Herman Gerhard du Plooy

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Herman Gerhard du Plooy

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Son of Dawid Johannes du Plooy and Rachel Elizabeth du Plooy
Husband of Isabella Susanna du Plooy
Father of <private> du Plooy; <private> du Plooy and <private> du Plooy
Brother of Dirk Wouter du Plooy; Martha Johanna Swartz; Maria Margaretha Steyn; Rachel Elizabeth Cronwright; Gert Stephanus du Plooy and 1 other

Managed by: Anna (Annie) Elizabeth Bekker
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About Herman Gerhard du Plooy

The Whites of Enkeldoorn 1880-1980 is a history of the families of European descent who settled in the area of Enkeldoorn (renamed Chivi) Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Author - Sarel van der Walt.

DU PLOOY Dirk Wouter x Maria Magaretha Hamman (both murdered 1896 during the Mashona War) came from Bultfontein, Orange Free State, travelling by ox wagon. They arrived in 1896. They had 5 sons and 2 daughters.

David was a church counciller all his adult life. He worked as a prison Gaoler at the Enkeldoorn prison till 1908 and then went farming on his own farm Palmietfontein along the Blinkwater road, concentrating on wheat and cattle.

All, except Hermanus Gerhard and David Johannes left the district after leaving school. Hermanus Gerhard worked on the Abercorn Ranch, beyond the Manese Hills, then on Gavunga then Leeufontein before he left the area for Shabani where he lost his eyesight in a war accident. David Johannes farmed on Palmiet Fontein for 1943/1946 till his father died and the farm was sold. He left the area.

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