Bertha Fredericke Auguste SCHROEDER

Female 1863 - 1953  (90 years)


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  • Name Bertha Fredericke Auguste SCHROEDER 
    Born 24 Apr 1863  Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 6 Feb 1866  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3

    • Arrived in Brisbane 6 Feb 1866 on the Johann Cesar which had sailed from Hamburg 7 Oct 1865
      SCHRÖDER
      Wilhelm 35, Arbeiter, Wilhelmine 28, Bertha 3, Friederike 1
      The family was from Uhlenkrug, Prussia
    Died 14 Jul 1953  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried 16 Jul 1953  Laidley Cemetery, Southern St, Laidley, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Obituary 29 Jul 1953  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Queensland Times 

    • Obituary
      MRS. B. JACKWITZ
      LAIDLEY, July 28.

      A pioneer of the Blenheim and Laidley district. Mrs. Bertha Jackwitz passed away at the Ipswich General Hospital recently at the age of 90 years.

      A respected resident of this district for most of her life and of Ipswich for the past two years, Mrs. Jackwitz was in fairly good health up to three weeks prior to her death. She was born in Germany on April 24, 1863 and came to Australia as a child with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder, who took up land at Tarampa.

      She was married to Mr. C. F. W. Jackwitz at Tarampa on August 7, 1884, Rev. Nock officiating. Mrs. Jackwitz spent most of her life on their farm in the Blenheim district, after which the couple retired to Laidley, where Mrs. Jackwitz lived for 23 years. She spent the last two years in Ipswich with her son.

      Mrs. Jackwitz was a loyal member of the Blenheim Baptist Church, of which she was a foundation member. She took an active part in the work of the church and was well known for her catering ability at conferences, church functions, and weddings. She was a Sunday school teacher for many years and was a foundation member if the Blenheim Ladies' Missionary Society, which was formed 49 years ago.

      The late Mrs. Jackwitz is survived by two daughters, Mesdames H. Hauschildt (Blenheim) and H. Wegner (Toowoomba), and one son, Mr. F. Jackwitz (Ipswich). Her husband died five years ago, one son 35 years ago and a daughter seven years ago. She also leaves a brother, Mr. William Schroeder (Lowood), three sisters, Mesdames W. Jackwitz (Minden), A. Kuhn (Lowood), and W. Litzow, 20 grandchildren, and 37 great grandchildren.

      The funeral, which was largely attended, moved from the Laidley Baptist Church Hall after a service conducted by Rev. J. White, of the Ipswich Baptist Church. Rev. R. Shelton, of the North Ipswich Methodist Circuit assisted. At the Laidley Cemetery Mr. White, assisted by Rev. R. W. Brown, of the Minden Baptist Church, officiated at the graveside.
    Person ID I9212  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2018 

    Father Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich "Wilhelm" SCHROEDER,   b. 21 Jan 1831, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1903, Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Wihelmine Caroline KUHN,   b. 17 Nov 1837, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1912, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F5926  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carl Friedrich Wilhelm JACKWITZ,   b. 15 Aug 1860, Prenzlau, Brandenburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1948, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1884  Blenheim, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Golden Wedding 4 Aug 1934  Blenheim, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8

    • BLENHEIM'S FIRST GOLDEN WEDDING.
      FAMILY AND RESIDENTS HONOUR MR. AND MRS. JACKWITZ.

      LAIDLEY, August 23. A pleasant function took place at the residence of Mr. F. Kowaltzke, Blenheim, on Saturday, August 4. The event was the celebration of the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Jackwitz.

      The function was organised as a surprise by their son and daughters, Mr. F. Jackwitz, Mrs. H. Hauschildt, Mrs. H. Wegner, and Mrs. F. Kowaltzke. The bridal party were met by members of the Lilydale Band, about half a mile from the residence. The band escorted the happy couple to the accompaniment of appropriate music. On arrival they were met by their children and grandchildren, and friends, and cameras were used. On arrival each guest was presented with a blue and gold rosette, as a memento of the occasion. It was the first golden wedding celebrated at Blenheim.

      At noon the bridal couple and guests adjourned to the verandah, where the tables were laid. They were beautifully decorated with golden-coloured flowers and streamers, the work of the old couple's grandchildren. In front of the "bride and bridegroom" was a very handsome two-tier wedding cake, which was made by their daughter, Mrs. Hauschildt, and iced and decorated in white and gold by their grandchild, Miss Hilda Hauschildt.

      Rev. W. K. Holmans presided. He expressed his pleasure at being present on such a happy occasion, congratulating the bride and bridegroom on having attained the 50th anniversary of their wedding day. The toast, "The Bride and Bridegroom," was proposed by Mr. F. Blake, and supported by Cr. T. L. Moon. Mrs. Heinrich, of Kalbar, was asked to make a presentation to the happy couple from their children. She congratulated the happy couple, and feelingly referred to Mrs. Jackwitz's kindness to her in the early years of her work at Blenheim. She also apologised for the absence of Rev. J. Heinrich. Mr. F. Topp, on behalf of himself and other members of the band, thanked the promoters for their kind invitation. In the course of the afternoon the band played selections, which were appreciated by the company. The evening was spent in games and community singing, and at the end all sang "For They Are Jolly Good Fellows."

      EARLY DAYS. Mr. Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Jackwitz was born at Breslau (Germany) on August 15, 1860. At the age of 18 years, he set sail from Hamburg with his parents in the German sailing ship, "Herschel," and after 16½ weeks' sailing the first land he saw was Maryborough, Queensland. After staying at Maryborough for a short time the family went to Brisbane, and from there to Tarampa. After living there for three years, they removed to Blenheim, known at that time as Sandy Creek. They were amongst the first pioneers.

      In 1888 Mr. Jackwitz took up a selection of 76 acres on the western side of Sandy Creek. In 1884 be married Miss Bertha Schroder, of Tarampa, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Thos. Nock, Methodist Minister.

      Mrs. Jackwitz and her parents arrived in Brisbane from Germany 69 years ago. After living at Oxley Creek, Brisbane River, for a short period, they took up a selection at Tarampa.

      When Mr. Jackwitz first came to Laidley there was only one hotel (Chambers's), one store (Glesman's), Mr. H. Head's blacksmith shop, and Mr. P. Nielsen, saddler.

      Mr. Jackwitz was a bootmaker by trade, but he took on farming, and with his wife had to fell the scrub, plant their crops with a hoe, make their own road to their property, and cart their produce to market, three bags at a time, in a wooden trolley made by himself. The lowest price he received for maize was 9d. a bushel. They had also to carry their water in buckets for three miles.

      He was a great lover of band music, and was a foundation member of the first and only brass band formed at Blenheim-by Mr. C. Cross. He was also band conductor for a period, and the band played for Church functions, the show, and sports.

      He was a foundation member of the first Baptist Church, which was built on his father's property, and in conjunction with Mr. C. Mutzleberg, opened the first Baptist Sunday School, being Superintendent of the school, and choir conductor for several years. He still takes a keen interest in the work of his Church.

      The children living are one son and three daughters, 21 grandchildren, one great grandchild. One son died 18 years ago. Mr. Jackwitz has five brothers--Messrs. Herman (Tarampa), Wilhelm (Coominya), Albert (Forest Hill), Otto and Paul (Blenheim).
    Diamond Wedding 5 Aug 1944  Blenheim, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9

    • 60 YEARS MARRIED
      Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Jackwitz Entertained

      About 200 guests assembled at the residence of Mr. F. Kowaltzke, Blenheim, on Saturday, August 5, in honour of the 60th anniversary of the wedding day of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Jackwitz of Laidley. The diamond wedding celebrations were arranged by Mesdames H. Hauschildt, G. Wegener. and F. Kowaltzke (daughters) and Mr. F. Jackwitz (sen.), Forest Hill.

      The Apostolic Band of Hatton Vale, conducted by Mr T. Zumbansen, was in attendance, and on the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Jackwitz, played the "Wedding March."

      After greetings and congratulations, friends sat down at the tables arranged on the spacious verandahs. Floral and streamer decorations added to the attractiveness of the scene. A three-tiered wedding cake, made by Mrs. H. Hauschildt, was on the table in front of the bride and bridegroom.

      Rev. S. Newell occupied the chair, and proposed the loyal toast, the band playing, and guests singing the National Anthem.

      Mr. T. L. Moon proposed the health of the guests of honour. He said he had known Mr. and Mrs. Jackwitz many years, they had been close neighbours and loyal friends. It gave him a thrill to see the five sisters and brother of Mrs. Jackwitz present.

      Seated next to Mrs. Jackwitz were Mrs. Wm. Jackwitz (Minden), Mrs. F. Kuhn, Mrs. H. Jackwitz, and Mrs. W. Litzow (Tarampa), Mrs Pieper, Vernor (sisters), and Mr. Wm. Schroder, of Lowood (brother).

      Mr. A. G. Kluck, of Grantham, an old friend of the family, also gave greetings. and told of some of the experiences of the past. It gave him much pleasure, he said, to see the brother of Mr. Jackwitz present.

      Seated at the table were Messrs. Otto, Alfred, and Paul Jackwitz. Mr. Herman Jackwitz, another brother, was unable to be present, The band played, "O God, Our Help," and "There's a Land That Is Fairer Than Day," favourite hymns of the aged couple.

      Mr. Cliff Moon proposed the health of the sons and daughters of the "Bride and Bridegroom," Mr. F. Jackwitz, sen., responding. Mr. Geo. Wegener proposed the toast of grandchildren--Wm and Eddie Hauschildt, and H. and Allan Wegener--serving with the forces.

      Mr. Jackwitz, sen., in responding, said it was a joy to meet their many friends. It was indeed a family re-union--brothers and sisters, and children--also 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

      Telegrams of congratulation were received from Craftsman H. P. Wegener, and Jack and Lena Cross, of Moore. Congratulations and an apology for absence were received from Cr. W. Schluter.

      Games and music were thoroughly enjoyed during the afternoon, and after tea musical items and community singing added to the pleasure of the occasion. The Apostolic Band also added greatly to the enjoyment of the celebration. Two members of the band contributed musical and elocutionary items.

      On Sunday, August 6.- at the Baptist Church, Blenheim, the Pastor referred to the many years that two of their members had been spared to each other. Sixty years was a long time in the life of a married couple. Mr. Jackwitz was now their senior Life Deacon. The father of Mr. Jackwitz, together with the late Mr C. Mutzelburg and Mr. F. Kirwitz, had been the first to hold Baptist services at Blenheim, and were founders of the Baptist Church there. On behalf of the Church he asked Mr. and Mrs Jackwitz to accept a token of the love and esteem in which they are held by Church members. Mr. Jackwitz suitably responded.

      Mr. and Mrs. Jackwitz were married at Rosewood, by Rev. T. Nock, Methodist Minister, on August 7, 1884.
    Children 
     1. Fred Otto JACKWITZ,   b. 20 Jul 1906, Forest Hill, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1982, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F5839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Apr 1863 - Prussia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 6 Feb 1866 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Aug 1884 - Blenheim, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGolden Wedding - 4 Aug 1934 - Blenheim, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDiamond Wedding - 5 Aug 1944 - Blenheim, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jul 1953 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Jul 1953 - Laidley Cemetery, Southern St, Laidley, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Queensland Times - 29 Jul 1953 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1953 'Obituary MRS. B. JACKWITZ.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 29 July, p. 4 Edition: Daily, viewed 20 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article118417310.

    2. [S245] Emigrants from Hamburg to Australasia 1850-1879, (Queensland Family History Society Inc., 2006), Johann Cesar 1865.

    3. [S218] Perth DPS Passengers Arriving in Australasian Ports, (http://www.perthdps.com), Passenger Ships into Queensland (1866-1875).

    4. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death registration: Bertha Fredericke Auguste Jackwitz, Death date: 14/07/1953, Mother's name: Wilhelmine Kuhn, Father/parent's name: Wilhelm Schroder, Registration details: 1953/C/3281.

    5. [S107] Queensland Cemetery Records Series #25 Laidley & Ropely Lutheran Cemeteries Burial Register Index, Compiled by Barbara Daniels, (Brisbane, GSQ, 1994), Laidley, page 23.

    6. [S8] Queensland Pioneers Index 1829-1889, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2000), 1884/ 001332.

    7. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), Marriage registration: Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Jackwitz, Marriage date: 07/08/1884, Spouse's name: Bertha Fredericke Auguste Schroder, Registration details: 1884/C/1332.

    8. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1934 'BLENHEIM'S FIRST GOLDEN WEDDING.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 25 August, p. 7 Edition: DAILY., viewed 9 November, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article116023809.

    9. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1944 '60 YEARS MARRIED.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 22 August, p. 4 Edition: DAILY, viewed 22 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115491510.