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 :)  Hello Rootschatters,

Long time, no post from me.  It seems full time study, part time work, full time Mum-ing and part time Scout leading does not lend itself to family tree sleuthing.

I hope you are all well and looking forward to some nicer weather over the festive season.  8)

I am starting my family tree hunt off with someone I am not even remotely related to, but who I see when I drive through Waikumete - Matilda / Mathilde Studer https://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=23815422

On her headstone is just says 'Mathilde Studer 1906 - 1962  R.I.P".  On Archway she is listed as Matilda Studer, but right year of death.  Seems sad that she was no one's daughter, sister, mother or aunt.  I just found her on the cemetery search. https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/cemeteries/Pages/RecordDetails.aspx?recordId=C71C60F1311C0BEE3C1ACC6C69ECB475 So I guess she was Catholic.

She is my curiosity case at the moment... any of you seasoned sleuthers able to shed some light?
Jamieson (Aberdeenshire / Otago). Watt (Aberdeenshire/ Southland), Lane (Nova Scotia / England / South Island), Brown (Paisley / Abbey Eat Taieri), Houseal/† Hausihl (Germany / Philadelphia / Nova Scotia / Dover / South Island), Gillespie (Glasgow / Ireland), Farquharson, Urquhart, Kaua (East Coast, North Island), Hughes (Anglesea / East Coast, North Island), Boyd (Scotland / East Coast, North Island), Bulfin (south Island)

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Re: Ho ho hoping someone can do a Wellington look up for me
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 01:06 »
I cannot see anything KG.
Just that burial.  Nothing extra recorded in burial book.
I donít see her in any in electoral rolls.
No marriage to a Studer so donít know if married or maiden name (as poss marriage in Switzerland prior)
There is a Walter Studer touring  the country (NZ) in 1934. An economist?  Seems to have a lot to say about the depression and US markets. Coincidence?
There are only 6 Studer deaths since 1920, the first in 1961.  None fit as a potential husband.
But I am thinking there might be some spelling issues as there ought to be a death for that F Studer who shows on PapersPast. (Not that I think he belongs to her)

Arrival in NZ.?  Think you are correct in needing that naturalisation document.
currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: Ho ho hoping someone can do a Wellington look up for me
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 01:41 »
Her mystery continues... I am glad, in a way, that I hadn't just lost my knack - she is playing hard to find.  I wonder if such simple annotations on the headstone are a Swiss thing, or if she was just a lone lady over here.  Once we have found out more about her, I think I will get her plot tidied up.  She just seems so alone over there, and she has such a pretty name...
Jamieson (Aberdeenshire / Otago). Watt (Aberdeenshire/ Southland), Lane (Nova Scotia / England / South Island), Brown (Paisley / Abbey Eat Taieri), Houseal/† Hausihl (Germany / Philadelphia / Nova Scotia / Dover / South Island), Gillespie (Glasgow / Ireland), Farquharson, Urquhart, Kaua (East Coast, North Island), Hughes (Anglesea / East Coast, North Island), Boyd (Scotland / East Coast, North Island), Bulfin (south Island)

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Re: Ho ho hoping someone can do a Wellington look up for me
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 01:49 »
Does Auckland library hold 1962 newspapers?  Or Archives at Mangere?  (Thinking of a death notice).
Undertakers?
currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: Ho ho hoping someone can do a Wellington look up for me
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 01:57 »
FamilySearch has this entry,the date is out a wee bit but?????

Mathilde Studer
from New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island)
Name:   Mathilde Studer
Event Type:   Immigration
Event Date:   01 May 1921
Event Place:   Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States
Residence Place:   Soluthuen, Switzerland
Gender:   Female
Age:   20
Marital Status:   Single
Nationality:   Switzerland, German
Birth Year:   1901
Departure Port:   Antwerp
Ship Name:   Lapland
Additional Name:   F Studer
Arrival Contact Name:   A Studer
Arrival Contact Name Relationship:   Brother
Page Number:   190
Affiliate Line Number:   0025

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Re: Ho ho hoping someone can do a Wellington look up for me
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 02:12 »
Ooooh Janette, you are still magic!  So she had a brother in the States and she ended up here...  how very intriguing.  I wonder if she came over with him and if he was the American Walter Studer that Mckha found in paperspast...  :)  Hmmm, re-read your post and saw it was A Studer that was her contact...
Jamieson (Aberdeenshire / Otago). Watt (Aberdeenshire/ Southland), Lane (Nova Scotia / England / South Island), Brown (Paisley / Abbey Eat Taieri), Houseal/† Hausihl (Germany / Philadelphia / Nova Scotia / Dover / South Island), Gillespie (Glasgow / Ireland), Farquharson, Urquhart, Kaua (East Coast, North Island), Hughes (Anglesea / East Coast, North Island), Boyd (Scotland / East Coast, North Island), Bulfin (south Island)

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Re: Ho ho hoping someone can do a Wellington look up for me
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 02:21 »
It might be worth asking the office at Waikumete for a printout of their records
We don't get the same information on the database like we used to

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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: Ho ho hoping someone can do a Wellington look up for me
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 02:27 »
I see that C Little & Sons did the funeral,why not copy and paste the cemetery record to them in an email (don't use the contact thingie)
Burial record for Matilda Studer

Date of birth Unknown
Date of death 6 June 1962
Age at death 55 years
Gender Female
Cemetery name Waikumete Cemetery
Plot location Waikumete Cemetery, Roman Catholic Division F, Row 4, Plot 90
Remains type Body
Date of burial 7 June 1962
Funeral director C Little & Sons Limited


https://www.littles.nz/contact-us/

They may have a death notice on file

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