John KREBS

Male 1896 - 1981  (85 years)


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  • Name John KREBS 
    Born 21 May 1896  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Award 1 Jan 1973  [3
    OBE 
    • Name: KREBS, John
      Award: The Order of the British Empire - Officer (Civil)
      Post-nominal: OBE(C)
      Date granted: 01 January 1973
      State: n/a
      Suburb: n/a
      Postcode: n/a
      Citation: Local government

      John was mayor of Murgon in Queensland

      OBE
      Awarded for:
           a distinguished regional or country-wide role in any field;
           through achievement or service to the community;
           including notable practitioners known nationally.
    Cremated Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery and Crematorium, Graham Road, Bridgeman Downs, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cremated at Albany Creek Crematorium. Ashes placed in Columbarium Wall, Murgon Cemetery
    Obituary Jul 1981 
    • Former shire chairman dies

      One of Murgon's most prominent citizens, Mr John Kerbs, O.B.E. died last Sunday.

      Mr. Krebs who was 85 was deeply involved in public life and has been described as having "lived for Murgon".

      He was interested in all sports, especially cricket and was a life member of the Murgon Cricket Club.

      He was also a great poultry fancier and often exhibited prize winning poultry.

      Mr Krebs came to Murgon in 1919 and was employed by Herman  Kratzmann as a carpenter. He later took over and started his own contracting business. In 1958 he and his sons branched out into the hardware business.

      He built many homes in Murgon and other areas. Some of the buildings to his credit include the Uniting Church and Tiernan's Motel.

      Mr Krebs became a  councillor  with the Murgon Shire in 1943. He was elected chairman in 1954 and served in that position until he retired in 1972, becoming the longest serving Murgon Shire chairman.

      While Mr Krebs was chairman many public amenities were developed in Murgon, including the sewerage scheme, Jubilee swimming pool and the new council chambers.

      One of his favourite projects was the "freeway-style" park divided entrance to the western side of Murgon. Mr Krebs was honoured with an O.B. E. in 1973 for his services to the community.

      A bridge at Fick's Crossing was named after him and also a street in Murgon.

      Mr Krebs had l0 children. His wife and one son, Darcy predeceased him.

      A cremation service will be held at Albany Creek in Brisbane today.
    FamilySearch ID LV6G-B8V 
    FamilySearch link https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LV6G-B8V 
    Died 19 Jul 1981  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    • Mr Krebs became a councillor with the Murgon Shire in 1943. He was elected chairman in 1954 and served in that position until he retired in 1972, becoming the longest serving Murgon Shire chairman. [6]
    Person ID I2707  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Bernhard Pantallion KREBS,   b. Abt 1862, Holstein Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1913, Kholo, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Sarah Jane RICHES,   b. 19 Jan 1879, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1965, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1896  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emma Louisa OST,   b. 28 Dec 1888, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1971, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1917  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. Stanley John KREBS,   b. 20 Sep 1917, Ma Ma Creek, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 2007, Murgon, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Hazel Emma KREBS,   b. 9 Feb 1919, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1987, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Eric Lenord KREBS,   b. 2 May 1920, Murgon, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1998, Stapylton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Selwyn George KREBS,   b. 1921, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Darcy Edward KREBS,   b. 22 Jan 1923, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1974, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     6. Leslie Roy KREBS,   b. 5 Feb 1924, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1999, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +7. Dulcie May KREBS,   b. Abt 1925, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 2014, Murgon, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)
     8. Living
     9. Mona Leona KREBS,   b. 26 Jun 1928, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 2007, Murgon, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     10. Clifford Henry KREBS,   b. 26 Jun 1928, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 2003, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F1888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 May 1896 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jan 1917 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - - Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery and Crematorium, Graham Road, Bridgeman Downs, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Jul 1981 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1896/ 004443.

    2. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Birth registration: John Krebs, Birth date: 21/05/1896, Mother's name: Sarah Riches, Father/parent's name: Benhard Krebs, Registration details: 1896/C/4443.

    3. [S380] Australian Honours List, (http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au).

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

    5. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death registration: John Krebs, Birth date: 1896, Death date: 19/07/1981, Mother's name: Sarah Jane Riches, Father/parent's name: Bernhardt Pentallion Krebs, Registration details: 1981//54551.

    6. [S326] Narelle Woodcroft, "Krebs family" e-mail message to Jennifer Crockett, 19 Jun 2008.

    7. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage registration: John Krebs, Marriage date: 13/01/1917, Spouse's name: Emma Louisa Ost, Registration details: 1917/C/295.