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Descendants of :

August Adolf TIGGEMANN

Generation 1


Photo: Robert Tiggemann

1. August Adolf TIGGEMANN was born 28 May 1884 in Bowden, SA and died 25 Jun 1971 in Kangaroo Island, South Australia. He married Mary Jane Adelaide NORTHCOTT 23 Dec 1908 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA. She was born 15 Sep 1886 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 03 Nov 1954 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA, daughter of John Henry NORTHCOTT and Margaret Victoria Adelaide WILLIAMS


Other events in the life of August Adolf TIGGEMANN

Burial: 28 Jun 1971 in Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

Children of August Adolf TIGGEMANN and Mary Jane Adelaide NORTHCOTT:

i. 2. Percival Clifton TIGGEMANN was born 19 May 1909 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 01 Jun 1984

ii. Cyril John (Jim) TIGGEMANN was born 27 Aug 1910 in Lake Farm, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 28 May 2000

iii. Eva Jessie TIGGEMANN was born 14 May 1912 in Lake Farm, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 23 Jul 1980

iv. 3. Douglas TIGGEMANN was born 16 Mar 1914 in Lake Farm, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 12 Feb 1982

v. 4. Adelaide Evelyn Myrtle (Addie) TIGGEMANN was born 21 Feb 1916 in nr Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 18 Sep 1997

vi. 5. Harold Stanley (Mick) TIGGEMANN was born 14 May 1918 in Bay of Shoals, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 20 Nov 1990

vii. 6. Madge Muriel TIGGEMANN was born 02 Oct 1920 in nr Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 20 Dec 1999

viii. Keith Wilfred TIGGEMANN was born 02 Oct 1920 in nr Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 25 Aug 1942 in Egypt

ix. 7. Blanche Victoria TIGGEMANN was born 21 Sep 1922 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 14 Aug 1986

x. 8. Lance Leslie (Tiggy) TIGGEMANN was born 13 Jan 1927 in Woodville Estate, SA and died 22 Mar 2003

xi. 9. Daphne Jean TIGGEMANN was born 26 Sep 1928 in Hd of Menzies, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 28 Jul 2010

Generation 2

2. Percival Clifton TIGGEMANN was born 19 May 1909 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 01 Jun 1984. He married Lillian May BOETTCHER 23 Jul 1932 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island. She was born 29 Mar 1912 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 03 Dec 1992, daughter of Carl Alfred BOETTCHER and Ivy Edith MAY.

Other events in the life of Percival Clifton TIGGEMANN

Burial: in Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

Children of Percival Clifton TIGGEMANN and Lillian May BOETTCHER:

i. Barbara May TIGGEMANN. She married Lyall A. (Ben) JOHNSON.

ii. Unknown male TIGGEMANN was born ... in Kingscote, SA

3. Douglas TIGGEMANN was born 16 Mar 1914 in Lake Farm, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 12 Feb 1982. He married Doris Irene STONE 10 Sep 1938 in Victor Harbour, SA. She was born 15 Nov 1913 in Torrens Vale, SA. They divorced 06 May 1949.

Children of Douglas TIGGEMANN and Doris Irene STONE:

i. Yvonne TIGGEMANN was born 11 Jun 1939 in Victor Harnour, SA and died 11 Jun 1939 in Victor Harbour, SA

ii. Neil Douglas (Herb) TIGGEMANN was born ABT 1941 and died 28 Oct 1988

4. Adelaide Evelyn Myrtle (Addie) TIGGEMANN was born 21 Feb 1916 in nr Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 18 Sep 1997. She married Benjamin Thomas ROBERTS 25 Jun 1947 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia. He was born 11 Aug 1919 in St Peters, SA and died 03 Jan 2008, son of James George ROBERTS and Elsie Caroline Alydia Virginia THOMPSON.

Other events in the life of Adelaide Evelyn Myrtle (Addie) TIGGEMANN

Electoral roll: 1939 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

5. Harold Stanley (Mick) TIGGEMANN was born 14 May 1918 in Bay of Shoals, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 20 Nov 1990. He married Maxine Dorothy BURGESS.

Other events in the life of Harold Stanley (Mick) TIGGEMANN

Electoral roll: 1941 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

Children of Harold Stanley (Mick) TIGGEMANN and Maxine Dorothy BURGESS:

i. Stephen Harold TIGGEMANN

ii. Deborah Jane TIGGEMANN

6. Madge Muriel TIGGEMANN was born 02 Oct 1920 in nr Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 20 Dec 1999. She married Allen Wilton SINSTOCK 10 Feb 1943 in Glenelg, SA. He was born 05 Aug 1912 in Adelaide, SA and died 28 Apr 1979.

Children of Madge Muriel TIGGEMANN and Allen Wilton SINSTOCK:

i. Desmond Keith SINSTOCK

ii. Leslie Anne SINSTOCK

7. Blanche Victoria TIGGEMANN was born 21 Sep 1922 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 14 Aug 1986. She married Douglas Robert WHEATON 06 Oct 1943 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 30 Sep 1918 in MacGillivray, Kangaroo Island and died 24 Apr 2004 in Adelaide, SA, son of Robert WHEATON and Mary Matilda HOWARD.

Children of Blanche Victoria TIGGEMANN and Douglas Robert WHEATON:

i. Janice "Fay" WHEATON. She married John LORD.

ii. Rosemary Ann WHEATON. She married Trevor Alvert WILlMOTT.

iii. Bruce Robert WHEATON. He married Ellen OAK.

iv. Graham Howard WHEATON was born ... in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Lynette Kay KRUGER.

v. Pamela Dawn WHEATON. She married Jonathan Kym BOXER 11 Jan 1969. He was born ... in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA, son of Albert John (Jack) BOXER and Bessie Helene BELL.

8. Lance Leslie (Tiggy) TIGGEMANN was born 13 Jan 1927 in Woodville Estate, SA and died 22 Mar 2003. He married Evelyn Barbara SIMPSON 11 Jun 1955. She was born 22 Jan 1932.

Other events in the life of Lance Leslie (Tiggy) TIGGEMANN

Baptism: 01 Sep 1940 in St Albans Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

Children of Lance Leslie (Tiggy) TIGGEMANN and Evelyn Barbara SIMPSON:

i. Robert Leslie TIGGEMANN

ii. Noelene Rae TIGGEMANN

iii. Peter John TIGGEMANN

iv. Anne-Marie TIGGEMANN

v. Angela Jane TIGGEMANN

9. Daphne Jean TIGGEMANN was born 26 Sep 1928 in Hd of Menzies, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 28 Jul 2010. She married Raymond Harold GRIFFITH. He was born 27 Jan 1926 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 06 Nov 1996, son of Llewellyn Gryffyth GRIFFITH and Ethel Varina McINTYRE.

Other events in the life of Daphne Jean TIGGEMANN

Baptism: 01 Sep 1940 in St Albans Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

Children of Daphne Jean TIGGEMANN and Raymond Harold GRIFFITH:

i. Barry GRIFFITH

ii. Vivienne (Nell) GRIFFITH. She married Ron MEAKINS 27 Sep 1945 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

iii. Mark GRIFFITH

iv. Trevor Allen GRIFFITH was born ... in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Valerie Patricia TRETHEWEY. She was born .... in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA, daughter of Leonard Paul TRETHEWEY and Eunice Zuliene WILLSON.

Last updated 14 April 2019

L to R Madge, Douglas, Jim, Perce, Mick, Keith, Adelaide, August Adolf (father), Mary Jane (mother), Eva, Daphne, Blanche, Lance. Arranmore farm (near Hog bay road turnoff) in mid 1930s.
Photo courtesy Robert Tiggemann


Residence Notes

In 1921 the family left Lake Farm and moved to Cygnet River in a couple of homes before settling at 'Arranmore Farm' (the kids called it Misery Farm) (Apparently the owner of Lake Farm advised August he would leave the Farm to the Tiggemann Family, but the owner died before the Will was ever changed) - Rob Tiggemann 31 July 2018

Burial Notes

TIGGEMANN, Adolph August, died 25 June 1971, aged 87 years, (with Mary Jane). Burial 28 Jun 1971, Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

TIGGEMANN, Mary Jane, died 3 November 1954, aged 68 years, loving mother of Percival, Cyril, Eva, Douglas, Adelaide, Harold, Madge, Keith (deceased), Blanche, Lance, Daphne and grandchildren (with Adolph). Burial 04 Nov 1954, Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

Kingscote Cemetery.
Photo: Gil Daw

About Adolph August TIGGEMANN

At the age of 16, August was impatient with city life and his father suggested he travel to Kangaroo Island to find the work he was interested in. August travelled on the vessel James Comrie and arrived at Kingscote on 8th March 1901.

For seven years he travelled around the island which was very isolated and undeveloped at the time seeking work where it was available. One of his first regular contract jobs was driving a bullock team to supply wood to the Cape Borda Lighthouse. This was his first stable job and he received 20 pounds. He also cut wood and sent it to Port Adelaide at the time. In the early 1900s, August also obtained work cutting narrowleaf for the various Eucalyptus stills on the island. He also worked at "Yakka Gumming" which was a thriving industry in those years. This work involved chopping of and collecting the outer layer of the Yakka and exporting to Adelaide. He also undertook several contracts of clearing scrub for road development in an era before heavy machinery when it was all done with hand tools (Grubber, axe and Wallaby jack). August also obtained work on various farms including shearing and this gave him the experience and knowledge so that in 1908 he was appointed Manager of Lake Farm, Wisanger, which he managed for 12 years.

- Robert Tiggemann 31 July 2018