Christian Johannsen   Jessen

Christian Johannsen Jessen[1, 2]

Male 1877 - 1889  (12 years)

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  • Name Christian Johannsen Jessen 
    Born 19 Mar 1877  Tiaro District, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Christian Johansen Jessen
      Name: Christian Johansen
      Birth Date: 19 Mar 1877
      Father's Name: Andrew Jessen
      Mother's name: Fredricka Egedis
      Birth Place: Queensland
      Registration number: 005064
      (Queensland Birth Register 1829-1914)
    Gender Male 
    Died 01 Dec 1889  Netherby, Tiaro -Gundiah District Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death Registration :
      JESSEN, Christian: Death: 01.12.1889: Father: Andrew JESSEN: Mother: Frederika EGEDIUS. Ref No 1889/C4525 [Queensland Pioneer Index 1829 -1889]

      RYERSON INDEX
      Surname: JESSEN Given Names Christian Notice Type Death notice Date 01 DEC 1889 Death Age12 Other Details at Goorah, Upper Mary River Publication Fraser Coast Chronicle Published 05DEC1889

      JESSEN.-On December 1st 1889, at Goorah, Upper Mary River, Christian, second eldest son of Andrew and Frederica Jessen, aged 12 years and 8 months; accidentally shot.
      Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, 5th December,1889

      Christian was accidently shot for a wallaby while accompanying his brother Andrew Frederick Jessen and two others out shooting.
    Buried 02 Dec 1889  Goorah Farm, Gundiah District, Qld. Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Accidental death 5 Dec 1889  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    LOCAL NEWS.
    The following particulars of the fatal gun accident near Tiaro have been furnished us.
    The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jessen of Goorah Farm, Upper Mary River, will read with regret the loss of their second eldest son Christian, accidentally shot on Sunday last by Mr. John Kenna of Gympie Railway Station. The unfortunate boy left home on Sunday morning in company with his elder brother Frederick, a man named Kettlewell, aud Kenna, to go wallaby shooting in a patch of thick scrub a little down the river. He was at first refused permission to accompany the three men, but he seemed so anxious to go that they allowed him permission to do so. On arriving at the scrub they all lauded from the boat. The deceased's brother Frederick going in one direction, Kettlewell in another, and Kenna and Christian in another. The boy wished to accompany Kettlewell, but was objected to, Kettlewell being frightened that he (the boy) would frighten the wallabys. They all then separated, but judging by the number of shot which were discovered in his body, Christian could not have been far away when Kenna fired, as he says, at a wallaby. He next saw the deceased coming slowly towards him, and said, 'Jack you have shot me.' He then fell and expired, death claiming him quickly. Kenna called out for the other two men who came and assisted in helping to carry the body across the river to Mr. Bundesen's house, where Constable King examined it, and took all the necessary particulars. A coffin was at once made by sympathising neighhours, deceased enclosed, and conveyed across to Mr. Jessens.
    This funeral was very largely attended next forenoon, Monday, at 11 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Wilkinson from Tiaro performing the last rites for the dead. A Danish hymn was sung at the house, and another, besides Church of England hymns at the grave, a pretty spot on Mr. Jessen's farm. The sad affair has cast a great gloom over the residents here, being so sudden, and the deceased so well-known and liked, being a pupil of the Deborah Provisional School. The necessary enquiry will be held in Tiaro shortly, before His Worship the Police Magistrate.
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Thursday, 5 December 1889
     
    Accidental death 7 Dec 1889  Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A FATAL accident (says Tuesday's Wide Bay New's), happened on Sunday morning to a fine young lad, about sixteen years of age, son of Mr. Anders Jessen, of Gnndiah. It appears that a young man, named John Kenna, employed in the railway department at Gympie, was spending a few days' holiday at Mr. Jessen's, at Gundiah. The two young fellows went out on Sunday morning to shoot wallabies. They went down the river some distance in a boat, then landed and separated, each going different directions. Kenna, shortly after, seeing something move in the bashes, which he took to be a wallaby, fired at it, and was horrified to find he had shot his companion. Jessen cried out twice, "O, Jack, you've shot me " and, making a few paces forward, fell down dead. The shot had lodged in his right breast. The police at Tiaro were immediately communicated with, and the body was conveyed home. The fatality seems to have been purely accidental.
    Transcribed from "Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser, Queensland", Saturday 7 December 1889
     
    Death due as result of an accident 11 Dec 1889  Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The following particulars of a fatal gun accident near Tiaro have been furnished, says the Maryborough Chronicle :- The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jessen, of Goorah Farm, Upper Mary River, will read with regret the loss of their second eldest son Christian, accidentally shot on Sunday last by Mr. John Kenna, of Gympie Railway Station. The unfortunate boy left home on Sunday morning in company with his elder brother Frederick, a man named Kettlewell, and Kenna, to go wallaby shooting in a patch of thick scrub a little down the river. He was at first refused permission to aocompany the three men, but be seemed so anxious to go that they allowed him permission to do so. On arriving at the scrub they all landed from the boat, and deceased's brother Frederick going in on direction, Kettlewell in another.
    The boy wanted to accompany Kettlewell, but was objected to, Kettlewell being frightened that he (the boy) would frighten the wallabys. They all then separated, but judging by the number of shot which were discovered in his body Christian could not have been far away when Kenna fired, as he says, at a wallaby. He next saw the deceased coming slowly towards him, and said, " Jack, you have shot me," he then fell and expired, death claiming him quickly. Kenna called out for the other two men, who came and assisted in helping to carry the body across the River to Mr. Bundesen's house, where Constable Ring examined it, and took all the necessary particulars. A coffin was at once made by sympathising neighbours, deceased enclosed, and conveyed across to Mr Jessens.
    The funeral was very largely attended next forenoon, Monday, at 11 o'clock, the Rev Mr Wilkinson from Tiaro performing the last rites for the dead. A Danish hymn was sung at the house, and another, besides Church of England hymns at the grave, a pretty spot on Mr Jessen's farm. The sad affair has cast a great gloom over the residents here, being so sudden, and the deceased so well-known and liked, he being a pupil of the Deborah Provisional School. The necessary enquiry will be held in Tiaro shortly, before His Worship the Police Magistrate.
    Transcribed from the "Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton, Queensland, Wednesday 11 December 1889"
     
    Person ID I4230  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2014 

    Father Andreas Peter Jessen,   b. Aug 1845, Tinningstedt, Karlum Parish, Nordfriesland, Schelswig -Holstein, Denmark/Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1915, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Sophie Frederikke Hansen/Egedius/Egidius,   b. 22 Aug 1853, Den Kgl. Fødselsstiftelse, København , København Amt, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1899, Goorah Farm, Netherby, Gundiah District, Qld., Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1872  Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Andrew Jesson
      Spouse Name: Frederika Egidius
      Marriage Date: 13 Mar 1872
      Marriage Place: Queensland
      Registration number: 000348
      (Queensland Marriage Register 1829-1937)
    Family ID F1138  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Christian Johannsen Jessen
    Christian Johannsen Jessen

    19 March 1877-01 December 1889

    (Photo kindly shared by Janice Maltby, Queensland)

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Mrs Laurina Collins.

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


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