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From: Sunelia Heath <>
Subject: [ZA-EC] Queenstown Free Press (Jan 1894)
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2011 22:57:28 -0700 (PDT)

Hallo :-)

Tuesday, January 2, 1894
Died,-  At Queenstown, on the 30th December, 1893, after a painful and lingering
illness, borne with Christian fortitude, Jemima Clara, dearly beloved daughter
of Mrs. E. STONE, Queenstown.
Died,- At Sterkstroom, on the 10th December ,1893, Louisa Jane, widow of the
late William DALY, of Grahamstown, aged 52 years 6 months and 19 days.
The late Dr. KRANZ.
Mr J.W. BELL has received intelligence of the death of Dr M.F. KRANZ, at
Wiesbaden, in Germany, on the 26th November, 1893.  The late Dr KRANZ came to
this Colony in 1863 of ’64, and took up his residence in Queenstown, where he
practised for years on the homoepathic principle, and was very successful.  He
left here for his own country (Germany), and it was generally supposed that he
had made sufficient in Queenstown to lead a very easy life in the land of his
birth.  We believe the entire family left the Colony at the same time.
Tuesday, January 9, 1894
Married,-  At S. Michals and All Angels Church, Queenstown, on 26th December,
1893 Thomas DARKE to Catherine Gailbraith, eldest daughter of the late F.
McMASTER, Esq., of Adelaide.
Marrige.-SIMKINS.-EDWARDS.-  On the 27th Dec., at Trinity Church, Graham’s Town,
by the Rev. W. TYSON, Edward Walter SIMKINS, youngest son of the late W.J.
SIMKINS, of London,  to Jessie Thompson EDWARDS, youngest daughter of the late
Thomas EDWARDS, Grahamstown.
The Settlers of 1820.-  We are pleased to hear that Mr. Colin T. CAMPBELL who
lived for many years in Grahamstown, where he edited the “Anglo African”
newspaper, has for a long time past been engaged in writing a history of the
British settlement, which is now nearly ready for publication.  From such a
competent pen, the book is likely to prove interesting and especially so to the
descendats of the noble band that constituted the Settlers of 1820.
Friday, January 12, 1895
Married,-  On the 10th January, 1894, in the Wesley Church, Queenstown, by the
Rev. R. LAMPLOUGH, Guildford Samuel, eldest son of S.R. GARDNER Esq, Peninsula,
Queenstown, to Louisa Minerva, 5th Daughter of the late R. PRESTON Esq.,
Queenstown. – No Cards.
An exceedingly pretty wedding took place in Wesley Church on Wednesday afternoon
last, the happy couple being Mr G. GARDNER, eldest son of Mr S.R. GARDNER,
Queenstown and Miss PRESTON (Minervia) daughter of the late Mr R. PRESTON...
Mr GARDNER was supported by his brother, Mr F. GARDNER, and Mr ALDERTON.  The
bride, who simply looked lovely, was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr J
MORGAN...  The bridesmaids, Miss Agnes PRESTON and Miss Mand GARDNER... The two
sweet little flower girls Miss Ida GARDNER and Miss Eviline MORGAN...  The Rev.
R. LAMPLOUGH tied the nuptial knot.
Tuesday, January 16, 1894
German papers to hand by last mail give very interesting particulars of the life
and work of the late Dr KRANTZ, whose name is household to the older inhabitants
of Queenstown, Cathcart and Tarkastad.  We quote from the “Rheinischer Kurier,” 
Wiesbaden, dated Dec. 2nd, 1893:  On Wednesday last the remains of the late Dr
KRANTZ were taken to their last rest.  Dr KRANTZ was a gentleman who enjoyed
very wide spread esteem and love in our town, where for the last fifteen years
he has been a very successful practitioner.  He was born in the year 1829 in
Hersfeld.  He studied medicine at the Uniiversities of Marburg and Wurzburg.  In
the year of the Revolution, 1848, he served as a volunteer in the Grand Duke of
Hesse’s Hussars of the Guard in Cassel, and later practised in the hospital of
that town.  After this he took to travelling and very few parts of this world
there are whose neighbourhood he did not visit.  He started off as a doctor on
an Australian liner, and on reaching Australia threw up his appointment and
accepted the appointment of Chief Surgeon to the German Hospital, Sandhurst,
near Melbourne.  After two years, however, his desire to travel returned;  he
gave up his appointment and trotted the globe.  After remaining in the South
America for some time, he returned to Germany and married;  but he did not
remain at home long, accompanied by his wife he embarked again, this time for
North America, and for four years he practised as a doctor in St. Louis,
(Missouri).  Then he wended his way back to London and became a member of the
Royal College of Surgeons.  Only one year, however, he remained in London and
then took to ship again with his whole family for South Africa.  He was
appointed District Surgeon on Queenstown and for 12 years he practised in that
town and district.  Finally in 1878 he returned to the “fatherland” settled down
in Wiesbaden and remained there the rest of his life.  Among the homeopathic
doctors of Germany he took a leading place.  Dr KRAUTZ was well known also as a
literary man, many English and German magazines have to thank him for some of
their finest articles.  His whole life was one string of untiring, restless
doing, used up in work of love to humanity.  Physically, deceased was a
wonderfully strong man;  all the dangers and fatique connected with a doctor’s
life in far away foreign lands, did not have the slightest effect on his iron
constitution, and until shortly before his death he had never been ill;  and
only a few weeks ago did we see him healthy and strong, a fine looking old man,
a man who it seemed could never get tired.  Heart disease, however, set in a bid
him a dictatorial “halt;”  but not even this could keep him from his work and
the evening before his death he was still bustling about busy as ever.  The news
of his sudden death has been received with great sorrow everywhere.   Many a
tear too was shed in the houses of the poor of this town, whose great friend,
helper and adviser he has always been. .. He was a benefactor in the truest
sense of the word.  He was a good father and a good husband, and it was the
great joy of his life that his sons had also become doctors and that his two
daughters had married doctors...
Friday, January 19, 1894
Birth,-  In Queenstown, on the 16th January, 1894, the wife of Mr. C.J. BROSTER,
of a son.
An exceedingly pretty wedding took place on Thursday last at the residence of
the Rev. EJ WARNER, Glen Grey.  The happy couple being Mr AT SCOTT fourth son of
the late Mr A SCOTT of Bucclouch, and Miss STANFORD adopted daughter of the Rev
EJ WARNER.  The bridegroom was attended by Messrs HA McCORMICK and W WARNER. 
The bride .... was attended by two bridesmaids the Misses WARNERS...
Kind regards
Sunelia Heath :-)

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