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Alice Marie Leonie DE CHAFFOY DE COURCELLES (aka Kiki DE CHAFFOY) [1918-2015]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
de Chaffoy de Courcelles
Given: 
Alice Marie Leonie
Alias / nickname: 
Kiki DE CHAFFOY
Birth
Date: 
1918-06-13
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hamburg
Death
Date: 
2015-06-10
Birthplace (country): 

Wilhelm Gahar GARDNER (aka William) [1834-1875]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Gardner
Given: 
Wilhelm Gahar
Alias / nickname: 
William
Birth
Date: 
c.1834-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Strassburg
Death
Date: 
1875-02-01

Wilhelm is my great-grandfather from my mother side of the family. He first established in Macau and at that point Anglisized his name to "Gardner".

He operated the Oriental Hotel until August 1869 when the hotel burned to the ground.

He moved his family to Hong Kong and obtained a license to operate the Hamburgh Tavern and Boarding House.

(Ref. Page 359, Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery by Patricia Lim)

Birthplace (country): 

Konrad Hans Traugott GOLL [1947- ]

Status: 
Living
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Goll
Given: 
Konrad Hans Traugott
Birth
Date: 
1947-06-21
Birthplace (town, state): 
Neuenstein, Hesse

Lived an worked in Hong Kong from 1976 to 2000.  2 terms with trading conglomerate Jebsen & Co. Ltd as Deputy  Manager of Siemens Division and later as Head of Industrial Division and Board Director. Also from 1986 to 1995, Managing Director of Wandel & Goltermann Ltd. with responsibility for the South-, South East- and Easz Asian market. Married to Elvira Perez Goll since 1982.

Birthplace (country): 

Karl Adolf August KASTMANN [1884-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Kastmann
Given: 
Karl Adolf August
Birth
Date: 
1884-02-27
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hannover

He first appears on the 1906 Jurors list:

Birthplace (country): 

Julian PAUNCEFOTE [1828-1902]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Pauncefote
Given: 
Julian
Birth
Date: 
1828-09-13
Birthplace (town, state): 
Munich
Death
Date: 
1902-05-24

Wikipedia has lots of information about him. He was Hong Kong's Attorney-General from 1865 to 1873:

In 1862, facing crippling financial losses, Pauncefote decided to go and practise as a barrister in Hong Kong. In 1865, he was appointed acting Attorney General and in 1866 became the Attorney General of Hong Kong. As attorney general, he served as acting Chief Justice and acting Puisne Judge on a number of occasions.

Birthplace (country): 

Johann Karl Albert JAHREIS (aka John Carl Albert Jahreis) [1865-1890]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Jahreis
Given: 
Johann Karl Albert
Alias / nickname: 
John Carl Albert Jahreis
Birth
Date: 
1865-01-27
Death
Date: 
1890-01-29
Cause of death: 
Unknown

Johann Karl Albert Jahreis was a German brewer who came to Hong Kong in the late 1880's to open a brewery. 

Birthplace (country): 
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