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Spies/Spiers South Africa United States
Posted by: Elmien Wood (ID *****4735) Date: August 11, 2002 at 04:07:20
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I am looking for information on Johannes Gerrit Spies born in Barrydale, South Africa on 30 October 1899. During the First World War he enlisted, probably to the navy seeing that he was living near Cape Town at the time.
After the war he immigrated to the United States of America and settled in Newark, New Jersey.
He changed his name to something that sounds more English, probably John Garret Spiers.
I believe he married and had children.
Any information would be appreciated.
I would also like instructions on how to find census records, shipping lists, death notices and marriage certificates.
Elmien Wood (nee Spies)
Cape Town, South Africa

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