James Thomas Alfred Neilson

M, b. 1913

Thomas Alexander Neilson

M, b. circa 1850, d. 1 August 1933
  • Thomas Alexander Neilson was born circa 1850. He was the son of William Neilson and Margaret Pearson.
  • Thomas Alexander Neilson married Annie Bridson circa 1884.
  • On 13 June 1895,Thomas Alexander Neilson's son, Thomas Alexander Neilson was buried in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.
  • Thomas Alexander Neilson enrolled his daughter Annie Neilson in school at Crow's Nest State School in 1901.
  • Thomas Alexander Neilson and Annie Bridson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. Thomas was a farmer.
  • On 3 March 1905 Thomas Neilson gave evidence at the trial of James Ryan for the murder of Walter Benton. The Brisbane Courier reported next day -
    "Thomas Alexander Neilson, clerk at Blinco's Sawmills, Crow's Nest, deposed : He had known the defendant Ryan about a year. Benton had been an old friend of
    witness's.
    ' Mr. Herbert : He is still isn't he ?
    Sub-inspector Geraghty : Your time will come presently, Mr. Herbert.
    Witness, continuing, said he last saw Benton on the morning of the 4th Febru- ary, at 10 o'clock. Benton had been stop- ping at witness's place. Benton had some horses. He usually wore one spur, but witness could not say on which foot. Wit- ness had money dealings with Benton, who was always honest and straightforward. Benton never expressed to witness any in- tention of leaving the district, or going to England. Any such intention would prob- ably have been expressed to witness. Noth- ing hod been heard of Benton since the 4th February.
    Sub-inspector Geraghty : What opinion have you formed ?
    Mr. Herbert : Opinion is not evidence. Witness : I think he is dead.
    Mr. Herbert: It does not matter two straws what your opinion is ; it is not evidence.
    The Bench ruled that a statement of opinion was not admissible.
    Witness further deposed that if Benton was alive he would have been sure to communicate with witness, who knew no reason for his disappearance. Benton always carried a knife. He believed it had a large buck-horn handle. On Saturday. 11th February, Ryan called at witness's house, and said he had been looking for a sub- scription list belonging to Benton, but could find no tidings of it. Witness replied that he had the list. Defendant said he wished to see it, as he thought a lot of money had been collected on it. Wit- ness replied he could not produce the list at that moment, but would try to let de- fendant have a copy. On Monday, the 13th, witness inquired if defendant had seen Benton, and the answer was, "No," On the morning of 13th witness had a con- versation with Mr. Thomas Astbury, and defendant again called half an bour later. Witness showed him a copy of the sub- scription list, on which the amounts paid totalled nine shillings and sixpence. De- fendant said he had thought more had been collected, and somebody must have been telling lies. Witness said defendant could not take notice of what people said. Defendant replied he did not want Kelly to summons Benton for money said to have been collected. Defendant asked if wit- ness had seen Astburv. Witness said, " Yes, I sent lum to the police." Defen- dant said, " I thought so ; they will have the police on Benton's tracks." Defendant added that he had purchased the farm from Benton. Defendant made some state- ment about purchase during the conversation of 11th February, when he also said the purchase money paid to Benton was £125 or £150. Witness was not sure. Witness said it was a funny thing to pay a large amount without a witness. De- fendant said he had a different opinion of Benton. Witness had drawn up the ori ginal lease produced between Kelly and
    Benton, of which a copy had been produced on the previous day.
    Cross-examined, witness said his first in- quiries as to Benton's whereabouts were made to defendant. Benton had been pre- viously absent a week without witness thinking him dead, but on such occasions some one usually saw him about. Witness had not formed the opinion that Benton was dead until Sunday, the 12th. That opinion wes based on the fact of Benton not being heard of. Witness knew Benton had wanted to sell his selection. He be- lieved Konz's was the last place Benton worked. He could not state what night be last slept at witness's house. Witness had understood from the terns of the lease that the sale was to take place in May. Witness knew Alfred King had wanted to purchase Benton's selection.
    Re-examined by Sub-inspector Geraghty, witness said be had not heard of another lease between King and Benton. The lease witness had drawn up was between Benton and Kelly. The defendant was only witness to it. During seven years not more than a week had ever previously elapsed without his hearing of Benton. Witness had no doubt Benton was now dead."
  • Thomas Alexander Neilson witnessed the burial of William Archibald Neilson in 1906 in Crow's Nest Cemetery; UNIT-00N-0003.
  • On 11 May 1929,his wife, Annie Bridson died in Queensland.
  • Thomas Alexander Neilson and Arthur Edward Neilson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Crow's Nest. Thomas was a clerk and his son Edward Arthur a saddler.
  • Thomas Alexander Neilson died on 1 August 1933 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00N-0003.

Children of Thomas Alexander Neilson and Annie Bridson

Thomas Alexander Neilson

M, b. 1894, d. 11 June 1895
  • Thomas Alexander Neilson was born in 1894 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Thomas Alexander Neilson and Annie Bridson.
  • Thomas Alexander Neilson died on 11 June 1895 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 13 June 1895 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.

William Archibald Neilson

M, b. 1895, d. 1906
  • William Archibald Neilson was born in 1895 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Thomas Alexander Neilson and Annie Bridson.
  • William Archibald Neilson died in 1906 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in 1906 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00N-0003.

Agnes Nelder

F, b. 26 May 1873, d. 5 January 1928
  • Agnes Nelder was born on 26 May 1873 in Geham, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Robert Gale Nelder and Jane Bridgeman.
  • At the age of 25 years, 4 months and 9 days, Agnes Nelder married Carl Godfrey (Charles) Reimers, son of Johann Matthias (John) Reimers and Anna Nikolina Christina Menzel, on 5 October 1898 in Queensland.
  • Agnes Nelder and Carl Godfrey (Charles) Reimers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Geham. Charles was a farmer.
  • Agnes Nelder and Carl Godfrey (Charles) Reimers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1926 living at Djuan. Charles' occupation wasn't listed. Agnes carried out home duties. Their daughter Florence lived with them.
  • Agnes Nelder died on 5 January 1928 in Queensland at age 54. She died at home of cancer.
  • On 28 January 1928 Carl placed the following notice in the Toowoomba Chronicle :- "THANKS. MR. C. REIMERS and FAMILY, of Djuan, desire to sincerely THANK Mesdames J. Peters, B. Gowlett, J.
    Vaschcina, D. Collins, W. Sperling, f or their kind attention, and all relatives and f riends who sent telegrams, wreaths and
    messages of sympathy, in their resent sad bereavement."
  • She was buried in Bergen Djuan Cemetery.

Children of Agnes Nelder and Carl Godfrey (Charles) Reimers

Annie Alice Nelder

F, b. 1918, d. 25 June 1970
  • Annie Alice Nelder was born in 1918.
  • She was the daughter of Robert Nelder and Edia Ernestine Gottliebe (Edith) Wolski.
  • Annie Alice Nelder was present at the time of the death of Gladys Irene Nelder on 9 December 1922 in Queensland. She died in a domestic tragedy as reported by The Queenslander:-
    "LITTLE GIRL FATALLY INJURED. TOOWOOMBA. December 9.
    Early this morning, at Kilburnie, on the Goombungee line, Mrs. Ada Ernestine Gottliebe Nelder, aged 25, was found at her home with a large incised wound in her throat. One daughter, Annie Alice Nelder, aged 5 years, is alleged to have been attacked with a razor, receiving a large incised wound in her throat. Another daughter, only three years old, was similarly attacked, and subsequently succumbed to her injuries. According to a report made available this afternoon by the police, the tragedy occurred at 5 o'clock this morning. Shortly before that time the woman asked her husband to go to the kitchen, as she wanted a drink. When the husband left the room the woman locked the door. The mother, father, and sister of Mrs. Nelder were in the kitchen when the husband came in. Screams were heard coming from the room occupied by Mrs. Nelder and her two daughters. Nelder and his wife's relatives tried to get into the room, but found the door locked. Nelder got through a window, and found his wife and two children with their throats cut. The youngest child died in a few minutes. The condition of the mother and the other child was unchanged at a late hour tonight." Ada was later committed to the Willowburn Mental Hospital.
  • On 27 February 1948Annie Alice Nelder was named as a beneficiary of Robert Nelder's will. He left his property - Portion 33, Parish of Milton to his daughter Annie Alice Nelder who lived at the same address.
  • Annie Alice Nelder died on 25 June 1970 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 27 June 1970 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. LUTH4-003-0009.

Benjamin Nelder

M, b. 22 July 1871, d. 4 January 1937

Children of Benjamin Nelder and Edith Maud Bridgeman

Chalres Reginald Nelder

M, b. 9 June 1902, d. 21 August 1955

Constance May Nelder

F, b. 11 May 1910, d. 6 February 1990

Edith Maude Nelder

F, b. 5 August 1904, d. 10 September 1947

Edith or Edia Nelder

F, b. March 1917, d. 19 April 1917
  • Edith or Edia Nelder was born in March 1917.
  • She was the daughter of Robert Nelder and Edia Ernestine Gottliebe (Edith) Wolski.
  • Edith or Edia Nelder died on 19 April 1917 in Queensland. She was three weeks old.
  • She was buried on 20 April 1917 in Goombungee Cemetery.

Edward Clarence (Clarrie) Nelder

M, b. 3 October 1923, d. 10 November 2001
  • Edward Clarence (Clarrie) Nelder was born on 3 October 1923.
  • He was the son of William (Edward) Nelder and Barbara May Horrocks.
  • Edward Clarence (Clarrie) Nelder died on 10 November 2001 at age 78.
  • He was buried on 16 November 2001 in Goombungee Cemetery.
  • Edward Clarence (Clarrie) Nelder also went by the name of Clarrie.

Eric Nelder

M, b. 4 February 1914, d. 6 February 1914
  • Eric Nelder was born on 4 February 1914 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Nelder and Maria Sophia (Mary) Spies.
  • Eric Nelder died on 6 February 1914 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 7 February 1914 in Goombungee Cemetery.

Ericka Alice (Ricka) Nelder

F, b. 8 June 1908, d. 8 March 2007
  • Ericka Alice (Ricka) Nelder was born on 8 June 1908 in Doctors Creek, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of James Nelder and Maria Sophia (Mary) Spies.
  • Ericka Alice (Ricka) Nelder was baptized in Doctors Creek Lutheran Church. She was later confirmed at the same church on 22 Dec 1922.
  • She attended the Brigalow Park School. After leaving school she worked at Kulpi store and then as a domestic at the Kulpi Hotel.
  • At the age of 18 years, 3 months and 14 days, Ericka Alice (Ricka) Nelder married George Otto Nothdurft, son of Johann Peter Ferdinand Nothdurft and Wilhelmina (Minnie) Weis, on 22 September 1926 in Queensland. They began their married life at Haden and then moved to Coalbank with their first child in 1927 after purchasing a property there and began dairying. They had six more children l.
  • Ericka Alice (Ricka) Nelder and George Otto Nothdurft appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Coalbank. George was a farmer.
  • Ericka Alice (Ricka) Nelder and George Otto Nothdurft appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Coalbank. George was a farmer.
  • In February 1956 George and Ricka moved to Crow's Nest but returned to their Coalbank home
    'Hillview" in 1959. They returned to Crow's Nest in 1964 when their youngest child married where they enjoyed retired life for 17 years before George passed away.
  • On 7 July 1982,her husband, George Otto Nothdurft died in Queensland. From Ericka's funeral service sheet:- " Ricka lived on at Andrews Road until 1996 after recovering from a hip fracture her eyesight began to fail. She agreeed to leave Crow's Nest and spend some time with her second daughter before moving to live at Murgon with her daughter and spending time at Chinchilla with her oldest daughterand at Coalbank with her youngest son.
    Ricka was a shy lady with strangers, but very caring and loving with family and friends. She was well-known for her Sunday roast dinners and plum puddings. There were twenty or more in attendance almost every Sunday for linch. Granma's cooking was 'something else' - her scones, cakes, preserves, jams, etc. She also enjoyed corcheting, knitting and painting. In her later years she passed her time reading.
    During May of 2006 her health deteriorated and she became a resident of Kooltoopa. She passed away on the morning of Thursday the 8th March 2007 at the age of 98.
    Ricka is survived by four children, 32 grandchildren, 83 great grand children and 56 great great grandchldren."
  • Ericka Alice (Ricka) Nelder died on 8 March 2007 in Kooltoopa, Crow's Nest, at age 98.
  • She was buried on 14 March 2007 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. LAWS1-00C-0018.

Children of Ericka Alice (Ricka) Nelder and George Otto Nothdurft

Frances Lily Nelder

F, b. 3 June 1900, d. 3 June 1989

Francis Nelder

M, b. 19 October 1867, d. 27 June 1944
  • Francis Nelder was born on 19 October 1867 in Geham Creek, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Robert Gale Nelder and Jane Bridgeman.
  • Francis Nelder appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Goombungee. He was a farmer.
  • Francis Nelder died on 27 June 1944 in Queensland at age 76.
  • He was buried on 28 June 1944 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Gladys Irene Nelder

F, b. 1919, d. 9 December 1922
  • Gladys Irene Nelder was born in 1919.
  • She was the daughter of Robert Nelder and Edia Ernestine Gottliebe (Edith) Wolski.
  • Gladys Irene Nelder died on 9 December 1922 in Queensland. She died in a domestic tragedy as reported by The Queenslander:-
    "LITTLE GIRL FATALLY INJURED. TOOWOOMBA. December 9.
    Early this morning, at Kilburnie, on the Goombungee line, Mrs. Ada Ernestine Gottliebe Nelder, aged 25, was found at her home with a large incised wound in her throat. One daughter, Annie Alice Nelder, aged 5 years, is alleged to have been attacked with a razor, receiving a large incised wound in her throat. Another daughter, only three years old, was similarly attacked, and subsequently succumbed to her injuries. According to a report made available this afternoon by the police, the tragedy occurred at 5 o'clock this morning. Shortly before that time the woman asked her husband to go to the kitchen, as she wanted a drink. When the husband left the room the woman locked the door. The mother, father, and sister of Mrs. Nelder were in the kitchen when the husband came in. Screams were heard coming from the room occupied by Mrs. Nelder and her two daughters. Nelder and his wife's relatives tried to get into the room, but found the door locked. Nelder got through a window, and found his wife and two children with their throats cut. The youngest child died in a few minutes. The condition of the mother and the other child was unchanged at a late hour tonight." Ada was later committed to the Willowburn Mental Hospital.
  • She was buried on 10 December 1922 in Goombungee Cemetery.

Gladys Violet Nelder

F, b. 4 December 1914, d. 11 February 1965
  • Gladys Violet Nelder was born on 4 December 1914 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Benjamin Nelder and Edith Maud Bridgeman.
  • Gladys Violet Nelder died on 11 February 1965 in Queensland at age 50.

Herbert Leonard Nelder

M, b. 15 April 1908, d. 11 October 1955
  • Herbert Leonard Nelder was also known as Len.
  • He was born on 15 April 1908 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Benjamin Nelder and Edith Maud Bridgeman.
  • Herbert Leonard Nelder died on 11 October 1955 in Queensland at age 47. He died at the same time as his brother Ivan when the truck in which they were travelling collided with a train. The Central Queensland Herald reported -" TWO KILLED IN
    COLLISION. TOOWOOMBA, October 11.
    -Two men were killed in a collision between a truck and a goods train about one and a half miles from Goombungee at 4.20 p.m. today. The men were brothers, Len Nelder, 45, grazier, of Wandoan, and Ivan Nelder, 30, dairy farmer, of Kllburnie."
  • He was buried on 12 October 1955 in Goombungee Cemetery. He is buried with his brother Ivan.

Ivan Robert Nelder

M, b. 2 August 1919, d. 11 October 1955
  • Ivan Robert Nelder was born on 2 August 1919 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Benjamin Nelder and Edith Maud Bridgeman.
  • Ivan Robert Nelder died on 11 October 1955 in Queensland at age 36. He died at the same time as his brother Herbert when the truck in which they were travelling collided with a train. The Central Queensland Herald reported -" TWO KILLED IN
    COLLISION. TOOWOOMBA, October 11.
    -Two men were killed in a collision between a truck and a goods train about one and a half miles from Goombungee at 4.20 p.m. today. The men were brothers, Len Nelder, 45, grazier, of Wandoan, and Ivan Nelder, 30, dairy farmer, of Kllburnie."
  • He was buried on 12 October 1955 in Goombungee Cemetery. He is buried with his brother Herbert.

Ivy Nelder

F, b. 1910, d. 27 April 1997
  • Ivy Nelder was born in 1910 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of James Nelder and Maria Sophia (Mary) Spies.
  • Ivy Nelder died on 27 April 1997.
  • She was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

James Nelder

M, b. 1877, d. 19 December 1949

Children of James Nelder and Maria Sophia (Mary) Spies

Jane Nelder

F, b. 1875, d. 19 March 1876

Mayne Nelder

F, b. 1917, d. 29 August 1917

Mryah Jane Nelder

F, b. 10 March 1899, d. 24 March 1899

Robert Nelder

M, b. 8 November 1878, d. 19 July 1949
  • Robert Nelder was born on 8 November 1878 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Robert Gale Nelder and Jane Bridgeman.
  • At the age of 37 years and 2 days, Robert Nelder married Edia Ernestine Gottliebe (Edith) Wolski, daughter of Wilhelm Wolski and Karoline Morgenstern, on 10 November 1915 in Queensland.
  • On 20 April 1917,Robert Nelder's daughter, Edith or Edia Nelder was buried in Goombungee Cemetery.
  • Robert Nelder was present at the time of the death of Gladys Irene Nelder on 9 December 1922 in Queensland. She died in a domestic tragedy as reported by The Queenslander:-
    "LITTLE GIRL FATALLY INJURED. TOOWOOMBA. December 9.
    Early this morning, at Kilburnie, on the Goombungee line, Mrs. Ada Ernestine Gottliebe Nelder, aged 25, was found at her home with a large incised wound in her throat. One daughter, Annie Alice Nelder, aged 5 years, is alleged to have been attacked with a razor, receiving a large incised wound in her throat. Another daughter, only three years old, was similarly attacked, and subsequently succumbed to her injuries. According to a report made available this afternoon by the police, the tragedy occurred at 5 o'clock this morning. Shortly before that time the woman asked her husband to go to the kitchen, as she wanted a drink. When the husband left the room the woman locked the door. The mother, father, and sister of Mrs. Nelder were in the kitchen when the husband came in. Screams were heard coming from the room occupied by Mrs. Nelder and her two daughters. Nelder and his wife's relatives tried to get into the room, but found the door locked. Nelder got through a window, and found his wife and two children with their throats cut. The youngest child died in a few minutes. The condition of the mother and the other child was unchanged at a late hour tonight." Ada was later committed to the Willowburn Mental Hospital.
  • On 10 December 1922,Robert Nelder's daughter, Gladys Irene Nelder was buried in Goombungee Cemetery.
  • Robert Nelder left a will on 27 February 1948. He left his property - Portion 33, Parish of Milton to his daughter Annie Alice Nelder who lived at the same address.
  • Robert Nelder died on 19 July 1949 in Queensland at age 70.
  • He was buried on 20 July 1949 in Goombungee Cemetery.

Children of Robert Nelder and Edia Ernestine Gottliebe (Edith) Wolski

Robert Gale Nelder

M, b. 26 December 1838, d. 18 December 1879
  • Robert Gale Nelder was born on 26 December 1838 in Hartford, Derbyshire, England. He was the son of John Nelder and Mary Stone.
  • He immigrated to Moreton Bay, Queensland, on 12 August 1862. on the ship "Young Australia". His occupation was shown as an agricultural labourer.
  • At the age of 28 years, 7 months and 3 days, Robert Gale Nelder married Jane Bridgeman, daughter of Thomas Bridgeman and Jane Eyles, on 29 July 1867 in "Gabbinbar", Toowoomba. Robert was described as a carrier, living at Geham. Jane and Robert lived at Geham, Robert later selecting a property in the Meringandan area.
  • Robert Gale Nelder selected land - The farm was 80 acres, described as second class pastrol land. Portion 24, parish of Meringandan, County of Aubigney
    on 30 November 1874 in Meringandan.
  • He selected land - The land was described as 20 acres of agricultural land and 80 acres of second class pastrol land. Portion 1275, parish of Meringandan, County of Aubigney
    on 18 January 1875 in Meringandan.
  • Robert Gale Nelder died on 18 December 1879 in Queensland at age 40. Robert died of thrombosis.
    After his death Jane continued to work the farm at Meringandan.
  • He was buried in Meringandan Cemetery.

Children of Robert Gale Nelder and Jane Bridgeman

Stanley Nelder

M, b. 1909, d. 2 December 1983
  • Stanley Nelder was born in 1909 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Nelder and Maria Sophia (Mary) Spies.
  • Stanley Nelder died on 2 December 1983 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 5 December 1983 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Stanley Edward Nelder

M, b. 6 March 1914, d. 6 March 1914

Walter Benjamin Nelder

M, b. 28 April 1906, d. 21 July 1984
  • Walter Benjamin Nelder was born on 28 April 1906 in Kilburnie, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Benjamin Nelder and Edith Maud Bridgeman.
  • At the age of 34 years, 9 months and 13 days, Walter Benjamin Nelder married Jane Stuart Yule, daughter of James Thomas Yule and Emma Jane Adams, on 10 February 1941 in Queensland. They had three children.
  • Walter Benjamin Nelder died on 21 July 1984 in Dalby at age 78.
  • He was buried on 24 July 1984 in Bell Cemetery.