Violet French

F, b. 1877, d. 1971
  • Violet French was born in 1877 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Walter French and Mary Ann Sear.
  • Violet French died in 1971 in Queensland.

Violet May French

F, b. 12 May 1899, d. 30 October 1973

Violet Gleeson (daughter of George French & Elizabeth Jane Bentley 1899- ) and her daughters Eileen May Gleeson and ? . Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • Violet May French was born on 12 May 1899 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of George French and Elizabeth Jane Bentley.
  • Violet May French 's parents moved to Toowoomba, Queensland, circa 1907 with their family, most likely some time after the birth of their eight child Alice Ruby. George's sister Elizabeth Werner and her husband and family also moved to the area a year or so earlier. George and Elizabeth's last two children, twins, Ada and Ellen were born at the home of George's sister Elizabeth Werner in Toowomba.
  • At the age of 20 years, Violet May French married August William Henry John Gleeson in 1920 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Violet moved to Stanthorpe and became a house maid until she married and settled in the area.
  • On 16 August 1963,her husband, August William Henry John Gleeson died in Queensland at age 68.
  • Violet May French died on 30 October 1973 in Queensland at age 74.

Children of Violet May French and August William Henry John Gleeson

Walter French

M, b. circa 1845, d. September 1914
  • Walter French was born circa 1845. He was the son of John French and Jane Poole.
  • Walter French married Mary Ann Sear in 1873 in Queensland.
  • Walter French and Mary Ann Sear appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Ravensbourne. Walter was a farmer. Their son George was a labourer at the Settlement.
  • Walter French died in September 1914 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 6 September 1914 in Toowong Cemetery.

Children of Walter French and Mary Ann Sear

Walter Herbert French

M, b. 1873, d. April 1941
  • Walter Herbert French was born in 1873 in Stanthorpe.
  • He was the son of Walter French and Mary Ann Sear.
  • Walter Herbert French enlisted in the AIF on 19 October 1915 in Brisbane. He was a 42 year old engine driver and gave his wife Edith Eleanor of Kettet St Toowong as his next of kin. He was part of the Tropical Force and was discharged on 29 June 1917.
  • Walter Herbert French died in April 1941 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 15 April 1941 in Toowong Cemetery.

William French

M, b. 31 July 1831, d. 10 July 1878
  • William French was baptized on 31 July 1831 in Somerset, England.
  • He was the son of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census William French was living in the household of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne in Haselbury Plunkett. Jacob is shown as a 40 year old agricultural labourer, living with Hannah aged 40, and their children Mary 19, Hannah 15, John 14, Prudence 12, William 8, Susan 5, Eliza 3, Elizabeth 18 months and Mary Osborne aged 80, a pauper.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census William French was living in the household of Abraham French and Maria Winsor in Yeovil. Abraham is shown as a 30 year old labourer born Merriott. He is living with his wife Maria 30 born Sutton; and a Elizabeth Frances (Ann Frances?) age 14, nurse child; born Sutton and Frederick John 11 an errand boy born Haselbury; and Sarah Ann aged 7 born Merriott. Abraham's brother John an agricultural labourer & carter aged 20 born Middle Chinnock was also living with the family as was their brother William, aged 19, an agricultural labourer, born Hazelbury.
  • At the age of 22 years, 1 month and 12 days, William French married Elizabeth Baker, daughter of Thomas Baker and Eliza McGowan, on 13 September 1853 in Somerset, England. Elizabeth and William were married by banns, their witnesses being John Clarke and Francis Taylor. - William is listed as a weaver of Ilminister as is Elizabeth - his father Jacob French - Labourer; her Father Thomas Baker - cooper. Both William and Elizabeth signed with their mark, although Elizabeth could write. Both were Church of England.
  • William French's and Elizabeth Baker's son Thomas was born in 1854 in Somerset.
  • William French and Elizabeth Baker immigrated to New South Wales, Australia, on 16 December 1855. The "Maitland" departed Southhampton and arrived in Sydney on the 22 April 1856. With William and Elizabeth was their young son, Thomas aged 18 months. Sadly he died on the voyage to Australia. Their second son John was born on the voyage. According to immigration records, William, aged 24, could neither read or write at the time he migrated to Australia. William's occupation at the time of his marriage to Elizabeth was a weaver, but at the time he immigrated he was listed as a farm labourer, perhaps to improve his chances of being accepted as a person useful to the colony of Australia. William stated he had been born at Hazelbury, Somerset and that his father Jacob French was deceased but his mother Hannah was living at Wiesit, Somerset.
    Elizabeth, aged 24, could both read and write. Her parents Thomas and Eliza Baker were both deceased. Both William and Elizabeth were Church of England.
  • William French's and Elizabeth Baker's third and fourth children James William and Eliza Jane was born between 1858 and 1860 in Castlereagh, New South Wales. . During this time William was working as a labourer at Caslereagh (west of Sydney.)
  • In 1860 William's sister Prudence and her husband, William Chick came to Australia. It appeares that William and Prudance made their way to the Morpeth district where their first child was born in 1862. William French would have been living in the Paterson District at that time, and the families both lived in the Paterson District after about 1864.
  • The family moved several times over the next few years. Daughter Ellen was born at Gostwyck (south of Armidale) on 11 January 1864. They moved back to the Paterson River district where Elizabeth was born on 25 February 1866. The family once again moved north. George was born at "Walhalla" Station near Werris Creek (south of Tamworth) in 1867 where William worked for the Christian family before moving with them to Clifton Station near Tenterfield around 1870.
  • On 26 January 1875 he was a farmer at Six Mile Creek, near Tenterfield at the time of William George's birth.
  • William French died on 10 July 1878 in New South Wales at age 46. James French gave the following information about his father at the time of his death. At the time James, like his father was a farmer of Six Mile. William's cause of death was a heart disease from which he had suffered for three months, he was 47 years old, had lived in Australia for 23 years, parents NOT KNOWN, spouse Elizabeth Baker, children 4 males and 3 females. The medical attendant was A W Bateman who last saw William on the day he died. His youngest child, William George was only three years old.
  • He was buried on 12 July 1878 in Tenterfield Cemetery. The minister of religion was J D Hennessy, Wesleyan and undertaker A Butler. Witnesses to the burial were his sons James William French and John French.
    Unmarked grave of William French, son of Jacob French & Hannah Osborne. (1833-1878). Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • William and Elizabeth's names are amongst those on a memorial in Rotary Park, Tenterfield.
    Pioneer Plaque in Rotary Park, Tenterfield
    William & Elizabeth French - Tenterfield Pioneers honoured in Rotary Park, Tenterfield

Children of William French and Elizabeth Baker

William French

M, b. 1886, d. 1922
  • William French was born in 1886 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of James William French and Mary Jane O'Brien.
  • William French died in 1922 in St Peters, New South Wales.

William French

M, b. circa 1860
  • William French was born circa 1860.
  • In 1901 William was listed as a farmer of Ravensbourne in the Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.

William David (Dave) French

M, b. 1903, d. 1 September 1953
  • William David (Dave) French was born in 1903 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William George (Bill) French and Mary Jane (Bid) Hood.
  • William David (Dave) French died on 1 September 1953 in Cunnamore, Queensland. He was killed by a falling tree. The Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser reported on 4 Sep :- " Timber-Cutter Fatally Injured - William David French (50 years), a timber-cutter, of Curramore, was struck on the head by a limb of a tree, whilst working in timber country on Tuesday. He vvas carried in an unconscious condition half a mile to tne road side camp and transported by ambulance to the Maleny Hospital in a serious condition. Later he was removed to Nambour Hospital, where he succumbed to tne injuries the same evening."
  • He was buried on 4 September 1953 in Toowong Cemetery. He is buried in the same grave as William Stephen French who died in 1940 aged 6 months, perhaps his son although there were no parents names given on his death registration, and his sister Mary Elizabeth who died in 1927 aged 15 years.

William George French

M, b. 22 June 1866, d. 1958
  • William George French was born on 22 June 1866 in Queensland. He was the son of Benjamin French and Martha McQuillan.
  • At the age of 22 years, William George French married Harriet Gowlett, daughter of William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin, in 1889 in Queensland. The family moved to Brisbane in the 1900's.
  • In February 1928,his wife, Harriet Gowlett died in Queensland.
  • William George French died in 1958 in Queensland.

Children of William George French and Harriet Gowlett

William George (Bill) French

M, b. 26 January 1875, d. 21 January 1945

Bill (William George) & Bid (Mary Jane) French and five of their chidren. Photo thanks to Helen J.
  • William George (Bill) French was also known as William Henry French. William is referred to as William Henry French on all official documentation after his birth. Perhaps his mother gave the wrong second name at the time she registered his birth. His older brother was named George so it is not likely that the next child would be named William George.
  • He was born on 26 January 1875 in New South Wales. His mother Elizabeth registered his birth, signing with her mark.
  • He was the son of William French and Elizabeth Baker.
  • The following article appeared in the the Australian Town and Country Journal on 29 April 1893. " Tenterfield Accident.-Wm. French met with a painful accident on Saturday while feeding a barkmill at Whereat's Tannery, whereby he had his right hand mangled in the cogs of the machine. A lad named Westbury saw the accident, and pulled off the bolt, saving French's life. The unfortunate lad was taken to the hospital, where Dr. Morice deemed it prudent to amputate the arm below the elbow. Tho youth is doing as well and can be expected."
    However, William was not defeated by this accident as shown by this report in the Maitland Mercury in December of that year :- "A few months ago a young man named William French, a resident of Tenterfield, met with an accident which deprived him of his right hand, but through the exertions o£ some friends sufficient money was raised to enable him to start a small business. Since then French has mustered the mysteries of wood-carving, fret work, etc, and some specimens of his talent are said to be splendidly executed. He has also with his left hand alone constructed a richly carved cheffonier, and the steady pluck and industry which be has shown all round in overcoming trouble and pain is worthy of all commendation."
  • William George (Bill) French appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. He was a labourer.
  • At the age of 28 years, 2 months and 12 days, William George (Bill) French married Mary Jane (Bid) Hood, daughter of Stephen Hood and Emily Williams, on 7 April 1903 in Thornville, Queensland, Australia. The marriage took place at Williams home at Thornville where he owned a farm near Bum Bum Creek. William's occupation was given as a carpenter and he was 28 years old. Mary Jane was 19, a domestic born and living at Nanango.
  • William George (Bill) French and Mary Jane (Bid) Hood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Crow's Nest. William was a hairdresser.
  • William George (Bill) French died on 21 January 1945 in Queensland at age 69. His funeral notice stated he lived at Llewelyn Street, Toowoomba.
  • He was buried on 24 January 1945 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of William George (Bill) French and Mary Jane (Bid) Hood

William Roy French

M, b. 1905

William Stephen (Billie) French

M, b. November 1939, d. 13 May 1940
  • William Stephen (Billie) French was born in November 1939.
  • He was the son of Charles Albert (Charlie) French and May Hartwig.
  • William Stephen (Billie) French died on 13 May 1940 in Brisbane. He died from pneumonia and pleurisy.
  • He was buried on 14 May 1940 in Toowong Cemetery. He is buried in the same grave as his aunt Mary Elizabeth French who died aged 15 in 1927 and her brother William David French who died in 1953 aged 50 years.

Sophia Catherina Frese

F, b. 1835, d. 26 September 1894
  • Sophia Catherina Frese was born in 1835 in Holstein, Germany. She was the daughter of Remmers FREESE and Felsche CASTLES.
  • At the age of 23 years, Sophia Catherina Frese married Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe on 24 May 1858 in Germany.
  • Sophia Catherina Frese and Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe immigrated to Queensland on 5 September 1863. Mathias aged 34, and Sophia aged 28, travelled to Australia on the "Beausite" with their children Carl aged 2, and Mathilde, an infant. Their son Frederick must have travelled with them, though his name is not on the ships manafest.
    The family settled at Gowrie Junction.
  • On 22 September 1891,her husband, Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe died in Gowrie Scrub, Queensland.
  • Sophia Catherina Frese died on 26 September 1894 in Queensland.
  • She was buried in Meringandan Cemetery.

Children of Sophia Catherina Frese and Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe

Thomas Arthur Frew

M, b. 11 March 1911

Albertina Freyling

F, b. circa 1850, d. 1931
  • Albertina Freyling was born circa 1850. She was the daughter of William Frohling and Wilhelmine Kleist.
  • Albertina Freyling married Theodore Darr circa 1878.
  • Albertina Freyling died in 1931 in Queensland.

Child of Albertina Freyling and Theodore Darr

Elizabeth Freyling

F, b. 20 May 1907, d. 9 February 1998
  • Elizabeth Freyling was born on 20 May 1907 in Queensland. She was the daughter of Friedricke Johanna Magdelina Muller and John William Freyling.
  • At the age of 27 years, Elizabeth Freyling married Victor Herbert Siebuhr, son of Christian Heinrich Siebuhr and Daisy Richardson, in 1935 in Queensland.
  • Elizabeth Freyling was listed as the next of kin of Victor Herbert Siebuhr when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 15 December 1941 in Brisbane. He was living at Cambooya at the time and gave his wife Elizabeth as his next of kin. He was discharged on the 21 November 1944 with the rank of Leading Aircraftman, 44061, with the 3rd Aircraft Depot.
  • On 23 August 1997,her husband, Victor Herbert Siebuhr died at age 88.
  • Elizabeth Freyling died on 9 February 1998 at age 90.
  • She was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Child of Elizabeth Freyling and Victor Herbert Siebuhr

Anna Marie Walborges Friedlein

F, b. 1860, d. 10 December 1944

Anton Perina and Anna Maria Perina (nee Friedlein).
  • Anna Marie Walborges Friedlein was also known as Mary.
  • She was born in 1860 in Queensland. She was the daughter of John Andrew Friedlein and Maria Barbara Goltzelman.
  • At the age of 26 years, Anna Marie Walborges Friedlein married Anton Perina, son of Johann Perina and Thecla Friedek Girr, on 17 February 1886 in Queensland.
    Anton & Anna Marie (nee Friedlein) Perina - Photo thanks to Karan P
  • Anna Marie Walborges Friedlein and Anton Perina appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Douglas. Anthony was listed as a farmer. His mother Thelka also lived in the district, perhaps with Anthony and Anna who was listed as Mary Woldorches.
  • Anna Marie Walborges Friedlein died on 10 December 1944 in Queensland. She lived at 51 Quay Street, Bulimba at the time of her death.
  • She was cremated on 12 December 1944 in Mt Thompson Crematorium.

Children of Anna Marie Walborges Friedlein and Anton Perina

Louisa Frith

F, b. 1871, d. 14 April 1942
  • Louisa Frith was born in 1871. She was the daughter of Charles Frith and Susan Stevens.
  • Her marriage, at 22 years, to William George Garrett was registered in the September 1893 Quarter in Brentford, Middlesex Registration District.
  • Louisa Frith immigrated to Brisbane on 30 September 1912. Lousia 41, and her children Freda A 14, Dudley 13, Kenneth 8, Marjorie 7, Frank 5, Fred 4 and baby Ernest 8 months travelled on the Norseman. They were all from Middlesex. William and sons Charlie and Stanley had arrived in Brisbane the previous year.
  • She was listed as the next of kin of Ralph Stanley Garrett when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 20 September 1916 in Toowoomba. He was a boilermaker. At the time he enlisted he gave his mother Louisa of Haden, as his next of kin but later change it to Annie Garrett of Bothwell Street, Toowoomba.
  • On 5 October 1917,their son, Ralph Stanley Garrett died in Belgium at age 21.
  • Louisa Frith and William George Garrett appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Haden. William was a wheelright.
  • Louisa Frith died on 14 April 1942 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 15 April 1942 in Goombungee Cemetery.

Children of Louisa Frith and William George Garrett

Child of Louisa Frith and Frederick Walter Garrett

Elizabeth Agnes Fronzec

F, b. 1874, d. 12 September 1954
  • Elizabeth Agnes Fronzec was born in 1874. She was the daughter of Johann FRONZEC and Bertha GREITZ.
  • At the age of 19 years, Elizabeth Agnes Fronzec married Samuel Handford, son of William Handford and Caroline Voicey, in 1893 in Queensland.
  • Elizabeth Agnes Fronzec and Samuel Handford appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Goombungee. Samuel was a farmer as was his father William and three brothers William, Thomas and James. Elizabeth carried out domestic duties.
  • Elizabeth Agnes Fronzec and Samuel Handford appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Goombungee. Samuel was a farmer.
  • On 22 April 1944,her husband, Samuel Handford died in Queensland at age 78.
  • Elizabeth Agnes Fronzec died on 12 September 1954 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 13 September 1954 in Goombungee Cemetery. CE1-00N-0016.

Children of Elizabeth Agnes Fronzec and Samuel Handford

Agnes Fronzek

F, b. circa 1880, d. 1881

Bertha Frances Fronzek

F, b. 1876, d. 17 June 1950
  • Bertha Frances Fronzek was born in 1876.
  • She was the daughter of Johann Fronzek and Bertha Clara Gritz.
  • At the age of 24 years, Bertha Frances Fronzek married August Kowtiz in 1900 in Queensland.
  • Bertha Frances Fronzek died on 17 June 1950 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 19 July 1950 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. LUTH2-003-0020.

Child of Bertha Frances Fronzek

Clara Fronzek

F, b. circa 1875, d. 1954
  • Clara Fronzek was born circa 1875.
  • She was the daughter of Johann Fronzek and Bertha Clara Gritz.
  • Clara Fronzek married Albert Christina Kowitz in 1897 in Queensland.
  • Clara Fronzek died in 1954 in Queensland.

Florentine (Anna) Fronzek

F, b. 1872, d. 27 July 1939
  • Florentine (Anna) Fronzek was born in 1872.
  • She was the daughter of Johann Fronzek and Bertha Clara Gritz.
  • At the age of 9 years, Florentine (Anna) Fronzek married Carl August Schonrock in 1881 in Queensland.
  • Florentine (Anna) Fronzek and Carl August Schonrock appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Goombungee. Carl was a farmer.
  • On 30 July 1917,her husband, Carl August Schonrock died in Queensland.
  • Florentine (Anna) Fronzek appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Goombungee. She carried out home duties.
  • Florentine (Anna) Fronzek died on 27 July 1939 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 28 July 1939 in Goombungee Cemetery. LUTH1-00F-0006.

Children of Florentine (Anna) Fronzek and Carl August Schonrock

Florentine Francis Fronzek

F, b. 1896

Heinrich Johann Fronzek

M, b. 1883, d. 12 July 1969
  • Heinrich Johann Fronzek was born in 1883 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Johann Fronzek and Bertha Clara Gritz.
  • Heinrich Johann Fronzek died on 12 July 1969 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 14 July 1969 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Johann Fronzek

M, b. circa 1840, d. 16 May 1905
  • Johann Fronzek was born circa 1840. He was the son of Johann Fronzek and Maria.
  • Johann Fronzek married Bertha Clara Gritz circa 1875.
  • In 1901 Johann was listed as a farmer of Goombungee in the Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.
  • Johann Fronzek and Bertha Clara Gritz appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Goombungee. John was a farmer.
  • Johann Fronzek died on 16 May 1905 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 17 May 1905 in Goombungee Cemetery.

Children of Johann Fronzek and Bertha Clara Gritz

Emily Bertha Frost

F, b. 1896, d. 5 May 1966
  • Emily Bertha Frost was born in 1896. She was the daughter of John Frost and Elizabeth Schwern.
  • At the age of 23 years, Emily Bertha Frost married John (Jack) Emmerson, son of John Emmerson and Eliza Deadman, in 1919 in Queensland.
  • On 27 February 1957,her husband, John (Jack) Emmerson died in Queensland.
  • Emily Bertha Frost died on 5 May 1966 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 7 May 1966 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE5A-001-0005.

Henry Osborne Frost

M, b. March 1879
  • Henry Osborne Frost's birth was registered in the Somerset, an unknown place Registration District in the March 1879 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Susan Frost.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Henry Osborne Frost was living in the household of Susan Frost in Merriott. The household consisted of Elizabeth Frost, head, aged 60, born Rampisham, Dorset, a thatchers wife,Charles her 20 year old son, a farm labourer born in Merriott, Walter a 17 year old son, also a farm labourer born in Merriott, Susan Frost her unmarried daughter aged 25, a sail cloth factory worker born Merriott and Henry Osbrne Frost, grandson aged 2, born Merriott and Annie Eliza Pattemore, a granddaughter aged 3 born Merriott.
         
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Henry Osborne Frost was living in the household of George Hooper and Susan Frost in Lopen. The census record shows George Hooper aged 36, an agricultural labourer, born Lopen, his wife Susan aged 35 years also born Lopen, Charles Hooper 11, a scholar born Merriott and Henry Frost, a 14 year old agricultural labourer born Merriott.

Susan Frost

F, b. circa 1857
  • Susan Frost was born circa 1857 in Merriott.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Frost and Elizabeth Unknown.
  • Susan Frost appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Merriott. The household consisted of Elizabeth Frost, head, aged 60, born Rampisham, Dorset, a thatchers wife,Charles her 20 year old son, a farm labourer born in Merriott, Walter a 17 year old son, also a farm labourer born in Merriott, Susan Frost her unmarried daughter aged 25, a sail cloth factory worker born Merriott and Henry Osbrne Frost, grandson aged 2, born Merriott and Annie Eliza Pattemore, a granddaughter aged 3 born Merriott.
         
  • Susan Frost married George Hooper, son of George Hooper and Rachel Hooper, on 23 July 1882 in Merriott. The marriage record shows: George Hooper, 23, bachelor, abode Hitchings, a labourer, father George Hooper a labourer, witness James Willis. Susan Frost, 25 Spinster, abode Broadway, Factory Hand, father Thomas Frost a thatcher, witness Mary Hooper.
  • Susan Frost witnessed the marriage of Mary Elizabeth Hooper and James Wills on 24 December 1882 in Merriott; The marriage record shows: James Wills, 21, bachelor, Boozer Pit, labourer, father Amos Wills a labourer, witness George Hooper. Mary Elizabeth Hooper, 21, spinster, Eggwood Lane, father George Hooper a labourer, witness Susan Hooper.
  • Susan Frost and George Hooper appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Lopen. The census record shows George Hooper aged 36, an agricultural labourer, born Lopen, his wife Susan aged 35 years also born Lopen, Charles Hooper 11, a scholar born Merriott and Henry Frost, a 14 year old agricultural labourer born Merriott.

Child of Susan Frost

Child of Susan Frost and George Hooper

Thomas Frost

M, b. 1820

Child of Thomas Frost and Elizabeth Unknown