William Carel Goch

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About William Carel Goch

William was educated in Swellendam and became a Minister of the Wesleyan Church from 1881-1887 where he was a missionary at the Leliefontein Mission Station in Namaqualand. This was the first missionary station in Namaqualand started in 1808. The Church has been declared a National Monument. Will Carl Goch became a schoolmaster in Johannesburg. He was also a reporter on the Volkstem paper in Pretoria. William was later a civil servant in the Pass Office, Boksburg, Transfvaal and ended up in religious work at the Methodist Church in Edenvale, Transvaal.

There is a plaque bering his name in the Leliefontein Mission Church.

"In Memory of all those who laboured here

William C. Goch 1881-1887"

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William Carel Goch's Timeline

April 23, 1844
Swellendam, Cape, South Africa
Age 9
South Africa
February 1880
Age 35
June 10, 1927
Age 83
Edenvale, Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa