I am in the research phase of my nutty family tree, and I am stumped

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I have traced my Fathers side of the family back as far as the French Huguenots - Philippe Des Pres youngest son of Hercules and Cecilia, very happy about that. I am stumped on the last 150 on the current (living) side.

Du Preez

Me and my Father (who is still living) no problem.  But my dad has no idea who his grand-parents were.  So this is what I know for now:

Grand-father Wouter Johannes Du Preez 1901-1982

Great Grand Father we think was Jacobus Johannes 1862-1948  

married to Maria Elizabeth du Toit 1876-1913 

Not sure if this was the first or second wife as there were two set of children. Have no clue who the other wife was, which is very frustrating.

Children born of which my Grand-father was one of them. the first 5 were from one mother and the last 3 were from the other :

  1. Sarah (we think was Susarah Isabella)
  2. Poenie (we think was Pieter Hendrik)
  3. Gerrie (we think may have been a Gerhadus)
  4. Wouter Johannes - My grandfather know as Pierre
  5. Koosie ( we think may have been Jacobus)
  6. Johan
  7. Andre
  8. Myda or Maida

They lived in Warrenton in the Cape. 

WikiTree profile: Maria Elizabeth du Preez
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Hi Michelle, I wonder if you edit your question to add the "South African Roots" tag, if that might reach active members who are familiar with the resources for this region?

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I've been hearing about family over the years and only now putting a family tree together.

Have you ever heard of Martin Du Toit?  My grandmother,  Isabella Anne Du Toit was married to him.  

I do not know who his parents were though but I have heard of the 2 Du Toit brothers who landed in Cape Town so very many years ago.


by Gillian Lello G2G Crew (740 points)
selected by Michelle Hodson
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South African Roots

by Michelle Hodson G2G3 (3.6k points)
I think she meant for you to go back to your original entry (get there by
clicking on edit).  At the bottom of the screen is a place to add what are called tags.  Put African roots in that space and it ill be printed at the bottom
of your question and people interested in it will see it.

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