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married Martha Victoria Hoete in Thames about 1873. Martha was maori and believed to have been born in Thames. They had nine children, some of whom were born in Waihi. Jake and Martha lived and died in Taumaranui, they also lived for a time in Rotorua. Jake came from Germany. They are my great-grandparents. Any info would be much appreciated