Category: Morkel History

Dan and Kitty Morkel

This is about my parents.

Voorburg Morkels

Third generation Willem Morkel farmed at Voorburg next to Onverwacht. This is the first part of this branch of the family. It also tells of Pieter Loret Morkel, butcher of Zonnebloem, Cape Town. There is also a story of how one of his daughters was sadly murdered by her husband..

Rhodesia Arthur Morkel

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Morgenster Morkels

Morgenster-Morkels.Pt1-Pdf.pdf Fourth generation Willem Morkel 1803 – 1876, son of Daniel Johannes Morkel and Maria Dorothea Louw is described in the family Genealogy as “Capitalist, Resident at Morgenster“. The first medical doctor, Willem Morkel had the

Beaufort West Morkels

B-West-Morkel-Pt1-Origins-Linking1.pdf Although most of this branch of the family have lived in the Cape Peninsula and elsewhere since the 1950s, they were originally from Beaufort West. Of mixed race, they include Rev. I.D. Morkel (see


Videos of 270th Anniversary of Morkel Family at Die Bos, 22 December 1983.

Nasate van “Hennie Bos” (H.J.L. Morkel 1854 – 1926) vier 270 jaar van die familie op Die Bos (voorheen Onverwacht). Hier is 6 videos van die saamtrek:

(1) Die Bos – plaas, huis en fotos van voorvaders,
(2 en 3) Die gaste daag op,
(4) Seremoniemeester Charles Morkel verwelkom gaste,
(5) Hanna Morkel, agste geslag eienaar,
(6) Nic De Villiers, oudste kleinkind van Hennie Bos.

Six videos of a family gathering at Die Bos in 1983.