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Re: Faber I can help

Posted: 6 Nov 2012 12:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Faber
I am looking for a Faber family from Germany, can you help?
These would be Fabers from Mannheim, Baden, Germany, who moved to South Africa at some point. I would appreciate any information from either the German or South African perspective.

Also, can anyone tell me if FABER is known to be a German Jewish name, or it's just plain German?

Names:
Oscar Faber (my grandfather), born June 9, 1900, likely in Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, found on passenger listing entering South Africa in October 1902, exited S.A. by 1918, as seaman sailing to/from various ports in the U.S. under the false name Oscar DeVilliers.

Philipp Faber (brother to Oscar above), born circa 1897, likely in Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, found on passenger listing entering South Africa in October 1902, whereabouts afterwards unknown, may have become a priest or "Father" in Cape Town, as nearest relative for Oscar was named as "Father Philipp" (or this could be a parent's name)
Friedrich Faber (brother to Oscar and Philipp above), born circa 1894, likely in Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, found on passenger list entering South Africa in October 1902, whereabouts afterwards unknown.

Elisabetha Faber (mother to three brothers above), born circa 1872, likely in Germany, found on passenger listing entering South Africa in October 1902, whereabouts afterwards unknown.

Possible father to three brothers above: Philipp Faber (based on ambiguous reference to "Father" on Oscar's records for nearest relative), birth date unknown, perhaps close to boys' mother Elisabetha's birth date of 1872. May have died in South Africa in 1942 according to one matching death record, but I don't know if that is the right Philip/Philipp.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Jim Faber 3 Jul 2000 2:00PM GMT 
piesave 4 Jul 2000 12:31AM GMT 
piesave 4 Jul 2000 12:38AM GMT 
Jim Faber 5 Jul 2000 1:42PM GMT 
marcella610_1 6 Nov 2012 7:00PM GMT 
marcella610_1 6 Nov 2012 7:01PM GMT 
pfturner 15 Mar 2000 9:28AM GMT 
Faber 5 Jun 2000 9:32AM GMT 
Faber 5 Jun 2000 10:01AM GMT 
LaRonna Hedin 23 Jun 2000 7:39AM GMT 
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