In 1858 over two thousand
German peasants left Europe to settle in South Africa. Most came from
regions in Prussia: Pomerania and Uckermark. This book deals with the
conditions which led them to want to emigrate and the challenges they
faced on arrival in the Eastern Cape. Starting with the descendants
of one of these settlers – Carl Friedrich Ziehl – the book is
structured around the ancestors of Raymond Beresford Ziehl. It
provides information on the Ziehl, Ziemann, Bagshaw, Wright, Mitford,
Best, Shaw, Barnes and Dugmore families in South Africa.
What People are saying:
the copy of your book - and am way, way impressed with your work!
Well done. You have a right to be very proud. Thank you for doing
this for the Ziehl family" Marlene Spies/Ziehl.
"I must congratulate
you on this achievement, as I know how many hours go into the
research and write-up of such a work" Pamela Barnes.
German Settlers to the
Eastern Cape & the ancestors of
Susan C. Ziehl
2012 Susan Ziehl