My husband's family is from Concordia in Namaqualand. His father was Johannes Jacobus Saal who died in a motorcar accident about -50 years ago. His mother was Clara Paul, who relocated to Cape Town in the early 1960. Does anyone have any info re these 2 families? Who their parents were, and where they came from. Any information will be most welcome. God Bless, and thank you.
my name is Natasha Michaels,my mother is Ellen Michaels born Flores originally from Gouritsmond .We live in Stillbaai,Western Cape.All i know about my grandfather is, his name was Richard Flores and he was in the army.I want to know where he come from,his parents any brothers or sisters.
I am trying to trace the Rushin family genealogy in SA. The only Rushin names that I have are of my father his parents and his siblings. My fathers name is Fred Norman Rushin. His Father was Lewis Rushin and he married Ann (Boxhaull/Boxhall). My father died in 1999. Most of his brothers and sisters have also died. Most of the Rushins lived in the Cape Town area although there are some living in Paarl and Pretoria. If you have any additional information on the Rushin family, please let me know. God Bless
I am looking for relatives of Willem Andries (Adriaan) (Stefanus) Putter born 01-01-1911. Not sure if his 2nd name was Andries or Adriaan and if he had a 3rd name Stefanus. He died in the mid to late 80's in Pretoria, and was buried in Pretoria North Cemetry. I am his grandson, and am looking for his brothers/sisters and their relatives to hopefully find his father etc. I was told that Dick Putter who played prop for the Springboks in the early 60's was my grandfathers cousin. I have no idea how correct that is.
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I am hoping that someone may have more luck finding this guy or his descendants.
He was Born 1930 in Portsmouth, England to
Frederick William Thomas Chamberlain and Ivy Helena Martin.
His Mother appears to have been VERY ill and died in 1939. His father it appears was not much involved with his son.
John Eric was Put on the "Bloemfontein" of the Holland Africa Line on the 30th Apr 1938. He traveled 1st class Aged 8, Alone. His home address being listed as 84A Queens Road, Portsmouth. Headed for Durban South Africa.
I have no idea what happened to him in the intervening years BUT on the 26th May 1957 he attempts to find his father. (from Andrews newspaper index cards) Missing parson column, in which he states,
"CHAMBERLAIN (Frederick William Thomas) Last heard of about 15 years ago in England. Inquirer, Son, John Eric Chamberlain, 33 St Albans Avenue, May Fair, West Johannesburg, South Africa."
So i am hoping that with all this info someone mightbe able to shed some light on what happened to him and/or his descendants. His father went on to have other children who would love to hear from John or any descendants.
Thankyou for any and all efforts made.
I am currently researching my family. My grandmother was born Savona and my grandfather is a Bengtson. If you have any information please contact me. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Also looking for a daughter born to my grandfather out of wedlock. His name is Horace Kelman Bengtson.