Anna WENCK

Female 1838 - 1899  (61 years)


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  • Name Anna WENCK 
    Born 3 Apr 1838  Tiebensee, Dithmarschen, Holstein Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The place Breadlact (probably Bredstedt) mentioned as Anna's place of birth on her (2nd) marriage to William Riches in Australia is not correct.
    Christened 29 Jul 1838  Neuenkirchen, Dithmarschen, Holstein Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Register of Baptisms Neuenkirchen in Dithmarschen
      (36/1838)p. 332

      * April 3rd, 1838
      ~ July 29th, 1838

      Anna Wenck, legitimate daughter of the laborer Johann Wenck
      in Tiebensee and his wife Charlotte Christina née Lose.
      Godparents:1, Claus Fehrs in Tiebensee.
      2, Anna Fehrs right there [i. e. in Tiebensee].
      3, Catharina Reimers also right there.
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 5 Nov 1870  Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Heinrich Thomas Jurgensen and his wife Anna and daughter Margaretha aged 3 came to Australia on board the Humbolt which sailed from Hamburg on 16 July 1870 and arrived Moreton Bay on 5 November 1870. They were listed as free passengers; Heinrich and Anna's ages were both given as 32.
    Court 31 May 1892  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

    • Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908), Thursday 2 June 1892, page 3

      IPSWICH POLICE COURT (Before the Police Magistrate.) Tuesday, May 31

      SURETIES OF THE PEACE.
      Anne Riches applied to have her husband, William Riches, bound over to keep the peace, he having threatened to murder her.
      Mr. Cardew appeared for the complainant. Defendant pleaded "Not guilty," and the following evidence was elicited:--
      Anna Riches, the wife of William Riches, and residing at Engelsburg deposed that on the 22nd ultimo, defendant said to her, " I'll kill you, one way or the other: I have had it on my mind a long time;" he also said, "I'll murder you;" Emily Bick and Sarah Riches were present at the time; she was afraid her husband would do her some harm, and she dared not to go home to him; she had had quarrels with him for the last five years.
      Corroborative evidence was given by Emily Bick, Sarah Riches, and Harry Ferguson, the latter adding that he heard defendant say "If you summons me, you will not come home alive."
      The Bench ordered the defendant to find sureties to keep the peace for twelve months-- himself £10, and two sureties of £5 each. He was also ordered to pay 4s 6d costs of Court, £2 18s witnesses' expenses, and £2 2s professional costs.
    Find a Grave link http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=138708694 
    Find a Grave 138708694 
    FamilySearch ID KCNL-T65 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=KCNL-T65 
    Died 2 Sep 1899  Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried 3 Sep 1899  Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    • Kalbar St John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, 2km east of Kalbar on Teviotville Rd, Kalbar.
      No headstone: grave in second row between headstones of Joanne IKER d 1893 and Ferdinand REWALD d 1908.
    Notes 
    • The following information was obtained by Myrtle Colston from Grace Lavina Pervical (nee Jurgensen) by telephone in the 1970s.
      "Anna Wenck, sister of Reimer Wenck was a tailoress (Viny has her scissors). Anna met her future husband, Heinrich Fredrick Jurgensen on board the Humbolt in 1870 on the way to Australia. [This can't be right as they already had a daughter aged 3 when they came out].  Anna's reason for immigrating are unknown, but Heinrich had fought in the 1864 war against Bismark; he hid in a hayloft, in uniform, for 4 days then jumped ship to Australia with his sword (now held by Malcolm Percival ?). Heinrich was from the Island of Fohr. (Malcolm Percival went back and met Hans Jurgensen with whom he had been corresponding and saw Jurgensen family tree).
      Photograph of Anna and Heinrich's wedding held by Mrs. Percival and a family bible held by her brother Henry from Kalbar.
      Not sure where Margaret Jurgensen was born, but Harry was born in a slab hut at Muttapilly, between Harrisville and Kalbar.  The family then went to Minden (was or is Sippel's place) and here Heinrich was fatally ill with pneumonia after clearing scrub on the block.  He died when Harry was 7 and Margaret about 10.  Anna then married Ritchie (bad move).
      Anna buried at Kalbar Lutheran Cemetery.
      Harry and Margaret among first pupils at Minden school.  Apparently no German was to be spoken at the school; a stick was used as punishment.
      Harry almost "built" Kalbar.  His cousin Carl (Charlie WENCK) was the Kalbar blacksmith.  Kalbar was first called Engelsburg.
      When Leishmann Station was subdivided at Moogerah, Harry bought land, which is now underwater."
    Person ID I217  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2017 

    Father Johann WENCK,   b. Abt 1797, Holstein Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1840, Tiebensee, Dithmarschen, Holstein Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Christina LOHSE,   b. Abt 1801,   d. 16 Apr 1855, Blankenmoor, Dithmarschen, Holstein Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Family ID F1095  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Heinrich Thomas JÜRGENSEN,   b. 7 Dec 1837, Föhr Island, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1877, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1865  Langenhorn, Holstein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
    +1. Margaretha Christina JURGENSEN,   b. 6 Dec 1867, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1941, Murgon, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +2. Heinrich Jacob "Harry" JURGENSEN,   b. 27 Mar 1872, Mutdapilly, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1956, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William James RICHES,   b. 12 Jun 1831, Tatterford, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1911, Boonah, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 9 Mar 1878  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • Married in the residence of Mr Broderick, Ipswich according to the rites of the Congregational Church
      Groom: William Riches, widower, born Norfolk, England, farmer, 46 years, resides Rosewood, parents James Riches and Margaret Dow, father's occupation laborer
      Bride: Anna Jürgensen, widow, born [? Breadstedt?], Holstein, Germany, 39 years, resides Rosewood, parents John Wenck and Christina Love, father's occupation laborer
      Witnesses: ? Arthur Aughton and Sophie Christina Broderson
      Minister: J H Browne
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Jane RICHES,   b. 19 Jan 1879, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1965, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +2. William James RICHES,   b. 1 Jan 1883, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1966, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2010 
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Apr 1838 - Tiebensee, Dithmarschen, Holstein Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 29 Jul 1838 - Neuenkirchen, Dithmarschen, Holstein Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1865 - Langenhorn, Holstein, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 5 Nov 1870 - Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Mar 1878 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - 31 May 1892 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Sep 1899 - Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 3 Sep 1899 - Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    RICHES, Anna formerly Jurgensen, née Wenck - unmarked grave
    RICHES, Anna formerly Jurgensen, née Wenck - unmarked grave
    Unmarked grave, Kalbar St John's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Grave between headstones of Joanne IKER d 1893 (right) and Ferdinand REWALD d 1908

  • Sources 
    1. [S51] Neuenkirchen, Dithmarschen Parish Records, Register of Baptisms Neuenkirchen in Dithmarschen (36/1838) p. 332.

    2. [S23] Queensland State Archives, IMM/114, page 49,  M1697 (http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes/immigration/ImmiJ6.pdf).

    3. [S137] Emigrants from Hamburg to Australia: 1870, Eric & Rosemary Kopittke, (Brisbane, QFHS, 2000), pages 20, 21 and 30.

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1892 'IPSWICH POLICE COURT.', Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908), 2 June, p. 3. , viewed 06 Jan 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article123024908.

    5. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death Certificate 1899/2076.

    6. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1899/ 002076.

    7. [S136] St. John's Lutheran Church Engelsburg-Kalbar Centenary 1880-1980, Pastor Howard Pohlner & Members, (Kalbar 1980), p 86.

    8. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death certificate 1899/2076. Anna married at 27 years in Langenhorn, Germany.

    9. [S8] Queensland Pioneers Index 1829-1889, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2000), 1878/ 000370.

    10. [S23] Queensland State Archives, Marriage Certificate 1878/370.