Horst Kleinschmidt website
January 2021 last update
Biographical on Horst
Return to South Africa
Zara and Hinrich Schmelen 200th Anniversary
The family tree
1st Founders Zara and Hinrich Schmelen
2nd Founders Hanna and Franz-Heinrich Kleinschmidt
Eight Kleinschmidt children
Franz Heinrich Kleinschmidt junior
Wilhelm F H Kleinschmidt
Student days and meeting up in later life
Growing up in Johannesburg
Children of Horst, Immo and Heidi
Grandchildren of Horst and Immo
Events in Pictures
International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa (IDAF)
The USA Kleinschmidts
Simon's Town, Ocean View, Gugulethu
Genocide on Tigrai people
1st of the 8 children of the missionary Kleinschmidt parents was Marie.
Marie Baumann, born Kleinschmidt. Oldest of eight children. Her husband was missionary Christian Baumann.
5th of the 8 children was Franz-Heinrich (junior)
Mathilde (senior), Mathilde (baby), Gerhard and Franz Heinrich Kleinschmidt.
Mathilde (senior) (nee Krause), married to Franz Heinrich Kleinschmidt
6th of the children was Friederike.
Marti Rautanen and wife Friederike, born Kleinschmidt.
Left:Juha Rautanen at the grave of his great-grandfather in Okahao, nothern Namibia in March 2018.
Bottom: Church service at Olukonda
The Rautanen home where Marrti Rautanen translated the Bible into OshiVambo. It now serves as a museum.
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