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Helier BREE + Elizabeth Haxton YOUNG + 14 children

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Helier BREE (1837-1929) (aged 92)
was born Jersey, Channel Island to:
Phillippe BREE (1795-1865) originally from Normanby, France & Jeanne MOURANT (1792-1840). Helier arrived into Auckland 6 July 1863 on the 'Telegraph'

Elizabeth Haxton Lawson YOUNG (1853-1926) (aged 73)
was born in Auckland, New Zealand to:
David John YOUNG (1818-1855) & Agnes Lawson MILLER (1818-1908)
Her father died in 1855 & Agnes remarried in 1857 to John HANNAH?
Her paternal grandparents were George YOUNG & Isabell MITCHELL of Glasgow
Her maternal grandparents were James MILLER & Agnes KINLOCK of Lanark
OF INTEREST
A sister of Elizabeth's, Isabella Young, married Robert Millar in Auckland in 1863. They had at least 12 children, one of whom they named Charles Haxton Millar (1865-1951). Not yet found where the name Haxton comes from, nor the name Lawson but of interest (or coincidence?) that she married at the home of a Charles Lawson.


HELIER & ELIZABETH married in Epsom, Auckland 28 April 1870
Daily Southern Cross, 3 May 1870
On April 28, at the residence of Mr Charles Lawson, Epsom, by the Rev. A. Macdonald, Helier Bree, farmer, Waikato, to Elizabeth Haxton Lawson Young, seventh daughter of the late David Young, Auckland

their known children:
... 1
1871 - 1950 Helier Oswald MacDonald Bree (aged 79)
born 18 February 1871 in Auckland
Helier married Thirza Annie OEMCKE (1870-1934) in Clive, Hawkes Bay in 1893
the children of HELIER & THIRZA
* 1895 - 1934 Helier Oswald Bree
- married Nellie 'Kathleen' BAILLIE (1897-1998)
* 1896 - 1952 Arthur Bree
- married Mavis Gertrude Deeming (1911-2005) married Bessie Nock (1901-1968)
* 1899 - 1992 Annie Elsie Bree
- married Ernest Stanley GIBSON (1890-1988)
* 1901 - 1974 Vincent 'Clive' Bree
- married Mary Veronica JENKINS (1900-2004 - died in NSW, Australia
* 1902 - 1992 Vera Bree
- married William John AITKEN
* 1905 - 1983 Herbert Russell 'Dick' Bree (died Te Kuiti)
- married Nora Hannah Grace Prior CORRIGAN (1900-1980)
* 1906 - 1994 Mervyn Dudley Bree
- married Dorothy HODDER - he died in Queensland, Australia
* 1909 - 1909 Bernie Bree
- Bernie died aged 5 days
he next married Thirza's sister, Maude Elizabeth OEMCKE (1880-1959) in 1935
2 of 12 children of Ernest Carl Christopher OEMCKE & Thirza Annie CASHMORE
he was a Chief Postmaster in Auckland
HELIER OSWALD MacDONALD Bree died 14 August 1950 aged 79
he is buried WESLEY DIVISION C Row 28, Plot 73 at Waikumete with Thirza
NOTE in the UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE on June 14, 1927
HELIER OSWALD BREE, OF AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.
SWITCHING-AND STARTER APPARATUS OF ELECTRIC MOTORS
Application filed August 28, 1926, Serial No. 132,226 and in NZ July 31, 1926
This invention relates to the switching and starter apparatus for electric motors and has been devised to eliminate the danger and damage to apparatus and machinery by the possibility of putting into operative position the main switch when the starter itself is already in the 'on' or in any intermediate position ... more (pdf with diagram)


... 2
1872 - 1969 Harold George Bree (aged 96)
born 7 May 1872 in Cambridge, Waikato
* paid for sister Olive to attend the Bible School in St Kilda Road Melbourne
Harold married Margaret Metcalfe 'Maggie' HARE (1874-1962) Auckland 8 May 1907 in Auckland (see sister Olive's link)
1 of 10 children of William John HARE & Elizabeth BROWN
They lived in Raglan, Waikato for a time
the known children of HAROLD & MARGARET:
* 1908 - 1992 Donald Wilmot Bree (doctor, died in Multnomah County, Oregon)
Harold & Margaret went to the USA where possibly other children were born
MARGARET METCALFE Bree died 22 April 1952 aged 78 at Middlemore Hospital
she was cremated at Purewa, Auckland
HAROLD GEORGE Bree died 31 January 1969 in Auckland aged 96
he was cremated at Waikumete


... 3
1873 - 1943 Amy Elizabeth Bree (aged 70)
born 19 November 1873 in Waikato
Amy married Sedman ASHTON in 1913
they had at least 2 children
Bay Of Plenty Times, 25 October 1916 BOROUGH COUNCIL
WEST STREET - Mr Sedman Ashton wrote asking that something be done to the roadway on West Street. He said it is nearly impossible to get either up or down with a load of material. He also asked the Council to cut a cart track so as to give access to the beach at the lower end; if so he would give a hand with the job and would pay for any filling there is to spare
Auckland Star, 2 October 1936 SHIPPING NEWS - PASSENGERS FOR SYDNEY
The Matson liner 'Mariposa', which sails at 8 o'clock tonight for Sydney and Melbourne, has the following passengers booked at Auckland:
Second Class: Mr Sedman Ashton, Mrs Sedman Ashton, Mr Sedman Ashton jnr
AMY ELIZABETH Ashton died in England (possibly Yorkshire)


... 4
1875 - 1892 Phillipe John Bree
born 27 February 1875
Phillipe died 2 February 1892, 3 weeks from 17
Evening Post, 9 February 1892
AUCKLAND - A lad named Phillip Bree, aged 17 years, while bathing on Sunday at Tuakau, was drowned
New Zealand Herald, 10 February 1892
CORONER'S INQUEST - on Philip Bree, the young man who was drowned on Sunday here, was held at the Tuakau Hotel on February 8, before Captain Jackson, coroner, and a jury of six, of whom Mr Thomas Walker was foreman. It appears from the evidence of Mr Bree, father of deceased, that he left home about ten o'clock on Sunday Morning, to attend service at Tuakau, and he never saw him alive afterwards. He stated the deceased had always been very healthy and strong. Tow intelligent lads, Albert Doddicott and William Hosking, about twelve or thirteen years of age, stated that Philip Bree and themselves came together to the Wesleyan Church on Sunday morning. After the service, about one o'clock, they went to bathe at the usual place in the Whakapipo stream, close to the railway station. Bree was first in the water, and started swimming, and having gone a few yards the boys lost sight of him owing to some tea-tree which obstructed the view. They, without wholly undressing, sat down on the bank for a little while, when not seeing anything of their companion, they ran along the bank calling out his name. Being by this time somewhat alarmed, they ran for help. Mr Pulman, who lives near, stated that the boys came to him and told him they thought Bree was drowned. He went immediately, and was joined by some others, who dived repeatedly, but not being able to find out where Bree went down, could not recover the body by that means. Meanwhile some others had fetched a boat belonging to Mr Oldham, when after some time spent in careful searching the body was found. The verdict was 'That the deceased was accidentally drowned while bathing'


... 5
1878 - 1966 Olive May Bree (aged 88)
born 16 May 1878 in Auckland
Olive attended the Bible School held in St Kilda Road Melbourne and later found work at the Bible Echo Publishing Assn. office at North Fitzroy & studied nursing at the Christchurch Sanitarium where she met William Pascoe (see link below at NOTES)
... (from the link) William worked as an evangelist in many places, bring many people into the church. He became the first president of the South New Zealand Conference, then he moved to North New Zealand and the Queensland Conference as Secretary-Treasurer. He later served as the first President of the South New South Wales Conference when it was set up in 1920. Then he moved to South Australia as President. This all meant many changes in the schooling of the boys. Other moves were to Victoria, Tasmania and finally to Avondale. A brother, Jim, was also called into administration work in the Victorian Conference.
Olive married William Henry PASCOE 19 April 1901 in New Zealand
son of Simon & Caroline Pascoe from Cornwall
the 5 sons of OLIVE & WILLIAM:
* 1905 - Arthur Leslie 'Les' Pascoe (Pastor)
* 1908 - Henry 'Vincent' Pascoe
* 1912 - William Lewis 'Will' Pascoe
* 1917 - 2004 Helier 'Martin' Pascoe (+Joyce Mahalia Willis 1942 Goulburn)
* 19?? - 'Lindsay' Oliver Pascoe (+Joyce Edith Maud Musgrove 1943 Casino)
OLIVE MAY Pascoe spent many years at Avondale, NSW and died 12 October 1966 in Kurri Kurri, NSW
NOTES
* A number of this Bree family (if not all) were members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. I have added this link under Olive because it is her 5 sons who, on 5 June 1999, told the story of their Bree family at the Alton Villas Recreation Hall, Cooranbong, which was filled with members and visitors who had gathered to listen. It makes very interesting reading and a great insight into this family
* Today the Avondale Estate is a Seventh-day Adventist owned estate opposite the Cooranbong shops. The estate is home to Avondale College, a Seventh-day Adventist tertiary education institution, the Sanitarium Health Food Company, Avondale College Church, Avondale Memorial Church, a disused dairy farm and Avondale Retirement Village each spoke of his part in the work of the church (pdf)


... 6
1880 - 1968 Esther Jane Bree (aged 88)
born 21 February 1880 in Raglan, Waikato
Esther moved to Adelaide, South Australia
Esther married Alexander A. MacDONALD in St Leonards, Sydney in 1906
she next married Arthur William CLAPP (1877-1972) in Prospect, Adelaide in 1914
- 1 of 14 children of Arthur CLAPP & Elizabeth HANCOCK
Arthur died aged 95 in the fire that destroyed 'Matron Clapp's Sanitarium' in 1972
the 2 sons of ESTHER & ARTHUR:
* 1915 - Cedric Norman Clapp (Captain SX20055 - mentioned in despatches)
* 1919 - Edwin Kenneth Hamilton Clapp
ESTHER was a graduate of the Wahroonga Sanitarium nursing class, eventually becoming the Matron of the Nailsworth Sanitarium, the 'San', 66 Barker Rd., Adelaide for 55 years
The following extract was taken from the Australasian Record (pdf file) dated 9 Oct 1972, I hope you are able to view it and read it in full as there is a photo of Esther and 2 other nurses in uniform, Minnie Reeves (later Mrs Ray Thomson) & Hannah William (Mrs William F. Rudge), who became mother of (Adventist) Pastor Wilf Rudge
END OF AN ERA IN ADELAIDE
... On August 16, 1972, a tragic fire took the life of a ninety-five-year-old man in Adelaide and drew the final curtain on a story that began with high hopes soon after the turn of this century
... One of the first staff nurses was Mrs. Esther McDonald (nee Bree, Wahroonga Sanitarium graduate, 1905). In due course a patient from the country came to the "San" for treatment an eligible bachelor named William Clapp. He fell in love with the sanitarium and he fell in love with the attractive widow, Esther McDonald. They married and the General Conference Year Book of 1915 lists Mrs. Clapp as Matron of the Adelaide Sanitarium. A few more years passed, but the burden of running the sanitarium proved too much for the small South Australian Conference. After twelve years of church ownership, the Adelaide Sanitarium was sold to Mrs. Clapp to be run as a private institution. For almost half a century the "San" continued under the supervision of Matron Clapp. Rooms were added and the bed capacity doubled. Matron Clapp became a legendary figure in medical circles in Adelaide. Doctors referred patients to her for massage, special hydro and thermal therapy, obstetrics, and general tender, loving care. To within a short time before her death in 1968 at the age of eighty-eight, "Matron" kept up her dedicated medical ministry. After her death the nursing and therapy work at the "San" came to an end. The buildings erected with so much hope and faith so many years before, took on a sad and neglected air. But despite the entreaties of his two sons, husband Will Clapp, who had tended the orchard and gardens for so many years, refused to leave the place he had grown to love. For four more summers this man with the dry sense of humour and philosophic mind lived quietly on in his rooms at the back of the old hospital, surrounded by his pictures, his souvenirs, and his memories. (After living for ninety-five years you have much to remember.) Then a few weeks ago came the fateful fire, and the end of an era. But one cannot help asking: Is it the end of an era. At the beginning of the century the pioneers had a dream. Has that dream completely faded? In this more affluent age, can a medical work arise from the ashes to witness again in this fair city of Adelaide?


... 7
1882 - 1963 Arthur Oliver Bree (aged 81)
born 1 March 1882 in Raglan, Waikato
Arthur married Mary PEACH (1893-1938) at Mt Albert, Auckland 7 March 1917
daughter of Joseph PEACH & Mary SANDERSON
the 3 children of ARTHUR & MARY:
* 1918 - 1985 Arthur Obed Alexander Bree
* 1919 - 2006 Olive Mary Elizabeth Bree
* 1929 - 2009 Lois Ada Pearl Bree
ARTHUR OLIVER BREE died 20 October 1963 in Auckland
his ashes were scattered at Purewa


... 8
1883 - 1980 Lucy Matilda Bree (aged 97)
born 25 September 1883 in Raglan, Waikato
Lucy married Leo William 'Nelson' BYRNE (1894-1965) 1915 in Brisbane
- son of William Matthias & Emma Christine Byrne
they had 5 children (read next)
from the Australasian Record, 18 August 1980
BYRNE. On September 25, 1893, Helier and Elizabeth Haxton Lawson Bree welcomed the birth of their fourth daughter, naming her Lucy Matilda. Shortly after, they accepted present truth and were baptised into the faith, uniting with the Seventh-day Adventist Church in its very beginnings in Auckland, New Zealand. Lucy grew up a devoted Adventist Christian, working for God. In her young womanhood she carried the heavy responsibilities of secretary of the Sabbath School and Young People's Departments of the New South Wales Conference, and later of the Queensland Conference. In Brisbane she married Nelson Byrne. To them five children were born, but two died in infancy. Ivan, Neil and Esther mourn the death of their mother, as also do her two surviving sisters, Mrs. Ethel Bathgate of Auckland, and Mrs. W. Lock of Cooranbong. Just a few weeks short of her ninety-seventh birthday she fell asleep in Jesus, and on July 16, 1980, we committed her to God's keeping in a service in the chapel of Northern Suburbs Crematorium. We commended her sorrowing loved ones to the promises of God and the approaching glad day of reunion. Pastors Lester Lock and Wynstan Dowling were associated with the writer in this service, to whom, along with the writer, Lucy Byrne was an aunt. A. L. Pascoe.


... 9
1885 - 1895 Louisa Beatrice Bree
born 26 December 1885
Louisa died 4 April 1895 aged 9


... 10
1887 - 1982 Ethel Florence Bree (aged 94)
born 9 June 1887 in Raglan, Waikato
Ethel married William Alexander BATHGATE in 1905
their known children:
* 1906 - Ethel Irene Jane Bathgate
* 1907 - Amelia Mary Isabella Catherine Bathgate
* 1909 - William Alexander Duncan Bathgate
* 1911 - Olive Melva Bathgate
ETHEL died 20 March 1982 in Auckland aged 94


... 11
1889 - 1989 Amelia 'Millie' Bree (aged 3 months from 100)
born 5 September 1889 in Wangarata, Auckland
Amelia married Edward ROSENDAHL (1886-1960) 4 December 1913 in Halifax, Queensland
Edward was born in Cordelia, Queensland to Niels Christian Jessen ROSENDAHL & Ane MORTENSEN of Denmark who sailed from Hamurg, Germany on the 'Shakespeare' 21 March 1871
the 5 children of AMELIA & EDWARD:
* 1915 - 1980 Dorothy May Rosendahl (born Wellington, died Avondale, NSW)
- married Eric WARRELL - married Donald Leslie AVELING - married Albert ROWE
* 1916 - Edward Christian Rosendahl (born in Auckland, married in NSW)
- married Thelma Lizzie Edith Grace JOHANSON (1907-1997) 8 Sep 1941 in Teralba
* 1918 - Mavis Amelia Ane Rosendahl (born NZ, married in Queensland)
- married Arthur Charles NEEDHAM 17 March 1943
* 1919 - Ruth Lois Rosendahl (born NZ, married in Victoria, died NSW)
- married Owen Charles RICKARDS (1909-1999) 20 Sep 1944
* 1925 - Dulcie Milbree Rosendahl (born in Perth, WA, married in Cooranbong, NSW)
- married Wynston George DOWLING 18 Dec 1947 in Wyong
EDWARD Rosendahl died 27 November 1960 in Avondale, New South Wales
Amelia next married Pastor William Norman LOCK in Gosford, NSW in 1962
AMELIA Lock died 10 June 1989 in Charles Harrison Home, Cooranbong
DEATH NOTICE, 12 August 1989 Lock, Amelia (formerly Rosendahl, nee Bree), born September 5, 1889, at Wangarata, New Zealand, died June 10 at the Charles Harrison Home, Cooranbong, NSW. After attending Attending Avondale College in 1909, Amelia completed her nurses training at Sydney Adventist Hospital. She married Edward Rosendahl and later taught at Avondale, Longburn and Carmel Colleges. Following the death of her husband, she later married Pastor W. N. Lock, who predeceased her in 1982. She is survived by her children, Edward, Mavis Needham, Lois Rickards (all of Cooranbong) and Milbree Dowling (Silverwarer); 14 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Pastor W. N. Lock, a stepson, was associated with the writer, a nephew, in the services.
* taken from page 13 of the Record, 12 August 1989 (pdf - with Millie's photo)
Mrs Amelia Lock (formerly Rosendahl) was born on September 5, 1889 in Wangarata, Auckland, New Zealand, 11th of the 14 children of Helier and Elizabeth Bree. She died at the Charles Harrison Home, Cooranbong, NSW, on June 10, 1989 - just three months short of her 100th birthday. Her death severed a link with the earlies days of the Adventist Church in the South pacific.
When Amelia was six years old her parents became Seventh-day Adventists after their eldest son, Helier, had accepted the doctrines of Adventism from pioneer evangelists to New Zealand. Many of the Brees' 14 children became prominent church workers and Amelia was no exception.
She went to Avondale College in 1909, and in her second year was secretary to the college president. While at Avondale she met Edward Rosendahl and together they completed the nurses training course at the Sydney Sanitarium before the marriage on December 5, 1913.
Their first home was in the men's dormitory at Avondale, where Edward was dean and Millie taught. Among her students were C. H. Watson, who was later to become General Conference president and W. G. Turner, late a GC vice-president and Australasian Division president.
In 1915 the Rosendahls moved to New Zealand, living in Wellington when Edward was secretary-treasurer of the New Zealand Conference and in Auckland when the conference was divided. In 1921 Edward was appointed principal of the New Zealand Missionary College. Millie was a teacher and relieving matron.
The couple then served in similar positions at Carmel, W.A. before moving to Avondale in 1934. From 1939 until 1944 Millie served as her husband's helper as he pastored churches before being recalled to Avondale, where he served as principal.
After her husband's death in 1960, Millie married Pastor W. N. Lock, pioneer missionary to Papua New Guinea. Together they enjoyed 20 years of companionship. During her 98th year she left her own home to live with her youngest daughter. A stroke necessitated her moving to the Charles Harrison Home. Three daughters and a son mourn a loving mother, secure in the promise of the blessed hop. - A. L. Pascoe



... 12
1891 - 1895 Charles 'Charlie' Bree
born 30 June 1891
Charlie died 4 April 1895 aged 3.10 in Tuakau


... 13
1893 - 1895 Sarah Agnes Bree
born 11 January 1893
SARAH died 29 March 1895 aged 2.2 in Tuakau


... 14
1895 - 1958 John Bree (aged 63)
born 4 March 1895 in Auckland
served in WWI as Private 56239
John married Edith Jessie PEARSON in 1924 & divorced in 1945
he next married Peggy BLACK
JOHN died 18 February 1958 in Auckland aged 62


NOTES
* In June 1867 the Crown grants (Militia) in favour of the following persons are now ready for delivery at the office of the Registrar of Deeds, High-street, Auckland:- Helier BREE, 2nd Waikato
* In September 1875 the Government paid Helier Bree 62 10s each for sections 246 & 248 at Pirongia, Waikato.
Purchased as a place of settlement for the King's people
* my personal observation (discounting tragedy and without stating the obvious)
is the longevity of this family and their spouses.
MANY in their 90s, some around 100 & one 104!

Elizabeth Haxton Bree died 23 June 1926 in Onehunga, Auckland aged 72
Helier Bree died 7 June 1929 in Waikato aged 92

PHOTO
Sanitarium factory at Cooranbong, New South Wales
The Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing Company is the trading name of two sister food companies (Australian Health and Nutrition Association Ltd and New Zealand Health Association Ltd). Both are wholly owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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