Jacob LENBERG 1833-1901
Elizabeth JOHNSON 1834-1899

Sweden; Edinburgh, Scotland; Hotspur, Casterton, Portland & Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jacob LENBERG b. 1833, Sweden was married at "Green Hills," Condah, near Hotspur, S-W Victoria in 1856 to Elizabeth JOHNSON, b. c1834, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

Jacob LENBERG appears to have "jumped ship" at Portland, S-W Victoria before 1856.

He was in the Portland, Condah, Hotspur, Digby, Branxholme, Sandford and Casterton areas from at least 1856 to 1867. He had a couple of recorded brushes with the legal system in the area in 1860 as follows...

PETTY SESSIONS. A court of Petty Sessions was held on Tuesday, the 10th instant, before Cuthbert Featherstonhaugh, Esq., P.M., and J. H Jackson, Esq., J.P.
Thomas Shaw and his wife, summoned by Jacob Lemberg for assault and stabbing with a knife at Sandford on the 27th of Dec., ultimo. Fined 5, and 12s. 6d. costs.
Source : "Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser" (Vic.) Monday, 16th January 1860
A Court of Petty Sessions was held on Tuesday the 27th instant before Cuthbert Featherstonaugh, Esq., P.M., and J. H. Jackson Esq., J.P.
Thomas Shaw against J. Lenberg for debt of 2 8s. Case withdrawn.
Source : "Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser" (Vic.) Friday, 30th March 1860

By 1868 Jacob and family were in Melbourne where more children were born up until 1880. He had another recorded brush with the legal system in Melbourne in 1887 as follows...

Police Intelligence.
At the Northcote Court on Tuesday a woodcarter named Jacob Lenberg, and his son George, were charged with cruelty to a horse, the former as the owner, and the latter as the driver. Mr. Miller prosecuted on behalf of the Society for the Protection of Animals, and proved by the evidence of Senior-constable Marks that on the 22nd June he found the horse drawing a heavy load of wood through Northcote. He found on examining the animal that the shoulders were badly galled, and there were large red sores under the saddle, neither the collar nor the saddle being chambered. The accused was fined 20s., and 21s. costs.
Source : "The Argus" (Melbourne, Vic.) Wednesday, 20th July 1887

Jacob and Elizabeth had a large family (see below) and died at Diamond Creek, Victoria in 1901 and 1899 rspectively, and are both buried in a cemetery at Diamond Creek.

Jacob LENBERG & Elizabeth JOHNSON the following known family:

  1. Jacob LENBERG b. 1857, Hamilton, Vic, ........?;
  2. Edward LENBERG b. 1858, Casterton, Vic, d. 1892, Melbourne, Vic.;
  3. John LENBERG b. 1859, Sandford, Vic, .......?;
  4. Eric Jacobson LENBERG b. 1861, Casterton, Vic, d. 1867, ...., Vic.;
  5. Hendrick LENBERG b. 1863, Digby, Vic, d. 1867, ...., Vic.;
  6. Neil LENBERG b. 1865, Portland, S-W Vic, d. 1952, Perth, Westran Australia, m. 1889 to Amy Bristow DAWSON 1868- ? [5 children in Vic and WA]
  7. Jacob LENBERG b. 1867, Branxholme, S-W Vic, d. 1869, ...., Vic.;
  8. Elizabeth LENBERG b. 1868, Emerald Hill, Vic, d. 1868, ...., Vic.;
  9. Thomas LENBERG b. 1870, Pentridge (Coburg), Vic, ........?;
  10. Anna LENBERG b. 1871, ...., Vic, ..........?;
  11. Elizabeth LENBERG b. 1872, Coburg, Vic, d. 1877, ...., Vic.;
  12. Oliver LENBERG b. 1874, Greensborough, Vic, d. 1913, Boulder, Kalgoorlie, WA [mining accident];
  13. George Austin LENBERG b. 1876, Greensborough, Vic, d. 1900, Perth, Western Australia.;
  14. Agnes Alexandra LENBERG b. 1880, Greensborough, Vic, d. 1949, Collie, Western Australia, m. 1904 in WA to Samuel Thomas DAWSON 1868-1947. [7 children at Greenbushes, S-W Western Australia]

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