Victorine Josephine Metzger

Victorine Josephine Metzger

Female 1855 - 1926  (70 years)

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  1. 1.  Victorine Josephine MetzgerVictorine Josephine Metzger was born 06 Dec 1855, Mt. Molliagu, Victoria, Australia (daughter of Louis Metzger and Élisabeth /Elizabeth Haurie); died 07 Aug 1926, 39 Spring St., Geelong West, Victoria, Australia; was buried 09 Aug 1926, Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Victoria..

    Other Events:

    • Land: 27 Jun 1901, Parish of Jallukar, Srawell, Victoria; 27 Jun 1901 Arthur Hold wrote a letter to the Secretary of the Lands Department in Melbourne, dated June 27th.,1901. He had been in bad health for 2 years. Arthur was utterly unable to pay the rents due on his selection as he was in destitute circumstances and unable to work to provide for his wife and family. His health had not been good. The land was to poor to give returns. He had planted fourteen acres of fruit trees and vines, but as yet they were still young so they yielded little. Arthur had paid One Hundred Pounds in land rents earlier, on his three hundred and twenty acres. He asked if this could go towards making one hundred acres freehold. he wished to abandon the rest. Quoting Arthur directly from his letter," I am unable to work to provide for my family, but if you would kindly make me this concession, I may be able to make a living when my orchard comes into bearing. Trusting you will grant my request. I have the honour to be your obedient servant, Arthur Hold".
    • Civil: 4 Dec 1902, Ararat Police Station, Victoria, Australia; 29 Dec 1902 Arrarat Hold, Victorini, Ararat Police Station, 29th., Dec., 1902, rogue and vagabond, sentence, 7 days, native of Victoria, trade, none, born, hieght 5ft. 2 in., complexion, dark, hair, dark, eyes, dark. Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924 Vagabond-a person who wanders from place to place without a fixed home : one leading a vagabond life especially : vagrant, tramp. Pomonal School Roll number: 22: Name: Hold Arthur: Year started: June 1899: Year left: 1900: Date of Birth: 26/6/1885 Roll number: 20: Name: Hold, William: Year started: May 1899: deceased 1900: Date of Birth: 26/10/1886 Roll number: 28: Name: Hold, Julius: Year Started: June 1899: Year left: 1902: Date of Birth: 15/5/1887 Roll number: 21: Name: Hold, Louis: Year started: May 1899: Year left: 1902: Date of birth: 22/2/1889 Roll Number: 39: Name: Hold, Alfred: Year started: Nov-1900: year left: 1902: Date of Birth: 19/8/1894 Roll number: 23: Name: Hold, Josephine: Year started: June 1899: Year left: 1902: Date of Birth: 5/10/1891 Roll number: 24: Name: Hold, Victorine:Year started: June 1899: Year left: 1902: Date of Birth: 19/5/1893 (Kindly sent by Isabel, Stawell, Victoria) Horace Hold, b. 15 Oct 1897 Pomonal School opened in 1887. In 1898 it was moved to a site in Pomonal. Apparently there were "25 children running wild in the district. The list included of William hold: four, John, Annie, Celina, and Bessie (Elizabeth). Arthur Hold: seven, William, Julius, Louie, Josephine, Victoria, Albert and Horace" (From Pomonal. A Picturesque Place, Isabel Armer, 2013)
    • Electoral Roll: 1903, Mt Mistake, Buangor; Victoria Electoral Roll 1903 Division of Grampians - Subdivision of Buangor No 59: Name in Full: HOLD, Arthur: Place of Living: Mt Mistake: Occupation: Labourer No 60: Name in Full: HOLD, Victoria: Place of Living: Mt Mistake: Occupation; home Duties
    • Civil: 22 Apr 1903, Arrarat Police Station, Victoria, Australia; 22 Apr 1903 Coburg. Hold, Victorine, Arrarat Police Station, , no visible means &c. sentence, 3 months, native of Victoria, occupation, servant, born in 1855, height, 5ft. 2 in., complexion, sallow, hair, brown, eyes, brown, no previous conviction. Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924 Louis Metzger, probate, 28 Mar 1903, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, death, 16 Mar 1903 (Australia, Victoria, Index to Probate Registers, 1841-1989) Louis Metzger left Victorine £150 in his will to be paid in yearly installments of £25. The first to be paid one year after his death. 16 Mar 1904. 6 years, 16 Mar 1910 (last payment) Arthur James Hold was in Pomonal, Victoria in 1909. There was a concert in Pomonal in 1909. Arthur Hold sang a song. (Source, Pomonal A Picturesque Place Revisited, 2013, Isabel Armer) Louis Metzger, d., 16 Mar 1903. Probate 28 Mar 1903 (after 14 days)
    • Electoral Roll: 1917, 12 Villamanta st., Geelong West, Victoria; Victoria Electoral Roll, 1917 Geelong West, Corio, Victoria, Australia Adress, 12 Villamanta st Martin, Victorina Josephine, 12 Villamanta st., home duties
    • Civil: 12 Aug 1918, Geelong Courts, Victoria, Australia; Victorine Martin Australia, Victoria Petty Sessions Registers, 1858-1985
    • Civil: 1 Nov 1918, Geelong Courts, Victoria, Australia; Victorie Martin Australia, Victoria Petty Sessions Registers, 1858-1985
    • Electoral Roll: 1919, 8 Saffron st., Newtown and Chilwell, Corio, Victoria; Victoria Electoral Roll, 1919 Newtown and Chilwell, Corio, Victoria, Australia Martane, Victoria Josephine,8 Saffron st., home duties Newtown is an inner western suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    • Civil: 11 Oct 1920, Geelong Courts, Victoria, Australia ; Victorine Martin Australia, Victoria Petty Sessions Registers, 1858-1985 Joseph William Hold was born to Josephine Hold at Ballarat on 6 Dec 1920
    • Civil: 11 Aug 1921, Geelong Courts, Victoria, Australia ; Victoria Martin Australia, Victoria Petty Sessions Registers, 1858-1985
    • Electoral Roll: 1922, Winchester Place, Geelong; Victoria Electoral Roll, 1922 Geelong, Corio, Victoria, Australia Winchester Martin, Victorina, Josephine, Winchester Place, home duties Winchester Place, Geelong St God of John Hospital,which wasn't opened until 1965
    • Civil: 22 Apr 1922, Geelong Police Station, Victoria, Australia; 22 Apr 1922 Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924 Coburg Martin, Victorine; Tried at Geelong Police Station, 24th., April, 1922; insufficient means; 3 months; native of Victoria, servant, born, 1862, 5 ft., 1 in., sallow complexion, grey hair, brown eyes. One previous conviction. POLICE NEWS. At the City court yesterday, Victorine Martin was sentenced to three months imprisonment at Geelong gaol for having been found on April 22 at Geelong without sufficient lawful means of support. Messrs. W. R. Anderson chairman, W. Moodie, T. Spowart and T. M. Dickins were the justices in at- tendance. Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929)Tuesday 25 April 1922
    • Civil: 23 Oct 1922, Geelong Police Station, Victoria, Australia; 23 Oct 1922 Female Prison, Coburg Martin, Victorine; 7484; Tried at Geelong Police Station, 23d., October, 1922; insufficient means; 12 months; tried at same Court, same date, indecent behaviour; fined £3, or 1 month; native of Victoria, servant, born, 1862, 5 ft., 1 in., sallow complexion, brown to grey hair, brown eyes. Two previous convictions Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924 Series title: Central Register of Female Prisoners Sub-Item title: Martin, Victorine: No. 7484 Sub-Item number: page 129 Date range: 1922 Public access: Open Format: Digital his Sub-Item is part of Series number: VPRS 516 Consignment number: P0002 Item title: Volume 14: Prisoner nos. 7412 - 7780 Item number: volume 14 Martin, Victorine: No. 7484 23/10/1922 12:00:00 AM (Public Records Office Victoria) Religion RC Received 23 Oct 1922 at 12AM 7 days special Remission, 31 Aug 1823 Released 27 Sep 1923 Martin, Victorine, No 7484, Religion RC, Received 23 Oct 1922 at 12AM, 7 days special Remission, 31 Aug 1823, Released 27 Sep 1923
    • Electoral Roll: 1924, Winchester Place, Geelong; Electoral Record for Victorine Hold/Martin. There is no other Martin listed at this address. Victoria Electoral Roll 1924 Subdivision of Geelong Martin, Victorine Josephine, Winchester Place, home duties
    • Will Index: 09 Dec 1926, In the Supreme Court, Victoria ; Information on Victorine Hold, otherwise known as Victorine Martin's PROBATE JURISDICTION Top of page; In the Supreme State of Victoria. In its Probate Jurisdiction. In the Estate of VICTORINE HOLD, otherwise known as VICTORINE MARTIN, late of NUMBER 39 Spring Street, Geelong West ,in the State of Victoria, Charwoman, -deceased- intestate Quoting the Public Curator: " I have been informed by Gorden Fenimore Wilson, stationed at Geelong West, Constable of Police, and believe that the above named (at top of page) Victorine Hold, otherwise known as Victorine Martin, late of Number 39 Spring Street, Geelong West, in State of Victoria, Charwoman, departed this life on the Seventh day of August, one thousand nine hundred and twenty six intestate". Quote: " the said deceased had at the time of her death property now in this State to the value of-- £37 and five p.- consisting of money in the State Savings Bank, Geelong". Quote: "That I have made careful inquiries, and have been informed and believe that the said deceased was... a widow... and left the following named person, her next of kin, her surviving ;-her son, Arthur Hold, who was last heard of at Kingaroy, Queensland". Quote: "That I have been informed and believe that no relative or next of kin of the said deceased, nor any other person entitled, and within the said State of Victoria is ready to take Grant of Administration of her estate". There is quite a lot more mostly with the same information already quoted. Ending; " It is ordered that the Curator of the Estates of Deceased Persons shall be Administrator of all and singular the property of VICTORINE HOLD , otherwise known as VICTORINE MARTIN , late of Number 39 Spring Street, Geelong West, in the State of Victoria, Charwoman, deceased,-intestate. Note: On 6 Oct 1925 the Arthur James Hold was living at Gordonbrook near Kingaroy. Accident.-Mr. Arthur Hold, a soldier settler of Gordonbrook, was riding after horses when his horse stumbled and fell, turning a somersault, right on top of the rider. Mr. Hold was taken to the General Hospital suffering from a fractured right thigh and severe shock. Transcribed from "The Brisbane Courier, Queensland," Tuesday, 6 October 1925 Electoral Roll Queensland Electoral Roll 1913, 1919 Division of Wide Bay - Subdivision of Nanango No 4217: HOLD, Arthur James: Place of Living: Kingaroy: Occupation: labourer 1922 Queensland Electoral Roll Queensland Electoral Roll 1922 Division of Wide Bay - Subdivision of Nanango HOLD, Arthur James: Place of Living: Kingaroy: Occupation: labourer 1925-1943 Queensland Electoral Roll 1925 Division of Wide Bay - Subdivision of Nanango No 1560: HOLD, Arthur James; Place of Living: Gordonbrook: Occupation; farmer Queensland Electoral Roll 1943 Division of Maranoa; Subdivision of Nanango No 2681: HOLD, Arthur James; Place of Living Gordonbrook: Occupation; farmer
    • Probate: 16 Dec 1926, The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria, ; INTESTATE ESTATES. Victorine Hold (otherwise, Victorine Martin), 39 Spring Street, Geelong West, £37/0/5. The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria, Thursday 16 December 1926

    Notes:

    MOLIAGUL
    The name Moliagul is thought to derive from the Aboriginal word moliagulk meaning wooded hill, like so many other towns in the region Moliagul boomed with the discovery of gold. Gold was originally found in the area in 1852 at Queens Gully, the town developed quickly and by 1855 it was estimated to have about 16,000 people.
    February 5 1869 placed Moliagul in the history books when a Cornish miner, John Deason, was working at Bulldog Gully near Moliagul. While out with his son the wheel of the dray he was in went over a large branch causing a large cracking sound. He immediately thought the axle had broken and to lose the dray would be a disaster! Fortunately the axle was fine but looking down he noticed the ground did not look quite right. Scraping the ground aside he saw gold. Following some frenzied scraping he uncovered a huge nugget, failing to dislodge the monster with a crowbar he called upon his partner Richard Oates to help him, together they removed the huge nugget from the ground.
    The Welcome Stranger as it was called, weighed in the vicinity of 69kg and is the largest alluvial gold nugget ever found. The value by today?s standard would be between 3 and 4 million dollars.
    A monument for this historic find was placed on the site .
    Rev Dr John Flynn who founded the legendary Royal Flying Doctor Service was also born in Moliagul.

    DUNOLLY
    Situated amidst attractive bushland, 23 km north of Maryborough, Dunolly is a small town of 750 people which began as a gold mining town with a population of 45 000. Its historic main street still retains some attractive old buildings from its boom days.
    The area is now given over principally to farming though gold mining is still popular in the area.
    Re-live the gold rush fever of the 1850's using modern prospecting methods by hiring a gold detector or pan whilst enjoying the wonderful landscape that surrounds Dunolly.
    More gold nuggets were found in and around Dunolly than anywhere else in the world. A replica of the Welcome Stranger (worlds largest alluvial nugget) can be found at the Dunolly Museum, whilst a monument stands at the site of the 'big find' of the 1860's at Moliagul.
    The 'Hand of Faith' nugget was found at Kingower, 30 kms north of Dunolly in 1980. It weighed 875 troy ounces and was found using a metal detector.

    The "Welcome Stranger Nugget"
    The world's largest recorded nugget is "The Welcome Stranger". The find occurred at Black Lead (or Black Reef), Bull-dog Gully, Moliagul and was broken up on an anvil at nearby Dunolly in Victoria, Australia, to be weighed in that towns bank. The finders were John Deason and Richard Oats, the find occurred on 5th February, 1869



    Birth:
    Information on Birth Certificate
    Birth: 6 December 1855 at Mount Moliagul: Victorine: Father: Louis Metzger, Storekeeper, aged 35 years: Birth Palce: Mollkirch, Department of Bas Rhin, France: Mariage: 29 August 1854 at Strasbourg, France: Issues: Louis, dead: Louise: Victorine, living. Mother: Elizabeth Metzger formally Haurie, aged 30 years. Birth Place Nablas, Departmrnt of Bas Pyrenees, France. The informant was Louis Metzger, Father, Chinnaman Flat *. Registered on 11 November 1856 at Maryborough.

    7 Mar 1855
    SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.
    March 6.-Lucie, French ship, 614 tons, R. Vasselin, from Dieppe 5th December, with 209 second cabin passengers. Montefiore, Graham and Co.,
    agents.
    Transcribed from "The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria," Wednesday 7 March 1855

    Jules Metzger Metzger's birth was also registered in Maryborough in 1857

    Belle Vue Vineyard in 1861 by Louis Metzger on the banks of the Concongella Creek near the township of Stawell

    Eugenie's birth 5 Feb 1863, Pleasant Creek (Stawell)

    The Maryborough field opened in 1853, although it is said that the existence of gold in this area was known from 1848. A rush began in July 1854.

    Early in 1855 there was a very large rush to the Alma, situated three and a half miles north-west of town, so named by David Beckett because the first rush there coincided with news of the Allied victory on the Crimea on 25 September 1854. Riots took place there in June 1855.

    Chinaman"s Flat Lead
    The rich leads of the Maryborough area proved problematic, because as each was traced further from its source of discovery it became progressively deeper and wetter. Horse-whims were introduced as a means of baling water from deep shafts. The Duke and Timor Company, on Chinaman's Flat Lead, "became Maryborough's greatest deep lead mine.

    Due to the massive demand for timber by the deep lead mines, both for underground timbering and fuel for the boilers, mining in the Maryborough field took a heavy toll on the surrounding forests. Most forests in the area were completely denuded by the 1870s, or at best only had a few sad trees left.

    Mining in the Maryborough region continued into the twentieth century.

    DUNOLLY.
    New Rush.-A great number of diggers are now working about two and a half miles from here, to wards Old Dunolly, near Patterson's Reef. Several large nuggets have been obtained in from three-to four feet sinking, from thirty pounds
    weight downwards, and the washing-stuff generally turns out well. Yesterday a great many holes were bottomed in the flat leading to the creek, but we did not hear of any payable. We
    have no doubt that several of the gullies about there will turn out well.
    Chinaman's Flat.-Several parties having called at our office bearing testimony to the state of this extensive rush, we hold it our duty to inform the public of the state of affairs. The fact that rich yields have been discovered is undoubtedly true, but our advice to those who are at present making a livelihood on Dunolly is to remain here, and not
    run the risk of losing the substance for a shadow.
    Dunolly Gazette
    Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918)Tuesday 4 November 1856 - Page 2

    Victorine possibly had a second name which was Josephine.

    Name: Victoria Hold
    Gender: Female
    Electoral Date: 1905
    Electoral Place: Buangor, Grampians, Victoria, Australia
    Residence Address: Mount Mistake
    Occupation: Home Duties
    Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980

    Victoria Electoral Roll, 1905
    Hold, Arthur, Mount Mistake, labourer
    Hold, Victorine. Mount Mistake, home duties

    27 Jul 1901
    The next event that is known of Arthur Hold's farming , is a letter he wrote to the Secretary of the Lands Department in Melbourne, dated June 27th.,1901.
    Due to his destitute circumstances, Arthur was utterly unable to pay the rents due on his selection. His health had not been good. The land was to poor to give returns. He had planted fourteen acres of fruit trees and vines, but as yet they were still young so they yielded little.
    Arthur had paid One Hundred Pounds in land rents earlier, on his three hundred and twenty acres. He asked if this could go towards making one hundred acres freehold. he wished to abandon the rest.

    Quoting Arthur directly from his letter," I am unable to work to provide for my family, but if you would kindly make me this concession, I may be able to make a living when my orchard comes into bearing. Trusting you will grant my request.
    I have the honour to be your obedient servant,
    Arthur Hold".


    24 Dec 1902
    Arrarat
    Hold, Victorini, Ararat Police Station, 24th., Dec., 1902, rogue and vagabond, sentence, 7 days, native of Victoria, trade, none, born, hieght 5ft. 2 in., complexion, dark, hair, dark, eyes, dark.
    Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924

    22 Apr 1903
    Coburg
    Hold, Victorine, Arrarat Police Station, 22 Apr 1903, no visible means &c. sentence, 3 months, native of Victoria, occupation, servant, born in 1855, height, 5ft. 2 in., complexion, sallow, hair, brown, eyes, brown, no previous conviction.
    Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924

    Victoria Electoral Roll, 1917
    Geelong West, Corio, Victoria, Australia
    Adress, 12 Villamanta st
    Martin, Victorina, Josephine, 12 Villamanta st., home
    duties

    Victoria Electoral Roll, 1919
    Newtown and Chilwell, Corio, Victoria, Australia
    Martane, Victoria Josephine,8 Saffron st., home duties


    Victoria
    Electoral Roll, 1922
    Geelong, Corio, Victoria, Australia
    Winchester
    Martin, Victorina, Josephine, Winchester Place, home duties






    Name: Victorine Martin
    Year: 1922
    Place: Victoria, Australia
    Reference Description: AU7103-1922 Victoria Police Gazette 1922
    conviction.
    Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924

    22 Apr 1922
    Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924
    Coburg
    Martin, Victorine; Tried at Geelong Police Station, 24th., April, 1922; insufficient means; 3 months; native of Victoria, servant, born, 1862, 5 ft., 1 in., sallow complexion, grey hair, brown eyes. One previous conviction.

    23 Oct 1922
    Female Prision, Coburg
    Martin, Victorine; 7484; Tried at Geelong Police Station, 23d., October, 1922; insufficient means; 12 months; tried at same Court, same date, indecent behaviour; fined £3, or i month; native of Victoria, servant, born, 1862, 5 ft., 1 in., sallow complexion, brown to grey hair, brown eyes. Two previous convictions
    Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924


    Buried:
    Victorine lived in Geelong West where there was a cemetery.The reason she was interred in Geelong Eastern Cemetery was that this was the only one with Consecrated ground for Catholics burials at this time. There was a small cemetery further out with Consecrated ground, but most Catholic burials were performed at Geelong Eastern Cemetery situated in the town.

    The Geelong Eastern Burial records state Victorine lived at Hope Street , Geelong West. This is not in accord with the adress on her Death Certificate or her Probate Papers.
    She was buried with the christian name of Victoria , not Victorine and the surname Martin. She is buried alone and in an unmarked grave , which is just in from the Boundry Road side of the cemetery

    Cemetery Geelong Eastern Cemetery
    Section ROMAN CATHOLIC:
    Row 37
    Grave 261
    Register # 13029
    Surname MARTIN
    Given Names VICTORIA
    Service Date 09 Aug 1926
    Age 39 YRS
    (Note: Age is incorrect).

    Victoria Martin
    Birth unknown
    Death 9 Aug 1926
    Burial Geelong Eastern Cemetery Geelong, Greater Geelong City, Victoria, Australia
    Plot EAS-RC-37-807-261
    (Find A Grave Memorial)

    Died:
    Information on Death Certificate
    The name given on her Death Certificate is Victorine Martin.
    Victorine died suddenly of Heart Failure at 39 Spring St., Town of Geelong West, Victoria. The occupation given for her was Charwoman. The Informant was G Wilson, Constable at Geelong West Police Satation.

    Although Victorine died suddenly at home, the Coroner decided no Inquest was necessary. He also ordered her burial. Victorine died unknown and it was not known whether she was married. It was stated that she had no issue.

    In fact, she had four surviving sons at the time of her death. They were living in Queensland. Her two daughters and one son were deceased.

    There is a note on the side which states " Believed born in Stawell".

    Victorine was buried on 9th. august 1926 in Eastern Cemetery, Geelong by a Roman Catholic Priest, in accordance with her faith.

    Victorine married Arthur Hold 25 Aug.1884, St. Patricks Church, Stawell, Victoria. Arthur (son of William Hold and Ann Croxen) was born 28 Jul 1857, Green Hills near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia ; died 15 Feb.1925, St Vincents Hospital Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia; was buried 16 Feb.1925, Toowoomba Cemetery, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Arthur James Hold was born 26 Jun 1885, Jallukar, Victoria. Australia ; was christened 19 Mar 1886, St Patricks Church Stawell; died 22 Jun.1976, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; was buried 23 Jun.1976, Mt Gravatt Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland .
    2. William Louis Hold was born 26 Oct 1886, Jallukar, Stawell, Victoria. Australia ; died 09 Oct 1899, Stawell Hospital, Stawell, Victoria ; was buried 11 Oct 1899, Stawell Cemetery, Victoria .
    3. Julius Hold was born 15 May 1888, Jallukar near Stawell, Vic. Aust. ; was christened 15 Dec 1889, St. Patricks Church, Stawell, Victoria; died 26 Dec 1974, Proserpine, Queensland, Australia ; was buried Prosepine Old Cemetery, Queensland, Australia.
    4. Louis Hold was born 22 Feb 1890, Jallukar, near Stawell, Victoria ; was christened 17 Dec 1891, Holy Trinity Church of England, Stawell, Victoria; died 19 Feb 1927, Warwick, Queensland, Australia ; was buried 19 Feb 1927, Warwick General Cemetery, Warrick, Queensland, Australia .
    5. Josephine Hold was born 5 Oct 1891, Jalluker near Stawell, Victoria, Australia ; was christened 17 Dec.1891, Holy Trinity, Church of England, Stawell, Victoria ; died 22 Sep 1924, Mental Hospital, Wacol, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; was buried 23 Sep 1924, Woogaroo Asylum Cemetery, Woogaroo Asylum Cemetery.
    6. Victorine Hold was born 19 May 1893, Jalluker near Stawell, Victoria, Australia ; died 11 Jun.1918, Willowburn Hospital, Toowoomba, Queensland; was buried 14 Jun 1918, Toowoomba Drayton Cemetery, Toowoomba, Queensland.
    7. Albert/Alfred William Hold was born 27 Aug 1895, Jallukar near Stawell, Vic. Aust. ; died 20 Nov 1985, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia ; was buried 23 Nov 1985, Toowoomba Cemetery, Lawn Section.
    8. Horace Hold was born 15 Oct 1897, Jalluker, near Stawell, Victoria, Australia; died 20 May 1993, 22 Caringa St., Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland; was buried 22 May 1993, Polson Cemetery, Point Vernon, Hervey Bay, Queensland.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Louis MetzgerLouis Metzger was born 24 Dec 1820, Mollkirch, Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France (son of Louis Metzger and Odile Kammerlocher); died 16 Mar 1903, St. Louis' Vineyard, Doctor's Creek, Stawell, Victoria, Australia; was buried 18 Mar.1903, Stawell Cemetery, Victoria .

    Other Events:

    • Emigration: Jan 1855, From Strasbourg, France to Victoria, Australia; Louis and Elizabeth Metzger and their daughter Louisa, emigrated from Strasbourg, Department of Bas, France, on the French Ship Lucie which sailed from the French Port of Dieppe in Jan 1855 and arrived at the Port of Melbourne on 8 Mar 1855. From the Passenger List of the Lucie in French Louis Metzger, age 28, son of Louis and Odil Kammerlocker, his wife aged 28 was the daughter of Pierre Hauri and Marie Loustau. They came from Strasbourg. (Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839?1923 ) Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists 1839 -1923 Name: Louis Melzger Estimated birth year: abt 1827 Age: 28 Arrival Date: 8 Mar 1855 Arrival Port: Melbourne, Australia Departure Port: Dieppe Ship: Lucie Index to Unassisted Inward Passenger Lists to Victoria 1852-1923 Family Name First Name Age Month Year Family Name: METZGER: First Name: LOUIS: Age: 28: Month: MAR: Year: 1855: Ship: LUCIE: Port: F: Fiche: 031: Page: 011 Family Name: METZGER: ---- WIFE WITH: Age: 28: Month: MAR: Year: 1855: Ship: LUCIE: Port: F: Fiche: 031: Page: 011 Family Name: METZGER: ---- INFANT WITH : Age: 1: Month: MAR: Year: 1855: Ship: LUCIE: Port: F: Fiche: 031: Page: 011 Name: Louis Metzger Arrival Date: 8 Mar 1855 Arrival Port: Melbourne, Australia Departure Port: Dieppe Ship: Lucie Nationality: French
    • Arrival: 7 Mar 1855, The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria; SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. March 6.-Lucie, French ship, 614 tons, R. Vasselin, from Dieppe 5th December, with 209 second cabin passengers. Montefiore, Graham and Co., agents. Transcribed from "The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria," Wednesday 7 March 1855
    • Arrival: 27 Mar 1855, Mariners and ships in Australian Waters; Mariners and ships in Australian Waters LUCIE OF DIEPPE, A. VASSELIN, MASTER, BURTHEN 615 TONS FROM THE PORT OF MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, 27TH MARCH, 1855
    • Departure: 9 May 1855, Empire, Sydney, New South Wales; SHIPPING PASSAGE TO ENGLAND, VIA FRANCE, FOR DIEPPE. The superb French Clipper Ship LUCIE. 615 tons register, Captain Vattelin. From her superior accommndation and sailing qualities, this vessel presents a most desirable conveyance for passengers procceding either to England or the Continent. Between Dieppe and Southampton, steamers ply twice a day, and London is reached in 13 or 14 hours. For further particulars, apply to tho Commander on board or to KIRCHENER AND CO., 691 Wynyard-street. Transcribed from the "Empire,Sydney, NSW," Wednesday 9 May 1855
    • Land: 1861, Victoria; First Name: Louis Last Name: Metzger Title: Year: 1861 Subject: Title Deeds Page: 928 Country: Australia State: Victoria Location: Record set: Victoria government gazettes (Gazettes, Victoria 1858-1900)
    • Personal: 1861, Bell Vue Vineyard, Concongella Creek, Stawell; Frenchman, Jean Pierre Trouette, was one who had great difficulty obtaining a block in Great Western, and it was only after much persistence, that, in about 1862, he was permitted to purchase a small allotment on the Concongella Creek. Trouette was born in 1833, in the town of Estampes, in the south of France, and was one of many Europeans attracted to the Australian gold rushes in the 1850's. Brother and sister, Emile and Marie Blampied, from a farming family, were two others drawn to the antipodes from France during the same period. They made their long journey south in 1852, when Marie was 20, and Emil 15, leaving home without informing their parents. The three Gallic fortune seekers met at Daylesford in 1856, where Jean Pieerre married Marie, and formed a mining partnership with Emil. Two years later they joined the rush to Great Western. Trouette from a wine growing area of France, began to believe that the vine could also flourish in the gravelly and sandy, undulating country about the gold field, so, although some locals called them "fools", in 1863, he and Blampied began planting vines on their plot beside the creek. The two men were actually not the first grape growers in the district. Many of the early spuatters planted vines, as well as fruit trees around their homesteads, and in 1861, at Concongella, near Stawell, another Frenchman, Louis Metzger, had also managed to secure a block of land on the Concongella Creek. He began a vineyard the same year, two years before his compatriots ten kilometres upstream. Being closer to the large population of Stawell, Metzger had an additional difficulty to combat to those faced by Trouette and Blampied; that of the townsfolk who were fond of of grapes crossing over Big Hill to raid his vines. In 1874, the two families were joined, when Emile Blampied married Louisa Metzger, the eldest daughter of Louis. (From Good Country For A Grant, A history of the Stawell Shire, by Robert Kingston. First published 1989)
    • Personal: 1861, Bell Vue Vineyard, Youlden's Bridge, Concongella Creek, Stawell; It is not generally known as it should be that Mr. Louis Metzger, of Concongella Creek, whose holding is situated near Youlden's Bridge, was the pioneer vine-planter in this district with a view to producing wine. As a Frenchman from from a province in his native country in which he had been familiar with vineyard culture he possessed exceptional knowledge on the subject. He quickly released that it would be profitable on the plot of land which he had purchased from the Government, at a price beyond its intrinsic value for ordinary cultivation. His experiment , though only on a small scale, was moderately successful and the example being followed by neighbours marked the very earliest commencement of the wine producing interest, the ultimate importance of which none can tell. Everything was against Mr. Metzger at first: he had to fence in and cultivate a piece of wilderness, beside having to endure the ravages of native birds and other bush enemies, his orchard and vineyard, even during noon-day were robbed by mischievous boys, whose drepredations it was almost impossible to repress. Still, he persevered and proved to his neighbors that the soil and climate were suitable for vine culture, and that good palatable wine could be produced as well as luscious fruit. Taking the vine growers of the district in rotation as regards their commencing to plant Messrs. Trouette and Blampied of St. Peter?s Vineyard, Great Western, and the late Mr. Joe Best, of the same locality, were the next in the order of succession. -. The late Mr Trouette and his partner Mr. Blampied , though not reaping the reward their industry and enterprise merited , did much towards establishing the reputation of Great Western wines and the same must be said for of Mr Jos. Best. - (Stawell: Past and Present by Maynard Ord, published in 1896. Reproduced in 1999 by The Stawell Historical Society).
    • Land: 1865, Stawell, Victoria; First Name: Louis Last Name: Metzger Title: Year: 1865 Subject: Title Deeds Page: 1032 Country: Australia State: Victoria Location: Stawell Record set: Victoria government gazettes (Government Gazettes, Victoria 1858-1900)
    • Awards: 20 Mar 1865, The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria; ARARAT. The fifth exhibition in connexion with the Ararat Agricultural Society There was a sharp competition for the prize in grapes between Mr. Metzger, of Pleasant Creek, and Mr. Little, of Eversley. The exhibits of the former commended much admiration, not only on account of the sizes of the bunches but also because of their rich flavour. Mr. Little's display was much more profuse than that of Mr. Metzger, but the judges gave the prize to the latter. The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 20 March 1865 - Page 6
    • Interests: 1869
    • Interests: 1869
    • Interests: 1869
    • Awards: 28 Aug 1869, The Australasian, Melbourne, Victoria; WIMMERA DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. (ABRIDGED FROM THE ARARAT AND PLEASANT CREEK ADVERTISER. AUG. 20.) The first show of the above society came off yesterday at Pleasant Creek, and was a great success. The weather was fine, and visitors poured in during the whole of the earlier part of the day, to find the arrangements for their convenience admirably well devised, considering that this is the first show of a very young society. In wines there was a very fair amount of competition; for the best white wine of any age the first prize was taken by Messrs. Bryce and Chalmers; for that of 1868 first prize, Louis Metzger, of Concongella, and Trouette and Blancpied, of the Great Western, the second prize; for that of 1869 Louis Metzger, first prize. In the red wines, for the best half dozen of any age. Trouette and Blancpied, first prize, and Mooney Brothers, of Mooney's Gap, Avoca road, second prize; for that of 1868, Messrs. Mooney Brothers, first prize; for that of 1869, Messrs. Frey and Co. first prize, and Messrs. Trouette and Blancpied, second prize. It will be seen that, with only two exceptions, the prize-takers for wines are well-known growers in this district. For the best hogshead Colonial Ale the first prize was awarded to Mr. Powell, of the Excelsior Brewery, Stawell; Mr.Crawford, of the Ararat Brewery, obtaining honourable mention. A novel exhibit was made by Mr. Samuel Wilson, of Longerenong, in the shape of ostrich feathers. We append as complete a list of prizes as our reporter was able to obtain, his efforts not being a little impeded by a want of courtesy on the part of some of the officials. The Australasian, Melbourne, Victoria, Saturday 28 August 1869
    • Awards: 14 Oct 1869, The Ballarat Argricultural Show; THE BALLARAT AGRICULTURAL SHOW. Thursday was the great day at the Annual Show of the Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society, and the yards were crowded, over 10,000 persons being present during the day. The following is the list of prize-takers and exhibitors. Exhibitors in the classes in which prizes were awarded yesterday: CLASS L.-COLONIAL LIQUORS. Section 3- Twelve bottles of red wine, vintage of 1867 or 1868 (made in the colonies and exhibited by grower)-First prize, £3; second, £2; third, £1. First prize, Alfred Lester, Ballarat; third, James Kerr, Buninyong; nc. second prize awarded. Other exhibitors, Louis Metzger, Pleasant Creek Reefs; Trouette and Blampied, Great Western, Stawell, vintage of 1868; Weber Bros., Leigh Road. Section 4-: Twelve bottles of white wine, of the vintage of 1867 or 1868 (made in the colonies and exhibited by grower)-: First prize, £3; second, £2; third, £1. First prize, Alfred Lester, Ballarat; second, Trouette and Blampied, Great Western, Stawell, vintage of 1868; third, Louis Metzger, Pleasant Creek Reefs. Other exhibitors, Weber Bros., Leigh road. Transcribed from "The Ballarat Star, Victoria," Friday 15 October 1869
    • Awards: 27 Aug 1870, The Australasian, Melbourne, Victoria; WIMMERA DISTRICT PASTORAL AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY (FROM THE ARARAT PLEASANT CREEK ADVERTISER, AUG. 19.) CLASS D.-WINE. Section 1.-Best half-dozen white wine of any age, £2, L. Metzgar; J. P. Trouette, honourable mention. Section 2.-Best half-dozen red wine, of any age, £2, L. Metzgar. Section 3.-Best half-dozen white wine, of 1868, £1, J. P. Trouette. Section 4.-Best half-dozen red wine, of 1867, £2. No competitor. Section 6.-Best half-dozen white wine, of 1869, £2, L. Metzgar; J. P. Trouette, honourable mention. Section 6.-Best half-dozen red wine, of 1869, £2, L. Metzgar; J. P. Trouette, honourable mention. The Australasian, Melbourne, Victoria, Saturday 27 August 1870
    • Fire: 13 Mar 1872, The Ballarat Star, Victoria; The fire which occurred at the homestead of Mr Louis Metzger, of Concongella Creek, has, we (Ararat Advertiser) are sorry to say, destroyed all the property possessed by the proprietor. Mr Metzger was not insured, and about £lOOO is the amount of the loss which has been sustained; only a box, some papers, a couple of chairs, and the horses were saved; The fire was caused we learn, by the, igniting of a dress, which was hanging against the wall. All the crop of. wheat, consisting; of 20 bags, 1500 gallons of wine, the dwelling, outhouses, and barn were destroyed. A great deal of sympathy (which is likely to assume a very tangible form) is expressed for Mr Metzger. Subscription lists are now being carried round. The Ballarat Star, Victoria, Wednesday, 13 March 1872
    • Awards: 29 Mar 1873, The Australasian, Melbourne, Victoria; WIMMERA DISTRICT PASTORAL AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY (FROM THE ARARAT ADVERTISER, MARCH 21 FRUITS &c.-(Judges-Messrs. Clarke, Thompson, and McEvoy) Apples (three varieties)-First prize- Trouette and Blampied, second prize T. Metcalf. Fruits-First prize- Trouette and Blampied, second second prize, T Metcalf, L. Metzgar highly commended. Collection of Wine Grapes-Prize Trouette and Blampied, L. Metzgar, hon. mention. WINES-. (Judges-Messrs. True, B. Smith, Aeschimann, Holbing, Bercich, and Dr. Sharpe.)- Red Wine (under two years of age)-First prize Trouette and Blampied, second prize L. Metzgar. White Wine (under two years of age)-First and second prizes Joseph Best. Red Wine (any age)-First prize' Trouette and Blampied, second prize Joseph Best. White Wine (any age)-First prize Joseph Best, second prize Trouete and Blampied. The Australasian, Melbourne, Victoria, Saturday 29 March 1873
    • Awards: 17 Oct 1877, The Argus Melbourne, Victoria; THE NATIONAL SHOW AT STAWELL. [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] (From our own correspondent.) STAWELL, Thursday. The judges to-day completed their adjudications upon the wine exhibits, the number and quality of which showed the importance attached to the prizes offered. For the champion prize, value £20, for the best collections of wines the produce of the colonies, three varieties of red and white, there were nine entries namely -Mr. Fletcher, Warrion Vineyard, Colac, James Kelman, Brankstone ; the South Australian Vineyard Association , A. Bruhn, Emu Creek, Sandhurst ; J. Best, Great Western ; Trouette and Blampied, Great Western ; and Louis Metzger, StawelL. The same parties also competed for the champion prize of £10, For the red wine there were several competitors, and in addition to those mentioned was J. Griffenbagen, from Sandhurst. In section one there were entries from the following -Messrs. Fletcher, Kelman, N.S W. ; Bruhn, A. Fox Griffenhagen, J, and H Best, Trouette and Blampied, Metzger,G A Smith (Wahgunyah), and F. Cnppahburn. In section two the same exhibitors competed, with the addition of Mr. C. T. Sutherland. In section three there were 11 exhibitors, consisting of those already mentioned, and Messrs. Brierly and Wilson, Eversley, near Ararat. In section four, also, there was a large collection of exhibits contributed by vignerons whose names are included in the above. The champion prize of £20 was carried off by Mensrs. Trouette and Blampied, who were the first to undertake the cultivation of the vine at Great Western. The following is the result of the judges. Aawards: CLASS N. Colonial Wines (Grown hy Exhibitor) -Champion Prize, £20-.Best Collection of Wines (the produce of the colonies) three varieties of red wine and three varieties of white wine-Trouette and Blampied, Great Western. Best six Bottles of Colonial Red Wine, over three years of age-First Louis Metzger, Concongella Creek. Best Six Bottles Colonial White Wine, under two years of age-First, Jas. Kelman: second, Trouette and Blampied. Transcribed from "The Argus Melbourne, Victoria,"Wednesday 17 October 1877
    • Awards: 14 Apr 1881, The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria; MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AWARDS. WINES. Victoria. L Metzger, Stawell, white muscat, 1872. Joseph Best, Great Western, sauterne, 1876, Trouette and Blampied, Great Western, sauterne No 1, 1874, chablis No 2, 1874 (two awards) J.Best, Great Western, claret, 1878. Trouette and Blampied, Great Western, claret 1878, L Metzger, Stawell, claret 1878. Trouette and Blampied, Great Western champagne, 1875 Transcribed from "The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria," Thursday 14 April 1881
    • Personal: 21 May 1882, Victoria Police Gazette document; HENRY JONES absconded from his licensed service with Louis Metzger, vigneron , Concongella Creek, via Stawell, on the 9th inst. Description :-About 14 years of age, 4 feet 6 inches high, square build , dark complexion and hair, strong healthy appearance; wore a dark tweed suit and black soft-felt hat.-O.4375. 21st May, 1892. Collection Courts & Legal - HENRY JONES absconded from his licensed service with Louis Metzger, vigneron , Concongella Creek, via Stawell, on the 9th inst. Description :-About 14 years of age, 4 feet 6 inches high, square build , dark complexion and hair, strong healthy appearance; wore a dark tweed suit and black soft-felt hat.-O.4375. 21st May, 1892. Collection Courts & Legal-Victoria Police Gazette document (FindmyPast)
    • Personal: 4 Nov 1883, Advocate, Parramatta, New South Wales; Fruitgrowers? Notes. As a cure for oidium, it is said by M. Paul do Castella to be more powerful than sulphur. Applied to peach trees, ST.- Louis Metzgar, of the Bellevue Vineyard, Victoria, says it prevents fungoid diseases to which those trees are liable The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 - 1950) Saturday 4 November 1893 - Page 6
    • Land: 26 Aug 1893, The Mildura Cultivator, Victoria; Par-Oidium As a cure for oidium, it is said by M. Paul de Castelia to be more powerful than sulpher. Applied to peach-trees, M. Louis Metzger, of the Belleview Vineyard, Victoria, says it prevents fungoid diseases to which those trees are liable. Other able vignerons and orchardists also bear flattering testominy to its beneficial effects, and it is certainly worth trying by the Mildura growers. Transcribed from "The Mildura Cultivator, Victoria", Saturday 26 August 1893
    • Interests: 1894, RMS Catalogue of Exhibits 1894 - The Royal Agricultural Society; ,.. ADVERTISEMENTS. PAR-OIDIUM M. A Host Powerful Insecticide, and Guaranteed to DESTROY Oidium Mildew, Vine Parasites. Chlorosis and all Parasitical Insects of Plants, Vegetable Gardens, &c. TESTIMONIALS. GREAT WESTERN, 8th February, 1893. Dear Sirs, In reply to your favour of the 24th ult., we have much pleasure in informing you that we have tried the PAROIDIUM on peach trees, and the result obtained is really very satisfactory. The vines also submitted to this treatment have given great satisfaction. Yours faithfully, (Signed) TROUETTE & BLAMPIED, St. Peter's Vineyard 8th February, 1893. Dear Sirs, Your favour of the 24th ult. duly to hand. I have much pleasure in informing you that I have tried the PAR-OIDIUM on peach trees and the result obtained is really very satisfactory. The vines submitted to this treatment have a fine aspect, and the difference between these and those not treated is remarkable. Yours truly, (Signed) LOUIS METZGER, Bellevue Vineyard, Concongella Creek. St. Peter's Vineyard, Great Western and Bellevue Vineyard, Concongella Creek.
    • Interests: 1894, RMS Catalogue of Exhibits 1894 - The Royal Agricultural Society; ADVERTISEMENTS. PAROIDIU M. A Host Powerful Insecticide, and Guaranteed to DESTROY Oidium Mildew, Vine Parasites. Chlorosis and all Parasitical Insects of Plants, Vegetable Gardens, &c. TESTIMONIALS. GREAT WESTERN, 8th February, 1893. Dear Sirs, In reply to your favour of the 24th ult., we have much pleasure in informing you that we have tried the PAROIDIUM on peach trees, and the result obtained is really very satisfactory. The vines also submitted to this treatment have given great satisfaction.?Yours faithfully, (Signed) TROUETTE & BLAMPIED, St. Peter's Vineyard 8th February, 1893. Dear Sirs, Your favour of the 24th ult. duly to hand. I have much pleasure in informing you that I have tried the PAR-OIDIUM on peach trees and the result obtained is really very satisfactory. The vines submitted to this treatment have a fine aspect, and the difference between these and those not treated is remarkable. Yours truly, (Signed) LOUIS METZGER, Bellevue Vineyard, Concongella Creek.
    • Interests: 27 Jan 1894, Leader, Melbourne, Victoria; Mr. Metzger, an Alsatian, was the first to establish a vineyard on Doctor?s Creek, in the immediate neighborhood of Great Western After him came Messrs. Trouette and Blampied, who planted vines on the banks of Concongella Creek in the early sixties. They hnd n good local market selling grapes to the diggers. Then they started wine making, and the thirsty gold seekers in the district drank all they could make. This vineyard they named St. Peter's. Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Saturday 27 January 1894 - Page 30
    • Electoral Roll: 1903, Doctor's Creek, Stawell; VICTORIA ELECTORAL ROLL 1903 Division of Grampians - Polling Place -Parish of Stawell No 117: METZGER, Louis: Place of Living: Doctor's Creek: Occupation: vigneron No 118: METZGER, Jules: Place of Living: Doctor's Creek: Occupation: vigneron
    • Death Notice: 17 Mar 1903, Doctors Creek, Stawell; Stawell News & Pleasant Creek Chronicle, Tuesday 17th. March 1903- " It will be learnt with general regret that Mr. Louis Metzger, of Doctors Creek, died yesterday at about one o`clock. The deceased had been ailing for some time, and his demise was not unexpected. He had reached the advanced age of 82 years at the time of his death, and was a very old resident of the district. His wife predeceased him about 11 months ago, and he leaves a grown up family to mourn his loss. The funeral will leave his residence at Doctor`s Creek at 2.30 o`clock tomorrow afternoon".
    • Funeral Notice: 17 Mar 1903, Stawell, Victoria; Stawell News& Pleasant Creek Chronicle, Tuesday 17th. March 1903- The friends of the late Mr. Louis Metzger are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Stawell Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to leave his late residence Doctor`s Creek, TOMORROW (Wendesday) AFTERNOON at half past two 0`clock. F. Crouch, Undertaker
    • Obituary: 19 Mar 1903, The Ballarat Star, Victoria; OBITUARY. The death is reported of Mr Louis Metzger, vigneron, of Doctor's Creek, which occurred at his residence on Monday afternoon. Deceased, who was 82 years of age, had been unwell for some time, and gradually growing worse passed quietly away. The deceased gentleman was a very old colonist, and had resided in this district most of the time, being highly respected by all who knew him. Mrs Metzger died about 11 months ago. He leaves a grown up family of one son and two daughters to mourn their loss. The Ballarat Star, Victoria, Thursday, 19 March 1903
    • Probate: 28 Mar 1903, The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria; NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of 14 days from the publication hereof, application will be made to the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria in its Probate jurisdiction that PROBATE of the WILL and codicil thereto of LOUIS METZGER, late of Stawell, in the said state, vigneron, deceased may be granted to Charles Francis Lloyd (In the said will named Charles Lloyd) of Sugarloaf near Great Western, in the said state, farmer, and Angus McLennan, of Doctor's Creek near Stawell aforesaid farmer, the executors named in and appointed by the said will. Dated this 26th day of March 1903 WILLIAM LINDSAY, Main street Stawell, proctor for the applicants. Transcribed from from "The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria", Saturday, 28 March 1903
    • Interests: 21 May 1910, Weekly Times,(Melbourne, Victoria; STAWELL, March 13. The principal industry in this district is fruit and vines. Mr L. Metzer, of Doctor's Creek, about three miles from here, is the pioneer of the vine industry, having started it as far back as the early 60's. Messrs Trouette and Blampied, of Great Western, were the next to begin. Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 21 May 1910 - Page 43

    Notes:

    Pioneer farmers on small lots grew grapes: Louis F. Metzger, a Frenchman, had a small vineyard near Youlden's bridge . He sold his wine in flagons in Stawell, and Mrs. Metzger drove a cobered wagon into town with the produce.
    (From Shepherd's Gold, C.E. Sayers, 1966)

    It was in the 1850's that vines, sourced from Geelong were first planted in Great Western by Frenchman Louis Metzger. He was shortly followed by fellow immigrants Blampied and Trouette before the more famous brothers Joseph and Henry Best established vineyards and wineries on opposite sides of the main road from Melbourne to Adelaide and adjacent to Concongella Creek. Back then the road was still being used by Cobb & Co. as a stage-route, transporting gold from the area. By the turn of the century there were over 100 vignerons in the district cultivation about 2000 acres of vines.

    Louis Metzger named his vineyard Bell Vue.

    He showed his wines in the First District Agricultural Show at Stawell,on the 19 Aug 1869, and was successful . He was a Vigneron until his death.


    Department of Bas Rhine.
    The department is named ("Lower-Rhine") after the river Rhin.
    The department is made of Lower-Alsace, to which the cantons of La Petite-Pierre and Sarre-Union, former possessions of the House of Deux-Ponts and Hanau, were added in 1792
    The General Council of the department of Bas- Rhin (the former Lower Alsace), also located in Strasbourg, flies the banner of Lower Alsace.
    The General Council of Haut- Rhin (the former Upper-Alsace), located in Colmar, flies the banner of Upper-Alsace.

    Mollkirch is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France

    Mollkirch: the town, its history ...
    The town
    Mollkirch is a village with a population of 650 situated in the Vosges 40 kilometres to the west of Strasbourg at an altitude of 320 metres. The name Mollkirch is derived from Magel-Kirch, then Mahlkirch, the church of the river Magel. The name Mahlkirch is mentioned as early as 1220. We can deduce that a church already existed at the date.
    Mollkirch used to be based on forestry, also agricultural with a few farms. The tradition of sheep breeding still exists in the village, but these animals have been superseded by livery horses. Mollkirch has become popular for its livery stables over the last few years. There are also fruit trees (cherries, mirabelle plums, quetsches (local damsons), apples and walnuts).
    Mollkirch still has a large sawmill and a company selling forestry vehicles on its territory, both situated in the Bruche valley outside the village. In the village there is also a carpenter and a joiner.

    Mollkirch: History.
    The first signs of human life in the area are the Celtic tumuli (dating somewhere from 800BC) which are located in the Bannholz woods just next to the road from Mollkirch to Gresswiller. Excavations were carried out at the beginning of the 20th century and the meagre findings are to be found in the Historical Museum in Haguenau. To find the tumuli, stop on the level plateau as you come from Mollkirch. The tumuli are opposite a group of larches which suffered badly in the Boxing Day 1999 storm.
    Gallo-roman remains
    The most interesting gallo-roman site within easily walkable distance is the Purpurkopf which can be reached from the Fackenthal campsite. The Purpurkopf is a hilltop fortified by several stone walls with its own well. Do not forgot to visit the Pagan wall at the Mont Saint Odile.
    Mediaeval history
    The history of Mollkirch is quite rich, as it is closely linked to that of its castle, the Guirbaden, perched high on a strategic point overlooking the Magel valley. From 1225 to the French Revolution Mollkirch belonged to the Bishopric of Strasbourg.
    It was indeed in Mollkirch that the peasants revolt began. In March 1525 the inhabitants of Mollkirch rose up against the Rathsamhausen lords.
    Mollkirch is a traditionally catholic village with its church dating from 1837. The Klosterie Chapel, dating back to 1135 and a listed historical building, is to be found at the far end of Laubenheim and is by far the oldest building in the village.

    Strasbourg, France
    Strasbourg (Alsatian, Strossburi; German, Strassburg) is located in the strategical crossroad between the Romanic and Germanic areas, materialized by the Rhine river. Its Latin name, Strateburgum (the City of the Roads) emphasized its importance.




    Birth:
    The birth date of Louis Metzger is taken from his first marriare record in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France
    Archives départementales du Bas-Rhin
    (Latter Day Saints, France Marriages, 1546-1924)

    Né le 24 décembre 1820 (dimanche)-Mollkirch,67190,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE
    Caporal tamboMarriage Certificate of Louis Metzger and Elisabeth Haurie France)
    Archives départementales du Bas-Rhin

    Born 24 December 1820 (Sunday)-Mollkirch, 67299, Bas Rhin, Alsace, France

    Caporal tambour au 65ème Régiment de ligne
    Caporal tambour=Drum Corporal

    Caporal tambour au 65ème Régiment de ligne Montélimar

    Louis, Elisabeth and Marie Louise Metzger left Dieppe, France on the clipper ship Lucie, on 5 Dec 1854 and arrived in Victoria on 7 Mar 1855

    SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.
    March 6.-Lucie, French ship, 614 tons, R. Vasselin, from Dieppe 5th December, with 209 second cabin passengers. Montefiore, Graham and Co.,
    agents.
    Transcribed from "The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria," Wednesday 7 March 1855

    By 6 Dec 1855 Louis Metzger was living at Chinaman's flat near Maryborough, Victoria

    Victorine Metzger was born on 6 Dec 1855 at Mount Moliagul. Her birth was registered in Maryborough on 11 Nov 1856 by Louis Metzger, Chinaman's Flat, storekeeper.

    Jules Metzger Metzger's birth was also registered in Maryborough in 1857

    Pleasant Creek Gold Memorial
    Granite memorial commemorates the centenary of the discovery of gold at Pleasant Creek in 1853.
    Gold was first discovered in Pleasant Creek near this memorial in May 1853, by William McLachlan, a hut keeper (or shepherd) employed by a Dr. Blunden. McLachlan found gold after panning in the Pleasant Creek, which was at that time part of Blunden's Concongella Station.
    This small find drew prospectors to the area which resulted in the large gold rush of 1857.
    Discoverers of new goldfields were usually rewarded by the Gold Fields Reward Board but McLachlan's claim was disallowed as he was not directly responsible for the later finds.

    LOUIS METZGER, Bellevue Vineyard, Concongella Creek

    Belle Vue Vineyard in 1861 by Louis Metzger on the banks of the Concongella Creek near the township of Stawell

    Eugenie's birth 5 Feb 1863, Pleasant Creek (Stawell)

    The Maryborough field opened in 1853, although it is said that the existence of gold in this area was known from 1848. A rush began in July 185

    AT GREAT WESTERN.
    BY ?THE VAGABOND.?

    In the golden days of the late fifties the Great Western Diggings had a population of many
    thousands living under canvas. The banks of Concongella Creek proved an Eldorado to many
    Only 11 miles from Ararat, it was included in what was known as the "Ararat goldfields"

    Mr. H. Clark, late of the Ararat Asylum, was the first to plant vines in this district, on the
    slopes of Mount Ararat. But he did not succeed, the grapes did not ripen. In his own words he got "too high."

    Mr. Metzger, an Alsatian, was the first to establish a vineyard on Doctor's Creek, in the immediate neighbourhood of Great Western. After him came Messrs. Trouette and Blampied, who planted vines on the banks of Concongella Creek in the early sixties. They had a good local market selling grapes to the diggers. Then they started wine making, and the thirsty gold seekers in the district drank all they could make. This vineyard they named St. Peter's.
    Article - Leader
    (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Saturday 27 January 1894 - Page 30


    History-Made the Grampian Way

    The Grampians is one of Australia's oldest wine regions with continuous production dating from the 1860's!

    The story begins with the planting of Belle Vue Vineyard in 1861 by Louis Metzger on the banks of the Concongella Creek near the township of Stawell. Louis Metzger emigrated from Alsace, France and arrived in Australia in 1855, no doubt in search of fortune on the Victorian goldfields.

    Metzger's industry soon caught on and over the course of the next three decades vineyards flourished around the hills and valleys of the Grampians region. The original St Peter's Vineyard (Great Western) was planted in 1863, the Emerald Vineyard (Ararat) in 1864, and others such as the Ingor Vineyard at Mount Ararat and the Swiss Vineyard at Mount Langi Ghiran all point to a thriving viticultural community. According to a newspaper article published in the Ararat Advertiser, by 1893 the area of vines under cultivation had grown to 2000 acres across the various sub-regions of the Grampians.

    Our greatest success story from this period came in the person of Hans Irvine, dubbed by London's Punch magazine, the wine king of Australia. Irvine was a dominant force in the region, purchasing two thirds of the total production and picking up international awards with his Claret, Hock, Chablis, Burgundy, and Hermitage as well as pioneering sparkling production in Australia (NB: these wine names are no longer permitted for Australian produced wines). His own property, Great Western Vineyard, he purchased in 1888 from the estate of Joseph Best and is now the well-known Seppelt Great Western Vineyard. It features the unique underground drives, the most extensive wine cellars in the southern hemisphere, constructed by ex-goldminers.

    Quietly working in the background and laying the foundations for one of Australia's most enduring wine brands, was Joseph Best's brother, Henry Best, the founder in 1866 of Best's Great Western Wines. The original wine cellar and one of the rarest collections of wines in the world can be visited today and reflect the pioneering spirit that forged the Grampians Wine Region.

    After such a promising start the region suffered a series of setbacks in common with other wine producing regions in Victoria, beginning with the economic depression of the 1890's. This along with droughts and crop failures saw fortunes dwindle and producers move away from winegrapes to other agricultural enterprises. It would take the prodigious talents of an Australian wine legend to forever secure this region's reputation for quality wine production. In 1932 Colin Preece became the manager of the Seppelt Great Western Vineyard and went on to become one Australia's leading lights in the production of sparkling and table wines. In 1953-55 he released Moyston Claret, Chalambar Burgundy, Arawatta Riesling and Rhymney Chablis, each of these wines went on to become classics of their day and herald the modern era of the Australian wine industry.

    Preece was followed by modern day legends, Viv Thomson at Bests, Trevor Mast at Mount Langi Ghiran and Ian McKenzie at Seppelt. Together they set down the blueprint for a modern style of Shiraz and in doing so, announced the signature variety for the Grampians region. It is likely that Joseph Best introduced Shiraz to the Grampians region in the 1860?s and while always a consistent performer it has had to suffer the whims and fates of our boom and bust industry. Today it has assumed its rightful place as our hero varietal producing a long-lived medium bodied wine of incredible length and balance, its fine and supple frame overflowing with berry and spice flavours.

    As the world continues to shrink and our knowledge of wine grows, new varieties will be planted and new techniques developed to produce wines that excite and challenge the wine loving public. But whatever changes may come you can rely on the pioneering spirit of our founders to live on in our winemakers and grape growers.

    Bellviue Vineyard

    In the early 1890s, Bellevue was extended to 200 acres, including twenty-eight under vines and fifteen under fruit trees. As a complement to the vineyard, a large cellar had been built, as well as a storeroom of hardwood with double walls to maintain a low and even temperature for the aging process.

    Metzger cultivated several different grape varieties,notably the sylvaner, imported from his native country of Alsace. François de Castella stated that he had never seen this type of grape anywhere else before in Victoria, which would indicate that Metzger was the first to introduce it in the colony

    Louis Metzger
    Shepherd's gold : the story of Stawell. / C.E. Sayers.
    Author: Sayers, C. E. (Charles Edward)
    Year: 1966

    Grapes and gold : glimpses of early Great Western / Arthur Kuehne. - 1980

    John Bull's Vineyard: Australian Sketches
    By Hubert De Castella

    The French in Victoria: Vignerons in the goldfields or gold-diggers in the vineyards. (1850s-1870s
    Page 108

    Great Western page 112

    Louis Metzger

    Dunstan, Better than Pommard, 119.

    The Stawell Times and Wimmera Advertiser, 4 October 1889, "The Viticultural Industry; 15 April 1891, The Coming Industry."

    Journal of the Board of Viticulture for Victoria, 10 March 1892, 78.

    Anne Marie and Emile Blampied and Jean Pierre Trouette

    Dunstan mentions "Bourthecourt" in the département of Marthe, but this department does not exist. It might be a misspelling in Dunstan's source. It is more likely referring to Burthecourt-aux-Chênes in the département of Meurthe-et-Moselle, which is in Lorraine, north-east France. See Dunstan, Better than Pommard, 119.

    Castella, Notes d'un vigneron.41.""Early Victorian Winegrowing."

    The Ararat Advertiser, 16 July 1914, 3. Great Western & Trouette Family, from M. F. Trouette's Scrapbook,"A", 1-2, typescript, SLV.

    The Ballarat Star, 18 October 1877, 3.

    Castella, Notes d'un vigneron.40-49.85Ibid., 43-44

    France of the southern hemisphere: transferring a European wine model to colonial Australia Mikaël Pierre

    To cite this version: Mikaël Pierre. "France of the southern hemisphere.: transferring a European wine model to colonial Australia. History. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III; University of Newcastle (NSW,Australie)


    The Age - Oct 20, 1968

    Like the Ancient Marriner who drew the wedding guest aside, Ivan Carr a bush lean penisoner from Castlemaine, confronted me before I set out to the Wine Banquet last night.
    " Let me tell you about the best vintage of all," said Ivan Carr screwing up his eyes "I was an orphan adopted by Louis Metzger who had a Stawell vinyard. Two racing gents came from Sydney for some of our grapes"

    "Father gave them Whaltam cross and muscatel, Lady's Finger and Dorradilla. "What a fiest", said the gent. "Now I'll give you something. Black Murray King in the Sydney Cup".

    "Father" ' said, "Please give me ten bob to back Murray King". 'I'll give you nothing' he said. So I packed all my goods on a cart to run away.

    "Mother saw this and said, "Give him something father". So he gave me five bob.

    I went down to the Stawell Gift-only a shaver-and put the money on the horse".
    "Murray King came home at 200 to one. I stuffed the notes in my shirt and ran home, and in the excitement they all fell out at the dinner table."

    Ivan Carr began a lifetime of betting the four footed lottery. But he never had another coup like that. "Tell them at Wine week that the 1926 Stawell Grape Crop made the best win of all", said the ancient vintager".

    [From Golden to Music, Briefing by Michael Ryan]

    Louis Metzger. Possibly Jules Metzger.

    STAWELL, March 13.
    The principal industry in this district is fruit and vines. Mr L. Metzer, of Doctor's Creek, about three miles from here, is the pioneer of the vine industry, having started it as far back as the early 60's. Messrs Trouette and Blampied, of Great Western, were the next to begin.
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 21 May 1910 - Page 43



    Died:
    Information on Death Certificate
    Death, 16 March 1903 at Doctors Creek, Shire of Stawell, County of Borung: Louis Metzger, Vigneron, age 82 years. the cause of death was Pneumonia and Bronchitis for 10 days and Heart Desease for several years.
    Louis Metzger was born in Mollkirch, France and his parents were Louis Metzger, Farmer and Odile Ramerlocher. The Informant of his death was his son Jules Metzger of Doctor's Creek near Stawell.
    Louis was buried on 19 Mar 1903 in Stawell Cemetery, by the Rev Denis R Howell, Roman Catholic Clergyman.
    He was married , at age not known, to Eliza Lloyd formally Murray. He was previously married at Strasbourg to Elizabeth Haurie. Age not known.
    The childen by his first marriage were, Louis, dead: Marie Louise age 49 years, Victorine, 47 years, Jules 45 years and Eugenie, 40 years. By second marriage, no issue

    Note
    On Louis Metzger's Marriage record in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France, his parents are Louis Metzger and Odile Kammerlocher
    Latter Day Saints, France Marriages, 1546-1924)

    Louis married Élisabeth /Elizabeth Haurie 29 Aug 1854, Strasbourg, Department of Bas, France. Élisabeth (daughter of Henri Haurie and Marie Loustau) was born 24 May 1826, Nablas, Pyrénées-Atlantiques , Department of Bas, France ; died 07 Feb 1868, Pleasant Creek {Stawell}. Victoria, Australia; was buried 09 Feb 1868, Stawell Cemetery, Victoria . [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Élisabeth /Elizabeth HaurieÉlisabeth /Elizabeth Haurie was born 24 May 1826, Nablas, Pyrénées-Atlantiques , Department of Bas, France (daughter of Henri Haurie and Marie Loustau); died 07 Feb 1868, Pleasant Creek {Stawell}. Victoria, Australia; was buried 09 Feb 1868, Stawell Cemetery, Victoria .

    Other Events:

    • Emigration: 1855, From France to Victoria, Australia; Louis and Elizabeth Metzger and their daughter Louise, emigrated from Strasbourg, Department of Bas, France, on the French Ship Lucie which sailed from the French Port of Dieppe in Jan 1855 and arrived at the Port of Melbourne on 8 Mar 1855. Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists 1839 -1923 Name: Louis Melzger Estimated birth year: abt 1827 Age: 28 Arrival Date: 8 Mar 1855 Arrival Port: Melbourne, Australia Departure Port: Dieppe Ship: Lucie Index to Unassisted Inward Passenger Lists to Victoria 1852-1923 Family Name First Name Age Month Year Ship Port Fiche Page Family Name: METZGER: First Name: LOUIS: Age: 28: Month: MAR: Year: 1855: Ship: LUCIE: Port: F: Fiche: 031: Page: 011 Family Name: METZGER: ---- WIFE WITH: Age: 28: Month: MAR: Year: 1855: Ship: LUCIE: Port: F: Fiche: 031: Page: 011 Family Name: METZGER: ---- INFANT WITH : Age: 1: Month: MAR: Year: 1855: Ship: LUCIE: Port: F: Fiche: 031: Page: 011

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Élisabeth HAURIE
    Elizabeth's birthdate is taken from her marriage to Louis Metzger in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France.
    The names of her parents are Pierre Haurie and Marie Loustau
    (Latter Day Saints, France Marriages, 1546-1924)

    Pierre Haurie= Henri Haurie

    A pierre Haurie
    HAURIE, Pierre, F, 26.9.1782 Artix
    HAURIE, Jean
    HÉLIOU, Marie
    A Marie Loustau of interest
    Born 9 Brumaire year V (30 October 1796) (Sunday) - Uhart-Cize, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
    Parents
    François LOUSTAU 1755-/1808 (Compagnon papetier, boucher)
    Marguerite (maitresse de Serroranenia a Uhart-Cize) PERIE ca 1752-1820
    François LOUSTAU
    Born 20 June 1755 (Friday) - Moumour, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France
    Deceased before 21 May 1808 - Uhart-Cize, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
    Compagnon papetier, boucher
    Catherine PEINS (Peins dit Baillères Toulouse)
    (Catherine PEINS)
    Born 1 November 1728 (Monday) - Moumour, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France
    Married 2 October 1781 (Tuesday), Uhart-Cize, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, to Marguerite (maitresse de Serroranenia a Uhart-Cize) PERIE, born about 1752, Deceased 14 December 1820 (Thursday) - Uhart-Cize, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France aged about 68 years old (Parents : M Jean Pierre (ou dit Peries) PERIE ca 1726-1803 & F Marie (ou Cazeaux) CASAUX ca 1725-1794)





    Name:
    Elizabeth Haurie was born in Nabas a village and commune of Pyrenees- Atlantiques a department of south-western France.
    The department is named after the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
    It was formerly named Basses- Pyrenees (Lower-Pyrénées), and was renamed Pyrenees- Atlantique (Atlantic Pyrénées) because Bass was regarded as derogatory by the inhabitants of the department.



    Buried:
    Information on Elizabeth's Burial Card.
    Age 41 years and 257 days. R.C. Grave No 113.
    Her Husband Louis Metzger and his second wife Elizabeth Lloyd are buried in Grave No 113 A [Stawell Cemetery Burial Records]

    Died:
    Elizabeth died at Pleasant Creek, Victoria on 7 Feb. 1868.(Note: Pleasant Creek was the first name for Stawell)
    Elizabeth, aged 42, died of Typhoid Fever which she had for fourteen days.
    On her death certificate, the name and occupation of her father is Henry Haurie, occupation, Baker and mother Mary Haurie.
    Elizabeth was buried in Pleasant Creek Cemetery on 9 Feb 1868. There was no Minister present.
    Elizabeth and Louis were married in Strausbourg, France on 29 Aug 1854. Elizabeth was aged 29 years.
    Children listed:
    Mary, aged 12 years
    Victorine, aged 10 years
    Jules, aged 8 years
    Eugenie, aged 4 years.

    Daughter of Henri Haurie and Marie Loustau

    A son named Louis died before they emigrated on the French Ship Lucie from Dieppe, France, arriving at Melbourne in March 1855. Louis, Elizabeth and Louisa were naturalised in 1861. Louis received his certificate on 21 Sep 1861.

    Death Registration:
    Surname: METZGER: Given Name: Eliizabeth: Event: death: Father: HANRIE Henry: Mother: Mary UNKNOWN: Death Place: STRA: Year: 1868: Reg No 2128 [Pioneer Index, Victoria 1836 -1888]
    Note:
    On Elizabeth's marriage record to Louis Metzger, the names of her parents are Pierre Haurie and Marie Loustau
    Pierre Haurie should be Henri Haurie

    Notes:

    Married:
    Groom's Name: Louis Metzger
    Groom's Birth Date: 24 Dec 1820
    Groom's Birthplace: Mollkirch, Bas Rhin
    Groom's Age:
    Bride's Name: Elisabeth Haurie
    Bride's Birth Date: 24 May 1826
    Bride's Birthplace: Nabas, Basses Pyrenees
    Bride's Age:
    Marriage Date: 29 Aug 1854
    Marriage Place: Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France
    Groom's Father's Name: Louis Metzger
    Groom's Mother's Name: Odile Kammerlocher
    Bride's Father's Name: Pierre Haurie
    Bride's Mother's Name: Marie Loustau

    Archives départementales du Bas-Rhin

    Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M83580-6 System Origin: France-EASy Source Film Number: 759123
    (Latter Day Saints, France Marriages, 1546-1924)

    Union: Acte de mariage N° 325 - METZGER Louis et HAURIE Elisabeth 29 août 1854 - Strasbourg - Registre d'état civil - Mariage - 1854 - Deed - Archives départementales du Bas Rhin - Original aux Archives Municipales de Strasbourg.
    (From the Family tree of Corinne Mathilde SIMON, France)

    Children:
    1. Marie Louise Metzger was born 15 Aug 1853, Montélimar, Drôme, Rhône-Alpes, France/ Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; died 14 Aug 1939, Nicholson Street, East Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; was buried 16 Aug 1939, Nhill Cemetery, Victoria, Australia .
    2. Louis Metzger was born Abt 1854, France; died Abt 1854, France.
    3. 1. Victorine Josephine Metzger was born 06 Dec 1855, Mt. Molliagu, Victoria, Australia; died 07 Aug 1926, 39 Spring St., Geelong West, Victoria, Australia; was buried 09 Aug 1926, Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Victoria..
    4. Jules Metzger was born 1857, Maryborough, Victoria, Australia; died 04 Apr 1927, St. Louis' Vineyard, Doctors Creek, Stawell, Victoria, Australia; was buried 06 Apr 1927, Stawell Cemetery, Victoria .
    5. Eugenie Elizabeth Metzger was born 15 Feb 1863, Pleasant Creek [Stawell], Victoria, Australia; died 04 Jun 1928, St. Vincents Hospital, Fitzroy. Victoria, Australia; was buried 6 Jun 1928, Warracknabeal Cemetery, Victoria, Australia.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Louis Metzger was born 20 Aug 1795, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France (son of Gasper Metzger and Thérèse Boxberger); died 24 Nov 1823, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Metzger Louis
    Naissance :
    1795, Bas-Rhin
    Décès : 1823,Bas-Rhin
    Source : Arbres Généalogiques

    Louis Metzger, Journalier
    Odille Kammerlocher, Journalière (Wife)

    Louis Metzger, Journalier
    Parents



    Died:
    Name Louis Metzger
    Age 29
    Event Date 24 Nov 1823
    Event Place Bas-Rhin, France
    Event Type Death Registration
    Death Date 1823
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1794
    Father's Name Caspart Metzger
    Mother's Name Teresse Boxberger
    Spouse's Name Odile Kammerlacher
    "France, Bas-Rhin, Parish and Civil Registration, 1525-1912", database, FamilySearch




    Louis married Odile Kammerlocher 1 Feb 1819, Mollkirch, Deptartment of Bas - Rhin, Alase, France . Odile (daughter of François Antonie Kammerlocher and Sophie Leitz) was born 5 Oct 1795, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France ; died 12 Jul 1832, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France . [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Odile Kammerlocher was born 5 Oct 1795, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France (daughter of François Antonie Kammerlocher and Sophie Leitz); died 12 Jul 1832, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France .

    Notes:

    Birth:
    On Louis Metzger's second marriage certificate in Victoria, Australia, Odile Kammerlocher is spelt Ramerlocher, also on his death Certificate.

    Died:
    Death Date is from dobertr's Family Tree
    Family Tree owner : dobertr
    Grendelbruch

    Name Odile Kammerlocher
    Sex Female
    Age 37
    Event Date 12 Jul 1832
    Event Place Bas-Rhin, France
    Event Type Death Registration
    Death Date 1832
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1795
    Father's Name Antoine Kammerlocher
    Father's Sex Male
    Mother's Name Sophie Leitz
    Mother's Sex Female
    Spouse's Name Louis Metzger
    "France, Bas-Rhin, Parish and Civil Registration, 1525-1912", database, FamilySearch

    Children:
    1. Marie Anne Metzger was born 3 Jan 1820, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France .
    2. 2. Louis Metzger was born 24 Dec 1820, Mollkirch, Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France; died 16 Mar 1903, St. Louis' Vineyard, Doctor's Creek, Stawell, Victoria, Australia; was buried 18 Mar.1903, Stawell Cemetery, Victoria .
    3. Marie Marguerite Metzger was born 12 Jan 1823, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France .

  3. 6.  Henri HaurieHenri Haurie was born France; died France.

    Henri — Marie Loustau. Marie was born France; died France. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Marie LoustauMarie Loustau was born France; died France.
    Children:
    1. 3. Élisabeth /Elizabeth Haurie was born 24 May 1826, Nablas, Pyrénées-Atlantiques , Department of Bas, France ; died 07 Feb 1868, Pleasant Creek {Stawell}. Victoria, Australia; was buried 09 Feb 1868, Stawell Cemetery, Victoria .


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Gasper Metzger was born 5 Jan 1765, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France (son of Jean Valentin Metzger and Anne Muller); died 1818, Mollkirch, Bas - Rhin, Alase, France.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    METZGER Gaspar
    METZGER Valentin
    MULLER Anne
    05/01/1765
    (Mollkirch Naissances 1686-1799)

    METZGER Gaspard
    Père: METZGER Jean Valentin
    Mère: MULLER Anne
    Naissance:
    Date: en 1767
    Union avec 'BOXBERGER Thérèse'
    Evènements :
    mariage: Religious marriage
    Date: le 31/01/1792
    Lieu: Mollkirch; 67190; Bas-Rhin; Alsace; FRANCE
    (Arbre/Fiches)

    Name Casparus Metzger
    Baptism Date 5 Jan 1765
    Baptism Place Bas-Rhin, France
    Birth Date 1765
    Father's Name Valentini Metzger
    FMother's Name Anna Müllerin
    Event Type Baptism
    "France, Bas-Rhin, Parish and Civil Registration, 1525-1912", database, FamilySearch

    Gasper married Thérèse Boxberger 31 Jan 1792, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France. Thérèse (daughter of Gasper Boxberger and Anne Marie Rebmann) was born 15 Jan 1769, Mollkirch, Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France; died 11 Feb 1842, Mollkirch, Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Thérèse Boxberger was born 15 Jan 1769, Mollkirch, Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France (daughter of Gasper Boxberger and Anne Marie Rebmann); died 11 Feb 1842, Mollkirch, Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Enfant: BOXBERGER Thérèse
    Père : BOXBERGER Gaspar
    Mère :REBMANN Anne Marie
    15/01/1769
    (Mollkirch Naissances 1686-1799)





    Died:
    Thérèse Boxberger died aged 70 on 11 Jan 1842 in Mollkirch, father, Gaspard Boxberger, spouse, Gaspard Metzger
    Source
    Image 138 of 413
    Archives départementales du Bas-Rhin
    "France, Bas-Rhin, Parish and Civil Registration, 1525-1912", database, FamilySearch

    Notes:

    Married:
    Name Caspar Metzger
    Father's Name Valentini Metzger
    Mother's Name Anna Muller
    Spouse's Father's Name Caspari Boxberger
    Spouse's Mother's Name Maria Anna Rebmann
    Marriage Date 31 Jan 1792
    Marriage Place Bas-Rhin, France
    "France, Bas-Rhin, Parish and Civil Registration, 1525-1912", database, FamilySearch

    Children:
    1. Madeleine Metzger was born 1 Dec 1792, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France; died 16 Dec 1792, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France.
    2. Marie Anne Metzger was born 10 Dec 1793, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France; died 15 Mar 1796, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France.
    3. 4. Louis Metzger was born 20 Aug 1795, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France; died 24 Nov 1823, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France.
    4. Augustin Metzger was born 9 Dec 1796, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France; died 4 May 1849, Mollkirch, Bas- Rhin, Alsace, France.
    5. François Joseph Metzger was born 8 Dec 1798, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France; died 17 Mar 1820, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France.
    6. Hans Georges Metzger was born 19 Apr 1800, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France.
    7. Jaques/Jacob Metzger was born 14 Aug 1807, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France; died Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France.
    8. Rein/Régine Metzger was born 14 Apr 1810, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France.

  3. 10.  François Antonie Kammerlocher was born 18 Jan 1769, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alase, France (son of François Antonie Kammerlocher and Marie Françoise Metzger); died 16 Jun 1833, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alase, France .

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Kamerlocher, François
    Père: Kamerlocher, Antoine
    Mère: Metzger, Françoise
    Naissance:18/01/1769.
    Professions: Menuisier.
    (Mollkirch Naissances 1686-1799)

    François Antonie Kammerlocher

    Occupation
    Menuisier=Carpenter

    Profession : Menuisier à la Manufacture, Pensionnaire de l'Etat

    Relevé de pension militaire:
    Emploi : Maître ouvrier à la manufacture d'armes blanches de Klingenthal
    Date de naissance : 18 janvier 1769
    Lieu de naissance : Mollkirch (Bas-Rhin)
    Domicile : Mollkirch (Bas-Rhin)
    Durée des services : 36 an(s) , 11 mois, 21 jour(s)
    Montant de la pension : 270 Frs
    Date de l'entrée en jouissance : 1er janvier 1825
    Motif de la pension : Ancienneté




    Died:
    Name: François-Antoine Kammerlocher
    Death Date: 16 juin 1833 (16 Jun 1833)
    Spouse's Name: Catherine Wall
    Spouse's Birth Date: 10 mars 1787 (10 Mar 1787)
    Spouse's Birth Place: Kehl
    Publication Year: 1838
    Volume: Série 9, Vol. 12, N° 297-337
    (France, Civil and Military Pensions, 1836-1862)

    Informant of his death was George Kammerlocher

    François married Sophie Leitz 10 Jun 1794, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alase, France . Sophie (daughter of Jean Maurice Leitz and Marie Odile Geiger) was born 22 Jul 1772, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alase, France ; died 11 Jan 1812, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alase, France . [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Sophie Leitz was born 22 Jul 1772, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alase, France (daughter of Jean Maurice Leitz and Marie Odile Geiger); died 11 Jan 1812, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alase, France .

    Notes:

    Birth:
    LEITZ Sophie
    Père: LEITZ Jean Maurice
    Mère: GEIGER Marie Odille
    Naissance: 17/07/1772
    Régent de école
    (Mollkirch Décès 1686-1792)

    Notes:

    Married:
    KAMMERLOCHER FRANCOIS-ANTOINE
    Union avec ' LEITZ Lovia '
    Mariage:
    Date: le 10/06/1794
    (Arbre/Fiche)

    Children:
    1. 5. Odile Kammerlocher was born 5 Oct 1795, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France ; died 12 Jul 1832, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France .
    2. François Antoine Kammerlocher was born 15 Feb 1798, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alase, France ; died 22 Jan 1831, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alase, France .
    3. Jean Georges Kammerlocher was born 9 Apr 1807, Mollkirch, Bas - Rhin, Alase, France; died 5 Jan 1888, Bas - Rhin, Alase, France.
    4. Florent Kammerlocher was born 1806, Mollkirch, Bas - Rhin, Alase, France; died 15 Aug 1832, Mollkirch, Bas - Rhin, Alase, France.


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