Early Settlers of Enkeldoorn - M
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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 - M
... and some GUTU RELATIVES 1880 TO 1980 All family details, dates, residences and occupations as far as could be ascertained. List not complete)
father and son were doctors in Enkeldoorn
- Liza Ursula x Christoffel Bernhardus O'Neill 18-3-65 (his XX) 1c
- Duncan A.E. 1-12-1883 / 29-5-1966 x Ellen Primrose nee ? 23-7-1893 / 13-8-1970
- Winnefred Margaret (Peggy) nee ? 5-3-1914 / 21-6-1996
- Keneth Alexander 27-11-1916 / 20-6-1926
- Edward Nieland x Edna Alexandra McEwen le Roux
- Douglas Joshua Brian Niland 6-5-33
- Philippus Johannes x Maria Magdalena Venter
- Daniel Johannes 30-6-63
- Hermanus Stefanus 15-12-66
- Catharina Wilhelmina x Stefanus Petrus van Rensburg 1 child. Private Profiles
- Elizabeth Magdalena x Gideon Daniel Hefer 1c Private Profiles
- Kittie Catharina Anna 1937
- Valerie x Calvin Whitfield continued on Ashton farm
- Willem Francois Jacobus x Anna Maria Petronella Bester 27-7-1879 / 5-3-40
- Francois Johannes x Anna Aletta Susanna Bezuidenhout Private Profiles
- Frans Johannes 6-8-34 Private Profile
- Johannes Philippus Jurgens x Elsie Catharina Stopforth Private Profile
- Elizabeth Wilhelmina 4-5-35 Private Profile
- Petrus x Maria Ellen Coetzee
- Sarel Francois 18-11-38
- Ellen Maria 24-6-40
- Jan Johannes 23-11-41
- Willem Francois 3-6-45
- Bernard Weldon 16-9-47
- Bernard Daniel x Herculina Johanna Branher
- Susanna Maria Alba 10-6-47
Two Brothers Christian and Francois Ignatius arrived at Fort Victoria from Freestate (Liebenbergsvlei) in 1892. The trek was delayed while scouts went looking for suitable farms.
- Christiaan with wife, two sons and two daughters. Son, Christiaan Stephanus x Eugenie Kok 1892/1971 sister of Susanna. They left the area.
- Francois with wife, Elsie Margaretha Aletta Frederika Stopforth September 1851/19-5-1940.
- Francois was murdered near Felixburg in 1895. Elsie did not remarry, for the last of her nearly 90 years she lived with her children at Mount Pleasant, Salisbury.
- Francois and Elsie's children included:
- Christina Johanna x Robert Rae
- Solomon 27-5-1875/7-4-1958 x Susanna Johanna Kok 17-12-1879/17-10-1956, sister of Eugene. They left the area after marriage. They had three sons including:
- Christiaan Stephanus Maritz (cousin of Solomon) x Eugenie Kok 1892/1971
- Johannes Hendrik x Talitha Kuni Grobler
- Mathew John William 2-6-16
- Rynie x Jacoba (Joyce) de Klerk 2 sons, 3 daughters. They left the area.
- James Henry 1905 x Christina Susanna van der Merwe
- Janet Christine 16-5-37
- Ray , was chief magistrate and was a leading person in the establishment of the Peer Brocklehurst Foundation in 1937 where he served as Chairman of the Organising Committee and subsequently for many years till he left the area as Chairman of the Management Committee. One block of the establishment is named after him.
- Dirk Johannes P.O. Jurgens x Ellen Hester Nauhaus
- Frederik Dirk 5-3-32
- Johannes Nauhaus 29-12-38
- Frederick John x Joan Russel Dickson
- Frederick Charles 12-10-15
- Miss Poppy 1929 / 34 a teacher at Liebenderg School
- Sylvia nee ? 1915 / 15-9-1950
- Janice x Salman Thomas Ferreira
- Aletta Johanna x Josias Hendrik Hamman 1c
- Andrew Abraham 1884 x Anna Elizabeth van Breda
- Miss, In 1900 an assistant teacher at Liebenberg School. She married Balne and left.
- ? farmed on Bultfontein after J.J. Symington Jmr.
- Antoinette x Johan Bates Schoultz 1c
- Cornelia Martha Margaretha x Herculaas Philippus Barnard 1 child. 2x Casparus Wilhelmus Lamprecht 1884 (his 2x) 5 children.
- Ellie Sophia Jacoba x Theunis Christiaan de Klerk 9 children.
- Ellie Sophia Jacoba x Willem Sterrenberg de Wet 1 child.
- Schalk Willem 9-9-23 x Maria Susanna de Bruin 16-6-32
- Lukas Andries x Louisa Hendriette Fourie
- Conrad Frederik 8-8-16
- Felicity x Andries Peter van Heerden 1c
- Albertus Pieter x Woltera du Preez
- Verity 15-1-44 x Keneth Edmond Orford 1c
- Jan Stephanus x Magdalena Wilhelmina Oberholser
- Johan Stephanus 31-7-? x Myra Patricia Smit 8-6-59
- Yvette Elizabeth 27-1-83
- Johan Stephanus 20-1-88
MERWE VAN DER
- Anna Cornelia Maria 1905 / 55 x Erasmus
- Maria Magdalena x Casper Hendrik Jordaan 8 children.
- Petronella Catharina x Gert Jeremias Cornelius Nel 5 children.
- Lasya Jacoba x Johannes Hendrik Basson 4 children.
- Elsje x Petrus Stefanus de Preez 3 children.
- Hendrina Wilhelmina (Nonnie) x Albertus Frank le Roux his 2x 4 children.
- Hester Maria x Joachim Johannes Bronkhorst 8 children.
- Hester Petronella x Benjamin Coetzee 1 child.
- Hester Petronella x Daniel Cias Coetzee
- Nonnie x Coetzee ?c
- Nonnie 2x Willem van Zyl his 2x ?c
- Anna Catharina x Andries Bernhardus du Toit 1908 1 child.
- Daniel Jacob (woman) x Gideon Bester 5c
- Maria Susanna Margaretha Elizabeth x Johannes Hendrik Petrus Cloete 3 children.
- Catharina Elizabeth Maria (1911-1997) x Marthinus Petrus Bester (His 2x) 2 children.
- Catharina Johanna x Raymond Eagar 3-9-14 6 children.
- Christina Susanna x James Henry Martin 1905 1 child.
- Annie x Victor Henwood Wheeler 8-1-1927/2-1-1991. They owned local Hotel.
- Wilhelmina Johanna x Ronald Peter Wheeler 4 children.
- Sarie x Frank Nel (not local) 4 children. (she 2x Gideon Nell)
- Marita x Arthur Francis Symington 30-3-55 1 child.
- Maria Susanna Margaretha Elizabeth 16-3-21/7-10-22
- Antonie Christoffel 1915
- Barend Johannes Hendrik
- Jan Albert Christoffel 22-5-16 / 25-4-74
- Frederik Johannes x Catharina Cornelia de Lange
- Willem Petrus x Hester Helena Dreyer 3-3-31/26-10-85 5 children. They both left before marriage.
- Johannes Hendrik ?1885 x Susanna Margaretha Maria Bester ?1890 (She 2x Andries Hendrik Lategan)
- Petrus Nicolaas x Susanna Jacoba Potgieter
- child -18
- Petrus Hendrik 4-11-19
- Anna Helena 2-3-24
- Jacob Francois x Anna Elizabeth Coetzee
- Philippus Lodewikus 28-8-11
- Daniel Johannes x Elizabeth Margaretha Groenewald
- Andries Stefanus x Maria Susanna Groenewald
- Pieter Willem x Elizabeth Catharina van Staden
- Pieter Willem 1-3-28
- Elizabeth Catharina 15-11-33
- Willem Stefanus x Maria Magdalena Kruger
- Magdalena Elizabeth 22-8-29
- Gert Cornelius x Maria Cornelia Kotze
- Jacobus Petrus 1914 x Emmarentia Frederika Botha
- Casper arrived in 1895 with wife, Grieta Bester and children 3 sons and 1 daughter. (She 2x Potgieter) Children included.
- 1 Hendrik Johannes 1870 arrived 1895 single x Elsie Aletta Halgryn
Hendrik settled on Sterkfontein, beyond Manese hills. The attack by the Mashona and fight described in the 1896 Mashona war occured on Sterkstroom. Hendrik was seriously wounded.
- 2 Bernardus (Barend) Hermanus arrived single 1895 x Johanna Fredrika Wilhelmina Halgryn
- 3 Johannes single 1895 later x ??
Johannes was part of the group attacked by the Mashona on Sterkfontein, the only man not wounded.
- Christoffel Bernardus x before 1890 Anna Helena Grobler arrived in 1919 from farm Skuilklip, Newcastle, (Ngogo district) Natal, travelling by train to Umvuma and then by ox-wagon, accompanied by their children and sons-in-law Hendrik O'Neill and Matie Coetzee and their families. They settled on Geluksverwacht which they bought from a Mr. Hoffman, and farmed with cattle and sheep and grew wheat.
- b1 Anna Maria Jacomina 1891 / 1976 x Hendrik O'Neill 1887 / 1960 6 children.
- b2 Elsie Petronella x Matie (Mathian) Coetzee 5 children.
- b3 Anna Helena 1900 / 1968 x John William Wheeler 1899 / 1960 3 children.
- b4 Maria Magdalena ?1902 x Casper Hendrik Jordaan 8 children.
- b5 Jacob Daniel (miss) x Gideon Bester 5 children.
- b6 Paul Nico x Susanna Jacoba Potgieter
- b7 Christoffel Bernardus van der Merwe x Sarah Wheeler (Veeplaas)
- Christoffel Bernardus 1-10-18 x Magdalena Maria Erasmus 5-11-22
- Petrus Hendrik 4-11-19
- Elizabeth Johanna 26-1-23
- Anna Helena 2-3-24
- Helena Anna 21-8-25
- Sara Laura 24-8-27
- Christoffel Hermanus 6-8-29 x Johanna de Wet
- James Harold 15-4-33
- Marthinus Ignatius 14-2-35
- John Gane 11-10-41
On occasion Christoffel and brother-in-law Hendrik O'Neill took a wagon load of live pigs to Salisbury with great expectations and thoughts of buying a plough and other necessities. The journey took three weeks. The pigs were found to have measels (a parasite that if consumed causes tape worm in humans) and the carcases were condemned with no compensation to the suppliers.
Geluksverwacht was subdivided into three farms.
Christoffel and Sally initially share farmed on Geluksverwacht, then moved to Veeplaas where they farmed for many years. Their son bought Veeplaas and later sold it to Carel Coetzee.
- Schalk Willem ? 1864 x Johanna Venter (sister of Amerenske v.d.Walt 1866 / 1955)
They settled on Mooidart, Manesi hills.
- Schalk Willem x Johanna van Vuuren.
- Anna Catharina x Jan Lodewikus Rinke 2 children.
- Hester Helena x Arnoldus Mauritius Rinke 2 children.
- Lodewyk (1903-1961) x Wilhelmina Johanna Ruthven
- Wilhelmina Johanna x Jacob Johannes Bosch (15 March 1918 - 13 March 1967) 3 children. She 2x Thys Jacobsz
- Hendrik Johannes x Catherina Cornelia de Lange
- Helena Gesina,
- Hendrik Johannes,
- Marthinus Johannes Christiaan,
- Petronella Catherine x Nel
- Catherine Cornelia.
- Elsie Rachel x Andries Bernardus du Toit (his 2x) 1 child.
- Catharina Johanna x Raymond Eagar 3-9-14 (brother of Anna) 6 children.
- Schalk Willem x Anna Eagar 2-10-1919 (EaFb3) (sister of Ramond) 2 children.
- Jan Albert (Japie) ?
- Jan Albertus Christoffel (22 May !916 - 28 April 1974)
- b7 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.
- Stephanus van der Merwe and wife, Hester Nel (parents in law of Joachem Bronkhorst) and children, travelled together with Bronkhorst family 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 Petrus on Hartbeeslaagte. Then they moved to Vlakfontein.
- Petrus Stephanus x Hester Petronella Nel (long before leaving S.A.)
- Hester Maria x Joachim Johannes Bronkhorst (in S.A.) 6 children.
- Catharina x Marthinus Bester (his XX)
- her step daughter Miem Bester x Petrus Jacobus Jones
- Petrus Stephanus x widow Catharina Johanna Welman nee du Toit.
- Catharina Johanna 13-8-39
- Petrus farmed on Vlakfontein with father then left area
- Sarah Maria nee ? 1866 / 1954
- Mathian Coenraad (1888 - 1967)
- Heila Lofina Helena Catharina x Herman Ferdinand Rohm 5 children.
- Sara Maria 1933 x John Harry Flanagan 1 child.
- Martha Elizabeth (not local) x Schalk Willem Rinke 3 children.
- Ingrid x Johannes Jacobus Boshoff 1 child.
- Hester Maria x Jan Johannes van Tonder
- Hans Jacob Petrus 1909 x Elizabeth Johanna (Joy) Kok 1913 / 78
- Jacob Johannes x Anna Katrina Human
- Jacob Johannes x Maria Catharina Cornelia van Niekerk
- Hendrik Mattheus x Dina Maria Heckler
- Muriette Marie 4-3-33
- Dirk Cornelius x Johanna Maria du Plessis
- Lal x Ingrid nee ? arrived in 1971 from South West Africa (Namibia). They farmed on Nyala, bought from Beckett, till sold to Government in 2001 In the early stages, to augment their income Lal undertook working off the farm doing whatever work was on offer. As part of his cattle project, he did A.I. for his neighbour and friend Frikkie Muller with whom he shared a Brahman bull. Ingrid, a retired Nursing Sister became one of the stalwarts of the district and was at all times available to assist as and where needed. She served on the Peter Brocklehust Foundation Management Committee.
Their children did not stay in the area.
- Iris Mary x Wilhelm Petrus. Schoultz 1c
- ? early settler lived on Tapselpark
- Martha Aletta Sophia x Pieter Coenraad Frederik Oberholzer 2 children.
- ? x Anna Wilhelmina van Niekerk (her 2x, her x was Krienke)
- Jan Willem x Anna Catharina Brits
- Barend Hendrik Josephus x Catharina Elizabeth Lauretta Henning
- Iris Mary x Wilhelm Pet Schoultz 1c
- Andrianus x Maria Alderlichten
- Adriene Christene 3-7-57
- Jean 1884 / 18-9-54 x Walter Lawrence (Capt. B>SA>P>) 1875 / 20-7-54
- Jan (Jannie) 25-6-1929 / 11-9-1990. Church Elder and Lay-Preacher, formally a bachelor farming on Aftenwaters, 30 miles from enkeldoorn along Gutu road x widow Martha de Klerk nee Blignaut (21-6-1924), daughter of Nicholaas Johannes Blignaut (15-5-1892) and Maria Petronella Rinke (26 -11-1891) who were married in South Africa before coming to Enkeldoorn in 1922. They had no children. Jan produced cattle. After his death after 26 years marriage, Martha moved to town. !
- Sydney Charles 1872 / 1957 x Johanna van Niekerk 1887 / 4-3-1949
- Helena Mary Veronica 1904 x Theron
XX Johannes van As 1902
- name ? x Elizabeth Margaritha Joubert (She 2x Botha)
- Cornelia Maria 1915
- Pieter Retief x Zelda Anna Meyer 1943
- Cornelius Johannes x Elizabeth Maria Barnard
- Frederik (Frikkie) Christiaan x Louisa Sophia Slabbert
- Frik (Frederick) senior lived at Rusape but owned Euston Estate
Frikkie and Lizette had 5 children, 4 sons (of whom one drowned) and 1 daughter. The eldest, 1 son and the daughter attended Liebenberg before the family left the area about 1982. Frikkie Muller Jnr. was known as always helpfull to his neighbours.
- Mr. and Mrs Owned bakery for short while jointly with Mr / Mrs Pakis