Margaret Brazure Bennett

F, #6511, b. 14 Dec 1842, d. 1932
Father*William Brazure Bennett b. 23 Jun 1811, d. 14 Jun 1895
Mother*Margaret Sarah Weatherhead b. 1826, d. 20 Jun 1903
Married NameParker.1 
Birth*14 Dec 1842 Portland Street, London, England.2 
Marriage*1893 Spouse: George Knowles Parker. VIC, Australia, #M5235.1
 
Widow25 Sep 1898Margaret Brazure Bennett became a widow upon the death of her husband George Knowles Parker.1 
Death*1932 Elsternwick, VIC, Australia, #D9042 (Age 88.)3 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Metropolitan Archives, Walworth St Peter, Register of Baptism, p92/pet1, Item 009.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited28 Apr 2016

Alfred Tappy

M, #6513, b. 1816, d. 29 Oct 1870
Birth*1816 Kent, England.1 
Marriage*1847 Spouse: Eliza Chapman.
 
Death*29 Oct 1870 Emerald Hill, VIC, Australia, #D9032 (Age 54) [par Francis Lewis TAPPY].2 
Death-Notice*3 Nov 1870TAPPY.--On the 29th ult., at Albert-road, Emerald Hill, Mr. Alfred Tappy, late of Paddington, London, aged fifty-four years.3 

Family

Eliza Chapman b. 1822, d. 18 Sep 1903
Children 1.Alfred Tappy+ b. Jun 1846, d. 11 Aug 1922
 2.Eliza Tappy+ b. Dec 1847, d. 20 Jan 1886

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Spouse Eliza Chapman, birth place Kent."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Record (Emerald Hill, Vic.), 3 Nov 1870, p4.
Last Edited28 Apr 2016

Eliza Chapman

F, #6514, b. 1822, d. 18 Sep 1903
Married NameTappy. 
Birth*1822 
Marriage*1847 Spouse: Alfred Tappy.
 
Widow29 Oct 1870Eliza Chapman became a widow upon the death of her husband Alfred Tappy.1 
Illness6 Dec 1890 Admision No 2685 - Age 69 - Armadale - sent by Alfred Tappy - suffering from dementia, cause unknown, in feeble bodily health - transferred to Sunbury 3 Aug 1892.2 
Illness*3 Aug 1892 Transferred from Kew - No 532 - Age 70 - suffering from melancholia - died 18 Sep 1903.3 
Death*18 Sep 1903 Sunbury, VIC, Australia, #D11583 (Age 81) [par unknown].4 

Family

Alfred Tappy b. 1816, d. 29 Oct 1870
Children 1.Alfred Tappy+ b. Jun 1846, d. 11 Aug 1922
 2.Eliza Tappy+ b. Dec 1847, d. 20 Jan 1886

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Spouse Eliza Chapman, birth place Kent."
  2. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7680 P1 Register of Patients (VA 2840) Kew, 1871–1919
    Unit 5, 13 Dec 1888 – 28 Sep 1892.
  3. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 8236 P1 Register of Patients (VA 2844) Ballarat (VA 2843) Sunbury, 1877–1920
    Unit 2, 26 Feb 1891 – 30 Dec 1905.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited28 Apr 2016

Alfred Tappy

M, #6515, b. Jun 1846, d. 11 Aug 1922
Father*Alfred Tappy b. 1816, d. 29 Oct 1870
Mother*Eliza Chapman b. 1822, d. 18 Sep 1903
Birth*Jun 1846 St Pancras, London, England, Jun Q [St Pancras] 1 312.1 
Marriage*1875 Spouse: Mary Hickie. VIC, Australia, #M1013.2
 
Land-UBeac*1877Alfred Tappy selected land from the Crown. PAK-202. 19a 2r 38p - Land File 916/49 (1880 map)
Originally selected by A TAPPY, crown grant to J. H. AYLWIN on 21 Feb 1879. Land Sale 5019 upset £1/ac, value £110 7s.3 
Land-UBeac*b Feb 1879 PAK-202. Transfer from Alfred Tappy to John Howard Aylwin. 19a 2r 38p - Land File 916/49 (1880 map)
Originally selected by A TAPPY, crown grant to J. H. AYLWIN on 21 Feb 1879. Land Sale 5019 upset £1/ac, value £110 7s.3,4 
Widower1917Alfred Tappy became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Hickie.2 
Death*11 Aug 1922 Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, #M1922/5177. Buried Non Conformist - Waikumete Cemetery Row 35 - 5523 (a) In loving memory of ALFRED TAPPY died August 11th 1922 aged 77 years.5,6 
Death-Notice*12 Aug 1922TAPPY.—At Auckland Hospital, August 11, Alfred Tappy, the beloved father of Mrs. W. Mortimer, 11 Evelyn Street, Eden Terrace, late of Melbourne; aged 77 years.— Melbourne and Sydney papers please copy. Priyate interment.7 

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3919     
    916/49 ALFRED TAPPY PAKENHAM 202 19--2--38. 1877 - 1879.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1105-922 - John Howard Aylwin of Melbourne Marble Merchant.
  5. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  6. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Waikumete Cemetery Non Conformist Graves.
  7. [S336] Newspaper (New Zealand) - New Zealand Herald (Auckland), 12 Aug 1922, p1.
Last Edited28 Apr 2016

William Richardson Tarver

M, #6516, b. Jun 1842, d. 9 Aug 1899
Father*James Tarver b. 1805, d. 28 Mar 1865
Mother*Ann Colledge d. 9 Aug 1857
Birth*Jun 1842 Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, Jun Q [Daventry] 15 231
christened 1 Sep 1842.1,2 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac9 Aug 1893 PAK-200. Transfer from George Knowles Parker to William Walter Bennett William Richardson Tarver. 58a 3r 4p.3 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac9 Aug 1893 PAK-199. Transfer from Alfred Ernest Bennett Henry Perry Bennett to William Walter Bennett William Richardson Tarver. 116a 1r 36p.3 
Land-UBeacb 1896William Walter Bennett William Richardson Tarver selected land from the Crown. PAK-245. 44a 2r 0p - Land File 6468/19.20
Crown Grant to W W BENNETT & W R TARVER on 24 Feb 1896.4 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac11 Mar 1898 PAK-245 (part). Transfer from William Walter Bennett William Richardson Tarver to Shire of Berwick. 1a 0r 20 1/2p.5 
Land-Note*2 Aug 1898 PAK-245 (part) + part of old Government Road. William Walter Bennett 44a 3r 18p (new title.)6 
Death*9 Aug 1899 Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D10876 (Age 55) [par James TARVER & Ann COLLEDGE].1 
Death-Notice*10 Aug 1899TARVER. —On the 9th August, at his residence, 185 Nott-street, Port Melbourne, William Richardson Tarver, J.P., and commissioner of the Harbour Trust, the dearly beloved brother of Thomas N., and second son of the late James and Ann Tarver, formerly of Daventry, Northamptonshire, and nephew of the late Dr. T. R. Colledge, Cheltenham, England.7 
Probate (Will)*26 Oct 1899 72/926. Iron Founder. Port Melbourne.
Only will available online, probate files closed. Leaves all his assets to his brother Thomas Nathaniel Tarver.8 
Land-UBeac*27 Aug 1900 PAK-199.200. Transfer from William Richardson Tarver to William Walter Bennett George Richard Bennett. 58a 3r 4p + 116a 1r 36p.9 
Land-Note29 Aug 1900 PAK-245 (part) + part of old Government Road. William Walter Bennett William Walter Bennett is now sole proprietor.10 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Aug 1899: TARVER. —The Friends of the late Mr. WILLIAM RICHARDSON TARVER, late J.P., Commissioner of the Harbour Trust, and Port Melbourne Councillor, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to their last resting place in the Melbourne General Cemetery.
    The funeral is appointed to leave his late residence, No. 185 Nott-street, Port Melbourne, and proceed to Holy Trinity Church, Bay-street, Port Melbourne, where the usual service will be held, on SUNDAY, the 13th inst., at half-past 2 o'clock p.m. punctually. R. M'KENZIE, Undertaker, Port and South Melbourne. Telephone 1928.
    TARVER. —Gentlemen attending the funeral of the late Mr. WILLIAM RICHARDSON TARVER are requested to line their carriages on the north side of Nott-street, facing towards Graham-street, licensed vehicles on the south side. Order of funeral arranged as follows:—Harbour Trust Commissioners, Port Melbourne Council, and other coucils, general public.
    R. M'KENZIE, Undertaker, Port Melbourne. Telephone 1928.11
  • 23 Aug 1899: THE LATE COUNCILLOR TARVER.
    When the Port Melbourne Council met on Tuesday night it was decided to adjourn for a brief period as a mark of respect to the memory of the late Councillor Tarver, this being the first meeting of the council since his demise. It was also decided to send a letter of condolence to the deceased councillor's relatives.12
  • 26 Aug 1899: NOTICE is hereby given, that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of the Colony of Victoria, in its Probate jurisdiction, that PROBATE of the LAST WILL and TESTAMENT of WILLIAM RICHARDSON TARVER, late of Number 185 Nott-street, Port Melbourne, in the said colony, ironfounder, deceased, may be granted to Thomas Nathaniel Tarver, of Number 185 Nott- street, Port Melbourne, aforesaid, ironfounder, the executor appointed by the said will.
    Dated this 26th day of August, 1899.13

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2308-536 - William Walter Bennett of Exhibition Street Melbourne Merchant and William Richardson Tarver of Nott Street Port Melbourne Ironfounder.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2650-838 - William Walter Bennett of Melbourne and William Richardson Tarver of Port Melbourne.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2650-838 - The President Councillors and Ratepayers of the Shire of Berwick - C/T 2688-541.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2650-838 - William Walter Bennett of Melbourne Merchant and William Richardson Tarver of Port Melbourne Iron Founder - C/T 2696-069.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Aug 1899, p1.
  8. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), http://prov.vic.gov.au/search_details
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2308-536 + C/T 2496-038 - William Walter Bennett of Exhibition Street Melbourne Merchant and George Richard Bennett of 37 Darling Street South Yarra Marble Mason.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2696-069 - Memo 4497. William Walter Bennett is now sole proprietor.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 11 Aug 1899, p1.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 23 Aug 1899, p6.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 26 Aug 1899, p11.
Last Edited28 Apr 2016

Conrad Hugo Armbrecht

M, #6517, b. 11 Nov 1820, d. 25 Jan 1885
Birth*11 Nov 1820 Dresden, Germany. 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel8 Dec 1853 Sailing with Gustav Gottlieb Adolph Wenzel Adolph Herman Enes to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Henry Woolley sailing from London
Age 33.1 
Land-UBeac*1877Conrad Hugo Armbrecht selected land from the Crown. PAK-216. 19a 3r 39p - Land File 13/49 (1880 map)
Crown Grant to H. AMBRECHT on 7 Mar 1879. Land Sale 5036, upset £1/ac, value £52 10s (listed as H ARMORCENT.)2,3 
Death*25 Jan 1885 130 Collins street east, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D2138 (Age ?) [par Conrath ARMBRECHT & Franziska ANSTRUTZ]4 
Death-Notice*27 Jan 1885ARMBRECHT.- On the 25th inst, at his residence, 130 Collins street east, Hugo Armbrecht, aged 63 years.
THE friends of the late Mr. HUGO ARMBRECHT are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, Melbourne Cemetery.
The funeral to move from his late residence, 130 Collins street east, THIS DAY (Tuesday, 27th inst), at 11 o'clock a.m.5 
Probate (Will)*9 Mar 1885 29/138. Jeweller.
No real estate at the time of his death.6 
Land-Note*25 Feb 1895 PAK-216. Memo No 16161. Gustav Gottlieb Wenzel of Perth Western Australia and Adolph Hermann Enes of Bourke Street Melbourne Watchmakers and Jewellers are registered owners of the within described land as executors to whom probate of the will of Conrad Hugo Ambrecht who died on the 25th January 1885 was granted on the 9th March 1885.7 
Land-UBeac*25 Feb 1895 PAK-216. Transfer from Conrad Hugo Armbrecht to Gustav Gottlieb Adolph Wenzel Adolph Herman Enes. 19a 3r 39p.7 

Grave

  • Lutheran Section C 152, Melbourne Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, Hier ruhet Conrad Hugo ARMBRECHT born at Dresden 11 Nov 1820, died Melbourne 25 Jan 1885.8

Citations

  1. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  2. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3886
    13/49 HUGO ARMBRECHT PAKENHAM 216 19--3--39. 1877 - 1879.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1114-690 - Hugo Ambrecht of Melbourne.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 27 Jan 1885, p1.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), http://prov.vic.gov.au/search_details
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1114-690 - Memo No 16161. Gustav Gottlieb Wenzel of Perth Western Australia and Adolph Hermann Enes of Bourke Street Melbourne Watchmakers and Jewellers are registered owners of the within described land as executors to whom probate of the will of Conrad Hugo Ambrecht who died on the 25th January 1885 was granted on the 9th March 1885.
  8. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "GSV inscription."
Last Edited15 Sep 2017

Gustav Gottlieb Adolph Wenzel

M, #6518, b. 1824
Birth*1824 Germany. 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel8 Dec 1853 Sailing with Adolph Herman Enes Conrad Hugo Armbrecht to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Henry Woolley sailing from London
Age 29.1 
Land-UBeac*1877Gustav Gottlieb Adolph Wenzel selected land from the Crown. PAK-217. 19a 3r 38p - Land File 971/49 (1880 map)
Crown Grant to G A WENZEL on 8 Apr 1879. Land Sale 5058, upset £1/ac, value £52 10s.2,3 
Land-UBeac8 Jun 1893 PAK-217. Transfer from Gustav Gottlieb Adolph Wenzel to Emil Weinreuter. 19a 3r 38p.4 
Land-UBeac16 Jan 1895 PAK-217. Transfer from Emil Weinreuter to Gustav Gottlieb Adolph Wenzel. 19a 3r 38p.5 
Land-UBeac*25 Feb 1895 PAK-216. Transfer from Gustav Gottlieb Adolph Wenzel Adolph Herman Enes to Emil Weinreuter. 19a 3r 39p - transfer dated after Weinreuter's death.6 
(Proprietor-Executor) Land-Note25 Feb 1895 PAK-216: Memo No 16161. Gustav Gottlieb Wenzel of Perth Western Australia and Adolph Hermann Enes of Bourke Street Melbourne Watchmakers and Jewellers are registered owners of the within described land as executors to whom probate of the will of Conrad Hugo Ambrecht who died on the 25th January 1885 was granted on the 9th March 1885.7 
Land-UBeac*25 Feb 1895 PAK-216. Transfer from Conrad Hugo Armbrecht to Gustav Gottlieb Adolph Wenzel Adolph Herman Enes. 19a 3r 39p.7 
Land-UBeac*22 Jun 1898 PAK-217. Transfer from Gustav Gottlieb Adolph Wenzel to Frederick Goernemann. 19a 3r 38p.8 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 May 1879: License 971/49 cancelled because Land sold. (listed as G. G. A. WENZELL)9

Citations

  1. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  2. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3916
    971/49 GUSTAV GOTTLIEB ADOLPH WENZEL PAKENHAM 217 19--3--38. 1877 - 1879.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1127-376 - Gustav Gottlieb Adolph Wenzel of Melbourne.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1127-376 - Emil Weinreuter of Coppin Grove Hawthorn Gentleman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1127-376 - Gustav Gottlieb Adolph Wenzel of Perth Western Australia Jeweller and Watchmaker - transferred by the curator (Theyre Weigall).
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1114-690 - The Curator of the Estates of Deceased Persons as Administrator of the estate of Emil Weinreuter late of Shakespeare Grove Hawthorn Retired Upholsterer deceased.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1114-690 - Memo No 16161. Gustav Gottlieb Wenzel of Perth Western Australia and Adolph Hermann Enes of Bourke Street Melbourne Watchmakers and Jewellers are registered owners of the within described land as executors to whom probate of the will of Conrad Hugo Ambrecht who died on the 25th January 1885 was granted on the 9th March 1885.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1127-376 - Frederick Goernemann of La Trobe Street Melbourne Coachbuilder.
  9. [S194] Newspaper - Victoria Government Gazette 9 May 1879, p1041.
Last Edited15 Sep 2017

Herman Frederick Pirnbaum

M, #6537, b. 25 Feb 1868, d. 24 Jun 1946
Birth*25 Feb 1868 Dresden, Germany.1 
Land-UBeac*b 6 Jun 1906 PAK-244. Transfer from an unknown person to Herman Frederick Pirnbaum. 61a 1r 36p - Crown Grant to Hermann Pirnbaum on 6 Jun 1906.2,3,4 
Marriage*1908 Spouse: Bertha Sophia Baade. Sydney, NSW, Australia, #M3877/1908 (as Friedrich Heinrich PIRNBAUM & Bertha S HILLMER.)5
 
Land-UBeac*27 Feb 1922 PAK-244. Transfer from Herman Frederick Pirnbaum to Bertha Sophia Pirnbaum. 61a 1r 36p.6 
Widower10 May 1945Herman Frederick Pirnbaum became a widower upon the death of his wife Bertha Sophia Baade.7 
Death*24 Jun 1946 Pakenham, VIC, Australia, #D19225 (age 78) [par Carl Theodore PIRNBAUM & Hetta].7 
Death-Notice*27 Jun 1946PIRNBAUM - On June 24, at Pakenham, Herman F., husband of the late Bertha Pirnbaum and stepfather of Minna (Mrs Gateman) and Gertrude (Mrs E. R. Bubb) both Sydney. (Privately cremated Springvale Crematorium, June 26.)8 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Feb 1899: APPLICATION FOR A PUBLICAN'S GENERAL LICENSE.
    To the Worshipful the Justices of the Peace acting in and for the District of Fremantle, in Western Australia.
    I, HERMAN PIRNBAUM, now residing at the Railway Hotel, North Fremantle, single man, in the district of Fremantle, do hereby give notice that it is my intention to APPLY at the next Licensing Meeting, to be holden for this district, for a PUBLICAN'S GENERAL LICENSE for the Sale of Liquor, in the house and appurtenances thereunto belonging, situated at the corner of De Lisle and John streets, North Fremantle, which said house, known as "The Railway Hotel," North Fremantle, contains two sitting rooms, dining-room, and 10 bedrooms, exclusive of those required by the family, and is now rented by me from Bertha Sophia May, and occupied by me at present under Publican's General License, and which I intend to keep as an Inn or Public House. I have never before held a license, with the exception of the period between the 13th of February instant and this date, during which I have held the license for the Railway Hotel, under transfer from William Palmer.
    Given under my hand this 17th day of February, 1899.
    H. PIRNBAUM. Bertha Sophia Baade9
  • 26 May 1900: APPLICATION FOR A PUBLICAN'S GENERAL LICENCE. To the Worshipful the Justices of the Peace acting in and for the District of Fremantle, in Western Australia. I, OTTO LEIMICH, Hotelkeeper, now residing at the Railway Hotel, John-street, North Fremantle, in the District of Fremantle, do hereby give notice that it is my intention to apply at the next Licensing Meeting to be holden for this district, for a Publican's General Licence, for the sale of liquor, in the house and appurtenances thereunto belonging, situated at John-street, North Fremantle, containing two sitting-rooms and five bedrooms, exclusive of those required for the use of my family. I rent the said premises from Mrs. B. S. Mason, and now occupy the same under transfer from Herman Pirnbaum, dated 5th April, 1900. The said premises are now licensed under the sign of the "Railway Hotel," and which I intend to keep as an Inn or Public House. I have held a gallon and colonial wine licence in Hay-street, Perth for three months during the year 1897. Given under my hand this 14th day of May, one thousand nine hundred. OTTO LEIMICH. HOUSEHOLDERS' CERTIFICATE FOR A PUBLICAN'S GENERAL LICENCE. Bertha Sophia Baade10
  • 1 Mar 1904: A trotting match also took place on Sunday morning between M. Clarke's grey mare, Sweet Nell, and H. Pirnbaum's Charlie. Sweet Nell took the lead from the start, and maintained it throughout, Charlie frequently break- ing. A large number of people witnessed the trot, and a fair amount of money changed hands.11
  • 24 May 1904: LOST, one Chestnut Roan Horses, branded C on near side shoulder, and blotch on off side shoulder, hog mane; reward. H. Pirnbaum, Morgans.12
  • 9 Jul 1914: C. GORDON McCRAE, F.R.V.I.A., architect, 414-18 Collins street, invites tenders for timber and fibro cement bungalow at Pakenham for H. Pirnbaum, Esq. Tenders close Wednesday, 15th inst. Deposit. Phone 4445 Central.13
  • 22 Sep 1915: Berwick Shire Council - Correspondence From E. Stone, calling attention to the bad state of road near Pirnbaum's property. -Received.14
  • 30 Aug 1918: Berwick Shire Council Correspondence: From Jno. P. Sandy, H. Pernbaum, James Donaldson and J. Leppit re the dangerous state of Dickey's road, and asking that portion of it be attended to.-The clerk of works said some of the worst parts were being attended to. --Crs Martin and Anderson both spoke of the bad state of this road and also referred to various bad spots on the Toomuc Valley road that required immediate attention, and it was agreed that the clerk of works attend to them. James Donaldson John Phillip Sandy John Leppitt15
  • 11 Dec 1940: WEDNESDAY NEXT, DECEMBER 18. AT ELEVEN O'CLOCK. IN THE ORIENT AUCTION-ROOM, 352 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE.
    By Order of Mrs. B. S. PIRNBAUM.
    LOVELY COUNTRY RESIDENCE
    "POMONA," PAKENHAM,
    6-ROOMED TIMBER AND FIBRO-CEMENT HOME, Built Under Architect's Supervision.
    66 ACRES
    8 Acres of Orchard. Mostly Apples, 10 Acres Pasture, Balance Timber. Long Frontage to Toomuc Creek. About Half Land is Creek Flats. 4 Miles from Pakenham.
    Terms.- £1000 Deposit, Balance Within 4 Years.
    Orders to View from Auctioneers,
    EDWARD HAUGHTON PTY. LTD.
    379 Collins street, Melbourne. Bertha Sophia Pirnbaum16

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, KNOLL- JACKEL Australian Biography History Project - Owner: familiesoz.
  2. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Land File 13145/19.20.
  3. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1892/3 rates paid by Bertha Hillmer.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3167-252 - Hermann Pirnbaum of Pakenham Farmer.
  5. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3167-252 - Bertha Sophia Pirnbaum of Pakenham the wife of Hermann Pirnbaum is now the proprietor.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 27 Jun 1946, p15.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian (Perth, WA), 22 Feb 1899, p1.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian (Perth, WA), 26 May 1900, p7.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Kalgoorlie Western Argus (WA), Tue 1 Mar 1904, p31 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/32739370
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Kalgoorlie Miner (WA), 24 May 1904, p7.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic.), 9 Jul 1914, p3.
  14. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 22 Sep 1915, p3.
  15. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette (Vic.), 30 Aug 1918, p3.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 11 Dec 1940, p12.
Last Edited6 Jun 2021

Bertha Sophia Baade

F, #6538, b. 1863, d. 10 May 1945
Married NameMason.1 
Probate (Will)* 384/891. Bertha S PIRNBAUM Date of grant: 04 Jul 1946; Date of death: 10 May 1945; Occupation: Married; Residence: Pakenham. Property was valued at £2,000 in probate.2 
Married NamePirnbaum.3 
Married NameHillmer.4 
Birth*1863 Loddon, VIC, Australia, #B1238 [par Heinrich BAADE & Bertha CLAUSEN].4 
Marriage*1 Jul 1885 Spouse: Robert Heinrich Wilhelm Hillmer. German Evangeligal Church, Hoddle Street, Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #M5222.4
 
Marriage-Notice*4 Jul 1885HILLMER—BAADE.—On the 1st July at the German Evangelical Church, Hoddle-street, Collingwood, by the Rev. H. W. Axthelm, Robert Heinrich Wilhelm Hillmer, to Bertha Sophia Baade. both of Melbourne.5 
Land-Note*abt 1892 PAK-244. George Melstvedt 61a 1r 36p - rates paid by Bertha in 1892/93.6,7 
Widow5 Sep 1894Bertha Sophia Baade became a widow upon the death of her husband Robert Heinrich Wilhelm Hillmer.8 
Land-Note*1898 PAK-244. Rate book lists her residence as England, the next year South Yarra.9 
Marriage*11 May 1898 Spouse: Frederick Mason. Fremantle, WA, Australia, WA#M503.1
 
Marriage*1908 Spouse: Herman Frederick Pirnbaum. Sydney, NSW, Australia, #M3877/1908 (as Friedrich Heinrich PIRNBAUM & Bertha S HILLMER.)10
 
Land-UBeac*27 Feb 1922 PAK-244. Transfer from Herman Frederick Pirnbaum to Bertha Sophia Pirnbaum. 61a 1r 36p.11 
Death*10 May 1945 Pakenham, VIC, Australia, #D19050 (Age 82) [par Christian BAADE & Bertha CLANSSEN].3 
Death-Notice*11 May 1945PIRNBAUM - On May 10, at her home, Leppitts road, Toomuc Valley, Pakenham, Bertha Sophie, the dearly beloved wife of Herman Pirnbaum, and devoted mother of Minna (Mrs. Gateman), Sydney, and Gertrude (Mrs. E.R. Bubb, Sydney), aged 82 years. (Privately cremated, Springvale Crematorium, May 10.)12 
Land-Note17 Jun 1947 PAK-244. Red Ink No 4463994. Bertha Sophie Pirnbaum died on 10th May 1945. Exemplification of the probate of her will has been sealed with the seal of the Supreme Court of Victoria upon the application of Minna Gateman of 3 Elizabeth Street Sydney New South Wales Married Woman.13 
Land-UBeac*20 Jun 1947 PAK-244. Transfer from Bertha Sophia Pirnbaum to Anthony Arthur Fry. 61a 1r 36p.14 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Jun 1898: TRAGEDY AT NORTH FREMANTLE. A YOUTH COMMITS SUICIDE. PAINFUL FAMILY DISCLOSURES. A FURTHER TRAGEDY FEARED.
    North Fremantle was thrown into a state of intense excitement last night, when a lad named Henry Mason, well known in the community, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head with a revolver.
    The first news of the occurrence reached Fremantle at 8.30 o'clock. It was then reported that the lad Mason and a younger brother had been playing together with a revolver, and that weapon went off unexpectedly, causing the boy's death. That impression still existed at the seaport when a WEST AUSTRALIAN representative left Fremantle at 10.30 o'clock for North Fremantle. Immediately on his arrival, however, the reporter ascertained that a painful domestic tragedy had taken place, that, in fact, young Mason had committed suicide in consequence of having recently ascertained that he was an illegitimate child, this knowledge having preyed on his mind.
    THE MASONS' HISTORY.
    No one is better known in the Fremantle district than Frederick Mason, the natural father of the deceased. He was popularly called "Old Fred. Mason." The possessor of a vast amount of landed property at North Fremantle and Fremantle, and the reputed owner of the greater part of High street, Mason is certainly one of the wealthiest men in the Fremantle district, if not in the colony. He has resided in the neighbourhood for a great number of years, and for 20 years had lived at North Fremantle with a woman to whom it was generally believed he was lawfully married. This is the painful fact on which the tragedy hinges. By his supposed wife Mason, who is about 50 years of age, had a family of five or six children, and the astonishment of his acquaintances was great indeed when about a month ago he married Mrs. Hilmer, a widow, also of North Fremantle. Mrs. Hilmer is a woman in the prime of life, and had children by her first marriage. She was Mason's tenant in the occupation of the Railway Hotel at North Fremantle, for some two or three years, and relinquished the license to marry her landlord. This event naturally excited a good deal of observation and excitement in the locality, but the interest was abating until last night's painful occurrence revived it.
    The deceased, Henry Mason, was 16 years of age, and had been employed as a junior clerk at Messrs. Mcilwraith, McEacharn and Co.'s shipping office at Fremantle. In addition to being highly spoken of by his employers, the lad was a general favourite at North Fremantle, and was known as " Sonny " Mason. In the light of later events the knowledge of his father's marriage to Mrs. Hilmer would appear to have preyed very considerably on the youth's mind. It, of course, revealed to him the fact that he was an illegitimate child, and probably he imagined that people would hold him in contempt for that reason.
    Mason and his newly-made wife had made preparations to proceed on a holiday trip to the Eastern colonies. Everything was ready for their departure by the German mail steamer Karlsruhe, which was to sail from Fremantle last night. From what our representative could glean from the confusing accounts given by persons who were interviewed, most of whom had obtained their information from hearsay, Mason was proceeding by arrangement shortly after 8 o'clock to visit and say farewell to his children, who resided with their mother at the old home in Swan street. The deceased and another brother walked up as far as the corner of John and De Lisle streets to meet Mason.
    The father and the two boys met close to the North Fremantle railway station and right opposite the Railway Hotel, which, as previously stated, Mason owned, and Mrs. Hilmer had kept. The father came over to the corner where the boys were standing and shook hands with one son. He then offered his hand to Henry, but the latter, instead of accepting it, put a revolver to his own head and fired. The bullet entered the youth's skull just by the right car and came out on the other side of the head above the left ear.
    The main facts regarding the subsequent events were supplied to the WEST AUSTRALIAN representative by a man named John Riley. Mason fled immediately, and as the only other eye-witness was reticent as to what transpired, it was difficult to get a cohesive and intelligent account. Riley happened to be passing at the time in company with his wife. He heard the revolver discharged, and on running across to see what was the matter he saw the deceased lying on the ground and the revolver just near his right hand. A crowd quickly gathered, the ill-news of a tragedy having spread with rapidity. Young Mason, who was still alive, was removed to his mother's residence in Swan-street, and Dr. Rommeis was sent for. The doctor found the boy in an unconscious state. There was no possibility of his recovery, and the lad died two hours afterwards, i.e., at about 10.30 o'clock.
    A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAD.
    Upon searching the body of the unfortunate youth, whose death under such painful circumstances has caused profound sorrow at North Fremantle, a note was found, containing the sentence, " Everybody knows why I committed suicide." It was simple in composition, but how clearly it betokens the state of the poor boy's mind when he committed the dreadful act. He does not appear to have cherished any hatred of his father. It was only that life was not worth living with the "bar sinister" upon his name. The bullet was provided for himself only.
    THE FATHER MISSING. ANOTHER TRAGEDY FEARED.
    The police, who, of course, were communicated with, instituted steps to ascertain the whereabouts of Mason, the father of the deceased. A brother of the deceased remarked, in the presence of our reporter, that he was pretty sure his father had also committed suicide. The water-police, at a late hour, went on board the German mail steamer Karlsruhe, by which Mason was to have sailed, but they could find no trace of the missing man. The police also ascertained that Mason had not booked a passage on the steamer. The general opinion in North Fremantle was that the man had committed suicide, because no trace whatever could be found of him or his movements since the suicide of the boy was discovered.
    Another strange fact was the disappearance of the newly-married wife. She also had not been found up to the time our reporter completed his inquiries. The police declined to furnish the Press with any information, and the residence of Mrs. Mason (nee Hilmer) was not disclosed.
    A crowd had gathered round the house in Swan-street, to which young Mason was removed, and people ware congregated together in the streets discussing the sensational events of the evening.
    It was a painful duty to have to interview the distracted mother. One of the boys, recognising our reporter, warned his mother to "Hold her tongue, as it would be all over the country in the morning."
    An inquest on the body of the deceased is to be opened at the Fremantle Court House at 9 o'clock this morning.
    A sister of the deceased left Fremantle for Adelaide in the Marloo last week. Frederick Mason Henry Albert Mason15
  • 22 Feb 1899: APPLICATION FOR A PUBLICAN'S GENERAL LICENSE.
    To the Worshipful the Justices of the Peace acting in and for the District of Fremantle, in Western Australia.
    I, HERMAN PIRNBAUM, now residing at the Railway Hotel, North Fremantle, single man, in the district of Fremantle, do hereby give notice that it is my intention to APPLY at the next Licensing Meeting, to be holden for this district, for a PUBLICAN'S GENERAL LICENSE for the Sale of Liquor, in the house and appurtenances thereunto belonging, situated at the corner of De Lisle and John streets, North Fremantle, which said house, known as "The Railway Hotel," North Fremantle, contains two sitting rooms, dining-room, and 10 bedrooms, exclusive of those required by the family, and is now rented by me from Bertha Sophia May, and occupied by me at present under Publican's General License, and which I intend to keep as an Inn or Public House. I have never before held a license, with the exception of the period between the 13th of February instant and this date, during which I have held the license for the Railway Hotel, under transfer from William Palmer.
    Given under my hand this 17th day of February, 1899.
    H. PIRNBAUM. Herman Frederick Pirnbaum16
  • 26 May 1900: APPLICATION FOR A PUBLICAN'S GENERAL LICENCE. To the Worshipful the Justices of the Peace acting in and for the District of Fremantle, in Western Australia. I, OTTO LEIMICH, Hotelkeeper, now residing at the Railway Hotel, John-street, North Fremantle, in the District of Fremantle, do hereby give notice that it is my intention to apply at the next Licensing Meeting to be holden for this district, for a Publican's General Licence, for the sale of liquor, in the house and appurtenances thereunto belonging, situated at John-street, North Fremantle, containing two sitting-rooms and five bedrooms, exclusive of those required for the use of my family. I rent the said premises from Mrs. B. S. Mason, and now occupy the same under transfer from Herman Pirnbaum, dated 5th April, 1900. The said premises are now licensed under the sign of the "Railway Hotel," and which I intend to keep as an Inn or Public House. I have held a gallon and colonial wine licence in Hay-street, Perth for three months during the year 1897. Given under my hand this 14th day of May, one thousand nine hundred. OTTO LEIMICH. HOUSEHOLDERS' CERTIFICATE FOR A PUBLICAN'S GENERAL LICENCE. Herman Frederick Pirnbaum17
  • 7 Apr 1904: A NORTH FREMANTLE MARRIAGE. FREDERICK MASON'S MATRIMONIAL VENTURE. APPLICATION FOR DIVORCE.
    Melbourne, May 4. The story of Frederick Mason's marriage was told by him to Mr. Justice a'Beckett in the Divorce Court to-day. The petitioner is 60 years of age, and his wife—Bertha Sophie May—is 40 years old. The marriage, the petitioner said, took place on May 11, 1898, in the Registrar's Office, Fremantle, where the petitioner was a property-owner and the respondent a tenant of a hotel owned by him. They came to Melbourne in the following month, by different steamers, and did not live together until after their arrival here. After stopping for ten days at Williamstown, the petitioner returned to Western Australia on business, and he again returned in August. After three more days of wedded life, the respondent left him.
    "Why did you marry her? Did she make you do so?" asked Mr. Woolf, who appeared for the petitioner.
    "Well, no; she coaxed me a little bit"—(laughter)—replied the petitioner.
    You did not live with her in West Australia ?—No.
    Why not — Was there any reason? Well, yes ; we wanted to keep it secret. We were going to travel.
    Who came to Victoria first?—She did.
    Before you came over, did you settle property on her?—Yes, the big hotel in North Fremantle.—I was offered £5,000 for it.
    And she has got it?—Yes, she has. (Laughter.)
    Before you left, did you have a quarrel?—Yes. She said that she never intended to live with me, but that she simply married me for what she could get out of me, and that when she had got it I could go. (Laughter.)
    That was rather a disagreeable shock to you?—Yes, it was, indeed.
    Did you reason with her?—I did.
    What happened?—I went out, and when I came back she was gone.
    You gave her money when you were together?—Yes, whatever she wanted £100, £20, £10, £5, just as she wanted it.
    Did you try to find her?—Yes; I was back and forward to Western Australia 22 times looking for her, and she dodged me every time. (Laughter.) When I went one way she went the other. (Laughter.) I went 10 times in the Anglian alone.
    Did you see her?—Yes; and three or four months after our marriage she told me she did not want to have anything further to do with me.
    Did you go to see her again?—Yes, but I could not see her.
    And it is since then that you have made 22 visits to Western Australia? About twenty of them.
    When did you see her last?—I have not seen her for five years.
    How did you find she was at Mount Morgans?—I met a man in Collins street, and he told me that he saw the name "Hilmer" (her name before our marriage) over a hotel door, and, to his astonishment, he found that the hotel was kept by my wife.
    Why did you wait so long?—I thought that she would give way eventually.
    You thought that she would relent ? Yes.
    You did nothing to justify her in abandoning you?—No, nothing in the world.
    Evidence was given by the petitioner's son to the effect that he had served the petition and the citation on the respondent, at her hotel at Mount Morgans, Western Australia. She only asked if there was anything to sign.
    A decree nisi was granted, on the ground of desertion. Frederick Mason18
  • 11 Dec 1940: WEDNESDAY NEXT, DECEMBER 18. AT ELEVEN O'CLOCK. IN THE ORIENT AUCTION-ROOM, 352 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE.
    By Order of Mrs. B. S. PIRNBAUM.
    LOVELY COUNTRY RESIDENCE
    "POMONA," PAKENHAM,
    6-ROOMED TIMBER AND FIBRO-CEMENT HOME, Built Under Architect's Supervision.
    66 ACRES
    8 Acres of Orchard. Mostly Apples, 10 Acres Pasture, Balance Timber. Long Frontage to Toomuc Creek. About Half Land is Creek Flats. 4 Miles from Pakenham.
    Terms.- £1000 Deposit, Balance Within 4 Years.
    Orders to View from Auctioneers,
    EDWARD HAUGHTON PTY. LTD.
    379 Collins street, Melbourne. Herman Frederick Pirnbaum19
  • 25 Jun 1943: PAKENHAM COOL STORES PTY. LTD.
    Application having been made to the directors of this company by MRS. BERTHA PIRNBAUM, of Pakenham, to ISSUE a DUPLICATE CERTIFICATE of 500 ordinary shares in the company or other certificate upon the statement that the original certificate No. 17, and dated 21st December, 1926, has been lost or destroyed, and notice is hereby given that if within fourteen days from date hereof no claim or representation in respect of such original certificate is made to the directors they will proceed to deal with such application for a duplicate or other new certificate. WILLIAM ANDERSON STEWART, Secretary, Registered Office, 34 Queen street, Melbourne. Dated 23rd June, 1943.20
  • 18 May 1945: Obituary. With much regret we record the fact that Mrs Bertha Sophia Pirnbaum, wife of Mr H. Pirnbaum of Leppitt's road, Pakenham, passed away at her residence on Thursday of last week after some weeks' illness. Mrs Pirnbaum was born at Castlemaine 82 years ago and for some time resided in Melbourne. For many years past she had resided at Pakenham, and her kindly nature won for her many friends. All feel deep sympathy for her husband and two daughters (Mrs Gateman and Mrs Bubb, of Sydney) in the great loss they have sustained. The funeral, which was strictly private, took place at the Springvale Crematorium on Thursday afternoon of last week. Rev. C.C. Macmichael, Th.L., conducted the service. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs W.J. Garnar and Son.21
  • 12 Oct 1946: The late Mrs. Bertha Sophy [sic] Pirnbaum, of Pakenham, Victoria, who died on May 10, and whose will has been lodged for re-sealing in this State, left West Australian estate valued for probate at £16,443/15/. The chief beneficiaries are the husband and daughter of the testatrix.22

Citations

  1. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia "listed twice. Once as Fred MASON, once as Frederick MAY."
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 1349, item 384/891
    VPRS 28/ P3 unit 4443, item 384/891.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  5. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 4 Jul 1885, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/191191150
  6. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Land File 13145/19.20.
  7. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1892/3 rates paid by Bertha Hillmer.
  8. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  9. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965.
  10. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3167-252 - Bertha Sophia Pirnbaum of Pakenham the wife of Hermann Pirnbaum is now the proprietor.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 11 May 1945, p2.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3167-252 - Red Ink No 4463994. Bertha Sophie Pirnbaum died on 10th May 1945. Exemplification of the probate of her will has been sealed with the seal of the Supreme Court of Victoria upon the application of Minna Gateman of 3 Elizabeth Street Sydney New South Wales Married Woman.
  14. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3167-252 - Anthony Arthur Fry of 6 Lansell Road Toorak Naval Rating - transfer date is listed as 20 Jun 1948, but the subsequent transfer was in August 1947, so it is likely that the above date was wrong.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian (Perth, WA), 16 Jun 1898, p5.
  16. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian (Perth, WA), 22 Feb 1899, p1.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian (Perth, WA), 26 May 1900, p7.
  18. [S14] Newspaper - Western Mail (Perth, WA), 7 Apr 1904, p33.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 11 Dec 1940, p12.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 Jun 1943, p10.
  21. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette (Vic.), Fri 18 May 1945.
  22. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian (Perth, WA), 12 Oct 1946, p15.
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