Category: Morkel General

Reading Between the Lines — Highlights

Reading between the lines Highlights Selected highlights from the four part series on this site.

The Old Morkel Farms Part 4

a Old Morkel Farms Pt4 Piet Snap zyn Post For about four years, before the Pasmans/Morkels acquired it, the name of Onverwacht was Piet Snap zyn Post. In Part 4 we explore possible explations how it acquired

The Old Morkel Farms Part 3.

In Part 3 we seek to locate Zeemans-Rust, the Morkel farms in the Overberg and in the rest of Southern Africa

The Old Morkel Farms Part 2

a Old Morkel farms Part 2 Stellenbosch Part 2 of the Old Morkel farms. The scope is now broadened to the Stellenbosch district.  The farms of Philip’s mother-in-law, Sophia Pasman, and sister-in-law Sibella Pasman are included

The Old Morkel Farms Part 1

a Old Morkel farms Part 1 Philip’s farm in the Hottentots Holland has been in the family for 300 years. While it has been recently been consumed by urban sprawl the old house, historic Dovecote and the large farmyard is

Reading Between the Lines Part 1

  Reading between the lines Pt 1 Sometimes, in compiling the family history, it made sense to read between the lines and make plausible inferences about what actually happened. They are spread in articles on

Reading Between the Lines Part 2

Reading between the lines Pt 2  

Reading Between the Lines Part 3

Reading between the lines Pt 3  

Reading Between the Lines Part 4

Reading between the lines Pt 4 copy 2 The final part of our series.

The Morkel Rhoda Connection

rhoda-voorburg-to-lower-gordons-bay-road.pdf Rhoda-Family-Origins-.pdf The author of these two papers, Ebrahim Rhoda, has researched his ancestors and the Strand Muslim community. He found that he is descended from slaves on the Morkel farms of Voorburg and Onverwacht,

Origin of Morkel name

Origin of the Morkel Name Where did the Morkel name come from? I found three explanations.

Vanities Fables and Foibles

Vanities-Fables-and-Foibles-Pt-1-1.pdf A collection of stories and anecdotes of the family. Did Philip Morkel arrive in 1691 or 1708?, sisters inheriting farms with a twist, no vanity here, pecking order in the graveyard, a Moppie about rich

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