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Born: 1872 11 22
Died: 1949 03 30


Year registered: 1927

Born in Denmark where he trained in building construction, Gotzsche was Clerk of works for the building of Castle Mardisberg in Aaxhus from 1899 until 1902. He married Maria Augusta Holmquist in Elsaf, Sweden in 1900 and emigrated to South Africa in 1902 to join De Beers Gold Mining Co Ltd as an architect in Johannesburg. He set up practice on his own account (n.d.) in Johannesburg, working from offices in the Corner House in Commissioner Street. It seems that he was in association in or around 1905 with G NYBERG (cf GOTZSCHE & NYBERG). According to I Welz, Jean WELZ worked in Gotzsche's office for a short time in about 1938. In 1912 Gotzsche visited Denmark and he received the Knighthood Danneborg for his helpfulness to Danes in South Africa (Welz's wife was Danish). No records have yet been found of work executed by him, apart from extensions to the (then black) Hospital, Barberton, (1949), fees for which were due to him when he died.

ISAA 1927. (Finsen 1985; Copeman 1985; TAD MHG 1784/49; UTD 1915, 1934; Welz 1986)

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.