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South African LANGRIDGE & ROHLAND

Query by RoseSmuts

Looking for any info about my paternal Great Grandparents, William Robert Langridge who married British German Legionaire's daughter Louisa Rohland in early Johannesburg, around 1890. William was born in London in 1864; his father was also William and his mother's name began with an E. He was rumoured to work as a butler/valet for Lord Gladstone - no confirmation found. Sent out to SA to recuperate after a fall, he worked as a billiard marker. Louisa Rohland born KWT in Eastern Cape, the youngest of 9 children of Hugo Rohland and Wilhelmina Friedericke Braun. Born around 1870. Thet had 3 children: Winifred b. 1890, William b 1892 but died 3/1893 and Charlie Arthur William Langridge b 1893. William Robert died from TB in 1894. Louisa married Thomas Henry Emery afterwards. She died around 1918. Hoping to find William and Louisa's graves.

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on 2011-09-16 13:57:01

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by RoseSmuts on 2012-01-31 01:57:35

Follow up on teh above: Hugo Rohland was an Anglo German Legionaire who settled on the Eastern Cape frontier in 1856; he married Wilhelmina Fredericke Braun, the daughter of Prussian Peasant farmer Ludwig Braun who was also settled on the E Cape frontier in 1857. Hugo & Fredericke had a large family, the youngest of whom (according to my records) was my Great-Grandmother Louisa Wilhelmina Rohland. Louisa married William Robert Langridge in Kimberley, N Cape in 1890. They had three children: Annie Winnifred Wilhelmina (b 1891, Kimberley), William (b 1892 and died at 10 months in Johannesburg, St Mary's Cathedral Church burial, Bishop Darragh)and Charlie Arthur William (b 1893) who was my Grand-Father. Gt Grand-Father William Robert langridge died in Pretoria in 1894, with the cause of death stated as TB. Louisa Wilhelmina later married Thomas Henry Emery, but died in Johannesburg in 1918 - possibly in the Spanish 'Flu Epidemic. I found her grave listed in the burial register for Brixton Cemetery ("New Cemetery")dated 1918. I have yet to find William Robert's grave, but it could be in Pretoria Church Street cemetery.

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