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Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen

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Esmé G. van der Westhuizen formerly Pieterse aka Caven
Born 1960s.
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Mother of and [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
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Pieterse-13 created 1 Jun 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 18 Oct 2017
13:04: Deb (Lewis) Durham posted a message on the page for Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen. [Thank Deb for this | 1 thank-you received]
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ACCOUNT CONFIRMED 1 June 2011. Date changed due to a merge.


Esme Grant was born in 1962. Esmé Grant is the child of Gerhardus Andreas Pieterse and Andriana Albertina Bruyns. [1]


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On 18 Oct 2017 at 17:04 GMT Deb (Lewis) Durham wrote:

Thank you so much for the amazing number of contributions you made in September. You are an inspiration to WikiTreers everywhere!


On 17 Oct 2017 at 19:17 GMT Ian Stewart wrote:

Thank you Esme for spotting those double ups with my Edmunds family tree and suggesting merges. This work is very helpful to those of us who are relatively new to wikitree. I am trying to juggle ancestry, ftdna and wiki trees all at once and have quite a bit to clean up still.

On 17 Oct 2017 at 13:54 GMT Jasmin (Schiller) McBeth wrote:

Thank you Esmé

On 11 Oct 2017 at 19:12 GMT Louis Conn wrote:

I am new to Wikitree and still unsure about how to operate the controls so to speak. Still learning but I’m sure those Jessie Wilson Conn’s are the same, as well as another one I saw here on wikitree.... (married to Mary “Polly” Pendleton. Also her parents data also matches what I have.

Although in all my research (as small as it is) I’ve never seen the 1880 date for him. It’s always 1787 or 1788. Jessie Wilson is a large brick wall for many researchers as it seems he just dropped in from nowhere. Some speculate the elderly woman listed with him in Scott County/ Russell County VA to be his mom and the Jacob listed as “heirs of Jacob Conn” to be his line. But to date nothing can be confirmed, only speculated. Thanks for your time.

On 7 Oct 2017 at 19:10 GMT Sarah (Callis) Rojas wrote:

Hi Esme! I see your working on merging some Neall's together. I'm curious as to why the mother Thetcher-1 and Smith-61793 you think are the same - or what would be the correct LNAB anyways. I don't see any sources or anything about this family.

Thanks! :)

On 7 Oct 2017 at 13:46 GMT Billy Saulsberry Jr wrote:

Thanks for the info about the duplicate Riley. They are now merged. I must have hit the add button twice when merging from my gedcom file. Anyway, fixed now and thanks again.

On 7 Oct 2017 at 12:48 GMT Sheila Stickley wrote:

This merge is badly done, destroying the careful genealogy done by me and my sister by duplicating and taking the badly researched details from later additions to the family tree, please revert the merge and the entry to its former state. This is supposed to be a family tree record, not fiction or theory and supposition of what one would like the tree to look like and brings wikitree into disrepute

On 6 Oct 2017 at 13:54 GMT Mary (Guthrie) Bellamy wrote:

Many thanks for your excellent Arborist work on the Henderson family tree.


On 26 Sep 2017 at 14:28 GMT David Gometz wrote:

Thanks for the merge suggestion. I must have been very tired when I did this. David G.

On 23 Sep 2017 at 13:29 GMT Ronel (van Heerden) Olivier wrote:

Hi The weekend chat has a South Africa puzzle should you like to participate just follow this link. ...Good Luck:-D [1]

Regards the SA Roots Team

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