Victorine Metzger

Victorine Metzger[1]

Female 1855 - 1926  (70 years)

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  • Name Victorine Metzger 
    Born 06 Dec 1855  Mt. Molliagu, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Information on Birth Certificate
      Birth: 6 December 1885 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, Chinaman Flat. Registered on 11 November 1856 at Maryborough.

      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


      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
    Gender Female 
    Civil 4 Dec 1902  Ararat Police Station, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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 
    Electoral Roll 1903  Mt Mistake, Buangor Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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 
    Civil 22 Apr 1922  Geelong Police Station, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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.  
    Civil 23 Oct 1922  Geelong Police Station, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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
     
    Electoral Roll 1924  Winchester Place, Geelong Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Possible Electoral Record for Victorine Hold/Martin. There is no other Martin listed at this address.
    This is also the only Electoral Record for a Victorine Josephine Martin.
    Victoria Electoral Roll 1924
    Subdivision of Geelong
    Martin, Victorine Josephine, Winchester Place, home duties 
    Died 07 Aug 1926  Geelong West, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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.
    Buried 09 Aug 1926  Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Victoria. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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)
    Will Index 09 Dec 1926  In the Supreme Court, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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

    Person ID I4378  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2020 

    Father Louis Metzger,   b. 24 Dec 1820, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1903, St. Louis' Vineyard, Doctor's Creek, Stawell, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Élisabeth /Elizabeth Haurie,   b. 24 May 1826, Nablas, Pyrénées-Atlantiques , Department of Bas, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Feb 1868, Pleasant Creek {Stawell}. Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 29 Aug 1854  Strasbourg, Department of Bas, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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

      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 - http://archives.bas-rhin.fr - Original aux Archives Municipales de Strasbourg.
      (From the Family tree of Corinne Mathilde SIMON, France)
    Family ID F1359  Group Sheet

    Family Arthur Hold,   b. 28 Jul 1857, Green Hills near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb.1925, St Vincents Hospital Toowoomba, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Aug.1884  St. Patricks Church, Stawell, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Arthur James Hold,   b. 26 Jun 1885, Jallukar, Victoria. Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun.1976, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Louis Hold,   b. 26 Oct 1886, Jallukar, Stawell, Victoria. Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Oct 1899, Stawell Hospital, Stawell, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
    +3. Julius Hold,   b. 15 May 1888, Jallukar near Stawell, Vic. Aust. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1974, Proserpine, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Louis Hold,   b. 22 Feb 1890, Jallukar, near Stawell, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1927, Warrick , Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    +5. Josephine Hold,   b. 05 Oct..1891, Jalluker near Stawell, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1924, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     6. Victorine Hold,   b. 19 May 1893, Jalluker near Stawell, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun.1918, Toowoomba, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +7. Albert/Alfred William Hold,   b. 27 Aug 1895, Jallukar near Stawell, Vic. Aust. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1985, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +8. Horace Hold, - Farmer,   b. 15 Oct 1897, Jalluker, near Stawell, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1993, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2010 
    Family ID F1357  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    In Rememberance of Victorine
    In Rememberance of Victorine
    Victorine Metzger, 6 Dec 1855 Mt. Molliagu, Victoria, Australia-7 Aug 1926, Geelong West, Victoria, Australia
    Victoria Martin, Victorine  Metzger, Hold
    Victoria Martin, Victorine Metzger, Hold
    Victoria Martin
    Birth 1887
    Death 8 Aug 1926 (aged 38–39)
    Burial
    Geelong Eastern Cemetery
    Geelong, Greater Geelong City, Victoria, Australia Show Map
    Plot EAS-RC-37-807-261
    Memorial ID 164469889
    Created by: Ron M
    Added: 11 Jun 2016
    Find a Grave Memorial 164469889

    (Victorine's age is incorrect. She was born 6 Dec 1855)

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Mrs Laurina Collins.


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