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Ludwig August Friedrich Oertling (1818-1891) of L. Oertling Ltd
1918 August 22nd. Born in Schwerin, Mecklenburg, Germany
1846 January 1st. Married at St. Bride's, Fleet Street. Mr L. Oertling, of Berlin, to Caroline, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Rowlatt of Kingston-upon-Thames.
He exhibited at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851, and won a medal in the same group as Bourdon, Vidie and Siemens.
1851 Living at 13 Store Street, St. Giles, Mddx: Ludwig Oertling (age 32 born Germany), Philosophical Instrument Maker employing 5 men. With his wife Caroline Oertling (age 32 born Kingston) and their son Henry Oertling (age 3 born London). Also his nephew Frederick Oertling (age 19 born Germany), Philosophical Instrument Maker, and his niece Charlotte Rodine (age 10 born London). One visitor. One servant.
We have to announce the death Mr. Ludwig Oertling, of Mecklenburg-house, Kingston-road, which occurred after a severe illness on Saturday, at the advanced age of 75 years.
Mr. Oertling had resided in the village for about 12 years, and was much respected. He of modest retiring disposition, and never took any prominent part local affairs. On one occasion he was nominated for a seat on the Local Board, but was without his knowledge and against his wish, and he made no effort to secure election. Deceased did a great deal of good in a quiet way, his benefactions to deserving objects being devoid of any public display, which was most distasteful to him.
Mr. Oertling was the bead of a large business London, carrying on the manufacture of those delicate scales, &c., which are so hugely used by analysts and other scientific men. The interment took place at Norbiton cemetery on Thursday afternoon, and was attended by about 60 of the employes of the firm, betides the members of the family, Dr. Cowen and Mr. C. W. A. Goodfellow representing the residents of the village.
The service was impressively conducted by the vicar, Rev. W. A. Challacombe.