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Olga Ottilie HOKLAS

Olga Ottilie HOKLAS

Female 1897 - 1982  (85 years)

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  • Name Olga Ottilie HOKLAS  [1
    • FS email from Marilyn Whittenbury 29.9.17 states the parents of OLGA OTTILITE HOKLAS are FATHER:Johann Georg Heinirich Hoklas born 31 Aug 1853 at Blumberg SA Died 1 Sep 1911 ages 58yrs and buried at Schoenborn SA. MOTHER:Christiane Lydia Minge Born 7May1856 Schoenborn SA. Died 23 May 1937 ages 81 yoa.Buried at Willeston SA
    • Ottilie is the last of nine children listed in notes of fathers and mothers birth evidence
    Born 17 Jun 1897  Sheoak Log SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Buried xx Jul 1982  Willaston SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 27 Jul 1982  [3
    Person ID I-8559  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2018 

    Father Johann Georg Heinrich HOKLAS,   b. 31 Aug 1852, Blumburg SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1911, Tanunda SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship -2788 
    Mother Christiane Lydia MINGE,   b. 7 May 1856, Schoenborn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1937  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship -2788 
    Married 24 Oct 1878  Shoenborn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Note 1880-1900 
    Willochra, sheoak Log, new mechlenburg.  
    • Email dated 27 August 2018 from Marilyn Whittenbury. States: JOACHIM HEINRICH HOKLAS b14.12.1817 Leuttenmark, Near Boitzenburg/Mecklenburg Scherwin/Prussia?Germany: died 3.8.1888 at New Macklenburg, SA aged 70 Years and buried at the Schoenborn Cemetery at Gomersal SA. At his death he had married and widowed THREE times with six of his nine children surving to adulthood.
      Single, JOACHIM HEINRICH HOKLAS aged 31yoa arrived in SA on the ship Australia on 10/9/1849 (about 12 the new colony). Settling in at Klemzig, SA and in 15/4/1853 he made an "OATH OF ALLEGIANCE" to the colony of SA. Occupation: Landsman.
      4 years after his first marriage; he relocated to the New Mecklenburg, Barrossa Valley purchased land as a pioneer famer, in 1860 construcing a sotne building-barn, cellar with 2 foot thick walls and thatched roof upon a side of a hill that gave access to the top slate floor property. The bottom floor of the building was used as a hanging room and storeroom; including a cellar.
      This estate continues in the family, a 5th generation of the HOKLAS family began grapevines in 2004 (100years since vines were last harvest). In 2018 producing premium full bodied/?blooded Barossa Style red wine.
    • continued: Father of Joachim Heinrich Hoklas was direct line: Johann Herrmann Hoklas of Leuttenmark, Mecklenburg.Prussia.
    • Joachim Heinrich Hoklas FIRST MARRIAGE at 33yoa married ANNA (HELEN) MAGDALENE ELISABETH SCHMAAL aged 25yoa on 24.12.1850 at Klemzig, SA with 6 known children. Born between 31/8/1851 - 21/5/1862 at Adelaide, Nuriootpa and New Mecklenburg SA, Anna Magdalene Elizabeth Schmaalb. 16/2/18525 Wiebendorf, Mecklenburg. Germany d.1/8/1864 aged 39 yoa at New Mecklenburg SA and buried at Schoenborn SA
    • Government altered the name Shoenborn to Gomersal during the first world war.
    • Schoenborn Cemetery State Heritage listed burials from 1858 to present day.
    • Original settlements; Schoenborn and New Macklenburg from 1852 - 1855, mostly German families. These areas original inhabitants were Ngadjuri Aboriginals. Explored by Colonel William Light in 1837.
    Occupation 1870's-1910's 
    Farmer and Labourer according to Marilyn Whittenbury.  
    Family ID F-2788  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carl Alfred PURSCHE,   b. 28 May 1891, Towitta SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1972, Williamstown SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1918  Nildottie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
    +1. Eric Colin PURSCHE,   b. 23 Nov 1919, Gawler SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 2010, Woodville SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  []
     2. Norman Alfred PURSCHE,   b. 4 Sep 1921, Tanunda SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 2009, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  []
     3. Lorna Mavis PURSCHE,   b. 9 Jun 1926, Tanunda SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1999  (Age 73 years)  []
     4. Roy Lawrence PURSCHE,   b. 6 Mar 1932, Gawler SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 2017, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  []
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2018 14:32:38 
    Family ID F-2789  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Pursche, Carl Alfred husband to Olga Ottilie nee Hoklas
    Pursche, Carl Alfred husband to Olga Ottilie nee Hoklas

  • Sources 
    1. [S-128] FS Marilyn Whittenbury - ID 8561 - emailed mclean1838-28.9.2017, Lorna McLean , Hotmail dated 29 Sep 17-Marilyn Whittenbury, 4 Sep 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Marilyn Whittenbury;BDM records of FS=family stories and family publications:"Meet the Minge's" and "Heritage of Faith-Meigel families in Australia" Authors: Meigel Reunion
      Committee;Tanunda SA,1981,408pp ISBN0959394702

    2. [S-128] FS Marilyn Whittenbury - ID 8561 - emailed mclean1838-28.9.2017, Lorna McLean , 2.10.2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Marilyn Whittenbury nee Pursche provided grandparents details from "internet"-non specific and family reference book-"Meet the Minge's and Heritage of Faith-Miegel families in Australia" no author, ISBN, year of publication provided
      Olgas birth date on her headstone reads June, but source Marilyn (above) wrote July. For followup.

    3. [S-128] FS Marilyn Whittenbury - ID 8561 - emailed mclean1838-28.9.2017, Lorna McLean , Hotmail dated 29 Sep 17-Marilyn Whittenbury, 4 Sep 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Marilyn Whittenbury;BDM records of FS=family stories and family publications:"Meet the Minge's" and "Heritage of Faith-Meigel families in Australia" Authors: Meigel Reunion Committee;Tanunda SA,1981,408pp ISBN0959394702

    4. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, 18.08.2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Groom Given Name(s): Heinrich Johann Georg
      Groom Last Name: HOKLAS
      Bride Given Name(s): Christine Lydia
      Bride Last Name: MINGE
      Marriage Date: 1878, October 25
      Marriage Place: Ev Luth Church Schoenborn
      Groom Age: 25
      Groom Approx. Birth Year: 1853
      Groom Marital Status: S
      Groom Father: Joachim Heinrich HOKLAS
      Bride Age: 22
      Bride Approx. Birth Year: 1856
      Bride Marital Status: S
      Bride Father Name: Johann Auguste MINGE
      District: Barossa
      Book/Page: 117/363
      Marilyn Whittenbury provided some pieces of information. This information is based on the SA BDM Registrary Office.

    5. [S-128] FS Marilyn Whittenbury - ID 8561 - emailed mclean1838-28.9.2017, Lorna McLean , 2.10.2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Marilyn Whittenbury nee Pursche provided grandparents details from "internet"-non specific and family reference book-"Meet the Minge's and Heritage of Faith-Miegel families in Australia" no author, ISBN, year of publication provided
      Nildottie SA was Olgas (21 at wedding) family residence at Nildottie SA.