Wilhelm H C Nagel 1855-

William Nagel
William was born at Grunthal on 21st September 1855, the fifth child of Ernst and Augustina. William followed his family into mining.

Elizabeth Hinton
In 1879 he married Elizabeth Hinton of Moonta. Elizabeth’s father had been a member of Goyder’s Survey Party. The Goyder Line is the South Australian boundary drawn in 1865.

William and Elizabeth were responsible for the first post office at Kainton.  William was working for the Board of Main Roads in 1882.

In October 1884 William and his brother, August, purchased land at Clinton on Yorke Peninsula. Adjoining land was also purchased by William who later became a farmer.

William and Elizabeth had eight children, three of which died as infants.

In 1911 William was living in Brisbane. He sold the land to Elizabeth who continued to farm it with her four sons until 1917 when she became ill. Elizabeth passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs Conner, at Moonta Bay.

The four Nagel sons Richard, Arthur, Harold and Roy remained on the land until after their mother’s death.

Their father William lived in the Toowoomba area of Queensland but research has failed to discover when and where he died.