Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
NameGERKE, Friedrich Carl
Birth22 Jan 1851, Needy Churn, Prussia88350
Immigration12 Jan 1877, ‘Herschel’88350,47474 Age: 25
MemoFriedrich GEHRKE
Death1 Apr 1928, Hospital, Peterborough, SA88351,88348,88350 Age: 77
Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Saturday 7 April 192888350

Mr. Frederick Carl Gerke, of Yongala,
died in the Peterborough Hospital on Sun-
day, at the age of 77 years. He was
born in the village of Needy Churn,
Prussia, on January 22, 1851. He served
his country in the army in the Franco-
Prussian war, and visited the Philippine
Islands, the West Indies, and Spain. He
married Miss Henrietta Zarnick, and with
his wife left Germany            
in the ship Hurshell,                
and arrived in South Australia in    
1877. They resided at Penworthy until  
1891, when Mr. Gerke secured a property
at Bundaleer Springs, and made a success
of his venture. In 1917 Mr. Gerke re-  
moved to Mannanarie, and later to Yon-
gala, where he lived in retirement. Mr.    
and Mrs. Gerke celebrated their golden  
wedding four years ago. Mrs. Gerke sur-  
vives, and there are seven children living  
—Messrs. J. S. Gerke (Peterborough), L.  
F. Gerke (Mannanarie), J. A. Gerke  
(Bundaleer Springs), and Messrs. A.
Spavin ( Yongala), J. L. Cullen (Robe),
J. Woolston (St. Peters), and M. T.
Roche (Peterborough). There are also
30 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchil-
Birth1850, Rosenberg, Prussia88348
Immigration12 Jan 1877, ‘Herschel’88348,47474 Age: 27
Death20 Feb 1935, Yongala, SA88349,88348 Age: 85
BurialJamestown, SA88348
Marriage1874, Prussia88348
ChildrenAugusta Rosialia (ca1875-1966)
 Johanna Maria (1877-)
 John Stanley (1879-1967)
 Charles Frederick (1881-1921)
 Leon Frank (1883-1972)
 Marie Agnes (1885-)
 Michealina (1888-)
 Joseph Anton (1891-1980)
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