Dominick Bretz

M, b. 1866, d. 24 January 1947

Children of Dominick Bretz and Augusta Schwerin

Dora Theresa Bretz

F, b. 1885, d. 30 May 1945
  • Dora Theresa Bretz was also known as Dorothea Theresa.
  • She was born in 1885 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Theodore Bretz and Augusta Kliese.
  • Dora Theresa Bretz went missing on on 30 May 1945. Her body was found on 17 July by a wood carter at Spring Grove, Bendigo in a gully while he was out rabbit hunting. She was a former nurse at the Castlemaine Hospital.

Child of Dora Theresa Bretz

Edith Ellen Bretz

F, b. 12 July 1900, d. 1900

Emily Jane Bretz

F, b. 1890, d. 8 July 1984
  • Emily Jane Bretz was born in 1890 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce.
  • At the age of 21 years, Emily Jane Bretz married Thomas John Dukes, son of John Dukes and Harriet Jordan, in 1911 in Queensland.
  • Emily Jane Bretz and Thomas John Dukes appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Whichello, Crow's Nest. Thomas was a farmer.
  • Emily Jane Bretz and Thomas John Dukes appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Whichello, Crow's Nest. Thomas was a farmer.
  • On 24 December 1956,her husband, Thomas John Dukes died in Queensland.
  • Emily Jane Bretz died on 8 July 1984 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 11 July 1984 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Child of Emily Jane Bretz and Thomas John Dukes

Ethel Lily Bretz

F, b. 14 August 1895, d. 9 August 1985
  • Ethel Lily Bretz was born on 14 August 1895 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Frederick William Bretz and Lily Patch.
  • On 17 October 1904 Joseph 11 years and 4 months, and Ethel 6 years 1 month were enrolled as first day students at the new Pinelands State School. Their father, religion CofE was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • On 17 October 1904 the Bretz children, Ethel 9 years 1 month, Fanny 6 years and six months; Joseph 11 years and 4 months and Charles 6 years 10 months (perhaps a cousin) were enrolled as first day students at the new Pinelands State School. Their father, religion CofE was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • At the age of 31 years, 1 month and 28 days, Ethel Lily Bretz married Thomas Walter Wickham on 12 October 1926 in Congregational Church, Toowoomba, Queensland. The Brisbane Courier reported :-"The Congregational Church, Hume Street, Toowoomba, had been beautified with bowls of white flowers and fern on October 12, when the wedding was celebrated of Mr. Thomas Walter Wickham (youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Janice Wickham, Hume street, Toowoomba) and Miss Ethel Lilly Bretz (eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bretz, Pinelands Crow's Nest). The Rev. C. A. Caporn officiated. Mr. Bretz gave away his daughter, who, wore a richly-beaded mariette frock, finished with small sprays of orange blossoms. Her soft tuile veil was worn with a cap caught under a circlet of orange buds, and she carried a sheaf of arum lilies and asparagus plamosus. After the ceremony the wedding guests were entertained at the residence of the bridegroom's parents. Subsequently Mr. and Mrs. Wickham left for Brisbane and Coolangatta, where the honey- moon was spent. The bride's travelling frock of henna marocain was worn with a henna crinoline hat to match."
  • Ethel Lily Bretz died on 9 August 1985 in Drayton at age 89.

Francis Bretz

M, b. 1859, d. January 1922
  • Francis Bretz was born in 1859 in Yandilla.
  • He was the son of Johann Bretz and Juliana Roghinberga.
  • At the age of 32 years, Francis Bretz married Bertha Maria Auguste Kropp in 1891 in Queensland.
  • Francis Bretz died in January 1922 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was buried on 5 January 1922 in Toowong Cemetery.

Harry Frederick William Bretz

M, b. 1899

Harry Malcolm (Malcolm) Bretz

M, b. 22 November 1904, d. August 1972
  • Harry Malcolm (Malcolm) Bretz was born on 22 November 1904 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Henry Frederick William Bretz and Lily Patch.
  • Harry Malcolm (Malcolm) Bretz commenced school at Pinelands State School on 16 February 1910. Herbert was six years 9 months old and Malcolm 5 years old. Their father Henry was a farmer at Pinelands. Their brother Stanley was enrolled in 1913, sister Vera 1915 and finally William in 1915.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pinelands. He was a farmer.
  • Harry Malcolm (Malcolm) Bretz married Mary Ellen Unknown circa 1940.
  • Harry Malcolm (Malcolm) Bretz died in August 1972 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 67.
  • He was buried on 9 August 1972 in Mt Gravatt Cemetery.

Henry Frederick William Bretz

M, b. 12 January 1868, d. 30 June 1933
  • Henry Frederick William Bretz was born on 12 January 1868 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Johann Bretz and Juliana Roghinberga.
  • At the age of 23 years, Henry Frederick William Bretz married Lily Patch, daughter of Stephen Patch and Sarah Brett, in 1892 in Queensland.
  • Henry Frederick William Bretz's children Ethel, Fanny and Joseph 11 were enrolled at school; Joseph 11 years and 4 months, and Ethel 6 years 1 month were enrolled as first day students at the new Pinelands State School. Their father, religion CofE was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • On 16 February 1910Henry Frederick William Bretz enrolled his sons Herbert John Bretz and Harry Malcolm (Malcolm) Bretz in Pinelands State School. Herbert was six years 9 months old and Malcolm 5 years old. Their father Henry was a farmer at Pinelands. Their brother Stanley was enrolled in 1913, sister Vera 1915 and finally William in 1915.
  • Henry Frederick William Bretz, as the father of the bride, attended the wedding of Ethel Lily Bretz and Thomas Walter Wickham on 12 October 1926 in Congregational Church, Toowoomba, Queensland. The Brisbane Courier reported :-"The Congregational Church, Hume Street, Toowoomba, had been beautified with bowls of white flowers and fern on October 12, when the wedding was celebrated of Mr. Thomas Walter Wickham (youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Janice Wickham, Hume street, Toowoomba) and Miss Ethel Lilly Bretz (eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bretz, Pinelands Crow's Nest). The Rev. C. A. Caporn officiated. Mr. Bretz gave away his daughter, who, wore a richly-beaded mariette frock, finished with small sprays of orange blossoms. Her soft tuile veil was worn with a cap caught under a circlet of orange buds, and she carried a sheaf of arum lilies and asparagus plamosus. After the ceremony the wedding guests were entertained at the residence of the bridegroom's parents. Subsequently Mr. and Mrs. Wickham left for Brisbane and Coolangatta, where the honey- moon was spent. The bride's travelling frock of henna marocain was worn with a henna crinoline hat to match."
  • Henry Frederick William Bretz and Lily Patch appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pinelands. Henry was a farmer.
  • Henry Frederick William Bretz died on 30 June 1933 in Queensland at age 65.
  • He was buried on 30 June 1933 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Henry Frederick William Bretz and Lily Patch

Herbert John Bretz

M, b. 24 February 1903, d. March 1979
  • Herbert John Bretz was born on 24 February 1903 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Henry Frederick William Bretz and Lily Patch.
  • Herbert John Bretz commenced school at Pinelands State School on 16 February 1910. Herbert was six years 9 months old and Malcolm 5 years old. Their father Henry was a farmer at Pinelands. Their brother Stanley was enrolled in 1913, sister Vera 1915 and finally William in 1915.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pinelands. He was a farmer.
  • Herbert John Bretz died in March 1979 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 76.
  • He was buried on 19 March 1979 in Hemmant Cemetery.

Hilda Bretz

F, b. 1890

Isabella Bretz

F, b. 1897, d. 12 July 1968
  • Isabella Bretz was born in 1897 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce.
  • Isabella was a bridesmaid at the wedding of John William Anger and Sarah Ann Bretz, daughter of John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce, on 29 October 1913 in St Luke's Church, Toowomba; An article on the wedding appeared in the Darling Downs Gazette "ANGER— BETZ. At St. Luke's Church yesterday morning at 12.30, the marriage took place of Mr J. Anger, son of Mr and Mrs. C. A. Anger, of Pechey, to Miss S. Bretz, daughter of Mrs John Bretz, Groomsville, Crow's Nest. The Rev. Canon Oakeley officiated. The bride was given away by her father, and looked very graceful in her lovely wedding gown of ivory, duchesse satin, the draped skirt; caught at one side with a large satin rose and finished with a 'Sunshine' sash. The cross-over bodice was draped with Brussels lace, and opened over a vest of finely tucked net and lace, a large satin rose appearing en corsage. A handsome veil of embroidered Brussels net, draped over a coronet of orange blossoms completed the toilette. The bridegroom's gift was a gold brooch. The bride was attended by her sisters, Isabel and Maud, as bridesmaids. They wore pretty white silk frocks with sprays of orange blossom and white droop hats trimmed with rosettes of silk, Miss Isabel's being wreathed with pink flowers. The bridegroom presented them with pretty gold brooches. Mr. Benjamin Fitch supported the bridegroom as best man. After the ceremony the bridal party drove to the Bain Studio, where they were photographed, and afterwards to the Harp of Erin Hotel, where the wedding breakfast was held. On leaving for Brisbane and Tweed Heads, where the honeymoon will be spent, the bride wore a coat and skirt of navy serge with a cream vest, and a smart bowler hat of navy tagel with swathed crown of floral silk, finished at the side with a pretty lancer plume.
  • At the age of 29 years, Isabella Bretz married Herman Ernest Briese, son of August Ferdinand Briese and Anna (Maria) Magdaline Stark, in 1926 in Queensland.
  • Isabella Bretz and Herman Ernest Briese appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Plainby, Crow's Nest. Herman was a labourer.
  • On 15 April 1966,her husband, Herman Ernest Briese died in Queensland at age 64.
  • Isabella Bretz died on 12 July 1968 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 13 July 1968 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Ivy May Bretz

F, b. 1908, d. 20 December 1985

James Albert Bretz

M, b. 1901, d. 28 October 1977
  • James Albert Bretz was born in 1901 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce.
  • James Albert Bretz appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Groomsville. He was a farmer and most likely lived with his mother Sarah and brother John.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll with Sarah Ann Boyce in 1943 in Groomsville. Sarah carried out home duties and her sons John and James Albert were farmers.
  • James Albert Bretz died on 28 October 1977 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 1 November 1977 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Jane Bretz

F, b. 1889, d. 1958

Children of Jane Bretz and John Joseph Lobwein

Jane Julia Bretz

F, b. 18 February 1864

Johann Bretz

M, b. 1826, d. 14 December 1904
  • Johann Bretz was born in 1826 in Germany. He was the son of John Bretz.
  • Johann Bretz married Juliana Roghinberga circa 1855.
  • Johann Bretz and Juliana Roghinberga immigrated to Moreton Bay in 1855. John 30 and Julia 23 travelled on the Grasbrook.
  • Johann Bretz and Juliana Roghinberga appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Meringandan. John was a farmer.
  • Johann Bretz died on 14 December 1904 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 16 December 1904 in Douglas Cemetery.

Children of Johann Bretz and Juliana Roghinberga

John Bretz

M, b. 1860, d. 3 June 1921
  • John Bretz was born in 1860.
  • He was the son of Johann Bretz and Juliana Roghinberga.
  • At the age of 25 years, John Bretz married Sarah Ann Boyce in 1885 in Queensland.
  • On 17 December 1901,John Bretz's daughter, Alice May Bretz was buried in Douglas Cemetery.
  • John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Douglas. John was a farmer as was his brother Theodore.
  • John Bretz died on 3 June 1921 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 4 June 1921 in Douglas Cemetery.

Children of John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce

John Bretz

M, b. 1894, d. 2 June 1989
  • John Bretz was born in 1894 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce.
  • John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Groomsville. John was a farmer while his mother Sarah carried out home duties.
  • John Bretz appeared on the Electoral Roll with Sarah Ann Boyce in 1943 in Groomsville. Sarah carried out home duties and her sons John and James Albert were farmers.
  • John Bretz died on 2 June 1989.
  • He was buried on 6 June 1989 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

John Bretz

M, b. 1876, d. 1904
  • John Bretz was born in 1876 in Germany.
  • John Bretz died in 1904 in Queensland.

John Frederick Bretz

M, b. 1900

Joseph Henry Bretz

M, b. 18 May 1893, d. 7 June 1968
  • Joseph Henry Bretz was born on 18 May 1893 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Henry Frederick William Bretz and Lily Patch.
  • On 17 October 1904 Joseph 11 years and 4 months, and Ethel 6 years 1 month were enrolled as first day students at the new Pinelands State School. Their father, religion CofE was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • At the age of 23 years, Joseph Henry Bretz married Eva Pauline Graf, daughter of Gustav Graf and Auguste Ernestina Wolski, in 1917 in Queensland.
  • Joseph Henry Bretz and Eva Pauline Graf appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Crow's Nest. Joseph was a labourer.
  • Joseph Henry Bretz died on 7 June 1968 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 75.
  • He was buried on 8 June 1968 in Pinaroo Cemetery.

Leslie John Bretz

M, b. 1905, d. 1971
  • Leslie John Bretz was born in 1905 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Charles Albert Bretz and Mary Ann Monson.
  • Leslie John Bretz married Ann Elizabeth Farren circa 1935.
  • Leslie John Bretz died in 1971 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was buried on 8 November 1971 in Pinaroo Cemetery.

Lily Bretz

F, b. 1888, d. 1971

Child of Lily Bretz and Edward Frederik Michael Tewes

Mary Bretz

F, b. 1892, d. 1978

Mary Ann Bretz

F, b. 22 September 1861, d. 1944
  • Mary Ann Bretz was born on 22 September 1861 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Johann Bretz and Juliana Roghinberga.
  • At the age of 19 years, 10 months and 24 days, Mary Ann Bretz married John Brittain on 15 August 1881 in Queensland. Mary's surname was spelt BRATZ.
  • Mary Ann Bretz died in 1944 in Queensland.

Child of Mary Ann Bretz

Reginald Norman Bretz

M, b. 1908

Richard Fortune Edwin Bretz

M, b. 1904, d. 1930
  • Richard Fortune Edwin Bretz was born in 1904 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Dora Theresa Bretz.
  • Richard Fortune Edwin Bretz died in 1930 in Queensland.

Ronald Gordon Bretz

M, b. 23 July 1918, d. 6 April 2011
  • Ronald Gordon Bretz was born on 23 July 1918.
  • He was the son of William John Bretz and Emma Emilie Hartwig.
  • Ronald Gordon Bretz died on 6 April 2011 at age 92.
  • He was buried on 15 April 2011 in Crow's Nest Cemetery follolwing a service held at the Crow's Nest Uniting Church at 12.00 noon - LAWS1-0AA-0018.

Sarah Ann Bretz

F, b. 1892, d. 1973
  • Sarah Ann Bretz was born in 1892 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce.
  • At the age of 21 years, Sarah Ann Bretz married John William Anger, son of Rev Charles Augustus (Carl) Anger and Salome Hirning, on 29 October 1913 in St Luke's Church, Toowomba. An article on the wedding appeared in the Darling Downs Gazette "ANGER— BETZ. At St. Luke's Church yesterday morning at 12.30, the marriage took place of Mr J. Anger, son of Mr and Mrs. C. A. Anger, of Pechey, to Miss S. Bretz, daughter of Mrs John Bretz, Groomsville, Crow's Nest. The Rev. Canon Oakeley officiated. The bride was given away by her father, and looked very graceful in her lovely wedding gown of ivory, duchesse satin, the draped skirt; caught at one side with a large satin rose and finished with a 'Sunshine' sash. The cross-over bodice was draped with Brussels lace, and opened over a vest of finely tucked net and lace, a large satin rose appearing en corsage. A handsome veil of embroidered Brussels net, draped over a coronet of orange blossoms completed the toilette. The bridegroom's gift was a gold brooch. The bride was attended by her sisters, Isabel and Maud, as bridesmaids. They wore pretty white silk frocks with sprays of orange blossom and white droop hats trimmed with rosettes of silk, Miss Isabel's being wreathed with pink flowers. The bridegroom presented them with pretty gold brooches. Mr. Benjamin Fitch supported the bridegroom as best man. After the ceremony the bridal party drove to the Bain Studio, where they were photographed, and afterwards to the Harp of Erin Hotel, where the wedding breakfast was held. On leaving for Brisbane and Tweed Heads, where the honeymoon will be spent, the bride wore a coat and skirt of navy serge with a cream vest, and a smart bowler hat of navy tagel with swathed crown of floral silk, finished at the side with a pretty lancer plume.
  • Sarah Ann Bretz and John William Anger appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1936 living at Pechey. John was a farmer.
  • Sarah Ann Bretz died in 1973 in Queensland.