Father Joseph Noppinger

Name ID 2311

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Extract Author: Amy Savoury
Page Number: 2008 01 01
Extract Date: 1930's

My Family History in Tanganyika

I am trying to fill in gaps in my family history and wonder if Susan Wynn-Jones' parents and mine were contemporaries in the 1930's.

My grandfather, Ferdinand Reder, was a sisal plantation owner.

My father, Ferdinand William Reder, worked at Ford International in Dar-Es-Salaam for Abdullah Karimjee,

I believe. My parents lived in Tanga overlooking the bay and my grandparents lived in Moshi with another home in Soni, where I believe they are buried.

My aunt, Elizabeth Reder Stadler Forbes, had a small business in Nairobi, and had two daughters, Barbara and Mary-Lynne Stadler, who were educated in Europe. One of their very dear friends was Father Joseph Noppinger, who was from either the Holy Ghost Fathers or Maryknoll Fathers, and I believe established several schools in Tanganyika and/or Kenya.

I have hundreds of letters written by my family during this period and am just beginning to organize them for publishing but have many unanswered questions, such as what became of their homes and businesses.

If anyone recognizes these names I would love to hear from you.

Extract ID: 5556

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Extract Author: REV. ARISTIDES MASSAWE CSC
Page Number: 2008 12 30
Extract Date: 30-Dec-2008

FR. Noppinger

TRYING TO TRACE IF I CAN GET CONTACT OF FATHER Noppinger'S FAMILY. HE DID A LOT TO MY HOME PARISH - UMBWE,MOSHI, TANZANIA(TANGANYIKA), THE PARISH CHURCH WAS BUILT BY HIM, SOPPORT FROM HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS, THEIR NAMES ARE IN THE NUMBER OF WINDOWS

Extract ID: 5932
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