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Heidelberg’s Busy Bee Signature Quilt, 1895-96

Square K12

Quilt square K12

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E. Wittig

Summary

Ernst Wittig, aka Ernest Henry Wittig, owned the Heidelberg Bakery [M5] in Cape Street from the 1880s to 1902.

Further information

He belonged to several local groups such as the Football Club and the Oddfellows Lodge and catered for many of their functions. M. Wittig [K12], mentioned in newspaper reports as helping with social occasions, is thought to be his sister. In 1900 Wittig was one of many subscribers to farewell presentations for Police Sergeant John Burton [M14] and his wife [M12, L2]. After a serious riding accident in early 1902, Wittig sold the bakery and toured Europe. He later turned to fruit growing at Doncaster. In 1947 Wittig’s body was found in his backyard well, drowned, aged 83 years. He left a substantial estate valued at £39,109 bequeathing £500 to the Austin Hospital, £100 each to three former employees and the remainder to his nieces.


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