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ISBN: 978-0-9919415-0-6

This book is the record of my attempts to unravel the lineage of my mother's family. It all started when I asked my mother, "Where does this chest, that I've been dragging along with me from house to house, come from?" My mother Martha Catharina le Roux, born Schreuder, then told me the story of my ancestors as she remembered it. The Schreuders were farmers from the Namaqualand region of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The matrilineal ancestors of the Schreuders were the Engelbrecht family, and before them, the Auret family. The patrilineal line of decent is a straight line from the earliest Schreuder of whom we have record, Albertus Johannes Compion Schreuder, born in 1868. The history of the Schreuders and their ancestors is also that of the Afrikaner farmer in South Africa in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Hierdie boek is the rekord van my pogings om my Ma se voorsate, die Schreuders, te ontrafel. Dit het alles begin toe ek my Ma gevra het: "Waarvandaan kom dié kis wat ek al die jare met my saamtrek van huis tot huis?" My Ma, Martha Catharina (Marina) le Roux, gebore Schreuder, het my toe dié storie vertel. Die Schreuder-familie was boere van Namakwaland, in die Noord-Kaap Provinsie van Suid-Afrika. The matriargale familielyn van die Schreuders is die Engelbrecht familie en vóór hulle, die Aurets. The patriargale familielyn kan deurgetrek word van die vroegste Schreuder van wie ons weet, Albertus Johannes Compion Schreuder, gebore 1868. Die geskiedenis van die Schreuders en hul voorvaders is ook dié van die Afrikaner-boere in Suid-Africa in the 19de en vroeë 20ste eeue.


About the Author

Marthe Bijman
MBijman Vancouver, Canada
Marthe Bijman designs books with her own photos as well as the excellent photos taken by Mike O'Brien, a Geologist, on his travels around the world.

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