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Avenel (17 April 1945)
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Mr Eneas John Lorenz
Buried Tuesday 17 April 1945
A former well known resident of Avenel, and later of Stanhope, in the person of Mr E. J. Lorenz, 76, died at a private hospital after a short illness. He was the eldest son of the late John and Mary Lorenz who were farmers in the Avenel district. Deceased was born at Kilmore and spent his school days there.
As a young man he acquired a property at Avenel and was resident there for 27 years. Afterwards moving to Stanhope, where he continued his rural occupation.
Whilst in Avenel he was a member of the Australian Light Horse, when it was in existence, for many years; also a Past Master of the local branch of the Oddfellows Lodge at Avenel, and took a keen interest in many of the social, sporting, and public activities. He was highly respected by a large circle of friends, which was evident by the representive attendance at his funeral. He leaves a family of 4 sons, and 4 daughters.
The remains were laid to rest in the family grave at the Avenel cemetery. Rev Father Duggan conducted the burial service and Mr G. Diggle carried out the mortuary arrangements.
In 1904, he had 600 acres grazing and 68 acres at Tarcombe, occupation given as Grazier. He also had a house, 159 acres at Mangalore.
In 1912 he and Catherine were listed as 600 acres, 68 acres, 129 acres, hut, at Tarcombe and listed as a Grazier.
Courtesy Euroa Gazette "Avenel Snipperts"
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