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Name: ARNOLDI, Frans Johan

Nee: Also known as Frank

First Date: 1906

Profession: Came with his brother A.F. Arnoldi on 1905 Van Breda trek. Farmer, Thomson's Falls

Area: Eldoret, Kitale

Married: Catharina Cornelia

Book Reference: Eldoret, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, EAMR, Red 22, Red Book 1912, Habari 2009, Gazette, Red 19

War Service: EAMR has F.J. Arnoldi - D Sqdn 7/8/14 - 23/1/15

General Information:

Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Aberdare List
Red 22 - F.J. Arnoldi, Eldoret
Red Book 1912 - F. Arnoldi - Uasin Gishu
Habari 2009 - Frans Arnoldi, his wife, 2 daughters, and John de Waal (the son of Frans's sister and her husband E H de Waal) left South Africa in February 1906. They travelled to Kenya by boat via Lourenço Marques and Mombasa and overland by train to Naivasha. Although encouraged by Piet van Breda to join him and his brothers on the Plateau, the Nandi hostilities prohibited them from doing so and they remained for the time being in Naivasha. During this time Frans Arnoldi purchased some land in the Nakuru area from J J Toogood (later manager of Standard Bank in Nairobi). Habari 2009 - At the end of 1906, the Arnoldis, John de Waal and the Cloetes, joined by the Viljoens and Fred Loxton from Bethal, trekked with all their possessions to Nakuru. From there, in the beginning of 1907, Frans Arnoldi and John de Waal, accompanied by Sonny Cloete's father, Abraham Joubert and Fred Loxton travelled by ox wagon up the western wall of the Rift Valley to the Plateau (a hazardous journey lasting 2 months) where they stayed with the Van Breda brothers. Afterwards they settled on the Plateau.
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Plateau South - Frans Johon Arnoldi, Farmer, Farm No 75
Red Book 1919 - F G Arnoldi - Settler, Eldoret
KAD 1922 has F.J. Arnoldi, P.O. Kitale.
Red 25 has F.J. Arnoldi, Box 47, Eldoret.
Red 31 - F.J. Arnoldi, Nanyuki.
Hut - F.J. Arnoldi 1909 Nakuru AND F.J. Arnoldi 1930 Nanyuki AND F.J.A. 1919 Eldoret

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