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Loxton Cemetery

Loxton is a town in the magisterial district and division of Victoria West, 84 km west of Victoria West, 68 km south-east of Carnarvon and 126 km north of Beaufort West. In 1899 the N.G. Kerk bought the farm Phezantefontein, owned by A. E. Loxton, and established the village of Loxton and a new congregation on it. In 1905 the original village council was superseded by a municipality. Electricity is supplied by the municipal power-station. Water for domestic use is obtained from boreholes and for irrigation from a storage dam fed by a natural spring. During the excessive floods in the North-Western Cape in March 1961 the dam above the town burst and caused great damage. An emergency committee collected 175 000 for reconstruction and relief of the distressed. Eleven new houses were built and three-quarters of the buildings had to be restored. The town is the centre of a progressive sheep-farming area.

Keimoes Cemetery

Keimoes is a town on the north bank of the Orange River in the Gordonia district, 43 km by rail and road south-west of Upington, on the railway from Upington to Kakamas and the road from Upington to the Augrabies Falls . The town, which was proclaimed a municipality in 1949, is the seat of an additional magistrate. It has tarred streets and an ample water-supply from the Orange River. Electricity is supplied by the municipal power-station. The chief products of the surrounding farms are Lucerne, fruit (among which the Keimoes peach is well known for canning purposes), raisins and sultanas. Keimoes is the Hottentot equivalent of Grootfontein, from Namagei (great) and mus (fountain or, literally, eye, as in Afrikaans for the fountain-head of a stream).

Kenhardt Cemetery

Kenhardt is situated 710 km south of Upington and 74 km west of Putsonderwater, the nearest station on the De Aar - Upington railway. A bus service operates between Putsonderwater and Kenhardt. A special magistrate and border police force were sent to Kenhardt in 1868 to serve as a bulwark against the Koranas, and for a long time it was the most remote White settlement in the North-Western Cape. As a town it was founded on the Hartbees River in 1886, while the Ned. Geref. Kerk established a parish there in 1889. Nothing is known about the origin of the name Kenhardt, although half a dozen untenable theories have been offered. A village management board was established in 1887, attaining municipal status in 1909. Kenhardt is an important road junction, as no fewer than nine roads branch from it: to Upington, Keimoes and Kakamas in the north; to Brandvlei, Vanwyksvlei and Williston in the south; to Putsonderwater in the east; and to [...]

Kleinmond Cemetery

Kleinmond Cemetery is situated in the town of Kleinmond which is a coastal town and holiday resort with a small fishing harbour in Sandown Bay, between Gordon's Bay and Hermanus, in the Caledon district. The founder of Kleinmond was P. K. Albertyn, minister of Caledon, who built the first seaside cottage there. It was proclaimed a township in 1929 and named Kleinmondstrand, being situated at the `small mouth' of the Bot River, which for most of the year forms a lagoon. Kleinmond became a municipality in 1959 and the next year the name was shortened to Kleinmond. Besides a hotel and numerous seaside cottages, there are three camping sites, at the Palmiet River mouth, Fairy Glen and Kleinmond respectively. The neighbourhood is renowned for its wild flowers, and the beautiful rocky coastline is ideal for angling. The place became more widely known as being the setting of Hans-die-Skipper, the most famous novel of D. F. Malherbe, who had his seaside cottage here. [...]

Historical Graves in South Africa

In the early days of the settlement at the Cape people of note were buried inside church buildings. Provision for a place of worship was at once made inside the Castle. Consequently the Rev. Joan (Johannes) van Arckel was laid to rest at that particular spot in the unfinished Castle in Jan. 1666. Only a fortnight earlier he himself had officiated at the laying of one of the four foundation stones of the new defence structure. A few months later the wife of Commander Zacharias Wagenaer was buried in the same ground; likewise Commander Pieter Hackius, who died on 30th November 1671.

Somerset Road Cemetery Lost Inscriptions

Johan Goblob Stegmann born 1787, Jacomina Sofia Hoppe Stegmann, Maria I. van Reenen Stegmann, Helen McGregor Smith Stegmann, Elizabeth M. C. Sandenberg Stegmann, Michael C. Gie died 1874 also Catharina J. Stegmann Gie died 1876, Jacomina S Gie died 1881 Tombstones can be valuable historical records. In some instances printed works give more than one date for a person's death. A more reliable original authority, better even than a burial register, is often to be found in the grave inscription. Moreover, these often supply information not readily available elsewhere. A stone at Maitland cemetery, Cape Town, for example, shows that the Collisons (who played a leading role in the city's wine trade for so long a period) came from Armagh in Ireland. A second tells us that the Lawtons, another important Cape family, hailed from Stalham in Norfolk. Stones at St. George's Cathedral reveal that S. S. Bailey fought at Trafalgar and Isaac Manuel for Napoleon at Austerlitz. Dates of [...]

Cemetery Records South Africa

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