Date of Birth
April 1924 Thursday
We are in need information dating back 78 years.
We require the names, date of birth and date of marriage, of my
fathers parents. The only information that we have is my fathers birth
certificates. My father is deaf and mute. So communication with him is
very limited and he also does not have any recall of his past. My
fathers name at birth was Alexander Gounaris,
born in Germiston on the 3rd april 1924.
The only recollection he has of his father is his name having been Costas
Gounaris, so please assist us with the above information
regarding his mother and father.
My father was adopted at the age of 2 or 3 by peter and Katina
Gwenossis or Genossi. My fathers name was then changed to Michael
Gwenossis. We also require information about these parents.
April 1926 Thursday
Rice is a 76 year old adoptee who wishes to trace his
biological mother, or any living relatives. Victor was born in Durban to a
Dorothea Ulshe or Ultshe. Victor was
only adopted on the 5th March 1929, which means that he would have been
about 3 years old at the time.
October 1926 Friday
the biological grand daughter of Lizzie
Jacobs is searching for her biological grand mother or any
relatives. Lizzie Jacobs lived at the same address as
Elizabeth's father's adopted parents, which was 3 15th Ave Mayfair. It
would also appear that they may have lived in Fordsburg as well. Charles
Hammargren was employed by a firm of undertakers in both of those suburbs. Lizzie
Jacobs was a cousin to Gladys Hammargren who was a biological daughter of
December 1927 Friday
Hammargren is trying to find out about her motherís biological
mother (my mother was adopted). My mother was born in Cape Town - she
was adopted at the age of about 4years old as she recalled being
taken away from her parents. She was adopted by a childless couple by the
name of either Adam or Adams, I think she lived either in Stellenbosch or
Rondebosch or Pletenburg Bay. I recall my mother saying that she had
a biological sister Joyce and brother John.
Somewhere in all this the name Desmond
comes up. She has never seen them since she was taken away from her
||Heather de Beer is trying to
locate her biological brother who was called MARK BROLI at
birth. mark was born to Coral Nell Broli in Pretoria
|6th June 1931 Saturday
wishes to assist her father-in-law to trace his BIOLOGICAL MOTHER OR ANY LIVING FAMILY, she writes:
My father-in-law was unable to trace his family. We are trying to do this for his sake and for the
sake of his grandchildren.
|4th December 1931 Thursday
||Beryl Maureen Wepener would like to find her BIOLOGICAL MOTHER or ANY SIBLINGS OR FAMILY. She was born in
Cape Town. Her B/M was OLIVE JACOBY WEPENER.
|17th January 1934 Wednesday
||Patricia Mary Winter wishes to
trace her biological mother FRIEDA DUVENAGE NEE ADAMSON.
Patricia writes as follows
Patricia Mary Winter -
maiden name Barry, born 17/1/1934. Mother Frieda Duvenage - maiden name
Adamson. My brother born 25/12/1931 was Brian Ernest Frederick Barry. My
mother Frieda was known at the time of our birth as Mrs Frieda Barry but
they were never married. She left us two children with my father to marry
Cornelius Duvenage in Durban and in 1941 divorced him. I have no other
Should anyone know of her whereabouts or of where she is
buried, kindly contact us.
|8th December 1934 Saturday
||One of our oldest adoptees namely Michael John Wilkinson
(birth name) is searching for his biological mother BERYL IVY
WILKINSON. Michael was born in Germiston and his mother who should now be
about 87 years old was born in Durban. This may seem old for some of
our readers but a few years ago a gentleman of 75 years old, found his biological mother
who was 95 years old at the time. So there is hope.
|5th September 1935 Thursday
||Jan Scheepers who was born in
Pretoria and adopted through the Moederbond Orphanage Home in Pretoria is searching for
his BIOLOGICAL MOTHER. Jan
was only adopted in 1937.
|23rd October 1935 Wednesday
||A baby boy (now Charles Vorster) who was given to
the an orphanage at the age of 3 months wishes to trace his biological mother STOFELINA VORSTER who was from Kimberley and 28 years
old at the time.
|14th February 1936 a Friday
||On this Valentines day a young lady MARTHA
LOOTS aged 18 years gave birth to a baby boy Johannes
Loots (birth name) at the Queen Victoria Hospital in Johannesburg. He had a Red
birth mark just below the hair line on his neck. Johannes would very much like to trace
Martha. Franke(as Johannes is now known) suffers from a very bad heriditary tremor
|9th September 1937 Thursday
||Gerald Everet (birth name)a
male adoptee is searching for his BIOLOGICAL MOTHER.
Gerald was born at the Claredon Nursing Home in Johannesburg and adopted
through Cotlands in Turffontein Johannesburg.
27/03/2005 New Info
|Juliana Bester is searching
for her biological brother who was named VAN NIEKERK
at birth. His mother was Alida Maria Petersen nee Van
who was born on 5th April 1924. She passed away in 1983.
27/03/2005: I have since learnt that my mother's
first born was adopted out years later
possibly into the family, possibly the family that looked after him since
birth. My grandmother's maiden name was Kruger - from Elliot. My
grandfather a Van Niekerk. From what I could gather, he would have
born after July 1939.