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From: "Daryl Crabtree" <>
Subject: [AUS-VIC-West] WEST WIMMERA MAIL
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 12:07:08 +1100
February 24, 1911
On Monday evening there passed away an old and highly esteemed resident of Natimuk district in the person of Mrs. Johanna WALTROWICZ. The deceased lady was an Australian native, being born at Handorf, S.A. in 1841, and had therefore nearly completed the allotted span of life. She spent her childhood and girlhood at Handorf, and was there married to her late husband, Mr. Albert WALTROWICZ, who died eight years ago on January 30. The young couple commenced their married life with but little of this world's goods but with plenty of grit, and the late Mrs. WALTROWICZ, in addition to rearing twelve out of thirteen of a family, was a great helpmate to her husband both indoors and out, in their farming life. They progressed steadily, and on coming over in 1886 from South Australia, had sufficient means to purchase a good farm on the banks of Lake Natimuk. Here they lived for 20 years, but soon after the death of her husband Mrs. WALTROWICZ removed with some of her daughters to N!
atimuk where she since resided. Deceased, who had been ailing for a long time, her system gradually weakening, but for the past few days she had seemed brighter and was able to eat with more relish than usual. On Monday evening after tea, she was assisted to her bed to lie down, but had been only lying down on the bed for a few minutes when she quietly breathed her last in the presence of two of her daughters. The funeral took place at Natimuk cemetery, a large number of friends attending. Pastor NOACK, of the Lutheran Church conducted the burial service, part in German and part in English addressing himself more particularly to the friends of deceased, the Pastor mentioned that though she had suffered much in this life it wouldn't be as nought in the peace and glory which awaited her in heaven.
The children of the deceased, in order of seniority, are :---- Messrs. Edward (Gerang) ; Adolf (Kiata) ; and Carl (Gerang) ;Mesdames H. SPEHER (Natimuk) ; E. GLADIGAN (Gerang) ; C. HAEUSLER (Mitre Lake) ; and Misses Johanna, Martha, Matilda (Natimuk) Agnes and Clara (Gerang) ; Bertha (Natimuk).
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