Martha Magdalena Wheeler, b12

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About Martha Magdalena Wheeler, b12

Martha's parents; Josef Adlam (Died 1902) and Johanna Jacomina Elizabeth Bekker (Died 1898) arrived in Rhodesia from their farm Highover near Pinetown, Natal, South Africa and settled on a property called Highover, approximately 10miles north of what was later named Enkeldoorn. They had fourteen children of whom only the last child, Martha Magdalena was born in Rhodesia.

Martha's mother, I believe, was the sister of Hendrik Bekker who was offered the original farm in the Fort Charter district of what was then Rhodesia by Cecil John Rhodes in 1890. He pegged the property and named it Enkeldoorn because of a prominent landmark, a large camelthorn tree that stood on it's own.

Martha's mother, I believe, was also the sister of Josef Bekker who had bought the Manese Poort farms from Pieter Ferreria and who later sold Manese Poort to Gert Stephanus Kok

Martha's mother died when she was only 5 and her father died when she was 9. I am not sure who raised her but she had thirteen siblings.

Martha married Thomas Wheeler from Longhope farm.

They had 8 children (Possibly more)

Margaret Magdalena - died young

Thomas (died young)

Martha (Mattie) Magdalena married Bob Tarr and had 3 children

Edith Gertrude married Jurgens Hendrik Grobler and had 2 children

Charles Randal married someone and moved to Canada

Victor Henwood married Annie Van Der Merwe

Ernest Percival married Anna Magdalena Smith and had 4 children

Elizabeth Mary (Polly) married Allan Derek Kok (Who grew up on the Manese Poort property mentioned above) and had 6 children

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Martha Magdalena Wheeler, b12's Timeline

November 13, 1890
Natal, South Africa
June 8, 1911
Age 20
November 27, 1912
Age 22
May 10, 1917
Age 26
February 7, 1919
Age 28
June 21, 1922
Age 31
January 8, 1927
Age 36
November 23, 1931
Age 41
Enkeldoorn, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)