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Moritz & Sofia ZEINERT - Palmerston North

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Zeinert Name Meaning German: variant of Zeiner

Moritz (1850-1944), from Guben, Brandenburg, Germany & Anna Sofia (1861-1934) Zeinert are being researched as to when they arrived in NZ etc - your help appreciated.
Especially looking for the parents of Miriam Teresa 'Mimi' Zeinert.
Mimi was born 1 February 1925. She married Maurice Joseph BEGLEY (1922-2012) and had 3 children in Pahiatua, Maria, Michael & Peter. They moved to Nuhaka, Hawkes Bay & she and Maurice later divorced. She died 8 December 2007 at the Madison Lifecare Rest Home in Levin aged 82 & is buried in Mangatainoka.
I believe her father may have been Hugo - can you help?

the known children of MORITZ & SOFIA REINERT:

... 1
1882 - 1967 George Emil Zeinert
- in March 1904 George ran in the half-mile handicap race in the Ashhurst Athletic Sports day on the Easter Monday. In 1905 he was in Mrs James Young's Sunday School (College Street) when he & sister Minnie received Honour awards. In 1906 he received an Honours at the All Saints Western Branch Sunday School (Mrs James Young). The maximum marks possible was 450, Albert scored 430
- married Florence Ethel LEWIS (1889-1965) in 1913
Horowhenua Chronicle, 28 November 1912
... A thrilling experience befel some Kimberley road settlers yesterday, in the Ohau river. It seemed at one time that loss of life would occur, but fortunately this was averted. A cart driven By Mr G. Zeinert was being driven across the Kimberley road ford, when the swirl of the flood waters got the vehicle into a precarious position. The brothers Horrobin, who were in the vicinity, promptly ruched to the rescue, but their cart and horse fared even worse than Mr Leinert's Horse, cart and rider were all carried down stream, the cart turning over and over in the rush of waters, while the horse was almost drowned, and the younger Horrobin was in similar perilous case. Eventually the harness was cut away and the horse released, but the cart was so badly damaged that another one had to be requisitioned to bring it into Levin for repairs. The need for a better ford in the vicinity of the accident is a very lively point with the Kimberley road settlers, who add that they would much prefer a bridge

... 2
1884 - 1971 William Frederick Zeinert
- married Violet Florence DOOLAN (1879-1956) in 1924
- William was a Goldminer
- he lived at Ruahine St, Palmerston North
- he died 6 June 1981 in Palmerston North Hospital
- cremated at Kelvin Grove

... 3
1885 - 1972?? Mary Emily Zeinert
- born 20 December 1885
PLEASE NOTE the birth & death info for Mary is tentative at this time
- married William EATON (1879-1956) in 1910
Free Lance, 7 May 1910 On Wednesday afternoon of last week (27 April). at the residence of the bride's parents, College-street, Palmerston North, Miss Mary Zeinert was married to Mr W. Eaton, of Scotland. The bride was given away by her father, and was attended by her cousin, *Miss Agnes Wollerman (Wellington) as chief bridesmaid, and also her sister, Miss Minnie Zeinert, while Mr Hugo Zeinert, of Levin, brother of the bride, acted as best man. The bridegroom presented the bridesmaids with beautiful gold brooches set with pearls and sapphires. The happy couple left by the Auckland express
* daughter of Herman Ludvig WOLLERMAN (1856-1920) also from Guben & of Mina ZIENERT. Herman arrived in NZ about 1890, settled in Palmerston North, became one of the 'First City Father' and was a successful wine and spirit merchant. He built the Manchester Hotel in Feilding & was the first Licensee
see also:

... 4
1888 - 1969 Hugo Zeinert
- on 22 December 1898 (aged 10), Hugo was attending the College street School when they went by special train on an excursion to Westoe for their end of year picnic. He came 2nd in the boys under 12 race
- on 16 February 1900 (aged 12), Hugo acted as a 'traveller' in the College street School concert 'Life in the Transvaal' held in the Theatre Royal
- Hugo was recruited for WWI in February 1917. He was then a Buttermaker in Palmerston North
- he married Annie Josephine CLEGHORN (1897-1966) in 1920 & they farmed in Mangamutu
- Annie was born in Masterton, 1 of 11 children (8 daughters) of Arthur CLEGHORN & Miriam Maud MATHEWS who later moved to Pahiatua
- their known children (thanks to barbidoll, see comments):
* 1925 - 2007 Miriam Teresa 'Mimi' Zeinert
- born 1 February 1925, Miriam died 8 December 2007 aged 82
- she is buried Grave 3, Plot 24, Block 3 at Mangatainoka
* 1930 - 1999 Stephen William Zeinert
- born 28 March 1930, Stephen died 19 December 1999 aged 69
* 1932 - 2009 Bernard John Zeinert
- born 28 July 1932, Bernard died 22 September 2009 aged 77
- he is buried Block F, Burial Area, Plot 135 at The Avenue Cemetery, Levin
ANNIE JOSEPHINE died 21 May 1966 aged 68 in Wellington
- she is buried Grave 4, Plot 15, Block 1 at Mangatainoka
headstone reads: In loving memory of Annie J. Zeinert, died 21st May, 1966 R.I.P.
HUGO died 26 march 1969 aged 81 in Pahiatua
- he is buried Grave 29, Plot 21, Block 2 at Mangatainoka Pahiatua
headstone reads: In loving memory of Hugo Zeinert, died 26th March 1969 R.I.P.

... 5
1893 - 1985 Albert Moritz 'Morris' Zeinert
- born 8 June 1893, Albert was attending St Peters Sunday school in 1901
- he was called to WWI service on 13 Jan 1917. He was a grocer of 116 College Street, West, Palmerston North and served as Corporal 47495. His next of kin was sister Minnie of College street, Palmerston North
- he was awarded the Military Medal in January 1919
- Albert married Marjorie Mary MacDONALD (1896-1988) in 1919
Free Lance, 19 November 1919
... At St Andrew's Church, Mr Albert Morris, youngest son of Mr M. Zeinert, and Marjorie May, youngest daughter of Mr W. McDonald, were married. In a gown of white crepe de chine, the bride was followed by two attendant maids, Misses N. McDonald and Minnie Zeinert. Mr J. S. McDonald was best man
- their known children:
* 1920 - 2005 Olga Lucy Zeinert (didn't marry)
* 1921 - 2011 Nancy Sophia Zeinert
ALBERT died 25 August 1985, his ashes buried Kelvin Grove

... 6
1899 - 1989 Norma Minna Agnes 'Minnie' Zeinert
- born 28 June 1899
- Minnie married John Ballance Binning HOSTICK (1894-1966) in 1927
- a son of John Thomas HOSTICK & Mary Olindo BINNING who married 12 Sep 1888 in Christchurch & later moved to Feilding
- Norma & John were living in Waikato in 1978

Manawatu Times, 15 December 1880
... We hear the Mr Herman Wollerman, with an enterprise which does him credit, has determined to open a Tea Gardens on his land facing the Fitzherbert Road, and close to the Manawatu River. There are twenty-five acres in the lot, and he intends to have the grounds nicely laid out with walks, shades, and summer houses, so that visitors can thoroughly enjoy themselves on Sunday or other evenings. The situation is perhaps one of the very best being close to the Manawaty Bridge, and with a good road to it. The idea is an excellent one, and we feel that in the hands of Mr Wollerman, it will be carried out in an effective manner. In Continental cities and in America, where the German element preponderates those tea gardens are an institution and a source of much recreation

Manawatu Standard, 6 March 1908
... The house occupied by William Hunwick, which was destroyed by fire yesterday, was the property of Mr Moritz Zeinert. The insurance was ?300 in the Commercial Union Office, for which Messrs Barraud and Abraham are the local agents, the same company having issued a policy for ?200 over the furniture.
Shortly after two o'clock the fire alarm rang out, a fire having been discovered at the residence of Mr W. Hunwick, a borough employee, situated on the corner of Clifton street and Cambridge Terrace. The fire had got a good hold before the brigade arrived owing to the house being exposed to a strong wind, and as in addition to this, the water supply was very defective, the building was completely burnt to the ground.
The first attachment of the hose from Ferguson street was practically useless, and it was not till the water was brought from Scandia street that there was any force worth mentioning and even then it was not up to the mark. It is believed the fire started in the dining room where the occupier's little boy had been playing shortly before the fire was discovered but as Mr Hunwick was away at his work, and Mrs Hunwick was in the wash house, the cause of the outbreak is not known

Moritz & Anna Zeinert lived at 61 College St, Palmerston North
- they are buried PLOT 009, BLOCK 001 at Kelvin Grove

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by ngairedith on 2013-05-15 17:35:07

help with this family would be appreciated

by barbidoll on 2013-05-16 08:29:20

Hello ngairedith.
Hugo and Annie Zeinert farmed at Mangamutu,Pahiatua. They had three children, Miriam (married Maurice J Begley),Stephen and Bernard.

by barbidoll on 2013-05-16 08:32:55

Hello ngairedith.
Hugo and Annie Zeinert farmed at Mangamutu,Pahiatua. They had three children, Miriam (married Maurice J Begley),Stephen and Bernard.

by JonBegley on 2013-07-06 21:16:52

Hello Ngairedith,

Hugo and Annie Zeinert, actually had four children
Hugh, Miriam, Stephen and Bernard

Miriam married Maurice Joseph Begley, they didn't move to Nuhaka, infact Maurice was from Nuhaka prior to the war,

Maurice was in the Army and stationed at the Pahiatua interment camp , as camp electrician.
Miriam , Maurice and their 3 children moved from pahiatua to Napier in 1959 as they expanded there business to manufacture for westinghouse

Miriam didn't pass away at the rest home, she was moved to palmerston North hospital and later died there.

by Mareebkack on 2021-10-05 21:56:28

Hello Ngairiedith,
I am descended from Herman and Minna Wollerman (née Zeinert), sister of Moritz.
Moritz Zeinert (1850-1944) cabinetmaker from Guben. According to his wife Anna’s obituary in the “Manawatu Standard” 24 May 1934, pg 8:
They married in 1881 and In 1883 they travelled from Hamburg to London. They next embarked the steamer “Ruhapehu” at Plymouth bound for Auckland, NZ. They took a coastal vessel to Wellington and transferred to “Queen of the south seas” to Foxton

I realise your request for travel info was from years ago but in case you check back in, hope this is of interest.

by ngairedith on 2021-10-15 06:56:25

Thank you Maree

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