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
JULIANA (ANNIE) 3 REITMANN, born 1869.
MARY REITMANN, born in
NEILS ANDREW 4 REITMANN, born 7 October 1870.
HENRY REITMANN, who died 27 October 1873 aged 14 months and was buried at
ERNEST AUGUST (MICK)
REITMANN, born 3 June 1875 (BDM1875/2411). Ernest died 25 November 1929 and 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 (BDM1893/839) and was buried at
CLAUDE REITMANN, who
died as an infant in May 1894 (BDM1894/2668) and was buried at
William died on 3 November 1918 in
3. ~ ~ ~ JULIANA (ANNIE) REITMANN (HEINRICH) was born in 1867 in
Children of ANNIE REITHMANN and THOMAS SENIOR were:
o MARY MARGARET SENIOR, born 1886. Margaret married ROBERT GEORGE FISHER in 1903 (BDM1903/2254)
o JEANNETTE (JANET) SENIOR, born 14 May 1889. Jeannette married WILLIAM GEORGE NORMAN in 1909 (BDM1909/8097)
o JOSEPH HENRY SENIOR, born 22 February 1892. Joseph married MABEL JANE HUNT in 1915 (BDM1915/2757)
THOMAS BALFOUR SENIOR,
born 17 October 1895. Thomas married
o ALBERT SENIOR, born 1 May 1897; died 3 October 1974.
EDWARD VICTOR SENIOR,
born 22 January 1901. He married FREDRICKA FRAMEIN in 1933 (BDM1923/9690). Edward died on 25
September 1970 and was buried at
Thomas died in
4. ~ ~ ~ NEILS ANDREW (NELSON) REITMANN (HEINRICH) was born on 7 October 1870 in Karaka,
In 1904 Neils married
Children of NEILS REITMANN and REBECCA BARRINGTON included:
GLORIA ESTHER BEELY 6 REITMANN, born 2 March 1907.
ETHEL GRACE MYRA REITMANN, born 1908 (BDM1908/5499)
HENRY NELSON BARRINGTON REITMANN, died 2 December 1909 aged under one
year (BDM1909/6457). Henry was buried at
ANDREW STANLEY BARRINGTON REITMANN, born 1910 (BDM1910/21237).
died on 30 September 1949 in Karaka,
GENERATION THREE :
5. ~ ~ ~ BERTHA
ISABELLA REITMANN (HEINRICH > WILHEIM) was born on 17 June 1891 in
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
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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