Burial register ID: 8688
Surname: BREMER
First name: J
Middle names: M WILHELM
Gender: Male
Age: 75 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 02-Mar-1901
Date of burial: 04-Mar-1901

Block: 102
Plot: 6

Bio contributor: Family

Jacob Martin Wilhelm Bremer (1825- 1901)

Jacob Martin Wilhelm Bremer was born 9 April 1825 at Ueltzen near Hamburg, Germany to Carl Wilhelm Bremer, a shoemaker, and Maria Sophia Christina Bremer nee Tiesler. Wilhelm, a tinsmith, married Johanna Henrietta Knaak at the German Lutheran Church in Melbourne on the 28 March, 1858. She was born in Hamburg and living in Melbourne. Her father was Joh. Nikol Knaak, a cooper, and her mother was Cath. Marg Tiesler. Wilhelm and Johanna’s first two children were born ‘off Lonsdale Street, Melbourne’.

Wilhelm arrived in Melboourne as early as 1854 and in Dunedin about 1863. Their four daughters attended the Dominican Convent in Dunedin and Otago Girls High School for about six years. Minna Bremer was a pupil on the first day the school opened on 6 February 1871.

Wilhelm became a New Zealand citizen on 1 January 1865. He had a house ‘Walhala’, and a store on the corner of George and Frederick streets, Dunedin. He was a finishing ironmonger, plumber, gass fitter and tinmith. In his store he sold fishing tackle, kerosene oil lamps, globes, glasses and wicks. His first wife, Johanna, died on January 28, 1880 and on 10 January 1884, he married Agnes Euphemia Blackie.

There are 2 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
BREMER J M WILHELM 75 Years 02-Mar-1901 04-Mar-1901
BREMER JOHANNA HENRIETTA 52 Years 28-Jan-1880 01-Feb-1880