Photo by Senga Fergusson. A few weeks ago, Prof Dr Federico Kauffmann-Doig had been in touch to say that he and his daughter Greta would like to visit the home of his ancestors. He is the current Peruvian ambassador to Germany and a descendant of John Doig who was born in Maybole on June 24, and who emigrated to Peru in The ambassador has a doctorate in archaeology, as well as a second doctorate in history. His prolific professional work has been honoured with the highest award given by Peru in the field of culture.
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David Kiltie was contacted last week by Federico Kauffmann-Doig, the present Ambassador of Peru in Germany, who emailed to say that he would like to visit the home of his ancestors near the end of February or in March and asked for his information to be passed on to the Provost, Maybole Historical Society and to the local press.
He is a Peruvian and a descendant of John Doig who was born in Maybole on June 24, and founded the Peruvian family of the Doigs after emigrating there in His brother William arrived in Peru some years later before finally emigrating to Chile. John Doig was the son of Jean Hutchison and David Doig who was a schoolmaster in Maybole and was appointed postmaster on August 13, David was born on February 15, in Maybole and died January 11, In he was Master of the Grammar School and on October 11, he became a councillor in the town.
He died in at the age 0f Mr Kauffmann-Doig has a Powerpoint presentation that includes pictures of letters and furniture of his ancestor and would like to share these documents with anyone living in Maybole and surrounding places who have the name Doig.
He has a doctorate in archaeology, as well as a second doctorate in history. His prolific professional work has been honoured with the title Amauta, the highest award given by Peru in the field of culture.
He has been decorated by the Peruvian government, as well as by the governments of Belgium, Austria and Sweden.
Federico Kauffman Doig
Biografia de Federico Kauffmann Doig
Federico Kauffmann Doig