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Name: MEINTJES, Gert Petrus

Birth Date: 13 Jan 1870 Fauresmith, Orange Free State

Death Date: 30 Oct 1930 Bloemfontein

First Date: ?1930

Profession: Farmer

Area: Eldoret

Married: In Bloemfontein 20 Nov 1901 Stoffelina Sarah Frederika Flint b. 1875

Children: Johannes (25 Jan 1903); Martha Frederika (27 Dec 1903 Orange Free State); Louis Maria (1906-2 Jan 1906 Bergplaats, Transvaal); Arthur Herbert (1911 Rustplaats, Fauresmith-30 Mar 1913 Bergplaats); Robert Plewman (1917 Orange Free State-26 Oct 1918 Bloemfontein); Sara Stoffelina (1918 Bloemfontein-3 Dec 1919 Bloemfontein)

Book Reference: Red 31, Hut

General Information:

Gert Petrus - Kenya Regiment 6289 & 6736 [son b. 31.3.1932 Eldoret]
Gazette 22 Jan 1946 probate (no death date - just 1943). In same Gazette is probate for Mrs Stoffelina Sarah Fredericka Meintjes (d.1941 - no exact date)
Gazette 17 Oct 1969 probate for man of same name, of Eldoret [?son], who d. 10 Sep 1969
Children: Those listed above (taken from Family Search family tree) differ from the list of those on his death cert 30 Oct 1930, The death cert list:
Johannes (major - ie adult)
Martha Frederika (major)
Jacobus (major)
Gert Petrus (major)
Henry Lane (major)
Thomas Plewman (24.11.1909)
Peter (14.9.1912)
Mathys Cronje (29.4.1918)
Plewman (22.11.1921)
The death cert list is probably more accurate than the family tree list.
It is possible that the Gert Petrus in Kenya is the son of the man of the same name who died in S. Africa in 1930. Perhaps, upon his father's death Johannes brought his mother and younger bros to Kenya.

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