Maltzahn family burials
Westgarthtown Lutheran Cemetery
The Maltzahn family members buried in Plot 1 consist of two Mecklenburg born brothers, Johann and Christian Maltzahn, their wives and their numerous descendants. Another brother, Ludwig, also migrated to Australia but returned to Germany during the 1860s.
Christian Caspar Maltzahn (c. 1842 – 1869)
One of the earliest interments here was that of Christian Maltzahn, who died of hepatitis in 1869, aged 47. Another early burial was that of Johann and Sophia Maltzahn’s daughter Alwina, who died in 1870, aged 10. However, like many of Westgarthtown’s other original German and Wendish settlers, Johann and Sophia Maltzahn survived well into old age, having lived long and very useful lives.