letter the Entenmann Family. I can only tell you from memory
of what I heard the old people talk about of those early days.
I am 81.
Davis's and Entenmanns were the "Big Family" as
we lived close together in Gayndah. In fact, Jack and Chris
came to our house every night for a talk. Summer and winter
made no difference.
start off with John Entenmann. I don't know if he was the
father of Christopher Entenmann or a brother.
He owned land in Meson St Gayndah which ran back to the Burnett
River (near the Convent).
to old writings he grew vegetables and fruit there as he had
a display at a Gayndah Show in 1869.
As the paper commented that it "would have done credit
to any market gardener in the universe".
, owned 2 allotments in upper Meson St and also grew all sorts
of fruit and vegetables and grapes etc. Also kept bees.
should have mentioned that John Entenmann was known to have
pushed a wheel barrow of eggs from Gayndah to Maryborough
to sell and brought back a hive of bees. No easy job.
think Chris's wife was named Rowe
and eventually they came to own the Roses land on the Burnett
Terrace which we knew as Entenmann's Garden.
Figs, Citrus etc. Chris & wife and family lived on an
allotment in Meson St near the other allotment of which their
last home still stands. Their house was destroyed by fire
and they lost everything including £10 notes - their
Chris (Grannie) was loved by all and as far back as I remember
she was totally blind. I used to do all her messages etc as
a lad when I worked in the Drapery shops.
had a fall and broke her hip and never recovered. Mrs Beavis
must be "Gusty Daly's" daughter. I remember playing
with Micky and Kathleen
when they came at Xmas.
a feast we had from Grandfather Chris - melons, grapes etc
from his gardens.
to my health I'm now confined to my home and can't get about
much or I would have been able to contact the Council or Court
house or Births or Death papers etc. The govt. has now placed
very high fees on this information up to $2.
Mrs Beavis could come to Gayndah for a day I understand they
allow one to copy from their books at very little charge.
do hope I have given you a little information to help in your
research. Chris's family were Chris, Fred, Dave, Jack, Albert,
Rica, Gusty, Mrs McMahon, Emily.
Chris had a brother, Frederick who mostly lived and died at
Eidsvold. He was a shearer.
All of German descent hence the good gardening capabilities.