Name ID 2310
Extract Author: Mary-Lynne Stadler
Page Number: 2008 11 24
Extract Date: 24-Nov-2008
A friend of mine told me that she had found reference to me here through googling my name. I can only think that it is my sister and I that is being referred to here.
My mother was Elizabeth Reder (later Stadler then Forbes). We lived in Tanga where she had a shop. One maternal uncle was Paul Reder and lived in Moshi,the other of my mother's brothers ended up living in New Jersey in the U.S. where he had an outboard motor business, but I believe he had been in the motor business in Africa before going to the U.S.
My grandfather was Ferdinand Reder and my grandmother was Ella. I am not sure when they first moved to Tanganyika, but it was early in 20th century. His brother fought against the British in the First World War, when Tanganyika was still German East Africa. He lived to a ripe old age, in Tanga. My grandmother is buried somewhere in the Usambara Hills.
My sister's name used to be Barbara - she has changed it to Sharina. She now lives in Hawaii.
I am, however, confused as I thought I had knowledge of all my cousins. William had three daughters, one of whom died young of leukaemia. I am in loose contact with his daughter Linda. I don't know where the third one is and I don't know about their children. Paul had a daughter, Pauline and a son, William. I think they are both still living in the U.K.I still use my maiden name and live in Cyprus.
I would be interested in making contact with Susan as it sounds as though we must be related. Her letters would be interesting and I may have some letters, notes etc to help her research. My father's name was Alois Stadler.
Extract Author: Amy Savoury
Page Number: 2008 01 01
Extract Date: 1930's
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.