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When I I open my home page I get line upon line of the same script
I had two step granddads.nobody ever talked about the first dads.on my fathers side I had met some of my grannies family when I wa a child.I never even knew my grannies names until recently and I am now 66 .to confound it all in 1900 the northern part of south africa was at war with great brittain and out of a small population thousand died or were displaced,
My mother always told us that she was a decendant of the voortrekker leader andries pretorius and I found her dads name as marthinus hermanus pretorius d 1935 brixton gyard.but tracing him further back has led nowhere.
On my fathers side I discovered my granny had been married three times, she was widowed twice but so far that is what I know.first bisschoff,,then willem johannes jacobus smit but that is how far I could go,the last husband was johannes christiaan smit.I know she had brother lambert vos a farmer I the swartruggens area north west province south africa in about 1958 ,she also had a sister who was married to a mr mc or mac donald ,also a cattle farmer in that area.
I am looking for any details for charles mulford tintinger26-8 1900 30-4-1975 married to gertruida Elizabeth vermeulen ,she has a gecom no G2c217elflg5 where did he come from and who wEre his parents and who were her parents
They stayed in kroonstad for most of their lives and died in boksburg tvl
He died in about 1930 in the west transvaal,he was married to susanna bertina de vos,can any one tie him to the othen smit lines or were his parents recent immigrants ,I foundf a willen johaannes jacobus smit from antwerp born in 1850 died in unknown
He was buried in the braamfontein cemetry johannesburg 1915 1937,he was married to wilhelmina goosen
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