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Robert Pilcher born 1868 and Maria Magdalena Loggenberg born 1883

Question by turnerlydia

Help please. Cannot find any more details about my great grandparent Robert Pilcher, born 1868, and Maria Magdalena van Loggenberg, born 1883, in O.F.S. They married in Pretoria South Africa, 16 December 1901. (Their birth dates are worked out from marriage records). I only have marriage records for both. A copy of the marriage record is attached for ease of reference.

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 17 March 1907 in Transvaal, South Africa
First marriage to Francois Jacobus Pienaar on 25 November 1925

Any assistance would be much appreciated.

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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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