Charles Frederick Werner

M, b. 4 March 1864, d. 5 April 1928
  • Charles Frederick Werner was born on 4 March 1864 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of Louis H R Werner and Magdalena (Rosina) Albig.
  • At the age of 19 years, Charles Frederick Werner married Catherine Rosina Geyer, daughter of Gottfred Geyer and Johanna Bort, in 1884 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Charles Frederick Werner and Catherine Rosina Geyer appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1904 living at Tent Hill. Catherine carried out home duties and Charles was a carrier.
  • Charles Frederick Werner and Catherine Rosina Geyer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Tent Hill. Charles was a miner.
  • On 12 May 1924,his wife, Catherine Rosina Geyer died in New South Wales at age 58.
  • Charles Frederick Werner died on 5 April 1928 in New South Wales, Australia, at age 64.
  • He was buried in Emmaville Cemetery.

Children of Charles Frederick Werner and Catherine Rosina Geyer

Charles Henry Werner

M, b. 1888, d. 1960

Charles Richard Werner

M, b. 27 January 1905, d. 15 February 1966
  • Charles Richard Werner was born on 27 January 1905 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of Hermann Robert Emil Werner and Jean Mann.
  • Charles Richard Werner and Hermann Robert Emil Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Greaves Street, Inverell. Charles and his father Robert were both labourers. Robert's youngest son Keith also lived in Greaves Street. He was a shop assistant.
  • Charles was the best man at the wedding of Keith Werner and Myrtle Merchant in October 1932 in New South Wales; The wedding was reported in The Land newspaper :- " Werner-Merchant. - Clusters of lovely flowers decorated St. Andrew's Church, Inverell, for the wedding of Miss Myrtle Merchant, eldest daughter of Mrs. P. Carroll, of Warwick, Queensland, and Mr. Keith Werner, fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Werner, of Ross Hill.
    The bride wore a lovely hand-embroidered veil with her long gown of ivory satin, and carried an armful of arum lilies. Miss Dossie Jaggers, in a dainty frock of pink georgette with trimmings of black velvet, attended the bride.
    Wearing long gowns of pale pink georgette with bandeaux of tulle and field daisies, little Misses Thelma and Iris Carroll acted as flower girls.
    Mr. Charles Werner was the best man.
    After the ceremony, Mrs. Carroll, in a smart frock of navy crepe-de-chene with trim mings of white, and Mrs. Jaggers, sister of the bridegroom, who chose a frock of black moracain, received the guests at the reception."
  • At the age of 33 years, 11 months and 1 day, Charles Richard Werner married Helena Wadge Curry on 28 December 1938 in Northbridge, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Charles Richard Werner died on 15 February 1966 in Canberra, ACT, at age 61.

Dorothy Jean Werner

F, b. 1899, d. 1966

Dorothy Jean Werner (1899-1966), daughter of Hermann Robert Emil Werner and Jean Mann. On the back "To Aunty Lizy with love". Aunty Lizy was Elizabeth Werner nee French. Photo courtesy of Helen J.

Edward (Ted) Werner

M, b. 26 August 1890, d. 26 April 1955

Edward Werner (1890-1955) on left (son of Louis Francis Albig Werner & Elizabeth French). Photo courtesy of Helen J.

  • Edward (Ted) Werner was born on 26 August 1890 in New South Wales, Australia. Witness to his birth was Mrs Newton.
  • He was the son of Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French.
  • In 1908 Frances (nee Bezanson) and Walter Tickle visited Frances' aunt, Elizabeth Werner in Toowoomba. They brought Frances' young sister Eva with them. While they were there a family photo was taken.
  • Edward (Ted) Werner enlisted in the Military on 26 November 1915 in Ipswich. He joined the 42nd Battalion, was 24 years old, 5'8 1/2" and weighted 140 pounds, medium hair and complexion and brown eyes. His next of kin was listed as his mother Elizabeth of Mt Brisbane Station, via Esk. He served in France and was discharged in November 1918.
  • He and Jane Reid appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1919 living at Murrumba. Edward lived at Mt Brisbane and was a team driver, his sister Lillian also lived at Mt Brisbane and carried out home duties. He was a team driver. His father Louis was a teamster and his mother Elizabeth carried out home duties. A Charles Werner lived at the Club Hotel Toogoolawah and was a groom (not sure of relationship to the family.)
  • At the age of 28 years, Edward (Ted) Werner married Jane Reid, daughter of Thomas Reid and Sarah Ellen Hine, in 1919 in Queensland.
  • Edward (Ted) Werner and Jane Reid appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Murrumba. Edward was shown as a team driver and Jane carried out home duties. Her address was recorded as Mt Byron, via Esk. His brother Albert was also a teamster at Mt Brisbane.
  • Edward (Ted) Werner and Jane Reid appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Toowong, Queensland. Jean was shown as Jane. She carried out home duties. Edward was a carrier.
  • Edward (Ted) Werner and Jane Reid appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Auchenflower. Edward was a milk vendor and Jane carried out home duties.
  • Edward (Ted) Werner and Jane Reid appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1949 and 1954 living at Queensland.
  • Edward (Ted) Werner died on 26 April 1955 in Queensland at age 64.
  • He was buried on 28 April 1955 in Lutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane.

Eliza Christina Werner

F, b. 1872, d. 15 November 1908
  • Eliza Christina Werner was also known as Elizabeth.
  • She was born in 1872 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of Louis H R Werner and Magdalena (Rosina) Albig.
  • At the age of 19 years, Eliza Christina Werner married George Edward Cubis, son of Edmund Cubis and Jane W Ward, in 1891 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Eliza Christina Werner died on 15 November 1908 in New South Wales. She died during or just after the birth of Allan.
  • She was buried in Tenterfield Cemetery. She is buried in an unmarked grave.

Children of Eliza Christina Werner and George Edward Cubis

Elizabeth May Werner

F, b. 1889, d. 1967
  • Elizabeth May Werner was also known as May Elizabeth.
  • She was born in 1889 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of Hermann Robert Emil Werner and Jean Mann.
  • At the age of 25 years, Elizabeth May Werner married Robert A Westbury in 1914 in Hamilton, New South Wales. [Not certain of this marriage]
  • In 1957,her husband, Robert A Westbury died in Wallsend, New South Wales.
  • Elizabeth May Werner died in 1967 in Hamilton, New South Wales.

Elsie May Werner

F, b. 1884, d. 1972

Elsie Rose Werner

F, b. 1892, d. 21 January 1972

Children of Elsie Rose Werner and George Jaggers

Ernest George Werner

M, b. 28 May 1901, d. 16 June 1988
  • Ernest George Werner was born on 28 May 1901 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of George Werner and Elizabeth Jane Bezanson.
  • At the age of 29 years, 1 month and 25 days, Ernest George Werner married Alice Millicent Hill, daughter of Charles William Hill and Gladys (Louisa) M Staines, on 23 July 1930 in New South Wales, Australia. At the time of their marriage Ernest was a 28 year old bachelor labourer, born Tenterfield, living in Glen Innes. Alice was an 18 year old spinster also born in Tenterfield, and living in Glen Innes. His parents were George Werner, a labourer and Elizabeth Bezanson (deceased). Her parents were Charles William Hill a wool buyer, and Gladys Louisa Staines. Charles Hill gave his permission for the marriage as Alice was under 21 years. The ceremony took place in the Methodist Chuch at Glen Innes and was officiated by A S Bahanna. Witnesses to the marriage were Charles William Hill and Peter Petersen.
  • Ernest George Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at 20 Jones Street, Toowoomba. Ernest was a labourer and Alice carried out home duties.
  • He enlisted in the Military between 1940 and 1947. He enlisted in Toowoomba - service number Q22176 - giving his next of kin as Alice Werner.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Harlaxton. Ernest was a labourer and Alice carried out home duties.
  • He and Alice Millicent Hill separated when the children were young and both had new partners.
  • Ernest George Werner married Bertha Unknown circa 1947.
  • Ernest George Werner and Bertha Unknown appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Redcliffe. Ernest was a poultry farmer and Bertha carried out home duties.
  • Ernest George Werner and Bertha Unknown appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1963 and 1977 living at New Farm. Ernest was a labourer and Bertha carried out home duties.
  • In February 1986,his wife, Bertha Unknown died.
  • Ernest George Werner died on 16 June 1988 in Queensland at age 87.
  • He was buried on 17 June 1988 in Albany Creek.

Ethel Rosina Elizabeth Werner

F, b. 5 December 1905, d. 17 July 2000

Elizabeth Werner (nee Bezanson 1882-1924) and her daugher Ethel Werner (1905-2000) - taken about 1920.
  • Ethel Rosina Elizabeth Werner was born on 5 December 1905 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of George Werner and Elizabeth Jane Bezanson.
  • At the age of 19 years, 6 months and 26 days, Ethel Rosina Elizabeth Werner married Laurence Brook Blair on 1 July 1925 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Ethel Rosina Elizabeth Werner died on 17 July 2000 in Queensland at age 94.
  • She was buried on 21 July 2000 in Mudgeeraba Cemetery.

Eva Florence Werner

F, b. April 1904, d. 23 February 1905
  • Eva Florence Werner was born in April 1904 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French.
  • Eva Florence Werner died on 23 February 1905 in Queensland. Eva, excited to see the passing Salvation Army parade, climbed up on the verandah railing and fell back hitting her head.
  • She was buried on 25 February 1905 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.

Florence Rosina May Werner

F, b. 6 January 1893, d. 15 December 1970
  • Florence Rosina May Werner was born on 6 January 1893 in New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Frederick Werner and Catherine Rosina Geyer.
  • Thomas and Florence spent the war years from 1914-1919 in the Cooktown district where Charles worked in a tine mine - Helenvale or Rossville. They then moved to Ipoh in Malaya before returning to Australia and settling near Geelong.
  • At the age of 20 years, Florence Rosina May Werner married Thomas Dickson in 1914 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Florence Rosina May Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at 42 Edsall Street, Malvern. She carried out home duties.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1931 living at Sunshine, Victoria. She carried out home duties.
  • She and Thomas Dickson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Victoria. Thomas was a farmer.
  • Florence Rosina May Werner and Thomas Dickson appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1954 and 1968 living at Victoria. Thomas was a grazier.
  • Florence Rosina May Werner died on 15 December 1970 in Victoria at age 77.

Children of Florence Rosina May Werner and Thomas Dickson

Frances Elizabeth Werner

F, b. 1887, d. October 1961

From the left: Hannah, Louis, Francis, Elizabeth nursing Lucy, Sidney, Roseanna (sitting), Edward and Lillian sitting on the ground. Albert and James are missing. Taken c 1908 perhaps in Toowoomba.
  • Frances Elizabeth Werner was born in 1887 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French.
  • In 1908 Fanny and Rose conducted a dressmaking businees from their parent's home in Archibald Street. These photos show Frances and Rose on the verandah of two houses with their mother Elizabeth and sister Lucy. The plaque on the fence and wall behind them advertises the dressmaking business.
    Rose, Ellzabeth (holding Lucy), and Frances Werner standing in front of their house where possibly both Frances and Rose ran a dressmaking business. Photo taken c 1909. Photo thanks to Ray Cullen
    Rose, Frances, Lucy and Elizabeth Werner at their home in Archibald Street, Toowomba. Rose and Fanny condcuted a dressmaking business from the house. The plaques advertising the busineess can be partially seen behind Rose. Taken c 1910. Photo courtesy Helen J.
  • Frances Elizabeth Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll with Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French in 1913 in Murrumba. Louis was a teamster and Elizabeth carried out home duties. Their daughter Frances also lived with them and carried out home duties.
  • Frances Elizabeth Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Moreton District, Queensland.
  • At the age of 27 years, Frances Elizabeth Werner married Emmanual Victor Newman, son of Charles Frederick William Newman and Margaret Gordon, on 21 May 1914 in Queensland. The following article appeared in "The Brisbane Courier" on 26 May 1914.
    "Newman-Werner.
    A wedding of considerable local interest was celebrated at the Methodist Church, Esk, yesterday (writes our Esk corre- spondent on May 22), when Mr. E. V. Newman, of Murrumba was married to Miss Frances Elizabeth Werner (daughter of Mr. and .Mrs. L. Werner, of Mt. Brisbane). The church was nicely decorated for the occasion, and was well filled with friends of the bride and bridegroom. The Rev. R. Whaites officiated. The bride wore a becoming gown of embroidered Crepe de Chine, trlmmed with silk lace, beads, and orange blossoms. She also wore the customnary wreath and veil, and carried a beautiful bouquet of everlasting daisies, lilies of the valley, Jonquils, asparugus plumosus, and maidenhair fern (the gift of the bridegroom). Three brides maids were in attendance- Misses Lily and Lucy Werner, and Lee Johnston, who wore Japanese silk frocks, trimmed with embossed lace and insertion, and hats to harmonise. They each carried a bouquet. Mr. J. Johnston (Brisbane) acted as best man, and Mr. A. Wolno (Murrumba) as groomsman. After the ceremony an ad journment was made to the Lyceum Hall, where about 80 guests were entertained at a wedding breakfast. The usual toasts were honoured. Mr. and Mrs. Newman left by the aftemoon train for Sydney for the honeymoon. Mrs. Newman wore a travelling dress of saxe blue cloth, with silk to harmonise, and vest of cream lace. She also wore a black velvet hat with white ostrich plume. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a travelling bag, and the bridegroom's gift to the bride was an engraved Elgin lever gold watch and muff chain. To the bridesmaids he gave handsome gold brooches. The presents were numerous and handsome, and included many cheques."
    Wedding of Frances Elizabeth Werner and Emmanual Victor Newman 21 May 1914. Bridesmaids are Lucy and Lillian Werner and Lee Johnson. Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • Frances Elizabeth Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1937 and 1954 living at Queensland.
  • In 1957,her husband, Emmanual Victor Newman died in Queensland.
  • Frances Elizabeth Werner died in October 1961 in Queensland.

Children of Frances Elizabeth Werner and Emmanual Victor Newman

Frank Norfolk Werner

M, b. 20 June 1914, d. 5 February 1994

Frank Norfolk Werner & his sister Eileen Werner - taken c 1918. Children of Sidney Charles Werner and Sarah Catherine Delaney. Photo courtesy of Helen J.

  • Frank Norfolk Werner was born on 20 June 1914 in Norfolk Island.
  • He was the son of Sidney Charles Werner and Sarah Catherine Delaney.
  • At the age of 21 years, 6 months and 8 days, Frank Norfolk Werner married Edna Aileen Lynch, daughter of James A Lynch and Alice M Higgins, on 28 December 1935 in Newtown, New South Wales. At the time of their marriage Frank was an electrical mechanic living at Undercliffe and Edna a saleslady living at Enmore. James Lynch, Edna's father was a traveller. Witnesses to the marriage were D Lynch and Eileen Werner.
    Wedding of Frank Norfolk Werner and Edna Aileen Lynch - 1935. Chief bridesmaid is Frank's sister Eileen. Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • Frank Norfolk Werner and Edna Aileen Lynch appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Queensland.
  • Frank Norfolk Werner and Edna Aileen Lynch appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at West End. Frank was an electrician and Edna carried out home duties. Frank's grandparents Louis and Elizabeth Werner appeared to be living with them.
  • Frank and Edna's first child was born around 1939.
    Frank Norfolk & Edna (nee Lynch) Werner and their first child. Taken c 1939. Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • Frank Norfolk Werner and Edna Aileen Lynch appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1949 living at New South Wales.
  • Frank Norfolk Werner enlisted in the Military on 20 October 1943 in Canterbury, New South Wales. Frank's service number was NX175949 (N109986). His next of kin was listed as Werner, E. He was a Warrant Officer Class 2, Hay PW Group, at the time of his discharge on 7 July 1945.
  • He and Edna Aileen Lynch were divorced on 20 July 1951.
  • At the age of 44 years and 7 months, Frank Norfolk Werner married Emilia Novak, daughter of Michael Novak and Marie Kriasky, on 20 January 1959 in Penrith, New South Wales. At the time of their marriage Frank was an electrical contactor aged 44, living at 4th Avenue Llandilo. Emilia was a 46 year old nurse (spinster), living at Lady Davidson Home, Turramurra. Her parents were Micheal Novak, and engineer and Marie Kriasky (both deceased). Emilie was born in Harbin, China. Witnesses to the marriage were C J Hill and L M Davidson.
  • Frank Norfolk Werner and Emilia Novak were divorced on 14 November 1960 in New South Wales.
  • Frank Norfolk Werner died on 5 February 1994 in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, at age 79.
  • He was buried in Aberdare, New South Wales.
    Headstone of Frank Norfolk Werner. Born 1914 Norfolk Island, son of Sidney Werner and Sarah Delaney

Frederick A Werner

M, b. 1870, d. 9 January 1887
  • Frederick A Werner was born in 1870 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of Louis H R Werner and Magdalena (Rosina) Albig.
  • Frederick A Werner died on 9 January 1887 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was buried in Tenterfield Cemetery. Row 1 Lot 30 with a Headstone.
    Grave of Louis Werner (1826-1891) and Rosina Albig (1835-1905) and their son Frederick (1870-1887). Tenterfield Cemetery. Photo thanks to Lesley W.

George Werner

M, b. 21 March 1877, d. 1963

Rosina Werner (nee Albig) with her daughter Rose (married William Bailey) and son George. Photo from Alan Taber.
  • George Werner was born on 21 March 1877 in New South Wales, Australia. His birth certificate shows his father Louis as a 51 year old farmer, born Germany and his mother as Rosina formerly Albig, aged 41, born Germany. At the time of George's birth he had 4 male sibling living, 4 female siblings living and 1 female sibling deceased. Witness to his birth was Rosina Levi ?
  • He was the son of Louis H R Werner and Magdalena (Rosina) Albig.
  • At the age of 23 years, 3 months and 11 days, George Werner married Elizabeth Jane Bezanson, daughter of Isaiah James Bezanson and Eliza Jane French, on 2 July 1900 in New South Wales. George was a 25 year old bachelor labourer of Tenterfield and Elizabeth 20 year a spinster with domestic duties, of Tenterfield. Both had been born in Tenterfield. His parents were given as Louis Werner a deceased saddler, and Rosina Heiss (in fact Albig). Elizabeth's parents were James Bezanson, a labourer and Eliza Jane French. James Bezanson gave his permission for Elizabeth to marry as she was under the age of 21. They were married in a private house in Tenterfield according to the rites of the Presbyterian Chuch by Richard Macky. Witnesses to the marriage were James B Lillicrap and Fanny Bezanson, Elizabeth's sister.
  • George Werner witnessed the marriage of James Edward (Jim) Cubis and Eliza (Didi) Bezanson on 5 December 1902 in New South Wales, Australia. They were married by Richard Dill Mckay and were attended by Mr & Mrs George Werner.
  • George Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at New South Wales. George was a miner.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1954 and 1958 living at 109 Paton Street, Woy Woy. No occupation was given for George. His son Lionel Owen, a carrier, lived at 107 Woy Woy Road, South Woy Woy.
  • George Werner died in 1963 in Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia.

Children of George Werner and Elizabeth Jane Bezanson

George Andrew Werner

M, b. 1894, d. 31 March 1918

George Andrew Werner (1894-1918). Died in France during WWI. Son of Herman Robert Emil Werner and Jean Mann. Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • George Andrew Werner was born in 1894 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of Hermann Robert Emil Werner and Jean Mann.
  • George Andrew Werner began military service on 4 November 1915. He joined the 1st AIF. He was 22 years old and a farm labourer living at Swan Peak, Elsmore, Inverell. He had been a shoemaker by trade having worked for two years at the Boot Factory at Tenterfield. His mother, was given as next of kin.
    George was posted for service in France on 4th May 1916. His Unit was the 33rd Batallion. On the 19th July 1917 he was promoted to Company Sergent Major. On the 15th March 1918 he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, DCM for Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. According to the London Gazette 4th March 1918. Page 2759 - "on the 12th October 1917 near PASSCHENDAELE this W.O. went forward of our lines in search of wounded, working over marshy ground and under heavy shell fire, he brought in two wounded men. His Company suffered heavy casualties and had only one Officer left. He was chiefly responsible for the radid and efficient organisation of his Company. He did excellent work in consolidating the new line.
    Throughout the operation he displayed great courage, coolness and determination. Although the conditions was very adverse he maintained a most cheerful and optomistic attitude and set an excellent example to his men."
    George's service number was 1510 - Company Sergeant Major, 33rd Bn., Australian Infantry AIF.
  • George Andrew Werner died from wounds he had received on 31 March 1918 in France.
  • He was buried in France.
  • On 4 December 1918 his death was reported in the Daily Observer - "News has been received that Company Sergt.-Major George Andrew Werner, D.C.M., has died of wounds in France. He was wounded on March 30 last, going into action near Hangard, and died some hours later. The gallant act which won for the soldier the D.C.M. was officially reported, as follows: — Sergt.-Major G. A. Werner went forward of our lines on the night of October 12, 1917, near Passchendaele, in search of wounded. Working over marshy country and under heavy shell fire, he brought in two wounded men. His company suffered heavy casualties, and although the conditions were very adverse he maintained a cheerful attitude, and set an excellent example to his men.' Sergt. Werner was a native of Tenterfield, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Werner, of Brodie's Plains, and previously of Bannockburn. Prior to enlisting he was employed at a sawmill at
    Millinjami, near Inverell."

Hannah Louisa Werner

F, b. 1858, d. 1919
  • Hannah Louisa Werner was born in 1858 in New South Wales. It appears her birth was not registered even though the requirement for doing so had been made law in 1856. According to an article on the registration of Births, Deaths and Marrages - "The notification of an event was mostly verbal as notification forms did not become widespread until after World War I. Verbal notification is problematic for people of a non English speaking background as the phonetic spelling of names vary between individual District Registrars. Even on written forms, dealing with migrants details can be challenging". Perhaps the birth was not registered correctly.
  • She was the daughter of Louis H R Werner and Magdalena (Rosina) Albig.
  • Hannah Louisa Werner married James Charles Mills circa 1881. The record of their marriage has yet to be found.
  • Hannah Louisa Werner and James Charles Mills appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1906 living at Malvern. James was a carpenter. Their daugther Rose, a musician lived with them.
  • Hannah Louisa Werner and James Charles Mills appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1909 living at Malvern. James was a carpenter. Their children James junior (a joiner), Lily May, a dressmaker and Rose Ann, a music teacher were also at that address.
  • Hannah Louisa Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1912 and 1913 living at Victoria. Her daughters Lily May and Rose Anne (a music teacher) and sons William George and James Charles (both carpenters) also lived at this address.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1915 living at Malvern. Her children Lily, Louis (a carpenter) and Lawrence (a plasterer), James Charles (a carpenter) also lived at the same address.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1916 living at Malvern. Hannah carried out home duties. Her children James (a carpenter), Lily, and Lawrence (a plasterer) also lived at the same address.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1917 living at 25 Glenferrie Road. Her children Rose (a musician) Lily and Laurence (a plasterer) lived with her.
  • Hannah Louisa Werner died in 1919 in Victoria.

Children of Hannah Louisa Werner and James Charles Mills

Hannah Louisa Werner

F, b. 8 March 1894, d. July 1969

Hannah Louisa Werner (1894-1969), daughter of Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French. Photo courtesy of Helen J.

  • Hannah Louisa Werner was also known as Anna Louise.
  • She was born on 8 March 1894 in New South Wales, Australia. Mrs Key was witness to her birth.
  • She was the daughter of Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French.
  • Hannah Louisa Werner commenced school at Pinelands State School on 10 April 1905. aged 11 years, religion P(resbyterian) She left in June 1906.
  • In 1908 Frances (nee Bezanson) and Walter Tickle visited Frances' aunt, Elizabeth Werner in Toowoomba. They brought Frances' young sister Eva with them. While they were there a family photo was taken.
  • At the age of 17 years, 6 months and 3 days, Hannah Louisa Werner married William James Sedgman, son of Edward Sedgman and Margaret Jane Semmens, on 11 September 1911 in Queensland.
  • Hannah Louisa Werner and William James Sedgman appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1919 living at Queensland.
  • On 21 June 1924,her husband, William James Sedgman died in New South Wales at age 34. He died from chronic parenchymatous nephritis and heart failure.
  • Hannah Louisa Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Queensland.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Queensland. At the time of her father's death on 6 May 1938, she was living at Hamson Street, Kelvin Grove.
  • She was the informant of the death of Louis Francis Albig Werner on 6 May 1938 in Lindum, Queensland. Louis had been suffering from chronic myocardis and senility. Hannah his daughter registered his death, giving his parents as Louis Werner, a saddler, and mother as Rose Ann Ice (Heiss.)
  • Hannah Louisa Werner married John Joseph James White, son of Rebecca Unknown, circa 1940.
  • In 1954,her husband, John Joseph James White died in Queensland.
  • Hannah Louisa Werner died in July 1969 at age 75.

Children of Hannah Louisa Werner and William James Sedgman

Hermann Robert Emil Werner

M, b. 1868, d. 1948

Hermann Robert Emil (Dick) Werner and Jean (nee Mann) and their family, Elizabeth May back row, Elsie Rose(middle front), George Andrew ( in front of Hermann) and baby Robert Emil on mother's knee Photo taken c 1898. Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • Hermann Robert Emil Werner was also known as Richard.
  • He was born in 1868 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of Louis H R Werner and Magdalena (Rosina) Albig.
  • At the age of 20 years, Hermann Robert Emil Werner married Jean Mann, daughter of Andrew Mann and Marcella May Cameron, in 1888 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Hermann Robert Emil Werner was the informant of the death of Louis H R Werner on 13 January 1891 in New South Wales, Australia. His son Herman (Richard) was the informant of his father's death. The certificate shows Louis was a 65 year old harness maker of Tenterfield, who was born in Prussa and had been in Australia for 36 years. His father was Louis Henry Werner, a captain in the Prussian Army and mother Josephine. Louis had been married in Tenterfield 31 years ago to Rosie HEISS (should be ALBIG). His living children were listed as Hannah 33, Louis 31, Rose 29, Charles 27, Herman 23, Elizabeth 19, Louisa 16 and George 14. There was one deceased male (Frederick) and one deceased female (Catherine L). He died of inflammation of the bowels.
  • On 25 April 1905 Hermann Robert Emil Werner, who was living at in New South Wales, was the informant of the death of his mother Rosina Werner nee Albig. She died in Tenterfied on 24 April 1905.
  • On 12 September 1912 The Tamworth Daily Observer reported that Richard had been given as send off from Tenterfiled when he moved to Inverell. The article read -" TENTERFIELD.
    A very pleasing ceremony took place at tho School of Arts on Saturday evening last, the occasion being a presentation to Mr. R. Werner, an old and esteemed member of the Institute, and a native of Tenterfield, on the eve of his departure for Inverell, where he intends residing in the future. There was a large attendance of members and others, the chair being occupied by his Worship the Mayor and president of the Institution (Mr. G. H. Mitchell). The presentation took the form of a purse of sovereigns."
  • In 1918 Hermann Robert Emil Werner lived in Glen Innes, New South Wales.
  • On 31 March 1918,their son, George Andrew Werner died in France.
  • On 16 May 1919, Hermann Robert Emil Werner and Jean Mann signed a receipt for his son Andrew's Distinguished Conduct Medal and gave his address as Lawrence Street, Inverell; In January 1919, the address was Brodie's Plains, Inverell; on 3 February 1919, Jean gave her address as c/- Nurse Werner (Louisa Werner, Hermann's sister), Villa Santamarina, Albion Street, Waverly. Louisa herself wrote a letter on 16 April 1919 to the District Commandant enquiring as to the whereabouts of George's medal and in May 1920 Robert gave his address as c/- Mr A Draper, Bannockburn, Inverell.
  • Hermann Robert Emil Werner and Charles Richard Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Greaves Street, Inverell. Charles and his father Robert were both labourers. Robert's youngest son Keith also lived in Greaves Street. He was a shop assistant.
  • Hermann Robert Emil Werner was living at Ross Hill when his son Keith Werner and Myrtle Merchantmarried in October 1932 in New South Wales; The wedding was reported in The Land newspaper :- " Werner-Merchant. - Clusters of lovely flowers decorated St. Andrew's Church, Inverell, for the wedding of Miss Myrtle Merchant, eldest daughter of Mrs. P. Carroll, of Warwick, Queensland, and Mr. Keith Werner, fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Werner, of Ross Hill.
    The bride wore a lovely hand-embroidered veil with her long gown of ivory satin, and carried an armful of arum lilies. Miss Dossie Jaggers, in a dainty frock of pink georgette with trimmings of black velvet, attended the bride.
    Wearing long gowns of pale pink georgette with bandeaux of tulle and field daisies, little Misses Thelma and Iris Carroll acted as flower girls.
    Mr. Charles Werner was the best man.
    After the ceremony, Mrs. Carroll, in a smart frock of navy crepe-de-chene with trim mings of white, and Mrs. Jaggers, sister of the bridegroom, who chose a frock of black moracain, received the guests at the reception."
  • Hermann Robert Emil Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at George Street, Inverell. He was a labourer and most likely lived with is son Keith and his wife Myrtle.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at 99 George Street, Inverell. He was a labourer and appeared to have been living alone.
  • Hermann Robert Emil Werner died in 1948 in Paddington, New South Wales.

Children of Hermann Robert Emil Werner and Jean Mann

James Roy Werner

M, b. 21 March 1901, d. 1952

James Roy Werner (1901-1952), son of Louis Francis Albig Werner & Elizabeth French. Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • James Roy Werner was also known as Jim.
  • He was born on 21 March 1901 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French.
  • James Roy Werner commenced school at Pinelands State School in March 1906. He was 5 years old and his father was a teamster at Pinelands.
  • In 1908 Frances (nee Bezanson) and Walter Tickle visited Frances' aunt, Elizabeth Werner in Toowoomba. They brought Frances' young sister Eva with them. While they were there a family photo was taken.
  • The following article appeared in the The Brisbane Courier on 23 December 1914. James fell from his horse and suffered serious injuries that required hospitalisation - " A serious riding accident occurred on Saturday (writes our Esk correspondent) to James Werner, aged 12, youngest son of Mr Louis Werner, of Mount Brisbane. He was returning after delivering the mail to Mrs Bowman's when his horse fell and rolled over him. After lying for four hours in the sun and suffering attacks from the ants, he was discovered and taken to his home where an examination by Dr Elworthy of Esk showed that his left thigh and right collarbone were broken, and his stomach was severely bruised. He was brought in to Esk on Sunday, and left by Monday mornings train for the Ipswich hospital.
  • On 20 November 1920 On 20 November 1920 James applied for and was granted the lease on 24 acres of land Portion 99b, Norfolk Island.
    The lease stipulated that James was to reside upon the land, and to place one acre of land under cultivation for each of first five years and keep the land under cultivation for the duration of the lease. Rental was 3 pound per annum. The land was even, but covered with dense scrub and lantana and thought expensive to clear. It was valued at 86 pound.
    An extract from a letter dated 17 September 1920 on the file reads "I am enclosing leases in duplicate for James Werner's lease. The Minister approved of my recommendations of 6 May last to lease him the land referred to conditionally upon his executing the lease on the Island within six months. He was then in Queensland but he sailed for the Island about two months ago and consequently is now waiting for the lease to be tendered to him for execution."

  • At the age of 27 years, 3 months and 9 days, James Roy Werner married Beryl Emma Newley, daughter of George Newley and Florence May Stalling, on 30 June 1928 in Queensland.
    Wedding of James Roy Werner and Beryl Newley, in Stanthorpe 30 June 1928. Alfred Jabez Harriman, Beryl Newley, James Werner, Freda Newley (sister of Beryl). Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • James Roy Werner and Beryl Emma Newley had nine children . All of the children were born in Stanthorpe.
  • James Roy Werner and Beryl Emma Newley appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at New South Wales.
  • James Roy Werner and Beryl Emma Newley appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1937 and 1943 living at Amosfield. James was a labourer and Beryl carried out home duties.
  • James Roy Werner died in 1952 in Queensland. Jim suffered a heart attack and fell from his horse.

Keith Werner

M, b. 21 July 1907, d. 1959
  • Keith Werner was born on 21 July 1907 in New South Wales.
  • He was the son of Hermann Robert Emil Werner and Jean Mann.
  • Keith Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Greaves Street, Inverell. He was a shop assistant. His brother's Charles and father Robert also lived in Greaves Street, most likely with Keith. Both were labourers.
  • At the age of 25 years and 2 months, Keith Werner married Myrtle Merchant in October 1932 in New South Wales. The wedding was reported in The Land newspaper :- " Werner-Merchant. - Clusters of lovely flowers decorated St. Andrew's Church, Inverell, for the wedding of Miss Myrtle Merchant, eldest daughter of Mrs. P. Carroll, of Warwick, Queensland, and Mr. Keith Werner, fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Werner, of Ross Hill.
    The bride wore a lovely hand-embroidered veil with her long gown of ivory satin, and carried an armful of arum lilies. Miss Dossie Jaggers, in a dainty frock of pink georgette with trimmings of black velvet, attended the bride.
    Wearing long gowns of pale pink georgette with bandeaux of tulle and field daisies, little Misses Thelma and Iris Carroll acted as flower girls.
    Mr. Charles Werner was the best man.
    After the ceremony, Mrs. Carroll, in a smart frock of navy crepe-de-chene with trim mings of white, and Mrs. Jaggers, sister of the bridegroom, who chose a frock of black moracain, received the guests at the reception."
  • Keith Werner and Myrtle Merchant appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at George Street, Inverell. Keith was an ironmonger and Phyllis carried out domestic duties. Keith's father Robert lived with them.
  • Keith Werner enlisted in the Australian Army on 24 June 1942 in Paddington His service number was NX96908 and he was living in Canberra at the time of his enlistment. He gave his wife Myrtle as his next of kin. He was discharged on 28 July 1944 with the rank of Gunner in the ARTY RFTS NGF.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Centennial Park. He was a warehouse manager.
  • Keith Werner died in 1959 in Coonabarabram, New South Wales.

Lawrence Werner

M, b. 1885, d. 1886
  • Lawrence Werner was born in 1885 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Lawrence Werner died in 1886 in New South Wales, Australia.

Lawrence F Werner

M, b. 1885, d. 1886
  • Lawrence F Werner was born in 1885 in New South Wales, Australia. There was no father's name given on the birth certificate only his mother's Rosina Werner. He was born before Rosina married William in 1886 but died after the marriage.
  • He was the son of Rosina C Louise Werner.
  • Lawrence F Werner died in 1886 in New South Wales, Australia. Lawrence's death was registered as Lawrence Bailey, father Charles W Bailey, mother Rosina.

Lillian Werner

F, b. 1896, d. 1979

The Werner family- from the left: Hannah, Louis, Frances, Elizabeth nursing Lucy, Sidney, Roseanna (sitting), Edward and Lillian sitting on the ground. Albert and James are missing. Taken c 1908 perhaps in Toowoomba.

  • Lillian Werner was born in 1896 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French.
  • Lillian Werner commenced school at Pinelands State School on 10 April 1905. at age of 8, religion P(resbyterian) father a teamster, left in June 1906.
  • In 1908 Frances (nee Bezanson) and Walter Tickle visited Frances' aunt, Elizabeth Werner in Toowoomba. They brought Frances' young sister Eva with them. While they were there a family photo was taken.
  • Lillian and Lucy was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Emmanual Victor Newman and Frances Elizabeth Werner, daughter of Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French, on 21 May 1914 in Queensland; The following article appeared in "The Brisbane Courier" on 26 May 1914.
    "Newman-Werner.
    A wedding of considerable local interest was celebrated at the Methodist Church, Esk, yesterday (writes our Esk corre- spondent on May 22), when Mr. E. V. Newman, of Murrumba was married to Miss Frances Elizabeth Werner (daughter of Mr. and .Mrs. L. Werner, of Mt. Brisbane). The church was nicely decorated for the occasion, and was well filled with friends of the bride and bridegroom. The Rev. R. Whaites officiated. The bride wore a becoming gown of embroidered Crepe de Chine, trlmmed with silk lace, beads, and orange blossoms. She also wore the customnary wreath and veil, and carried a beautiful bouquet of everlasting daisies, lilies of the valley, Jonquils, asparugus plumosus, and maidenhair fern (the gift of the bridegroom). Three brides maids were in attendance- Misses Lily and Lucy Werner, and Lee Johnston, who wore Japanese silk frocks, trimmed with embossed lace and insertion, and hats to harmonise. They each carried a bouquet. Mr. J. Johnston (Brisbane) acted as best man, and Mr. A. Wolno (Murrumba) as groomsman. After the ceremony an ad journment was made to the Lyceum Hall, where about 80 guests were entertained at a wedding breakfast. The usual toasts were honoured. Mr. and Mrs. Newman left by the aftemoon train for Sydney for the honeymoon. Mrs. Newman wore a travelling dress of saxe blue cloth, with silk to harmonise, and vest of cream lace. She also wore a black velvet hat with white ostrich plume. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a travelling bag, and the bridegroom's gift to the bride was an engraved Elgin lever gold watch and muff chain. To the bridesmaids he gave handsome gold brooches. The presents were numerous and handsome, and included many cheques."
  • Lillian Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1919 living at Murrumba. Lillian lived at Mt Brisbane and carried out home duties. Her brother Edward and was a team driver, and also lived at Mt Brisbane. Her father Louis was a teamster and her mother Elizabeth carried out home duties. A Charles Werner lived at the Club Hotel Toogoolawah and was a groom (not sure of relationship to the family.)
  • At the age of 24 years, Lillian Werner married Thomas Reid, son of Thomas Reid and Sarah Ellen Hine, in 1920 in Queensland.
  • Lillian Werner and Thomas Reid lived in Queensland. They then moved to 69 Charlotte Street, Paddington before settling at 27 Real Avenue, Norman Park.
    Home Lillian (nee Werner) and Thomas Reid in 69 Charlotte Street, Paddington. Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • In 1973,her husband, Thomas Reid died in Queensland.
  • Lillian Werner died in 1979 in Queensland.

Child of Lillian Werner and Thomas Reid

Lionel Owen Werner

M, b. 1903, d. 1987
  • Lionel Owen Werner was born in 1903 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of George Werner and Elizabeth Jane Bezanson.
  • At the age of 26 years, Lionel Owen Werner married Alexandrina A R Mallet in 1929 in New South Wales, Australia. They lived at Mole Vale, Tenterfield.
  • The following article appeared in the The Northern Star on 25 July 1936. It reported that "Mrs. Lionel Werner, of Tenterfield is at present an inmate of St. Vincent's Hospital, Lismore, where she is to undergo an operation. Meanwhile her small son, is staying with Mrs. Werner's aunt, Mrs. E. J. Johnson, of Clovas."
  • On 17 October 1941 the Northern Star (lismore) reported that - "Mr. and Mrs. L O. Werner and their son, Jim, of Noble Vale, Tenterfield, have returned home after a fortnight's motor tour of the Richmond, Brunswick and Byron Bay districts."
  • Lionel Owen Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1954 and 1958 living at 107 Woy Woy Road, Woy Woy. He was a carrier. His father George lived at 1909 Paton Road, Woy Woy.
  • Lionel Owen Werner died in 1987 in New South Wales, Australia.

Louis Francis Albig Werner

M, b. 27 August 1859, d. 6 May 1938

The Werner family- from the left: Hannah, Louis, Frances, Elizabeth nursing Lucy, Sidney, Roseanna (sitting), Edward and Lillian sitting on the ground. Albert and James are missing. Taken c 1907 perhaps in Toowoomba.
  • Louis Francis Albig Werner was born on 27 August 1859 in New South Wales, Australia. Louis' birth certificate shows his father, Louis Werner was a 33 year old saddler born Germany and his mother, Rosina Albig, 26 was also born in Germany. It also shows that Louis and Rosina had a son (cannot find any record of this son) and daughter (Hannah) both living at the time of Louis' birth. Mrs Reid was present at his birth.
  • He was the son of Louis H R Werner and Magdalena (Rosina) Albig.
  • Louis Francis Albig Werner was almost killed by lightening when it struck the home of his parents Louis H R Werner and Magdalena (Rosina) Albig on 27 December 1861the Werner home was struck by lightning, rendering a young man [perhaps John Bonhag, Rosina's nephew] unconscious, almost hitting a baby in a cradle [Francis Louis Albig Werner who would have been 16 months old], and causing considerable damage to the house.
    The Maitland Mercury reported the incident :- " SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS - This town was visited by a very severe thunderstorm on the night of Thursday and morning of Friday last. The storm commenced about five o'clock on Thursday afternoon, and continued with great violence until nine o'clock, when an abatement of a few hours took place, the heavens being partially clear, and perfect quiet reigning all around. However, another storm came up from the west ward about three o'clock on Friday morning, which exceeded in violence the preceding one, and startled the inhabitants from their repose. Indeed, such a severe storm has not been experienced in this neighbourhood for a considerable period. The only damage to the township which we have learned occurred at the house of Mr. Louis Werner, which was struck by the electric fluid and sustained material injury. The chimney was the attracting medium, which was literally destroyed, and the lightening, passing down both sides of the fireplace, where the wood is reduced to splinters, tore up the earthen floor and raised a quantity of dust which almost smothered the inmates. It then found its way into another chamber where a young man slept, striking him so that he lay insensible for a considerable time. The electricity then seems to have scattered about the building in all direction, causing the greatest confusion, when it ultimately found a good conductor in a cross-cut saw which was suspended from one of the rafters. The rafter and a number of the shingles of the roof were thus destroyed, and then the work of destruction ceased.
    It may be deemed very providential than none of the inmates were fatally hurt, as three separate rooms were occupied by them. A young sleeping child in a cradle had a very narrow escape, as its head was within a foot of the cross-cut saw which conducted the electric fluid though the roof. Others took place on Friday afternoon and Sunday."
  • Louis Francis Albig Werner witnessed the marriage of James William French and Mary Jane O'Brien on 1 December 1883 in New South Wales, Australia; Mary Jane O'Brien was a widow and was aged 34 years at the time of her marriage to James. He was a 26 year old shearer. According to a letter from one of her descendants her maiden name was O'Brien. It appears that her mother had also remarried to someone named Weldon. Mary's second marriage took place at her mother's residence in Tenterfield. Witnesses to the marriage were Elizabeth Ann Weldon (her mother?) and Louis Werner. The service was officiated by William Denning according to the rites of the Weslyan Church. Mary Jane had four young children under nine at the time of the marriage.
  • At the age of 24 years, 5 months and 3 days, Louis Francis Albig Werner married Elizabeth French, daughter of William French and Elizabeth Baker, on 30 January 1884 in New South Wales. The marriage record shows Louis was a 23 year old bachelor of Tenterfield, a labourer, father Louis Werner, mother Rosina Heiss. Elizabeth (signed with her mark) was an 18 year old spinster, a domestic servant, born Paterson River and residing in Tenterfield. Her parents were William French and Elizabeth Baker. The marriage took place at the residence of Mr Louis Werner, Tenterfield in a Wesleyan service. Witnesses to the marriage were John Heiss and Rose Louisa Werner. Consent of Elizabeth Hoskins (formerly French) mother of the bride was given to the marriage as Elizabeth French was under the age of 21 years. Louis signed his name and Elizabeth gave her mark.
  • In 1885 he was farmer at Tenterfield. The Parliamentary Returns of Landholders showed Louis owned 7.5 acres of land, previously Tenterfield Station, along with 3 horses and 5 cattle.
  • Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French had nine children .Sid, Fanny, Rose,Ted, Hannah, Lillian, Bert, Roy and Eva were all born in Tenterfield.
  • Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French moved to Pinelands, Queensland between December 1904 and 1905.Many of the French and Werner families moved to the Toowoomba/Crow's Nest area about this time. Louis and Elizabeth's baby daughter Eva, died in a fall in February 1905 in Toowoomba. Louis found work as a teamster, hauling pine logs at Pinelands. Lilian, Hannah and Albert attended Pinelands State school from April 1905 to June 1906.
  • On 23 February 1905,their daughter, Eva Florence Werner died in Queensland. Eva, excited to see the passing Salvation Army parade, climbed up on the verandah railing and fell back hitting her head.
  • On 10 April 1905 Louis and Elizabeth enrolled 11 year old Hannah, 8 year old Lily and Albert aged 5, at Pinelands State School. James, aged 5 was enrolled the following year.
  • Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French moved to Thallon Street, Crow's Nest in 1906.Their youngest daughter Lucy was born at Pinelands, but the family moved to Crow's Nest later that year.
  • Between 1908 and 1910 Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French lived in Cocks Estate, Queensland. Elizabeth's sister-in-law, wife of George French gave birth to twins at the Werner home in 1908.
  • In 1913 he was a labourer at Mount Brisbane Station. They most likely lived at the Station. While they were at the Brisbane Station, their daughter Hannah married.
  • Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Murrumba. Louis was a teamster and Elizabeth carried out home duties. Their daughter Frances also lived with them and carried out home duties.
  • Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1919 living at Murrumba, Queensland. Louis was a teamster and Elizabeth carried out home duties. Their son Edward lived at Mt Brisbane and was a team driver, Lillian also lived at Mt Brisbane and carried out home duties. A Charles Werner lived at the Club Hotel Toogoolawah and was a groom (not sure of relationship to the family.)
  • In October 1922 Louis and Elizabeth travelled to Norfolk Island to visit their son Sidney and his family. Sid was stationed there as a Police Constable for the NSW police service. According to a Newspaper article in "The Brisbane Courier" on Monday 23 October, 1922 the family also went to help another son on his farm.
    "Mr. Louis Werner, of Murrumba, will leave this week for Norfolk Island, when he will join one of his sons in farming and fruit culture at that place". Both Albert and James had applied for land grants on Norfolk Island in 1920.
    Elizabeth and Lucy may have returned to the island in 1925 to help Sid and his family with the move back to Sydney. A shipping notice in The Sydney Morning Herald stated " THE MAKAMHO'S PASSENGERS.
    NORFOLK ISLAND, Thursday.
    The Burns, Philp island mail steamer Makambo arrived here at daylight yesterday from the New Hebrides, and sailed at 6 p.m. for Sydney, via Lord Howe Island. The following is a list of passengers:- Mesdames Werner (2) and three children; Misses Martin, Nobbs, and Werner, Messers. Robertson, Nobbs, Bernie, Werner, Baggs, Mackenzie, Cornish, Miller, Trotter and Finlayson (2), Mesdames Cross (2). " The Werner's mentioned may have been Elizabeth and her daughter in law Sarah; Sarah and Sidney's three children; perhaps Lucy; and Sidney.
  • Later in life Louis and Elizabeth ran a chicken farm in Ropely Road, Lindum. During the war, Elizabeth's niece Ada French rented the house. Elizabeth had most likely gone to live with one of her children after the death of Louis.
    Louis Francis Werner busy plucking a choook on his farm at Ropely Road, Lindum. Taken in 1930's. Photo courtesy Helen J.
  • Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Lindum, Queensland. Louis was a labourer and Elizabeth carried out home duties.
  • Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at West End. No occupation was given for Louis. Elizabeth carried out home duties. They appeared to be living with their grandson Frank Werner, an electrician and his wife.
  • Louis Francis Albig Werner died on 6 May 1938 in Lindum, Queensland, at age 78. Louis had been suffering from chronic myocardis and senility. Hannah his daughter registered his death, giving his parents as Louis Werner, a saddler, and mother as Rose Ann Ice (Heiss.)
  • He was buried on 7 May 1938 in Hemmant Cemetery, Brisbane.
    Grave of Louis Francis Albig Werner 1859-1938, Lindum Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Helen J.

Children of Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French

Louis H R Werner

M, b. 1826, d. 13 January 1891
  • Louis H R Werner was born in 1826 in Prussia. Note: He may have been born in Ottobeuren, Unterallgau, Bayern, Germany, a sister town to Tenterfield.
    Memorial to German Settlers in Tenterfiled (Werner name included). Tenterfield and Ottobeuren are partner towns. Photo thanks to Lola
  • He was the son of Louis Henry Werner and Josephine Unknown.
  • Louis H R Werner immigrated to Sydney in 1855. He is thought to have arrived on the Daniel Ross, which arrived in Sydney on the 27 April 1855 from Hamberg captained by J L Kessal. Louis was naturalised on 6 August 1859 and gave his ships name as Daniel Ross and the date of arrival as 1855, however his name cannot be made out on the passenger list.
  • At the age of 31 years, Louis H R Werner married Magdalena (Rosina) Albig, daughter of Johann Friedrich Christof Albig and Johanna (Rosina) Heiss, on 12 July 1857 in New South Wales, Australia. The marriage was officiated by Timothy McCauley /McCarthy?, in the "Church of Rome". Witnesses to the marriage were X Abbig and Catherine Hedley. The name Albig was spelt ABBIG throughout the certificate. The place of birth of the bride and groom, parents name and occupation were all given as NOT KNOWN.
  • On 15 July 1857 Louis and Rosina were witnesses to the marriage of Johann Christian SHAETTE and Louise Dorothea VON EINEM born KOCH.

  • In 1858 Louis H R Werner and Magdalena (Rosina) Albig lived in New South Wales.
    Louis and Rosina's daughter Rose (Rosina Bailey)'s obituary written in 1952, gives details of where the Werner family lived. "The Werner home was situated at the corner, near the intersection of Miles and Scott Street and occupied the site where later the Curren home was erected. Mrs Bailey was born in 1862 and was the third child in a family of eight. Two of this family still survives, namely Miss Louisa retired hospital matron, and George, both of Sydney."
  • In 1859 Louis was naturalized. His place of origin was given as Prussia and his age 33. According to the Naturalization list he arrived on the ship "Daniel Ross" in 1855.
  • Louis H R Werner was the informant of the death of Johanna (Rosina) Heiss on 23 February 1860 in New South Wales. Rosina's death certfiicate shows she was born Wurternburg, Germany and had been in New South Wales for 5 years. Maiden name Heiss, her father was a farmer. The informant was her son in law Louis Werner. Husband's name Frederick Albig. She was 66 years old and died of dropsy.
  • On 27 December 1861 the Werner home was struck by lightning, rendering a young man [perhaps John Bonhag, Rosina's nephew] unconscious, almost hitting a baby in a cradle [Francis Louis Albig Werner who would have been 16 months old], and causing considerable damage to the house.
    The Maitland Mercury reported the incident :- " SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS - This town was visited by a very severe thunderstorm on the night of Thursday and morning of Friday last. The storm commenced about five o'clock on Thursday afternoon, and continued with great violence until nine o'clock, when an abatement of a few hours took place, the heavens being partially clear, and perfect quiet reigning all around. However, another storm came up from the west ward about three o'clock on Friday morning, which exceeded in violence the preceding one, and startled the inhabitants from their repose. Indeed, such a severe storm has not been experienced in this neighbourhood for a considerable period. The only damage to the township which we have learned occurred at the house of Mr. Louis Werner, which was struck by the electric fluid and sustained material injury. The chimney was the attracting medium, which was literally destroyed, and the lightening, passing down both sides of the fireplace, where the wood is reduced to splinters, tore up the earthen floor and raised a quantity of dust which almost smothered the inmates. It then found its way into another chamber where a young man slept, striking him so that he lay insensible for a considerable time. The electricity then seems to have scattered about the building in all direction, causing the greatest confusion, when it ultimately found a good conductor in a cross-cut saw which was suspended from one of the rafters. The rafter and a number of the shingles of the roof were thus destroyed, and then the work of destruction ceased.
    It may be deemed very providential than none of the inmates were fatally hurt, as three separate rooms were occupied by them. A young sleeping child in a cradle had a very narrow escape, as its head was within a foot of the cross-cut saw which conducted the electric fluid though the roof. Others took place on Friday afternoon and Sunday."
  • Louis H R Werner was the informant of the death of Johann Friedrich Christof Albig on 17 February 1868 in New South Wales. On his death Frederick Albig was registered as Frederick Albig Heiss. He was a well sinker, aged 77 and he died of natural decay after a 7 day illness. There had been no doctor in attendance. His parents names were recorded as Unknown. The informant was his son-in-law Louis Werner of Tenterfield. The undertaker was Jacob Heiss (his son whose birth surname was Albig), minister Arthur Rutledge (Wesleyan) and witnesses were Henry Bachfield and Charles Krahe. Frederick had been born in Germany, and had been in NSW for 12 years. Frederick had married at age 26 to Johanna Rosina Heiss and their children were Laurence, Rosina (twins since deceased), Christian 41, Andrew 38, Jacob 35 and Rosina 31.
  • In July 1868 Louis collected monies for the Prince Albert Hospital Fund, donating 1shilling himself.
  • In June 1869 Louis was an active memeber of the community and had an interest in the schooling of his children. On 20 Jul 1869 the Clarence & Richmond Examiner reported - " NATIONAL SCHOOL - The monthly meeting of the Local Patrons of the National School, was held on Monday, 5th. June, Mr. William Gordon was voted, into the chair. Four additional Local Patrons were added to the list, viz., Messrs. J. M.Scuter, S. Davidson, T. Allen, and T. Peberdy. Mr Lewis Werner was elected secretary pro tem. The late secretary charged Mr. Werner with having made use of certain expressions at a previous meeting, that was rather derogatory to the Board, and he considered that Mr. Werner ought to resign. Some discussion then ensued when Mr. Gordon asked leave to vacate the chair, which having been granted, Mr. Merrill took the same, when the meeting unanimously decided that "Mr. Werner be requested to resign his office as secretary."
  • The Grevilles Post Office Directory of 1872 shows him as WERNER LOUIS SADDLER --- TENTERFIELD.

  • In October 1874 Louis caused himself harm as reported in the Clarence and Richmond River Examiner on 20 October 1874 - " POSSESSED OF A DEVIL Louis Werner, a labourer residing in Tenterfield, last week, gouged his right eye with a fork, and after burying it, filled the cavity up first with stinging nettles, then with coarse salt, all because that member offended him. It seems that Werner periodically becomes a mono-maniac, and during the madness, he does most rash and curious things. At times he will work in his garden in the dead of night, clothed only in nettles ; at other times his poor children must go with him in the most solitary places, to pray. These fits last about a week, and it is more than probable that the loss of his eye sorely grieves him, and he ought to be thankful that the injury is not greater, for after he had plucked his eye out, he was about cutting off his foot, but was prevented by some neighbours who luckily observed him."
  • In 1885, according to the Parlimentary Land Deeds, Louis owned 3.5 acres of Tenterfield Station, and 8 cattle.
  • Louis H R Werner died on 13 January 1891 in New South Wales, Australia. His son Herman (Richard) was the informant of his father's death. The certificate shows Louis was a 65 year old harness maker of Tenterfield, who was born in Prussa and had been in Australia for 36 years. His father was Louis Henry Werner, a captain in the Prussian Army and mother Josephine. Louis had been married in Tenterfield 31 years ago to Rosie HEISS (should be ALBIG). His living children were listed as Hannah 33, Louis 31, Rose 29, Charles 27, Herman 23, Elizabeth 19, Louisa 16 and George 14. There was one deceased male (Frederick) and one deceased female (Catherine L). He died of inflammation of the bowels.
  • He was buried on 15 January 1891 in Tenterfield Cemetery. The undertaker was John Williams . He was buried by a Wesleyan minister. Witnesses to the burial were John Lomax and Walter Dimmick - Row 1 Lot 29 with a Headstone.
    Grave of Louis Werner (1826-1891) and Rosina Albig (1835-1905) and their son Frederick (1870-1887). Tenterfield Cemetery. Photo thanks to Lesley W.

Children of Louis H R Werner and Magdalena (Rosina) Albig

Louis Henry Werner

M, b. circa 1800
  • Louis Henry Werner was born circa 1800.
  • He was Captain in Prussian Army.
  • Louis Henry Werner married Josephine Unknown circa 1824.

Child of Louis Henry Werner and Josephine Unknown