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the NATZKE on PECK of TAITA

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the NATZKE on the tree

1. Natzke, Alma Emma (1893 - 1963)
- married Alfred Ernest Harold WATERSON in 1924

2. Natzke, Anna Emma (1880 - 1944)
- born in Halcombe

3. Natzke, August Albert (1849 - 1916)
- married Poline TUNNICK
- married Frances Emma CARTER in 1899

4. Natzke, Carl Friedrich (1875 - 1933)
- married Emma Augusta WISCHNOWSKY in 1905

5. Natzke, Emmel August (1878 - 1935)
- married Eva Rosina SIEGEL in 1906

6. Natzke, Franz Oscar (1912 - 1951)
- born in Wharepuhunga, Te Awamutu
- he was a New Zealand operatic singer
- As a boy, the young Natzke worked on his father`s farm, he was encouraged and trained as a singer by his mother. The family was displaced by the recession of the 1920s to Waiheke Island, where Oscar sang as a boy soprano in concerts
When his voice broke he became a basso profundo and soon became well-known. He was aided early in his career by
* Homer Samuels, husband of Amelita Galli-Curci
* John Brownlee, the Australian baritone, and
* Anderson Tyrer, conductor of the New Zealand National Orchestra.
Around this time he changed his name to Oscar Natzka
In 1935 he went to London, England to study under Albert Garcia.
In 1938 he made his debut with the Royal Covent Garden Opera and went on to enjoy a career on the operatic circuit
He married Winifred Jean CLEMENTS, from Auckland, in 1941
He appeared in the 1946 British musical motion picture Meet the Navy
- he became a Canadian citizen 1948

After collapsing a week earlier on stage during a performance of Die Meistersinger at the New York City Opera, Natzka died on November 4, 1951 in New York City aged 39. His widow, Winifred, later married the Oscar-winning American actor, Charles COBURN (see photo)

7. Natzke, Harold Zulu/Lulu (1900 - 1980)

8. Natzke, Helena Amelia (1885 - 1951)
- married John O'DEA in 1905

9. Natzke, Herbert William (1905 - 1968)

10. Natzke, Hilda Pauline (1887 - 1938)
- married Lewis Hermann Otto WISCHNOWSKY in 1911

11. Natzke, Leo Max (1890 - 1915)
Leo served in WWI at the age of 24
SERIAL NUMBER - 11/544
RANK LAST HELD - Lance Corporal
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Trooper
OCCUPATION - Farmer
NEXT OF KIN - August Natzke, Matapara, Te Awamutu
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Whangamomona
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
- Height: 5 feet 6 inches
- Weight: 159 pounds
- Eye colour: Blue
- Hair colour: Brown
- Distinctive marks: tattoo marks on both forearms
ENLISTMENT DATE - 15 August 1914
AGE ON ENLISTMENT - 24
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - Main Body
EMBARKATION UNIT - Wellington Mounted Rifles
EMBARKATION DATE - 16 October 1914
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington, New Zealand
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 6 OR 10
VESSEL - Orari or Arawa
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt (3 December 1914)
MILITARY AWARDS:
- 1914-15 Star
- British War Medal
- Victory Medal
WOUNDS & DISEASES:
Illness (dysentery): Transferred from Mudros on 1 July 1915, to Seang Bee, Malta. Discharged on 4 August 1915, and returned to Gallipoli. Was fatally wounded on 27 August 1915, and died the next day at 16 Casualty Clearing Station, No. 2 Post, Anzac Cove, on 28 August.
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Mounted Rifles, 2 Squadron
PLACE OF DEATH - Gallipoli, Turkey
MEMORIAL NAME - Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
New Zealand Herald, 6 October 1915 NATZKE, Died of wounds at Anzac, Dardanelles, on August 28, 1915, Leo Max Natzke, fifth son of August Natzke, Matapara, Te Awamutu; aged 26 years

12. Natzke, Louis Albert (1882 - 1964)
- married Maude Catherine JACKSON in 1906

13. Natzke, Olga Alma (1891 - 1892)

14. Natzke, Otto Heinrich, (1876 - 1942)

15. Natzke, Zola Mervyn (b.1902)
- married Rose Darling MURPHY in 1927



PHOTO
Charles Douville COBURN
(1877-1961) American film and theatre actor
2nd husband of Winifred Jean Natzke (nee Clements) (see #6 above)

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on 2010-09-21 06:44:02

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by ngairedith on 2011-01-07 17:47:33

I have just received a message form Shirley who wrote:

Hello,
My name is Shirley .... nee Waterson. My line is John Waterson.

I have recently come into the posession of the photos and papers of Joyce Waterson whose husband was William Ross Waterson (known as Ross). Ross's father was Alfred Ernest Waterson and his mother was Alma Emma Natzke.

I would like to return the photos etc to the appropriate line.
Are you interested?
Regards


If you are a descendant of these people please leave me a message and I can put you in touch with Shirley

by annanatzka on 2013-01-09 20:49:35

I'm pretty sure I am a decendant, can you put me in touch with Shirley. Thanks

by haunty on 2013-03-03 06:54:48

Hi, I am a direct descendant of Helena Amelia Odea, half sister of Oscar. I am the great grand daughter and have just spent the weekend in Mangaweka revisiting old haunts with my Uncle...Helenas grandson John (Athol) William Johnson nee O'Dea my grandmother was Alma Margaret Johnson nee Odea. We have stories and info, and would love to share My uncle is only here in NZ until the 13 of March this time round....he is 84 and slowing down.

by ngairedith on 2013-03-03 07:00:46

thank you haunty, we would love to see any further info, stories, etc that you may have. You can share them here if you wish. Just add to the comment box below

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