Edna Lydia Sandow (now Nel)

Born: 5 January 1915, King William's Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Parents: Joseph Emil Albert Sandow (1887-1968) and Rosina (Rosa) Amelia Christina Sandow (nee Havernick) (1890-1949), married 27 June 1912, East London, Cape Province, South Africa
Siblings: Edna Lydia Sandow (now Nel), 5 January 1915
                Olga Nora(h) Sandow (now Beard), 1917-1984
                Joseph August Sandow, 1919-...
                Clem Edgar Sandow, 1921-2004
                Ronald Terence (Terrance?) Sandow, 12 May 1936 - 2007
Married: Harry Andrew Nel, 12 June 1937, Holy Trinity Church, King William's Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Children: Rosemary Nel, 25 August 1938
                  Genevieve (Jenny) Mary Nel, 20 May 1944
                  Loraine Carol Nel, 13 April 1947
                  Delora Yvonne Nel, 25 March 1952
                 
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Died: 21 April 1995, Klerksdorp, Transvaal, South Africa

Marriage certificate for Harry Andrew Nel and Edna Lydia Sandow
Death notice of the mother of Edna Lydia Sandow
Death notice of the father of Edna Lydia Sandow


Any possible connection to Eugen Sandow (1867-1925), the internationally famous strongman, is as yet unknown, but quite unlikely.

Eugen Sandow (born Friedrich Wilhelm Mueller, (2 April 1867 - 14 October 1925) was a German bodybuilder and showman from Prussia using the Bulgarian last name Sandow as a pseudonym (Germanizing his Russian mother's maiden name, Sandov). His father was German, while his mother was of Russian descent. Born in Konigsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia), Sandow became interested in bodybuilding at the age of ten during a visit to Italy.

Wikipedia page for Eugen Sandow
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Article 2 - Eugen Sandow (PDF)

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