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TURNER, Catherine
(Abt 1738-1797)
SCHONKEN, Bartholomeus
VAN ELLEWEE, Elizabeth Maria
ANDERSON, William of Griquatown, Rev.
SCHONKEN, Johanna Maria
ANDERSON, Catherine Helena


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ANDERSON, Catherine Helena 1 2 3

  • Born: Sep 9, 1812, Klaarwater, Griquatown South Africa 1 2 3 4
  • Christened: 1812, By Rev. Mr. Maiyor In Cape Town, Cape Colony, Southern Africa
  • Died: Sep 7, 1896, Zuurbraak, Cape Colony, Southern Africa at age 83 4
  • Buried: Missionaries Acre, Zuurbraak 5

bullet   Other names for Catherine were ANDERSON, Catherina Helena and ANDERSON, Kitty.


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Occupation, 1855. 6 7 8 9 She with her sisters Maria and Wilhemena opened a school at Swellendam after their father's death in 1852. She attended to the domestic part and they did the teaching.
I.F. Du Preez also adds that after 20 years of service at Swellendam, the three sisters all retired to Zuurbraak where they had spent a few months as children in1821

Occupation, Abt 1830, Pacaltsdorp South Africa. 7 8 Catherine aka Kitty, was a gifted artist, and her father, William, used to tell friends that she must have inherited the talent from her mother, Catherine Turner, who was related to the famous English painter, Turner. Kitty was also dedicated to her work in the Sewing and Industry School
I.F.Do Preez records that she and her two sisters, Maria Elizabeth, and Williamina Isabella moved to Swellendam in 1855, where they opened a school at Morgenzon on the outskirts of the town and named it "The Home" Kitty kept house while the other girls ran the school, and she was the artist. Five of her seaweed collages depicting "The Home" and the Jordan River (in Israel) found their way into the Drostdy Museums at Swellendam (Three pictures) and at George (two pictures).I.F.Du Preez furthermore, shows photos in his report, of the 2 George pictures and that of her headstone at Zuurbraak where she died.

Alt Birth. Her DN in KAB MOOC 6/9/357 Ref 2544 gives a calculated alternative birth date of 7 Sep 1896 compared with the first source.



1 Dr. D. F. du Toit MALHERBE, Family Register of a South African Nation (Third Edition published by TEGNIEK STELLENBOSCH, 1966.
This is a wonderful source of clues on specific families, but all data in the publication needs to be verified with Original Sources.), ANDERSON Extract - Page 17. Cit. Date: Oct 7, 2002.

2 Janet Melville, Stamboom van ANDERSON, William [89741]. Rec. Date: 10th October 2002.

3 J. A. Heese & R.J.T. Lombard, South African Genealogie (SAG), a set of volumes being produced, augmented and maintained by the Genealogical Institute of South Africa (GISA) in Stellenbosch.
, ANDERSON - Vol 1 page 63. Cit. Date: Oct 15, 2002.

4 (Produced by Legacy on 6 Sep 2005 at request of Bill Elliot Anderson).

5 Herbert H. HELM and Charles W. HELM, THE HELM FAMILY HISTORY (jANUARY 1999, 91 pages, limited distribution.).

6 Written by Dennis Adams and Moira Tarr, The TARR Family - Details of Descendants of Thomas and Ann TARR, 1820 Settlers from Nottingham, England, who settled at Rokewood, Clumber in the Eastern Province, South Africa. ISBN 0-620-15722-4 (Denward Investments (Pty) Ltd).

7 PN Thompson, Notebook.

8 Peter S. Anderson, Weapons of Peace: The Story of William and Johanna Anderson. (Published by Logos Production House, Unit 1011-1012, Fo Tan Industrial Centre, 26-28 Au Pui Wan St., Fo Tan, Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong. Tel:2687-0331 Fax; (852) 2687-0281.
First English Edition May 1995 Copyright 1995 by Peter S. Anderson.
ISBN 962-457-091-4). Rec. Date: Aug 9, 2003.

9 T.A.Anderson, The Story of Pacaltsdorp and Some Reminiscences (Made and Printed by Long & Co. (Pty) Ltd.
297 Kempston Road, Port Elizabeth.
Authors Note April 1957). Rec. Date: Aug 9, 2003.

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