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Hermann August KNIGGE 1879-1959
« on: Sunday 08 October 23 09:59 BST (UK) »
Can anyone find a marriage for Herman to an Ethel before 1905. Nothing showing up on NZBDM anywhere.

There was a daughter Ivy born March 1905 and who died in May 1905 in Auckland. Ethel died in October 1905 in Auckland. Both buried at Waikumete.

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Re: Hermann August KNIGGE 1879-1959
« Reply #1 on: Monday 09 October 23 03:42 BST (UK) »
Looks like she may have been born C1881. 

On 17/12/1902 a Mr & Mrs Knigge travelled from Sydney to Wellington on the Warrimoo. They are shown as German. There are a couple of other Germans immediately below them on the register.  While Ethel is not a very Germanic name and this may be the brother it might be worth looking at
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Re: Hermann August KNIGGE 1879-1959
« Reply #2 on: Monday 09 October 23 06:40 BST (UK) »
Not having much luck finding a marriage. Herman appears on the 1902 electoral roll at Brunswick Restaurant with his mother Alvine. The restaurant was sold in 1904
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19041119.2.22?

A case involving Herman (a cook) a couple of months earlier:
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZTIM19040914.2.11?

Herman (a cook) appears to be alone in the 1905/6 electoral roll in Collingwood St.

Death notice for daughter Ivy (of Summer St, Ponsonby):
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AS19050531.2.83?

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Re: Hermann August KNIGGE 1879-1959
« Reply #3 on: Monday 09 October 23 06:50 BST (UK) »
On 17/12/1902 a Mr & Mrs Knigge travelled from Sydney to Wellington on the Warrimoo. They are shown as German. There are a couple of other Germans immediately below them on the register.  While Ethel is not a very Germanic name and this may be the brother it might be worth looking at
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01spk/

Thanks Shanreagh.
The passengers would have been Charles/Karl KNIGGE, Hermann's uncle. He travelled back and forth to Sydney for a number of years before returning to Germany after 1911.

Karl had a son August Hermann, which gets a bit confusing.

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Re: Hermann August KNIGGE 1879-1959
« Reply #4 on: Monday 09 October 23 06:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks Maddy.

Hermann August's father was Karl Hermann married to Alvine, known as Hermann, so items 2 and 3 could be either. The father was a cook at some stage as well.

Hermann snr divorced Alvine in the 1890s. He stayed in Wellington but she moved to Auckland to where son Hermann was.

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Re: Hermann August KNIGGE 1879-1959
« Reply #5 on: Monday 09 October 23 10:10 BST (UK) »
Alvine, hence one of the names of little Ivy born to Ethel being Alvina. 

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Re: Hermann August KNIGGE 1879-1959
« Reply #6 on: Monday 09 October 23 11:18 BST (UK) »
Looking at the death notice for Ivy, I notice it says "Wellington papers please copy". Are there any KNIGGEs in Wellington, or is it possible this is where Ethel's family were?