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From: "Steve Hayes" <>
Subject: [ZA] General South African queries
Date: Sat, 3 May 2003 07:09:00 +0200

Some South African queries from the Genealogical Query Database

ALTENKIRCH 1858-1900
Researcher: Mike Scott-Williams
P.O.Box 362, Hilton,3245, Kwa Zulu Natal, South

ALTENKIRCH, Family.Circumstances of arrival in South Africa.
Supposedly from Vienna, same year, 1858, but NOT part of
"German" Settlers. Names of children known, but not those of
parents. Any offers?
Last updated: 12 October 1997

ATKINSON 1836-1875
Researcher: Don McArthur
Box 513, Parklands, 2121, RSA

ATKINSON, Francis Augustus, b 25 Jul 1838, ~ 3 Sep 1838 St
James', Westminster, son of Charles and Mary Ann Roe and d 28
May 1875 Pearston, Cape, South Africa. Seek all ancestors. He m
31 Dec 1861 Anna Margaretha Carolina Erasmus, seek all
Last updated: 25 August 1997

CLEMENTS 1800-1924
Researcher: R Clements

CLEMENTS, Bernard b.abt. 1868. Looking for date and place of
arrival in South Africa
Last updated: 3 May 2003

CRAWCOUR 1900-1997
Researcher: Miss Megan Crawcour
Box 12044, Benoryn, 1504 RSA

CRAWCOUR - One Name Study, Worldwide interest especially South
Last updated: 29 April 1997

Researcher: Don McArthur
Box 513, Parklands, 2121, RSA

DE ROQUEFEUIL-LABISTOUR, Dominique Aristide, b 1830 Mauritius,
d 1900 Natal, m 1853 MRU, Maria-Emilie de Coriolis, b 1832 MRU,
Arrived in Natal, South Africa 1877 with 7 kids. The three sons
remained in Natal, three of the daughters returned to MRU. Seek
descendants of this couple.
Last updated: 25 August 1997

DREDGE 1867-1998
Researcher: Sean Brady
16 Lambert Cross, Saffron Walden, CB10 2DP, England

DREDGE, Samuel Thomas m. Emma HEARNS 24 Aug 1881 King Williams
Town, South Africa. Their two dau. Olive Emma and Ivy Louisa m.
BIGSFORD and GOWEN respectively. Would like to hear from
descendants or anyone researching these families.
Last updated: 25 February 1998

FALKENBERG 1827-1882
Researcher: Val Hayes
PO Box 7648, Pretoria, 0001 RSA

FALKENBERG, Michael John Christian, born Gollmitz, Prussia 25
July 1827, emigrated to British Kaffraria 1858. First wife
appears to have died in voyage or soon after; married Justine
Wilhelmine (Jessie) Schultz about 1864 in Cape Colony. Was
trader in Tambookie Location, later in Queenstown, Eastern
Cape, South Africa. Looking for parents, siblings, and details
of both marriages.
Last updated: 4 December 1998

GRAMMER 1870-1920
Researcher: Miss Westmuckett
93a Wood End Green Road, Hayes, Middlesex,
////////////ub3 2SG, England UK
GRAMMER, Samuel Edward, b. Simonstown, South Africa late 1870s,
son ofFelix John Grammer & Emma Hawthorne. Possiblt moved to
Durban, Natal.
Last updated: 5 December 1998

GREEN / GREENE 1885-1950
Researcher: Val Hayes
PO Box 7648, Pretoria, 0001 RSA

GREENE, Frederick Alwyn, son of Frederick Vincent Green and
Mary Francis Crighton, born about 1888, possibly in Ladysmith,
Natal, South Africa. Served in WWI in England, jailed in South
West Africa (Namibia) in 1932 for entering Kaokoveld without a
permit, and also said to have killed someone in a fight over a
girl in Texas, USA. Said to have died in London shortly after
WW2 - run over by bus. Looking for descendants, date and place
of birth & death, & biographical info.
Last updated: 9 January 1997

GROWDON 1895-1995
Researcher: Steve Hayes
PO Box 7648, Pretoria, 0001 RSA

Growdon, Ernest Hilton - son of Richard Matthew Growdon and
Harriett Ann Woods, who were married in East London, Cape
Colony, in 1895, divorced Johannesburg, South Africa in 1918.
Ernest is said to have lived in Zambia/ Northern Rhodesia at
one time. Looking for any information about him or descendants.
Last updated: 11 July 1998

HEMPEL 1821-1900
Researcher: Don McArthur
Box 513, Parklands, 2121, RSA

HEMPEL, Christian Friederich, b 1821 Wartha - now Glotzko,
Poland m Prussia, Wilhelmina Florentine Marie Elisabet Vetter,
b 1819 nr Breslau - now Wroklaw, Poland. Arrived in E Cape,
South Africa, 1858 with 5 kids. Seek ancestors/descendants of
this couple.
Last updated: 25 August 1997

HICKMAN 1797-1995
Researcher: Val Hayes
PO Box 7648, Pretoria, 0001 RSA

HICKMAN. Have information to share on descendants of Edward
Hoste Hickman, born 1834 in Belbroughton, Worcestershire,
England, son of Henry Hickman and Mary Noel. Edward Hoste
Hickman emigrated to South Africa, and married Johanna Dorothea
(Annie) Beningfield, and had numerous descendants, mainly in
Last updated: 4 December 1998

HOOGVORST 1819-1873
Researcher: Don McArthur
Box 513, Parklands, 2121, RSA

HOOGVORST, Jacob Janszoon, b 1819 Schoorl, d 1873 Natal m 1845
Schoorl, Tryntje Layen, b 1822 Harenkarspel d 1901 Natal, South
Africa. This couple arr 1860 with 7 kids, seek all descendants.
Last updated: 25 August 1997

HULL 1833-1997
Researcher: David Morris
22 Elsmere Rd, Kimberley, 8301, RSA

HULL Have information to share on descendants of Henry Hull
(1783-1852) and his wife Sophia (nee Giornovichi), who
emigrated to Cape Town, South Africa, in 1833.
Last updated: 22 May 1997

HURLY 1921-1998
Researcher: Edwina Rapley
14 Aspin Park Road, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
HG5 8HF, England UK
HURLY, Guy Joseph Douglas, b. 5 Nov 1921, Krugersdorp, South
Africa, s/o Edward Hurly & Hyma Dollar. His father and 2
brothers probably died before 1955. One brother, Rodd, has a
son Peter Hurly, and was at one time living in Wynberg, Cape. I
am planning to visit Cape Town in August 2000, and would like
to make contact with any descendants.
Last updated: 8 December 1998

JACOBY 1848-1996
Researcher: Diana L. Wicker
2316 Westview Drive, Cayce, SC 29033-2108 USA

JACOBY VON GRAABOWSKI. Friedrich Wilhelm Jacobi von Grabowski,
b. ca 1831 in eastern Europe. First settled in Greytown, Natal,
South Africa. Possibly one of "adults" imported by British
Grovernment between 1844-1848. Possibly entered through Port
Elizabeth. Emigrated with Dr. Goetsche and Maj. Cecil Cowley.
Last updated: 20 January 1997

JOHNSON 1901-1930
Researcher: J.K. Johnson
19 Tavistock Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU13 8EH, UK
JOHNSON, John Arthur, b. 4 May 1901 (possibly Sheffield,
England). His father, Peter Johnson (drapery traveller) died
before 1938. Family emigrated to South Africa, Benoni area,
about 1900-1902. His sisters/brothers were, I believe, Dolly,
Madeleine, and brother killed WW1. Army service South African
Scottish Regiment in France (1914-1918), captured, POW, worked
in mines, escaped. Information sought.
Last updated: 24 September 1997

JOHNSON 1901-1918
Researcher: J.K. Johnson
19 Tavistock Road, Fleet, Hampshire, England UK

JOHNSON, John, b. 1901. Father Peter, brought up in Benoni area
of South Africa. Sister called Dolly - believe there were other
sisters and a brother. John enlisted as a boy soldier in WW1
with the South African Scottish Infantry serving in France. His
soldier brother was killed in France, unknown grace. John
stayed on in England at the end of the war and did not return
to South Africa. Does anyone recognize this family?
Last updated: 4 December 1998

KERWICK 1810-1863
Researcher: Valerie Hayes
PO Box 7648, Pretoria, 0001 RSA

KERWICK, Mary. b. 1810 in Quebec, Canada; d. 1862, Papendorp,
Cape Colony, South Africa; m. William James McLeod. Several
children born in South Africa. Seeking info about parents and
Last updated: 11 July 1998

LAWSON 1906-1982
Researcher: Sheila Saunders
32 Craven Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 7RT, England UK
LAWSON, Frank Edward, b. 1906, Oxford, England., d. May 1982,
Bloemfontein, South Africa. According to his death notice, born
Oxford. Had sister Amy Margaret Charlotte. Neither found in
birth index. Amy married Conyers, had three children. In 1938
they were living in Johannesburg.
Last updated: 4 December 1998

LEHMKUHL 1822-1885
Researcher: A. LEHMKUHL
SUITE 556, 185-911 YATES STR, VICTORIA, BC, V8V 4Y9,

LEHMKUHL, Frederick Daniel Christian b 1822 in Germany.
Emigrated to South Africa circa 1840-1847. Married Petronella
Catharina Moore and had 8 children. Lived in Willowmore, built
first Dutch Reformed Church and first school in Willowmore.
Died 02 March 1885 in Parys, Orange Free State, South Africa.
Want to know where he was born in Germany and when he arrived
in South Africa.
Last updated: 14 March 2001

MOLOI 1890-1920
Researcher: Maurice Mthombeni

MOLOI, Abraham Sephunyane. I've been trying to get information
on my gr gr father: Abraham Sephunyane MOLOI who, oral history
has taught me, had been a chief/sub-chief/headman of the
Batlokoa in Witsieshoek, Free State, South Africa. Apparently
he had been killed by a Boer-kommando's son after the South
African War of 1899-1902. Enquiries with Museums
(Bloemfontein/Pretoria) brought nothing and ... I'm still
trying to get information on my ancestor but with difficulty. I
have all what has been written on that period but lack
information on him and his assassin.
Last updated: 16 January 2001

MOORE 1828-1909
Researcher: A. LEHMKUHL
SUITE 556, 185-911 YATES STR, VICTORIA, BC, V8V 4Y9,

MOORE, Petronella Catharina b 11 November 1828 (place unknown).
Daughter of William Moore. Married Frederick Daniel Christian
Lehmkuhl. Died 16 or 26 September 1909 in Steynsrus, Orange
Free State, South Africa. Want to know where she was born and
who was her mother.
Last updated: 14 March 2001

MORRIS 1796-1997
Researcher: David Morris
22 Elsmere Rd, Kimberley, 8301, RSA

MORRIS Have information to share on descendants in South Africa
and AUS, of Ambrose Morris of Chippenham & Christian Malford,
Wiltshire, UK. His son Alfred MORRIS was founder rector of St
Jude's Anglican Church in Oudtshoorn, South Africa.
Last updated: 22 May 1997

MORRIS 1817-1904
Researcher: Val Hayes
PO Box 7648, Pretoria, 0001 RSA

MORRIS, James. Born 8 Aug 1817, Ashby-de-la-Zouch,
Leicestershire, England; d. 16 Mar 1904, Cape Town, South
Africa. Was a trader in Namaland, Namibia. A sister or daughter
may have married Stewardson. Was there any connection with
Abraham Morris, leader of the Bondelswarts rebellion? Looking
for any information about relations, especially Stewardson
connection. There is a reference in E. Tabler's "Pioneers of
South West Africa and Ngamiland" to a Thomas MORRIS, who traded
in Namibia, and had a nephew of the same name. All connections
of any of the above sought.
Last updated: 28 October 2001

MORTON 1830-1920
Researcher: Val Hayes
PO Box 7648, Pretoria, 0001 South Africa

MORTON, Mary Nevard, b. c. 1838, probably in Colchester, Essex,
England; m. 1856 at St Botolph's, Colchester to Friedrich
August Decker, a soldier of the British German Legion from
Colchester Camp, originally from Auerstedt, Prussia. They went
to King William's Town, British Kaffraria, South Africa, with
the British German Ledion in 1857, and had a son Edwin Robert
Morton Decker. Marriage certificate shows Mary's father as
George Morton of St Botolph's. Family legends say that a
relation was "Lady Mount" who was a member of Queen Victoria's
household - probably untrue, but there may be a connection to a
Mount family. Looking for information about Mary's parents,
possible siblings, and descendants.
Last updated: 6 December 1998

NELSON 1820-1870
Researcher: R Clements

NELSON, Charles H. b.abt. 1827 in Cape of Good Hope, South
Africa. Looking for place and date of birth, names of parents
Last updated: 3 May 2003

PERRY 1870-1960
Researcher: J. Gilbert
20 Grovewood Court, Prenton, Merseyside CH43 5XF,
England, UK
PERRY, Albert Edward, born 1870/1, Birmingham, Warwickshire,
England. Married Jane STONE, 1896 - was she a professional
singer? Son Edward born Walsall. Son Victor born 1902? Lived in
Jamaica until death c 1953. Daughter Irene Lilian, born
Pendleton. Edward served on HMS Calcutta, personal chef to
Edward, then the Prince of Wales, while touring the West
Indies. Also very interested in Perry in South Africa and
Last updated: 24 July 2000

PETRIE 1950-2000
Researcher: Marge Clark Kapas
#407, 220 - 7th Street, New Westminster, B.C., V3M
3K4, Canada

PETRIE, Joyce - p Ernest Orr Petrie (of Glasgow) & Ellen -- -
exhusband's name unkn, 2 sons (names unkn, 1 killed) - want to
contact any in the family, in South Africa
Last updated: 16 January 1997

RICE 1827-1896
Researcher: Betty Juranovich
Mangakahia Rd, RD1, Kaikohe 0400, NZ

RICE, John was b. c1827 Belfast. He went to RSA and married
Mary Keenan in 1860. Came to NZ with his family 1865. Who were
his parents and when did he go to South Africa?
Last updated: 21 January 1997

Researcher: Don McArthur
Box 513, Parklands, 2121, RSA

SCHAPER, (Johann) Herman Heinrich (or SCHARPER, SHARPER), b
1830/1 Werther/Essen, DEU Arr E London 1878 with 5 kids from
Anna Maria ? Heining ? who d c 1868 DEU. D 12 May 1905 E
London, South Africa. Seek all ancestors/descendants of this
Last updated: 25 August 1997

SNYMAN / SNIJMAN 1856-1939
Researcher: David Snyman
1401 South Gary Street, Monahans, Texas, 79756 USA

SNYMAN/SNIJMAN, Gerhardus Adolphus Zacharias; b. September 03,
1856 d. April 26, 1939; married Martha Susanna Katriena
Marnevick about 1881. He lived in Cape Colony, South Africa
about 1856-1885; and Pietersburg area,Transvaal abt 1883-1904
working as a blacksmith. Seeking all ancestors.
Last updated: 11 May 1998

SNYMAN / SNIJMAN 1858-1916
Researcher: David Snyman
1401 South Gary Street, Monahans, Texas, 79756 USA

SNYMAN/SNIJMAN, Willem D; b. April 10, 1858 d. October 26,
1916; married Sarah Viljoen about 1885. He lived in Cape
Colony, South Africa about 1858-1899. Seeking all ancestors.
Last updated: 11 May 1998

STEWARDSON 1800-1880
Researcher: Val Hayes
PO Box 7648, Pretoria, 0001 RSA

STEWARDSON, first name unknown. Died early 1870s. Hunter,
trader in Namibia 1850s & 1860s. Trained as tailor, said to
have been a dissenting parson, came to Namaland in the second
half of the 1840s, married sister of trader Morris. S., was
intermittently in the employ of Galton and Andersson to break
in riding oxen. but later became an antagonist of Andersson by
consistently supporting the Afrikaners, supplying them with
guns and ammunition. He married a daughter of James and
Elizabeth Morris, and had three sons, James, Charles and
William, and three daughters: Elizabeth, m. Gustav Lindholm;
Fanny, m. Axel Wilhelm Eriksson; and Catherine Agnes Anne, m.
(1) Frederick Thomas Green, (2) George Robb, and died in South
Africa. Seeking name, date and place of birth, wife's name,
date & place of marriage, and any information about
Last updated: 11 July 1998

TONKIN 1820-1933
Researcher: Keith Langston
12 Tarawara Ave, Tallai, Qld, AUS 4213

TONKIN, Ann. Believed born South Africa, died Grahamstown
13/2/1933 = Plot U47. Death Notice 6/9/4226 36857. Her father
could have been William Tonkin who died (Perth SCT?). Her
mother was Ann (surname unknown), seems born England and
arrived in Algoa Bay in 1820 aged 2. Ship seems to have sailed
from Perth Scotland. She seems to be a descendant of the House
of Stuart.
Last updated: 26 May 1998

Researcher: Conrod Mercer
28 Hosking Street, Brenthurst, Brakpan, 1540, RSA

VAN STRAATEN, Jacob Abraham Stephanus born on the 27 December
1809, place unknown, and who died on the 20 November 1898 at
Sterkstroom, Cape Province, RSA. He was married on the 20
September 1840, probably in Cradock, Cape Colony, South Africa,
to Helena Catharina PRINSLOO. Information sought on parents.
Last updated: 19 January 1997

VAUSE 1822-1876
Researcher: Steve Hayes
PO Box 7648, Pretoria, 0001 RSA

VAUSE, Richard, born in Hull, Yorkshire, England 2 May 1822,
son of John Vause and Eleanor Wyatt. Married St Saviour's,
Bath, Somerset to Matilda Park 6 January 1852. Emigrated to
Natal, South Africa, in 1852, and died in Durban in 1876. How
did he come to marry in Bath? Looking for biographical
information, especially on early life, siblings etc.
Last updated: 11 July 1998

VEER / TRUTER 1886-1954
Researcher: Mrs Martina Louw
54 Castleton Drive, Mellons Bay, Howick, Auckland,
New Zealand

VEER, Beatrice Hendrika. Would like exact birth date, in
Saldanha, South Africa, and more info on parents. Father was
William Peter Veer (also sometimes spelt Willem Pieter) who
came to SA aged 18 from Rotterdam, possibly with his father? He
was a general dealer in Hoedjesbaai, and became SA citizen in
1903. His 2nd marriage was to Beatrix Wilhelmina Johanna
Gerendina Thiart, daughter of Johannes Hendrik Albertus and
Beatrix Hendrina TRUTER (born 1818, married Piketberg 1853. I
am unable to determine the names of her parents. Can anyone
help, please?
Last updated: 31 January 2000

VIGNE 1800-1997
Researcher: David Morris
22 Elsmere Rd, Kimberley, 8301, RSA

VIGNE Have information to share - and would appreciate extra
information regarding - the descendants of Henry Vigne of
London, whose sons Henry Thomas (1805-1881) and Herbert
emigrated to South Africa, Caledon District, in 1844.
Last updated: 22 May 1997

WALDECK 1763-1838
Researcher: Deirdre Waldeck
4 Russell Place, Durban North 4051, RSA

How, when & why did Johannes Waldeck born 16-mar-1764 in
Immenhausen, Hesse-Cassell, Germany, son of Hans Henrich & Anna
Margarethe Waldeck immigrate to South Africa
Last updated: 25 February 1998

WANTINK 1837-1906
Researcher: Don McArthur
Box 513, Parklands, 2121, RSA

WANTINK, Evert Jan, b 1837 Ermelo, NLD son of Adrianus
Theodorus m c 1858 NLD Cornelia Berendina Voss who d 1894
Eshowe. They arrived in northern Natal, South Africa c 1860.
Seek ancestors/ descendants of this couple
Last updated: 25 August 1997


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