Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
NameGROSS, Samuel
Birthca 1876, Drung Drung, Vic
Death12 Dec 1948, Wembley Private Hospital, Horsham Vic1203,88744 Age: 72
Burial14 Dec 1948, Horsham, Vic1203,88744
FatherGROSS, Friedrich (1834-1922)
MotherMUELLER, Johanna Eleonore (1838-1892)
The Horsham Times (Vic. : 1882 - 1954) Tuesday 14 December 194888744

Leading District Figure
The death of Mr. Samuel Gross
at the Wembley private hospital on  
Sunday, removes one of' the dis-
tricot's best known public figures,
for he was prominently associated,
with most commiunity movements
in the Horsham South area.    
Born at Drung Drung 72 years ago,
he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Friedrich Gross who were amongst
the: early settlers of the district, hav-
ing selected land there. He lived  
there until 1923 when he gave up  
active farming, but he continued his
interest and the property is still run
by his sons..
Keenly interested in ihe affairs of
his district he was elected a repres-
entative of the South riding of the
Wiminera Shire 13 years ago, and he
became President, in 1941-42. He
brought to the task an intimate know-
ledge of the district and the people he
represented, and was prominently  
associated with the progress made
by the Shire in recent years. He was
very approachable and had a turn of
phrase which livened many a debate.
He was keenly interested in the  
political and industrial organisation  
of primary producers, and the Hor-  
sham branches of the Country Party
and Wheatgrowers Association claim-
ed him as a foundation member. He
held office in both bodies and was    
a frequent delegate to their State and
district conferences.
For more than 20 years he had been
a committeeman and steward of the
Horsham Agricultural Society, and    
was keenly interested in the develop-
ment of farming practice being a
successful faimer himself.
Most of the activities of the dis-
trict had his enthusiastic support, and  
he was a foundation member, and
president for seven years of the Hor-
sham South Bush Fire Brigade. He  
was active in the Lutheran Church
at Green Lake, and until recently    
was a trustee. Even after he came
to live in Horsham eight years ago.
he continued his association with most
of the affairs of his birthplace, and
gave his support to the recent move-
ment to build a hall at Drung.
The presence of this good citizen
will be greatly missed in the Horsham
South, area.
He was married at Green Lake
to Miss Pauline Stoessel who survives
him to mourn the loss together with
his family in Florence (Mrs O. Peter-
ing, Murtoa), Clarice (Mrs: E. Hart-
wick, Geelong), Rollet and Kenneth,
Fix this text
of Drung. The Funeral will take place today at
the Horsham Cemetery after a ser-
vice commencing at Darlot Street
Lutheran Church at 3 pm.
Birth1884, Horsham, Vic88743
Death6 Jan 19711203 Age: 87
BurialHorsham, Vic1203
FatherSTOESSEL, Johann Gottfried (1847-1894)
Marriage1906, Vic88745
ChildrenFlorence Marie (1908-)
 Kenneth Samuel (1924-1989)
Last Modified 8 Mar 2015Created 26 Feb 2024 using Reunion for Macintosh
Home Page

Web https://moadstorage.blob.core.windows.net/$web