Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Mary A HOLLE1851

Name
Mary A HOLLE
Given names
Mary A
Surname
HOLLE
Birth about 1851 39 21
Citation details: V1851246 37A/1851 HOLLE MARY A JOHN F CATHERINE --
Birth of a sisterAgnes M HOLLE
about 1852 (Age 12 months)
Citation details: V1852357 38A/1852 HOLLE AGNES M JOHN F CATHERINE
Birth of a brotherJohn A HOLLE
about 1854 (Age 3)
Citation details: V18543878 40/1854 HOLLE JOHN A JOHN F CATHERINE --
Birth of a brotherRudolph S HOLLE
about 1860 (Age 9)
Citation details: 1137/1860 HOLLE RUDOLPH S JOHN F CATHERINE SYDNEY
Birth of a brotherErnest Theodore HOLLE
about 1862 (Age 11)
Citation details: 483/1862 HOLLE ERNEST T JOHN F CATHERINE SYDNEY
Death of a brotherJohn A HOLLE
about 1862 (Age 11)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 2046/1862 HOLLE JOHN A JOHN F DIED ENFIELD CONCORD
Birth of a brotherHerbert George HOLLE
about 1864 (Age 13)
Citation details: 1266/1864 HOLLE HERBERT G JOHN F CATHERINE SYDNEY
Birth of a brotherLeopold V HOLLE
about 1866 (Age 15)
Citation details: 525/1866 HOLLE LEOPOLD V JOHN F CATHERINE SYDNEY
Birth of a brotherWalter Philip HOLLE
15 April 1868 (Age 17)
Citation details: 1104/1868 HOLLE WALTER P JOHN F CATHERINE SYDNEY
Death of a brotherLeopold V HOLLE
about 1868 (Age 17)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 54/1868 HOLLE LEOPOLD V JOHN F CATHERINE SYDNEY
Marriage of a siblingRichard MURTONAgnes M HOLLEView this family
about 1882 (Age 31)
Citation details: 124/1882 MURTON RICHARD HOLLE AGNES M SYDNEY
Marriage of a siblingRudolph S HOLLELizzie HOSKINSView this family
about 1885 (Age 34)
Citation details: 1737/1885  HOLLE RUDOLPH S HOSKINS LIZZIE SYDNEY
Marriage of a siblingHerbert George HOLLEMary Ann GREENView this family
about 1889 (Age 38)
Citation details: 2578/1889 HOLLE HERBERT G GREEN MARY A NEWTOWN
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a brotherRudolph S HOLLE
3 March 188913:00 (Age 38)
Address: St. Vincent's Hospital
Cause: Suicide by poison
Citation details: 424/1889 HOLLE RUDOLPH S JOHN F CATHERINE SYDNEY
Publication: Daily newspaper centred in Sydney
Citation details: Tuesday 5 March 1889, page 7
Holle - Rudolph- Suicide
Holle - Rudolph- Suicide

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Death of a brotherErnest Theodore HOLLE
July 1889 (Age 38)
Citation details: 1183/1889 HOLLE ERNEST T JOHN F CATHERINE SYDNEY
Death of a fatherJohn Frederick HOLLE
23 February 1892 (Age 41)
Address: At his residence ""Arrenkamp".
Citation details: 3146/1892 HOLLE JOHN F UNKNOWN UNKNOWN BOWRAL
Publication: Sydney, NSW, Australia. Fairfax Ltd.
Citation details: Thursday 25 February 1892, page 1
Holle - John Frederick - Death Notice
Holle - John Frederick - Death Notice

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Burial of a fatherJohn Frederick HOLLE
26 February 1892 (Age 41)
Cemetery: Waverley General
Citation details: 9 May 2016
Text:

THE Oxley family were awarded land grants totalling 5000 acres in the parishes of Mittagong and Berrima.

The first of these grants was made to surveyor and explorer John Oxley in 1823.

It was through this Oxley land that the southern railway was built in the 1860s and the township of Bowral was established on subdivisions of the Oxley estate.

On the opposite side of the railway line from the township, Oxley land stretched from the western ridge of Mt Gibraltar to the Wingecarribee River.

Some of this land was sub-divided for sale in 1880. Five lots, totalling 240 acres, were purchased by John Frederick Holle.

Named Arrenkamp, his land extended from Centennial Rd, across present-day Boronia St, and almost to the top of the Gibraltar ridge.

Centennial Rd was at that time known as the Bowral-Berrima Road, it being the only vehicular track between the two towns.

In the early 1900s Holle's property was purchased by Miss Nellie Brenan and it became one of Bowral's most exclusive guesthouse farms.

From 1948 it was absorbed into the Bowral Country Golf Club.

The following is the story of Arrenkamp and its owners.

Holle, the purchaser of the property in 1880, was a German immigrant. A resident in Sydney's eastern suburbs, his trade was that of merchant tailor.

He married Catherine McElheray at St James Church, Sydney in 1846 and was naturalised in 1850.

Having prospered with his business in Sydney, it seems he, like many others, was attracted by the invigorating Highlands climate. He had a sister living in Arrenkamp, Germany. This may have been his home town or had special significance to him, as he gave that town's name to his Bowral property.

He immediately set about turning the bushland property into a fine country estate. He had the land cleared and fenced, established an orchard and gardens, built a dairy and stables, and erected a cottage residence and out-buildings.

By January 1885 the Arrenkamp estate was sufficiently established for Holle to be advertising locally for "a respectable youth to groom, drive, and be generally useful".

TWO years later Arrenkamp was advertised for sale by auction in the Sydney Morning Herald of 9 March 1887. The agents, Richardson & Wrench, described it as follows:

"Charming cottage residence with 250 acres of park-like land situated on the Berrima Road about one mile from Bowral Railway Station.

The land rises gently from the road frontage towards the back part of the estate, where is found a ridge of rocks valuable in building stones and sand.

The cottage occupies an elevated position and is surrounded by a well laid out garden. It contains entrance hall, six rooms, pantry, kitchen, bathroom, servant's room etc, has verandahs on three sides, and an abundant supply of water.

There is a gardener's cottage and dairy, 3-stall stable, coach-house, barn and other outbuildings. The orchard is of some years standing and the kitchen garden is well stocked.

This choice estate adjoins the well-known properties belonging to Colonel Roberts, A H Maxwell Esq, the Hon F M Darley, Chief Justice, Ben M Osborne Esq, and can be recommended as a very desirable residence as well as a profitable speculation by a subdivision in the near future."

Perhaps due to the 1890s depression, the Arrenkamp estate was not sold. Holle remained in possession and advertised locally in October 1890 for good plasterers, having begun construction of a substantial new exclusive residence.

A uniquely designed, large two-storey building, reminiscent perhaps of structures from his German homeland, took shape. Unfortunately Holle did not enjoy it for long, as he died at Bowral in 1892. His funeral departed from Sydney's Central Railway Station for Waverley Cemetery.

His wife Catherine was named in his will as heir.

The Arrenkamp estate was immediately offered for sale again.

The advertisements described the new building as a two-storey, cemented brick residence with iron roof, containing a large hall, 11 bedrooms, kitchen and bathrooms plus stabling etc at rear, situated on 43 acres of cultivated land and gardens.

As well, the property included 10 other lots ranging from 14 to 28 acres.

The Bowral Free Press reported on 8 October 1892: "Messrs Richardson and Wrench will offer for sale the splendid property of the late Mr J F Holle, Bowral. The property adjoins Centennial Park, and consequently is a nice walk to Bowral. It should prove a grand opportunity for investors."

Once again no sale eventuated and widow Catherine Holle continued in residence with staff including farm hands, housemaid and cook.

Citation details: 3 April 2017
Text:

In part:

"As a result I went searching Waverley Cemetery for his grave and fluked it walking down one of the roads."

Citation details: Friday 26 February 1892, page 8
Holle - John Frederick - Funeral Notice.
Holle - John Frederick - Funeral Notice.

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Holle - John Frederick and Catherine
Holle - John Frederick and Catherine

Note: Image kindly provided by Matthew Holle.

Death of a motherCatherine McELHERAN
11 April 1905 (Age 54)
Citation details: 5675/1905 HOLLE CATHERINE JOHN -- MARRICKVILLE
Publication: Sydney; 1871 - 1912
Citation details: Wednesday 19 April 1905, page 1017
Holle - Catherine - Death Notice.
Holle - Catherine - Death Notice.

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Burial of a motherCatherine McELHERAN
12 April 1905 (Age 54)
Cemetery: Waverley General
Citation details: 3 April 2017
Text:

In part:

"As a result I went searching Waverley Cemetery for his grave and fluked it walking down one of the roads."

Citation details: Wednesday 12 April 1905, page 14
Holle - Catherine - Funeral Notice
Holle - Catherine - Funeral Notice

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Holle - John Frederick and Catherine
Holle - John Frederick and Catherine

Note: Image kindly provided by Matthew Holle.

Death of a brotherWalter Philip HOLLE
12 May 1929 (Age 78)
Citation details: 8629/1929 HOLLE WALTER P JOHN F CATHERINE BALMAIN SOUTH
Death of a sisterAgnes M HOLLE
about 1933 (Age 82)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 16825/1933 MURTON AGNES M JOHN F CATHERINE MANLY
Death of a brotherHermann Percival HOLLE
about 1939 (Age 88)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 18132/1939 HOLLE NORMAN PERCIVAL JOHN FREDERICK CATHERINE ROZELLE
Death of a brotherHerbert George HOLLE
about 1943 (Age 92)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 8247/1943 HOLLE HERBERT GEORGE JOHN FREDERICK CATHERINE BURWOOD
Death

Note: I can find no marriage record and the only Mary HOLLE death record in NSW is the following:
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 1 October 1846Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
15 months
elder brother
Frederick W HOLLE
Birth: about 1847 35 17New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1847New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
Hermann Percival HOLLE
Birth: about 1849 37 19New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1939Rozelle, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
herself
2 years
younger sister
Agnes M HOLLE
Birth: about 1852 40 22New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1933Manly, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
John A HOLLE
Birth: about 1854 42 24New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1862Enfield, , New South Wales, Australia
7 years
younger brother
Rudolph S HOLLE
Birth: about 1860 48 30Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: 3 March 1889Darlinghurst, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
Ernest Theodore HOLLE
Birth: about 1862 50 32Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 1889Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Leopold V HOLLE
Birth: about 1866 54 36Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1868Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
Walter Philip HOLLE
Birth: 15 April 1868 56 38Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: 12 May 1929Balmain South, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: V1851246 37A/1851 HOLLE MARY A JOHN F CATHERINE --
SourceBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: V1851246 37A/1851 HOLLE MARY A JOHN F CATHERINE --