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Great Grandfather

VI - Friedrich Jürgen Christoph Küsel

Friedrich Jürgen Christoph Küsel was sent to South Africa in 1857, by the Hermannsburg Mission in Germany. He supported the Entombe and Ekombela Mission Stations in the vicinity of the Lüneburg Lutheran Congregation and settlement. These are all in the Paulpietersburg district on the then Northern Natal Provincial border with Transvaal.

Friedrich Jürgen Christoph Küsel, * Vahlzen (KB Schneverdingen) 30 March 1829, + Lüneburg, Natal, South Africa 11 August 1886, ¥ Entombe 11 February 1861 Johanna Maria Schröder, * Schneverdingen (Kr. Soltau) 30 December 1835, + Lüneburg (Natal) 5 February 1906, Daughter of Peter Schröder and Anna Engel Schmidt. Children 1-4 were born at Entombe Mission Station, and 5-10 at Lüneburg, Natal. The tenth child was my grandfather:

Grandfather

VII - Karl Wilhelm Küsel

Karl Wilhelm Küsel was a farmer at Lüneburg, he joined the "Boers" during the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer war against the British, and again during the 1913-1914 Boer Rebellion against the British. [Boer is an Afrikaans word for farmer or Afrikaner. Afrikaans is a local South African Dialect evolved/developed from a combination of European Dutch and French Huguenot ancestry as well Malaysian and Hottentot (Indigenous Tribe) slaves.]

Karl Wilhelm Küsel, * Lüneburg (Natal) 17 November 1877, + Paulpietersburg (Natal) 17 June 1945, ¥ Lüneburg 9 October 1909 Dorothea Elisabeth Marie Luise Thiele, * Piet Retief (Transvaal) 16 November 1886, + 1969, Daughter of David Wilhelm Thiele and Luise Schütte. 3 Children were born at Lüneburg, Natal. The first child was my father:

Father

VII - Wilhelm Fritz Erwin Küsel

Wilhelm Fritz Erwin Küsel was a farmer on the farm Welbedacht near Lüneburg for all his life.

Wilhelm Fritz Erwin Küsel, * Lüneburg (Natal) 23 March 1911, + Pretoria (Transvaal) 12 September 1984 (Buried at Braunschweig Lutheran cemetery near Paulpietersburg), ¥ Lüneburg (Natal) 23 April 1942 Hildegard Minna Salome Keyser, * Ekombela Mission Station (Natal) 16 December 1921, + Durban (Natal) 2 April 1985 (Buried at Braunschweig Lutheran cemetery near Paulpietersburg), Daughter of Missionary Friedrich Keyser and Marie Knoop. [Friedrich Keyser * 19 March 1882 Vendenheim (Alsace-Lorraine Province then part of Germany, now part of France), ¥ South Africa-Marie Knoop, * 24 June 1892 South Africa. Friedrich Keyser came to South Africa as a Missionary in 1911.] 6 Children were born at Paulpietersburg, Natal. They are:

IX - 1 Reginald Erwin Küsel, * 16 June 1943, ¥ Elisabeth Koster 1970. Reginald Küsel Train control Manager and Lizette (Elisabeth) Senior Administrator - Lethabong Council Lizette Kusel @ kusell@lethabong.org.za have 5 children:
Siegfried Erwin Küsel (Regional Manager - Metcash), * 1971 Standerton, ¥ 1994 Linda Jean Acar (IT Manager - Elliott International : @ lindak@elliott.co.za) have a son Donovan, *1995
Petria Hildegard Küsel (Insurance Administration - Midrand Brokers), * 1973 Kempton Park, ¥ 1995 Piet van der Walt
Venita Küsel (Currently touring the world), * 1974 Durban
Werner Reginald Küsel (Assistant Area Manager - Kentucky Fried Chicken), * 1976 Durban
Salome Küsel (Student), * 1981 Durban

 

IX - 2 Fritz Jürgen Küsel, * 12 September 1945, ¥ Eleonore Filter 1970. Jürgen is a farmer on the ancestral Küsel farm Welbedacht.
Ralf Jürgen Küsel (Farmer - Welbedacht), * 1972 Vryheid
Gisela Küsel, * 1973 Vryheid, ¥ 1998 Markus Haux (Horticulturlist at KwaSizabantu Mission - Kranskop KwaZulu-Natal) have a son Carl, * 1999
Ingrid Küsel (Student), * 1978 Vryheid

 

IX - 3 Siegfried Karl Küsel, * 12 May 1947, + Paulpietersburg 23 July 1948 from meningitis.

 

IX - 4 Dieter Friedrich Küsel, * 3 February 1949, ¥ Constance Clack 1971. Dieter is Executive Director of Emthonjeni Training Centre in Port Elizabeth. They have 3 children
Heidi Küsel, * 1975 Port Elizabeth, ¥ 1996 Port Elizabeth - Adrian Vermaak
Linda Küsel, * 1976 Port Elizabeth, ¥ 1998 Port Elizabeth - Greg Blandford
Anita Küsel (Student), * 1980 Port Elizabeth

 

IX - 5 Ramona Küsel, * 2 May 1951, + Lüneburg 29 March 1970 in motor car accident.

My Family in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

IX - 6 Heinz Walter Küsel, * 2 August 1956, ¥ Pretoria (Transvaal - Now Gauteng Province - South Africa) 10 July 1982 Reulene Van Lingen, * 12 June 1957 Klerksdorp (Transvaal - Now North West Province - South Africa), Daughter of Reuben Van Lingen and Ellen Van Der Merwe. Heinz is qualified as an Electronic Engineer.  Reulene has a BCom(Hons) qualification and currently lectures at Technikon Pretoria. We have the following three children all born in Pretoria:
X - 1 Rainer Küsel, * 28 November 1983.
X - 2 Anke Küsel, * 7 September 1986.
X - 3 Monika Küsel, * 7 June 1991.

Anybody who knows any of the above persons or any of their descendants, family or friends, please send an E-Mail to Heinz Küsel kuselhw@global.co.za or write to the address on my home page.

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