MANNES / BLUMENAU - Tukums to South Africa.
Searching for members of the following families:-MANNES and BLUMENAU –originally from Tukums – Latvia.
Bas Sheva (Batsheva) MANNES – husband’s name unknown - had2 daughters, Hilda born 1887 and Frieda – there may have been sons too – details unknown.
Hilda being a political activist in her teens, was sent to her family PERLMAN in New York – to be ‘calmed ’. The Perlman family descendants have no recollection of Hilda.
Hilda left New York after a few years for South Africa, joining her Uncle Bernard BLUMENAU and family in Cape Town.
There she met and married in 1911 a Leopold Kruger – originally from Zagare Lithuania. The couple moved to Pretoria and then settled in Johannesburg. In 1929 Hilda had her first child, a daughter Batsheva, and 16mths later another daughter named Hilda Muriel.(Hilda senior died in childbirth, thus the baby was named after her). In 1936 Leopold Kruger married a Celia Weiss who unfortunately had an early demise. Leopold died in 1969 in Johannesburg.
In 1949 Batsheva married and went to live in Israel.
MANNES family – absolutely nothing is known if any members of the family other than Hilda, left Tukums.
BLUMENAU family -Bernard was a well established businessman in Cape Town by the time Hilda arrived in the early 1900’s – the Johannesburg BLUMENAU family say they are not connected to the Cape Town BLUMENAUS – however since both families originate from Tukums and spell their surname exactly the same, there has to be a common ancestor.
If anyone has knowledge of any descendants of the above, and know how the families are connected, please contact me privately.
Thank you for your time.