Constantine St John Olberg

Male 1899 - 1971  (72 years)


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  • Name Constantine St John Olberg 
    Born 1899  Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Cremated Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Waikumete cemetery, Great North Rd, Glen Eden 
    Education Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    went to Sacred Heart School then the District High School 
    Occupation 1920  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    engineer 
    Misc 16 Nov 1926  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    was granted an order for the restitution of conjugal rights 
    Address:
    the Supreme Court 
    Occupation Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    fitter - NZR 
    Occupation 1928  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    engineer 
    Address:
    26 Franklin Road, Ponsonby 
    Occupation 1928  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    engineer 
    Address:
    51 Napier Street, Freeman's Bay 
    Occupation 1935  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    engineer 
    Address:
    70 Paice Avenue, Mt Eden 
    Occupation 1938  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    engineer 
    Address:
    70 Paice Avenue, Mt Eden 
    Occupation 1946  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    engineer 
    Address:
    70 Paice Avenue, Mt Eden 
    Occupation 1949  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    engineer 
    Address:
    70 Paice Avenue, Mt Eden 
    Occupation 1954  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    engineer 
    Address:
    70 Paice Avenue, Mt Eden 
    Occupation 1957  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    fitter 
    Address:
    70 Paice Avenue, Mt Eden 
    Occupation 1963  Whenuapai, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    fitter 
    Occupation 1965  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    engineer fitter 
    Will 10 Mar 1965  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Occupation 1969  Whenuapai, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    retired 
    Address:
    Waimarie Road 
    Occupation 1971  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    retired engineer fitter 
    Died 10 Nov 1971  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 14
    Probate 23 Nov 1971  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Address:
    the Supreme Court 
    _UID E05901DD27E74E77851480EEEE5E786116F7 
    Person ID I2523  Treefive
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2015 

    Father Peter Andrew Olberg,   b. Abt 1869, Riga, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1937, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Annie May Dawson,   b. 1860, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1947, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1889  Otaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17, 18, 19
    Address:
    the English Church 
    Family ID F818  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet Mary Evelyn Howell,   b. 16 May 1902, Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1996, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1920  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 20, 21
    Address:
    St Matthews Church, Mt Albert 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID F804  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    00225 William and Hettie Howell & family
    00225 William and Hettie Howell & family
    At William's farm, Upper Waiwera
    Back: Keith, Rita, Harold, Nellie (wife of Harold), George, Jack Olberg, Evelyn (Lyn)
    Front: Bill, Edna, Hettie, Elva
    On Bill's knee: Georgina, daughter of Harold and Nellie
    On Hettie's knee: George Creamer
    00299 Wedding of Lyn Howell and Jack Olberg
    00299 Wedding of Lyn Howell and Jack Olberg
    left: William Howell. Bridesmaid: Ivy Howell nee Olberg

  • Notes 


    • This biography is largely based on information from "The Howell Family of Upper Waiwera" (Evagean Publishing, Auckland, 1998). Thanks to Evagean for permission to use it, and to Jack's daughter Anita Hendrey, who gave her approval. He was known as Jack to his friends such as bowls mates; but family knew him as Uncle Con.

      'Jack was the youngest of 4 children (2 boys and 2 girls) and attended the Convent Primary School and State Secondary (Wanganui). He was apprenticed to a fitter and turner and worked at this trade in Wanganui until the family moved to Auckland about 1919.

      Jack met and married Lyn in 1920 at St Matthews Church, Mt Albert, the witnesses were Lyn's sister Ivy and brother Victor. Their daughter Anita was born in 1921.

      [This paragraph is from court records, not "The Howell Family of Upper Waiwera":]
      However, life was not always easy for the family. Lyn left Jack about Apr 1926. In August, Jack wrote asking her to return. Lyn's response, through her solicitor, was that "she does not intend to return to her husband under any circumstances whatever." In the Supreme Court, Jack lodged a Petition for Restitution of Conjugal Rights, and on 16 Nov 1926 the court ordered Lyn to return within 21 days, but she did not comply. Jack started divorce proceedings, with a hearing to commence on 3 May 1927, but it appears that this did not take place.

      About 1926/27, presumably after the court case, Jack and Lyn moved to Whangarei where Jack worked at the Portland Cement Works for 3 years before moving back to Auckland. He then worked for the Auckland Sandal Company on their machinery and made some new pieces that improved the production and although he applied for a patent, it is not known whether it was granted. He was clever with his hands and could turn his hand to make anything in the metal line.

      In the early 1930s, Jack went to work at the Otahuhu Railway Workshops (catching the train to Kingsland Station every morning at 7am), staying until he retired in 1961. The move to Whenuapai Village also meant living close to family - Lyn's brother George had married Jack's sister Ivy, and niece Zita Horsley also lived nearby.

      Jack loved gardening and fishing off the rocks from his small dinghy. He also played bowls for the Hobsonville Bowling Club and enjoyed horse racing and rugby league football.'

  • Sources 
    1. [S1593] BIR Birth Index New Zealand on-line, Constantine St John Olberg; 6051; 1899.

    2. [S4278] MAR417 Marriage Olberg, Con and Howell, Lyn, Constantine St John Olberg and Harriet Mary Evelyn Howell; 8 December 1920; copy of register of marriage by officiating Minister; 2432.

    3. [S3902] BUR Cremation, Auckland Council, Constantine St John Olberg; 10 November 1971; Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand.

    4. [S3901] DIV010 Conjugal Rights Order - Olberg, Constantine St John against Harriet Mary Evelyn, Petitions in Divorce; 17 November 1926; page 17; grant of order for restitution of conjugal rights to Constantine St John Olberg against Hariet Mary Evelyn Olberg.

    5. [S3883] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1928 Auckland, Auckland West, Olberg, Constantine St John.

    6. [S3882] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1928 Auckland, Auckland Central, Olberg, Constantine St John.

    7. [S3830] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1935 Auckland, Eden (Supplementary No. 1), Olberg, Constantine John.

    8. [S3831] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1938 Auckland, Eden, Olberg, Constantine John.

    9. [S3878] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1946 Auckland, Mt Albert, Olberg, Constantim John.

    10. [S3876] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1949 Auckland, Mt Albert, Olberg, Constantim John.

    11. [S3875] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1954 Auckland, Mt Albert, Olberg, Constantim John.

    12. [S3874] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1957 Auckland, Mt Albert, Olberg, Constantine St John.

    13. [S3833] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1963 Auckland, Rodney, Olberg, Constantine St John.

    14. [S4280] WIL097 Will and Probate Olberg, Constantine St John, Constantine St John Olberg; 23 November 1971.

    15. [S3871] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1969 Auckland, Waitemata, Olberg, Constantine S.

    16. [S2974] MAR136 Application to Marry: Olberg, Peter Andrew and Dawson, Annie May.

    17. [S2977] MAR139 Marriage Olberg, Peter and Dawson, Annie May, Peter Olberg and Annie May Dawson; 17 December 1889; page 2.

    18. [S1596] MAR Marriage Index NZ - on-line, Peter Olberg; Annie May Dawson; 2827; 1889.

    19. [S3795] MAR139 Marriage notice Olberg, Peter and Dawson, Annie May, marriage - Peter Olberg and Annie May Dawson; 17 December 1889; page 2; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz.

    20. [S1596] MAR Marriage Index NZ - on-line, Constantine St John Olberg; Harriet Mary Evelyn Howell; 11408; 1920.

    21. [S385] BOK034 Book - The Howell Family of Upper Waiwera, page 74.