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"Emperor" Joshua Norton MP (c.1819 - 1880)

1820 British Settler John Norton 25, Farmer, together with his wife Sarah Norden 25, and their 2 sons, were members of Thomas Willson's Party of 307 Settlers on the La Belle Alliance . Party orig...

10/17/2009 5/17/2015

Hyman Abraham Behr (1878 - 1965)

Served in the Pretoria Commando under General Erasmus & Kommandant Piet Uys in the Boer War. Appointed Veld Kornet in charge of P.O.W. camp at Waterval. Rejoined Commando and with most of Commando, cap...

10/1/2007 2/14/2015

Hazel Dakers' Family History at Written by Hazel Dakers: Joshua Davis Norden is reputed to be the only Jew to whom there is a monument in an Anglican cathedral. As Captain of ...

7/11/2011 5/30/2014

Marcus Norden is described as a storekeeper but, like his brothers, was also an auctioneer and regularly advertised as such in the Grahamstown Journal. He was a keen whist player and apparently conside...

8/6/2008 5/30/2014

Jakob Langermann (1866 - 1898)

"Jacob Langermann"

The Hebrew inscription in his father's prayerbook lists his birth date as the 6th of Kisslev 5627. He went to Johannesberg, South Africa. The family story is that he lost all his money in a card ga...

9/24/2012 12/24/2012

Max Langermann (1859 - 1919)

His Hebrew birthdate is listed as 7th of Adar II 5619 in his father's prayerbook (see that image in the sources here) and was circumcised on the feast of Purim (15th of Adar II that year). He went to...

9/3/2012 12/24/2012

Sir Otto John Beit, 1st Baronet, KCMG, FRS[1] (7 December 1865 – 7 December 1930) was a German-born British financier, philanthropist and art connoisseur. Life history and career Beit was ...

9/9/2009 1/17/2012

Michael Welensky was trhe first President of the Gwelo (Gweru in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) Hebrew Congregation around 1897. He was drawn to the Kimberley diamonds of South Africa where he made and l...

6/17/2009 1/17/2012

Heinz Wallach (1916 - d.)

Heinz Wallach, a middle child with two sisters, was born in Soest, Westphalia, Germany, on 24 January 1916 to Ernst and Clara Wallach. His father was a grain merchant. As conditions in Germany worsen...

2/7/2009 1/15/2012

Solomon Meyerowitz (deceased)


12/29/2008 1/15/2012

Gustav Imroth MP (1862 - 1946)

Gustav Imroth (29 June 1862 – 10 October 1946) Gustav was a minor Randlord who played a role in the development of the South African diamond-mining industry and sports. He was born in Friedb...

10/10/2011 1/15/2012

Rabbi Dr Joseph Herman Hertz MP (1872 - 1946)

Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz, CH (September 25, 1872- January 14, 1946) was a Jewish Hungarian-born Rabbi and Bible scholar. He is most notable for holding the position of Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdo...

8/8/2007 1/12/2012

Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 - 13 July 2014) was a South African writer and political activist. She was awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature when she was recognised as a woman "who through h...

12/26/2008 1/12/2012

Abba Kushlick (1842 - 1915)

5/10/2009 1/12/2012

3/23/2008 1/12/2012

Joe Slovo MP (1926 - 1995)

"Yossel Mashal"

Yossel Mashel Slovo was born in Lithuiania in 1926 to a Jewish family who emigrated to South Africa when he was eight. His father worked as a truck driver in Johannesburg. Slovo left school in 1941 and...

8/1/2010 1/11/2012

Barney Barnato MP (1851 - 1897)

"Barnato", "Barnet Isaacs (birth name)"

BARNEY BARNATO (21 February 1851 – 14 June 1897) Barnett Isaacs grew up in Whitechapel, the very poor East End of London in an area that was predominantly a Jewish neighborhood. The Isaacs f...

8/26/2007 1/11/2012

describes re Ernest: "His first wife, May Pollack, with whom he had two sons, died in 1934, and his son Frank died after a swimming accident in Madeira in 1935. He underwent a spiritual crisi...

10/8/2011 1/11/2012

Harry Oppenheimer (1908–2000) Born 28 October 1908 and died at age 91 on 19 August 2000, Harry Oppenheimer was a leading South African businessman and one of the richest men in the world. His ...

10/8/2011 1/11/2012