Family Tree of the Adlers, Edwardses, Hogans, Lipscombes and Olivers

Heinrich Frank Adolf Renzow (1864 - 1960), and Luise Mathilde Adler (1867 - 1947)

Married: 8 Mar 1889, St John's Lutheran Church, Murtoa, Vic, Australia

Robert Renzow
Born: 19th c.

Clara Hering
Born: 19th c.

Heinrich Frank Adolf RENZOW
Born: 22 Nov 1864, Germantown, Grovedale, Vic, Australia
Died: 7 Jun 1960, The Basin, Vic, Australia
Buried: Springvale, Vic, Australia

Clara Chrisiane Renzow
Born: 3 Dec 1889, Murtoa, Vic, Australia
Died: 8 Jul 1974, Springvale, Vic, Australia

Rupert Victor Renzow
Born: 20 Feb 1894, Germantown, Geelong, Vic, Australia
Died: 26 Oct 1961, Springvale, Vic, Australia

Owen Ralph Renzow
Born: 21 Jul 1900, Caulfield, Vic, Australia

Johann Gottlieb Adler
Born: 7 Jun 1821, Bersdorf, Silesia, Prussia
Died: 5 Oct 1891, Gnadenthal, Penshurst, Vic, Australia


Johanne Christiane Uebergang
Born: 1822, Merzdorf, Silesia, Prussia
Died: 28 Oct 1911, Murtoa, Vic, Australia

Luise Mathilde ADLER
Born: 13 Jan 1867, Winslow, Vic, Australia
Died: 7 Dec 1947, Prahran, Vic, Australia
Buried: Springvale, Vic, Australia


H.F.A. Renzow
Source: 'Uebergang Families in Australia 1848 - 1985'.

L.M. Adler
Source: 'Uebergang Families in Australia 1848 - 1985'.

Marriage source: The Uebergang Families in Australia 1848-1985.  

Story: Luise Mathilde Adler (1867 - 1947)

From "The Uebergang Families in Australia, 1848 - 1985", added to this site 18 Feb 2003

Tilly was baptised at Winslow by the pioneer Lutheran pastor, C.W. Schürmann, on June 16, 1867; and was later confirmed at Murtoa by Pastor C.G.Hiller. She lived on her parents' Winslow farm near Warrnambool until she was six, when her family moved permanently to Marma Gully (Murtoa) in the Wimmera.

Tilly was one of the first pupils at the original school at Murtoa, where she was taught by Mr J.F. Walther. She also attended the second school which opened in 1877.

Tilly lived with her parents on a number of farms around Murtoa: firstly on her brother Fred's selection north of Lake Marma (until 1875); on her brother Ned's selection south of the lake (until 1881); on her father's own selection next door (until after 1886); on the neighbouring block her father bought from John Deutscher; and possibly on her brother Harry's farm (her father's original selection), when her parents retired back there in 1888.

Frank Renzow came to Murtoa looking for employment; and as a consequence of working for Tilly's brother August, he met his future wife. He was also a nephew of Ned Adler's wives. Frank's father was the pioneer headmaster of the Germantown (Grovedale) School, 1864 - 1892, and wrote an arithmetic textbook which was used throughout the Victorian state schools. Frank and Tilly were married by Pastor Hiller - only 2½ years before her father died!

Many details of Frank and Tilly's early married life are scant; but at the time of his marriage he worked as a farmer at Jumbunna East, near Korrumburra, in South Gippsland (Victoria). Later that year he was a 'dealer'; and it is also believed that he worked on the Gippsland (Yallourn) railway line for a short time in those early years, cutting and laying track.

By 1891 he was working on a farm owned by a Mr Wilson at Bena - before buying his own farm nearby at Korrumburra where he grew potatoes. It is also possible he worked at the Korrumburra butter factory, owned by Holdenson and Neilsen.

About the turn of the century they sold the farm and moved to Melbourne, living firstly in Horace Avenue, Malvern. There Frank ran a dairy produce delivery business from home. Later, he again worked for Holdenson and Neilsen, at their butter and cheese factory at North Wharf. He also worked for a short time at their Lake Boga factory.

About 1910 Frank and Tilly built a new house in Osborne Avenue, East Malvern, with financial assistance from Tilly's brother, August. During those years Frank worked as a travelling salesman for Dayton Scales, in the city, a company managed by his brother Robert (Roy) Renzow.

Again details become insubstantial, but he later found employment in a Prahran department store, (probably McClellands), working as a despatch clerk.

From about 1920 to 1924 he ran a theatre shop and cafe at Glenhuntly, later running a similar theatre business at Elwood (1924 - 1927). About 1927 he bought a florist business in Glenhuntly, where the family lived in a residence behind the shop.

In 1930 Frank and Tilly bought a 12 acre farm at Sylvan where they grew strawberries and raspberries, vegetables and flowers.

About 1937 they sold the farm and retired to Sydney, where their son Owen was then working. They lived in various locations - including Five Dock (with Owen), Croydon and possibly Hornsby - and Frank sold funeral insurance.

About 1941 they returned to Melbourne and lived with the Gairns (their daughter Clara's family) at Ryeburn Avenue, East Hawthorn. Two years later they moved to Prahran, living first in High Street, and later in Balmoral Avenue where Tilly died of a stroke. Clara nursed her at the end, and she was buried by the Salvation Army. Tilly was 80 years old and was the last of the Adler family to die.

In the years that followed Frank lived in a number of locations: a guest house and later a flat in St Kilda; a Salvation Army home for men in North Melbourne; and with his son Rupert at Carrum.

In 1953 he returned to Sydney to live once again with Owen. During those years he taught English privately to migrants. In 1959 he flew back to Melbourne and lived with his daughter Clara, in Old Forest Road, The Basin. He died there the following year, aged 96.

Clara Renzow married Harold Gairn. After their marriage they lived at Wesburn near Warburton where Harold had a butcher shop. When this collapsed during the Depression, they returned to Melbourne, living in East Hawthorn. Later their three sons became first class professional bike riders, and Harold acted as their manager and coach. Their precarious existence led to much misfortune, before Harold and Clara retired to The Basin. Clara died in a nursing home in Laburnum.

Rupert married Ella Hansen. Much of his working life was spent in saw mills, one of the earliest known being at Inglewood. From about 1930 they lived at Monbulk, while Rupert worked on the building of Sylvan dam. In 1932 they moved to Mount Erica where Rupert worked on Ingram's saw mill. Later moves were to: Traralgon about 1934 (Saunder's saw mill at Tyers); Noojee in 1945 (Ashton's saw mill), Springvale North about 1948 (Ashton's saw mill); Carrum about 1951 (Burwood Timber Mill at Springvale); Springvale about 1956 (still working at the Burwood mill). After Ella died Rupert worked at another saw mill at Swifts Creek.

Owen married Maude Rosewarne. After a variety of jobs - including time in his father's theatre shops, and other picture theatre work - Owen became Accessories Manager of Metro Goldwyn Mayer in Melbourne. Two years later (in 1927) he joined the World Record Company, North Brighton, recording and processing the first sound on newsreels for Union Theatres in Melbourne.

About 1933 he joined the Feature Radio Company, recording and processing radio shows, including a series with the famous Australian comedian 'Mo' (Roy Rene). In 1936 he joined the AWA and moved to Sydney to install, and later supervise, a record processing plant. For 18 years he worked as a recording engineer processing discs of radio shows and other records. In 1954 he transferred to RCA, as the Assistant Manager of their record processing factory. Owen retired in 1966, and he and Maude still live in Sydney.

The above is extracted from
The Uebergang Families in Australia 1848 - 1985
© The Uebergang History Committee, 1985,
pp. 135-137.
Quoted with permission.

Heinrich Frank Adolf Renzow and his wife, Luise Mathilda née Adler

Heinrich Frank Adolf Renzow and his wife, Luise Mathilda née Adler

Tilly Adler as a young woman

Tilly Adler as a young woman

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