Johannes Friedrich Albrecht Böhm, SV/PROG (1833 - 1918)

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Birthplace: Michelbach am Walt, Württemberg, Oberamt Öhringen, Germany
Death: Died in Heilbronn, Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Occupation: Missionary, Rheinische Mision Society
Managed by: Daniel Jacobus Botes, g2h3
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About Johannes Friedrich Albrecht Böhm, SV/PROG

Daan Botes 31/7/2012 Die Geschichte von Ameib" by Hannah Schreckenbach (1st edition 2009, ISBN: 978-3-936858-97-6). 1867 the German missionary Johannes Friedrich Albrecht Boehm from the Rheinischen Mission built a station here. If it rains well, Ameib is a paradise, is there no rain, it becomes hell. That the missioner must have also recognized. Permanent military conflicts of the native tribes, and years of drought in 1881 forced Böhm to abandon the property, it decayed. 1907, Karl Hentschel, the first Farmer to take over Ameib. 1913 the lawyer Dr. Otto Sievert from Swakopmund acquires the farm (his grave is near the farm house). Already in 1909/10, in the northwest part of the farm tin mining started on small scale, but only after the occupation of the country by the Union of South Africa in the First World War, Sievert, intensified the mining. To meet the high water supplies to the mine, a dam of almost 200 000 cubic meters was built. Towards the end of the Second World War, the tin ore was exhausted; the silted dam and ruins of the wash plant still exist. Some graves bear witness of the hard work here at the edge of the desert.

Daan Botes 31/8/2012 Die Voorgeskiedenis van Suid-Wes Afrika Dr H Vedder Boehm J.A.Fr. uit Michelbach in Wuerttemberg, sendeling op Salem aan benedeloop van die Swakop 1864-1867, daarna aan die Erongo van 1867-1880.

Daan Botes 21/3/2013 001305 Böhm, Johann Albert Friedrich

  • 21.12.1833 at Michelbach, Germany

First entry to Namibia: 1863 --- Johann Albert Friedrich Böhm was born on 21.12.1833 at Michelbach in Germany. He was a missionary of the Rheinische Missionsgesellschaft. He arrived in Namibia in 1863. Firstly he was migrating with the Swartboois, he was stationed for years at Ameib. He went with the Swartboois to Sesfontein in 1877 to examine the country for migrating there. Later he was stationed at Walvis Bay. In 1884, he mediated as translator the sales contract between Lüderitz and Topnaar Captain Piet ||Haibeb ||Gamab, and also the treaty with the Rehoboth Baster. He was married to: Katharina Böhm, née Hahl. --- Gender: m Field of activity: REL Profession: Missionary

Married to: Katharina Böhm, née Hahl RAW DATA: Drechsler 1966:329; Tabler 1973:14;

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Johannes Friedrich Albrecht Böhm, SV/PROG's Timeline

1833
December 22, 1833
Württemberg, Oberamt Öhringen, Germany
1866
December 17, 1866
Age 32
Otjimbingwe, Erongo, Namibia
1868
September 29, 1868
Age 34
Otjimbingwe, Erongo, Namibia
1870
May 19, 1870
Age 36
Otjimbingwe, Erongo, Namibia
1872
May 28, 1872
Age 38
Otjimbingwe, Erongo, Namibia
1873
December 31, 1873
Age 40
Otjimbingwe, Erongo, Namibia
1876
April 8, 1876
Age 42
1878
September 25, 1878
Age 44
1880
1880
Age 46
Otjimbingwe, Erongo, Namibia
1918
May 15, 1918
Age 84
Heilbronn, Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany