My great grandparents Henry Frederick Thomas Bennett

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Can you please help me find informtion on Henry Frederick Thomas Bennett who married Johanna Helena Fick on the 15/5/1900 in St Mary The Virgin Church in Johannesburg South Africa...They had 4 daughters, one being my grandmother baptised as Helen Jacoba Bennett in Krugersdorp ..her birth date is 26/9/1901...Her sister Hendrika Phoebe Magdalene Bennett was born on the 6/9/1904 also baptised in Krugersdorp....Please help!!
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Henrik Fredrik was born 10 March 1876 and baptised 23 April 1876, CapeTown the son of Fedrik Hendrik Bennett & Hendrika Phoebe Magdalena Gersbach (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFTQ-2QN)
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Hi Ron.  Thanks for your feedback.  I'm not sure if this is the correct person.  I have also found Hendrika Phoebe Gersbach and Fredrik Hendrik Bennett but their entries as well as all their siblings are all in the Dutch Reformed Churches... All information I have of him "Henry Frederick Thomas is in English churches ie Marriage, baptism of the two children I managed to find....  He is always entered as Henry not Hendrik...so I can't just accept this as fact. But thanks so much for your imput

I understand your concerns, although I suspect the differing spellings are more likely the diferance between a Dutch cleric and the English cleric in making the record entries. The other aspect is the combination of the three christian names, spelling differances included, with a Bennett surname. Together with the South African element, the odds they are two different people are extreme small. In my opinion, they are they same person.
You could be right.  On his marriage entry he states his age as 24 and that would be correct as he married in 1900 and born 1876.  Also the odds of the Hendrika Phoebe Magdalena being in two or more generations is very slim...so I guess you are probably right.   Thank you for you interest.
Also the lack of English churches in those days in the Cape....I know many English speaking citizens had their children baptised in Afrikaans churches for exactly this reason (or should I say dutch churches)

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