Josophine Itshenkeng Louw

1889–1987 (Age 98)
Douglas, Hopetown, Cape Province, South Africa

The Life of Josophine Itshenkeng

Josophine Itshenkeng Louw was born on 17 July 1889, in Douglas, Hopetown, Cape Province, South Africa as the daughter of Atter Jan Louw and Sienah Senanye. She married Jacob Raisake Modise on 21 September 1909. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 24 July 1987, in Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa, at the age of 98, and was buried in Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa.

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Family Time Line

Josophine Itshenkeng Louw
Jacob Raisake Modise
Marriage: 21 September 1909
Seiketane Modise
Moveimang Isac Modise

Spouse & Children

21 September 1909
Kimberley, Cape, South Africa


Parents & Siblings

  • Atter Jan Louw


  • Sienah Senanye




World Events (8)


Age 8

Part of Zululand incorporated into British colony of Natal. King Solomon ka Dinizulu exiled.

Age 10

British troops gather on the Transvaal border and ignore an ultimatum to disperse. The second Anglo-Boer War begins.

Age 29

Founding of Afrikaner Broederbond, a secret, exclusively male and white Protestant organization in South Africa dedicated to the advancement of Afrikaner interests.

Name Meaning

French:1. from a personal name from Latin Lupus (meaning ‘wolf’), which derived its popularity from a 5thcentury bishop of Troyes, who repulsed Attila the Hun. 2. nickname from Old French lou, leu ‘wolf’ (modern French loup; from Latin lupus). This surname is frequently translated as Wolf or Wolfe .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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