Elizabeth KIFT ( - )

1. Elizabeth KIFT married Edmund Walter HECKRATH in 1875.


Edmund Walter HECKRATH, son of Adolph HECKRATH ( - ) and Charlotte Rebecca SMITH (1808-1871), was born in 1848. He died in 1935. He and Elizabeth KIFT had the following children:



Adolph James HECKRATH (1876-1958)

Second Generation

2. Adolph James HECKRATH, son of Edmund Walter HECKRATH and Elizabeth KIFT, was born in 1876 in Kiberley, SA. He married Ida Laurie Beatrice SKATES in 1905. He died in 1958.


Adolph's granddaughter Greta says: "[Adolph's] Gt Grandfather, who was born in Germany, had emigrated to the Cape in 1799 after living for a few years in London. He became a merchant in Cape Town and when I went there I went to the Cape Archives to look at his letter book (which had been donated in 1953 by my great aunts) in which he kept copies of all the letters he wrote.( No carbon paper in those days!) So I had many letters copied and some are just like reading a history book. Also not only are there letters that he wrote to friends in England in English but also letters written in old German to relatives in Germany and ones in Dutch to his son who was living in the Eastern Cape. The letter book spans 22 years. I'm still trying to get these translated after all this time!".


Ida Laurie Beatrice SKATES and Adolph James HECKRATH had the following children:



Pauline Anna HECKRATH (1918-2004)

Third Generation

3. Pauline Anna HECKRATH, daughter of Adolph James HECKRATH and Ida Laurie Beatrice SKATES, was born in 1918. She married James Eric DEIGHAN in 1945. She died in 2004.


James Eric DEIGHAN and Pauline Anna HECKRATH had the following children:



Greta Lois Pauline DEIGHAN (1946- ). Greta was born in 1946.