Family of Gregor Johann Wenzlick
including Schott, Schischka, Batten, Russek & Wildish
Also refer to the page for Johann Nepomuk Wenzlick (the brother of Gregor)
Small numbers by a name refer to personal number in listing eg FREDERICK WILLIAM (Fred) 3 WENZLICK ~ see 3
1. ~ ~ ~ GREGOR
JOHANN WENZLICK (MATTHAUS > VITUS > LAURENZ >
MATTHIAS > SIMON > MIKAL) was born on 26 October 1839 in Littitz 71,
Gregor married MARIA THERESA SCHOTT on 31 March 1869 at the Catholic Church in
Notes from The Wenzlick Family of NZ (https://sites.google.com/site/wenzlickfamilyofnewzealand/Home)
Johann Wenzlick , son of Michael & Anna Wenzlick (nee Schusser), was born
26/10/1839 at Littitz 71, so was 26 when he emigrated to New Zealand in 1865
with his older brother John, sister-in-law Anna and their family on the ship
"Liverpool". He was single when he arrived in
Maria (Mary) Theresa Schott at
He was a signatory to the application of the first German Hotel licence in Puhoi [dated 10/5/1879 on display in the Puhoi Hotel]. A news item taken from the NZ Herald files, reports on a Political meeting held in the Puhoi Schoolhouse on 25th July 1887 for local electors by Mr A Colbeck. Gregor was voted the Chairman of this meeting. He was also on the School Committee and Roads Board.
moved back to Thames from Puhoi and a short spell of three years in
> Refer to the SCHOTT family for more information about the family of Maria.
Children of GREGOR WENZLICK and MARIA SCHOTT were:
JOHANNES GREGORY (Jack) WENZLICK, born 12 January 1870
MARIA THERESA (Mary) 2 WENZLICK, born
1872, Thames, NZ; died 31 May 1953 in Grey Lynn,
FREDERICK WILLIAM (Fred) 3 WENZLICK, born
28 February 1874 in Kereta, Thames, NZ; died 14 December 1952 in
FRANCIS BOWDEN (Frank) WENZLICK, born 4 May 1876
ANNA MARY 4 WENZLICK, born 8
August 1878, Kereta,
GREGORY (aka GREGOR) JOSEPH 5 WENZLICK, born 19 August
DOROTHEA MARIA (Daisy) WENZLICK, born 29 August 1881,
GEORGE MICHAEL WENZLICK, born 16 November 1883, Puhoi,
WALTER LAWRENCE (Fusty) WENZLICK, born 25 October
1885, Puhoi, North Auckland; died 8 August 1952 in
HENRY PATRICK 6 WENZLICK, born 15 October 1886; died 1 March 1971.
MICHAEL JAMES (Mick) WENZLICK, born 13 December 1889;
died 22 April 1981 aged 91 years. He died not marry. Michael was buried at
Totara Memorial Park Cemetery in
ALBERT ANTHONY 7 WENZLICK, born 3
September 1891 Puhoi, North Auckland, NZ; died 24 June 1965 in
& Maria with sons at Kereta,
At rear (standing) Harry;
Next row (standing) Michael, Gregory and Albert;
Same row (sitting) George and Jack
Second row (sitting) Francis and Fred (standing) Walter
Front row (sitting) Gregor and Maria
(Not photographed Maria, Daisy and Annie)
This photo was taken the day before the marriage of Gregory to Emma Batten. He has a swollen cheek due to a bee sting!
Maria & Gregor around 1880
Gregor died on 26 April 1914 in Tapu,
Thames, NZ and Maria on 11 December 1934 in Grey Lynn,
2. ~ ~ ~ MARIA THERESA WENZLICK (MIKAL
> GREGOR) was born on 12 March
Maria married (1) BENJAMINO SEBASTIAN CASEROTTI in 1902 and they lived
in Puhoi. Benjamino was born in 1870 in Lombardy (
Maria later married (2) CHARLES CAMPBELL. Charles was
born in 1869 in
Child of MARIA WENZLICK was:
ROSE KATHERINA (Rosie) 8 WENZLICK, born 1895.
Children of MARIA WENZLICK and BEJAMIN CASEROTTI (MORES/MORRIS) were:
LUCY 9 CASEROTTI, born 1899.
JACKEEN CASEROTTI MORES, born 1897. Jackeen died on 11
April 1906 and was buried next to Benjamin at
MARGARET URSULA (Rita) 10 CASEROTTI, born 1902.
Charles died on 05 October 1922 at
3. ~ ~ ~ FREDERICK WILLIAM WENZLICK (MIKAL
> GREGOR) was born on 28 February 1874 at Kereta,
> Refer to the SCHISCHKA family for more information about the family of Anna.
Children of FREDERICK WENZLICK and ANNA SCHISCHKA were:
IRENE MARY ANN WENZLICK, born 22 June 1905 in Puhoi,
FREDERICK WILLIAM 11 WENZLICK, born 22 September 1908.
GRACIE MAY WENZLICK, born 1912; died 13 November 1984.
Gracie married JOSEPH VINCENT RUSSEK on 27 September 1932 at St Francis Church
> Refer to the RUSSEK family for more information about the family of Joseph and the children of Joseph and Gracie Wenzlick
FLORENCE JEANNIE WENZLICK, born 18 December 1913; died
15 April 1992.
ALAN ARTHUR 12 WENZLICK born 31 May 1915.
LOUIS WENZLICK, born 21 February 1917; died in 2009.
Louis married LORIS AGNES GREGORY. Loris was born on 16 April 1916 and died on
29 September 2004 in
NORA WENZLICK, born 17 December 1919 in
RUBY ANN WENZLICK, who married LES CARTER and ROBERT JEFFERY.
Un-named female child buried at
4. ~ ~ ~ ANNA MARY (Annie) WENZLICK (MIKAL > GREGOR) was born on 8 August 1878 and was the second daughter of GREGOR WENZLICK and MARIA SCHOTT.
Child of ANNA WENZLICK was:
BENJAMIN GREGORY WENZLICK, born 26 August 1899.
Benjamin died aged 5 months on 19 January 1900. He was buried at
Anna was a bridesmaid at the wedding of her brother Gregory to Emma Batten on 23 December 1907. Anna married HENRY (Harry) DANSEY in 1909. He was born about 1874.
Child of ANNA WENZLICK and HARRY DANSEY was:
FRANCIS (Frankie) HENRY DANSEY, born 24 November 1911; died 1969.
Anna died on 5 March 1918. Harry died on 18 August 1944. They were both
5. ~ ~ ~ GREGORY JOSEPH WENZLICK (MIKAL
> GREGOR) was born on 19 August 1880 in Kereta,
Notes from Beverley Wenzlick (youngest daughter):
Gregory had to leave home at age eleven to stay and work at Ohaupo. Learnt all about farming, horses, orchard work and bee-keeping. Gregory became a bullock driver and bushman later. He tried to go to the Boer War but was too short, although he had a 17 hand horse. He survived many accidents and illnesses including typhoid fever and blood poisoning. Gregory was a very good dancer and won many competitions.
We loved our Dad, he had such a fun personality, strong, kind and understanding. Greg was a devoted husband and doting father. We couldn't play up - not because he'd growl at us but it would just be letting him down.
Gregory's sister Annie was Emma's great friend and introduced her to the Wenzlick family. Emma had "gone out" with Frank - his sandshoes put her off she said! Greg noticed her rich auburn hair and neat ankles (naughty boy!) He told her he had no money but she said "You are not afraid of work and neither am I" or words to that effect. Emma was Methodist and Gregory was Catholic so they decided to marry in the Anglican Church and bring up any children as Anglicans. They had a big wedding - bridesmaids dressed in pastel rainbow colours, white horses to pull their carriage etc. Emma's brother Robert was her groomsman.
After they married they lived at Manganai
where Greg worked in the bush bullocking - a big change for a fashionable
lady. Their first born, Gregory Alexander, was born in
Gregory & Emma wedding portrait, December 1907
Emma & Gregory (sitting) with family in 1957
Left to right Audrey, Gladys,
Gregory, Edna, Violet & Beverley
Children of GREGORY WENZLICK and EMMA BATTEN are:
ALEXANDER 13 WENZLICK, born 29 October 1908 in
EDNA GRACE 14 WENZLICK, born
17 January 1911,
GLADYS MARIE 15 WENZLICK, born 22 November 1913, Kakahi, King Country; died 20 December 1991.
VIOLET EMMA (Minnie) 16 born 8 May 1918, Kakahi, King Country; died 29 March 1992.
AUDREY JUNE 17 WENZLICK born 18
June 1921 Thames; died 1 May 2011 in
MAVIS ERICA WENZLICK, born 31 January 1925 in Thames;
died June 1932 in
Notes from sister, Beverley :
Mavis was a lovely child with dark hair and eyes. She
was fond of Sunday School.
Even when she was dying of diphtheria and double pneumonia at age seven years, she told her Dad not to be sad - the angels would look after her.
She was buried at the old
BEVERLEY FAYE 18 WENZLICK, born 31 October
1932, Thames; died 3 February 2004 in
> Refer to the BATTEN family for more information about the family of Emma.
6. ~ ~ ~ HENRY PATRICK WENZLICK (MIKAL >
GREGOR) was born on 15
October 1886 in
Children of HENRY WENZLICK and ELINOR WATT are:
MARGARET HELEN WENZLICK, who married REX MAIR and had four children.
SHIRLEY ELAINE WENZLICK, who married (1) BRODIE RATTRAY (2) LAWRENCE CLARK.
BETH WENZLICK, who married HAROLD OLIVER WILLS and had two children.
BRYAN WENZLICK, born 25 January 1929, Te Aroha, NZ.
Elinor died on 24 February 1970 in Papatoetoe,
7. ~ ~ ~ ALBERT ANTHONY WENZLICK (MIKAL
> GREGOR) was born in 1892 in Puhoi,
> Refer to the RUSSEK family for more information about the family of Anna.
Children of ALBERT WENZLICK and ANNA RUSSEK are:
LINTON ALBERT 19 WENZLICK, born 21 May 1917 in
GEORGE HENRY WENZLICK, born 1920 and married NOLA HOWARD. After the end of World War 2 in 1945 George was a Taxi-Driver. He died in June 1976 and was buried at Totara Memorial Park Cemetery (RSA Plot 349).
Anna died on 12 November 1976 in
8. ~ ~ ~ ROSE KATHERINE
(ROSIE) WENZLICK (MIKAL
> GREGOR > MARIA) was born on 13 January 1895 in Puhoi,
She died on 12 December 1926 in
9. ~ ~ ~ LUCY CASEROTTI (MIKAL > GREGOR > MARIA) was born in
1899, and was the elder daughter of MARIA THERESA WENZLICK and BENJAMIN
SEBASTIAN CASEROTTI. Lucy married (1) DOUGLAS JOHN ALEXANDER ADSETT on 3 April
1918 at Owhango in the
Ruapehu region of
Lucy died on 23 July 1932 leaving a daughter, Jessie, aged 7 years. She
was buried at
10. ~ ~ ~ MARGARET URSULA (Rita) CASEROTTI (MIKAL
> GREGOR > MARIA) was born on 12 February 1902
Margarita died on 2 May 1969 and was buried at
11.~ ~ ~ FREDERICK WILLIAM WENZLICK (MIKAL
> GREGOR >
Children of FREDERICK WENZLICK and ELIZABETH LADNER were:
MARLENE ANNETTE WENZLICK, born 22 June 1932 in
MIRIAM ELIZABETH WENZLICK, born in
12.~ ~ ~ ALAN ARTHUR WENZLICK (MIKAL > GREGOR >
13. ~ ~ ~ GREGORY ALEXANDER WENZLICK
(MIKAL > GREGOR > GREGORY) was born 29
October 1908 in
> Refer to the WILDISH family for more information about the family of Joyce Yvonne.
Greg was in the regular Army having
been conscripted during WW2 when he was working at the Thames Chief Post Office
in Pollen St Thames. He served in the Northern District Signals, and was based
at Paeroa and Trentham military camps. He attained the rank of Sergeant and
instructed around the
attended school at Kakahi with his sister Edna and worked as a Messenger Boy
for the Post Office in the 1920s. He was in the NZ Territorial’s before World
War 2. Greg was healthy all his life and had not been in
hospital before his stroke in early 1988. He still drove regularly to
Greg (on right) Greg with his first cousin Fred Wenzlick about 1925
Greg and Yvonne (sitting) and family Christmas 1966
Greg with the baby twins in 1935
Greg (far right) with cousins Ray and Jack c1984
Greg died on 28 March 1988 in Middlemore Hospital,
Otahuhu. Joyce died of suspected bowel cancer on 17 June 1999 at the Booms Rest
14. ~ ~ ~ EDNA GRACE WENZLICK (MIKAL
> GREGOR > GREGORY) was born 17 January 1911
Notes from sister Beverley :
Edna was a natural musician - after only 1 quarter
played piano and read music very well. Edna won dancing competitions as well as
a child in Kakahi. She was fond of horses. Edna was a very neat needlewoman.
She did beautiful fancywork and knitting and worked as forewoman at the
15. ~ ~ ~ GLADYS MARIE WENZLICK (MIKAL >
GREGOR > GREGORY) was born on 22
November 1913 in Kakahi,
Notes from sister Beverley :
Gladys was a natural blonde with china blue eyes -
Grandfather Wenzlick's colouring. She also worked at
16. ~ ~ ~ EMMA VIOLET (Minnie) WENZLICK (MIKAL >
GREGOR > GREGORY) was born on 8
May 1918 in Kakahi,
Notes from sister Beverley :
Minnie had a "happy go lucky" nature. She
and Ron built their own home at Tapu Creek, after living in Coromandel, in
17. ~ ~ ~ AUDREY JUNE WENZLICK (MIKAL >
GREGOR > GREGORY) was born on 18
June 1921 in
Notes from sister Beverley :
Audrey had black hair, brown eyes, and was noted for her lovely figure. She was athletic being a swimmer, diver and a dancer. She was a good sewer and could make anything from men's clothes to dainties. She was also a great knitter and crotchetier. Audrey was an excellent hostess and entertainer and cook. She was very sociable. She worked in a telephone exchange and volunteer nursing aid during World War Two.
18. ~ ~ ~ BEVERLEY FAYE WENZLICK (MIKAL >
GREGOR > GREGORY) was born on 31
October 1932, in Thames and was baptized at
Notes from Beverley about herself :
Beverley loved school, and became a legal secretary. When the children were older she became a school secretary until retiring at age 55. A great animal lover she owned and looked after many over the years. She loved drawing, painting, knitting and needlework and enjoyed writing poems and stories for her grandchildren.
19. ~ ~ ~ LINTON ALBERT WENZLICK (MIKAL
> GREGOR > ALBERT) was born on 21 May 1917 in
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