Gottlieb Gogoll made a codicil to his will dated 1876. Witnesses were Joseph Rainford and William Wallis. He was unable to sign this document.
Gottlieb Gogoll, a vigneron, was charged with shooting and wounding his wife Louisa on 14 August 1973. He had been drinking with her when an argument led her to leave the house, planning to go the the house of a neighbour named Wallis. She then saw her husband about 28 yards away with a shotgun pointed towards her. He fired and the shot went into her side and arm. Mrs Wallis helped her to her feet and assisted her into her house. Her jacket was stained with blood. She was then taken to hospital where she remained for two days.
Her husband had been a cripple for some time, suffering from paralysis of his arms and hands. The gun had been loaded on the previous evening. On a previous occasion when quarrelling some blows were struck. Her son Henry Gogoll, a little boy, appeared as a witness at the trial.
They lived on about 30 acres in East Duneed Road (now Torquay Road) between Burvilles and Stewarts Roads, which was part of allotment M section 5 in the Parish of Connewarre, which they had purchased in 1857 the year of their marriage paying £300. A cottage with 4 rooms was erected on this block. They also owned 50 acres on the same allotment. In the 1870s together with other blocks they owned they took out a mortgage with William Schultz of Mount Duneed. The land had greatly decreased in value at the time of Gottlieb's death due to the large numbers of farmers leaving the district to take up selections in the Wimmera district.
Johannah Louisa Gogoll wife of John Gottlieb Gogoll had resided in or near Mount Duneed for 28 years. On 4th October 1873 he made his will which was not signed as he was unable to do so because he had paralysis of the hands and arms and although he made several attempts to do so he was unable to write his name. He also suffered from inflamation of the lungs. Thomas Charles Harwood wrote his name at the foot of the will as his proctor and in the presence of and under the direction of Frederic Rupert Pincott proctor of Geelong and then signed their names as witnesses. Rev Peter George Jacobsen former minister of Germantown Lutheron Church, now of Horsham, and John Gottlieb Kurzmann, farmer of Bream Creek were the executors of the will. Exectutor Charles Milner farmer of Freshwater Creek renounced probate of the will and codicil for unknown reasons.
Gottlieb Gogoll died on 29 August 1876 aged 49 years and is buried in the Grovedale Cemetery. His estate was valued at £370/8/5. Louisa (née Bieske) died aged 52 years on 21 December 1890 and is also buried at the Grovedale Cemetery.
Mick Robinson was the speaker at our meeting on 1 June, 2017. He has an extensive knowledge of Geelong history. We had a great night with lots of laughs. An excellent speaker.
Andrew Thomson Abercrombie, born in Midlothian, Scotland in 1845, was the son of Andrew Thomas and Mary (née Thomson) Abercrombie. He came to Australia with his parents, brother Robert (born 1843) and sister Elizabeth Waddell (born 1849), in 1853 at the age of 8 years. Two more siblings were born in Australia, Ralph in 1855 and Jessie Brown in 1863.
In 1866 he married Mary Anna, daughter of Samuel and Anna (née Heath) Kenshole. Their children were:
Jessie Elizabeth — born 23 June 1867 Chilwell, Geelong, married Creighton Wilson Rankine 24 May 1898 (Queen's birthday) at Christian Chapel, Swanston Street, Melbourne, died 1912 Hawthorn
Mary Anna — born 1869 Mount Duneed, married Thomas Stafford
Agnes — born 29 July 1870 Mount Duneed, married Sidney John Grace 20 January 1892 at her father's house Albert Park, died 1895 Cue WA
Blanch — born 15 June 1872 Mount Duneed, Mount Duneed. On 18 December 1887 Blanch, aged 5 years, died from a fractured skull caused by a kick from a horse on 14th December. This happened after school when her father had unharnessed the horse. She was buried at Mount Duneed Cemetery.
Mary Beatrice Heath — born 1874 Mount Duneed, married Walter Thistlethwaite 16 November 1898 at her father's residence, died 1952 Malvern
Constance Lucretia — born 1876 Mount Duneed, died 9 March 1906 Murchison
Andrew — born 17 Jun 1878 Mount Duneed, died 1970 Camberwell
Maud Thomson — born 1880 Mount Duneed, married Dickson Russell Johnston
Ralph — born 19 Jun 1881 Mount Duneed, died 3 May 1957 Hawthorn. He was appointed Auditor-General as from 1 September 1938. He continued in this role until 1946.
Eva Mabel — born 1883 Tower Hill, died 1969 Balwyn
James McGregor — born 1885 Tower Hill, died 1960 Camberwell, died 1960 Camberwell
He took an active interest in public life and held many honorary positions including treasurer of the Victorian Male Teachers Association and president of the State Schools Teachers' Union.
In March 1910, while head teacher of Victoria Park State School, he retired after 45 years' service. The staff and scholars presented him with a dressing case, travelling rug, silver serviette ring, gold medal and other tokens of appreciation. He had commenced his career in the beginning of 1865 as a trainee in the old Queen Street Church of England Training College. He then served in Geelong at the Saffron Street Wesleyan Day School (a common school), Mount Duneed, Koroit, Melbourne, Saint Kilda, South Melbourne, Bendigo and Victoria Park.
He died at the age of 81 at his home "Woodlands" in Yarra Street, Hawthorn, Victoria on 2 March 1926. Mary Anna died in 1885.
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