I am researching my husband's family tree. His grandmother Letitia Selina (MINNAAR) POOLE had a younger sister named Emily who married Pieter Johannes Steyn MASSYN; their children were Avis and Johan Fritz. I believe Avis was married to Beila Roy COTTRELL who died in Nov 1967; they had two children, a boy and a girl, Gilbert and Kim. I met Avis, her widowed father and her children in the mid-1970s, but left South Africa in 1979 and lost touch with them. I think she later remarried, but I don't know her current surname.
Fritz was a lawyer; I met him but don't remember how many children he had. Both Fritz and Avis lived in the Johannesburg area, perhaps in Kempton Park.
I've done extensive research and would hope that I could share it with both families. Also, I would like to locate any photos and other material on the MINNAAR family that Avis or Fritz may have inherited from their mother. My husband has few family photos.
My blog about my husband's parents' families can be found at:
www.quesnellpoolesouthafrica.wordpress.com The posting for May 2012 may be of particular interest in giving some of the background for my search for the parents of Hendrik Nicolaas MINNAAR, the earliest ancestor of that surname I've found.
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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