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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 - H

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

HAASBROEK

HALFORTY

  • Gertruida Aletta 11-11-1906 / 18-8-76 in town

HALGRYN

HALLAM

  • Edward x ? farmed on Lovedale
    • Basil x ? farmed Lovedale
      • grandson ? x ? farmed Lovedale

Hallam

  • M.G. Umvuma town

HALLET

HAMMAN

The Hamman family arrived as a group about 1894. There is no record of the family connections.

HAMMOND

  • Walter x ? Farmed on Abercorn Ranch Producing tobacco. Prominent in community work, I.C.A., Farmers associations etc. Abercorn sold to ? then to Buck Erasmus.

HANEKOM

  • Martha Jacoba x Christoffel Johannes du Toit. 3 children.

HARDISTY

  • John Walter x Aletta Susanna Ferreira
    • Evelyn Irene 24-4-16
    • Doris Eva 12-2-17
    • Ralph Edwin 12-3-18

HARMSE

  • Petronella Catharina x Diederiks Daniel Brits. 1 child.

HART

Family farmed on Knockhalt then Bruce family

HARTMAN

  • ? x (In Vaalkop Lager) Petronella Johanna Elizabeth Adlam left area. 2 children.

HARTZENBERG

HASTINGS

  • ?? x ? Magistrate at Enkeldoorn and first Chairman of Featherstone Road Council Secretary of Gymkhana 1948

HASTIE

  • C. Cattle inspector

HATTINGH

 

HECKLER

  • Dina Maria x Hendrik Matthys Meyer 1c

HEERDEN VAN

  • Johanna Elizabeth x Jacobus Arnoldus van Breda 1 child.
  • Nellie Caroline x Willem Cornelius Jacobus Wessels 2 child.
  • Aletta Margaretha
  • Susanna Raynard 1918
  • Wilhelmus x Hubertha Fredrika Rademeyer
    • Louise Jessie 5-3-12
  • Petrus Johannes 1898 x Cornelia Elizabeth Vosloo
    • Hope Elizabeth 27-2-32
  • Andries Peter x Felicity Meiring
    • Jenny Lou 15-9-65

HEEVER VAN DEN


  • Mr. x Mrs. were first owners of Plein and Co. store

HEFER

HELMUTH

HELSDINGEN VAN

HENDERSON

  • Rosina Elizabeth x Nicolaas Johannes Benade 1 child.

HENNESSE

HENNING

  • Catharina Elizabeth Lauretta x Barend Hendrik Josephus Mienie 3 children.

HEPPEL

  • Phylis Joyce Pierce x Jacobus Cornelius Andrew Pauw. 2 children.

HERBST

HERHOLDT

  • Stephanus Johannes x Louisa Maria Baard
    • Stephanus Johannes 12-7-83

HEWITT

  • James Richard 1904 x Lillian Brink
    • James Richard 4-5-40
  • John Johannes x Louisa Johanna Steyn
    • Karen 27-9-73

HEYMANS

HEYNS

HOFFMAN

  • Josias Hoffnan (Jnr) was by himself for 45 days, on his father's farm Geluksverwacht, looking after the Hoffman and Louw de Klerk cattle. Frequently flat on his back for several days with malaria and the cattle attacked by lions and other predators. People passed by on their way back to their own farms and left carcasses of cattle that died of rinderpest on the farm, with the result that the Hoffman and de Klerk cattle were infected. Of a total 230, only 8 survived.

Josias Martin was he eldest son of J.P. Hoffman, President of Orange Free State. Josias married his first cousin Susanna Alida Hoffman, daughter of J.J. Hoffman. In 1891 the Hoffman family group, living near Potchefstroom, Transvaal sent two members Louw Hoffman and Frans Botha, to inspect the region near Fort Charter and if satisfied, to peg twenty-four farms to be occupied by the group. They liked the area alongside the Umniati river near the Manesi hills and after pegging the farms along both banks of the river, returned to Pochefstroom where their report was favourable.

The family group, under Josias Martin Hoffman, travelled by ox-wagon. They departed from Wolmaransstad near Potchefstroom on 13 June 1893. They arrived at Kudushoek (renamed Pennyfather) sixteen and half months later, on 1 November 1894.

 

For more details read the Hoffman Trek.

  • Josef Adlam and family had arrived in the district two months before them, the only other near neighbours were the Potgieter family who had arrived in 1891.

On the first night after their arival a lion killed two cattle. It happened to be the first loss to lions throughout their trek. Two days later it was shot. The brothers Josias and Danie, on horseback, were surprised by a charge but the lion stopped a few yards from them when the dogs attacked the lion with the Hoffmans watching. The brothers Potgieter, their new neighbours arrived on foot and immediately took steps to kill the lion. David Potgieter shot it through the ribs but it continued to attack and was on the point of jumping at Josias when his shot in the head dropped it. The first of many lions he killed.

In addition to the lions, their livestock as well as the humans were under constant threat of attack by leopards, hyenas and wild-dogs. On one occasion Josias (Jnr) and Louw Hoffman came across about 30 wild-dogs that started circling round them prior to the attack. The pack dispersed only after six had been shot.


On occasion all seven members of the family were down, seriously ill with malaria and unable to help eachother or prepare meals. They shared many other problems with their neighbours as detailed in the varios chapters dealing with specific matters.

It is on record that in spite of the difficulties, the Hoffmans were a cheerful family and as was the case with their forebears during the Great (Afrikaner) Trek, each member had a bible and song book and there were regular home services.

Josias Philip had his crops on Inhoek, planted by Christmas 1894 and went to visit his family. On his return he found van Rooyen in occupation. Van Rooyen refused to move off, claiming that Josias had abandoned the farm. The matter was decided by Veld Kornet Tom Ferreira who advised that it be treated as a sale and the farm changed ownership for thirty pounds. Josias then moved to the farm Kudushoek which his brother Mathiam was vacating to go gold mining at Gatooma. Josias changed the name to Pennyfather. He sometimes walked to Sterkstroom to visit the de Klerks for up to a week.

HOLLAWAY

HOLTZHAUZEN

  • David Jacobus x Johanna Hester Susarah Jansen van Vuuren
    • Andries Philippus 7-10-11
  • Johanna Elizabeth x Andries Antonie du Plessis 2c

HORN

  • Johanna Elizabeth Horn x Markus Johannes Smith (early settler) 2c

HOSKINS-DAVIES

  • Philippa x Douglas James Kok 1958

HAUPTFLEISCH

HUCKKEL

  • Frans farmed near Charter Estate employed as Overseer by Featherstone Road Council

HULBERT

  • ? x Maria Magdalens de Klerk d.o. Old Teuns de Klerk
  • Martin William x Maria Francina Elizabeth Esterhuizen
    • Susie Madeline 4-5-33

HUMAN

HUNDERMARK

HUYSER

HUYSTEEN VAN

  • Hendrik 1895 x Adrianna Johanna du Plessis
    • Johanna Danieta 8-1-31

HYGERS

HEYMANS