Magdalena (Rosina) Albig

F, b. 31 December 1835, d. 24 April 1905

Rosina Albig (daugther of Frederick Albig and Rosina Heiss) wife of Louis Werner. Taken c 1900. Photo thanks to Alan Taber.

  • Magdalena (Rosina) Albig was also known as Rosina Johanna.
  • She was born on 31 December 1835 in Kochendorf, Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
  • She was the daughter of Johann Friedrich Christof Albig and Johanna (Rosina) Heiss.
  • In August 1854 Frederick and Rosine Heiss and their two children Lorenz and Rosine applied to emigrate to Australia. Rosine (younger)'s date of birth was given as 31 Dec 1835. The dates of birth of the other three were not recorded. They were all noted as born in Koschendorf District of Neckarsuim.
  • Magdalena (Rosina) Albig immigrated to New South Wales, Australia, in January 1855. She came with her parents Frederick and Rosina and brother Lawrence. Frederick's record showed him as Friedrich Albrih, 45, travelling with Rosina aged 54 presumedly his wife, Rosina 19, and Lawrence 35. They came to Australia on the "Undine". However the Victorian Immigration records show another family, the Albich family had travelled on the "Undine" bound for Melbourne - this family consisted of a W Albich, 49, travelling with Rosine aged 47 presumedly his wife, Rosine 18, and Lorenz 27, presumedly their son.
    An article on German immigration "Auswanderer nach Australien" shows a family consisting of Christopher Albig (1790-1863), Roas born Heiss emigrated to Australia in 1854. Both died there. Their three children Lorenz, Andreas and Rosine travelled with them. While there is no record of Andreas in either the NSW or Victorian immigration records and the ages differ, Lorenz and Lawrence are likely the same person, so perhaps this is the same family.
  • She moved to Upper Richmond in 1855.Herrfather and brother Lorenz were assigned to work at the station. It was here that her brother was killed when he fell from a horse in 1856.
  • At the age of 21 years, 6 months and 12 days, Magdalena (Rosina) Albig married Louis H R Werner, son of Louis Henry Werner and Josephine Unknown, 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.
  • In 1858 Magdalena (Rosina) Albig and Louis H R Werner 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."
  • 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."
  • Magdalena (Rosina) Albig died on 24 April 1905 in New South Wales, Australia, at age 69. The informant on her death certificate was her son, Richard (Herman). The certificate shows she was 69 years old, born in Kochentorf, Germany and 49 years in NSW. Her parents were listed as Frederick Albig, an engineer and Johanna Rosanne Heiss. She had been married in Tenterfield at the age of 22 to Louis Werner and had 8 living children, Hannah 47, Louis 46, Rose 43, Charles 41, Richard 37, Elizabeth 33, Louisa 31 and George 27. She had one deceased son (Frederick) and one deceased daughter (Catherine). Her cause of death was heart disease and she died from heart failure.
    Her death was reported in the Sydney Morning Herald on 10 July 1905 - WERNER-April 24, 1905, Rosina Johanna Werner, at Tenterfield.
  • She was buried on 25 April 1905 in Tenterfield Cemetery. 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 Magdalena (Rosina) Albig and Louis H R Werner

Rosina Albig

F, b. 29 May 1816

Elizabeth Florence Albion

F, b. 1904
  • Elizabeth Florence Albion was born in 1904 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Albion and Margaret O'Brien.
  • In 1910 Elizabeth Florence Albion was attending school at Mossview Provisional School.
  • On 18 February 1911, the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Mossview School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. John and Margaret's children Roy 15, Elsie 14, Minnie 12, Jack 11, Maggie 9 and Lizzie 6 were on that list. They lived at a camping reserve which was about 2 miles from the proposed new school as compared to 3 1/2 miles from the Mossview School. The children may not have attended as their names are crossed out. However, John and Margaret appear on the 1913 Electoral roll at Emu Creek as does May.

Elsie Redna Albion

F, b. 1896, d. 7 February 1916
  • Elsie Redna Albion was born in 1896 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Albion and Margaret O'Brien.
  • Elsie Redna Albion was attending school in 1910 at Mossview Provisional School.
  • On 18 February 1911, the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Mossview School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. John and Margaret's children Roy 15, Elsie 14, Minnie 12, Jack 11, Maggie 9 and Lizzie 6 were on that list. They lived at a camping reserve which was about 2 miles from the proposed new school as compared to 3 1/2 miles from the Mossview School. The children may not have attended as their names are crossed out. However, John and Margaret appear on the 1913 Electoral roll at Emu Creek as does May.
  • Elsie Redna Albion died on 7 February 1916 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 8 February 1916 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

George Albion

M, b. 1892, d. 1892

Hugh Albion

M, b. 13 July 1889, d. 1961
  • Hugh Albion was born on 13 July 1889 in Queensland. His service record shows his birth as 14 July 1887.
  • He was the son of John Albion and Margaret O'Brien.
  • On 18 February 1911 the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Mossview School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. John and Margaret's children Roy 15, Elsie 14, Minnie 12, Jack 11, Maggie 9 and Lizzie 6 were on that list. They lived at a camping reserve which was about 2 miles from the proposed new school as compared to 3 1/2 miles from the Mossview School. The children may not have attended as their names are crossed out. However, John and Margaret appear on the 1913 Electoral roll at Emu Creek as does May.
  • At the age of 31 years, 10 months and 26 days, Hugh Albion married Mary Margaruete Dalton, daughter of John Dalton and Mary Ellen Hallinan, on 8 June 1921 in Queensland.
  • On 9 August 1923,his wife, Mary Margaruete Dalton died in Queensland at age 23. She died during or after the birth of her daughter Kathleen.
  • On 13 August 1923,Hugh Albion's daughter, Kathleen Albion was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. She is buried with her mother.
  • At the age of 35 years, 4 months and 2 days, Hugh Albion married Eileen Mary Dalton, daughter of John Dalton and Mary Ellen Hallinan, on 15 November 1924 in Queensland.
  • Hugh Albion enlisted in the Australian Army on 18 October 1939 in Brisbane. He was living at Manley at the time and gave his next of kin as his wfie Eileen. He was discharged on 18 Mar 1940 with the rank of Private in the 1 Garrison Batallion.
  • Hugh Albion died in 1961 in Queensland.

Child of Hugh Albion and Mary Margaruete Dalton

John Albion

M, b. 24 September 1860, d. 28 July 1926
  • John Albion was born on 24 September 1860 in Drayton. He was the son of Alexander Albion and Eliza Jane Hill.
  • At the age of 26 years, 5 months and 7 days, John Albion married Margaret O'Brien on 3 March 1887 in Queensland.
  • John Albion and Margaret O'Brien appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Perseverance. John was an engine driver at the Sawmill.
  • John Albion and Margaret O'Brien appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1908 and 1913 living at Emu Creek. John was a engine driver, most likely at Broadfoot's Djuan Mill. Margaret carried out home duties.
  • On 18 February 1911 the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Mossview School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. John and Margaret's children Roy 15, Elsie 14, Minnie 12, Jack 11, Maggie 9 and Lizzie 6 were on that list. They lived at a camping reserve which was about 2 miles from the proposed new school as compared to 3 1/2 miles from the Mossview School. The children may not have attended as their names are crossed out. However, John and Margaret appear on the 1913 Electoral roll at Emu Creek as does May.
  • On 8 February 1916,John Albion's daughter, Elsie Redna Albion was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • John Albion and Margaret O'Brien appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Thornville. John was an engine driver and Margaret carried out home duties. Their son John Matthew, a teamster and daughter Elizabeth Florence were also living at Thornville, most likely with their parents.
  • John Albion died on 28 July 1926 in Queensland at age 65.
  • He was buried on 29 July 1926 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of John Albion and Margaret O'Brien

John Albion

M, b. 1890, d. 1890

John Mathew (Jack) Albion

M, b. 1899
  • John Mathew (Jack) Albion was born in 1899 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Albion and Margaret O'Brien.
  • In 1910 John Mathew (Jack) Albion was attending school at Mossview Provisional School.
  • On 18 February 1911, the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Mossview School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. John and Margaret's children Roy 15, Elsie 14, Minnie 12, Jack 11, Maggie 9 and Lizzie 6 were on that list. They lived at a camping reserve which was about 2 miles from the proposed new school as compared to 3 1/2 miles from the Mossview School. The children may not have attended as their names are crossed out. However, John and Margaret appear on the 1913 Electoral roll at Emu Creek as does May.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll with John Albion and Margaret O'Brien in 1925 in Thornville. John was an engine driver and Margaret carried out home duties. Their son John Matthew, a teamster and daughter Elizabeth Florence were also living at Thornville, most likely with their parents.
  • John Mathew (Jack) Albion appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Cooyar. He was a teamster.
  • At the age of 31 years, John Mathew (Jack) Albion married Ruby Emilly Hurley, daughter of William Denis Hurley and Frances Trinder, in 1930 in Queensland.

Kathleen Albion

F, b. 8 August 1923, d. 11 August 1923
  • Kathleen Albion was born on 8 August 1923.
  • She was the daughter of Hugh Albion and Mary Margaruete Dalton.
  • Kathleen Albion died on 11 August 1923 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 13 August 1923 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. She is buried with her mother.

Lilly Albion

F, b. 1895, d. 1895
  • Lilly Albion died in 1895 in Queensland.
  • She was born in 1895 in Queensland. She was a twin to Roy.
  • She was the daughter of John Albion and Margaret O'Brien.

Margaret Alice Theodora Albion

F, b. 1901
  • Margaret Alice Theodora Albion was born in 1901 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Albion and Margaret O'Brien.
  • In 1910 Margaret Alice Theodora Albion was attending school at Mossview Provisional School.
  • On 18 February 1911, the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Mossview School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. John and Margaret's children Roy 15, Elsie 14, Minnie 12, Jack 11, Maggie 9 and Lizzie 6 were on that list. They lived at a camping reserve which was about 2 miles from the proposed new school as compared to 3 1/2 miles from the Mossview School. The children may not have attended as their names are crossed out. However, John and Margaret appear on the 1913 Electoral roll at Emu Creek as does May.
  • At the age of 20 years, Margaret Alice Theodora Albion married Donald Thomas MacCallum in 1921 in Queensland.
  • Margaret Alice Theodora Albion appeared on the Electoral Roll with John Albion and Margaret O'Brien in 1925 in Thornville. John was an engine driver and Margaret carried out home duties. Their son John Matthew, a teamster and daughter Elizabeth Florence were also living at Thornville, most likely with their parents.

May Albion

F, b. 11 May 1888, d. 1970
  • May Albion was born on 11 May 1888 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Albion and Margaret O'Brien.
  • At the age of 23 years, May Albion married Walter Arthur Roberts in 1912 in Queensland.
  • May Albion appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Emu Creek. She carried out home duties - May was married by this time but she still appeared on the roll under her maiden name.
  • On 19 November 1924,her husband, Walter Arthur Roberts died in Queensland.
  • In 1929 May married Charles Abraham Bazley Brigthon in Brisbane.
  • May Albion died in 1970 in Queensland.

Child of May Albion

Child of May Albion and Walter Arthur Roberts

Minnie Albion

F, b. 1898, d. 1968
  • Minnie Albion was born in 1898 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Albion and Margaret O'Brien.
  • Minnie Albion was attending school in 1910 at Mossview Provisional School.
  • On 18 February 1911, the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Mossview School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. John and Margaret's children Roy 15, Elsie 14, Minnie 12, Jack 11, Maggie 9 and Lizzie 6 were on that list. They lived at a camping reserve which was about 2 miles from the proposed new school as compared to 3 1/2 miles from the Mossview School. The children may not have attended as their names are crossed out. However, John and Margaret appear on the 1913 Electoral roll at Emu Creek as does May.
  • At the age of 23 years, Minnie Albion married Phillip George Geraghty, son of Patrick Phillip Geraghty and Annie Marie Box Anderson, in 1921 in Queensland.
  • Minnie Albion and Phillip George Geraghty appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Cooyar. Phillip was a farmer.
  • Minnie Albion died in 1968 in Queensland.

Child of Minnie Albion and Phillip George Geraghty

Nellie Albion

F, b. 1893

Noreen Albion

F, b. 1909, d. 1910
  • Noreen Albion was born in 1909.
  • She was the daughter of May Albion.
  • Noreen Albion died in 1910 in Queensland.

Roy Albion

M, b. 28 March 1895, d. 30 March 1968
  • Roy Albion was born on 28 March 1895 in Queensland. He was a twin to Lilly.
  • He was the son of John Albion and Margaret O'Brien.
  • Roy Albion was attending school in 1910 at Mossview Provisional School.
  • On 18 February 1911, the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Mossview School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. John and Margaret's children Roy 15, Elsie 14, Minnie 12, Jack 11, Maggie 9 and Lizzie 6 were on that list. They lived at a camping reserve which was about 2 miles from the proposed new school as compared to 3 1/2 miles from the Mossview School. The children may not have attended as their names are crossed out. However, John and Margaret appear on the 1913 Electoral roll at Emu Creek as does May.
  • At the age of 27 years, 11 months and 5 days, Roy Albion married Catherine Cecila Cleary on 5 March 1923 in Queensland.
  • Roy Albion died on 30 March 1968 in Queensland at age 73.

Stella Albion

F, b. 1908

Augusta Wilhelmina Henrietta Albrecht

F, b. circa 1845, d. 1940
  • Augusta Wilhelmina Henrietta Albrecht was born circa 1845. She was the daugther of August Wilhelm Fredrick Albrecht and Johanna Steibelbein.
  • Augusta Wilhelmina Henrietta Albrecht married Lebrecht Huhn in 1876 in Queensland.
  • In 1923,her husband, Lebrecht Huhn died in Queensland.
  • Augusta Wilhelmina Henrietta Albrecht died in 1940 in Queensland.

Children of Augusta Wilhelmina Henrietta Albrecht and Lebrecht Huhn

Christine Jane Alcorn

F, b. 1889, d. 24 September 1949
  • Christine Jane Alcorn was born in 1889. She was the daughter of David ALCORN and Ann Gunn MCKAY.
  • At the age of 25 years, Christine Jane Alcorn married David Smallbone, son of Henry Smallbone and Margaret Heiner, in 1914 in Queensland.
  • On 23 December 1945,her husband, David Smallbone died in Queensland.
  • Christine Jane Alcorn died on 24 September 1949 in Queensland.
  • She was buried in Memerambi Cemetery.

Child of Christine Jane Alcorn and David Smallbone

Myrtle Winifred Aldons

F, b. 1907, d. 1934
  • Myrtle Winifred Aldons was born in 1907 in New Zealand. She was the daughter of Eliza Sarah Ellen and Charles ALDONS.
  • At the age of 23 years, Myrtle Winifred Aldons married James Henry Aberhart, son of Edward James Aberhart and Jane Elizabeth Brydon, in 1930 in New Zealand.
  • Myrtle Winifred Aldons died in 1934 in New Zealand.

Ada J Alexander

F, b. circa 1870
  • Ada J Alexander was born circa 1870.
  • Ada J Alexander married David Johnston in 1908 in New South Wales.

Child of Ada J Alexander and David Johnston

Annie Gardiner Alexander

F, b. circa 1890

Abel Alford

M, b. 1837, d. 1920
  • Abel Alford was born in 1837 in England.
  • At the age of 25 years, Abel Alford married Jane Jones on 21 January 1862 in Fortitude Valley, Queensland. Jane was the third daughter of the late John Jones of Cardiganshire, Wales and Abel was from Wiltshire. They were married in Jane's mothers home.
  • Abel Alford and Jane Jones appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Cabarlah. Abel was the railway station manager.
  • In 1915,his wife, Jane Jones died in Queensland.
  • Abel Alford died in 1920 in Queensland.

Children of Abel Alford and Jane Jones

Catherine Ann Alford

F, b. 1870, d. 27 December 1962
  • Catherine Ann Alford was born in 1870 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Abel Alford and Jane Jones.
  • At the age of 32 years, Catherine Ann Alford married Richard Henry Loveday, son of George Loveday and Susan Warner, in 1902 in Queensland.
  • Catherine Ann Alford and Richard Henry Loveday appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Cooby Creek.
  • On 25 October 1954,her husband, Richard Henry Loveday died in Queensland.
  • Catherine Ann Alford was buried on 29 November 1962 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • Catherine Ann Alford died on 27 December 1962 in Queensland.

Cecil Maud Alford

F, b. 1881

Doreen Gordon Alford

F, b. 1909

Edith Charlotte Alford

F, b. 1877
  • Edith Charlotte Alford was born in 1877 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Abel Alford and Jane Jones.

Elfreeda Gordon Alford

F, b. 1904

Eliza Jane Alford

F, b. 1867