Oscar Charles Schaefer

M, b. 10 May 1915, d. December 1973
  • Oscar Charles Schaefer was born on 10 May 1915 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Johann Carl (Charlie) Schaefer and Zillah Vada (Kate) Butterfield.
  • Oscar Charles Schaefer appeared on the Electoral Roll with Zillah Vada (Kate) Butterfield and Johann Carl (Charlie) Schaefer in 1943 in Nutgrove. John was a farmer. Their son Oscar also farmed at Nutgrove.
  • Oscar is remembered by his fostered cousins (niece and nephew of his mother) as "a hot headed cruel person always ready to pick a fight". But he was also considered a good farmer and kind neighbour. He bred prize winning cattle and kept a very neat and tidy farm. He bought 500 acres of McDougall's land when it was split up around 1939.
    After his father's death in 1950, his mother returned to Nutgrove to live with Oscar. She gave him her block of land and he worked all three until his death.
  • Oscar Charles Schaefer died in December 1973 in Queensland at age 58. He died from cancer. He was condisered an alcholic by his family. He willed his land to his neighbour and drinking mate Jimmy Schloss "who did noting to earn it". After his death Kate remained in the house until she was taken to a nursing home in Kingaroy.

Catarina Schafer

F, b. circa 1830

Child of Catarina Schafer and Peter Trost

Daniel John Schafer

M, b. 1902, d. 5 July 1958
  • Daniel John Schafer was born in 1902 in Queensland. He was the son of Daniel Peter Schafer and Lily Priscilla Wells.
  • At the age of 29 years, Daniel John Schafer married Ellen Ambrose, daughter of Ernest Ambrose and Catherine Rose Barclay, in 1931 in Queensland.
  • Daniel John Schafer was listed as the next of kin of George William Ambrose when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 20 March 1942 in Brisbane. George was living in Toowoomba at the time he enlisted. He gave his next of kin as D. Schafer. His service number was QX30644. He was discharged on 25 June 1946 with the rank of Private in the 2/25 Infantary Battalion.
  • Daniel John Schafer died on 5 July 1958 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 7 July 1958 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Cecil George Adam Schaffer

M, b. 1911, d. 1981
  • Cecil George Adam Schaffer was born in 1911 in Queensland. He was the son of George and Mary Theresa Minz.
  • At the age of 24 years, Cecil George Adam Schaffer married Coral Grace Johnson, daughter of William Arthur Johnson and Hannah Sarah Laura Newland, in 1935 in Queensland.
  • In May 1943 Cecil was a Union Organiser. The Worker printed his report on his visit to Crow's Nest on 24 May 1943:- " Organiser C. G. Schaffer's Report
    During the month of April tbe following jobs were called on: Cooyar Sawmill, butter factories and cheese factories at Goombunga, Budua and Crow's Nest; firewood cutters. Crow's Nest. On this particular job I found that three men were employed well under the award rates. This matter has been taken up with the District Secretary to have an Industrial inspector visit this place. Emu Creek Sawmill — at this place I found the accommodation was in a bad state, no light was provided, no brooms, no showers, no veranda, ' no wash basins or washing tubs, and no dining room. These men at this mill are eating their meals in their sleeping quarters. Also, at Crow's Nest, a young girl was employed at the Private Hospital under the award rates'. This matter was taken up with the matronin charge and the arrears for six months were paid to this girl. Harrison Saw mill; Crow's Nest; firewoood depots. Crow's Nest, called on as follows: W. Breise, A. F. Hillenberg, E. Emerson, P. Guy. Men on Hampton Road works ; M.R.C. r/n, Hampton-Esk ' Road; bridge building; Crow's Nest Shire employees (three small gangs) ; Pechey Forestry; Nukinenda Station — at this station arrears of wage's for £3 6s. 4d. was collected on behalf of an employee who is now in the fight ing forces; Lyndhurst Station; Eskdale West, also Eskdale South Station; Esk Butter Factory; Anderson's Sawmill, Esk: Eskdale Station. At all of these stations I found unfinancial members. Tickets were issued and orders signed. Berry's Joinery, Esk; Toogoolawah Sawmill; Private Hospital, Esk; Somerset Dam, also clearing gang: sawmill."
  • On 13 September 1971,his wife, Coral Grace Johnson died in Queensland.
  • Cecil George Adam Schaffer died in 1981 in Queensland.

Helena Mary Elsie Schafferius

F, b. circa 1885, d. 1948
  • Helena Mary Elsie Schafferius was born circa 1885. She was the daugher of Albert Schafferius and Emily Balke.
  • Helena Mary Elsie Schafferius married James Alexander Skuse, son of Henry Skuse and Margaret Eliza Fleming, on 24 July 1912 in Queensland.
  • Helena Mary Elsie Schafferius died in 1948 in Queensland.

Rosina Schaller

F, b. 1851, d. March 1919
  • Rosina Schaller was born in 1851.
  • Rosina Schaller married John Maag circa 1870.
  • Rosina Schaller and John Maag immigrated to Queensland on 1 August 1872. Johann 27, and Rosina 21, travelled on the Reichstag with their son Johann aged 1.
  • In 1905,her husband, John Maag died in Queensland.
  • Rosina Schaller died in March 1919 in Queensland.
  • She was buried in Meringandan Cemetery.

Children of Rosina Schaller and John Maag

Annie Verena Scharer

F, b. circa 1850
  • Annie Verena Scharer was born circa 1850.
  • Annie Verena Scharer married William Weary circa 1870.

Child of Annie Verena Scharer and William Weary

Ernestine Scharlan

F, b. 1824, d. 10 February 1866
  • Ernestine Scharlan was born in 1824 in Prussia. She was the daughter Friedrich Scharlan and Wilhelmine.
  • Ernestine Scharlan married Carl August Ludwig Blanck circa 1850.
  • Ernestine Scharlan died on 10 February 1866. She died at sea, most likely for complications from the birth of their second son August a few days before. August died a week later.
  • She and Carl August Ludwig Blanck immigrated on 14 February 1866. Carl and Ernestine departed from Hamburg on 14 Oct 1865 on the Caesar Godffrey with their children Charles August, Auguste Emilie, and Auguste Alberta. Carl was a labourer. Another son August Charles was born aboard the ship. He died while the family were still in the Immigration Depot in Ipswich.

Children of Ernestine Scharlan and Carl August Ludwig Blanck

Catherina Scharner

F, b. circa 1810
  • Catherina Scharner was born circa 1810.
  • Catherina Scharner married Peter Jurgs circa 1835.

Children of Catherina Scharner and Peter Jurgs

Ada Gracey Schefe

F, b. 1895, d. 1974

Bertha Augusta Schefe

F, b. 1889, d. 1949
  • Bertha Augusta Schefe was born in 1889 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Frederick Mathias Christy Schefe and Maria Franciska Knack.
  • At the age of 28 years, Bertha Augusta Schefe married Roger Mark Izzard, son of John Jesse Izzard and Edith Eden Rogers, in 1917 in Queensland. They settled at Crow's Nest.
  • Bertha Augusta Schefe and Roger Mark Izzard appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at James Street, Crow's Nest. Roger was a painter.
  • Bertha Augusta Schefe was listed as the next of kin of Clarence Henry Mark Izzard when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 5 July 1940 in Toowoomba. Clarnece's service number was QX10462 and he give his next of kin as his mother Bertha. He served with the 2/26 Australian Infantry. He was one of over 2000 Allied prisoners of war (POW) held in the Sandakan POW camp in north Borneo, having been transferred there from Singapore as a part of B Force. The 1494 POW's that made up B Force, were transported from Changi on 7 July 1942 on board the tramp ship Ubi Maru, arriving in Sandakan Harbour on 18 July 1942.
  • Bertha Augusta Schefe appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Crow's Nest. She carried out home duties.
  • Bertha Augusta Schefe died in 1949 in Queensland.
  • She was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Child of Bertha Augusta Schefe and Roger Mark Izzard

Carl Willhelm Theodor Schefe

M, b. 4 January 1861, d. 26 July 1929
  • Carl Willhelm Theodor Schefe was also known as Charlie.
  • He was born on 4 January 1861 in Marne, Denmark.
  • He was the son of Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe and Sophia Catherina Frese.
  • Carl Willhelm Theodor Schefe immigrated on 5 September 1863 to Queensland with Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe and Sophia Catherina Frese. Mathias aged 34, and Sophia aged 28, travelled to Australia on the "Beausite" with their children Carl aged 2, and Mathilde, an infant. Their son Frederick must have travelled with them, though his name is not on the ships manafest.
    The family settled at Gowrie Junction.
  • At the age of 25 years, Carl Willhelm Theodor Schefe married Maria Elizabeth Bauer in 1887 in Queensland.
  • Carl Willhelm Theodor Schefe died on 26 July 1929 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 68.

Charles Percy Schefe

M, b. 1893, d. 29 April 1961

Edith Mary (Ida Maria) Schefe

F, b. 19 September 1885, d. 3 July 1961
  • Edith Mary (Ida Maria) Schefe was also known as Ida Maria.
  • She was born on 19 September 1885 in Glencoe.
  • She was the daughter of Frederick Mathias Christy Schefe and Maria Franciska Knack.
  • At the age of 21 years, 2 months and 9 days, Edith Mary (Ida Maria) Schefe married Heinrich Carl Raatz, son of Hermann Julius Raatz and Henrietta Moritz, on 28 November 1906. They settled at Coalbank.
  • Edith Mary (Ida Maria) Schefe and Heinrich Carl Raatz appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1926 and 1930 living at Murra Murra, Goombungee. Heinrich was a farmer and Edith carried out home duties.
  • Edith Mary (Ida Maria) Schefe appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Coalbank. Henry was a farmer.
  • On 24 January 1948,her husband, Heinrich Carl Raatz died in Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 67.
  • Edith Mary (Ida Maria) Schefe died on 3 July 1961 in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 75.
  • She was buried on 5 July 1961 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Edith Mary (Ida Maria) Schefe and Heinrich Carl Raatz

Ernest Matthies Schefe

M, b. 1898, d. 4 June 1987

Ethel Emily Schefe

F, b. 1888, d. January 1933

Frederick Mathias Christy Schefe

M, b. 16 February 1859, d. July 1940
  • Frederick Mathias Christy Schefe was born on 16 February 1859 in Marne, Denmark.
  • He was the son of Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe and Sophia Catherina Frese.
  • Frederick Mathias Christy Schefe immigrated on 5 September 1863 to Queensland with Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe and Sophia Catherina Frese. Mathias aged 34, and Sophia aged 28, travelled to Australia on the "Beausite" with their children Carl aged 2, and Mathilde, an infant. Their son Frederick must have travelled with them, though his name is not on the ships manafest.
    The family settled at Gowrie Junction.
  • His first job was at Borah Water Holes and Goombungee, then part of Gowrie Station owned by Colonel King, where he shephered sheep. He worked with a brother, camping with the sheep and relying on his family to supply their food. He was paid £20 a year.
    He once made a trip with five thousand drought struck sheep to Cunnamulla with only one person to help him, an aboriginal. He was a shearer and often rode 500 miles to Cunamulla to follow the shearing circuit and be home for Christmas. He also did fencing, and was contracted to the railway.
  • At the age of 23 years, Frederick Mathias Christy Schefe married Maria Franciska Knack in 1883 in Queensland. They settled at Muniganeen, also known as Prickly Pear Gully (between Goombungee and Meringandan.)
  • In 1893 Frederick Mathias Christy Schefe and Maria Franciska Knack moved to Bergen where they took over Fred's brother's selection. John had been drowned during a flood the year before. Here they built a slab hut with a large fireplace big enough to hold the camp oven used to bake the bread. The vine scrub was felled, cleared and planted to enable dairying to commence. The cream, sometimes only a small amount, was sent to the depot near the Bergen school. It was then sent to Meringandan, and from there by rail to the Silverwood Butter Factory in Toowoomba. A factory was later built at Crow's Nest and then one at Goombungee. Fred was director of the factory until it closed.
    Fred was the Chairman of the Bergen School committee. He was also involved with the Farmer's Union and the Goombungee-Haden Show Committee.
    Meanwhile Mary ran the local Post Office for a number of years. The mail would arrived by pack horse and was sorted for neighbours to collect three times a week.
  • Frederick Mathias Christy Schefe and Maria Franciska Knack appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Bergen. Fred was a farmer and Mary, as she was known, carrried out domestic duties.
  • Frederick Mathias Christy Schefe was listed as the next of kin of Henry Christie Schefe when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 20 January 1916 in Toowoomba. His service number was 3630 and he gave his next of kin as his father Frederick Schefe of Murra Murra Road, Crow's Nest. His brother Norman joined the same day.
  • On 29 June 1918,their son, Henry Christie Schefe died in France.
  • Frederick Mathias Christy Schefe and Maria Franciska Knack appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Murra Murra. Frederick was a farmer. He gave his address as Neuve while Mary gave hers as Murra Murra.
  • Frederick Mathias Christy Schefe died in July 1940 in Queensland at age 81.
  • He was buried on 14 July 1940 in Bergen Djuan Cemetery.

Children of Frederick Mathias Christy Schefe and Maria Franciska Knack

Frederike Sophia Schefe

F, b. 1887, d. 1974

Henry Bantolt Schefe

M, b. 1871, d. 1881

Henry Christie Schefe

M, b. 1896, d. 29 June 1918
  • Henry Christie Schefe was born in 1896 in Bergen, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Frederick Mathias Christy Schefe and Maria Franciska Knack.
  • Henry Christie Schefe enlisted in the AIF on 20 January 1916 in Toowoomba His service number was 3630 and he gave his next of kin as his father Frederick Schefe of Murra Murra Road, Crow's Nest. His brother Norman joined the same day.
  • Henry Christie Schefe was killed in action on 29 June 1918 in France.
  • He was buried in Bellicourt British Cemetery, France.

Johann Jochim Mathias Schefe

M, b. 1865

Johann Wilhelm Schefe

M, b. 1867, d. 1892
  • Johann Wilhelm Schefe was born in 1867 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe and Sophia Catherina Frese.
  • Johann Wilhelm Schefe died in 1892 in Queensland. He died during a flood. After his death his brother Fred and his wife Mary took over his selection at Bergen.

Lizzie Catherina Schefe

F, b. 1902, d. February 1932

Martha Franziske Schefe

F, b. 29 December 1884, d. 1961

Children of Martha Franziske Schefe and Herbert Smith

Martin Bernard Schefe

M, b. 1873, d. 16 August 1931
  • Martin Bernard Schefe was born in 1873 in Gowrie Scrub, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe and Sophia Catherina Frese.
  • At the age of 22 years, Martin Bernard Schefe married Catherina Maria Petersen in 1895 in Queensland.
  • Martin Bernard Schefe died on 16 August 1931 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 17 August 1931 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe

M, b. 1829, d. 22 September 1891
  • Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe was born in 1829 in Mecklenberg, Germany.
  • At the age of 29 years, Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe married Sophia Catherina Frese on 24 May 1858 in Mecklenberg, Germany.
  • Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe and Sophia Catherina Frese immigrated to Queensland on 5 September 1863. Mathias aged 34, and Sophia aged 28, travelled to Australia on the "Beausite" with their children Carl aged 2, and Mathilde, an infant. Their son Frederick must have travelled with them, though his name is not on the ships manafest.
    The family settled at Gowrie Junction.
  • Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe died on 22 September 1891 in Gowrie Scrub, Queensland.
  • He was buried in Meringandan Cemetery.

Children of Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe and Sophia Catherina Frese

Matilda Dorothea Schefe

F, b. 1862
  • Matilda Dorothea Schefe was born in 1862.
  • She was the daughter of Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe and Sophia Catherina Frese.
  • Matilda Dorothea Schefe immigrated on 5 September 1863 to Queensland with Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe and Sophia Catherina Frese. Mathias aged 34, and Sophia aged 28, travelled to Australia on the "Beausite" with their children Carl aged 2, and Mathilde, an infant. Their son Frederick must have travelled with them, though his name is not on the ships manafest.
    The family settled at Gowrie Junction.
  • At the age of 20 years, Matilda Dorothea Schefe married Heinrich Friedrich Stein in 1882 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Norman Frederick Schefe

M, b. 5 December 1890, d. 1972
  • Norman Frederick Schefe was born on 5 December 1890 in Meringandan, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Frederick Mathias Christy Schefe and Maria Franciska Knack.
  • Norman Frederick Schefe began military service on 20 January 1916 in Toowoomba. His service number was 3631 and he gave his next of kin as his father Frederick Schefe of Murra Murra Road, Crow's Nest. His brother Henry joined the same day. He served in France and returned home on 15 Nov1919.
  • At the age of 28 years, 2 months and 5 days, Norman Frederick Schefe married Tabatha Watson Stopper on 10 February 1919 in Parish Church, Timberland, Lincoln, England.
  • Norman Frederick Schefe enlisted in the Australian Army on 19 April 1942 in Brinjalaly, Queensland, He gave his addresses as Rocky Creek, and his next of kin as Tabatha. His service number was Q225791. He was discharged on 9 Aug 1944 with the rank of Private in the 7th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps.
  • Norman Frederick Schefe died in 1972 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Peter Dornall Schefe

M, b. 1875, d. 6 May 1930

Sophia Schefe

F, b. 1869