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Anne Farre (Wiltse), SM/PROG

Birthplace: Brockville, ON, Canada
Death: Died in East London, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jesse Wiltse and Miriam Wiltse
Wife of Henry Crawley Farre, SV/PROG
Mother of Susan Mary Pfohl; Frederick Henry Farre; Jessie Ellen Eliza Eldridge; William Richard Farre; Anna Letitia Maria Ballantine and 4 others
Sister of Ann Wiltse; Rachel Wiltse and William Wiltse

Managed by: John Sparkman
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About Anne Farre, SM/PROG

Anne Farre (Wiltse)

The Farres had emigrated from Brockville, Canada and arrived in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in late January or early February 1861/1862. The Farres travelled from Canada to New York to wait for the ship that was to take them to South Africa, probably late in 1860/1861 when the St, Lawrence River was frozen at that time of the year.

I do not know when my grandfather met Anne Farre's (nee Wiltse) daughter, Susan Mary Farre but I am positive that the meeting must have taken place at Somerset East, South Africa, to which town her parents came from Canada.

Despite searching the shipping intelligence in the "Argus", the "Cape Government Gazette" (which, at that time, did not publish only Government Notices) and the "Eastern Province Herald", I have not discovered the precise date of their arrival, but my mother said that they arrived either in late January or early February of 1862 and were conveyed by ox wagon of Mr. Robert Mitford Bowker from Port Elizabeth to Somerset East, after having been brought ashore from the ship in a surf-boat.

Edna Clare Sparkman (nee Robertson) descended from the Pfohls and Farres. 10th September, 1983

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Anne Farre, SM/PROG's Timeline

May 22, 1838
Brockville, ON, Canada
July 9, 1857
Age 19
Brockville, ON, Canada
April 2, 1859
Age 20
Brockville, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada
February 19, 1862
Age 23
Somerset East, EC, South Africa
May 17, 1864
Age 25
Somerset East, EC, South Africa
June 24, 1866
Age 28
Somerset East, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 19, 1868
Age 30
Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
March 22, 1871
Age 32
Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 24, 1873
Age 35
Somerset East, EC, South Africa