Does anyone any any information for the family of Robert Pilcher born 1868 and Maria Magdalena van Loggenberg born 1883. Both born in Transvaal South Africa and they married on 16 December 1901 in Pretoria. Their two daughters details are listed below. :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
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Does anyone any any information for the family of Robert Pilcher born 1868 and Maria Magdalena van Loggenberg born 1883. Both born in Transvaal South Africa and they married on 16 December 1901 in Pretoria. Their two daughters details are listed below.

Question by turnerlydia

I'm looking for any details for either Robert Pilcher born 1868 or Maria an Loggenberg born 1883. I'm totally stuck and cannot find any records to carry on tracing the family tree back. Any assistance would be much appreciated.

I am aware of their two daughters namely:
Catherine Margaret Pilcher
born 24 November 1902 in Transvaal, South Africa
married Louis Eppel in Durban, South Africa on 29 August 1925

Mary Anne (Marian) Susanna Pilcher
born 1906/7 in Transvaal, South Africa
First marriage to Francois Jacobus Pienaar on 25 November 1925

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on 2018-09-25 09:53:38

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by MJPilcher on 2018-09-26 10:31:09

Hi, Yes, but they are of a totally different line. My Pilchers all came from Dover, Kent during the 1874 to 1882 time frame. If I am correct your Robert came from North of London, and married into an Afrikaans speaking family, so maybe you could check out the Dutch Reformed Church Records.
Suggestion: If you know where they married write directly to the church for their records, and ask about marriage, membership, baptisms and/or death certificates.
Another suggestion: If you don't live in RSA try their embassy - request a Full Birth Certificate for the daughters. Just give basic details and don't give any reason for your request. A Full birth certificate should give all details copied from the original. A Short Cert gives only name, date, place, and perhaps a parent.

I wish you success!

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