The Family of Louisa Florence Wiedhofft (Large)

Louisa Florence Wiedhofft was born in the March quarter of 1865 in the St Lukes parish of Holborn. Daughter of Frederick Augustus and Amelia (Pike)

1871 Census 29 Cross Street, St Mary, Islington
    Relation Condition Age Occupation Born
  Fredk A Wiedhofft (t looks like an s) Head Mar 47 Furrier employs 1 man 2 boys & 10 women St George the Martyr London
  Amelia wife Mar 44   St Sepulcre London
  Amelia dau Unm 20 Student Clerkenwell
  Mary dau unm 19 Scholar Clerkenwell
  Annie dau   11 scholar Hackney
  Wm Alfrd son 9 scholar St Lukes London
  Louisa F dau   6   St Lukes
  Maria Mildenhall servt unm 28 servant (domestic) Bethnal
  Mary Coleman lodger widow 79 annuitant Clerkenwell
  William Do Son Unm 14 Scholar Do Clerkenwell
  Edwin Do Son 11 Do Do St Andrews
  Emily Do Daur 8 Do Do Do
  Arthur Do Son 6 Do Do Do
  Alice Do Daur   4 Do Do Do
  Alfred Do Son   7m Do Do

Sister Amelia was married at Holloway Congregational Church on the 5th July 1875.

Her father remarried in the first quarter of 1876 to widow Emma Huntsman (maiden name Sinkler ),

Louisa’s 77 year old grandmother (Mary Elizabeth) died on the 16th March 1874 of chronic bronchitis in Peckham. The estate and effects were granted to her father (Frederick Augustus) of no. 20 Tyndale Place, Upper St, Islington. Effects under £1500.

Uncle Johann George (age 51) married Amelia Elizabeth Fordham on the 23rd April (St Georges Day) 1876 at St Pauls Church in Islington.

Sister Mary married schoolmaster David Salmon at Islington Register Office on 17th June 1876.

The December quarter of 1876 saw the birth of half brother Mark Wiedhofft in Islington.

Half sister Emma was born in the March quarter of 1878 in Islington .

Uncle Johann George died in the March Quarter of 1879 in Islington age 54.

Brother Frederick married Clio Newton on the 17th of May 1880 at St Marks Church, Clerkenwell.

1881 Census: Dwelling: 42 Upper Street Census Place: Islington, London, Middlesex, England Source: FHL Film 1341049 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 0225 Folio 5 Page 9
Fredk.Augs. WIEDHOFT Head M 56 M Brush Maker St George The Martyr, Middlesex,
Emma WIEDHOFT Wife M 44  F . Brompton, Middlesex
Wm. WIEDHOFT Son U 19  M Clerk St Lukes, Middlesex,
Louisa WIEDHOFT Daur U 16 F Pupil Teacher St Lukes, Middlesex
Wm. HUNTSMAN Stepson U 20 M Brush Maker Islington, Middlesex
Chas. HUNTSMAN Stepson U 15 M Pupil Teacher Islington, Middlesex
Alfred HUNTSMAN Stepson . 11 M Scholar Islington, Middlesex
Mark WIEDHOFT Son . M   .Islington, Middlesex
Emma WIEDHOFT Daur . 3 F   .Islington, Middlesex
Elizth. VICKER U . 17   F Housemaid St Lukes, Middlesex

We see that Louisa has now become another member of the family to go into the teaching profession.

1891 Census 54 Vicarage Rd, North Camberwell (Louisa Ada is in fact Louisa Ann, Louisa Florence's father's sister.)
William Rayner FILLER Head M 52 M Living on own means London, Kensington
Louisa Ada FILLER Wife M 52 F Paris
Wm Jas Wiedhofft do Son S 28 M Accountant London, Clapham
Fredk Wm do do S 26 M C/omont(?) Clerk do
Robt Geo do do S 24 M Storehouseman do
Florence Amelia do daur S 18 F School Teacher do
Louisa Florence Wiedhofft niece S 26 F do do, Islington
Hepzibah Peters (?) Serv S 30 F General servant domestic Sussex, Bolney

Louisa married Alfred Edward Large in the West Hackney Parish Church, 2nd June 1896, with brother William Alfred acting as one of the witnesses.

Marriage Register for Louisa & Alfred

Daughter Mary Florence was born before 25th July 1897 in Streatham.

1901 Census: Hitherfield Rd. Streatham
Alfred Edwd Large Head M 34   Civil Service Clock? 2nd Devon, Kings Teignton
Louisa F Large Wife M   36   London, City Road
Mary F Large Daur S   3   Streatham
Emma Wiedhofft Sister in Law S   23 Elementary School Teacher London, Islington
Selina B Hall Serv S   29 General Servant Domestic Norfolk Stiffkey?

Son Alec Leonard was born about 1902 in Streatham.

1911 Census Adstock, 38 Woodfield Ave. Streatham , London S
Alfred Edward Large Head 44   Mar       Civil servant second Division Worker   Kingsteignton Devon  
Louisa Florence Wife   46 Mar             London St Luke  
Mary Florence daughter   14         school     Streatham  
Alec Leonard son   9               Streatham  
Edith Lake servant   21 Single         Worker   Dulwich  

14 – 2- 2- = Years married – children born alive – children still living

Alfred Edward died on the 4th March 1917 and was buried in Walton on Thames on the 10th March.

Probate lfred Large

Everything seems to fit so I guess Louisa made her way to Australia.

Probate for Louisa Large



Louisa Florence Wiedhofft
b. Holborn, London 1865
m. Alfred Edward Large 1896 Hackney
d. Australia 1950?


Frederick Gottleib Wiedhofft & Mary Elizabeth (Ruppersburg)


Frederick Augustus & Amelia (Pike)


Mary 1851
Frederick 1853
Charlotte 1855
Charles 1856
Ann 1859
William Alfred 1861
Arthur 1863
Louisa Florence 1865
____ with Emma____
Mark 1876
Emma 1878


Mary Florence 1897 Streatham
Alec Leonard 1902 Streatham