Johann 'John' Mekalick

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Johann 'John' Mekalick

  • Birth 1829 Austria
  • Death 3 Sep 1900 Pahiatua, Tararua District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
  • Burial Kaitawa, Tararua District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
  • Plot 27 - BLOCK 1
  • Memorial ID 44020307

John married Anna Haddas in about 1861 in

Maehren,(Mähren) Kroenlande, Czech Republic
Moravia, Kronland (Crownland/Kingdom) Èeská republika which is east of Bohemia (English) Böhmen (German)

- Anna was born in Mähren in about 1833
- a daughter of Johann & Anna Haddas (Hadack)
- she died aged 59 in Kaitawa

John was 31 when they married, Anna was 28
- they had 4 (known) children in Austraia and a daughter in Canterbury:

JOSEF Mekalick (may have changed his name to McHalick)
- he was born about 1864 in Austria
- he died in 1938 in New Zealand aged 74

VALENTINE Mekalick
- he was born about 1866 in Austria
- he married Fredricka Rasmina Rasmussen of Robinsons Bay, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury - a sister of Christian Herman Rasmussen who married Valentine's sister Anna
- Valentine received his naturalisation papers in March 1890 - he was then farming in Pahiatua
- one of their daughters, Claudia, was born in 1897 in Pahiatua, died 1964 in Cambridge, Waikato aged 67. She had married Emil Weidenbohm
- in 1911 Claudia was in a Competition in Masterton giving a Vocal Solo for girls under 17. It says she was from Mangarawa
- a son, Reuben, was born in Pahiatua in 1902, died in 1947 aged 45. He had married Charlotte Rush Dunlop
- a daughter, Rowena was born in 1904 in Pahiatua, died 1936 in Pahiatua aged 32. She had married John McDonald Tolmie in Pahiatua in 1929
- Valentine was nominated as a Candidate for the
PAHIATUA LICENSING DISTRICT in 1903
- Fredricka died aged 71 in Patea, 1946
- Valentine died in Wellington on the 30th August 1936 aged 70

FRANCISKA "FANNY" Mekalick
- she was born about 1871 in Austria
- she married Anders William Anderson 1887
- died 17 July 1941 Cromwell, Otago aged 70

MARIE MAY Mekalick
- she was born about 1873 in Austraia
- died about 1941 in New Zealand aged 68

ANNA TERESA Mekalick
- born 22nd August 1880 in Oxford, Canterbury
- she married Christian Herman Rasmussen about 1893 in Eketahuna. He was a brother of Fredricka Rasmussen who married Anna's brother Valentine
- he was a son of William Rasmussen and Thrine Frederiksen
- they had 9 children from 1898 to 1919
- Anna died 5th Feb 1935 in Te Aroha, Thames aged 55

In October 1892 The Pahiatua Star said that Mr Mekalick had formed another farm homestead association to take up the remaining land (about 2000 acres - 809 hectares) on the Puketoi Ranges
- Bernardine Meech published a book in 2004 entitled Under the Puketois - the story of the settlers on the eastern slopes under the Puketoi Range

In August 1896 John was in Aohanga where he had Section 14, Block V

In June 1907 the Rugby Union teams of the 'Dannevirke Thirds' and the 'Woodville Starlights' played against each other. The Dannevirke team had members of the Mekalick and Rasmussen families


John Mekalick died aged 71 in Kaitawa, Pahiatua
- he was a farmer in the area



Family Members

Gravesite Details Interment ID number - 17583

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  • Added: 6 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44020307
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johann 'John' Mekalick (1829–3 Sep 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44020307, citing Kaitawa Cemetery, Kaitawa, Tararua District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand ; Maintained by pkg (contributor 46968786) .