Gottlob Schreiner

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Gottlob Schreiner

Birthplace: Wiirtemberg, Germany
Death: Died in South Africa
Immediate Family:

Husband of Rebecca Blom Schreiner
Father of Catherine Whitby Findlay; Frederich Samuel Schreiner; Albert Schreiner; Theophilus Lyndall Schreiner; Oliver Schreiner and 7 others

Occupation: Missionary
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About Gottlob Schreiner

Written by his daughter Olive Schreiner, in her book "Thoughts on South Africa"

My father was a South German who studied at Basel, and when only 21 years old went to London, where he married my mother. Together with her he came to Africa as a missionary in about the year 1836.


Leaving Britain late Nov 1837, Gottlob Schreiner and Rebecca Schreiner nee Lyndall arrive Cape Town, South Africa, with Gottlob a missionary for the London Missionary Society. Initially stationed Bethelsdorp and Philipton, Eastern Cape

End 1838, Schreiners move to Philippolis Mission Station, Free State

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