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Offline Ashnz

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Hans Prebensen
« on: Tuesday 07 November 17 21:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,

I have recently made the discovery that my great great Uncle Hans Prebensen was last recorded in Taihape in May 1918 - the article here https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/TAIDT19180518.2.15.12?query=Prebensen

He was last listed in the Wise's directory in 1917 in Aria and was not registered for the 1919 NZ election - so I am wondering if he died in the great flu pandemic of 1918?

My question is did the New Zealand Government record the names of those who died of the flu? Or did it just record the numbers of those who died?

Warmest regards,

Ashley
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Re: Hans Prebensen
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 November 17 21:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ashley,

What was his year of birth? there is this death register for 1918

1918/11125   Prebensen    John    26Y

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Re: Hans Prebensen
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 07 November 17 22:02 GMT (UK) »
Here is the death notice from PapersPast

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/MT19181120.2.2?query=prebensen

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Re: Hans Prebensen
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 07 November 17 22:08 GMT (UK) »
Buried in Terrace End cemetery in Palmerston North

Surname    PREBENSEN
Firstname    JOHN
Gender    Male
Occupation    FLAXHAND
Address    
Denomination    Anglican
Age at Death    26Y
Date of Death    19/11/1918
Place of Death    UN-KNOWN
Date of Interment    20/11/1918
Warrant Type    BURIAL
Cemetery    Terrace End Cemetery
Area in Cemetery    
Cemetery Block    031
Plot Location    060
Plot Depth    
Funeral Director    THOMAS GRIGGS & SON LTD
Book of Memories    NO

The funeral directors are still in business under the name of The Lychway try emailing them as they may still have the records

http://thelychway.co.nz/contacts/

Use the email address not the contact form,

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Re: Hans Prebensen
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 November 17 22:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi Janette,

Many thanks for that, very interesting :). Hans was born in Denmark in May, 1871. John Prebensen was Han's half brother.
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Re: Hans Prebensen
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 November 17 22:13 GMT (UK) »
"With time, persistance and help, we can fill in all the missing pieces of the puzzle."

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Re: Hans Prebensen
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 07 November 17 22:46 GMT (UK) »
I see Hans married in 1895 have you managed to track Jane his wife?

1895/2846   Jane    Banfield    Hans    Prebensen

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Re: Hans Prebensen
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 07 November 17 22:55 GMT (UK) »
A daughter

1897/10163   Prebensen    Florrie Jane to Janie and Hans

poor little thing 

1897/5919   Prebensen    Flora Jane    3M

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Re: Hans Prebensen
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 00:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi Janette,
I have tracked them. The whole Prebensen family history is quite a tragic story and very sad. Han's wife Jane died in May, 1917 in Hamilton Hospital - she is buried at the Hamilton West Cemetery. Florrie was their only daughter. Han's father Jens and his sister Ciliane also died in 1897. By 1919 Hans had a stepmother, half sister Annie, half brother Thomas and a brother (my great grandfather) Peter left alive. It's been a mystery of exactly when Hans died.

Do you know if NZ general elections back then - was it compulsory to register to vote?
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