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Name: VAN EMMENIS, David Benjamin Snyman

Nee: son of Nols van Emmenis

Birth Date: 1906 Waterburg, Transvaal

Death Date: 22 May 1956 Nairobi

First Date: 1929

Last Date: 1956

Profession: Road foreman

Married: In Mombasa 1930 Maria Aletta

Children: Renier 'Rynie' (1934); Arno (1931-1941)

Book Reference: Web, Habari 2008, Barnes

General Information:

Habari 2008 - My Dad ……. For reasons unknown to me - probably the great depression, boarded a German passenger ship from Lourenço Marques to Mombasa in January 1929, moved inland to Eldoret to become a road foreman in the Uasin Gishu. He was already engaged to my mom, Marie who followed him in 1930. They were married in Mombasa, a day after my mom's arrival, in front of an Indian magistrate with only 2 witnesses, both Indian. Immediately after they travelled to Eldoret my dad's new workplace. In 1933 Dad landed a job as Road Foreman with the Trans Nzoia District Council and moved to Kitale, our home up to 1956 when he died. My mom returned, all alone, to South Africa after 26 years in Kenya
Barnes - Kitale Cemetery - David Benjamin Snyman Van Emmenis - born 1906, died 22 May 1956
Barnes - Kitale Cemetery - Arno Van Emmenis - born 18 Apr 1931, died 22 Feb 1941 [S. Africa Death Notice says he died in Maia Carberry Nursing Home, Nairobi]

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