Joseph Friedrich Klee

Male Abt 1860 - 1940  (~ 80 years)


Personal Information    |    PDF

  • Name Joseph Friedrich Klee 
    Born Abt 1860  Mannheim,, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Golden Wedding 14 Jun 1934  Queensland Times, Ipswich, Qld. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    GOLDEN WEDDING.
    Mr. and Mrs. F. Klee, Lowood.
    LOWOOD, June 12. On May 26 Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Klee celebrated their golden wedding at their home, Lowood. Only members of the family and a few intimate friends were present. Miss Helene Klee, their daughter, of Auckland, New Zealand, received the guests.

    Divine service, conducted by Rev. Ludwig Doehler opened the celebrations. Pastor Doehler took for his text, Psalm 34, "Taste and see that the Lord is good." Mr. Klee has had an adventurous life. He left the country of his birth (Germany) as a young man, and for three years was in London. Then he came to Queensland as a ship's carpenter. Here he took up work in his trade of cabinet-maker, and many fine pieces of hand-made furniture left his workshop. At Laidley the family had to be rescued from the flood waters, and they lost all they had. When intensive night work affected his eyes, Mr. Klee bought a farm up in the hills from Lowood, overlooking the town, Brisbane and Lockyer Valleys. Mr. and Mrs. Klee (who was Miss Kruger) have been residents here since 1898. Mr. Klee says that when he left his mother's home her words to him were: "Be honest. he industrious, and fear your God." He thought he could claim that he had followed that advice.
    THE BREAKFAST.
    The wedding breakfast was served on tables prettily decorated, and a handsome two-tier wedding cake, made by Mrs. Doig, Ipswich, and iced by Miss Jessen (grandddauter) graced the table. The usual toasts were honoured. There are three sons in the family:-Messrs. Henry (Wooroolin); Fred (Gympie), and Rudolph (Lowood): and six daughters: Mesdames F. Wieland (Fernvale), A. Doig (Ipswich), P. Jessen (Wooroolin), R. H. Alback (Ipswich), J. Graham (Ipswich), and Miss Helene Klee, of Auckland, who is visiting her parents for the occasion. There are 28 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. It is unique that during the 50 years not a single death has occured in the family.
    Transcribed from "Queensland Times, Ipswich, Qld.," Thursday 14 June 1934 
    Died 13 Feb 1940  Ipswich General Hospital, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 15 Feb 1940  Queensland Times, Ipswich, Qld. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    OBITUARY.
    MR. F. KLEE.
    LOWOOD, February 14.
    The death took place yesterday in the Ipswich General Hospital, of Mr Joseph Frederick Klee, Main-street, Lowood. The late Mr.Klee was a n well known identity of the district, and since the death of his wife last June his health has been greatly impaired,. He was born a little over 80 years age at Mannheim, Germany. He left Germany as a young man, and spent three years in London, then came to Queensland as a ship's carpenter. Upon reaching Queensland he started business as a cabinetmaker, and some beautiful furniture left his workshop. He married Miss Kruger, who also was born in Germany. The family made their home at Laidley, and in the great flood of 1893, they were rescued from drowning. There they lost everything they owned. His eyesight became affected, and he gave up his cabinet work, and in 1898 purchased a farm up on the hills between Glamorgan Vale and Lowood, making Lowood his home town. Here the family set out to regain some of the losses they had in the flood, this time out of the path of the flood waters. When the Lutheran Church was built at Lowood in 1910 the late Mr. Klee designed the building. Pastor Doehler, on that occasion, paid tributes to his work in connection with the church. The Klee family attended the Lowood School. Later Mr. Klee lived in Lowood, his son Rudolph remaining on the old home. On May 24, 1934, the late Mr. and Mrs. Klee celebrated their golden wedding.
    The funeral, which was well attended, left Main-street this afternoon for the Lowood Lutheran Beth-El Cemetery. Pastor L. Doehler conducted services at the house and the graveside. The late Mr. Klee leaves three sons: Messrs. Henry (Wooroolin), Fred. (Gympie), and Rudolph (Lowood): and six daughters, Mesdames F. Wieland (Fernvale), A. Doig (Ipswich), P. Jessen (Wooroolin), R. H. Alback (Ipswich). J. Graham (Ipswich), and T. Woods (Auckland, New Zealand). There are 29 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
    Transcribed from "Queensland Times, Ipswich, Qld.," Thursday 15 February 1940 
    Buried 15 Feb 1940  Lowood Trinity Lutheran Cemetery (Bethel Section), Esk Shire, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Joseph Frederich KLEE, died 13 Feb 1940 aged 80 years, father;
      Anna Maria KLEE, died 10 May 1939 aged 80 years, mother;
      Lowood Trinity Lutheran Cemetery (Bethel Section), Esk Shire
      (Loowood Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Bethel Section Memorial Inscriptions)
    Probate 25 May 1940  The Courier-Mail, Brisbane, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    IN THE SUPREME COURT OF QUEENSLAND.
    I N the WILL of JOSEPH FRIEDRICH KLEE (in the said Will called Joseph Frederick Klee, late of Main Street, Lowood, in the State of Queensland, Retired Farmer, deceased. .
    Notice is hereby given that after the expiration of Fourteen days from the date of the publication hereof application will be made to.this Honourable Court that PROBATE of the WILL or the abovenamed Joseph Friedich Klee deceased (in the said Will called Joseph Frederick Klee) may be granted to RUDOLF WILHELM KLEE of Glamorgan Vale Road Lowood aforesaid Farmer a lawful Son if the said deceased and ALFRED ERNEST DOIG of Spring Street Booval Ipswich in the State of Queensland, Fitter a lawful Son -in-law of the said deceased the executors named n the said Will.
    Any person Interested who desires to object to the application or to be heard upon it may file a Caveat in the Registry at any time before the grant is made.
    Dated this Twenty-third day of May, 1940.
    DELANEY & KING, Solicitors for the said Executors, King House, Queen Street, Brisbane. and at Nioholas Street, Ipswich.
    (Transcribed from "The Courier-Mail, Brisbane, Queensland, Saturday 25 May 1940"
     
    Person ID I7757  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2013 

    Father Friedrich Klee 
    Mother Clara Klein 
    Family ID F2596  Group Sheet

    Family Anna Martha Franska Kruger,   b. Abt 1859, Koslem, Pommern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1939, Loowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 26 May 1884  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Friedrich Klee: Spouse Name: Anna Kruger: Marriage Date: 26 May 1884: Registration Number: B008895
      (Queensland Marriage Register 1829 - 1934)
    Children 
    +1. Emma Martha Klee,   b. 23 Apr 1893, Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Mar 1948, Kingaroy Hospital, Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 2 May 2011 
    Family ID F2595  Group Sheet


Home Page |  What's New |  Most Wanted |  Surnames |  Photos |  Histories |  Documents |  Cemeteries |  Places |  Dates |  Reports |  Sources