Wilhelm Conrad Lehmann and Louise Hulda Henschke
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WC Lehmann LH HenschkeBiography

  Wilhelm Conrad Lehmann was born at Tanunda on 28 April 1882. He was the first born son of Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Lehmann and Amalie Bertha Lehmann (nee Ahrens) . He was baptized at the Bethany Lutheran Church on 7 May 1882 by Pastor G. A. Heidenreich.. His sponsors were Gottlieb Lehmann, Henry Ahrens and Caroline Lehmann. Pastor Heidenreich also confirmed him on 31 October 1895 at Bethany.
    On 16 April 1915, he married Louise Hulda Henschke, Rev. H. F. W. Roehrs, officiated at the ceremony at Bethany. Louise Hulda was born at Krondorf on 29 April 1892, the daughter of Johann Gottfried Henschke and Marie Elisabeth Henschke (nee Koch) .  She was baptised on 29 May 1892 at Bethany, her sponsors were Phillipp Schultz, Gottlob Schmidt, Hulda Schultz and Mith. Kernig.
    Conrad and Hulda had six daughters and three sons.  One daughter (Melva Louise) died as an infant.  Conrad and Hulda lived on the Vine Vale road near Angaston. WCL in vinyardcertificate
    Conrad was a vigneron. They had a vineyard in three separate blocks about half a mile apart.  In the early years, Conrad exempted his children from school for four weeks so they could help to pick the grapes.  Conrad also pruned vines for W Salter & Son and had a contract with the South Australian Railways to plough firebreaks from Angaston and Truro through to Gawler.  He used a three furrow plough pulled by two horses.
    Hulda milked cows and had fowls, which helped to pay for the groceries. Mr Mutton used to come around once a week with his buggy and horses to collect the eggs and butter in exchange for groceries. The cows were kept in a hilly paddock where the children had to chop out the salvation jane so that the grass could grow. In later years Hulda's mother lived with them until she died (12 December  1931) and was buried at the Krondorf cemetery alongside her husband.
    Hulda died aged 55 on 15 October 1947. In ca.1954 Conrad moved to 6 Schilling St Angaston with his daughter Dora as housekeeper. He died on May 10 1959 aged 77. Rev. H. F. W. Proeve officiated at his funeral in Angaston on 11 May 1959. He was buried at Angaston cemetery alongside his wife.

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Conrad and Hulda's grave at Angaston Cemetery (photo taken 11 July 2011)

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Wedding Photograph

back row: ?,  ? Henschke, Johann Carl Friedrich (Fred) Weber and Anna PaulineWeber (nee Koch), Georg Philipp Lehmann,  ?,  ?,  ?,  ? Lindner,  ?,  ?,  ? Lindner
3nd row: Johann Wilhelm Koch and Augusta Hulda Koch (nee Mattner), ?, ?, ?, ?, Auguste Helene Nitschke (nee Henschke), Heinrich Bernhardt Nitschke, August and Mrs Hensel, ?, ?, ?
2rd row: Franz Julius Lehmann and Emelia Ella Lehmann (nee Hastings), Lottie Elvira Roehrs (nee Gehling) and Pastor Walter Fritz Roehrs Marie Elisabeth Henschke (nee Koch)Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Lehmann and Bertha Amalie Lehmann (nee Ahrens), Carl Martin Lerhmann and Hilda Maria Lehmann (nee Schultz), Emily Frieda Henschke, Carl Benno Henschke
front row:Alwine Liebich (nee Falkenberg), Paul Benno Liebich, Martha Heitmann (nee Heppner), Albert Ludwig (Lou) Heitmann, Sophie Amalie Lehmann,  bride, groom, Gotthilf Herbert Lindner, Emmilie Wilhelmine Lehmann, Frederich Alwin Schliebs, Evelyn Frieda ModistachLudwig Hermann Lehmann
children: ?, ?, ?, ?, Beryl Adeline Lehmann, Mona Eileen Lehmann

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Obituary from the Angaston Leader

Death of Mr Conrad Lehmann, 77
Mr Conrad Wilhelm Lehmann, 77. of Angaston, died in Angaston District Hespital on May 10. He was born at Tanunda on April 28, 1882, as eldest son of Mr and Mrs Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Lehmann.  He was baptized on April 7, 1882 by late Pastor G. A. Heidenreich at Bethany. Pastor Heidenreich confirmed him on October 31, 1895 at Bethany. On April 16, 1915, he married Louise Hulda Henschke, Rev. H. F. W. Roehrs, officiating at the ceremony at Bethany.  The couple had six daughters and three sons. One daughter (Melva) predeceased him. Mrs Lehmann passed awav on October 15, 1947. Mr Lehmann lived at Vine Vale, where he had a garden until about five years ago, when he moved to Angaston.  He is survived by Rosa (Mrs A. Niejalke, Tanunda); Dora (Mrs M. Krieg, Angaston); Wanda (Mrs H. E. Moad, Palmer); Ivy, Adelaide; Hilda (Mrs H. Wurst, Lyrup); Edgar, Currency Creek; Walter, Nuriootpa; Victor, Penrice.  There are 14 grandchildren. Surviving sisters are Mrs M. Schliebs, Vine Vale; Mrs S. Lindner, Tanunda and Mrs Mueller. Mr Harry Lehmann, Monash, is a brother.  Rev. H. F. W. Proeve officiated at the funeral at Angaston on May 11 bearers being Messrs A Russack, Fred Pohlner, Art Andretzke and Arn Loeffler.

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Koch Connections Koch Family Reunion Committee: Adelaide, 1997 (p 345)
Henschke Heritage Henschke Heritage Group Inc.: Adelaide, 1995 (pp 154, 227)
The Ahrens Family compiled by Betty Mangelsdorf: Munno Para, SA, 2003 (p 142)

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