Trove Tuesday

I hope this is a sign of things to come in 2013.  I found this newspaper clipping about the burial of Ferdinand Gustav Buring my 4x great Uncle.

Finding out about Ferdinand Gustav is helping me find out more about our Buring ancestors in Germany who have been a big brick wall in my research.  It’s gradually coming down now though, piece by piece.




Tuesday, 10th August.

A pigeon shooting match came off in Mr. Sullivan's paddock on Saturday. A prize was competed for. value five guineas, which was won by Mr. Duncan, of Sebastian. Messrs. Wilson, Draper, Sullivan, Charlton, Kelly, and others took part. About 100 birds were brought on the ground, but a good many


An old resident named Buring was interred in the Raywood Cemetery on Saturday. He carried on the business of tinsmith, locksmith, etc., and had for some time past been subject to dropsy. He was a man of quiet disposition, and was generally respected.

The showers that have fallen the last day or two will have the effect of startiug off the late sown crops, and will be beneficial generally. At present there is a prospect of their con- tinuance. Towards Kamarooka there are some paddocks of oats two feet high, and looking well.

Source: Trove

Dropsy is the reason given for Ferdinand’s death but without further details it is unknown whether this was a heart condition or something else.  I’m hoping to get a photo of his headstone, if he had one.


Probate Notice for Ferdinand Gustav Buring

Probate Notice for Ferdinand Gustav Buring

The Argus  Tuesday 10 August 1880, page 8  Trove



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