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Family of Frederick G. WALDECK and Fredericka Wilhemina Lucia KNIEST

Husband: Frederick G. WALDECK (1807-1895)
Wife: Fredericka Wilhemina Lucia KNIEST (1811-1905)
Children: Sarah Catherine WALDECK (1837-1923)
William Frederick WALDECK (1839- )
Elizabeth Kniest WALDECK (1841-1917)
Henry Fletcher WALDECK (1843-1883)
Robert Newton WALDECK (1844-1893)
Hannah Wesley WALDECK (1846- )
Joshua Watts WALDECK (1848- )
Mary WALDECK (1850-1926)
John WALDECK (1852-1852)
Joseph WALDECK (1853-1856)
Rodda Lowe or Eva WALDECK (1855- )
Marriage 14 Aug 1836 Guildford, Western Australia1

Husband: Frederick G. WALDECK

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Frederick G. WALDECK

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Frederick G. WALDECK

Name: Frederick G. WALDECK1
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 3 Nov 1807 Germany2
Death 14 Sep 1895 (age 87) Greenough, Western Australia2
The head of the Waldeck clan died at the family home, Mt. Pleasant, Greenough, during the year 1895, at the age of 88, the cause of death being an accident, owing to the old gentleman having fallen down some steep steps at the homestead.

Wife: Fredericka Wilhemina Lucia KNIEST

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Fredericka Wilhemina Lucia KNIEST

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Fredericka Wilhemina Lucia KNIEST

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Fredericka Wilhemina Lucia KNIEST

Name: Fredericka Wilhemina Lucia KNIEST1
Sex: Female
Father: Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig KNIEST (1777- )
Mother: Lucia Catherina SCHIERFLEINS ( - )
Birth 17 Jun 1811 Bremen, Germany2
Death 9 Aug 1905 (age 94) Greenough, Western Australia2

Child 1: Sarah Catherine WALDECK

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Sarah Catherine WALDECK

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Sarah Catherine WALDECK

Name: Sarah Catherine WALDECK1
Sex: Female
Spouse: Charles George Harvey COOPER (1827-1886)
Birth 16 May 1837 Perth, Western Australia2
Death 28 Dec 1923 (age 86) Claremont, Western Australia

Child 2: William Frederick WALDECK

Name: William Frederick WALDECK1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Eleanor YORK (c. 1838-1906)
Birth 28 Jun 1839 Perth, Western Australia1

Child 3: Elizabeth Kniest WALDECK

Name: Elizabeth Kniest WALDECK1
Sex: Female
Spouse: John Stephen MALEY (1839-1910)
Birth 13 May 18411
Death 1917 (age 75-76)1

Child 4: Henry Fletcher WALDECK

Name: Henry Fletcher WALDECK1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Isabella BRAND (1842-1905)
Birth 28 Feb 1843 Perth, Western Australia1
Death 17 Jun 1883 (age 40) Dongara, Western Australia1

Child 5: Robert Newton WALDECK

Name: Robert Newton WALDECK1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Jane Marian LEACH ( - )
Birth 7 Nov 18441
Death 28 Jul 1893 (age 48) Fremantle, Western Australia1

Child 6: Hannah Wesley WALDECK

Name: Hannah Wesley WALDECK1
Sex: Female
Spouse: Edward GRAY ( - )
Birth 26 Sep 18461

Child 7: Joshua Watts WALDECK

Name: Joshua Watts WALDECK1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Catherine PEARSON ( - )
Birth 16 May 18481

Child 8: Mary WALDECK

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Mary WALDECK

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Mary WALDECK

Name: Mary WALDECK
Sex: Female
Spouse: John Frederick MORRELL (1845-1921)
Birth 27 Jan 1850 Perth, Western Australia1
Death 12 Apr 1926 (age 76)1

Child 9: John WALDECK

Name: John WALDECK1
Sex: Male
Birth 5 Jun 18521
Death 1852 (age 0)1

Child 10: Joseph WALDECK

Name: Joseph WALDECK1
Sex: Male
Birth 15 Dec 18531
Death 1856 (age 2-3)1

Child 11: Rodda Lowe or Eva WALDECK

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Rodda Lowe or Eva WALDECK

Name: Rodda Lowe or Eva WALDECK
Sex: Female
Spouse: Lachlan MCPHERSON ( - )
Birth 29 Sep 1855 Perth, Western Australia1

Note on Husband: Frederick G. WALDECK (1)

Ainslie has written the following about her G G Grandparents family:

 

We don’t know a lot about Frederick Waldeck’s life before he came to Australia – perhaps that’s why he took Charles at face value – what he had made of himself since he arrived in Australia. Frederick and his then fiancée, Fredericka Wilhelmina Lucia Kniest, arrived in Perth on the “Addingham” on 25 June 1836. It was a small vessel of 275 ton, square- rigged barque, with only about 10 passengers. Frederick & Fredericka had travelled from London where Frederick had been working as a tailor. They had both been recruited to assist a German missionary from London to establish a mission for the Aborigines and “the more destitute of the settlers in Guildford”. Guildford is on the Swan River upstream from Perth and Fremantle, where the earliest settlers knew there was good fertile soil – unlike in a lot of the rest of the settlement. Apparently the German missionary only lasted 2 years and created a lot of ill feeling, but Frederick & Fredericka stayed and continued to work with the Aboriginal mission, setting up his tailoring business. They married soon after their arrival in Perth, and their first daughter, Sarah Catherine, (who married Charles) was born in 1837. As I say, we don’t know a lot of information about why he came out to Australia, except that he told his children that it wasn’t anything to be ashamed of, and it wasn’t anything to do with them! According to a book written by Norma King, the wife of one of his descendants, she believed that he was part of the royal Waldeck family of the principality of Waldeck &Pyrmont. How true this is, I don’t know ... but he was supposed to have told one of his other sons in law, that while he was in second year of medical studies in Berlin in about 1826 he and some companions were forced to flee to Bremen (then a free port) to escape goal for refusing to join the army. Apparently, Berlin was then the capital of Prussia and all males of 20 years of age and over had to serve two years in the army. For some reason, probably religious, he objected to military service, and his family disowned him, and he had to discontinue his medical studies. He met the Kniests in Bremen, and Fredericka’s father taught him the tailoring business. He travelled between Bremen and London on business for Mr Kniest and then spent two years in London as a tailor before being recruited for the missionary work. After their arrival here they went on to establish themselves as well respected members of the community, Frederick was one of the first three men to be naturalised in 1841. His daughter was the first child registered in the new system of BDMs, and he was very much involved with Methodist Church, as well as the Temperance League.

Note on Husband: Frederick G. WALDECK (2)

From an obituary of Sarah Catherine Cooper in possession of Ainslie Sharpe:

 

The head of the Waldeck clan died at the family home, Mt. Pleasant, Greenough, during the year 1895, at the age of 88, the cause of death being an accident, owing to the old gentleman having fallen down some steep steps at the homestead. Mr. Waldeck was one of the State's most useful colonists, and possessed no small skill in medicine and surgery, his delight being to keep a stock of drugs and appliances on hand; and these, together with his services were at the disposal of suffering humanity in all weathers, and at all hours. Even at his advanced age, Mr. Waldeck thought nothing of riding, or driving, 30 miles to set a broken limb, or attend to the ailments of a sick person. As a Methodist, good old "Doctor Waldeck" as he was familiarly called, ranked with the late Thomas Farmer, his adopted son, the brothers Hardy, Mr. George Lazenby, and "Honest Frank" Armstrong - men whose good works and far-reaching influence are apparent in our midst to-day.

Sources

1Ainslie Sharpe, "|nformation supplied by Ainslie Sharpe".
Text From Source: |nformation supplied by Ainslie Sharpe (descendant of Charles George Harvey Cooper) of
Graham Hoadly.
2Ibid. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Frederick G Waldeck was born 3/11/1807 in Germany, died 14/8/1895 at
Greenough, Western Australia. Fredericka Kniest was born 17/6/1812 in
Germany, died 9/8/1905 also at Greenough, Western Australia. Sarah
Catherine Waldeck was born on 16/5/1837 in Perth, WA.