Emilie Bertha Friederike "Bertha" STRASSBURG

Emilie Bertha Friederike "Bertha" STRASSBURG

Female 1856 - 1939  (83 years)

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  • Name Emilie Bertha Friederike "Bertha" STRASSBURG 
    Nickname Bertha 
    Born 30 Aug 1856  Radewitz, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • On the marriage certificate of Bertha's second marriage, she gives her birthplace as Radewitz, Vorpommern. This is the same area as Uckermark. Vorpommern means West Pomerania
    Christened 14 Sep 1856  Grünz, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Emilie Bertha Friederike, 4th child, born on 30 Aug.1856 in Radewitz, bapt. on 14 Sep.1856. (Grünz, 11/1856)
      Sponsors:
      1. Virgin Bertha Uhlbrecht, Grünz
      2. Mrs. Marie Strassburg née Blanc
      3. Mrs. Marie Strassburg née Strassburg, Sommersdorf
      4. virgin Friederike Zimmermann, Sommersdorf
      5. farmer son Joachim Strassburg, Sommersdorf
      6. farmhand Christian Piper
      7. farmhand Ferdinand Steinhoefel
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 7 Jan 1884  Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 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
    Died 8 Sep 1939  Coolana, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Cerebral Haemorrhage, 3 months; Arteriosclerosis, several years 
    Buried 10 Sep 1939  Coolana, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Coolana Lutheran Cemetery
    LIETZAU, Bertha (née Strassburg, formerly Behm)
    LIETZAU, Bertha (née Strassburg, formerly Behm)
    Headstone, Coolana St John's Lutheran Cemetery
    Obituary 20 Sep 1939  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Queensland Times 

    • MRS. BERTHA LITZOW.
      TARAMPA, September 18.
      At the home of her daughter. Mrs. O. Wenck, Coolana, recently Mrs. Bertha Litzow died after a few years' ill-health. The late Mrs. Litzow was 88 years of age. She was born in Berlin, Germany, and she married Mr. Albert Behm, also of Germany. After a few years' married life in their native land the couple came to Australia to take up land and make their home at Minden. At that time all the country was dense scrub, and much labour was needed to establish a home and make a living. Mr. and  Mrs. Behm were engaged in farming at Minden. Mr. Behm died after 42 years of married life, leaving five children, one child having died. Those still living are: Mr. Albert Behm (Murgon), Mrs. Wenck, (Coolana), Mrs. G. Neuendorf (Minden). Mrs. Lowes, and Mrs. Purcell (Laidley). Later Mrs. Behm married Mr. Fred. Litzow, a native of Poland. Mr. Litzow died about 20 years ago. The late Mrs. Litzow lived with her daughter, Mrs. O. Wenck (Coolana) for 16 years, and often visited old German friends in the district. About 18 months ago Mrs. Litzow had a stroke, which laid her up, and she received another a few months before her death. The funeral left St. John's Lutheran Church, Hillside, for the Hillside Cemetery. Pastor R. T. Rohde, Hatton Vale, officiated at the graveside.
    FamilySearch ID 9VHK-CMV 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=9VHK-CMV 
    Person ID I50  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2017 

    Father Christian STRASSBURG,   b. 3 Aug 1818, Sommersdorf, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1898, Radewitz, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Charlotte Wilhelmine WITTE,   b. 10 Apr 1825, Radewitz, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1883, Radewitz, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1849  Grünz, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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) 
    Married 26 Jun 1874  Grünz, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    • August Friedrich Wilhelm Behm called Usadel, worker in Storkow, age 26, married on 26 Jun 1874 in Grünz virgin Bertha Strassburg, age 17, daughter of Pferdeknecht Carl? Strassburg in Radewitz. (Grünz, 2/1874) [6]
    Children 
    +1. Albert Ernest Ferdinand BEHM,   b. 26 Dec 1874, Radewitz, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1944, Murgon, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Albert Ernst Hermann BEHM,   b. 17 Mar 1879, Storkow, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1879, Storkow, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Auguste Emilie Helene "Lena" BEHM,   b. 23 Aug 1880, Storkow, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1962, Ipswich Hospital, Chelmsford Ave, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. August Friedrich Wilhelm BEHM,   b. 8 Aug 1882, Storkow, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1883, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +5. Auguste Emilie Helene BEHM,   b. 31 Mar 1885, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1925, Gin Gin Hospital, 5 King Street, Gin Gin, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +6. Martha Auguste Emilie BEHM,   b. 9 Jun 1887, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1980, Coolana, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +7. Bertha Fredericke BEHM,   b. 12 Aug 1890, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1939, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +8. Ida "Edith" Augusta BEHM,   b. 5 Jun 1895, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1959, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2012 
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Karl Ferdinand LIETZAU,   b. 14 Apr 1844, Neu Paleschken, Kreis Berent, West Prussia (Nowe Polaszki, Pomorskie, Poland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1911, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 4 May 1899  Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • According to the marriage certificate for Bertha and Karl, they were married at the residence of Albert Bolim (should be Behm) who was Bertha's son at Minden.
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F92  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Aug 1856 - Radewitz, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 14 Sep 1856 - Grünz, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jun 1874 - Grünz, 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 - 4 May 1899 - Minden, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cerebral Haemorrhage, 3 months; Arteriosclerosis, several years - 8 Sep 1939 - Coolana, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Sep 1939 - Coolana, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Queensland Times - 20 Sep 1939 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    LIETZAU, Bertha formerly Behm née Strassburg
    LIETZAU, Bertha formerly Behm née Strassburg
    LIETZAU, Bertha
    LIETZAU, Bertha
    At Coolana

  • Sources 
    1. [S606] Strassburg/Zimmermann research in church books of Sommersdorf, Grünz and Penkun, January 2012, Martin Sohn, Grünz, 11/1856 (Reliability: 3).

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

    3. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1939/003319 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death Certificate 1939/003319 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1939 'OBITUARY.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 20 September, p. 6 Edition: DAILY, viewed 21 July, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article114185317 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S606] Strassburg/Zimmermann research in church books of Sommersdorf, Grünz and Penkun, January 2012, Martin Sohn, Grünz, 2/1874 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1885/006698  Birth Certificate of daughter Auguste Emilie (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S26] Grunz-Radewitz Church Book from 1836 (Penkum 25 March 2004) Translation of copy of letter sent in e-mail from Renate Schoenwolff.

    9. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage certificate (Reliability: 3).