- 1873-1970 (Creation)
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Jacob Donges was born at Drayton, Queensland on 29 September 1889, the twelfth child of the fourteen children of German settlers, Christoph Donges and Ernestine Wilhelmine Donges (nee Dunemann). He married Fredericka Augusta Bruggeman on 22 September 1915. They had four sons and three daughters. The Donges family moved to Glenarbon in 1932 to grow tobacco. Jacob and Fredericka Donges were foundation members of St. Paul's Lutheran churches of Oakey (1928) and Glenarbon (1949). Jacob Donges was actively involved in Lutheran church and was an elder, trustee, lay reader, choir member and secretary for St. Pauls. Jacob Donges was a Labor candidate for the Drayton electorate in 1915, member of Drayton, Oakey and Glenarbon State School committees, member of the Queensland Production Association at Drayton, member of the Queensland State Tobacco Board, wrote for newspapers, was a Justice of the Peace and member of the Toowoomba and District Historical Society. Jacob and Fredericka Donges retired to Toowoomba in 1954. Jacob Donges died on 27 September 1973.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1873-1970
Collection alternatively titled as: Jacob Donges Collection.
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Collection includes: account book, 1906-1910; family correspondence 1873-1914, in German, mostly written from Germany; personal papers 1874-1903; biographical notes, with family tree; letters from his sons Nicholas and Paul, 1894 1907-1932. Donges, Jacob, 1889-1973 Lutheran pastor, Glenarbon, Darling Downs. Collection includes: articles and lectures on historical subjects, 1911-1970; biographical notes on Heinemann, Luck and Volker families; mss. on history of Lutheran churches at Glenarbon and Toowoomba; personal correspondence, including letters 1947-1953 from family and friends in Germany; papers relating to tobacco production on the Darling Downs, including Glenarbon Estates 1946-1954; Lutheran Settlers' Committee letterbook 1921-1927. Secy. J. Donges.
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Material from this collection has been cited in:
Thorpe, B. (1996). Colonial Queensland : perspectives on a frontier society. University of Queensland Press.
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- Donges family (Subject)
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Revised, AM, 04-Mar-2020.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.