Shaun Murtagh meddeler:
"from details shown on his death certificate, Ernest Julius Villaume probably immigrated to
Queensland in approximately 1886. Ernest immigrated with his parents and siblings."
Ernest never married. However, Ernest and Julianna Marie Conradine Gundersen had three daughters.
Ernest Julius Villaume died on the 13th January 1910 and was buried at the South Brisbane Cemetery.
He was aged 40 years.
After Ernest died, Julianna died on the 25th June 1963 at the age of 96 years. She was buried in
Ernest and Julianna's children were:
1. Ivy Elvera born 8th October 1890 and died on the 21st March 1897 aged 6 years. She was buried
under the name of Ivy Elvera Nielsen.
2. Elfrida born 13th August 1892. Elfrida had one child before marriage, this child being Stephen
born 31st January 1913. Elfrida married Thomas Peattie Gemmell on 4/2/1924 and they had three
children. Elfrida died in 1988 in Brisbane.
a. Michael (Stephen) married Rose Ruby Nepean-Hutchison on 8/10/1938.
3. Julia Retta born 30th January 1897. Julia married Alexander John Simpkins in 1917 at
Harrisville. Alexander Simpkins died in 1955 and was buried at the Beerwah Cemetery. Julia died on
the 14th September 1986. Julia was buried with her husband Alexander at the Beerwah Cemetery.
Shaun Murtagh meddeler:
Julianna Gundersen married Hans Riber Nielsen (he was born in Denmark to in 1860 the son of Michael
Nielsen and Sophie Hansen) on 24 December 1882 in Brisbane, Queensland. Accoding to the indexes
they had two children:
1. Thora Anne Sophie Conradine born 20 May 1884, died in 1886 in Brisbane Queensland.
2. Theodore born 8 July 1886 (which you already know about) in Brisbane Queensland
On Hans Riber Nielsen's death certificate Theodore is listed as his child. Some where between 1887
and 1890, Julianna met Ernst Julius Villaume (we know for sure that these three children are
naturally Ernsts' children) and had three children:
A. Ivy Elvera
C. Julia Retta
Julianna never married Ernst Julius Villaume, as she was still legally married to Hans Riber
Nielsen, who moved to New South Wales around this time. Julianna and Ernst moved very frequently
during their time together, they lived in several different areas around Brisbane (she might have
tried to elude her husband!). After Ernst died in 1910, Julianna met a fellow named Albert Garske
and lived with him for several years until they got married on 9 October 1926. They didn't get
married as she was still legally married to Hans Riber Nielsen, he died on 7 Janurary 1926 in New
We do not know if Theodore was adopted by Ernst or not, no one knows! Anyway, Theodore's daughter
Vera Gordon married John McDonnell on the 2 July 1947 at Lismore. Vera died on the 26 December
1977. Vera and Gordon had three children who were Rhonda, Vicki and Gordon. Rhonda married Tony
Tomich and they had four children whose names are Caroline, Michelle, Joanne and Nicole. After
Theodore's first wife, Amy, died, Theodore married Enid Elvira Nielsen in 1923 at Lismore. Theodore
Villaume died in 1946 in New South Wales. Together they had four daughters and one son, including
Lillian Joan who died in 1942 at Newtown.
Julianna Marie Conradine Gundersen (she was born in Denmark in approximately 1867) emigrated with
her family from Denmark in 1873 on the ship Eugenie with her family, her father Niels Christian
Gundersen (son of Niels Chirstian Gundersen and Marie Andersen), her mother Anne Gundersen, both
aged 34 years, and her siblings, Caroline Amalie 7, Louise Nathalie 3 and Johannes Marius 1