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Name: CLAASEN, Gert Hendrick

Birth Date: bapt. 5 Aug 1892 Mossel Bay, Cape Colony

Death Date: 13 Apr 1961 Kitale

First Date: 1912 Arrived with his parents from South Africa

Last Date: 1961

Profession: The family settled on the 'Plateau' and started farming. After WW1 he did contract wheat-threshing with an ox-drawn thresher, moving as far afield as Londiani. Later he joined Estates & Investments Ltd., managing farms at Eldoret and Kitale

Area: Plateau, Eldoret & Kitale, 1930 Cherangani

Married: In Pietersberg, Transvaal 20 Aug 1935 Magdalena Catherine 'Lena' Claasen, widow, née Groenewald b. 1892 (prev. m. Petrus Jacobus Claasen d. 1931)

Children: Nick (died in air accident)

Book Reference: Gillett, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Medals, Gazette, Barnes

War Service: WW1 with 'Belfield Scouts' saw much of the fighting around Longido

General Information:

KAD 1922 has G.H. Claasson, Eldoret
Red 22 - G.H. Classed, Eldoret AND G.H. Classen, Eldoret
Medals - Belfield's Scouts - Gent H. Claasen, No. 9541, Scout
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Plateau South - G.H. Cloassen [sic], Farmer, Eldoret
Kitale cemetery - Gert Hendrik Claassen - born 5 Aug 1892, died 13 April 1961
Gazette 29 Aug 1961 probate

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