Mr. Albert Dietrich
A grand old pioneer of the Peak Hill district, Mr. Albert Dietrich, passed away at the age of 81 in his home,”Rosehill,” Bushman Street, on Wednesday morning. Mr. Dietrich had enjoyed excellent health until a month ago, when his age began to
tell and affected his heart, which was
the cause of his death.
Deceased, who was the son of the late Frank Carl Dietrich and Elizabeth Dorothy Dietrich, was born in the Picton district, where he resided for 35 years. He then moved to the Peak Hill district, where he took up a property and became a successful farmer and grazier, so that he was
able to retire about five years ago and live in Sydney for 12 months. He then came to Parkes, where he has resided since.
The late Mr. Dietrich married at an early age and was devoted to his wife and his large family, which numbered 14. His widow and eleven of his family survive him. They are: Miss Hannah Dietrich, of Parkes; Mrs.S. J. Goodall (Mary), of Sydney; Mrs.P..T. Scarr (Ada), of Peak Hill; Mrs. R. Leahmann (Amy), of Junee; Mrs.G. C. Bayliss (Lily), of Glen Innes; Mrs. C. Kopp (Ivy), of Peak Hill; and Mrs. F. Connelly (Edna), of Dubbo.
The boys are: James (Canowindra), Henry (Peak Hill), Herbert (Parkes)and Kenneth (Peak Hill). A sister, Miss Mary Dietrich, also survives.
The funeral took place in the Church of England portion of the Peak Hill cemetery at 3 o’clock on
Thursday, the Rev. Pearce, of Peak Hill, taking the service. Mr. J. T.Cock had charge of the funeral arrangements.
You really couldn’t ask for a better place to start when looking at Australian family history. Trove is a candy store for names, places and locations.
Here is the obituary for Albert Dietrich, my 2xGGrandfather. It lists a lot of information about the funeral as well as juicy detail on his family.
Albert and Hannah had a very successful life producing 14 children. 10 of the 11 children that made it to adulthood had children. Damn, that’s a lot of your descendants running around out there to track down. Luckily someone thought to put all their names and where they live in the newspaper so that it would make my life easier many, many decades later.
Thrown into this article at no extra cost is the name of my GGrandfather James (of Canowindra).
Could you get more excited about an article like this? Well no to be quite frank.
In the interest of not losing those who may not be related and are reading this blog post in support, I have posted a picture of Albert below. Albert, your facial hair is outstanding but gotta say, thank god I didn’t get that nose.