VERCUEIL, Pierre Mentz :

PIERRE MENTZ2 VERCUIEL (LEON1) was born on 22 July 1968 in Johannesburg. He married TAMARA BRIDGEFORD on 3rd December 1994. She was born 14th January 1971 to CAROL AND MIKE BRIDGEFORD. Pierre is the great grandson of ANNA LOUISE6 FLEMMER (CHRISTIAN LUDVIG5) born 28 January 1874 in Cradock South Africa, and died 22 February 1941 in Frances St. Observatory Johannesburg. Anna married JAMES COLE ROUS 26 March 1902 in the DRC Cradock South Africa, son of JAMES ROUS and ALIXA COLE. He was born 25 April 1874 in Pretoria, and died 9 May 1931 in Middelburg.

Pierre Mentz Vercueil was born to Lizann (Elizabeth Ann Rous) and Leon Vercueil on the 22nd of July 1968 at the Mary Mount Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa. Most of his childhood was spent between the plot, Kashani, in Northriding, Stradbroke in the Karoo and the Beskow Farm on the Limpopo. He went to the Waldorf Pre Primary School, attended St. Peter's Junior School and Matriculated from St Stithians College, Johannesburg in 1986. He was in the First Rugby Team in 1985 and 1986 as well as the squash team. 

He was conscripted to the South African Defense Force from 1987 to 1988 and obtained the rank of Lieutenant. He also reached the semi-finals of the 'fittest man in the military' when he broke his ankle and could not compete further. 

He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand as a medical doctor (Mbbch) in 1994. On the 3rd of December 1994 he married Tamara Bridgeford (born 14th January 1971 to Carol and Mike) in Johannesburg. The moved to Welkom in the Free State where they both worked for Earnest Oppenheimer Hospital, he as a Medical Officer and she as a physiotherapist. 

In January 1996 Pierre resigned from EOH and spent 3 months building a land rover with his father and wife as able assistant. From the 21st of April that year to March 1997 they traveled Africa and were able to spend time with the gorillas and enjoy the delights of Zanzibar, to name but a few of the places they saw.

Pierre returned to EOH in June 1997 to continue working as a medical officer. Robyn Lizann Vercueil was born on the 28th of August 2000 in Welkom, a total joy to them both. Pierre moved to Johannesburg where he started specializing as an ophthalmologist with Pretoria University and obtained his degree in June 2005. On the 5th of December 2003 Caitlin Nicole Vercueil was born.

Pierre and his family live in Johannesburg where he practices as an ophthalmologist.