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Thiel of PNG

Article by gstrempe

I am looking for any information on a Caroline Theil. Married 3 times to Swartz. Schmidt and Moeder, all germans. She was born 19/11/1887 and died 25/05/1968 in Papua New Guinea. she was raised by Pheobe Parkinson and Pheobe's husband Richard, also a german. Pheobe was a sister to Queen Emma from Somoa. She shifted to PNG to run plantations for Queen Emma. Emma has a very rich history courted by royalty in Europe and eventually dying from liver failure ( her only source of liquid intake was champagne ) in Sydney Australia. Richard was killed in a fall from a horse and phoebe died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp from starvation. We have no idea who Caroline's parents were with heaps of rumours abounding. ie. illegitimate child of Emma etc. Caroline was my wife's ( a Moeder ) grandmother
Any scrap of information would be gratefully received. we have been looking ever since all the sons( no daughters ) died and realized that none of the remaining family members had any knowledge of her history.

Graeme Strempel

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by outsider on 2018-04-15 01:46:02

Caroline Schmidt :Believed to be born near Rabaul in East New Britain.
Mother was from Kavieng, New Ireland and Father was Max Thiele who worked for the well known German company, Hernsheim at Matupit Island, Rabaul. He was a nephew of the two owners both from the Hernheim family.
Her father later moved to Batavia leaving her to be brought up by Phoebe Parkinson with other mixed-race children.
You are incorrect with regards to the statement - "all sons(no daughters)."
From her marriage to Schmidt she had a son and a daughter who ended up in the United States.Before she passed away she had received contact from her daughter.

by janilye on 2018-04-16 12:39:05

Emma Forsayth
see Further Reading mentioned a book by Richard Parkinson which may reference his wife's family.

Newspaper results for Queen Emma

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