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Descendants of :

Martin TILKA

Generation 1

1. Martin TILKA was born 09 Sep 1842 in Kolkwitz, Prussia and died 17 Aug 1914 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Unknown TILKA - m. He married Maria KSCHIWAN 07 Sep 1872 in Kolkwitz, Prussia. She was born ABT 1838 in Brandenberg, Prussia and died 16 Nov 1928 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA.

Other events in the life of Martin TILKA

Immigration: 18 Aug 1876 in City of Adelaide

Burial: 17 Aug 1914 in Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

Children of Martin TILKA and Maria KSCHIWAN: (2nd wife)

i. 2. Gustav Adolf (Adolf) TILKA was born ABT 1873 in Prussia and died 09 Feb 1929 in Adelaide, SA

ii. 3. Karl Albert (Albert) TILKA was born ABT 1875 in Prussia and died 23 Jan 1941 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

iii. 4. Caroline (Carlina) TILKA was born 27 Oct 1876 in nr Riverton, SA and died 29 Jan 1959 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA

iv. 5. Wilhelmine TILKA was born 30 Aug 1878 in Dublin, SA and died 28 Dec 1948 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA

v. 6. Christina TILKA was born 19 Dec 1880 in Dublin, SA and died 17 Aug 1963 in Kingscote, SA

Children of Martin TILKA and Unknown TILKA - m: (1st wife)

vi. Caroline TILKA was born ABT 1860 in Prussia and died 14 Jul 1944 in Croydon West, SA

vii. Ann TILKA was born ABT 1865 in Prussia and died 1911 in Kaniva, Victoria

viii. Elizabeth TILKA was born ABT 1868 in Prussia and died 1896 in Port Wakefield, Sa

ix. Marie TILKA was born ABT 1870 in Prussia and died 18 Dec 1944 in Magill, SA

Generation 2

2. Gustav Adolf (Adolf) TILKA was born ABT 1873 in Prussia and died 09 Feb 1929 in Adelaide, SA. He married Bertha Louise BOETTCHER 13 Jan 1914 in Adelaide, SA. She was born 28 Jan 1886 in Blyth, SA and died 25 Feb 1983, daughter of Johann Frederick (John) BOETTCHER and Martha Sophia Minna SCHULZE.

Other events in the life of Gustav Adolf (Adolf) TILKA

Residence: in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

Naturalization: 1920

Children of Gustav Adolf (Adolf) TILKA and Bertha Louise BOETTCHER:

i. 7. Edna Sylvia TILKA was born 26 Apr 1915 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA

ii. 8. Dudley Harold TILKA was born 30 Mar 1917 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 02 Dec 1997

iii. Roy Gilbert TILKA was born 30 Mar 1917 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 30 Jul 2003

3. Karl Albert (Albert) TILKA was born ABT 1875 in Prussia and died 23 Jan 1941 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Margaret HAMER 24 Nov 1914 in Adelaide, SA. She was born ABT 1881, daughter of George HAMER. They divorced 29 Sep 1926.

Other events in the life of Karl Albert (Albert) TILKA

Burial: in Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1941 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

4. Caroline (Carlina) TILKA was born 27 Oct 1876 in nr Riverton, SA and died 29 Jan 1959 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married William John MAY 24 Jan 1905 in J J Bates Schoolroom Cygnet River KI. He was born 18 Mar 1879 in Studding Sail Boom, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 29 Apr 1966 in Hd Menzies, Kangaroo Island, SA, son of Charles James MAY and Annie BATES.

Other events in the life of Caroline (Carlina) TILKA

Burial: in Kingscote Cemetery. Kangaroo Island, SA

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

Children of Caroline (Carlina) TILKA and William John MAY:

i. Alfred John MAY was born 21 Mar 1906 in Rocky River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 27 Apr 1980 in Kangaroo Island, SA

ii. 9. Edith Alice MAY was born 19 Sep 1907 in Rocky River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 12 Nov 1988

iii. Edmund Ernest (Ern) MAY was born 13 Mar 1909 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 02 Apr 1991

iv. 10. Ida Grace MAY was born 14 Sep 1910 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 16 Aug 1988

v. 11. Frank William MAY was born 13 Feb 1913 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 12 Oct 1943 in New Guinea

vi. 12. Roy Harold MAY was born 01 Feb 1921 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 19 Mar 1999

vii. 13. Sylvia Jean MAY was born 20 Dec 1925 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 11 Jun 2014 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

5. Wilhelmine TILKA was born 30 Aug 1878 in Dublin, SA and died 28 Dec 1948 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married Edward (Ted) BURGESS 07 Oct 1902 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 03 Feb 1876 in West Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 06 Sep 1948 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA, son of Alfred Charles BURGESS and Margaret DEALY.

Other events in the life of Wilhelmine TILKA

Burial: in Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1941 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

Children of Wilhelmine TILKA and Edward (Ted) BURGESS:

i. 14. Ida Valerie BURGESS was born 14 Jul 1903 in Mt Pleasant, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 27 Oct 2007 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

ii. 15. Ivy Myrtle Minnie BURGESS was born 12 Dec 1904 in Mt Eleanor, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 26 Dec 2000

iii. 16. Florence Violet Adeline (Lina) BURGESS was born 16 Dec 1907 in Mt Eleanor, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 07 Mar 1996 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

iv. 17. Olive Morvah Winifred BURGESS was born 24 Nov 1909 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 11 Mar 1989 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

v. 18. Irvin Douglas Edward (Douglas) BURGESS was born 02 Aug 1911 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 14 Sep 2010 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

vi. 19. Annie Ruth (Ruth) BURGESS was born 28 May 1916 in Glenelg, SA and died 17 May 2003 in Victor Harbour, SA

vii. 20. Maurice Max BURGESS was born 02 May 1920 in Glenelg, SA and died 29 Jan 1981

6. Christina TILKA was born 19 Dec 1880 in Dublin, SA and died 17 Aug 1963 in Kingscote, SA. She married William August (Augie, Gus, `The Boss`) BOETTCHER 08 Dec 1921 in Kent Town, SA. He was born 19 Apr 1884 in Blyth Plains, SA and died 02 Aug 1971 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA, son of Johann Frederick (John) BOETTCHER and Martha Sophia Minna SCHULZE.

Other events in the life of Christina TILKA

Burial: in Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

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

Generation 3

7. Edna Sylvia TILKA was born 26 Apr 1915 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married Francis Edward (Frank) HARFORD 19 Sep 1931 in Parkside, SA. He was born 1910 in Broken Hill, NSW and died 18 Jul 2002, son of Francis John Joseph HARFORD and Blanche M. PARSONS. They divorced 16 Oct 1947. She married Lendon Eugene FLORANCE. He was born 13 Dec 1914 in One Tree Hill, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 09 Mar 1969 in Hd. Menzies, Kangaroo Island, son of Alfred John Leonard BISHOP and Millicent Ann THOMSON.

Other events in the life of Edna Sylvia TILKA

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1941 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

8. Dudley Harold TILKA was born 30 Mar 1917 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 02 Dec 1997. He married Edna Doreen FLORANCE. She was born 11 Oct 1905 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 17 Jan 1969 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA, daughter of Alfred John Leonard BISHOP and Millicent Ann THOMSON.

Other events in the life of Dudley Harold TILKA

Burial: in Murray Bridge Cemetery

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1941 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

9. Edith Alice MAY was born 19 Sep 1907 in Rocky River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 12 Nov 1988. She married Harold BELL 20 Aug 1927 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 06 Jan 1905 and died 10 Sep 1995, son of Alfred Douglas BELL and Emma Mary TURNER.

Other events in the life of Edith Alice MAY

Burial: in Kingscote Cemetery, SA

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943 in sec 37 Hd Duncan, Kangaroo Island

10. Ida Grace MAY was born 14 Sep 1910 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 16 Aug 1988. She married Martin George (Mart) WRIGHT. He was born 26 Oct 1913 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 20 Aug 1992, son of Herbert WRIGHT and Lucy Ellen WILLSON.

Other events in the life of Ida Grace MAY

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1941 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

11. Frank William MAY was born 13 Feb 1913 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 12 Oct 1943 in New Guinea. He married Alwyne Myrtle BOETTCHER 05 Nov 1932 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA. She was born 02 Nov 1898 in Blyth, SA and died 14 Apr 1977 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA, daughter of Johann Frederick (John) BOETTCHER and Martha Sophia Minna SCHULZE.

Other events in the life of Frank William MAY

Burial: in Lae, New Guinea

Military: in WW2

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

12. Roy Harold MAY was born 01 Feb 1921 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 19 Mar 1999. He married Dorothy REYNOLDS.

Other events in the life of Roy Harold MAY

Burial: in Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island

13. Sylvia Jean MAY was born 20 Dec 1925 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 11 Jun 2014 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married Robert John WATTS. He was born 21 Jul 1924 in Nairne, SA and died 20 Dec 2011 in Victoria.

14. Ida Valerie BURGESS was born 14 Jul 1903 in Mt Pleasant, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 27 Oct 2007 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married Leslie Percival BELL 20 Dec 1933 in Adelaide, SA. He was born 13 Mar 1904 in Smiths Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 14 Jan 1994, son of Benjamin Henry BELL and Eliza TURNER.

Other events in the life of Ida Valerie BURGESS

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943 in Wisanger, Kangaroo Island

15. Ivy Myrtle Minnie BURGESS was born 12 Dec 1904 in Mt Eleanor, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 26 Dec 2000. She married Thomas Wolverson BARRATT 05 Sep 1932 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born ABT 1900 and died 13 Apr 1967 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA.

Other events in the life of Ivy Myrtle Minnie BURGESS

Burial: in Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1941 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

16. Florence Violet Adeline (Lina) BURGESS was born 16 Dec 1907 in Mt Eleanor, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 07 Mar 1996 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married Victor Harcourt TURNER 06 Apr 1931 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 31 Jan 1903 in Smiths Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 24 Jan 1952 in Wisanger, Kangaroo Island, SA, son of George TURNER and Mary Amelia ROPER. She married Eric Benjamin BELL 20 Mar 1956. He was born 16 Dec 1911 in Wisanger, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 22 Nov 1990, son of Benjamin Henry BELL and Eliza TURNER.

Other events in the life of Florence Violet Adeline (Lina) BURGESS

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943 in Wisanger, Kangaroo Island

17. Olive Morvah Winifred BURGESS was born 24 Nov 1909 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 11 Mar 1989 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married George Reginald Greenway (Reg) BALD 14 Nov 1938 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 17 Feb 1910 in Gawler, SA and died 18 May 1992, son of Herbert William BALD and Lydia STEVENS.

Other events in the life of Olive Morvah Winifred BURGESS

Burial: in Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943 in Hd of MacGillivray, Kangaroo Island

18. Irvin Douglas Edward (Douglas) BURGESS was born 02 Aug 1911 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 14 Sep 2010 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Pearl Lydia Jane CHIRGWIN 19 Aug 1933 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. She was born 31 Aug 1906 in Bay of Shoals, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 01 Sep 1977, daughter of Martin James CHIRGWIN and Eliza Jane GASMIER.

Other events in the life of Irvin Douglas Edward (Douglas) BURGESS

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

19. Annie Ruth (Ruth) BURGESS was born 28 May 1916 in Glenelg, SA and died 17 May 2003 in Victor Harbour, SA. She married Roy Oswald CHIRGWIN 28 Dec 1938 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 29 Aug 1916 in Bay of Shoals, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 15 May 1980, son of Martin James CHIRGWIN and Eliza Jane GASMIER.

Other events in the life of Annie Ruth (Ruth) BURGESS

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1843 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

20. Maurice Max BURGESS was born 02 May 1920 in Glenelg, SA and died 29 Jan 1981. He married Audrey Gwendoline BLAKEWAY. She was born 18 Nov 1919 in Southwark, SA.

Other events in the life of Maurice Max BURGESS

Burial: in Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA


Last updated : 14 April 2019

About TILKA, Martin

Martin Tilka settled in Australia, from Hamburg, around 1880. In 1890 Mr Tilka planted three acres of assorted roses near Duck Lagoon, Cygnet River. He spent much money and had high hopes for producing essential oils. Later, Mr Tilka and his grandson started a eucalyptues distillery near the new plantation as it was much easier to distill and the roses needed much attention. They used this as a supplement to their income. Mr Tilka died in 1914 with no one willing to carry on his dream however the eucalyptus industry continued to boom while nothing came of the rose oil. The roses were neglected and all had died by 1975.


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Obituary

The tragic death of Martin Tilka, at the age of 72, which occurred opposite Mr Cook's blacksmith shop on Monday last, removes another of Kangaroo Island's old residents. The deceased, who was proceeding from Kingscote to his home in Cygnet River in a dray had to stop at Mr Cook's for a parcel, and drawing off the side of the road the wheel of the vehicle ran into a small washout and he was thrown head foremost on the road. Those that saw the accident immediately ran to his assistance, but life was extinct, his neck being broken in the fall. Deceased had been a resident of the Island for about 32 years, and during that time had lived at Cygnet Eiver, engaged in fruit growing and farming pursuits. He was a native of Germany and prior to arriving in this country had seen active service in the Franco Prussian war. The remains were interred in the Kingscote Cemetery on Wednesday last, Rev. Turton Longman officiating at the graveside.

MARTIN TILKA (1914, August 22). The Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA : 1907 - 1951), p. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189506519