Wachsmuth Carl Otto

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Fast Facts
Type of person Individual
Date of birth 6 August 1849
Place of birth At Sea
Principal occupation Saddler
Date of death 3 Feb 1897
Place of decease Gawler

Carl Otto Wachsmuth

Carl went by his middle name Otto, so not to be confused with his father, also named Carl.

Born at sea onboard Princess Louise, 6 August 1849 at 6am. 1

Baptised in Adelaide on 11 August 1850 at his parents’ home. Witnesses: Miss Fredericke DEHNE, Julius KATTLEIN, Ernst FISCHER, Anton FORALAWSKY.2

Occupation: Saddler (like his father before him)

Death: 3 Feb 1897

Inherited family business in 1885.

Wife: Mary Catherine nee Langford


Charles Frederick

Stella Louise

Wachsmuth, the saddler, lived at the north side corner of Tod street and on the opposite corner was Ford's grocer's shop. Going south was Saint's saddlery shop. 3

CURRENT TOPICS – The Bunyip 1897

The Late Mr. Otto Wachsmuth. — Included in the death roll this week is the name of Mr. Otto Wachsmuth, who had been a resident of Gawler nearly all his life. His father established the saddler's business near the post-office in the early days of the town, and after his decease Mrs. Wachsmuth carried it on for many years, until she transferred it to her son. The deceased gentleman, who had been ill for some time, and who was 47 years of age, took no active interest in public matters. In his own circle, however, he was appreciated for his geniality and good nature. He leaves a widow and three children. Mrs. G. J. Mellor of Adelaide is a sister. 4

Otto Wachsmuth In 1890 owned 20 Eighth Street. The property was transferred to Mary Wachsmuth in 1897 to his following his death.5

Mary became bankrupt two years after Carl’s death.

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[Researched by Allen Tiller]


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