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Edwin Blacklow (1845 - 1890)

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William Leathern (b. - 1946)

The first transport service to Pilgrims Rest was William Leathern's wagon. this travelled to Lydenburg every weekend. Leathern claimed that he never left anyone at Lydenburg no matter what his conditio...

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Alois Hugo Nellmapius MP (1847 - 1893)

The well-known Jewish financier, Alois Hugo Nellmapius, the trusted friend of President Kruger, never lived in the Zoutpansberg, but acquired land in the area. He was born in Budapest in 1847 and arriv...

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Ignatius Philip Ferreira (c.1840 - c.1921)

Colonel Ignatius Phillip Ferreira (1840-1921) was a speculator in the diamond rush in Kimberley, the gold rush at Pilgrim's Rest and finally the Witwatersrand. In October 1896 he struck gold and formed...

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William Hosken (1851 - 1925)

William Hosken, 1851 (Loggans, Hayle) -1925 (Muizenburg. SA) HOSKEN, William, M.L.C, of " Entabene," Berea, Johannesburg, and of the National Liberal and Rand Clubs, was born at Hayle, Cornwall, July...

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Johannes Petrus Griesel (1871 - 1952)

Jan was a prisoner of war during the Anglo-Boer War and sent to St Helena. Prisoners Of War: Viewing single entry: Number: 21907 Surname: GRIESEL Name: JOHANNES PETRUS Age: 30 ...

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Jacobus Hendrik Strydom (1944 - 1946)

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Gustav Wilhelm Henning, b1c1d6e2f1g2 (1919 - 1979)

Genealogiese/Genealogical #: b1.c1.d6.e2.f1.g2

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Alice McNally (deceased)

School teacher at Pilgrims Rest

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Arthur Richard du Preez (1920 - c.1997)

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Petrus Mattheus Kukkuk (1938 - 2012)

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Henry Usher Gradwell (1912 - 1980)

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John Charles Davies (deceased)

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Phyllis Mary Shepherd Davies (deceased)

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George Henry Coleman Wilsenach (1899 - 1974)

Een van die stigtersonderwysers van Afrikaanse Hoërskool Pretoria.

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Gesina Wilhelmina Dwyer (1915 - d.)

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William John Dwyer (1913 - d.)

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William Herbert Lilley (1875 - 1903)

Killed by the fall of a rock

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Andrew Bruce Mackenzie (c.1884 - d.)

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Hon William Napier MP (1821 - 1876)

Died of fever at Pilgrim's Rest, South Africa "The Natal Witness" Friday, June 16th, 1876. DEATHS:- At Mac-Mac District of Leydenburg, South Africa, of fever, aged 54 years, The HON. William NAPIER...

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Sir Abe Bailey, 1st Baronet, KCMG (1864 - 1940)

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Jacobus Stephanus Joubert (1866 - 1935)

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Benjamin Lambourn (1891 - 1961)

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Johanna Magdalena Cornelia Joubert (1895 - 1896)

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Isabella Cornelia Muller (c.1875 - 1961)

DEPOT TAB SOURCE MHG TYPE LEER SYSTEM 01 REFERENCE 485/62 PART 1

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Johannes Hendrik de Beer (1869 - 1913)

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Stafford Parker (1833 - 1915)

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Evan Davies (1884 - 1964)

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Charles Rupert Lambourn (1851 - 1931)

Birth registration: Christening 04 May 1851 Marriage to Fanny Frances Perrin 16 Nov 1871

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Thomas Flemming McLachlan (1830 - 1900)

Thomas (1829-1900) was a pioneer of the Transvaal and Swaziland and one of South Africa's successful gold prospectors. He was described as a tall and lanky Scotsman and was born in the Perthshire paris...

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Henry Thomas Glynn (1856 - 1928)

In 1880, Henry Thomas Glynn (1856-1928), the founder of Sabie (and known among his friends as H.T.), bought the farm Grootvantijn from P. de Villiers. The farm's original name was 'Sabi' but was later ...

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Rudolph Solon Diespecker (1858 - 1920)

South Africa 1891 1 January - March DIESPECKER—BRADLEY—On December 1, at the Wesleyan Church, Musgrave Road, Durban, by the Rev. C. Pettman, Louis Rudolph Diespecker, of Lourenco Marques,...

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Elizabeth Johanna Carolina Frederica Henrietta Smithers (1862 - d.)

Author of "March Hare"

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Bazett Jarvis Blenkins (1851 - 1874)

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Herbert Rhodes (1845 - 1879)

Herbert (1845-1879) was involved with his brother Cecil in prospecting for diamonds in Kimberley, Cape Colony early in his career, but was accidentally killed while pioneering in the Lake Nyasa area

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Mary Purcell (deceased)

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John James McNally (1854 - 1928)

The Daily Representative Tuesday, February 14, 1928 Mr. John McNALLY, whose death at the age of 74 is reported from Pilgrim’s Rest, Transvaal, was the owner of the local newspaper there, the &...

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Ernest Marcellus Skea (1885 - 1972)

Ernest was a member of The South African Biological Society. (Skea, Ernest Marcellus. Chief Analyst, Transvaal Gold-Mining Estates, Pilgrims Rest, Transvaal. {Ornitholoyy.)) ROLL OF MEMBERS SOUTH AFR...

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Guy Cuthbert Dawnay (1848 - 1889)

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Richard Alan Barry (1874 - 1949)

Manager of Transvaal Gold Mining Enterprises, based at Pilgrims Rest

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Gladys Isabel Van der Byl (1882 - 1954)

"Barbara Barry was my mother. One of the family heirlooms she left from Pilgrim’s Rest days is a beautiful silver bowl that was presented to her mother, Gladys Barry. This bowl is engraved with ...

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Thomas Dennison (1874 - 1962)

In 1912 the 2nd Zeederberg Coach robbery took place on Pilgrims Hill. The Highwayman was Tommy Dennison. Dennison had come out to South Africa as a private during the Anglo Boer War. He was a bugler an...

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Andries Gustaf Erlank Pienaar (c.1877 - c.1946)

Head of the Field Mint: Andries Gustav Erlank Pienaar (1877-1946) had been a clerk at the magistrate's office in Johannesburg before the war. As a 25 year he had lead the Field Mint since it's foundi...

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Jacoba Barendina van Gass (1862 - 1940)

Judi Marais-Meyer register MRIN 846 Eie boedel TAB MHG 1867/40 filed 13/6/1940 Boedel van man, Johan Coenraad Marnewick TAB MHG 893538 filed 4/8/1935 Sy sterf op haar plaas Breytenbachskraal, PK ...

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Philippina Wilhelmina Marnewick (1855 - 1929)

Judi Marais-Meyer register MRIN 847 Eie sterfkennis TAB MHG 69711 Sterfkennis van vader TAB MHG 893538 Johan Hefer stamouers navorsing. Preiss familie

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Anton S Preis, b? (deceased)

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Philippus Johannes Kloppers (1874 - 1960)

Philippus Johannes Kloppers, a teacher from the Netherlands who had training in Botany and drawing – Appointed to the Veldpond team for designing the coin and engraving the dies.

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Philip Frost van Lelyveld (1849 - 1898)

Philip was a 'Metselaar' by trade

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John Wesley Frost Stevens (1895 - d.)

Methodist Parish Records for Pilgrim's Rest Entry #7 Child: John Wesley Frost STEVENS Parents: John Wesley Frost and Magdalena Petronella Born: 9/22/1895 Baptized: 11/24/1895

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James Percy Fitzpatrick, Sir MP (1862 - 1931)

Sir James Percy FitzPatrick, KCMG (24 July 1862 – 24 January 1931), known as Percy FitzPatrick, was a South African author, politician, mining financier and pioneer of the fruit industry. He aut...

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Michael Joseph Cooney (1844 - 1908)

On 22 November 1899, Michael Joseph COONEY was found guilty of culpable homicide by the Circuit Court for Soutpansberg. He was sentenced to five years in prison. He had acted in self-defence, and the P...

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Isaac (Ikey) Sonnenberg MP (1883 - d.)

Possibly the first Sonnenberg in South Africa was Ikey Sonnenberg, who was an early mining pioneer, an inveterate gambler and apparently lovable character, who is written about fairly extensively in So...

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William Charles Scully (1855 - 1943)

William Charles Scully (29 October 1855 – 25 August 1943) is one of South Africa's best-known authors, although little known outside South Africa. In addition to his work as an author, his p...

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Dirk Graham (1862 - c.1930)

DIRK: Dutch Short form of DIDERIK. From League of Veterans database Surname: GRAHAM Full Names: DIRK Date of Birth: 24.10.1861 Address 1899: LYDENBURG Name of Last Officer: VELD...

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