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William Louis SIEVERS + Mary Ellen KELLY - Wellington

Journal by ngairedith

William Louis SIEVERS (1851-1904)
- born in Wellington, William was the 1st born (and only son) of:
Augustus SIEVERS, often called August, (1817-1892) of Leipzig, Germany &
Charlotte WALKER (1825-1908) of Fringford, Oxfordshire, England
- Augustus & Charlotte emigrated on 11 Feb 1849) on the MARINER, arriving in Wellington 12 July 1829. With them was Augustus's brother William Sievers
note (see 1909 at timeline) & his wife, (Charlotte's sister), Isabella (nee Walker) both couples married 2 weeks prior to leaving
NOTE on the ships list they are spelt Seafors
- William Louis Siever's sisters were:
1853 - 1929 Rosetta Sievers
- Rosetta married William John RAYMOND (1830-1904) in 1874
- they had 6 chidren
1855 - 1938 Mary Anne Sievers
- Mary Ann married George LAMBERT (1854-1933) of Highbury, London in 1878
- they had 9 children
1858 - 1927 Charlotte Clara Sievers
- Charlotte married Claude AHEARN in 1880
- they had 2 children
1861 - 1911 Emily Sarah Sievers
- Emily married George Francis HOPKINS (1857-1887) in 1884
- Emily next married Charles LOOMES (1857-1932) in 1894
1867 - 1966 Elizabeth Helena Sievers
- Elizabeth married Thomas SHIELDS (1865-1925) in 1892
- they had 12/13 children

Augustus Sievers died 28 July 1892
Charlotte Sievers, his wife, died 16 May 1908
- they are buried in Mount Street Cemetery


WILLIAM LOUIS SIEVERS (1851-1904) married:
MARY 'ELLEN' KELLY (1853-1908) in Wellington on 7 Dec 1872
- Mary was from Ireland



WILLIAM & ELLEN had 16 CHILDREN
- all born in Wellington

... 1
1873 - 1932 William Louis Ernest Sievers
- born 28 April 1873 as Walter Louis Ernest
- Walter married Elizabeth Martha 'Lily' TOPP (1872-1948) 17 April 1911
- Elizabeth was a daughter of John Bethridge TOPP (1842-1912) & Martha Matilda ADAMS (1839-1922) who married in Claremont, Cape Town, South Afritca in 1864
30 Nov 1932 - OBITUARY
... Very general regret will be expressed at the death of Mr William Louis Severs, a well-known official of the Wellington Gas Company, footballer, and horticulturist, which took place at his residence, Connaught Terrace, Brooklyn, yesterday. Mr Sievers, who was 59 years of age, was born in Wellington, and was educated at the Marist Borthers' School in Boulcott street, of which he was one of the first pupils. He joined the staff of the Wellington Gas Company in 1900, and soon became very popular with his fellow-employees and the public alike. He was a most efficient servant of the company and served for many years at the counter. In his early manhood Mr Sievers was an ardent devotee of the Rugby code, and played specially for the Melrose Club, of which he was a redoutable forward. He was also a notable member of the Wellington and New Zealand Rugby Referees' Associations, being honorary secretary of the Wellington Association from 1905 - periods of 32 years and 27 years respectively. Interested in gardening he was for some years president of the Brooklyn Horticulltural Society, and also served as secretary of the society. His specialty was vegetable growing. He was also a member of the committee of te Wellington Horticultural Society, and filled the position of assistant-treasurer. He was president of the Marist Brothers' Old Boys; Association for many years. The funeral will leave St Mary of the Angels' Church, Boulcott street, a 9.30 a.m. to-morrow


... 2
1874 - ? William Henry Sievers
- born 27 Sep 1874
- William disappeared in 1892 at the aged of 18
- any news on William would be appreciated


... 3
1875 - 1875 Richard Sievers
- born 21 Oct 1875
- Richard died 22 Oct 1875 aged ? hours


... 4
1876 - 1878 Charlotte Alice Sievers
- born 16 Sep 1876
26 Feb 1878 - SIEVERS, On the 26th February, Charlotte Alice, infant daughter of William and Ellen Sievers, aged 17 months. The friends of William Sievers are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of his late infant daughter, which will leave his residence, Little Pipitea-street (Thorndon), on Thursday, 28th February, at 4pm
- Charlotte is buried in Mount Street cemetery (just off The Terrace)


... 5
1878 - 1930 Augustus William Sievers
- born 15 April 1878
- Augustus was a Bricklayer
- he married Mary Louisa MURPHY (1879-1972) in 1902
- they had (at least) 3 daughters
- Mary was a daughter of James & Louisa MURPHY
- Augustus died 16 Aug 1930 in Porirua aged 51
- Mary Louisa died 16 Dec 1972 in Porirua aged 93
- buried Roman Catholic Area, Row F Plots 55 & 57 Porirua cemetery


... 6
1879 - 1966 Mary Ellen 'Nell' Sievers
- born 25 April 1879
- Mary married Thomas Charles PARKER (1877-1912) in 1903
- they had 2 children
- Thomas was a son of Francis William PARKER & Marion MERCER
- Thomas died 28 May 1912 age 34, buried Plot 38G, Section ROM CATH at Karori
- Mary died 2 Aug 1966 aged 87, buried Plot 424 C, Section PUBLIC at Karori


... 7
1880 - 1880 James Sievers
- born 18 June 1880
- James died aged 15 hours


... 8
1881 - 1958 Frederick Bernard Sievers
- born 24 May 1881
- Frederick married Rosina Camelia Mary ANDERSON (1887-1973) in 1915
- Frederick was a Boilermaker
- he died 23 March 1958 aged 77 in Auckland
- they are buried ROMAN CATHOLIC LAWN A Row 11, Plot 8 at Waikumete
- Rosina died 16 Sep 1973 aged 86 & buried with him
- their HEADSTONE reads:
In Loving Memory Of
FREDERICK BERNARD SIEVERS died 23 March 1958 aged 77 years.
And his beloved wife
ROSINA MARY died 19 September 1973 aged 85 years.
Requiescat in Pace.


... 9
1883 - 1952 Richard Sievers
- born in 1883
- Richard married Mary Anne Josephine McKEOWN (1884-1938) in 1908
- no children found
- Mary was a daughter of William John & Elizabeth McKEOWN
- Mary died 3 May 1938 aged 52
- Richard was a Farmer. He died 23 Sep 1952 aged 69
- they are buried Plot 300U, Section ROM CATH at Karori, Wellington


... 10
1884 - 1956 Catherine Sievers
- born 5 August 1884
- Catherine married David MACKIE in 1920
22 Nov 1920 - MACKIE-SIEVERS, On the 22nd November 1920, Catherine, second to eldest daughter of te late W. L. Sievers, to David Mackie, of Ireland


... 11
1885 - 1973 James Sievers
- born 4 Sep 1885
- no spouse found
- he was an Undertaker/Funeral Director in Otaki, Kapiti Coast
- he died 27 May 1973 aged 88


... 12
1887 - 1888 Ethel Agnes Sievers
- born 7 March 1887
- Ethel died 12 Jan 1888 aged 10 months
- she is buried in Mount street cemetery


... 13
1888 - 1951 Rosetta Sievers
- born 17 Nov 1888
- Rosetta married William Clarence MURRAY (1897-1965) in 1916
- they had at least 3 children


... 14
1890 - 1965 Arthur Sievers
- born 26 Sep 1890
- Arthur married Mary Amelia Sophia PARIS (1890-1960) in 1915
- Mary died 15 April 1960 in Porirua aged 69
- Arthur died 12 Dec 1965 in Porirua aged 75
- buried Roman Catholic Area, Row E Plots 54 & 56 Porirua cemetery


... 15
1892 - 1972 George Sievers
- born 26 Sep 1892
- George married Emma LAMBERT (1893-1976) in 1928
- they had 5 children
- Emma was a daughter of Apostles LAMBERT & his 2nd wife, Jane Emma BARRY
- Apostles LAMBERTINO (1850-1902) was born in Naples. He first marrued Annie APLIN in 1881
- they had 4 children:
1882 - May Elizabeth Lambert
1884 - Rosa Carlotte Lambert
1885 - Eclipse Lambert
1889 - William David MacFarlane Lambert
- Apostles next married Jane Emma BARRY in 1891
- they had 6 children:
1892 - Apostles Lambert
1893 - Emma Lambert
1895 - Charles Lambert
1898 - Jane Elizabeth Lambert
1900 - Myrtle Lambert
1902 - Peter Andrew Lambert


... 16
1894 - 1911 Alfred Sievers
- born 12 Jan 1895
- Alfred died 7 Oct 1911 aged 16
- he is buried Mount Street Cemetery


TIMELINE
- anything in italics is my additions

25 Sep 1868
... TO LET, a Six-roomed House, on Wellington Terrace. Apply to August Sievers

16 March 1875
... WANTED, a strong, active Girl, about 14 or 15 to make herself generaly useful in a small family. Apply to Mrs Sievers, Wellington Terrace

11 June 1877 WANTED, Tenders for Excavation. For particulars, apply to A. Sievers, back of the Jewish Synagogue

3 March 1883 ASSESSMENT COURT
... The sitting of the Assessment Court for Lambton Ward was continued late yesterday afternoon. The following is the result of the cases disposed of after 2.30 o'clock ... & August Sievors, dwellinghouse, rated at £60. Objection that Mr Drake's name sould be substituted, he being the freeholder. Mr Drake's name was substituted. A. Sievers also objected that a dwellinghouse rated at £25 was assessed too high. Reduced to £20

1 Aug 1892 AN OLD MINER
... Mr August Sievers, a very old Wellington settler, died at his residence, Clifton-terrace (Kelburn) yesterday afternoon, after a lingering illness, at the ripe old age of 75 years. Mr Sievers arrived in Wellngton about 40 years ago, and shortly after his arrival he purchased land on the terrace from Lord Petre, and was one of the first to build houses in that part of the city. He went to Victoria when the first gold rush broke out there and tried his fortune at Forest Creek, Bendigo, and other famous fields. After encountering many hardships, he came back to Wellington, but subsequently returned to the Victorian goldfields, and this time met with considerable success. When the gold rush set in to Otago, Mr Sievers was amongst the earliest of the searchers for the precious metal and later on he went to the rush in the Nelson, Marlborough district. Deceased, who was a native of Leipsic, (old English spelling for the German city of Leipzig), was universally esteemed as a sterling, honest man by all who knew him. Deceased leaves a widow and six children, the latter all grown up

31 August 1892
... In the matter of the Will of AUGUST SIEVERS, late of Wellington, deceased
PUBLIC TRUST OFFICE. It is hereby notified that this Will has been finally accepted in accordance with the provisions of "The Public Trust Office Act, 1872", and that the Public Trustee is the Executor appointed under the said Will.
Persons indebted to the deceased are requested to pay the amounts of their several accounts to me or to any Postal Money Order Office.
Persons having accounts against this estate are requested to forward them to me, on or before Wednesday, the 28t day of September next.
Any account not sent in by the day named may be rejected. - J. K. WARBURTON, Public Trustee

27 Jan 1904
... Mr W. L. Sievers, who had been some thirteen or fouteen years in the Harbour Board's sevice, latterly as toll clerk, died last night in his fifty-third year. The deceased was the only son of the late Mr A. Sievers, one of Wellington's early settlers
- he is buried in Mount Street cemetery

14 Nov 1909
... Mr William Sievers (brother of Augustus), a settler in New Zealand of 60 years standing, died at his residence in Parliament-street, (Thorndon), Wellington, at 2 o'clock this morning. The deceased, who was a man of sterling worth and highly respected, was born in Prussia, and left London for Wellington by the ship Mariner with his wife (a young Englishwoman) a fortnight after his marriage, arriving in Port Nicholson early in 1849. Soon after his arrival he took up some land at Wadestown belonging to the late Hon. B. Rhodes, and farmed it for several years. Mr Sievers then removed to the Rangitikei, (Manawatu), but did not remain there for any length of time. Forty-nine years ago he came down from the Rangitikei and settled at Makara, (Wellington), where he lived until nine years ago, when he removed into the city. For two years before his death he had been an invalid, and about a fortnight ago he had a paralytic stroke. He was 87 years of age. His wife died five years ago. The family consists of four sons
- Messrs:
* Alfred Sievers, Makara
* Frederick Sievers, Makara
* August Sievers, Pahiatua
* George Sievers, Clareville Carterton
- and five daughters -
* Mrs G. Poll, Elizabeth who married Martin Gustav Poll in 1872
* Miss Sievers, Wellington
- and Mesdames:
* John Tucker, *Mary who married John Tucker 27 Dec 1897, Dartmoor, Masterton
* P. Healey, Makara Emma who married Patrick Healy in 1900
* G. Catley (Te Horo, Kapiti Coast) Charlotte Cecilia who married George Phillip Catley in 1892
There are 55 grandchildren and about ten great grandchildren
*Mary... note of interest, Mary's mother Isabella Sievers died in Wellington in August 1904. Mary nursed her until her death. On returning home to Kuripuni, Masterton she found her husband John Tucker also very ill. He died 2 weeks after her mother.


13 March 1926
... On the 13th March, 1926, at her residence, 136 Wellington Terrace, Mary Ellen Sievers, relict of the late W. L. Sievers; aged 73 yeaars. R.I.P.
- she is buried in Mount Street cemetery

6 June 1927
... An apartment house and its contents at 136 The Terrace, were severly damaged by fire and water early this morning. The fire brigade received the call at 4.36a.m. The bulding was a wood and iron structure containing nine rooms, and owned by the William Louis Sievers Estate. So far the occupier of the house is not known, and the insurances on the contents are not available. The house was insured for £700 in the Sun Office (equivalent to $64,000 in 2012)



about Mount Street Cemetery, the first Roman Catholic cemetery in Wellington

very interesting look at Mount Street Cemetery on YouTube where the 'Friends of the Mount Street Cemetery' walk you around and explain some of the headstones, some of the people buried there and what the society is doing to restore this old, protected, heritage cemetery which contains over 1100 graves. It was established on 6th January 1841. Pioneers from many cultural and ethnic backgrounds are buried there, including Irish, English, French, Italian, Maori, Scots, Welsh, Austrian, German and Polish - (running time 14 minutes)



PHOTO
a section of MOUNT STREET CEMETERY, Wellington in the background
taken from the family tree site Mount St Cemetery - Phillips which has a number of photos of the cemetery

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on 2012-05-26 01:09:10

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