NEL & KOEKEMOER FAMILY

Submitted by F.J.G Nel

 

 

The first NELS that moved to Kapaailand came from the Venterstad district and settled during 1879 on the farm Taynuilt in the Elliot district. Three of their grandsons moved to the Ugie area. The first KOEKEMOERS moved from the Queenstown district and settled during 1882 on the farm Stanford’s Grove on the Nqaqala River near Ugie. This farm was incorporated during 1890 in the Tsolo district. The three NEL families that moved to the Ugie area were the following : 

 

A. NEL, Francois Johannes Gerhardus

    Born : 01. 04. 1892 

    Died :17. 09. 1975

 

    KOEKEMOER, Hyla Magdalena   

    Born 17. 09. 1902 

    Died :24. 06. 1994 

    Married : 20. 04. 1920 

 

From 1949 till 1969 they stayed at the farm Many Vales Consolidated Nr. 2 known as Arbeidsgenot near Ugie on the road to Maclear. 

 

Children

 

1.  Diederik Johannes Born 22. 04. 1921.   Still alive. 

    Married 18. 04. 1944 to ROOS, Cecilia Johanna.

    Born 29. 08. 1918. 

    Died 19. 11. 2002. 

    Children : 1. Francois 2.. Phillipus 3. Diana

                   4.  Diderik. 

    All four of them still alive. 

 

2. Gotlieb Johannes Rudolf

    Born 18.11.1924.

    Died 18. 10. 2000. 

     Married 11. 12. 1948 to KRUGER, Susanna Maria

    Born 09. 07. 1934. 

    Died : 09. 02. 1985. 

    Children : 1. Anette  2. Francois  3. Thomas

                   [Deceased] & 4. Hyla. 

 

3. Heila Magdalena

    Born 21. 09. 1926.

    Died : 14. 10. 2005. 

     Married 09. 02. 1946 to MURPHY, James Patrick

    Born 10. 02. 1909. 

    Died 15. 05. 1989. 

    Children : Out of James’s first marriage : 1. Sheila

                   2. Patricia 3. Brindle   and 4. Derrick.

                   Second marriage : 1 Ireley 2. Hilda

                    3. Francis 4. Barbara  5. Dorothy

                   [Deceased] & 6. Martin. 

 

4. Francois Johannes Gerhardus

    Born 29. 06. 1929. Still alive. 

    Married 20. 12. 1961 at Ariamsvlei, Namibia to

     MARCHAND born W  ASSERMAN, Dalina

    Born 09. 05. 1927.[still alive] of the Morgenster  Mission, Zimbabwe.

 

Spent their honeymoon at Luderitz, Namibia. After  their marriage both of them worked at die Children’s Haven M.T.R.Smit at  Ugie. During that period they were the house parents at Drakensig where  the high school boys were housed. 

 

    Children:

 

    [a] MARCHAND, Susanna Greyling

         Born 08. 07. 1955. 

    Married to MAREE, Josias Servaas

    Born 11. 06. 1955. 

    Children : 1. Madeline  2. Jacques[Deceased]. 

 

    [b] MARCHAND, Pierre Wasserman

    Born 08. 07. 1955. 

    Married to GROTIUS, Janette

    Born 20. 06. 1955. 

    Children 1. Pierre [Deceased], 2. Renier & 3. Hugo  married to  Marike MOSTERT. 

 

    [c]. NEL, Matilda

    Born 01. 05. 1963. 

    Married to HOLMAN, Roger de Villiers.

    Born 15. 08. 1961. 

    No children. 

 

TWO OTHER NEL FAMILIES. 

 

B. NEL, Stephanus Jesaja

    Born 07. 01. 1891 

    Married to MULLER, Susanna Maria Francina 

    Children : 1. Hester  2. Diederik and 3. Elizabeth.

 

They stayed on the farm Glenelg in Wildebeeshoek near Ugie..   All of them already deceased. 

 

C. NEL, Daniël Johannes Hendrik

    Born 13. 06. 1902 

    Married to NEL, Martha Maria 

    Children : 1. Aletta 2. Elizabeth 3. Diederik and

                   4. Francois. 

 

Before retirement they stayed at the farm Experiment [portion of Entwanazana between Ugie and Xuka Drift. 

All of them already deceased. 

 

The last of the NEL families who stayed in the Ugie area was Diederik and his wife Dalina [of Family B] at the farm Glenelg. 

 

Frans Nel 2009