Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
NameLE BRUN, Marie Catherine (Kathleen)
Birth17 Jan 1866, Port Lincoln, SA4375
MemoMarie Catherine
Death6 May 1946, Broken Hill, NSW4376,4377 Age: 80
MemoMarie Catherine
MotherBASCOMBE, Eliza (1837-1911)
Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954) Tue 7 May 19464377

Death Of Mrs.
Marie C. Berkholz;
Baron's Daughter
Mrs. Marie Catherine Berk-
holz, who died at the Hospital at
6 a.m.yesterday,' was 80 years
of age. Born at Port Lincoln,
S.A., in 1866. She was the
daughter of Baron Frederic Le
Brun, who came to this country
from France in 1859, and Eliza-
beth Bascomb, the daughter of an
Anglican clergyman of Tun-
bridge Wells, Kent, who travel-
led to Australia with her brother
and his wife on the same shîp.
On his arrival at Port Lincoln,
Baron le Brun married and took
up land in that district, building
up a fine pastoral property
which he relinquished, after some
years to settle in Port Lincoln,
there conducting a business, it is
believed, as stock and station
agent until his death in 1904. His
wife died within the next: few
After going to Adelaide at the
age of 21, Mrs. Berkholz spent
some ten years in service with
the Lungley, Grundy and Lendon
families, and as a dressmaker in
North Adelaide, an occupation
she had. followed as a girl in
Port Lincoln.
Accepting an offer of a position
as dressmaker with Boan Bro-
thers, at that time leading. Bro-,
ken Hill drapery firm she came
in 1897, but on arrival became
head waitress at the Centennial
Hotel, then conducted by the
Strachan family. From there
she transferred to W. J. Player's
Royal Hotel, Argent Street, in a
similar capacity, leaving to go to
the Palace Hotel. (now Returned
Soldiers' Hostel) when Mr. Play-
er took over the licence of that
In 1900 she married Mr. Fred-
erick William Berkholz, a build-
ing contractor who came to Bro-
ken Hill in 1894 as carpenter on
the South Mine. It was in this
year Mr. Berkholz. became licen-
see of the Hillside Hotel, only re-
linquishing business in 1917 to
live in retirement at Glenelg,
S.A. They returned here at the
latter end of 1922 to wind up
business interests, but after her
husband's death in April, 1928,
Mrs. Berkholz decided to remain
and had lived here continuously
since then.
Mrs. Berkholz enjoyed good
health until comparatively re-
cently when it became evident
that she was failing. She had
been in poor health since the heat
wave at the beginning of the
year, but her death was unexpec-
ted. She leaves a daughter;
(Meta) and son ( Allen) both re-
siding here. Another daughter;
Gladys died in infancy. The
funeral, which was of a private
nature took place today, leaving
her late residence, 208.Oxide St.,
at 11 a.m. for the Church of Eng-
land Cemetery. The burial ser-
vice was delivered at the grave-
side by Rector V. Hartwig. The
bearers were Messrs. A. Ed-
wards, F. Smith, G. Dorman and
L.; Childers. The funeral ar-
rangements were carried out by
Fred J. Potter and Son.
Birth28 Jul 1864, Tanunda, SA4343,4374
Death19 Apr 1923, Broken Hill, NSW4343 Age: 58
MotherRICHARDS, Elizabeth Ann (ca1837-1906)
Marriage1900, Broken Hill, NSW4378
Marr MemoMarie K
ChildrenMeta Antoinette (1901-)
 Gladys Kathleen (1902-1903)
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