HISTORY OF THE REITMANN NAME :
The surname Reitmann is a derived from the German name Reitmeier. In southern Germany Reitmeier is a distinguishing nickname for a tenant farmer who farmed in a forest clearing (Middle High German 'riute'). In the north, a distinguishing nickname for a tenant farmer who farmed in a reedy location, from the Middle Low German 'ret' (reed).
Our Reitmann family
Small numbers by a name refer to personal number in listing eg JULIA ANNA 3 REITMANN ~ see 3
GENERATION ONE :
1. ~ ~ ~
HEINRICH (HENRY) REITMANN was born around 1835 in
Children of HEINRICH REITMANN and JULIANA BERTA BEITZ were:
WILHEIM (WILLIAM) 2 REITMANN, born
around 1858 in
JULIA ANNA (ANNIE) 3 REITMANN, born 1869.
MARY REITMANN, born in
NEILS ANDREW 4 REITMANN, born 25 June 1870.
REITMANN, who died 27 October 1873 aged 14 months and was buried at
ERNEST AUGUSTUS (MICK)
REITMANN, born 3 June 1875; died 25 November 1929. Mick was buried at
In 1870 Henry's occupation is listed as a Miner. In
1871 the family moved to
Henry died in Karaka, Thames, NZ on 4 September 1912
and was buried at
Also buried in this plot is a child Spencer George Clarence Reitmann who died 17 November 1909. I presume this is a grand-child of Henry and Juliana but have not made a positive connection at this stage.
GENERATION TWO :
2. ~ ~ ~
WILHEIM (WILLIAM) REITMANN (HEINRICH) was born around 1858 in Capetown, ex
Children of WILHELM REITMANN and SARAH HEARD included:
BERTHA ISBELLA 5 REITMANN, born 17 June 1891 in
REITMANN, who died as an infant in May 1893 and was buried at
CLAUDE REITMANN, who
died as an infant in May 1894 and was buried at
William died on 3 November 1918 and
Sarah (Sissie) on 26 August 1937 in
3. ~ ~ ~
JULIA ANNA (ANNIE) REITMANN (HEINRICH) was born in 1867 in
Children of JULIA REITHMANN and THOMAS SENIOR were:
o MARY MARGARET SENIOR, born 1886 (married name FISHER)
SENIOR, born 14 May 1889 (married name
o JOSEPH HENRY SENIOR, born 22 February 1892. Joseph married MABEL JANE HUNT.
o THOMAS BALFOUR SENIOR, born 17 October 1895; died 9 March 1974.
o ALBERT SENIOR, born 1 May 1897; died 3 October 1974.
o VICTOR EDWARD SENIOR, born 22 January 1901; died 25 September 1970.
4. ~ ~ ~ NEILS ANDREW (NELSON)
REITMANN (HEINRICH) was born on 25 June 1870 in Karaka,
In 1904 Neils married REBECCA MAY
Children of NEILS REITMANN and REBECCA BARRINGTON were:
GLORIA ESTHER BEELY 6 REITMANN, born 2 March 1907.
ETHEL GRACE MYRA REITMANN, born 1908.
BARRINGTON REITMANN, died 2 December 1909 aged under one year. Henry was buried
ANDREW STANLEY BARRINGTON REITMANN, born 1910.
Nelson died on 30 September 1949
GENERATION THREE :
5. ~ ~ ~ BERTHA ISABELLA REITMANN (HEINRICH > WILHEIM) was born on 17 June 1891 in
Bertha divorced George when the
children were young and the girls were brought up by their grand-mother, Sarah
Susannah (Sissie) Reitmann. Bertha married BENJAMIN HARRY OXLADE in 1931.
Eventually she settled in
> Refer to the WILDISH family for more information about the family of George and children of George & Bertha.
6. ~ ~ ~ GLORIA ESTHER BEELY REITMANN (HEINRICH
> NEILS) was
born on 2 March 1907 in
Gloria married FREDERICK GUY PORTER in June 1929 in
Gloria died on 4 April 1994 in
Please note that
in keeping to genealogy publishing protocol I have not included information
about later generations including living persons.
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