John Edward, eldest son of Johann (John)
Christian and Dorothea Elizabeth (née Buttner) Andressen was born in 1863 at Grovedale.
He was a Shire of South Barwon councillor, serving for 22 years from 1896 until 1918. He served three terms as president of the shire — 1901-02, 1907-08 and 1916-17. On 23 August 1904 when the last sale of Crown land in Grovedale was held, he purchased allotments 3 – £230, 4 – £150 and 5 – £145. In 1911 he was appointed a justice of the peace. He was elected a trustee of the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Germantown in September 1913.When he retired he lived at 82 Swanston Street, Geelong.
John died on 12 December 1961 at the age of 86 at a private hospital in Geelong. He was privately interred the next day in the Presbyterian section of the Geelong Eastern Cemetery with his wife Dorothea Catherine who died on 20 Jul 1961.