Berthold Hermann Nees

Male4 September 1874–23 February 1948

Brief Life History of Berthold Hermann

When Berthold Hermann Nees was born on 4 September 1874, his father, Henry Frederick William Nees, was 38 and his mother, Harriet Ann Mannix, was 28. He married Emily Helena Violetta Ridley on 17 February 1904, in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 23 February 1948, in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, at the age of 73.

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Berthold Hermann Nees
Emily Helena Violetta Ridley
Marriage: 17 February 1904
Berthold Ridley Nees
Harry Mannix Nees

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  • Herman Berthold Nees, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Berthold Hermann Nees, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Herman Berthold Nees, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1896"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1904Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

    Age 13

    Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.


    Age 19

    New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.

    1896 · National Council of Women

    Age 22

    The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Neece . Now rare in Britain.

    Americanized form of German or Dutch Nies or Neese 2.

    History: Henry Nees (1833–1904) emigrated from Germany to Fort Wayne, IN, in 1850, but the name was already established in North America before that date. Earlier bearers are probably of Scottish origin.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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