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Renaldo Rafaele "Aldo" Beretta MP (1917 - 1993)

"Aldo"

The second generation of Berettas played a vital and important role in Pilgrim's Rest. In the 1950's Benny Beretta, Giovanni's son was chairman of the finance committee, and Mayor of the town. Aldo B...

9/29/2016 9/29/2016

Maria Beretta, SM MP (1888 - 1954)

"Marietta"

Arriving in 1898 was the second Beretta brother Giuseppe , who worked as a Blacksmith on the mine for a few years, then acquired a shop at Desire, a small mine, a few kilometers distant from Pilgrim'...

9/29/2016 9/29/2016

Giuseppe "Joseph" Beretta, SV/PROG 2 MP (1874 - 1955)

"Joseph"

Arriving in 1898 was the second Beretta brother Giuseppe , who worked as a Blacksmith on the mine for a few years, then acquired a shop at Desire, a small mine, a few kilometers distant from Pilgrim'...

9/29/2016 9/29/2016

Antonio Albino Beretta, SV/PROG 4 MP (1887 - 1978)

"Albino"

Albino Beretta , who was to help Giuseppe with his shop at Desire. After Albino left in 1921 to marry Adalgisa Miglioretti , on his return he and Giuseppe established shops at Pilgrim's Rest , where ...

9/29/2016 9/29/2016

Edoardo "Benny" Beretta MP (1901 - 1972)

"Edward", "Benny", "Benjamin"

The second generation of Berettas played a vital and important role in Pilgrim's Rest. In the 1950's Benny Beretta, Giovanni's son was chairman of the finance committee, and Mayor of the town. DEPO...

9/29/2016 9/29/2016

Gentile Beretta, SV/PROG 3 MP (1881 - 1939)

Gentile Beretta arrived in 1920 , first working as a stonemason and bricklayer. Later he left the town to live at the railway siding at Rolle. He was followed by Albino Beretta, who was to help Giuse...

9/29/2016 9/29/2016

Giovanni "John" Beretta, SV/PROG 1 MP (1868 - 1960)

"John"

Pilgrims Rest. By 1892 it was a thriving community with a secure future for all. During this time again from Brusnengo, the first Beretta family member, namely Giovanni was to arrive here (also the f...

9/29/2016 9/29/2016

Fanny Charlotte Wiggill MP (1870 - 1937)

12/27/2014 9/23/2016

Colin John Wiggill, c3 MP (1868 - 1954)

12/27/2014 9/23/2016

Herbert Lilley MP (deceased)

"Bert"

7/24/2010 9/23/2016

Samuel I Lilley MP (1844 - 1926)

Came to South Africa.

6/23/2010 9/23/2016

James Benjamin Taylor MP (1860 - 1944)

"Jim B. Taylor", "JB Taylor"

Born in Cape Town, J B Taylor was one of the Randlords who traveled to Kimberley after the discovery of diamonds, prospected in what was then the Eastern Transvaal, and was at the centre of events on t...

8/28/2016 8/28/2016

William James Phelan MP (c.1847 - 1887)

"WJ Phelan"

William James WJ Phelan (born c.1847) Married 7 Jan. 1871, PMB, Elizabeth Goulden d. of A.M. Goulden. Was a journalist and edited the Gold Fields Mercury at Pilgrim’s Rest at the time of annexation in ...

2/21/2014 11/28/2015

Margaret Elizabeth Freeman MP (1919 - 2003)

"Peggy"

4/15/2011 1/23/2015

Gwynville Mary Davison MP (1920 - d.)

4/16/2011 1/23/2015

Tower Moorcroft Campbell MP (1899 - 1926)

9/8/2010 1/5/2015

Hilda Grace Coutts MP (1911 - 1951)

4/26/2014 1/5/2015

Sir Abe Bailey, 1st Baronet, KCMG MP (1864 - 1940)

"Abe"

Colonel Sir Abe Bailey , 1st Bt. gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Sussex Imperial Yeomanry.2 In 1895 he was a member of the Johannesburg Committee during Jameson's Raid.2 He gained the ...

4/16/2010 1/5/2015

Alice M.C. Compton MP (1858 - d.)

2/9/2009 1/5/2015

Walter George Compton MP (1841 - d.)

Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees by SmartCopy : Jan 5 2015, 16:59:10 UTC

2/9/2009 1/5/2015

Edward Patrick O'Dwyer MP (1885 - 1967)

9/18/2012 1/5/2015

9/18/2012 1/5/2015

James Hobbs MP (1849 - c.1917)

5/1/2013 1/5/2015

Wally Thorne MP (1926 - 1997)

4/20/2008 1/5/2015

Frederick Charles Snell MP (deceased)

Frederick Charles Snell farmer in Pilgrims Rest. Frederick Snell served in the Canadian North West Mounted Police. He came to South Africa via Canada and fought in the Anglo Boer War in Lord Strath...

1/2/2015 1/2/2015

Gardner Frederick Williams MP (1842 - 1922)

A pioneer who revolutionised mining in SA Gardner Fred Williams was the first properly trained mining engineer to be appointed in South Africa. Born in 1824, in the US, he was the oldest son of Alphe...

12/9/2010 10/19/2014

Robert Sutherland MP (c.1870 - d.)

2/24/2014 9/25/2014

Edwin Blacklow MP (1845 - 1890)

6/30/2010 8/9/2014

William Leathern MP (1857 - 1946)

"Wild Bill"

The first transport service to Pilgrims Rest was William Leathern's wagon. this travelled to Lydenburg every weekend. Leathern claimed that he never left anyone at Lydenburg no matter what his conditio...

9/24/2007 8/9/2014

Alois Hugo Nellmapius, SV/PROG MP (1847 - 1893)

"Hugo"

The well-known Jewish financier, Alois Hugo Nellmapius, the trusted friend of President Kruger, never lived in the Zoutpansberg, but acquired land in the area. He was born in Bielitz, Poland in 1847 an...

4/17/2009 7/25/2014

Ignatius Philip Ferreira MP (c.1840 - c.1921)

"Colonel Ferreira"

Colonel Ignatius Phillip Ferreira (1840-1921) was a speculator in the diamond rush in Kimberley, the gold rush at Pilgrim's Rest and finally the Witwatersrand. In October 1896 he struck gold and formed...

4/28/2011 7/22/2014

William Hosken MP (1851 - 1925)

William Hosken, 1851 (Loggans, Hayle) -1925 (Muizenburg. SA) HOSKEN, William, M.L.C, of " Entabene," Berea, Johannesburg, and of the National Liberal and Rand Clubs, was born at Hayle, Cornwall, July...

8/16/2013 7/14/2014

Johannes Petrus Griesel MP (1871 - 1952)

"Jan"

Jan was a prisoner of war during the Anglo-Boer War and sent to St Helena. Prisoners Of War: Viewing single entry: Number: 21907 Surname: GRIESEL Name: JOHANNES PETRUS Age: 30 ...

11/27/2007 7/5/2014

Jacobus Hendrik Strydom MP (1944 - 1946)

"Kosie"

3/8/2014 5/16/2014

Genealogiese/Genealogical #: b1.c1.d6.e2.f1.g2

6/26/2010 5/16/2014

Alice McNally MP (deceased)

School teacher at Pilgrims Rest

9/18/2013 5/16/2014

Arthur Richard du Preez MP (1920 - c.1997)

2/22/2012 5/16/2014

Petrus Mattheus Kukkuk MP (1938 - 2012)

"Piet"

3/14/2013 5/16/2014

Henry Usher Gradwell MP (1912 - 1980)

2/18/2009 5/16/2014

John Charles Davies MP (deceased)

10/16/2011 5/16/2014

10/16/2011 5/16/2014

Een van die stigtersonderwysers van Afrikaanse Hoërskool Pretoria.

10/6/2011 5/16/2014

Gesina Wilhelmina Dwyer MP (1915 - d.)

9/19/2012 5/16/2014

William John Dwyer MP (1913 - d.)

9/19/2012 5/16/2014

William Herbert Lilley MP (1875 - 1903)

Killed by the fall of a rock

6/15/2010 5/16/2014

Andrew Bruce Mackenzie MP (c.1884 - d.)

1/10/2014 5/16/2014

Hon. William Napier MP (1821 - 1876)

Died of fever at Pilgrim's Rest, South Africa "The Natal Witness" Friday, June 16th, 1876. DEATHS:- At Mac-Mac District of Leydenburg, South Africa, of fever, aged 54 years, The HON. William NAPIER...

7/19/2011 5/16/2014

Jacobus Stephanus Joubert MP (1866 - 1935)

1/28/2014 4/4/2014

Benjamin Lambourn MP (1891 - 1961)

8/25/2011 2/5/2014

1/28/2014 1/28/2014

Isabella Cornelia Muller MP (c.1875 - 1961)

"Isabella Cornelia Joubert", "Isabella Cornelia de Beer"

DEPOT TAB SOURCE MHG TYPE LEER SYSTEM 01 REFERENCE 485/62 PART 1

1/6/2014 1/28/2014

Johannes Hendrik de Beer MP (1869 - 1913)

"Maboompi de Beer", "Maboompie"

1/6/2014 1/28/2014

Stafford Parker MP (1833 - 1915)

Stafford Parker was born in Maldon, Essex, England on 30 March 1833, the son of Stafford and Maria Parker. Before his move to South Africa, Parker appeared to have had an interesting life, being a sail...

1/28/2014 1/28/2014

Evan Davies MP (1884 - 1964)

4/16/2011 1/22/2014

Charles Rupert Lambourn MP (1851 - 1931)

Birth registration: Christening 04 May 1851 Marriage to Fanny Frances Perrin 16 Nov 1871

9/1/2013 1/20/2014

Thomas Flemming McLachlan MP (1830 - 1900)

"Tom"

Thomas (1829-1900) was a pioneer of the Transvaal and Swaziland and one of South Africa's successful gold prospectors. He was described as a tall and lanky Scotsman and was born in the Perthshire paris...

1/7/2014 1/7/2014

Henry Thomas Glynn MP (1856 - 1928)

"H.T"

In 1880, Henry Thomas Glynn (1856-1928), the founder of Sabie (and known among his friends as H.T.), bought the farm Grootvantijn from P. de Villiers. The farm's original name was 'Sabi' but was later ...

12/30/2013 12/30/2013

Rudolph Solon Diespecker MP (1858 - 1920)

"Louis"

South Africa 1891 1 January - March DIESPECKER—BRADLEY—On December 1, at the Wesleyan Church, Musgrave Road, Durban, by the Rev. C. Pettman, Louis Rudolph Diespecker, of Lourenco Marques, to Ann Elizab...

12/12/2013 12/12/2013

Author of "March Hare"

12/12/2013 12/12/2013

Bazett Jarvis Blenkins MP (1851 - 1874)

Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via brother William Bazett Goodwin Blenkins by SmartCopy : Jan 3 2015, 18:41:24 UTC

12/10/2013 12/10/2013

Herbert Rhodes MP (1845 - 1879)

Herbert (1845-1879) was involved with his brother Cecil in prospecting for diamonds in Kimberley, Cape Colony early in his career, but was accidentally killed while pioneering in the Lake Nyasa area

3/1/2011 12/10/2013

Mary Purcell MP (deceased)

6/23/2010 9/18/2013

John James McNally MP (1854 - 1928)

"JJ"

The Daily Representative Tuesday, February 14, 1928 Mr. John McNALLY, whose death at the age of 74 is reported from Pilgrim’s Rest, Transvaal, was the owner of the local newspaper there, the “Pilgrim...

6/30/2013 9/18/2013

Ernest Marcellus Skea MP (1885 - 1972)

Ernest was a member of The South African Biological Society. (Skea, Ernest Marcellus. Chief Analyst, Transvaal Gold-Mining Estates, Pilgrims Rest, Transvaal. {Ornitholoyy.)) ROLL OF MEMBERS SOUTH AFR...

5/22/2008 8/16/2013

Guy Cuthbert Dawnay MP (1848 - 1889)

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6/13/2010 8/1/2013

Richard Alan Barry MP (1874 - 1949)

"Dick"

Manager of Transvaal Gold Mining Enterprises, based at Pilgrims Rest

7/24/2009 7/22/2013

Gladys Isabel Van der Byl MP (1882 - 1954)

"Barbara Barry was my mother. One of the family heirlooms she left from Pilgrim’s Rest days is a beautiful silver bowl that was presented to her mother, Gladys Barry. This bowl is engraved with the wor...

7/24/2009 7/22/2013

Thomas Dennison MP (1874 - 1962)

"Tommy", "The Highwayman"

In 1912 the 2nd Zeederberg Coach robbery took place on Pilgrims Hill. The Highwayman was Tommy Dennison. Dennison had come out to South Africa as a private during the Anglo Boer War. He was a bugler an...

7/18/2013 7/18/2013

Andries Gustaf Erlank Pienaar MP (c.1877 - c.1946)

"Andrew / André"

Head of the Field Mint: Andries Gustav Erlank Pienaar (1877-1946) had been a clerk at the magistrate's office in Johannesburg before the war. As a 25 year he had lead the Field Mint since it's foundi...

12/5/2011 4/22/2013

Jacoba Barendina van Gass MP (1862 - 1940)

Judi Marais-Meyer register MRIN 846 Eie boedel TAB MHG 1867/40 filed 13/6/1940 Boedel van man, Johan Coenraad Marnewick TAB MHG 893538 filed 4/8/1935 Sy sterf op haar plaas Breytenbachskraal, PK ...

1/8/2009 3/31/2013

Philippina Wilhelmina Marnewick MP (1855 - 1929)

"Preiss"

Judi Marais-Meyer register MRIN 847 Eie sterfkennis TAB MHG 69711 Sterfkennis van vader TAB MHG 893538 Johan Hefer stamouers navorsing. Preiss familie

4/9/2010 3/31/2013

Anton S Preis, b? MP (deceased)

4/9/2010 3/31/2013

Philippus Johannes Kloppers MP (1874 - 1960)

Philippus Johannes Kloppers, a teacher from the Netherlands who had training in Botany and drawing – Appointed to the Veldpond team for designing the coin and engraving the dies.

3/27/2013 3/27/2013

Philip Frost van Lelyveld MP (1849 - 1898)

Philip was a 'Metselaar' by trade

6/26/2010 3/8/2013

John Wesley Frost Stevens MP (1895 - d.)

Methodist Parish Records for Pilgrim's Rest Entry #7 Child: John Wesley Frost STEVENS Parents: John Wesley Frost and Magdalena Petronella Born: 9/22/1895 Baptized: 11/24/1895

3/8/2013 3/8/2013

Sir James Percy Fitzpatrick MP (1862 - 1931)

Sir James Percy FitzPatrick, KCMG (24 July 1862 – 24 January 1931), known as Percy FitzPatrick, was a South African author, politician, mining financier and pioneer of the fruit industry. He authored t...

3/7/2013 3/7/2013

Michael Joseph Cooney MP (1844 - 1908)

On 22 November 1899, Michael Joseph COONEY was found guilty of culpable homicide by the Circuit Court for Soutpansberg. He was sentenced to five years in prison. He had acted in self-defence, and the P...

3/7/2013 3/7/2013

Isaac (Ikey) Sonnenberg MP (1883 - d.)

Possibly the first Sonnenberg in South Africa was Ikey Sonnenberg, who was an early mining pioneer, an inveterate gambler and apparently lovable character, who is written about fairly extensively in So...

2/9/2011 3/7/2013

William Charles Scully MP (1855 - 1943)

William Charles Scully (29 October 1855 – 25 August 1943) is one of South Africa's best-known authors, although little known outside South Africa. In addition to his work as an author, his paid wor...

11/2/2010 3/6/2013

Dirk Graham MP (1862 - c.1930)

"Dirk", "Dick"

DIRK: Dutch Short form of DIDERIK. From League of Veterans database Surname: GRAHAM Full Names: DIRK Date of Birth: 24.10.1861 Address 1899: LYDENBURG Name of Last Officer: VELD...

8/24/2012 1/29/2013