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..

  1. V-oorburg-Morkels-Pt-1-2pdf.pdf
    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.
  2. V-oorburg-Morkels-Pt-2-pdf.pdf
    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”.

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  1. Loren Phillips 5 October 2020 at 6:42 pm

    What an interesting read this was. My granny (Mildred Elizabeth Morkel) was the daughter of Pieter Loreth Morkel x Elizabeth Whal. She was born in 1905 on the same day that her granny died and was given her third name, Petronella in her honour.

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