Our Plescher family
including Wenzlick, Wech, Straka & Roigard

Small numbers by a name refer to personal number in listing eg JOSEPH 2 HENDL ~ see 2

 

GENERATION ONE:

1.~ ~ ~ KASPAR PLESCHER and his wife MARGARETH lived at Elhoten 10, in Bohemia. Three of their children came to New Zealand, all arriving on the ship Liverpool on 5 March 1866:

*             ANNA 2 PLESCHER, born 22 December 1836.

*             MARGARET 3 PLESECHER, born 1840.

*             VINCENT JOHN 4 PLESCHER, born 8 March 1849.

GENERATION TWO:

2. ~ ~ ~ ANNA PLESCHER (KASPAR) was born 22 December 1836 in Elhoten 10, Bohemia. Anna married JOHANN NEPOMUK WENZLICK on 6 October 1858 in Littitz Bohemia. Johann was born on 30 April 1835 in Littitz and was the eldest son of MIKAL WENZLICK and ANNA SCHUSSER.

Ann and Johann, with their two eldest sons arrived in New Zealand on 5 March 1866 on the ship Liverpool and settled in Puhoi, North Auckland.

> Refer to WENZLICK (family of Johannes Nepomuk) for more information about the family of Johann and descendants of Johann and Anna.

Children of ANNA PLESCHER and JOHANN WENZLICK included:

o               VINCENT WENZLICK, born 19 May 1862 in Littitz, Bohemia.

o               JOHANN (JOHN) WENZLICK, born 4 May 1864 in Littitz, Bohemia.

o               MARTIN WENZLICK, born 19 December 1867 in Puhoi, North Auckland.

o               MICHAEL JOSEPH WENZLICK, born 22 March 1869 in Puhoi, North Auckland.

o               ANN WENZLICK, born 26 July 1871 in Waiwera, North Auckland.

o               MARGARET WENZLICK, born 1875 in Puhoi, North Auckland.

o               JOSEPH WENZLICK, born 9 June 1876 in Waiwera, North Auckland.

o               MARY WENZLICK, born 1880 in Puhoi, North Auckland.

Anna died on 28 June 1901, and Johann on 1 January 1914. They were both buried at Puhoi Public Cemetery (Row 6 Plots 142 and 141).

3. ~ ~ ~ MARGARET PLESCHER (KASPAR) was born in 1840 in Elhoten 10, Bohemia. She arrived in New Zealand on the ship Liverpool on 5 March 1866 as a single woman aged 25 years.

Margaret married (1) CHRISTOPHER NOLAN and they lived in Puhoi, North Auckland. Christopher died in 1887 and Margaret married (2) AUGUST SCHMIDT later that year. Margaret died in 1907.

4. ~ ~ ~ VINCENT JOHN PLESCHER (KASPAR) was born on 8 March 1849 in Elhoten 10, Bohemia. Vincent arrived in New Zealand on the ship Liverpool as a single man aged 16 years.

Vincent married ROSALIA WECH on 8 October 1872 at St Patricks Cathedral in Auckland. Rosalia was born on 13 November 1850 in Lischen, Bohemia and was the daughter of JOHANN WECH and ANNA SCHOTT. She had arrived in New Zealand with her family on the ship Liverpool aged 15 years.

> Refer to WECH family for more information about the family of Rosalia.

Children of VINCENT PLESCHER and ROSALIA WECH were:

*             ROSA MARGARET 5 PLESCHER, born 29 July 1873.

*             FRANCIS JOSEPH 6 PLESCHER, born 5 August 1875.

*             JOHN 7 PLESCHER, born 1 April 1878.

*             AGNES MARY PLESCHER, born 20 April 1880; died 1949.

*             ANNA PLESCHER, born 28 March 1882. Anna married VINCENT HERBERT CASSIN in 1912.

*             VINCENT PLESCHER, born April 1884; died as an infant.

*             ANSELM PLESCHER, born 18 April 1885; died 1909 aged 24 years.

*             JOSEPH WALTER PLESCHER, born 25 November 1887; died 1962.

*             MARY THERESA 8 PLESCHER, born 27 September 1891.

Vincent was naturalized on 14 November 1893. At the time he was living in Cambridge, Waikato and his occupation was listed as a Boot-maker.

GENERATION THREE:

5. ~ ~ ~ ROSA MARGARET PLESCHER (KASPAR > VINCENT) was born on 29 July 1873 in Shortland, Thames and was the eldest daughter of VINCENT PLESCHER and ROSALIA WECH.

Rosa married JOHN STRAKA on 27 October 1891. John was born in New Zealand in 1870 and was the son of PAUL STRAKA and MARIA BOTELSAK.

> Refer to the STRAKA family for more information about the family of John and the children of Rosa and John.

Children of ROSA PLESCHER and JOHN STRAKA included:

o               AGNES ROSE STRAKA, born 17 October 1892.

o               HENRY STRAKA, born 18 June 1894.

o               MARY STRAKA, born 25 August 1895.

o               ROSA STRAKA, born 5 December 1897.

o               FRANCIS JOHN STRAKA, born 9 March 1900.

o               JOSEPH HERMAN STRAKA, born 6 May 1902.

o               ANNIE DOROTHY STRAKA, born 20 January 1905.

o               ELSIE JOSPEHINE STRAKA, born 23 December 1906.

o               MARJORIE STRAKA, born 1911.

o               IRENE MARION STRAKA, born 1913.

o               JEAN CAMILLA STRAKA, born 1920; died 1971.

John died 13 July 1938 and was buried at Hillsborough Cemetery in Auckland. Rosa died on 15 October 1920 and was also buried at Hillsborough Cemetery (Area 2 Block H Lot No 64).

6. ~ ~ ~ FRANCIS JOESPH PLESCHER (KASPAR > VINCENT) was born on 5 August 1875 and was the eldest son of VINCENT PLESCHER and ROSALIA WECH. Francis married THERESA ST HELENA WECH on 29 July 1902 in Auckland. Theresa was born about 1876 and died, aged 28 years, in 1904.

Child of FRANCIS PLESCHER and THERESA WECH was:

*             ELSIE AGNES PLESCHER, born 1903.

Francis died in 1920, aged 44 years.

7. ~ ~ ~ JOHN PLESCHER (KASPAR > VINCENT) was born on 1 April 1878 in Thames, New Zealand and was the second son of VINCENT PLESCHER and ROSALIA WECH. John married LILLIAN MARY O'KEEFE on 27 October 1909 in Cambridge.

Children of JOHN PLESCHER and LILLIAM O'KEEFE included:

*             VINCENT EDMUND JOHN PLESCHER, born 1910.

*             LILLIAN MAVIS PLESCHER, born 1911. Lillian married THOMAS JOSEPH COLLINS in 1934.

*             PAUL JOSEPH PLESCHER, born 1913.

*             CECIL JAMES PLESCHER, born 13 December 1914; died 8 October 2003 in Cambridge, Waikato. Cecil was buried at the Hautapu RSA Cemetery.

*             WALTER PHILIP PLESCHER, born 1916; died 1944, aged 27 years.

John died in 1925, aged 46 years.

8. ~ ~ ~ MARY THERESA PLESCHER (KASPAR > VINCENT) was born on 27 September 1891 and was the youngest child of VINCENT PLESCHER and ROSALIA WECH. Mary married DAVID ERNEST ROIGARD in 1918.

Children of MARY PLESCHER and DAVID ROIGARD included:

o      VINCENT ROIGARD, who married THERESA HILL

o      MARY ROIGARD, who married RON McDERMOTT

o      ROSALIE ROIGARD, who married HENRY DUNCAN

o      PETER ROIGARD, who married BEVERLEY EVERITT

o      GREGORY ROIGARD

o      MICHAEL ROIGARD, who married ALICE WAIMMIO

o      BRIAN ROIGARD

o      CHRISTINA ROIGARD, who married JIM McCLINCHY

o      RITA ROIGARD, who married TREVOR McCURRAN.

Please note that in keeping with genealogy protocol I have not included information about later generations which may include living persons.
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