My great grandfather was born on a ship from Germany to East London, SOuth Africa. It is possible that his name might be something like : Johann Frederick Appel, because my grandfather's name is the same.
The ships that he might have come on are: Wilhelmsburg or the Wandrahm. If you have any informationa about Appel families that migrated possibly on those ships, please let me know. Or if you know something about a Johann Frederick Appel.