Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Melck%20family%20history4.1.09version

2,258

Published on

The history of the Melck family in South Africa

The history of the Melck family in South Africa

Published in: Education, Travel, Business
0 Comments
3 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
2,258
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
8
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0
Likes
3
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Melck TEN GENERATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA
  • 2. Crest <ul><li>MARTIN MELCK I </li></ul>
  • 3. Martin signature + seal
  • 4. FAMILY TREE
  • 5. Parents J ü rgen and Catarina Martin born 20 October 1723 <ul><li>Ship’s captain in Memel, East Prussia (now Klaipeda, Lithuania) </li></ul><ul><li>Martin chose the land and went to study in Riga. Became a stonemason/builder. </li></ul><ul><li>Why did he go to the cape? </li></ul><ul><li>Von Rhenen </li></ul>
  • 6. The Dutch East India Company <ul><li>Sailed from Texel, Netherlands on 21 April 1746 </li></ul><ul><li>Left behind cool and wet East Prussia, winters -2 to -40 C. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrived Simon’s Bay 26 June 1746 </li></ul><ul><li>Though officially a mercenary, he worked at Elsenburg as a foreman. Then to the Stellenbosch silver mine. </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>Then employed by Jacob Cloete, an influential settler. </li></ul><ul><li>Discharged after four years to become a free “Burgher”, bought two farms. </li></ul><ul><li>Married Anne Hop, former master’s widow, at 29. </li></ul><ul><li>She was 34, an enormous change for him </li></ul><ul><li>Elsenburg. </li></ul>The Dutch East India Company
  • 8. Life in the Cape <ul><li>Change of fortune, comparison. </li></ul><ul><li>Children: only one son and one daughter. </li></ul><ul><li>Klapmuts signal post chief </li></ul><ul><li>Flooding diversion Eerste Rivier </li></ul><ul><li>Property in Cape Town </li></ul><ul><li>Ten farms and two loan </li></ul><ul><li>Farms in Stellenbosch </li></ul>
  • 9. <ul><li>Capetown properties </li></ul><ul><li>Lutheran Church and Governer Rijk Tulbach </li></ul><ul><li>Vice Admiral Stavorinus, </li></ul><ul><li>Silver “Moeder Kerk” </li></ul><ul><li>Death of Anne 1776, Nelson visits Cape. </li></ul>Life in the Cape
  • 10. Martin Melck II/III <ul><li>Born 25.10.1761 </li></ul><ul><li>Married Anna Kriel </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Melck III only child born 1787 </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Melck II dies same year. </li></ul><ul><li>Anna Kriel re-marries, Kirsten </li></ul>
  • 11. Martin Melck II/III <ul><li>Disaster strikes, some horses acquired. </li></ul><ul><li>Martin III marries Anne van Reenen </li></ul><ul><li>Family now settled at Kersefontein </li></ul>
  • 12. 5 th GENERATION
  • 13. Martin Melck IV <ul><li>Born 1821, only child </li></ul><ul><li>Married Maria Myburgh of Meerlust. </li></ul><ul><li>Large family 12 surviving children </li></ul><ul><li>Resident at Kersefontein </li></ul><ul><li>Duckitts </li></ul><ul><li>Farms and families. Melck clan grows. </li></ul>
  • 14. Kersefontein today <ul><li>Near Hopefield on the Berg river </li></ul>
  • 15. MARTIN V
  • 16. 5th Generation <ul><li>12 surviving siblings </li></ul><ul><li>5 marry Duckitts of Esher Surrey </li></ul><ul><li>Rijk and Albert my grandfather. </li></ul><ul><li>All boys inherit or are bought farms </li></ul><ul><li>The family grows </li></ul>
  • 17. MARTIN MELCK VI <ul><li>Marriage #1 Myra Smuts. </li></ul><ul><li>Sons Martin VII and Pieter WW2. Moira, Punks Carolin. Wargrave </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage #2 Elise Duckitt </li></ul>
  • 18. Martin Melck VI
  • 19. Martin Melck VII/VIII <ul><li>Septimus was a character </li></ul><ul><li>In Cape Town and </li></ul><ul><li>In the “Sandvelt” </li></ul><ul><li>Son Octavius did not marry </li></ul><ul><li>He died young. </li></ul><ul><li>Brother Julian now runs </li></ul><ul><li>Kersefontein </li></ul>
  • 20. Rijk Melck 80th
  • 21. Where do we come from? <ul><li>One theory: </li></ul><ul><li>Austria </li></ul><ul><li>Counter reformation </li></ul><ul><li>Melk Abbey </li></ul><ul><li>Originally spelt MELCK </li></ul>
  • 22. Stift Melk <ul><li>The Abbey is situated above the Danube dates back to 980 AD </li></ul>
  • 23. From Austria to Meml? <ul><li>Theory proposed by museum director during 1979 visit: </li></ul><ul><li>During the counter- reformation Lutherans had to convert to Catholicism or sell up and leave </li></ul><ul><li>Many chose to leave and set off for East Prussia. The rest, as they say, is history </li></ul>
  • 24. Pa, Ma and Cape crayfish. <ul><li>Circa 1957 at Seaspray </li></ul>
  • 25. Ronnie Melck <ul><li>SFW and Muratie </li></ul>
  • 26. 9 th Generation,My grandsons Jas, Ivan and Antoni
  • 27. Prof Antony Melck(8 th ) with Gudrun,son Gustav(9 th ) Marisa and Marike (10 th )
  • 28. OLD SAYING <ul><li>LIKE POTATOES THE BEST ARE BELOW GROUND. </li></ul><ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>

×