Friends of Hastings Cemetery
In 1869, St Paul's Church of England opened on Rocky Point Road, Kogarah, New South Wales. (now Princes Highway). It was built on 0.81 hectares (2 acres) of land given to the church by William Wolfen, the Swedish Consul to Sydney, who owned 320 hectares (800 acres) in Kogarah. The suburb grew around the church and the Gardeners Arms Hotel.
22nd December 1873 -
William Alexander Wolfen, of Bridge-
Mr. William Wolfen, who for the past 20 years has held the office of consul for Sweden and Norway in Sydney, received an intimation by the last mail that in recognition of his valuable services, the King of Sweden and Norway had raised him to the rank of Chevalier, with the order of Vasa. – 1st February 1882.
In 1900 William married Amy Louisa Harrison. In the 1901 census they are living at Warrior Square Terrace on his own means.
William Wolfen Head M 73 German Nat B Subject
Amy L Wolfen Wife F 51 London
Sarah E Woodhill Servant F 53 Llanwarne, Herefordshire
Emily Jeffrey Servant F 45 Peckham, London
Thursa E Munn Servant F 30 Ninfield, Sussex
Mary H Waite Servant F 18 Orchup, Herefordshire
Ellen Luck Servant F 16 Hastings, Sussex
Felix F Foord Servant M 16 Hastings, Sussex
DEATH OF CHEVALIER WOLFEN. : A DISTINGUISHED RESIDENT.
Hastings and St Leonards Observer -
We to regret announce the death of Wm. Wolfen, Chevalier de L'Ordre Royal de Wasa, which took place at midnight on Saturday at his residence, 6, Warrior Square-
The Order of which he was Chevalier was presented to him by the King of Sweden, for whom he was Consul at Sydney. While there, years ago, he took part in a thrilling scene, being the first to seize the man who shot at and wounded the Duke Edinburgh, afterwards Duke of Saxe-
A German by nationality, Wolfen was born on February 4th 1828 and lived for come years in England before going to Sydney in 1852. He has relations still living in Germany, where his nephews hold important posts. Chevalier Wolfen married, secondly, Amy, daughter of Mr. Crawford Harrison, late of the Admiralty, who survives him. and for whom much sympathy will be felt in her loss. The funeral takes place to-
THE LATE CHEVALIER WOLFEN.
…………. Wreaths, which were handsome, were not very numerous, owing to knowledge of many of his friends that in his life time the scent of flowers indoors tried him, but among the. few were two from his Germany relations entirely of white flowers, and very large, one of Neapolitan violets from Mr. George and family, and one of choice flowers from his servants, with the inscription: "To kind master, with deep sympathy.' Others from kind friends were tenderly laid on his coffin. '