John Edward Hersey

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John Edward Hersey

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Son of Arthur Ronald Hersey and Jacomina Hendrina Sophia Joubert
Brother of Anne Fraser

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About John Edward Hersey

I decided in Sep 2012 to “quickly” capture in digital format, 5 typed pages of information on my mothers Joubert family ancestry, that was prepared in 1976 by a Stellenbosch researcher.

I used to joke that I was related to everyone from Cape Town to Riversdale, but having done the research now, it's much worse than that.

It seems I'm related to about 60% of the White Afrikaans South Africa Population, and probably quite a few of the English ones as well.

I've also traced my fathers ancestry back via Australia, Denmark and Germany to NeuStrelitz in ±1745 when the stopped religiously burning things in Europe for entertainment.

The family name Herse, appears to be of Norwegian Viking origin and was a title of office, meaning "Chieftain", but the bulk of people with that name today seem to live in the old areas of Pomerania/Prussia on the border with Poland.