Karl Eduard4 Fritsch (Friedrich Wilhelm5)(235) was born in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia on November 16, 1854. He was known as Ned. He was baptised in Hochkirch, Victoria, Australia, on November 27, 1854.(239) Occupation: Farmer. Ned died on July 5, 1934 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia at 79 years of age.
He married Ernstine Schneider at the Lutheran Church in Ni Ni, Victoria, Australia in 1881.(236) Ernstine was born on September 8, 1863 in Penshurst, Victoria, Australia.(237) She(238) was the daughter of Johann Casper Schneider and Maria Rosina Fiebig. Ernstine was confirmed at 14 years of age in Murtoa, Victoria, Australia on November 11, 1877. Ernstine died on January 1, 1942 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia at 78 years of age.
After his mother died in 1858, Karl was left an orphan (his father left Australia after his wife died and died in Germany a couple of years later) and was brought up by the Uebergang families (his mother's brothers' families) at Allansford. Edward told members of his family that the Uebergangs were not very kind to him and that he had very little schooling. It is reasonably certain that he went to Drung Drung in the Wimmera with his uncle Wilhelm and family, and from there eventually wandered into southern New South Wales, perhaps accompanying his elder brother Frederick who also spent his early manhood labouring on various farms acquiring knowledge and a little money. He worked for a few years at Jindera and then moved back into Victoria to the Murtoa area in the Wimmera where, in 1881, he married Ernestine Schneider. He then took up 320 acres of virgin country at Winiam (about seven miles from Nhill), later purchasing a further 320 acres. But land was hard to buy in the Winiam area at the turn of the century and, having raised a large family, Karl felt the need to expand his holdings. Looking further afield he found land around Temora in New South Wales and in February 1909 moved his family to Duck Creek, later named Trungley Hall, where he had bought 1500 acres of mostly timbered country. The farm was known as "Kilowan" and was located about twenty miles north of Temora. Part had been sown down to crop and this was harvested by Karl's sons John and Otto before the family arrived. In 1912 Karl moved yet again, this time to a property nine miles outside Temora, near Narraburra. It had once been part of Temora Station and had a thirty-six stand woolshed on it, hence the name "Woolshed Farm" which the property was duly named. Here Karl and Ernestine lived until his retirement in 1930 when they moved into "Winiam", a newly built house in Temora. "Woodshed Farm" is still in the Fritsch family today. When Karl retired he sold the farm to his son Edwin who has in turn passed it to his son Harold, the farm's present owner. Edward and Ernestine Fritsch celebrated their Silver Wedding at Winiam in 1907 and their Golden Wedding at Temora in 1932.
Karl Eduard Fritsch and Ernstine Schneider had the following children:
|Maria3 Fritsch(240) was born in Winiam, Victoria, Australia on June 10, 1883. Maria died on May 22, 1956 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia at 72 years of age. She married Henry Alfred Dahlenburg in Kyata, Victoria, Australia on December 5, 1906.(241) Henry was born on December 11, 1880 in Nhill, Victoria, Australia. (Additional notes for Henry Alfred Dahlenburg(242)) Henry died on October 11, 1964 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia at 83 years of age. After some years of marriage, Maria and Henry moved, with their small daughters, to live at "Roseville" near Temora, New South Wales. Henry acquired special skills in building and engineering, especially buildings on his own property and these buildings and others on neighbouring properties are still standing today. Three sons and two daughters were born at Temora, making a family of eight. To Henry and Mary, their home, family and church were the most important things in life. Roy, their youngest son now lives at "Roseville". Apart from her family, her church was her greatest love and she spent many hours in a lovely garden which provided flowers, which she arranged, for the church for many years. Her gentle nature was admired and esteemed by all who knew her.|
|Ernst Edward Fritsch(243) was born in Winiam, Victoria, Australia on June 29, 1884. Died in infancy.|
|John Frederick Fritsch(244) was born in Winiam, Victoria, Australia on July 17, 1885. John died on November 17, 1966 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia at 81 years of age. He married Emma Sarah Weckert.(245) Emma was born on September 19, 1888 in Munyabla, New South Wales, Australia. (Additional notes for Emma Sarah Weckert(246)) Emma died on October 14, 1973 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia at 85 years of age. After very little schooling, John left school to work on the family farm near Nhill. As he wished to investigate the change of purchasing land he rode his bicycle some 400 miles to Bogan Gate near Parkes. He married Sarah Weckert and they were the first couple to be married in the new Trungley Hall church. John, being a devoted Christian and family man, found relaxation in fishing when time permitted and having an inventive mind, he spent many hours in his well-equipped workshop, until his retirement.|
|Louise Dorothea Fritsch was born on December 1, 1886.|
|Heinrich Hermann (Harry) Fritsch(247) was born in Winiam, Victoria, Australia on November 27, 1887. Heinrich died on October 14, 1968 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia at 80 years of age. Harry began share farming in the Morangorell district near Temora. He married Hulda Selma Weckert at the Duck Creek Lutheran church and they had seven children. Harry and Hulda purchased a property "Pine Park" in the Temora district in 1920 and they lived there until their retirement in 1961. This property was carried on by his youngest son, Elmore, until 1982 when it was sold.|
|Adeline Mathilda Fritsch(248) was born in Winiam, Victoria, Australia on July 4, 1889. Adeline died on February 7, 1953 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia at 63 years of age and was buried in the Temora Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia. She married August Carl Wiencke in 1935.(249) August was born on February 20, 1884 in Cambrai, South Australia. (Additional notes for August Carl Wiencke(250)) August died on December 8, 1957 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia at 73 years of age and was buried in the Temora Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia. Adeline received her education at both state and Lutheran schools. She was an active and devout member of the Temora Lutheran church, being an organist there for many years. She worked at Immanuel College, South Australia from 1925 to 1928 and married Carl Wiencke in 1935 and lived on a property at Grogan. Although interested in community affairs, she took particular pride in gardening, cooking and home duties.|
|Otto Edwin Fritsch(251) was born in Winiam, Victoria, Australia on November 16, 1890. Otto died on April 11, 1967 in Tanunda, South Australia at 76 years of age.|
|Walter Wilfred Fritsch(252) was born in Winiam, Victoria, Australia on April 25, 1892. Walter died on December 8, 1983 in Adelaide, South Australia at 91 years of age. He married Bertha Mathilde Simpfendorfer.(253) Bertha was born on January 6, 1896 in Walla Walla, New South Wales, Australia. (Additional notes for Bertha Mathilde Simpfendorfer(254)) Bertha died on November 4, 1991 at 95 years of age.|
|Alfred Richard Fritsch(255) was born in Winiam, Victoria, Australia on September 4, 1893. Died in infancy.|
|Bertha Caroline Fritsch(256) was born in Winiam, Victoria, Australia on February 24, 1895.(257) Bertha died on June 26, 1992 at 97 years of age.(258) She married John William Robinson.(259) John was born on January 15, 1883 in Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia. (Additional notes for John William Robinson(260)) John died on May 24, 1946 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia at 63 years of age. Occupation: Farmer. In 1992 Bertha Caroline Fritsch resided in Greenstone Lodge, Retirement, Village, Temora.|
|Emma Ernestina Fritsch(261) was born in Winiam, Victoria, Australia on August 15, 1896. Emma died on March 9, 1981 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia at 84 years of age.|
|Lydia Sophie Fritsch(262) was born in Winiam, Victoria, Australia on December 13, 1897.(263) Lydia died on August 5, 1992 at 94 years of age.(264) She married Karl Gottlob Simpfendorfer.(265) Karl was born on November 2, 1892 in Walla Walla, New South Wales, Australia. Karl(266) was the son of Pastor Gottob Simpfendorfer, Lutheran Minister. Karl died on August 19, 1964 in Walla Walla, New South Wales, Australia at 71 years of age. Lydia Sophie Fritsch resided in Albury, New South Wales, Australia. Lydia spent her first 11 years at Winiam where she attended a Lutheran school, receiving an education in both English and German. She moved to Temora with other members of her family, travelling overland with three covered waggons, and the parents and other children travelling by train. At the early age of 13, Lydia went in service, to married sisters and friends, who needed help, and was often left to look after the household and young children while the mother was in hospital for the birth of an infant. These homes were without the modern conveniences and means of contact considered essential today.|
|Hilda Helene Fritsch(267) was born in Winiam, Victoria, Australia on April 2, 1900. Hilda died on April 21, 1942 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia at 42 years of age. She married Edgar Herbert Prior in Temora, New South Wales, Australia in 1921.(268) Edgar was born on April 26, 1891 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia. He(269) was the son of Herbert Prior and Emily Mary Jane Deutscher. Edgar died on September 9, 1967 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia at 76 years of age.|
|Edwin Harold (Ted) Fritsch (still alive).|
|Arthur Reginald Fritsch(270) was born in Nhill, Victoria, Australia on July 28, 1908. Arthur died on January 31, 1983 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia at 74 years of age. He married Vera Alma Irrgang.(271) Vera was born on July 11, 1910 in Tanunda, South Australia. She(272) was the daughter of August Wilhelm Irrgang and Bertha Juliane Schilling. Vera died on July 28, 1973 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia at 63 years of age and was buried in Temora, New South Wales, Australia. Occupation: Motor Mechanic.|
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