. Their first house had been the manse at the Lutheran Church at Doctor's Creek. It was moved by rollers to John's property about ¼ mile from the church.
  • Johann Franz Polzin and Emma Louisa Stark appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Doctor's Creek. He was a labourer and Emma carried out home duties. His father and brothers farmed in the area.
  • In 1925 John, doing away with his horse drawn machiner, purchased the first 10-20 tractor in the district. He would often help his neighbours with their ploughing. He replaced his sulky and horse drawn spring cart with the first Nash car in the district in 1925.
    He sold corn, sometimes at the best price of 1/6d a bushell. Cattle sold for 10/- per head, or a bull would go for £2 or £3.
  • In November 1929 was fined for driving without a licence in Ipswich. His conviction was note in The Brisbane Courier on 5 November 1929. It read:- "Johann Franz Polzin, Haden pleaded guilty to a charge of driving a motor car in Brisbane-street, Ipswich without a license on September 24 last for which he was fined 20/ with 3/6 costs of court, in default 48 hours improsonment."
  • In 1936, Thomas Askin built a new home on for Johann Franz Polzin in Doctor's Creek. Timber growing on the property was hauled by a home made log-junker to make the house blocks.
  • He purchased more land at Doctor's Creek from John (Frederick) Lucht around 1940.
  • Johann Franz Polzin and Emma Louisa Stark retired to Toowoomba in 1953,after raising a family of eight children.
  • Johann Franz Polzin died on 26 May 1975 in Queensland at age 80.
  • He was buried on 30 May 1975 in Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance.

Johann Jacobus Polzin

M, b. 18 August 1858, d. 10 May 1939

Bertha Magdaline (nee SCHMIDT) & Johann Jacobus POLZIN - photo thanks to R. Astbury
  • Johann Jacobus Polzin was baptized on 25 July 1858 in Prussia.
  • He was born on 18 August 1858 in Prussia.
  • He was the son of Stephen Polzin and Faromka (Veronica) Riebschlager.
  • At the age of 23 years, 3 months and 2 days, Johann Jacobus Polzin married Bertha Magdeline Schmidt on 20 November 1881 in Prussia.
  • Johann Jacobus Polzin and Bertha Magdeline Schmidt immigrated to Queensland on 11 February 1882. Johann 22 and Bertha 23 came on the Roma which departed Plymouth on 22 Dec 1881, with their daughter Louise an infant. Johann's parents Stephan and Veronica had immigrated to Queensland in 1877.
  • Johann Jacobus Polzin was naturalised in 1885 in Queensland (an unknown value.)
  • He and Bertha Magdeline Schmidt appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Goombungee. Johann was a farmer. Bertha and Lucy carried out domestic duties.
  • Johann Jacobus Polzin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Douglas. He was a farmer and she carried out home duties. Their five sons, Johann, Ferdinand, Herman, Albert and Martin also farmed in the area.
  • On 10 January 1933,his wife, Bertha Magdeline Schmidt died in Queensland at age 74.
  • Johann Jacobus Polzin died on 10 May 1939 in Douglas, Queensland, at age 80.
  • He was buried on 11 May 1939 in Douglas Cemetery.

Children of Johann Jacobus Polzin and Bertha Magdeline Schmidt

Johann John (Jack) Polzin

M, b. 28 November 1875, d. 20 January 1958

Children of Johann John (Jack) Polzin and Auguste (Gusta) Genrich

Joseph Polzin

M, b. 1845, d. 24 March 1886
  • Joseph Polzin was born in 1845 in Prussia.
  • He was the son of Stephen Polzin and Faromka (Veronica) Riebschlager.
  • At the age of 25 years, Joseph Polzin married Emilie (Amelia) Panzram, daughter of Andreas Panzram and Justine Roch, in 1870 in Deutch Krone, Prussia.
  • Joseph Polzin and Emilie (Amelia) Panzram immigrated to Queensland on 20 August 1873. Joseph, aged 28, and Emilie, 27 travelled on the Friedeburg with their children Denisuis aged 1 and Auguste aged 6. Auguste, according to some researchers, died on the voyage but the passenger list does not confirm this. Also aboard the ship were Ferdinand Raatz and his family.
  • Joseph Polzin died on 24 March 1886 in Highfields, Queensland. He lived at Highfields.
  • He was buried on 25 March 1886 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Children of Joseph Polzin and Emilie (Amelia) Panzram