Minna Louise Welke

F, b. 3 March 1898, d. 27 June 1922

Sydney Welke

M, b. circa 1918, d. 1972

Theodore William Welke

M, b. 1908, d. 23 June 1986

Wilhelm Friedrich (William Frederick) Welke

M, b. 20 August 1881, d. 22 July 1951

Grave of Wilhelm Friederick Welke & Bertha Caroline Schmaling - Merangandan. Photo thanks to www.chapelhill.homeip.net Copyright
  • Wilhelm Friedrich (William Frederick) Welke was born on 20 August 1881 in Back Plains.
  • He was the son of Ludwig Welke and Karoline Maria Pacholke.
  • At the age of 20 years, 8 months and 10 days, Wilhelm Friedrich (William Frederick) Welke married Bertha Caroline Schmaling, daughter of Christian Frederick Schmaling and Johanna Klemm, on 30 April 1902 in Lutheran Church, Douglas, Queensland.
  • Wilhelm Friedrich (William Frederick) Welke appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Welke's farm, Meringandan. William was shown as a farmer. His wife Bertha was not on the roll He lived with his parents.
  • Wilhelm Friedrich (William Frederick) Welke died on 22 July 1951 in Queensland at age 69.
  • He was buried in Meringandan Cemetery.

Children of Wilhelm Friedrich (William Frederick) Welke and Bertha Caroline Schmaling

Wilhelm Henry Welke

M, b. 1902, d. 21 August 1981

Wilhelmine Caroline Welke

F, b. 30 August 1869, d. 20 June 1938

Wilhelmine Caroline Sperling (nee Welke) 1869-1938
  • Wilhelmine Caroline Welke was born on 30 August 1869 in Klein Nakel (Nakielno), Poland.
  • She was the daughter of Ludwig Welke and Karoline Maria Pacholke.
  • Wilhelmine Caroline Welke immigrated on 12 July 1873 to Moreton Bay, Queensland, with Ludwig Welke and Karoline Maria Pacholke. Ludwig 35 and Karoline 27 travelled on the Herschel with their children Wilhelmine 4, Bertha 3 and August 1.
  • At the age of 19 years, 1 month and 17 days, Wilhelmine Caroline Welke married William Sperling, son of Frederick Sperling and Maria Wrembeck, on 17 October 1888 in Meringandan, Queensland.
  • Wilhelmine Caroline Welke and William Sperling appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1913 living at Djuan, Crow's Nest. William was a farmer and Wilhelmine carried out home duties.
  • Wilhelmine Caroline Welke and William Sperling appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Mountain Camp. William was a farmer. Their daughter Eva carried out home duties and son George was also a farmer.
  • Wilhelmine Caroline Welke died on 20 June 1938 in Queensland at age 68.
  • She was buried on 21 June 1938 in Bergen Djuan Cemetery.

Children of Wilhelmine Caroline Welke and William Sperling

John Jackson Wellburn

M, b. circa 1910

Albert George Weller

M, b. 1910

Dorothea Bertha Weller

F, b. 1907

Dorothea Christine Weller

F, b. 13 April 1901, d. 15 March 1990

Eric Weller

M, b. 21 January 1916, d. 22 November 1975
  • Eric Weller was born on 21 January 1916.
  • Eric Weller died on 22 November 1975 at age 59.

Eva Weller

F, b. circa 1840
  • Eva Weller was born circa 1840.
  • Eva Weller married Gottlieb Deuble circa 1865.

Children of Eva Weller and Gottlieb Deuble

Frederick Walter Weller

M, b. 1909

Gladys Eva Weller

F, b. 1908

Gottbiel Frederick Weller

M, b. 1 June 1867, d. 14 April 1947

Gottbiel Frederick Weller 1896-1947. Ravensbourne Pioneer. Photo thanks to Linda (Mundia)
  • Gottbiel Frederick Weller was born on 1 June 1867 in Grosbottwar, Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany.
  • He was the son of Johann George Weller and Christine Barbara Reuschle.
  • In 1901 He was listed as a farmer at Ravensbourne on the Crow's Nest Post Office directory. His brother Jacob also farmed at Ravensbourne.
  • Gottbiel Frederick Weller appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1905 living at Ravensbourne. Gottlieb was a farmer.
  • At the age of 38 years, Gottbiel Frederick Weller married Bertha Harriet Simons, daughter of Walter Henry Simons and Caroline Harriett Kemp, in 1906 in Queensland.
  • Gottbiel Frederick Weller and Bertha Harriet Simons appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1909 and 1913 living at Ravensbourne. Fred was a farmer.
  • Gottbiel Frederick Weller and Bertha Harriet Simons appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1921 and 1925 living at Ravensbourne. Fred was a farmer.
  • Gottbiel Frederick Weller appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Ravensbourne. Fred was a farmer. Their daughter Gladys carried out home duties.
  • Gottbiel Frederick Weller died on 14 April 1947 in Ravensbourne, Queensland, at age 79.

Children of Gottbiel Frederick Weller and Bertha Harriet Simons

Johann (Jacob) Weller

M, b. 28 April 1860, d. 21 August 1946
  • Johann (Jacob) Weller was born on 28 April 1860 in Grosbottwar, Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany.
  • He was the son of Johann George Weller and Christine Barbara Reuschle.
  • Conditional approval for Johann (Jacob) Weller's selection of landwas given on 24 November 1888. He selected 40 acres of land at Ravensbourne. "For the agricultural township farms adjoining the village of Ravensbourne there was great competition, many of the portions being applied for from four to ten times over. The ballot had to be resorted to in no less than 50 cases; this, with the refunding of the amounts paid by the unsuccessful applicants, necessarily occupied  a deal of time, and it was not till half-past 6 O'clock that the business was concluded, and the court closed. By 7 o'clock the whole of the refundments had been paid over to 115 applicants. The 76 portions adjoining the village of Ravensbourne, granted at the land court, were  apportioned among 62 selectors, so there is every probability of the village settlement of Ravensbourne proving a success. The total area granted at the court was 5025 acres among 68 applicants."
  • He and Friedrich Reushle selected land - Fred Reushle and the Wellers, Jacob and Fred, possibly his cousins or second cousins, worked together to build Fred a hut of stringy bark with a wooden stretcher covered in potato bags.

  • At the age of 36 years, Johann (Jacob) Weller married Marie Schumann, daughter of Johannes Schumann and Christina Hummel, in 1897 in Queensland.
  • In 1901 Jacob was listed as a farmer at Ravensbourne on the Crow's Nest Post Office directory. His brother Gottbiel also farmed at Ravensbourne.
  • Johann (Jacob) Weller and Marie Schumann appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1905 living at Ravensbourne. Jacob was a farmer as was his brother Gottlieb.
  • Johann (Jacob) Weller and Marie Schumann appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1909 and 1913 living at Ravensbourne. Jacob was a farmer.
  • Johann (Jacob) Weller and Marie Schumann appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Ravensbourne. Johann was a farmer as was their son Johannes.
  • Johann (Jacob) Weller and Marie Schumann appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Ravensbourne. Johann was a farmer. Their son Johannes was a labourer and daughter Dorothea carried out home duties.
  • On 25 July 1944,his wife, Marie Schumann died in Queensland.
  • Johann (Jacob) Weller died on 21 August 1946 in Queensland at age 86.
  • He was buried on 23 August 1946 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. LUTH2-009-0009.

Children of Johann (Jacob) Weller and Marie Schumann

Johann George Weller

M, b. circa 1840, d. 1935
  • Johann George Weller was born circa 1840. He was the son of George Weller and Emilie Kries.
  • Johann George Weller married Christine Barbara Reuschle circa 1855.
  • Johann George Weller died in 1935 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Children of Johann George Weller and Christine Barbara Reuschle

Johannes Frederick Weller

M, b. 1898
  • Johannes Frederick Weller was born in 1898 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Johann (Jacob) Weller and Marie Schumann.
  • Johannes Frederick Weller appeared on the Electoral Roll with Johann (Jacob) Weller and Marie Schumann in 1921 in Ravensbourne. Johann was a farmer as was their son Johannes.
  • Johannes Frederick Weller appeared on the Electoral Roll with Johann (Jacob) Weller and Marie Schumann between 1925 and 1930 in Ravensbourne. Johann was a farmer. Their son Johannes was a labourer and daughter Dorothea carried out home duties.

Louisa Grace Weller

F, b. 1911

Muriel Christina Weller

F, b. 1913

Emily Rosina Wellington

F, b. 11 May 1871, d. 30 December 1944

Tom and Rosina Blinco. Photo thaks to High Country News
  • Emily Rosina Wellington was also known as Emily Rosina White.
  • She was born on 11 May 1871 in The Workhouse, Paddington, Middlesex, England. She was the daughter of Joseph and Jane WELLINGTON.
  • She was the daughter of John White and Henrietta Jarrett.
  • Emily Rosina Wellington immigrated on 20 February 1878 to Queensland with Henrietta Jarrett and John White. Henrietta, aged 1 travelled to Australia on the Gauntlet with her husband John also 41 and children William S aged 16 and Emily aged 6. They left London on 14 October 1877.
  • At the age of 16 years, 7 months and 1 day, Emily Rosina Wellington married Thomas William Blinco, son of Alfred William Blinco and Marion Dinah Langton, on 12 December 1887 in Queensland.
  • On 25 January 1899,Emily Rosina Wellington's daughter, Mabel Jane Blinco was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery at age 3.
  • Emily Rosina Wellington witnessed the burial of Thomas Henry John Walter Blinco in November 1902 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
  • Emily Rosina Wellington and Thomas William Blinco appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. She carried out domestic duties. Thomas was a mill proprieter.
  • On 9 October 1908,Emily Rosina Wellington's daughter, Rosina Isabel Blinco was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
  • Emily Rosina Wellington and Thomas William Blinco appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. Thomas was a mill proprieter.
  • On 10 September 1935,her husband, Thomas William Blinco died in Queensland at age 73.
  • Emily Rosina Wellington appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Crow's Nest. She carried out home duties.
  • Emily Rosina Wellington died on 30 December 1944 in Queensland at age 73.
  • She was buried on 30 December 1944 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Emily Rosina Wellington and Thomas William Blinco

Ann Wells

F, b. 7 August 1887, d. 1952

Catherine Eleanor Wells

F, b. 26 November 1879, d. 1949
  • Catherine Eleanor Wells was born on 26 November 1879.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Fredrick Wells and Jane Robinson.
  • At the age of 30 years, Catherine Eleanor Wells married William James Little in 1910 in Queensland.
  • Catherine Eleanor Wells died in 1949 in Queensland.

Child of Catherine Eleanor Wells and William James Little

Elelyn Maud Wells

F, b. 4 September 1906

Gwendolyn Jane Wells

F, b. 28 February 1910

James Arthur Wells

M, b. 6 May 1877, d. 8 October 1949
  • James Arthur Wells was born on 6 May 1877 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Thomas Fredrick Wells and Jane Robinson.
  • At the age of 27 years, 4 months and 15 days, James Arthur Wells married Amy Theresa Gray, daughter of Walter Gray and Eliza Garrett, on 21 September 1904 in Queensland, Australia.
  • James Arthur Wells was listed as the next of kin of Samuel John Wells when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 30 January 1915 in Ipswich. Sam's regimental number was 848. He stated he was born at Rosewood, Queensland was a Methodist and a labourer at Rosewood. The record shows he was married (but this did not occur until 1920). He gave his next of kin as his brother James Arthru Wells of Rosewood. His age at embarkatio was 29,height 5' 6", weight 133 lbs.
    He joined the 11th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
    as a private and his Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915. He returned to Australia 20 July 1919 and was discharged on 29 October 1919 after serving at Gallipoli, Maadi. He was wounded in action, 19 April 1917 (right finger); remained at duty.
    Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 19 July 1918 (pyrexia); transferred to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1918; to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, 23 July 1918; to 24th Stationary Hospital, 24 July 1918; to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 28 July 1918; to Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 31 July 1918; discharged to duty, 8 August 1918; rejoined unit, 30 August 1918.
    Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 25 September 1918 (gun shot wound, left shoulder and elbow), and admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance; transferred to 44th Stationary Hospital, 7 October 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, 8 October 1918; to Rest Camp, Port Said, 8 October 1918; rejoined unit, 18 November 1918.

    Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 May 1919; promoted Temporary Corporal, 7 May 1919.
    Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Morvada', 20 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 28 August 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 29 October 1919.
    Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
  • On 30 January 1915 James Arthur Wells lived in Lowood, Queensland, according to his brother Samuel's AIF enlistment papers.
  • James Arthur Wells died on 8 October 1949 in Ebenezer, Ipswich, Queensland, at age 72.
  • He was buried after 8 October 1949 in Ebenezer Cemetery (now known as Stone Quarry), Queensland.
  • The grave headstone Reads:
    In Loving Memory
    of James Wells
    who died 8 October 1949
    aged 72 years
    A devoted father, and loyal friend
    In loving memory
    of Amy Theresa Wells
    who died 24 July 1933
    Aged 52 years
    A good wife, a kind mother
    and a faithful friend.

Children of James Arthur Wells and Amy Theresa Gray

Lizzie Amelia Wells

F, b. 4 May 1875, d. 1941
  • Lizzie Amelia Wells was born on 4 May 1875 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Fredrick Wells and Jane Robinson.
  • Lizzie Amelia Wells died in 1941 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Mary Ann Wells

F, b. 24 September 1871, d. 1946

Children of Mary Ann Wells and Robert Dobbie

Minna Clarissa Wells

F, b. 1908

Samuel Wells

M

Child of Samuel Wells and Mary Ann Sharp