My late Father, same names as mine, was born 8th November 1903, Living on a railway station called "Welgelegen Stasie" near Theunissen in the Orange Free State province in South Africa. His mother's maiden name was Ackerman, he always told me that his grandfather was John Edward. His, mine, my son's and my one grandson's names are from his mother's side.
, Namely Willem Hendrik. He said his mother died at his age of 14/16, and he had to start working to support his younger brothers. I know he had brothers Johannes, Jan and later on a steph brother called Pakkie.My mother was Maria Adriana ( Brits) and they lived in Trompsburg O.F.S where we all grew up.