Bertha Louise Welke

F, b. 19 September 1870, d. 29 April 1948

Bertha Louise (nee Welke) 1870-1948. Photo thanks to Dawn Lever.

Children of Bertha Louise Welke and Friedrich Ferdinand Peters

Dorothea Elizabeth Welke

F, b. 1905, d. 22 July 1984

Emilie Ottlie Welke

F, b. 28 February 1892, d. 17 June 1970

Emilie Ottlie (nee Welke) Schmaling 1892-1970. Photo thanks to Dawn Lever

Children of Emilie Ottlie Welke and Robert (Herman) Schmaling

Ernest Edward Welke

M, b. 1910

Frederick Welke

M, b. 1910, d. 1984

Friedrick Wilhelm Welke

M, b. 1903, d. 1968

Henry August Welke

M, b. 1901, d. 1901

Julia Caroline Welke

F, b. 1904, d. 1937

Lena Bertha Welke

F, b. 1905, d. 8 May 1965

Leonard Welke

M, b. circa 1932, d. 1962

Lilla Maria Welke

F, b. 1907

Ludwig Welke

M, b. 1839, d. 7 September 1920

Ludwig Welke 1839-1920. Photo thanks to Dawn Lever
  • Ludwig Welke was born in 1839 in Eichfier Deutch Krone, Germany. He was the son of Carl Welke and Wilhelmine Balke.
  • At the age of 29 years, Ludwig Welke married Karoline Maria Pacholke on 17 October 1868 in Eichfier.
  • Ludwig Welke and Karoline Maria Pacholke immigrated to Moreton Bay, Queensland, on 12 July 1873. Ludwig 35 and Karoline 27 travelled on the Herschel with their children Wilhelmine 4, Bertha 3 and August 1.
  • Ludwig Welke and Karoline Maria Pacholke appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Welke's farm, Meringandan. Ludwig was shown as a farmer and Karoline carried out domestic duties. Their son William Welke aslo lived on the farm.
  • Ludwig Welke died on 7 September 1920 in Geham, Queensland.
  • He was buried in Meringandan Cemetery.

Children of Ludwig Welke and Karoline Maria Pacholke

Ludwig Welke

M, b. 7 August 1884, d. 14 August 1884

Minna Louise Welke

F, b. 3 March 1898, d. 27 June 1922

Norman Welke

M, b. circa 1933, d. 1933

Sydney Welke

M, b. circa 1918, d. 1972

Theodore William Welke

M, b. 1908, d. 23 June 1986

Children of Theodore William Welke and Ruby Puschmann

Wilhelm Friedrich (William Frederick) Welke

M, b. 20 August 1881, d. 22 July 1951

Grave of Wilhelm Friederick Welke & Bertha Caroline Schmaling - Merangandan. Photo thanks to www.chapelhill.homeip.net Copyright
  • Wilhelm Friedrich (William Frederick) Welke was born on 20 August 1881 in Back Plains.
  • He was the son of Ludwig Welke and Karoline Maria Pacholke.
  • At the age of 20 years, 8 months and 10 days, Wilhelm Friedrich (William Frederick) Welke married Bertha Caroline Schmaling, daughter of Christian Frederick Schmaling and Johanna Klemm, on 30 April 1902 in Douglas, Queensland.
  • Wilhelm Friedrich (William Frederick) Welke appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Welke's farm, Meringandan. William was shown as a farmer. His wife Bertha was not on the roll He lived with his parents.
  • Wilhelm Friedrich (William Frederick) Welke died on 22 July 1951 in Queensland at age 69.
  • He was buried in Meringandan Cemetery.

Children of Wilhelm Friedrich (William Frederick) Welke and Bertha Caroline Schmaling

Wilhelm Henry Welke

M, b. 1902, d. 21 August 1981

Wilhelmine Caroline Welke

F, b. 30 August 1869, d. 20 June 1938

Wilhelmine Caroline Sperling (nee Welke) 1869-1938
  • Wilhelmine Caroline Welke was born on 30 August 1869 in Klein Nakel (Nakielno), Poland.
  • She was the daughter of Ludwig Welke and Karoline Maria Pacholke.
  • Wilhelmine Caroline Welke immigrated on 12 July 1873 to Moreton Bay, Queensland, with Ludwig Welke and Karoline Maria Pacholke. Ludwig 35 and Karoline 27 travelled on the Herschel with their children Wilhelmine 4, Bertha 3 and August 1.
  • At the age of 19 years, 1 month and 17 days, Wilhelmine Caroline Welke married William Sperling, son of Frederick Sperling and Maria Wrembeck, on 17 October 1888 in Queensland.
  • Wilhelmine Caroline Welke and William Sperling appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1913 living at Djuan. William was a farmer and Wilhelmine carried out home duties.
  • Wilhelmine Caroline Welke and William Sperling appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Mountain Camp. William was a farmer. Their daughter Eva carried out home duties and son George was also a farmer.
  • Wilhelmine Caroline Welke died on 20 June 1938 in Queensland at age 68.
  • She was buried on 21 June 1938 in Bergen Djuan Cemetery.

Children of Wilhelmine Caroline Welke and William Sperling

John Jackson Wellburn

M, b. circa 1910

Albert George Weller

M, b. 1910

Dorothea Bertha Weller

F, b. 1907

Dorothea Christine Weller

F, b. 13 April 1901, d. 15 March 1990

Eric Weller

M, b. 21 January 1916, d. 22 November 1975

Eva Weller

F, b. circa 1840
  • Eva Weller was born circa 1840.
  • Eva Weller married Gottlieb Deuble circa 1865.

Children of Eva Weller and Gottlieb Deuble

Frederick Walter Weller

M, b. 1909

Gladys Eva Weller

F, b. 1908

Gottbiel Frederick Weller

M, b. 1 June 1867, d. 14 April 1947

Gottbiel Frederick Weller 1896-1947. Ravensbourne Pioneer. Photo thanks to Linda (Mundia)
  • Gottbiel Frederick Weller was born on 1 June 1867 in Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany.
  • He was the son of Johann George Weller and Christine Barbara Reuschle.
  • In 1901 He was listed as a farmer at Ravensbourne on the Crow's Nest Post Office directory. His brother Jacob also farmed at Ravensbourne.
  • Gottbiel Frederick Weller appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1905 living at Ravensbourne. Gottlieb was a farmer.
  • At the age of 38 years, Gottbiel Frederick Weller married Bertha Harriet Simons, daughter of Walter Henry Simons and Caroline Harriett Kemp, in 1906 in Queensland.
  • Gottbiel Frederick Weller and Bertha Harriet Simons appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1909 and 1913 living at Ravensbourne. Fred was a farmer.
  • Gottbiel Frederick Weller and Bertha Harriet Simons appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1921 and 1925 living at Ravensbourne. Fred was a farmer.
  • Gottbiel Frederick Weller appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Ravensbourne. Fred was a farmer. Their daughter Gladys carried out home duties.
  • Gottbiel Frederick Weller died on 14 April 1947 in Ravensbourne, Queensland, at age 79.

Children of Gottbiel Frederick Weller and Bertha Harriet Simons

Johann (Jacob) Weller

M, b. 28 April 1860, d. 21 August 1946
  • Johann (Jacob) Weller was born on 28 April 1860 in Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany.
  • He was the son of Johann George Weller and Christine Barbara Reuschle.
  • Conditional approval for Johann (Jacob) Weller's selection of landwas given on 24 November 1888. He selected 40 acres of land at Ravensbourne. "For the agricultural township farms adjoining the village of Ravensbourne there was great competition, many of the portions being applied for from four to ten times over. The ballot had to be resorted to in no less than 50 cases; this, with the refunding of the amounts paid by the unsuccessful applicants, necessarily occupied  a deal of time, and it was not till half-past 6 O'clock that the business was concluded, and the court closed. By 7 o'clock the whole of the refundments had been paid over to 115 applicants. The 76 portions adjoining the village of Ravensbourne, granted at the land court, were  apportioned among 62 selectors, so there is every probability of the village settlement of Ravensbourne proving a success. The total area granted at the court was 5025 acres among 68 applicants."
  • He and Friedrich Reushle selected land - Fred Reushle and the Wellers, Jacob and Fred, possibly his cousins or second cousins, worked together to build Fred a hut of stringy bark with a wooden stretcher covered in potato bags.

  • At the age of 36 years, Johann (Jacob) Weller married Marie Schumann, daughter of Johannes Schumann and Christina Hummel, in 1897 in Queensland.
  • In 1901 Jacob was listed as a farmer at Ravensbourne on the Crow's Nest Post Office directory. His brother Gottbiel also farmed at Ravensbourne.
  • Johann (Jacob) Weller and Marie Schumann appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1905 living at Ravensbourne. Jacob was a farmer as was his brother Gottlieb.
  • Johann (Jacob) Weller and Marie Schumann appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1909 and 1913 living at Ravensbourne. Jacob was a farmer.
  • Johann (Jacob) Weller and Marie Schumann appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Ravensbourne. Johann was a farmer as was their son Johannes.
  • Johann (Jacob) Weller and Marie Schumann appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Ravensbourne. Johann was a farmer. Their son Johannes was a labourer and daughter Dorothea carried out home duties.
  • On 25 July 1944,his wife, Marie Schumann died in Queensland.
  • Johann (Jacob) Weller died on 21 August 1946 in Queensland at age 86.
  • He was buried on 23 August 1946 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. LUTH2-009-0009.

Children of Johann (Jacob) Weller and Marie Schumann