August Heinrich Dietrich Behrens was my great-grandfather. He arrived in South Africa in 1880 and married Dora Wenhold, the daughter of the missionary Hermann Wenhold in 1890.
They had 12 children: Heinrich, Dorothea, August, Hilda, Ernst, Hermann, Friedrich, Karl, Emma, Marie, Gerhard, Reinhard.
Three of the children died very young.
August Heinrich Dietrich Behrens with his children,
children-in-law and grandchildren.
Photo taken about 1932 at Bergheim, near Kroondal, South Africa
Back, standing: Alma, Gerhard, Erna, Serene on father Fiddy's arm, Phyllis, Manny, Karly, Reiny, Roland.
Middle, sitting: Ida with Linda, Gussy with Gerda, Mia, Mutter Dora, Vater August, Emma, Lisbeth and Heiny.
Front: Hugo, Linda, Richard & Vera, Heinz & Agnes