Louis Tognini

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Louis Tognini
Born 1833
Ticino, Switzerland
Died 29 June 1885
Nationality Swiss Italian
Occupation Publican
Years active 1863-1885
Known for Louis Hotel
Home town Eganstown
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Reuter
Jane Brice Reid
Children James
Mary Madeline
  • Peter (Giacomo Pietro) Tognini (father)
  • Mary (Maria Maddelena) Reghitti (mother)

Louis Tognini was a publican in Eganstown, <1863-1885>.

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Louis Tognini was born c.1833 in Ticino, Switzerland, the son of Peter Tognini and Mary Reghitti.

He married Elizabeth Reuter in 1860. Elizabeth was born in England in 1849, the daughter James Reuter and Catherine Young.

Elizabeth was killed in an accident on the Deep Creek bridge at Eganstown on 19 December 1875. In April 1936, a former resident of Daylesford, J. Ulysses Brown, wrote about the incident:

Louis Tognini was "mine host" of the Blanket Flat Hotel, his wife was killed in a vehicle collision in the early seventies.[1]

Louis Tognini married Jane Brice Reid in 1876.[2] They had several children including:

  • Elizabeth
  • Mary Madeline

An old resident wrote in September 1918 of his memories of Louis Tognini:

There was one well known resident at that time at Blanket Flat the late Mr Louis Tognini, grandfather of our present Mr John Tognini, of the Daylesford Hotel and father of Mrs James Jose, of Jose's Hotel, Vincent Street. He used to drive in from Blanket Flat in a Tilbury, which like the coaches, had the body part hung on leather springs. That sort of vehicle suited rough roads. Were Mr Tognini alive to day, no doubt he could unfold some lively anecdotes of the doings between here, and Blanket Flat. There were very few in this district at that time that did not know Louis. He kept the hotel at Blanket Flat for many years.[3]

In December 1863 Tognini provided a character reference for two men charged with stealing blankets.[4]

Tognini died at Eganstown on 29 June 1885.[5] He left his estate to his wife, and his two daughters. It was valued at £335/3/4.

He is buried in the Eganstown Cemetery.[6]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1936 'Daylesford.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 11 April, p. 8. , viewed 04 Mar 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205259485
  2. Louis Tognini, Victoria, Australia, Marriage Index, 1837-1950, 1876, Ref. No. 3753
  3. 1918 'THE OLD COACHING DAYS.', Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 10 September, p. 3. , viewed 05 Mar 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119561159
  4. 1863 'CASTLEMAINE GENERAL SESSIONS.', Mount Alexander Mail (Vic. : 1854 - 1917), 9 December, p. 2. , viewed 06 Mar 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196427647
  5. Louis Tognini, in the Victoria, Australia, Wills and Probate Records, 1841-2009, 17 August 1885
  6. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/168480847/louis-tognini: accessed 24 July 2022), memorial page for Louis Tognini (1833–29 Jun 1885), Find a Grave Memorial ID 168480847, citing Eganstown General Cemetery, Eganstown, Hepburn Shire, Victoria, Australia; Maintained by Rebecca McIntosh (contributor 48241877).

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