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Johanne Sorby (1832–1907)

The late Mrs. Johanne Sorby, whose demise was announced in our columns last issue was a resident of this district for a number of years, residing with her sons at Petrie's Creek. The deceased lady had been a widow for some eight years, and had been in very indifferent health for fully half that time. Her end was not, however, expected as she had been somewhat worse than usual for only a week before death intervened. She had done her share for Queensland by leaving behind her a family of six, three sons and three daughters. One son however took up his domicile in America, and one daughter, Mrs. Hansen, resides in Sydney. Mr. G. A. (Dolph) Sorby, is married and has a cane-farm on Petrie's Creek, and Mr. Victor Sorby is the well-known check-clerk at the Moreton Mill weighbridge, and is the only unmarried member of the family. The other daughters are Mrs. George Nichols of Bli Bli, and Mrs. H. Miller of Tingalpa. There are about 25 grandchildren.

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Alternative Names
  • Hansen, Johanne
  • Torkelsen, Johanne

18 October, 1832
Vanersborg, Götaland, Sweden


9 July, 1907 (aged 74)
Nambour, Queensland, Australia

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