Clara Wecker

F, b. 1906

Clara Maria Magdalina Wecker

F, b. 1886, d. 22 March 1892
  • Clara Maria Magdalina Wecker was born in 1886 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of George Wecker and Elizabeth Mengel.
  • Clara Maria Magdalina Wecker died on 22 March 1892 in Queensland.
  • Clara was buried on 23 March 1892 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Edward Julius Wecker

M, b. 22 December 1881, d. 16 September 1936
  • Edward Julius Wecker was born on 22 December 1881 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Michael Johann Wecker and Emma Amelia Kohler.
  • Edward Julius Wecker appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. Edward was a labourer, most likely living with his parents Michael, a farmer and Emma. His brother Michael was also a farmer at Djuan.
  • At the age of 24 years, Edward Julius Wecker married Martha Margaretha Gulk, daughter of Hans Gulk and Wilhelimine Santowski, in 1906 in Queensland. Edward and Martha moved to Maryborough around 1907, where their sons Wesley and Leslie were born and then to the Wondai/Tingoora district sometime between 1909 and 1923. His brother Michael and his wife also moved there.
  • On 26 January 1923,his wife, Martha Margaretha Gulk died in Queensland.
  • At the age of 47 years, Edward Julius Wecker married Maud Ethel May Jacobsen in 1929 in Queensland.
  • Edward Julius Wecker died sometime after he left his home in Kingaroy on 16 September 1936.
  • On 19 September 1936 the following article appeared in The Courier Mail
    FARMER MISSING
    KINGAROY. Friday.
    Edward Julius Wecker, of Alford Street, Kingaroy, and owner of farming properties at Chapinga and Durong, left his home on Wednesday morning, supposedly, for his Durong property. Nothing has since been heard of him. Yesterday the police organised a search party. They were advised that a man answering to Wecker's description was seen walking along the Kumbia Road towards the showgrounds on Wednesday. This is in the opposite direction to the Durong route. Wecker. who is aged 52, is of dark complexion and heavily built, and walks with a limp.

    and then on 22 December 1949

    BONES OF MAN
    FOUND IN BUSH

    — A month after the Supreme Court had granted leave to presume a man's death, two men found what is believed to be his skeleton. The man, Edward Julius Wecker, disappeared from his home in the Kingaroy district on September 16, 1936. Last month the Supreme Court gave leave to Wecker's son, as proposed administrator of his £9500 estate, to swear his father's death. Ron Lock, of Kingaroy, found the skeleton at Mt. Wooroolin, two miles from Kingaroy, on Sunday. He and a friend were searching for ferns. The skeleton included a lower jaw hone, but was minus a skull. The bones were scattered over a distance of about 30 yards. Fit description Police who examined the bones said they tallied with Wecker's description. In September 1945 a skull, minus the bottom jaw, was found three quarters of a mile from where the skeleton was found on Sunday. Evidence at an inquest which the District Coroner (Mr. S. E. Mosson) held on the skull pointed to it being Wecker's.

Children of Edward Julius Wecker and Martha Margaretha Gulk

Edwin George Wecker

M, b. 1902, d. 1958

Eileen Grace Wecker

F, b. 1906, d. 1968

Elizabeth Margaret Wecker

F, b. 30 July 1894, d. 25 June 1982

Elsie Catherine Elizabeth Wecker

F, b. 1895

Emma Clara Wecker

F, b. 27 August 1898, d. 20 August 1971

Emma Maude Wecker

F, b. 1910

Eric Wecker

M, b. 1904

Evelyn Grace Wecker

F, b. 1911, d. 2 May 1919
  • Evelyn Grace Wecker was born in 1911 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Michael John (Johann Michael) Wecker and Greta Gulk.
  • Evelyn Grace Wecker died on 2 May 1919 in Queensland.
  • Evelyn was buried in May 1920 in Tingoora Cemetery. Tingoora is between Kingaroy and Wondai.

Frederick Wecker

M, b. February 1828, d. February 1910
  • Frederick Wecker was also known as Fritz.
  • He was born in February 1828.
  • He was the son of Michael Wecker and Catherine Heinrich.
  • Frederick Wecker immigrated to Moreton Bay circa 1853. An article in The Queenlsander in 1882 states he had been in the Colony for over 29 years. However he is on a 1909 list of pioneer immigrants which states he arrived on the John Caesar in 1855. A Michael Wecker, aged 28 arrived on the John Caesar in 1856. Was this Frederick or his brother George? There was a John Wehner 31 aboard the same ship - could this be George?
  • A Frederick Wecker was naturalised on 25 June 1858.
  • At the age of 30 years, Frederick Wecker married Katherine Glindemann in 1859 in Queensland.
  • In 1888,his wife, Katherine Glindemann died in Queensland.
  • At the age of 64 years, Frederick Wecker married Auguste Freidricke Emma Glindemann in 1893 in Queensland.
  • Frederick Wecker died in February 1910 in Queensland.
  • Frederick was buried in 1910 in Balmain Cemetery. He is buried with Augusta Emma Wecker (died 1940, aged 79, daughter of Heinrich Lehrmann and Sophia Niemeir), Katherine Wecker, his first wife and M M Younker/Yonker (died 1895 aged 71.)
  • On 8 February 1910Frederick Wecker's orbituary appeared in The Brisbane Courier. It read:- Mr Frederick Wecker of Strasburg, Mt Gravatt died on Friday at the advanced age of 83 years. His portrait appears amongst the pioneers in the Jubilee Issue of "The Queenslander" as the veteran who fired the shot heralding separation from New South Wales. The deceased first settled at Coorparoo and owning a large property there did much towards developing this now populous suburb. His life was largely spent in helping others, and he was always a firm friend of the Lutheran Church. He served on the old Bulimba and Belmont boards. Strasburg, where he died was built by him on the German plan, and fitted with every requirement for extensive dairying. It was stated that he was the first to stall cattle, and was one of the pioneers of the dairying industry in Queensland. Throughout a long and wearying illness the deceased was devotedly nursed by his wife."

Child of Frederick Wecker and Katherine Glindemann

Frederick Charles Wecker Junior

M, b. 6 December 1896, d. 19 May 1975
  • Frederick Charles Wecker Junior was born on 6 December 1896 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Frederick Charles Wecker Senior and Anna Dorothea Spies.
  • Frederick Charles Wecker Junior enlisted in the AIF on 27 October 1914 Fred's regimental numbers was 514. He was a printer by trade, 18 years old, and listed his mother Anna of "Clifton House", Herries Street, Toowoomba as his next of kin. He also lived at that address. He was a Private in the 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance and embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 15 December 1914. He returned to Australia 28 November 1918.

  • At the age of 23 years, Frederick Charles Wecker Junior married Elizabeth Buchanan Watson in 1920 in Queensland.
  • Frederick Charles Wecker Junior died on 19 May 1975 at age 78.

Frederick Charles Wecker Senior

M, b. 10 September 1868, d. 19 April 1942
  • Frederick Charles Wecker Senior was born on 10 September 1868 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of George Wecker and Elizabeth Mengel.
  • At the age of 25 years, 8 months and 7 days, Frederick Charles Wecker Senior married Anna Dorothea Spies, daughter of Karsten Jurgen Adolf Spies and Anna Margaretha Behrens, on 17 May 1894 in Queensland.
  • Frederick Charles Wecker Senior and Anna Dorothea Spies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Meringandan. Frederick was a farmer and Anna carried out domestic duties. His brothers George and Charles also farmed at Meringandan.
  • Frederick Charles Wecker Senior and Anna Dorothea Spies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Meringandan. Frederick was a farmer and Anna carried out domestic duties. His brother Charles was a blacksmith in Meringandan.
  • Frederick Charles Wecker Senior died on 19 April 1942 in Queensland at age 73.
  • Frederick was buried on 20 April 1942 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Frederick Charles Wecker Senior and Anna Dorothea Spies

Frederick Hermann Wecker

M, b. 12 July 1886, d. 1915

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.
  • George 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.
  • Heinrich 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.
  • Johann 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.
  • Johann 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.
  • Johann 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.
  • Leslie was buried in Tingoora Cemetery. He is buried in the same cemetery as his mother.