Mildred Meta Heinrich, 19171986 (aged 68 years)

Mildred Meta /Heinrich/
Given names
Mildred Meta
Married name
Mildred Meta /Wolter/
Birth August 14, 1917 41 35
Death of a maternal grandfatherCharles Olm
September 6, 1922 (aged 5 years)
Death of a fatherJohannes Heinrich
May 5, 1936 (aged 18 years)
Cause: Cardiac Failure
Burial of a fatherJohannes Heinrich
May 6, 1936 (aged 18 years)
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
Religious marriageHarold WolterView this family
April 3, 1940 (aged 22 years)
Address: Tarampa Baptist Church
Death of a motherMarguerite Philippine Clara Olm
February 16, 1943 (aged 25 years)
Cause: Cancer
Death of a brotherDaniel John Heinrich
March 12, 1977 (aged 59 years)

Cause: Angina
Death of a brotherCarl August Heinrich
August 22, 1982 (aged 65 years)
Cause: Heart Attack
Burial of a brotherCarl August Heinrich
August 25, 1982 (aged 65 years)
Address: Albany Creek Road Albany Creek
Cemetery: Albany Creek Crematorium
Death of a brotherSamuel Milton Heinrich
December 24, 1984 (aged 67 years)
Death of a sisterRuth Caroline Heinrich
September 16, 1985 (aged 68 years)

Burial of a motherMarguerite Philippine Clara Olm

Address: Laidley Cemetry Cemetry Reserve Southern St Laidley QLD 4341
Cemetery: Laidley Cemetery
Note: Section 3 Lot 272
Death April 9, 1986 (aged 68 years)

Family with parents
Johannes and Augustina
Birth: September 6, 1875Berlin, Germany
Death: May 5, 1936Lowood, Queensland, Australia
Birth: February 28, 1882 24 19Limpertsberg, Luxembourg
Death: February 16, 1943Lowood, Queensland, Australia
Religious marriage Religious marriageMay 15, 1906Manhattan, New York, USA
9 months
elder sister
Ruth, John and Augustina
Birth: February 13, 1907 31 24Delmont, Charles Mix, South Dakota, USA
Death: September 16, 1985
14 months
elder brother
Carl Heinrich
Birth: April 15, 1908 32 26Delmont, Charles Mix, South Dakota, USA
Death: August 22, 1982Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
20 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
Birth: January 2, 1912 36 29Blenheim, Queensland, Australia
Death: March 12, 1977
16 months
elder sister
Mildred, Myrtle and Ruth c 1923
Birth: April 18, 1913 37 31Blenheim, Queensland, Australia
Death: June 21, 2008Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
2 years
elder brother
Sam 1961.jpg
Birth: August 19, 1915 39 33Blenheim, Queensland, Australia
Death: December 24, 1984Laidley, Queensland, Australia
2 years
Mildred, Myrtle and Ruth c 1923
Birth: August 14, 1917 41 35Blenheim, Queensland, Australia
Death: April 9, 1986
Family with Harold Wolter
Mildred, Myrtle and Ruth c 1923
Birth: August 14, 1917 41 35Blenheim, Queensland, Australia
Death: April 9, 1986
Religious marriage Religious marriageApril 3, 1940Tarampa, Queensland, Australia
Shared note


Ruth (Moller) born 1906, Carl 1908, Walter 1910, Daniel 1912, Myrtle(Jackwitz) 1913, Samuel 1915 and Mildred (Wolter) 1917.


A short history of Mildred Meta Heinrich (Wolter) by Ron Heinrich

Mildred Heinrich, the youngest of the Heinrich siblings, was born on 14 August 1917 probably at Blenheim. (Uncle Harold did not know where his wife was born). She attended Blenheim State School.

In 1930 she with other members of her family moved to the farm at Coominya. In 1933 she moved to Kalbar to live with her parents who took up another pastoral assignment. She with her elder sister Ruth would drive their parents around the district visiting church families. One Sunday afternoon after attending the church service at Charlwood (a partner fellowship of Kalbar) Rev John fell quite ill. The car had to be stopped and he got out of the car and lent on a fence to recuperate. It was then that a cerebral hemorrhage was indicated. His health then started to decline. In 1935, Rev John concluded his ministry at Kalbar, obviously due to ill health, and moved back to Coominya. Rev John passed away in 1936 and members of the family continued to live at Coominya.

Mildred met Harold Wolter during her time at Kalbar. Harold’s other former girlfriends were quite jealous of the fact that he had found someone better than they were. Mildred used to return to Kalbar on visits and eventually succumbed to Harold’s charm. Harold asked Augustina for Mildred’s hand in marriage on the verandah of the farm house at Coominya. Augustina was sad that Millie’s father wasn’t there to interrogate Harold but Harold said she did a pretty good job herself. Harold and Millie were married on 3 April 1940 in the Tarampa Baptist Church at 11 am by Rev P J Evans.

After their marriage, they rented a farm at Morwincha for two years after which they purchased the property. Harold who is 91 still lives on the property with his cousin Lionel Wolter and his wife, Linda.

Millie worked very hard on the farm. She used to form and trample the hay stacks while Harold forked the hay. She used to end up on top of the hay stack and the only way down was to slide. Harold decided that this was not a very good idea so he bought her a ladder for her birthday so she could get down from the top of the hay stack! Millie would also help Harold cut chaff – she would work the cutter while Harold forked the hay. Millie was also a very good cook. Every Sunday she would cook a roast duck and vegetables and have enough leftovers for Monday and Tuesday! She had a great alto voice and sang in the church choir and played the organ at the Aratula Baptist Church.

Harold and Millie used to milk the cow herd by hand until 1949 when electricity was connected to the property. They then had a milking machine plant installed. One day when Harold was taking cream cans to the front gate for collection, he heard screams coming from the cow bails. He hurried back and found that Millie’s skirt had got caught in the pulley of the motor. She saved herself by reaching for the power switch and turning off the motor!

Harold’s mother used to make all of Millie’s clothes and she used to visit her in-laws, who lived on a nearby farm, by horse and slide. Millie was involved in the Womens’ Union work of the church. When Millie’s health started to decline, she used to watch TV and update Harold on the news of the day when he came in from the farm. She was also an avid AFL fan. Millie suffered from Lupus (heart disease) and associated leg ulcers. Her health further deteriorated and she passed away on 9 April 1986 at age 68.