S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Humann, Mr Frans Joseph (surveying)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

Frans Joseph Humann succeeded P. H. Goergens* as Vermessungsdirektor (director of surveys) of German South West Africa (now Namibia) on 15 October 1912. He held this post until 9 July 1915, when he was relieved of his duties by the South African government, following the invasion of the territory by South African forces during World War I (1914-1918). During 1918-1919 Humann acted as adviser to the first (acting) surveyor-general of the territory, H.E. Schoch*.

List of sources:

Van den Heuvel, P.A.L. A short history of the survey and registration of land in South West Africa. South African Survey Journal, 1983-1984, Vol. 19(3), pp. 4-15 and Vol. 20(1), pp. 20-29.

Compiled by: C. Plug