Looking for information on German Immigrants to South Africa? Surnames of interest Wagner and Ehret.

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in Genealogy Help by Vicki Tolmay G2G2 (2.2k points)
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Thanks to Frank & Helmut :) You assistance is much appreciated.  I am particularly interested in:

Ernst Gustav Wagner:  I have sourced some unverified information indicating that he was manager of the Liederkrans Club in Johannesburg in the early 1900's. He moved to Johannesburg from Winburg in the Free State where he lived during the Anglo Boer War. I do not know if Ernst was born in South Africa or in Germany and am confused by information that an Ernst Gustav Wagner arrived in South Africa about 100 years before I calculate the Ernst I am interested in was born....

What I know for sure is that he was an accountant, was married to Jeanette Mann (a scots woman from Aberdeen) and had three daughters one of whom was my grandmother.

Hans Frederik Kurt Ehret: I need information on his parents and family who were from Stuttgart, Germany.  He emigrated to South Africa in the 1920's.  I have lovely photographs of family members in Germany captioned with only first names and do not know their relationship to Hans.

Any help would be much appreciated

 

Hi Vicki,

Apart from all the other resources, you can also try GISA (Genealogical Institute of South Africa) in Stellenbosch for information. Their website: www.gisa.org.za

 

If you do an internet search on German Society in South Africa you may also be able to find some contact details that may be useful.

 

Marlene

Thanks Marlene :)

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Herman Wagner
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006
birth:    29 May 1916    
death:    26 February 1987    Reitz    
father:    Jan Barend Wagner
mother:    Susanna Elizabeth Hartzenberg Wagner
spouse:    Diana Magdalina Wagner        

Christina Catharina Wagner
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006
birth:    10 August 1907    
death:    16 June 1985    Parys            

Willem Hendrik Wagner
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006
birth:    7 September 1891    
death:    3 February 1970    Vredefort    
father:    Johannes Petrus Wagner
mother:    Susara Johanna Wagner
spouse:    Jacoba Hester Magdalena Jansen Wagner        

Petronella Frederika Fourie Wagner
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006
birth:    1906    
death:    12 March 1967    Parys Oranje-Vrystaat    
father:    David Petrus Hermanus Fourie
mother:    Susanna Aletta Isabella Van Der Merwe Fourie
spouse:    Jacobus Johannes Wagner        

Johannes Petrus Wagner
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006
birth:    1920    
death:    6 May 1967    Witrand Vredefort    
father:    Willem Hendrik Wagner
mother:    Jacoba Hester Magdalena Jansen Wagner
spouse:    Loraine Wagner        

Johannes Frederik Wagner
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006
birth:    16 July 1935    
death:    11 July 1988    Bloemfontein    
father:    Johannes Frederick Wagner
mother:    Philippina Andrisa Wagner
spouse:    Anna Jacoba Janse Van Vuuren Wagner        

Marianne Elfriede Kusters Wagner
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006
birth:    22 September 1904    
death:    19 October 1987    Parow East    
spouse:    Abraham Oberholzer Wagner        

Maria Johanna Wagner
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006
birth:    22 July 1912    
death:    7 May 1979    Bloemfontein    
spouse:    Johannes Petrus Wagner        

John Christoffel Wagner
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006
birth:    12 August 1884    
death:    27 July 1968    Parys    
father:    Piet Wagner
mother:    Sarah Wagner
spouse:    Christina Catharina Koekemoer Smith Wagner
other:    Wilhelmina Bornman Wagner        

Linette Wagner
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006
birth:    27 May 1954    
death:    16 November 1972    Klerksdorp    
father:    John Elliot Wagner
mother:    Petronella Elizabeth De Jager Wagner
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
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The following site has some resources online: http://www.safrika.org/degen_en.html

Ehret is a very common name in Baden, it has currently the highest rate of occurrences for the name. There are some resources for emigration from Baden:

 

 

 

by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (521k points)

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