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Early Settlers of Enkeldoorn - O, P and Q

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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 - O, P and Q

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

OAKLEY

  • Thomas Henry Miller 1895 / 17-4-1923

OBERHOLZER

ODENDAAL

(Gutu people)

O'LINN

  • Lesley x Francina Elizabeth Hamman
    • Lester 28-11-23

OLIVIER

OLWAGE

O"NEILL

   

The O'Neill family home at Majuba, site of decisive war of 1881 when Boers defeated the British army, was the venue where peace was discussed and signed, the Homestead was declared a South African National Monument. They settled as crop sharing Lessees on Geluksverwacht, then moved to Manzi farm, where Hendrik worked for the owner Bekker until 1946, producing wheat and cattle. Their period at Manzi was a struggle to make ends meet and both had frequent attacks of malaria. Manzi was on the road leading to Enkeldoorn with a low water drift on the Unniati river, which was close to the homestead. During the rainy season the river was often unfordable and the stranded travellers would seek shelter with the O'Neills where all were welcome, with the O'Neils, themselves short, scraping the bottom of the bucket to feed the stranded people. It was often a case of the mealie and the odd bokkie for the pot keeping them going. Transport was a donkey cart and with no refrigeration on the farm, it meant an early start to get the little produce, butter and cream for sale, to town. In 1946 they moved back to Geluksverwacht. They had six children , all except Stoffel left the area after leaving school;

OOSTHUIZEN

OOSTHUYSEN

OPPERMAN

OREILY

  • Maria Catharina Elizabeth x Johannes Jurie Kruger 1 child.

ORFORD

  • Keneth Edmund x Verity Meiring 15-1-44
    • Kelly 13-7-66
    • Magrieta Isabel 24-4-81

OSLER

OTTO

OWEN

  • Percy x Hester Maria van Tonder 17-5-19 2 children. They farmed on Sandfontein farm.

Percy arrived in 1895 he farmed on Sandfontein farm. He had agency to supply mining group with mining timber obtained from neighbouring farms in particular from Inhoek farm. (Jan Kirstein known as Matimba)

PAGE

  • Helen Ria Patricia x Douw Gerbrand Steyn 1 child.
  • Alexander x Irene Mande Schoombe
    • Ann 29-4-28
    • Alexander 19-4-3

PAKIS

  • Mr and Mrs Owned bakery for short while jointly with Mr and Mrs Musaurakis

PALEY

  • William Lionel Rooke x Maria Magdalena Margaretha Groenewald
    • William John 20-4-20
    • Alexander Christopher 14-7-25

PATERSON

  • John (Doctor) ex Scotland 1901/7-5-1974

PARKER

  • Sid x Elizabeth Magdalena (Issie) Benade nee Odendaal 11-7-1930 (her 2x)

PAYNTER

  • Kevin x ? Daughter of Peter and Grace Cormwall of Freds Butchery

PAUW

  • Jacobus Cornelius Andrew x Phyllis Joyce Pierce Heppel
    • Andrew John 31-3-35
    • Peggy Nell 2-6-39

PAYNE

PENNY

  • Doctor in Enkeldoorn

PEPLER

PERCIVAL

PERKS

  • Mr and Mrs owned the hotel

PETZER

  • Hendrik Jacobus x Daisy Philippina Bishop
    • Mirjam Catharina 26-10-37

PIENAAR

PIETERSE

PISTORIUS

PLEIN

  • Solly x ?? general dealer

PLESSIS DU

PLOOY DU

All, except Hermanus Gerhard and David Johannes. left the district after leaving school. Hermanus Gerhard worked on the Abercorn Ranch, beyond the Manese Hills, then on Gavunga then Leeufontein before he left the area for Shabani where he lost his eyesight in a war accident.

David Johannes farmed on Palmiet Fontein for 1943 / 1946 till his father died and the farm was sold. He left the area.

PLUME

  • Ashley x Michelle Kok -1961

POCOCK

  • William George 1880 / 1957 x Katrina Susanna (Katie) Kok
  • Rhoda Grace 1907 / 71 x Hermanus Gerhardus (Baas) Kok 1911 / 80
 

POHL

  • Alfred Emanuel x Margaretha Maria van Niekerk
    • Fredrika Margaretha 1-6-14
    • Anna Maria 4-5-18

POSSELT

In 1888, the brothers Felix (Willie) and Herman (Harry) Posselt, sons of German parents, previously from Pinetown, Natal but then living at Middelburg Transvaal, were hunting in the vicinity of the Zimbabwe ruins where they were involved in the removal of some of the famous stone birds. Together with brother Theodor (Ted), a transport rider, they responded to Rhodes' call for settlers and left for Charterland with 5 wagons. They were joined by others and the group numbered 22 wagons when they crossed the Limpopo.

Felix (Willie) and Herman (Harry) stopped at the area they had selected and called their farms Felixburg and Grasslands respectively. Theodor (Ted) continued with his transport to Fort Salisbury but later returned and farmed approx 3 miles from Range to East of Girliesfontein B His son Theodorus was a fighter pilot in W.W.2

POTGIETER

GROUP 1

Willem widower with two sons Willem and David and a daughter Annie came from Middelburg Transvaal, travelling by Oxwagon with the Posselt brothers. They arrived 1891. They settled on Wildebeestlaagte, Leeufontein and Hartebeestlaagte. Later Annie, as the first settler woman in Mashonaland, was also granted a farm.

GROUP 2

  • Salmom Johannes a widower whose wife Johanna Heyns from Chimanimani had died in 1928, arrived in the area in 1932 with two sons and two daughters. He settled on Girliesfontein B, North of and butting on Range where he produced wheat, cattle and maize till he left the area in 1938. The family returned in 1940 and farmed north east of Range. Son George left the area shortly after. The children were:
    • Dirkie Elizabeth 1918 x Theodorus Hermanus Gerhardus de Klerk 5 children.
    • Theodorus Johannes x Bettie Joubert of Gatooma. left area after leaving school..
    • Johanna Salomina Barendina 1923 x Willie Happelt of Somabulla and left the area. She had worked in Blank's Store till she married.
    • George Frederick 4-11-1924 x Ree Erasmus 10-1-1926 of Jakalsbank farm left area George returned in 1990 to work as manager for McClean on Minverwacht. XX Irene Gardiner, nee Coetzee 18-6-24 0c

POWELL

  • Jennifer Ann x Stephanus Abraham Cloete 2c

PREEZ DU

PRENTICE

  • Rachel Louie

PRETORIUS

PRICE

  • ? x Annie Susanna de Klerk d.o. Old Teuns de Klerk

PRINSLOO

PULLEN

  • Willem Hugo 1909
  • Hendrika Catharina 1910
  • Pistorius Rachel 1913
  • Jacoba Dorothea 1916
  • Carel Augus 1913
  • Johan Hendrik 1916

QUINTON St.

  • Rodney (Civil servant) x Maria Magdalena Engelbrecht 29-6-36 They left the area.