Date of Birth
January 1946 Thursday
my mother Bertha
Engelbrecht or her family. I would love to know you and my
other family. I was your second child, born Pretoria 31 Jan 1946. Doreen
February 1949 Thursday
Ivan van der Merwe,
born 24th February 1949 as Herman van Eck,
is looking for his Biological Mother Catharina
van Eck, who was then living at 34 Drury Street in Port
Elizabeth. Would dearly love to know where she is and before it is too
late meet with her or her family.
|31st March 1946 Wednesday
Stephanus Albertus Els (birth name) is looking for his BIOLOGICAL MOTHER
(probably a Miss or Mrs. Els at the time) or ANY FAMILY MEMBER. Baby Els was born in Belfast
Transvaal, and was only adopted on the 31st March 1948, almost 2 years
after birth. Adoption file No. 317/48
May 1946 Saturday
Adriaan Page was born 28 may 1946 - registered in Krugersdorp ref
no:417/46. Birth name is Louis Potgieter. Was adopted by Philip Adriaan
and Hester Maria Aletta Page on 30 July 1946. Order of adoption ref
Looking for his
biological mother or any other family member.
|6th June 1946 Thursday
If your date of
birth is 16th April 1930 and your name is JOHANNA ELIZABETH DU PREEZ
(maiden name), then please give us a call. Joy Du Preez,
your daughter, to whom you gave life in Johannesburg is searching
August 1946 Wednesday
I am seeking to trace 3
family members. It is possible that they may now be living in the
1) Father...Benjamin Brodie.
believed to have met & married my mother Margaret
Asbury in Durban.
2) Brother...Marcus Brodie: Born
7/8/1946. Committed to foster care on the 19/7/1951 with a Mrs. Brussow.
On the 25/1/1954, Marcus was committed to the Holy Cross Orphanage,
Durban. 3) Committed to foster care on the 19th July 1951with a
Mrs. Brussow. On the 25th January 1954, Marcus was committed to
the Holy Cross Orphanage in Durban.
Brodie: Eldest in family. She was of average height,
attractive, green eyes, brunette. I understand that she later moved to the
UK. and married an English Doctor.
|13th September 1946 Friday
01/02/2002 New Info
Lewis (birth name) a male adoptee was born in Durban and adopted
through the Durban Child Welfare. David now wants to find his BIOLOGICAL
MOTHER. No further details are available at this stage.
01/02/2002: The other progress I have
made is that I managed to get someone to access the records of the Durban
Child Welfare Society and they managed to get my birth mothers names,
which are Elwyn Moira Lewis.
In September 1946 (when I was born) she listed her age as 23.
Unfortunately there is no actual date of birth listed for her, but she did
list her nationality as British. She matriculated from Chaplin School in
the then Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and was a nurse. Details of my
birth father are very sketchy. No name given, but he was also British and
his occupation was listed as bank clerk, aged 25.
My birth mother's parents were also British, but born in SA, but also no
first names or initials given. His occupation was listed as manager of the
Reynolds Bros Sugar mill at Esperanza on the Natal South Coast.
|8th February 1947 Saturday
name is Lenore Evelyn Lucht (nee Anderson)
Possibly born in Bloemfontein on February 8th, 1947 and adopted by Willem
and Leonora Anna Anderson, both teachers in Lady Grey. I do not want to
cause any inconvenience to anyone. I
only wish to make contact to query medical histories of my
Parents and Grandparents. Thank you for the sacrifice at the
time of my birth and may God bless you always!
You were so brave!!!
06/09/2004 New Info
would like to meet any of my biological family
especially my birth mother as well as the other sibling if they are alive.
06/09/2004: My biological mother was
information is that another sibling was born to her prior to my birth,
when she was 17 years old
|15th June 1947 Sunday
like to trace biological mother Delfina
and or biological father Neethling (or J G Roos)
Would like to be able to tell my sons about their roots.
6th August 1947
Searching for present whereabouts of Joyce (current
surname unknown), nee Kenhardt, living in Port Elizabeth in 1947 &
divorced from Clive Carlisle Rae in 1950.
|27th September 1947
A long time ago a
young mother was forced to give her baby girl up for adoption. Ann
Nash (the adopted baby) is now searching for her BIOLOGICAL
MOTHER. Ann was born in Port Elizabeth.
18th October 1947
I am urgently looking for my grand mother, she gave
birth to my dad , Andre Oosthuizen. She found herself at the Magdalena
Tehuis in Cape Town. All I know is that she was related to some golf
player Andries Oosthuizen.
|8th November 1947 Saturday
Matthews (birth name) is a female adoptee searching for her
biological mom, she writes:-
I want to trace
which is of course
no longer her maiden name. I believe she had a sister by the name of
Joyce. Perhaps if we are lucky, my bmother's sister Joyce will contact us.
Despina also has a sister who was also
adopted from Cotlands in Johannesburg. Maybe she can give us a call.
|1948 or 1949
A MR. MCFAUL
is being sought by his brother Fredrick Cathro.
Mr. Mcfaul was named ROY CATHRO at
birth, he was born in Salisbury Rhodesia to a Monty Joseph and Monty
Cathro. He may have been adopted by a family member. It has been
established that he suffered severe burns to his hands.
|28th March 1948 Saturday
Atkins is searching for her late husbands adopted son, GEORGE GORDON
ATKINS as he has been left an inheritance. George's mother was
the late Maria Atkins. George was born at the Queen Victoria Hospital in
July 1948 Thursday
We are searching for Louisa Catharina Slabbert
(maiden name) who gave birth to a baby boy on
15th July 1948. Her last known address was: 28 Second street, Greymont
Johannesburg. No further details are available due to the files being
September 1948 Tuesday
Francis Patrick Rutherford
(birth name) has just recently discovered about my adoption and would like to find any biological
relatives or Rose Kathleen Rutherford nee
Copeland. Adoptive parents both deceased and was raised as an only child. Grew up in Shabani, Rhodesia. Registed adoption number on birth certificate is 463.
November 1948 Monday
Born on 1st
November 1948 (Ann Erasmus) Boksburg Hospital. I wish to contact my Biological Mother:
Aletta Cathrina Erasmus (Afrikaans) who lived at Lakelaan 32, Benoni unmarried at that time. No details of my Biological Father. I will not disrupt their lives. I would be grateful for any family background.
November 1948 Saturday
Maria Petronella Harvey
- your family members are looking for you. Don't know if you are looking
for us, please make contact. Your biological mother is Mildred
Evelynn Harvey nee Botha. It is presumed that a policeman from
Norwood, Johannesburg, adopted Maria.
December 1948 Tuesday
I was registered as Anna Susanna de Bruyn. I Adoptive Mother searching for my biological mother Anna Maria de Bruyn (maiden name) She resided in 7th Ave. and 4th
str. Albertskroon and in 9th Ave. Newlands in Johannesburg. On 1st December 2002 it was confirmed that she was still alive.
December 1948 Monday
I am looking for my biological parents, Kenneth
Hubert & Winifred May Dennis (Dinnes?).
I was born on 27 December 1948 at the Lady Rodwell, Bulawayo, I was
adopted on 8 January 1949.
you were born in East London and were adopted by a
doctor. I am your
sister Rosemary and I want to so badly find
you. I am so close to my
other two sisters Marlene and Sandie, we love
each other dearly and now want you to be included in that love.
I am not going to embarrass you in any way. If you read this please contact me. You are always in my heart.
Your loving sister Rose
|24th February 1949 Thursday
Ivan van der
Merwe, born 24th February 1949 as Herman van Eck, is looking for his
Biological Mother Catharina van Eck, who was then living in Port
Elizabeth. Would dearly love to know where she is and before it is too
late meet with her or her family.
|27th March 1949 Sunday
who has dark brown eyes and was one of two babies born on this day at the
moeders bond hospital in Pretoria, now named Marthinus Van Der Westuizen is searching for his BIOLOGICAL MOTHER. No further details are
4th April 1949
Henrietta van Zyl, born 20th April 1949 in Vereeniging,
is looking for her biological mother. Our information is that she was from
Heidelberg, Transvaal, and worked at the Stewarts and Lloyds factory in
Vereeniging at the time. It is believed she was known by the name of
'Baby' van Zyl. Adoption certificate number is 16147 with adoption order
|9th May 1949 Monday
(Birth Name) is searching for her biological mother a Miss RUSSOUW.
Noeline was born in Cape Town.
|15th May 1949 Saturday
14/8/2000: New info
Isobella Elizabeth Pretorus is trying to locate her
biological father STEPHANUS CHISTIAAN PRETORIUS.
He lived in Vrededorp Johannesburg at the time. Mary's mother Mary
Kapeopi Pretorius died in 1950. The photo is of Stephanus Pretorius
14.08.2000: We have been
informed that Stephanus pretorius passed away in 1981.
|29th June 1949 Wednesday.
Vermeulen a male adoptee, is searching for his biological
ANNA SUSANNA STRYDOM nee FOURIE. Andre was born
in Springs. His father Johannes Hendrik Vermeulen was murdered at Ross
Transport on 10th May 1952. His adoption order number is 98/51
.Andre discovered that
his Biological mom died in 1988, but has found a sister and 2 brothers.
|10th July 1949 Sunday
(Birth name) who was born at the Princess Alice Home, Johannesburg, is
trying to locate his biological mother VIOLET MAY MATHESON nee SMITH.
Sydney has dark hair and blue eyes.
|24 or 25th July 1949 Monday
A baby girl born
in Germiston and who was named
Priscilla Bruce (possible birth name) is
searching for her
BIOLOGICAL FATHER and BIOLOGICAL MOTHER. No further
details are available at this time.
|1st September 1949 Thursday
Looking for Biological
brother & sister Adopted by a couple in Pretoria. Names
were Johnathan & Sylvia Matthews.
Biological mother was born: Engela
Cornelia Scott 22 July l913. Germiston.
|23rd September 1949 Friday
(birth name) a female adoptee is searching for her biological father and
brother. Her father a former South African Supreme Court Judge namely JAN ALBERT OBERHOLZER known
to his friends as OBEY. It is believed that he may have retired to the
West Coast. Her brother was probably born in 1941 or 1942.
|6th November 1949 Sunday:
20/11/2000 New Info
|Louisa Van Rooyen
nee Fourie is searching for her BIOLOGICAL MOTHER.
Louisa was born in Bloemfontein. She has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.
20/11/2000: Louisa was born as Johanna Jerling. Her
Biological mother is Johanna she signed the adoption papers on 23rd February 1950.
|15th October 1949 Saturday
MAGDALENA STANDER the baby girl that you gave birth to in Johannesburg
and named after yourself viz. Maria Elizabeth Magdalena Stander,
and who you had to give up for adoption, is now searching for you. You may remember the
adoption file number as 204/50