Leonard Henry Ledeboer

View of the gravestone of the historic Leonard Henry Ledeboer.
? Contributed by: Tian Schutte property of eGGSA and the GSSA as its parent body

Leonard Henry Ledeboer came from Holland as a young man in 1888. He hunted elephants with such well-known characters as Frederick Courtney Selous.


Another place of recent historical interest is Ranger Ledeboer's quarters. Leonard Henry Ledeboer came from Holland as a young man in 1888. He hunted elephants with such well-known characters as Frederick Courtney Selous.
In 1919, he became one of the early rangers of the future Kruger National Park, and later relieved ?Ou Kat? Coetser at Satara. He retired to Letsitele, where he ran a small store.
His second wife, Anna Maria Christina Ledeboer (n?e Bindemann) is buried just west of the confluence between the Letaba River and the Makhadzi Spruit. Mrs Ledeboer apparently died unexpectedly of a heart attack or of malaria. The grave is at the end of the 3rd turn off on the S62.



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