Louis Herman (Lewis) Werner

M, b. 1889, d. 1965
  • Louis Herman (Lewis) Werner was born in 1889 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of Charles Frederick Werner and Catherine Rosina Geyer.
  • Louis Herman (Lewis) Werner was also known as Lewis. Louis started spelling his first name as Lewis during the first World War to Anglicise it.
  • Lewis worked as a well sinker for the Department of Water Conservation and Irrigation, a job taking him all over the mid west of New South Wales. The family lived at Condobolin until the children were in their mid teens. The family then moved to Canterbury.
  • At the age of 27 years, Louis Herman (Lewis) Werner married Florence Emma May Knight, daughter of John Knight and Emma Brett, in 1916 in New South Wales.
  • Louis Herman (Lewis) Werner and Florence Emma May Knight appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at New South Wales. Lewis was a driller and Florence carried out home duties.
  • Louis Herman (Lewis) Werner and Florence Emma May Knight appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Canterbury, New South Wales. Lewis was a driller and Florence carried out home duties.
  • Louis Herman (Lewis) Werner and Florence Emma May Knight appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Canterbury. Lewis was a driller and Florence carried out home duties. Their children John Lewis, a patternmaker and Vera Florence, as salesgirl and Edith Constance, a salesgirl also lived with them.
  • Louis Herman (Lewis) Werner and Florence Emma May Knight appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1963 living at Canterbury, New South Wales. Lewis was still listed as a driller and Florence carried out home duties. Their son and his wife lived in Wearne Street, Canterbury.
  • Louis Herman (Lewis) Werner died in 1965 in Ashfield.

Child of Louis Herman (Lewis) Werner and Florence Emma May Knight

Louisa M Werner

F, b. 1874, d. 1961

Louisa Werner (1874-1961), on right, daugther of Louis Werner and Rosina Albig. Taken in 1914. Photo thanks to Helen J.

  • Louisa M Werner was born in 1874 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of Louis H R Werner and Magdalena (Rosina) Albig.
  • He was a hospital matron.
  • On 16 April 1919 Louisa wrote a letter to the District Commandant of the Army enquiring as to the whereabouts of her nephew George Andrew Werner's Distinguished Conduct Medal. Her sister-in-law, Jean Mann, had given the Army Louisa's address (Villa Santamarina, Albion Street, Waverly) as her contact address in February 1919 and was presumedly living with Louisa at the time of Louisa's letter to the Army.
  • Louisa M Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Dulwich Hill. She was a matron.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Paddington. She carried out home duties.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1958 living at Centennial Park, Queensland. She was a nurse.
  • Louisa M Werner died in 1961 in Burwood, New South Wales.

Lucy Isabel Werner

F, b. 2 January 1906, d. 27 September 1984

Alfred Jabez Harriman & Lucy Isabel Werner on their wedding day 12 July 1930. Photo courtesy of Helen J.

  • Lucy Isabel Werner was born on 2 January 1906 in Pinelands, Queensland. Her father Louis Francis Werner was the informant and gave his occupation as a labourer, aged 45 years, born Tenterfield. Her mother was Elizabeth nee French aged 39 years born Paterson, NSW. She had 8 living sibling and one deceased (Eva.)
  • She was the daughter 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.
  • 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.
  • Lucy Werner did her schooling at Murrumba Crossing on the Brisbane River while her father worked on the Brisbane Station - the crossing and the surrounding area are now covered by the Wivenhoe Dam. Lucy stayed with her elder sister Hannah (then SEDGEMAN) to finish primary school in Kilcoy. In her later teens she lived for a time with her parents on Norfolk Island - a visit to her eldest brother Sid who was working as a NSW policemen there. They then returned to live in Ropely Road Lindum (near Wynnum) where the little house was still occupied a few years ago.
    Murrumba School 1920. Lucy Isabel Werner is standing on the left in the white dress. Her mother Elizabeth is on the right in the back row and Jean Werner (wife of Edward) is holding Grace Isabel in the middle back row. Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • 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."
  • Lucy Isabel Werner and her parents 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
    with Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French in October 1922.
  • In 1930 he was a nurse.
    Nurse Lucy Werner (1906-1984), daughter of Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French. Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • Lucy Isabel Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Queensland.
  • Between July 1930 and July 1934 Lucy Isabel Werner and Alfred Jabez Harriman lived in Queensland. Alfred was a partner in Crisp's Transport with his cousins Arnold Alfred Crisp and Norman Ernest Crisp.
  • At the age of 24 years, 6 months and 10 days, Lucy Isabel Werner married Alfred Jabez Harriman, son of Ernest Harriman and Emma Newley, on 12 July 1930 in Queensland. After their marriage Lucy and Alfred lived in Stanthorpe where Alfred was a partner in Crisps Transport.
    Alfred Jabez Harriman & Lucy Isabel Werner on their wedding day 12 July 1930. Attendants are Emma Joyce Harriman and Colin McLucas. Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • Between 1933 and 1950 Lucy Isabel Werner and Alfred Jabez Harriman lived in Silver Spur, Queensland. Alfred drew a block of land at Silver Spur where they family dairied for 17 years. Lucy travelled back to Stanthorpe for the birth of their second and third sons.
  • Lucy Isabel Werner and Alfred Jabez Harriman appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1936 and 1949 living at Queensland.
  • Between 1951 and 1955 Lucy Isabel Werner and Alfred Jabez Harriman lived in Drillham. Here they operated a dairy farm.
  • Between 1955 and 1960 Lucy Isabel Werner and Alfred Jabez Harriman lived in Kingsthorpe. Alf operated a butcher's shop there until it was closed. The family then moved to Brisbane where Alf found work as a builder's labourer. The family moved around Brisbane several times. Alf and Lucy finally retired to Zillmere.
  • In September 1984 Lucy Isabel Werner and Alfred Jabez Harriman lived in Zillmere.
  • Lucy Isabel Werner died on 27 September 1984 in Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, at age 78. Lucy died from bronchopneumonia from which she had suffered for 24 hours. She also suffered from subarachnoid haemmorrhage.
  • She was cremated on 29 September 1984 in Albany Creek Crematorium.

Marcella Ellen Werner

F, b. 1895, d. 7 December 1895
  • Marcella Ellen Werner was born in 1895 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of Hermann Robert Emil Werner and Jean Mann.
  • Marcella Ellen Werner died on 7 December 1895 in New South Wales, Australia. She was one week old.
  • She was buried in Tenterfield Cemetery. Row 1 Lot 30 in an Unmarked Grave.

Raymond J Werner

M, b. 1898, d. 1898

Robert Emil Werner

M, b. 21 August 1897, d. 4 July 1956

Robert Emil Werner (1897-1956), son of Hermann Robert Emil Werner and Jean Mann. Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • Robert Emil Werner was born on 21 August 1897 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of Hermann Robert Emil Werner and Jean Mann.
  • Robert Emil Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Emmaville. He was shown as Emil Robert and was a grocer. A Frederick William Rothchild Werner, a miner also lived in Emmaville but he does not appear to be related to Robert Emil.
    House that once belonged to Bob Werner in Emmaville. There was once a shop, now removed attached to the side of the house.
  • At the age of 33 years, Robert Emil Werner married Phyllis Lorna Bagster, daughter of George Bagster and Catherine Ann Donoghue, in 1931 in New South Wales.
  • He was a shopkeeper employed by John Foley Ltd and then Davidson and Curnow.
    Staff of Foley's store - back L-R - Dick Curnow, Bob Werner, Davey Davidson, Ken Lowrey. Front L-R Dudley Say, Verdyn Rooney. Photo courtesy of Emmaville Mining Museum
    Bob Werner (on left) & Verdyn Rooney of the Davidson & Curnow staff burying a lantern in a ceremony to celebrate to coming of electricity to Emmaville in October 1951. Note the tartan & bagpipes behind Verdyn. Photo thanks to Emmaville Mining Museum
    Bob Werner moving drums of lamp fuel, while customer line up to by new electrical appliances in the Davidson & Curnow store, Emmaville October 1951. Photo courtesy of Emmaville Mining Museum
  • Robert Emil Werner and Phyllis Lorna Bagster appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1936 and 1943 living at Inverell Road, Emmaville. Emil was a grocer and Phyllis carried out home duties. An Allan Werner & Frederick William Werner, both miners but no relation also lived in Emmaville.
  • Robert Emil Werner enlisted in the Military on 10 August 1942 in New South Wales. He was a Corporal in the 3rd Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps part time. He listed his next of kin as Phyllis. Robert was discharged on 30 September 1945.
  • He and Phyllis Lorna Bagster appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at Emmaville. Emil was a grocer and Phyllis carried out home duties. Their daughter also lived with them as worked as an office assistant.
  • Robert Emil Werner died on 4 July 1956 in New South Wales at age 58. He died after suffering three heart attacks. After Robert's death Phyllis moved to Sydney.
  • He was buried on 5 July 1956 in Emmaville Cemetery.

Rosanna Werner

F, b. 2 January 1889, d. 1 August 1964

Roseanne Austin (1889 - 1964), daughter of Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French. Taken c 1910 after her marriage to George James Austin. Photo courtesy of Helen J.

  • Rosanna Werner was born on 2 January 1889 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French.
  • In 1906 In 1906 Rose accompanied her family from Tenterfield to Queensland. Her baby sister Eva died in a fall in Toowoomba in February 1905. Her father Louis Werner had found work at Pinelands hauling pine. The family lived at Pinelands from April 1905 until June 1906 where her siblings Hannah, Lillian and Bert attended the Pinelands School. The family then moved to Crow's Nest for a few years. While in Crows Nest Rose met young George Austin. By 1908 the family was living at Archibald Street, Toowoomba and Rose most likely went to work for Dr Hendrickson as a receptionist.
  • 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.
  • At the age of 21 years, 4 months and 9 days, Rosanna Werner married George James Austin, son of Thomas Henry Ascendant Austin and Ellen Hooper, on 11 May 1910 in Queensland, Australia.
    George James Austin and Roseanna Werner on their wedding day 11 May 1910, Crow's Nest.
  • Family hearsay has it that Rose ran a dressmaking shop with her older sister Fanny in Crows Nest before her marriage. Other sources indicate a cafe. Rose is believed to have made Alice Ann Gillies wedding dress for her marriage to Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern on 15 Feb 1911 and a matching dress for her sister Jessie Gillies who married James Perkins in a double wedding. This would have been a hard task for Rose, as she had her first baby, Cyril, around the same time as Alice and Egbert's marriage.
  • In their first three years of marriage Rose and George lived at Mountain Camp, then Rose accompanied George to Cooyar where he was contracted to haul timber, living in a tent with their small children. By the time the family returned from Cooyar, there were four children, Cyril, Myrtle, Iris and Berry. Rose always returned to Crow's Nest to have her children. During the day, not being trustful of strangers she would often take to hiding in the bush with the children if she heard anyone approaching the campsite.
  • Rosanna Werner and George James Austin appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1936 living at Virginia. He was a teamster.
  • "The Courier Mail" reported on the death of Iris on 26 June 1918. "Child Fatally Burned.- A burning accident, attended with fatal results , occurred at Virginia, six miles from Crow's Nest, on Monday, the victim being Iris May Austin, the two and a half year old child of Mr. and Mrs.G Austin. The little one fell into a fire and was badly burned about the body and head. She was conveyed to the Toowoomba General Hospital for treatment but died in that institution during Monday night."
  • Rose was an excellent seamstress and made most of the children's clothes by hand, a few being bought from the travelling salesman. She made all of Georges flannel shirts by hand, double seaming them with tiny stitches. She was able to play the piano by ear and always kept the house immaculate, scrubbing the pine floors white.
  • Rosanna Werner and George James Austin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Virginia. George was a teamster.
  • Rosanna Werner and George James Austin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Virginia. George was a teamster and Rose Ann carried out home duties. Their sons George Eric and Vivian Edward, farm labourers and farmer were also lving at Virginia.
  • Rosanna Werner died on 1 August 1964 in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 75.
  • She was buried in Queensland.
    Grave George James Austin and Rose Ann Werner - Crow's Nest Cemetery
  • In October 1964Rosanna Werner's obituary appeared in The Toowoomba Chronicle. It read:- "Mrs Rose Ann Austin of Virginia who passed away recently was one of the Crows Nest Districts well known personalities. Formerly Miss Rose Anne Werner she was born at Tenterfield NSW on 2 January 1889. In 1906, accompanied by her parents she first came to Toowoomba and then to Crow’s Nest where her father worked a horse team hauling pine from Pinelands to Crow’s Nest.
    She and her sister Fanny conducted a café in Crow’s Nest for a number of years. In 1906(?) she went to work for Dr Hendreckson in Toowoomba as a receptionist until she married George Austin on 10(11) May 1910. Mr and Mrs Austin moved to Mountain Camp for three years, then Cooyar where they spent another five years. They finally moved back to Virginia where they carried on dairying and grazing right up until the time of Mrs Austin's death.
    Mrs Austin was one of the foundation members of the Virginia Public Hall and was an ardent worker for all hall and school functions.
    Mrs Austin had a family of six sons and six daughters, a son and a daughter predeceased her. In addition to her husband, five sons and five daughters the late Mrs Austin had 48 grand children and 7 great grandchildren"
    (Inserted by her husband George Austin.)"

Children of Rosanna Werner and George James Austin

Rosina C Louise Werner

F, b. 1862, d. 3 April 1952

William Bailey and Rose (nee Werner). Taken c 1900. Photo thanks to Alan Taber.

  • Rosina C Louise Werner was also known as Rose.
  • She was born in 1862 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of Louis H R Werner and Magdalena (Rosina) Albig.
  • In October 1876 Rose was present when her friend drowned in Tenterfield Creek.
    The Evening News (Sydney) reported on 31 October 1876 - " Sad Death of a Brave Girl
    A poor little girl, in endeavouring to save her younger brother from drowning, met with her death last Saturday in the Tenterfield Creek, close to the town and, as will be seen by the following brief account of the disaster, a nobler example of true heroism has never been chronicled. It appears that a little boy, named William Linedale, aged seven years, son of Mr. A . Linedale, carpenter and builder, went to bathe in the Tenterfield Creek in company with several other children, shortly after four o'clock in the afternoon. He was unable to swim, having gone into very deep water, he almost immediately sank. His sister was standing on the bank, and seeing his danger, jumped in to his rescue, but the water being very deep she was not able to succeed in her humane efforts at saving her brother's life. Another little girl named Rosina Werner couragiously leaped in to render assistance and in doing so was herself placed in immediate danger, the deceased laying hold of her foot and holding on for dear life. After Rosina Werner managed to reach the bank deceased cried out, ' Save me, Rosy, do," and immediately sank. On alarm being given, Mr. Beattie, who was at work in a neighbouring paddock, succeeded in rescuing the boy. The spectators must have been paralysed, with fear or else so anxious about the boy's life that no one could inform Mr. Beattie where Mary Linedale had disappeared, but that gentleman continued his search unassisted till a messenger was dispatched to the cricket ground near at hand, where there were several young men congregated. The information, however, was of such a dubious nature that those present did not pay much attention to the intelligence, treating it at first as a joke, but subsequently perceiving the danger they hastened, with all possible speed, to render their assistance. When they arrived at the scene, no one seemed to know the exact place where the little girl had disappeared; but to their credit be it said, that all who were able to swim went into the water immediately, and the people on the bank (of whom there were a large number) were most anxious about the saving of the child ; all efforts, however, were in vain, and it was not until she had been in the water about forty minutes, that Mr J. Woods fancied he felt something with his feet. Mr Laird, who arrived, dived and succeeded in bringing the body to the surface. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon last, and the large numbers who followed the remains of the deceased girl to her last resting place showed the esteem in which she was held during her short earthly career, also the sympathy felt by the public for the bereaved family.— Tenterfield Star."
  • On 9 September 1879 the Maitland Mercury reported: -News was received in town on Thursday morning of an offence of a like nature being attempted in the same neighbourhood as the previous one, and this time also at the house of one of the sons of the above-named gentleman. It appears that Mr. John Curry, although carrying on the business of butcher in Tenterfield, resides with his wife and young family about two miles from the town, and about half-a-miile from the residence of his father. On Thursday morning, Mr. Curry had occasion to be in town very early, and left his residence with his wife about 6 o'clock, leaving only the servant, a girl named Rose Werner, in charge of the house. About half-an-hour after Mr. Curry and wife had left, the attention of the girl was attracted to a man that she saw skulking behind a log near the house. She watched him for some time, but after awhile had occasion to go to another part of the house, when she heard a noise in one of the bedrooms. She went to ascertain the cause, and found the man partly in the room through an open window. The girl called for assistance, and the intended thief made off to a short distance from the house, and hid behind some bushes. He, however, appears to have watched the girl, for he again made the attempt to get into the house. The girl, greatly terrified, screamed for assistance, and her cries being heard by the elder Mr. Curry, he at once went to see what was the matter, but in the meantime the scoundrel had made off, and although Mr. Curry searched for him he got clear away."
  • Rosina C Louise Werner witnessed the marriage of Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French 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.
  • At the age of 24 years, Rosina C Louise Werner married William Charles Bailey, son of William Bailey and Elizabeth Cubis, in 1886 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • On 25 February 1916,her husband, William Charles Bailey died in New South Wales, Australia, at age 53.
  • Rosina C Louise Werner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Curry's Creek, New South Wales. She carried out home duties.
  • Rosina C Louise Werner died on 3 April 1952 in Mt McKenzie, New South Wales.
  • She was buried in Tenterfield Cemetery.
    Headstone of William Bailey and Rosina (Rose) Werner, Tenterfield Cemetery. Photo thanks to Lesley Whitla
  • In April 1952 Rosina C Louise Werner's obituary appeared in Tenterfield newspaper. It read:- "OBITUARY
    THE LATE MRS ROSE BAILEY
    On April 3, 1952 there passed away at her home near Mt McKenzie, one of the oldest most useful and highly respected ladies of Tenterfield, in the person of Mrs Rose Bailey. She had reached the venerable age of 90 years.
    During the last few years she had suffered some severe illnesses, which undermined her physical strength, but her mental faculties were alert and she could read without glasses right up to the time of her death. Almost to the end of her life she was a familiar figure about the town.
    Her father was Louis Werner, who arrived in Tenterfield in the fifties of the last century. He was a well known harness maker of the town.
    He mother, before her marriage, Miss Rose Heiss – on her arrival in Australia, resided Wyangarie Station on the Upper Richmond River. One brother was killed there as a result of an accident with a horse. Another brother was the late Jacob Andrew Heiss, of Tenterfield, father of Mr. C Heiss.
    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.
    Miss Rose Werner married William Bailey, son of pioneer William Bailey. Other children of William Bailey sen and his wife – previously Miss Cubis – were George who died recently at Kyogle at a great age; Herbert; Arthur usually called “Peter”; Thurza (Mrs Collins); and Elizabeth (Mrs French). The Bailey home, long since demolished was not far from the corner of Molesworth and Scott Streets, and was situated between the two other old homes in the vicinity, Plowman’s and the corner house which were recently demolished.
    The home in Scott Street (Plowman’s) was the home of Arthur Bailey (Mr. Arthur T Bailey’s father), while the corner house was the home of William Bailey who married Rose Werner. It was there that their only child Fred was born.
    The Bailey property extended from Scott Street to Tenterfield Creek and included what are now the two bowling greens and crocket lawn and old freezing works. They also owned the property across Molesworth Street, on which is the old brick house, now occupied by Walter Marshall.
    The portion on which the first bowling green is constructed was disposed of for the erection of a butter factory. This was in operation there for many years, until eventually, it was burnt down, and the present factory erected at the intersection of Rouse and Cowner Streets.
    It may surprise some to the bowlers to know that the old factory well is still under the bowling green. If the covering may some day give way, some unfortunate bowler may suddenly disappear into the depths.
    At a later period, Mr. and Mrs William Bailey, and their son Fred lived in the stone house in Douglas Street (now Boston’s) and other parts of town.
    Mr. Bailey was an expert shearer in the time of blade shearing, and was at time a competitor in the shearing contests put on by the Show Society.
    In 1908 he selected the property adjoining the Mt McKenzie road, and soon afterwards the family took up residence there. This remained the home of Mrs Bailey up until the time of her death.
    In 1916 Mrs Bailey suffered the loss of her husband. With brave and unconquerable spirit she continued to work the farm. She not only reared her own son but also several other children who were left motherless.
    Not only did Mrs Bailey with the help of her son Fred, attend to the many duties of the farm, and of the home, but she unselfishly spent her long life in active service for the welfare and advancement for the district and community.
    She attended the first Agricultural show, which was held in the original part of the School of Arts and adjacent land at the rear. The only show she missed since then was in 1916, the year her husband died.
    She was a keen exhibitor at the shows and a great worker for the district exhibits, which were for years a valuable feature of the annual exhibitions. In connection with the show society bazaars she took a leading part, and rendered active and invaluable service. She was amongst the earliest members of the Country Women’s Association and Every Little Helps Society, and was later elected patroness to both societies.
    Mrs Bailey was a founding member of Rebecca Lodge, IOOF, and was awarded a certificate of merit for gaining most new members for her lodge.
    She was a faithful member and worker for the Church of England, and also rendered generous assistance to other churches in their efforts.
    During the First World War Mrs Bailey was one of the hardest workers for the Red Cross, and patriotic efforts and functions. So highly were her services appreciated, that the authorities presented her with a certificate in recognition of her devoted services.
    Advancing years and physical weakness had in recent years prevented such active participation in service to the community, but right to the close of life she continued to render such service as she was able.
    Tenterfield has been blessed by the life and service of many fine women, many of whom were natives of the district. Among these Mrs Bailey holds a high place."

Child of Rosina C Louise Werner

Child of Rosina C Louise Werner and William Charles Bailey

Sidney Charles Werner

M, b. 27 January 1885, d. 1969

The Werner family- 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.
  • Sidney Charles Werner was born on 27 January 1885 in New South Wales, Australia. Mrs Hoskins (most likely his grandmother Elizabeth Hoskins, formerly French, nee Baker) was witness to his birth.
  • He was the son of Louis Francis Albig Werner and Elizabeth French.
  • In 1906 Sidney Charles Werner lived in Thallon Street, Crow's Nest.
  • In 1912 he was Policeman, NSW Police Force.
  • At the age of 28 years, 7 months and 5 days, Sidney Charles Werner married Sarah Catherine Delaney, daughter of Richard Delaney and Elizabeth Mary Baker, on 1 September 1913 in Tempe, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Between 1913 and 1925 Sidney worked as a policeman on Norfolk Island. Sidney Werner was appointed as an officer in the Norfolk Police on 10 September 1913 - 9 days after his marriage to Sarah.
    The following are extracts from the Reports of the Administrator for Norfolk Island for the years 1915/1918
    1915 - Page 6 Constabulary
    There are three constables employed. Constable Werner of the NSW Police Force is temporarily in charge, and under him are two constables who are natives of the island and of Pitcairn descent. The acting chief police officer (Werner) reports that the principal of employing members of the community as constables is not satisfactory, as the close relationship existing is incompatible with constabulary duty, and in practice it is found that they bring no cases before the court, and that they do not sufficiently interest themselves in cases brought under their notice. One of the local constables has recently tended his resignation. It is not desirable to appoint another Norfolk Islander in his place.
    1916- Page 8 Constabulary
    During the year two constables were employed. Corporal Buffet (Pitcairn descendant) recently tended his resignation in order to avail himself of more remunerative employment and Super Intendant Quintall (Pitcairn Descendant) who was on active service with the Australian Imperial Forces in Galloipe, returned incapacitated. On his return, he was welcomed home by the Administrator and members of the Executive Council. He was informed that his position in the constabulary was open to him, but he stated that he was unable to satisfactorily perform the duties and tended his resignation. He informed me that he was being well cared for by the Commonwealth Defence Force.
    Constable Werner is in charge and reports that there has been less cause for complaint this year than in the proceeding two years. As a rule the residents are peaceful and law abiding and the serious cases are few and far between. This is attributed to a large extent to the existence of the Liquor Prohibition Law. The Leading Lights and Signals are in charge of the constable, who also acts as forest ranger. It is proposed that when available as assistant will be temporarily employed in connection with the Leading Lights and Signals at Kingston.
    1917 - Page 6 Constabulary
    Constable Werner is at present in sole charge and he performs all the constabulary duties. He reports as satisfactory condition of affairs in regard to the residents generally, who are as a rule peaceful and law abiding. He also acts as forest ranger. The slaughter yards are subject to periodical inspection, and these are being gradually improved, so as to satisfactorily provide for proper sanitary conditions. The number of cattle slaughtered was 329, including 75 heifers. All the cattle slaughtered are reported to have been in a healthy condition. From periodic inspections made of the lemon and fish factories they are reported to be in a good sanitary condition. The constable is assisted by a youth in connection with the Leading Lights and Signal Station.
    1918 - Page 7 Constabulary
    Constable Werner is still in charge. He performs all the constabulary duties; he also acts as forest ranger and assists at the signal station when necessary. He reports that the slaughter yards have been improved during the year, and that the Lemon Factory and fish works are kept in a sanitary condition. The community generally is well behaved and law abiding.
    1924 Page 4 Constabulary
    SC Werner DOB 27/1/1885
    Date of Appointment 10/9/1913
    Rank - Chief Police Officer *
    * Receives a 24 pound allowance for uniform and 12 pound as horse allowance.

  • On 3 April 1925 Sid and Sarah moved back to Sydney. His mother Elizabeth and sister Lucy may have returned to the island to help Sid and his family with the move. 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.
  • Sidney Charles Werner and Sarah Catherine Delaney appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1936 living at Undercliffe, New South Wales. Sid was a police officer and Sarah carried out home duties.
  • Sidney Charles Werner and Sarah Catherine Delaney appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at New South Wales.
  • Sidney Charles Werner and Sarah Catherine Delaney appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Undercliffe. Sid was a police officer and Sarah carried out home duties. Their daughter , a shop assistant also lived with them.
  • Sidney Charles Werner and Sarah Catherine Delaney appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1963 living at Earlwood. Sarah carried out home duties, no occupation was given for Sidney.
  • Sidney Charles Werner died in 1969 in Newtown.

Child of Sidney Charles Werner and Sarah Catherine Delaney

Wilhelmine Werner

F, b. circa 1870, d. 1944

Children of Wilhelmine Werner and Albert Gustav Steinmuller

William Charles Werner

M, b. 7 August 1884, d. 1968
  • William Charles Werner was born on 7 August 1884 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of Charles Frederick Werner and Catherine Rosina Geyer.
  • At the age of 23 years, William Charles Werner married Elsie M Doyle, daughter of John Doyle and Sarah Jane Lane, in 1908 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • On 14 May 1909,his wife, Elsie M Doyle died in New South Wales.
  • At the age of 28 years, William Charles Werner married Ida I Conroy in 1913 in Glebe, New South Wales, Australia.
  • William Charles Werner began military service on 10 December 1942 in Ingleburn, New South Wales. His service number was NX149640. He was living at Lane Cove at the time of his enlistment and his next of kin was Ina Werner.
  • He ended military service on 8 July 1944. He was discharged with the rank of Captain in the A C OF S L OF C.
  • William Charles Werner died in 1968 in St Leonards, New South Wales.

Auguste Louise Mathilde Werth

F, b. 1876, d. 22 January 1961
  • Auguste Louise Mathilde Werth was born in 1876. She was the daughter of Gottfried Friedrick WERTH and Wilhelmina SCHTOLDT.
  • At the age of 20 years, Auguste Louise Mathilde Werth married Friedrick Carl Morgenstern, son of Friedrich William Morgenstern and Louise Kinzel, in 1896 in Queensland.
  • Auguste Louise Mathilde Werth died on 22 January 1961 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 24 January 1961 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.

Children of Auguste Louise Mathilde Werth and Friedrick Carl Morgenstern

Herman Heinrich Werth

M, b. circa 1885

Maria Bertha Werth

F, b. 21 August 1909, d. 16 September 1992
  • Maria Bertha Werth was born on 21 August 1909.
  • At the age of 20 years, Maria Bertha Werth married Cecil Spies, son of Adolp Spies and Anna Wilhelmina Hartwig, in 1930 in Queensland.
  • Maria Bertha Werth and Cecil Spies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Woolmer. Cecil was a farmer.
  • Maria Bertha Werth died on 16 September 1992 at age 83.
  • She was buried on 18 September 1992 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Ada Lucy Wesche

F, b. 1908

Heinrich Wilhelm Wesche

M, b. circa 1880
  • Heinrich Wilhelm Wesche was born circa 1880.
  • Heinrich Wilhelm Wesche married Bertha Elizabeth Blann in 1897 in Queensland.

Child of Heinrich Wilhelm Wesche and Bertha Elizabeth Blann

August Wesener

M, b. circa 1876

August Friederick Ferdinand Wesener

M, b. 1880

Augusta Johanna Wilhelmina Wesener

F, b. 1879, d. 1879

Emile Wesener

M, b. circa 1877

Ferdinand Frederick Wilhelm Wesener

M, b. 1849, d. 1943
  • Ferdinand Frederick Wilhelm Wesener was born in 1849.
  • At the age of 26 years, Ferdinand Frederick Wilhelm Wesener married Friedierche Justine Ludke, daughter of Wilhelm Ludke and Maria Christine Hocher, on 5 December 1875 in Germany.
  • Ferdinand Frederick Wilhelm Wesener and Friedierche Justine Ludke immigrated to Queensland on 7 February 1879. Ferdinand, 29 and Christine, 28 travelled on the "Fritz Reuter" with their three chidlren August 3, Emile 1 and an infant.
  • On 7 August 1911,his wife, Friedierche Justine Ludke died in Queensland at age 60.
  • Ferdinand Frederick Wilhelm Wesener died in 1943 in Queensland.

Children of Ferdinand Frederick Wilhelm Wesener and Friedierche Justine Ludke

Elizabeth Fuller Wesnutt

F, b. circa 1780
  • Elizabeth Fuller Wesnutt was born circa 1780.
  • Elizabeth Fuller Wesnutt married Robert Peters circa 1800.

Child of Elizabeth Fuller Wesnutt and Robert Peters

Ann West

F, b. circa 1820

Children of Ann West and James Jenkins

Charles Thomas West

M, b. 4 August 1889, d. 10 August 1968
  • Charles Thomas West was born on 4 August 1889 in New South Wales. He was the son of Thomas WEST and Charlotte/Amelia.
  • At the age of 31 years, Charles Thomas West married Martha Theresa Bailey, daughter of Arthur Peter Bailey and Jane (Janey) Bush, in 1921 in Annandale, New South Wales. [Marriage may not be correct]
  • Charles Thomas West died on 10 August 1968 in New South Wales at age 79.

Sarah Westbrook

F, b. circa 1840
  • Sarah Westbrook was born circa 1840.
  • Sarah Westbrook married Benjamin Dennis, son of Edmund (Edward) Dennis and Mary Primmer, on 15 July 1865 in East Meon, Hampshire. Benjamin was a labourer of Riplington, son of Edward Dennis. Sarah was the daughter of Henry Westbrook, deceased and also lived at Riplington. Witnesses to the marriage were Edward Dennis and Harriet Dennis.

Children of Sarah Westbrook and Benjamin Dennis

Robert A Westbury

M, b. 1891, d. 1957
  • Robert A Westbury was born in 1891 in Queensland. He was the son of John and Hannah Westbury.
  • At the age of 23 years, Robert A Westbury married Elizabeth May Werner, daughter of Hermann Robert Emil Werner and Jean Mann, in 1914 in Hamilton, New South Wales. [Not certain of this marriage]
  • Robert A Westbury died in 1957 in Wallsend, New South Wales.

John William Westcott

M, b. circa 1860
  • John William Westcott was born circa 1860.
  • John William Westcott married Mary Alice Rush in 1892 in Queensland.

Children of John William Westcott and Mary Alice Rush

Mary Ruth Westcott

F, b. 1899

Robert Holcombe Westcott

M, b. 1893, d. 1982

Frederick William Weston

M, b. 8 July 1904, d. 1989