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Photo of Charles Freer Burggraff

Charles Freer Burggraff

Chemist
Birthplace Namaqualand South AfricaPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna 4 Victory Avenue Gretna Place of Death Quebec Outremont Canada Date of Birth: October 7, 1891 Date of Death: December 2, 1968

Biography

CHARLES FREER BURGGRAF

AKA CARL FREDERICK BURGGRAF

Date and place of birth :  7 October 1891 Namaqualand, Southern Africa

Date and place of Death :  2 December 1968 in Outremont, Quebec, Canada
Nationality: British

Biography:  Charles’ early childhood was in Namaqualand.  He was an only child
Parents:  Emil Burggraf married Henrietta Labreck in Swansea, Wales 1888
Parents occupation :  Emil was a foreman smelter in the Copper Mines in Namaqualand.
Schools Universities attended and years of attendance – Not known
Place of residence at Gretna:  Victory Avenue, Gretna
Marital status:

Charles married Susie (Susan) Hopkin in 1911, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Children:

Dorothy Burggraf born in Swansea District, Wales in 1912

Louis D Burggraf born c.1920
Job title at Gretna  :  Chemist on the Mossband site
Travels –

The Burggraf family left UK in 1902 for Southern Africa

Charles Returned to England in 1913

Charles emigrated to Canada in 1929

One of a number of visits to UK from Canada
Awards/recognitions: Nil known
Trivia/any other information:

Charles pictured as part of the operating staff at Gretna. Image from The Devil’s Porridge Museum archive collection.
References

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