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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 - R

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

RABE

RADEMEYER

RAE

RAND DU

RAUBENHEIMER

  • Anna Johanna x Dirk Johannes Jonker 2 children.

RAUTENBACH

RAWSTORNE

REDELINGHUYS


REENEN VAN M.B.P.

Chief Magistrate and president of the Gymkhana club

REICHERT

REID

  • Patricia Gowan 5-9-56 x Cecil John van den Berch 29-8-52 1c

RENDER

RENNIE

RENSBURG JANSEN VAN

RETIEF

RETZLOFF

  • Vera ? / 25-9-1973

REYNEKE

  • Cornelius Petrus Johannes x Anna Susanna van Deventer
    • Margaretha Elizabeth 23-9-46

REYNOLDS

  • A.C 1891/1-1-65 Civil Commissioner x Helena Classina (M.B.E.) 8-12-1900/26-5-1971

RHEEDER

  • Isabella Jeanetta Nel x Albertus Thomas Rinke 1c

RICHARDS

  • Walter Brumage x Dora Maria Herbst
    • Cecil Brumage 5-7-14
    • Dorothy 13-5-19

RICHTER

  • Louisa Petronella x Pieter Johannes Groenewald 1c

RINKE

  • Arnoldus Mauritius did not come to Rhodesia with his children.
  • Schalk Willem x Martha Vermeulen, arrived from Mafeking, South Africa in 1920 accompanied by his younger brother Albertus and family. They travelled by train as far as Umvuma.

Both families settled on Swindon farm, approximately three miles to the North of The Range, bought from Mr. Blank, a local store keeper.

They were accompanied by their seven children who were all above school going age.

The brothers Jan Jacob, Arnoldus Mauritius and Schalk Willem initially settled on adjoining farms beyond Kopje Alleen in the Featherstone area.

In 1925 Albertus put up a building on Swindon which he made available to the Government to be used as a junior, up to standard six, school and about thirtyfive children from the surrounding farms attended.


ROBERTS


ROBINSON

ROELOFSE

ROGERS

  • Buck x Helen ? (from U.K.) Well known Enkeldoorn personalities.

Helen was one of the first staff members of the Standard Bank where she became the Chief Accountant.

 

At the time when Rhodesia became Zimbabwe, a group of jokers who regularly met at the Enkeldoorn hotel for social drinks at the bar, led by Buck Rogers, established a so called independent state named The Republic of Enkeldoorn with written Constitution and Regulations., it was the area around the bar. Buck was installed as President and Helen was First Lady. The so called Republic automatically came to an end when the hotel was sold. Buck was employed in the town till be bought a fuel filling station and motor repair shop complex which he maintained till shortly begore his death, after which Helen left..

ROHM

ROOS

ROOYEN VAN

GROUP 1

  • Dirk Renier (31 August 1872 - 20 May 1962) x Aletta Margaretha Rinke (9 February 1880 - 12 December 1960), arrived in 1922 by donkey wagon from Vryburg together with four other families, being the Trek Leader Jan Hendrik Blignaut and three married Blignaut sons, the convoy consisted of seven wagons. For details see the Jan Blignaut trek.

The Van Rooyen family planned to settle in the Melsetter area but because of the rampant malaria in that region, decided to settle in the reputedly healthier Enkeldoorn area.

They initially settled on Girliesfontein then owned by Rev A. Liebenberg, approx 3 miles West of Range. They were accompanied by seven of their children, more were born after arrival at Enkeldoorn.

The older children walked to school, the Enkeldoorn Public school.

Before 1933 Church services were held at the old church where the highlights of the congregation were the three monthly Nagmaal services which the van Rooyen family attended by oxwagon transport and camping for about four days, together with their fellow Church members. It was always a particularly joyous period for the younger people and the Van Rooyen children enjoyed the companionship

     

GROUP 2

He initially worked for his step father Theunis Engelbrecht who owned Motor Engineering Garage. The garage was closed when the hotel owners bought the ground for hotel expansion. Paul then opened and ran Paul's service station and garage, with Johanna attending to Officeadmin. They presented a beautiful floating trophy to the Enkeldoorn Gymkhana Club.

After Paul's death the building was taken over by Charlie Schoultz who established a general hardware and farm supplies store. Johanna became Hostel matron at the Peter Brocklehurst Foundation Home for the aged.

  • Petrus Marthinus 22-10-48 x Anna Magdalena Benade 16-4-52
    • Petrus was educated at Bothashof. Employed in prison service, then left the area.
      • Petrus Marthinus 25-9-72 x Theunissina Grobler
      • Andre Francois 6-11-74
    • Johanna Susanna 18-6-50 (Chaplain school) x Adriaan Botha (local Post Master). They left The area.

ROSENBERG

  • Marrian x David Andreas van Rooyen 24-12-26

ROSSLEE

ROUSSOUW

ROUX LE

RYAN

  • Gertruida Winnifred x Johannes Christiaan Swartz 9c

RYNEKE

  • Cornelius Petrus Johannes x Anna Susanna van Deventer
  • child 1946