Franz Ludwig Rudolph MEINCKE

Franz Ludwig Rudolph MEINCKE

Male 1835 - 1914  (78 years)

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  • Name Franz Ludwig Rudolph MEINCKE 
    Born 7 Oct 1835  ,Schleswig,,Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Naturalisation 18 Jun 1856  Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newsworthy item 16 Jan 1914  Kapunda, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    RAILWAY MISHAP - TRAIN KILLS TWO HORSES. Adelaide, Friday.
    This morning the Adelaide train ran into pair of horses and trolly owned by Mr Louis Meincke at Scholtz's crossing, Kapunda. Both horses were killed, one being cut to pieces. Mr. M. Walsh, the driver of the trolly, was thrown clear and escaped with a few bruises.
    From 'The Kadina and Wallaroo Times' (SA : 1888 - 1954) Sat 17 Jan 1914 Page 2 RAILWAY MISHAP. 
    Died 11 Aug 1914  Kapunda, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Obituary:
      Mr Louis Meincke, widely known for the last half century as railway and general carrier at Kapunda, died on Monday evening. While talking with the stationnmster on Friday evening at the railway station Mr. Meincke was stricken with illness, which proved to be a rupture of a blood vessel on the brain. He was conveyed to his home in a cab belonging to another old Kapuudain, Mr. Ben Warrick, with whom over a long series of years there had been good personal and business relations. His advanced age, 79 years, told against any recovery, and he passed away quietly just three days, to the hour, after the seizure. The deceased was born at Schleswig, Germany, on October 7, 1835. He went to sea from the port of Hamburg, and arrived by sailing vessel at Port Adelaide. He joined the pilot service there and his eldest son, Mr. Fred Meincke, who has been associated with him in the carrying trade, was born on the old lightship. When the railway authorities were building the bridge over the Light to carry the railway to Kapunda Mr. Meincke was sent up as interpreter for the gangs of German workmen employed, and the result was that he settled in Kapunda as carrier for the railway. Excepting for one term as councillor for west Ward Mr. Meincke did not enter much into the public life of the town, but he was of a charitable disposition and no one ever appealed to him in vain. He was a subscribing member of the Lodge of Light for 43 years and was a past master of the lodge. His son, Mr. Julius Meincke, is at present the immediate past master of the lodge. In addition to the widow there survive six children (Mrs. Evan James, Miss Edith of Kapunda, Mr. Fred of Kapunda, Mr. Julius of Kapunda, Mrs. F. Groth of Broken Hill, and Mrs. Hambly of Mile End), 27 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
      Source: Kapunda Herald (SA : 1878 - 1951) Fri 14 Aug 1914 Page 2 (Trove)
    • Obituary:
      Mr. Fred Meincke, who has been associated with him in the carrying trade, was born on the old lightship. When the railway authorities were building the bridge over the Light to carry the railway to Kapunda, Mr. Meincke was sent up as interpreter for the gangs of German workmen employed, and the result was that he settled in Kapunda as carrier for the railway. Excepting for one term as Councillor for West Ward Mr. Meincke did not enter much into the public life of the town, but he was of a charitable disposition and no-one ever appealed to him in vain. He was a subscribing member of Lodge of Light for 43 years, and was a past master of the lodge. His second son (Mr. Julius Meincke) is at present the immediate past master of the lodge. In addition to the widow, there survive six children?Mrs. Evan James and Miss Edith Meincke (Kapunda), Mr. Fred Meincke (Kapunda), Mr. Julius Meincke (Anlaby), Mrs. F. Groth (Boken Hill), and Mrs. Hambly (Mile-End); 27 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
      Source: The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), Thu 13 Aug 1914, Page 11. https://trove.nla.gov.au
    Person ID I16  Squire
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2018 

    Father Johann Friedrich MEINCKE 
    Mother Elisabeth Catherine MOLLER 
    Divorced
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phillipa BRAY,   b. 7 Nov 1835, St Austell, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1920, Kapunda, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1859  Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Frederick William MEINCKE,   b. 28 Dec 1859, Lightship, Port Adelaide, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1916, Kapunda, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +2. Elizabeth MEINCKE,   b. 14 Mar 1861, Kapunda, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1925, Kapunda, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +3. Phillipa MEINCKE,   b. 8 Apr 1865, Kapunda, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1926  (Age 61 years)
     4. Louis MEINCKE,   b. 27 Sep 1866, Kapunda, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1880, Kapunda, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
    +5. Florence MEINCKE,   b. 14 Apr 1868, Kapunda, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1956, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. Edith MEINCKE,   b. 11 Mar 1870, Kapunda, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1952, Kapunda, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +7. Julius MEINCKE,   b. 31 May 1871, Kapunda, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1942, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1835 - ,Schleswig,,Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalisation - 18 Jun 1856 - Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Apr 1859 - Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewsworthy item - RAILWAY MISHAP - TRAIN KILLS TWO HORSES. Adelaide, Friday. This morning the Adelaide train ran into pair of horses and trolly owned by Mr Louis Meincke at Scholtz's crossing, Kapunda. Both horses were killed, one being cut to pieces. Mr. M. Walsh, the driver of the trolly, was thrown clear and escaped with a few bruises. From 'The Kadina and Wallaroo Times' (SA : 1888 - 1954) Sat 17 Jan 1914 Page 2 RAILWAY MISHAP. - 16 Jan 1914 - Kapunda, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Aug 1914 - Kapunda, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Louis Meincke
    Louis Meincke
    From a framed photo at the Kapunda museum.
    Four Generations of MEINCKE
    Four Generations of MEINCKE
    Frederick, Louis, Gordon and Jack MEINCKE/LANGDON

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Deaths South Australian Civil, 12 Dec 2014.
      Registered 1914, District Kapunda.
      On 11 August 1914, at Kapunda, Louis MEINCKE, male, 79 years, occupation carrier, residence Kapunda.
      Birthplace Schlesweig, Germany, 51 years.
      Age at marriage 23 years, living 2M, 4F, deceased 1M, 0F.
      Cause of death cerebral haemorrhage, 4 days.
      Informant Ethel DAY, Kapunda, undertaker's daughter.
      Registered 17 August 1914, at Kapunda.

    2. [S13] Marriage South Australia Civil, 12 Dec 2014.
      Registered 1859, District Adelaide.
      On 18 April 1859, at the Office of the Registrar General, Victoria Square, Adelaide.
      Groom Louis MEINCKE, 23 years, occupation mariner, residence Port Adelaide, father Friedrich MEINCKE.
      Bride Phillipa BRAY, 23 years, spinster, residence Kensington, father William BRAY.
      Witnesses Lionel James PELHAM, gentleman, South Terrace, and O T HEATH, gentleman, Lower Mitcham.
      Celebrant J F CLELAND, Registrar General.