Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

George John “Bowser” SCHMITZERAge: 94 years18561950

Name
George John “Bowser” SCHMITZER
Given names
George John
Surname
SCHMITZER
Nickname
Bowser
Birth about 1856 23 23
Citation details: Gedcom downloaded from Clan Cameron
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: 1093
Citation details: SEHEMIZER GEORGE J 7567/1856 GEORGE J CATHERINE RAYMOND TERRACE
Marriage of parentsGeorge Joseph SCHMITZERCatherina Louisa FREYView this family
about 1856
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093
Citation details: 1570/1856 SCHNEIDER GEORG FREY KATHERINE LOUISA MAITLAND
Citation details: 4 August 2010
Text:

In part:

"It has been a while since I last contacted you about my Schmitzer family history, but I have not been idle. With wonderful help from people from Rootsweb and the Gow family I have learned a lot about the past lives of the Schmitzers. I know a little more about my GG Grandmother Catherine Frey ( this is the correct spelling by the way) after obtaining many of the relevant family birth, marriage and death certs. Their children's birth certs. all state that George and Catherine were married at East Maitland in1855/6 and the Schneider/Frey marriage cert. you recommended I obtain was revealing, even though it was obviously transcribed and extremely brief. I know that they did not speak English and have been told that the Dahenfeld dialect could account for the Schneider/Schmitzer confusion. Coincidentally, the marriage witnesses were JOHAN Schneider and Wilhelmina KOPP ( George's brother was Johannes and his sister in law Rosina Kopp) It states that Catherine was a widow......so this would also complicate my search. In short, at this stage, I believe that this is their marriage. I have really enjoyed reading and learning about the times they lived in, both here and in Germany, so it has been a really worthwhile experience for me."

Birth of a brotherFrederick SCHMITZER
about 1859 (Age 3 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093
Citation details: 11774/1858 SCHMITH FREDERICK GEORGE CATHERINE RAYMOND TERRACE
Birth of a brotherJoseph SCHMITZER
January 16, 1861 (Age 5 years)
Citation details: 8486/1861 SMITH JOSEPH GEORGE CATHERINE MANNING RIVER
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a sisterWillhelmina SCHMITZER
about 1862 (Age 6 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093
Citation details: 8766/1863 SCHMITHER WILHELMINA GEORGE CATHERINE MANNING RIVER
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Anna MATTES
February 19, 1862 (Age 6 years)
Citation details: 2 March 2012
Text:

In part:

"died19-2-1862 dahenfeld germany."

Birth of a brotherWilliam SCHMITZER
about 1864 (Age 8 years)
Citation details: 9745/1864 SCHMITZER WILLIAM GEORGE CATHERINE MANNING RIVER
Birth of a sisterCatherine SCHMITZER
about 1867 (Age 11 years)
Citation details: 10720/1867 SCHMITZER CATHERINE GEORGE CATHERINE MANNING RIVER
Birth of a sisterCaroline Clara SCHMITZER
about 1870 (Age 14 years)
Citation details: 11568/1870 SCHMITZER CAROLINE CLARA GEORGE CATHERINE MANNING RIVER
Birth of a brotherFrank SCHMITZER
about 1871 (Age 15 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093
Citation details: 12071/1871 SCHMITZER FRANK GEORGE JOSEPH CATHERINE MANNING RIVER
Birth of a brotherRobert Edward SCHMITZER
about 1874 (Age 18 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093
MarriageSarah Ann CAMERONView this family
July 21, 1881 (Age 25 years)
Citation details: 4240/1881 SCHMITZER GEORGE CAMERON SARAH WINGHAM
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Gedcom downloaded from Clan Cameron
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 226
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093
Birth of a son
#1
George William SCHMITZER
about 1882 (Age 26 years)
Citation details: 18358/1882 SCHMITZER GEORGE WILLIAM GEORGE JOHN SARAH WINGHAM
Birth of a daughter
#2
Euphemia Catherine SCHMITZER
about 1884 (Age 28 years)
Citation details: 21560/1884 SCHMITZER EUPHEMIA C GEORGE JOHN SARAH WINGHAM
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Gedcom downloaded from Clan Cameron
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a daughter
#3
Florence Jane “Flora” SCHMITZER
about 1885 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: 22388/1885 SCHMITZER FLORENCE J GEORGE J SARAH TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a daughter
#4
Clara Pauline SCHMITZER
about 1887 (Age 31 years)
Citation details: 23757/1887 SCHMUTZOR CLARA GEORGE I SARAH TAREE
Death of a sisterCatherine SCHMITZER
April 25, 1887 (Age 31 years)
Citation details: SCHMITZER CATHERINE 9192/1887 GEORGE CATHERINE TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a daughter
#5
Mary A SCHMITZER
about 1888 (Age 32 years)
Citation details: 24440/1888 SCHMITZER MARY GEORGE J SARAH TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Marriage of a siblingJohn PAYNEWillhelmina SCHMITZERView this family
January 25, 1888 (Age 32 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093
Citation details: 5315/1888 PAYNE JOHN SCHMITZER WILHELMINA TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a siblingFrederick SCHMITZERHonora Magdaline “Nora” FARRELLView this family
Type: Religious marriage
July 18, 1888 (Age 32 years)
Address: Catholic Church
brother married the same day: Joseph SCHMITZERyounger brotherbrother-in-law
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093 and 1099
Citation details: 5340/1888 SCHMITZER FREDERICK FARRELL NORA M TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Newspaper published in Lismore NSW between 1876 and 1954
Citation details: 10 May 1939, page 3
Schmitzer - Frederick - Obituary
Schmitzer - Frederick - Obituary

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Marriage of a siblingJoseph SCHMITZERElizabeth ATKINSView this family
July 18, 1888 (Age 32 years)
brother married the same day: Frederick SCHMITZERelder brotherbrother-in-law
Citation details: 5344/1888 SCHMITZER JOSEPH ATKINS ELIZABETH TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093
Birth of a daughter
#6
Sarah Agnes SCHMITZER
about 1891 (Age 35 years)
Citation details: 34227/1891 SCHMITZER SARAH GEORGE J SARAH TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a son
#7
Angus SCHMITZER
about 1894 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: 33039/1894 SCHMITZER ANGUS GEORGE J SARAH TAREE
Marriage of a siblingGeorge NEALCaroline Clara SCHMITZERView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 19, 1894 (Age 38 years)
Address: St. John's
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: 6825/1894 NEAL GEORGE SCHMITZER CLARA C TAREE
Publication: Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 - 1954), Saturday 19 August 1950, page 2
Publication: Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 - 1954), Saturday 22 July 1939, page 4
Birth of a daughter
#8
Alice SCHMITZER
about 1896 (Age 40 years)
Citation details: 35099/1896 SCHMITZER ALICE GEORGE J SARAH TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a fatherGeorge Joseph SCHMITZER
November 22, 1897 (Age 41 years)
Address: Parramatta Hospital
Cause: Chronic brain disease and cerebral effusion
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093
Citation details: 13133/1897 SCHMITZER GEORGE J UNKNOWN UNKNOWN PARRAMATTA
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: 4 August 2010
Text:

In part:

"His Death Cert. cites cause of death: Chronic Brain Disease and Cerebral Effusion."

Birth of a daughter
#9
Beatrice SCHMITZER
about 1900 (Age 44 years)
Citation details: 17055/1900 SCHMITZER BEATRICE GEORGE J SARAH TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a motherCatherina Louisa FREY
January 8, 1903 (Age 47 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093
Citation details: 3881/1903 SCHMITZER CATHERINE L 69 YRS OXLEY TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a siblingFrank SCHMITZEREthel Jane CRISPINView this family
about 1907 (Age 51 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093
Citation details: 1750/1907 SCHMITZER FRANK CRISPIN ETHEL J MACKSVILLE
Marriage of a childGeorge William SCHMITZERVera Emma JORDANView this family
1910 (Age 54 years)
Citation details: 10020/1910 SCHMITZER GEORGE W JORDAN VERA E TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Gedcom downloaded from Clan Cameron
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Marriage of a childNorman McLeod CAMERONFlorence Jane “Flora” SCHMITZERView this family
November 23, 1910 (Age 54 years)
Citation details: 13631/1910 CAMERON NORMAN SCHMITZER FLORA J TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 645
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Merle Annie CAMERON
November 22, 1911 (Age 55 years)
Citation details: CAMERON MERLE A 46116/1911 NORMAN M FLORA J TAREE
Birth of a grandson
#2
Harrie SCHMITZER
about 1912 (Age 56 years)
Citation details: SCHMITZER HARRIE 50050/1912 GEORGE W VERA E TAREE
Marriage of a childMichael Patrick KENNEDYEuphemia Catherine SCHMITZERView this family
May 15, 1912 (Age 56 years)
Citation details: 7508/1912 KENNEDY MICHAEL P SCHMITZER EUPHEMIA C TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1107
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Alma Sarah CAMERON
about 1913 (Age 57 years)
Citation details: CAMERON ALMA S 49111/1913 NORMAN M FLORA J TAREE
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Nellie SCHMITZER
about 1915 (Age 59 years)
Citation details: SCHMITZER NELLIE 6710/1915 GEORGE W VERA E TAREE
Marriage of a childSamuel George “George” O'BRIENClara Pauline SCHMITZERView this family
about 1915 (Age 59 years)
Citation details: 2354/1915 O'BRIEN SAMUEL G SCHMITZER CLARA TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Heather May CAMERON
about 1916 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: REEKS Heather Death notice 29MAY2009 Death 92 late of Banora Point, formerly of Manning District Manning River Times (Taree) 02JUN2009
Citation details: CAMERON HEATHER M 51942/1916 NORMAN M FLORA J TAREE
Birth of a grandson
#6
Ray SCHMITZER
1918 (Age 62 years)
Citation details: Gedcom downloaded from Clan Cameron
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Marriage of a childWilliam Bede KENNEDYMary A SCHMITZERView this family
about 1918 (Age 62 years)
Citation details: 9849/1918 KENNEDY WILLIAM SCHMITZER MARY A TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a grandsonRay SCHMITZER
1918 (Age 62 years)
Citation details: 18632/1918 SCHMITZER RAY GEORGE W VERA E TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Gedcom downloaded from Clan Cameron
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Marriage of a childJohn Patrick KENNEDYSarah Agnes SCHMITZERView this family
June 4, 1919 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: 6608/1919 KENNEDY JOHN P SCHMITZER SARAH A TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1107
Birth of a grandson
#7
Clyde Lyall CAMERON
September 1919 (Age 63 years)

Marriage of a childAngus SCHMITZERRuth Eileen GRIFFITHSView this family
about 1921 (Age 65 years)
Citation details: 9349/1921 SCHMITZER ANGUS GRIFFITHS RUTH E TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a grandsonClyde Lyall CAMERON
July 31, 1921 (Age 65 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 12665/1921 CAMERON CLYDE L NORMAN MCL FLORA J TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#8
Eric Lloyd SCHMITZER
November 15, 1921 (Age 65 years)

Publication: Oxley Island Cemetery
Marriage of a childVincent SCHNEIDERAlice SCHMITZERView this family
about 1923 (Age 67 years)
Citation details: 15915/1923 SCHNEIDER VINCENT SCHMITZER ALICE TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Marriage of a childMichael WHITEBeatrice SCHMITZERView this family
September 23, 1925 (Age 69 years)
Citation details: 12942/1925 WHITE MICHAEL SCHMITZER BEATRICE TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1289
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Eileen Ruth SCHMITZER
calculated 1928 (Age 72 years)

Citation details: SCOVELL Eileen Ruth Funeral notice 11JUN2012 Death 84 late of Taree Manning River Times (Taree) 15JUN2012
Birth of a grandson
#10
Kevin Maxwell “Goss” SCHMITZER
January 11, 1929 (Age 73 years)

Citation details: Grave of Kevin Maxwell Schmitzer on Oxley Island
Schmitzer-Kevin Maxwell
Schmitzer-Kevin Maxwell

Note: Photo taken by Stuart Gregory in 2004.

Marriage of a grandchildHarrie SCHMITZERHazel M A DAWSONView this family
about 1935 (Age 79 years)
Citation details: 13722/1935 SCHMITZER HARRIE DAWSON HAZEL M A TAREE
Citation details: Gedcom downloaded from Clan Cameron
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Marriage of a grandchildGeorge Warwick BROWNINGNellie SCHMITZERView this family
1938 (Age 82 years)
Citation details: 5848/1938 BROWNING GEORGE WARWICK SCHMITZER NELLIE TAREE
Citation details: Gedcom downloaded from Clan Cameron
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a brotherFrederick SCHMITZER
May 5, 1939 (Age 83 years)
Address: Mayo Hospital
Cause: Following an operation
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093
Citation details: 10813/1939 SCHMITZER FREDERICK GEORGE CATHERINE LOUISE TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Newspaper published in Lismore NSW between 1876 and 1954
Citation details: 10 May 1939, page 3
Schmitzer - Frederick - Obituary
Schmitzer - Frederick - Obituary

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Death of a sisterCaroline Clara SCHMITZER
July 19, 1939 (Age 83 years)
Address: 99 Clarandon Road, the residence of her daughter.
Citation details: 14607/1939 NEAL CLARA CAROLINE GEORGE CATHERINE PETERSHAM
Publication: Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 - 1954), Saturday 22 July 1939, page 4
Marriage of a grandchildHugh Leslie DUNNAlma Sarah CAMERONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 30, 1939 (Age 83 years)
Address: Free Presbyterian Church
Citation details: 5390/1940 DUNN HUGH LESLIE CAMERON ALMA SARAH TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: The Wingham Chronicle, previously published as The Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Observer, is a daily newspaper originally published in Wingham, New South Wales, Australia, now in Pyrmont, New South Wales by Fairfax Media.[1]
Citation details: Tuesday 20 February 1940, page 2
Dunn - Cameron - Hugh Leslie and Alma
Dunn - Cameron - Hugh Leslie and Alma

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Marriage of a grandchildGeorge Parker WAITEMerle Annie CAMERONView this family
about 1940 (Age 84 years)
Citation details: 21773/1940 WAITE GEORGE PARKER CAMERON MERLE ANNIE TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a brotherFrank SCHMITZER
May 28, 1940 (Age 84 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 7431/1940 SCHMITZER FRANK JOSEPH CATHERINE LOUISA BELLINGEN
Death of a daughterBeatrice SCHMITZER
March 18, 1947 (Age 91 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 2431/1947 WHITE BEATRICE GEORGE SARAH TAREE
Marriage of a grandchildHenry George SCOVELLEileen Ruth SCHMITZERView this family
about 1948 (Age 92 years)
Citation details: 13944/1948 SCOVELL HENRY GEORGE SCHMITZER EILEEN RUTH TAREE
Quality of data: questionable evidence
Death April 6, 1950 (Age 94 years)
Citation details: 11813/1950 SCHMITZER GEORGE JOHN GEORGE CATHERINE TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Gedcom downloaded from Clan Cameron
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093
Burial
Address: Row 15
Religion: Roman Catholic
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc,Taree, 2007
Schmitzer - George John
Schmitzer - George John

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1856East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
1 year
himself
4 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
23 months
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
William SCHMITZER
Birth: about 1864 31 31Manning River District (Taree), New South Wales, Australia
Death:
4 years
younger sister
Catherine SCHMITZER
Birth: about 1867 34 34Manning River District (Taree), New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 25, 1887Taree, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Frank SCHMITZER
Birth: about 1871 38 38Manning River District (Taree), New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 28, 1940Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger brother
Robert Edward SCHMITZER
Birth: about 1874 41 41Manning River District (Taree), New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 9, 1958Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Sarah Ann CAMERON - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 21, 1881Wingham, New South Wales, Australia
17 months
son
3 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
Mary A SCHMITZER
Birth: about 1888 32 28Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 18, 1970Burwood, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
4 years
son
3 years
daughter
5 years
daughter
Beatrice SCHMITZER
Birth: about 1900 44 40Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 18, 1947Taree, New South Wales, Australia

BirthWeb Site - Clan Cameron
Citation details: Gedcom downloaded from Clan Cameron
Quality of data: secondary evidence
BirthEmails - Julie Foster
Citation details: 1093
BirthS - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: SEHEMIZER GEORGE J 7567/1856 GEORGE J CATHERINE RAYMOND TERRACE
MarriageS - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 4240/1881 SCHMITZER GEORGE CAMERON SARAH WINGHAM
Quality of data: primary evidence
MarriageWeb Site - Clan Cameron
Citation details: Gedcom downloaded from Clan Cameron
Quality of data: secondary evidence
MarriagePre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 1
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 226
MarriagePre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093
DeathS - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 11813/1950 SCHMITZER GEORGE JOHN GEORGE CATHERINE TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
DeathWeb Site - Clan Cameron
Citation details: Gedcom downloaded from Clan Cameron
Quality of data: secondary evidence
DeathPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1093
BurialWeb Site - Australian Cemeteries Index
BurialOxley Island, Mitchell's Island Scott's Creek Cemeteries - Burial Records
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc,Taree, 2007