REUNERT, Henry Sydney

Henry Sydney Reunert

(or Rennert)  
born circa 1846, son of Samuel Reunert of Hamburg, died 1 January 1908 Christchurch, New Zealand aged 61 years, buried Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch block 17 plot 24, married 24 August 1875 at St Marks Church, Balclutha, Jane Ann Fry Battrick, born 1852 Swanage, Dorset, England [5],  eldest daughter of Henry Battrick and Rebecca Fry of Corfe Castle, Dorset, England,reg. June 1852 Wareham vol. 5a page 302,  baptised 16 May 1852 Corfe Castle, died 1 April 1924, reg.  1924/4029, buried Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch block 17 plot 24

1. Julia Henrietta Reunert born circa 1884, died 2 January 1949, buried Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch block 17 plot 24, married circa 1907 reg. 1907/1162, Edward Francis Howard Gaye. [1949 - 105 Salisbury St, Christchurch]

Clutha Leader, Volume III, Issue 111, 25 August 1876, Page 4


Accident. — We understand that a Mr Reunert, a photographer, while riding from Oamaru to Kakanui Mouth, on Tuesday last, and, when near the mouth of the Awamoa, was thrown from his horse. Being rendered insensible by the fall he remembered nothing till he was found, some two hours afterwards, by a man in the employ of Mr Aitkenhead, his face covered with blood and his head very much contused, leading to the belief that he had been dragged in the stirrups. He was brought into town in a dray and attended to by Dr Wait, and is, we are glad to learn, progressing favorably.
North Otago Times, Volume XVI, Issue 648, 4 August 1871, Page 2

H. Reunert & Co., photographic artists, who have been at Waitahuna and Wetherstones, for some time past, have opened a studio in Peel street, where they intend remaining for a short time to afford the public an opportunity, of obtaining first-class cartes des vistes and other portraits. We have had the pleasure of inspecting the work of Messrs Reunert, and would recommend those who wish a really good likeness to lose no time in availing themselves of this chance. In views especially Messrs R. & Co., have turned out some beautiful work.
Tuapeka Times, Volume V, Issue 246, 17 October 1872, Page 7

Tuapeka Times, Volume V, Issue 247, 24 October 1872, Page 4

I may also state in conclusion that we have had a visit from Mr H. S. Reunert, photo. artist, who has been taking views of all descriptions, and from the few specimens I have seen, I should think that he is master of his art. I understand he is about to visit your district shortly, when the inhabitants will have an opportunity of getting a good picture of themselves or residences at a moderate price.

Bruce Herald, Volume VI, Issue 488, 13 May 1873, Page 5

We observe Messrs H. Reunert & Co., Photographic Artists, are at present on a visit to this district. Their stay will extend for two weeks. We have had an opportunity of examining a number of views taken by them in the surrounding districts, and these afford ample evidence of the superior proficiency and care of the artist.
Bruce Herald, Volume VI, Issue 499, 3 June 1873, Page 5

 Bruce Herald, Volume VI, Issue 544, 7 November 1873, Page 4

In the course of a lifetime various events generally occur when the usages of society countenance the public expression of esteem towards individual members of the community. The interesting ceremony which took place at St. Mark's Church yesterday was abundantly taken advantage of by the inhabitants of Balclutha, to testify their sympathy with and respect for the chief actors in the matrimonial scene. It having become generally known that Mr Reunert and Miss Battrick had resolved to enter into the holy bands of matrimony yesterday, the Church was crowded in every part by parties desirous of witnessing the ceremony.

The bride and bridegroom, accompanied by their friends, left their respective residences and drove in carriages to the Church at half-past 12 o'clock. Throughout the entire route the cortege was vociferously cheered, and kept under a constant but rather unpleasant shower of old shoes, slippers, &c. All business was virtually suspended.

The ceremony was performed by the Rev. F Knowles, the choral service being very efficiently rendered by the congregational choir. The ceremony over, the party drove to the residence of the bridegroom, public enthusiasm being similar to that as when going to Church. A large number of the inhabitants, personal friends of the happy pair, had been invited to the wedding-breakfast, which was served on a scale of magnificent hospitality. The breakfast kept up till nearly 5 o'clock, when the 'carriages were again ordered, and the bride and bridegroom, accompanied by the whole party, drove through the township, amid deafening cheers and showers of slippers, and to the railway station, where, after an enthusiastic leave-taking, the happy pair left for a short stay somewhere in seclusion, their friends returning, to the township.

In the evening the friends again assembled at Mr Reunert's residence, where they enjoyed a few hours in mirth, music, and dancing. In the streets Chinese crackers and other fireworks were displayed and public rejoicing was everywhere apparent. We congratulate the public of Balclutha upon their enthusiasm, and have to express the hope that long life and felicity, maybe the portion of the newly-wedded pair.

Clutha Leader, Volume III, Issue 111, 25 August 1876, Page 5

 Clutha Leader, Volume V, Issue 226, 8 November 1878, Page 2

We have seen several views of Balclutha and Stirling, taken at different intervals during the floods by Messrs Burton and Nicholas, which we have no doubt will find ready sale. Mr H. S. Reunert has been appointed agent, and will supply copies to all who may wish them.
Clutha Leader, Volume V, Issue 224, 25 October 1878, Page 5 

We have to call attention to views taken by Mr Walter Burton, Dunedin, of Balclutha during the recent floods, showing the wreck of the bridge as it at present stands. We have no doubt that many in this quarter will secure these momentos of the scenes through which we have just passed. The views can be had on application to Mr H. S. Reunert.
Clutha Leader, Volume V, Issue 225, 1 November 1878, Page 5

Clerk and Treasurer to the Clutha County Council.
Bruce Herald, Volume XII, Issue 1126, 29 July 1879, Page 3

We have been asked to call attention to the sale of Mr Reunert's furniture, etc., which will take place on Friday next. From the printed catalogue it will be seen that a large lot of valuable furniture will be offered, and as Mr and Mrs Reunert leave for England in the beginning of May the whole will be sold without reserve.
Clutha Leader, Volume XIV, Issue 717, 13 April 1888, Page 5

It will be remembered that at last meeting of the Clutha County Council Mr Reunert obtained leave of absence for six months, with a view to his paying a visit, along with Mrs Reunert, to his Vaterland. Mr and Mrs Reunert left here on Tuesday afternoon, en route for Wellington, whence they sail for London by the Ruapehu. A considerable number of citizens, including Mr Mackenzie, M.H.R. for the Clutha, attended at the railway station to bid Mr and Mrs Reunert good-bye, and wish them bon voyage.
Clutha Leader, Volume XIV, Issue 719, 27 April 1888, Page 5

Clutha Leader, Volume XVI, Issue 791, 13 September 1889, Page 4

1. BDM 1908/1643 Reunert Henry Sydney 62Y
2. Star, Issue 9123, 2 January 1908, Page 3

3. CCC Cemeteries Database 
4. Corfe Castle Baptisms 1840 - 1859
5. 1861 census for Corfe Castle,

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