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From: "Graham and Jennifer Lloyd" <>
Subject: [ZA-IB] DEEKERT or DECKERT
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 08:14:32 +0200
Is the name definately DEEKERT and does any one have any further info on
Re: [ZA-IB] Fw: Queenstown Free Press (Nov 1897)
Died,- At Qamata, on the 26th Oct., Ferdinand Emiel DEEKERT, aged 61 years,
months, 22 days.
Graham & Jennifer Lloyd
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From: "Sunelia Heath" <>
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Subject: [ZA-IB] Fw: Queenstown Free Press (Nov 1897)
> Hallo :-)
> Tuesday, November 2, 1897
> Birth,- At Queenstown, on the 27th of October, the wife of H.H. BRISTOW,
> of a
> Brith,- At Robinson Road, Queenstown, on Saturday, October 30th, 1897, the
> of J.W. ROGERS, of a Son.
> Died,- At Barville Park, Lower Albany, on Oct. 24th, Samuel William,
> eldest son
> of the late Stephen DELL, leaving four children to mourn their irreparable
> Died,- At Qamata, on the 26th Oct., Ferdinand Emiel DEEKERT, aged 61
> years, 7
> months, 22 days.
> Death,- CHADWICK, WM., at Queenstown, Oct., 28th, aged 4 months 13 days.
> Died,- At Queenstown, on the 29th October, 1897, the beloved wife of
> CLOUGHLEY age 29 years and 6 months...
> Died,- On Sunday morning, 31st October, 1897, at Queenstown, Rosa Isabel,
> beloved wife of Frederic Calder BATE.
> Friday, November 5, 1897
> Birth,- At Queenstown, on the 27th of October, the wife of H.H. BRISTOWN,
> of a
> Birth,- At Robinson Road, Queenstown, on Saturday, October 30th, 1897, the
> of J.W. ROGERS, of a Son.
> Tuesday November 9, 1897
> Mr. Schalk BURGER’s Supporters
> An Appeal to Voters.
> The following is a translation of a circular which is present being sent
> to the burghers of the Republic with reference to the coming Presidential
> A Circular to the People of the South African Republic.
> Fello Burghers,- The time has again drawn nigh when a President is to be
> and it is well-known that our President has expressed his willingness to
> for the Head of the Republic for another period of five years.
> We value his willingness, at the same time place upon his past services
> highest appreciation, and shall never forget them, but our President is
> old, and his vigour is failing. It is now time that the people grant him
> well-deserved rest after his manifold labours and solicitude. His eye is
> already dim, his hearing is so defective that he cannot now hear well. His
> strength fails him. Shall he be able to serve and lead us for another
> period of
> five years. No! Give him his well-earned rest. It is also highly desirable
> that a change in the present state of affairs should take place.
> It is a fact known to all of us that God’s hand presses heavily on the
> Pestilence, famine, drought, and dissatisfaction and discontent are
> amongst the people of the land. We have for fifteen consecutive years had
> President KRUGER as Head of our State, and, however much we appreciate the
> services of President KRUGER, and acknowledge them with thankfulness, we
> forget to point out the fact that a change in the personality of the
> must come.
> We observe in the person of Mr Schalk Willem BURGER the man shown to us,
> in the
> same manner as Moses of old – who released Israel from the yoke of
> oppression –
> to free us from many a heavy burden.
> Now, fellow burghers, let us work together for the man Schalk BURGER; he
> is a
> son of the land, and known to all of us. The politics of Schalk BURGER
> always submissive to the voice of the people and to promote unity amongst
> people in conformity with our motto “Unity makes Strength.”
> Our people are all cognisant of the heavy yoke that rests upon us. We
> reside in
> the richest land under the sun – land full of diamonds and precious
> stones, a
> land of gold and precious metals, a land which has other resources as yet
> fully known, a land whose soil is fruitful and abounds with water, and
> which, if
> not oppressed with heavy taxes, would bring forth a flourishing people;
> and yet
> we to-day are one of the poorest people under the sun.
> Fellow-burghers, sons of the land, it is now in our province to free
> the power is given to us, and we have only to make use of it, and we can
> do this
> by unanimously voting for Schalk BURGER as State President. Let us, then,
> one heart and one voice record our vote, as a call to him to become our
> Do not let us lose sight of the fact that we only have such an opportunity
> in five years, and that opportunity we have now. Shell we let the chance
> by? If it goes past, then we are bound down again for another five years,
> only one President is chosen once in five years. Let us then avail
> ourselves of
> our privilege, and use it to our benefit. Let us arise as one single man
> assure or secure our welfare and the future of our children.
> Friday, November 12, 1897
> Died,- Oct, 16th, at Harpendom, Herts, England, Frederic A. SALISBURY, age
> Tuesday, November 16, 1897
> Tembuland, Elliot
> Notice is hereby given to the undermentioned persons, and all others whom
> it may
> concern that unless the Arrear Quitrent due on the places set opposite
> names be paid within three months from the date hereof it is the intention
> the Government to resume possession of the said Lots and to cause the
> Deed, &c., of the said Lots to be cancelled in cerms of Section 2, Act 27
> Original Grantee; Date of Title; Deed or Folio; Description of Land; Area
> (morg, sq, yds); Amount due (£, s, d); Amount due from; Name of present
> Hendrik Petrus BOTHA; Feb 13, 1890; 1 259; Erf 33, Gubenxa; 11,200; 1,
> 1st Jan, 1896; Hedrik P BOTHA
> Frans Jacob Christoffel NEL; May 5, 1886; 841; Erf 81, Gubenxa; 13,373; 3,
> 3; 1st Jan, 1895; IJ RICHARDSON
> William Frederick P MULLER; Oct 9, 1885; 665, Erf 15, Maxongas Hoek; 15,
> 209; 4,
> 16, 0; 1st Jan, 1894; WFP MULLER
> William BUITENDACH; Jan 31, 1887; 1107; Erf 4, Noah’s Ark; 11, 225; 3, 12,
> 1st Jan 1894; William BUITENDACH
> Matys J GREYVENSTEIN; Sep 14, 1886; 1014; Erf 63a, Embokotwa; 8, 889; 3,
> 10, 0;
> 1st Jan 1893; MJ GREYVENSTEIN
> August LUNDIN; Oct 11, 1886; 1058; Erf 90, Embokotwa; 11, 347; 1, 16, 8;
> 1st Jan
> 1896; August LUNDIN
> C.W. CHABAUD
> Resident Magistrate, Elliot
> Resident Magistrate’s Office,
> Elliot, October 8th, 1897.
> Married,- At Queenstown, on November 15th, 1897, by Rev. J.P. RITCHIE,
> THOMPSON, youngest son of the late J. THOMPSON, of Scotland, to Mary Ann
> FOURACRE, of London.
> Tuesday, November 23, 1897
> Death of Mr. Geo. HAY.
> We record with much regret the painfully sudden death of Mr. Geo. HAY,
> took place early yesterday (Monday) morning at the Hexagon Hotel,
> where he had been staying for the past three weeks. Mr. HAY was a native
> Scotland, and learned his trade as a stonemason at Glasgow. At the early
> age of
> nineteen he came to the Colony, which he had never left to revisit his
> land, and he became very indignant at hearing people speak of “home,”
> saying he
> had no patience with those who had one foot in South Africa and the other
> in the
> old country. For some ears he followed his trade, but became widely known
> post contractor between Kind Williamstown and Grahamstown, Fort Beaufort
> Kimberley. He was a very keen sportsman, and was a Freemason, being a
> member of the Star in the East Lodge. Mr HAY, who would next month have
> attained his sixtieth birthday, was a widower. He resided with his son, Mr
> HAY, at Oxygen Farm, near Whittlesea. He leaves three sons and a daughter
> behind him, two sons of his being buried in Rhodesia.
> For some time Mr HAY had been troubled with his throat, and during the
> past few
> months he had been subjected to a most distressing cough. He was receiving
> medical attendance, and on Sunday morning he saw Dr TANNABILL. During the
> he complained of not feeling well, but otherwise appeared to be in good
> and as ready as of yore to engage in argument with all-comers. He retired
> to his room, and was heard coughing at midnight. About 5:30 yesterday
> morning the boy was going his rounds with the coffee. On entering Mr HAY’s
> he was startled to find him stretched across his bed. He gave alarm, and
> BURCHILL, who occupied an adjoining room, went to see what was the matter.
> found a candle burning, the indications being that Mr HAY had a little
> got up, sat on the edge of the bed, and had fallen over on his back, dying
> that position. Mr BIRCHILL locked the door, and immediately proceeded to
> deceased’s medical adviser, who, at the time, was out of town.
> A telegram was early despatched to Whittlesea announcing the sad news.
> The District Surgeon, Dr BATCHELOR, saw the body about eleven o’clock, and
> understand that the cause of death is due to the rupture of a blood
> The funeral will take place at the cemetery to-day (Tuesday)...
> Tuesday, November 23, 1897
> Sad bathing fatality at Queenstown
> A very sad fatality occurred at the bathing hole on Sunday morning. A
> young man
> named MARTIN, a clerk in the railway parcels office, went with a number of
> others to bathe about ten o’clock. He swam across the river, and as
> sank. J LESTER went to his assistance, but as he was being dragged under
> he had
> to release his hold, and the unfortunate man disappeared. Several others
> in, including two natives, but failed to find him. W BELL, a railway
> next appeared, and in company with G ?ILSON and George LOGAN entered the
> The former found the body and it was dragged out. Dr TANNAHILL ? came up,
> did all he could for the poor fellow, being assisted by Mrrs JM LOGAN,
> TEMPLETON, ??, after an hour’s unremitting labour, the effort had to be
> abandoned. Mr ?T WYLDE, C.C. and R.M., arrived, took down the statements
> those who had witnessed the drowning, and by his directions the body was
> conveyed to the railway institute.
> ? JACOBS, in reply to our reporter, I saw Martin swim across the ? and he
> there for five or ten minutes. I was in the hole, but on the other side,
> the next thing I ? was that Marshall, Lester and Martin were struggling. I
> over to them as fast as I could and caught Martin by the hand, but he
> seemed to
> let go, and he sank – he had been under ? before – and did not come up
> Two natives came, and with ? tried to find the body. A number of men and
> who had not been ?hing, were standing on the bank ?king on. Half a dozen
> men came up and went in the water. BELL found the body, and it was pulled
> We three boys tried our best, and had the men come to us, ?? shouted them
> to do,
> it might have been different.
> A correspondent writes: A sad accident by drowning took place on Sunday
> when Mr J MARTIN in charge of the parcels office at the Queenstown
> Station, was
> drowned in the bathing pool close to the municipal quarry. It appears the
> deceased, along with several other young men, made up their minds to go
> for a
> bathe at about 9.30. Deceased hesitated at first about going in the water,
> being much of a swimmer, but stripped afterwards, and swam across the
> river. As
> coming back he must have been seized with cramp or lost confidence and
> sank in
> about ten feet of water. J LESTER, one of his companions, who was in the
> at the time, caught the poor chap as he was sinking, but the deceased
> being a
> heavy man, weighing about 170 lbs, he could not support him, and was
> obliged to
> let go to save himself from drowning. The whole affair happened in a very
> seconds. His other mated tried to bring the body up but failed, and it was
> until Willie BELL, a guard on the railway, came on the scene that the body
> recovered. BELL pluckily dived and got hold of the body, and with the
> assistance of the others managed to get it ashore, after being in the
> water for
> about 20 minutes. Dr TANNAHILL was on the spot by this time, and he used
> effort to restore life by artificial restoration, working with the body
> nearly an hour. The late Mr MARTIN was a Scotchman hailing from Glasgow,
> came out to the Colony under engagement to the C.G.R. for 3 years. He was
> 23 years of age, a strapping young fellow, a splendid athlete, and he had
> been in the Colony about 6 months. ...
> (From another article later on: John Douglas MARTIN)
> Friday, November 26, 1897
> Died,- At Queenstown, on the 22nd inst., George HAY, aged 59 years and 10
> Died,- At Queenstown, on 23rd Nov., Elizabeth I. GOVE, beloved wife of
> J.J. GOVE
> , Cathcart, and only daughter of James DUNCAN, Queenstown, aged 22 years,
> months and 17 days...
> Married,- On 22nd Nov. At St. Michaels and All Angel’s Church, by Rev. J.
> GORDON, Rector, Walter CLARK, of East London, to Emily Elizabeth BELL,
> daughter of the late W. BELL, Esq., carriage builder, Queenstown.
> Tuesday, November 30, 1897
> Death of Mr. Geo. MITCHLEY.
> We regret to hear of the death, which took place at the Queenstown
> Hospital yesterday (Monday) of Mr Geo. MITCHLEY. The deceased belonged to
> very old family, who came to Queenstown in its infancy, and he had lived
> from his youth up. Recently he resided in the Bongolo, and displayed great
> interest in endeavouring to establish a government school there, but owing
> the tardy co-operation of the Government, the scheme has been left in
> Mr MITCHLEY had been a sad sufferer for a considerable time from diabetes,
> he was lately taken to hospital, where, we need scarcely say, he received
> attention from the medical and nursing staff. He leaves a widow and
> children, ...
> Death of Mrs. EALES, Tarkastad
> We learn with much regret of the death, which occurred at Tarkastad on
> morning, of Mrs. EALES, who was born at Queenstown, and resided here up to
> time of her marriage to Mr EALSES, who is in business as a confectioner at
> Tarkastad. The deceased leaves a family of nine children, ...
> Kind regards
> Sunelia Heath
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