Carl Julius Kemper, SV/PROG 2

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Carl Julius Kemper, SV/PROG 2

Also Known As: "Carel"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Death: Died in Colesberg, Bo-Karoo, Northern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann Heinrich Phillip Kemper and Sophie Margaretha Dorothea Krebs
Husband of Heletje Maria van der Nest and Helena Claudina Kemper, b8c6d4e4 SM
Father of Johanna Fransina Sophia Kemper; Willem Frederick Kemper; Sophia Maria Kemper; Francina Wilhelmina Frederica Kemper; Georg Ludwig Engelhardt Kemper and 2 others
Brother of Peter Heinrich Kemper and Sophie Kemper

Occupation: Dr
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About Carl Julius Kemper, SV/PROG 2

Registered in 1840 as an Apothecary in the Cape Colony.

In 1830 Carl Julius Kemper and his uncle, G.L.E Krebs, the specimen collector, were on a trip to the Orange River. Kemper assisted his uncle to collect specimens for Henry Lichten-stein, director of the Berlin Zoo, who had undertaken extensive travels in South Africa. A local resident at tZamenkomst showed them the beacon. Kemper took time to draw two puzzlingly different sketches of what remained of the beacon. One was later copied by the owner of Quaggasfontein. In September 1844 James Michael Howell, a resident of Colesberg, stumbled across the beacon while hunting. He was unable to identify what he had seen and wrote to the Graham’s Town Journal to report his observation. The report prompted Kemper to respond in the Journal a few days later and to include with his letter a copy of his drawing. The story of the beacon then went quiet for almost sixty years. Residents in the region knew of the beacon but could not find it. In 1892 the brothers Henry and George Murray re-discovered the beacon soon after they had bought Quaggasfontein. George was a surveyor from Pretoria who had seen a survey that had been conducted in 1838 (or a copy of it). From the survey he estimated the likely position of the beacon relative to the north-west corner of Quaggasfontein. After some searching the brothers eventually found smoked-stained, but recognis-able, fragments scattered on the ground. Presumably the local indigenous folk had used the beacon site as a “braai-plek” (barbecue). For thirteen years the Murrays displayed the fragments on the stoep of their home.

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Carl Julius Kemper, SV/PROG 2's Timeline

1806
November 2, 1806
Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
1831
May 15, 1831
Age 24
November 15, 1831
Age 25
1834
1834
Age 27
1837
September 15, 1837
Age 30
1840
April 22, 1840
Age 33
Glen Lynden, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1852
1852
Age 45
1856
April 22, 1856
Age 49
Colesberg, South Africa
1865
December 28, 1865
Age 59
1866
January 20, 1866
Age 59