Auguste Emilie Helene "Lena" BEHM

Auguste Emilie Helene "Lena" BEHM

Female 1880 - 1962  (81 years)

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  • Name Auguste Emilie Helene "Lena" BEHM  [1
    Nickname Lena 
    Born 23 Aug 1880  Storkow, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Christened 12 Sep 1880  Storkow, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 7 Jan 1884  Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 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
    AKA Auguste  [4
    FamilySearch ID KZRY-4MN 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=KZRY-4MN 
    Died 27 Mar 1962  Ipswich Hospital, Chelmsford Ave, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: Hypostatic pneumonia, Arteriosclerosis, Senility, Dry Gangrene of right leg 
    Buried 28 Mar 1962  Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens, 329 Nursery Road, Holland Park, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Event Description: Mt Thompson Crematorium

      Mt Thompson Memorial Gardens
      Location: Columbarium 13
      Section: Section 20

      Lat/Lng: -27.52610, 153.07760
    Notes 
    • Lena knitted in the continental fashion, with the needle points close together and the knitting done at great speed. She also cut the bread in a strange fashion, which other German people apparently did, holding the loaf to her chest and sawing towards herself. She was a rather quiet woman.
    Person ID I47  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 15 Aug 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 Adolph Christian Georg "Otto" WENCK,   b. 1 May 1874, Kluesfeld, Bau, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia (Bov, Denmark) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1941, Coolana, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1899  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Married in the Office of the District Registrar, East Street, Ipswich.
      Witnesses R. Wenck [Reimer Wenck] and Bertha Behm
      The reason for marrying in the registry office and not a church was probably because of disagreement with the type of Lutheran Church locally. To be married or buried in church required membership of the congregation. Some of Otto's siblings also married at the registry office. Non-membership of a church congregation would be the same reason the Wenck burial plot was established on the Wenck farm.
    WENCK, Adolph 'Otto' & Lena née Behm
    WENCK, Adolph "Otto" & Lena née Behm
    Children 
    +1. Sylvia Ivy Valerie WENCK,   b. 14 Apr 1900, Hillside (Coolana), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 2002, North Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
    +2. Myrtle Clorine Ruby WENCK,   b. 19 Mar 1911, Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1985, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Aug 1880 - Storkow, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 12 Sep 1880 - Storkow, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 7 Jan 1884 - Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Feb 1899 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Hypostatic pneumonia, Arteriosclerosis, Senility, Dry Gangrene of right leg - 27 Mar 1962 - Ipswich Hospital, Chelmsford Ave, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 28 Mar 1962 - Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens, 329 Nursery Road, Holland Park, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    WENCK, Lena née Behm
    WENCK, Lena née Behm
    WENCK, Adolph 'Otto' & Lena née Behm
    WENCK, Adolph "Otto" & Lena née Behm
    WENCK, Lena under the house at Coolana
    WENCK, Lena under the house at Coolana
    The hydrangea blooms are huge.
    WENCK, Lena in garden at Coolana
    WENCK, Lena in garden at Coolana

  • Sources 
    1. [S608] Strassburg research in church books of Storkow, Grünz and Penkun, May 2012, Martin Sohn, Storkow, 14/1880.

    2. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1899/B18471 Marriage certificate.

    3. [S95] Collin's Home Dictionary owned by Sylvia Wenck, Mum's birthday 25 August.

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

    5. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1962/2089.

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

    7. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1899/ 001782.