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BROOKER and De REUCK
« on: Saturday 16 July 05 06:36 BST (UK) »
My search is for my ggrandfather  Joseph BROOKER born abt 1852 in Wynberg in Cape to parents Michael and Mary BROOKER...British.... Info from his death notice in 1914. I'm wanting to know more about his parents and any siblings. Where did his parents Michael and Mary come from? Perhaps they died in Wynberg....are they buried there? Joseph and family thereafter were all Anglican. I wrote the Anglican Church eons ago and as yet have had no reply. I'm aware that the records are being transcribed to Familytree.co.za but as yet they're not available.
My GGrandmother Martha Jacoba De REUCK married Daniel (Petrus) Joseph Johannes Barnard or Bernardi 13 Nov 1871 in Knysna. (Dutch Reform Church)Never divorced. Cohabited with Joseph BROOKER. Joseph BROOKER died in Boksburg in 1914. I do not find a DN for Martha. ... When and where she died I don't know. I'm wanting any info on Martha but hopefully her parents and anything on them.
Thanks a million
Lynn

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Re: BROOKER and De REUCK
« Reply #1 on: Monday 13 May 19 07:49 BST (UK) »
Hello Lynn.WILLIAM THOMAS JOHNSON b. Feb 7TH 1823 d. August 18th 1888 - MARRIED - MARGARET KING b. March 3rd 1827 d. July 5th 1863 in the temporary  chapel Cape Town by the Rev. A.M. McCarthy on January 27th 1849                                                                     
Children of William Thomas and Margaret:
Margaret b. 1857 d. 1st April 1933 - married 30th March 1880 Peter Anthony De Reuck b. 1857 blacksmith. Witnesses A. Johnson and Agnes Johnson.  2 unmarried sons 3 married daughters see newspaper article
I don't know if this Margaret belongs to you but she is buried in the Catholic Cemetery in George. All her brothers and sisters come from the George/Knysna area. The C.P. Nel museum in George has a whole box of info on the Howell/Holms/Johnson family. Hope this helps
Rosemary

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Re: BROOKER and De REUCK
« Reply #2 on: Monday 13 May 19 12:22 BST (UK) »
Hi Lynn
Here is Joseph Brooker's baptism in 1854   Claremont, St Saviour
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TWC-6ND?i=3&cc=1468076
A brother William in 1852 Claremont, St Saviour
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GTWC-DMP?i=1&cc=1468076
A sister Elizabeth in 1857  Wynberg, St John
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TWN-Z?i=26&cc=1468076
A brother George in 1862 Wynberg, St John
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GTWN-5V?i=40&cc=1468076
Charles 1864 Wynberg, St John
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GTWN-XL?i=50&cc=1468076
Phillis 1850 Wynberg, St John
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TWN-36?i=5&cc=1468076
 
All these are indexed  I searched on the fathers name with spouse Mary this is a good trick searching for baptisms as indexers have been told not to assume surnames for children from their father's name so very often children are indexed without a surname!
WARR, MAUCHAN, GOWANS,Guest,Whitcomb. Taute, Webb,Pascual

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Re: BROOKER and De REUCK
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 14 May 19 01:57 BST (UK) »
Here is the Martha's marriage which gives  her age as 16 in 1871 so perhaps born c 1855
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-WHLR?i=136&cat=244034
And Bingo here is her birth in the Knysna records (not Indexed) 8 Nov 1855
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK6-R39V-4?i=624&cat=960849
Parents George De Reuck and Martha Jacoba Van Huyssteen
WARR, MAUCHAN, GOWANS,Guest,Whitcomb. Taute, Webb,Pascual