Charles William WELLNER 1852-1939
Margaret NICHOLSON 1851-1936

South Australia; Scotland & Hotspur, S-W Victoria, Australia

Charles William WELLNER b. 1852 Adelaide, South Australia son of Johann Heinrich WELLNER and Auguste Christiane Carlina EICKHERT was married in 1876 at Hotspur, Victoria to Margaret NICHOLSON b. 1851 Inverness Shire, Scotland, daughter of Donald NICHOLSON and Mary LAMOND.

Margaret NICHOLSON who had been born on the Isle of Skye, Scotland in 1851, immigrated with her parents to Portland, S-W Victoria on the "Arabian" in 1854.

W. H & D. WELLNER was listed as an early landowner on the Hotspur Parish map.

C. WELLNER was listed as an early landowner on the Hotspur Parish map.

Margaret WELLNER died at Hotspur in 1936 and her husband Charles died in the Hamilton hospital in 1939 and both are buried in the Hotspur cemetery.

Charles WELLNER and Margaret NICHOLSON had the following children:

  1. John Charles WELLNER b.1876 Hotspur, Vic, d. 1959, Hamitlon, S-W Vic., m. Elizabeth WILSON 1863-1953, b. SA, d, Portland, S-W Vic;

  2. Mary Margaret WELLNER b. 1878 Hotspur, Vic, d. 1922, St Arnaud hospital, Vic., m. Owen HEYLAND 1862-1954, born Adelaide, South Australia, d. Melbourne, Vic., children born at Condah & Ouyen, Victoria;
    1. Clarence Vale WELLNER b. 1894 Hotspur, S-W Vic, d. Apr 1915 Broadmeadows Army Camp, Vic.
    2. William Roy HEYLAND b. 1904 Condah, S-W Vic, d. 1970, Geelong, Vic.
    3. Stanley Owen HEYLAND b. 1905 Myamyn, S-W Vic, d. 1963, Melbourne, Vic.
    4. Margaret Edna HEYLAND b. 1908 Condah, S-W Vic, d. ...........
    5. Winifred Bernice HEYLAND b. 1910 Condah, S-W Vic, d. 1970, Melbourne, Vic.
    6. Kathleen Jessie HEYLAND b. 1914 Ouyen, N-W Vic, d. ..........
    7. Dorothy Eileen HEYLAND b. 1915 Ouyen, N-W Vic, d. 1923, Warracknabeal, Vic. (tetanus)
    8. Mavis Sarah HEYLAND b. 1917 Ouyen, N-W Vic, d. 1924, Tempy (nr Ouyen), N-W Vic. (house fire)

  3. Duncan WELLNER b. 1881 Digby, S-W Vic, d. 1881, Hotspur, S-W Vic;

  4. William Henry WELLNER b. 1884 Digby, S-W Vic, d. 1959, Hamilton, S-W Vic., m. Dorothy Susan KING 1896-1950, b. Merino, S-W Vic., d. 1950 Coleraine, S-W Vic.;

  5. Duncan WELLNER b. 1886 Hotspur, S-W Vic, d. 1962, Melbourne, Vic.;
    • 1916 : hotel-keeper, Greensborough, Vic.
    • 1917 : enlisted 4th Light Horse Regiment, 1st AIF.
    • 1918 : service with 10th Field Artillery Brigade, AIF, France.
    • 1918 : wounded, 10th Field Artillery Brigade, AIF, France.
    • 1919 : RTA from wounded, 10th Field Artillery Brigade, AIF.
    • Hotspur Avenue of Honour Tree No 16
    • Named on Hotspur School Honour Roll

  6. Sarah Caroline WELLNER b. 1888, Hotspur, S-W Vic, d. 1916, Ouyen, N-W Vic., m. Joseph George CAIN 1877-1944, b. Condah, S-W Vic., d. hamilton, S-W Vic., 4 children;

  7. Catherine "Kate" WELLNER b. 1891 Hotspur, S-W Vic, d. 1984, Ballarat, Vic., m. James HOUSE 1877-1953, b. Creswick, Vic, d. Ballarat, Vic.;

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