Jane Best was born 1839 in Tandragee, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, the daughter of Thomas Best.
She----"came to Moreton Bay in 1857 with her brother, the late Mr. John Best, by the sailing ship Glen Isla. They took up their residence at what was known as Germantown, now Nundah, living with her sister, Mrs. Franz . In 1859 she married the late Mr. Ahles, and they took up land on Cemetery-road, where they resided for sixty-three years".
She actually married Frederich Ahles on 31 July 1860, not in 1859, in Queensland, Australiaand they were the parents of George Frederick Ahles, Ann Elizabeth (Ahles) Stephan, John Thomas Frederick Ahles, Mary Martha Ahles, William Charles Ahles, James David Ahles, Mary Jane Ahles, Kate (Ahles) Harrold, Annie Eleanor (Reginia) Ahles, Emmeline Louisa Sophia (Ahles) Anderson and James Theodore Ahles.
Jane died on 15 February 1930 in Queensland, Australia, and was buried at the Nundah Historic Cemetery, Nundah, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia.
↑Find a Grave: Jane Best Ahles: Birth: 1839 Tandragee County Armagh, Northern Ireland Death: 1930 Queensland, Australia Family links: Spouse: Frederich Ahles (1837 - 1923)---Burial: Nundah Historic Cemetery, Nundah, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia Find A Grave: Memorial #135002613
Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954) Wed 26 Feb 1930 Page 11 MRS. JANE AHLES: "MRS. JANE AHLES. Brisbane has recently lost another of the fast-diminishing early residents who settled there before separation from New South Wales, says our correspondent. The old resident referred to is Mrs. Jane Ahles, who died at Sandgate on February 15. The deceased lady came to Moreton Bay in 1857 with her brother, the late Mr. John Best, by the sailing ship Glen Isla. They took up their residence at what was known as Germantown, now Nundah, living with her sister, Mrs. Franz. In 1859 she married the late Mr. Ahles, and they took up land on Cemetery-road, where they resided for sixty-three years. The old lady, who was 90 years of age, was born at Tamgaree, County Armagh, Ireland in 1839. She lived to see marvellous changes in the land of her adoption and cheerfully performed her small part in helping forward the town and district. She was held in great respect by her friends and neighbours. Her husband predeceased her in 1923, but she leaves two sons and four daughters, with their families, to mourn their loss. The re- mains were interred in Nundah cemetery, where so many of the early residents of that portion of the city have been laid to rest."