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SCHWARTFEGERs in New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

some SCHWARTFEGERs in New Zealand

* Albert Felix 'Richard' Schwartfeger (1892-)
* born Collingwood, Marlborough
Albert was a Bush Feller. He served in WWI as Rifleman 23/590 with the 10th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion, E Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade. His next of kin was his mother Agnes Martha Schwartfeger in Pirongia
NZ Herald, 13 March 1922
Will anyone knowing address of A. F. Schwartfeger, late Ohaupo, kindly advise same to brother, P. V. Schwartfeger, Ohaupo. Urgently required

* Amelia Bertha Schwartfeger (1897-1971)
* born Collingwood, Marlborough
married Francis Henry BUSH in 1923

* Andrew Alfred Schwartfeger (1888-1969)
* born Collingwood, Marlborough
married Mary Violet CULLERN (1890-1945) in 1920
Auckland Star. 26 April 1945
DEATH SCHWARTFEGER On April 25 (suddenly), at her residence, Green street, Papakura, Mary Violet, dearly loved wife of Andrew Alfred Schwartfeger and loved daughter of the late Mr and Mrs F. Cullen, aged 55 years. A service will be held at the above address at 2p.m. to-morrow (Friday), funeral then leaving for Papakura Cemetery
NZ Herald, 18 May 1945
- Mr A. Schwartfeger and Family wish to sincerely thank all relatives and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy in the sad loss of a loving wife and mother; also for telegrams, letters cards and beautiful floral emblems received. Special thanks to Papakura Rugby League, Athletic and Working Men's Clubs. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgment

* Arthur Burnett Schwartfeger (1883-1885)
* born Collingwood, Marlborough

* Clarence Edward Schwartfeger (1905-1957)
* born Stratford, Taranaki
married Kathleen Alice 'Lou' BERRY (1909-1994) 1928
NZ Herald, 10 Sep 1928
SCHWARTGEGER - On September 3, at Public Hospital, Matamata, to Mr and Mrs C. E. Schwartfeger, of Okoroire, a daughter. Both well
Auckland Star. 31 Oct 1929
SCHWARTFEGER - On October 20, at "Avonlea" maternity Home, 9 Powell Street, Avondale, to Mr and Mrs C. E. Schwartfeger, Swanson, a daughter (Kathleen Alice 1929-2012). Both well

* Ernest Frederick/Ferdinand 'Fliss' Schwartfeger (1887-1928)
* born Collingwood, Marlborough

* Evelyn Martha Schwartfeger (1885-1969)
* born Collingwood, Marlborough
married Isaac Marks STEPHENS in 1906 Stratford

* Franz Gotleib Schwartfeger (1840-1914)
* born 1840 Ranglacken, (East Prussia) Germany
married Agnes Martha BURNETT in 1880
* was a Goldminer in Nelson. Naturalised 6 Oct 1873. Moved to Auckland. Died 17 Jan 1914 in Avondale Mental Hospital of Senile Decay. and buried Waikumete

* Franz Gottlieb Schwartfeger (1880-1956)
married Emma Eliza LOVEDAY (nee Harvey 1869-1943) in 1911
* born in Stoke, Nelson, 1 of 16 children of John William Harvey & Alice Hannah Burnett
their known children
1912 - 1979 Mervyn Frank Hedley Schwartfeger
NOTE Emma first married Alfred Loveday (1866-1909) in Takaka, Tasman, Marlborough in 1895 and had 7 children

* Henrietta Charlotte Schwartfeger (1896-1985)
* born Collingwood, Marlborough
married Walter ROGERS in 1928

* James Martin 'Stanton' Schwartfeger (1893-1941)
* born Collingwood, Marlborough
James served in WWI as 8/1628. He served in WWII as Leading Aircraftman NZ402532with the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Son of Frantz Gottlieb & Agnes Martha Schwartfeger, he was listed simply as Stanton on the WW1 Nominal Roll. He enlisted from Tariki, Taranaki. His next of kin was his mother Agnes in Te Aroha
James died 30 Jan 1941 aged 47 and is buried at Papakura
Press, 1 Feb 1941
The Air Department announces that after a serious illness of some weeks duration, a patrolman attached to the Royal New Zealand Air Force station at Whenuapai died in the Auckland Hospital yesterday. He was L.A.C. Schwartfeger Stanton. His next of kin is his sister, Mrs M. Bell, of Matamata

* John Schwartfeger (1881-)
* born Collingwood, Marlborough

* Leila May Schwartfeger (1901-1923)
* born Collingwood, Marlborough
married Walter Thomas WOOLSTON on 1922

* Louisa Emily Schwartfeger (1899-1979)
* born Collingwood, Marlborough
married Ernest WOOLSTON in 1921

* Mervyn Frank Hedley Schwartfeger (1912-1979)
* born Inglewood, Taranaki
married Myra May PHILLIPS 1943 New Plymouth
* Mervyn served in WWII as WWII 6843 with Headquarters, 22nd (Wellington) Battalion Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Second Echelon. He enlisted from Hawera. Private Schwartfeger was reported wounded in July 1941. His next of kin was his mother Emma Eliza Schwartfeger of Rata Street, Inglewood
NOTE Thanks to GLC in comments for finding this info on Mervyn ... James Martin Stanton Schwartfger said he knew deceased for about three and a half years. On May 1, 1923, deceased and he purchased an island farm from Mr J. Bell, of Birkenhead. The island was named Dunstanton. Both went to the island to reside and they lived and worked together until July 7 1923. Witness left the island and went to work for a Mr Grant, at Karaka, where he stayed until April 7, 1924, when he again joined deceased on the island. They both worked together on the island until April 29 when witness again left and went sharemilking for Mr R. Thomas, of Beach Road, Papakura. He had not seen deceased since. On Sunday deceased went down to the end of the farm which is immediately across from the island, and looked across the channel, hut could not see deceased's boat which was usually tied up on the whare. He came to the conclusion that the deceased had gone to Papakura, so he went back to the farm .. more at link

* Minnie Grace Schwartfeger (1890-1944)
* born Collingwood, Marlborough
married John BELL in 1912

* Norman Sicily Schwartfeger
* * born Collingwood, Marlborough, changed name to Eric Jeffrey BELL (1894-1974)
married Hilda Mary THOMPSON
Stratford Evening Post, 17 July 1911IN COURT Ar the magistrate's Court, Opunake on Thursday, Norman Schwartfeger was charged that on June 19, at Patiki Road, Pihama, he stole once fowl, the value of 3s, belonging to We Paku. Defendant pleaded not guilty. We Paku said he saw defendant shoot the fowl. It did not fall into his property when shot. Defendant said he was out shooting and he saw something bobbing up in the hedge and he fired at the spot. He saw the fowl dead, he did not touch the fowl and was not withing 6ft of it at any time. His Worship state if We Paku had known the law perhaps he would not have laid the charge. Even if the defendant had deliberately shot the fowl, it would not be theft unless he took it and sold it, or converted it to his own use. He was not satisfied that defendant even touched the fowl and, as usual, he was entitled to the benefit of the doubt. It was only right that the fowl should be paid for, The charge was dismissed

* Percival 'Percy' Vivian Schwartfeger (1895-1982)
* born Collingwood, Marlborough
married Alice Clarinda Kumona MARTIN 1929 Te Awamutu
* Arrived home to Pirongia, from war into Wellington, on the 'Giessen' 16 Aug 1919. His sister Louisa Emily was of Pirongia was listed as his next of kin
NZ Herald, 13 March 1922
Will anyone knowing address of A. F. Schwartfeger, late Ohaupo, kindly advise same to brother, P. V. Schwartfeger, Ohaupo. Urgently required

* Rosiena Mabel Schwartfeger (1889-)
* born Collingwood, Marlborough
married John Biggar `Jack` WILSON (1883-) 1910
Opunake Times, 1 Nov 1910
WILSON-SCHWARTFEGER On Wednesday, 26th October, the marriage of Miss Rosiena Schwartfeger, eldest daughter of Mr Frantz Guttlieb Schwartfeger and Mr John Biggar Wilson (& of Margaret Dixon), of Wairarapa, was solemnised in the house of the bride, at Pihama, by the Rev J. McArthur, of Opunake. Mr William Dodds Wilson (1885-), brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man and Miss Minnie Grace Schwartfeger, sister of the bridge, was bridesmaid.
After the wedding ceremony the usual toasts were proposed and responded to and Mr and Mrs Wilson then left for their future home in the Wairarapa, followed by the best wishes of their friends here and in Pihama
* Jack worked for NZ Railways and he and Rosiena were living at 22 Gamma Street, Roslyn, Dunedin when Jack went to war as Private 34949 with the 20th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company

* Solomon Schwartfeger (1815-)
* born ? married Rosenia Fox (1817-), parents of Franz Gotleib Schwartgeger above
* was a Master Mariner

* unnamed daughter Schwartfeger (1906-1906)
* daughter of Franz Gottlieb & Agnes Martha Schwartfeger

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by jazinoz on 2011-04-23 23:19:10

Hi Ngaire, I'm Jaz from Australia (although Kiwi born) I have a WOOLSTON connection - my maternal Grandmother Mabel Caroline WOOLSTON b. 24 Dec 1909 in UK. I'm having great difficulty even finding her parents Thomas Henry WOOLSTON or Caroline WOOLSTON (nee JEFFERSON) they were from the North East Coast/Middlesbrough area. They had quite a few children being Mabel, Thomas, William, Lesley, Bernard, Eric, George, Dorothy & Alfred. Mabel WOOLSTON married my Grandfather Gilbert William JUGGINS, they lived in Sheffield and then migrated out to New Zealand post WWII as government assisted passengers on the 'Atlantis' from Southampton - Wellington in 1951 with their children. Mabel & Gilbert eventually settled in Dunedin. I would love any information that you may have gathered while seeking your WOOLSTON connection or any pointers on where I could go to next? I already have quite a bit of history on the JUGGINS side but would now love to do the WOOLSTON side. Thank you very much - Jaz (Australia)
P.S Apparently my WOOLSTON's had a history in a place called Luton - funnily enough that was where my JUGGINS' tree roots started too :)

by Alan1948 on 2016-01-17 23:00:53

Jaz - please contact me for information regarding the Woolston's -

by Mr_Brightside on 2017-04-24 20:43:41

Mervyn was my grandfather, although he died before I was born. My fathers name is Russell Schwartfeger - he was born in taranaki and we now live in Palmerston North. My father was born in 1958 and has 3 children. My Brother Phil Schwartfeger, my sister Liana Shigida (married), and me, Logan Schwartfeger. My uncle, Graham Schwartfeger has a son and a daughter - Evan and Alena Schwartfeger.
Hope you find this helpful :)

by GLC on 2018-05-12 05:16:45

James Martin Stanton Schwartfger.
Info on part of his life can be found in the Inquest of his friend and partner Robert DUNN at the following site.

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