Hermann KITZELMANN

Male 1873 - 1929  (55 years)


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  • Name Hermann KITZELMANN 
    Born 23 Dec 1873  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Inquest 18 Feb 1927  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    House Fire 

    • FIRE INQUIRY.
      MORTIMER-STREET BLAZE.
      An inquiry into the circumstances of the fire which partially destroyed Mr. Hermann Kitzelmann's home, in Mortimer-street, early in the morning of January 14, was heard by Mr. Johnstone Smith, J.P., in the Inquiry Court yesterday morning. Sergeant P. O'Grady conducted the inquiry.

      Gabriel Bevis Reason, an optometrist, and a resident of Mortimer-street, said that on January 14, about 4 a.m., he was awakened by a woman's scream of "Fire." On looking across the street he saw flames and smoke coming from Kitzelmann's house. He went to the telephone, but had difficulty in raising exchange. Soon afterwards he got into communication with the fire brigade. The firemen turned out promptly and effected what, in his opinion, was a good save.

      Hermann Kitzelmann, a fruiterer, said that on January 14 his seven-roomed house in Mortimer-street was damaged by fire. The house originally had cost £750, but at the time of the fire it was up for sale at £800. About 3 o'clock on the morning of the fire, he was awake, and everything was in order. About 4 o'clock he was awakened by his wife's cries of "Fire." Flames then were coming through the house from the dining room. After raising the alarm, he rushed back into the house and removed some clothes to the street. He tried to secure more clothes, but was forced to leave on account of the heat and smoke. In rushing from the room he hit his head against some object. At this stage the firemen arrived. Of the seven rooms in the house, four were totally destroyed and the others damaged. All the furniture was more or less damaged. The house was insured with the South British Company for £550, and the Royal Company for £100. With the latter company he had insured his furniture for £300, and the pianola for £225, its purchase price. He had got exemption from the payment of instalments on the piano from June, 1926, to January 1, and he thought he would have had to pay the total amount due on the piano on January 31. At the time of the fire he was nine weeks behind with his instalments on the house. He would not have been able to meet these obligations on January 31. He could, however, have secured a loan to cover the amounts. In his opinion the people who had sold him the piano would not have taken it from him if he could not have made the payments on that date. His theory as to the cause of the fire was that a spark from a passing railway engine had alighted in the pantry where it appeared to him the fire had started.

      Grace Kitzelmann, wife of the previous witness, said that on January 14 she was awakened by the crying of a neighbour's baby. After that she dozed off for a little while, but before she went to sleep, she heard a crackling noise. She thought it was her husband kindling the fire. The clock struck four at the same time. About five minutes later she arose, and on opening a door, saw the back of the house on fire. She wakened her son, and then went into the street and cried "Fire." She believed she then fainted. The pantry was used only for storing books and washing. Forenoon was the last time she had visited the pantry on January 13.

      Francis James Cope, a train examiner, said that on January 14, about 3.30 a.m., while standing on the Brisbane dock at the station, he saw smoke coming from the direction of Kitzelmann's house. Later he saw the fire burst out. A train passed by that house about 2.55 a.m. It was quite possible for a spark from the train to have set fire to the house.

      James McDermid, Mrs. Kitzelmann's son, also gave evidence.

      Acting-Sergeant Richard Arnold said he had inspected the building after the fire, and made inquiries, but had detected nothing suspicious.

      The inquiry was closed.
    Died 10 Sep 1929  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Funeral Service 11 Sep 1929  Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

    • KITZELMANN.-The Friends of the late HERMAN KITZELMANN are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, to move from the Residence of Mr. A. Profke, Lowood, at 11 o'clock THIS (WEDNESDAY) MORNING, for the Lowood Lutheran Cemetery.
      O. BOETTCHER, Undertaker.
    Buried 11 Sep 1929  Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Lowood Trinity Lutheran Cemetery - Bethel section
    Obituary 14 Sep 1929  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Queensland Times 

    • DEATH OF MR. H. KITZELMANN.
      An old and highly respected resident of Lowood and district, Mr. Herman Kitzelmann, passed away in Ipswich on Tuesday morning (writes our Lowood correspondent). He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kitzelmann and was born on December 23, 1873. He was baptised by Pastor Gaustad. On May 30, 1887, he was confirmed at Minden by Pastor Egen. On September 14, 1899, he married Miss Auguste Christeanna Holborn, the marriage being solemnised by Pastor Theo. Frank. The issue of this marriage was one son and five daughters; one daughter died before her father. On May 10, 1922, the late Mrs. Auguste Christeanna Kitzelmann passed away. The late Mr. Kitzelmann conducted a fruit and confectionery store at Lowood. On November 25, 1925, he married Mrs. Grace McDermid. After disposing of his mixed business in Lowood, he removed to Ipswich, where he resided until his death. He has never been of robust health. For many years Mr. Kitzelmann suffered from a sore leg, besides being subject to asthma. About a fortnight ago he contracted influenza and this, with the asthma, caused his death. The late Mr. Kitzelmann was a kind-hearted man, and always acknowledged his Christian principles. He was a strong advocate of Prohibition. He was always a strong supporter of the Lutheran Church. He was a Sunday School teacher, Church Elder, and a trustee. He attained the age of 55 years and eight months. He leaves his wife, with two step-children, one son (Mr. William Kitzelmann), and four daughters, Mrs. Albert Profke (Lowood), Misses Hilda, Alice, and Beatrice. The funeral took place at the Lowood Lutheran Cemetery and was largely attended. Pastor L. Doehler conducted the service.
    Occupation Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Storekeeper 

    • A Lowood Auction Sale.
      It is announced that the sale will take place at Lowood next Wednesday of the old established general store of Mr. H. Kitzelmann, together with the stock, &c. The offering will also include a cream depot and plant. The whole will be first offered as a going concern. The auctioneers are Messrs. Klatt, and Co., and Mr. Klatt advises that the sale will be conducted in both German and English. Further particulars are advertised.
    Person ID I5984  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2013 

    Father Julius Edward KITZELMANN,   b. 26 Mar 1843, Schokken, Kreis Wongrowitz, Posen, Prussia (Skoki, Wielkopolskie, Poland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1912, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Juliane PROTZ,   b. Abt 1837, Schneidemühl, Posen, Germany (Pila, Wielkopolskie, Poland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1879, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Augusta Christaine HOLBORN,   b. 07 Feb 1882, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1922, Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1899  Marburg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Orange Blossoms.  
      KITZELMANN-HOLBORN.
      A WEDDING in which much interest was taken, owing to the parents of the bride and bridegroom being very old residents of the district, was celebrated at Marburg on Thursday last. The contracting parties were Mr. Herman Kitzelmann, son of Mr. J. Kitzelmann, of Marburg, and Miss Augusta Holborn, daughter of Mr. A. Holborn, of Plainland. The bride was attired in cream nun's veiling, trimmed with white silk and orange blossoms, with hat to match. The bridesmaids were Misses Mary Kitzelmann, Emma Holborn, and Tilly Nitz, and the groomsmen Messrs. J. Kitzelmann, J. Nitz, and G. Staatz. The ceremony was performed at the residence of Mr. J. Kitzelmann, sen., by the Rev. T. Frank, of Walloon, in the presence of a numerous company of friends. Subsequently about 100 persons sat down to an excellent repast prepared by the parents of the bride and bridegroom. The happy couple were the recipients of a large number of handsome and useful presents. During the afternoon they left for Lowood, where they intend to reside, Mr. Kitzelmann having started in business in that township. [7]
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F1990  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Grace Anderson AITKIN,   d. 07 Jul 1978, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Nov 1925  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F5831  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Dec 1873 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Sep 1899 - Marburg, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Nov 1925 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInquest - House Fire - 18 Feb 1927 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Sep 1929 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFuneral Service - 11 Sep 1929 - Lowood, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Sep 1929 - Lowood, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Queensland Times - 14 Sep 1929 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Storekeeper - - Lowood, 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), 1874/ 001230.

    2. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1927 'FIRE INQUIRY.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 19 February, p. 3 Edition: DAILY., viewed 5 November, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article116914392.

    3. [S73] Headstone transcription, Lowood Trinity Lutheran Cemetery - Bethel section.

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1929 'Family Notices.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 11 September, p. 1 Edition: DAILY., viewed 5 November, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article118486027.

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1929 'LOWOOD IDENTITIES PASS.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 14 September, p. 8 Edition: DAILY., viewed 5 November, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article118494556.

    6. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1913 'A Lowood Auction Sale.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 15 March, p. 14, viewed 5 November, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19863198.

    7. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1899 'Orange Blossoms.', Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908), 16 September, p. 5, viewed 5 November, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article123282469.

    8. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1899/ 001856.

    9. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1925/C3342.