Gottlieb Tinzman

M, #18085
Marriage* Spouse: Eleanor Gabal.


Eleanor Gabal
Children 1.Carl Tinzman b. 1828, d. 17 Dec 1897
 2.Heinrich Wilhelm Tinzman b. 1838, d. 2 Oct 1872
Last Edited30 Mar 2018

Eleanor Gabal

F, #18086
Marriage* Spouse: Gottlieb Tinzman.
Married NameTinzman. 


Gottlieb Tinzman
Children 1.Carl Tinzman b. 1828, d. 17 Dec 1897
 2.Heinrich Wilhelm Tinzman b. 1838, d. 2 Oct 1872
Last Edited30 Mar 2018

Heinrich Wilhelm Tinzman

M, #18087, b. 1838, d. 2 Oct 1872
Father*Gottlieb Tinzman
Mother*Eleanor Gabal
Probate (Will)* 10/461. Heinrick W TINZMANN. Date of grant: 22 Nov 1872; Date of death: 02 Oct 1872; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Narre Warren.1 
Birth*1838 Prussia, Germany. 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelMar 1862 Sailing with Carl Tinzman to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Star of India 2 brothers travelling from Liverpool
Age 26.2 
Land-Berwick*10 Jul 1862 BER-Crown-6 (part), 169-189 King Road, Harkaway. Transfer from Johann Gustav Koenig to Heinrich Wilhelm Tinzman. 20a - Consideration £80.3 
Land-Berwick*28 Jun 1865 BER-Crown-6 (part), 169-189 King Road, Harkaway. Transfer from Heinrich Wilhelm Tinzman to Carl August Metzenthin. 20a - Consideration £70.4 
Death*2 Oct 1872 VIC, Australia, #D9029 (Age 34.)5 
Inquest3 Oct 1872Inquest held 1872/860 Male. Wilhelm TINZMENN. Cause of death: Effects of Strychnine taken by himself; Location of inquest: Dandenong; Date of inquest: 03 Oct 1872.6 


  • 9 Oct 1872: INQUESTS. SUICIDE. Mr. Candler, the district coroner, held an inquest on the 3rd inst, at Dandenong, on the body of Wilhelm Tinzmann, a small farmer, aged 34 years. During the, last nine weeks he deceased suffered from great pain in the head, and he said he could not stand the pain. He had been going frequently to Melbourne for medical advice.
    On Wednesday morning deceased became sick after breakfast, and had a fit, from which he recovered. He then said he had taken strychnine with a little sugar. He said he had taken it himself, as his head was so bad. Mr. Dowd, legally qualified medical practitioner, was sent for, and on arrival endeavoured to administer emetics, but the deceased died within a quarter of an hour. During the last seven or eight years deceased had not been actually insane or in a condition to be taken charge of as dangerous to himself or others, but had been desponding of late, without any adequate cause, except perhaps his health. The day before his death he complained of great giddiness, and said he could not walk. His nose used to bleed very much. About the 23rd of last month he asked Weston Phillips, chemist at Dandenong, for 6d, worth of strychnine for native cats. Phillips gave it to him with the usual precautions, and on Monday, the 30th ult., he returned and asked for some more, saying he had spilt the strychnine. Phillips gave him the same quantity as before, viz., 10 grains. Phillips did not notice anything unusual about him. Mr. Dowd made a post mortem examination, and found the surface of the brain very much congested. The substance of the brain was healthy. There was nothing in the head, to account for long-continued headaches. The liver was enlarged. The cause of death was poisoning by strychnine. From the evidence, Mr. Dowd was of opinion that the deceased was of unsound mind. The jury found that the deceased died from the effects of strychnine taken by himself while he was labouring, under temporary insanity.7


  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P2 unit 11, item 10/461.
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: (VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), TINZMAN CARL 34 & TINZMAN WILLIAM 26 - B 200-001.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), see Application 34307
    Conveyance JG Koenig to Heinrich Wm Tinzmann Memorial 119.418.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), see Application 34307
    Conveyance Heinrich Wm Tinzman to Carl A Metzenthin Memorial 150.913.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "born Prussia."
  6. [S24] PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), VPRS 24/P0 unit 277, item 1872/860 Male.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 9 Oct 1872, p2.
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