Martha Auguste Emilie BEHM

Female 1887 - 1980  (93 years)


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  • Name Martha Auguste Emilie BEHM 
    Born 9 Jun 1887  Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    FamilySearch ID 9VHK-H1L 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=9VHK-H1L 
    Died 30 Oct 1980  Coolana, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried St John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lowood Minden Rd, Coolana, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    NEUENDORFF, Gustav & Martha
    NEUENDORFF, Gustav & Martha
    Headstone, Coolana St John's Lutheran Cemetery
    Notes 
    • From newspaper The Queensland Times  9 June 1977, page 15, with photo:
      Minden birthday. 90 years old today!

      Friends and family will gather at Minden today when Mrs Martha Neuendorff celebrates her 90th birthday.
      Mrs Neuendorff (pictured) was born at Minden on June 9, 1887, and attended the Minden State School which celebrates its centenary next year.

      After leaving school Mrs Neuendorff worked at Laidley for about two years before returning to Minden where she married in 1905 and became a dairy farmer's wife.
      Mrs Neuendorff recalls that in her earlier dairying days no farm had a separator. She can still recall making regular trips to the community dairy, to which everyone had to take their milk to get it separated.

      Mrs Neuendorff never suffered any major illness until two years ago when she was hospitalised for a short time. She lives with her son and daughter-in-law on a property about 2 km from the Minden school.
      She has another daughter, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

      Although she now uses a walking aid, Mrs Neuendorff has an active mind and said this week she was looking forward to today's party when she will be able to spend some time with her family.
    Person ID I53  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2018 

    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 Gustav Emil NEUENDORFF,   b. 6 Jun 1885, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1950, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1905  Zion Lutheran Church, 712 Tallegalla Rd, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    • Our Minden Letter.
      (From Our Own Correspondent.)
      ORANGE BLOSSOMS.  
      A very pretty and interesting wedding was celebrated at Minden last Thursday, the 16th instant, when Mr. Gustav Emil Neuendorff (youngest son of Mrs. J. Neuendorff and the late Mr. J. Neuendorff) was united it the holy bonds of wedlock to Miss Martha Augusta Amelia Behm (fourth daughter of Mr. August Behm). The ceremony was performed by the Rev. John Frank, of Walloon, in the Minden Zion's Lutheran Church, in the presence of a fair attendance of guests. The bride, who was led to the altar by Mr. Hugo Sakrzewski, was attired in a charming and beautiful dress which was made by Miss M'Garrigal, of Laidley, of silk figured lustis, trimmed with chiffon and several shirred frills, trimmed at foot of skirt, and silk lace. She wore a pretty gold brooch, a tuille veil, and a wreath of myrtle, and also carried a bouquet of myrtle, the gift of the bridegroom. She was attended by her two sisters, Miss Augusta Behm (chief), whose dress was of cream cashmere, trimmed with white silk ribbon, with soft lace, and gathered frills with tucks. She also wore two gold brooches, a spray of orange blossoms in her hair, and carried a bouquet of orange blossoms. Miss Bertha Behm was attired in a dress of white muslin trimmed with soft lace and gathered frill. She wore a gold necklace and two gold brooches, also a spray of orange blossoms in her hair, and carried a bouquet of orange blossoms. The groomsmen were Messrs. Hugo and Max. Sakrzewski. Shortly before the ceremony took place the Rev. J. Frank delivered a very impressive sermon, based on Psalm cxxviii., his address mainly affecting the young couple. Several hymns were also sung, Mr. Ernest Beduhn, presiding at the organ. Immediately after the celebration of the marriage the happy couple left the church, and they were greeted with showers of rice and warm congratulations. The bridal party were then driven to the residence of the bridegroom's widowed mother by Mr. O. T. Sakrzewski in a beautifully-decorated spring waggon. On arrival at the house the young pair were again greeted with showers of rice. The bridal corner was tastefully decorated with petty flowers and greenery and two hearts, cut out of pink tissue-paper, were affixed to a big sheet of white calico. About 1 o'clock the guests sat down to sample the good things which had been provided for them. In front of the newly-wedded couple a beautiful one-tier wedding-cake was placed, having been made by the well-known baker, at Rosewood, Mr. Don. At the conclusion of the breakfast the Rev. J. Frank called upon Mr. O. T. Sakzewski to propose the health of the young couple, and the rev. gentleman proposed the health of the parents. All present charged their glasses and sang the well-known German toast-song, "Hoch ! Sollen sie leben ! Hoch ! Sollen sie leben drie mahe hoch !" The afternoon was spent in various amusements, such as rounders, twos-and-threes, &c., and at night dancing was indulged in and kept going till daylight. Mr. August Fritz acted as M.C. Splendid music (violin) was supplied by Mr. A. Behm (brother of the bride), Messrs. O. T. Sakrzewski, and Otto Wenk. About 7 p.m. a tin-kettling band arrived, and gave the young couple a good serenade. They were provided with refreshments to their satisfaction, and, after wishing the happy pair every prosperity, they departed. Towards morning the guests left for their respective homes after a good day's and night's enjoyment, and wishing Mr. and Mrs. Neuendorff prosperity, long life, &c. The presents were numerous and costly.

      June 19. [5]
    Children 
     1. Erich Walter Julius NEUENDORFF,   b. 7 Apr 1906, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1969, Coolana, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +2. Victor Albert NEUENDORFF,   b. 20 Mar 1913, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1995, Purga, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +3. Ivy Lystra Ruby NEUENDORFF,   b. 15 Jul 1917, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1967, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F94  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jun 1887 - Minden, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jun 1905 - Zion Lutheran Church, 712 Tallegalla Rd, Minden, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Oct 1980 - Coolana, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lowood Minden Rd, Coolana, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Queensland Pioneers Index 1829-1889, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2000), 1887/ 007690.

    2. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Birth registration: Martha Auguste Behm, Birth date: 09/06/1887, Mother's name: Bertha Strapburg [Strassburg], Father/parent's name: August, Registration details: 1887/C/7690.

    3. [S98] Dern Index Queensland, Monumental Inscriptions, DERN, David & Julie, (David & Julie DERN 1999), MI Coolana.

    4. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death registration: Martha Auguste Neuendorff, Birth date: 1887, Death date: 30/10/1980, Mother's name: Bertha Strasberg, Father/parent's name: August Behm, Registration details: 1980//56631.

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1905 'Our Minden Letter.', Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908), 20 June, p. 3, viewed 3 November, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article124516225.

    6. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1905/ 001862.

    7. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage registration: Gustav Emil Neuendorff, Marriage date: 15/06/1905, Spouse's name: Martha Guste Emilie Behm, Registration details: 1905/C/1862.