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Bertha Dopka1922

Name
Bertha Dopka
Given names
Bertha
Surname
Dopka
Married name
Bertha Meads
Married name
Bertha Kreger
Birth
MarriageWalter KregerView this family
before 1873

Birth of a son
#1
Gustav Albert Fredrick “Gus” Kreger
July 11, 1873
Birth of a daughter
#2
Matilda Albertina “Tilly” Kreger
February 6, 1876
Birth of a daughter
#3
Martha “Masie” Kreger
December 26, 1877
Birth of a son
#4
Walter John Kreger
March 20, 1880
Death of a husbandWalter Kreger
about 1880

Cause: Tree felling accident
MarriageDavid MeadsView this family
about 1881

Birth of a son
#5
Sidney Arthur Meads
January 10, 1883
Birth of a daughter
#6
Amelia “Emily” Meads
August 12, 1886
Birth of a daughter
#7
Jane Christina Meads
August 1, 1889

Birth of a daughter
#8
Margaret Rachel Meads
1892
Death of a daughterMargaret Rachel Meads
November 23, 1897
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Myrtle Edina Morris
January 28, 1900

Death of a sonWalter John Kreger
June 17, 1905
Cause: Tree felling accident
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Blanche L Morris
December 18, 1906

Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Eileen Constance Kreger
August 11, 1907
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Rita Irene Morris
February 5, 1908

Marriage of a childSidney Arthur MeadsJean Black ShandView this family
February 12, 1908
Birth of a grandson
#5
Humphrey Shand Meads
February 9, 1909
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Constance Albertina Meads
January 3, 1910
Birth of a grandson
#7
Sidney Marshall Meads
April 18, 1911
Birth of a grandson
#8
Douglas Francis Thompson
June 12, 1912
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Ngaire Doreen Meads
January 17, 1913
Birth of a grandson
#10
Mervyn Walter Thompson
August 3, 1913

Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Thelma Lillian “Mickey” Kreger
March 6, 1915
Birth of a grandson
#12
Stanley John Thompson
May 12, 1915
Birth of a grandson
#13
Leslie Herbert Thompson
June 9, 1917
Citation details: Email 24 July 2007
Birth of a granddaughter
#14
Audrey Vera Kreger
August 17, 1919
Death of a granddaughterMyrtle Edina Morris
February 14, 1920
Cause: Tuberculosis
Birth of a granddaughter
#15
Myra Jean Thompson
March 4, 1922
Death April 12, 1922
Family with David Meads - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: about 1881
2 years
son
4 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
Margaret Rachel Meads
Birth: 1892 40Silverhope, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: November 23, 1897Silverhope, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Family with Walter Kreger - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: before 1873
6 months
son
3 years
daughter
23 months
daughter
2 years
son
Walter John Kreger
Birth: March 20, 1880New Zealand
Death: June 17, 1905Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

Note
Bertha Kreger with her husband Walter and four children Augustus, Matilda, Martha and Walter Junior emigrated to N.Z. from Germany. All male children had to go into the army at aged 13 in Germany. As the parents did not wish this for their sons they emigrated to New Zealand. Walter senior was killed in a tree felling accident and Bertha later married David Meads. March 20th 1886 Augustus [should have been Gustav],b. 11/7/1873, Martha b.26/12/1877, Matilda b. 6/2/1876 and Walter b. 20/3/1880 were first day pupils of the Silverhope School. They were listed as Meads, children of David Meads. It is doubtful that the name was offically changed as Gus was known as Kreger in later years. Was listed at the Silverhope School as Augustus but he moved from Tutaenui school to Silverhope school where he was registered as Gustav Kreger. The other children were also registered as Kreger not Meads