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ROENNFELDT John married Alice JEFFREY 1891

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Information Journal.

Groom: John Frederick William ROENNFELDT.
Age: 24 years.
Status: Single.
Father: Franz ROENNFELDT.

Bride: Alice JEFFREY.
Age: 21 years.
Status: Single.
Father: George JEFFREY.

Date married: 30 September 1891.
Place: Residence of Gottlied WALKER, Laura, South Australia.

The birth of John Frederick William ROENNFELDT was recorded as Johann Friedrich Wilhelm RONNFELDT. He was born on the 07 October 1866 at Greenock, South Australia. Parents named as Franz Ludwig RONNFELDT and Louise Mathilde GRAMP. John died at Lower Mitcham, South Australia, on the 20 February 1952, aged 85 years.

Alice JEFFREY was born on the 04 November 1869 at Waitpinga, South Australia. Her parents were George JEFFREY and Mary TONKIN. Alice died at Laura, South Australia, on the 08 August 1909, aged 39 years.

Two children located South Australian records for John and Alice.


Frank Bertram ROENNFELDT.
Born: 09 July 1892, Laura, South Australia.
Died: 1956 Plantagenet, Western Australia.
Age: 63 years.


Born: 01 November 1898, Laura, South Australia.
Died: 16 May 1900, Laura, South Australia.
Age: 18 months.

John remarried a few years after Alice's death to Alice May BOWKER. They were married in the Baptist Church in Laura, South Australia, on the 12 September 1911. This time John was recorded as Johann Freidrich Wilhelm ROENNFELDT. There were children to this marriage but I have not followed these lines.

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, South Australia.
Registry of Deaths, Western Australia.

With my thanks to members DorneP and Aussie1947 for the details appearing in the comments section below for John (Johann) Roennfeldt.

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by DorneP on 2010-12-05 14:30:40

I am member of the Roennfeldt clan.
The following information may be of help to you.
Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Roennfeldt (Ronnfeldt) was born near Greenock (South Australia) 7th October 1866.
He learnt the trade of saddler in Adelaide and in 1886 moved to Laura where he opened a saddlery business. He married Alice Jeffrey (born 1869) and they had two children
Frank Bertram
Edwin (which is probably Edmund John)
Alice died in 1909 and Johann (John) maarried Alice May Bowker in 12th Setpember 1911. SHe was born on 15th October 1878. There were 3 children from this second marriage. Alice May died 11th February 1936.
Flora May
John William
Joyce Birdwood

Johann was active in town affairs, being mayor for two periods over 16 years.
In 1948 Johann retired from his buiness and live with his daughter Joyce in Adelaide. He died on 20th February 1952 aged 85.

by DorneP on 2010-12-05 14:34:11

An interesting website which maybe of further help is
which has all sorts of newspaper articles and is quite a valuable research aid.

by tonkin on 2010-12-06 07:53:13

Thank you for taking the time to reply to my post. Always good to hear from a family member.

So ... John was born Johann. No wonder I had trouble trying to find his birth. The variations in the spelling of the names do not help much. I will go back through the records again and see what I come up with.

I still have a few missing details on my family tree regarding John (Johann) and Alice and would be happy to exchange my research findings with you. Please let me know if you are interested.

by Aussie1947 on 2010-12-06 18:03:12


You probably have this information.

1876 South Australian Almanac & Directory
Ronnfeldt, Franz, farmer, Greenock.
Ronnfeldt, George, farmer, Greenock.
Ronnfeldt, Martin, farmer, Greenock.

1881 South Australian Almanac & Directory
Roenfeldt, Franz, farmer, Walton nr Greenock.
Roenfeldt, Geo, fmr, Walton nr Greenock.
Roenfeldt, Martin, fmr, Walton nr Greenock.

Note the surname spelling differences.

South Australian Directory 1902
Roenfeldt J. F, sadlr, Herbert St.

South Australian Directory 1902
Roenfeldt Erhart., farmer, Greenock.
Roenfeldt Heinrich J., farmer, Wasleys.
Roenfeldt Jno, F., Saddler, Herbert St Laura.
Roenfeldt Martin, F., farmer, Greenock.
Roenfeldt B. D. JP., South Australian Hotel, North Ter West.
Roenfeldt C. M., blksmth, Willowie East.

Roennfeldt F., farmer, Greenock.
Roennfeldt Miss E., costumier, Childers St, N.A.
Roennfeldt Mrs G., Railway Htl, Petersburg.

There is some more directory information if you need it.



by DorneP on 2010-12-12 16:02:59

Hi Gerry,
Franz Ludwig Ronnfeldt (Roennfeldt) was my great-grandfather
Erhardt Franz Wilhelm Roennfeldt was my grandfather.

Franz Ludwig had 10 sons and daughters.

I would be glad to exchange more information.

Do you have a copy of the Ronnfeldt Family history book? A family reunion was held at Tanunda (SA) in 1971-72.

Monica (DorneP)

Monica (DorneP)

by heatherm on 2011-10-11 10:49:13

I have been researching the Roennfeldt's as my g/mother's sister married Frank Bertram Roennfeldt. I have seen a couple of pages photocopied from the Roennfeldt book that a relation sent to me

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