Johann Reimer Andreas "Jack" WENCK

Johann Reimer Andreas "Jack" WENCK

Male 1861 - 1935  (74 years)

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  • Name Johann Reimer Andreas "Jack" WENCK 
    Nickname Jack 
    Born 26 Oct 1861  Wester-Schnatebüll, Tondern, Schleswig-Holstein Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Klaus Struve says: 'I have Johannes Reimer Andreas born 26 Oct. 1861 in the Tondern-district, last known residence: Wester-Schnatebuell, North Frisia, which was in the Tondern-district then. Now in Germany.' In email to Jennifer Crockett 23 August 2005.

      Wester Schnatebüll is 1.2 miles from Stedesand, where his mother was from. This is near Leck
    Gender Male 
    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.
    Naturalization 4 Jun 1884  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • His residence was Nanango. He was a labourer and was born in Germany.
    FamilySearch ID KDBZ-DWM 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=KDBZ-DWM 
    Died 23 Dec 1935  Wondai, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Buried 24 Dec 1935  Wondai, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Wondai Cemetery, Lutheran Section
    WENCK, Johann & Sophia
    WENCK, Johann & Sophia
    Headstone, Wondai Cemetery
    Person ID I69  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 Sophie Marie JUST,   b. 14 Nov 1865, Dresden, Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1953, Wondai, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1884  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    • Married at Ipswich German Lutheran Church by Pastor E C F T Heiner
    Children 
    +1. Hugo Bernard Reimer WENCK,   b. 20 Jul 1884, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1961, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Guido Theodor Richard WENCK,   b. 26 May 1886, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1886, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Laura Beatrice Adele "Adela" WENCK,   b. 14 Jun 1887, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1978, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +4. Johann Victor Theodor "John" WENCK,   b. 19 Apr 1890, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1961, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +5. Elly Sophie Maria "Nell" WENCK,   b. 5 Aug 1892, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1961, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +6. Guido Ernest Wilhelm "Ernest" WENCK,   b. 5 May 1895, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1958, Wondai, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +7. Irene Rosa Anice "Renie" WENCK,   b. 30 May 1898, Rosewood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1985, Wooloowin, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +8. Oswald Curt Albert "Eddie" WENCK,   b. 30 Nov 1900, Rosewood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1962, Wondai, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +9. Dulcie Evelyn Myrtle WENCK,   b. 25 Dec 1903, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1992, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +10. Lesley Richard Noel WENCK,   b. 27 Dec 1906, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1971, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Photos
    WENCK, Johann & Sophie in group
    WENCK, Johann & Sophie in group
    L-R back: Ernest Wenck, Irene Wenck, George Barnes, Nelly Wenck, John & Sarah Wenck, Hugo Wenck. L-R front: Dele (née Wenck) & Marinus Nielsen, boy in front of Marinus is Leslie Wenck, Johann & Sophie Wenck, Minnie Wenck (née Kitzelmann), Dulcie Wenck, cross legged boy is Oswald Wenck. [Names courtesy of Sharyn Douglas & Laurie Wenck, September 2007] Babies: Dele holding Ivy Nielsen, Johann holding Laura Nielsen, Hugo & Minnie's Rosy Wenck in front of Sophie, Minnie holding Mervyn Wenck.
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2007 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Oct 1861 - Wester-Schnatebüll, Tondern, 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 - 26 Feb 1884 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 4 Jun 1884 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Dec 1935 - Wondai, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Dec 1935 - Wondai, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    WENCK, Johann circa 1897
    WENCK, Johann circa 1897
    Wenck men circa 1897
    Wenck men circa 1897
    L to R
    Back: Gustav, Carl, Adolph
    Seated: Ernst, Reimer (father), Theodor
    Front: Johann

  • Sources 
    1. [S807] Klaus Struve, "Re: Wenck emigrants", email message to Jennifer Crockett 23 Aug 2005, Johannes Reimer Andreas born 26 Oct. 1861.

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

    3. [S102] QSA: Z3457 (Return of Aliens Naturalized Aug 1880 to Aug 1885), (Brisbane, 1885, Legislative Assembly of Queensland), page 259.

    4. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1935/004667.

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

    6. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1954 'Family Notices.', The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933-1954), 23 December, p. 14, viewed 13 March, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50609644.

    7. [S106] Queensland Cemetery Records Series #24 Proston & Wondai, (Brisbane, GSQ,1994), Wondai, Lutheran section, page 2.

    8. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1884/000709.

    9. [S230] Joyce Steinhardt, "I Found --------" e-mail message to Jennifer Crockett, 6 Mar 2005, Ipswich German Lutheran Church marriage records.