Hendrina Sibella Melck

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Hendrina Sibella Melck

Immediate Family:

Daughter of Martin Melck, SV/PROG and Maria Rosina Melck, SM
Wife of Gabriel Josua Rossouw, c5d9
Half sister of Anna Catharina Melck, SM; Maria Margaretha Melck; Marthinus Melck, b5 and Johanna Petronella Malan

Managed by: Jansi Syfert
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About Hendrina Sibella Melck

  • Last of the Melck family to live on Elsenburg farm, after her father Martin had acquired it in 1752 by marrying the widow Anna M Hop..
  • in 1811 her husband sold the farm to a partnership consisting of W.S. van Andringa (Magistrate of Stellenbosch) and Piet Retief (future Voortrekker leader). However this joint venture was dissolved within 9 months and left Retief involved in financial difficulties.
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