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Walter George Quensell and Emma Hoeft

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Re: Walter George Quensell and Emma Hoeft

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 12:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Applications for British passports and Certificates of Identity; British Consul, Nuku'alofa Tonga.
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a) Certificates of Identity.
Walter George Quensell, of Niuafo'ou; German; born in Helmstedt, Germany; his wife and 6 children travelled to NZ on a Certificate of Identity in 1926 He applied for the Certificate on 26th July 1926. no photo
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Walter George Quensell, German, born 4 November 1880, applied for a Certificate of Identity on 31 March 1931
to travel to NZ on vacation. no photo.
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Walter George Quensell, German, born 4 November 1880 applied for a Certificate of Identity to go to NZ sometime between 1938 and 1941. photo.
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George Dugald Quensell, born Haapai 22 February 1908; German; with his children Sarah Velonika Q. born 14 Sept 1933, and August Q born 28 August 1939, both born Niuafo'ou, applied for a Certificate of Identity in 1951 to travel to NZ.photo.
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Sarah Quensell born Niuafo'ou 14 Sept 1933, German/Tongan,
travelled to Australia in 1954.photo
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Walter George Q born Niuafo'ou 25 June 1935, and August Q born Niua'foóu 28 August 1939, German,stateless, travelled to NZ in 1955. photo
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Rose Q born Niuafo'ou 28 Jan 1937,
and Mary Josephine Q born Niua'foóu 13 January 1913 with daughters Elizabeth aged 12 and Janette Q aged 7, all German - stateless, all travelled to NZ in 1955.photo
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Rose Quensell-German/Tongan born Nuku'alofa 28 Jan 1937 travelled to Fiji in 1956. photo.
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Josephine Mary Quensell, married a German, born Niuafo'ou 13 Jan 1913 and daughter Jeanette aged 8. photo
George Dugald Q born Lifuka, Haapai, 22 February 1908, German, all travelled to NZ in 1956. photo
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Walter George Q born Niuafo'ou 25 June 1935 German/ Tongan, travelled to Hawaii in 1963. photo.
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August Q. German/Tongan born Niuafo'ou 28 August 1939 travelled to NZ in 1964. photo.
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Note the changes in nationality; To start with they were all German, whether they were part Tongan or not.
Then after ww1 all Germans in Tonga became stateless, although still German by nationality, and had to apply for a certificate of Identity any time they wanted to travel.

Later they called themselves German/ Tongan.
Now they are Tongan by nationality.
They have never been British.

"Photo" means a photo of the person is attached to the application. I can get copies of these, but have to pay for them, so must charge you.
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B) British Passports
No Quensells
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That is all I have, and I don't think there is more available. Because they were Germans, not much about them is in the British records, and nothing in the Tongan Government records, as they did not register foreigners. There does not seem to be any German records in Tonga.

The Wesleyan Church did marry and baptize foreigners, and I have given the only one I could find.
Christine
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
paulrollin 28 Jul 2009 2:33AM GMT 
Chris_Liavaa 28 Jul 2009 7:27PM GMT 
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