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Name: KLAPPROTT, Hermann George Charles

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Nee: son of George Carl Bernhard Wilhelm Klapprott

Birth Date: 21 July 1897 Durban

Death Date: 5 Nov 1970 Nairobi

First Date: 1907

Profession: Farmer

Area: Eldoret, Kipkabus, Kiambu

Married: 2 Aug 1947 Edith Elise Krarup of Memorial Hospital, b. 19 Mar 1906, d. Greytown, S. Africa 23 Jan 1993

Children: Nicholas Bernard Marius (Eldoret 25 Jan 1950); Marie-Josephine Gertrude (Sandhu) (28 Mar 1952)

Book Reference: Eldoret, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Nicholls

General Information:

Eldoret - Herman Klaprott's father was a Prussian officer who came to Kenya in May 1907 with his wife and four children. He bred Somali ponies and raced them at the Eldoret races and won many prizes with them. Mr Klapprott and his wife are, I understand, writing a book about life in Kenya. He knows several native languages and lives at Kipkabus.
Nicholls - Rift Valley Academy - Young Hermann Klaprott went there in 1910 as a boarder …….
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Uasin Gishu Voters Roll
Gazette 2 July 1970 probate
Nick Klapprott writes: Hermann bought farm 707 at Kipkabus in 1927 and  named it “Koi- legai”. In later years after the dissolution of “Klapprott Bros.”, as the business was known, following the untimely death of Betty [his sister], “Koi-legai” became the family farm, with the dairy enterprise at Marievale being brought to an end. There is a family cemetery at “Koi-legai” where Wilhelm (Hermann's father), his wife Marie Malcy, Betty and Louis Folkard {his mother's child from her first marriage] are buried.
Hermann died on 5 November 1970, and is also buried there. The ashes of Edith, Hermann’s wife, who died in Greytown, South Africa on 23 January 1993, are interred in Hermann’s grave. “Koi-legai” was finally sold in July 1975, finally bringing to an end a long family era. 

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