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THE WHITES OF ENKELDOORN 1880 to 1980

A history of the families of european descent who settled in the area of Enkeldoorn (renamed Chivu) Rhodesia. now Zimbabwe.

Author -- Sarel Van der Walt

Completed in approximately the year 2001

POPULATION ENKELDOORN - G

... and some GUTU RELATIVES 1880 TO 1980 All family details, dates, residences and occupations as far as could be ascertained. List not complete)

GAGIANO

GARDINER

  • Alexander Wilson 1880/18-3-1920 x Edna Grace Gardiner (ex Scotland) of Drayton farm at Beatrice, arrived from South Africa in 1927. Their son Russel Vivian bought two-thirds of Riversdale Farm, which had previously been subdivided, from Jacobus Coetzee. The other third was sold to Weitz van Zyl. Russel subsequently bought the other third from Weitz van Zyl.
  • Russel retired and Charles (a qualified electrician) took over and on Russel's death inherrited the farm. He subsequently sold the part previously owned by van Zyl, to his brother Norman. By 1980 both were still on Riversdale.

GATES

  • George Henry x Susanna van der Linde Bank Teller.
    • Evelyn Jess 23-5-57

GERBER

GIFFORD

GILL

  • Gail Athlee x Jacobus Frederik van Staden de Klerk 29-3-40 2c

GILLFILLAN

  • John William(Early settler on Palgrave Farm) x Dina de Klerk daughter of Old Theuns de Klerk
    • Catharina Wilhelmina x Lukas Daniel Grobler 3 children.
    • Maria Catharina x Charles Henry Holloway 1 child.

GILMORE

  • R.E. Umvuma town

GLENNY

  • Mike x Marinda Inez Reichert 3-4-1955 !
    • Tanya

GODDARD

  • K Blinkwater road

GLOSS

GOELST

GOLDBERG

  • Solly x ?? hotel owner had a daughter Milly

GOOSEN

GORDON

  • Issy x Judith Blank d.o. Ephraim Storekeepers

GOUWS

  • Benjamin x Hester Maria Elizabeth van Biljon
    • Catharina Margaretha Magdalena 7-3-35

GRAAN VAN

  • Thomas 1904
  • Pieter Willem x Susanna Magdalena van Coppenhagen
    • Marthinus Lourens 24-9-30

GREEFF

 

GREUNEN VAN

GREYLING

Jan (early settler) x Marthina Johanna Hoffman, cousin of Josias Martin Hoffman (Leader of Hoffman trek) 2x Marthina, daughter of Josias Martin Hoffman.

Lived along Umvuma road. At one stage in 1896, Jan travelled to Bulawayo on family business, members of his family including his nephew Basjan Nieuwoudt, accompanied him. After starting the journey Jan went down with malaria and was seriously ill. By the time they reached Gwelo the whole family was ill and unable to watch the oxen. The animals strayed and were on their way back to Enkeldoorn when finally located by Enkeldoorn relatives who had been alerted. At the Shangani river Rinderpest regulations compelled Jan to leave his family and he travelled by coach to Bulawayo. On the return trip he found a group of people stranded at a roadside tavern near the Shangani river. There was widespread unrest and the stranded people urged the Greylings not to proceed with their homeward journey but Jan refused to delay. He offered a lift to anyone who wished to join him but they all declined the offer. The Greylings continued on their way and reached Gwelo safely. That night the group at Shangani who had urged him to delay his journey, were attacked and all thirteen were killed.

pre 1895 Greyling brothers included Ben, Koos, Jan

GRIMBREEK

  • Ella Elizabeth x John Louis de Jager 1 child.

GROBBELAAR

They leased and farmed on Manesepoort A for 25 years, then in 1948 bought and moved to Mexico where they continued to produce citrus from seed taken from Manese Poort. children included.

Christine and Gert Kok, the son of neighbours attended Loudia School as weekly boarders, they walked the six miles over the hills every Monday morning and back again on Friday.

When Henry died Mexico was sold to the brothers Abel and Buck Erasmus

GROBLER

GROENEWALD