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From: "Marielle Ford" <>
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] SALVESEN - Empangeni
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 12:02:40 +0200
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Hi Eileen,

Pls may I have the ISBN no for the book on Empangeni (my hometown from 1973
to 1986). I remember Loftheims - it is now something else though!

Mention of the Scandinavian names leads me to recall that they were fairly
well represented in Empangeni: TB HILLESTAD was a general dealer. ERIKSEN
brothers was a wholesaler where my mother worked for a number of years, I
had a boyfriend named Jonathan OLSEN, I recall also BRAUTESETH family and
NEILSEN'S Auctioneers.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Eileen & Marty Russell" <>
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Sent: Monday, March 22, 2010 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] SALVESEN - Empangeni

> Hi Jackie
> No SALVENSENs or SALVESENs in my tree, but I do have a small book on the
> history of Empangeni.
> Empangeni, A historical review to 1989 by A de V. MINAAR.
> page 11. The manager of Loftheim's, S.M. SALVESEN, was a cousin to T.M.
> LOFTHEIM's widdow, Otta, and had run the stores since 1903; he was advised
> to move closer to the police post and residency and did so early in 1906,
> occupying the sites where the present T.M. Loftheim (Pty) Limited
> buildings now stand.
> page 30. Loftheim's had been incorporated on 11 February 1918, the first
> directors being S.M. SALVESEN, A.E. LARSEN, T. ERIKSEN, G.S. SALVESEN,
> S.S. SALTER, T.E. DEANE, and G.W. HIGGS. The secretary was W.A. DUNNE.
> This company dominated the commercial life of the village during the 1920s
> and had separate stores for Whites and Blacks, a baker's and bottle store
> license, the Royal Hotel, a butchery and slaughter poles at the village,
> and a store and butchery at the Rail.
> G S SALVESEN had a store at Empangeni Rail which is shown on a sketch plan
> Dec 1927 (p31)
> Can't find any reference to the other names mentioned in your message.
> Eileen
> Richards Bay

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