Hi there all
Thanks Billy - a slip. Our old lady was born and bred in Villiersdorp in the Western Cape in 1922. Her father, William Frederick / Wilhelm Frederich died in Wynberg in 1924, Cape Town and the death record shows that he was aged 35 and was to be buried in Philippi.
I just phoned my ouma-in-law, and she was quite taken aback that I knew more about her father than she did. What she does recall is that he grandfather, possibly Frederick Willem Krukenberg, was a German immigrant to South Africa, which means that William Frederick was born in South Africa in in c. 1889, He died when ouma was 2, and her mother Bertha remarried, and produced a second child, (_____) Lee who currently lives in Durban. Ouma was sent to live with her uncle, Fritz Krukenberg and his wife Freda Engelke.
I am trying 1) to find any records for this family line, 2) to develop the line further.
Again, any help would be much appreciated.