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From: "Rod Gebhardt" <>
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] Meyer
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 20:08:25 +0200
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Hi Ivy,
I am researching my g-grandmother's line, the MEIER's. I would be interested
in anyone who spelt their name as such. Maube there could be a connection.


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From: "Ivy Trott" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 6:58 AM
Subject: [SOUTH-AFRICA] Meyer

>I have a family who are often MEYER, sometimes MYERS, occasionally MEIER.
> The only one I am really sure of is a GEORGINA MARIA who generally seems
> to
> have been MEYER born 26 November 1862 in the Cape. Her father was JOSEPH
> on
> an individual entry on the IGI which may well be suspect....
> Georgina married a WILLIAM HENRY HENDRICK, who was born in the Cape in
> January 1880. His mother was ANN, and in the family grave are an EDITH
> and
> a JEAN, all of which sound very English. Photographs of William Henry
> look
> very Dutch, however - a short, square, fair man. These all share the same
> grave site, including Georgina and also a DOUGLAS MEYER, an unknown
> infant.. I suspect that he is William and Georgina's last child who did
> not
> survive.
> I have combed many records, but never found any clue to where this family
> came from. I suspect that Ann, Edith and Jean, all of an age, may have
> been
> sisters or sisters-in-law. Ann's death record, written by a hospital
> doctor, says Born in the Cape, but that may well have been supposition on
> his part. It does state that William Henry is her son.
> This is a problem which I have been in the habit of putting aside, and
> then
> attacking again from time to time. Hopefully some time something will
> turn
> up, or someone else will recognize the names....
> Go well!
> Ivy Trott.
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