Zimmer family burials
Westgarthtown Lutheran Cemetery
Unlike Westgarthtown’s other graves, Zimmer family members are commemorated on an imposing column which stands at the centre of Plot 13. The names recorded on this column are those of Johann and Annie Zimmer and their descendants.
Frederick Henry Zimmer (1870 – 1875)
This child, aged 5, was the son of Michael and Maria Zimmer of Epping. He drowned in a waterhole on the family's farm at Epping.
Gustav Adolph Zimmer (1868 – 1906)
Dolph Zimmer lived at Carlsruhe near Kyneton in central Victoria where he had a farm. Although Dolph is buried at Kyneton, his name is included on the imposing Zimmer family monument at Westgarthtown. He died at Carlsruhe in 1906 aged 37 when he fell from the top of a dray load of firewood and was crushed by the wheel. He left a wife Grace and four young children, the oldest five years and the youngest 15 months.