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Do you have some christen names and dates of birth for your Gertau family.
I found about 12 death entries for Gertau family members in Claire
Clare, South Australia
Keith Gertau 1919 - 2009
Wilhelm Gertau 1855 - 1936
Wilhelmina Gertau 1860 - 1934
John H. Gertau ???? - 1950
Allen Joseph Gertau 1922 - 2001
Douglas Leslie Gertau ???? - 1975
Frank Jacob Gertau 1886 - 1965
Jean Margareat Gertau 1923 - 2005
Lilly Emma Gertau ???? - 1967
Mabel Alice Gertau 1892 - 1986
Madge Lorraine Gertau ???? - 2012
Reginald Frank Gertau ???? - 1988
John H. Gertau ???? - 1950 was my grandfather. iam trying to find John's brothers in the Gertau family and the family line from them.
Reginald Frank Gertau may have been John's nephew but who was Reg's father ???
any more help please
OBITUARY.Fix this text
The LATE MR. WILLIAM
The late Mr. William Gertau, of
Bumburnie, near Clare, who died
recently at the age of 81 years, was
born in Altona, Germany in 1854,
and came to Australia in a sailing
vessel in 1872. The vessel was ship-
wrecked and ran into a sandbank,
and they were held up for some time
— the voyage out lasting 80 days.
Mr. Gertau landed at Port Adelaide
and then went to Port Pirie, remain-
ing there for a short period. Then
he came to Clare and worked for
Messrs. Ramsay & Co. at the Clare
Foundry as an iron moulder for 12
months. He then went back to Ger-
many for only a short period, coming
back to South Australia and settled
at Clare, where he has lived ever
since. He worked in the tannery
for 13 years, and was married to the
late third daughter of the late Wil-
liam Kirchner, of Condowie. After
his marriage he purchased property
known as the Flag-Staff, now the
property of Mr. Nelson Ashby, and
later purchased property at Bum-
burnie, where he carried on dairying
and gardening operations until his
death. There are eight members of
his family — four sons and four
daughters — Messrs. W., F. J., J. H.
and O. F. Gertau, all of Stanley
Flat, near Bumburnie; Mrs. P. Mor-
row, of Tarlee; Mrs. W. J. Bawden,
of Clare; Mrs. L. Mansfield, of
Broken Hill; and Mrs. J. Paech, of
Andrews. There are 26 grand
Northern Argus (Clare South Australia) 28th march 1936 p.2
John (died 1950) will be;
Johannes Heinrich Gerthau
Born: 25th July 1889 at Clare, South Australia
Parents: Johann Wilhelm Jacob Gerthau & Wilhelmina Kirchner
THE LATE MRS. W. GERTAU.
Mrs. Wilhelmina Gertau, an old
resident of the district, died at her
home (Bumburnie) near Clare, in
her 74th year. She was born at
her late residence in 1860, the pro-
perty then being owned by her late
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Kirch-
ner, late of Condowie, she being the
third daughter. In 1883 she was
married to Mr. William Gertau, of
Clare, who is an old and respec-
ted identity of the Clare district.
Soon after their marriage they went
to live at the old homestead, and re-
sided there ever since. She was of
a quiet disposition, but took a keen
interest in dairying, being an ex-
cellent butter maker. Her husband
and eight children survive, they are
Mesdames ~P. Morrow, W. Gordon
(East* Bungaree) ; L. Mansfield
(Broken Hill) ; J- Pietsch (An-
drews) ; Messrs. William, Frank,
Jack and Otto, of Clare.
Northern Argus (Clare, South Australia) 28th September 1934
Lilly Emma Brereton (George , Thomas ) was born on 17 Feb 1896. She died on 11 Jul 1967.
Lilly married John Gertau in 1917 in Stanley Flat. John was born on 25 Jul 1889. He died on 28 Jul 1950 in Clare. He was buried in Clare Cemetry. John was employed as Fruitgrower.
They had the following children:
+ 64 F i Ivy May Gertau was born on 23 Jul 1918.
+ 65 F ii Lilly Gwendoline Gertau was born on 7 Jul 1920.
+ 66 M iii Norman Henry Gertau was born on 1 Feb 1924.
67 M iv Max Gertau was born on 2 Jul 1925. He died 26 APL 1976.
Max married Ethel Whittaker. Ethel was born on 3 Jun 1902. She died on 20 Jul 1966.
+ 68 F v Roma Joy Gertau was born on 18 Nov 1926.
+ 69 F vi Olive Gertau was born on 11 Oct 1929.
+ 70 M vii Robert (Bob) Gertau was born on 23 Mar 1931. He died on 18 Oct 1999.
+ 71 M viii Stanley Kingsford Gertau was born on 23 Aug 1932.
Stanley is my father who married Kathleen Handcock.
What i am trying to find out is did Grandfather John Gertau have any brothers and who are they.
Children to John & Wilhelmina born Clare South Australia
Johan Wilhelm Gerthau Born: 29th May 1885
Franz Jakob Gerthau B: 15th October 1886/Frank Jacob B: 18th October 1886 (same person?)
Johannes Heinrich Gerthau B: 25th July 1889 (your grandfather)
Friedrich Otto Gertau B:18th June 1896
Anna Maria Gerthau B: 17th June 1891
There is another 3 daughters
Groom: Johan Wilhelm Jacob GERTHAU.
Age: 26 years.
Father: Johan Wilhelm Martin GERTHAU.
Bride: Wilhelmina KIRCHNER.
Age: 23 years.
Father: Frederick Wilhelm KIRCHNER.
Date married: 01 February 1883.
Place: Registry Office, Clare, South Australia.
Ref: Registry of Marriages, South Australia. Book 134. Page 492.
I expect this will be the marriage for the parents of you John GERTAU.
The spelling of the surname includes GERTHAU, GERTAU and GERTAN.
Found seven children for the above.
Surnames recorded as per birth records.
Johann Wilhelm GERTHAU.
Born: 29 May 1885, near Clare, South Australia.
Franz Jakob GERTHAU.
Born: 15 October 1886, near Clare, South Australia.
Birth also registered as Frank Jacob GERTAU.
Johannes Heinrich GERTHAU.
Born: 25 July 1889, near Clare, South Australia.
Anna Maria GERTHAU.
Born: 17 June 1891, near Clare, South Australia.
Wilhemina Metha GERTAN.
Born: 21 August 1893, Clare, South Australia.
Friedrich Otto GERTAU.
Born: 18 June 1896, near Clare, South Australia.
Lena Meta GERTAN.
Born: 26 March 1898, near Clare, South Australia.
Birth also registered as Meta Lena GERTAN.
Groom: Franz Jacob GERTAU.
Age: 28 years.
Father: Johann Wilhelm Jacob GERTAU.
Bride: Alice Mabel Reed DINHAM.
Age: 22 years.
Father: Joseph Henry DINHAM.
Date married: 30 March 1915.
Place: Baptist Church, Clare, South Australia.
Ref: Registry of Marriages, South Australia. Book 262/749.
Groom: Frederick Otto GERTAU.
Age: 32 years.
Father: John William Jacob GERTAU.
Bride: Violet Caroline GRIGG.
Age: 27 years.
Father: Isaac GRIGG.
Date married: 15 February 1930.
Place: Clapham, South Australia.
Ref: Registry of Marriages, South Australia. Book 322. Page 395.
Groom: Johann Heinrich GERTAU.
Age: 27 years.
Father: Johann Wilhelm Jacob GERTAU.
Bride: Lilly Emma BRERETON.
Age: 27 years.
Father: George BRERETON.
Date married: 21 February 1917.
Place: Residence of George BRERETON, Stanley Flat, South Australia.
Ref: Registry of Marriages, South Australia. Book 270. Page 349.
HI my father was Reginald Gertau, mother Madge Gertau
Dads father was Franz Jacob Gertau (Frank), mother Mable
Alice Gertau. Keith, Allan and Douglas where Dads brothers.
He also had another brother Len who is buried at Salisbury and two sisters, Esther and Jean.
Esther is buried at Clare and Jean in Adelaide.
If you would like any more info I may be able to help, I have done a bit of research on the Gertau side, not the Brereton. My sister has also.
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