William John Bird

M, b. 1877, d. 26 June 1962
  • William John Bird was born in 1877 in New South Wales.
  • He was the son of William John Bird and Priscilla McMunn.
  • William John Bird died on 26 June 1962 in New South Wales.
  • William was buried in Wellington General Cemetery.

Lillian May Birk

F, b. circa 1890

Charles Thomas Birkett

M, b. circa 1900

Alfred Birks

M, b. circa 1860

Adolf Birrer

M, b. 4 February 1862, d. 10 December 1932

Cemetery Plaque of Adolf Birrer and Ida May (nee Barnes) - Bald Hills Cemetery
  • Adolf Birrer was born on 4 February 1862 in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • He was the son of Adolf Birrer and Elizabeth Muller.
  • Adolf Birrer immigrated on 6 June 1879. Alf was 17 years old when he came to Australia on the Scottish Lassie.
  • In 1883, an Adolf Birrer married Ellen Newton but cannot find any more details of this marriage.
  • Adolf placed the following advertisement in the "Brisbane Courier" on Saturday, 18 August 1885:- Two carpenters wanted. Adolf Birrer, Albion.
  • At the age of 23 years, 4 months and 20 days, Adolf Birrer married Esther Tedford, daughter of William Tedford and Margaret McGee, on 24 June 1885 in Queensland.
  • The following article appeared in the "Brisbane Courier" on Thursday 2 September, 1895 :-
    At the Central Petty Debts Court yesterday, before Mr. G, P. M. Murray, P. M., and Messrs. J. Hipwood, G. Robert, C. McLeod, and G. Gordon, JJ.P., verdicts were given for plaintiffs for the amounts claimed In the following undefended cases :-Hall and Gibbs v. C. V. Hattensen, subscription to the " Weekly Gazette," £3 1s. 3d., and 5s. 6d. costs ; R. Westcott v. Lee Kong Sue, goods sold, £26 3s. 6d., and 5s. 6d. costs ; Collings and Co. v.William Lohmann and wife, tea sold and money paid, 18s. 3d., and 18s. costs ; same v. Adolph Birrer and wife, tea sold and money paid, £2 I6s., and 12s. 6d. costs ; same v. Thomas Harris and wife....."
  • Adolf Birrer and Esther Tedford appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Thallon Street, Crow's Nest. Adolf (Alfred in the Electoral Roll) was a carpenter.
  • On 4 September 1930,his wife, Esther Tedford died in Queensland. It appears Esther and Adolf were separated for many years before she died, but it was only when Esther died that Adolf married Ida Barnes.
  • At the age of 68 years, 9 months and 18 days, Adolf Birrer married Ida May Barnes, daughter of Charles Barnes and Mary Ann Maddern, on 22 November 1930 in Sandgate, Queensland. Even thought they had been living together for a long time, Adolf and Ida were only married after his wife Esther died earlier in that year.
  • Adolf Birrer died on 10 December 1932 in Queensland at age 70.
  • Adolf was buried in Bald Hills Cemetery, Brisbane.

Children of Adolf Birrer and Esther Tedford

Children of Adolf Birrer and Ida May Barnes

Adolf Birrer

M, b. circa 1830
  • Adolf Birrer was born circa 1830.
  • Adolf Birrer married Elizabeth Muller in 1855 in Switzerland.

Child of Adolf Birrer and Elizabeth Muller

Eileen Mary Birrer

F, b. 1910, d. 26 May 1919

Emil Birrer

M, b. 21 May 1895, d. July 1967

Emil Birrer

M, b. 1889

Emma Birrer

F, b. 1887, d. 26 September 1924

Children of Emma Birrer and Frederick Williams

Henry Birrer

M, b. 1897, d. 1954

Jean Birrer

F, b. 14 April 1915, d. 3 July 2007
  • Jean Birrer was born on 14 April 1915 in Sandgate, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Adolf Birrer and Ida May Barnes.
  • She went to school at Shorncliffe Primary School.
    She started work at the age of 14 at a printer’s shop in Brisbane, travelling to and from work on the steam train.
  • At the age of 18 years, 9 months and 13 days, Jean Birrer married Neville Hector Reginald Amies on 27 January 1934 in Sandgate, Queensland. After Neville was discharged from the Army the family moved to Toowoomba where Neville worked as a clerk at 7SD Stores Depot. They lived in Toowoomba for the rest of their lives.
  • On 5 March 2001,her husband, Neville Hector Reginald Amies died in Queensland.
  • Jean Birrer died on 3 July 2007 in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 92.
  • Jean was buried on 7 July 2007 in Drayton Cemetery, Toowoomba.

Kathleen (Erin) Birrer

F, b. 1914
  • Kathleen (Erin) Birrer was born in 1914 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Alfred (Ernest) Shafer and Henrietta (Ettie) Burke.
  • On 29 September 1926, the results of recently held music examinations were published in The Brisbane Courier - "Music Examinations.-In the practical music examination held recently at St. Joseph's Convent, under the auspices of the Trinity College of Music, London, Dr. C. Edgar Ford, F.T.O.M., F.R.G.O., being the examiner, all the candidates presented were successful. They were:-Pupils of the Sisters of St. Joseph.-Senior division: Nerrie Jefferson. Intermediate: Olive Sondergeld. Junior: Doreen Littleton, Erin Birrer. First steps: Constance McDiarmid. Pupils of Miss M. Askin. Intermediate division: Ellen Andrews. Junior: Mary Strack, Betsy Strack. Preparatory: Dorrie Andrews, Stella Davis. Pupils of Miss A. Gleeson.-Higher local division: Cecily Gleeson. Preparatory:
    Eileen Adams. First steps: Ivy Adams. Pupil of Mrs. Rogash.-Junior division:
    May Lavender."

May Birrer

F, b. 18 August 1913, d. 23 March 2003
  • May Birrer was born on 18 August 1913 in Sandgate, Queensland. At the time Ida and Adolf were not married and according to the family they moved often when the children were small and were known as Carpenter, Birrer or Barnes at different times.
  • She was the daughter of Adolf Birrer and Ida May Barnes.
  • At the age of 14 May started work as a housemaid. When she was a few years older she met Con Robinson but her father refused to allow her marriage to a Catholic. However, on his death May converted to Catholicism and married Con.
  • May Birrer's and Cornelius James Robinson's first child Anthony was born 13 November 1932 in Sandgate, Queensland. He was born prematurely after May had a fall while visiting her father in hospital and did not survive.
  • At the age of 19 years, 3 months and 7 days, May Birrer married Cornelius James Robinson, son of Sidney Herbert Robinson and Mary Ellen McAuliffe, on 25 November 1932 in Queensland. May and Con lived in Red Hill and then Sandgate where Con worked for his father as a plumber.
  • The family lived in Miles where Con worked for the Railway for a short time. He joined the Army and May took the children back to Sandgate. After the War the family moved to Rockhampton and Yeppoon and then Toowoomba and Roma.
  • On 7 November 1975,her husband, Cornelius James Robinson died in Roma, Queensland, at age 61. He died from an asthma attack.
  • May Birrer died on 23 March 2003 at age 89.

Child of May Birrer and Cornelius James Robinson

Otto Birrer

M, b. 1892, d. 1956
  • Otto Birrer was born in 1892 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Adolf Birrer and Esther Tedford.
  • Otto Birrer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Nutgrove. He was a farmer.
  • Otto Birrer died in 1956 in Queensland.

Patricia May Birrer

F, b. 1923, d. 1984

Robert Birrer

M, b. 1901, d. 1966
  • Robert Birrer was born in 1901 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Adolf Birrer and Esther Tedford.
  • At the age of 22 years, Robert Birrer married Evelyn Grace Connor in 1923 in Queensland.
  • Robert Birrer and Evelyn Grace Connor appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Meringandan. Robert was a carter.
  • Robert Birrer died in 1966 in Queensland.
  • Robert was buried on 2 August 1966 in Pinaroo Cemetery.

Theresa Birrer

F, b. 1926, d. 12 October 1975

Daniel Bischof

M, b. 1870, d. 27 May 1940
  • Daniel Bischof was born in 1870. He was the son of Danile Bischof and Wilhelmine Bleish.
  • At the age of 22 years, Daniel Bischof married Wilhelmine (Albertine) Zupp, daughter of Frederick August Zupp and Amelia Gotz, in 1892 in Queensland.
  • Daniel Bischof died on 27 May 1940 in Queensland.
  • Daniel was buried on 28 May 1940 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. LUTH37-42-037-0009.

Children of Daniel Bischof and Wilhelmine (Albertine) Zupp

Elizabeth Bischof

F, b. circa 1880, d. 1970

Child of Elizabeth Bischof and George Michael Riethmuller

George Bischof

M, b. 1894, d. 1976
  • George Bischof was born in 1894 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Daniel Bischof and Wilhelmine (Albertine) Zupp.
  • At the age of 26 years, George Bischof married Edith May Bell in 1920 in Queensland.
  • George Bischof and Edith May Bell appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Boodua. George was a farmer.
  • George Bischof died in 1976 in Queensland.

Henry Albert Bischof

M, b. 1896, d. 4 April 1969
  • Henry Albert Bischof was born in 1896 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Daniel Bischof and Wilhelmine (Albertine) Zupp.
  • At the age of 24 years, Henry Albert Bischof married Annie Dorfield in 1920 in Queensland.
  • Henry Albert Bischof and Annie Dorfield appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Boodua. Henry was a farmer.
  • Henry Albert Bischof died on 4 April 1969 in Queensland.
  • Henry was buried on 5 April 1969 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PLAW2-001-0032.

Claus Bischoff

M, b. 1841, d. January 1866
  • Claus Bischoff was born in 1841 in Germany.
  • Claus Bischoff married Julianne Margaretha Spies, daughter of Karsten Spies and Margaretha Catherina Carsten, circa 1864 in Germany.
  • Claus Bischoff and Julianne Margaretha Spies immigrated to Moreton Bay on 10 August 1865. Claus 25, and Julianne 20 travelled on the Peter Godeffroy. Also on board were her brothers Karsten and Henry Spies and half brother Karsten Peters.
  • Claus Bischoff died in January 1866 in Queensland.

Guistene (Justine) Bischoff

F, b. 5 November 1840, d. 11 November 1918
  • Guistene (Justine) Bischoff was born on 5 November 1840 in Prussia. She was the daughter of David Bischoff.
  • Guistene (Justine) Bischoff married David Morgenstern circa 1865.
  • Guistene (Justine) Bischoff and David Morgenstern immigrated to Queensland on 29 May 1900. David, 54 and Justine 53 (ages may have been lowered to ensure they were eligible to immigrate) came on the Jumna with three children Louisa (Elisea) 23, Pauline 15 and Maria aged 5 (may have been Louisa's daughter). Their daughter Karoline and her husband Wilhelm Wolski had arrived in Queensland seven years earlier. Their son Carl and his wife and family followed them in 1908. They settled in the Djuan district.
  • On 25 June 1917,her husband, David Morgenstern died in Queensland at age 80.
  • Guistene (Justine) Bischoff died on 11 November 1918 in Queensland at age 78.
  • Guistene was buried in Bergen Djuan Cemetery.

Children of Guistene (Justine) Bischoff and David Morgenstern

Emma Bishop

F, b. 1860
  • Emma Bishop was born in 1860.
  • At the age of 25 years, Emma Bishop married Joseph Neller in 1885 in Queensland.

Child of Emma Bishop and Joseph Neller

George Henry Bishop

M, b. circa 1890

Gladys Winifred Bishop

F, b. 1891, d. 30 January 1967
  • Gladys Winifred Bishop was born in 1891.
  • At the age of 28 years, Gladys Winifred Bishop married Joscelyn Jefferis Downes, son of Charles Downes and Louisa Martha Jefferis, in 1919 in Perth, Western Australia. The couple met at Rosenstamms (a Fremantle exporter) where they both worked.
  • Gladys Winifred Bishop died on 30 January 1967 in Mt Lawley, Western Australia.
  • Gladys was buried in Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth.

Children of Gladys Winifred Bishop and Joscelyn Jefferis Downes

Jane Bishop

F, b. circa 1800
  • Jane Bishop was born circa 1800.
  • Jane Bishop married Thomas Chivell on 6 June 1824 in St Agnes. Surname spelt CHIAVELL.

Child of Jane Bishop and Thomas Chivell

Lucy Bishop

F, b. 1878, d. 16 September 1962
  • Lucy Bishop was born in 1878. She was the daughter of William Bishop and Ann Ryan.
  • At the age of 28 years, Lucy Bishop married John Donovan, son of Denis Donovan and Catherine Callaghan, in 1906 in Queensland.
  • Lucy Bishop and John Donovan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Cabarlah. John was a farmer.
  • Lucy Bishop and John Donovan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Cabarlah. John was a farmer.
  • Lucy Bishop died on 16 September 1962 in Queensland.
  • Lucy was buried on 18 September 1962 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00E-0003.

Children of Lucy Bishop and John Donovan

Lucy Layton Bishop

F, b. 12 December 1819, d. 31 December 1905
  • Lucy Layton Bishop was baptized on 12 December 1819 in Buckinghamshire. She was the daughter of Thomas Bishop and Lydia Brackley.
  • At the age of 19 years, 10 months and 3 days, Lucy Layton Bishop married Henry Fountain on 15 October 1839 in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire. Henry was a blacksmith and Lucy a dressmaker.
  • On 11 February 1891,her husband, Henry Fountain died in Waverley at age 73.
  • Lucy Layton Bishop died on 31 December 1905 in Waverley at age 86.
  • Lucy was buried in Waverley Cemetery. She was buried with her husband in the family plot.

Child of Lucy Layton Bishop and Henry Fountain