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.
This second part tells of the family in Transvaal. Hendrik Johannes Morkel who help establish the first township on the goldfields of Johannesburg, and his brother Willem Morkel, the first butcher there. Willem’s sons included Rugby Springboks Sommie and Dougie Morkel, and our story uncovers three brothers missing from the family Genealogy. The two parts were formerly listed as “The Missing Brothers of Sommie and Dougie”.