Hi, my mother is Barbara Meyer, born Pohl. Her ancestor, Carl Friedrich Pohl, son of Ephraim Pohl, arrived in Cape Town in 1793. He married Hester Isabella Marx in 1799 and they had ten children. In each generation the eldest sons were named after Carl Friedrich, which was also the name of my great grandfather. The Pohl decendants are scattered throughout the country and many are musicians, artists, writers and even an actress of note. Do you have any earlier European history of the Pohl family? Let's hear from you!