Joseph Osborn Morgan

M, #6791, b. 1837, d. 1 Jun 1917
Probate (Will)* 150/036. Joseph O MORGAN Date of grant: 28 Jun 1917; Date of death: 01 Jun 1917; Occupation: Gent; Residence: Melbne. Owned PAK-107.108.137.230 at time of death valued at £179.7.3. vacant land.1 
Birth*1837 London, England. 
Marriage*1868 Spouse: Maria Griffith. VIC, Australia, #M11.2
 
Land-UBeac*13 May 1916 PAK-137. Transfer from Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd to Joseph Osborn Morgan. 19a 2r 5p.3 
Will*4 Apr 1917He left a will on 4 Apr 1917; This is the last will and testament of me Joseph Osborn Morgan of No 20 Collins Street Melbourne in the State of Victoria Gentleman. I give and bequeath unto Mary E. Symons of No 8 Burchett Street Brunswick widow, the mother of my sincere friend Captain W. J. Symons V.C. all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever absolutely.1 
Death*1 Jun 1917 Bairnsdale, VIC, Australia, #D3512 (Age 80) [par unknown].4 
Land-Note*25 Jul 1917 PAK-137: Joseph Osborn Morgan died on the 1st June 1917. Probate of his will has been granted to Mary Emma Symons of 8 Burchett Street Brunswick widow.5,6 
Land-UBeac*11 Sep 1917 PAK-137. Transfer from Joseph Osborn Morgan to State Rivers and Water Supply Commission. 19a 2r 5p.7 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1909 - 1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.8,9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Jun 1917, A Bairnsdale Identity.
    Mr "Joe" Morgan, than whom no man was better known in early days, when Bairnsdale was a small bush township died on Friday night. Leaving Bairnsdale about 40 years ago, the deceased visited various parts of the world. He returned there on a visit about twelve months ago, and left again for the city. Four or five weeks ago he came back again, when he was seen to be in failing health.
    Indeed, when he gave his cheque for £50 to the British Red Cross appeal, he asked that it should be presented and cleared without any delay "in case anything might happen to him." Other recent liberal donations he made were two of £50 each to the hospital.—Advertiser."10
  • 21 Jun 1917, GIPPSLAND PIONEER. THE LATE MR. JOE MORGAN.
    In a recent issue we referred to the death of Mr Joseph Morgan, and in alluding to his demise, the 'Mercury' says : —
    'He had many ups and downs, and never appears to have forgotten Bairnsdale, where he lived some 40 years ago, and visited it on several occasions, and made two liberal donations to the local hospital of £50 each. He had many friends of the older days, including Mr Horace Rich, of Sale, to whom we are indebted for a few notes written by deceased. He writes : — "The following is a sketch of my life previous to my arrival in Bairnsdale. I landed in July, 1857, in Hobart Town, now called Hobart, and advertised for a position in any capacity, first-class references, and so on. Lady Fox Young, the then Governor's wife, wrote to me to call at Government House, and, references being all right, offered me a position as page at £20 a year. 'Thanks, not for Joe.' I took a position at the Ottowayo Hostel—charge of cellar for two months. Then "Ho, for Ballarat. Went there with my mate, Robert Beale. Went to Melbourne, and journeying by Reynold's English express waggon, 50 miles in 18 hours. They put us on the scale, and we went as freight at 10/ each!
    Made a living on White Flat and Black Hill, and did nothing to speak of. My friend took seriously ill, and for some time was attended by Dr. Wills. Back to Melbourne. My friend went to Sydney. I next got a position at Smith and Poole's, largest drapery establishment, in Launceston, in the gentlemen's outfitting department, with whom I stayed for two years (the happiest two years of my life). 1860. — Kiandra, head of Snowy River, broke out. Wrote to my mate in Sydney to meet me in Melbourne. Went to Twofold Bay by the London, paddle boat, and arrived at 2 a.m. the second day at Twofold Bay. Could not proceed to Kiandra, too much rain. Stayed in Twofold Bay six weeks. Did some mattress, making for the shanties, then started for Kiandra, "waltzing Matilda." I remember the stages well — Pambula, 9 miles; Sergeant's, Honeysuckle, Black Mountains, Duke's Spring, Woolpack, Chalkers (now Adaminoby) and Carmichael's Hotel, Kiandra. Got there at 9 o'clock at night, moonlight, bitterly cold and snowing. The girls were dancing in knee-boots at Carmichael's. You paid 2/6 for a bare stretcher. Had to keep your boots on, or you wouldn't have them in the morning. Stopped a month there — nothing done worth speaking of, being only a steamboat rush; then back to Ballarat via Twofold Bay. Ballarat to Wood's Point, where I put in nearly 12 months. The Pioneer Reef broke out at Crooked River. I joined Horace Rich, Dr. Youngson, Allen and Porter. Were offered good money for our claim, but Youngson persuaded us not to sell. After two years at Crooked River had to take work in store, Stacking for Dick Kreymborg for some time. Then started butchering for him. Worked for Kreymborg, doing well. He sent for his brother Gus to come and take the business on. I then bought up all the hides I could in Grant, and started for Stratford. Stayed at Harry Dickens' Shakespeare Hotel for a month ; I felt I wanted a rest. I think it was in '64 I went to Bairnsdale to stay. I had been there before, when I broke in two fillies of W. Heath's, prospector, of Boggy Creek and Deptford, with Robert Cope and took them up to Crooked River, and I walked all tho way. I rented a billiard room of Russell Hosie, a fine fellow, and one of the best men in the whole district. I remember the election for the first (there is a blank here, probably municipal board), when the elected members thanked the electors standing on the bar of the Commercial Hotel. They were Drevermann, McAlister, Ballantine, Hosie, Calvert and Ross, and made their first appearance. The main street then had gum trees 6ft. through only two hotels, three stores, Butcher Evans, Baker Smith,
    saddler in a tent. I started aerated water business, then cattle salesman and Government auctioneer. Left Bairnsdale, went to Sydney to take charge of the New South Wales Fish Co. at £4 per week, in Pitt St. I afterwards managed Ed. Perkin's Royal Exchange Hotel, King and George Sts. for some time, then travelled for Australian Widow's Insurance Society through the Manero district. Then the Croydon rush, where I met George Hedley and went out in the black country with him. Then cattle driving from north to south, then sailed from Sydney in the Zealandia for San Francisco through to New York. Got engaged in the American express, in which I saw a good deal of America and Canada, also Vancouver, and then I saw the Chicago Exhibition through in '93. California till 1905, where I picked two trades. Came back to Bairnsdale, got into hospital for three months, which I have paid £50 for, and I am very grateful to be able to pay for. Then started for Sydney a cripple, and worked for 12 months for Saxton and Binns, the largest timber merchants in the Commonwealth, where I brought out the Morgan Patent Simplex Portable Houses, and they are doing big businesses up to to-day. I only got £15 out of it, except my 11/ per day during the 12 months I was there.11

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P3 unit 710, item 150/036
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 560, item 150/036.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1100-902 - Joseph Osborn Morgan of 11 Carrington Street Glenferrie Gentleman.
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D6427/1934 SYMONS Mary Emma [par William MANNING & Emma FITCHER] died Coburg, Age 74."
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1100-902 - Joseph Osborn Morgan died on the 1st June 1917. Probate of his will has been granted to Mary Emma Symons of 8 Burchett Street Brunswick widow.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1100-902 - State Rivers and Water Supply Commission - per 17 Aug 2000 Melbourne Water Corporation.
  8. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  9. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - The Gippsland Farmers' Journal (Traralgon, Vic. : 1893 - 1896; 1914 - 1918), Tue 5 Jun 1917, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88811788
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Every Week (Bairnsdale, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), Thu 21 Jun 1917, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article153439753
Last Edited8 Aug 2018

George William Edward Scott

M, #6796, b. 20 Oct 1884, d. 1972

World War I

George William Edward SCOTT enlisted on 9 Oct 1914. He was a labourer aged 30 and married. He was a Corporal SERN 5131.
He was with the 3rd Light Horse Brigade Train together with Ted LADD, and they embarked on 2 Feb 1915 from Melbourne on board HMAT A51 Chilka. He returned to Australia on 4 Dec 1918, as Sergeant with the 17th Company, Australian Army Service Corps.1
Birth*20 Oct 1884 Alberton, VIC, Australia, #B21800.2,3,4 
Marriage*7 Apr 1908 Spouse: Constance Eliza Hickson. Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #M4159.3,4
 
Widower13 Dec 1942George William Edward Scott became a widower upon the death of his wife Constance Eliza Hickson.5,4 
Note* After Constance's death he married Agnes Mackie POSTLEWAITE (c1895-1978.)4 
Death*1972 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D15527 (Age 87) [par William George SCOTT & Ellen Zouche BALDWIN].4,5 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Constance Eliza Scott.6
19146 Rodda Street, Coburg, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: woodworker. With Constance Eliza Scott.7
1919262 Bell Street, Coburg, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: woodworker. With Constance Eliza Scott. With Albert Henry Royals Emma Constance Carrington.8
bt 1924 - 193117 Linda Street, Coburg, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: woodworker. With Constance Eliza Scott.9,10
bt 1936 - 1937Latrobe Street, Mentone, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: woodworker. With Constance Eliza Scott.11,12
bt 1949 - 195416 Latrobe Street, Mentone, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: poultry farmer.13,14
196333 Bourke Street, Mentone, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil.15
bt 1968 - 19722/24 Patty Street, Mentone, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil.16,17

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "parents married 1884/335
    in birth registration index mother listed as Ellen Zaach BALDWON."
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "Eliza's birthplace: Mfield; George's birthplace: Alberton."
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Kestle Family Tree Owner: aussie41353.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  7. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  8. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919 "in one 1919 roll GWE Scott still listed at 6 Rodda Street, Coburg
    Emma Constance listed as CARRINGTON."
  9. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  10. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  11. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  12. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  13. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  14. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  15. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  16. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  17. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
Last Edited28 Aug 2014

Constance Eliza Hickson

F, #6797, b. 16 Aug 1872, d. 13 Dec 1942
Married NameCarrington.1 
Married NameScott.2 
Birth*16 Aug 1872 Mansfield, VIC, Australia, #B17418.3,4 
Marriage*23 Jan 1893 Spouse: William Carrington. Holy Trinity Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M211.5
 
Widow23 Dec 1906Constance Eliza Hickson became a widow upon the death of her husband William Carrington.1 
Marriage*7 Apr 1908 Spouse: George William Edward Scott. Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #M4159.4,6
 
Death*13 Dec 1942 Carmel Private Hospital, Preston, VIC, Australia, #D13363 (Age 69) [par Robert Onslow Bellerophon HICKSON & Emily Villinou WATTON].2,6 
Death-Notice*15 Dec 1942SCOTT.-On December 13, at Carmel private hospital, Preston, Constance, E., wife of Cpt. G. W. E. Scott. mother of Connie (Mrs. A. H. Royals, Sydney), and Florrie (Mrs. R. A. Watson, Reservoir), grandmother of Christine (Mrs. R. Bartlett), and Pauline Royals great-grandmother of Robert Bart- lett. (Privately cremated.)7 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With George William Edward Scott.8
19146 Rodda Street, Coburg, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: journalist. With George William Edward Scott.9
1919262 Bell Street, Coburg, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: journalist. With George William Edward Scott. With Albert Henry Royals Emma Constance Carrington.10
bt 1924 - 193117 Linda Street, Coburg, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: journalist. With George William Edward Scott.11,12
bt 1936 - 1937Latrobe Street, Mentone, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With George William Edward Scott.13,14

Family

William Carrington b. 1857, d. 23 Dec 1906
Children 1.Emma Constance Carrington b. 1894, d. 26 Jun 1960
 2.Kate Florence Carrington b. 7 Jul 1895, d. 10 Sep 1992

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "Eliza's birthplace: Mfield; George's birthplace: Alberton."
  5. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Kestle Family Tree Owner: aussie41353.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Dec 1942, p1.
  8. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  9. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  10. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919 "in one 1919 roll GWE Scott still listed at 6 Rodda Street, Coburg
    Emma Constance listed as CARRINGTON."
  11. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  12. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  13. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  14. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
Last Edited28 Aug 2014

Carl Gustaf Berger

M, #6801, b. 14 Sep 1850, d. 9 Nov 1932
Father*Carl Magnus Bäckström b. 6 Dec 1812, d. 9 Nov 1852
Mother*Hedvig Gustava Falk b. 15 Oct 1830, d. 2 Oct 1853
Note* Carl Johan Hjalmar Nissen Nissen and Berger were friends.1 
Probate (Will)* 252/482. Nil. Upper Beaconsfield.2 
Name Variation Carl Gustaf Berger was also known as Carl Gustaf Carl Magnusson. 
Birth*14 Sep 1850 Gefle, Gavleborg, Sweden, Carl Gustaf Carl Magnusson [par Carl Magnus BACKSTROM & Hedvig Gustafva FALK] - Birth Date 14 Sep 1850 - Christening Date 22 Sep 1850 - Christening Place GEFLE, GAVLEBORG, SWEDEN.3,4,5 
Marriage* Spouse: Augusta Charlotta Linderdahl. Sweden.6
 
Widower10 Mar 1880Carl Gustaf Berger became a widower upon the death of his wife Augusta Charlotta Linderdahl.6,7 
Marriage*6 Jan 1884 Spouse: Sigrid Clementina Graveleij. Stockholm, Sweden.8
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel12 Mar 1884 Sailing with Sigrid Clementina Berger to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Chimborazo
Age 38.9 
Naturalisation*28 Mar 1906Carl Gustaf Berger was naturalized on 28 Mar 1906 at Australia; I, Carl Gustaf Backstrom (or Boeckstroem) Berger of Kooyong Road Elsternwick Victoria Produce Dealer hereby apply for a Certificate of Naturalisation.
I am by birth a Swedish subject. I arrived in Australia from Sweden on the 12th March in the year 1884 per the "Chimborazo" and disembarked at the port of Williamstown. Since my arrival in Australia I have resided at St Kilda and Elsternwick whole the time.
I am married and my wife lives with me. I have 5 children, of which 2 reside in Sweden and 3 in Victoria. They are 2 boys & 3 girls.10
WidowerJul 1931He became a widower upon the death of his wife Sigrid Clementina Graveleij.11 
Death*9 Nov 1932 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D11233 (age 82) [par BERGER].11 
Death-Notice*10 Nov 1932BERGER.—On the 9th November, at the residence of his son-in-law (Mr L Knapton), Beaconsfield Upper, Carl Gustaf, beloved husband of the late Sigrid, beloved father of lngaborg (deceased), Ragnar, Torgny, Erin (Mrs L Knapton), Brita Charlotta (deceased), aged 82 years.12 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
19099 Norwood Crescent, Moonee Ponds, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: produce dealer. With Erin Sigrid Augusta Berger.13
1914659 High Street, Armadale, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: produce dealer. With Sigrid Clementina Berger. With Brita Charlotta Berger.14
bt 1916 - 1919Ingestie, Kerfeld Road, Glen Iris, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: dealer. With Sigrid Clementina Berger. With Brita Charlotta Berger.15,16
bt 1919 - 1925Monaro, Wills Street, Malvern East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: merchant. With Sigrid Clementina Berger. With Brita Charlotta Berger.16,17,18,19
19271 Hoyt Street, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: merchant. With Sigrid Clementina Berger. With Brita Charlotta Berger.20
192830 Jolimont Street, Melbourne East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: merchant. With Sigrid Clementina Berger. With Brita Charlotta Berger.21

Grave

  • Church of England, Compartment N, Section 7, Grave 19, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia22

Family 1

Augusta Charlotta Linderdahl b. 17 Jun 1854, d. 10 Mar 1880
Children 1.Ingeborg Bäckström6 b. 29 Apr 1876, d. 21 Apr 1921
 2.Sven Ragnar Bäckström+6 b. 23 Feb 1878, d. 25 Jan 1956
 3.Torgny Bäckström+6 b. 9 Feb 1880, d. 31 Dec 1966

Family 2

Sigrid Clementina Graveleij b. 24 Jun 1848, d. Jul 1931
Children 1.Erin Sigrid Augusta Berger+ b. 4 Nov 1884, d. 1 Jul 1969
 2.Brita Charlotta Berger b. 1890, d. 15 Oct 1932

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Oct 1884, DEBT CASES.—John Brown v. Gustave Berger, work, labour, and material, £11 19s 9d; order for amount, with 5s costs.23
  • 25 Oct 1884, DEBT CASES.—Laudehr Bros. v. Gustave Berger, goods, £2 13s 6d ; order for amount, with 10s costs.24
  • 6 Jun 1885, ST KILDA COURT. Tuesday, June 2. Before the Mayor (H Jennings, Esq.), and Messrs Stedford and Zevenboom J's.P. MONEY MATTERS.—Amelia Wahlpahrt v. Gustav Berger, work and labour, £1 8s 4d; awarded, with 5s costs.—Bertha Walpahrt v. same, work and labour, 5s; verdict for amount, with 5s costs.25
  • 10 Apr 1886, BAD PAYERS.-The amounts, with costs, were awarded in the following cases: Francis Cowell v Gustave Berger, £4.26
  • 11 Dec 1886, DEBT CASES.—Burton v Gustav Berger, £1 ; awarded, with costs.27
  • 22 Jan 1887, ONE WAY OF SETTLING AN ACCOUNT. Matilda Ledson summoned Gustav Berger for assault. The complainant stated that she asked the defendant for some money which he owed her, when he pushed her against the wall and struck her between the shoulders, causing her to spit blood. No corroborative evidence was given, and the case was dismissed.
    LONG-WINDED PAYERS—Alice Blackman v. Gustav Berger for wages, 12s; verdict for 10s. with 5s. costs. Sarah Blackman v. same, 12s; verdict for 12s. with costs.28
  • 29 Jan 1887, THOSE WHO DON'T PAY AS THEY GO.—Curley v. Gustav Berger, £2; awarded with costs. Galliers & Klaerr v. Gustav Berger, £3 4s 6d ; verdict and costs.29
  • 29 Oct 1887, THOSE DEBTORS.—Tymons and McGeer v Elizabeth Porter, goods, 19s 3d; Damyon Bros v Gustave Berger, goods, £6 13s 6d. Verdicts for amounts, with 5s costs in each case.30
  • 12 Nov 1887, ILLEGAL DETENTION.—L. Linguin obtained an order for the restitution of two horses, a waggonette, and a spring-cart, from Gustave Berger. Mr Seton Williams appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr K. Wright for the defendant. The plaintiff's case was that he had actually bought the horses and vehicles, and the defence was that Berger only gave them as security for money borrowed. The same plaintiff also obtained an order against the same defendant for £11 due for wages.31
  • 21 Jan 1888, STEALING A SHIRT.
    At the St. Kilda police-court, on Tuesday, Henry Kitson was charged with stealing a shirt from the steam laundry of Mr Gustave Berger. Mr Reynolds appeared for the prosecutor. It appeared that the prisoner collected clothes for Berger, and took them to the laundry at St. Kilda to be washed. On the 5th inst. he obtained several shirts from a Mr Walsh, of South Yarra, and one being missed, the prisoner was arrested, when he was found to be wearing a shirt with the name of Walsh upon it. For the defence it was urged that there was no intention of theft, and that the prosecution was a malicious one, arising out of a row between Berger and prisoner. Kitson said that Berger had told him never to go short of clothes so long as there were plenty belonging to customers in the laundry, and to always be particular about being clean and tidy, and to have his collars well starched, as it would be an advertisement for the laundry. Lawrence Fehl stated that he had had three different sheets upon his bed with names of customers marked on them. He had seen the name "S. Morrell " on the sheets over and over again. He had also frequently worn customers' shirts and collars. John Bowman said that the sheet at that present moment on his bed was marked with a customer's name. The name was " Brown." The men made their own beds, but the clean bed linen was put into their rooms for them. Berger and his wife swore that they they never gave their employés permission to wear the customers' clothes; but Berger stated that he told his men that if ever they wanted a change of clothes, they were at once to ask Mrs Berger, and she would lend them anything they wanted from his own private wardrobe. Berger's foreman and forewoman were called for the prosecution, but gave no important evidence. At the close of the case the Mayor said that the bench were divided in opinion, and prisoner would therefore be given the benefit of the doubt and discharged. At the same time it was only fair to any that they were of opinion that Berger had not authorised his employés to wear the customers' clothing.32
  • 6 Feb 1892, VERY UNWILLING. Gustave Berger, on a committment summons adjourned for four weeks to allow him to pay 7s 6d per week on an order of the court, refused to pay until the question of future costs was settled, and the case was postponed until Friday.33
  • 13 Feb 1892, St Kilda Police Court. Gustave Berger's case for non-payment of an order of court was postponed a month.34
  • 27 Sep 1893, HARD TIMES COME AGAIN NO MORE. More Local Financial Failures. Landbooming, Illness, and Other Causes. The following financial failures have been reported during the week:—
    RUNNING A LAUNDRY.
    Carl Gustav Berger, of Grosvenor-street, Balaclava, laundryman. Liabilities, £1,376; assets, £813 2s; deficiency, £562 18s. Mr. Auderson, assignee.35
  • 23 Nov 1926, NOTICE to CREDITORS.—Notice is hereby given, that CARL GUSTAF BERGER, of Hoyt street, Hampton in the State of Victoria, fodder merchant, has by deed dated the eighth day of November, one thousand nine hundred and twenty six, conveyed and assigned all his estate, property, and effects whatsoever and wheresoever, to Edward William Small, of the city of Melbourne, in the said State, public accountant, in trust for realisation and otherwise for the benefit of all the creditors of the said Carl Gustaf Berger as in the said deed mentioned. All parties having any CLAIMS against the estate are hereby required to FORWARD the same and PARTICULARS thereof, accompanied by a sworn affidavit in proof of debt, to the undersigned on or before the eleventh day of December, 1926 after which date the trustee will distribute the trust funds amongst those persons only of whose claims notice shall then have been given.
    Dated this 20th day of November, 1926
    EDWARD WILLIAM SMALL FCPA, Public Accountant and Registered Trustee, Broken Hill Chambers 31 Queen street Melbourne36
  • 19 Mar 1927, GARDINER, THIS DAY. At Three O'clock Sharp. On the Premises. In the Assigned Estate of Carl Gustaf Berger, by Order of Edward W Small, Esq., F.C.P.A., 31 Queen Street, Melbourne.
    SMART TILED ATTIC VILLA, MONARA, Wills Street, Gardiner (Close Railway Station).
    This Beautiful Old English Style of Attic Villa Can be Well Recommended, as, with the Exception of Wanting a Few Pounds Spent on Colouring the Inside Walls, it is in Perfect Condition. Its Fine Tiled Gables Will Appeal to a Purchaser Requiring an Artistic Home.
    The Villa Stands on a Corner Position. Both Streets Being Metalled, and Within 3 Minutes Gardiner Railway Station and the Same Distance from the Burke Road Electric Tram and the Shops. The Position Is Excellent, and the House Stands High and Dry from the Street.
    Being Sold by Order of the Trustee in an Assigned Estate.
    8 ROOMS and LOUNGE. With Numerous Outhouses,
    On Land 110 x 125.
    Tille, Certificate. Terms at Sale. C H. NELSON, auctioneer, 314 Collins street, Melbourne.37
  • 20 Oct 1932, AFTER the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of Victoria that LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION of the estate of BRITA CHARLOTTA BERGER, late of 429 St Kilda road, Melbourne, in Victoria, spinster deceased, intestate, may be granted to Carl Gustaf Berger, of Upper Beaconsfield, Gentleman, being the father of the said deceased.38

Citations

  1. [S331] "Email 11 Nov 2016."
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2383; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 885.
  3. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Naturalisation record.
  4. [S71] "Email from Janet: Erin’s father, Carl Gustaf Berger (Anglicised from Backstrom)."
  5. [S187] Familysearch ""Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V7LC-TJR : 9 December 2014), Carl Gustaf Carl Magnusson, 14 Sep 1850; citing , reference 2:X26TQX; FHL microfilm 130,171.
    Carl Gustaf Carl Magnusson [par Carl Magnus BACKSTROM & Hedvig Gustafva FALK] - Birth Date 14 Sep 1850 - Christening Date 22 Sep 1850 - Christening Place GEFLE, GAVLEBORG, SWEDEN."
  6. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://www.geni.com/people/Ingeborg-B%C3%A4ckstr%C3%B6m/…
    maintained by Carin Charlotta Högberg.
  7. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, LasseKjettselberg - 10 Mar 1880 • Stockholm, Katarina, Stockholm (AB), Sweden.
  8. [S343] Erin Sigrid Augusta BERGER, Birth Certificate (4 Nov 1884).
  9. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  10. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Nov 1932 p1.
  13. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  14. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  15. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  16. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  17. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  18. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  19. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  20. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  21. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  22. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  23. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic. : 1866 - 1888), Sat 18 Oct 1884, p7.
  24. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic. : 1866 - 1888), Sat 25 Oct 1884, p7.
  25. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic. : 1866 - 1888), Sat 6 Jun 1885, p7.
  26. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic. : 1866 - 1888), Sat 10 Apr 1886, p6.
  27. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic. : 1866 - 1888), Sat 11 Dec 1886, p6.
  28. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic. : 1866 - 1888), Sat 22 Jan 1887, p6.
  29. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic. : 1866 - 1888), Sat 29 Jan 1887, p6.
  30. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic. : 1866 - 1888), Sat 29 Oct 1887, p6.
  31. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic. : 1866 - 1888), Sat 12 Nov 1887, p6.
  32. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic. : 1866 - 1888), Sat 21 Jan 1888, p6.
  33. [S14] Newspaper - Chronicle, South Yarra Gazette, Toorak Times and Malvern Standard (Vic. : 1892 - 1893), Sat 6 Feb 1892, p5.
  34. [S14] Newspaper - Chronicle, South Yarra Gazette, Toorak Times and Malvern Standard (Vic. : 1892 - 1893), Sat 13 Feb 1892, p9.
  35. [S14] Newspaper - The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 - 1930), Wed 27 Sep 1893, p3.
  36. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Nov 1926, p11.
  37. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Mar 1927, p4.
  38. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Oct 1932, p1.
Last Edited23 Jun 2017

Sigrid Clementina Graveleij

F, #6802, b. 24 Jun 1848, d. Jul 1931
Father*Herman Anton 'Tönnies' Graveleij1 b. 25 Jul 1777, d. 24 May 1858
Mother*Hedwig Charlotte Clementine Trolle b. 9 Jun 1822, d. 18 May 1910
Married NameBerger. 
Birth*24 Jun 1848 Tyska, Stockholm, Stockholm (AB), Sweden, Sigrid Friderika Jacobina Clementine Tönniesdotter - [par Tönnies Graveley & Hedwig Charlotte Clementine Af Trolle - Mother's Age 20y] Christ. Date 25 Jul 1848 - Christening Place Tyska, Stockholm, Sweden.2,3 
Residence*14 Dec 1859 Klara, Stockholm, Stockholm (AB), Sweden, Dotter.4 
Residence1880 Hedvig Eleonora, Stockholm, Stockholm (AB), Sweden, Ogift "resande" (Unmarried "travelling.")5 
Marriage*6 Jan 1884 Spouse: Carl Gustaf Berger. Stockholm, Sweden.6
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel12 Mar 1884 Sailing with Carl Gustaf Berger to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Chimborazo
Age 34.7 
Death*Jul 1931 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D11721 (Age 83) [par GRAVELEIG & Clementina TROLLE].8 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914659 High Street, Armadale, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Carl Gustaf Berger. With Brita Charlotta Berger.9
bt 1916 - 1919Ingestie, Kerfeld Road, Glen Iris, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Carl Gustaf Berger. With Brita Charlotta Berger.10,11
bt 1919 - 1925Monaro, Wills Street, Malvern East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Carl Gustaf Berger. With Brita Charlotta Berger.11,12,13,14
19271 Hoyt Street, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Carl Gustaf Berger. With Brita Charlotta Berger.15
192830 Jolimont Street, Melbourne East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Carl Gustaf Berger. With Brita Charlotta Berger.16

Grave

  • Church of England, Compartment N, Section 7, Grave 19, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia17

Family

Carl Gustaf Berger b. 14 Sep 1850, d. 9 Nov 1932
Children 1.Erin Sigrid Augusta Berger+ b. 4 Nov 1884, d. 1 Jul 1969
 2.Brita Charlotta Berger b. 1890, d. 15 Oct 1932

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Apr 1911, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.—"LINWOOD," superior ACCOMMODATION for visitors, magnificent scenery, balcony, fern gullies, shady ground. Mrs. Berger.18
  • 6 Nov 1912, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.—"LINWOOD,'' beautifully situated, every comfort, balconies, shady grounds, fern gullies. Mrs Berger.19

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, LasseKjettselberg.
  2. [S187] Familysearch ""Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FKLH-47G : 9 December 2014), Sigrid Friderika Jacobina Clementine Tönniesdotter, 24 Jun 1848; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 77,841.
    Sigrid Friderika Jacobina Clementine Tönniesdotter - Birth Date 24 Jun 1848 Christ. Date 25 Jul 1848 - Christening Place Tyska, Stockholm, Sweden
    [par Tönnies Graveley & Hedwig Charlotte Clementine Af Trolle - Mother's Age 20y]."
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, LasseKjettselberg - 24 Jun 1848 • Stockholm, Tyska, Stockholm (AB), Sweden.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, LasseKjettselberg - 14 Dec 1859 • Stockholm, Klara, Stockholm (AB), Sweden
    Dotter.
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, LasseKjettselberg - • Stockholm, Hedvig Eleonora, Stockholm (AB), Sweden - Ogift "resande."
  6. [S343] Erin Sigrid Augusta BERGER, Birth Certificate (4 Nov 1884).
  7. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  10. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  11. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  12. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  13. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  14. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  15. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  16. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  17. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Apr 1911, p23 - may refer to a different Mrs Berger.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Nov 1912, p16 - may refer to a different Mrs Berger.
Last Edited24 Jun 2017

Brita Charlotta Berger

F, #6803, b. 1890, d. 15 Oct 1932
Father*Carl Gustaf Berger b. 14 Sep 1850, d. 9 Nov 1932
Mother*Sigrid Clementina Graveleij b. 24 Jun 1848, d. Jul 1931
Probate (Will)* 252/481. Brita C BERGER. Date of grant: 02 Dec 1932; Date of death: 15 Oct 1932; Occupation: Spinster; Residence: Melbourne.1 
Birth*1890 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B28014.2 
Death*15 Oct 1932 Melbourne South, VIC, Australia, #D2903 (Age 42.)3 
Death-Notice*17 Oct 1932BERGER - On the 15th October (suddenly, motor accident) Brita Charlotta, beloved daughter of Gustaf and late Sigrid Berger, and beloved sister of Erin (Mrs L Knapton), of Upper Beaconsfield (Privately interred.)4 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1912 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Erin Sigrid Augusta Berger.5,6
1914659 High Street, Armadale, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Carl Gustaf Berger and Sigrid Clementina Berger.7
bt 1916 - 1919Ingestie, Kerfeld Road, Glen Iris, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Carl Gustaf Berger and Sigrid Clementina Berger.8,9
bt 1919 - 1925Monaro, Wills Street, Malvern East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Carl Gustaf Berger and Sigrid Clementina Berger.9,10,11,12
19271 Hoyt Street, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: cafe. With Carl Gustaf Berger and Sigrid Clementina Berger.13
192830 Jolimont Street, Melbourne East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: cafe proprietor. With Carl Gustaf Berger and Sigrid Clementina Berger.14

Grave

  • Church of England, Compartment N, Section 7, Grave 19, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia15

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Oct 1932, STRUCK BY MOTOR-BUS. Woman Fatally Injured.
    Miss Brita Berger, aged 35 years, of St Kilda road, Melbourne, was crossing the roadway near her home on Saturday night when she was struck by a motor bus driven by H. Page, of West street, Middle Brighton. She was taken to the Homœopathic Hospital and admitted suffering from a fractured skull. She died shortly afterwards.16
  • 4 Nov 1932, Woman killed. Struck by Motor Bus.
    Conflicting evidence was given at the resumed inquest at the Morgue yesterday on the death of Brita Charlotte Berger, 35 years, housekeeper, of St. Kilda-road, who was knocked down and fatally injured by a motor bus at the intersection of St. Kilda-road and Arthur-street.
    Honnon Page, of Wells-street, Brighton, said about 7.18 p.m. on 15th October he was driving a motor bus in a northerly direction along St. Kilda-road. Approaching the intersection with Arthur-street the bus was travelling at about eighteen miles an hour. Just as the bus drew level with the end of a plantation witness felt a slight bump and saw a dark object on the front of the bus. He stopped the bus and saw the woman lying on the roadway. It had been raining heavily and visibility was very bad, and witness had not seen anybody on the road.
    Sylvia Headlam, a nurse at Alfred Hospital, said she saw the woman walking across the road. She did not appear to hear or see the bus approaching. The bus was travelling at about 35 miles an hour, and the driver gave no warning of his approach. The visibility was good.
    Plain-clothes Constable J. A. Brown, stationed at the St. Kilda-road depot, said the visibility was fair, although shadows from the trees fell across the road.
    John Robert Page, cafe manager, of Rutland-road, St. Kilda-road, who gave evidence at the adjourned inquest yesterday, said he was not related in any way to the driver of the car. Witness was proceeding in his car in the same direction as the motor bus, and the pace at which the latter was travelling did not exceed twenty miles an hour. The night was wet and windy, and the light was bad.
    The Coroner (Mr. Grant) said that on Wednesday night he visited the scene of the accident. The place was well lighted and persons could be seen clearly 100 yards away. If there was anything in the driver's claim that his vision was affected by the conditions, it was significant that he was nevertheless running to his time table. He (Mr. Grant) considered that the death of deceased was the result of some negligence on the part of the driver.
    A verdict was recorded that the death of deceased was due to misadventure.17

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/P2 unit 885, item 252/481
    VPRS 28/P3 unit 2383, item 252/481.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Oct 1932, p1.
  5. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912 "Brita as Brilla Sharlotta."
  6. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913 "Brita as Brilla Sharlotta."
  7. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  8. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  9. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  10. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  11. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  12. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  13. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  14. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  15. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Oct 1932, p7.
  17. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 4 Nov 1932, p10.
Last Edited2 Jul 2017