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From: "Heather MacAlister" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-IB] OWEN
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 14:16:19 +0200
References: <000001c36e5b$496b8b90$628eef9b@ownery4ow81q9e>

Hello Lois

Robert Paul Loftus Owen was the son of Capt. Robert Owen and Louisa
Albertina Uri.
Robert Paul was married on the 13/1/1828 in the Lutheran Church Cape Town
to Helena Elizabeth Ziervogel who was born 2/5/1803 and died 26/5/1867. She
was the daughter of Carel Samuel Frederikzoon Ziervogel of Karelskron,
Sweden and Hillegonda Heidenreich.

The couple had twelve children including your Janetta Frederika Louisa Owen
who married Stephanus Sebastian Basson and Helena Dorothea who married
Joseph Petrus Carel Christiaan Basson.
If you would like the rest please let me know and I will email the whole
thing for you.
kind regards

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Lois" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 8:27 PM
Subject: [ZA-IB] OWEN

> I have been hunting for the family of my husband's grandfather - no one
> knew anything, not even his right initials! I finally tracked him down
> as Robert Owen BASSON. I found that two BASSON brothers married two OWEN
> girls in Uitenhage. I still haven't completely ascertained that they are
> sisters but it seems likely. Sad stories attached to both, when I looked
> at the Death notices at KAB. Stephanus Sebastian BASSON b Mar 1831 died
> 1.6.1864 in a house situated in Baird Street, Uitenhage leaving five
> minor children, Stephanus Sebastian, Helena Louisa Caroline, Isabella
> Catherine, Anna Susannah and Robert Owen (age 2). His estate was 3
> horses and a portion of crops much damaged by hail. His wife was Louisa
> - in Robert Owen's DN her name is given as Louisa Juanita and in the IGI
> as Jeanette Loiusa Frederika OWEN. She has attached to the DN a sad
> little letter explaining that her dear husband died owing to a kick he
> received from a horse on his head. I'm still trying to track what
> happened to Robert Owen between this tragedy and his position as a
> leading businessman in Pretoria in 1912. Helena Dorothea BASSON born
> OWEN died in 1875 at her husband's residence in Baird Street Uitenhage
> aged 41. She was born in Port Elizabeth, her parents were Robert and
> Helena Dorothea OWEN. She was described as an agriculturalist's wife,
> her husband being Josef Petrus Carel BASSON, younger brother of SS. She
> left 9 minor children Helena Elizabeth Louisa, Catherine Anna Frederika,
> Joseph Sebastian, Louisa Maria, Loftus Owen, Charles Ernest, Emily
> Beatrice, Anna Bertha, Elizabeth Sophia. The IGI gives her parents as
> Robert Paul Loftus OWEN and Helena Elizabeth ZIERVOGEL but no source
> information is provided so I have to hunt these. The only OWEN I can
> find in the 1849 Directory is E Owen. Is anyone researching OWENs and do
> these link with what you have? Here's hoping!
> Lois Harley
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