Looking for "Jack" du preez who died at sea

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Jack du Preez was married to Johanna Fredrika Odendaal they had 5 kids Christiaan Stephanus, Johanna Harnolina born 12-6-1898 ????

As per stories they were French Jack died at sea, they couldn't moor in Rhodesia as there was war, the ship then went to Xai Xai and they got off, Johanna spoke 7 languages and said she stayed in Nomahase (sea) she then married Jacobus Nicholaas Hall father was James Robert Hall son of ???? he was a  "rooibaadjie" who stayed behind in South Africa
in Genealogy Help by Joey Uys G2G Rookie (160 points)

The profile that you should link to this question is here.

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What spellings have you searched, what sites? Do you have a profile for him?
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
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Hi Joey

 I see there are duplication on the family line on Wikitree

The other two members working on the same family can be located if you follow the links below. Hopeful they will be able to help :-

See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Odendaal-92

and https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Odendaal-114

Good luck

by Ronel Olivier G2G6 Mach 7 (77.0k points)
merge done thank you
Happy to have been of assistance Joey. Your welcome !
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Hi Joey,

I see that you have no sources in that tree. I found the death notice for his wife and uploaded it to her profile. Please do the transcription of it in your name in her bio.

According to this death notice, Jack's names were Gert Christiaan and he died in 1902 shortly after the war. This is in contrast with your information. However, it confirms that Jack is probably a nickname and the note by the registrar that they could not locate his death notice indicates that the given names might be wrong.

We have a small clue in there and that is that Jack's father was probably named Christiaan Stephanus, considering the normal naming conventions of the time and his mother Anna Margaretha.
by Louis Heyman G2G6 Mach 6 (67.1k points)
edited by Louis Heyman
Thanks Louis

Well done

Between the merges and connection with other family members and the information you provided Joye can now build her family tree

Yea !    Happy dancing !   Collaboration at it's best !!
where did this Christiaan died
Where did Gert Christiaan died because "Jack" was burried at sea his wife Johanna Fredrika du Preez got of at Xai Xai with 5 kids and moved to Baberton where she got married to Holtzhausen, the mother Johanna Arolina van Dijk where was she born, where was Johanna Harnolina du Preez born, I know that 1 of the kids was born at sea. On the death notices of Jacobus Paulus Odendaal and Johanna Arolina who was the kids, and on Johanna Fredrika Holtzhausen who was her kids
Hi Joey,

That is what we are trying to find out. I am trying to help you and give you some direction. In order to find a family you have to collect as much sources as possible to get as many clues as possible. For example I found the wife's marriage to Holtzhausen and uploaded it for you. Please transcribe it in the profiles of both parties and add your name and date to the transcription.  According to this record she lived in Baberton but was born in Swaziland and not Pretoria as indicated on the death notice. You will have to follow up on these leads. Where were her children born? Where was she married the first time. She is given as a spinster, so maybe there was no first marriage or she might have not told the truth for some reason.

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