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THYGESEN James Peter (Jens)

Male 1864 - 1928  (64 years)


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  • Name THYGESEN James Peter (Jens) 
    Born 21 Feb 1864  Isle of Silt, Sleswig, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Mar 1928  Cleveland, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I208  Wood/O'Neill
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2014 

    Father THYGESEN Andreas,   b. 9 Jan 1832, Mogeltonder, Tonder, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1905, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother ANDERSON Julia Ann (Julianne),   b. 1830, Silt, Schleswig, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1884, Bundaberg, QLD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 1855  Silt, Schleswig, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F584  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family PHILLIPS Mabel Alice,   b. 17 Feb 1869, Dykehead Station Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1943, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1887  "Bona Vista", Walla QLD Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bundaberg Mail 15 June 1887

      THYGESEN-PHILLIPS
      On June 6th at the residence of the bride's parents, Bona Vista, Walla, by the Rev JG Sterling, James P Thygesen, of Ivanhoe, Walla, to Mabel Alice, eldest daughter of Mr JW Phillips of Bona Vista.
    Children 
     1. THYGESEN Julia (Alice),   b. 17 May 1888, South Kolan, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1973, Mackay, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. THYGESEN Charles William,   b. 14 Mar 1891, South Kolan, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1964, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. THYGESEN Peter Andrew,   b. 20 Feb 1894, South Kolan, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1917, Menin Gate, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     4. THYGESEN Helen Annie (Nell),   b. 15 Aug 1899, South Kolan, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1973, Mackay, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The family appears to have arried on the Humboldt on the 29 October 1873. There is no James but there is a Peter who is aged 16.

      On the 1903 and 1905 Electoral Rolls, James Peter is listed as the Manager of Kalbar Plantation. In 1913, he is listed as the Manager of Bonna Plantation while Charles William is at Bonna as an engine driver with both Mabel Alice and Julia Alice having home duties. He became Manager of Bonna Plantation, owned by the Buss Bros, in 1907. The Buss Bros owned Bonna, Pemberton and Invicta Mills at this time.

      Brisbane Courier Monday 4 March 1907
      Mr James Thygesen, who has been manager for many years of the Kalbar plantation, and is one of the most experienced sugar men in the district has accepted an engagement with Buss Brothers and will enter immediately upon the managership of the firm's Bonna estate and mill. Mr George Stevenson, who has held the position of supervising chemist of Buss Bros' three mills in the district, is proceeding to take up the mill managership at Farleigh, Mackay

      James Peter was Manager of Invicta Mill for many years. In 1910, his brother Christian (Christy) was the manager of the Pemberton Mill.

      In 1919, the family moved to Kalbonta, Wyreema via Toowoomba. The property was sold in 1925 to Mr Tutor of Isis, Childers.

      In 1925 a James Peter Thygesen is listed at the Peoples Palace in Brisbane while another is listed at Invicta Mill, Giru as the Mill Manager.

      James Peter was killed when hit by a car in 1928 near Cleveland Point. He was described in the paper as a well-known farmer in the Cleveland district. He was buried in the Bundaberg Cemetery.