Search for content in message boards

family tree

Replies: 35

Re: Faber I can help

Posted: 1352203267000
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 962632824000 
piesave 962670712000 
piesave 962671103000 
Jim Faber 962804540000 
marcella610_1 1352228418000 
marcella610_1 1352228467000 
pfturner 953112503000 
Faber 960197538000 
dlowry57 1458174469000 
Faber 960199291000 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic