Family / New South Wales / Walla Walla

Passing of GGGrandfather – Johann Samuel Gotthilf Hoffmann

In His Service
Here rests in peace
our beloved husband and father
exchanging worldly suffering for the pleasures of heaven

Feature image is from the 150th anniversary of Walla Walla celebrations.

From the :Albury Banner and Wodonga Express  Fri 15 Mar 1912 Page 19

(From Our Own Correspondent.)
Monday, March 11.

It is with much regret that I have to report the death of one of our early settlers, viz., Mr. J. S. G. Hoffmann, J.P., who passed away peacefully last Sunday week, March 3.

Mr. Hoffmann arrived and settled here first, early in the year 1870, but after living here for some years, sold out again, about 1875, and spent a few years in the ‘Wimmera district,’ but eventually came back here again, early in the ’80’s, and settled down permanently this district again.

He was a very practical farmer, and also a good public man; took great interest in local church matters, being one of the trustees of the Lutheran Church, and also for many years the chairman of the managing committee. He was also the chairman of the Farmers and Settlers’ Association for a number of years in succession of that body; in fact, his last term only ceased the day before his death. And for many years he held the position of trustee and treasurer of the doctor’s residence association.

The deceased, who was physically a strong man, had suffered a good deal from rheumatism of late years, and especially the last five or six months, was constantly under the care of Dr. Schlink, but he gradually grew worse, and as already stated above, died on the 3rd inst.

The funeral, which took place last Tuesday, in the local cemetery, was very largely attended; the Rev. Simpfendorfer officiated. The deceased leaves a widow and two sons and one daughter (Mrs. Schoff) all well provided for.

GGGrandfatherhad been grateful for the attention and care he had been receiving with Dr. Schlink. Forever respectful, JSG Hoffmann had made a very public but personal thanks just after Christmas  a couple of months before in the ‘The Border Morning Mail and Riverina Times’:

T H A N K S.
I BEG to tender my earnest and heartfelt THANKS to my medical Adviser, Dr. R.H. Schlink, and F. Ewer, my nurse, for their skillful and kind treatment during my recent illness.
J. S. G. Hoffmann, Mountain View, N.S.W.



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