Hendrika Johanna Magedalena Miller

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Hendrika Johanna Magedalena Miller (Bekker)

Birthplace: Portugese East Africa (Mozambique)
Death: October 29, 1954 (57)
Chipinga Hospital, Chipinga, Southern Rhodesia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Hendrik Johannes Bekker, b4...e2f4 and Christina Gertruida Bekker, b2...f12g8
Wife of Albert Miller
Mother of Iris Mary de Wet; Ethel Christine Coetzer; Doreen Miller; 'Teddy' Albert Miller and Bob Miller
Sister of Jacobus Johannes Bekker; Jozua Bekker; David Andries Bekker; Cornelia Johanna Schoultz; Pieter George Bekker and 4 others
Half sister of Jacobus Christoffel Bekker, b4...f4g1 and Josef Johannes Kloppers

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About Hendrika Johanna Magedalena Miller

[Heidi Ingrid Coetzee] My gran (Iris) was Hendrika's daughter. She was the ministers daughter (Dutch Reform Church). She was short and stout, but very soft at heart. She never said no to anyone and never hit her children either (which was odd for this time period as it was a practice form of discipline). She worked as a self-trained midwife, and mainly assisted the black woman on the farm. She felt very sorry for one baby whose mother passed away during birth. Hendrika took in the baby and cared for it as her own, and his name was Toby. New life whether it be human or animal always brought her a great amount of joy, that she was known by her grandchildren for actually jumping and squealing with excitement when the pigs were born once.

Sadly she pasted away suddenly (suspected Heart attack) which left her family heart broken. Sadly non of her great grandchildren ever got to meet her. (Written by Heidi Coetzee 24/07/2014)


Hennie and Christie Bekker and children:

  • Koot and Annie and Hendrick their son, Soon, Jozua, Dawid,
  • Piet, Jan, Pep [Pop], Maria,
  • Chrissie, Nellie and Isabel.

Wynand and Dorie Bezuidenhout with their children:

Wynand, Klasie, Hans, Barend, Jan, Cornelius, Johanna, Annie and Dorie.

Fanie, Lea du Preez and children: Salomon and Johanna.

Ernst and Nellie Kruger, with their children: Petrus, Maria, Hans and Wynand.

Willem and Nellie Smit and their children: Nik, Gert, Soon, Lettie and Johanna.

Hendrika was born (1897) after this great Trek of the Kruger and Bekker 1895.

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Hendrika Johanna Magedalena Miller's Timeline

September 27, 1897
Portugese East Africa (Mozambique)
August 14, 1898
Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia
February 27, 1919
September 19, 1920
Melsetter (Chipinge), Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
August 24, 1936
Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia
October 29, 1954
Age 57
Chipinga, Southern Rhodesia