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von KEISENBERG marrages New Zealand 1880 - 1918

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known von KEISENBERG marriages between 1880-1918

* Clare/Clara Elizabeth Ada von Keisenberg (1882-1966)
daughter of William Carl Hermann von Keisenberg & Ada Matilda Goodman, see below
- Clare had a daughter, Moana von Keisenberg in 1905, father not recorded, Moana died aged 11 weeks
- Clare married Hedley Raynor PEARSON (1868-1936) in 1907
Hedley was born in Yorkshire, England, a son of Henry Pearson & Mary Raynor. His father died and his mother married Israel Martin. Hedley emigrated to NZ in 1903 when he was 35 and died in Wellington aged 68
their known children: (possibly others)
* 1907 - 1986 Esme Millicent Mary Raynor Pearson (+ Norman William Fordham)
* 1910 - 1999 Mavis Beryl Raynor Pearson (+ John Apostlas Upton)
* 1912 - 1998 Gwendolyn Ruth Raynor Pearson (+ Marcus James Clapham)
* 1914 - 1915 Hedley Raynor Pearson (aged 1 in Upper Hutt)
* 1915 - ? son Pearson
* 1919 - 2007 John Raynor 'Jack' Pearson (+ Vivienne Mary Aldred, daughter of Dr Bertram Frederick Aldred of Lower Hutt)
NOTES
* in 1905 - 1919 Hedley was a wine & spirit merchant at the Commercial Hotel on Lambton Quay, Wellington
* in 1911 (at least) Hedley was the Treasurer of the Upper Hutt Bowling Club. The President was Dr F. W. Kemp and other well-known settlers of the Hutt on the Committee were Sykes, Connell, Mabey, McCurdy, Bennington, Hogg, Quinn, Webb. Trustees were Benge & Shaw
* in 1912 he was renting a two storey house off James Greenwood on the Main Road at Upper Hutt. He moved out the week of Christmas leaving behind some furniture he had sold to Mrs McCurdy, awaiting removal. The house and furniture were totally destroyed by a fire two weeks later. He also had a Tea Rooms in the Hutt for Tea & Light Refreshments which also sold first-class Fruit & Veges and Confectionery. He sold it that year to Mrs Hagan of Trentham
* in 1913 Hedley opened his News Agency/Picture Framing business at Boyd's Building, opposite the Town Hall in Upper Hutt. He also fell off his bicycle and dislocated his shoulder
8 in 1914 Hedley advertises a vacancy for 6 boarders with home comforts, good table and close to Upper Hutt station
* in 1915 Clare's fawn pug dog strayed from Upper Hutt-Wellington train
* in 1918 Hedley was elected a Commissioner for the Town District of Upper Hutt along with John Mabey Benge, George Archibald Campbell, William Henry Edwards, Willian Greig, Job Harrison and Peter Robertson
* in March 1918 Hedley erected a Newspaper Stall in Prince's Street, between Record Hall and Hazelwood's concrete bakehouse, while he waited for J. M. Emery to build permanent business premises
* in 1919 Hedley sold a 1917, 5 seater Ford cheap for cash in Upper Hutt
* in 1920 they had a clearing sale of all their household furniture, including a grand piano, tools etc and left the district due to health reasons. Later that year Hedley, a caterer, & Clara are living at 72 Pitt St, Wadestown, Wellington
* in April 1936 Hedley died after a long illness
* Karori cemetery has him listed as Hedley Pearson Raynor
* sometime after Hedley's death Clare remarried to C. E.? Vear (research continues). Clare died (and was cremated) at Hastings in June 1966

* Ernestina 'Ernie' Maud von Keisenberg (1888-1955)
- see photo below (Ernie is to the extreme right holding her son Murray Arthur Hunter who died about 5 years later 1 Sep 1921 aged 6)
- she was a daughter of Arthur Ernest Hans Alexander von Keisenberg (1857-1907), Royal Prussian Lieutenant from Heiliganstadt, Germany, & Emily Mary Braggins (1868-1946) of Wellington
- she married James Stanley HUNTER (1889-1974) in 1914
Ernestina & James are buried in Archer St Cemetery Masterton
NOTES
* (written in 1897) ... Arthur Ernest Hans Alexander von Keisenberg, Music Teacher and Professor of Singing, Church Street, Masterton. Mr. Von Keisenberg was born in Saxony in 1857 and educated at the Civil College in Darmstadt, studying music under the well-known composer, Herr Schmidt, who taught, among others, the late Prince Henry of Battenburg. After completing his education at a military college in Berlin, Mr. Von Keisenberg passed the necessary examinations, and was appointed an officer in the German army, in which he served four years. After a visit to England, he came to New Zealand in the ship “Euterpe (1861),” and established himself as professor of music in Lyttelton. In 1881 he settled in Masterton, in which he has a large number of pupils, as well as in the surrounding district. He was the conductor of the first Operatic Society in Masterton, and has been connected with a great many of the local societies

* Hermann 'Herbert' Rupert von Keisenberg (1889-1962)
born 31 Dec 1889 to Arthur Ernest Hans Alexander von Keisenberg & Emily Mary Braggins
- Herbert married Jane Frances CUMMINGS (1891-1944) in 1918
daughter of John Cummings & Catherine 'Kate' Donnelly
their known children:
* 1919 - 2013 Audrey Catherine von Keisenberg (+ Douglas Udy 'the Duke' Wellington)
* 1926 - 2000 Terrence John von Keisenberg (+ Ryan)
* 1924 - 1928 Beulah Mary von Keisenberg (aged 3)
* 1932 - 1988 Elizabeth Anne von Keisenberg (+ Holes)
- Herbert next married Eileen Mary McCarthy (1918-1995), daughter of Charles Joseph McCarthy (1885-1960) & Ellen Catherine Cremin (1889-1972) and had 4 children in Masterton
- Herbert died 11-5-1962 in Masterton aged 71 (buried Archer St)
- Jane died in 1944 aged 53 in Wellington
- Eileen died 25-8-1995 in Wellington (buried Riverside, Masterton)

* William Arthur Leopold von Keisenberg (1881-1967)
- born in Wanganui to William Carl Hermann von Keisenberg & Ada Matilda Goodman
William married Margaret Mary Alocque MARTINI (1882-1967), from Kumara, in 1912
their known children:
* 1912 - 1999 Kathleen Ada Helen von Keisenberg (+ Kerr Alexander Maxwell)
* 1914 - 1989 Margaret Elizabeth von Keisenberg (+ Stace)
* 1916 - 1985 Teresa Agnes von Keisenberg (+ Potter)
* 1919 - 1998 Patricia Mary von Keisenberg (+ Carl Nelham Watson)
William and Margaret died in Auckland, 3 weeks apart in July 1967 and are buried in Glenfield cemetery
NOTES
William was New Zealand's third Chief Censor, a position he held from 1938 to 1949. He worked for P. R. Dix's vaudeville enterprises as Dix's personal secretary and advance representative for Dix's North Island touring company between 1901-1904. His career in the public service started when he joined the Railways Department as a shorthand writer and typist in 1904. He was transferred to the Electoral Department in 1908 and to the Department of Internal Affairs in 1912. In May 1920 he became the officer-in-charge of the Government Advertising Department, and in February 1928, became assistant censor of films under Chief Censor Walter Tanner. He became Chief Censor in 1938 and was succeeded by Gordon Mirams in 1949

* Wilhelm 'William' Carl Hermann von Keisenberg (1856-1911)
- born in Eichsfeld, Germany to Leopold Carl von Keisenberg & Johanna Elizabeth Margarethe Fehrmann
married Ada Matilda GOODMAN (1857-1900) in 1880
their known children:, born Masterton
* 1881 - William Arthur Leopold von Keisenberg
- was next of kin and living at 41 Northland Road, Northland, Wellington when brother Ernest went to war
* 1882 - 1966 Clara Elizabeth Ada von Keisenberg
* 1884 - 1904 Ruby Grace 'Robina' von Keisenberg (aged 19)
* 1885 - Herman 'Herbert' Otto von Keisenberg
* 1887 - Philip Frank Howard von Keisenberg
* 1888 - Albert Victor von Keisenberg
* 1890 - 1954 Violet Mabel von Keisenberg
* 1892 - 1984 Arthur Otto von Keisenberg
* 1893 - Percy Hermann von Keisenberg
* 1896 - 1919 Ernest Alexander von Keisenberg
- Rifleman 72068 with the NZEF, 40th Reinforcements, A Company, died aged 23, due to an accident at sea on his home to NZ and has a memorial at Ruru Lawn cemetery, Christchurch

von Keisenberg deaths in New Zealand


PHOTO
Edward Braggins Family c1916

Standing at back:
* Alice Graham Donaldson (1877-1976), nee Braggins
* Emily Mary Von Keisenberg (1868-1946), nee Braggins
Sitting:
* Ethel May Barr (1894-1988), nee Braggins, holding George Barr
* Edward George Braggins (1843-1919)
* Ernestine Maud 'Ernie' Von Keisenberg (1887-1953), nee Braggins holding Murray (died 1921 aged 6)

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