Rudi Allmayer from the local Historical Society in Montague is collecting information on early Jewish families who lived in the town at the end of the 1800’s and the early 1900’s.
They have identified the family names of a number of the early Jewish residents and also built up a good network of people, both Jewish and non-Jewish, who have helped with information regarding the vibrant community of Jewish settlers who contributed to the growth of the town.
One of the members of the Historical Society recently found a collection of old photographs in the loft of a house which they believe was built and lived in by the Millin family. The Millins were among one of the early families to settle in Montagu and more than one generation stayed in the town.
They are now trying to identify the people in the photos and suspect that most of the photographs are of the Millin family. Their main challenge at this time is trying to identify what brothers Nathan and Barnett Millin looked like.
Any readers who can help with information about the Millins or have family roots traceable back to Montagu are asked to contact Rudi on 023 614 3388.