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Kruger - Bekker Trek to Rhodesia - 1895

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  • Jozua Bekker (1885 - 1957)
  • Hendrik Johannes Bekker, b4...e2f4 (1843 - 1897)
    b4c1d5e2f4 SAF v3 p6 (Rhodesian history) Until October 1923, Southern Rhodesia was under the administration of the British South Africa Company. On October 1, 1923 it became a self governing Brit...
  • Christina Gertruida Bekker, b2...f12g8 (1861 - 1912)
    b2c5d6e2f12g8 From Rhodesia's Pioneer Women: Christina Gertruida Pienaar (Mrs Hendrik Bekker). Arrived with the Kruger-Bekker Trek in 1894, with her husband Hendrik Johannes Bekker and 5 daughters. I...
  • Barend Bezuidenhout (deceased)
  • Wynand Karel Bezuidenhout (1840 - 1920)
    Bezuidenhout ZIM DN's causing confusion! 23/108 Wynand Carl B. born Cape Colony c. 1890 parents not given; died 15-10-1920; Wife Dorothy Regina. Would have been aged 5 in 1895. It could be that his a...

Kruger - Bekker Trek 1895

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Hendrik Johannes Bekker (Hennie) (..-1897) and his

Wife. Christina Gertruida Pienaar (Christie) (1861-1912).


Wife Annie

Mrs. Koot, 1895. Nee Annie Potgieter Arrived with her husband and son in the Kruger- Bekker Trek. Page 160, "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

Son Hendrik

Wynand Bezuidenhout and his

Wife Dorothea Regina van der Westhuizen (Dorie)


Stephannes Johannes du Preez (Fanie) (1867-1904) and

Wife Lea du Preez

Stephannes Johannes died on 19th May 1904 at Farm Randfontein having been ill with Blackwater fever for 13 days. His wife L J du Preez was the informant. No Death Notice found.


  • Salamon
  • Johanna

Ernst and Nellie Kruger

Mrs. Kruger, 1895. Nee Cornelia Maria Bezuidenhout. Arrived with the Kruger-Bekker Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also p. 162 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier. On Roll of Women Pioneers.


Mrs. J. A. Heynes, 1895. Nee Maria Kruger. Arrived with the Kruger-Bekker Trek. Died shortly after her marriage. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957, also p. 86 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

Willem Smit and

Wife Nellie Wilmans

Mrs. W. Smit, 1895. Nee Nellie Wilmans. Arrived with the Kruger-Bekker Trek, with her husband and five children, including two daughters,

Lettie and Johanna. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957, also page 163 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.