Jeremias Jacobus was die seun van Paul Hendrik Nel en Salomina Jacomina Vermaak.
Nel, Jeremiah Jacobus. Yarl, Newcastle 4.6.01. High Treason 3 months imprisonment. Joined the Boers in December 1899. Son-in-law of TR Boshoff. Active around Newcastle. Accompanied the Natal Commando into the ZAR to the Vryheid district. In March 1900 moved with his family and belongings to the ZAR.