William Wehner

Transcript of the Oral History interview with Mr William Wehner.

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Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Mr William Wehner


William Wehner was born in Westport in 1905 to William Frederick and ? Wehner (nee White). His mother died when he was seven days old and his father remarried a few years later to May Jensen, who had three children – Les, Ernie and Hilda. William trained as a baker and worked at a number of bakeries in Westport, Christchurch, Blenheim, Murchison, Tapawera, Nelson and Richmond, where he bought his own bakery. William’s wife was Sarah Helen Kerr and her family was from Wai-iti / Wakefield.

 Points of Interest

  1. Westport
  2. Wehner family – William, May, Sarah, Graham
  3. Bakeries
  4. Kikiwa
  5. Croucher, Albert
  6. Gately, Pat
  7. Howson, Mick
  8. Jones, B.B.
  9. Kerr, Sarah Helen

Interview Information

  • Date of interview:        August 1984
  • Interviewer:                 D.J. Runnicles
  • Length of transcript:    12 pages

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