Dorothea Kirstine Andersen

Female 1878 - 1953  (75 years)


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  • Name Dorothea Kirstine Andersen 
    Born 20 Jun 1878  Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Golden Wedding 13 Jan 1951  Maryborough Chronicle, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    GOLDEN WEDDING
    Mr. & Mrs.G. Hansen
    PIALBA, December 29.-"There is not given to many people to celebrate the golden anniversary of their wedding and I heartily congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Hansen upon so doing ," said Mr. G. M. Gundesen today, when he chaired the wedding breakfast which was part of the celebrations tendered to their parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Hansen, Urangan, by the Hansen family.
    Fifty years ago this grand old couple were married at the home of the bride's parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. N. Andersen, Kawangun and they looked a proud and happy couple to-day as they sat down to breakfast with all their family, except two who were unavoidably absent.

    THE FAMILY
    Mr. and Mrs. Hansen have a family of nine children- Mr. Edward Hansen (Gympie), Mr. William Hansen, (Victoria-Pt., Brisbane), Mrs. H. Greber (Moodlu), Mrs. W. Alcorn (Lismore), Mrs. B. Louttit (Uranigan), Mrs. H. J. Presswoo (Maryborough), Mr. Geo. Hansen (Ronkhamnton), Mr. Neil Hansen (Woombve), Mr. Alf Hansen (R.A.A.F., Svdney), There are also 19 grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Hansen have endeared themselves to a large circle of friends, who join in wishing them every happiness.

    Maryborough Chronicle, Queensland, Saturday, 13 January 1951

    The golden wedding is only transcribed in part as most is to faint to read. 
    Died 8 Dec 1953  Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • HANSEN Dorothea Kristine
      Death notice 08 DEC 1953
      Death at age 75, at Maryborough, late of Urangan Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay), 09 DEC 1953
      (The Ryerson Index Online Database)
    Death Notice 9 Dec 1953  Maryborough Chronicle, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DEATH
    HANSEN, Dorthea Kristine-At Maryborough, on December 8, 1953, beloved wife of George Christine Hansen, of 1 Queen Street, Urangan and beloved mother of Edward (Gympie), William (Cleveland), Annie (Mrs. H. Grever, Caboolture), May (Mrs. W. Alcorn) and Ivy (Mrs J. Presswood, Brisbane), Mary (Mrs. A. E. Louttit, Urangan), George Hansen (Woombye) and Alfred Hansen, Brisbane. Aged 75 years.
    "At Rest"
    Maryborough Chronicle, Queensland, Wednesday, 9 December 1953 
    Funeral Notice 9 Dec 1953  Maryborough Chronicle, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FUNERAL NOTICE
    The relatives and friends of George Christina Hansen, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of his beloved wife and their mother, Dorthea Kristine Hansen, to move from the Methodist Church, Pialba, after service commencing at 2.30 o'clock for the Polson Cemetery. Floral tributes will be received at the Parlour, till 12.30 o'clock.
    J. KIRK & SON.
    Funeral Directors.
    Maryborough Chronicle, Queensland, Wednesday, 9 December 1953  
    Buried 9 Dec 1953  Polson Cemetery, Pt. Vernon, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I87  Nikenbah Cemetery
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2014 

    Father Niels Andersen, .Son of Blacksmith,   b. 8 Jan 1851, Kildebrønde, Københavns amt, island of Sjælland, Danmark. Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 25 Jul 1939, Poulsen Cemetery, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Mother Marie (Jeppesine Mette Marie) Frandsen,   b. 18 Sep 1857, Bjørnemose, Dejbjerg Sogn, Bølling Herred, Ringkøbing Amt, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1945, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1877  Danish Church, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Neils Andersen
      Spouse Name: Maria Frandsen
      Marriage Date: 29 Apr 1877
      Registration Number: 000655
      (Queensland Historical Marriage Index 1829-1939)
    Diamond Wedding Anniversary 8 May 1937  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DIAMOND WEDDING Celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. Neils Anderson, at Pialba

    The clerk of the weather paid a welcome tribute to Mr and Mrs Neils Andersen, of Pialba, when he provided perfect weather conditions on the 60th anniversary of their wedding on Thursday, April 29. A diamond wedding is at all times an auspicious occasion, but in the case of Mr and Mrs Andersen, it was rendered almost unique in that not only was the entire family of five daughters and three sons able to be present, but of the happy couple's 89 descendants, only eight were unable to attend. To celebrate so festive an occasion, and to accommodate so large a gathering a huge marquee was erected on the beautiful lawns of the residence of their son, Mr. N. J. Andersen. The breakfast tables were exquisitely decorated with choice flowers and fruits, and at the bride's table a handsome two-tier wedding cake, made by Mrs P Day (a grand-daughter) and decorated by Mrs P. J. Birt (daughter), attracted many admiring comments.

    The Rev. A. Hughes presided, and read messages of congratulation and good wishes from the following: Mesdames Jorgensen and Isaksen and families, Mr. and Mrs. Rickenberg and Mrs. Day. Miss Merle Smith (Caboolture). Mr. and Mrs. Julius Kunst and family (Sexton), Miss May Doss (Atherton), Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Birt and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Andersen (Gympie). Miss Vera Smith Grantham), the Methodist Ladies' Guild, Mr. and Mrs. Alcorn (Dagun),Mr. and Mrs. W. Hansen (Brisbane).

    Grace was sung and during the banquet hearty congratulations and good wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Andersen were heard over the wireless from 4MB followed by the song "Let's Grow Old Together."

    Mr. Hughes presented to the happy couple numerous presents from their old friends, and a substantial cheque from members of the family. He said it was a wonderful gathering, and although they were honouring Mr. and Mrs. Andersen on reaching their diamond wedding anniversary they were not really old. In fact, one could not help noticing that they were getting younger all the lime; they were looking forward to a time when they would be in a country where one never grew old. They were good Christians, and he congratulated them heartily.

    SON'S TRIBUTE TO PARENTS
    Mr Andrew Andersen, the eldest son, said he was very proud of his father. Looking back, he could not remember his father ever having lost his temper; he always took time to consider things. Like all pioneers, his parents had had to "rough it" very often, and he clearly recollected the many occasions when his father had to walk from Pialba, where they had a selection, to Maryborough, where he was employed as blacksmith, sawmiller, and later still, as engine-driver at Messrs Wilson Hart's mill. His mother also had been always loving and gracious, though she, too, had had to work very hard in the days when there was little to get and little enough to eat. He trusted their parents would be spared to them for many years yet.

    Mr G. C. Hansen (Dagun) said he and his wife (who is Mr and Mrs Andersen's eldest daughter) were very pleased to be present to do homage to their father and mother. It was a rare thing to be able to celebrate a diamond wedding day. These pioneers had had to put up with many hardships and in those early days it often happened that husbands were compelled to leave their families for months at a time to search for work. He felt sure they were grateful at having all their children together on this occasion, and wished them many more years of happiness. The company sang"For They Are Jolly Good Fellows" with enthusiasm

    On behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Andersen, Mr. Hansen thanked everyone who had assembled to help make this such a happy day, and also returned thanks for the beautiful presents. Special mention was made of Mrs. Day's kindness in making the cake, and those who had decorated it so prettily. Thanks were also given to Mr. Hushes for ably presiding over the gathering.

    Mr Hansen remarked that it was a unique gathering as there were present the family of eight, five daughters and three sons, death having taken no toll so far; and also 35 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. In fact all the descendants were present excepting eight. Plotos were taken of the guests of honour.

    LONG SEA JOURNEY
    Mr Andersen left Denmark, his birthplace, on the ship "Alardas" on November 10, 1872, landing in Maryborough in June, 1873. The passage was rough, and the boat reported missing several times during the voyage. Mrs Andersen left Denmark by the ship Lamasmerhagen in November, 1876, landing in Maryborough on January 18, 1877, and the two were married by Pastor Hansen in the Danish Church, Maryborough, on April 29, of the same year.

    For many years, they resided in Maryborough, where Mr Andersen was employed in Messrs Wilson and Hart's sawmill, for about thirty years, first as blacksmith, then as fireman, and later as engine driver. Forty years ago, Mrs Andersen and the family of eight left Maryborough to reside on a selection which Mr Andersen had taken up at Kawungan, near Pialba, while he himself continued to work for another six years at the sawmill, visiting the selection only at week-ends. Then he left the mill, and until 1915 made his living on the selection, in which year he and his wife retired to live quietly at Pialba.

    The family comprises Mr Andrew Andersen (Pialba), Mr J W Andersen (Lagoon Pocket), Mrs G C Hansen (Dagun), Mrs P. J. Birt (Scarness), Mrs A. W. Messer (Yerra), Mrs M. Nissen (Pialba), and Miss A. Andersen (Pialba), Mr J W Andersen, the youngest son, enlisted early in the Great War, and was a prisoner in Germany for a long period

    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Saturday, 8 May 1937  
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet

    Family George Christian Hansen,   d. 15 Aug 1954, Hervey Bay or Marborough, , Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 Dec 1900  Kawangun, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Dorothea Kierstine Andersen
      Spouse Name: George Christian Hansen
      Marriage Date: 29 Dec 1900
      Registration Number: 001514
      (Queensland Historical Marriage Index 1829-1939)
    Children 
     1. Edward Neils Christian Hansen,   b. 22 Oct 1901, Maryborough or Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1976, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. William Henry Hansen,   b. 14 Oct 1903, Maryborough or Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1981, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Annie Christena Hansen,   b. 25 Apr 1905, Maryborough or Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May May 1966, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. Matilda May Hansen,   b. 27 May 1907, Maryborough or Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1979, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Mary Elizabeth Hansen,   b. 6 Oct 1909, Maryborough or Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 2002, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     6. Ivy Dorthea Hansen,   b. 6 Oct 1909, Maryborough or Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1981, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. George Frederick Hansen,   b. 1911, Maryborough or Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1979, Hervey Bay Hospital, Pt. Vernon, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     8. Niels Alexander Hansen,   b. 5 Jan 1913, Nikenbah, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1999, Nambour, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     9. Alfred James Hansen,   b. 21 Auig 1921, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 2005, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F198  Group Sheet


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