My maternal Great-Grandmother died in childbirth in 1904, and although I have found her husband's grave in Cabarlah Cemetery,and quite a few other family members scattered around the Downs, I have had no success with her. Her name was Bertha Mathilda Konz (nee Patzwald) and a family letter mentions that she was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. Apparently the Toowoomba Council still has to record gravesites in this cemetery. Any hints as to where to look??
Eureka!! Spent a couple of days wandering cemeteries in Cabarlah and Crow's Nest. I have found the grave of my Great-Grandmother Bertha Mathilda Konz in Crow's Nest Cemetery, her Husband Frederick Konz in Cabarlah Cemetery and her parents in Cabarlah Cemetery. I would still love to find out more information about the lives of the Patzwald, Konz and Gust families after they came over from Germany and settled on the Downs, mostly as farmers I think, in the mid to late 1800's.
Hello. I have just come across this site. My grandmother was Minnie Konz, daughter of Frederick Konz and Bertha Mathilde Patzwald. She was born in 1896 in Cawdor, Highfields. She married Albert Eduord Pukallus in Brisbane in 1916 and they had 10 children, one of which was my mother.
Hello, is BribiePam still researching the family history of Bertha Mathilda Patzwald. Bertha Mathilda Patzwald was my maternal great grandmother. Her daughter, my grandmother, was Minnie Konz.