From Hamburg, Germany
A selection of photographs relating to the Wilke family is provided on the
Wilke Family Pictures pages - along with some snippets of family
information through the years
Following are listed 3 generations of known descendents.
DESCENDENTS OF: LORENZ WILKE
1 Lorenz Wilke b. 06 Jul 1813 Hamburg, Germany d. 03 Jun 1895
Buried Hannaford Cemetery, Birdwood (formerly Blumberg), S.A.
m. Marienne Louise Gruhmann b. 20 Apr 1816 in Hamburg, Germany d. 28 Sep 1895
m. in Germany
Buried Nailsworth Cemetery, Main North Rd., Adelaide, S.A.
Arrived Aust. on Livonia, 20 March 1850. 90 passengers. Information from
Customs register GRG41/1/1. Also reported in Register Newspaper 21.3.1850.
No passengers named, no known pass. list. Louisa ill on ship (pregnant with
Margaret). Present Wilke home at Pt Mac. named after ship Livonia (sold
1990's following death of Mary - nee Lewis - Wilke)
Lived Adelaide then Blumberg.
2 Agnes Wilhelmine Wilke b. 10 Jun 1841 Hamburg Germany d. 03 Mar 1933 Adelaide SA
m. Theodor Johannes Scherck m. 10 May 1862 St Pauls Church, Lobethal, SA b. 08 Jul 1836
Kiel, Holstein, Germany d. 10 Aug 1923 Adelaide SA
[son of Heinrich Ferdinand Scherck and Mrs Scherck]
Known as "Little mother" coming out on ship to Australia. Louisa (mother) pregnant with Margaret Livonia.
3 Rosalie Leonore Louisa Scherk b. 21 Apl 1864 Lobethal, SA d. 11 Jul 1864 Lobethal, SA
3 Rosalie Leonore Laura Scherk b. 10 Aug 1865 Lobethal, SA
3 Louise Clara Therese Scherk b. 05 Nov 1867 Tanunda SA
m. Carl Albert Unbehaun m. 29 Jul 1905 Res. of Johann Theodore Schirk (spelling as on SA BD&M index)
[son of Emil Hermann Unbehaun and Mrs Unbehaun]
Carl was a widower.
3 Agnes Bertha Scherk b. 08 Dec 1869 Tanunda SA d. 03 Jan 1952 Glenelg SA
3 Vida Margaret Scherk b. 03 Apl 1872 Tanunda SA d. 13 Dec 1960 Brighton SA
3 Therese Adelaide Scherk b. 17 Jun 1874 Adelaide SA d. 13 Feb 1966 Brighton SA
3 Adelaide Elsie Scherk b. 24 Jun 1876 Adelaide SA d. 01 Nov 1958 Hawthorn, Adelaide SA
3 May Ethelinde Scherk b. 11 Aug 1879 Adelaide SA
3 Theodor Ferdinand Scherk b. 12 Dec 1882 Adelaide SA d. 25 Jun 1883 Adelaide SA
2 Hermann Leonard (Lionara) Julius Wilke b. 24 May 1843 Hamburg, Germany d. 31 Dec 1913 Roseberry, S.A.
m. Jane Anne Scriven m. 14 Oct 1866 b. __ __ 1833 d. 30 Aug 1919 Grange S.A.
3 Herman Rudolf Wilke b. 13 May 1867 Aldinga SA
m. Rubina Galbraith m. 25 Nov 1903 St Matthews Church, Kensington S.A.
3 Vida Wilke b. 03 Dec 1868 St Johns Wood, S.A.
3 Maud Wilke b. 15 Jun 1870 d. 07 Dec 1888 Payneham SA
3 Daisy Wilke b. 17 Jun 1872 Nailsworth, S.A. d. __ Aug 1872
3 Leonard Lorenz Wilke b. 29 May 1873 d. 02 Aug 1873 Enfield, S.A.
3 Leonard Lorenz Wilke b. 25 Jun 1874 Prospect East, S.A.
3 Beaumont Wilke b. 26 Jan 1876 Prospect, S.A. d. Sep 1905 Maylands, S.A.
3 Richmond Wilke b. 18 May 1877 Prospect, S.A. d. 15 Oct 1945
m. 23 Dec 1918 Annie Laura Sherriff b. __ __ 1893 d. 19 May 1965
3 Claude Brinseley Wilke b. 26 Apl 1879 Prospect, S.A. d. 24 Apl 1880
3 Walwin (Chum) Harold Wilke b. 30 Sep 1881 Glenelg, S.A. d. 31 Mar 1958
Lived Thebarton, died Daw Park, South Australia.
(Served Boer War & WW1)
m. Gertrude Eugene Melville b. __ __ 1889 (UK or South Africa - record not located)
m. 05 Apl 1906 St Augustine's Church, Doornfontein, South Africa
4. Leslie Beaumont Wilke b. 28 Aug 1906 Krugersdorp, South Africa d. 18 Apl 1972 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
m. (1) Audrey Allen m. 04 Mar 1933 Stow Memorial Church Adelaide SA b. 23 Oct 1909 Queensland, Australia
[daughter of Charles William Allen and Mary Constance Clowes]
NOTE: Audrey Allen married John Wallace Fyfe-Henderson 29 Dec 1930 in Brisbane, Qld.
A son Noel Somerset Wilke was born to she and Leslie Beaumont Wilke in 1930 - birth record not located.
It appears possible that this became known to Audrey Fyfe-Henderson's husband.
Divorce was filed with decree nisi, Brisbane, Qld., Australia 25 Oct 1932
The marriage between Leslie Beaumont Wilke and Audrey Fyfe-Henderson occurred 04 Mar 1933 prior to the
divorce decree absolute on 09 Mar 1933.
[Divorced from 1st husband John Wallace Fyfe-Henderson 09 Mar 1933 - Judgement absolute, Brisbane, Qld., Australia]
Noel Somerset Wilke was 3 years old when he died 18 Dec 1933 in Brisbane, Qld..
[findmypast website burial records Cannon & Cripps Brisbane plus
ancestry website Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985]
Further on Audrey Allen/Fyfe-Henderson/Wilke - nothing is known re the length of the "marriage" between Audrey and
Leslie Beaumont Wilke, but in 1934 - as Audrey Fyfe-Henderson - she married Robert Blake Kelly in Queensland -
Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 - ancestry.
What happened to Audrey following that marriage is not known, but in 1939 Robert Blake Kelly married
Vera Olive Woodcroft....
m. (2) Guillemine Anna Lambert m. __ __ 1940 Victoria b. __ __ 1913
[daughter of Edouard Joseph Lambert and Marie Catherine Crabbe]
Resided South Australia and Tasmania.
5. Noel Somerset Wilke b. __ __ 1930 d. 18 Dec 1933 Brisbane, Qld., Australia bur. 19 Dec 1933 Brisbane, Qld.
[Child of Leslie Beaumont Wilke and Audrey Allen]
2 Rudolf Daniel Wilke (see SCHUETZE page link below) b. 25 Dec 1845 Hamburg, Germany
d. 22 Jul 1926 Pt.MacDonnell, S.A. Buried Pt MacDonnell Cemetery
m. Maria Caroline Schuetze b. 07 Jun 1853 Hahndorf, S.A.
(Daughter of Gottlieb Andreas Schuetze and Maria Dorothea nee Roediger)
m. 3 Mar 1872 Talunga, Mount Pleasant, S.A.
d. 28 Aug 1941 Adelaide, S.A. Buried Nailsworth Cemetery, Main North Rd., Adelaide,
Left Hamburg with parents 15/10/1849. Arr Holdfast Bay 20/3/1850 - Livonia.
Arr Pt.MacDonnell, S.A. 1876 .
3 Leonard Julius Wilke b. 12 Jun 1873 Blumberg, S.A. d. 11 Jul 1873
3 Mabel Louisa Wilke b. 22 Jul 1874 Blumberg, S.A. d. 11 May 1968 Port MacDonnell, South Australia
m. 28 Oct 1896 - John Jack Locke Clifford [parents John Locke & Ellen Harriet Clifford]
d. 03 Aug 1900 Belair, South Australia
m. 20 Oct 1911 - Edward Irwin Williams [parents Matthew Williams & Elizabeth White]
d. 14 May 1965
3 Margaret Rose Wilke b. 29 Jul 1876 Blumberg, S.A. d. 19 May 1958
(birth was originally registered as Rosalia Margaret Wilke)
m. 24 Apl 1905 - Ernest Henry Milstead b. 7 Jul 1874 d. 10 Feb 1928 [parents Stephen Milstead & Elizabeth Cummings]
3 Winifred Dora Wilke b. 19 Sep 1878 Pt MacDonnell, S.A. d. 20 Sep 1910
3 Hermann Edward Wilke b. 29 Aug 1880 Pt MacDonnell, S.A. d. 2 Nov 1880
3 Lily Mary Wilke b. 13 Nov 1881 Pt MacDonnell, S.A. d. 10 Nov 1961 in Melbourne, Vic.
m. 19 Apl 1911 St Aidans Church of England, Marden SA to Herbert Thomas Nicholas [parents David Nicholas & Albenia Gower]
b. 29 Dec 1882 Lyndoch, SA d. 4 Nov 1957 Claremont, WA.
3 Maud Emma Wilke b. 18 Jan 1884 Pt MacDonnell, S.A.
m. 07 Sep 1912 - Richard Bach
3 Margaret Wilke b. 17 Jan 1886 Pt MacDonnell, S.A. d. 21 Mar 1886
3 Florence Wilke b. 15 Apr 1887 Pt MacDonnell, S.A. d. 1 Jun 1964
m. 17 Nov 1921 - George Moore
3 Rudolf Harold Wilke (Roy) b. 3 Jul 1889 Pt MacDonnell, S.A. d. 22 Apr 1892
3 Harold Wilke b. 29 Dec 1890 Pt MacDonnell, S.A.
d. 25 Nov 1972 Pt MacDonnell, S.A. Buried Port MacDonnell Cemetery
m. Virtue Mary Rebecca Lewis
b. 8 Feb 1903 Casterton, Vic.
(Daughter of Charles Henry Lewis and Virtue nee Best)
m. 25 Jul 1921 Lewis home, O'Halloran Tce., Mt Gambier, S.A.
d. 28 Jan 1996 Millicent Nursing Home Buried Port MacDonnell Cemetery
Met Harold Wilke when he was shoeing a horse behind Pt MacD Hotel.
As a child Harold used to visit and stay with his Aunt Margaret Livonia Wilke who
married Friedrich Pflaum of Blumberg (now Birdwood, S.A.)
Pflaum family operated Birdwood Mill.
3 Reginald Rudolf Wilke b. 13 Mar 1895 Port MacDonnell. S.A. d. Cir 1962
m. 17 Apl 1933 - Amy Millicent Dewing
2 Louisa Wilke b. 28 Jul 1847 Hamburg, Germany
d. 15 Jul 1918 North Unley, Adelaide SA
m. Thomas Henry Hunter m. 21 Jan 1872 St John Church, Mount Pleasant, SA
b. __ __ 1844 d. 05 Jul 1898 Adelaide SA
[son of James Hunter and Ellen Aitherson (Hutchinson)]
Lived Sixth Creek, Blumberg and Stepney, SA
3 Edith Janette Hunter b. 20 Oct 1872 Blumberg SA d. 05 Nov 1951 Adelaide SA
Never married - buried in same grave as that of F J Pflaum and wife Margaret (nee Wilke) Pflaum (North
Rd Cemetery, Nailsworth SA).
3 Laurance Albert Hunter b. 14 Jul 1875 Blumberg SA
m. Margurite Jessie Aldridge m. 24 Oct 1900 St Luke Church, Adelaide SA b. 02 Apl 1877 Encounter Bay SA
[daughter of Frederick Aldridge and Susannah McKenzie]
4 Lawrence Frederick Keith Hunter b. 03 Apl 1903 Hackney, Norwood SA
4 Margurite Louise Hunter b. 23 Nov 1904 East Adelaide SA
3 Margaret Harriet Hunter b. 16 Oct 1880 Blumberg SA
m. John George Hammer m. 29 Jan 1901 St Stephen Lutheran Church, Adelaide SA b. c 1876
[son of Wilhelm Heinrich Hammer and Mrs Hammer]
Father's name from Marriage Regn.
4 Lawrence Perranden Hammer b. 06 Mar 1902 Norwood SA
3 Herbert Henry Hunter b. 01 May 1885 Blumberg SA d. 15 Apl 1970 Kingswood SA
m. Gertrude Madeline McPherson m. 30 Apl 1912 St John Church, Adelaide SA
b. 19 Apl 1883 Greenwich, Port Adelaide SA d. 28 Dec 1966 Magill SA
[daughter of John Alexander McPherson and Elizabeth Ashmeade]
4 Maurice Herbert Hunter b. 11 Apl 1913 Unley, Adelaide SA
4 Muriel Fay Hunter b. 12 Apl 1918 Unley, Adelaide SA
m. Stanley Albert Gibbs b. 17 Oct 1900 80 Pellerin Rd Stoke Kensington London d. 22 Dec 1970 Kingswood SA
[son of Albert James Gibbs and Annie Lawson]
2 Margaret Livonia Wilke b. 28 Apr 1850 d. 14 Aug 1945
Born not long after ship Livonia (on which family sailed to Australia) arrived at Port Adelaide.
She was given Livonia as a second name - after the ship.
m. Friedrich Jacob Pflaum m. 12 Mar 1871 St John Church, Mount pleasant, S.A.
(Son of Friedrich S Pflaum and Mrs Pflaum - name not known)
3. Agnes Helene Pflaum b. 3 Feb 1872 Blumberg, S.A. (now Birdwood).
d. 3 May 1875 Blumberg, S.A. Buried Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery, Birdwood SA
Names, dates and information are presented with the best intentions.
Family history being what it is, although much time, effort and
money is expended, we can never know it all!
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