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Name: KRUGER, Hendrik Willem

Nee: bro of Johan Christian Kruger

First Date: pre-1914; crossed Nzoia River to start farming before 1914

Profession: Farmer

Area: Hoey's Bridge, 1925 Kitale

Married: Annie; Henrietta

Children: son

Book Reference: KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Gazette

General Information:

Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Uasin Gishu Plateau - H.W. Kruger, Farm No. 3, Trans Nzoia
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Plateau North - Hendrik W. Kruger - Farmer, Soy
Gazette - 26/9/1923 - Voters Register - Plateau North - Henderik Willem Kruger, Farmer PO Soy
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Trans Nzoia Voters List with Henrietta
Kitale School Mid-Year Newsletter 2023Johnny and his brother Henry Kruger were among the many South Africans invited by the British Government to help develop Kenya. They were from the town Tweeling in the Orange Free State and travelled to the Trans Nzoia district where the first sale of farms took place on the 24th of May 1913. They bought a farm some 15km from Kitale on the Eldoret road.
The majority of the farms were 1500 to 2500 acres, situated in a high rainfall area where crops and cattle would be the main farming enterprise. Johnny Kruger and his wife Daisy (née Bruwer), also from the Free State, soon left the farm to Henry Kruger and went to work on the gold mines at Kakemega. Henry Kruger had an only son who died tragically at a young age while travelling by ox wagon.

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