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Frederick Charles Krantzcke (b. 15 Sep 1850, d. Bef. 1936)
Frederick Charles Krantzcke (son of John Godfrey Krantzcke and Sarah Jane Keep)840 was born 15 Sep 1850 in Sturrey, Blean, Kent840, and died Bef. 1936 in Sydney, Australia840.He married Elizabeth Anne Skinner on 08 Jan 1883 in Sydney,Australia840, daughter of Richard Skinner and Frances King.
Notes for Frederick Charles Krantzcke:
Frederick Charles was born in Canterbury, Kent and later emigrated to Australia, apparently, to install machinery imported from Britain in mines in various places in New South Wales.This may have been the first electrical equipment (Dick Kerr, Electrical Motors & Generators) installed in Australia as it was the mining industry there that were the first to introduce it.
When he married Elizabeth Ann Skinner in 1883, he was living in Bourke Street, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, his name was given as Charles Frederick and he was a Bachelor. He was shown as an Electrician from Canterbury, Kent aged 30, his parents were shown as John Godfrey Krantzcke and Jane Keep, his fathers profession is shown as "Gentleman".
In July 1888 he wrote a letter to his father to tell him that he was about to take charge of installing Incandescent Electric Lighting in the town of Young 300 miles from Sydney and that he would have sole responsibility for the projectwhich would be the first of its kind in the Australian Colony. (The town of Young was only established in 1882 and according to the Young website it was the first town other than capital cites to have electric street and homes lighting!! It was offically switched on at 7pm on 11 Dec 1889 by Lord Carrington).
Frederick Charles later became an electrician with the Sydney City council, in fact three of his sons also became electriansthe council as did some their sons including Ron and Godfrey John.
Frederick and Elizabeth had seven children who carried the Krantzcke name down to the present day and his descendents are the only known Krantzckes in the world.
By 1908 he was living at 114 Bowman St, Sydney. Source Sands Directory Sydney & NSW 1908,and In 1917 they at lived at 4 Solander Rd, Daceyville,NSW.
In 1930 Charles was living at the same address but there is no sign of his wife Elizabeth. Son John lived at 5 Solander Road. Charles is not shown in 1936 Electoral Roll.
More About Frederick Charles Krantzcke and Elizabeth Anne Skinner:
Marriage: 08 Jan 1883, Sydney,Australia.840
Children of Frederick Charles Krantzcke and Elizabeth Anne Skinner are:
- +John Godfrey Krantzcke, b. 14 Dec 1884, Sydney, NSW, Australia840, d. Aft. 1932840.
- +Nellie Irene Krantzcke, b. 05 Jul 1887, Sydney, NSW, Australia840, d. 23 Jan 1965841.
- Joseph Charles Krantzcke, b. 26 May 1890842, d. Abt. 1960842.
- Theresa Daphne Krantzcke, b. 25 Nov 1894842, d. 19 Jan 1895842.
- Ernest Richard Krantzcke, b. 13 Mar 1896, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia842, d. 04 Feb 1917, France,World War I842.
- +Robert King Krantzcke, b. 12 Jul 1898842, d. Aft. 1936842.
- +Walter Leonard Krantzcke, b. 16 Oct 1900842, d. 20 Nov 1982843.