Grützner family burials
Westgarthtown Lutheran Cemetery
Julius Heinrich Theodore Grützner (1854 – 1882)
Henry Grützner, the eldest child of Jacob and Marie Grützner, was drowned in a waterhole on the family farm at Westgarthtown. At the inquest, his brother John testified that Henry had left the house with a bucket to get water between 8–9 pm on 13 December 1882 and did not return. John did not worry at the time, thinking Henry must have gone to visit their parents, who ran a store in High Street, Thomastown. In the morning, John saw Henry’s hat floating in the waterhole, raised the alarm and soon after Henry’s body was recovered.