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REFARDT burials wanted - New Zealand

Journal by tonkin

Seeking the following burials in New Zealand.

Katherine REFARDT
Died 1916 NZ aged 57 years

George Frederick Carl REFARDT
Died 1953 NZ aged 70 years

Doris Katherine RENNISON nee REFARDT
Died 1957 NZ aged 76 years

William Edward RENNISON
Died 1965 NZ aged 85 years

The above deaths as per NZ Death Index. Full dates and places of death not known.

Thank you.

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on 2013-12-13 23:46:36

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Journals are intended to assist new researchers locate family lines in Australia and should only be used as a guide for follow up research and record searches as intended. Due to spelling and informant errors appearing in the records, typo errors and my misreading of the records mistakes must be expected. Errors will be corrected when detected.

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by ngairedith on 2013-12-14 00:15:56

hi tonkin,

Katherine Refardt (nee BIER 1860-1916) died 14 Oct 1916 in NZ
- she married Johann Friedrich Refardt (1835-1907) in OZ

2 of their children were your query:
* George Frederick Carl Refardt (1882-1953) died 8 Feb 1953
* Doris Katherine Rennison (nee Refardt) (1880-1958) died 7 April 1957 in NZ
- Doris married:
William Edward Rennison (1880) died 4 Oct 1965 aged 85 in NZ
DORIS & WILLIAM married 24 Oct 1908 in NZ
- they had:
1910 - 1961 George Edward Refardt Rennison in NZ

I realise you know all the Aussie side of things
I will just go see if I can find their burial places now and will get back to you

by ngairedith on 2013-12-14 00:26:03

Katherine died at 7 Taft street, Brooklyn, Wellington on the 15 Oct 1916 and is buried Plot 168 A, CH ENG2 at Karori cemetery

Seems I may have her spouse wrong (above) but you will know that
It appears that the 2 children, George & Doris were the only children

Katherine & Doris arrived from Melbourne into Wellington on the 'Talune' 17 Aug 1908

In 1917 (at least), George Frederick Carl Refardt was a Surveyor's Assistant of 7 Taft street, Brooklyn, Wellington

by ngairedith on 2013-12-14 00:28:24

George Frederick Refardt also died at Wellington and was cremated at Karori but his ashes not recorded as interred there

by tonkin on 2013-12-14 00:29:59

Thanks ngairedith.

I have all the details in my part of the world covered. Just needing to locate death and burial dates in NZ to complete their family details. I expect they will be buried in the same cemetery.

by ngairedith on 2013-12-14 00:36:33

Doris & William lived in Motueka in 1916
They had the Commercial Hotel at Rimu, Hokitika in 1924

by ngairedith on 2013-12-14 00:43:55

ok, final find :)
William Edward & Doris Katherine Rennison are buried Plots 505 & 506, Block 26 at Seaview Road Cemetery, Stoke, Nelson

by ngairedith on 2013-12-14 00:46:45

their son, George Edward Refardt Rennison died 31 Aug 1961 and is buried Plot 10, Block 6A at Marsden Valley cemetery, Nelson

by tonkin on 2013-12-14 01:28:04

Thank you and well done ngairedith.

I noticed their was also a Mabel Alice REFARDT died 1965 in NZ aged 75 years. I expect she will belong to the family, but I don't know where she fits it as I never found a birth for her.

Thanks again ngairedith.

by ngairedith on 2013-12-14 02:14:33

hi again tonkin,
yes, but thought you might have her ...
That was Mabel Alice FRITH (1890-1965) who married Katherine's son, George Frederick Carl Refardt (1882-1953) in 1917

As his ashes were taken away from Karori I am thinking they may be buried with her (wherever that is)

I'll go look for more
I thought he may have been buried near his mum. He and sister Doris were very close to her as they inserted Memoriam notices in the local papers from 1917-1934

George & Mabel had a family. Do you want them too?

by tonkin on 2013-12-14 02:38:40

I missed that marriage.
Knew she belonged in there somewhere. If you have the details of their family that would be great. I'll go have a look for the marriage.

by ngairedith on 2013-12-14 03:04:13

don't know how extensive your posting is going to be BUT...
Mabel Alice Frith was born in Christchurch 6 Nov 1887 and died 22 March 1965 which would make her aged 77
She was a daughter of William FRITH (1956-1949 from Middlesex England - died Christchurch) & Sophia Mary SKELTON

Mabel had a daughter:
1912 - Doreen Lillian Frith who married Benjamin Bradley FRASER in 1933

George & Mabel married on 20 Sep 1917
they had a daughter:
1919 - 1982 Norma Alice Katherine Refardt
Norma was attending Berhampore School in Wellington in 1928 and did very well in sports. She was awarded a Senior Free pass from the Wellington Technical College in 1935 (aged 16). She was playing Basketball for Furlor, Senior B team, in the Representative Trials in 1938
Norma had a son, Mark Johann Refardt, who married Rachel Schmidt
Norma had a partner, Raymond SAVILLE (1919-1977)
Norma married Ben Arthur FLINTOFF (1915-1983) & had 3 children

by ngairedith on 2013-12-14 03:07:51

2 corrections/additions

William FRITH (1856-1949) from Middlesex England
Mabel had a daughter: (1912 - 2002) Doreen Lillian Frith

by ngairedith on 2013-12-14 03:57:59

by tonkin on 2013-12-14 03:59:16

Well done ngairedith.

Looking at Mabel's death in 1965 aged 75 years would put her year of birth circa 1890. The NZ births have Mabel's year of birth as 1888 to parents William and Sophia Mary. The birth year of 1888 may have been the year of registration if she was born in 1887. Her parents William FRITH and Sophia SKELTON were married in NZ in 1878.

Ages recorded at death were often wrong. You only become aware of these errors when you have the correct birth and death dates.

Once again I appreciate your time ngairedith.


by walhalla on 2014-01-10 20:41:06

Hi folks. I have a lot of information. I have been based in Mbne 15 years after residing in Wellington from birth.
Happy to meet in person Tonkin.
Mark Refardt

by tonkin on 2014-01-11 02:09:33

Thanks Mark.

PM winging it's way to you.


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