Elizabeth Mary was Michael and Caroline’s eldest child. She was known as ‘Lizzie’.
Lizzie was born in 1879. She married Alfred Gotke and had nine children: George Herman (1897), Charles (1897), Ivy (1901), Gertie (1902), Alfred (1904-1992), Lottie (1907), Albert Edward (1909-1978) and Elizabeth (1914).
Lizzie and her family lived in Frenchville, Rockhampton, where they had a farm. The farm was located near the current Frenchville State School.