Ernst Martin Carl Ohlmeyer (1835 - 1919)

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Ernst Martin Carl Ohlmeyer
Bornc. 1835
Died9 November 1919
Torrensville, South Australia



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Published Obituary

From the Register, Monday 10 November 1919:

"THE LATE MR. E. M. C. OHLMEYER. The death occurred on Sunday of Mr. E. M. C. Ohlmeyer, at his residence, Hayward avenue, Torrensville. He was in his eighty-fifth year, and arrived in South Australia with his parents in 1850. After following agricultural pursuits for six months he entered the employ of the late Mr. G. Bungert, butcher, of Freeman street, City. He was later on, apprenticed to the printing trade in the office of a German newspaper. He subsequently worked in The Register Office. In 1853 Mr. Ohlmeyer went to the Forest Creek diggings, where he spent nine months, but without satisfactory results. He returned, and started with Mr. Almers, butcher, of Rundle street, and in 1860 he opened a similar business on his own account in Angas street, and after two years built premises in Wakefield street. He led this, and he started business in Albany, Western Australia, but through lack of stock he resumed to Adelaide. He carried on business at Burra for five years, and then resumed operations in the city. Mr. Ohlmeyer had always been of a roving disposition, and when the Northern Territory was opened he went there with horses. Travelling with his party overland, he had many wonderful experiences. He married the daughter of the late Mr. Henry Oakley, and she died in 1895. In 1899 he married Miss Flora J. Readhead, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Robert Readhead, of Minninooka Station, Western Australia, who survives him. The surviving children are Mr. Alfred Ohlmeyer, who was associated with his father in business for over 20 years; Mr. Cyril Ohlmeyer well known in musical circles; and Mrs. W. H. Watson, Middle Park, Victoria. There are five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.”. [1]


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  1. "THE LATE MR. E. M. C. OHLMEYER". The Register. Adelaide, South Australia. 10 November 1919.

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