Ernst August Friedrich WENCK

Ernst August Friedrich WENCK

Male 1870 - 1952  (82 years)

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  • Name Ernst August Friedrich WENCK 
    Born 20 Aug 1870  Bau, Schleswig (Bov, Denmark) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Since 1920 Bov has been in Denmark, as it was before 1864.
    Christened 27 Nov 1870  Bau, Schleswig (Bov, Denmark) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Education Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Ernst attended Minden State School
    Immigration 26 Feb 1879  Keppel Bay, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 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 5 Sep 1896  Georgetown, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • He was aged 26 years and was a provisional school teacher at Durham on the Etheridge Goldfields. His place of birth was given as Flensburg, Holstein, Germany.
      [Source: Queensland State Archives Z 2002]
    Travel 1928  [5, 6
    Round the world 
    • In 1928 Ernst and his son Ernest travelled to Germany to visit the old home, the house in Jarplundfeld which was the last place of residence in Germany of Reimer & Trinke and their children.
      It is not known where else they went, but they apparently travelled home via Canada. They left Southampton, England for Quebec, Canada on the "Empress of France" 30 June 1928. Ernst was 57 and Ernest 23. Their last address in the UK was Bernaido Hotel, Russell Square, London. (Source: findmypast.com) This ship used to sail from Hamburg to Southampton to Quebec so they may have boarded it in Hamburg.(Source: http://web.greatships.net:81/empressfrance.html)

      KINGAROY

      Farewell.-A large gathering of residents assembled at the Taabinga Village State School on March 2 to bid farewell to the schoolmaster (Mr. E. A. F. Wenck) and his son (Mr. E. V. R. Wenck) prior to their departure on a trip to England and the Continent. Mr. S. Hansen, secretary of the school committee, on behalf of those assembled presented Mr. Wenck, sen., with a leather portmanteau and travelling rug, and Mr. Wenck, jun., with a set of xylonite hair brushes, clothes brushes, and comb. Both suitably replied.

      Personal.-Messrs. E. A. F. and E. V. R. Wenck have left to join the s.s. Ormonde on a six months' tour of the Old Country.

      The Brisbane Courier, Saturday 10 March 1928, page 13
    Died 26 Aug 1952  Ashgrove, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Cause: Stroke 
    • WENCK, Ernest August Frederick.- At his home, Mareeba Road, Ashgrove, on August 26th, the beloved Husband of Emily, and devoted Father of Reginald and Roland (Kingaroy), Eric (Gladstone), Lionel (Maryborough). Cecil (Wallumbllla) and Maurice. Ernest, Carl, and Irene (Mrs. H. Lowe), all of Ashgrove, passed on after a full and fruitful life of 82 years. Auf wledersehen.
    Cremated 27 Aug 1952  Holland Park, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • Mt Thompson Crematorium
      DNT position 25
      Sect 2
      Wall 9
    Funeral Service 27 Aug 1952  Ashgrove, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • WENCK, Ernest A. F.- The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. E. A. F. Wenck, Reg., Maurice, Ern., Lionel, Eric, Cecil, Carl, Roland, and Irene (Mrs. Helmut Lowe), and Families, are invited to attend the funeral of her beloved Husband, their Father, Father-in-law, and Grandfather, Ernest August Frederick Wenck, to leave his late residence, Mareeba Road, Ashgrove, on conclusion of Service, commencing This Wednesday, at 1 p.m., for the Crematorium, Mt. Thompson. K. M. SMITH. L2031.

      WENCK, Ernest A. F.- The Relatives and Friends of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. J. Wenck and Family, of Garden Grove, Ashgrove, are invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved Brother, Brother-in-law, and Uncle, Ernest August Frederick Wenck, to leave as per Family Notice. K. M. SMITH. L2031.

      WENCK, Ernest A. F.- Ithaca Bowling Club: Members of the above Club are invited to attend the Funeral of their late Clubmate, Ernest August Frederick Wenck, to leave as per Family Notice.- By Order of the President.
    Occupation Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    School teacher 
    • Coal Creek 7.11.1892
      Durham 5.11.1895
      Prenzlau 1.1.1898
      Taabinga 1916

      In September 1896 at the time of his naturalization he was a provisional school teacher at Durham on the Etheridge Goldfields near Georgetown in far north Queensland. He was still there in August 1897 when his youngest brother Gustav died at Croydon, 130 kilometres from Durham.
      He was the longest serving teacher at Prenzlau State School. 1898-1916. [Source German Research Group, Genealogical Society of Queensland Inc]
      Ernst was the Head Teacher at Prenzlau in 1916 when he was transferred to Taabinga on the recommendation of Sergeant T O'Sullivan of Lowood Police and the Lowood War Council Committee. [Source "German Settlement in the Rosewood Scrub" by Frank Snars]
      Evon Goldsworthy was a pupil of Ernst about 1918 at Taabinga Village school, near Kingaroy. Also a pupil of Ernst was Jo Bjelke Peterson (former Queensland Premier). Jo said Ernst was a good maths teacher, not so hot on English. [Source Evon Goldsworthy]

      KINGAROY.

      Farewell Gathering-A large number of well-wishers gathered at the Taabinga Village School to bid farewell to Mr and Mrs E Wenck and family prior to their departure to Laidley on transfer. Mr Wenck had been head master of the school for over 12 years. Mr S. Hansen, as secretary of the school committee and on behalf of those present made a presentation to Mr and Mrs Wenck of an afternoon tea service, and a case of silver spoons as a token of esteem. Mr Cecil Wenck (assistant teacher) was the recipient of a set of gold sleeve links. Mr Wenck, sen., suitably responded.

      1928 'KINGAROY.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933), 18 September, p. 10, viewed 12 March, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article21348156
    FamilySearch ID LZY9-DXF 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LZY9-DXF 
    Person ID I73  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 Amelia "Emily" SAILER,   b. 2 Jul 1875, Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1965, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1899  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    • GOLDEN WEDDING
      WENCK-SAILOR - On 2nd August, 1899, at Ipswich, by Rev. Ryan, Ernest, third Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. Wenck, Minden, to Emily, second Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. Sailor, Lowood. [12]
    Children 
    +1. Reginald Theodore Percival WENCK,   b. 29 May 1900, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1967, Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. Maurice Andrew Francis WENCK,   b. 4 Sep 1901, Prenzlau, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1968, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Ernest Vivian Reimer "Ernie" WENCK,   b. 29 Jun 1904, Prenzlau, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1971, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +4. Vincent Lionel Carl "Lionel" WENCK,   b. 2 Mar 1906, Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1989, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +5. Eric Gerald Rupert WENCK,   b. 13 Feb 1908, Prenzlau, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1977, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +6. Cecil Leonard Roy WENCK,   b. 5 Feb 1910, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1994, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +7. Carl Wilhelm Heinrich WENCK,   b. 1 Dec 1911, Prenzlau, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1987, Ayr, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +8. Roland Gordon Louis "Roly" WENCK,   b. 23 Jan 1914, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1970, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +9. Irene Gladys Doris WENCK,   b. 2 Jun 1921, Booie, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 2011, Rosalie, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Aug 1870 - Bau, Schleswig (Bov, Denmark) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 27 Nov 1870 - 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 MapsNaturalization - 5 Sep 1896 - Georgetown, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Aug 1899 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Stroke - 26 Aug 1952 - Ashgrove, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - 27 Aug 1952 - Holland Park, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFuneral Service - 27 Aug 1952 - Ashgrove, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - School teacher - - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    WENCK, Ernst circa 1897
    WENCK, Ernst 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. [S110] Bau Church Book, Baptismal record.

    2. [S94] QFHS, Queensland: School Pupils Index, ID: 179730.

    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 Ernest August Frederick Wenck 1896.

    5. [S250] Beenleigh Cemetery monumental inscriptions, Queensland Family History Society Inc., (http://www.findmypast.com), Passenger Lists Leaving UK.

    6. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article21231619.

    7. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1952/B039560.

    8. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1952 'Family Notices.', The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933-1954), 2 September, p. 10, viewed 13 March, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50532782.

    9. [S111] Mt Thompson Crematorium records: staff advice, Phone advice: Cremation date given by staff at Mt Thompson Crematorium in phone call to Jennifer Crockett 18.10.2004.

    10. [S398] Gaylene Adam, "RE: Memorial Locations" e-mail message to Jennifer Crockett, 20 Apr 2006, Family Services Supervisor, Mt Thompson Crematorium.

    11. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1952 'Family Notices.', The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933-1954), 27 August, p. 14, viewed 12 March, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50534863.

    12. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1949 'Family Notices.', The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933-1954), 2 August, p. 10, viewed 12 March, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49691612.

    13. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1899/ 001178.