Pioneer Found Dead Near Car The body of an 82-year-old Hor- sham pioneer was found beside a car at Lower Norton about 10.20 p.m. last
Thursday. He was Carl Frederick Wilhelm Puls, formerly of McPherson Street, who left his home ear- lier in the day to gather wood. Mr. Puls left Horsham about two o'clock in the af- ternoon and when he failed to return by 9 p.m., relatives and friends immediately or- ganised a search party. He was found dead beside his car at Lower Norton about 10.20 p.m. by Mr. Alex- ander Heslop, of Stawell Road. A man who helped pioneer the Wimmera, Mr. Puls was recognised as an identity on the region's history. He was in the news about two years ago when he grow several new teeth and amazed dentists. Mr. Puls came to Horsham when only a child, travelling with his parents from Adel- aide by bullock wagon. His parents took up land in the Dooen area and he later moved to Horsham where he built his home of bricks from one of the town's first brew- cries, which stood on the site. The first moving pictures screened in Horsham were shown in buildings bought byaV C Mr. Puls. Musical Family He came from a musical family, his mother was educated at the Paris Con- servatorium of Music. Mr. Puls was a staunch Lutheran and was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lu- theran Church at Horsham.
He was a member of the Victorian Rangers for many years and was chosen to be a guard in Melbourne for Queen Victoria's Jubilee. The funeral was held at Horsham Cemetery on Satur- day. See page 2 for obituary.