Jakobine Selvina Andersen

Female 1884 - 1965  (80 years)


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  • Name Jakobine Selvina Andersen 
    Born 29 Oct 1884  Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Jakobine Selvina Andersen
      Birth Date: 29 Oct 1884
      Father's Name: Niels Andersen
      Mother's name: Maria Frandsen
      Registration Number: 005750
      ((Queensland Historical Birth Index 1829-1984)
    Gender Female 
    Golden Wedding 29 Oct 1952  Maryborough Chronicle, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    GOLDEN WEDDING
    BIRT-ANDERSEN.-On October 29, 1902, at the Methodist Church, Pialba, Peter James, fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Birt, "Greenfields" Gundiah, to Jacobinc Salvine, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. Andersen, Kawungan, Pialba line.
    Maryborough Chronicle, Queensland, Wednesday, 29 October 1952 
    Golden Wedding 29 Oct 1952  Maryborough Chronicle, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    GOLDEN WEDDING
    BIRT-ANDERSEN.-On October 29, 1902, at the Methodist Church, Pialba, Peter James, fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Birt, "Greenfields" Gundiah, to Jacobinc Salvine, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. Andersen, Kawungan, Pialba line.
    Maryborough Chronicle, Queensland, Wednesday, 29 October 1952 
    Golden Wedding 10 Nov 1952  Maryborough Chronicle, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    GOLDEN WEDDING.
    Birt-Andersen.
    UNIQUE features of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Birt, now of Freshwater-street, Scarness, who celebrated their 50th anniversary on Wednesday, October 29, are that the bride and groom were both born on October 29, which was also their wedding day. One grandchild also has a birthday on that day. It is the birthday of the best man, at the wedding, Mr. G. H. Birt, and the wedding anniversary of Mr. Birt's sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lamke.
    The soldiers' Memorial Hall Pialba, was attractively decorated on Wednesday after noon, when the family combined to honour their parents with a happy get-together of about 60 friends and relatives to mark the golden anniversary of their wedding. The tables were arranged U wise, and were delightfully decorated in appropriate shades of gold, with vases of flowers of the same colour. Pride of place at the bride's table was given to a handsome three tiered wedding cake, made by a daughter, Mrs. M. Day.
    It was surmounted by a particularly charming group of gold roses, which were much admired. The tables were laden with dainty-edibles, and a happy greeting was extended to everyone by the eldest son, Mr. Jim Birt Jnr. Following the loyal toast, Mr. A. Schubel, an old family friend, proposed the toast of the bride and groom. He sincerely congratulated Mr. and Mrs. Birt on attaining the 50th anniversary of their wedding.

    FIRST SEASIDE CHURCH.
    The original ceremony had taken place in a small undenominational church not far from where the Pialba Police Station now stood. Mr. and Mrs. Birt had the distinction of being the first couple to be married in the first church ever built at the Bay, and they were the first couple married in that church to celebrate their golden wedding. He knew the Birts had had much joy and gladness in rearing their fine family, and their children had shown their appreciation by today's gesture, which fully proved the love and affection that still existed between them. He felt it would be difficult indeed to find a more devoted couple than Mr. and Mrs. Birt.
    Reminiscing over 25 years friendship, Mr. Schuebel recalled how Mr. Birt felt that he should do his bit in the Second World War. After several months' training in the V.D.C. he enlisted in the army where he cooked for high ranking officers in many parts of the country, getting home whenever possible. When it was not possible to do so, Mrs. Birt endeavoured to find accomodation nearby.

    HAPPY HOME LIFE
    With Mrs. Scheubel, Mrs. Birt took an active part in Lodge matters, preparing banquets and so on, as Mr. Birt was a member of the same lodge as himself. Later Mrs. Birt was elected president of the Inman Red Cross Home Committee, but was subsequently compelled to resign, owing to ill-health. Mrs. Scheubel took over, and when they were transferred to Torbanlea, Mrs. Birt was reappointed to the position which she still held.
    Mr. and Mrs. Birt had proved themselves excellent citizens and good friends, and he hoped they would continue to enjoy for many years the love and affection with which they were surrounded.
    The toast was sung with enthusastic musical honours.
    Mr. Jim Birt jnr., responded on his parents' behalf, and thanked everyone for coming along to do them honour. Many, he said, had come from far places, and he hoped they would be able to meet again to celebrate the diamond wedding.
    "Mr Scheubel was right about the happy times spent together," he said "Home seemed always the best of places to us, and we rarely looked elsewhere for our entertainment."
    He read a sheaf of telegrams conveying congratulations and best wishes from absent friends.
    The toast of the bridesmaids-now Mrs. W. Messer and Mrs. G. H. Gundesen-was proposed by another son, Mr. Bertie Birt, and was marked by the presentation of beautiful bouquets from the bride.

    BIRTHDAY COINCIDENCE
    Mr. G. H. Gundesen responded on their behalf, and thanked everyone for the way in which the toast had been honoured. He added birthday greetings to Mr. and Mrs. Birt.
    He referred to the coincidence that their wedding day was not only each of their birthdays, but was also the birthday of their little granddaughter, Heather Birt; the birthdays of the best man of 50 years ago, Mr. G. H. Birt, on that same day, marked the 55th. birthday of Mrss. Birt's sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Lambke, of Maryborough.
    Little Heather was thrilled to reveive a beautiful doll from her grandparents, and Mr. G. H. Birt also received a birthday gift to celebrate the double anniversary. With Mrs. Jones at the piano, the "Birthday Song" was sung for all the birthday folk.
    Mr. Andrew Andersen, brother of the bride, recalled early incidents in the courtship days of Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Birt, especially mentioning their work in forming the first Sunday school in the district, which was held at the Birt home. "The happy couple were and still are a grand combination", he said, "and the Birt family has always been full of grit and determination.
    To I have shaken hands with many old friends whom I have not seen for 30 years and it is good to meet again. May God bless you both, and grant that you may live to see your diamond wedding together, remembering always that there is One above Who cares for us and we may rest on His promise."
    Mr. G. Hansen (brother-in-law), and Mrs. M. Nisscn (sister of the bride) also added congratulations and good wishes for many more happy years.
    Mrs. S. Jones, accompanied by Miss M. Porter, sang in great style three solos during the luncheon, the last,
    "The Old Rugged Cross," being a special request by Mrs. P. J. Birt. It was a great favourite with all the guests also. A vote of thanks to Mr. Jim Birt, junr., for so capably handling his duties as chair man was moved by Mr Gundesen.
    In responding Jim said he sincerely hoped that the day would bring back happy memories to them all. A dainty lace-edged remembrance book was handed round, and each guest autographed the page. The entire company then joined hands, and the strains of "For Auld Lang Syne" filled the air.
    Before dispersing, a vote of appreciation to the members of the Pialba branch Q.C.W.A. who had undertaken the arduous work of catering for the function, was carried by, acclaimation. Mrs. Redden, president of the branch, briefly responded.

    LOOKING BACK.
    In recalling their earlier years of married life, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Birt said that the undenominational church in which they were married was built when Mrs. Birt was a baby. Pastor Neilsen had officiated at the wedding which was first held in the church, and the late Miss L. Tooth had presided at the organ.
    The first year of their married life- 1902 was a trying time forthe young bride to be initiated into the life of their new home on the Mary River, near Gundiah, as it proved to be one of the worst drought in the history of Queensland.
    In their early married life, when the Rev. Mr. Denny was Methodist minister to the district, Mr. and Mrs. Birt opened the first Sunday School at Munna Creek, with over 30 pupils. They also organised the first Christmas tree the children had ever had.
    In 1913, Mr. and Mrs. Birt followed the Mary River to their new home at Sexton, where they lived and raised their family of two daughters and two sons until they were forced to retire in 1929, owing to Mr. Birt's ill-health. The old homestead, however, is still owned by their elder son Mr. Jim Birt.
    Mr Birt, sen., has been a Justice of the Peace for over 40 years, and has been a member of the Oldfellow's Lodge for over 50 years. This grand couple now live in Freshwater Street, Scarness, and find time to be interested in a number of activities, and their lovely fernery and garden are well known and much admired. Friends from all over the district wish them many more happy years together.
    Invited guests at the golden wedding breakfast were: Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Messer, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Gundesen; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Birt; Miss Connick; Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Leftwich, Mr. and Mrs. A. Pedwell and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. Scheubel, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Birt. and Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Grinstead, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tricker, Mrs. Campbell (Pialba), Mr. and Mrs. J. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. W. Andersen (Lagoon Pocket), Miss T. Birt, Mr. and Mrs. D. McLachlan, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Birt, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Lamke, Mrs. M. Day, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. A. Birt and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. N. Birt and family. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Andersen, Mrs. K. Macpherson, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Pedersen, Mr. F. Vollmerhause, Mr. and Mrs. J. Kunst, Mr. and Mrs. T. Birt, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Birt, Mrs. M. Nissen, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Hansen, Mrs. S. Jones, Miss M. J. Porter and last but by no means least Mr.J. Neilsen, a veteran of 91 years who thoroughly enjoyed the happy get together with many of his old friends.
    Mrs. Birt looked very smart in a frock of black moss back crepe with sheer yoke, heavily beaded, with which she wore a hat of gold grossgrain straw, and accessories to tone.
    Mr. and Mrs. Birt received many beautiful gifts to remind them of the hqppy day
    Maryborough Chronicle, Queensland, Monday, 10 November 1952  
    Died 15 May 1965  Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • BIRT Jacobine Salvine
      Death notice 15 MAY 1965
      Death at age 80, late of Maryborough
      Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay), 17 MAY 1965
      (The Ryerson Index Online Database)
    Buried 17 May 1965  Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Location in Maryborough Cemetery
      Division Q
      Section Monumental Q
      Plot/Niche 408
      (Fraser Coast Regional Council Cemeteries Online)
    Person ID I89  Nikenbah Cemetery
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2014 

    Father Niels Andersen, .Son of Blacksmith,   b. 8 Jan 1851, Kildebrønde, Københavns amt, island of Sjælland, Danmark. Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 25 Jul 1939, Poulsen Cemetery, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Mother Marie (Jeppesine Mette Marie) Frandsen,   b. 18 Sep 1857, Bjørnemose, Dejbjerg Sogn, Bølling Herred, Ringkøbing Amt, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1945, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1877  Danish Church, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Neils Andersen
      Spouse Name: Maria Frandsen
      Marriage Date: 29 Apr 1877
      Registration Number: 000655
      (Queensland Historical Marriage Index 1829-1939)
    Diamond Wedding Anniversary 8 May 1937  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DIAMOND WEDDING Celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. Neils Anderson, at Pialba

    The clerk of the weather paid a welcome tribute to Mr and Mrs Neils Andersen, of Pialba, when he provided perfect weather conditions on the 60th anniversary of their wedding on Thursday, April 29. A diamond wedding is at all times an auspicious occasion, but in the case of Mr and Mrs Andersen, it was rendered almost unique in that not only was the entire family of five daughters and three sons able to be present, but of the happy couple's 89 descendants, only eight were unable to attend. To celebrate so festive an occasion, and to accommodate so large a gathering a huge marquee was erected on the beautiful lawns of the residence of their son, Mr. N. J. Andersen. The breakfast tables were exquisitely decorated with choice flowers and fruits, and at the bride's table a handsome two-tier wedding cake, made by Mrs P Day (a grand-daughter) and decorated by Mrs P. J. Birt (daughter), attracted many admiring comments.

    The Rev. A. Hughes presided, and read messages of congratulation and good wishes from the following: Mesdames Jorgensen and Isaksen and families, Mr. and Mrs. Rickenberg and Mrs. Day. Miss Merle Smith (Caboolture). Mr. and Mrs. Julius Kunst and family (Sexton), Miss May Doss (Atherton), Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Birt and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Andersen (Gympie). Miss Vera Smith Grantham), the Methodist Ladies' Guild, Mr. and Mrs. Alcorn (Dagun),Mr. and Mrs. W. Hansen (Brisbane).

    Grace was sung and during the banquet hearty congratulations and good wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Andersen were heard over the wireless from 4MB followed by the song "Let's Grow Old Together."

    Mr. Hughes presented to the happy couple numerous presents from their old friends, and a substantial cheque from members of the family. He said it was a wonderful gathering, and although they were honouring Mr. and Mrs. Andersen on reaching their diamond wedding anniversary they were not really old. In fact, one could not help noticing that they were getting younger all the lime; they were looking forward to a time when they would be in a country where one never grew old. They were good Christians, and he congratulated them heartily.

    SON'S TRIBUTE TO PARENTS
    Mr Andrew Andersen, the eldest son, said he was very proud of his father. Looking back, he could not remember his father ever having lost his temper; he always took time to consider things. Like all pioneers, his parents had had to "rough it" very often, and he clearly recollected the many occasions when his father had to walk from Pialba, where they had a selection, to Maryborough, where he was employed as blacksmith, sawmiller, and later still, as engine-driver at Messrs Wilson Hart's mill. His mother also had been always loving and gracious, though she, too, had had to work very hard in the days when there was little to get and little enough to eat. He trusted their parents would be spared to them for many years yet.

    Mr G. C. Hansen (Dagun) said he and his wife (who is Mr and Mrs Andersen's eldest daughter) were very pleased to be present to do homage to their father and mother. It was a rare thing to be able to celebrate a diamond wedding day. These pioneers had had to put up with many hardships and in those early days it often happened that husbands were compelled to leave their families for months at a time to search for work. He felt sure they were grateful at having all their children together on this occasion, and wished them many more years of happiness. The company sang"For They Are Jolly Good Fellows" with enthusiasm

    On behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Andersen, Mr. Hansen thanked everyone who had assembled to help make this such a happy day, and also returned thanks for the beautiful presents. Special mention was made of Mrs. Day's kindness in making the cake, and those who had decorated it so prettily. Thanks were also given to Mr. Hushes for ably presiding over the gathering.

    Mr Hansen remarked that it was a unique gathering as there were present the family of eight, five daughters and three sons, death having taken no toll so far; and also 35 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. In fact all the descendants were present excepting eight. Plotos were taken of the guests of honour.

    LONG SEA JOURNEY
    Mr Andersen left Denmark, his birthplace, on the ship "Alardas" on November 10, 1872, landing in Maryborough in June, 1873. The passage was rough, and the boat reported missing several times during the voyage. Mrs Andersen left Denmark by the ship Lamasmerhagen in November, 1876, landing in Maryborough on January 18, 1877, and the two were married by Pastor Hansen in the Danish Church, Maryborough, on April 29, of the same year.

    For many years, they resided in Maryborough, where Mr Andersen was employed in Messrs Wilson and Hart's sawmill, for about thirty years, first as blacksmith, then as fireman, and later as engine driver. Forty years ago, Mrs Andersen and the family of eight left Maryborough to reside on a selection which Mr Andersen had taken up at Kawungan, near Pialba, while he himself continued to work for another six years at the sawmill, visiting the selection only at week-ends. Then he left the mill, and until 1915 made his living on the selection, in which year he and his wife retired to live quietly at Pialba.

    The family comprises Mr Andrew Andersen (Pialba), Mr J W Andersen (Lagoon Pocket), Mrs G C Hansen (Dagun), Mrs P. J. Birt (Scarness), Mrs A. W. Messer (Yerra), Mrs M. Nissen (Pialba), and Miss A. Andersen (Pialba), Mr J W Andersen, the youngest son, enlisted early in the Great War, and was a prisoner in Germany for a long period

    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Saturday, 8 May 1937  
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet

    Family Peter James Birt,   b. 29 Oct 1882, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1958, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1902  Pialba Undenominational Church, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 1 Nov 1902  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Our Pialba correspondent writes:-A wedding that created much interest locally was celebrated in the Pialba Undenominational Church on Wednesday last, when Miss Bene Andersen, third daughter of Mr. Niels Andersen, of Dulong, near Kawungan, was married to Mr. P. J. Birt, the fourth son of Mr. T. Birt, of Gundiah, the Rev. Neilsen, Danish minister of Pialba, officiating. The bride was attended by four bridesmaids, two of them being her sisters and two sisters of the bridegroom, while a brother of the bridegrom acted as groomsman. The church had been tastefully decorated for the occasion by a number of the bride's friends, and looked very nice indeed. This is the first wedding that has taken place in the church for all the number of years it has been here.
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Saturday, 1 November 1902  
    Children 
     1. James Thomas Niels Birt,   b. 8 Jul 1910, Maryborough or Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1989, Gympie, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Charlotte Mary Salvine Birt,   b. 6 May 1904, Gundiah, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1995, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. Gertrude Dorothy May Birt,   b. 5 Oct 1906, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1985, Point Vernon Nursing Home, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Robert William Albert Birt,   d. Jul 1985, Gympie, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F206  Group Sheet


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