Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy 200th Birthday Great, Great, Great Grandpa Schütz

[caption id="attachment_4089" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Johann Gottfried Schütz (1810-1900)"][/caption]

Well, okay, I am a few days early, but I don't want to miss this occasion. On 13th October 2010, my great, great, great grandfather, Johann Gottfried Schütz, turns 200. With a bit of luck, we hope to make a pilgrimage to his grave in the next week or so.

Here is a picture of his gravestone, which is online at this site:


At Tuesday, September 21, 2010 11:11:00 am , Anonymous Mark Henderson said...

You come from good stock, David.
These old Lutheran German folk were 'salt of the earth' people. Australia's debt to these folk is yet to be calculated.

At Tuesday, September 21, 2010 12:15:00 pm , Anonymous Christine said...

What a beautiful glimpse into your family history, David, thanks for sharing.

At Tuesday, September 21, 2010 6:23:00 pm , Anonymous Tony said...

Does that mean you'll have a good ol' fashioned 'Schütz-en-fest' on the 13th, David?

It's an interesting area, with an interesting history. We have close friends who live near by (in the old Herbig -- of tree fame -- dairy farm) and we visit often and explore.

PS: I assume you photo-shopped out the pipe that was in Johann's mouth?

At Tuesday, September 21, 2010 9:12:00 pm , Anonymous Schütz said...

The "Schützenfest", as you know, Tony, takes place in October each year in Hahndorf. Great, Great, Great Grandpappy Schütz is buried in Eden Valley (home of the dilectibable Rieslings!), but Hahndorf was the first place that any of my ancestors lived in Australia. Great, Great, Great, Great Grandpa and Grandma Pfeiffer and died there in the winter of 1839. Unfortunately the location of their graves was never marked.

At Wednesday, September 22, 2010 1:19:00 am , Anonymous Gareth said...

Is this where the Schutz good looks comes from?

At Wednesday, September 22, 2010 2:35:00 am , Anonymous Matthias said...

schutz what does the plaque on the ground say as I cannot read it


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