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THE WHITES OF ENKELDOORN 1880 to 1980

A history of the families of european descent who settled in the area of Enkeldoorn (renamed Chivu) Rhodesia. now Zimbabwe.

Author -- Sarel Van der Walt

Completed in approximately the year 2001

POPULATION ENKELDOORN - B

... and some GUTU RELATIVES 1880 TO 1980 All family details, dates, residences and occupations as far as could be ascertained. List not complete)

BAARD

BADENHORST

BAILEY

  • Maureen Hazel x Johannes Hendrik Erasmus. 2 children.

BAIRD

  • Susanna Hendrina from Transvaal in March 1931

BALNE

BARCLAY

BARKHUIZEN

BARNARD

Barnard '

  • Antonie (Anton) Chief Jailor Enkeldoorn transferred 1960 from Gwelo.
  • About 1970 Antonie had butchery next to Standard Bank where his wife ran a tea-room (The butchery later belonged to David Kriek) After retiring from prison service Antonie farmed on Wildernes Lal (?) owned Wilderness which he sold to Wouter de Wet ( x Aletta Boshoff) who in turn sold it to Albert Kirstein. .

BARNES

  • Rose Emma 1917 / 39

BERRY

BARTLET_TORR

BARTLEY

BARWISE

BASSON

BEAN

  • Dennis Rudolph x Catharina Francina Bosman
  • Tracey Lee 10-1-79

BECKETT

  • John x Blanche, they farmed on Nyala (before Lal Meyer) Originally from S.A. they arrived via Marandellas in 1956 and settled on Nyala where the main production was Tobacco with cattle also prominent. Blanche worked on the secretarial staff in the D.A.s office. John served the community on various Committees as detailed elsewhere. They left the area in 1971 for Lalapansi.

BEER DE

BEETGE

  • Johanna Maria Carolina x Coert Nicolaas Grobler 2c

BEKKER Hendrik was a transport rider and by 1890 he was well acquainted with the roads to the North and had contacts in Fort Salisbury. His wife accompanied him on all his trips. In 1891 while in Salisbury lung sickness killed most of his cattle and he started a timber cutting and sawing business on the Hunyani river. With two hundred pounds from the proceeds he bought a wagon and team of oxen. He accepted an offer of a free farm by Rhodes and having for some time, had a desire to settle in a particular area he pegged the farm of his choice. There was a prominent lone camelthorn tree and he called his farm Enkeldoorn. (Singlethorn)

Before taking up the offer he returned to the Transvaal to persuade some friends to move with him to Mashonaland. Only two families, Kotze and Visagie joined him. Circumstances, particularly Malaria caused them to stay together. They became seriuosly ill and returned to Transvaal to recover.

Early in 1893, Bekker and his family were on their way back to Enkeldoorn when, at Fort Victoria they met Mr. Pretorious and his sons who persuaded them to change their plans and instead to try Gazaland. The farm Enkeldoorn was forfeited and some years later taken over by Hendrik Ferreira.

Hendrik x Christina Gertruida Pienaar. Children (did not live in Enkeldoorn). Jacobus Christoffel (Koot), Soon, Joshua, David, Piet, Jan, Pop (?Pap), Marie, Lourens, Krissie, Nellie (Cornelia) .

BEKKER Jozua owned Manese Poort farm (1935) and Mansi. Mrs Alida Bekker and baby Joey were on Sterkstroom when the Mashona attacked the group. (Joey was the baby hidden by a servant girl when the group was attacked.) Jozua and family moved to Umtali leaving Hendrik O'Neill to manage Manzi. Joey inherited the farm and returned to live on and manage the farm till her death. She did not marry. Other children included a daughter x Boonsaaier, (his xx) and son Hendrik x Maria Coetzee 29-3-25 NOTE: Hendrik Bekker is the grandson of the pioneer, Hendrik Bekker and Christina Gertruida Pienaar. Johanna Cecilia Beukes 7-7-1884 / 8-4-1923 x Gert Marthinus Badenhorst 2 children.

BELMORE

  • Hendry x Kitty de Wet 1878 / ? farmed near Umvuma
  • William Henry x Catharina Louisa Susanna van Niekerk
    • Cathlene Elizabeth 15-3-49
    • William Henry 12-3-50
    • Patric John 4-10-52

BENADE

BENNETT Jack Councillor for Charter Estate later Chairman Featherstone Road Council

BERG VAN DEN

BERGH VAN DEN

BERKOWITZ Isaac born in Poland 10-6-1876 / 1944 arrived in S.A. in 1882 aged 6 years, with his father. They lived at Wolmansstad C.P. Before moving to Rhodesia Isaac x widow Martha Sophia Magdalena Bosman 19-9-1873 / 29-11-1947. She had a small son Petrus Bosman (step son of Berkowitz) Isaac Berkowitz and family arrived at Enkeldoorn in 1917. bought and settled on Elminie Farm. Children included

BESTER

BESWICK

BEUKES

BEYERS

BEZUIDENHOUT

GROUP 1 (?) Family arrived before 1895, they included Pieter Hendrik (Piet), Hermanus single, Wynand single, Johannes Wilhelmus (Jan) (19 Nov.1900 - 3 Dec.1945) and Anna Sophia (13 April 1909).

GROUP 2 (?)

BIGGS

  • Margaret Jane x Douw Gerbrand Steyn in 81 2 children.

BILJON VAN

BISCO Renee Cathrine 25-12-60 x Cedric George Kok 19-1-58 2c

BISHOP Daisy Philippina x Hendrik Johannes Petzer 1c

BLANK Ephriam x ? General dealer, miller and Town Board Chairman Active in Gymkhana in late 1940 period

  • daughter Judith x Issy Gordon

BLANKENBERG Bank manager

BLIGNAUT Jan married the second time in 1905 before coming to Enkeldoorn, with Maria Rinke, born 1885. The five families Jan and Maria, three married sons and Maria's sister Lettie Rinke and her husband Dirk van Rooyen , with children, travelled in a convoy of seven donkey-wagons with Jan Blignaut as leader, they left Vryburg, South Africa for Enkeldoorn in 1922 and settled on their portion of Swartfontein. On arrival at Swartfontein Maria , tired after the long journey, declared that they had gone far enough, "Dit is vergenoeg" and so, without intending to, named the family farm Vergenoeg.

For details of the trek see Jan Hendrik Blignaut trek. from the first marriage.

BLOEM Murray x ?? (garage owner)

BOBEER Johannes 2-2-1891 / 18-12-193?

BONDISIO Andries Johannes Paulus x Anna Catharina Eagar

BOONZAAIER

BOOYSEN

BOSCH

BOSHOFF

BOSMAN

BOTHA

GROUP 1

GROUP 2

BOTHMA

BOUWER

BRAKSPEAR A.N. Town

BRANHER

BRANDT

BRAY

  • Doctor in Enkeldoorn

BREDA VAN

BRIEDENHANN

BREEDT

BROUGHTON

  • William Normab x Margaretha Magdalena Jacomina Hoffman

BRIEL

BRINK

BRITS

BROCKLEHURST David x Susanna Benade 11-2-51. David was born Johnson, the grandson of Marie Brocklehurst, He changed his name to Brocklehurst and farmed on Belvoir Spinney, after his Step-grandfather Peter Orme Brocklehurst died. He served for many years on the Peter Brocklehurst Foundation, Management Committee. He was an active member of the local Gymkhana Club. They left the area.

BRODERYK

  • Jan single pre 1895

BROLI

BRONKHORST

BROUGHTON

  • William Norman x Margaretha Magdalena Jacomina Hoffman.
    • Marie Yvonne Faith 10-4-41

BROWN

  • Helena x Johannes Jurgens Hamman. 1 child.

BRUCE

  • Family farmed on Knockbelt after Hart family.

BRUIN DE

BRYDEN

  • Kerry Jane x Christoffel O'Neill (his x)

BRYTENBACH

  • Johan Hendrik x ?
    • Christiaan Joseph x Rachel Johanna le Roux
      • Anna-Marie 16-10-58

BUITENDAG

BULCRAIG

BUTLER

  • Chum x ?? employed as Overseer by Featherstone Road Council
  • Rocky x Anna Maria (Tick) Odendaal 8-4-1933 / 28-11-1991 (her xxx)

BUTTERY

BURBRIDGE

  • S.B. Town

BURGER

BURNS

BURTON

BUSHNEY

BUYS