The twins are Johan Christian and Thora Katrine Hojem, b 28 July 1894, children of Gustav and Berte Marie (nee Oftebro) Hojem. Berte Marie and Gustav were married at
, 9 April 1891, by
Ommund C Oftebro, Berte Marie’s now-famous missionary uncle. Witnesses were O S
Norgaard and Olaus H Skerve, the latter one of the original Eshowe Mission
Church settlers (he married Gustav Hojem’s
sister, Ragna). Marburg
The photographer was Emil Larsen, whose studio was then at
410 West Street, Durban. Judging by the age of the twins the picture was probably taken early in 1895.
Photo and information courtesy of Warwick Hojem.
For further details on LARSEN and descendants see