Carl Heinrich Wilhelm "Charlie" WENCK

Carl Heinrich Wilhelm "Charlie" WENCK

Male 1868 - 1900  (32 years)

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  • Name Carl Heinrich Wilhelm "Charlie" WENCK 
    Nickname Charlie 
    Born 22 Jul 1868  Bau, Schleswig (Bov, Denmark) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 4 Oct 1868  Bau, Schleswig (Bov, Denmark) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Education Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Carl attended Minden State School
    Immigration 26 Feb 1879  Keppel Bay, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3

    • 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 1898  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 10 Nov 1900  Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: Gunshot wound to the head 
    • An inquest failed to determine if this was accidental or not.
    Buried 12 Nov 1900  Coolana, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Coolana Private Cemetery
    Inquest 19 Nov 1900  Boonah, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Magisterial inquiry held by John Haygarth J P 
    Occupation Blacksmith 
    FamilySearch ID KG72-Y3S 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=KG72-Y3S 
    Person ID I72  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 25 Apr 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 Emma Auguste Wilhelmine Elizabeth WRUCK,   b. Abt 1870, Bellen, Saxony, Prussia (Bellen, Niedersachsen, Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1897, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married 6 Oct 1891  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Agnes WENCK,   b. 18 Nov 1892, Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1892, Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Augusta Agnes WENCK,   b. 27 Mar 1894, Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1894, Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Sophia Emma WENCK,   b. 24 Mar 1895, Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1895, Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Clara HINE,   b. 15 Feb 1873, West Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1947, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1898  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Cyril Ernest Gustav WENCK,   b. 11 Feb 1899, Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1930, Tingalpa Creek, Capalaba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +2. Emma Elizabeth WENCK,   b. 6 Sep 1900, Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1985, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jul 1868 - Bau, Schleswig (Bov, Denmark) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 4 Oct 1868 - Bau, Schleswig (Bov, Denmark) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - - Minden, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 26 Feb 1879 - Keppel Bay, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Oct 1891 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 1898 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Apr 1898 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Gunshot wound to the head - 10 Nov 1900 - Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Nov 1900 - Coolana, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInquest - Magisterial inquiry held by John Haygarth J P - 19 Nov 1900 - Boonah, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    WENCK, Carl
    WENCK, Carl
    Wenck men circa 1897
    Wenck men circa 1897
    L to R
    Back: Gustav, Carl, Adolph
    Seated: Ernst, Reimer (father), Theodor
    Front: Johann

  • Sources 
    1. [S109] Gilbert, Greg, Birth & baptism dates and places from Greg Gilbert - no copy of a certificate from him.

    2. [S94] QFHS, Queensland: School Pupils Index, ID: 179726.

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

    4. [S774] Queensland Naturalisations 1851-1904 Transcription, (findmypast.com.au), entry for Carl Heinrich Wilhelm Wenck 1898.

    5. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1900/ 001816.

    6. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1891/ 001073.

    7. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1898/ 001039.