Jane Bretz

F, b. 1889, d. 1958

Children of Jane Bretz and John Joseph Lobwein

Jane Julia Bretz

F, b. 18 February 1864

Johann Bretz

M, b. 1826, d. 14 December 1904
  • Johann Bretz was born in 1826 in Germany. He was the son of John Bretz.
  • Johann Bretz married Juliana Roghinberga circa 1855.
  • Johann Bretz and Juliana Roghinberga immigrated to Moreton Bay in 1855. John 30 and Julia 23 travelled on the Grasbrook.
  • Johann Bretz and Juliana Roghinberga appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Meringandan. John was a farmer.
  • Johann Bretz died on 14 December 1904 in Queensland.
  • Johann was buried on 16 December 1904 in Douglas Cemetery.
    Grave of Johann and Julia (nee ROGHINBERGA) BRETZ , Douglas Cemetery. Copyright 2006, http://www.ChapelHill.homeip.net

Children of Johann Bretz and Juliana Roghinberga

John Bretz

M, b. 1860, d. 3 June 1921
  • John Bretz was born in 1860.
  • He was the son of Johann Bretz and Juliana Roghinberga.
  • At the age of 25 years, John Bretz married Sarah Ann Boyce in 1885 in Queensland.
  • On 17 December 1901,John Bretz's daughter, Alice May Bretz was buried in Douglas Cemetery.
  • John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Douglas. John was a farmer as was his brother Theodore.
  • John Bretz died on 3 June 1921 in Queensland.
  • John was buried on 4 June 1921 in Douglas Cemetery.
    Grave of John and Sarah Ann (nee BOYCE) BRETZ , Douglas Cemetery. Copyright 2006, http://www.ChapelHill.homeip.net

Children of John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce

John Bretz

M, b. 1894, d. 2 June 1989
  • John Bretz was born in 1894 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce.
  • John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Groomsville. John was a farmer while his mother Sarah carried out home duties.
  • John Bretz appeared on the Electoral Roll with Sarah Ann Boyce in 1943 in Groomsville. Sarah carried out home duties and her sons John and James Albert were farmers.
  • John Bretz died on 2 June 1989.
  • John was buried on 6 June 1989 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

John Bretz

M, b. 1876, d. 1904
  • John Bretz was born in 1876 in Germany.
  • John Bretz died in 1904 in Queensland.

John Frederick Bretz

M, b. 1900

Joseph Henry Bretz

M, b. 18 May 1893, d. 7 June 1968
  • Joseph Henry Bretz was born on 18 May 1893 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Henry Frederick William Bretz and Lily Patch.
  • On 17 October 1904 Joseph 11 years and 4 months, and Ethel 6 years 1 month were enrolled as first day students at the new Pinelands State School. Their father, religion CofE was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • At the age of 24 years, 3 months and 18 days, Joseph Henry Bretz married Eva Pauline Graf, daughter of Gustav Graf and Augusta Ernestina (Tina) Wolski, on 5 September 1917 in Queensland. They had six children.
  • Joseph Henry Bretz and Eva Pauline Graf appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Crow's Nest. Joseph was a labourer.
  • Joseph Henry Bretz died on 7 June 1968 in Queensland at age 75.
  • Joseph was buried on 8 June 1968 in Pinaroo Cemetery.

Leslie John Bretz

M, b. 1905, d. 1971

Lily Bretz

F, b. 1888, d. 1971

Child of Lily Bretz and Edward Frederik Michael Tewes

Mary Bretz

F, b. 1892, d. 1978

Mary Ann Bretz

F, b. 22 September 1861, d. 1944
  • Mary Ann Bretz was born on 22 September 1861 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Johann Bretz and Juliana Roghinberga.
  • At the age of 19 years, 10 months and 24 days, Mary Ann Bretz married John Brittain on 15 August 1881 in Queensland. Mary's surname was spelt BRATZ.
  • Mary Ann Bretz died in 1944 in Queensland.

Child of Mary Ann Bretz

Reginald Norman Bretz

M, b. 1908

Richard Fortune Edwin Bretz

M, b. 1904, d. 1930
  • Richard Fortune Edwin Bretz was born in 1904 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Dora Theresa Bretz.
  • Richard Fortune Edwin Bretz died in 1930 in Queensland.

Ronald Gordon Bretz

M, b. 23 July 1918, d. 6 April 2011
  • Ronald Gordon Bretz was born on 23 July 1918.
  • He was the son of William John Bretz and Emma Emilie Hartwig.
  • Ronald Gordon Bretz died on 6 April 2011 at age 92.
  • He was buried on 15 April 2011 in Crow's Nest Cemetery follolwing a service held at the Crow's Nest Uniting Church at 12.00 noon - LAWS1-0AA-0018.

Sarah Ann Bretz

F, b. 1892, d. 1973
  • Sarah Ann Bretz was born in 1892 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce.
  • At the age of 21 years, Sarah Ann Bretz married John William Anger, son of Rev Charles Augustus (Carl) Anger and Salome Hirning, on 29 October 1913 in St Luke's Church, Toowomba. An article on the wedding appeared in the Darling Downs Gazette "ANGER— BETZ. At St. Luke's Church yesterday morning at 12.30, the marriage took place of Mr J. Anger, son of Mr and Mrs. C. A. Anger, of Pechey, to Miss S. Bretz, daughter of Mrs John Bretz, Groomsville, Crow's Nest. The Rev. Canon Oakeley officiated. The bride was given away by her father, and looked very graceful in her lovely wedding gown of ivory, duchesse satin, the draped skirt; caught at one side with a large satin rose and finished with a 'Sunshine' sash. The cross-over bodice was draped with Brussels lace, and opened over a vest of finely tucked net and lace, a large satin rose appearing en corsage. A handsome veil of embroidered Brussels net, draped over a coronet of orange blossoms completed the toilette. The bridegroom's gift was a gold brooch. The bride was attended by her sisters, Isabel and Maud, as bridesmaids. They wore pretty white silk frocks with sprays of orange blossom and white droop hats trimmed with rosettes of silk, Miss Isabel's being wreathed with pink flowers. The bridegroom presented them with pretty gold brooches. Mr. Benjamin Fitch supported the bridegroom as best man. After the ceremony the bridal party drove to the Bain Studio, where they were photographed, and afterwards to the Harp of Erin Hotel, where the wedding breakfast was held. On leaving for Brisbane and Tweed Heads, where the honeymoon will be spent, the bride wore a coat and skirt of navy serge with a cream vest, and a smart bowler hat of navy tagel with swathed crown of floral silk, finished at the side with a pretty lancer plume.
  • Sarah Ann Bretz and John William Anger appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1936 living at Pechey. John was a farmer.
  • Sarah Ann Bretz died in 1973 in Queensland.

Sarah Ann Bretz

F, b. 1880, d. 20 April 1920
  • Sarah Ann Bretz was born in 1880 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Mary Ann Bretz.
  • At the age of 20 years, Sarah Ann Bretz married Fred Vickers in 1900 in Queensland.
  • Sarah Ann Bretz died on 20 April 1920 in Queensland.
  • Sarah was buried on 21 April 1920 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE5-002-0035.

Children of Sarah Ann Bretz and Fred Vickers

Sarah Frances Bretz

F, b. 5 March 1898, d. 1975
  • Sarah Frances Bretz was also known as Fanny.
  • She was born on 5 March 1898 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Frederick William Bretz and Lily Patch.
  • On 17 October 1904 the Bretz children, Ethel 9 years 1 month, Fanny 6 years and six months; Joseph 11 years and 4 months and Charles 6 years 10 months (perhaps a cousin) were enrolled as first day students at the new Pinelands State School. Their father, religion CofE was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • Sarah Frances Bretz appeared on the Electoral Roll with Lily Patch in 1943 in Pinelands. She carried out home duties as did her daughter Frances. Her son Stanley was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • Sarah Frances Bretz died in 1975 in Queensland.

Stanley Richard Bretz

M, b. 1906, d. 1983
  • Stanley Richard Bretz was born in 1906 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Henry Frederick William Bretz and Lily Patch.
  • Stanley Richard Bretz commenced school at Pinelands State School on 17 January 1913. According to the register he was 5 years 2 months old. His father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pinelands. He was a farmer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll with Lily Patch in 1943 in Pinelands. She carried out home duties as did her daughter Frances. Her son Stanley was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • Stanley Richard Bretz died in 1983 in Queensland.

Theodor Herman Bretz

M, b. 12 May 1887, d. May 1941
  • Theodor Herman Bretz was born on 12 May 1887 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Theodore Bretz and Augusta Kliese.
  • Theodor Herman Bretz began enlisted in the AIF on 9 March 1916 in Toowoomba. He was 28 years 9 months old, son of Mr T Bretz of Groomsville. He was examined on 18 April 1916 and was found to have a problem with deafness which occured when he was hit on the head with a pole two years earlier. He was also depressed. He was discahrged as permanently unfit.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Groomsville. He was a farmer.
  • Probate for Theodore Bretz's estate was granted in March 1932 to Theodor Herman BretzRealty and Personal Assets £582. Theordore Herman was a farmer at Groomsville.
  • Theodor Herman Bretz died in May 1941.
  • Theodor was buried on 10 May 1941 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. LUTH1-00B-0004.

Theodore Bretz

M, b. 1856, d. 12 July 1931
  • Theodore Bretz was born in 1856.
  • He was the son of Johann Bretz and Juliana Roghinberga.
  • At the age of 27 years, Theodore Bretz married Augusta Kliese, daughter of Carl Frederick (Wilhelm) Kliese and Therese Kohlo, in 1883 in Queensland.
  • The following article appeared in the Darling Downs Gazette on 21 December 1896. " INCEST. Theodor Bretz was charged with this offense, and after evidence had been given accused was committed for trial at the next sittings of the Circuit Court to be held at Toowoomba on Monday, 1st March, 1897. Bail was refused. Mr Eden appeared for the accused."
  • On 7 September 1904 Augusta sued Theodore for wife desertion. The Brisbane Courier reported:- "In the Police Court this morning, before J. W. Jackson and M. McGovern, J J.P., Augusta Bretz sued Theodor Bretz for wife desertion. He pleaded not guilty. After evidence was taken, the case was dismissed. Mr. Eden appeared for defendant, and Mr. R. Dodd appeared for complainant."
  • Theodore Bretz was listed as the next of kin of Theodor Herman Bretz when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 9 March 1916 in Toowoomba. He was 28 years 9 months old, son of Mr T Bretz of Groomsville. He was examined on 18 April 1916 and was found to have a problem with deafness which occured when he was hit on the head with a pole two years earlier. He was also depressed. He was discahrged as permanently unfit.
  • Theodore Bretz appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Groomsville. He was a farmer.
  • Theodore Bretz died on 12 July 1931 in Queensland.
  • Theodore was buried on 14 July 1931 in Douglas Cemetery.
    Grave of Theodore BRETZ , Douglas Cemetery. Copyright 2006, http://www.ChapelHill.homeip.net
  • Probate for Theodore Bretz's estate was granted in March 1932 to Theodor Herman BretzRealty and Personal Assets £582. Theordore Herman was a farmer at Groomsville.

Children of Theodore Bretz and Augusta Kliese

Vera Bretz

F, b. May 1921, d. 13 August 2015
  • Vera Bretz was born in May 1921 in Crow's Nest.
  • She was the daughter of William John Bretz and Emma Emilie Hartwig.
  • Vera Bretz appeared on the Electoral Roll with Emma Emilie Hartwig and William John Bretz in 1943 in Jones Gullly. William was a farmer. Their daughter Vera and sons Ronald (a farm labourer), Victor and Herbert, both farmers also lived at Glenaven.
  • Vera Bretz died on 13 August 2015 in Crow's Nest at age 94. She was formerly of Jones Gully.
  • Vera was buried on 17 August 2015 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Vera May Bretz

F, b. 19 November 1907, d. 1969
  • Vera May Bretz was born on 19 November 1907 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Frederick William Bretz and Lily Patch.
  • Vera May Bretz commenced school at Pinelands State School in January 1913. She was 7 years old. Her father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pinelands. She carried out home duties.
  • At the age of 27 years, Vera May Bretz married James Campbell, son of James Campbell and Grace Gilmour, in 1935 in Queensland.
  • Vera May Bretz died in 1969 in Queensland.

Victor Bretz

M, b. 7 May 1917, d. 18 November 2012
  • Victor Bretz was born on 7 May 1917.
  • He was the son of William John Bretz and Emma Emilie Hartwig.
  • Victor Bretz appeared on the Electoral Roll with Emma Emilie Hartwig and William John Bretz in 1943 in Jones Gullly. William was a farmer. Their daughter Vera and sons Ronald (a farm labourer), Victor and Herbert, both farmers also lived at Glenaven.
  • Victor Bretz died on 18 November 2012 at age 95.
  • Victor was buried on 19 June 2012 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00M-0014 (Taken from TRC olnline recrods. Not sure if death date or burial date is incorrect.)

Violet (Maud) Bretz

F, b. 1903, d. April 1987
  • Violet (Maud) Bretz was born in 1903 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce.
  • Violet was the flower girl at the wedding of John William Anger and Sarah Ann Bretz, daughter of John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce, on 29 October 1913 in St Luke's Church, Toowomba; An article on the wedding appeared in the Darling Downs Gazette "ANGER— BETZ. At St. Luke's Church yesterday morning at 12.30, the marriage took place of Mr J. Anger, son of Mr and Mrs. C. A. Anger, of Pechey, to Miss S. Bretz, daughter of Mrs John Bretz, Groomsville, Crow's Nest. The Rev. Canon Oakeley officiated. The bride was given away by her father, and looked very graceful in her lovely wedding gown of ivory, duchesse satin, the draped skirt; caught at one side with a large satin rose and finished with a 'Sunshine' sash. The cross-over bodice was draped with Brussels lace, and opened over a vest of finely tucked net and lace, a large satin rose appearing en corsage. A handsome veil of embroidered Brussels net, draped over a coronet of orange blossoms completed the toilette. The bridegroom's gift was a gold brooch. The bride was attended by her sisters, Isabel and Maud, as bridesmaids. They wore pretty white silk frocks with sprays of orange blossom and white droop hats trimmed with rosettes of silk, Miss Isabel's being wreathed with pink flowers. The bridegroom presented them with pretty gold brooches. Mr. Benjamin Fitch supported the bridegroom as best man. After the ceremony the bridal party drove to the Bain Studio, where they were photographed, and afterwards to the Harp of Erin Hotel, where the wedding breakfast was held. On leaving for Brisbane and Tweed Heads, where the honeymoon will be spent, the bride wore a coat and skirt of navy serge with a cream vest, and a smart bowler hat of navy tagel with swathed crown of floral silk, finished at the side with a pretty lancer plume.
  • At the age of 26 years, Violet (Maud) Bretz married Arthur Roland Hirning, son of John George Hirning and Emma Freidricke Elsie Hornke, in 1929 in Queensland.
  • Violet (Maud) Bretz and Arthur Roland Hirning appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Crow's Nest. Violet gave her address a Whichello. Arthur was a farmer.
  • Violet (Maud) Bretz and Arthur Roland Hirning appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Emu Creek. Arthur was a farmer.
  • Violet (Maud) Bretz died in April 1987.
  • Violet was buried on 28 April 1987 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

William John Bretz

M, b. 14 April 1886, d. 18 September 1958
  • William John Bretz was born on 14 April 1886 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Bretz and Sarah Ann Boyce.
  • At the age of 29 years, William John Bretz married Emma Emilie Hartwig, daughter of Herman Michael Hartwig and Bertha Louise Briese, in 1916 in Queensland.
  • William John Bretz and Emma Emilie Hartwig appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Glenaven. William was a farmer. Emilie gave her address as Jones Gully.
  • William John Bretz and Emma Emilie Hartwig appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Jones Gullly. William was a farmer. Their daughter Vera and sons Ronald (a farm labourer), Victor and Herbert, both farmers also lived at Glenaven.
  • On 28 May 1955,his wife, Emma Emilie Hartwig died at age 62.
  • William John Bretz died on 18 September 1958 in Queensland at age 72.
  • William was buried on 19 September 1958 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00M-0013.

Children of William John Bretz and Emma Emilie Hartwig

William Leonard Bretz

M, b. 1906, d. 1982
  • William Leonard Bretz was born in 1906 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Charles Albert Bretz and Mary Ann Monson.
  • At the age of 22 years, William Leonard Bretz married Ella Helen Wright in 1928 in Queensland.
  • William Leonard Bretz died in 1982 in Queensland.

William Leonard Bretz

M, b. 20 September 1911, d. 1974
  • William Leonard Bretz was born on 20 September 1911 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Henry Frederick William Bretz and Lily Patch.
  • William Leonard Bretz commenced school at an unknown place on 3 February 1919. His father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Pinelands. He was a labourer.
  • William Leonard Bretz died in 1974 in Queensland.

Elsie Matilda Bretz/Bratz

F, b. 1896

Victor Louis Bretz/Bratz

M, b. 1897