Petra Malia LARSEN (1867-1960)
Petra Malia LARSEN was born 28 April 1867, Nes-Agder, NORWAY. Petra died 30 March 1960, Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND.
Petra's brother was Ludvig Martin VILHELMSEN (1860-1944). Petra's sister was Ida Lovise LARSEN (1854-). Be sure to read my other journal.
Petra married Frederick Alfred Otto MAUL in 1890. They had the following children
Henry Leopold (1893-)
Wilhelmina Margaret (Minna) (1895-)
Douglas Norman (1897-)
Rita Marjorie (1904-)
Agnes Louisa (1906-)
Carl Fredrich Leopold Maul along with his wife Wilhelmine Maul (formerly Rademacher) and two children, Frederick Alfred Otto and Wilhelmine Frederica, arrived in Wellington from Germany onboard the Guttenberg in 1876. Making the final part of their journey from Foxton to Palmerston North by way of the wooden tramline to join the early settlers of the Manawatu district. Where Carl or (Fritz) Maul became one of the first 361 property owners to pay Palmerston Norths rates when they were levied in 1878. Maggie McEwen also joined the Maul family at the age of six, after the death of her mother, and was formally adopted by Wilhelmine snr in Jan 1885. Wilhelmine Frederica Maul married John Denson in 1890, and later that same year Frederick Alfred Otto Maul married his Norwegian bride, Petra Malia Larsen at the Maul family home in Fergusson Street. Carl snr a Dairyman, died in 1903 and his wife Wilhelmine five years later, they are both buried in the Terrace End Cemetery at Palmerston North. Frederick Alfred Otto with his wife Petra and their children, Agnes, Henry, Wilhelmina (Minna), Douglas and Rita became a successful dairy farming family in the Ashhurst area. Frederick having resided in the Manawatu area for 57 years before his death in 1930, and Petra who survived her husband by thirty years are both buried at the Ashhurst cemetery.
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