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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.

BRONKHORST. Lucas Cornelius was an Anglo Boer war P.O.W. on Celon. He died after returning. Family left soon after arrival settled on Rocklands near Chatsworth. Joachem was blacksmith and built wagons and scotchcarts. A respected and earnest Church Elder.

The family consisting of: Joachem Johannes x Hester Maria van der Merwe and children and Jan Joubert. Andries Petrus Jacobus x Lacis Susanna Venter and children. Rudolph (single) with their widow mother and single sisters Kleinkind and Cornelia Magdalena. The three brothers each with his own wagon in the company of Petrus Stephanus van der Merwe and wife Hester Maria Nel (parents in law of Joachem) and children travelled by four mule wagons, twelve mules to the team, from Middelburg Transvaal. Arrived at Fort Victoria in 1927, then proceeded to the farm of Jim Wheeler a cousin of Stephanus near Featherstone. Joachem and family moved immediately to Rocklands, joined Jan du Plessis (railways employee) near Chatsworth, he was blacksmith and built wagons and scotch-carts. Children attended Loader farm school, teachers included Kate Pistorius and Miss Jones boarding with Gert Jacobus Cornelius Nel x Nellie nee van der Merwe (not related). Gert Nel was well established settler (Nellie at 100 plus, still living 2003). They also attended Loudia school as boarders headmaster Swart teacher Miss van der Walt. Andries Petrus x Lacia Susanna Venter stayed in area. He was Church Elder, farmed on one of the farms. Rudolph still single stayed in the area farmed, both farms towards Beatrice.

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Joachim Johannes Bronkhorst, b1's Timeline

1888
1888
Middelburg, Transvaal, South Africa
1914
August 10, 1914
Age 26
South Africa
1923
December 5, 1923
Age 35
1926
1926
Age 38
Middelburg, Transvaal, South Africa
1932
June 13, 1932
Age 44
Enkeldoorn, Southern Rhodeisa
1933
1933
Age 45
1951
March 29, 1951
Age 63
Gutu, Southern Rhodesia
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