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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Ernest" Heinrich Ernst GERSCH

Born 23 March 1885 in Urania, South Australia [55] [24]
Son of Andreas GERSCH and Johanna Auguste Henriette LUTZ [55]
Married "Louise" Augusta Johanne Louise HANDTKE on 28 January 1909 in South Australia [55]
Along with his son Albert left South Australia and travelled to Western Australia in search of farmland [P88]
His wife and children Laurence, Gladys, Edgar and Rita arrived in Western Australia in May 1931 to join himself and Albert [P88]
Farmed briefly at Goomalling [P88]
Farm Manager in Caron, West Perenjori in 1933 and 1934 [19]
Share-farmer of LEISHMAN Bros' Gregorfields Farm in Winchester 1935-1942[0: image 04201] [25] [P88]
Came equal third with two other farmers in the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Fallow Competition in 1935 [5: 20-Mar-1936]
Member of the Carnamah branch of the Wheatgrowers Union in 1936 [5: 17-Jan-1936]
Donated a trophy for the Winchester Tennis Club's Annual Tennis Tournament in 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
In September 1937 purchased a new McCormick-Deering T20 TracTractor from local agent W. G. MULLIGAN [0: image 03693]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1939-1941 [13]
Share-farmed Gregolrfields Farm in Winchester until 1942; in January 1943 shifted with his wife into Carnamah town [0: image 04201]
Resided with wife Louise in a house in Macpherson Street Carnamah 1943-1946 [P88]
Contractor in Carnamah 1944-1946 [6]
Following the death of his wife Louise in 1946 lived with his son Edgar in Three Springs and then in Bowgada [P88]
Sharefarmer / Farmer in Three Springs in 1949 and 1950 [6] [19]
Later retired to Perth, and in 1960 was living in the Perth suburb of Leederville [24]
Father of Albert, Laurence, Gladys, Edgar and Rita [P88]
Died 20 April 1960 in Leederville; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Lutheran, Plot 20) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Heinrich Ernst Gersch' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/heinrich-ernst-gersch [reference list]




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