(NOTE: the following information may contain excerpts from material provided by D Wilson (courtesy of Phoebe Prime nee Schuetze per her son Ken) from various publications and research by other people. Information is included in good faith.
Bogan Hotel, Mannum
At that time two men in Mannum had a vision of being able to make farm machinery and to supply the local people with good implements but they had no capital. Gottlieb Wilhelm financed David and John Shearer and they began in a small way, the business grew and is still going all over Australia and beyond (tho' taken over by other firms).
Gottlieb Wilhelm and Mary Ann Schuetze (nee Hudson)
Meetings and entertainment were held in the hotel's back room until the Institute was built in 1882. This was built on land donated to the townspeople by G.W. Schuetze (Wilhelm, or William).
Photo taken June 2009 - D Wilson
L: Phoebe Ann Schuetze R: Phoebe (on right) with two friends.
Schuetze's Garden, Mannum, SA
During these years Gottlieb travelled around the river towns selling Storers medical products. He composed and played music for many country dances and was well known for his friendly ways and musical ability. In 1894 the family of Hugo, Leona, Mabel, Elma and Phoebe (Hilda died aged 16, and Dorothy at 2 years), moved to Blumberg (now known as Birdwood) in the Adelaide hills.
L-R: Mabel Mary Moule nee Schuetze, Elma Elizabeth Wilson nee Schuetze, Mary Ann Schuetze nee Hudson, Hugo Hudson (Schuetze - took mother's maiden name because of antipathy towards German name) - married Alice Amelia Feast, Reginald William Schuetze (may have changed name to Hudson in later years also) married Rose Langham, Gottlieb Wilhelm Schuetze, Phoebe Ann Prime nee Schuetze, (standing) & Leona Rosalie Schuetze (never married).
Reginald William and his father Gottlieb Wilhelm Schuetze.
L-R: Visitor (unknown), Mary Ann, Leona, Elma, Winn Benson, Phoebe (with cat)
Gottlieb Wilhelm, Hugo and Mabel.
Photo dated 1902
L-R: Beth (Elizabeth Hudson), Doss (Dorothy Clare Moule), May Rosalie Wilson
and Peg (Margaret Hudson - twin of Elizabeth)
The girls were all cousins.
Beth and Peg Hudson, Doss Moule and May Wilson
with their Grandmother Mary Ann Schuetze (nee Hudson).
Gottlieb Wilhelm Schuetze died on Good Friday, 14 April 1922 at Loxton Hospital, South Australia. His residence at the time was in Evandale. He was survived by his widow Mary Ann who died 25 Nov 1951 at Evandale, South Australia. She was buried 2 days later on 27 Nov 1951 at St Peters.