Herrnhut Cemetery Last Updated: 8 Mar 2002
Contact: Mrs. Betty Huf, Hamilton Hwy, Tarrington, Vic., 3301 (03) 5572-4959 E-Mail
View Map Herrnhut is located in Day's Lane, between Penshurst and Hamilton. The lane is gravel with the Cemetery about 2.5 kms from the Highway. There is only one surviving headstone, unreadable and the Church has long since been demolished. The Cemetery was in operation from 1862 until 1890. The Church was dedicated in 1854 and demolished around 1906. A board at the Cemetery entrance lists known burials at the site. A lot of work has been done to clear and restore the area.

Betty Huf is a local historian specialising in the German & Wendish settlers of the Western District and I am indebted to her, not only for assistance and information, but for her efforts in researching this early settlement. She, along with co-author William Metcalf, have published a book about Herrnhut and its history - "Herrnhut: Australia's First Utopian Community". It is available through Melbourne University Press (ISBN 0-522-84993-8)

Read other extensive notes about Herrnhut in the Penshurst archives or the West Vic Historical Soc page
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ELMORE FECHNER HILDEBRANDT KARGER KIRCHNER KNETSCH
KNIGHT KRUMNOW POSSETT PRATZ PUSSELT ROHR
11
ELMORE, Frederick
 
16 Mar 1890
 
Writer who lived at Herrnhut - pseudonym. Real name KNIGHT (12)
10
FECHNER, Samuel
 
28 Apr 1889
 
 
7
HILDEBRANDT, Juliana
 
17 Oct 1878
 
 
2
KARGER, George
 
11 May 1864
 
 
5
KIRCHNER, Anna Maria
 
15 Nov 1866
 
 
6
KNETSCH, Elisabeth
 
12 Sep 1869
 
 
8
KNETSCH, Gottlieb
 
12 Nov 1879
 
 
12
KNIGHT, Samuel Marsden
 
16 Mar 1890
 
Also known as Frederick ELMORE (11)
9
KRUMNOW, Johann Friedrich
 
3 Oct 1880
 
 
4
POSSETT, Gottlieb
 
1 Sep 1864
 
Documentation also refers to Gottlieb as PUSSELT
1
PRATZ, Maria
 
30 Apr 1862
 
 
3
PUSSELT, Gottlieb
 
1 Sep 1864
 
Documentation also refers to Gottlieb as POSSETT
13
ROHR, Johann Samuel
 
17 Jul 1890