Schalk Willem van der Merwe

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Schalk Willem van der Merwe

Birthplace: Wolmaranstad, South Africa
Death: April 26, 1964 (53)
Leliefontein Farm, Charter, Rhodesia (Stroke)
Place of Burial: Featherstone, Chikomba, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
Immediate Family:

Son of Lodewyk Johannes van der Merwe and Anna Catharina van der Merwe
Husband of Anna Christina Johanna van der Merwe, b3
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Frans Sarel Jacobus van der Merwe; Anna Catharina van der Merwe; Jan Albertus Christoffel van der Merwe; Elsie Rachel du Toit; Lodewyk Johannes van der Merwe and 5 others
Half brother of Margrita Maria Rawstorne; Hendrik Johannes van der Merwe; Gert Daniel van der Merwe; Helena Gezina de Necker; Bernardus Hermanus van der Merwe and 1 other

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Anna (Annie) Elizabeth Bekker
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About Schalk Willem van der Merwe

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.

VAN DER MERWE Schalk and Anna settled on Opel farm, producing cattle. They churned cream into butter which was then rendered down into a long-life product taken to Salisbury by pick-up where it found a ready market with the buyers competing to be first to be served. Opel was away from the river, partly on Manesi hill, it was very dry and a deep borehole was unsuccessful, water was however obtained in a well. After Schalk's death Anna stayed on the farm for a while and worked in the Featherstone Post Office doing secretarial work. She cycled to and from work. She then moved to Enkledoorn where she again worked in the Post Office till she retired. Anna taught Elizabeth and Lodewyk by correspondence school to standard 5, they then attended Liebenberg school as boarders.

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Schalk Willem van der Merwe's Timeline

December 10, 1910
Wolmaranstad, South Africa
April 26, 1964
Age 53
Charter, Rhodesia
Featherstone, Chikomba, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe