Sophus Christian Thomsen[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1865 - 1943  (77 years)


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  • Name Sophus Christian Thomsen 
    Born 29 May 1865  Sønderborg , Sønderborg Sogn, Als Sønder Herred, Sønderborg Amt Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sønderborg Kirkebog 1834-1868
      Sønderborg KIrkebog 1865: Opslag 529: No. 46
      Born May 29, christened July 16, Sophus Christian Thomsen.
      His parents were Andreas Thomsen and Maria Christina Bundesen.
      The first Sponsers at his christening was Sophus Christian Thomsen. He was the brother of Andreas Thomsen.

      Note Maria Christine Bundesen should be Christina Maria Bundesen.
    Christened 16 Jul 1865  Sønderborg Kirke Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His Uncle Sophus Thomsen was the first Sponser
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1874  From Sonderborg, Denmark to Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vesssel - Herschel
    Queensland Migrant Shipping (1866-1875)
    HERSCHEL 16 07 1874 Brisbane Hamburg 01 04 1874 PL M1697 (imm/114) ....

    o: 289
    Surname: THOMSEN
    Given Names: Andreas
    Town: Mels
    State: Dänemark
    Standing: Landmann
    Age: 45
    Sex: m
    Destination: Brisbane
    Ship: Herschel
    Year: 1874
    ID: 32275
    No: 290

    Surname: THOMSEN
    Given Names: Caroline
    Town: Mels
    State: Dänemark
    Standing: Frau
    Age: 32
    Sex: f
    Destination: Brisbane
    Ship: Herschel
    Year: 1874
    ID: 32276
    No: 291

    Surname: THOMSEN
    Given Names: Peter
    Town: Mels
    State: Dänemark
    Standing: Sohn
    Age: 9
    Sex: m
    Destination: Brisbane
    Ship: Herschel
    Year: 1874
    ID: 32277
    No: 292
    Surname: THOMSEN
    Given Names: Sophus
    Town: Mels
    State: Dänemark
    Standing: Sohn
    Age: 8
    Sex: m
    Destination: Brisbane
    Ship: Herschel
    Year: 1874
    ID: 32278
    (Emigrants from Hamburg to Australasia 1850-1879)

     
    • Andreas, his second wife Caroline, Peter and Sophus Christian emigrated on the Herschel which arrived in Brisbane 16 Jul. 1874.
      HERSCHEL 16 07 1874 Brisbane Hamburg 01 04 1874 PL M1697 (imm/114)
      __________________________________________________

      The age is not correct for Andreas as he was born in 1823. Als is an Island in Denmark. Arbejder is a worker. Hustru is wife and barn is child.

      Name: Thomsen, Andreas Occupation: Arbejder
      Age: 45 Destination: Queensland
      Contract no.: 7800 Registration date: 3/7/1874
      Last res. parish: ? Last res. county: ? (Dansker)
      Last residence: Als Destination country: Australien
      Destination city: ? Destination state: Queensland
      Name of ship: Indirekte
      IDcode: I7374T0415

      Name: Thomsen, Caroline Meyer Occupation: Hustru
      Age: 32 Destination: Queensland
      Contract no.: 7800 Registration date: 3/7/1874
      Last res. parish: ? Last res. county: ? (Dansker)
      Last residence: Als Destination country: Australien
      Destination city: ? Destination state: Queensland
      Name of ship: Indirekte
      IDcode: I7374T0416

      Name: Thomsen, Peter Occupation: Barn
      Age: 11 Destination: Queensland
      Contract no.: 7800 Registration date: 3/7/1874
      Last res. parish: ? Last res. county: ? (Dansker)
      Last residence: Als Destination country: Australien
      Destination city: ? Destination state: Queensland
      Name of ship: Indirekte
      IDcode: I7374T0417

      Name: Thomsen, Sophus Occupation: Barn
      Age: 08 Destination: Queensland
      Contract no.: 7800 Registration date: 3/7/1874
      Last res. parish: ? Last res. county: ? (Dansker)
      Last residence: Als Destination country: Australien
      Destination city: ? Destination state: Queensland
      Name of ship: Indirekte
      IDcode: I7374T0418
    Land Transfer after death 1934  Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name of Deceased Proprietor. Caroline Sophie (otherwise Christina Maria Sophia) Thomsen. late of Brooweena, widow.
    Date of Death. 3rd September, 1933.
    Name of Claimant. Sophus Christian Thomsen, of the same place.
    Description and Situation of Land. Subdivision 3 of allotment 1 of section 4 town of Tiaro.
    Estate Claimed to be Transmitted. Fee. simple.
    Particulars of Will or Otherwise. will dated 3rd September, 1933.
    Date within which Caveat may be Lodged. 22nd May, 1934.

    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954)Monday 16 April 1934

     
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1903-1936  Division of Wide Bay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1903 and 1905: Division of Wide Bay: Subdivision of East Teebar.
    Thomsen, Alice: Residence: Sandy Creek: Occupation Home Duties.
    Thomsen, Sophus: Residence: Sandy Creek: Occupation: Farm Labourer.

    Queensland Electoral Roll 1919: Division of Wide Bay: Subdivision of Tiaro
    No. 1202: Thomsen, Alice. Residence: Brooweena
    Thomsen, Christian Sophus: Residence: Brooweena; Occupation: Farmer.

    Queensland Electoral Roll 1925: Division of Wide Bay: Subdivision of Tiaro
    No.5145: Sophus Thomsen: Residence: Traveller's Rest, Brooweena. Occupation: Farmer.

    Queensland Electoral Roll 1936: Division of Wide Bay: Subdivision of Tiaro
    No. 2713: Thomsen, Sophus Christian: Residence: Traveller's Rest, Brooweena. Occupation: Farmer


     
    Personal 13 Jan 1937  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    CROCODILES IN MARY RIVER
    Correspondent's Experiences
    S. C. Thomsen. "Travellers' Rest.", Brooweena, writes: Having read in the "Chronicle" the report of a crocodile being at Tiaro recently. I thought it might interest readers if I gave my experiences. About the year 1881, I, in company with my brother, was on the river bank about half a mile above where Gootchie Creek joins the Mary. There was a big deep stretch of water there, which in later years was called "between Mr. Johnston's and Mr. Easey's crossings." Whilst standing there I saw a crocodile or an alligator-I don't know which-rise to the top of the water and swim a little way, and then dive again. As far as I can remember, it was about 12 feet long. There is no mistake, the animal was there. I am positive. I left that part shortly after and returned to live there about the year 1893. I was very fond of line fishing and I used to go out in a boat at night to my favourite places. One place I liked very much. It was a steep bank into the river, with overhanging trees close to the water. I favoured that spot because I could tie up both ends of the boat to keep it from drifting out. It was my practice to fish with my line straight down. The depth was about 24 feet. On one particular night I was fishing there. It was very dark and I heard things round the boat that I could not understand, and once I distinctly heard scraping on the boat, which I thought was a turtle. Later I became aware that the boat was leaning over and I could not account for it. But while I was thinking about it the boat suddenly righted itself and I must admit that I had what they call the "wind up." I sat a little longer till between me and the bank I heard a sound like a horse blowing his nose loudly. I could stand no more, so 1 jumped up, undid the boat and with as much noise as possible, rowed away.
    I went down next day to investigate and I found plain tracks on the mud bank of an alligator or crocodile. It was not much use talking about it in those days, for people wouldn't believe you. It was the same with the sharks at that time until my brother and I found one dead at Easey's crossing. Our boat was nine feet long and the shark was about 18 inches longer than the boat. That convinced them about the sharks. It is my opinion, crocodiles have been there for years and I believe that there are a good few of them about."
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Wednesday, 13 January 1937  
    Buried May 1943  Brooweena in St. Mary`s Anglican Cemetery in the Woocoo Shire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • INCRIPTION on the grave of Sophus Christian Thomsen And Alice Thomsen in BROOWEENA CEMETERY :
      Alice THOMSEN, mum, died 16 July 1932 aged 66 years; Sophus THOMSEN, dad, died 28 May 1943 aged 78 years; Brooweena St Mary's Anglican cemetery, Woocoo Shire
    Died 28 May 1943  Biggenden Hospital, Biggenden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death Registration
      Thomsen, Sophus Christian: D. 28.05.1943. F. Andrew M. Mary Bundesen; 1951/002322

      DEATH OF DISTRICT PIONEER
      the late Mr. Thomsen assisted his brother Andrew
      Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Tuesday, 29 June 1943
    Obituary 29 Jun 1943  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DEATH OF DISTRICT PIONEER
    BROOWEENA, June 26
    The death of Mr. Sophus Christian Thomsen, of Traveller's Rest, Brooweena, which occurred in the Biggenden Hospital, has removed one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of the district.

    Born at Sonderburg, Denmark, on May 29, 1865, the late Mr Thomsen emigrated to Australia with his parents in 1874, in the ship Hershel, landing in Maryborough when that city was only a small town. His father obtained employment with Mr. B. Martins, of Scrub Hill, Pialba, but after a short time decided to select land of his own, and secured property at Deborah, on the Mary River, where he resided for many years.

    RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION
    When a lad in his early teens, the late Mr. Thomsen assisted his brother Andrew as offsider driving a horse team and after a while secured a team of his own. He hauled railway material on the construction of the Maryborough-Gympie line, and also on the Kilkivan line construction, working through the construction of the Dickabram bridge over the Mary River at Miva. Incidentally it may be mentioned that it was while working on the construction of the Dickabram bridge, the late Mr. Charles Hendricksen- popularly known as "Lame Charie," was seriouslv injured through falling from the scaffolding. Mr. Hendricksen kept a fruit stall in Adelaide-street, Maryborough, when he recovered from this accident, and got about in a specially constructed bicycle which he "pedalled" by hand. The two men were great friends.

    THE LAND
    In 1884 the late Mr. Thomsen married Miss Alice Hutchinson, daughter of Mr. Hugh Hutchinson of Tiaro. He then worked at casual labour in different parts of the district, and for some years was employed by the Tiaro Shire Council. When the first section Of the Gayndah line-Mungar to Brooweena, was being built he was farming at Pine Huts, Aramara and supplied the construction workers with vegetables. In 1903 he brought his wife and young family from Tiaro to "Flaunden," Boompa, the property of the late Mr. Thomas Yerby where he dairied for a time and later share-dairied with the late Mr. J. J. Hay at "Haysmere," Brooweena. Nearly forty years ago he selected land on Teebar Creek, naming his property "Traveller's Rest," where he resided to the end.

    SERVICE AS COUNCILLOR
    Mr. Thomsen served the ratepayers as a councillor of the Woocoo Shire for a period of six years, and his practical knowledge of road work made him a valuable member.

    Always a keen member of church work, his home was open at all times to preachers of the gospel, irrespective of creed. In later years he was an ardent worker for the Methodist Church, and was instrumental in forming the Brooweena Christian Endeavour Society. He acted as delegate of this society at conferences and conventions in various centres.

    His remains were interred in St. Mary's Cemetery, Brooweena, after a service in the Methodist Church, Biggenden, conducted by Mr. Jones, an old friend of the deceased, and a service in the Methodist Church, Brooweena, conducted the Rev. B. Seymour, who also officiated at the graveside. A very large gathering of relatives and friends attended these services.

    His wife predeceased him by eleven years, as did also his brother Andrew, and two sisters, Mrs. Pedersen (Nikenbah) and Mrs. Hoffman (Tiaro). Ono brother, Peter, aged 81, resides in North Queensland.

    He is survived by five sons and six daughters, viz.. Albert, (Australian Garrison Forces, N.Q.), Peter, (A.I.F., New Guinea), Messrs Sophus and Edward (Brooweena), Mesdames J. J. Bargenquust (Boompa), S. Sorenson (Brisbane), E. Vanderwolf (Nikenbah), W. Douglas (Yerra), A. Wilson (Wynum), and A. Russell, Toowoomba). One daughter. Ruby, died in infancy. There are 42 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. One grand-daughter. Miss Myrtle Sorrensen, aged 19, was accidentally killed from a bolting horse at Dobbin, in 1932 and was buried at Cloncurry.

    Besides his two sons, Albert and Peter, seven grandsons are serving in the Army. One in the R.A.A.F., served through the Middle East. One in the A.l.F. served in the Middle East and Greece. One in the A.l.F. was severely wounded in New Guinea, and was invalided home, but is now on duty. One in the Navy, and three at various battle stations in Australia.

    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Tuesday, 29 June 1943 
    Person ID I3766  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen | Thomsen
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2014 

    Father Andreas Thomsen,   b. 01 Dec 1823, Jeising, Hostrup Parish,Tønder County, Denmark. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1914, Mayne Street, , Tiaro, Queensland, Australia. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Kiesten Marie (Christine Marie) Bundesen,   b. 6 Apr 1827, Lundtoft, Kliplev Parish, Lundtoft District, Aabenraa County, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1866, Sønderborg , Sønderborg Sogn, Als Sønder Herred, Sønderborg Amt Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Engagement 7 Dec 1850  Kliplev Kirke Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kliplev 1824-1859, Opslag Nos. 489 and 490: Engagement No. 9
    Kliplev Kirkebog 1850, Trolovede [Engagement], Number 9:
    7 December, Andreas Thomsen in Lundtoft, ehelischer Sohn [legitimate son] des weil Huusinsten Andreas Thomsen und des weil -? Sophia Christine geb. (geborene, born) Karstensen in Jeising, Kirche alt Hostrup mit
    Christine Maria Bundesen, ehelische Tocter [legitamite daughter] des Abnahmenes Peter Petersen Bundesen und den verstorbene (deceased) Botilla Maria geb. Jessen in Lundtoft.
    Testes: (Witnesses) Jes Peter Bundesen in Lundtoft: Nis Peter Petersen in Tursboll
    Testes: Nis Peter Hoest d.d. Hostrup d. 5 December 1850 und Wacc. Attest.
    Weil in Clipleff und Uck.
    [Verstorbene(r) = the Deceased: verstorbenen =desceased]
    Abnahmenes = - retired farmer on life estate
    Jes Peter Bundesen was Christine Marie Bundesen's brother.
    Nis Peter Petersen was also a relative.
     
    Married 30 Dec 1850  Kliplev Kirke, Lundtoft District, Aabenraa County, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Kliplev Kirkebog 1850, Opslag 606, Copulerede [Marriage] Number 14.
      Viet 30 December 1850. Andreas Thomsen, aegte Son af afdode (Deceased) Hyre Inderste (Tenant)Andreas Thomsen og afdode gjordemoder (Midwife) Sophia Christine f. Laversten i Jessing [Jeising].
      1ste AEgteskab/23 Aaer.
      with Christine Marie Bundesen af Boets? Aftægtsmand Peter Peter Bundesen og afdode (Deceased) Botilla Marie f Jessen i Lundtoft/ 1st marriage [ AEgteskab]. Age 23 years
      Brudg. [Bridegroom]. vac.[vaccination] 27 Juni [June] 1826 Host i Flensborg.
      Bruden [Bride] caac.[vaccination] 19 Juli [July] 1830 i Flensborg.
      tillysningsattest af Past Host i Uck 29 December, 1850.

      Sophia Christine f. Laversten should be Sophie Christine Kastensen
      gjordemoder
      Aftægtsmand =Male Pensioner on own farm
      1ste AEgteskab =first marriage
    Marriage 30 Dec 1850  Kliplev Kirke Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kliplev Kirkebog 1850, Opslag 606, Copulerede [Marriage] Number 14.
    Viet 30 December 1850. Andreas Thomsen, aegte Son af afdode (Deceased) Hyre Inderste (Tenant)
    Andreas Thomsen og afdode gjordemoder (Midwife) Sophia Christine f. Carstensen i Jessing [Jeising].
    1ste AEgteskab/23 Aaer.
    with Christine Marie Bundesen af Boets? Aftægtsmand Peter Peter Bundesen og afdode (Deceased) Botilla Marie f Jessen i Lundtoft/ 1st marriage [ Aegteskab]. Age 23 years
    Brudg. [Bridegroom]. vac.[vaccination] 27 Juni [June] 1826 Host i Flensborg.
    Bruden [Bride] caac.[vaccination] 19 Juli [July] 1830 i Flensborg.
    tillysningsattest af Past Host i Uck 29 December, 1850.

    Sophie Christine Kastensen
    gjordemoder
    Aftægtsmand =Male Pensioner on own farm
    1ste AEgteskab =first marriage 
    Photos
    Thomsen family reunion May 2008
    Thomsen family reunion May 2008
    Thomsen Family Reunited, 12th May 2008.
    Thomsen Family Reunited, 12th May 2008.
    Family ID F1126  Group Sheet

    Family Alice Hutchison/Hutchinson,   b. 4 Jan 1866, Tiaro, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1932, Traveller's Rest , Brooweena, Woocoo Shire, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1890  Tiaro, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • They were married in the home of Andreas Thomsen, father of Sophus Christian Thomsen.
      Andreas Thomsen and Caroline Sophie Thomsen were witnesses to the marriage.
    Children 
    +1. Mary Thomsen,   b. 29 Sep 1885, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1971, Brooweena, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Private Thomsen,   b. 1887
    +3. Peter Thomsen,   b. 3 Feb 1890, TIaro, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1969, Townsville, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +4. Sophia (Sophie) Thomsen,   b. 16 Feb 1892, Tiaro/Brooweena District, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1960, Demaine Hospital, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +5. Minnie Thomsen,   b. 20 Jul 1894, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1959, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +6. Noble Thomsen,   b. 9 Aug 1896, Tiaro, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1967, Howard, Queensland, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Ruby Thomsen,   b. 22 Jul 1898, Tairo Queensland Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1899, Tairo Queensland Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +8. Sophus (Dick) Thomsen,   b. 26 Jun 1900, Brooweena, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19.Sep 1957, Aramara, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +9. Alice Elizabeth Thomsen,   b. 27 Jun 1903, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1971, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +10. Alvena Christina Thomsen,   b. 30 Jun 1905, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1996, Ballina, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +11. Doreen Nellie Thomsen,   b. 4 Nov 1907, Maryborough, , Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1958, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +12. Ernest Edward Thomsen,   b. 5 Jun 1913, Brooweena District, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1997, Northern Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 24 May 2014 
    Family ID F1174  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Headstone for Alice and Sophus Thomsen (Brooweena)
    Headstone for Alice and Sophus Thomsen (Brooweena)

    Headstones
    Sophus Thomson & Alice (nee Hutchensen)
    Sophus Thomson & Alice (nee Hutchensen)

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] Arkivalieronline.dk .

    2. [S12] Qld Birth, Deaths and Marriages.

    3. [S66] Mrs Laurina Collins.

    4. [S115] Trove.


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