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18 children of Franz Gottlieb SCHWARTFEGER + Anges Martha BURNETT

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FRANZ GOTTLIEB SCHWARTFEGER was born in 1840 in East Prussia, Germany

- unknown when he emigrated to New Zealand but he married Agnes Martha BURNETT in Stoke, Nelson New Zealand in 1863 when he was 40 and she was 17. Agnes`s application to marry Franz was lodged on 28-12-1880 and they married on 30-12-1880, 7 months after her sister Emily was married

- Agnes was the 11th of 12 children of:
Richard BURNETT & his 2nd wife Sarah Ann IRONMONGER

FRANZ & AGNES had 18 children:

... 1
1880 - ? John Schwartfeger
- nothing know about John at this time

... 2
1881 - 1856 Franz Gottlieb Schwartfeger
- he married Emma ELiza HARVEY in 1911
- he died aged 76 in Collingwodd, Nelson

... 3
1883 - 1885 Arthur Burnett Schwartfeger
- he died aged 21 months in Collingwood, Nelson

... 4
1885 - 1969 Evelyn Martha Schwartfeger
- she married Isaac Marks STEPHENS (1881-1963) in 1906
- Isaac was born in Longford, Tasmania, Australia
- they had 12 children
- she died in Gisborne in 1969 aged 84

... 5
1887 - 1928 Ernest Frederick Schwartfeger
- he died in Tokonui Hospital in 1928 aged 41

... 6
1888 - 1969 Andrew Alfred Schwartfeger
- he married Mary Violet CULLERN in 1920
- they had 9 known children
- he died in 1969 aged 81 in Papakura, Auckland

... 7
1889 - 1966 Rosenia Mabel Schwartfeger
- born October 26 1889
- she married John Bijgar "Jack" WILSON in 1910
- she died 5 March 1966 in Gore aged 77

... 8
1890 - 1944 Minnie Grace Schwartfeger
- she married John BELL in 1912 in Te Aroha, Waikato
- they had 8 known children
- they live in Te Poi, Waikato
- she died in 1944 aged 53 in Hamilton

... 9
1892 - 1970 Albert Felix "Richard" Schwartfeger
- thanks to a message from Kaimai on 20-2-2011 I was able to add info for Albert
- the meassage read: ... I have found info giving details that Felix changed his name to Richard John Burnett and died in Auckland
- a Richard John Burnett was a Blacksmith, he died in Auckland on 8 Nov 1970 aged 78. He is buried in SOLDIERS BURIAL M Row 9, Plot 87 at Waitakere Cemetery Auckland
- he had served in WWI at the age of 24 as Rifleman 23/590 with the NZRB, 10th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company. He embarked from Wellington on the HMNZT 61, "Aparima" bound for Devonport, England. He was listed at that time as a Bushfeller. His Next Of Kin was his mother, Mrs A.M. Schwartfeger, Pirongia, via Te Awamutu, Waikato

... 10
1893 - 1941 James Martin Stanton Schwartfeger
- James served with the Royal NZ Air Force in WWI as Private 8/1628. He also served in WWII as Leading Aircraftman NZ402532 with the Royal New Zealand Air Force Otago Infantry Battalion, 3rd Reinforcements
- his enlistment address was Tariki, Taranaki
- his Next Of Kin was his mother, Mrs Agnes Martha Schwartfeger, Gordon, Te Aroha
- he died in Whenuapai on 30 Jan 1941 of natural causes in Auckland Public Hospital aged 47. He is buried Papakura Public Cemetery

... 11
1894 - 1974 Norman Sicily Schwartfeger
- he later changed his name to Eric Jeffrey BELL
- he married Hilda Mary THOMPSON

... 12
1895 - 1982 Percival 'Percy' Vivian Schwartfeger
- he served in WWI as Private 74027 with the NZEF, 37th Reinforcements D Company. His Next Of Kin was his sister, Miss Louisa Emily Schwartfeger, Pirongia, via Te Awamutu, Waikato
- he was listed as a Bushfeller.
- he married Alice Clarinda Kumona MARTIN in Te Awamutu in 1929
- they had 2 children in the Waikato and 2 in Taranaki
- he died in Hawera Hospital in 1982 aged 87

... 13
1896 - 1985 Henrietta Charlotte Schwartfeger
- she married Walter ROGERS in 1928
- they adopted the children of her sister Leila

... 14
1897 - 1971 Amelia Bertha Schwartfeger
- she married Francis Henry BUSH in 1923 in Wellington
- she died in Palmerston North in 1971 aged 74

... 15
1899 - 1979 Louisa Emily Schwartfeger
- she married Ernest WOOLSTON
- she died in Hamilton in 1979 aged 80

... 16
1901 - 1923 Leila May Schwartfeger
- she married Walter Thomas WOOLSTON in 1911
- she had 2 children and died after the birth of her son John in 1923, aged 23
- Her sister Henrietta adopted the 2 children

... 17
1905 - 1957 Clarence Edward Schwartfeger
- married Kathleen Alice 'Lou' BERRY in 1928
- he died in Otahuhu, Auckland in 1957 aged 51
- he is buried in Pirongia, Waikato

... 18
1906 - 1906 unnamed daughter Schwartfeger
- she died aged 1 day in Stratford, Taranaki

FRANZ died January 1914 in Auckland aged 74
- he is buried in Waikumete Cemetery
AGNES died in 1916 in Waikato Hospital aged 53
- she is buried in Hamilton West Cemetery

thanks to ZebulonJoe for his message of 12 Dec 2010:
... My father, Eric Jeffrey Bell (Norman Cicely Schwartfeger) gave a somewhat different history
Franz was born in Renzlaken(?) in 1838 or 1839, arrived in NZ c 1868, I suspect jumped ship, was naturalised shortly before marrying Martha Agnes Burnet(t) - her father survived the Wairau massacre, 17th June 1843 -
Richard S., of ......... Street, Waihi has a copy of the marriage certificate
Dad walked out of the house either 1906 or 1907. He went to Duntroon Military College the year before its official opening, which was 1908. There were 2 other New Zealanders with him. He was invalided home twice from WW1

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by sarahfitness on 2011-04-04 02:05:32

Hi, Minnie Grace lived in Te Poi, Matamata. Not sure of exact dates etc, she was my great-nana my grandads mum on my mums side

by tilileave on 2012-02-29 02:48:20

Hi there,Rosenia Mabel Schwartfeger was my Grandmother and lived with us in Gore until she died in 1966, aged 76 years. We have her birth date as October 26,1890.
She was my Mothers Mum.

by marysch on 2012-05-21 05:35:48

Hi, my dad was Percy schwartfeger lived in Kaponga Taranaki died in 1982

by marysch on 2012-05-21 05:40:14

my parents visited many of the Schwartfeger family about 1942 with us all in a singer 9 car. i just remember a few highlights of this trip. Mary meredith

by marysch on 2012-05-21 05:41:44

Does anyone know of a story of Grandad seeing Pelorus Jack in the ook strait area?

by ngairedith on 2012-05-21 06:06:29

PELORUS JACK was a Risso's dolphin that was famous for meeting and escorting ships through a stretch of water in Cook Strait, New Zealand, between 1888 and 1912.

He would guide the ships by swimming alongside a water craft for twenty minutes at a time. If the crew could not see Jack at first, they would often wait for him to appear.

Despite his name, he did not live in nearby Pelorus Sound; instead, he would often guide ships through dangerous passages of French Pass. However, some local residents familiar with his habits claim that he never went through French Pass itself

click the above link to find out more (and a photo)

by rachelliddy on 2013-01-15 04:39:33

Hi Ngaire,
My grandfather was John Howard Rogers (son of Leila May Schwartfeger and adopted by Henrietta Charlotte). There is a book avaliable from the national library called Woolston : a pioneer family, that follows the family tree back and gives alot of details on when and how people lived and died.

One small piece of info i remember from the book is that grandads siter Ina Maize died tragically (i believe she accidently shot herself) about 16 years old. There is 6 (i think) Ina Maize in the family who died in accidents at young ages - before 16 years.


by Mr_Brightside on 2017-04-24 20:25:34

Hey there,

Franz Schwartfeger (jr) was my great grandfather. My granddad was his youngest son Mervyn. I hope this helps

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