Christoffel Bernardus van der Merwe, b7 (deceased)

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About Christoffel Bernardus van der Merwe, b7

The Whites of Enkeldoorn 1880-1980 is a history of the families of European descent who settled in the area of Enkeldoorn (renamed Chivi) Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Author - Sarel van der Walt.

On occasion Christoffel and brother-in-law Hendrik O'Neill took a wagon load of live pigs to Salisbury with great expectations and thoughts of buying a plough and other necessities. The journey took three weeks. The pigs were found to have measels (a parasite that if consumed causes tape worm in humans) and the carcases were condemned with no compensation to the suppliers. Geluksverwacht was subdivided into three farms.

Christoffel and Sally initially share farmed on Geluksverwacht, then moved to Veeplaas where they farmed for many years. Their son bought Veeplaas and later sold it to Carel Coetzee.