George Wecker

M, b. circa 1825, d. 18 July 1902
  • George Wecker was also known as Johann George Michael.
  • George Wecker was also known as Michael Wecker.
  • He was born circa 1825.
  • He was the son of Michael Wecker and Catherine Heinrich.
  • George Weckermay have immigrated to Moreton Bay in 1856. There is a record for a Michael Wecker, 28 years old appears to have travelled alone on the John Caesar. Michael may have been Johann Goerg or his brother Frederick. There was a John Wehner, aged 31 on the same ship. Could this be George?. A document listing Pioneer Colonists in 1909 shows that George's brother Frederick came to Queensland on the John Caesar in 1855. [ The John Caesar only made one trip to Queensalnd - in 1856]
  • George Wecker married Elizabeth Mengel, daughter of Conrad Mengel and Anna Elizabeth Berghofer, on 4 April 1864 in Queensland.
  • On 6 August 1876,George Wecker's daughter, Margaretha Catherina Wecker was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • On 23 March 1892,George Wecker's daughter, Clara Maria Magdalina Wecker was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • On 9 January 1902,his wife, Elizabeth Mengel died in Queensland at age 55.
  • George Wecker died on 18 July 1902 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 19 July 1902 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of George Wecker and Elizabeth Mengel

George Wecker

M, b. 1864, d. 1942
  • George Wecker was born in 1864 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of George Wecker and Elizabeth Mengel.
  • George Wecker appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Meringandan. George was a farmer. His brother Charles and his wife Maria also farmed at Meringandan
    as did his brother Frederick.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Meringandan. He was a labourer. His brother Charles (Johann Carl) was a blacksmith in Meringandan and another brother Michael farmed in Highfields Road, Harlaxton.
  • George Wecker died in 1942 in Queensland.

Gladys Olive Winnifred Wecker

F, b. 1911

Gottliebe Freidrike Sophia Wecker

F, b. 1869

Harry Brookfield Wecker

M, b. 1906

Hazel Mary Wecker

F, b. 1911

Heinrich Wecker

M, b. 1877, d. 1961
  • Heinrich Wecker was also known as Henry.
  • He was born in 1877 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of George Wecker and Elizabeth Mengel.
  • At the age of 25 years, Heinrich Wecker married Margaret Johnson in 1902 in Queensland.
  • On 24 December 1903,Heinrich Wecker's son, Leslie George Wecker was buried in Pittsworth Cemetery.
  • In 1951,his wife, Margaret Johnson died in Queensland.
  • Heinrich Wecker died in 1961 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 28 July 1961 in South Brisbane Cemetery.

Children of Heinrich Wecker and Margaret Johnson

Ivy May Wecker

F, b. 30 April 1897, d. 18 February 1967

Johann August Wecker

M, b. 18 October 1883, d. 28 July 1973
  • Johann August Wecker was born on 18 October 1883 in Highfields, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Michael Johann Wecker and Emma Amelia Kohler.
  • After leaving school John worked for a baker for 2/6 a week, his wages going straight to his father. John wanted to further his education so he enlisted the help of a teacher who taught him at night.
    While the family were living in the Crow's Nest area John became interested in the Methodist Church, and became a home missionary for the church.
  • Johann August Wecker witnessed the New Tag of Joseph Frederick Aldoph Wecker on 3 January 1912 in Queensland; Mary Margaret Fahey.
  • Johann August Wecker enlisted in the AIF on 27 October 1914 in Brisbane John's service number was 503. He was an insurance clerk. His father Michael was listed as his next of kin and lived at Yeulba. He was 31 years old, single and enlisted as a Private in the 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance. He embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 15 December 1914 and returned to Australia 4 October 1918 after serving in Egypt and Gibralter.
  • After the War, John lived in the Gympie area where he grew bananas.
  • At the age of 39 years, Johann August Wecker married Dorothy Wendt in 1923 in Queensland. Dorothy was a dressmaker.
  • On 14 March 1933 John, at that time a fruit grower of Broowena, was fined for failing to submit a tax return.
  • When WWII broke out, John enlised with Interpol and continued to work with them after the war persuing drug traffickers.
  • Johann August Wecker died on 28 July 1973 in Queensland at age 89.
  • He was buried on 30 July 1973 in Hemmant Cemetery, Brisbane.

Johann Carl (Charles) Wecker

M, b. 1871, d. 19 March 1956
  • Johann Carl (Charles) Wecker was born in 1871 in Queensland. His birth notice appeared in The Courier Mail on 3 August 1871 -
    Wecker.-On the 14th July, at Hill Farm, Highfields road, the wife of George Wecker, of a son.
  • He was the son of George Wecker and Elizabeth Mengel.
  • At the age of 23 years, Johann Carl (Charles) Wecker married Maria Peters in 1894 in Queensland.
  • In 1901 Carl (surname shown as Weckner) was listed as a blacksmith of Hampton in the Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.
  • Johann Carl (Charles) Wecker and Maria Peters appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Meringandan. Charles was shown as a farmer and Maria carried out home duties. His brothers George and Frederick also farmed in the area.
  • Johann Carl (Charles) Wecker and Maria Peters appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Meringandan. Charles was shown as a blacksmith and Maria carried out home duties. His brother George was a labourer.
  • Johann Carl (Charles) Wecker and Maria Peters appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1926 living at Meringandan. Charles a blacksmith and Margaret carried out home duties. Their son Charles Herbert farmed at Meringandan.
  • Johann Carl (Charles) Wecker died on 19 March 1956 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 21 March 1956 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Johann Carl (Charles) Wecker and Maria Peters

Johann Michael Wecker

M, b. 1873, d. 26 April 1960
  • Johann Michael Wecker was born in 1873 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of George Wecker and Elizabeth Mengel.
  • At the age of 30 years, Johann Michael Wecker married Margaret King in 1903 in Queensland.
  • In 1907 The Brisbane Courier mentioned in an article that three of Michael's allottments 20-23 in Wecker Estate had been sold.
  • Johann Michael Wecker and Margaret King appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1908 and 1913 living at Harlaxton. Michael was a farmer and Margaret carried out home duties. His brother George was a labourer/farmer at Meringandan and brother Charles a blacksmith at Meringandan.
  • Johann Michael Wecker died on 26 April 1960 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 27 April 1960 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Johann Michael Wecker and Margaret King

John Frederick Wecker

M, b. circa 1832, d. 1869
  • John Frederick Wecker was born circa 1832.
  • He was the son of Michael Wecker and Catherine Heinrich.
  • John Frederick Wecker married Rosina Gottliebin Walter circa 1859.
  • John Frederick Wecker and Rosina Gottliebin Walter immigrated to Moreton Bay on 31 July 1862. Frederick, 30 and Gottlebin 25 travelled on the La Rochelle with their 11 year old nephew Michael and a Caroline Wecker from Wurtenberg.
  • John Frederick Weckerpossibly died in 1869 in Queensland. There is a death registration for a Frederick Weekes for that year, although no parent's names are given and the age is given as 30.

Children of John Frederick Wecker and Rosina Gottliebin Walter

Joseph Frederick Aldoph Wecker

M, b. 8 October 1884, d. 1934
  • Joseph Frederick Aldoph Wecker was born on 8 October 1884 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Michael Johann Wecker and Emma Amelia Kohler.
  • At the age of 27 years, 2 months and 26 days, Joseph Frederick Aldoph Wecker married Mary Margaret Fahey on 3 January 1912 in Queensland. They were married by Joseph's brother Johann August Wecker. The marriage appears to be one of convenience to give their daughter Mary Margaret Fahey the Wecker surname. Mary Fahey later gave birth to three children by a different father, the first being born in May 1913.
  • Joseph Frederick Aldoph Wecker died in 1934 in Queensland.

Katherina Wecker

F, b. 1865, d. 1865

Leslie Edward Wecker

M, b. 9 July 1909, d. after 1964
  • Leslie Edward Wecker was born on 9 July 1909 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward Julius Wecker and Martha Margaretha Gulk.
  • Leslie Edward Wecker enlisted in the Australian Army on 21 July 1941 in Brisbane Leslie's service number was QX22428 and he gave his brother Wesley as his next of kin. He was living at Tingoora at the time he enlisted. He was discharged with the rank of Trooper in the 11th REINFTS 7 DIV CAV REGT on 4 March 1944.
  • Leslie Edward Wecker died after 1964.
  • He was buried in Tingoora Cemetery. He is buried in the same cemetery as his mother.

Leslie George Wecker

M, b. 1903, d. December 1903
  • Leslie George Wecker was born in 1903 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Heinrich Wecker and Margaret Johnson.
  • Leslie George Wecker died in December 1903 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 24 December 1903 in Pittsworth Cemetery.

Lilian Dorothea Wecker

F, b. 1904, d. 1905

Louise Wecker

F, b. 6 April 1897, d. 1979
  • Louise Wecker was born on 6 April 1897 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Michael Johann Wecker and Emma Amelia Kohler.
  • At the age of 22 years, Louise Wecker married John Francis Murphy in 1920 in Queensland.
  • Louise Wecker died in 1979 in Queensland.

Mabel Evelyn Wecker

F, b. 1 January 1916
  • Mabel Evelyn Wecker was born on 1 January 1916. (Birth year may not be correct.)
  • She was the daughter of Frederick Charles Wecker Senior and Anna Dorothea Spies.
  • At the age of 20 years, Mabel Evelyn Wecker married John Lambert Greaves in 1936 in Queensland.

Magdalene Rosine Wecker

F, b. 15 January 1891, d. 7 June 1990
  • Magdalene Rosine Wecker was born on 15 January 1891 in Queensland. She was a twin to Catherina Emiline.
  • She was the daughter of Michael Johann Wecker and Emma Amelia Kohler.
  • At the age of 22 years, Magdalene Rosine Wecker married Herbert Charles Witt in 1914 in Queensland.
  • Magdalene Rosine Wecker died on 7 June 1990 in Toowoomba at age 99.

Maggie Wecker

F, b. 1908

Margaretha Catherina Wecker

F, b. 1875, d. 4 August 1876
  • Margaretha Catherina Wecker was born in 1875 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of George Wecker and Elizabeth Mengel.
  • Margaretha Catherina Wecker died on 4 August 1876 in Queensland. She was nine months old.
  • She was buried on 6 August 1876 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Maria Wecker

F, b. 1857, d. 1857

Matilda Emily Wecker

F, b. 23 March 1895, d. February 1949
  • Matilda Emily Wecker was born on 23 March 1895 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Michael Johann Wecker and Emma Amelia Kohler.
  • At the age of 36 years, 7 months and 19 days, Matilda Emily Wecker married Robert Edward Doolan on 11 November 1931 in Queensland.
  • Matilda Emily Wecker died in February 1949 in Mt Gravatt at age 53.

Michael Wecker

M, b. circa 1800
  • Michael Wecker was born circa 1800.
  • Michael Wecker married Catherine Heinrich on 17 January 1821 in Germany.

Children of Michael Wecker and Catherine Heinrich

Michael Johann Wecker

M, b. 1851, d. 20 March 1935
  • Michael Johann Wecker was born in 1851 in Wurtemburg, Germany. He's parentage on some documents is given as Michael Wecker and Magdelina Wecker. However, he was illegitimate his mother Magdelina coming to Moreton Bay with his sister in 1858.
  • He immigrated on 31 July 1862 to Moreton Bay with John Frederick Wecker and Rosina Gottliebin Walter. Frederick, 30 and Gottlebin 25 travelled on the La Rochelle with their 11 year old nephew Michael and a Caroline Wecker from Wurtenberg.
  • At the age of 26 years, Michael Johann Wecker married Emma Amelia Kohler, daughter of August Kohler and Wilhelmine (Minnie) Rosentreter, on 28 July 1877 in Queensland.
  • On 10 April 1878,Michael Johann Wecker's son, Unamed Wecker was buried in Queensland.
  • Michael Johann Wecker selected land - Portion 55v, 160 acres, Parish of Djuan in 1890.
  • He selected land - Portion 43v, Parish of Emu Creek, 640 acres known as Weckers to this day in 1898.
  • On 1 January 1899 Michael Wecker was paying 12 pound a year for the selection - Portion 43V at Emu Creek (640acres) and was in his 7th year. This land was later purchased by Egbert Maddern.
  • On 29 October 1902,his son, William August Wecker died in Pinelands at age 22. The Courier Mail reported-
    The Commissioner has also received a report from the police at Crow's Nest regarding an inquiry into the death of William A. Wecker, who was accidentally killed at Pinelands on 29th October. Wecker was 22 years of age, a labourer, residing with his parents at Djuan. Deceased and a brother were splitting fencing material, when a large log fell on him, killing him instantly.
  • Michael Johann Wecker and Emma Amelia Kohler appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. Michael senior was a farmer, as was his son Michael who also lived at Djuan. Emma carried out home duties. Their son Edward was a labourer at Djuan.
  • Michael Johann Wecker and Emma Amelia Kohler appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1906 living at an unknown place . Michael was a farmer living on Portion 55v.
  • In 1908 Michael Johann Wecker and Emma Amelia Kohler lived in Moyston, Yuleba. They remained there until 1920 when they sold the property to the McNulty family.
  • Michael Johann Wecker was listed as the next of kin of Johann August Wecker when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 27 October 1914 in Brisbane. John's service number was 503. He was an insurance clerk. His father Michael was listed as his next of kin and lived at Yeulba. He was 31 years old, single and enlisted as a Private in the 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance. He embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 15 December 1914 and returned to Australia 4 October 1918 after serving in Egypt and Gibralter.
  • Michael Johann Wecker died on 20 March 1935 in Woolloongabba. The Courier Mail reported on 22 March 1935 - "MISSING TWO DAYS
    Old Man Found Dead in Bathroom
    Michael John Wecker (84), who was last seen by neighbours on Tuesday morning, was found dead yesterday in the bathroom of his home at Elliott Street, off Park Road, Woolloongabba. Wecker, who had lived by himself for some years, had been in indifferent health for several months. Earlier in the week he had complained to neighbours of a severe pain around his heart, and had declared his intention of getting medical aid. It was not until yesterday that residents in the vicinity recalled that the old man had not been seen about for a day or two. Becoming anxious they notified Mr. H. Cavell, an ambulance bearer, who lives in the same street. Mr. Cavell found Wecker dead on the floor of the bathroom. Death had apparently taken place about two days previously. Wecker, who was of German descent, had resided in the district for about 70 years. He was a married man with a family of 15 children. Of the family seven are living, the oldest being 60 years of age."
  • He was buried on 22 March 1935 in Balmoral Cemetery.

Children of Michael Johann Wecker and Emma Amelia Kohler

Michael John (Johann Michael) Wecker

M, b. 22 February 1879, d. 22 October 1967
  • Michael John (Johann Michael) Wecker was born on 22 February 1879 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Michael Johann Wecker and Emma Amelia Kohler.
  • In 1901 Michael John (Johann Michael) Wecker lived in Djuan. Michael (surname spelt Wheeker) was listed on the Crow's Nest Post Office directory as a farmer of Djuan.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. Michael was listed as a farmer. His parents Michael snr and Emma also farmed at Djuan at the time, and his brother Edward was a labourer.
  • At the age of 25 years, Michael John (Johann Michael) Wecker married Greta Gulk, daughter of Hans Gulk and Wilhelimine Santowski, in 1905 in Queensland. Michael and Greta moved to the Wondai/Tingoora district sometime in early 1900. His brother Edward and his wife also moved there.
  • In May 1920,Michael John (Johann Michael) Wecker's daughter, Evelyn Grace Wecker was buried in Tingoora Cemetery. Tingoora is between Kingaroy and Wondai.
  • In January 1954,his wife, Greta Gulk died in Queensland.
  • Michael John (Johann Michael) Wecker died on 22 October 1967 at age 88. He lived at Boondoomba at the time of his death.
  • He was buried on 26 October 1967 in Taabinga Cemetery, Kingaroy.

Child of Michael John (Johann Michael) Wecker and Greta Gulk

Minnie Wecker

F, b. 2 November 1887, d. 31 October 1905

Olive Ruth Wecker

F, b. 1904

Peter Wecker

M, b. 1898, d. 16 July 1898