Esther Clara Evans

F, b. 18 October 1879, d. 15 June 1955

Esther Fitch (nee Evans) 1879-1955 and nine of her children. Photo thanks to JW.
  • Esther Clara Evans was born on 18 October 1879 in New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of John Evans and Ernestina Julian Henrietta (Julia) Hauf.
  • Esther Clara Evans was enrolled on 2 September 1889 in Highfields School.
  • At the age of 17 years, 6 months and 10 days, Esther Clara Evans married William John Fitch, son of John Fitch and Eliza Kidd, on 28 April 1897 in Queensland. They owned a farm on Plainby Road at Pinelands.
  • Esther Clara Evans and William John Fitch appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Crow's Nest. William was a farmer.
  • Esther Clara Evans and William John Fitch appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Pinelands. William was a farmer.
  • William was a member of the Crow's Nest Odd Fellows Lodge.
  • Esther Clara Evans and William John Fitch appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1939 living at Pinelands. Bill was a farmer and Esther carried out home duties.
  • On 4 June 1939,her husband, William John Fitch died in Queensland at age 68.
  • Esther Clara Evans was listed as the next of kin of Allan Benjamin Charles Fitch when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 30 May 1941 in Crow's Nest. He was living at Crow's Nest at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his mother Esther. His service number was QX37464 (Q103336). He was discharged on 6 November 1944 with the rank of Private in the 25th Battalion.
  • Esther Clara Evans appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1954 living at Pinelands. She carried out home duties.
  • Esther Clara Evans died on 15 June 1955 in Queensland at age 75.
  • She was buried on 20 June 1955 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Esther Clara Evans and William John Fitch

Florence Minnie Evans

F, b. 17 August 1886, d. 4 March 1971
  • Florence Minnie Evans was also known as Florence Minnie or Minnie.
  • She was born on 17 August 1886 in Barney Downs, New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of John Evans and Ernestina Julian Henrietta (Julia) Hauf.
  • Florence Minnie Evans commenced school in 1893 in Geham. She was enrolled at Highfileds for grade two in 1894, then re-enrolled at Geham in 1894. She left school in April 1895.
  • At the age of 19 years, 6 months and 11 days, Florence Minnie Evans married Charles Fitch, son of John Fitch and Karolina Puschmann, on 28 February 1906 in Queensland.
  • Florence Minnie Evans and Charles Fitch appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1939 living at Pinelands. He was a labourer and Florence carried out home duties. Their sons Edward and Lewis were also labourers and gave their address as Crow's Nest.
  • Florence Minnie Evans and Charles Fitch appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Pinelands. Charles was a labourer.
  • On 18 February 1962,her husband, Charles Fitch died in Queensland.
  • Florence Minnie Evans died on 4 March 1971 in Queensland at age 84.
  • She was buried on 5 March 1971 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Florence Minnie Evans and Charles Fitch

Gertrude Rachel Evans

F, b. 1902

Grace Margaret Evans

F, b. 1905

Henry Frederick Evans

M, b. 1877, d. 9 June 1947
  • Henry Frederick Evans was born in 1877 in Barney Downs, New South Wales.
  • He was the son of John Evans and Ernestina Julian Henrietta (Julia) Hauf.
  • Henry Frederick Evans appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. He was a farmer. His brother William also farmed at Crow's Nest.
  • Henry never married. He owned a farm close by to that of his sister Esther and her husband William Fitch.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Pinelands. Henry was a farmer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Pinelands. He was a farmer.
  • Henry Frederick Evans died on 9 June 1947 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 10 June 1947 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

James Evans

M, b. 21 February 1861, d. 29 July 1957
  • James Evans was born on 21 February 1861. He was the son of James Evans and Mary Ann Jones.
  • At the age of 23 years, James Evans married Anna Gertrude Mengel, daughter of Conrad Mengel and Anna Elizabeth Berghofer, on 21 February 1884 in Drayton.
  • On 12 March 1943,his wife, Anna Gertrude Mengel died in Toowoomba at age 82.
  • James Evans died on 29 July 1957 in Queensland at age 96.
  • He was buried on 30 July 1957 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. BC2-002-0001.

Children of James Evans and Anna Gertrude Mengel

James Conrad Edwin Evans

M, b. 1887, d. 31 January 1937

Jane Evans

F, b. 1875, d. 1960
  • Jane Evans was born in 1875 in Barney Downs, New South Wales. She married Cornelius William Fitzgerald on 17 June 1896 in Brisbane. They had nine children.
  • She was the daughter of John Evans and Ernestina Julian Henrietta (Julia) Hauf.
  • Jane Evans died in 1960 in Queensland.

John Evans

M, b. 1834, d. 1894
  • John Evans was born in 1834 in England. He was possibly the son of William and Elizabeth Evans.
  • He immigrated to New South Wales in 1856. He travelled on the David McIver and was 22 years old. The ship left King's County Ireland on 22 Feb 1856. He was a blacksmith from Shopshire at the time he immigrated.
  • At the age of 33 years, John Evans married Ernestina Julian Henrietta (Julia) Hauf, daughter of Carl Heinrich Hauf and Martha Katherina Meyer (Meir), on 18 January 1867 in Queensland. John's parents were Samuel Evans, a hatter and Maria Roberts. The marriage certificate states he was 29 years old and a carrier. Julia was a servant. They were married according to the rites of the Independent German Church. Jacob Hirning and Salome Anger were witnesses to the marriage.
  • John Evans and Ernestina Julian Henrietta (Julia) Hauf moved to Barney Downs, New South Wales, around 1872.John's name was not listed on the 1872 Grevilles PO Directory for the Tenterfield area. Their farm was 160 acres with 3 hourses and 37 cattle.
  • John Evanspossibly died in 1894 in New South Wales. Family hearsay has it that John left Julia and the children.

Children of John Evans and Ernestina Julian Henrietta (Julia) Hauf

John Evan Samuel Evans

M, b. 1894

Jospeh Evans

M, b. 1889

Julia Evans

F, b. 21 October 1867, d. 1936
  • Julia Evans was born on 21 October 1867 in Queensland. She firstly married a Michael Maroney in Broken Hill in 1896, and then Hugh Reid in 1905 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Evans and Ernestina Julian Henrietta (Julia) Hauf.
  • Julia Evans died in 1936 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 27 May 1936 in Toowong Cemetery.

Kate Evans

F, b. 1870, d. 13 March 1949
  • Kate Evans was born in 1870 in Barney Downs, New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of John Evans and Ernestina Julian Henrietta (Julia) Hauf.
  • At the age of 20 years, Kate Evans married Ludwig Sondergeld, son of Johann George Sondergeld and Margarettta Ryle, on 2 July 1890 in Highfields, Queensland.
  • Kate Evans and Ludwig Sondergeld appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. Ludwig was a teamster.
  • Kate Evans and Ludwig Sondergeld appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Pinelands. Ludwig was a farmer and Kate carried out home duties. Their daughter Florence lived in Crow's Nest.
  • Kate Evans's daughter Florence Mary Sondergeld married Alan McDonald Brosnan, son of Thaddius Joseph Brosnan and Agnes Mary McDonald, on 9 June 1914 in Queensland. The wedding details appeared in The Queenslander on 27 June 1914 - " WEDDINGS. Brosnan—Sondergeld.
    A pretty wedding was celebrated at St. George's Church, Crow's Nest, on June 9, when Mr. A. Macdonald Brosnan (eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. E. (Ted.) Brosnan, Lynwood farm, Plainly) was married to Miss Florance Mary Sondergeld (eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Sondergeld, of Fernvale, Crow's Nest. The Rev. W. H. Elvery officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a beautiful gown of ivory white Oriental satin, the bodice made with a round yoke of fine Brussels net richly embroidered with crystal and opal beads, and draped with satin and silk lace, the sleeves were full length, and were trimmed with beads and the lame lace, the skirt was slightly draped, showing a panel of rich dieep lace out lined with beads. A Court train heavily kilted fell from the shoulders, and showed a deep frill of lace underneath. She also wore an embroidered, tulle veil surmounted by a coronet of orange blossoms, and carried a shower bouquet of narcissi, camellias, stocks, and maiden hair fern, with white ribbon streamers (a gift from the bridegroom). Her beautiful gold wristlet watch was a gift from the bridegroom's father. Miss Evelyn Sondergeld (sister of the bride) acted as bridesmaid. M. Scurrah (Ipswich) acted as best man. After the ceremony the bridal party drove to the residence of the bride's parents, where a large party of relatives and friends were entertained at a wed ding tea. Mr. and Mrs A Bros nan left by the evening's train for Toowooinba en route to Brisbane and the Tweed for the honeymoon."
  • Kate Evans and Percival George Evans Sondergeld appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pinelands. Percy was a farmer.
  • On 27 January 1930,her husband, Ludwig Sondergeld died in Queensland at age 67.
  • Kate Evans appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Pinelands. She carried out home duties.
  • Kate Evans died on 13 March 1949 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 15 March 1949 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Children of Kate Evans and Ludwig Sondergeld

Mary Evans

F, b. 5 April 1830, d. 6 December 1903
  • Mary Evans was baptized on 5 April 1830 in Cutcombe, Somerset.
  • At the age of 23 years, 5 months and 21 days, Mary Evans married Thomas Thorne on 26 September 1853 in Somerset.
  • Mary Evans died on 6 December 1903 in Elsworthy, Somerset, at age 73.
  • She was buried on 12 December 1903 in Elsworthy, Somerset.

Children of Mary Evans and Thomas Thorne

Maryann Evans

F, b. 1885

Pearl Florence Evans

F, b. 1898, d. 3 September 1972

Children of Pearl Florence Evans and Patrick Francis Brennan

William Ernest David Evans

M, b. 1896

William Godfrey Gwynne Evans

M, b. December 1911, d. circa 1992
  • William Godfrey Gwynne Evans's birth was registered in the Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire Registration District in the December 1911 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Arthur Ethelred Evans and Ethel Maud James.
  • Her marriage, at 27 years and 9 months, to Elsie May Muller, daughter of Charles Muller and Alice Bellfield, was registered in the September 1939 Quarter in the Birmingham, Warwickshire Registration District. According to some Muller family sources Elsie was of German descent and was William's brother Len's girlfriend before marrying William.
  • William Godfrey Gwynne Evans died circa 1992.

William John Evans

M, b. 1872, d. 24 March 1950
  • William John Evans was born in 1872 in Barney Downs, New South Wales.
  • He was the son of John Evans and Ernestina Julian Henrietta (Julia) Hauf.
  • At the age of 23 years, William John Evans married Elizabeth Greenwood on 26 December 1895 in Queensland.
  • William John Evans and Elizabeth Greenwood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. William was a farmer and Elizabeth carried out home duties. William's brother Henry also farmed at Crow's Nest.
  • William John Evans and Elizabeth Greenwood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Highfields. William was a farmer.
  • On 8 September 1936,his wife, Elizabeth Greenwood died in Queensland.
  • William John Evans died on 24 March 1950 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 28 March 1950 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Child of William John Evans and Elizabeth Greenwood

Elizabeth Evelyn

F, b. circa 1770
  • Elizabeth Evelyn was born circa 1770.
  • Elizabeth Evelyn married William Kendall on 2 August 1798 in Cornwall.

Child of Elizabeth Evelyn and William Kendall

Ernest Arthur Everett

M, b. 13 October 1884, d. 19 October 1960
  • Ernest Arthur Everett was born on 13 October 1884 in Dunorlan. He was the son of James Everett and Sarah Ann Hughes.
  • At the age of 21 years, 8 months and 28 days, Ernest Arthur Everett married Louisa Burgess, daughter of George Burgess and Mary Ann Smith, on 11 July 1906 in Deloraine.
  • On 9 December 1918,his wife, Louisa Burgess died in Consumptive Sanatorium, Hobart, at age 32.
  • Ernest Arthur Everett was buried on 15 March 1960 in Cornelian Bay.
  • Ernest Arthur Everett died on 19 October 1960 in Calvery Hospital at age 76.

Gladys Pearl Evernden

F, b. 12 February 1895, d. 20 March 1951
  • Gladys Pearl Evernden was born on 12 February 1895 in New Zealand. She was the daughter of Ann Kemp and Richard EVERNDEN.
  • At the age of 24 years, Gladys Pearl Evernden married Norman Harold Holdaway, son of James Holdaway and Elizabeth Mary Jane Eyles, in 1920 in New Zealand.
  • On 7 October 1950,her husband, Norman Harold Holdaway died in New Zealand at age 56.
  • Gladys Pearl Evernden died on 20 March 1951 in New Zealand at age 56.

Thomas Charles Eversfield

M, b. 1881, d. 1947

Annie Eves

F, b. circa 1860

Carl August Frederick Ewald

M, b. circa 1850, d. 1915
  • Carl August Frederick Ewald was born circa 1850. He was the son of Frederick Ewald and Louisa Prillwitz.
  • Carl August Frederick Ewald married Catherine Hirning, daughter of John George Hirning and Anna Barbara Huber, on 12 August 1872 in Queensland.
  • Carl August Frederick Ewald died in 1915 in Queensland.

Child of Carl August Frederick Ewald and Catherine Hirning

Carl George Ewald

M, b. 1883
  • Carl George Ewald was born in 1883 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Carl August Frederick Ewald and Catherine Hirning.
  • Carl George Ewald appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Mt Binga Sawmill. Carl was an engine driver.

Henry Ewers

M

Child of Henry Ewers and Priscilla Clarke

Francis Ewin

M
  • Francis Ewin married Jane Davis circa 1850.
  • In 1875 he was a pottery and drain worker.

Child of Francis Ewin and Jane Davis

Frances Myrah Ewins

F, b. 7 May 1854, d. 1 April 1938

Myrah France Bridgeman nee Ewins (1854-1938). Taken c 1905 (Photo supplied by Irene Christie)
  • Frances Myrah Ewins was also known as Myrah Frances.
  • She was born on 7 May 1854 in Quinton, Leicestershire, England.
  • She was the daughter of Francis Ewin and Jane Davis.
  • Frances Myrah Ewins immigrated to Moreton Bay in 1874. Myrah, 21, travelled on the Darling Downs with her aunt and uncle who then went on to New Zealand. The ship's doctor helped her find employment with the wife a Member of Parliment who served the Dalby area.
  • At the age of 20 years, 10 months and 2 days, Frances Myrah Ewins married Charles Daniel Bridgeman, son of Thomas Bridgeman and Jane Eyles, on 9 March 1875 in Dalby, Queensland, Australia. Charles was working as a bullock driver in Dalby (taking goods out west and to Gympie) at the time of his marriage. Frances was a 21 year old spinster from Leicestershire, the daughter of a pottery and drain worker Francis Ewin, and Jane Davis. After their marriage, Charles worked as a station hand at Augathella.
  • After their marriage, Frances Myrah Ewins and Charles Daniel Bridgeman moved to Augathella. Charles worked as a stockman on a cattle station. Their first four daughters Jane Deborah, Ethel, Rosina and Frances were born on the station between 1877 and 1881. Charles then worked at Nive Downs for a time. He proposed going further west to Tambo but Frances could not be persuaded, so they returned to Amby Downs where Matilda was born in 1884.
    Sometime between 1884 and 1887 the family went to live with Jane Gillis at Gowrie Little Plain where Daisy was born in 1887. Chales had selected land at Kilbournie and was clearing the land, fencing and building a house for the family. Two more daughters Amelia and Phoebe were born by 1891.
  • Frances Myrah Ewins was mentioned in the book "Haden District Centenary 1876-1976" in an article about Johann Peter Ferdinand (Ferdy) Nothdurft. It read:- Johann Peter Ferdinand Nothdurft selected 140 acres of scrub land at Djuan for 2/6 and acre. His brothers Bill and Dick used to walk from Lily Vale to Djuan on Monday mornings, carrying their weekly supply of food on their backs and walk home again at the week end. Their wage was 2/6 a week.
    After the scrub was felled and burnt a house and barn was (sic) built. HIs father gave him three cows and two draught horses, He married Wilhelmina Wies of Djuan and when he bought a German Waggon he used to take his wife and In-laws to Church. he also had to drive to Meringandan for their supplies and take butter, eggs and milk to exchange for groceries etc.
    In 1911 he sold his property to Frederick Wolski, a neighbour and bought 160 acres at Zahley which is now Kilburnie. This was bought from Mrs Bridgeman who had thirteen children. The house was one large room divided into four with hessian. Later he built a six roomed house which cost 100 pounds. There were 10 children in the family. They had no shed for milking the cows and as soon as each child learned to milk a cow he sat on a block and milked so many each. The separator was fixed on a tree block with two sheets of iron overhead for a roof. In those days admission to dances was 1/6 and a bottle of Wine 1/-.
    Mrs Nothdurft died in April, 1935 and Mr Nothdurft in July, 1946." with Johann Peter Ferdinand Nothdurft.
  • Between 1907 and 1909 Charles and Myrah moved to Cooyar to work on a dairy farm as share farmers. The drought of 1902 had left them in need of cash to continue on their own farm where they continued to live until his death.
    Charles was a skilled carpenter and built many of his children's homes.
  • On 12 November 1910,her husband, Charles Daniel Bridgeman died in Queensland, Australia, at age 65. While travelling to a building job near Chinchilla with his youngest daughter Violet, the cart became bogged after heavy rain. Charles refused to leave his cart, though nearby farmers sheltered Violet for the three days of heavy rain. Charles fearing his valuable tools may be stolen, slept under the cart. He caught a chill and was admitted to the Toowoomba General Hospital. He never recoverd. According to his death certificate he was suffering from pneumonia, empyema and gangrene of the lung and exhaustion. His father's name was given on the death certificate as Thomas Walter Bridgeman and his mother as Jane Eyles. Charles was a carpenter aged 64 years and had married in Dalby 35 years previously to Frances Mary Ewins (eldest child listed on death certificate is 38 years old, so this is not correct). His living issue were Deborah 38, Edith 36, May 34, Frances 32, Matilda 30, Daisy 28, Amelia 26, Phoebe 24, Walter 16, Helen 11 and Violet 7 (many of these ages are incorrect). The informat was E. R. Aland, Secretary of the Toowoomba Hospital.
  • Frances Myrah Ewins died on 1 April 1938 in Queensland at age 83.
  • She was buried in Queensland. Charles and Myrah's gravestone reads-
    In loving memory of charles bridgeman died November 12th 1910 aged 65 years erected by his loving wife and family also Myrah Frances Bridgeman died April 10 1936 aged 85 years and 11 months, also infant son Richard Roland died 1895 aged 2 years and 4 months.

Children of Frances Myrah Ewins and Charles Daniel Bridgeman

Rueben E Excell

M, b. circa 1890