Charles Ahrens was born 11 March 1849 to Heinrich Ahrens (c1815-1891) and Sophia Fischer (c1826-1886) and died 15 March 1935 Tia, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Turner (1857-1937) 26 March 1879 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of Charles Ahrens and Elizabeth Turner (1857-1937)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Edward Ahrens (1879-1964)
Sophia Ahrens (1880-1937)
Henry Ahrens (1881-1952)
Charles Ahrens (1884-) 1884 Warialda, New South Wales, Australia Catherine Martha Lahey (c1881-1982)
James Ahrens (1885-1970)
George Ahrens (1886-1970) 1886 Warialda, New South Wales, Australia 1970 Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Alice Steep (c1894-1967)
John Ahrens (1888-1956)
Harriette Ahrens (1890-1965)
Ellen Marjorie Ahrens (1893-1988)
May Ahrens (1894-1969)
Elizabeth Ahrens (1896-1960)
Frederick Ahrens (1898-1967)
Isabelle Ahrens (1900-1983)



The death of Mr. Charles Ahrens at the age of 86 years, at his home, Tia, on the 15th March, means the passing of another of those grand old pioneer who have assisted in the progress of the district. His death, which was not unexpected, is to be regretted, as he was a man who, by his genial and kindly acts had earned for him universal esteem and respect through out the district, in which he was familiarly known as 'genial Charles Ahrens.' The late Mr. Ahrens came to Australia In 1856 and landed at Port Macquarie at the age of 9 years, and lived with Dr. Scharder [sic] for a time. Eventually he came by bullock team, which was the mode of conveyance those davs, to the Tia district where, after a few years, he became head stockman for the late D. R. Denne, which position he fulfilled for some time, but, being of a roving disposition. a great deal of his life was spent in droving and shearing He married 56 years ago and settled down at Tia with his wife some 40 years ago, where they reared a farmily of seven sons. Edward (Yarrowitch), Henry (Toowoomba). Charles (West Australia), James (Sydney). George (Tia), John (Armidale), Frederick (Queensland), and six daughters. Mrs. C. Stringer (Tia), Mrs. Emblem (Sydney), Mrs. Reid (Tamworth), Mrs. Wall (Sydney). Mrs. A. W. Dunn (Tamworth), and Mrs. Goodwin (Tia), who, together with his widow mourn his loss. The funeral took plane at Tia on Saturday, in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends, who assembled to pay their last silent tribute to an honorable man. Rev. J. S. H. Cawte conducted the service at the graveside.

His death is the first break in the family.

The Walcha News, 22 March 1935, page 2

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
₪ Wedding
  • BDM Index ref for marriage: 3483/1879
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 3814/1935