Geyer family - generation 2

This page has short biographies of the first family of the second generation (Henry GEYER and Anne COGHLAN). Much of the information is limited and we are seeking to expand the details:

Anne GEYER

Annie was the eldest child of Heinrich and his new wife Annie, presumably being named after her mother. She was born a little over 13 months after her parent's wedding on October 21, 1858 and the birth was registered at Mt Gambier.1

Annie married James McDonald on January 22, 1875 in Wilcannia by Father Matthew Ryan NSW BDM 3095/1875) James was a stock-keeper, normally resident at Hoodsville station on the Paroo river. Annie was a domestic servant in Wilcannia.2

Anne GEYER
born: 21 Oct 1858 Mt Gambier SA
died: died: Unknown
married: 22 Jan 1875 Wilcannia
James McDonald
born: Unknown
died: Unknown
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Children
John Humphry born: c.1876 Queensland
died: Unknown


Henrietta GEYER

Appears to have died young. Her brother Erhard's birth certificate3 in 1869 notes previous issue as 4 females living and 1 deceased. Living would be Anne Julia, Mary, and Nettly whom we know reached adulthood - therefore Henrietta was deceased. None of the intervening birth certificates have been sighted, so the date of death has not been narrowed to before 1869.

Henrietta GEYER
born: 16 Apr 1860 Mt Gambier SA
died: Unknown
married: -------------

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Julia GEYER

Julia GEYER and George WELTON were married on March 4, 1878 at H.GEYER's house in Hay, NSW by Rev.Samuel ROBINSON. The witnesses were H.GEYER and Wilhelmina HURST. The couple were both rsidents of Hay.4

No other detail at this time

Julia GEYER
born: 14 May 1862 Mt Gambier SA
died: Unknown
married: 4 mar 1878 Hay, NSW
George WILTON
born: Unknown
died: Unknown
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Children
Annie born: c.1880 Hay NSW
died: Unknown


Mary Catherine GEYER

No details as yet

Mary Catherine GEYER
born: 1864 Echuca, Vic
died: unknown
married: ??
? GREENWOOD
born:
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Children
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Victoria Nettley GEYER

Born Netley Station, Lower Darling river near Pooncarie 1866. Birth not registered. 5 Married at St. Thomas Church, Narrandera on June 6, 1892 to Thomas Lewis DAVIES, a brickmaker. Nettly was a domestic. At the time of their marriage, the couple were normally resident in Narrandera.6 (NSW BDM 5358/1892)

Victoria Nettley GEYER
born: 10 Oct, 1866 Netley Station, NSW
died: 21 Nov 1946 Leederville, WA
married: 1892 Narrandera, NSW
Thomas Lewis DAVIES
born: Unknown
died: Unknown
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Children
Francis Christinaborn: c.1897 Helena Vale, WA
died: Unknown
Henry Tempestborn: c.1900 Bulong, WA
died: Unknown
William Frederickborn: c.1902 Perth, WA
died: c.1902 Perth WA aged 5months
Godfreyborn: c.1904 Perth WA
died: c.1904 Perth WA age 3 months


Erhard GEYER

Erhard was born at Wilcannia on November 7, 1868 and was registered at Bourke as Erchert.7 This is probably an anglicisation of Erhard, his paternal grandfather's name. He seems to have been known as Harty, and one of his sons also carried this name. Married to Beatrice SMITH at St.Virgilius Church in Hay, NSW on Nov 8, 1892 by Father Michael TRACEY.8 The witnesses were Alfred CAMPBELL and Tilly GEYER. Harty was a labourer and Beatrice was a servant, and both were resident in Hay.

The couple were resident in Bendigo, Vic. prior to World War One.9

Erhard (Harty) GEYER
born: 7 Nov 1868 Wilcannia, NSW
died: 1953 Bendigo, Vic.
married: 1892 Hay, NSW
Beatrice SMITH
born: New Zealand
died: Unknown
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Children
Henry Tborn: c.1893, Hay NSW
died: May 13, 1915 Alexandra, Egypt
Beatrice Aborn: c.1894 Hay NSW
died: Unknown
Hartyborn: c.1896 Hay NSW
died: Unknown
Francis Edwardborn: Unknown
died: Unknown


William GEYER

Appears that William may have been in trouble with the law. Photos of a William GEYER were taken at Bathurst prison10 No further details as yet.

William GEYER
born: 1871 Hay, NSW
died: Unknown
married: ?

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Children
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Humphrey GEYER

Born at the family home in Lachlan St. Hay.11 Died aged 3 years following convulsions which lasted 24 hours.12 Buried in the Hay cemetery. His father was later buried with him.

Humphrey GEYER
born: 11 Aug 1873 Hay NSW
died: 23 Oct 1876 Hay NSW
married: ------------

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Matilda GEYER

Matilda - known as Tilly13 No further details as yet.

Matilda GEYER
born: 12 Sep 1875 Hay, NSW
died: Unknown
married: 1896 Perth WA
Alexander IRWIN
born: Unknown
died: c.1914 Perth WA?
Children
Alexanderborn: c.1898 Helena Vale, WA
died: Unknown
Annabellaborn: c.1901 Fremantle, WA
died: Unknown
Henry Alexanderborn: c.1903 Leederville, WA
died: Unknown
Minnie Mayborn: c.1903 Leederville, WA
died: Unknown


Christina Frances GEYER

Known as Teenie. 14 No further details as yet.

Christina Frances GEYER
born: 7 Mar 1878 Hay, NSW
died: 9 Feb 1957 Perth, WA
married: c.1902 Perth, WA
Franz Gustave WEISS
born: Unknown
died: Unknown
Children
Irene Linaborn: c.1904 Perth, WA
died: Unknown
Mable Francisborn: c.1905 Perth WA
died: Unknown


Godfrey GEYER

No details as yet.

Godfrey GEYER
born: 1880 Hay, NSW
died: Unknown
married: c.1906 Perth, WA
Jean TODD
born: Unknown
died: Unknown
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Children
?born:
died:



Notes:

  1. Digger
  2. NSW Marriage 1875/3095
  3. NSW Birth 1869/006172
  4. NSW BDM 3393/1878
  5. correspondence - Gloria LUMLEY
  6. NSW Marriage 1892/5358
  7. NSW Birth 1869/006172
  8. NSW Marriage 1892/4203
  9. Australian National archives - Next of Kin addresses in Military records (World War One) for Henry and Harty Jnr
  10. New South Wales State Archives Court, Police, and Prison records Gaol photographs show a William GEYER b.1871 Hay NSW was photographed at Bathurst and Darlinghurst Gaols on Mar 8, 1906.
  11. NSW Birth 1873/011986
  12. NSW Death 1876/006840
  13. correspondence - Gloria LUMLEY
  14. correspondence - Gloria LUMLEY

The menu photo depicts trees with the Darling river beyond at Deadman's Point. Photo by Mary Wilson ©2007