Carl  Frederich  Schelbach

Carl Frederich Schelbach[1, 2, 3]

Male 1858 - 1940  (82 years)

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  • Name Carl Frederich Schelbach 
    Nickname Charles 
    Born 22 Feb 1858  Oberlaugen, Bilau, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1877  From Lagenbielas, Silesia , Germany to Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name: Friedrick Schelbach
    Age: 19
    Birth Year: abt 1858
    Ship Name: Charles Dickens
    Port of Departure: Hamburg, Germany
    Port of Arrival: Brisbane
    Arrival Date: 4 Sep 1877

    In an old copy of the Bremer Echoes put out by the Ipswich Genealogical Society, Carl Frederich SCHELBACH from Lagenbielas Silesia Germany arrived on the ship "Charles Dickens" Dep: Hamburg 5 Apr 1877, Arr: Brisbane 4 Sep 1877 aged 19 years, single.
    Milbong, St. Luke's Lutheran Cemetery REcords, Boonah Shire, Queensland ) 
    Personal 14 Nov 1939  Queensland Times, Ipswich, Qld. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pioneer at Roadvale School Jubilee. BOONAH, November 18.
    An honoured guest at the Roadvaie School jubilee celebratdons on Saturday was Mr. Carl Frederick Schelbach, who was President of the first school canmlttee 50 years ago, and is the last of the surviving original settlers in the Roadvale district. He was born over 80 years ago at the foot of the Sudeten Mountains in Slilesia, where he received a good primary education and learned the carpentering trade.

    On his arrival in Queensland in 1877, Mr. Schelbach, then a youth 19 years, looked round for a job at his trade, but not being familiar with the English language he was unable to understand even the names of the tools with which he was required to work. However, he obtained employment at Walloon for 12 months. He was then induced by a mate, William Cooke, who selected land at Coulson to try his fortunes in the Fasifern district.

    Mr. Sehelbach accepted his friend's advice and selected an area of good scrub land across the road from Mr. Cooke's property, on the main Ipswich-Dugandan road, and there he has resided ever since.

    Mr. Schelbach married a young English girl, Miss Elizabeth Maddox, and with her aid he soon learned the English language very well, and be came an able penman. So much so, in fact, that shortly after the establishment of the school he was pressed to give up the chairmanship of the school committee to accept the secretaryship. Comparatively early in life Mr. Schelbach's wife died, leaving him with a large family, seven of whom are living and doing well for themselves in various parts of the State.

    For 25 years Mr. Schelbach was closely associated with the activities of the Congregational Church at Coulson, and was a member of the diconate for many years, during which time his home was a favoured place for the accommodation of visiting clergymen. An estimable neighbour, and a keen student of men and affairs, Mr. Sehelbach has done a great work for his district.

    Mr. E. B. Maher. M.L.A., when speaking at the school jubilee celebrations, paid a deserving tribute to Mr. Schelbach's splendid citizenship. He remarked that he had been greatly impressed by the old gentleman's mental alertness and intelligence, and expressed the hope that he would be long spared to act as a guide and counsellor to the people among whom he lived.

    When replying to the honours shown him on that jubilee occasion, Mr. Schelbach gave some interesting reminiscences of the early days in the Roadvale district, and reminded the younger generations of the great changes in the district since he first took up residence there, and of the difficulties of clearing lands and finding markets for the products of his farm. He had started with very little of the world's goods. he said. How ever, he had done well and had reared a large family.

    "I am sorry," added Mr. Schelbhack. "that big families are almost a thing of the past. In these, so-called modern times there are no big families like 'there used to be, and I believe it is a great mistake"

    He spoke of circumstances relating to the remoteness of neighbours and dificulties of transport in the early days, and remarked that things have greatly changed. Motor care now enabled them to get around quickly, and times had altogether altered. "But," added the genial octogenarian, "I can say confidently that conditions are much better now than they were long ago."
    Transcribed from "Queensland Times, Ipswich, Qld.," Tuesday 14 November 1939
    Died 10 Nov 1940  Coulson, Boonah District, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Charles Frederick Schelbach
      Death Date: 10 Nov 1940
      Death Place: Queensland
      Father's Name: Charles Frederick
      Mother's Name: Caroline Stiller
      Registration Number: 004321
      (Queensland Death Register 1829-1964)
    Obituary 12 Nov 1940  The Courier-Mail,Brisbane,Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The death is announced of Mr. Carl Friedrich Schelbach, aged 82. He was born in Oberlaugen, Bilau, Germany, and arrived In Queensland when 18 years old. He lived in the Rosewood district for two years, and then selected land at Roadvale, where he remained until his death. He was the first secretary of the Roadvale school committee, and took an active part in the Coulson Congregational Church. His wife predeceased him 45 years ago. He is survived by four sons, Messrs. A. (Allandale), F. (Pomona). J. (Roadvale), and H. Schelbach (Roadvale) - and two daughters?Mesdames E. I. Lange (Ipswich) and A. Pearson (Aratula).
    Transcribed from "The Courier-Mail,Brisbane,Queensland," Tuesday 12 November 1940
    Obituary 13 Nov 1940  Queensland Times, Ipswich, Qld. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    BOONAH, November 11.-Mr. Carl Fredrich Schelbach, one of the oldest residents of the Fassifern district, died at his home at Coulson last night. He was in his 84th year. Born in Germany, where, as a youth, he was apprenticed to the carpentry trade, he sailed for Queensland when he was 18 years of age. After a short stay in Ipswich he went to the Rosewood district where he obtained employment for 12 months. He then acquired a farm at Coulson, and resided there up to the time of his death-a period of 62 years. The late Mr. Schelbach was a gentleman whose interests covered a variety of subjects apart from farming. He was well-read, and in the earlier days gave a lead to almost every movement for the advancement of his district. It was Mr. Schelbach who initiated the effort for the establishment of a school at Roadvale, and he was first Secretary of the School Committee, a body with which he continued to be associated for many years. He was an enthusiastic churchman. For over 40 years he was a member of the diaconate of the Coulson Congregational Church, and for about the same period he held the offce of Secretary. He was a helpful neighbour, and during his long residence gained hosts of enduring friendships. His wife predeceased him by 41 years. He, how ever, maintained his home and reared the young famlly of four sons and two daughters. The sons are Messrs. Arthur (Dugandan). Frederick (Pomona), John (Roadvale), and Herbert (Roadvale). and the daughters-Mrs. W. Lange (Ipswlch) and Mrs. A. Pearson (Aratula). The funeral will take place to the Milbong Cemetery to-morrow.
    Transcribed from "Queensland Times, Ipswich, Qld.," Previous issue Wednesday 13 November 1940 
    Buried Milbong, St. Luke's Lutheran Cemetery, Boonah, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (Grave No: 120)
      Carl R. SCHELBACH,
      born 22 Feb 1858 died 10 Nov 1940;
      Milbong St Luke's Lutheran cemetery, Boonah Shire
    Person ID I10464  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2014 

    Father Charles Frederick Schelbach 
    Mother Caroline Stiller 
    Family ID F3592  Group Sheet

    Family Isabella Alice Maddox,   b. 1861, Boroondara,, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1895, Boonah District, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1880  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Charles Fredric Shelbach
      Spouse Name: Isabella Alice Maddox
      Marriage Date: 21 Sep 1880
      Marriage Place: Queensland
      Registration Number: 000353
      (Queensland Marriage Register 1829-1934)
     1. Frederick Joseph Schelbach,   b. 29 Nov 1888, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F3591  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Schelbach, Carl
    Schelbach, Carl

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Mrs Laurina Collins.

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

    3. [S115] Trove.

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