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Hartwich / Hartwig Family Reunion

by June Winter

About 400 descendants of Michael and Eva Rosina Hartwich attended the Family Reunion and Book Launch at Hamilton on 1-2 October 2011. On the Saturday evening, 240 people enjoyed the dinner and concert, which featured talented family members and the Tabor Men’s Choir.

The family history book, Hartwich / Hartwig 1846 – 2011 – Michael and Eva Rosina, was launched on the Saturday afternoon. There are 8, 335 names in the book, with 5, 701 being direct descendants. These include 72 sets of twins and 2 sets of triplets. The 636 page book which features many photos, was compiled by Ian Hartwich. We extend our congratulations and appreciation to Ian for a job well done.

A service of thanksgiving was held on Sunday 2 October at St Michael’s Lutheran Church, Tarringon, conducted by Pastors Colin and Peter Hartwich with Ron Hartwich as organist.

After lunch in the church hall we gathered at the South Hamilton Cemetery where Betty Huf pointed out the resting places of family members. This was followed by a pilgrimage to “Wattle Park”, the original Hartwich family property at North Hamilton.

For further information and for copies of the family history book, contact:
Lynne Price Tel. (03) 5572 5089 or June Winter, 595 Reservoir Rd, Mt Moriac Tel. (03) 5266 1385.