Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
NameGRUMMET, Johann Christian Theodor Adolph
Birth17 Jan 1844, Prussia23544,263
Immigration1 Jan 1855, ‘Johan Caesar’829,830,23544 Age: 10
Death30 Jul 1928, North Adelaide, SA263,46742,46743 Age: 84
Burial2 Aug 1928, North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, SA46743
The Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA : 1888 - 1954) Wed 8 Aug 192846742

One of Moonta's oldest ex-residents
and prominent business-men, Mr
Adolph Grummet, died at North Ade-
laide on Tuesday, last week. The
late Mr Grummet was born at Claus-
thal, Hanover Germany in January,
1844. He came to Australia with his
father, Mr A. Grummet, of Hahndorf,
in 1855 and, after working at Mount
Barker and Callington, he came to
Moonta . He was in the, em-
ploy of the Moonta Mining Co. for
some time after coming here. After-
wards he went into business in small
way. Subsequently, he opened a shop
near the top of George-street, as as
stationer, and it can safely be said that
be built up one of the largest firms
booksellers and importers of fancy
goods. in the State. He carried a
large stock, and drew patrons from far
as well as near. It is. just eight
years ago since he retired, when he
disposed of his business to Mr P.D.
Learmond. He was widely known
throughout the district, where he re-
sided for the best part of 60 years. Un-
Unfortunately, his declining years were
marred by an eye affliction, which,
caused total blindness a couple of
years ago. He was much interested
in the public matters in this town, and for
three years represented West ward in
the Moonta town council. For some
years he was president of the Institute
Committee, and of the local schooI
committee. He was a postmaster of
the Princess Royal and Duke of Edin-
burgh Lodges, also the Mark Lodge

and Royal Arch Chapter. A widow,
six sons, Messrs R.C. and A. (Ade-
laide) Cyril, Lester and Bert (Perth);
and Stanley (Sydney); and four Daugh-
ters Miss Ida Grummet (Adelaide),
Mesdames J. Odgers (Ramco, River
Murray), A.H. Fairy (Perth) and C.
Broad (New Zealand) survive.

News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954) Wed 1 Aug 192846743

Mr Adolph Grummet
A Moonta resident for 60 years was Mr.
Johann Christian Theodor Adolph Grunm-
met, whose death occurred in Adelaide
Mr. Adolph Grummet, as he was gene-
rally known, was a leading figure in many
branches of Moonta activities. He was
born at Clausthal, Hanover, Germany, 84
years ago.
At the age of 11 years he came to Aus-
tralia with his father, the late Mr. A.
Grummet. The family settled first in
Hahndorf. South Australia. In 1865 Mr.
Adolph Grummet took up residence in
Moonta, where he stayed until the failure
of his eyesight necessitated his removal
to a private hospital in Adelaide four
years ago.
He opened a small bookselling, and
fancy goods shop in the early days of
Moonta. This grew apace, and in time
became what was claimed to be one of the

MR. ADOLPH GRUMMET Moonta resident, whose death has occurred in Adelaide.

largest businesses of its kind in South
Australia. In June, 1920, Mr. Grummet
retired from his George street business.
but his well-earned rest was marred by
eye trouble, which in 1926 resulted in total
Before this he maintained a keen in-
terest in public affairs. For three years
he represented West Ward as councillor,
and for some time was presiding officer
of the institute committee and of the
local school committee. He was a past
master of the Duke of Edinburgh Lodge,
No. 16, South Australian Constitution.
also the Mark and Royal Arch Chapter.
Mr. Grumnmet was also a member of
the Commrcial Travellers and Wharehouse-
men's Association. His two chief in-
terests, apart from his business, were
floriculture and fishing. He was a suc-
cessful exhibitor at all local shows, and
his ferns were well known throughout
the district.
He spent much of his time tending his
hothouses and fernhouses, and imported
soil from Mount Gambier. The remainder
of his leisure he devoted to fishing.
Members of' the family are Messrs. R.
C. and A. Grummet (Adelaide), Cyril, Les
ter, and Bert Grummet (Perth), and Stan
ley (Sydney),. Miss Ida. Grummet (Ade-
laide), Mesdames J. Odgers (Ramco, River
Murray), Fairey (Perth), and C. Broad
(New Zealand).
The remains will be buried at North
Road Cemetery tomorrow morning.
ChildrenOscar Eduard Hirbst (1866-1946)
Birthca 1846
ChildrenIda Helene June (1867-1938)
 Moonta (Rudi) Charles (1868-1953)
 Reginald Morely Clyde (1870-1870)
 Elsie Linda Isidora (1876-1877)
 Effie Amy Isabel (1881-1966)
 Bertie Leigh (Twin) (1884-)
 Alan Ray (Twin) (1884-1951)
 Dora Nettie Mabel (1887-1887)
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