Anna Cathrine Sophie "Christina" WENCK

Anna Cathrine Sophie "Christina" WENCK

Female 1859 - 1939  (79 years)

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  • Name Anna Cathrine Sophie "Christina" WENCK 
    Nickname Christina 
    Born 19 Dec 1859  Leck, Schleswig-Holstein Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Parish register Leck, Births and Baptisms
      1859/100
      Birth: 19. Dec. Baptism: 26. Dec.
      Anna Cathrine Sophie Wenk, legitimate daughter of Reimer Wenk and Trinke, nee Payson from Leck, the mother 25 years old.
      Godparents: Margrethe Sophie Payson from Leck
      Anna Wenk - Leck
      Broder Nicolay Brodersen - Bargum
    Christened 26 Dec 1859  Leck, Schleswig-Holstein Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 26 Feb 1879  Keppel Bay, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Arrived on the Charles Dickens which had sailed from Hamburg 6 November 1878.

      WENCK
      Reimer 43, Trinke 42, Christine 18, Johann 17, Mathilde 14, Therese 13, Carl 10, Ernst 8, Theodor 6, Adolph 4, Gustav 2, Agnes Caterine Auguste - born on voyage.

      Details taken from the March 1879 issue of the Rockhampton newspaper "The Capricornia":
      Embarked Hamburg 6 Nov 1878 on board 'Charles Dickens'; disembarked Keppel Bay 26 Feb 1879.
      On her second voyage to Queensland (first in 1877) the 'Charles Dickens' left Hamburg 6.11.1878 with Surgeon-Superintendent Dr. Thon, Matron Miss Drohun and 457 immigrants - full paying 13, assisted 29, free 388, free nominated 25, remittance 1, stowaway 1.

      Wencks listed as free nominated.  (Anna, sister of Reimer was already in Queensland.  She married Heinrich Thomas Jurgensen, born Fohr Island. They sailed to Australia on board the 'Humbolt' in 1870.)

      Arrived Keppel Bay 26.2.1879 - visited by immigration agent & govt. medical officer Dr. Salmond - quarantine not necessary.  Passengers transshipped to the 'Lady Bowen' about midnight 28 February en route from Gladstone to Rockhampton.  Brought up river and landed at wharf at 6am Saturday 1 March 1879.
      Dr. Salmond instructed that two large tents be erected in the Immigration Depot as temporary accommodation for those who could not find room in the building.
    Court 21 Mar 1883  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    District Court 

    • IPSWICH.
      [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
      March 21.
      THE criminal sitting of the District Court was commenced here this morning before his Honour Judge Paul. Mr. H. M. Murray-Prior acted as Crown Prosecutor.

      William Loftus, alias Walter Hollman, was then put upon his trial for having attempted to commit a criminal assault upon one Christina Rossow, at Esk, on the 24th February last. Prisoner pleaded not guilty, and was undefended. From the evidence of the prosecutrix it transpired that the prisoner went to her residence about 8 o'clock on the evening of the date mentioned and asked for a drink of water. Her husband was away, and there was only herself and a child 2 years old in the house at the time. A few words passed, and prosecutrix went out on the verandah; prisoner followed her and asked for another drink of water, which was given him. The woman then went inside and the prisoner followed her and shut the door; she became alarmed and ran outside; the prisoner followed her and dragged her back to the house and attempted the offence complained of. The child of the prosecutrix began to scream, when the prisoner desisted from his purpose and ran away. Several other witnesses were examined for the prosecution, and none were called for the defence. The prisoner stated that he had subpoenaed three witnesses, but they had not appeared. The jury found the prisoner guilty of attempted rape, and he handed in a statement to the effect that he was not the man who had committed the assault, and that he had always borne a good character. His Honour recorded sentence of two years' imprisonment in Brisbane Gaol.

      The Brisbane Courier, Thursday 22 March 1883, page 5
    AKA Annie 
    AKA Tina 
    FamilySearch ID L62F-JKV 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=L62F-JKV 
    Died 9 Jul 1939  Nanango, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: 1. Thrombosis of Coronary Artery 2. Cardiac Disease 
    • Died at Henry Street, Nanango
    Buried 11 Jul 1939  Nanango, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    • Nanango Cemetery, Monumental section
    Notes 
    • Win Brighton's stories of her grandparents:

      My only memory of my Grandmother Christina is being lifted up to the big feather bed to kiss her goodbye the day she died. I was 4½ years old.

      My mother Warril told me Christina was a strong willed little lady who could wrap Charles around her little finger. When a barn dance was being held in their area, Grandfather would forbid the girls in the family to go. Grandmother would tell them to get dressed, the boys would have the horses ready and off they would go and nothing was ever said next day.

      Grandfather decided if the family used separated milk, he would have more cream to sell. Grandmother had a little glass jug (I still have it) that she sent to the dairy for her cream each day.

      He was an old man when I remember him. He used to come and stay with us for a few weeks at a time. He was very well groomed.

      Grandmother liked to sew, crochet and embroider, she did not like outside work, according to my Mum.
    Person ID I68  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2017 

    Father Reimer WENCK,   b. 11 Dec 1834, Tiebensee, Dithmarschen, Holstein Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1903, Hillside (Coolana), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Trinke PAYSEN,   b. 28 Jun 1836, Stedesand, Tondern, Schleswig-Holstein Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1897, Coolana, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 22 May 1859  Emmelsbüll, Tondern, Schleswig-Holstein Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Julius OBENLANDER,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    This couple did not marry: N means not married
    Children 
    +1. Wilhelmine Amalie Sophie "Bella" WENCK,   b. 3 Apr 1881, Second Plain, Rosewood Scrub (Minden), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1963, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2007 
    Family ID F565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 August Carl "Charles" ROSSOW,   b. 1858, Grimme, Kreis Prenzlau, Brandenburg, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1944, Nanango, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1882  Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. Annie Matilda ROSSOW,   b. 2 Sep 1883, Esk, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1883, Esk, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +2. Anne Christina "Tina" ROSSOW,   b. 17 Jun 1884, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1941, Nanango, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +3. Charles William ROSSOW,   b. 14 Oct 1885, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1962, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +4. Edward Julius "Ted" ROSSOW,   b. 28 Jun 1888, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1966, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. Sealy August ROSSOW,   b. 13 Jul 1890, Blantyre, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1891, Blantyre, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +6. May Dorothea ROSSOW,   b. 16 Sep 1891, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1958, Nanango, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +7. Leonard William ROSSOW,   b. 8 Jan 1893, Blantyre, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1949, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +8. Adele Alvine "Della" ROSSOW,   b. 15 Feb 1895, Blantyre, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1963, Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +9. Warril Wilhelmine ROSSOW,   b. 21 Apr 1896, Blantyre, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1954, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     10. Gladys Mildred ROSSOW,   b. 21 Apr 1896, Blantyre, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1897, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +11. Queenie Louise "Tommy" ROSSOW,   b. 26 Aug 1897, Blantyre, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1969, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     12. Reimer Walter ROSSOW,   b. 12 Sep 1899, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1931, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +13. Gustav Harold ROSSOW,   b. 25 Oct 1902, Blantyre, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1935, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Dec 1859 - Leck, Schleswig-Holstein Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 26 Dec 1859 - Leck, Schleswig-Holstein Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 26 Feb 1879 - Keppel Bay, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Oct 1882 - Minden, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - District Court - 21 Mar 1883 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: 1. Thrombosis of Coronary Artery 2. Cardiac Disease - 9 Jul 1939 - Nanango, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Jul 1939 - Nanango, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    ROSSOW, Christine
    ROSSOW, Christine
    ROSSOW, Charles and Christine
    ROSSOW, Charles and Christine
    ROSSOW, Christine née Wenck
    ROSSOW, Christine née Wenck

  • Sources 
    1. [S104] Leck Parish Records, Births and Baptisms 1859/100.

    2. [S423] QSA Assisted Immigration 1848-1912 index [database on-line], (http://www.archives.qld.gov.au), Charles Dickens 1879.

    3. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3416187.

    4. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death Certificate 1939/3599.

    5. [S105] Queensland Cemetery Records Series #39 Nanango Shire Cemeteries Burial Register Index, (Brisbane, GSQ, 1995), p 33.

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

    7. [S8] Queensland Pioneers Index 1829-1889, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2000), 1882/001097.

    8. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage Certificate 1882/1097.