Colin Ernest Henry Widderick
M, b. 1914, d. 11 June 1985
- Colin Ernest Henry Widderick was born in 1914 in Queensland.
- He was the son of Ernest (Thomas) Widderick and Violet McGovern.
- At the age of 22 years, Colin Ernest Henry Widderick married Ninette Alice Anderson, the daughter of Henry Anderson and Alice Maag in 1936 in Queensland. Ninette died on 14 Feb 1963.
- Colin Ernest Henry Widderick died on 11 June 1985 in Queensland.
- He was buried on 13 June 1985 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE10-002-0017. He is buried with Ninette.
Dudley Edward Widderick
M, b. 19 September 1919, d. 24 December 1979
Ernest (Thomas) Widderick
M, b. 1892, d. 17 August 1940
- Ernest (Thomas) Widderick was born in 1892 in Queensland.
- He was the son of Hans Detfle Widderich and Anna Maria Glindenmann.
- At the age of 21 years, Ernest (Thomas) Widderick married Violet McGovern in 1913 in Queensland.
- In 1936,his wife, Violet McGovern died in Queensland.
- Ernest (Thomas) Widderick died on 17 August 1940 in Queensland. He was a farmer of Acland.
- He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
Kevin John Widderick
M, b. 22 March 1921, d. 1975
Alwine Louise Margaret Wieck
F, b. circa 1865, d. 1950
Anna Maria Wilhelmina Wieck
F, b. circa 1875, d. 1949
- Anna Maria Wilhelmina Wieck was born circa 1875. She was the daughter of George and Mary.
- Anna Maria Wilhelmina Wieck married John Nicholas Heinrich Peters, son of Johann Nicholas Peters and Elisibia Catherina Magdelina Geitz, in 1897 in Queensland.
- Anna Maria Wilhelmina Wieck and John Nicholas Heinrich Peters appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Goombungee. Heinrich Nicholas was a farmer. His brother William also farmed at Goombungee.
- Anna Maria Wilhelmina Wieck died in 1949 in Cammeray, New South Wales.
F, b. 1851, d. 1922
- Annie Wieck was born in 1851. She was the daughter of Joseph and Annie.
- Annie Wieck married John Oliver, son of Josef Oliver and Mary Unknown, circa 1877.
- Annie Wieck and John Oliver immigrated to Queensland on 16 October 1878. Johann 42 , and Anna 29, travelled on the Friedeburg with 16 year old Catherine Oliva, perhaps John's daughter from a previous marriage. The surname was spelt OLIVA. On the same ship were Franz Olva, 31, his wife Therese 33, and children Maria 4, and Josef 11/2.
- Annie Wieck died in 1922 in Queensland.
Children of Annie Wieck and John Oliver
Annie Dora Wieck
F, b. 1894, d. 1957
- Annie Dora Wieck was born in 1894 in Queensland.
- She was the daughter of Johann Wieck and Anna (Sophia) Kann.
- At the age of 28 years, Annie Dora Wieck married Creamond Clarence Granville Patch, son of Arthur Patch and Alice Amelia Whyte, in 1922 in Queensland.
- Annie Dora Wieck died in 1957 in Queensland.
M, b. 1901, d. 1965
Clarence Douglas (Dave) Wieck
M, b. 24 August 1922, d. 22 September 1988
Claud Frederick Wieck
M, b. 1912
M, b. 1899, d. 1978
F, b. 1909
George Johann Heinrich Wieck
M, b. circa 1860, d. 1927
Heinrich Johann Wieck
M, b. 1896, d. 3 January 1979
- Heinrich Johann Wieck was born in 1896 in Queensland.
- He was the son of Johann Wieck and Anna (Sophia) Kann.
- At the age of 38 years, Heinrich Johann Wieck married Sarah Mary Muller in 1934 in Queensland.
- Heinrich Johann Wieck died on 3 January 1979 in Queensland.
- He was buried on 4 January 1979 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC8-007-0023.
M, b. 1833, d. 13 October 1908
- Henry Wieck was born in 1833. He was the son of Claus Wieck and Anna Suhr.
- Henry Wieck married Anna Elesbeath Dorothea Gardels circa 1860.
- In 1901 Henry was listed as a farmer of Goombungee in the Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.
- Henry Wieck appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Goombungee. Henry was a farmer.
- Henry Wieck died on 13 October 1908 in Queensland.
- He was buried on 15 October 1908 in Goombungee Cemetery. LUTH1-00G-0009.
Children of Henry Wieck and Anna Elesbeath Dorothea Gardels
M, b. 1869, d. 1944
- Johann Wieck was born in 1869 in Queensland.
- He was the son of Henry Wieck and Anna Elesbeath Dorothea Gardels.
- At the age of 23 years, Johann Wieck married Anna (Sophia) Kann, daughter of Detlof Nicholas Wilhelm Kann and Anna Maria Meier, in 1892 in Queensland.
- In 1901 John was listed as a farmer of Goombungee in the Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.
- Johann Wieck and Anna (Sophia) Kann appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Goombungee. Johann was a farmer.
- Johann Wieck died in 1944 in Queensland.
Children of Johann Wieck and Anna (Sophia) Kann
- Annie Dora Wieck b. 1894, d. 1957
- Heinrich Johann Wieck b. 1896, d. 3 January 1979
- Theodore Wieck+ b. 1897, d. 30 July 1946
- Ernest Wieck b. 1899, d. 1978
- Charles Wieck b. 1901, d. 1965
- May Wieck b. 1905
- Stanley William Wieck b. 1906, d. 1973
- Evelyn Wieck b. 1909
- Sydney Wieck b. 1910, d. 8 December 1997
- Claud Frederick Wieck b. 1912
Louise Matilda Wieck
F, b. 1893, d. 25 April 1974
- Louise Matilda Wieck was born in 1893. She was the daughter of Johannes Wieck and Sophie Kann.
- At the age of 28 years, Louise Matilda Wieck married William John McDonald, son of John McDonald and Jane Handford, in 1921 in Queensland.
- Louise Matilda Wieck died on 25 April 1974.
- She was buried on 29 April 1974 in Goombungee Cemetery. CE1-00N-0011.
Marie Christine Friedricke Wieck
F, b. 1873, d. 1873
Matilda Wilhelmina Wieck
F, b. 1867
F, b. 1905
Stanley William Wieck
M, b. 1906, d. 1973
M, b. 1910, d. 8 December 1997
- Sydney Wieck was born in 1910 in Queensland.
- He was the son of Johann Wieck and Anna (Sophia) Kann.
- At the age of 30 years, Sydney Wieck married Lillian Maud Vonhoff, daughter of Albert Anton Ferdinand Vonhoff and Odilie Emily Abel, on 20 April 1940 in Queensland.
- Sydney Wieck died on 8 December 1997.
- He was buried on 11 December 1997 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RCLAW7-003-0057.
M, b. 1897, d. 30 July 1946
- Theodore Wieck was born in 1897 in Queensland. He was the son of Johannes Wieck and Anna Sophia Kann.
- He was the son of Johann Wieck and Anna (Sophia) Kann.
- Theodore Wieck appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1919 living at Coalbank. He was a farmer.
- At the age of 24 years, Theodore Wieck married Elsie May Riethmuller, daughter of Christian Jacob Riethmuller and Maria Catherina (Mary) Kirstenfeldt, in 1921 in Queensland.
- Theodore Wieck and Elsie May Riethmuller appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Coalbank. Theodore was a farmer.
- Theodore Wieck died on 30 July 1946 in Queensland.
- He was buried on 31 July 1946 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. LUTH2-010-0015.
Wiebke Christine Dorothea Wieck
F, b. 1862, d. 19 February 1908
- Wiebke Christine Dorothea Wieck was also known as Dora.
- She was born in 1862.
- She was the daughter of Henry Wieck and Anna Elesbeath Dorothea Gardels.
- At the age of 19 years, Wiebke Christine Dorothea Wieck married Christian Epple, son of Johan Michael Epple and Friedrike Neufer, in 1881 in Queensland.
- On 15 September 1889,her husband, Christian Epple died in New South Wales. The Sydney Herald reported on the trial:- " (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.)WAGGA WAGGA, FRIDAY.
The Circuit Court was opened to-day at 10 a.m., before Mr. Justice Foster. Mr. F. E. Rogers prosecuted for the Crown. Thomas Reilly, who said he was 20 years old, was charged with having wilfully murdered Christian Epple, about 45 years of age, at North Wagga common, on the morning of Sunday, the 15th of September.
The facts of the crime are, briefly, that the drover Epple, having four children, brought a mob of about 950 cattle from Cobb and Co.'s station, on the Warrego, Queensland, to Wagga, where they were sold in the early part of September. In his employ as drovers were Reilly and five other men, and a cook. The camp was formed on the common, about four miles north of Wagga, on Thursday, the 12th of September. On the Sunday following, Epple and two of his party intended to commence the return journey to Queensland. At 6 o'clock in the morning a gunshot was heard in the camp, and about an hour afterwards Epple was found dead in his bed in the tent with a bullet wound in his head. Reilly, at the time the shot was heard, was seen by a boy to ride away from the camp. Reilly was suspected of having killed Epple. After a chase he was captured on the Book Book- road, 16 miles from Wagga. A coroner's inquest was held three days following the 15th September. On the night of the second day of the inquest, Reilly made a statement, in which he confessed having murdered Epple. He was accordingly found guilty, and the jury committed him for trial.
When asked how he pleaded, the accused said, "I plead guilty." Reilly stood up in the dock at the request of his Honour, who addressed him as follows:—
Accused, let me beg of you solemnly to consider what you are doing in pleading guilty. The charge is one of murder. It is a capital offence, and the penalty is death if you adhere to your plea of guilty. You must not, therefore, hope to obtain any money at the hands of justice. This would entitle a self-convicted murderer to no more consideration from the law than a murderer convicted of his crime by a jury. If you desire to withdraw your plea of guilty and plead not guilty, you are well at liberty to do so. If you do not intend to admit that you killed the deceased man, you must, of course, plead not guilty. If you admit that you killed him, and think you have any lawful excuse, or mitigation of your crime, you ought also to plead not guilty, and try and establish your defence before a jury, and you shall have all proper assistance. But if you admit you wilfully killed him cold-blooded, and that you had no lawful excuse, God forbid that I or any Judge should tell you in your awful present position to say what would be untrue by pleading not guilty. Prisoner, you are at liberty to withdraw your plea and plead not guilty.
Accused : I do not wish your Honour to withdraw my plea. I murdered him sure enough, and I cannot plead otherwise.
His HONOR : You fully understand, prisoner? Accused : Yes, I understand your Honour.
His HONOR: Then your plea must be recorded, prisoner. I must read the depositions. I think it would be better to remove the prisoner for a little while until I have an opportunity of reading the depositions. Prisoner,—Notwithstanding that you have pleaded guilty I will take time to read the depositions and I will now remand you until I have read them, before I pass sentence upon you.
The accused was then removed. His Honour perused the evidence given at the coroner's inquest and sent for prisoner. After a lapse of four minutes Reilly was again brought into Court.
Prisoner was asked in the ordinary way if he had anything to say to the charge of murder to which he had pleaded guilty, why the Court should not pass sentence upon him.
Accused : All I have to say is, I don't ask justice from the hand of man. It is only from God, and I say, God's will be done. That is all I have got to say.
His Honour, in passing sentence on the accused, spoke as follows :—Thomas Reilly, you have pleaded guilty to a charge of feloniously and maliciously murdering Christian Epple. You have done so after it has been explained to you that you have no hope of mercy through making the confession at this time; no hope of money from man. You have done so after I have explained to you that if there were anything to mitigate your offence or excuse it in the eye of the law, your duty would have been to have pleaded "not guilty." You have however admitted, after having been cautioned, that you have, in cold blood, murdered this unfortunate man, and there remains to me nothing but the painful duty of pronouncing the terrible sentence of the law upon you. It is painful in the case of a young man like you. It is more painful even than in the case of others who may have mingled more with the world. Your case is indeed a very bad and terrible one. I have looked over the sworn testimony that has been already given against you, and also your own written statement with regard to the offence which you have committed, and it appears to me clear that on testimony, which has been offered against you the crime was made out beyond all possibility of doubt, and was scarcely rendered more clear, if at all, by your own confession of having done it. It appears that you were employed by this Christian Epple in the capacity of drover, that you had been with him for some considerable time, and that on the occasion of his receiving money to pay all his men off you were seized by this terrible temptation, urged on, as our Lord used frequently to express it, by the instigation of the Devil, for it cannot be explained in any other way, and that you determined some time before on this terrible act, that you had it in your mind, had endeavoured to watch for an opportunity to carry it out, and that you failed on the first occasion. You afterwards carried it into effect whilst the man was lying asleep in his bed. You do say in your statement "that this temptation was pressed in some way with the instigation of some woman. If it is so, her remorse must be awful and terrible if she caused such a terrible and awful crime. Whoever the woman may be, she has been the means of helping the temptation of the devil. Her remorse ought to be awful and terrible, but it does not lessen your offence. The fact of its being instigated by another in aiding the terrible crime of taking away a fellow creature's life does not mitigate in any way the offence. You were instigated by the devil, as I have said, and by your evil mind on that occasion when you went to his tent and saw the man while he was lying on his back, and fired with a rifle belonging to the camp and belonging to himself. Immediately afterwards you were seen going from the tent on horseback. You were followed down by the police, and found with the property of the deceased man which you had robbed him of, and which clearly identified you, independent of your having been seen at the tent immediately after that shot was fired. In this circumstance you thought fit then, as you have thought fit now, to make open, full, and, I believe, true confession of the offence which you committed. You ask for no mercy at the hands of man ; but I do thank God that that is not so with regard to the future. We thank God that there is a Being, who can pardon the guilty even at the last hour. In His name I beg of you to go before Him and ask His forgiveness. Cast yourself upon him who is ready to forgive the worst sinners. Use the time which will remain to you before the carrying out of the awful sentence of the law in making your peace with that God, and may He have mercy on you. I will not repeat at more length the circumstances of the offence which you have committed. Far be it from me to add more pain to you than your conscience now causes you. You state in your confession that you did not care how soon death might be your lot, and that you do not ask mercy from the hand of man." It would be in vain, however, to do it. You say " it is the judgment after that you fear." You must say from your very heart that you find that your necessity is God's opportunity, and may you find that pardon which shall save you from the awful penalty of the terrible evil and wickedness that you have committed. I only now have to pronounce the sentence of the Court. The sentence of the Court is that you, Thomas Reilly, be taken from hence to the place whence you came, and that on a day hereafter to be named by his Excellency the Governor, and the Executive Council, you be taken to the place of execution, and there hanged by the neck until you are dead, and may the Lord have mercy on your soul.
His Honour gave way to tears during the latter part of the sentence, and the prisoner cried. Prisoner was then removed. After the Judge had retired for 13 minutes, the business of the Court was resumed."
Other reports state that Thomas Reilly was a cousin of Ned and Dan Kelly, his mother being Ned's mother's sister.
- The following article appeared in the Thomas Reilly wrote the following letter to Dora who was living at Goombungee at the time:-"Dear Madam,-I am addressing you these few lines in order to express my regret for the injury I have done to your husband and the trouble and sorrow which I caused to fall on you. May God pardon me for the same For to think that I should cause so much trouble to you and your family. God alone may help and pity you, for I cannot. How happy would I be to be able to help you, but I deserve to suffer for what I have done, and I am happy to know that I have got to suffer and repent for the injury I havo done, and I must say that I ara sorry from the bottom of my heart for the same. Do not think that it was any spite or any ill-will or feeling that I had towards your husband that caused me to commit the terrible deed. It was nothing of the kind, for him and I were good friends all through. I was told he was a good kind man to travel with. I found him to be a good, honourable, reospectable man, otherwise I would not have stopped with him. Would to God I had not. But the devil tempting me te the deed only too easy succeeded in his heinous action. I was led to do it through the devil, and I did not see the terrible crime I was about to commit until I had done it. My proper sense came to me when I done it, and when I seen what I had done I was heartily sorry for It that very moment and have been over since. I know you must think that there was some disagreement between us, and that I took an advantage, but such is not the case. I would not tell you a lie on that account. The words I have just written are the real truth, and I am sorry to say too true. I must ask you now, Mrs. Epple, to forgive me for my unmanliness or forethought In giving way to the vile temptations of the devil. I told my brother to see you as soon as ho could, and to help you in your trouble. He will do so, and remain a good friend to you. I hope you won't refuse his assistance, as it would he a great consola- tion for mo to know that you wore not alto- gether deserted or forsaken. And may the Almighty God pour His blessings on you, and protect you, and help you and your family in your trouble through Him, and I hope He will repair the Injury I have done to you. My time in this world is drawing to a close, and I hope and trust in Almighty God for mercy, and that I shall meet the man I sent out of this world in the next. May the Almighty God have mercy on his soul, and that we shall meet in heaven is my continual prayer, and, hoping you shall forgive me, I remain, Thomas Riley"
in November 1889.
- Wiebke Christine Dorothea Wieck died on 19 February 1908 in Queensland.
- She was buried on 21 February 1908 in Goombungee Cemetery. LUTH1-00G-0009. She is buried with her father.
Children of Wiebke Christine Dorothea Wieck and Christian Epple
M, b. 6 September 1911, d. 30 August 1974
- Arthur Wieden was born on 6 September 1911 in Queensland.
- He was the son of Rudolph Eduard Ferdinand Wieden and Daisy Ida Bridgeman.
- At the age of 26 years, 7 months and 14 days, Arthur Wieden married Shirley May Penning on 20 April 1938 in Queensland.
- Arthur Wieden died on 30 August 1974 in Queensland at age 62.
Claude Raymond Wieden
M, b. 2 August 1915
Dulcie Lillian Wieden
F, b. 13 August 1917
Edwin Stanley Wieden
M, b. 5 October 1907, d. 1981
Johann Nicholas Detlef Wieden
M, b. circa 1855, d. 1904
- Johann Nicholas Detlef Wieden was born circa 1855. He was the son of Johann Wieden and Regina Catharina Shultz.
- Johann Nicholas Detlef Wieden married Abel Friedricka Jasper circa 1880.
- Johann Nicholas Detlef Wieden died in 1904 in Queensland.