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Natal Marriage #2: P. A. MINNAAR – H. D. STEYN (1844)

When I examine the vital information for my husband’s 2x great-grandparents, I must keep in mind that attitudes and expectations among Afrikaners in mid-nineteenth-century South Africa would have been considerably different from anything I have known. Still, I can’t help … Continue reading

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Natal Marriage #1: P. A. MINNAAR – A. C. MARÉ (1837?)

The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men,       Gang aft agley,       An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,       For promis’d joy! — Robert Burns The first two lines of “To A Mouse” could probably apply to … Continue reading

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Church Marriage: A. H. POOLE & A. C. MINNAAR (1 May 1907)

One of my husband’s cousins recalls hearing that their grandparents had eloped. The tale seems plausible, given the fact that “Oupa” Arthur Henry POOLE had arrived in South Africa in 1901 as a member of the British Army sent out to … Continue reading

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