Albert Ernest Ferdinand BEHM

Albert Ernest Ferdinand BEHM

Male 1874 - 1944  (69 years)

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  • Name Albert Ernest Ferdinand BEHM 
    Born 26 Dec 1874  Radewitz, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 24 Jan 1875  Grünz, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Albert Ferdinand Ernst, born on 26 Dec.1874 in Radewitz, bapt. on 24 Jan 1875. (Grünz, 94/1874)
      Sponsors:
      1. Trader wife Wilhelmine Roder née Roewe
      2. Ida Apitz
      3. Wilhelmine Strassburg, Radewitz
    Gender Male 
    Education Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Albert was enrolled at Minden School in 1886
    Immigration 7 Jan 1884  Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The family left Plymouth, England 7 Nov 1883 on board the "Goalpara" which arrived in Cooktown, Queensland, Australia 1 Jan 1884. Some passengers disembarked there and at Townsville, Bowen, Mackay, Rockhampton and Moreton Bay where the Behm family disembarked. On 8 January the passengers were put into quarantine on Peel Island. The Behms were listed as free nominated and were: August 36, Emilie 27, Albert 8, Auguste 3, August 1 dead (he died at Colombo)
      Emilie was known in Australia as Bertha, and Auguste as Lena/Eleanor/Helena
    Naturalization 1899  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 3 May 1944  Murgon, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Cremated Abt 5 May 1944  Holland Park, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Mt Thompson Crematorium 

    • Mt Thompson Memorial Gardens
      Location: Columbarium 2
      Section: Section 2
      Lat/Lng: -27.52713, 153.07668
    Occupation Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    • Minden till 1911 and then Wondai.

      Our Minden Letter.  
      FAREWELL AND PRESENTATION.
      The residence of Mr. E. Beduhn was, last Tuesday evening, the scene of a pleasing function, the occasion being a farewell and presentation tendered to Mr. A. E. Behm, who has spent nearly all his life in this centre in dairying and farming pursuits, but who has recently disposed of his valuable farm to Mr. F. Zable at a very satisfactory price, and who is leaving to-day en route for Wondai, where he selected land about nine months ago. The many friends Mr. Behm had won here by his obliging and good-natured disposition and by his keen interest in musical matters soon took steps to furnish him with some token of their goodwill. The members of Minden String Band, of which Mr. Behm was the founder and conductor, held a special meeting last Sunday night to decide what should be done to tender Mr. Behm with some recognition of their esteem. On Tuesday night, as above stated, the members of the band and other well-wishers took their seats in Mr. Beduhn's dining-room, where several musical items were played and pastimes engaged in pending the arrival of Mr. Behm and his family. On their entrance they were heartily welcomed. About 10 p.m. an adjournment was made to the beautifully decorated verandah. The company were soon seated. Mr. Max R. Sakrzewski presided, having on his right the guest of the evening ; and after ample justice had been done to the good things provided, Mr. Max Sakrewski, in a felicitous speech, said that they were all aware that the function was being held on the eve of Mr. Behm's departure. Minden could not lose a better friend than Mr. Behm, and he had much pleasure, on behalf of the Minden String Band and others present that night, in presenting Mr. Behm with a shaving outfit of six pieces. He trusted that Mr. Behm would cherish that small token as a reminder of the many friends he was leaving. He then asked the company to charge their glasses and drink the health of the departing guest, which was done with musical honours. Mr. Behm, who was accorded prolonged applause, said that he could not find words adequate to express his most sincere thanks for the kind invitation which was tendered to him to be present that night amongst many friends. He wished to convey his sincere thanks, on behalf of his good wife and family, for the beautiful present given him, and he trusted that, every time he looked in the mirror part of the shaving outfit he would be able to see the faces of his old dear friends at Minden. Mr. Behm resumed his seat amidst prolonged acclamation. Mr. O. Millewski made some very kind remarks regarding Mr. Behm and his many kind ways. The company then devoted their attention to music, &c., until midnight, when, after a good handshake all round for Mr. Behm and family and the offering of many congratulations and good wishes, the night's enjoyment terminated. The  shaving outfit had been purchased from Messrs. Cribb and Foote, Ipswich.
    FamilySearch ID KLZT-WQP 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=KLZT-WQP 
    Notes 
    • Albert first had a farm at Minden, then in 1911 the Minden farm was sold and the family moved to a property near Wondai. They took the cattle and horses to the new farm and it is said it took a fortnight of droving from Minden to Wondai. In later years, Therese and her daughter Ethel lived in Murgon where Ethel had a hairdressing salon. In 1948 they sold the house and salon and moved to Nanango. [Source: Win Brighton] [8]
    Person ID I164  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2017 

    Father August Friedrich Wilhelm BEHM,   b. 31 Aug 1847, Storkow, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1895, Rosewood Scrub (Minden), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Emilie Bertha Friederike "Bertha" STRASSBURG,   b. 30 Aug 1856, Radewitz, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1939, Coolana, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 26 Jun 1874  Grünz, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bertha Therese Magdalena "Therese" WENCK,   b. 30 Sep 1865, Weibeck, Schleswig (Vejbćk, Denmark) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1954, Murgon, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1896  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Married at the Office of the District Registrar, East Street, Ipswich by the Registrar, Robert Miller. Witnesses Adolph G C Wenck and Reimer Wenck.
    Children 
    +1. Max Albert Ernest Ferdinand BEHM,   b. 2 Aug 1896, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1946, Wondai, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     2. Flora Molly Ethel "Ethel" BEHM,   b. 11 Dec 1897, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1978, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +3. Norman Arthur BEHM,   b. 14 Sep 1899, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1947, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     4. Una Winifred BEHM,   b. 16 Aug 1904, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1984, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F97  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Dec 1874 - Radewitz, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 24 Jan 1875 - Grünz, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - - Minden, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 7 Jan 1884 - Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Feb 1896 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 1899 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 May 1944 - Murgon, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - Mt Thompson Crematorium - Abt 5 May 1944 - Holland Park, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    BEHM, Albert & Theresa née Wenck
    BEHM, Albert & Theresa née Wenck
    BEHM, Albert Ernest Ferdinand
    BEHM, Albert Ernest Ferdinand

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1885/006698: Birth Certificate of sister Auguste Emilie.

    2. [S606] Strassburg/Zimmermann research in church books of Sommersdorf, Grünz and Penkun, January 2012, Martin Sohn, Grünz, 94/1874.

    3. [S423] QSA Assisted Immigration 1848-1912 index [database on-line], (http://www.archives.qld.gov.au), IMM/118 562 Z1961 M1699.

    4. [S774] Queensland Naturalisations 1851-1904 Transcription, (findmypast.com.au), entry for Albert Ernest Ferdinand Behm 1899.

    5. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1944/002233.

    6. [S738] Heaven Address Resting Place, (https://www.heavenaddress.com/restingplace), Mt Thompson Crematorium.

    7. [S130] Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens Cremation Register Index 17 Nov 1941 - 19 May 1948, (Brisbane, GSQ, 1994), page 694 #8280.

    8. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1911 'Our Minden Letter.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 30 September, p. 15 Edition: DAILY, viewed 3 November, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112049604.

    9. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1896/ 001490.