Johannes Heinrich, 18751936 (aged 60 years)

Name
Johannes /Heinrich/
Name prefix
Rev
Given names
Johannes
Surname
Heinrich
Also known as
/John/
Birth September 6, 1875
Immigration November 20, 1891 (aged 16 years)
Note: S/S Lahn, Norddeutscher Lloyd

S/S Lahn, Norddeutscher Lloyd

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1891 Bremen New York Nov. 19

LAHN 1887 / RUSS The LAHN was built by Fairfield Co Ltd, Glasgow in 1887 for Norddeutcher Lloyd (North German Lloyd). She was a 5,099 gross ton ship, length 448.4 ft x beam 49ft, two funnels, four masts, single screw and a speed of 18 knots. There was accom-modation for 224-1st, 106-2nd and 700-3rd class passengers. Launched on 7/9/1887, she sailed from Bremen on her maiden voyage to Southampton and New York on 1/2/1888. In 1896, her masts were reduced to two and on 1/10/1901 she commenced her last Bremen - Southampton - New York voyage. She was transferred to the Genoa - Naples - New York service on 13/11/1901 and commenced her last voyage on this route on 4/2/1904. Later the same year, she was sold to the Russian navy and renamed RUSS. She was scrapped in 1927. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.553]

Note: Article: Ocean Passenger Travel - Overview of Tran…

Article: Ocean Passenger Travel - Overview of Transatlantic Travel 1891

http://www.gjenvick.com/SteamshipArticles/1891-OceanPassengerTravel-1.html

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Event
Boys Brigade c 1883-1898
January 1, 1893 (aged 17 years)
Address: FIRST GERMAN BAPTIST CHURCH 336 E 14 Street New York
Note: The picture is believed to be John in Boys Brigade…

The picture is believed to be John in Boys Brigade officers uniform. It looks like arms and military style uniforms were part of the business at that time. Some brigades had firearms.

Detail on the distinctive and now collectable belt buckle below:

http://www.corinthrelics.com/forsalenondugbuckles.html

BBB BAPTIST BOYS BRIGADE SWORD BELT PLATE This is a non-dug BBB Sword Belt Plate.This is a sand cast brass sword belt plate most likely worn by The Baptist Boys Brigade and dates to the Span Am War period.This Buckle is one of the a few made on the Hagner pattern with this type hook pattern.The others are USV and one type of NY.Nice Buckle with a good dark look.Listed in O'Donnel and Duncan Campbell's Buckle Book as figure 944 page 359. - $300.00

On the Boys Brigade in America:

http://histclo.com/youth/youth/org/bri/bri-us.htm

History

The Boys' Brigade was organized in America during 1887. Sir William Smith helped bring the Boys Brigade to America. Units were founded in several different cities. President Theodore Roosevelt commended him for his service to boys. The Brigade never, however, experienced great success in America. The exclusive church-based approach was one factor limiting its growth--even among the many religious families. The Brigade did not appeal to Catholic and many other denominations--especially fundamentalist sects. The organization was engulfed by the Boy Scout movement. Today few American boys have even heard of the Boys' Brigade.

Founders' Visit

Sir William Smith paid a visit to America at the cordial invitation of General H.P. Bope who was Commander-in-Chief of the United Boys' Brigades of America. Sir William saw Boys Brigade work in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago and St. Louis. He met the President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, who thanked him for all he had done for Boys throughout the world. Smith found `the American Boy a very charming product of civilization, well set up, keen and alert, with a fascinating frankness and brightness which are simply irresistible'.

American Uniforms

Sir William could not approve of the extravagant ranks and uniforms - Officers all dressed up with swords, braided tunics, peaked caps and crests. The Boys wore blue drill jackets with seven brass buttons, a black leather belt, white duck trousers, brown leggings and a French chasseur cap with cross guns in front. They were festooned with medals and decorations of every kind.

Ages

Sir William noted that age limits were not strictly kept at either end. "Some mere children of 9 years were to be observed, while in several cases the 'Boys' in the ranks were of such mature age that they were able to refer to their wives!'

Census June 1, 1900 (aged 24 years)
Address: 3261 8th Avenue NY, NY
Note: Occupation shown as driver.
Naturalization January 5, 1903 (aged 27 years)
Note: Address: 1036 E165th Street NY
Religious marriageMarguerite Philippine Clara OlmView this family
May 15, 1906 (aged 30 years) Husband: 30 Wife: 24
Address: FIRST GERMAN BAPTIST CHURCH 336 E 14 Street New York
Note: First German Baptist Church

First German Baptist Church

336 East 14th Street near First Avenue New York, N.Y. 10003

Organ Specifications: 336 East 14th Street and First Avenue (1869-c.1920) ► II/13 Geo. Jardine & Son (c.1869) Sixth Street near Avenue C (1866-1869) • unknown Avenue A near Second Street (1850-1866) • unknown Stanton and Essex Streets (1846-1850) • unknown

The First German Baptist Church was organized in 1846 to serve the large number of German immigrant families living in "Klein Deutschland" ("Little Germany"). For their first four years, the congregation met at Stanton and Essex Streets, and in 1850 they removed to Avenue A near Second Street, where they remained for sixteen years. Following the Civil War, as many residents and churches relocated farther uptown, First German Baptist made plans for a new church, temporarily moving to Sixth Street near Avenue C until a site was purchased on East 14th Street, the northern boundary of Klein Deutschland. In 1866, Julius Boekell designed a fanciful Romanesque-style edifice that had a gabled facade with two narrow towers and many windows. Some sources state that the new church was opened in 1869. The German congregation merged or ceased to exist sometime after 1920.

John and Augustina
John and Augustina

Note: Believed to be from their wedding.
Residence June 17, 1906 (aged 30 years)
Ordination
Type: Baptist
June 17, 1906 (aged 30 years)
Religious institution: presume Rochester Theological Seminary
Record for Rochester Theological Seminary general catalogue 1850 to 1920
Record for Rochester Theological Seminary general catalogue 1850 to 1920

Note: Record for Rochester Theological Seminary general…

Record for Rochester Theological Seminary general catalogue 1850 to 1920 pp 393 German Graduate section

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Birth of a daughterRuth Caroline Heinrich
February 13, 1907 (aged 31 years)
Note: http://apps.sd.gov/applications/PH14Over100BirthRe…

http://apps.sd.gov/applications/PH14Over100BirthRec/resultdetail.asp?Action=ViewDetail&StateFileNumber=17419&EventDate=19070213&LastName=HEINRICH&FirstName=RUTH

Birth Information for RUTH HEINRICH (State File Number: 17419)

File Date: 02/18/1907 Sex: Female Birth Date: 02/13/1907 City/County: CHARLES MIX Mother's Name: ANGUSLINA OLEN Father's Name: JOHN HEINRICH

Birth of a sonCarl August Heinrich
April 15, 1908 (aged 32 years)
Note: http://apps.sd.gov/applications/PH14Over100BirthRe…

http://apps.sd.gov/applications/PH14Over100BirthRec/resultdetail.asp?Action=ViewDetail&StateFileNumber=30293&EventDate=19080415&LastName=HEINRICH&FirstName=CARL

Birth Information for CARL HEINRICH (State File Number: 30293)

File Date: 05/14/1908 Sex: Male Birth Date: 04/15/1908 City/County: CHARLES MIX Mother's Name: AUGUSTINA OLM Father's Name: JOHN HEINRICH

Immigration December 1, 1908 (aged 33 years)
Note: AORANGI 4,196 gross tons. Lb" 389' x 46' (118.6 x…

AORANGI 4,196 gross tons. Lb" 389' x 46' (118.6 x 14 metres) on: 76068 Steel steamship built by John Elder & Co, Elder Glasgow for the New Zealand Shipping Company. As a refrigerated passenger vessel carrying 80 first, 80 second and 250 third class persons, she serviced the English - New Zealand route. Service speed 13 knots. 1894 saw her chartered to the Canadian - Australian Line of James Huddart. 1896 - In the midst of a refit in England, the Company of James Huddart renamed to Canadian-Australian Royal Mail S S Co., as a joint ownership of James Huddart and the New Zealand Shipping Company. With a new appearance after the refit, she emerged in 1897 with a funnel 10 feet taller and accomodation for 100 first class and 50 second class berths. Resumed the San francisco run until 1914 when laid up at Sydney. Chartered by the RAN in August 1914 to act as a supply ship for the fleet. She was not commissioned into the Navy but continued to be manned by her civilian crew. Armed with 1 x 12 pounder gun. Aorangi took part in operations against the German colonies in the Pacific. Sold 1915 to the Admiralty. She was scuttled in Holm Sound, Scapa Flow Orkneys as a block ship. 1920 saw her salvaged/refloated and utilised as a store ship at Malta. Demolished 1925.

http://www.flotilla-australia.com/can-oz.htm

Note: The trip from Brisbane to Vancouver took about 4 w…

The trip from Brisbane to Vancouver took about 4 weeks.

http://www.tourismvancouver.com/visitors/vancouver/about_vancouver/vancouver_history

Aorangi
Aorangi

Note: The vessel that brought them to Australia from Canada.
Birth of a sonWalter Wilhelm Heinrich
December 7, 1909 (aged 34 years)
Birth of a sonDaniel John Heinrich
January 2, 1912 (aged 36 years)
Birth of a daughterMyrtle Violet Heinrich
April 18, 1913 (aged 37 years)
Birth of a sonSamuel Milton Heinrich
August 19, 1915 (aged 39 years)
Birth of a daughterMildred Meta Heinrich
August 14, 1917 (aged 41 years)
Naturalization September 6, 1922 (aged 47 years)
Note: John took possession of his citizenship CC 151 on…

John took possession of his citizenship CC 151 on September 6. His application was first made in 1919 and required escalation through the local member of parliament before finally being approved in 1922. He was considered a German National by the government of the day despite having held US citizenship and not having been in Germany for over 25 years. Without citizenship, he was unable to buy property.

Online access to the Australian government citizenship documents. http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/imagine.asp?B=42106&I=1&SE=1

http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/ItemDetail.asp?M=0&B=42106

Naturalisation Documents

Note: Correspondence on the Naturalisation of John which commenced in 1919 and concluded in 1922. Naturalisation was required since at the time he was unable to purchase property without it.
Event
Receipt of Car
November 3, 1928 (aged 53 years)
Note: The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933), Saturday 3 November 1928, page 7
Chev Presentation
Chev Presentation

Note: The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933), Saturday 3 November 1928, page 7
Event
Valedictory
February 14, 1931 (aged 55 years)
Address: The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933) Saturday 14 February 1931
Note: On the occasion of retiring from Blenheim.
Valedictory news clipping
Valedictory news clipping

Note: The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933) Saturday 14 February 1931
Birth of a grandsonNeville Douglas Heinrich
February 19, 1936 (aged 60 years)
Death May 5, 1936 (aged 60 years)
Cause of death: Cardiac Failure
Burial May 6, 1936 (1 day after death)
Address: Laidley Cemetery Cemetery Reserve Southern St Laidley QLD 4341
Cemetery: Laidley Cemetery
Note: Section 3 Lot 272
Note: The Courier Mail The Courier Mail Wednesday 6 May 1936
John Funeral Notice
John Funeral Notice

Note: The Courier Mail The Courier Mail Wednesday 6 May 1936
Event
Solicitor Letter
March 13, 1942 (5 years after death)
Note: Letter to Augustina from solicitor following John's death confirming the citizenship number. 13 March 1942
Family with parents
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mother
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Johannes and Augustina
18751936
Birth: September 6, 1875Berlin, Germany
Death: May 5, 1936Lowood, Queensland, Australia
Family with Marguerite Philippine Clara Olm
himself
Johannes and Augustina
18751936
Birth: September 6, 1875Berlin, Germany
Death: May 5, 1936Lowood, Queensland, Australia
wife
Augustina
18821943
Birth: February 28, 1882 24 19Limpertsberg, Luxembourg
Death: February 16, 1943Lowood, Queensland, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: May 15, 1906Manhattan, New York, USA
9 months
daughter
Ruth, John and Augustina
19071985
Birth: February 13, 1907 31 24Delmont, Charles Mix, South Dakota, USA
Death: September 16, 1985
14 months
son
Carl Heinrich
19081982
Birth: April 15, 1908 32 26Delmont, Charles Mix, South Dakota, USA
Death: August 22, 1982Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
20 months
son
2 years
son
Dan
19121977
Birth: January 2, 1912 36 29Blenheim, Queensland, Australia
Death: March 12, 1977
16 months
daughter
Mildred, Myrtle and Ruth c 1923
19132008
Birth: April 18, 1913 37 31Blenheim, Queensland, Australia
Death: June 21, 2008Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
2 years
son
Sam 1961.jpg
19151984
Birth: August 19, 1915 39 33Blenheim, Queensland, Australia
Death: December 24, 1984Laidley, Queensland, Australia
2 years
daughter
Mildred, Myrtle and Ruth c 1923
19171986
Birth: August 14, 1917 41 35Blenheim, Queensland, Australia
Death: April 9, 1986
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Naturalization
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Marriage
Note: Believed to be from their wedding.
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Ordination
Note: Record for Rochester Theological Seminary general…

Record for Rochester Theological Seminary general catalogue 1850 to 1920 pp 393 German Graduate section

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Immigration
Note: The vessel that brought them to Australia from Canada.
Naturalization
Note: Correspondence on the Naturalisation of John which commenced in 1919 and concluded in 1922. Naturalisation was required since at the time he was unable to purchase property without it.
Event
Note: The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933), Saturday 3 November 1928, page 7
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Note: The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933) Saturday 14 February 1931
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Note: The Courier Mail The Courier Mail Wednesday 6 May 1936
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Note: Record for Rochester Theological Seminary general…

Record for Rochester Theological Seminary general catalogue 1850 to 1920 pp 393 German Graduate section

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Note: The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933) Saturday 14 February 1931
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S/S Lahn, Norddeutscher Lloyd

http://jpmiga.com/EllisIslandShips.aspx http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=lahna

1891 Bremen New York Nov. 19

LAHN 1887 / RUSS The LAHN was built by Fairfield Co Ltd, Glasgow in 1887 for Norddeutcher Lloyd (North German Lloyd). She was a 5,099 gross ton ship, length 448.4 ft x beam 49ft, two funnels, four masts, single screw and a speed of 18 knots. There was accom-modation for 224-1st, 106-2nd and 700-3rd class passengers. Launched on 7/9/1887, she sailed from Bremen on her maiden voyage to Southampton and New York on 1/2/1888. In 1896, her masts were reduced to two and on 1/10/1901 she commenced her last Bremen - Southampton - New York voyage. She was transferred to the Genoa - Naples - New York service on 13/11/1901 and commenced her last voyage on this route on 4/2/1904. Later the same year, she was sold to the Russian navy and renamed RUSS. She was scrapped in 1927. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.553]

Immigration

Article: Ocean Passenger Travel - Overview of Transatlantic Travel 1891

http://www.gjenvick.com/SteamshipArticles/1891-OceanPassengerTravel-1.html

Immigration
Event

The picture is believed to be John in Boys Brigade officers uniform. It looks like arms and military style uniforms were part of the business at that time. Some brigades had firearms.

Detail on the distinctive and now collectable belt buckle below:

http://www.corinthrelics.com/forsalenondugbuckles.html

BBB BAPTIST BOYS BRIGADE SWORD BELT PLATE This is a non-dug BBB Sword Belt Plate.This is a sand cast brass sword belt plate most likely worn by The Baptist Boys Brigade and dates to the Span Am War period.This Buckle is one of the a few made on the Hagner pattern with this type hook pattern.The others are USV and one type of NY.Nice Buckle with a good dark look.Listed in O'Donnel and Duncan Campbell's Buckle Book as figure 944 page 359. - $300.00

On the Boys Brigade in America:

http://histclo.com/youth/youth/org/bri/bri-us.htm

History

The Boys' Brigade was organized in America during 1887. Sir William Smith helped bring the Boys Brigade to America. Units were founded in several different cities. President Theodore Roosevelt commended him for his service to boys. The Brigade never, however, experienced great success in America. The exclusive church-based approach was one factor limiting its growth--even among the many religious families. The Brigade did not appeal to Catholic and many other denominations--especially fundamentalist sects. The organization was engulfed by the Boy Scout movement. Today few American boys have even heard of the Boys' Brigade.

Founders' Visit

Sir William Smith paid a visit to America at the cordial invitation of General H.P. Bope who was Commander-in-Chief of the United Boys' Brigades of America. Sir William saw Boys Brigade work in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago and St. Louis. He met the President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, who thanked him for all he had done for Boys throughout the world. Smith found `the American Boy a very charming product of civilization, well set up, keen and alert, with a fascinating frankness and brightness which are simply irresistible'.

American Uniforms

Sir William could not approve of the extravagant ranks and uniforms - Officers all dressed up with swords, braided tunics, peaked caps and crests. The Boys wore blue drill jackets with seven brass buttons, a black leather belt, white duck trousers, brown leggings and a French chasseur cap with cross guns in front. They were festooned with medals and decorations of every kind.

Ages

Sir William noted that age limits were not strictly kept at either end. "Some mere children of 9 years were to be observed, while in several cases the 'Boys' in the ranks were of such mature age that they were able to refer to their wives!'

Census
Census
Naturalization
Naturalization

Address: 1036 E165th Street NY

Marriage

First German Baptist Church

336 East 14th Street near First Avenue New York, N.Y. 10003

Organ Specifications: 336 East 14th Street and First Avenue (1869-c.1920) ► II/13 Geo. Jardine & Son (c.1869) Sixth Street near Avenue C (1866-1869) • unknown Avenue A near Second Street (1850-1866) • unknown Stanton and Essex Streets (1846-1850) • unknown

The First German Baptist Church was organized in 1846 to serve the large number of German immigrant families living in "Klein Deutschland" ("Little Germany"). For their first four years, the congregation met at Stanton and Essex Streets, and in 1850 they removed to Avenue A near Second Street, where they remained for sixteen years. Following the Civil War, as many residents and churches relocated farther uptown, First German Baptist made plans for a new church, temporarily moving to Sixth Street near Avenue C until a site was purchased on East 14th Street, the northern boundary of Klein Deutschland. In 1866, Julius Boekell designed a fanciful Romanesque-style edifice that had a gabled facade with two narrow towers and many windows. Some sources state that the new church was opened in 1869. The German congregation merged or ceased to exist sometime after 1920.

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Residence
Immigration

AORANGI 4,196 gross tons. Lb" 389' x 46' (118.6 x 14 metres) on: 76068 Steel steamship built by John Elder & Co, Elder Glasgow for the New Zealand Shipping Company. As a refrigerated passenger vessel carrying 80 first, 80 second and 250 third class persons, she serviced the English - New Zealand route. Service speed 13 knots. 1894 saw her chartered to the Canadian - Australian Line of James Huddart. 1896 - In the midst of a refit in England, the Company of James Huddart renamed to Canadian-Australian Royal Mail S S Co., as a joint ownership of James Huddart and the New Zealand Shipping Company. With a new appearance after the refit, she emerged in 1897 with a funnel 10 feet taller and accomodation for 100 first class and 50 second class berths. Resumed the San francisco run until 1914 when laid up at Sydney. Chartered by the RAN in August 1914 to act as a supply ship for the fleet. She was not commissioned into the Navy but continued to be manned by her civilian crew. Armed with 1 x 12 pounder gun. Aorangi took part in operations against the German colonies in the Pacific. Sold 1915 to the Admiralty. She was scuttled in Holm Sound, Scapa Flow Orkneys as a block ship. 1920 saw her salvaged/refloated and utilised as a store ship at Malta. Demolished 1925.

http://www.flotilla-australia.com/can-oz.htm

Immigration

The trip from Brisbane to Vancouver took about 4 weeks.

http://www.tourismvancouver.com/visitors/vancouver/about_vancouver/vancouver_history

Immigration
Naturalization

John took possession of his citizenship CC 151 on September 6. His application was first made in 1919 and required escalation through the local member of parliament before finally being approved in 1922. He was considered a German National by the government of the day despite having held US citizenship and not having been in Germany for over 25 years. Without citizenship, he was unable to buy property.

Online access to the Australian government citizenship documents. http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/imagine.asp?B=42106&I=1&SE=1

http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/ItemDetail.asp?M=0&B=42106

Event

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933), Saturday 3 November 1928, page 7

Event

On the occasion of retiring from Blenheim.

Burial
Burial

The Courier Mail The Courier Mail Wednesday 6 May 1936

Event

Letter to Augustina from solicitor following John's death confirming the citizenship number. 13 March 1942

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Rev. Johannes Heinrich, 1875-1936

by R.A. Scanlan

This article by BHSQ member and experienced author, Dick Scanlan ofLaidley supports a story in this issue on German Baptist research andoutlines the life of one US German pastor who spent the majority of hisministry in Queensland. Mr Scanlan writes, It has been my pleasure tocompile this account of the Heinrichs. My parents, James and MarthaScanlan (nee Topp) were married by Rev. John Heinrich in October 1919,and they (the Heinrichs) have always interested me greatly. My mother,who is still living, tells me how fond she was of the whole family, andhow as a teenager, she used to nurse the younger members of this family.

Rev. Johannes (John) Heinrich was born in Berlin, Germany on Sept 6, 1875and migrated to America while still a young man - probably in his early20s. Being of the German Baptist faith, he linked up with what is nowknown at the North American Baptist Seminary in South Dakota. From 1900to 1906 he attended the Theological College at Rochester, NY and wasordained at Delmont, South Dakota on June 17, 1906.

During his period of theological training, Johannes married Augustina Olmin New York in 1903. Augustina was born in Luxembourg, Germany on Feb 28,1882 and was of the Catholic faith previous to her marriage to Johannes.Their first child, Ruth Caroline was born in Feb 1906.

Rev. Heinrich then served as pastor of a Baptist Church in Delmont SouthDakota from 1906 to 1908. It was late in 1908 that the Heinrichs accepteda call from the German Baptist churches of Blenheim and Tenthill in South Eastern Queensland. It is recorded in the Minute Book of the Blenheim(Laidley) Church that Rev. Otto Krueger suggested that John Heinrich becalled to that pastorate following his (Krueger's) departure in Sept ofthat year.

The Heinrichs, together with two small children, Ruth and Carl, duly arrived at Blenheim in December 1908. Rev. Heinrich preached his first sermon (in German) at Blenheim on Sunday, Dec 13, 1908, using as his text Psalm 122:6-9. Thus commenced a long and fruitful ministry to the churches of Blenheim and Tenthill where Rev. and Mrs Heinrich served for22 years.

Their salary at that time was fixed at 120 pounds per year. They took up residence in the Baptist manse which was situated a short distance from the Blenheim church. It was form there that they served the two independent churches. On the first and third Sundays of each month, Rev.Heinrich preached at Blenheim; on the second and fourth Sundays a tTenthill. The Heinrichs were faithful in the preaching of the Word in both centres and were much loved by both congregations.

Travelling to Tenthill meant that a long arduous journey over the hills by horse drawn vehicle was necessary. It is recorded that the Heinrichs had motor buggy transport in 1913. However the writer has been lead to believe that this mode of transport was not successful for very long. In1928 the two churches presented the family with a new Chevrolet car at a cost of ú205.

No extensive building operations were necessary during Rev. Heinrich's ministry. This mean that he was free to concentrate on a preaching and teaching ministry. He was particularly active among the young people and formed groups of "Christian Endeavour" at both churches in 1911. Between1923 and 1926 there was an enrolment of 119 scholars at the Blenheim Sunday School and a teaching staff of 17.

John Heinrich's ministry covered the period of time during which therewas complete transition from the German to the English language. Rev.Heinrich also took a leading part in the work of the German Baptist Conference which was a union of 6 or 7 German speaking churches in South Eastern Queensland. (BHSQ Newsletter No 5 July 1986) It should be recorded here that the German Baptist Conference ceased to function as such, following the first World War. By 1930 most of the member churches had become part of the Baptist Union of Queensland.

Following the conclusion of their ministry at Blenheim and Tenthill(1931) Rev. and Mrs Heinrich purchased a farming property at Coominya.With the help of their family, they managed a vineyard and grew cotton.From 1931 to 1933 John Heinrich accepted preaching appointments at various centres. From 1933 to 1935 he served as Pastor of the Kalbar Baptist Church.

Rev. Heinrich passed away on May 5, 1936 at a Lowood Private Hospital,and was laid to rest on the following day at the Laidley Cemetery. He was aged 60 years and 7 months. His beloved wife, Augustina, passed away on16 Feb 1943 aged 60 years and 11 months and was also buried in the Lowood Cemetery. Left to mourn their passing was their loving family: Ruth(Moller) born 1906, Carl 1908, Walter 1910, Daniel 1912, Myrtle(Jackwitz) 1913, Samuel 1915 and Mildred (Wolter) 1917.

================================================================= Heinrich, Johannes. born Berlin 6 Sept 1875. died 5 May 1936 Lowood. German Department Rochester Theological Seminary 1900-06. ord. Delmont South Dakota 17 June 1906 and minister 1906-08. Arrived Queensland Dec 1908. Blenheim (Laidley) 1908-1931; Tent Hill 1908-1931; Minden 1911-1917; Kalbar 1933-1935. =================================================================== Dear Keith,

Mr Richard Scanlan lives at Laidley in Queensland, by mail his address is MS 204 Laidley 4341 and his phone number is (07) 5466 4207

Please mention when you call him that I have given you his details.

David Parker

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Updates to Richard's article

Rev. Johannes (John) Heinrich was born in Berlin, Germany on Sept 6, 1875and migrated to America while still a young man - probably in his early20s.

KH We now know he emmigrated in 1892 at the age of 16. He appears to have travelled alone, certainly not with immediate family. His movements in New York City are hard to trace although he was naturalised in 1903. From this we have an address in the Bronx, although it is not known if he actually lived there. He used the name "John" for many years which makes tracing him through official records challenging. His early life remains a mystery for the most part.

From 1900 to 1906 he attended the Theological College at Rochester, NY and was ordained at Delmont, South Dakota on June 17, 1906.

KH Have contacted the local historical society who report the church was out of town and moved to a different location some time ago. Only the cemetry remains. I am awaiting an update for some more information regarding the church.

During his period of theological training, Johannes married Augustina Olm in New York in 1903. Their first child, Ruth Caroline was born in Feb 1906.

KH Manhattan records cannot verify 1903. It is thought the wedding date might be 1905, possibly April/May. Some rough math around date of death,age of death plus Ruths age at his passing make 1905 a more likely wedding date at age 30.

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John Heinrich (06/09/1875 - 05/05/1936) and Augustina Heinrich nee Olm (31/01/1882 - 16/02/1943)

by Keith Heinrich

Johannes (John) Heinrich was born in Berlin, Germany on Sept 6, 1875 and migrated to America arriving in New York on 20 Nov 1891 at 16 years of age. He traveled from Berlin to Bremen, embarked on the vessel Lahn to New York via Southampton. The ship's manifest shows that he did not travel with family and the reason for this voyage is not know.

Augustina was born in Luxembourg in 1882 and travelled to New York with her family in 1894. It is believed her family lived in New Jersey at Guttenberg, reasonably close to the Hudson river. In the census of 1900 her occupation is shown as "Dry Goods Manager" and two of her siblings as "Dry Goods Clerks". Her family was known to be Catholic.

Germany at this time was in the grip of social upheaval, the Franco-Prussian war was a recent memory at the time of John's birth. The German Empire had been recently formed uniting the 39 formerly separate states. An effect of the unification was the leveling of the ideologies of the states largely Protestant in the north and Catholic in the south.

The government actively opposed Catholic influence on society initially and subsequently promoted it when politically expedient. The ascent of Wilhelm II to the throne in 1888 resulted in dramatic changes in policy. This continual change in the social and political environment caused the departure of many Germans seeking a better situation. We know too that conscription of young men to the Kaiser's armed forces was underway at this time and can only speculate that some of these events may have triggered the emigration from Germany for John and the family of Augustina.

Little detail is known Joan and Augustina's intervening years until 1903 at which time John assumed American citizenship. We suspect John spent his teens and early twenties in New York City moving to Rochester to take up his theology studies around 1900 at about 24 years of age. We can only imagine how he met Augustina.

John and Augustina were married on May 15, 1906 at 334 E 14 Street First German Baptist Church in New York. The wedding certificate shows his occupation as Clergyman. The First German Baptist Church was built on East 14th Street in 1866, the northern border of Klein Deutschland, or Little Germany.

The German Baptist Church later became the Ukrainian Autocephalic Church and is now the Town and Village Synagogue. (http://www.arch.columbia.edu/hp/studio/2005-2006/resources/resources_primary6.html)

South Dakota and Heading to Australia

Little is known of the appointment to Delmont, South Dakota. Delmont is a small community, the church was said to have been some way out of town and all that now remains is the cemetery. The church was relocated to Wessington Springs about 75 miles away at some point. Ruth (1906) and Carl (1908) were both born in South Dakota and their records can be found in the state registry. Their siblings were born in Australia (Walter 1910, Daniel 1912, Myrtle (Jackwitz) 1913, Samuel 1915 and Mildred (Wolter) 1917).

In 1908, the Heinrich family responded to a call to serve the congregations of Blenheim and Tent Hill arriving in Brisbane on December 1, 1908. Their travels had taken them from South Dakota to Vancouver where they embarked on the Aorangi which carried them to Brisbane. The following article from The Queensland Baptist (January 1 1909) details the events that unfolded upon arrival at Blenheim.

John and Augustina served the Blenheim and Tent Hill Baptist communities for 22 years and retired in 1931 to a property at Coominya. In 1933 John took up another pastoral assignment in Kalbar. In 1935 his health declined and he passed away May 5 1936 at the age of 60. Augustina continued to live at the farm until her death on February 16 1943. They are buried at Laidley Cemetery.

Note

http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/ItemDetail.asp?M=0&B=6294973

Title Heinrich, John - Nationality: German - Alien Registration Certificate No 4 issued at Forest Hill Barcode 6294973 Series number BP4/3 Series accession number 2001/00472931 Control symbol GERMAN HEINRICH J Contents date range 1922 - 1922 Extent Location Brisbane Access status Open Reason for restriction Date of decision 4 Nov 2005

Rev. Johannes Heinrich, 1875-1936

by R.A. Scanlan

This article by BHSQ member and experienced author, Dick Scanlan of Laidley supports a story in this issue on German Baptist research and outlines the life of one US German pastor who spent the majority of his ministry in Queensland. Mr Scanlan writes,

It has been my pleasure to compile this account of the Heinrichs. My parents, James and Martha Scanlan (nee Topp) were married by Rev. John Heinrich in October 1919, and they (the Heinrichs) have always interested me greatly. My mother, who is still living, tells me how fond she was of the whole family, and how as a teenager, she used to nurse the younger members of this family.

Rev. Johannes (John) Heinrich was born in Berlin, Germany on Sept 6, 1875 and migrated to America while still a young man - probably in his early 20s. Being of the German Baptist faith, he linked up with what is now known at the North American Baptist Seminary in South Dakota. From 1900 to 1906 he attended the Theological College at Rochester, NY and was ordained at Delmont, South Dakota on June 17, 1906.

During his period of theological training, Johannes married Augustina Olm in New York in 1903. Augustina was born in Luxembourg, Germany on Feb 28, 1882 and was of the Catholic faith previous to her marriage to Johannes. Their first child, Ruth Caroline was born in Feb 1906.

Rev. Heinrich then served as pastor of a Baptist Church in Delmont South Dakota from 1906 to 1908. It was late in 1908 that the Heinrichs accepted a call from the German Baptist churches of Blenheim and Tenthill in South Eastern Queensland. It is recorded in the Minute Book of the Blenheim (Laidley) Church that Rev. Otto Krueger suggested that John Heinrich be called to that pastorate following his (Krueger's) departure in Sept of that year.

The Heinrichs, together with two small children, Ruth and Carl, duly arrived at Blenheim in December 1908. Rev. Heinrich preached his first sermon (in German) at Blenheim on Sunday, Dec 13, 1908, using as his text Psalm 122:6-9. Thus commenced a long and fruitful ministry to the churches of Blenheim and Tenthill where Rev. and Mrs Heinrich served for 22 years.

Their salary at that time was fixed at 120 pounds per year. They took up residence in the Baptist manse which was situated a short distance from the Blenheim church. It was form there that they served the two independent churches. On the first and third Sundays of each month, Rev. Heinrich preached at Blenheim; on the second and fourth Sundays at Tenthill. The Heinrichs were faithful in the preaching of the Word in both centres and were much loved by both congregations.

Travelling to Tenthill meant that a long arduous journey over the hills by horse drawn vehicle was necessary. It is recorded that the Heinrichs had motor buggy transport in 1913. However the writer has been lead to believe that this mode of transport was not successful for very long. In 1928 the two churches presented the family with a new Chevrolet car at a cost of £205.

No extensive building operations were necessary during Rev. Heinrich's ministry. This mean that he was free to concentrate on a preaching and teaching ministry. He was particularly active among the young people and formed groups of "Christian Endeavour" at both churches in 1911. Between 1923 and 1926 there was an enrolment of 119 scholars at the Blenheim Sunday School and a teaching staff of 17.

John Heinrich's ministry covered the period of time during which there was complete transition from the German to the English language. Rev. Heinrich also took a leading part in the work of the German Baptist Conference which was a union of 6 or 7 German speaking churches in South Eastern Queensland. (BHSQ Newsletter No 5 July 1986) It should be recorded here that the German Baptist Conference ceased to function as such, following the first World War. By 1930 most of the member churches had become part of the Baptist Union of Queensland.

Following the conclusion of their ministry at Blenheim and Tenthill (1931) Rev. and Mrs Heinrich purchased a farming property at Coominya. With the help of their family, they managed a vineyard and grew cotton. From 1931 to 1933 John Heinrich accepted preaching appointments at various centres. From 1933 to 1935 he served as Pastor of the Kalbar Baptist Church.

Rev. Heinrich passed away on May 5, 1936 at a Lowood Private Hospital, and was laid to rest on the following day at the Laidley Cemetery. He was aged 60 years and 7 months. His beloved wife, Augustina, passed away on 16 Feb 1943 aged 60 years and 11 months and was also buried in the Lowood Cemetery. Left to mourn their passing was their loving family: Ruth (Moller) born 1906, Carl 1908, Walter 1910, Daniel 1912, Myrtle (Jackwitz) 1913, Samuel 1915 and Mildred (Wolter) 1917.