Mohau, J Jameson (1883-1937)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

J. JAMEsSON MOHAU: born in Aliwal North in 1883. From his earliest days he was associated with the Primitive Methodist Church. Converted whilst young, under the ministry of the Rev. G.E. Butt, he gave early promise of effective service. After training at Bensonvale Institution, he became first teacher, then evangelist, and finally entered the Ministry at Aliwal. 

For many years he filled the dual position of teacher and minister, Possibly his early breakdown in health was due to the strain of those days. His best days were thus spent under the superintendence of the Rev. G. Ayre and later on that of the Rev. C. Crabtree. He here earned a good report as an effective preacher, a wise leader, an accomplished teacher, and in all his offices was greatly beloved. The steady development of the Aliwal Circuit during this period was largely due to his devoted labours. 

From Aliwal he was afterwards removed to Johannesburg, but born in the country, his heart turned to the country circuits, thus at Union he was transferred to one of our largest country missions in the West. Here at Mafeking he followed his steady, faithful course through five years. The Conference of 1936 removed him to the neighbouring circuit of Lichtenburg, but here health failed him and after many months of invalidism he quietly passed from life into life on November 12, 1937, in the twenty-sixth year of his ministry.


Jameson was born in 1883 at Aliwal, South Africa.

Jameson died on 12 November 1937 at Lichtenburg, South Africa.


  • Bensonvale
  • 1910 Aliwal North
  • Tr to S Africa


Methodist Minutes 1938/207

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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