My paternal grandfather was born in 1900 in Attenhoffen, Germany. He came to South Africa in the 1920s. My quest is to find out how and when? There is a story that he was a seaman who jumped ship in Walvis Bay.
His name was Sebastian Decker born 12 Jan 1900, parents Leonhard and Anna nee Schmeid. Born in Attenhoffen, Bavaria. This according to an archive copy of his birth certificate. I have looked on geni and ancestry. I think the problem is that according to family stories he was a seaman not a paying passenger who jumped ship in Namibia.