KOTZEE / KOTZÉ FAMILY of WINBURG

 

This research is dedicated to my wife,

 Denise Pelteret (neé Kotzé),

on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of her birth.

 

This document, authored Robin Morgan Pelteret of Cape Town, South Africa, is constituted of his research into the origins of a family into which he married, namely the family Kotzee (Kotzé) of Winburg, Orange Free State, South Africa.

 

The assistance of the National Archives, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Pretoria; the office of the Surveyor-General, Cape Town; The South African National Library, Cape Town; the Genealogical Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; and archivist, Mrs. Winnie West of Bloemfontein, Mrs Margaret Nowak (neé Kotzé), Mrs Delene Kotzé of Winburg, Dr Petrus Kotzé of Pretoria and the sons, Marc and Jean-Paul Pelteret is acknowledged with thanks.

 

Elements of other family trees are included as these were researched in parallel to the Kotzé (Kotzee) family and complement its history.

 

As in all such studies, the work is not definitive and numerous matters remain unexplained. It is hoped that these will be elucidated with time. I apologise in advance for any errors in fact or interpretation. Future additions to the site will appear dated under the heading APPENDIX.

 

We may be contacted by e‑mail at rmpelt@mailme.co.za.

 


 

INDEX

 

·         KOTZEE / KOTZÉ Family origins

·         Winburg, Orange Free State, South Africa

·         The detailed line of the family Victor Serrurier Kotzee (Kotzé) of Winburg

·         Wills and inheritances

·         Erasmus family

1.    Dirk Jacobus Kotzé line

2.    Petrus Jacobus and Hester Susanna Kotzee(Kotzé) lines

3.    Oosthuÿzen family

4.    van Mameren family

5.    Oertel family

6.    Claassens family

7.    Obituary of Salmon Jacobus Petrus Kotzé

8.    Serrurier and Berrangé families

9.    Biography of Victor Serrurier Kotzé

·         Archival material on Winburg

 


 

 

Background to the KOTZEE / KOTZÉ Family origins

 

 

The First record of the Kotze family is dated the year 1234. In the century that followed, a Hermann Kotze attained the privilege of knighthood and became the owner of valuable estates inclusive of the fortified castle at Ammendorf.  By the fifteenth century, his grandson, Hans Kotze, was possessed of huge tracts of land; was lord of several manors and seignories, including the castle of Gross Germersleben, near Magdeburg. This he acquired in the year 1489 and  it became the chief seat of the head of the house of Kotze.

 

The representatives of this family occupied various positions of trust and importance, mostly in the military profession, as befitted the gentlemen of those days.  We read of no less than four

sons of another Hans Kotze, a descendant of the Hans above-mentioned, valiantly fighting under Conde against Alva in France and the Netherlands and eventually falling on the field of honour in 1567-8.

The family is first well documented when living in Saxony.

 

The name of Kotze is not derived from any place or locality; and this may explain, as the "Urkunden Regesten" suggests, why the preposition "von" was not at first prefixed to the family name.

 

Until the early part of the 18th century, the name was written without the preposition “von” [“Urkunden Regesten der Herren v Kotze”, Magdenburg, 1866; 1-2].

 

The name Kotze(e) appears to be a contraction or abbreviation of KOTSASSE, that is “a small brother”.

 

The original signification of the word "Kotze" is a woollen covering such as a blanket or an overcoat or covering mantle.  Hence the shield of the family coat of arms contains the full figure of a man, dressed in a long black woollen coat.

 

The coat of arms bears a man with arms outstretched (in silver) in official attire. On the helmet carries a sitting Greyhound. The motto is “Fortiter en Fideliter”.

 

A member of this family, Jan Kotze of Königstein, Saxony, settled at Buyksloot near Amsterdam, where he was a burgher and merchant. He is the Founding Father of the Kotzee family in South Africa.

 

He was married four times, variously to:

§ Catharina Henneke (1677)

§ Anna Wichman

§ Hillegonda Boone (1690)

§ Henrina van Hoeting, 16 January 1704

 

On the 1st January, 1690 he married Hildegonda Boone (b 23 November 1662 d 22 August 1702), daughter of Dirk Boone, minister of the Church at Rotterdam, and of Beletje van Galen, sister to the famous Dutch admiral, Jan van Galen, who destroyed an English squadron in 1653 off Livorno.  Some time after this marriage, Jan Kotze left with his wife for the Cape in the ship "Pampas", and reached Table Bay on the 13th May, 1691.  In the following year their son Dirk was born. 

 

Jan Kotze went back to Europe in 1698, settled his affairs and returned to the Cape in 1701. In August of the following year his wife died, and in January, 1704, he remarried, his second wife being Hendrika van Hoeting.  Out of this marriage two sons, Hendrik and Jan, were born.

 

This second marriage of Jan Kotze in January, 1704, is recorded as the first marriage that took place in the newly built and first Dutch Church in Adderley Street, Cape Town, to become known later when re-built simply as “Die Groote Kerk”.

 

The family line of Victor Serrurier Kotzé was to disperse slowly from Winburg, Orange Free State from the 1970’s onwards, having arrived in Winburg over generations via the Swartland (Stellenbosch), Graaff-Reinet, Colesberg, Fauresmith, Smaldeel (Theunissen) and thence Winburg. They had lived in the Winburg district for approximately 150 years. Before the South African Anglo-Boer War (1898-1902), they appear to have been quite affluent farmers both when considering their own estates and those of their near relatives, the Erasmus Family.

 

Thus far, it is not clear as to the activities of Johannes Albertus Kotzee (V S Kotzé’s grandfather) during the South African Anglo-Boer War (1898-1902) that it is likely that he was “on commando”. Various cousins Erasmus are known to have participated in the fighting on the side of the Oranje Vrij Staat Commandos. However, only Lourens Daniel Erasmus (a younger brother of J A Kotzee’s wife, Johanna Aletta Erasmus) received as acknowledgement of his influential membership of the Winburg Commando, the Dekoratie voor Trouwe Dienst - DTD. I suspect that a number of family members had died by the time the DTD, the Oranje Vrijstaat Oorlogsmedalje and Lint voor Verwonding  opgegaan gedurende de Anglo-Boeroorlog was promulgated (21st December 1920), and that the rest didn't bother or, less likely (but, as was the case with many people), were unaware of the existence of the decorations.

 

Lourens Daniel Erasmus fought under General C R de Wet and was considered extremely courageous. Gerhardus Cornelius Erasmus was less so, being nicknamed “Kommandovoël”, being shrill of voice and talkative by temperament.

 

In researching the family Kotzee (Kotzé), the importance of the family Salomon Jacobus Petrus Erasmus (Death Notice E.771) of “Allermanskraal” (and several other farms) and the effects of the South African War (1899-1902) on the family fortunes cannot be over emphasised.

 

There were forty (40) first-and second-generation descendants resulting from his marriage. One of his daughters, Johanna Aletta Kotzee (neé Erasmus) married J A Kotzee. With S J P Erasmus’s death, a substantial estate was distributed amongst an extensive family. From the perspective of this historical research, this had several consequences:

 

1) The descendants alive at the time of his death were catalogued in the estate. This assisted in building up the Erasmus, and through them, the Kotzee, family trees

2) In order to legally claim on the estate, it became important that the deaths which took place during the Anglo-Boer War be officially acknowledged through registration. This was accomplished in a dogged fashion over a great many years, firstly by J A Kotzee, and later by S J P Kotzé, his son. Over this period, we see the spelling of the family name change from Kotzee (used for two centuries) to Kotzé.

3) Further, following devastating losses in human life through disease and famine and the immense and systematic destruction of fixed property and livestock, draconian taxes and an often petty, certainly inefficient, bureaucracy complicated people’s lives and impeded the rehabilitation of rural Afrikaans and Black communities. All these aspects are perceived in the history of the Kotzees of Winburg.

 

Gerhardus Petrus Kotzee originally of Graaff-Reinet was the founding father of the several branches of the Kotzé family found in the Hoopstad and Winburg districts. Married to Hester Sophia Nieman(d), he settled on “Kareeboomfontein” in about 1840 and died there in 1875. The couple produced 14 children, most being born in Colesberg.

 

His sixth son, Pieter Jacobus Kotzee, born in Colesberg, married a Sara Jonanna Louw (Ockert) of Fauresmith. He was given as living on “Kareeboomfontein” in 1901 when he was interned in the Brandfort Camp for Women, together with other family members (his younger female children - the siblings of J A Kotzee, and some of his grandchildren - the children of J A Kotzee).

 

Prior to the 7 October 1901, Salmon Jacobus Petrus Kotzé had seen his mother buried on the 6 May 1900 “the day the British arrived” (they first took occupation on the 3 May 1900). This tragic event was to be followed by the death of four (4) of his siblings between October 1900 and December 1901.

 

One of the greatest difficulties experienced in this research has been related to Johannes Albertus Kotzee, married to J A Erasmus and father of S J P Kotzé. The State Archives Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Pretoria and the self-same Master’s Offices, thus far have found no records whatsoever of his existence except for documents relating to an insolvent estate K81. They may well have been destroyed, for after 10 years this is routine in some centres in the case of “rehabilitated insolvents”. So, despite our knowing that he ran a guest house in Ficksburg, died in 1937 and that his grave is in the Memorium Cemetery, Bloemfontein, no death notice has been unearthed as yet.

 

Ones intuition suggests that J A Kotzee was a spendthrift or maladroit at managing money; and as a result serial difficulties arose around the settling of the estates of his mother (of whose estate he was executor), father (from whose estate he was excluded, but from which he raised loans), grandfather (Erasmus, from whose estate he was excluded together with a cousin, Solomon Jacobus Petrus Erasmus) and his daughters (who died during the war intestate).

 

The tales of him as warm. He is described as “an adventurer”, as being remembered “walking about the farm (Taaibosch) in black suit with collar and tie and magnifying glasses making ‘discoveries’ as he went”; as “taking part in various mineral schemes”; as having “discovered the Free State Goldfields”; as having detected a “diamond-bearing fissure on Taaibosch, near the homestead” ~ the probable origin of some of the diamonds in the possession of the family to this day.

 

And what of the family name? The spelling of the family name changes from Kotzee as reflected last in 1912 (in the document Master of the Supreme Court re: Johannes Albertus Kotzee) to finally Kotzé in 1916 (in the hand of Salmon Jacobus Petrus Kotzé).


 

WINBURG, ORANGE FREE STATE, SOUTH AFRICA

 

Winburg was the first town established by the Voortrekkers (“pioneers”) in the Oranje Vrij Staat (later Orange River Colony, Orange Free State and Free State), and the second after Philippolis in the province. In 1935, Andries Hendrik Potgieter (a well-to-do farmer from the Tarka and Colesberg areas of the Cape of Good Hope), and a group of eleven settlers, was ceded the rights to a strip of land between the Vet and Vaal Rivers by Makwana, a local black African chief of the БaTaung people, in exchange for protection from the maTabele and 42 head of cattle.

 

The site for a town was chosen in 1842 and named Winburg (originally Wenburg or “victory town”)thus enshrining in history a reminder of the prolonged argument that was enjoined with regard to the most appropriate position for the new town. The site nominated by the losers to this day is called Mompeling (“muttering”).

 

Before 1843 Winburg formed part of the Republic of Natalia (Port Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Potchefstroom, Winburg); and no documents of the landrost (“magistrate”) of Winburg prior to that date are known to exist, archival record sequences existing from 1848 onwards. The oldest baptismal, church membership and marriage registers of Winburg are dated 1842 and are housed in Bloemfontein. In 1843, Natal was annexed to the Cape of Good Hope. In 1846, the governor of the Cape appointed a British Resident to look after “the interests” of the trekboers; and in February 1848, Sir Harry Smith annexed the entire region between the Orange and Vaal Rivers under the British Crown as the Orange River Sovereignty. The Free State was recognised as independent, sovereign territory by the British in 1854 and it remained thus until the Second Anglo-Boer War. All documents covering the period of British rule resided in the Cape Archives until 1927 when they were transferred to the Free State.

 

Winburg is a classic Free State town. It lies 110 kilometres north of Bloemfontein, surrounded by low hills and plains of golden, highveld grassland and Acacia species. A large central square is dominated by a Dutch Reformed Church, a town hall, stores, an hotel and offices. Much of the architecture is classical and dates from the early 20th century. A synagogue, Masonic and regimental halls, Roman Catholic and Methodist churches, an open-air market, orphanage (estab.1902) and the town’s residences are built along tree-lined roads which radiate from the town square.

 

Sites of historical interest include the Dutch Reformed Church designed by John H Till (1898) with a cornerstone laid by the then President of the Oranje Vrij Staat, M T Steyn (1899), and built by van Rundle, Row and Marshall for about £21,000 (it was only completed in 1904 as a consequence of the South African War 1899-1902 which intervened); a Voortrekker graveyard in Brand Street; a South African War graveyard on the south-western outskirts of the dorp (“town”) and a Voortrekker Monument (built 1968) to the south. 

 

As with so many dorps in rural South Africa, the development of a National highway network which by-passed the town brought with it a slow but steady decline in the commercial fortunes of its citizens. To-day, a once proud and vibrant capital of the province, though still a magisterial district and regional agricultural centre, is but a shadow of its former self.

 

 

 


THE DETAILED LINE OF THE FAMILY KOTZEE (KOTZé) of WINBURG


 

 

1.    Johann (Jan) Kotze b 25 January 1654 d c.1713

§ Catharina Henneke in 1677

§ Anna Wichman

§ Hillegonda Boone (b 23 November 1662 d 22 August 1702), 1 January 1690 in the Netherlands

§ Henrina van Hoeting, 16 January 1704

 

 

1. Johann (Jan) Kotze b 25 January 1654 d c.1713 m Hillegonda Boone (b 23 November 1662 d 22 August 1702), 1 January 1690

 

1.1    Christiaan

1.2    Dirk Kotzee b 28 (18) August 1692 bapt 28 August 1692 d 14 September 1768 m 13 January 1726 Maria Magdalena Carstens (d 8 November 1755)

1.3    Jan ~ 6 September 1705

1.4    Jacob ~ 19 September 1706

1.5    Hendrik ~ 1709

1.6    Jan 1 February 1711

1.7    Maria ~ 1 February 1711

1.8    Roelof ~ 11 December 1712

 

 

1.2 Dirk Kotzee b 28 (18) August 1692 bapt 28 August 1692 d 14 September 1768 m 13 January 1726 Maria Magdalena Carstens (d 8 November 1755)

 

1.2.1 Johannes ~ 17 November 1726(ref: SA Genealogies Heese/Lombaard 1992: 422 HSRC )

1.2.2 Dirk Jacobus ~ 31 October 1728 (see footnote)

1.2.3 Christina ~ 8 October 1730 (ref: SA Genealogies Heese/Lombaard 1992: 433 HSRC)

1.2.4 Louis Kotzee bapt. 14 September 1732 m Johanna Catharina Pienaar (b 6 June 1760)(ref: SA Genealogies Heese/Lombaard 1992: 433 HSRC)

1.2.5 Jan Jurgen ~ 7 September 1734

1.2.6 Catharina Hillegonda ~ 2 December 1736

1.2.7 Maria Magdalena ~ 12 July 1739

1.2.8 Johanna Elizabeth ~ 17 September 1741

1.2.9 Hendrick Nicholaas ~ 6 October 1773

1.2.10 Hillegonda ~ 5 December 1745

1.2.11 Francina Helena ~ 7 January 1748

1.2.12 Frederik Gideon ~ 14 September 1749

1.2.13 Belia b. 23 December 1751

1.2.14 Belia b 15 March 1754

 

 

1.2.4 Louis Kotzee Kotzee bapt. 14 September 1732 m Johanna Catharina Pienaar (b 6 June 1760)(ref: SA Genealogies Heese/Lombaard 1992: 433 HSRC)


 

1.2.4.1 Gerhardus Dirk Kotzee ~ 23 August 1761

1.2.4.2 Jacobus Ernst ~ 12 February 1764

1.2.4.3 Louis ~ 3 November 1765

1.2.4.4 Petrus Daniel 1 November 1767

1.2.4.5 Johannes Jurgen ~ 19 February 1769

1.2.4.6 Abel Daniel ~ 1 April 1770

1.2.4.7 Maria Hillegonda b 14 June 1772

1.2.4.8 Hendrick Christiaan ~ 25 December 1773

1.2.4.9 Alida Susanna ~ 8 May 1776

1.2.4.10 Dirk Gideon 17 May 1778

1.    Petrus Johannes ~ 15 April 1781(ref: SA Genealogies Heese/Lombaard 1992: 436 HSRC)

 

 

1.2.4.1 Gerhardus Dirk Kotzee bapt. 23 August 1761 (first) m Emmerentia Frederika Potgieter 28 December 1783

 

1.2.4.1.1 Catharina Susanna ~ 16 October 1785

1.2.4.1.2 Jacobus Johannes Jurgen ~ 27 January 1788

1.2.4.1.3 Louis ~ 15 April 1789

1.2.4.1.4 Clara Isabella ~ 8 July 1790 )(ref: SA Genealogies Heese/Lombaard 1992: 434 HSRC)

1.2.4.1.5 Johannes Jurgen ~ 29 August 1792

1.2.4.1.6 Cornelia Petronella ~ 27 June 1794

1.2.4.1.7 Emerentia Frederika b 6 December 1795

1.2.4.1.8 Hendrick Christiaan ~ 26 November 1797

1.2.4.1.9 Maria Magdalina b 21 November 1797

1.2.4.1.10 Gerhardus Petrus Kotzee ~ 28 April 1799 (ref: SA Genealogies Heese/Lombaard 1992: 434 HSRC)

1.2.4.1.11 Martha Hester ~ 18 November 1801

1.2.4.1.12 Alida Susanna ~ 18 September 1802(ref: SA Genealogies Heese/Lombaard 1992: 435 HSRC)

1.2.4.1.13 Philippus b 3 February 1804

1.2.4.1.14 Abel Hermanus ~ 2 November 1805

 

1.2.4.1 Gerhardus Dirk Kotzee bapt. 23 August 1761 (second) m Engela Maria Erasmus, Graaff-Reinet 22 October 1809 (ref: SA Genealogies Heese/Lombaard 1992: 433 HSRC)

 

1.2.4.1.15 Philip Rasmus Petrus b 23 May 1914

1.2.4.1.16 Abel Jacobus b 7 March 1817

 

 

1.2.9.4.1.10 Gerhardus Petrus Kotzee ~ Graaff-Reinet 28 April 1877 d “Kareeboomfontein”, Winburg 1 July 1875 (first) m Martha Maria Pienaar (b Tulbach 28 August 1805 ; do. Abel Jacobus Pienaar & Martha Jacomina van Zyl), Cradock, 7 November 1824

1.2.9.4.1.10 Gerhardus Petrus Kotzee bapt. Graaff-Reinet 28 April 1877 d “Kareeboomfontein”, Winburg 1 July 1875 (second) m Hester Sophia Nieman(d), Graaff-Reinet, 5 June 1836 (ref: SA Genealogies Heese/Lombaard 1992: 434 HSRC)

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.1 Rentia Frederika b Colesberg 6 October 1828

1.2.9.4.1.10.2 Gerhardus Petrus b Colesberg 28 April 1829

1.2.9.4.1.10.3 Abel Jacobus b/~ Colesberg 24 October 1831 d/b “Groothoek” dist. Hoopstad b 25 June 1904 (ref: SA Genealogies Heese/Lombaard 1992: 434 HSRC) m Winburg 28 September 1851 Anna Maria Magdalena Pretorius (b 7 May 1834 d 21 September 1908 “Rietkuil”, Wesselbrom dist. Hoopstad)

1.2.9.4.1.10.4 Hester Sophia (Sovya) b 22 June 1834

1.2.9.4.1.10.5 Anna Maria b 1 March 1836

1.2.9.4.1.10.6 Pieter Jacobus Kotzee b 27 March 1837 (ref: SA Genealogies Heese/Lombaard 1992: 435 HSRC)

1.2.9.4.1.10.7 Sara Johanna b 12 June 1838 d 12 August 1870 Winburg

1.2.9.4.1.10.8 Renita (Rense) Frederika b Colesberg 15 March 1840 d 27 September 1901

1.2.9.4.1.10.9 Sophia Magdalena

1.2.9.4.1.10.10 Jacobus b 3 April 1843

1.2.9.4.1.10.11 Catharina Magdalena

1.2.9.4.1.10.12 Adriaan b Colesberg 29 March 1846

1.2.9.4.1.10.13 Hester

1.2.9.4.1.10.14 Gideon Charlie Petrus b Bloemfontein 9 February 1851

 

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6 Pieter Jacobus Kotzee b 27 March 1837 bapt. Colesberg 7 May 1837 d 9 October 1904  K1405 m in Fauresmith, 4 June 1860, Sara Jonanna Louw (do. Ockert Johannes Albertus Louw and Sarah Johanna Nieman) L887  (b 23 January 1844 d Smaldeel, 24 March 1901).(ref: Free State Archives ; SA Genealogies Heese/Lombaard 1992: 435 HSRC). In 1901, were of “Kareeboomfontein”, Smaldeel in the district Winburg.

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.1 Sarah Johannes Kotzee m N J Enslin

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2 Johannes Albertus Kotzee (signature “Kotzee”) b about 1860 d Bloemfontein 1937  m Johanna Aletta Erasmus b November 1868 d 6 May 1900

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.3 Hester Sophia Kotzee m J A Louw of “Kleinkommetjesfontein”, P.O. Springfontein

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.4 Jacobus Gideon Kotzee

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.5 Johanna Magdalena Kotzee

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.6 Emma Jeanetta Kotzee

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.7 Gert J……… Kotzee

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.8 Petrus Jacobus Kotzee (minor)

 

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2 Johannes Albertus Kotzee (signature “Kotzee”) b about 1860 d 1937 (first) m Winburg 16 June 1891 Johanna Aletta Erasmus (b November 1868 d 6 May 1900, of “Bultpan” No.336 district of Hopetown and of erf.91, Winburg E379 )

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1 Petrus Jacobus Kotzee (Kotzé) b 3 August 1892 bapt 2 October 1892 d 3 January 1988

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.2 Hester Susanna Kotzee b 27 November 1893 ~ 17 December 1893, Winburg d……

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.3 Salmon Jacobus Petrus Kotzé (signatures “Kotzé”) b 20 April 1895 d 17 July 1947

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.4 Sarah Johanna Kotzee b 1896 d 14 December 1901 K1670

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.5 Johanna Aletta Kotzee b “Taaibosch” June 1899 d “Erf 91, Winburg” 25 December 1901 K1669

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.6 Johannes Albertus Kotzé b April 1900 d 17 November 1900 (registered 5 May 1916) K1855

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.7 Gert Cornelis Kotzé b April 1900 d 16 October 1900 (registered 5 May 1916) K1856

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2 Johannes Albertus Kotzee (signature “Kotzee”) b about 1860 d 1937 (second) m 2 December 1902 ………… du Preez (of Ficksburg)


 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.8 Elaine Kotzee m Andries van Wyk

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.9 Sarah m Sassie Joubert

 

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.3 Salmon Jacobus Petrus Kotzé‚ b 20 April 1895 d 17 July 1947 (leukaemia) m Stella Hermina Serrurier (b 15 March 1893 d 27 May 1984). Wife a schoolteacher in Winburg ex Aliwal North. Her mother was a S F Serrurier

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.x.3.1 Yvonne Serrurier Kotzé‚ b 14 January 1924 d 28 January 1985 m “Jack” Ferreira

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1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.3.1.3

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1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.3.2 Victor Serrurier Kotzé‚ b 25 January 1926 d 8 November 1991 (CA Prostate) m Jenneke Marié Marais (b 15 January 1924 d 3 April 1996), 24 September 1949

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2.1 Denise Kotzé‚ b 9 April 1951 (first) m Warwick Llewellyn Evans (b 21 October 1950) 1 March 1975. No offspring.

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2.1 Denise Kotzé‚ b 9 April 1951 (first) m Warwick Llewellyn Evans (b 21 October 1950) 1 March 1975. No offspring.

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2.1 Denise Kotzé‚ b 9 April 1951 (second) m Robin Morgan Pelteret (b 13 October 1948 bapt 12 December 1948) 3 May 1980

Marc Arthur Pelteret b 9 April 1983

Jean-Paul Victor Pelteret b 5 October 1984

Eugene Robin Pelteret b 27 April 1987

 

Denise Pelteret is a general practitioner in Cape Town, South Africa

 

      1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2.2 Gavin Salmon Kotzé‚ b 19 April 1952 m Hendrina Johanna Badenhorst (b 2 September 1952), 3 September 1972

            1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2.2.1 Vanessa b 17 September 1980

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2.2.2 Jonathan Serrurier b 1 February 1983

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2.2.3 Richard Gavin b 14 September 1988

 

Gavin Kotzé is a patent attorney in Pretoria, South Africa

     

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2.3 Margaret Kotzé‚ b 12 July 1954 m Andrew Nowak (b 25 April 1952), 5 December 1980

            Sean Andrew b 6 January 1987

 

Margaret Nowak is a mother and housewife in Pretoria, South Africa

 

      1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2.4 Valerie Kotzé‚ b 5 July 1956 m Alan Ernest Mogg (4 November 1957), 19 July 1986

            Céanne Jennica b 8 July 1989

            Grant Gregory b 31 January 1992

 

Valerie Mogg is an attorney-at-law in Johannesburg, South Africa

 

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1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2.1 Denise Kotzé‚ b 9 April 1951 (second) m 3 May 1980  Robin Morgan Pelteret (b 13 October 1948 ~ 12 December 1948)

      1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2.1.1 Marc Arthur Pelteret b 9 April 1983

      1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2.1.2 Jean-Paul Victor Pelteret b 5 October 1984

      1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2.1.3 Eugene Robin Pelteret b 27 April 1987

 



 

WILLS and INHERITANCES

 

Sara Jonanna Louw (do. Ockert Johannes Albertus Louw and Sarah Johanna Nieman) L887 (b Philippolis 23 January 1844 d Smaldeel 24 March 1901). The executor was her son, Johannes Albertus Kotzee. An inventory of the joint estate showed ownership of a portion of erf 60, Winburg at £75, cash £114, “Kareeboomfontein” (sold to Marthinus van Rooyen) £3000, promissory note of £26, with liabilities of £980. The residuum of £1069 was divided between the surviving spouse and eight children. However, the authorities discovered that 480 sheep and goats had been sold to a Mr W Holland in September 1901 for an undeclared £123.17.6 (later reduced to £85). All the sheep and goats were subsequently confiscated and/or destroyed by the British troops, but the £85 was still accrued (through a supplementary liquidation account)to the estate. “Certain claims for compensation were made up and handed in” and, if successful, were intended to be incorporated in a further liquidation account.

 

Pieter Jacobus Kotzee b 27 March 1837 bapt. Colesberg 7 May 1837 d 9 October 1904  K1405. Will written at “Kareeboomfontein” and lodged a month prior to his death, 6 September 1904. He left ¼ of his estate to Jacobus Gidion(sic) Kotzee and ¾ to Petrus Jacobus Kotzee (thus excluding his son, Johannes Albertus Kotzee), with David Gerhardus Roux, Justice of the Peace, Winburg, as executor testamentary and guardian of Petrus Jacobus Kotzee (minor) “to be properly educated and brought up in a Christian manner”. The estate constituted erf. 60, Winburg (sold to a R V Acton) at £95 and live stock etc. totalling £351 less minor liabilities. An error of £1 detected by the Master of the High Court in the drawing up the final liquidation account was borne by the executor (stating “……… I would prefer to bear the loss thereof to redrawing the Liquidation Account”). This estate could only be settled finally in 1906/7 once the final liquidation account of Sara Jonanna Kotzee (neé Louw) was agreed to by the Master of the High Court.

 

The overwhelming impression gained from the various papers is one of bureaucratic incompetence and pettiness to the point of vindictiveness by the new British administration.

 

Johanna Aletta Kotzee (neé Erasmus) was born at Uitenhage in 1868 and died in the child-birth of her twins on 6 May 1900 E 379. She was sworn as dead on 24 September 1900 by J A Kotzee (husband). They were married in community of property and drew a joint will dated 28 December 1891. Written in the meticulous and educated hand of Johannes Albertus Kotzee, it listed “Afgunspan” in the district Winburg as their only possession. Later, on her death, the inventory of her estate listed the undivided portion of “Bultpan” No.336 district of Hopetown at £8000 and some livestock at £83 as their joint property. Officially, at that time they were living on erf.91, Winburg, then owned by S J P Erasmus E 771.

 

When she died, Petrus Jacobus Kotzee and his Salmon Jacobus Petrus Kotzé were on “Allermanskraal” (the home of SJP Erasmus, their grandfather). They walked from there to Winburg to attend their mother’s funeral, PJK carrying SJPK, then 6 years old, the last 5 kilometers. Later, the homestead at “Allermanskraal” was to be destroyed by the British and the family moved to Winburg.

 

 

Salomon Jacobus Petrus Erasmus and Hester Susanna Erasmus (neé Oosthuÿhuizen).

 

On 1 February 1901, S J P Erasmus died. The Joint Will and Testament of Salomon Jacobus Petrus Erasmus E.771 and Hester Susanna Erasmus (neé Oosthuÿhuizen) was drawn up in English on 4 May 1898. The details in the main are :

Allermanskraal No.46 left in equal part to Gert Cornelius Erasmus and Lourens Daniel Erasmus ; each of whom have to pay £200 to Susanna Salomina Vermaak (neé Erasmus)(deceased) and Cornelia Elizabeth Rudman (neé Erasmus)

Taaibosch No.43 left in value to Johanna Aletta Kotzee (neé Erasmus) and Hester Susanna Petronella Erasmus E.848

Ventersrust No.735 left to Hester Magdalena Potgieter (neé Erasmus)

Mainreef No.842 left to Solomon Jacobus Petrus Erasmus who “may not sell, exchange, give or in anyway alienate or mortgage” and upon his death will transfer it to his natural children.

Lekkerlewen No.423 left to Abel Hermanus Christiaan Erasmus and Johannes Martinus Andries Erasmus ; each of whom have to pay £300 to Susanna Salomina Vermaak (neé Erasmus)(deceased) and Cornelia Elizabeth Rudman (neé Erasmus)

 

# with life-long usufruct on the farms to the surviving spouse and maintaining the full ownership of the estate and giving expression to full power of the Will only after the death of the last surviving

 

# with the survivor paying for the studies (in Theology) of Johannes Hermanus Erasmus out of the moveable portion of the estate

and, in the case of Allermanskraal, Lekkerlewen, Taaibosch and Ventersrust, the farms may be sold to strangers provided that they have been offered first to members of the family at market-related value an, in turn, declined

 

Erf No.91, in the town of Winburg bequeathed to each other mutually.

 

The value placed on the Estate was £10786.14.9. The first liquidation account was published on 14 August 1903, followed by one for £235.1.6 on 29 January 1906. The First Liquidation and Distribution Account is dated 9 January 1903; the final, the 29 January 1906.

 

This will was to cause great distress within the immediate and extended family. This related to a number of issues :

 

1.     certain male beneficiaries had to find considerable sums of money to pay out female beneficiaries. Those that were left land with a responsibility for providing the cash to be disbursed experienced great hardship in an attempt to retain (as they were obliged to) the land; and clearly this led to disharmony. There was an insistence by beneficiaries in having land surveyed and subdivided, or neighbours in having lands fenced. In the absence of sufficient liquid assets, over two decades, these matters were referred repeatedly to the High Court of the Orange River Colony in Bloemfontein for resolution.

2.     it was not viable to hold certain lands either in whole or subdivided, and permission had to be sought from the High Court to sell them - contrary to the terms of the will.

3.     the manner in which monies and/or properties were managed and distributed on the death of certain named beneficiaries of the original will of E.771 led to dispute and, once again, a flight to law for a decision. This added to the sizable financial burden.

4.     in the end, the considerable wealth of E.771 was essentially dissipated, being divided into almost trivial bequests of ever decreasing amounts.

 

 With respect to these issues, the Kotzee family was not immune.

 

 

 

 

Johanna Aletta Kotzee K1669 death certificate was sworn on 4 July 1911 by J A Kotzee (father). She died intestate. She received one-fifth undivided portion of “Taaibosch” No.43 formerly owned by Salomon Jacobus Petrus Erasmus E771. Life-long usufruct passed to Hester Susanna Erasmus (neé Oosthuÿhuizen).

 

Sarah Johanna Kotzee K1670 death certificate was sworn on  4 July 1911 by J A Kotzee (father). She died intestate. She received one-fifth undivided portion of “Taaibosch” No.43 formerly owned by Salomon Jacobus Petrus Erasmus E771. Life-long usufruct passed to Hester Susanna Erasmus (neé Oosthuÿhuizen).

 

Johannes Albertus Kotzé K1855 died 17 November 1900. Sworn as dead on 5 May 1916 by S J P Kotze (brother). Here is found the first spelling of name as Kotzé. This child predeceased E771. There appears to have been no distribution from E771 in favour of this child and, through him, J A Kotzee (father).

 

Gert Cornelis Kotzé K1856 died 16 October 1900. Sworn as dead on 5 May 1916 by S J P Kotzé (brother). The first spelling of name as Kotzé. This child predeceased E771. There appears to have been no previous distribution from E771 in favour of this child and, through him, J A Kotzee (father).

 

In July 1909, Gordon Fraser and Mc.Hardy of Bloemfontein “are instructed” (by whom, not stated; but it was the Erasmus Family) to seek a ruling from the Master of the Supreme Court with regard to whether it was correct that J A Kotzee (spouse and father), at that time living with his “new” family at “Vrijheid” : P O Klippan, in the district Hopetown, had inherited a two part share of “Taaibosch” from his children K1669 & K1770 who were not mentioned in E771 and themselves died intestate after E771.

 

In 16 May 1911, Gordon Fraser and Mc.Hardy of Bloemfontein make application for the surrender of the Insolvent Estate of J A Kotzee K81. Sole assets quoted were the inheritances from Johanna Aletta Kotzee K1669 and Sarah Johanna Kotzee K1670. It was filed 8 November 1912. Outcome unknown.

 

Another (undated) document exists showing monies were recovered from K1670 and (father) Johannes Albertus Kotze. The outcome was payment of £77 to three survivors, brothers and sister.

 

Petrus Jacobus Kotzee applied for his inheritance ito. E771, E848, E379, K1669, K1670 on 7 August 1913 (age 21 yrs). (signatures “ Kotzee ”)

 

Hester Susanna Kotzé applied for her inheritance on 4 February 1915 (age 22 yrs). For the first time, the signature on the document reflects the spelling of the family name as being “ Kotzé ”. (signatures “ Kotzé ”)

 

Salmon Jacobus Petrus Kotzé b 20 April 1895 claimed his portion of this estate in 1916. It was granted once it was certified that his mother, aunt and four siblings were dead (E379; E848, K1669; K1670; K1836; K1855). Here again, the signatures on the documents reflect the spelling of the family name as being “ Kotzé ”.

 

Portions of “Taaibosch”, which had been “retrieved” for the minor children by the legal action of the Erasmus Family, were inherited by each of Petrus Jacobus Kotzee, Hester Susanna Kotzé (150 morgen) and Salmon Jacobus Petrus Kotzé (“Idalia” of 150 morgen). PJK later bought out his siblings. Until they reach majority, the Erasmus’s took full responsibility for these three children, PJK and SJPK being raised by their uncles Daan, Gert and Jan; and HSK by her redoubtable and greatly revered grandmother.

 

The deaths of Johanna Aletta Kotzee (neé Erasmus) E379 and Hester Susanna Petronella Erasmus E848, each of whom possessed their own property and inherited further from E771 added to this confusion.


 

I suspect that the action was brought against Johannes Albertus Kotzee (JAK : the father) through the Orphan Chamber by the Erasmus Family or one (or all) of the three surviving children, namely Petrus Jacobus Kotzee (Kotzé)(PJK : then 17 yrs), Hester Susanna Kotzee (then 16 yrs), Salmon Jacobus Petrus Kotzé (SJPK : then 14yrs), who were the only children mentioned in the death certificate of  S J P Erasmus (SJPE) E771 and thus possibly thought to be the only ones alive on the date of his death, 1 February 1901. However, the girls, K1669 and K1670 were in the Brandfort camp as was PJK and SJPK. The death dates of K1669 and K1670 post-date that of E771 so one should think that, in terms of the wording of the will of SJPE E771, they should have inherited together with their surviving siblings and, through them (dying as they did intestate), their father. It appears highly improbable that JAK, on enquiry of the Master of the High Court or the Orphan Chamber, misrepresented the dates of death on the certificates dated 4 July 1911 as the same death date for K1670 appears in the Brandfort camp register written in the same hand as the original family entry in the register. Thus, recovering monies from JAK, and, in the process, declaring him insolvent, would appear to have been an unfortunate decision.

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION RELATING TO FARMS MENTIONED IN VARIOUS DOCUMENTS IN RELATION TO THE FAMILY KOTZEE (KOTZé) OF WINBURG : including present day landmarks, registration numbers and magisterial districts

 

Death place of Gerhardus Petrus Kotzé

Address of Jacobus Kotzee when put in Brandfort Camp

 

To-day, Kareeboomfontein No.196 district Winburg (MR1)(MR2) and diminished in size.

 

In the Estate of  Salomon Jacobus Petrus Erasmus (E.771)

 

First distribution 9 January 1903; final and last 29 January 1906.

·         Allermanskraal  No. 46 district Winburg (3095 morgen)

 

Allermanskraal  No.46 district Winburg (MR2) today forms the western sector of the Willem Pretorius National Park, that sector that lies west north and south of the dam Allermanskraal Dam wall (built 1960).

 

·         Lekkerlewen No. 560 district Winburg (2900 morgen). Inherited half by Abel Hermanus Christiaan Erasmus and half by Johannes Marthinus Andries Erasmus E 381 (died 19 February 1900 in Laager Gen. Cronje, Battle of Paardenberg) and wife Catharina Elizabeth Erasmus (neé Oosthuÿhuizen) O.310, both of Erf 186, Ventersburg

 

Lekkerlewen No.3 district Ventersberg (MR2). Its consolidation with Ventersrust and Mainreef formed a sizable continuum.

 

 

Mainreef No.376 district Ventersburg (MR2). Inherited by Salomon Jacobus Petrus Erasmus, to be passed on to his six children. A application to the Supreme Court dated 9 April 1907 asks for this bequest to be waived and permission granted for a sale as the property as “useless” and “without water”, for the Orphan Chamber to hold the money until a better property could be identified for purchase. From MR2 it is evident that the viability of running this farm diminished immensely once access to the Rietspruit was denied by its separation from Ventersrust

 

 

To-day, Taaibosch  No.43 district Winburg, now broken into Nos. 43, 1691 and Désirée 1653 (MR2) and originally continuous with Allermanskraal to the east. Diamond-bearing reef present.

 

 

Ventersrust No.325 district Ventersberg, later farmed by Jacobus Nicholas Potgietor (sic), husband of Hester Magdaline Erasmus and who, together with his mother-in-law Hester Susanna Erasmus (neé Oosthuÿhuizen) who had life-long usufruct on the farm, agreed to sell this with Mainreef to make a viable purchase for a future owner.

 

Owned by J J van den Bergh, neighbour

Kleinfontein, neighbouring farm to Ventersrust and Lekkerlewen. Land exchanged between JJ vd B and S J P Erasmus with regard to “London” (see below) to facilitate efficiencies, with a portion of “London” belonging to the estate and later needing consolidation with Ventersrust and Lekkerlewen.

 

To-day, Kleinfontein No.210 district Ventersberg (MR2), now Nos. 134 and 210(sic), neighbouring farm to Ventersrust and Lekkerlewen. Land exchanged between JJ vd B and S J P Erasmus (cadastral lines 36(6) London, 61 New York, 3 Paris, 136 unnamed) to facilitate efficiencies. These portions of the farms belonging to the estate later needed formal consolidation with Ventersrust and Lekkerlewen.

 

Owned by Gerhardus Cornelius Oosthuÿhuizen

“Nooitgedacht in district Winburg”

 

Nooitgedacht No.2 in district Winburg (MR2), owned by Gerhardus Cornelius Oosthuÿhuizen, northerly neighbour of Taaibosch, is now broken into No. 2 and No. 1483.

 

Owned jointly by Johannes Albertus Kotzee and Johanna Aletta Erasmus

* Afgunspan (1891) district Winburg

* Bultpan (1901)  No. 336 district Hoopstad (1200 morgen)

 

To-day, Bultpan No.336 district Wesselbron (MR3) and very much smaller in comparison to MR1.

 

Johannes Albertus Kotzee living here when declared insolvent in 1911/12

* Vrijheid  : P O Klippan district Hopetown

 

To-day, Vrijheid No.199 district Hopetown (MR3). Klippan No.410 district Hopetown, north of Doornbult and westerly subdivision of Doornplaat No.30. The post-office (post-restante) was open between 1904 and 1922 (MR1)(MR3).

 

Map references used in research at the offices of the Surveyors-General, Cape Town and Bloemfontein :

MR1 Hopetown, Boshoff, Winburg, Military Field Intelligence Dept, Cape Town 1900

MR2 No.2826 Winburg : Pretoria 1959

MR3 No.2726 Kroonstad : Pretoria 1966

MR4 No.2826 Winburg : Pretoria 1986

 

 

 

NOTES ON THE EXTENDED KOTZEE (KOTZÉ) FAMILY and the  SOUTH AFRICAN ANGLO-BOER WAR - 1899-1902

 

Winburg was occupied by the British on 3 May 1900.

 

Names appearing in cemeteries dating from the Second Anglo-Boer War

 

The following names appear in the Old Cemetery, Winburg,

as having died during the Second Anglo-Boer War

 

Kotzé‚ MM (f) 15

Gertuida Susanna Kotzee (b 2 May 1893 bur.8 August 1901)

 

The following names appear in the War Cemetery, Winburg,

as having died during the Second Anglo-Boer War

 

Kotzé‚ EFM    (f)    33

Kotzé‚ ACJ    (f)    6

Kotzé‚ GDP    (m)    3

Kotzé‚ H      (f)    3 mnths

Kotzé‚  JA    (f)    10

Kotzé‚ MM     (f)    2

Kotzé‚  MS    (f)    11

Kotzé‚ NJ     (m)    4

Kotzé‚ PA     (m)    2

Kotzé‚ PJ     (m)    4

Kotzé‚  REM   (f)    11

Kotzé‚ ?      (m)    2

 

At Brandfort, the following Kotzés were buried:

 

Salomina Maria Kotzé 2yrs 7mnths of Holpan, Hoopstad

AS Kotze (with 3 others)

NJ Kotzé (with 2 others)

SJ Kotzé (with 2 others)  K1670

MMJC Kotzé (with 2 others)

JA Kotzé K1669

WA Kotzé

MMA Kotzé (with 2 others)

MCF Kotzé

A Kotzé

Abraham L Kotze

 

 

Internees in the Winburg Concentration Camp (SRC 90)

 

Many of these people were in family groups

 

From the farm “Koppiesfontein”

Kotzé Marie Mag

Kotze Gerhardus D P

Kotze Nicolaas J

From the farm “Rietgat”

Kotze Alettha (sic) Sophie Sus

From the farm “Vaalbank”

Kotze H J


 

From the farm “Welverdind”

Kotze Engela G

Kotze Cathn Sus

Kotze Sus Maria

Kotze Anna Cor. Jacomina

Kotze (Rennie) Emerentia Frederika Maria

Kotze Ignatius Antonie

 

Internees in the Brandfort Concentration Camp (SRC 76)

 

Many of these people were in family groups

 

From the farm “Delo(o)denplaats”, Hoopstad

Kotze Johannes Gerhardus

Kotze Sarel Francois

 

From the farm “Geloofplaats”, Hoopstad

Kotze F…… Andries

Kotze Elsie Adriana

 

From the farm “Holpan”, Hoopstad

Kotze Salomina Maria

Kotzee Sarel Johannes

Kotzee Daniel Rudolph

Kotze Gerhardus Petrus

 

From the farm “Kareeboomfontein” (SRC 76 pg.225 : see below)

Kotzee Pieter Jacobus

 

From the farm “Kotzesvlei”, Winburg

Kotze Elizabeth Maria Margaretha

Kotze Maria Magdalina Cathrina

Kotze Lucea Susannah

Kotze Maria Christina Francena

Kotze Johannes Burgers Jacobus

Kotze (Dirk) Johannes Jacobus

Kotzee Johannes Burgers Jac

Kotzee Nicolaas Jacobus

Kotzee Christian Burgers

Kotzee Willem Petrus

Kotzee Dirk Jacobus Johannes

 

From the farm “Plessesrust”, Hoopstad

Kotze Maria Magdalina Elizabeth

 

From the farm “Rietvlei”

Kotze Willem Johannes Gideon

 

 

THE WINBURG KOTZEE’s and the BRANDFORT CAMP FOR WOMEN

 

 

The following Kotzee family members were interned together in the Brandfort Camp for Women on 7 October 1901 (Brandfort Camp SRC 76 p.225)

 

Pieter Jacobus Kotzee (? b 1833/4 or 27 March 1837 HSRC) 67 (64) yrs of “Kareeboomfontein” of Smaldeel (1350 morgen) in the Winburg district ; Jacobus Gideon (? b 1874) 26yrs; Maria Magdalina (actually Johanna Magdalena) (? b 1875) 25yrs; Emma Jeanette (? b 1877) 23yrs [later proven to be siblings of Johannes Albertus Kotzee]

 

The following offspring of Johannes Albertus and Johanna Aletta Kotzee : Pieter Jacobus (12yrs) ; Salomon Jacobus (5yrs); Sarah Johanna K1670; Johanna Aletta K1669

 

On 9 June 1902 (unnamed) were permitted to travel to Brandfort where father and son was. Given permission to live in town and draw rations.

 


 

ORANGE RIVER COLONY VOLUNTEER REPATRIATION and COMPENSATION

 

On 8 December 1902, Johannes Albertus Kotzee received and signed for bonded rations to the value of £55. These were made up of mealie meal, mealies, flour, sugar, coffee and candles. Therewith, he was permitted to retire to the farm, Taaibosch in the Winburg district. VRO 3 ref 1245

 

“ORC Claims for Compensation” cjc vol 713 ref 796 The documents pertain to a claim J A Kotzee lodged on behalf of his father, P J Kotzee (of the farm Kareeboomfontein in the district of Winburg) for losses incurred and/or damages suffered when the British Columns invaded the farm of P J Kotzee e.g. house destroyed, loads of wood taken, horses and cattle killed (or taken). There are detailed statements and inventories on what his father claimed.


 


ERASMUS FAMILY


 

Erasmus means “the much beloved” and stems from the name of a 15th century saint, Erasmus of Rotterdam.

 

1. Pieter Erasmus m Maria Elisabeth Jooste, 1697

 

Rasmus Erasmus bapt 21 September 1698 Pieter Erasmus arrived in the Cape from the Netherlands in 1691. He lived on the farm “Groenkloof”, Drakenstein, Paarl.

 

1.1    Unnamed

1.2    Maria Hanna Erasmus bapt 25 October 1699

1.3    Lourens Erasmus bapt 22 June 1704 m Martha Pienaar 9 December 1731

1.4    – 1.6 various

 

1.3.1 Lourens Erasmus bapt Paarl 21 August 1729 m Abigael Geertruy Pienaar, 28 June 1750

 

1.4.1.1        Abel Erasmus bapt Tulbagh 1 April 1753 m Carolina Elizabeth Crause

1.4.1.2        Salomon Erasmus bapt 16 June 1754 m Anna Barbara Laas, Tulbagh 11 May 1783

1.4.1.3        Catherina Erasmus bapt 17 June 1759

1.4.1.4        Petrus Rasmus Erasmus bapt 28 February 1763 m Anna Maria Klopper, Tulbagh 9 November 1785

1.4.1.5        Elizabeth Johanna Erasmus bapt 21 April 1764 m Joachimus Johannes Prinsloo, 11 November 1791

1.4.1.6        Barend Erasmus bapt 9 March 1766 m Catharina Hatting 6 May 1792

1.4.1.7        Margaretha Maria b 14 February 1769 m Jan Daniel Botma 6 April 1768

1.4.1.8        Jacobus Erasmus bapt 30 June 1770

1.4.1.9        Rasmus Daniel Erasmus  bapt 15 August 1779 d 1830 m Sophia Maria de Kock, 4 November 1802

1.4.1.10     Christina Louisa Erasmus bapt 6 October 1781

1.4.1.11    Anna Susanna Erasmus bapt 25 December 1784

1.4.1.12    Elizabeth Catharina Erasmus bapt 11 February 1784

1.4.1.13    Johanna Aletta Erasmus bapt 5 April 1789

1.4.1.14    Barend Jacobus Erasmus 23 April 1791

 

 

1.3.1.1 Abel Erasmus bapt Tulbagh 1 April 1753 m Carolina Elizabeth Crause (daughter of Hermanus Lucas Crause and Anna Stoltz), 16 May 1784

1.3.1.1.1 – 1.3.1.1.3.13 various offspring

1.3.1.1.3 Abel Hermanus Christiaan Erasmus bpt. 19 November 1786 Graaff-Reinet m 24 April 1810 (8 April 1810)

 

 

1.3.1.1.3 Abel Hermanus Christiaan Erasmus bpt. 19 November 1786 Graaff-Reinet m Cornelia Elizabeth Bezuidenhout 24 April 1810 (8 April 1810)

1.3.1.1.3.1 – 1.2.1.1.3.9 various offspring

1.3.1.1.3.8 Salomon Jacobus Petrus Erasmus b 24 November 1825 d1 February 1901 (first) m 2 April 1849 Hester Magdalena Combrink (b……d……)

1.3.1.1.3.8 Salomon Jacobus Petrus Erasmus b 24 November 1825 d1 February 1901 (second) m Hester Susanna Oosthuÿhuizen (b….d…..)

 

 

1.3.1.1.3.8 Salomon Jacobus Petrus Erasmus b 24 November 1825 d1 February 1901 (first) m 2 April 1849 Hester Magdalena Combrink (b……d……)

1.3.1.1.3.8.1 Susara Salomina Erasmus b 27 March 1850 d 9 July 1893 m Pieter Johannes Vermaak. 11 off-spring. Steytlerville.

1.3.1.1.3.8.2 Cornelia Elizabeth Erasmus b 24 August 1851 m Benjamin Rudman (Redman)

1.3.1.1.3.8.3 Abel Hermanus Christiaan Erasmus b 5 November 1853

1.3.1.1.3.8.4 Johannes Martinus Andr(i/e)as (Andries) Erasmus b 29 December 1862 d Battle of Paardeberg 19 February 1900 E381 m Catharina Elizabeth Oosthuÿhuizen (Oosthuysen). 4 offspring : Salomon Jacobus Petrus b 25 February 1892 bapt 10 April 1892; Johannes Hermanus b 9 April 1894 bapt 9 April 1894; Anna Elizabeth 26 September 1896; Hester Magdal(e/i)na  8 October 1899

      1.3.1.1.3.8.5 Salomon Jacobus Petrus Erasmus b 25 February 1892. 6 offspring : Catharina Susanna, Salomon Jacobus Petrus, Marthinus Johannes, Hester Susanna Johanna, Johanna Aletta Magdalena, Abel Hermanus Christiaan

 

1.3.1.1.3.8 Salomon Jacobus Petrus Erasmus b 24 November 1825 d 1 February 1901 E 771(second) m Hester Susanna Oosthuÿhuizen (b….d…..) E 848.

 

1.3.1.1.3.8.6 Johanna Aletta Erasmus b October 1868 d 6 May 1900 m Johannes Albertus Kotzee. 7 offspring : Petrus Jacobus ; Hester Susanna; Salomon Jacobus; Sarah Johanna; Johanna Aletta; Johannes Albertus ; Gert Cornelis

1.3.1.1.3.8.7 Gerard Cornelis Erasmus “Oom Gert”

1.3.1.1.3.8.8 Lourens Daniel Erasmus “Oom Daan”

1.3.1.1.3.8.9 Johannes Hermanus Erasmus (Theology student)

1.3.1.1.3.8.10 Hester Susanna Petronella Erasmus b “Allermanskraal” district Winburg September 1882 d 16 March 1901 unmarried E848

1.3.1.1.3.8.11 Hester Magdalena (Magdaline) Erasmus m Jacobus Nicholaas Potgieter

 

 

1.3.1.1.3.8.6 Johanna Aletta Erasmus b Uitenhage October 1868 d 6 May 1900 E 379 m Johannes Albertus Kotzee. 7 offspring

1.2.9.4.10.6.2.1 Petrus Jacobus Kotzee (Kotzé) b 3 August 1892 bapt 2 October 1892 d 3 January 1988

1.2.9.4.10.6.2.2 Hester Susanna Kotzee b 27 November 1893 ~ 17 December 1893 d 6 August 1980

1.2.9.4.10.6.2.3 Salmon Jacobus Petrus Kotzé (signatures “Kotzé”) b 20 April 1895 d 17 July 1947

1.2.9.4.10.6.2.4 Sarah Johanna Kotzee b 1896 d 14 December 1901 K1670

1.2.9.4.10.6.2.5 Johanna Aletta Kotzee b June 1899 d 25 December 1901 K1669

1.2.9.4.10.6.2.6 Johannes Albertus Kotzé b April 1900 d 17 November 1900 (registered 5 May 1916) K1855

1.2.9.4.10.6.2.7 Gert Cornelis Kotzé b April 1900 d 16 October 1900 (registered 5 May 1916) K1856

 

 

 

1.3.1.1.3.8.6.2.1 Petrus Jacobus Kotzee (Kotzé) b 3 August 1892 bapt 2 October 1892 d 3 January 1988 m Hester Agnessa Pienaar (b 23 October 1893 d 23 July 1986). 3 offspring: Johannes Albertus Kotzé‚ Petrus Johannes Kotzé‚

Salamon Pienaar Kotzé

1.3.1.1.3.8.6.2.2 Hester Susanna Kotzee b 27 November 1893 d 6 August 1980

 1.3.1.1.3.8.6.2.3 Salmon Jacobus Petrus Kotzee (Kotzé) b 20 April 1895 d 17 July 1947 m Stella Hermina Serrurier (b 15 March 1893 d 27 May 1984). 2 offspring : Yvonne Serrurier Kotzé‚ Victor Serrurier Kotzé.

 

 

1.3.1.1.3.8.6.2.3.2 Victor Serrurier Kotzé‚ (b 25 January 1926 d 8 November 1991 CA Prostate), 24 September 1949 m Jenneke Marié Marais (b 15 January 1924 d 3 April 1996)

 

      1.3.1.1.3.8.6.2.3.1 Denise Kotzé‚ b 9 April 1951 (first) m Warwick Llewellyn Evans (b 21 October 1950) 1 March 1975. No offspring.

1.3.1.1.3.8.6.2.3.1 Denise Kotzé‚ b 9 April 1951 (second) m Robin Morgan Pelteret (b 13 October 1948) 3 May 1980

            Marc Arthur Pelteret b 9 April 1983

            Jean-Paul Victor Pelteret b 5 October 1984

            Eugene Robin Pelteret b 27 April 1987

 

      1.3.1.1.3.8.6.2.3.2 Gavin Salmon Kotzé‚ b 19 April 1952 m Hendrina Johanna Badenhorst (b 2 September 1952), 3 September 1972

            Vanessa b 17 September 1980

            Jonathan Serrurier b 1 February 1983

            Richard Gavin b 14 September 1988

 

      1.3.1.1.3.8.6.2.3.3 Margaret Kotzé‚ b 12 July 1954 m Andrew Nowak (b 25 April 1952), 5 December 1980

            Sean Andrew b 6 January 1987

 

      1.3.1.1.3.8.6.2.3.4 Valerie Kotzé‚ b 5 July 1956 m Alan Ernest Mogg (4 November 1957), 19 July 1986

            Céanne Jennica b 8 July 1989

Grant Gregory b 31 January 1992

 


 


 


MARAIS FAMILY


 

Marais is French in origin means a marsh, bog, swamp  or small garden.

 There are numerous villages in France with the name.

 

1. Charles Marais m Catherine Taboureux, le Plessis-Marle, Hurepoix.

1.1 Claude b 1662 d 1740

1.2 Charles b 1668 d <17 May 1711

1.3 Izaak b 1677

1.4 Marie-Madeleine b 1682 d 7 July 1716

 

Charles Marais from Lesierre du Plessis near Marle, and later Plessismornay near Longvilliers, a district of Paris, fled to the Netherlands where, on the 14 September 1687 in the Waalse Kerk, Den Haag, he renounced the Roman Catholic Church. He and his wife left Delfshaven on 31 December 1687 aboard the Voorschoten. Arrived in Saldahna  Bay on 13 April 1688, embarking on the Jupiter for the trip Cape Town.  He was stoned to death of 3 April 1689 on his farm Le Plessis Marle by a Hottentot, Edessah, following an argument centred around a green watermelon. He married Catherine Taboureux (d 1729) in France. In 1690, she married Daniël des Ruelles (d 3 December 1726) of Picardie, France

 

1.1 Claude Marais b 1663 d 1740 (first) m 1690 Marie Avice (b 1669 d 1697/1700) of Chateaudun, Orleanais in France

1.1    Claude Marais b 1663 d 1740 (second) m 13 October 1721 Suzanne Gardiolle, of La Cost, Provence (b 1668 d 1729)

 

Claude Marais owned Meerlust, Lekkerwyn, Le Plessis Marle in Drakenstein; Wel van Pas in Wagenmakersvallei, and Kykuit in Daljosafat.

 

1.2 Charles Marais b 1668 d <17 May 1711 m 1692 Anne des Ruelles (b 10 October 1673 d 1738) Guines, Calais

 

Charles Marais farmed Le Plessis Marle in Drakenstein and De Fortuin bought from Willem Adrian van der Stel and bordering on Wel van Pas in Wagenmakersvallei.

 

1.3 Izaak Marais b 1677

1.4 Marie-Madeleine Marais b 1682 d 7 July 1716 m 170 Estienne Niel (b 1668 d 1738) of Dauphine, France; and owner/farmer of La Dauphine, Franschhoek.

 

1.1.1    Anne Marais ~ 1693 d 1701

1.1.2    Charles Marais b c. 1693 d 1742/1765 m 1720 Maria Roussouw b 1693 (do. Pierre Rousseau and Anne Retief)

 

Charles Marais in 1730 was a corporal in the local militia. Through marrying Maria Roussouw he became the owner of Rust en Werk in Daljosafat, originally owned by Roussouw’s first husband, Lodewyk Pretorius. 

 

1.1.3    Catherine Marais b 1696 d 1708

1.1.4    Daniël Marais ~ 8 June 1698 d < May 1768 m 25 February 1720 Aletta Roussouw b c. 1709 (do. Pierre Rousseau and Anne Retief)

 

Daniël Marais farmed Honswyk in North Paarl between 1720 and 1731

 

1.1.5    Jean Marais ~ 7 March 1700 d 7 February 1744. Unmarried.

1.1.6    Hester Marais ~ 1701 X 1722 Jacques Jacobus Cordier (~ 23 October 1689 so. Louis Cordier and François Martinet)

1.1.7    Anna Marais b c. 1702 d 11 January 1765 (first) m 1723 Gabriël Roussouw (~ 14 August  1701 d 2 January 1727 so. Pierre Rousseau and Anne Retief)

 

Gabriël Roussouw farmed Drieversvallei near the Bergrivier.

 

1.1.7  Anna Marais b c. 1702 d 11 January 1765 (second) m 5 December 1728 Jan Cellier (b c. 1702 d 1756  so. Josue Cellier and Elisabeth Couvret

 

Jan Cellier farmed De Kykuit, Daljosafat from 1744 to 1756

 

1.1.8    Estienne Marais ~ 9 December 1703 d 1712

1.1.9    Deborah Marais ~ 4 October 1705 d 1750/1756 m 17 February 1726 Stephanus du Toit (b c. 1703 d 10 November 1769 so. François du Toit and Susanne Seugnet).

 

Stephanus du Toit was disabled; but farmed Soetendal and Lemietrivier in Wagenmakersvallei.

 

1.1.10Maria Marais b c. 1695 (first) m 11 April 1734 Johan Melchior Frick (d 1741)

1.1.10 Maria Marais b c. 1695 (second) m 23 May 1745 Jan Christiaan Snyder (Johann Christian Schneider) (d < May 1768)

 

1.1.11    Jacques Jacobus Marais b 12 July 1709 ~ 22 September 1709 d 6 June 1751 m 28 February 1740 Hester Relief (b 1 February 1719 ~ 2 February 1719 d 15 April 1805  do. François Retief and Maria Mouy)

 

Jacques Jacobus Marais farmed De Fortuin, Wagenmakersvallei from 1742

 

1.1.12 Izak Marais b 15 April 1711 ~ 17 May 1711 d 1768 m 18 March 1752(3) Maria Magdalena de Menetrie (b 1737 ~ 1 September 1737 d 19 April 1809  do. Jan Ary de Menetrie and Barbara van der Linde)

 

Izak Marais farmed De Hoop, Daljosafat, which he obtained from his father.

 

1.1.12.1 Anna Maria Marais ~ 16 February 1755 m 11 November 1770

Jacob Naude ( ~ 26 September 1745  so. Jacob Naude and Anna Susanna du Toit. He later married one Martha Retief)

1.1.12.2 Izak Marais ~ 13 February 1757 (first) m 25 August 1782

Anna du Toit (~ 27 April 1745 wo. Pieter Barend Botha  do. François du Toit and Petronella van der Merwe). No offspring.

1.1.12.2 Izak Marais ~ 13 February 1757 (second) m 27 November 1794 Catharina Maria Steyn (~ 20 December 1778  wo. Petrus Johannes van der Walt  do. Douw Gerbrand Steyn and Catharina Maria Potgieter)

1.1.12.2 Izak Marais ~ 13 February 1757 (third) m 18 August 1799 Machteld Grobbelaar  (wo. Hermanus Steyn  do. Nicolaas Grobbelaar and Johanna Hendrina Combrink)

1.1.12.3 Charles Marais ~ 18 February 1759 m 3 May 1778 Susanna Francina Celliers (~ 30 July 1752  do Abraham Celliers and Anna Roussouw)

1.1.12.4 Hester Marais ~ 1 March 1759 m 10 September 1780 Johannes Hendrik van Ellewee (~ 25 June 1758  so. Hendrik Rudolf van Ellewee and Elizabeth Catharina Esterhuyzen (later to marry Maria Elizabeth Broodryk on 7 May 1786)

1.1.12.5 Johannes Marais ~ 3 April 1763 d 20 May 1834 (first) m 10 January 1790 Elizabeth de Villiers (~ 7 May 1758 wo. Johannes de Villiers  do. Abraham de Villiers and Johanna Lombard

1.1.12.5 Johannes Marais ~ 3 April 1763 d 20 May 1834 (second) m 4 October 1823 Anna Catharina de Vos 

1.1.12.6 Stephanus Marais ~ 24 February 1765 m Anna Francina van Eeden (~ 1 October 1768  do. Joseph van Eeden and Anna Francina Booysen)

 

 

The Izak Marais - Catharina Maria Steyn line

 

1.1.12.2 Izak Marais ~ 13 February 1757 (second) m 27 November 1794 Catharina Maria Steyn

 

1.1.12.2.1 Catharine Maria Magdalena Marais b 24 November 1795 ~ 20 March 1796 d 28 July 1865 m 11 September 1814 Willem Jacobus Pretorius (b 25 April 1796 ~ 2 October 1796 d 16 July 1868)

1.1.12.2.2 Izaac (Izak) Stephanus Marais b 24 August 1797 ~ 19 November 1797 m 2 September 1821 Anna Sophia Olivier (b Cape Town 14 June 1790 d 25 September 1870 : do. Cornelis Hermanus Olivier and Augenita Elizabeth van Wyk)

1.1.12.2.2.1. Maria Margaretha Catharina Marais b 10 June 1822 ~ 25 July 1822 m Frederish Johannes van Zyl

1.1.12.2.2.2 Izaac (Izaak) Stephanus Jacobus Marais b 15 November 1823 ~ 1 December 1823 d 8 August 1866 m 1 December 1845 Maria Margarieta Welman (b 31 October 1828)

 

1.1.12.2.2.2.1 Sarah Jacoba Marais m Jacob van der Berg

1.1.12.2.2.2.2 Isaac Stephanus Jacobus Marais

1.1.12.2.2.2.3 Johan Christiaan Marais

1.1.12.2.2.2.4 Cornelis Hermanus Marais

1.1.12.2.2.2.5 Maria Margaretha Marais

1.1.12.2.2.2.6 Jacoba Johanna Marais

1.1.12.2.2.2.7 Hendrikus Jacobus Marais

 

1.1.12.2.2.3 Cornelis Hermanus Olivier Marais b 7 May 1825

~ 5 June 1825 d 7 December 1911 m Anna Jacoba Sophia Greeff (B 7 November 1835)

1.1.12.2.2.4 Johan Andries Marais b 11 March 1825 ~ 16 March 1827

1.1.12.2.2.5 Johannes Jurgen Marais b 17 August 1828 ~ 7 September 1828

1.1.12.2.2.6 Agatha Elisabeth Marais b 4 April 1830 ~ 4 April 1830

1.1.12.2.2.7 Sophia Christina Henrietta Marais b 29 April 1831 ~ 4 June 1831

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1.1.12.2.2.3 Cornelis Hermanus Olivier Marais b 7 May 1825

~ 5 June 1825 m Anna Jacoba Sophia Greeff

1.1.12.2.2.3.1 Cornelius Hermanus Olivier Marais b 26 April 1862 d 26 December 1914 m 5 June 1887 Susan Maria Elizabeth Albertyn

 

CHO Marais was appointed as first resident editor of the Onze Courant of Graaff-Reinet in 1894. Known for not always choosing his words carefully, he was active in the Afrikaner Bond at the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War, and labelled one of the town “undesirables” for his support of the then Boer Republics and “sent” to Port Alfred. He was living in Humansdorp whence he was admitted to Provincial Hospital prior to his death in 1914.

 

1.1.12.2.2.3.2 Hendrick Jacobus Marais b 2 August 1864 m 26 December 1888 van der Merwe

1.1.12.2.2.3.3 Maria Magdalena Margaretha Marais b 20 May 1866 d 1901 m Stephanus van der Merwe

1.1.12.2.2.3.4 Matthys Johannes Marais b 17 February 1868 d 1928 m Elizabeth Parrot

1.1.12.2.2.3.5 Anna Sophia Jacoba Marais b 24 May 1871 d 20 November 1928 m Hendrik Jacobus Maree  

1.1.12.2.2.3.6 Izaak Stephanus Jacobus Marais b 14 April 1874 m 7 August 1904 Cecilia Johanna Hartzenberg

1.1.12.2.2.3.7 Sarah Jacoba Marais b 18 January 1877. Unmarried

1.1.12.2.2.3.8 Pieter Andries Christiaan Marais b 14 March 1880 m 7 August 1911 Rachel Margaretha Grobler (b 15 June 1883)

 

 

1.1.12.2.2.3.1 Cornelius Hermanus Olivier Marais b 26 April 1862 d 26 December 1914 m Susan Maria Elizabeth Albertyn

 

1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1 Cornelius Hermanus Marais b 5 April 1888 Graaff-Reinet d 7 August 1969 (first) m 15 August 1919 Jenneke Neeltje Maria van Mameren (b 2 March 1894 Amsterdam d 28 September 1928)

 

1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1 Cornelius Hermanus Marais b 5 April 1888 Graaff-Reinet d 7 August 1969 (second) m Hildegaard Pauline Jane Oertel (30 March 1900 d 9 September 1984). No offspring.

 

1.1.12.2.2.3.1.2 Mary Mundey Marais b 21 August 1892

 

1.1.12.2.2.3.1.3 Josia Albertyn Marais b 19 March 1896 m Susanna Christina Johanna Killian, 21 June 1921

      1.1.12.2.2.3.1.3.1 Herman Albertyn Marais  b 18 May 1922 d 13 September 1925

      1.1.12.2.2.3.1.3.2 James Allan Marais b 22 August 1923

      1.1.12.2.2.3.1.3.3 Faith Daphne Marais b 8 January 1925

      1.1.12.2.2.3.1.3.4 Josias Christian Marais b 4 February 1929

     

1.1.12.2.2.3.1.4 Anna Jacoba Sophia Marais b 4 February 1900 m Wessel Hendrik Devenish, 8 July 1930

      1.1.12.2.2.3.1.4.1 Izak

      1.1.12.2.2.3.1.4.2 Peter


 

John Mears Devenish arrived in the Cape Colony from Ireland in 1808, a soldier of the Worcestershire Regiment

“Historical & Genealogical Record of the Devenish Family of England & Ireland”.

 

 

1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1 Cornelius Hermanus Marais b 5 April 1888 Graaff-Reinet d 7 August 1969 (first) m Jenneke Neeltje Maria van Mameren (b 2

March 1894 Amsterdam d 28 September 1928), 15 August 1919

 

Dr C H Marais and J N M van Mameren were married in Holland. She was the daughter of a university professor and hailed from Amsterdam. On returning to South Africa in October 1919, Marais bought a practice in Murraysburg. Their first born was a son, six months old when he died suddenly whilst his father was “on district”. The couple left Murraysburg and went to Koffyfontein. Confinements were extremely difficult for her. She gave birth to a further two children, is thought to have suffered puerperal depression; and committed suicide by drinking poison and jumping into the local river. He brought his mother, Ouma Marais/Albertyn from Humansdorp to care for the children. Depressed, he turned to alcohol; sustained a severe motorcar accident and was admitted to Kimberley Hospital. Here, on a Christmas Day, he met Hildegaard Pauline Jane Oertel, earning from her the nick-name Noël in the process. During the 1939-1945 war, the family moved to Robert’s Heights, Pretoria, and remained there. Ouma Marais/Albertyn died in Krugersdorp.

 

Passport issued to Mr & Mrs Cornelius Hermanus Marais, British born colonial subject, by the Acting British Consul, Rotterdam on 3 October 1919; and the couple passed in transit through London on 12 October 1919.

Jenneke = Johannes              Neeltje = Cornelis

 

      1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1.1 infant b..... d..... buried Murraysburg, EP

 

In an attempt to find the details of this child, the Baptismal Registers of the Graaff-Reinet and Murraysburg DR Communities have been scrutinised thoroughly between 1919 – 1923, without success.

 

      1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1.2 Jenneke Marié Marais b 15 January 1924 d 3 April 1996 m Victor Serrurier Kotzé‚ (b 25 January 1926 8 November 1991 (CA Prostate), 24 September 1949

      1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1.3 Cornelis Adrian Marais b 22 May 1927 d 16 August 1982 m Johanna Elsabé Claassens (b 24 May 1929), 18 March 1953

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1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1.2 Jenneke Marié Marais b 15 January 1924 d 3 April 1996 m Victor Serrurier Kotzé‚ (b 25 January 1926 d 8 November 1991 CA Prostate), 24 September 1949

 

      1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1.2.1 Denise Kotzé‚ b 9 April 1951 (first) m Warwick Llewellyn Evans (b 21 October 1950) 1 March 1975. No offspring.

1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1.2.1 Denise Kotzé‚ b 9 April 1951 (second) m Robin Morgan Pelteret (b 13 October 1948) 3 May 1980

            Marc Arthur Pelteret b 9 April 1983

            Jean-Paul Victor Pelteret b 5 October 1984

            Eugene Robin Pelteret b 27 April 1987

 

      1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1.2.2 Gavin Salmon Kotzé‚ b 19 April 1952 m Hendrina Johanna Badenhorst (b 2 September 1952), 3 September 1972

            Vanessa b 17 September 1980

            Jonathan Serrurier b 1 February 1983

            Richard Gavin b 14 September 1988

 

      1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1.2.3 Margaret Kotzé‚ b 12 July 1954 m Andrew Nowak (b 25 April 1952), 5 December 1980

            Sean Andrew b 6 January 1987

 

      1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1.2.4 Valerie Kotzé‚ b 5 July 1956 m Alan Ernest Mogg (4 November 1957), 19 July 1986

            Céanne Jennica b 8 July 1989

            Grant Gregory b 31 January 1992

 

 

1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1.3 Cornelis Adrian Marais b 22 May 1927 d 16 August 1982 m Johanna Elsabé Claassens (b 24 May 1929), 18 March 1953

 

1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1.3.1 Adrian David Marais b 22 February 1954 m 23 January 1989 Gillian Tracy Michele Riordan (b 2 November 1959)

            Richard Cornelis 25 September 1992

            Adrienne Frances 13 December 1994

 

1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1.3.2 Dennis Neill Marais 11 February 1956 m Pauline Swart (b 10 September 1955), 27 January 1996

 

1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1.3.3 Leon Pierre Marais b 15 May 1957 d 17 July 1984 (leukaemia)

 

1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1.3.4 Carina Marais b 10 June 1958 m Johannes Dederick Smith (b 10 December 1954), 24 May 1990

            Michael Dean b 28 May 1991

            Adrian David 20 September 1992

 

1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1.3.5 Leslie Charles Marais b 28 June 1960 m Nichola....... (b 11 April 1962), 1 September 1997

 

1.1.12.2.2.3.1.1.3.6 Nicholas John Marais b 12 March 1962 m Audrey Catherine Koppel (b 18 July 1962), 8 February 1992

            Nicholas Thomas b 1 April 1994

            Susan Catherine 16 May 1996

 

 

The Izak Marais and Machteld Grobbelaar line

 

1.1.12.2 Izak Marais ~ 13 February 1757 (third) m 18 August 1799 Machteld Grobbelaar (wo. Hermanus Steyn  do. Nicolaas Grobbelaar and Johanna Hendrina Combrink)

1.1.12.2.3 Charles Johannes Willem Pieter Marais b 29 June 1800

1.1.12.2.4 Coert Cornelis Marais ~ 25 May 1802

1.1.12.2.5 Willem Pieter Marais b 2 November 1803 ~ 3 November 1804 d 16 November 1878 m Hester Sophia Koekemoer

1.1.12.2.5.1 Isaac Stephanus Marais

1.1.12.2.5.2 Willem Pieter Marais

1.1.12.2.5.3 Godliep Roedolf Marais b 18 April 1831 ~ 5 February 1832

1.1.12.2.5.4 Elisabeth Catharina Marais b 26 May 1833 ~ 1 September 1833

 

1.1.12.2.6 Johannes Jacobus Marais ~ 26 December 1806 (first) m 5 August 1827 Cornelia Johanna Vosloo

1.1.12.2.6. Johannes Jacobus Marais ~ 26 December 1806 (second) m 16 August 1829 Catharina Christina Engela Beukes

1.1.12.2.6.1 Maria Dorothea Elisabeth Marais b 6 January 1831 ~ 4 April 1831

1.1.12.2.6.2 Magteld Cecelia Johanna Marais b 11 July 1832 ~ 8 October 1832

 

1.1.12.2.6.3 Magdalena Adriana Marais b 7 November 1835 ~ 31 May 1835

 

1.1.12.2.7 Machteld Geertruy Maria Marais ~ 27 December 1807

1.1.12.2.8 Machteld Geertruy Anna Maria Marais ~ 3 October 1808

1.1.12.2.9 Johannes Izaak Frederik Marais b 30 December 1809 ~ 4 February 1810 d 14 June 1897 (first) m Maria Magdalena du Plessis

1.1.12.2.9.1 Maria Magdalena Marais b 22 June 1840 ~ 9 August 1840 m

Nicholaas Grobler

 

1.1.12.2.9 Johannes Izaak Frederik Marais b 30 December 1809 ~ 4 February 1810 d 14 June 1897 (second) m Elizabeth Margaretha Marais (b Graaff-Reinet c. 1826 d 20 June 1879  do. Stephanus François Marais and Rachel Margaretha Grobbelaar)

1.1.12.2.9 Johannes Izaak Frederik Marais b 30 December 1809 ~ 4 February 1810 d 14 June 1897 (third) m Cornelia Johanna Isabella Vosloo

 

 

1.1.12.2.9 Johannes Izaak Frederik Marais b 30 December 1809 ~ 4 February 1810 d 14 June 1897 (second) m Elizabeth Margaretha Marais (b Graaff-Reinet c. 1826 d 20 June 1879  do. Stephanus François Marais and Rachel Margaretha Grobbelaar)

1.1.12.2.9.2 Izak Stephanus Marais b 10 December 1846

1.1.12.2.9.3 Rachel Margaretha Marais b 22 October 1848. Unmarried

1.1.12.2.9.4 Machteld Marais b 7 August 1850 m Andries Petrus Hough

1.1.12.2.9.5 Stephanus François Marais b 11 January 1852 d Steynsburg 30 December 1923 

1.1.12.2.9.5.1 Johannes Izak Frederick Marais

1.1.12.2.9.5.2 Stephanus François Marais

1.1.12.2.9.5.3 Petronella Johanna Jacoba Marais. Unmarried

 

1.1.12.2.9.6 Johannes Izak Frederik Marais b Cradock 29 November 1853 d Smithfield 22 December 1924 (first) m Lucya Christina Lombard

1.1.12.2.9.6.1 Lucya Christina Marais b 25 May 1883 m J Marais

 

1.1.12.2.9.6 Johannes Izak Frederik Marais b Cradock 29 November 1853 d Smithfield 22 December 1924 (second) m 25 February 1889 Anna Johanna Maria Schoeman (b Somerset-East 2 February 1866)

1.1.12.2.9.6.1

1.1.12.2.9.6.2 Johannes Izak Frederik Marais b 12 August 1890 d 21 August 1977 (first) m 13 July 1914 Hester Maria Behrens

1.1.12.2.9.6.2 Johannes Izak Frederik Marais b 12 August 1890 d 21 August 1977 (second) m 31 March 1927 Maria Aletta Calitz (b 15 November 1900)

1.1.12.2.9.6.3 Aletta Elizabeth Marais b 5 May 1892 d 25 January 1972

1.1.12.2.9.6.4 Stephanus Cornelius Marais b 20 March 1894 d 26 January 1973 m 16 January 1923 Susanna Magdalena Nel

1.1.12.2.9.6.4.1 Martha Hester Marais b 14 December 1923

1.1.12.2.9.6.4.2 Johannes Izak Frederik Marais b 12 April 1926

 

1.1.12.2.9.6.5 Hendrina Jacoba Marais b 2 August 1900 d 12 June 1978 m 27 March 1928 Hendrik Wilhelmus Nel

1.1.12.2.9.6.6 Elizabeth Margaretha Marais b 6 June 1903 d 25 April 1979 m Nicolaas Christoffel Lotz Faure

 

1.1.12.2.9.7 Paul Johannes Marais b 13 August 1855 (first) m 10 January 1883 Martha Louisa Jordaan (b 20 November 1865)

1.1.12.2.9.7 Paul Johannes Marais b 13 August 1855 (second) m Cornelia Johanna Vosloo

1.1.12.2.9.8 Sarel Jacobus Marais b 13 May 1858 d 14 June 1897

 

 

1.1.12.2.9.2 Johannes Izak Frederik Marais b 12 August 1890 d 21 August 1977 (first) m 13 July 1914 Hester Maria Behrens

1.1.12.2.9.2.1 Johannes Isaak Frederik Marais b 6 March 1916 m 1 October 1945 Alta Jacoba Olivier

1.1.12.2.9.2.1.1 Jan Marais b 15 May 1949 m 19 December 1975 Linda Quass. Offspring : Lindsay b 25 May 1977; Johann b 3 January 1980

1.1.12.2.9.2.1.2 Pierre Marais b 25 December 1950 m 1 February 1975 Petro Jansen van Vuuren. Offspring : Rohan b 22 April 1979

 

1.1.12.2.9.2.2 Marthinus Casparus Behrens Marais b 8 March 1918 d 25 April 1969 m Christina Maria Grobler

1.1.12.2.9.2.2.1 Christina Maria Marais b 17 June 1945 (first) m Johan Strauss

1.1.12.2.9.2.2.1 Christina Maria Marais b 17 June 1945 (second) m Hendrik Nocolaas Kymbell

1.1.12.2.9.2.2.2 Hester Maria Marais b 4 March 1950 m J Billingham

1.1.12.2.9.2.2.3 Johannes Behrens Marais b 6 June 1953 m Susanna Susara de Bruin. Offspring : Marthinus Behrens b 22 December 1978

1.1.12.2.9.2.2.4 Willem Hendrik Marais b 7 September 1956

 

1.1.12.2.9.2.3 Magdel Maria Marais b 3 October 1920 m 12 August 1950 Jan Hendrik van der Vyver

 

 

1.1.12.2.9.2 Johannes Izak Frederik Marais b 12 August 1890 d 21 August 1977 (second) m 31 March 1927 Maria Aletta Calitz (b 15 November 1900)

1.1.12.2.9.2.4 Coenrad Josephus Marais b 25 March 1937 m 13 February 1976 Gertruida Uys. Offspring: Johannes Izak Frederik b 14 December 1982

1.1.12.2.9.2.5 Maria Aletta Marais b 1 December 1939 m 29 June 1963 Petrus Marais van den Berg

 

 

1.1.12.2.9.7 Paul Johannes Marais b 13 August 1855 (first) m 10 January 1883 Martha Louisa Jordaan (b 20 November 1865)

1.1.12.2.9.7.1 Anna Maria Elizabeth Marais b 21 March 1884 m M D van Deventer

1.1.12.2.9.7.2 Elizabeth Magrietha Marais b 25 June 1885 m J P Theron

1.1.12.2.9.7.3 Johannes Isak Frederik Marais b m Adelaide 24 December 1918 Aletta Gesina Cornelia Ferreira

1.1.12.2.9.7.3.1 Paul Johannes Marais b 6 February 1919

1.1.12.2.9.7.3.2 Anna Maria Marais b 31 July 1920

1.1.12.2.9.7.3.3 Thomas Ignasius Marais b 17 June 1922

1.1.12.2.9.7.3.4 Johannes Isak Marais b 15 January 1925

1.1.12.2.9.7.3.5 Stephanus Marais b 17 April 1928

1.1.12.2.9.7.3.6 Willem Gabriël Marais b 12 October 1932

1.1.12.2.9.7.3.7 Johan Abraham Marais b 30 March 1934 d 25 July 1936

1.1.12.2.9.7.3.8 Jabes Marais b 23 November 1937

 

1.1.12.2.9.7.4 Willem Gabriël Jordaan Marais b 6 June 1888 m Bokburg Gesina ………

 

 

1.1.12.2.9.7 Paul Johannes Marais b 13 August 1855 (second) m Cornelia Johanna Vosloo

1.1.12.2.9.8 Sarel Jacobus Marais b 13 May 1858 d 14 June 1897

 

 

1.1.12.2.9.2 Johannes Izak Frederik Marais b 12 August 1890 d 21 August 1977 (first) m 13 July 1914 Hester Maria Behrens

1.1.12.2.9.2.1 Johannes Isaak Frederik Marais b 6 March 1916 m 1 October 1945 Alta Jacoba Olivier

1.1.12.2.9.2.1.1 Jan Marais b 15 May 1949 m 19 December 1975 Linda Quass. Offspring : Lindsay b 25 May 1977; Johann b 3 January 1980

1.1.12.2.9.2.1.2 Pierre Marais b 25 December 1950 m 1 February 1975 Petro Jansen van Vuuren. Offspring : Rohan b 22 April 1979

 

1.1.12.2.9.2.2 Marthinus Casparus Behrens Marais b 8 March 1918 d 25 April 1969 m Christina Maria Grobler

1.1.12.2.9.2.2.1 Christina Maria Marais b 17 June 1945 (first) m Johan Strauss

1.1.12.2.9.2.2.1 Christina Maria Marais b 17 June 1945 (second) m Hendrik Nocolaas Kymbell

1.1.12.2.9.2.2.2 Hester Maria Marais b 4 March 1950 m J Billingham

1.1.12.2.9.2.2.3 Johannes Behrens Marais b 6 June 1953 m Susanna Susara de Bruin. Offspring : Marthinus Behrens b 22 December 1978

1.1.12.2.9.2.2.4 Willem Hendrik Marais b 7 September 1956

 

1.1.12.2.9.2.3 Magdel Maria Marais b 3 October 1920 m 12 August 1950 Jan Hendrik van der Vyver

 

 

1.1.12.2.9.2 Johannes Izak Frederik Marais b 12 August 1890 d 21 August 1977 (second) m 31 March 1927 Maria Aletta Calitz (b 15 November 1900)

1.1.12.2.9.2.4 Coenrad Josephus Marais b 25 March 1937 m 13 February 1976 Gertruida Uys. Offspring: Johannes Izak Frederik b 14 December 1982

1.1.12.2.9.2.5 Maria Aletta Marais b 1 December 1939 m 29 June 1963 Petrus Marais van den Berg

 

 

1.1.12.2.9.7 Paul Johannes Marais b 13 August 1855 (first) m 10 January 1883 Martha Louisa Jordaan (b 20 November 1865)

1.1.12.2.9.7.1 Anna Maria Elizabeth Marais b 21 March 1884 m M D van Deventer

1.1.12.2.9.7.2 Elizabeth Magrietha Marais b 25 June 1885 m J P Theron

1.1.12.2.9.7.3 Johannes Isak Frederik Marais b m Adelaide 24 December 1918 Aletta Gesina Cornelia Ferreira

1.1.12.2.9.7.3.1 Paul Johannes Marais b 6 February 1919

1.1.12.2.9.7.3.2 Anna Maria Marais b 31 July 1920

1.1.12.2.9.7.3.3 Thomas Ignasius Marais b 17 June 1922

1.1.12.2.9.7.3.4 Johannes Isak Marais b 15 January 1925

1.1.12.2.9.7.3.5 Stephanus Marais b 17 April 1928

1.1.12.2.9.7.3.6 Willem Gabriël Marais b 12 October 1932

1.1.12.2.9.7.3.7 Johan Abraham Marais b 30 March 1934 d 25 July 1936

1.1.12.2.9.7.3.8 Jabes Marais b 23 November 1937

 

1.1.12.2.9.7.4 Willem Gabriël Jordaan Marais b 6 June 1888 m Bokburg Gesina ………

 

 

 

1.1.12.2.9.7 Paul Johannes Marais b 13 August 1855 (second) m Cornelia Johanna Vosloo

 



APPENDIX

 

1. ELEMENTS OF THE FAMILY DIRK JACOBUS KOTZÉ

 

This family constitutes another branch of the family Kotzee (Kotzé) that settled in the Hopetown and Winburg magisterial districts. The line has not been specifically researched; but elements are noted for the record.

 

1.2.2 Dirk Jacobus Kotzé‚ bapt. 31 October 1728 m Maria van Schalkwyk 28 October 1753


1.2.2.1-1.2.2.10 various offspring

1.2.2.1 Dirk Kotzé‚ b 20 September 1754 m Elisabeth Jacoba Smit, 18 April 1779


1.2.2.1.1-1.2.2.1.8 various offspring

1.2.2.1.6 Theunis Johannes Kotzee b 29 January 1791 d 2 April 1873 (first) m Maria (Mieta) Gloudina Louw (b 22 July 1792 d ca. 1862), 11 (7) January 1810

1.2.2.1.6.1-1.2.2.1.6.10 various offspring


1.2.2.1.6 Theunis Johannes Kotzee b 29 January 1791 d 2 April 1873 (first) m Maria (Mieta) Gloudina Louw (b 22 July 1792 d ca. 1862),

11 (7) January 1810

1.2.2.1.6.1 Dirk Jacobus 1811-1858 died in Zevenfontein, Bloemhof

1.2.2.1.6.2 Hermanus Egbert 1813-1885 Holloways Rust, Wolmarandsstad

1.2.2.1.6.3 Theunis Johannes 1816-

1.2.2.1.6.4 Hester Wilhelmina 1818-1898 Koppiesfontein, Ventersdorp

1.2.2.1.6.5 Willem Johannes 1820-1889 died Rietvlei, Hoopstad

1.2.2.1.6.6 Christoffel Stephanus 1825-ca.1870

1.2.2.1.6.7 Elisabeth Jacoba 1825-1898

1.2.2.1.6.8 Maria Gloudina 1829-1895 died Roodekop, Ventersdorp

1.2.2.1.6.9 Abraham Petrus Louw 1832-1901 died Potchefstroom

1.2.2.1.6.10 Martha Maria 1835-1900 died Kruisrivier, Zeerust

 

1.2.2.1.6 Theunis Johannes Kotzee b 29 January 1791 d 2 April 1873  (Waagkraal, Bamboesspruit) (second) m Jacomina (Salomina) Helena Vermaak, widower,  (b 22 December 1814), 2 April 1863

      Nicholas Jacobus Vermaak (step-son)

 

 


 

2.PETRUS JACOBUS & HESTER SUSANNA KOTZEE (KOTZÉ) FAMILY LINES

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2 Johannes Albertus Kotzee (signature “Kotzee”) b about 1860 d after 1915  m Johanna Aletta Erasmus b November 1868 d 6 May 1900, of Bultpan No.336 district of Hopetown and erf.91, Winburg E379

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1 Petrus Jacobus Kotzee (Kotzé) b 3 August 1892 bapt 2 October 1892 d 3 January 1988

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.2 Hester Susanna Kotzee b 27 November 1893 ~ 17 December 1893, Winburg d 6 August 1980

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.3 Salmon Jacobus Petrus Kotzé (signatures “Kotzé”) b 20 April 1895 d 17 July 1947

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.4 Sarah Johanna Kotzee b 1896 d 14 December 1901 K1670

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.5 Johanna Aletta Kotzee b “Taaibosch” June 1899 d “Erf 91, Winburg” 25 December 1901 K1669

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.6 Johannes Albertus Kotzé b April 1900 d 17 November 1900 (twin 1)(registered 5 May 1916) K1855

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.7 Gert Cornelis Kotzé b April 1900 d 16 October 1900 (twin 2)(registered 5 May 1916) K1856

 

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1 Petrus Jacobus Kotzee (Kotzé) b 3 August 1892 bapt 2 October 1892 d 3 January 1988 m Hester Agnessa Pienaar

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.1 Johannes Albertus Kotzé‚ b 26 March 1924 d 20 November 1990 m Magdalene Adriana Anderson, 19 October 1925

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.1.1 Alida Margeretha Kotzé b 13 July 1950 m Jacobus Johannes Janse van Rensburg (b 5 June 1949)

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.1.1.1 Petrus Jacobus van Rensburg b 4 September 1975

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.1.1.2 Delene van Rensburg b 9 August 197… m Hennie Jacques van der Berg (b 25 February 1975)

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.1.1.3 Johannes Albertus van Rensburg b 10 March 1983

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.1.2 Petrus Jacobus Kotzé b 19 March 1952 m Christine Vorster (b 20 May 1955)

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.1.2.1 Lindie Kotzé 25 February 1985

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.1.2.2 Adrie Kotzé 28 September 1986

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.1.2.3 René Kotzé 30 September 1990

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.1.3 Pieter Aardt Kotzé b 12 August 1954 m Margeretha Ronél Olivier (b 31 January 1955)

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.1.3.1 Anli Kotzé 2 August 1979

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.1.3.2 Jolene Kotzé 21 December 1981

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.1.3.3 Johanne Albertus Kotzé 26 September 1984

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.1.4 Johannes Albertus Kotzé b 9 January 1958 m Susanna Margeretha Groenewald (b 12 January 1963)

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.1.4.1 Elrine Kotzé b 3 January 1986

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.1.4.2 Johannes Albertus Anderson Kotzé b 15 January 1989

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.2 Petrus Johannes Kotzé b 12 December 1926 m Matilda Agnes McLachlan (b 28 October 1930). (no offspring : Petrus Jacobus; Mildred adopted)

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3 Salamon Pienaar Kotzé b 1 January 1933 m Margaretha Johanna Greyling (b 11 February 1933)

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.1 Eunis Kotzé b 16 May 1960 unmarried

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2 Hester Kotzé b 9 July 1962 m Nickolaas Geldenman (b 8 February 1960)

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2.1 Marguerite Geldenman b 29 December 1987

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2.2 Nicoleen Geldenman b 20 May 1990

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.2.3 Nicolaas Jacobus Geldenman b 5 June 1996

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.3 Nella-Marie b 29 December 1965 m At Wilhelm Venter  (b 29 September 1964)

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.3.1 S.P Venter b 24 January 1995

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.1.3.3.2 Christine Venter b 16 April 1997

 

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.2 Hester Susanna Kotzee b 27 November 1893 ~ Winburg 17 December 1893 d 6 August 1980 m Pieter Le Roux Malherbe (of “La Dauphine” Franschoek)

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.2.1 Pieter le Roux Malherbe m 21 December 1946 Petronella Maria Smith (from Stellenbosch)

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.2.1.1 Jacques le Roux Malherbe b 7September 1979

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.2.1.2 Willem Francois Malherbe b 3 February 1982

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.2.1.3 Pieter Hanre Malherbe b 20 June 1984

 

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.2.2 Henriette Malherbe b 31 August 1926 m in Kroonstad on 6 April 1951 Johannes Nicolaas Malan (from Fort Beaufort)

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.2.2.1 Daniël Francois Malan b 8 August 1952

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.2.2.2 Pieter Jacques Malherbe b 9 February 1954

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.2.2.3 Johannes Nicolaas Malan b 8 May 1956

1.2.9.4.1.10.6.2.2.2.4 Hester Maria Malan b 26 September 1966

 


 

3. OOSTHUŸZEN FAMILY

 

 

The family Oosthuyssen is named after a village in northern Holland.

 

Johannes Oosthuyzen (Oosthuysen) m Johanna Maartens. 7 off-spring

 

arrived from Weert, Netherlands in 1691 and settled in Drakenstein , Paarl

 

NOTES on the line of Catharina Elizabeth Oosthuÿzen (Oosthuysen) :

 

1. Gerhardus Cornelis Oosthuÿsen m Emmarentia Aletta Vogel

1.1 Johannes Hermanus Oosthuÿzen b April 1837 d Driefontein in district Winburg 11 February 1906 O.650

1.1.1.                        Gerhardus Cornelis Oosthuÿzen

1.1.1.1.    Catharina Elizabeth Oosthuÿ(hui)zen (Oosthuysen) m Johannes Martinus Andr(i/e)as (Andries) Erasmus b 29 December 1862 d Battle of Paardeberg 19 February 1900. 4 offspring : Salomon Jacobus Petrus b 25 February 1892 bapt 10 April 1892; Johannes Hermanus b 9 April 1894 bapt 9 April 1894; Anna Elizabeth 26 September 1896; Hester Magdal(e/i)na  8 October 1899

1.1.1.2.    Emmarentia Aletta Oosthuÿzen m Johannes Jacobus Landman

1.1.2.                        Anna Elizabeth Oosthuÿzen

 


 

 

4. van MARMEREN FAMILY

 

Jan Willem van Mameren m Anna Maria Offerden (both of Amsterdam)

Jenneke Neeltje Maria van Mameren b 2 March 1894 Amsterdam d by suicide in the Riet River, Koffiefontein on 28 September 1928

 

Jenneke Neeltje Maria van Mameren (b 2 March 1894 Amsterdam d 28 September 1928), 15 August 1919 m Cornelius Hermanus Marais b 5 April 1888 Graaff-Reinet d 7 August 1969 (first)

 

      infant b..... d..... buried Murraysburg, EP

      Jenneke Marié Marais b 15 January 1924 d 3 April 1996 m Victor Serrurier Kotzé‚ (b 25 January 1926 8 November 1991 (CA Prostate), 24 September 1949

      Cornelis Adrian Marais b 22 May 1927 d 16 August 1982 m Johanna Elsabé Claassens (b 24 May 1929), 18 March 1953

_____________________________________________________________________

 

Jenneke Marié Marais b 15 January 1924 d 3 April 1996 m Victor Serrurier Kotzé‚ (b 25 January 1926 d 8 November 1991 CA Prostate), 24 September 1949

 

      Denise Kotzé‚ b 9 April 1951 (first) m Warwick Llewellyn Evans (b 21 October 1950) 1 March 1975. No offspring.

Denise Kotzé‚ b 9 April 1951 (second) m Robin Morgan Pelteret (b 13 October 1948) 3 May 1980

            Marc Arthur Pelteret b 9 April 1983

            Jean-Paul Victor Pelteret b 5 October 1984

            Eugene Robin Pelteret b 27 April 1987

 

      Gavin Salmon Kotzé‚ b 19 April 1952 m Hendrina Johanna Badenhorst (b 2 September 1952), 3 September 1972

            Vanessa b 17 September 1980

            Jonathan Serrurier b 1 February 1983

            Richard Gavin b 14 September 1988

 

      Margaret Kotzé‚ b 12 July 1954 m Andrew Nowak (b 25 April 1952), 5 December 1980

            Sean Andrew b 6 January 1987

 

      Valerie Kotzé‚ b 5 July 1956 m Alan Ernest Mogg (4 November 1957), 19 July 1986

            Céanne Jennica b 8 July 1989

            Grant Gregory b 31 January 1992

 

 

 


 

 

5. OERTEL FAMILY

 

 

Őrtel (Oertel) is an abbreviation of Ortolf, the point of a sword

 

1. Hans Oertlin b approx. 1500 d 27 June 1568 m Jacoba Knoerrer

 

1.1 Erhard Oertlein b .... d 1621/35 m Kunigund Oertlein, 3 May 1586

 

1.1.1 Simon Oertel d 24 October 1701

1.1.2 Margaretha Oertel

1.1.3 Catherina Oertel

1.1.4 Peter Oertel m Maria Magdalena

 

1.1.4.1 Wolfgang Oertel b 6 September 1635 d 28 July 1687 m Catherina Gundermann, 1661

 

1.1.4.1.1-14 various offspring

1.1.4.1.8 Paul Martin Oertel b 8 November 1677 d 13 August 1745 m Magdalena Schonerstatt, 1704

 

1.1.4.1.8.1-12 various offspring

1.1.4.1.8.11 Jacob Gabriel Oertel b 12 August 1721 d 24 May 1794 m Anna Maria Seeger, 6 August 1748

 

1.1.4.1.8.11.1-22 various offspring

1.1.4.1.8.11.17 Samuel Veit Oertel b 24 July 1763 (Wendelstein) d Graaff-Reinet 14 June 1838 m 12 July 1795 Francisca Elizabeth Wilke(n)

 

Samuel Veit(h) Oertel arrived in 1792 from Neurenberg as a soldier in the service of the V.O.C. A number of baptismal records of his early family exist in the annuls of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Strand Street, Cape Town. In 1799, he was secretary to The Republic of Graaff-Reinet.

 

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.1-14 various offspring

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13 Christian Philipp Oertel b 3 March 1815 d 6 February 1868 MOOC6/9/122  No.4234 m Mary Ann Spiller (do. 1820 Settlers Charles and Catherine Spiller : b 1818 d Graaff-Reinett approx.1895)

 

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.1-8 various offspring

 

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.1 Samuel Veit Oertel ~ 24 March 1839

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2 Charles James Phillip Oertel b October 1839 d 10 January 1907 (first) m 1865 Jane Goodale  OFS 1883  No.G197

 

Charles James Phillip Oertel, grandfather of Hildegaard Pauline Jane Oertel was a prominent sheep farmer at Aliwal North. The Goodale family lived at Abrahamskraal in the Bloemfontein district.

 

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.1 Philip George Theodore Oertel b 10 December 1865

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.2 Alice Mary Oertel b 2 November 1867 m Ronald Henry Cribb

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.3 Charles James William Oertel b 10 September 1869 d  OFS 1930  No.22774

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.3.1 Hildegaard Pauline Jane Oertel b 30 March 1900 d 9 September 1984 m Cornelius Hermanus Marais (b 5 April 1888 Graaff-Reinet d 7 August 1969).

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.3.2 Olga Sophie Oertel

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.3.3 Charles James Phillip Oertel

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.3.4 Christian Walker Raymond Oertel

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.3.5 James Henry Ernest Oertel

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.3.6 Jane Lillian Oertel b 16 October 1911

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.3.7 Philip George Gunther Oertel  b 20 July 1915

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.3.8 Reingold Donald Oertel b 7 March 1917

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.3.9 Eleanor Irene Dorothy Oertel b 25 February 1920

 

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.4 Amy (Emma) Elizabeth Oertel b 4 December 1871 m Arthur John Austin

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.5 James Henry Ernest b 5 January 1874

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.6 Albert Robert Oertel b 10 January 1876

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.7 Mabel Jane Mary Oertel b 31 May 1878 m ……Malcolm

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.8 Christian Philip Goodale Oertel b 13 February 1881

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.9 William Gilbert Oertel b 31 January 1883 d 24 February 1883

 

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2 Charles James Phillip Oertel b October 1839 d 10 January 1907 (second) MOOC 6/9/721  No.2205 m February 1883 Sarah Goodale (do. James Goodale and Alice White b 1853 d 25 January 1916

OFS 1916 No.0819.)

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.10 Inez Jane Oertel b 11 May 1885 m Robert Preston  Preston-Whyte

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.11 Kathleen Oertel b 16 March 1887 m Leonard Shearing Evans

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.12 Evelyn Oertel b 16 March 1887 m William George Cox

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.13 Mary Ann Oertel b 12 November 1888 m Norman John Webster

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.14 Vera Maud Oertel b 18 July 1890 Fred William Medway

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.2.15 William Raymond Oertel b 16 March 1892

 

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.1.3 Christiaan Andries Oertel

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.1.4 Willem Fredrik (William Fredrik) Bernardus Oertel ~ 24July 1842

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.1.5 Catharine Elizabeth m Arthur St.Clair Gibson Oertel

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.1.6 Francis (“Fanny”) Elizabeth Oertel b 2 April 1848 m Richard Harvey

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.1.7 Robert Thomas Madden Oertel b 26 February 1850 ~ 1 April 1850

1.1.4.1.8.11.17.13.1.8 Henry (“Harry”) Josias Brink Oertel b 30 March 1842 ~ 25 April 1842


 

6. CLAASSENS FAMILY

 

 

Claassens means “a son of Claas or Nicholas”

 

 

There are four founders of the family Claassen(s) in South Africa.

1.    Claasz Claaszen a soldier from Delve, Dithmarschen in Germany who arrived in 1720. He farmed from 1722-1734; married Aletta Knoetzen on 22 May 1735; and died in 1767. 6 off-spring

2.    Klaas Jacob Claasen a sailor from Eiderstedt, Sleeswyk in Germany, who arrived in 1762, married Helena Boonsaaier on 22 January 1771 and died in 1788. 3 off-spring

3.    Hermanus Claasen from Copenhagen, Denmark who first married Jannetje van Wyk on 10 July 1768; and next Sara Maria Stricker on 15 January 1786. 11 off-spring

4.    Cornelis Claasen, a servant of the VOC., who arrived from Utrecht circa 1657. He married Catharina from Malabar (or from Coromandel, India) on 15 March 1676. 6 off-spring

 

I favour descent of the family from the latter as males registered as being of that line in the early 1800’s carry the names “Hermanus Johannes Hendrick”.

 

1. Hermanus Johannes Hendrick Claassens m Johanna Elizabeth Malan. 4 offspring

1.1 Jacob David Malan Claassens b 23 May 1888 d 3 December 1970 m Maria Johanna Bekker (third child of Stephanus Bekker and Rachel Catherina Oosthuizen : b 24 July 1898 d 16 February 1952), 19 December 1917

      1.1.1 Rachel Carina Claassens

      1.1.2 Hermanus Johannes Claassens

      1.1.3 Johanna Elsabé‚ Claassens

 

1.2-1.4 various offspring

 

 

1.1.1 Rachel Carina Claassens b 8 July 1925 d 4 November 1950 m Andries Benjamin la Grange (b..d..), 19 December 1948

      1.1.1.1 Andries Benjamin Claassens b 17 July 1950

 

1.1.2 Hermanus Johannes Claassens b 9 July 1927 * 3 wives; 3 children by first wife

 

1.1.3 Johanna Elsabé Claassens b 24 May 1929 m Cornelis Adrian Marais (b 22 May 1927 d 16 August 1982), 18 March 1953

 

            1.1.3.1 Adrian David Marais b 22 February 1954 m Gillian Tracy Michele Rlordan (b 2 November 1959), 23 January 1989

            Richard Cornelis 25 September 1992

            Adrienne Frances 13 December 1994

 

            1.1.3.2 Dennis Neill Marais 11 February 1956 m Pauline Swart (b 10 September 1955), 27 January 1996

 

            1.1.3.3 Leon Pierre Marais b 15 May 1957 d 17 July 1984 (leukaemia)


 

            1.1.3.4 Carina Marais b 10 June 1958 m Johannes Derick Smith (b 10 December 1954), 24 May 1990

            Michael Dean b 28 May 1991

            Adrian David 20 September 1992

 

            1.1.3.5 Leslie Charles Marais b 28 June 1960 m Nicola....... (b 11 April 1962), 1 September 1997

 

            1.1.3.6 Nicholas John Marais b 12 March 1962 m Audrey Catherine Koppel (b 18 July 1962), 8 February 1992

            Nicholas Thomas b 1 April 1994

            Susan Catherine 16 May 1996

 

 

 

 

7. OBITUARY OF Salmon Jacobus Petrus Kotzee (Kotzé)

Die Winburger”, 1947

 

[Originally written in Afrikaans vernacular, this is a free translation]

 

Salmon Jacobus Petrus Kotzé was born in Winburg on 20 April 1895; then under the republican flag. It was a short-lived experience because in his fifth year the Anglo-Boer War broke out. On 3 May 1890, Winburg was occupied by the British; the first British flag was raised over the magistrates court, and, on that day, he buried his mother. That was only the beginning of his difficulties. He was sent to the Camp for Women, Brandfort, where he had to endure bitter hardship and where two of his younger sisters died. At the end of the war, he was to return to Winburg, and into the care of his wonderful grandmother, Hester Erasmus, mother of Gert and Daan Erasmus.

 

His school days began in the public school in Winburg under the principal Mr D Pyne Mercier. After completing standard 6, he went to Theunissen (formerly Smaldeel) public school where he matriculated and so ended his school days. As a school boy he blossomed into someone with a courteous and friendly manner to all, especially to the elderly.

 

He was to developed skills with his hands when, together with a friend, he began working in the  mills in Winburg. The corn store at the grain merchant was not too unacceptable, for it was there that he was promoted to bookkeeper – and so he began to get administrative experience. He worked as a clerk to Piet van den Werken and later to the firm van Wyle. Frikkie Cronjé perceived talent in Sam, and it was under his patronage that he was to serve so loyally. On the death of benefactor Frikkie Cronjé, he was thus already comfortably prepared for the idea of opening a business. Though of minimal resources, the business grew from a “hobby” into a flourishing concern.

 

He was married to one of Winburg’s teachers, Miss Stella Serrurier. Out of this union two children were born. A son, Victor, whom he apprenticed as a legal clerk to Kannameyer Wardhaugh and Ashman in Bloemfontein and Yvonne married to a Johannesburg engineer,

Mr Ferreira.


 

Mr Sam Kotzé was one of the most competent members of the Winburg community. He was a town counsellor for seven years. He was mayor from 1945 to 1947 and through his efficient leadership much good was achieved for the town. He was director of the Winburg Creamery, the Milling Company, and secretary to the Winburg Orphanage. As chairman of the Winburg Swimming Club and President of the Youth League, he achieve much good. He long served as deacon and business manager to the church. This he accomplished with credit.

 

All his life, he was a strong supporter of the United Party under the leadership of Generals Botha and Smuts and the permanent chairman of the Winburg branch of the party. He had a wide circle of friends and never mixed politics and business, always managing to retain a friendship despite differences of (political) opinion. During the rebellion, he was a dispatch rider for Generals Botha and Luckin and so it was also there that he did his duty to the best of his ability.

 

He developed a devotion for Jersey cattle and built up a good stud the which won him many prizes on open shows. More than once he took  champion status away with him.

 

On the 17 July his life ended at the young age of 52 years. He was buried in great pomp and ceremony from the Moeder Kerk (Afri: “Mother Church”) by the Rev. J Rabie of Excelsior. Friends came from far and wide to show their last respects. At the graveside, the  superintendent of the orphanage laid a couple of wreathes, tributes to his life of service.

 

As Secretary to the Winburg Club he gave years of loyal service. He also served on the Winburg Hospital Board. For the Winburg area, he was messenger of the court and deputy sheriff.

 

F R Cronjé and H F Serfontein of P.O.Box 63, Winburg, were Advocates and Attorneys-at-Law, Notaries Public, Sworn Translators, Auctioneers, Government Appraisers and agents for S.A. Mutual Life Assurance Society and Fire Assurance Companies. Cronje handled the liquidation accounts of S J P Kotzé’s sisters who died in the Bradfort Camp for Women ; and furnished information to the Master of the High Court in Bloemfontein when the Erasmus Estate, payments relating to inheritance therefrom and J A Kotzee were in dispute.


 

8. SERRURIER & BERRANGÉ FAMILIES

 

SERRURIER FAMILY

 

In the early days of the Cape of Good Hope, the relationship between the Serrurier and Berrangé Families was close.

 

Serrurier (alternative spellings “Serurier” “Serringe”) means locksmith. First mention of the name appears in 1326, to quote : “ Gillot le Sierurier pour sierures”.

 

EUROPEAN FAMILY

 

1. Pieter Serrurier m Mirinda de Bordeo

 

1.1    Philip Serrurier m Judith de Catonne

 

1.1.1 Pieter d 1669. No offspring

1.1.2 Maria m Simon Wildermans

      1.1.2.1 Cornelius

      1.1.2.2 Maria

1.1.3 Philip m Ester de Bordes

      1.1.3.1 Bondani died childless

      1.1.3.2 Philip died childless

1.1.3 Philip m Judith de Hoog

      1.1.3.3 Romanus died childless

      1.1.3.4 Ester m Joost van Das

            1.1.3.4.1 Susanna m Godfried Sellius

                  1.1.3.4.1.1 Godfried Sellius

            1.1.3.4.2 Philip Jooste van Das d 1726

            1.1.3.4.3 Florentina m Samuel Hino

                  1.1.3.4.3.1 Florentino

                  1.1.3.4.3.2 Samuel

      1.1.3.5 Judith

            1.1.3.5.1 Judith m Jan van Enden

                  1.1.3.5.1.1 Esther

                  1.1.3.5.1.2 Joost

                  1.1.3.5.1.3 Philip m Wilhelmina vd Spuy (London)

                  1.1.3.5.1.4 Jan

                  1.1.3.5.1.5 Maria

                  1.1.3.5.1.6 Louis

                  1.1.3.5.1.7 Cornelis

                  1.1.3.5.1.8 Pieter

                  1.1.3.5.1.9 Judith

                  1.1.3.5.1.10 Jacob

 

      1.1.3.6 Hendrik

1.1.3.7 Helena

1.1.3.8 Sara

1.1.3.9 Pieter

1.1.3.10 Louis


 

1.1.4 Louis / Lodewiyk

      1.1.4.1 Louis m Maria Penellis

1.1.4.2 m Catherine van Po

      1.1.4.2.1 Louis

      1.1.4.2.2 Cornelis

      1.1.4.2.3 Jan

1.1.4.3 Hendrik d 1721

1.1.4.4 Johann (Jan) b 1734 d……… (first) m Catharina Kretzschmar(Krytsman)(widow of Jan van der Swyn), 5 November 1747

1.1.4.4 Johann (Jan) b 1734 d……… (second) m Geertruy(i)da van Reenen(Keenen), 23 January (November) 1755.

1.1.4.5 Jan Jacob m Johanna van Streng

1.1.4.5.1 Louisa Esther

In 20 January 1781, Jan Jacob Serrurier (“Magister”) who, in 1779, arrived from Holland in the Cape aboard the “Mars” applied for repatriation. This he did again on 7 February 1786, requesting that his wife and daughter accompany him and that he been allowed to take 20,000 rixdollars with him. In 1784, he, together with Christoffel Brandt and Jan Hendrick Eckard had purchased three houses and erven in Table Valley adjoining the Old Hospital.

 

1.1.4.5.2 Hendrik Cornelis

1.1.4.5.3 Maria

1.1.4.6 Jan Isaac m Susanna Cramer (issue)

1.1.4.7 Philip m Cornelia Eliana Maree

1.1.4.8

1.1.4.9

1.1.4.10

1.1.4.11

1.1.4.12

1.1.4.13 Cornelis d 1741

 


 

SOUTH AFRICAN FAMILY

 

1. Lodewijk Serrurier (Rev.) of Hanau m Esther de Vis (Visch),

6 January 1718. French Huguenot family living in Amsterdam.

 

1.1 Johann Serrurier (Jan)

1.2    Johannes Petrus Serrurier (Snr) b Hanau, Hesse 6 January 1735 d Cape Town 3 February 1819, 84 yrs

 

 

1.1 Johann Serrurier (Jan) b 1734 d……… (first) m Catharina Kretzschmar(Krytsman)(widow of Jan van der Swyn), 5 November 1747

 

1.1.1 Louis Serrurier * ~ 1 September 1748

1.1.2 Willem Daniel Serrurier * ~ 16 August 1750 d 1755

 

1.1 Johann (Jan) Serrurier b 1734 d……… (second) m Geertruy(i)da van Reenen(Keenen), 23 January (November) 1755. Relative : Jan W Geurts.


 

Johann (Jan) Serrurier hailed from Hanau near Frankfort-en-Main. He bought “Alphen” in 1758, requesting and obtaining an extra 3 morgen of adjoining land in 1764 and selling it in 1765. He bought “Groot Constantia” in 1778 from Jacobus van der Spuy for 53,000 gulden and sold it “in fairly poor condition” 7 months later to Hendrik Cloete owner of Nooitgedacht, Stellenbosch for 60,000 gulden.

He was granted permission to manumit a slave, named January, in 1760 on payment of security to the Burgerraad.

In 1768, he was sold two houses and erven (in Block 10, Nos.1&2) from which to conduct a wine business.

Together with 7 others, he erected a blanket factory following an altercation with the then “fiskaal”, Jan Boers.

He was granted discharge as Captain of the 1st Company of Burgers in 1772 following a fractured right arm (with some resultant dysfunction) and on the grounds of gout and “progressing years”. He became an influential member of die Burgerraad, being appointed in Boer’s stead by the Prince of Orange in 1784.

 

Will dated 17 July 1755 signed by Jan Serrurier of Hanau and Catharina Cruÿtsman

MOOC 7/1/9  No.93

 

1.1.3 Jacob Serrurier * ~ 3 October 1756

1.1.4 Ester Maria Serrurier ~ 25 December 1757(1756)

1.1.5 Jan Jacob Serrurier * ~ 25 February 1759 d Cape Town 25(24) May 1785 MOOC 6/1  No.227

1.1.6 Johanna Magdalena Serrurier ~ 28 September 1760 d 3 May 1768

MOOC 6/1  No.56

1.1.7 Geertruida Cornelia Serrurier b 15 December 1763 ~ 18 December             1763

1.1.8 Daniel Philippus Serrurier ~ 12 May 1765

1.1.9 Johannes Petrus Serrurier ~ 14 September 1766 d 4 March 1768

MOOC 6/1  No.56

 

 

* all these children were sent to Europe from the Cape for their education; permission being requested of the Burgerraad to do so in 1764.

 

 

1.1.5 Jan Jacob Serrurier ~ 25 February 1759 d Cape Town, 25(24) May 1785, studied in Leiden, returning to Cape Town in 1779 as bookkeeper to the Council of Justice of the V.O.C. administration at the Cape. At 26 years, in July 1784, he was promoted Independent Fiscal by the Here Seventeen. He was an unpopular official being naturally assertive, fiery and rather impulsive; and was subject frequently to disciplinary action. He remained unmarried, living at 1 Wale Street and died young on 25 May 1785.

 

 

1.2 Johannes Petrus Serrurier Snr (Rev : “den WelEerwarden Heere”)

b Hanau, Hesse 6 January 1735 d Cape Town 3 February 1819

MOOC 6/2  No.263 m Magdalena Elisabeth Tiemendorf (d 17 March 1795

MOOC 6/1  No.327), 9 October(November) 1760

 

1.2 Johannes Petrus Serrurier hailed from Amsterdam. He enrolled for theological training at Leiden University in 1753; and was ordained in 1759. He was appointed whilst in Amsterdam as pastor to the Dutch Reformed Church, Cape Town, and assumed duty in 1760. The family lived at 26 Longmarket Street and (anecdotally) at the corner of Venus (later Queen Victoria) and Wales Streets. He remained at the Groote Kerk for 44 years, and was revered for his powerful preaching skills. Duties of historical note include : burying Governor Tulbagh in 1771; conducting the inaugural service of an enlarged Groote Kerk and preaching the first sermon from the magnificent pulpit built by the cabinet-maker Graaf between August 1788 and December 1789 to a design by Anton Anreith (later this pulpit was to stand protected but in situ whilst the church was demolished and a new built between 1835 and 1841); the dedication service of the Dutch Reformed Strooidakkerk, Paarl in 28 April 1805, and the pulpit in the Sendinggestig, Long St., CT. He retired in 1804, living an active further 15 years. The estate was valued initially at a substantial 293,600.18 rixdollars to which a further 439.9 and 7656.28 rixdollars were added later

MOOC 13/1/42  No.2; MOOC 13/1/44  No.32 MOOC 13/1/45  No.55.

 

 

 

Of interest is the £878/0/1 paid out in December 1844 to “Den Mindeyargen Heer Jan Frederik Serrurier JPz” by the “Zuid Afrikaansche Maatschappy van Administratie en Boedelberedding” from the estate of Jan Petrus Snr., that is 25 years after his death.  MOOC 13/1/121  No.78

 

1.2.1 Johanna Geertruy(n)(Geertruida) Serrurier ~ 13 September 1761

1.2.2 Louisa Hester(Ester) Serrurier ~ 30 September 1763

1.2.3 Anna Catharina Serrurier b November 1765 ~ Cape Town, 1 December 1765 d 14 August 1802 MOOC 6/2  No.66

1.2.4 Maria Jacoba Serrurier ~ 16 August 1767 d 19 August 1767

MOOC 6/1  No.327

1.2.5 Jan Frederik (Fredr) Serrurier Snr ~ 6 November 1768 d 27 June 1850 MOOC 13/1/146  No.10 (? third) m Regina Sophia Relina/Rolina van der(den)Heyden (b 1814 d New St., Cape Town, 30 November 1861), 14 February 1849

 

1.2.5 Jan Frederick Snr bought 23 acres of what was later to be called “Fresnaye” from the estate of Henry Alexander in 1818.

 

He is listed as livuing at 12 Wale Street and dying in Newstreet, Cape Town, a “Gentleman” on the Death Notice MOOC 6/9/51  No.287 which is signed “R.S.Serrurier Geb. van der Huysen” and again in untutored script “Wed.J.Fr,Serrurier Geb. van der heyden”.

 

The only relatives living at the time of his death were Jan Frederick S., Cornelia Eliana S., Magdalena Elisabeth S., Louis S., Johannes Petrus S., Jan S. His estate amounted to £3961/1/3. Will dated 6 June 1850  MOOC 7/1/202  No.49 is signed by Jan Fredrik JPz and Regina Sophia Rolina van der Heiden

 

For the record only, the following is included in the Death Register of the Dutch Church at the Cape of Good Hope :

Unnamed “kind van JFr” d 8 March 1771 MOOC 6/1  No.79 no mother quoted

 

 

Regina Sophia Rolina/Relina/Rylina van der Heyden/Huysen/Heiden MOOC 6/9/97  No.9196. In the Death Notice, her off-spring is given as Francina Jacoba Gertruida Johnson married to a Johan Simon Adolf Rufso (Roussouw) (on 8 August 1847). Will dated 3 December 1861  MOOC 7/1/258  No.116 . The notice is signed as F J G Rupi born Johnston.

 

 

For the record, the following are included in the DRC register of Births, Marriages & Deaths:

1.2.5a unnamed “kind van Joh Pet Serrurier predikant” d 27 July 1770 MOOC 6/1  No.73

1.2.5b Jan “kind van Joh Pet. predikant” d/burial  14 July 1773 MOOC 6/1  No.109

 

1.2.5.1 Jan Frederick Serrurier Jnr b Amsterdam 1 February 1792 d 11 New St., Cape Town 25 March 1842 m Johanna Is(z)abella Nelson (b 11 June 1794(5) d 11 Loop St., Cape Town 17(18)October 1839

MOOC 6/9/18  No.3841), 17 February 1822. No offspring

 

 

1.2.5.1 Jan Frederick Serrurier Jnr. Was confirmed insolvent by J H Bowles (Registrar of the Supreme Court) and E A Buyskes (Trustee) on 31 August 1837 for liabilities exceeding assets to the sum of £582/11/8¼. This was after his father had stood and paid surety for considerable amounts of money in the process. At that stage he owned Bellevue Farm, Green Point (sold by public auction on 26 September 1837), 2 houses and  a store in Wale Street. MOIB 2/480 80 & 273F.

 

1.2.5.1 JFS (Jnr) occupation given as a Clerk and Widower. His Death Notice

 MOOC 6/9/25  No.5413 was signed “H.P.Serrurier”. Will dated 1839 MOOC 7/1/154  No.69

 

1.2.5.2 Elizabeth Magdalena Serrurier d 15 June 1875

  MOOC 13/1/315  No.38   m  Johan Friedrik(ch) Osmitius/Osmituis/Osmitier(s), Stellenbosch, 8 February 1818

 

 

1.2.5.2 Elizabeth Magdalena died leaving an estate of £5552/10/6 which was distributed to the D.R.Church and many of its associated education and welfare organisations, to a number of personal friends, to the offspring of her aunt, 1.2.11 Magdalena Elisabeth Berrangé (neé Serrurier) and those of her cousin, 1.2.11.1 Magdalena Elizabeth Nelson (neé Berrangé), 12 relatives in all.

 

1.2.6 A N Other Serrurier

1.2.7 Male Serrurier b 8 March 1771 (fresh stillbirth) MOOC 6/1/1  No.79

1.2.8 Jan Serrurier b 30 March 1772 ~ 5 April 1772 d 14 July 1773

1.2.9 Cornelia Eliana Serrurier b 7 May 1774 ~ 12 May 1774 d 29 September 1829 MOOC 6/3 pg. 112/113 S m (second)(Rev)Johannes Christoffel Berrangé (d 11[13] March 1827)

 

 

1.2.9 Cornelia Eliana Serrurier died leaving an estate of £158/14/0 to relatives through marriage, namely Coenraad Nelson, Daniel Fredrik  Nelson and Jan William Nelson (see 1.2.11.1) MOOC 13/1/146  No.55.

 

Rev. Johannes Christoffel Berrangé (“Den Welkerwaarde Heer”) died leaving an estate of 45961.10 Rixdollars (or £3447/1/9¾) to his three daughters by his first marriage to Hester Alida Elizabeth van Bockum. They were : Elizabeth Hester Berrangé married to Jan Serrurier; Catharina Gerharda Berrangé; and Antonia Maria Berrangé married to Jan Hendrik Hofmeyer Jnr.

MOOC 13/1/52  No.36

 

The following note appears in the Liquidation and Distribution Account : “the slavechild Christiaan van die Kaap belonging to the Estate, aged ten years, having been found to be infected with a Leprosy, has been sent by order of the Burgher Senate to the Institute called Hemel en Aarde situate(sic) in the district of Caledon ……………………… shall be provided with the necessary clothing at the Expense of the joint estate ………… “.

 

 

1.2.10 Jan Serrurier b 6 July 1776 ~ 7 July 1776 d 24 September 1776

1.2.11 Magdalena Elisabeth Serrurier ~ 8 November 1778 d 21 September 1847  m Daniel Frederik Berrangé

 

 

1.2.11 Magdalena Elisabeth Serrurier died intestate. Application was made to have the following appointed executors: Jan Christiaan Berrangé, Louis Berrangé, Jan Fedr. Serrurier and Fredr. van Breda  MOOC 6/9/44  No.9168.

 

DFB was the 7th child and s.o. Anthonie Berrangé and Elisabeth Fleck of Delft; and became a well-respected Cape Town attorney/advocate

 

 

1.2.11.1 Magdalena Elizabeth Berrangé b 31 May 1805 ~ 9 July 1805 m Jan Willem Nelson Snr.

         1.2.11.1.1 Daniel Frederik Nelson

1.2.11.1.2 Harrison Berrangé Nelson

1.2.11.1.3 Coenraad Nelson

1.2.11.1.4 Anthony Nelson

1.2.11.1.5 Elisabeth Nelson m Wouteroen de Villiers

1.2.11.1.6 Arend Nelson

1.2.11.1.7 Barbara Jacoba Johanna Nelson m

1.2.11.1.8 Louisa Nelson m Edward Hurley

1.2.11.1.9 Robert Daniel Nelson

1.2.11.1.10 Martin Luther Nelson


 

1.2.11.2 Anthony Berrangé b 13 April 1806 ~ 20 April 1806 m Anna Bresler Anthony Berrangé was Civil Commissioner of Graaff-Reinet

1.2.11.3 Elizabeth Berrangé b 17 June 1807 ~ 28 June 1807

1.2.11.4 Johanna Petronella Berrangé b 20 June 1808 ~ 10 July 1808 m J N de Vos

1.2.11.5 Johannes Petrus Berrangé b 2 June 1809 ~ 10 June 1809

1.2.11.6 Maria Magdalina Berrangé b 3 August 1810 ~ 26 August 1810  m Francois Gerhard Jacob Brink

1.2.11.7 Daniel Frederik Berrangé b 12 September 1811 ~ 29 September 1811

1.2.11.8 Cornelia Eliana Berrangé b 1 October 1812 ~ 18 October 1812

1.2.11.9 Jan Christoffel Berrangé b 1813 (first) m Johanna Francina Pentz

 

Jan Christoffel Berrangé & Son of Burg Street, Cape Town were well-known “Attornies, Notaries and Conveyancers”.

 

1.2.11.9 Jan Christoffel Berrangé b 1813 (second) m Gertruida Susanna Steyn

      1.2.11.9.1 Magdalena Elisabeth Berrangé m dr. F Biccard

      1.2.11.9.2 Johanna Francina Berrangé m adv. Hodges

      1.2.11.9.3 Daniel Frederick Berrangé

1.2.11.10 Jan Berrangé b 9 November 1814 ~ 20 November 1814

1.2.11.11 Jan Fredrik Berrangé (*)b 1816 (?sic 1815)

1.2.11.12 Adrianna Berrangé 15 May 1816 ~ 2 June 1816

1.2.11.13 Cornelia Eliana Berrangé b 8 June 1817 ~ 29 June 1817

1.2.11.14 Louis Berrangé b 21 August 1818 ~ 13 September 1818

1.2.11.15 Christiaan Berrangé (*)b 19(13) August 1820 ~ 16 July 1820

 

 

Though only nine children are referred to in most texts, all the 15 children listed above appear in the baptismal records of the Groote Kerk as being the off-spring of Daniel Frederik Berrangé and his wife Magdalena Elisabeth Serrurier. In the case of two children (*), the name Berrangé was included in the Baptismal Register as though a First/Christian name.

 

1.2.12 Louis Serrurier b 6 December 1780 ~ 10 December 1780 d 6 October 1843(December 1859)

 

MOOC 13/1/121  No.77,  MOOC 13/1/217  No.61,  MOOC 13/1/317  No.72  refer to the “Estate of the late Mr. Louis Serrurier Jan Peter Son “who departed this Life on December 1859 (sic)……… Drawn up by the South African Association for the Administration and Settlement of Estates and Hendrik Pieter Serrurier JP Son in their capacities as Executors…………”. The document No. 61 is written (and in part) both English and  Dutch. It makes mention of sums of bequests from J.P.Serrurier (“den WelEerwarden Heere”) to three direct relatives MGM (neé S : 1.2.13.1), HPS (1.2.13.3) and JFS (1.2.13.4) “provided that the Wid. C van Reenen should enjoy the interest during her lifetime”, one third each of £1943/16/1, £878/0/1 and £252/13/8.

 

1.2.13 Johannes Petrus Serrurier Jnr ~ 30 November 1783 d Green Point 26 October 1843 MOOC 6/9/31  No.6419 (first) m Maria Christina Hendrica van Oosterzeë (b 26 Mar 1795 d 17 August 1817 aged 22¼ years MOOC 6/2  No.245), 24 April 1814  

 

1.2.13 Johannes Petrus Jnr ~ 30 November 1783 d Green Point 26 October 1843 MOOC 6/9/31  No.6419 (second) m Magdalena Johanna Möller (later she married Cornelis Adriaanze van Reenen), 20 September 1819(1822)


 

1.2.13 Johannes Petrus Jnr was first a Clerk at the Court of Appeals (“Eerste Klerk te Secretarÿe van het Hoog Achtbaare Hof van Appel”), resident at 2 Looyersplein and later 14 Grave Street; and then appointed a magistrate in Simonstown in 1828. Death Notice signed “M.J.Serrurier”. He died leaving a substantial estate, the sums quoted being £183/11/3, £1553/12/2 and  £14225/1/7 in documents

MOOC 13/1/108  Nos24 & 25  MOOC 13/1/113  No.38 MOOC 13/1/122  No.33. Prior to his death, he had been hospitalised in New Somerset Hospital between October 1842-May 1843, and again in June 1843,(speculatively) for tuberculosis.

 

1.2.13.1 Margaretha Jacoba Serrurier b 6 July 1820 ~ 9(16) July 1820 d by July 1877 m Dirk Gysbel Muller, 20 June 1844

 

 

1.2.13.1 Margaretha Jacoba Serrurier (widow of Dirk Gysbel Muller) is said in the Liquidation and Distribution Account  MOOC13/1/346  No.7 to have died on 12 March 1876. This is unlikely (see 1.2.13.4 below). She left a sizeable estate of £16068/10/2 to the following offspring : Maria Johanna Muller married to Egbert Andries Buÿskes; Magdalena Johanna Muller married to John Charles Cusling; Johan George Muller; Pieter Cornelis Muller (minor); Margaretha Jacoba Muller (minor).

 

1.2.13.2 Johannes Petrus Serrurier b 24 October 1821 ~ 11 November 1821 d 15 September 1848. Unmarried. No offspring.

Death Notice MOOC 6/9/46  No.9729 signed “H.P.Serrurier”

1.2.13.3 Hendrik Pieter Serrurier b 8 May 1823(1825) ~ 1 July 1823 d 13 October 1866 MOOC 6/9/117  No.3049  MOOC 7/1/288  No.51  MOOC13/1/240  No.26 Clerk of 49 Roeland St, Cape Town. m Susanna Wilhelmina Catharina Möller, 23 April 1862. No offspring.

 

1.2.13.3 Hendrik Pieter Serrurier left an estate of £1913/9/3 solely to his wife, Susanna Wilhelmina Catharina Möller.

 

1.2.13.4 Jan Frederick (sic Hendrick)(“Minimus”) Serrurier b 7 January 1827 ~ 4 February 1827 d 20(28)May 1877.

MOOC  6/9/159  No.4093   MOOC 13/1/355  No.17 Unmarried.

 

 

1.2.13.4 Jan Frederick (“Minimus”) Serrurier left an estate valued at £7525/0/5 to his sister, Margaretha Jacoba Serrurier (the widow Dirk Gysbel Muller), who died a month later.

 

1.2.13.4 Jan Frederick Serrurier “Minimus” (author’s addition)(sic. Hendrik)

MOOC 6/9/31 No.6419 MOOC 13/1/355  No.17  died at the home of N Nelson in Hanover St., aged 50 years and unmarried. He left various properties about Cape Town, including a sizable part of Sea Point Farm or “Le Sueur’s Bush” (later known as Fresnaye). Together with the death notice is a letter dated 2 June 1877 from one “Wid. D.G.Muller” (that is his elder sister Margaretha Jacoba Serrurier) which states “as sole heiress of Mr.Serrurier, I request……” that she be made executrix of the estate. Value £7525/0/5. By the time the L & D Account for £362/14/10 was presented on July 1877, “Wid. D.G.Muller” was also dead and the monies passed into her estate. MOOC13/1/356  Nos.20 & 21

 

1.2.13.5 Louis Serrurier b 1833 d 19 December 1859. Unmarried. No offspring.

 

Louis Serrurier’s estate was appraised 2 days after his death. It included various items of furniture and clothes, and included “1 flute box and a flute” and a house bond and cash to the value of £1856/7/4

MOOC 6/9/88  No.6552 signed “H.P.Serrurier”  MOOC 7/1/246  No.211.  

 

1.2.14 Jan Serrurier b 3 May 1787 ~ 6 May 1787 m Elsabeth Hester Berrangé from Spankeren, Gelderland, 23 May 1819

 (8 offspring)

1.2.14.1 Hester Alida Eli(s)zabeth Johanna Serrurier b 15 April 1820 ~ 7 May 1820 d at 2 Wale St., Cape Town, 25 September 1849.

 

Witnesses to the baptism of Hester Alida Eli(s)zabeth Johanna Serrurier were Den Welkeerwaarde Heer Jan Christoffel Berrangé  and Catharina Gerharda Berrangé. HAEJS was to remain unmarried. MOOC 6/3 pg. 88/89 gives death as 1 Jan 1822 aged 1 yr 8 mnths 18 dys.  

 

1.2.14.2 Johannes Petrus Serrurier b 28 September(October)1822 ~ 17 November 1822

 

JPS : MOOC 6/9/49 No.446:b.(?19) December 1823 date given on Death Notice.

 

1.2.14.3 Jan Christoffel Berrangé Serrurier b 4 December 1825 ~ 18 December 1825 d “Burnside” Kloof St.13 September 1894 first/divorced) m Susanna Margaretha de Smidt (b 8 January 1829 d 16 January 1913 Aged 84 yrs : do. Willem Anne Janssens De Smidt and Susanna Margaretha Redelinghuys

MOOC 6/9/707  No.131), 21 January 1851. No offspring.

 

1.2.14.3 Jan Christoffel Berrangé Serrurier b 4 December 1825 ~ 18 December 1825 d “Burnside” Kloof St., Cape Town 13 September 1894 (second) m Susanna Margaretha Smuts (d 9 October 1880 in Madeira House, Cape Town), 5(6) November 1858.

MOOC 6/9/176  No.813 No offspring.

 

 

1.2.14.3 Jan Christoffel Berrangé Serrurier had as witness to his baptism Louis Serrurier and Anthony Berrangé Möller.

 

1.2.14.3 Death Notice of JCBS MOOC 6/9/332  No.2041 in his own hand states his wife’s name as being Susan Margaret Smuts whose death occurred in 1880. His bequest of £1200/1/6 £124/17/5 and £165/0/0 were left to his executors : Johannes Smuts and Charlotte Wilhelmina van Breda MOOC13/1/717  No.63.  MOOC 13/1/706  No.129

MOOC 13/1/743  No.162

 

1.2.14.3 Jan Christoffel Berrangé Serrurier b 1833 d 13 September 1894 was a Notary Public and Attorney. As Registrar of the Supreme Court and thus responsible for signing the final Declarations of Insolvency in the case of Charles George Serrurier.

 

 

Susanna Margaretha de Smidt and 1.2.14.3 Jan Christoffel Berrangé Serrurier were “legally divorced” circa. 1859, whereafter  Susanna Margaretha resumed her maiden name,  proudly being known as “Miss de Smidt” until her death in 1913. Her siblings were a brothers, John and Henry de Smidt C.M.G., sisters Maria Watermeyer of Eastbourne, England and Catharina Hendricka de Smidt of Rondebosch (d. 20 July 1912). She died in “Ophir Lodge”, Banksia Rd, Rosebank, the home of her niece who was married to one “Cecil Corey, Commission Merchant and General Merchant”, and the executor of her estate. She left an estate of £1435/17/5 to a long list of nephews, nieces and her surviving siblings  MOOC13/1/2097  No.240    MOOC13/1/2135  No.198.

 

1.2.14.4 Louis Anthon(y)ie Serrurier b 26 August 1827(1831) ~ 9 September 1827 d "Zwagershoek", Sea Point 2 July 1876. Civil servant. MOOC 6/9/156  No.2923 m Cornelia Gerhardina Smuts (b February 1835 d 28 July 1895), Cape Town 26 August 1862. No offspring.


 

Abraham de Smidt (AdS) was one time owner of Groote Schuur, an artist of note and later Surveyor-General of the Cape Colony. One daughter married the prominent attorney J H Redelinghuys who, in 1862 took over AdS’s home, “Sea Point House” renaming it “Weltevreden”. AdS produced 3 daughters, Dora, Susanna and Johanna. Renowned for their culture and good taste, “Weltevreden” remained the home of the 3 sisters and a centre of Cape society until 1931 when the last sister died. The house was raised to the ground and a cinema built in its stead.

 

In 1875 the De Smidt’s were seasonal tenants of a certain L A Serrurier of “Wave Crest”, Sea Point. In those days, it was the custom for the wealthy to move (literally lock, stock ’n’ barrel) to the Sea Point coast - “wij gaan nu achter toe” - in the hot summer months. Here they either already owned bijou residences which stood closed up for most of the year, or they rented accommodation from permanent residents. As an extended family, the Serruriers had substantial property interests in and about the Green Point, Sea Point and Fresnaye area.

Cornelia Gerhardina Smuts (do.Johannes Smuts and Susan Margaret Ferris) died married to Johannes Jeremias Cornelis Blignaut of Church Street, Wellington. No offspring. She died leaving an estate of £3736/18/11 to her brother, Louis B Smuts of Paarl.

MOOC 6/9/343  No.1569   MOOC13/1/749  No.114.    

 

1.2.14.5 Catharina Gerharda Serrurier b 16 June 1829(1828) ~ 3 July 1829

1.2.14.6 Anthoinetta Marla b 21 September 1831 d 2 Wale St., Cape Town, 21 April 1839 MOOC 6/9/15  No.3329

1.2.14.7 A N Other Serrurier

1.2.14.8 A N Other Serrurier

 


 

~~~~~~ Lodewyk (Louis) Snr SERRURIER line ~~~~~~

 

1.2.5 Jan Frederik (Fredr) Serrurier (?first) m Charlotte …………………

      1.2.5.1 Ludewyk (“Louis”) Serrurier Snr b 1815

 

1.2.5.2 Samuel (“Alexander”) Serrurier b 1818

1.2.5.3 Johannes Petrus (“John Peter”) Serrurier b 1823.

1.2.5 Jan Frederick Serrurier (?second) m Deah Fredricka Mathews

1.2.5.4 Frederick Serrurier b 1848

1.2.5 Jan Frederik (Fredr) Serrurier Snr ~ 6 November 1768 d 27 June 1850 MOOC 13/1/146  No.10 (?third) m Regina Sophia Relina/Rolina van der(den)Heyden (b 1814 d New St., Cape Town, 30 November 1861), 14 February 1849

 

I have not been able to find definitive proof of the father-son relationships quoted above. However, there is strong circumstantial evidence to support my hypothesis.

 

The Death Certificate of Lodewyk (Louis) Snr states his father as being John Frederick Serrurier and mother Charlotte Serrurier.

 

The Death Certificate of Frederick Serrurier states his father as being Jan Frederick and mother Deah Fredricka Mathews.

 

Estate papers of Jan(John) Frederik state that the only off-spring living at the time of his death were his siblings : Jan Frederick S., Cornelia Eliana S., Magdalena Elisabeth S., Johannes Petrus S., Jan S and a Louis S, ~ surely Lodewyk S Snr.

 

Oral history has it that there were at least 3 brothers and a sister, thus Ludewyk (Louis) Snr b 1815, Samuel (“Alexander”)b 1818, Johannes Petrus (“John Peter”) b 1823. The relationships are borne out in the Liquidation and Distribution Accounts of the Estate of Ludewyk Snr (bequest to Henry Lawrence, “son of Samuel”) and of Johannes Petrus (“John Peter”), where the spouse of  James Alexander Yule Serrurier is stated as being his closest relative. The original will has yet to be found.

 


The oral history relating to the sister is as follows: Unknown Female ~ said to have been an extremely attractive woman. Married beneath her social standing. He, a basket-maker, had his little factory in the basement of the St. Stephen’s Church, the “Old Theatre” or “komediehuis” in Riebeeck Square, Cape Town. Later, she went on to live with Judge Denys of the OVS “after whom Deneysville is named” (sic). She produced 2 daughters : a daughter who married a “tobacco man”; and another daughter who married a tug-master known as “Captain”. The latter couple produced a daughter who reputedly married into wealth.

 

An extraordinary feature of researching this family is the little evidence for marriages having been solemnised in church. Certainly, only 7 have been found in the registers of the Dutch Reformed Church, Caper Town.

 

 

1.2.5.1 Lodewyk (Louis) Serrurier Snr b April 1816 d 17 May 1899

MOOC 6/9/388  No.1419 110/653 Vulcan Cottage, Sea Point(first) m 26 October 1839 Mary-Ann McCarthy (b 1822 d May 1845)

 

In the DRC Marriage Register 1804-1872, the name Serrurier as in Lodewyk is spelt “Serrunje.”


1.2.5.1.1 Lodewyk (Louis) Serrurier Jnr b 9 January 1845 d 19 April 1898 MOOC 6/9/378  No.1178, “Louisdene”, Camberwell Rd, Sea Point m Bertha Ann Merritt MOOC 6/9/3710  No.26438 (b April 1855 d 14 May 1930 Hollander Hotel, Sea Point), Cape Town 23 February 1872. Presumably couple later divorced.

           

1.2.5.1.1.1 Bertha Serrurier b 1873 d 1885

1.2.5.1.1.2 Lodewyk (“Louis”) Charles Serrurier b 17 September 1875 d 11 July 1943 m Isabel Emily Forster (b 1878 d 25 June 1950)

     

 

1.2.5.1 Lodewyk Serrurier Snr b 1815 d 17 May 1899 Vulcan Cottage (second) m Harriet Coles (b Camberwell circa. 1830 d 19 February 1900 Vulcan Cottage, Sea Point MOOC 6/9/397  No.401 do. Joseph Coles and Eleanor Singleton), Cape Town, 25 February 1851

 

Lodewyk Serrurier Snr was a well-known, successful Cape Town carriage-builder and wagon-maker. He made a fortune at the time of the Great Trek. His extensive business premises stood on the site of the current Supreme Court, 43-47 Keeromstraat, Cape Town. He left his business to his son, Charles George. Known for his parsimonious ways, he gave his nephew, James Alexander Yule enough money for him to buy a suit to wear to “Charlie’s” funeral.  On one occasion was witnessed by James Alexander Yule as having dropped his wallet in the street outside Standard Bank. On having it returned to him by JAYS, the same was rewarded with “a tanner” (six-pence).

 

His estate documents are numerous (published over a period of 12 years), lengthy and of considerable interest. However, I have been unable to trace his Will and Testament.

 

The curators and executors were to be Lodewyk Jnr, son (who died 19 April 1898) and Lodewyk Charles, grandson (who was “absent from the colony”). Charles George and Daniel K Berrangé substituted.

 

The First Liquidation and Distribution Account certified by Bertha Ann Serrurier attaches to the estate a worth of £103,127/0/1, approximately 15% of which is invested in substantial property interests, the remainder in bonds, debentures, personal loans, stocks and shares. 

 

Amongst the numerous bequests, the major ones were to:

Bertha Anne Serrurier (neé Merrit), money (£2000) and properties

Lodewyk Charles Serrurier (50% after other disbursements : £41434/18/4) and properties 

Charles George Maximillian Serrurier (1/6th : £6905/16/5) and properties

Mrs Eleanor Elizabeth van Niekerk (life interest on £3000 pa.)

The minor children of Charles George Serrurier (5/6th : about  £2000 pa. each)

Charles George Serrurier (£750) (!)

Henry Lawrence Serrurier (“son of Samuel”) (£100)

Agnes Harriett Serrurier (niece)

E Townsend of Mowbray (niece)(receipt witnessed by C & W Townsend)

 

Charles George , Daniel K Berrangé were appointed curator (together with the Orphan Chamber) of the bequest to the minor grandchildren. The grandchildren are listed as : (majors) Lodewyk Charles, Charles Lodewyk Maximilian (minors) Bertha Henrietta, Frederick Oscar Henry, Louise Eleanor, Laura Pauline, Harriett Maria.

 

Organisations that benefited included the D R Church, Adderley Street, the Wesleyan Church, Green Market Square, The Men’s Home for the Aged and Indigent, and The Peoples Dispensary.

 

Mrs Eleanor Elizabeth van Niekerk’s capital amount of £3000 was distributed in July 1903 following her death. MOOC 13/1/1188  No.172

 

J C Berrangé and Son of Burg Street were the “Attornies, Notaries and Conveyancers”.

 

Of the documents that have come to light so far, the major documents of interest in this huge estate are : MOOC 13/1/906  No.117 MOOC 13/1/968  No.37 onwards   

 

1.2.5.1.2 Charles George (“Charles”) Serrurier b 1849 d ……… m Laura Louisa Brown (b 1853 d 1893), Cape Town, 23 February 1875


 

Charles George Serrurier, in business with James Tennant (Tennant & Serrurier), had his property (a subdivision of “Zorgvliet Farm”, Rosebank), attached 16 May 1884. Hugely complicated (and seemingly fraudulent) transactions had preceded this, involving the taking of a bond on the property with one Dirk Gysberk Eksteen, which, days after signing, was ceded to “sponsors” The South African Loan Mortgage & Mercentile Agency Ltd and Willem August Lippert respectively. Neither appear to have been serviced and Lippert called in the loan . The outstanding debt was appraised as £111/8/6 on an estate of £1673/18/6. He was finally declared  insolvent on 15 December 1887, the order being signed by J C B Serrurier, Registrar of the Supreme Court. MOIB 2/2006 816

 

Charles George Serrurier was wealthy having inherited his father’s wagon-maker’s business and (indirectly) part of his fortune. Said to have “never worked a day in his life”, he is reputed to have been very generous and was known “From The Cape to the Zambezi” for his friendliness and open-handedness.

 

 

~~~~~~ Lodewyk (Louis) Jnr SERRURIER line ~~~~~~

 

1.2.5.1.1 Lodewyk (Louis) Serrurier Jnr b 9 January 1845 d 19 April 1898 MOOC 6/9/375  No.1178, “Louisdene”, Camberwell Rd, Sea Point m Bertha Ann Merritt MOOC 6/9/3710  No.26438 (b April 1855 d 14 May 1930 Hollander Hotel, Sea Point), Cape Town 23 February 1872. Presumably couple later divorced.

           

1.2.5.1.1.1 Bertha Serrurier b 1873 d 1885

1.2.5.1.1.2 Lodewyk (“Louis”) Charles Serrurier b 17 September 1875 d 11 July 1943 m Isabel Emily Forster (b 1878 d 25 June 1950)

 

L.C.Serrurier was a well-known counsellor in the Cape Town City Council for 25 years. Nick-named “The Black Prince” within the family, this was a tribute to his swarthy good looks.  He married to an English woman from Staffordshire, nicknamed “The Duchess of Fresnaye”, well-known for her prowess at keeping an orderly house.

 

1.2.5.1.1.2.1 Louis Roy Serrurier b.7 February 1905, Sea Point, Cape Town d. 16 January 1990, Hermanus, CP m Rosemary Dorothy Bushell, 4 December 1937

 

Louis Roy Serrurier was educated at SACS and UCT, won a Rhodes Scholarship, went to Oxford and gained a MA., BCL. A well-known cricketer, he played for Worcestershire, Oxford University, Western Province, Transvaal. Was a right-hand batsman and right-arm medium-paced bowler. He was a manager of Barclays Bank D.C.O. for 16 years and a Director of several companies of note.

 

1.2.5.1.1.2.1.1 Elizabeth Jane Serrurier b 25 August 1938 m Michael Welsh

1.2.5.1.1.2.1.2 Diana Louise (Lindy) Serrurier b March 1940 m Francis Wilson

1.2.5.1.1.2.1.3 Caroline Rosemary Ann Serrurier b 20 April 1942 m Martin Spenser Kennard

b 22 November 1906 d circa 1995 m Winifred Nora Bibette Masters

 

Denys Verney Serrurier in 1955 was Chief Clerk, Administrative Section, Office of the High Commissioner for the Union of South Africa.

 

1.2.5.1.1.2.2.1 Juliette Rose Serrurier b 20 April 1942

1.2.5.1.1.2.2.2 Louis Richard Gibbon Serrurier b 30 January 1944 m Diana Catherine Cousens

1.2.5.1.1.2.2.2.1 Louis Charles Jan Serrurier b 1975

1.2.5.1.1.2.2.2.2 Marc Hal Gibbon Serrurier b 1978

 

Marc mentioned in the St.Albian’s College School old boys’ news letters of July 1998 & May 1999.

 

1.2.5.1.1.2.3 John Desmond Serrurier b 7 April 1909 d 6 September 1977 m Phyllis Burleigh-Smith

1.2.5.1.1.2.4 Brian Desire Serrurier b 17 March 1914 d 1954

1.2.5.1.1.2.5 Geoffrey Norman Serrurier b Cape Town 20 July (September) 1915 d 1993 (first) m Patricia Douglas (Davidson), 27 February 1942

1.2.5.1.1.2.5.1 Gail Serrurier b 1946 m Alexander Colin Hutton

1.2.5.1.1.2.5.2 Lesley Serrurier b 1947 m Michael Post

1.2.5.1.1.2.5.3 Bridget Serrurier b 1951 m Gavin John Cooper

1.2.5.1.1.2.5 Geoffrey Norman Serrurier b Cape Town 20 September 1915 d 1993 (second) m Mary Mathews

 

Geoffrey Norman Serrurier was educated at SACS; and progressed to become a director of Mobil (South Africa).

 

1.2.5.1.1.2.6 Rex Kenneth Serrurier b 3 June 1918 d 28 July 1942 (Prisoner of War)

 

 

~~~~~~ Charles George SERRURIER line ~~~~~~

 

1.2.5.1.2 Charles George (“Charles”) Serrurier b 1849 d ……… m Laura Louisa Brown (b 1853 d 1893), Cape Town, 23 February 1875

 

1.2.5.1.2.1 Laura Serrurier b 1875 d 1877

1.2.5.1.2.2 Charles Lodewyk Maximilian Serrurier b 8 October 1877 ~ 25 November 1827 m Grace Emmeline Mary Hansell (Cashier. b 22 May 1880 d Vulcan Cottage, 3 April 1929  do. William Charles and Jane Hansell MOOC 6/9/3562  No.23151)

1.2.5.1.2.2.1 Esmé Grace Serrurier b 9 November 1903 d circa 1983/4

 

1.2.5.1.2.3 Louise Eleanor Serrurier (+)b 1881 m Edward Newson

1.2.5.1.2.3.1 Edward (“Bob”) Serrurier Newson

1.2.5.1.2.3.2 Joyce Newson

1.2.5.1.2.3.3 Patricia Newson

 

1.2.5.1.2.4 Frederick Oscar Henry Serrurier(+) b August 1883 d 8 September 1955 MOOC 6057/55 m (divorced) Mabel Lancaster

1.2.5.1.2.4.1 Mabel Lancaster Serrurier } in Canada

1.2.5.1.2.4.2 Helen Serrurier           } in Canada

 

1.2.5.1.2.5 Bertha Henrietta(Harriett) Serrurier(+)b>1878 d before 1930 m Louis Lewis

1.2.5.1.2.5 Bertha Henrietta(Harriet) Serrurier(+)b>1878 d before 1930 m C Case

 

In official documents, the names Henrietta and Harriet(t) are used in relation to the same person. In these the distinction is easily drawn with her sister, Harriet Maria.

 

1.2.5.1.2.6 Laura Pauline Serrurier(+)b>1878 m Augustus Cameron Solomon

1.2.5.1.2.6 Laura Pauline Serrurier(+)b>1878 m Guwer Thompson

1.2.5.1.2.7 Harriet(t) Maria Serrurier(+)b>1878 m Milford Sladdin

1.2.5.1.2.7 Harriet(t) Maria Serrurier(+)b>1878 m Bernard Hassel


 

1.2.5.1.2 The children of Charles George Serrurier (+) were minors at the time of the death of their grandfather Ludewyk Serrurier Snr. Except for FOHS, they were living with their brother CLMS at Vulcan Cottage, under the care of Mrs E E van Niekerk, a great aunt. Their curators were The Orphan Chamber and D F Berrangé; and were attending the following schools: Frederick Oscar Henry, St.Andrew’s, Grahamstown, Bertha Henrietta (Harriett), High School for Girls, Rondebosch, Laura Pauline and Harriet(t) Maria, Miss Kingon’s Green and Sea Point Public School for Girls (“Ellerslie”). Louise Eleanor’s schooling had been completed.

 

 

1.2.5.1.2.2 Witnesses to the baptism of Charles Lodewyk Maximilian b 8 October 1827 ~ 25 November 1827 in the D.R.C. were: Lodewyk Serrurier Snr, Maximilian Herman Theodore Marr, Maria Brown, Bertha Serrurier born Merritt.

 

 

1.2.5.1.2.3.1 Edward (“Bob”) Serrurier Newson b Sea Point 2 December 1910 d Durban 24 April 1988. He played cricket for South Africa, Rhodesia, Transvaal. Was a right-hand batsman; and  right-arm fast bowler. His test debut was in the 1st test South Africa v England in Johannesburg, 1930/31 series; and his last test, the 5th test South Africa v England in Durban, 1938/39 series.

 


 

~~~ SERRURIER OF FRASERBURG - ALIWAL NORTH –KIMBERLEY - WINBURG ~~~

 

1.2.5 Jan Frederik (Fredr) Serrurier (?first) m Charlotte …………………

      1.2.5.1 Ludewyk (“Louis”) Serrurier Snr b 1815

1.2.5.2 Samuel (“Alexander”) Serrurier b 1818

1.2.5.3 Johannes Petrus (“John Peter”) Serrurier b 1823.

1.2.5 Jan Frederick Serrurier (?second) m Deah Fredricka Mathews

1.2.5.4 Frederick Serrurier b 1848

1.2.5 Jan Frederik (Fredr) Serrurier Snr ~ 6 November 1768 d 27 June 1850 MOOC 13/1/146  No.10 Serrurier (?third) m Regina Sophia Relina/Rolina van der(den)Heyden (b 1814 d New St., Cape Town, 30 November 1861), 14 February 1849

 

 

1.2.5.2 Samuel (“Alexander”) Serrurier MOOC 6/9/179  No.1556 lodged 16 Mar 1881 b +/- 1818 d 9 June 1876 (first) m Catherine Harriett Ross

 

Samuel Serrurier (“Alexander”) was sexton to the “Scotch Church” (St.Andrew’s Church, Cape Town) in 1867 and conducted business from 1 Berning’s Buildings near Somerset Road. He was a well-known coffin-maker and undertaker. He died impoverished, owed a good deal of money on plots he had purchased on behalf of clients in Woltemade Cemetery, Maitland and who demised without settling their debts. His death notice was lodged by Henry Lawrence Serrurier (Harry Laurence ~ “Harvey”) on 16 March 1881.

 

Minor children at the time of the death of parent are denoted thus (#).

 

1.2.5.2.1 Henry Lawrence (Laurence) Serrurier MOOC 1/1/495 R10/42 b June 1850 d 18 January 1926 m Emily Caroline (Catherine) Apsey

MOOC 1/1/555  R10/576 (b June 1858 d 3 March 1928 do. Thomas & Mary Ann Apsey)


 

Henry Lawrence (Laurence) Serrurier and his wife Emily Caroline lived at 3 Hem(m)ing St., Kimberley when they died. However, they left behind them Lot 2 Block 51 in Fraserburg as part of their meagre estates. This had a book value of £800 having been  bonded to a solicitor in Fraserburg, one Daniel Mills Dyason {DMD}, for two amounts : £400 and £375 respectively. He, in turn, had ceded the bonds to the Standard Bank as security against an overdraft. By 1928, Fraserburg had been subjected to several years of drought, with a subsequent downturn in the value of properties. The Master of the Supreme Court tried to have the executor of Emily Caroline Serrurier’s estate [her long-suffering son-in-law E T C Holmes {ETCH}]  settle the estate. He declined because of the low property value. The bond holder {DMD} tried the same with the same result; and the Standard Bank was equally persistent of DMD. By December 1929, the outstanding debt on the Estate was £849/13/5, with the property having a current estimated value of £150. On 6 April 1931, DMD was sequestrated. He promptly had a heart attack and died on 25 April 1931. The property was sold by the Standard Bank at an auction on 4 January 1932 to one, Pieter Andries Stephanus le Roux for £150. The Henry Lawrence (Laurence) Serrurier and wife, Emily Caroline, estates were finalised on 25 March 1932, with death duties of £161 being waived by the state. All costs other than those of the bond had been carried by the offspring up until that time who felt a “moral responsibility to settle things”.

 

In the General Directory of South Africa (1894-1895) HLS is listed as a butcher and general dealer. There remains a Serrurier Street in Fraserburg, mute testimony to his passage.

 

1.2.5.2.1.1 Ada Emily Serrurier m Ernest Thomas Cyril Holmes

1.2.5.2.1.2    Louis Herbert Serrurier b Cape ………… d 5 March 1949    MOOC 1579/49 m Vera Lambert b c. February 1893 d 17 October 1956 MOOC 7088/56

 

Louis Herbert Serrurier farmed at Palmietfontein No.7, in the district of Germiston.

 

1.2.5.2.1.2.1        Jack Lambert Serrurier b June 1919 d 15 May 1952    MOOC 2807/52

 

 Jack Lambert Serrurier was a Fitter & Turner. He died single and without offspring .  

 

1.2.5.2.1.2.2 Louis Douglas Serrurier b 9 December 1920

 

Louis Douglas Serrurier founded the motor racing team “LDS” in South Africa in 1956. It was active 1962-1968. Cars that were favoured over that period were Alfa Romeo (1962), Climax (1965-67), Repco (1968). Various specials were built for local races.  His Mark 1 and 2 models were based on Cooper designs, whilst the Mark 3 was based on the Brabham BT11.

 

The name Alfa Romeo is synonymous with motor racing in South Africa. Back in the early 1960's, Alfa's jewel-like, twin-cam, 1500 cc motor was the preferred choice of many of SA's top drivers - men like Syd van der Vyver, Doug Serrurier, Bruce

Johnstone and Ernie Pieterse.

 

1962 Rand Grand Prix, 15th. December – Kyalami, included the usual Lotus and BRM teams, Coopers, a Lola and specials of South African build like the LDS, the Assegai and the Netuar. Serrurier, 11th on the grid in his LDS Otelle Nucci 1962 Alfa Romeo 4 (1-39.1) took  6th place completing 49 laps before retiring. 1963 Grand Prix of South Africa , 28 December - East London: 333.17 km (3.9197 km x 85 laps) 11th position Doug Serrurier  driving a LDS Otelle Nucci Alfa Romeo Mk2 #16  (LDS7 1:36.4). 1965 Grand Prix of South Africa , 1 January - East London: 333.625 km (3.925 km x 85 laps) , Doug Serrurier driving a LDS Otelle Nucci Mk2-Climax  (1:35.7) did not qualify. 1966  Grand Prix in Cape Town, he came 2nd in 3hrs driving a Lola T70.  1967 Grand Prix at Roy Hesketh, he won in 3hrs driving a Lola T70.

 

1969, Doug Serrurier retired from motor racing. Shamrock AC Cobra Replica proudly advertise Serrurier as being amongst their owners.

 

1.2.5.2.1.2.3 Allen Leslie Serrurier b 25 February 1923 d 29 October 1971 MOOC 11589/71 m Jeanette Alexander

1.2.5.2.1.2.3.1 Avril Lesley Serrurier b 28 October 1955

1.2.5.2.1.2.3.2 Glynis Jean Serrurier b 25 July 1957

1.2.5.2.1.2.3.3 Lynette Dawn Serrurier b 28 August 1968

 

1.2.5.2.1.2.4 Henry (“Harry”)Lawrence Serrurier (major)

1.2.5.2.1.2.5 Robert (“Bob”)James Vincent Serrurier b 19 September            1928

1.2.5.2.1.2.6 Rona Serrurier b 12 August 1932 m Frans Scholtz

 

1.2.5.2.1.3    Lawrence Samuel Serrurier b Fraserburg d 30 November 1951 MOOC 210/52 m Mary Constance Hitchcock b c. August 1894 d 30 November 1951 MOOC 211/52

 

Lawrence Samuel Serrurier was a Reduction Worker. Both he and his wife died simultaneously in a car accident at Fraserburg Road Station, Prince Albert.

 

1.2.5.2.1.3.1 Vernon Stafford Serrurier (major)

1.2.5.2.1.3.2 Marjorie Bessie Latham Serrurier m …………Taylor

 

1.2.5.2.1.4 Amy Harriett Serrurier

 

1.2.5.2 Samuel Serrurier b +/- 1818 d 9 June 1879 (second) m Christina Johanna Sissing (Sessing) b c. 1830-7, aged 33 years  MOOC6/9/179  No.1555

 

Christina Johanna born Sissing died age 33 in about 1870. Once again, the death notice was signed Henry Lawrence Serrurier (Harry Laurence ~ “Harvey”) and submitted years later on his behalf by James F Bourhill, Attorney, Fraserburg.

 

1.2.5.2.2 James Alexander Yule Serrurier b 1864 d 1947 # m Caroline Charlotte Cordelia Roux (b February 1866 d @ 31 Warren St., Cape Town, 14 April 1914 : do. Tielman Roux and Margaret van Reenen

MOOC 6/9/1068  No.775)

 

 

In the General Directory of South Africa (1894-1895), J A Y Serrurier listed as a mattress-maker working at 32 Wicht St. and living at 70 Constitution St., Cape Town. Later, he became a compositor and linotype setter for “The Cape Times”. He is said to have fought in the Kaffirr Wars. Of “Tamboerskloof / City Bowl branch” of family. Lived in Roukoop Rd, Rondebosch, where Agnes was born. Later moved to Highfield House at the top of Strand St., later to Warren St., and still later to “Kingston”, Gilmone Rd. Borrowed £200 from his Uncle Louis Snr. to buy Highfield House. On selling the house, and before going on holiday to England, he left his wife with £100 in gold sovereigns. His son, Louis, promptly took them and buried them out in the road. Fortunately, Louis was prevailed upon to disclose the hiding place.

 

The name “Yule” derives from the then Town Engineer of that name, a family friend. Grandfather of John Rolfe.

                    

1.2.5.2.2.1 Agnes Harriet Serrurier b 1886 d 1972 (first) m Walter Gillingham d 1916

1.2.5.2.2.1 Agnes Harriet Serrurier b 1886 d 1972 (second) m Alfred Rolfe b 1866 d 1953

1.2.5.2.2.2 Gertrude Charlotte (“Gerty”) Serrurier m Mandell

1.2.5.2.2.3 Alice Christina Abbott Serrurier m (X 3:last August Kock)

1.2.5.2.2.4 Marjorie Yule Serrurier m  Edgar Linley-Jones

1.2.5.2.2.5 Alexander (“Alex”) Samuel Serrurier m Jean

1.2.5.2.2.6 Mildred June Serrurier m Charles Sanford

1.2.5.2.2.7 Ludewyk (“Louis”) Henry m Patty

 

1.2.5.2.2.7.1 Louis (“Barney”) Serrurier Dental Surgeon in Boksburg

m Rosemary

1.2.5.2.2.7.1.1 Brian Serrurier

1.2.5.2.2.7.1.2 Michelle Serrurier

1.2.5.2.2.7.1.3 Carol Serrurier lives in France

 

1.2.5.2.2.7.2 Clive Serrurier b Boksburg 17 July 1932 m Rae Hilton van Veen, 14 July 1956

 

Clive Serrurier was educated at Christian Brothers’ College, Boksburg and made a career in Public Relations in Anglo-American and the South African Sugar Association; and Journalism, editing the Livingstone Mail and the Zambian News. He lived in Durban.

 

1.2.5.2.2.8 Victor Henry (first) Serrurier m Peggy. 6 offspring

1.2.5.2.2.8 Victor Henry (second) Serrurier m Joan, widow. 

 

Emigrated pre-WWII to Australia. Thoughts : Serrurier produced female; Serrurier female m Human male; Human female m Perry male

 

1.2.5.2.2.9 Wilfred Serrurier died aged 11 of peritonitis (before 1914)

1.2.5.2.2.10 Leonore May Serrurier b 1906 ## m Palmer

 

Leonore May Serrurier was a minor (##) at the time of the death of her mother,

CCC Serrurier, born Roux : MOOC 6/9/1068  No.775

 

1.2.5.2.2            Sarah Christina Serrurier b 1863 d 15 May 1942 # m Peter Forbes

 

Sarah Christina Serrurier lived and died at 227 Beach Road, Sea Point.

Peter Forbes was a plumber.

 

1.2.5.2.4 Mary Anne Serrurier # m James Dahl

 

James Dahl/Dell was a publisher/bookseller in Adderley St.

 

1.2.5.2.5 Samuel Frederick Serrurier # m Sophia Henrina Adendorff in Aliwal North

 

 

1.2.5.2.5 Samuel Frederick Serrurier MOOC 6/9/824  No.1383 b Cape Town April 1865 d East London 8 June 1916 m Sophia Hendrina Adendorff in Aliwal North

     

Samuel Frederick Serrurier registered as a Chemmist and Druggist for the Cape on 7 May 1887. For many years, he was a partner in “Lennons” of Aliwal North. He died in Frere Hospital. At that time, he lived in rented accommodation at “Beach House”, Fitzpatrick Rd, East London and was retired. He left a Life Policy with S A Mutual ceded under the antenuptial contract to Mr G F Adendorff. The major children ceded their inheritances to the minor children who as denoted this (###).

 

1.2.5.2.5.1 Irene Serrurier

1.2.5.2.5.2 Mary Clara Serrurier

1.2.5.2.5.3 Stella Hermina Serrurier b 15 March 1893 d 27 May 1984

1.2.5.2.5.4 Harry Frederick b 21 January 1895 Aliwal North

m Dorothy Anne Burness (do. Pieter Burness)

 

Harry Frederick was Insurance Manager for SA Atlas Insurance Association ; and associated with a number of charitable organisations.  

 

1.2.5.2.5.4.1 Paul Frederick Serrurier b December 1929 d 22 September 1937 MOOC 570/38

1.2.5.2.5.5 Laura Ruth Serrurier ###

1.2.5.2.5.6 Muriel Alice Serrurier ### b 8 June 1899 d 12 March 1970 MOOC 2772/70. She was a retired Hospital Matron at the time of her death.

1.2.5.2.5.7 Samuel Edward Serrurier ### b 30 September 1901 Aliwal North m Kathleen Ryan, 8 April 1936

 

 

Samuel Edward Serrurier was educated at King Edward the Seventh in Johannesburg; and progressed to a directorship in Bakers Ltd.

 

1.2.5.2.5.7.1 Ryan Serrurier 8 April 1936

 

1.2.5.2.5.8 Sophia Mona Serrurier ###

1.2.5.2.5.9 Horatio Nona d 19 February 1910 MOOC 13/1/1767  No.210

 

 

1.2.5.2.5.3 Stella Hermina Serrurier (b 15 March 1893 d 27 May 1984), a schoolteacher in Winburg ex Aliwal North m Salmon Jacobus Petrus Kotzé‚ b 20 April 1895 d 17 July 1947 (leukaemia)

 

 S J P Kotzé was an Attorney-at-Law in Winburg

 

1.2.5.2.5.3.1 Yvonne Serrurier Kotzé‚ b 14 January 1924 d 28 January 1985 m “Jack” Ferreira. 4 off-spring

1.2.5.2.5.3.2 Victor Serrurier Kotzé‚ (b 25 January 1926 d 8 November 1991 CA Prostate), 24 September 1949 m Jenneke Marié Marais

(b 15 January 1924 d 3 April 1996). 4 off-spring.

 

 

1.2.5.2.5.3.2 Victor Serrurier Kotzé‚ (b 25 January 1926 d 8 November 1991 CA Prostate), 24 September 1949 m Jenneke Marié Marais

(b 15 January 1924 d 3 April 1996)

 

 V S Kotzé was, inter alia, an Attorney-at-Law in Winburg, Orange Free State 

 

1.2.5.2.5.3.2.1 Denise Kotzé‚ b 9 April 1951 (first) m Warwick Llewellyn Evans (b 21 October 1950) 1 March 1975. No offspring.

 

1.2.5.2.5.3.2.1 Denise Kotzé‚ b 9 April 1951 (second) m Robin Morgan Pelteret (b 13 October 1948) 3 May 1980

            Marc Arthur Pelteret b 9 April 1983

            Jean-Paul Victor Pelteret b 5 October 1984

            Eugene Robin Pelteret b 23 April 1987

 

D Kotzé is, inter alia, a General Practitioner in Pinelands, Cape

 

1.2.5.2.5.3.2.2 Gavin Salmon Kotzé‚ b 19 April 1952 m Hendrina Johanna Badenhorst (b 2 September 1952), 3 September 1972

            Vanessa b 17 September 1980

            Jonathan Serrurier b 1 February 1983

            Richard Gavin b 14 September 1988

 

G S Kotzé is a Chemical Engineer and senior partner in Adams & Adams, Patent Attorneys in Pretoria

 

1.2.5.2.5.3.2.3 Margaret Kotzé‚ b 12 July 1954 m Andrew Nowak (b 25 April 1952), 5 December 1980

            Sean Andrew b 6 January 1987

 

A Nowak is a Civil Engineer and national director of Concor; M Nowak, a housewife

 

1.2.5.2.5.3.2.4 Valerie Kotzé‚ b 5 July 1956 m Alan Ernest Mogg (4 November 1957), 19 July 1986

            Céanne Jennica b 8 July 1989

Grant Gregory b 31 January 1992

 

 V Kotzé is an Attorney-at-Law and senior partner in Bowman-Gilfillin in Sandton

 



 

~~~~~ Johannes Petrus (“John Peter”) SERRURIER line ~~~~~

 

1.2.5 Jan Frederik (Fredr) Serrurier (?first) m Charlotte …………………

      1.2.5.1 Ludewyk (“Louis”) Serrurier Snr b 1815

1.2.5.2 Samuel (“Alexander”) Serrurier b 1818

1.2.5.3 Johannes Petrus (“John Peter”) Serrurier b 1823.

1.2.5 Jan Frederick Serrurier (?second) m Deah Fredricka Mathews

1.2.5.4 Frederick Serrurier b 1848

1.2.5 Jan Frederik (Fredr) Serrurier Snr ~ 6 November 1768 d 27 June 1850 MOOC 13/1/146  No.10 (?third) m Regina Sophia Relina/Rolina van der(den)Heyden (b 1814 d New St., Cape Town, 30 November 1861), 14 February 1849

 

 

1.2.5.3 Johannes Petrus (“John Peter”) Serrurier b 1823 d 12 February 1875 MOOC 6/9/155  No.2733½

 

He was a civil servant in the Commissary Control Department in the county of Devon. He lived at 12 Seaton Terrace, Compton / Gifford, Devon ; and died of “progressive motor ataxia” in the Parish of Plympton St.Mary, Plympton, County of Devon & Cornwall (Certificate from General Register Office, Somerset House, London). In an attached handwritten note “this is the certificate referred to in the declaration of Caroline Serrurier before the notary public on 30 August 1875” as being the closest remaining family and therefore entitled to inherit from the estate. [Caroline Charlotte Roux married to James Alexander Yule Serrurier]. Sums mentioned in the filed estate documents were £468/5/9, £688/16/6 and £1085/7/6  MOOC 13/1/325  No.22

MOOC 13/1/328  No.6  MOOC 13/1/77  No.63

 


 

~~~~~~ Frederick SERRURIER line ~~~~~~

 

1.2.5 Jan Frederik (Fredr) Serrurier (?first) m Charlotte …………………

      1.2.5.1 Ludewyk (“Louis”) Serrurier Snr b 1815

1.2.5.2 Samuel (“Alexander”) Serrurier b 1818

1.2.5.3 Johannes Petrus (“John Peter”) Serrurier b 1823.

1.2.5 Jan Frederick Serrurier (?second) m Deah Fredricka Mathews

1.2.5.4 Frederick b 1848

1.2.5 Jan Frederik (Fredr) Serrurier Snr ~ 6 November 1768 d 27 June 1850 MOOC 13/1/146  No.10 (?third) m Regina Sophia Relina/Rolina van der(den)Heyden (b 1814 d New St., Cape Town, 30 November 1861), 14 February 1849

 

 

1.2.5.4 Frederick Serrurier b 1848 MOOC 6/9/1176  No.2785 R164/799  No.2785/18 d 27(28) May 1918 m Anna Jacobs MOOC 6/9/3016  No.12370 b February 1842 d 11 July 1926. No offspring.

 

 

Frederick Serrurier was a shoemaker and was blind. He and Anna Serrurier (neé Jacobs) had no offspring. They adopted one, Kathleen Ramsbottom, who became known as Catherine Serrurier. They were very poor and, in May 1877,  subdivided their land in PE. in favour of the Roman Catholic Church. He and she died at 4 Petersen Lane, Port Elizabeth. His estate totalled £200.

 

His Death Notice gives his father as Jan Frederick Serrurier and mother as Deah Fredericka Mathews.

 


 

 

~~~~~~ Undetermined SERRURIER lines ~~~~~~

 

William Serrurier b 1860 d 20 April 1907. Unmarried. No offspring.

 

 

William Serrurier was a cook. Unmarried, and no parents are named on his death notice. Said to have died in Old Somerset Hospital. MOOC 6/9/569  No.1115. He was buried in Maitland No.3 cemetery by undertakers “Wasserfall & Hardick” who claimed as payment “a silver watch with brass chain” to defray the £6/10/0 expense incurred.

 

 

Michelle Serrurier

 

Lectured on “Body Stress Release” at the conference of the La Leche League of the Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth, 19th JULY 2000

 

 

Sarah-Jane Serrurier

 

Names appears on internet in various international prayer lists and political petitions. Listed as being of New Germany, South Africa.

 

 


BERRANGÉ FAMILY

 

Berrangé (Berangé) dates from the middle ages, is derived from the name of a male,  Berengarius, the hunter, and portrayed as a boar with a javelin.

 

EUROPEAN FAMILY

 

1.    Anthonie Berrangé m Maria Fabrij

 

1.1    Anthonie Berrangé (Delft) m Adriana Pel (Delft)

 

1.1.1    Anthonie Berrangé m Elizabeth Fleck, 12 January 1764

 

Anthonie Berrangé is listed as a burgher and a sick-comforter.

 

1.1.1.1 Adriana Berrangé ~ 21 April 1765

1.1.1.2  Maria Magdalena Berrangé b 1 June 1766 m Izak von Biehl

1.1.1.3        Adriana Berrangé b 25 December 1767 (first) m Johan Carl Dielman/ Carl Wilhelm Dielman (Thieleman) 4 August 1801

1.1.1.3.1 Anthony Dielman

1.1.1.3.2 Karel Christoffel Dielman

1.1.1.3        Adriana Berrangé b 25 December 1767 (second) m George Anderson (b 1768), 11 April 1813

 

At her death, the age of Adriana Berrangé is given as 66 yrs 5 mnths and 2 dys, which puts her birth date at 22 December 1758. This does not accord with the facts, namely her parents marriage date and the baptism date in the DRC Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages. The three persons listed above as children claimed her estate

MOOC 6/9/1  No.104.

 

1.1.1.4 (Rev)Johannes Christoffel Berrangé d 11[13] March 1827 MOOC 6/3 S (first) m Elizabeth van Bochem

1.1.1.4.1 Anthonie Berrangé

1.1.1.4.2 Elisabeth Hester Berrangé

1.1.1.4.2.1 Catharina Gerharda Berrangé m Olof Johannes Truter,30   April 1842

1.1.1.4.3 Anthonia Maria Berrangé

 

1.1.1.4 (Rev)Johannes Christoffel Berrangé d 11[13] March 1827 MOOC 6/3 S (second) m Cornelia Eliana Serrurier (~ 12 May 1774

d 29 September 1829)

 

Cornelia Eliana Serrurier died leaving an estate of £158/14/0 to her relatives by marriage, namely Coenraad Nelson, Daniel Fredrik Nelson and Jan William Nelson

MOOC 13/1/146  No.55.

 

1.1.1.4 Rev. Johannes Christoffel Berrangé died leaving an estate of 45961.10 rixdollars (or £3447/1/9¾) to his three daughters by his first marriage to Hester Alida Elizabeth van Bockum. They were : Elizabeth Hester Berrangé married to Jan Serrurier; Catharina Gerharda Berrangé; and Antonia Maria Berrangé married to Jan Hendrik Hofmeyer Jnr. MOOC 13/1/52  No.36

 

The following note appears in the Liquidation and Distribution Account : “the slave child Christiaan van die Kaap belonging to the Estate, aged ten years, having been found to be infected with a Leprosy, has been sent by order of the Burgher Senate to the Institute called Hemel en Aarde situate(sic) in the district of Caledon ……………………… shall be provided with the necessary clothing at the Expense of the joint estate ………… “.


 

1.1.1.5 Elizabeth Hester Berrangé b 30 June 1771

1.1.1.6 Anthony b 18 April 1773 d 18 January 1840. Unmarried. A medical practitioner. MOOC 6/9/19  No.4023

1.1.1.7 Daniel Frederik Berrangé b 30 September 1775  d 29 June 1845 m Magdalena Elisabeth Serrurier (~ 8 November 1778 d 21 September 1847)

 

Magdalena Elisabeth Serrurier died intestate. Application was made to have the following appointed executors: Jan Christiaan Berrangé, Louis Berrangé, Jan Fredr. Serrurier and Fredr. van Breda. The Death Notice lacks clarity if not accuracy

MOOC 6/9/44  No.9168.

 

In keeping with many documents I have seen written by JC Berrangé, the Death Notice is a slap-dash document and contributes to the obfuscation which surrounds Family names. It is written in a poor hand, paying little heed to accuracy nor convention with regards to lineage. See “The Serrurier Family Tree” for lineage.

 

DFB was the 7th child and s.o. Anthonie Berrangé and Elisabeth Fleck of Delft; and is described on his marriage certificate as “Auditeur Militair by t Garricockalhier”. He became a well-respected Cape Town attorney/advocate. He was President of the Orphan Chamber and held an Doctor of Laws (LLD) according to his Death Notice

MOOC 6/9/36  No.7927

 

1.1.1.7.1 Magdalena Elizabeth Berrangé b 31 May 1805 ~ 9 July 1805 m Jan Willem Nelson Snr., 12(2)January 1825

 

On his marriage certificate Jan Willem Nelson Snr. is described as being “Hoofklerk ten Secretarje van den Landdrost”

 

         1.1.1.7.1.1 Daniel Frederik Nelson

1.1.1.7.1.2 Harrison Berrangé Nelson

1.1.1.7.1.3 Coenraad Nelson

1.1.1.7.1.4 Anthony Nelson

1.1.1.7.1.5 Elisabeth Nelson m Wouteroen de Villiers

1.1.1.7.1.6 Arend Nelson

1.1.1.7.1.7 Barbara Jacoba Johanna Nelson m

1.1.1.7.1.8 Louisa Nelson m Edward Hurley

1.1.1.7.1.9 Robert Daniel Nelson

1.1.1.7.1.10 Martin Luther Nelson

 

1.1.1.7.2 Anthony Berrangé (Snr) b 8(13) April 1806 ~ 20 April 1806  d 27 August 1890 m 9 August 1828 Anna Christina Willemina(Wilhelmina) Brasler (b 1804 d Graaff-Reinet 24 August 1897 : do. Johan Christian Brasler and Susanna Verwy)

 

Anthony Berrangé was Civil Commissioner of Graaff-Reinet and died in his home there. At the time of his death aged 84 yrs & 4 mnths, those descendents labelled thus ($) were alive.  MOOC 6/9/284  No.1659

 

Anna Christina Wilhelmina Brasler MOOC  6/9/171  No.7277

 

1.1.1.7.2.1 Susanna Francina Berrangé b 21 August 1830 ~ Graaff-Reinett 29 August 1830 d <1890

1.1.1.7.2.2 Daniel Frederik Berrangé b 12 February 1831 ~ 25 February 1832 d <1890 m Katima Maria Bouwer

1.1.1.7.2.2.1 Daniel Frederik Berrangé $

1.1.1.7.2.2.2 Anthony Berrangé $

1.1.1.7.2.2.3 Ida Berrangé $ b 1862 d 16 January 1902.

 

Ida Berrangé born in Graaff-Reinet died in the Grahamstown Asylum, unmarried. The Death Notice MOOC 6/9/443  No.211 was signed in Port Alfred by D F Berrangé, brother. 


 

1.1.1.7.2.3 Susanna Francina Berrangé b 12 April 1833 ~ 10 May 1833 d <1890

1.1.1.7.2.4 Magdalena Elizabeth Berrangé $ b 6 July 1834 d 7 September 1912. Unmarried.

 

 

Magdalena Elizabeth Berrangé, born Graaff-Reinet, died in “De Vrede”, Mowbray. Present at her funeral was A van Ryneveld; and her Death Notice  MOOC 6/9/700  No.2767 was lodged by her niece E van Ryneveld with the Magistrate of Canarvon on 2 October 1912.

 

1.1.1.7.2.5 Maria Johanna Berrangé b 22 July 1835 d < 1890 m ……………… van Reyneveld

1.1.1.7.2.5.1 Anthony Berrangé van Reyneveld $

1.1.1.7.2.5.2 Elizabeth van Reyneveld

 

1.1.1.7.2.6 Johan Christiaan Brasler Berrangé b 13 August 1836 d 2 April 1864 (first) m …………… Stockenström

1.1.1.7.2.6.1 Christiaan Laurence Anthony Berrangé $

1.1.1.7.2.6 Johan Christiaan Brasler Berrangé b 13 August 1836 d 2 April 1864 (second) m Emily Locke Lamont b 1846

 

Johan Christiaan Brasler Berrangé was Secretary of the Graaff-Reinet Branch of the SA Mortage and Investment Co. He died aged 27 years and intestate. His Death Notice

MOOC 6/9/107  No.1123 states that he was childless. However, the Death Notice of his father, Anthony Berrangé (Snr), states that Christiaan Laurence Anthony Berrangé was a grandson by JCBB.

 

1.1.1.7.2.7 Anthony Berrangé b 27 December 1837 d <1890

1.1.1.7.2.8 Anna Christina Wilhelmina Berrangé $ m Daniel Johannes van Reyneveld, 19 February 1857

 

1.1.1.7.3 Elizabeth Berrangé b 17 June 1807 ~ 28 June 1807

1.1.1.7.4 Johanna Petronella Berrangé b 20 June 1808 ~ 10 July 1808 m Jan Willem Lutgens, 17 January 1858

1.1.1.7.4 Johanna Petronella Berrangé b 20 June 1808 ~ 10 July 1808 m J N de Vos, 10 December 1861

1.1.1.7.5 Johannes Petrus Berrangé b 2 June 1809 ~ 10 June 1809 d 15 February 1845

 

Johannes Petrus Berrangé died unmarried aged 35 years. He was a Clerk in the Office of the Master of the Supreme Court. MOOC 6/9/35  No.7734

 

1.1.1.7.6 Maria Magdalina Berrangé b 3 August 1810 ~ 26 August 1810  m 28 August 1837 Francois Gerhard Jacob Brink

1.1.1.7.7 Daniel Frederik Berrangé b 12 September 1811 ~ 29 September 1811

1.1.1.7.8 Cornelia Eliana Berrangé b 1 October 1812 ~ 18 October 1812

1.1.1.7.9 Jan Christoffel Berrangé b September/October 1813 d 1 January 1880(first) m 10 November 1834 Johanna Francina Pentz, (b 1814 d 6 July 1855 : do. Johan Fredrik Pentz and Alicia Marie Raf……………)

 

Jan Christoffel Berrangé (“generally known as Johannes Christoffel Berrangé”) died in his home in Orange Street, Cape Town. Jan Christoffel Berrangé & Son of Burg Street, Cape Town were well-known “Attornies, Notaries and Conveyancers”. His death notice is extremely confusing, listing grandchildren as minor offspring together with his own live children MOOC 6/9/172  No.7626

 

The Death Notice of Johanna Francina Pentz MOOC 6/9/71  No.3326, written and signed by J C Berrangé (her husband) lists 9 children alive at the time (denoted thus **).


 

1.1.1.7.9 Jan Christoffel Berrangé b September/October 1813 d 1 January 1880(second) m Gertruida Susanna Steyn

1.1.1.7.9.1 Anna Maria b 19 September 1835

1.1.1.7.9.2 Daniel Frederick Berrangé b 8 March 1837

1.1.1.7.9.3 Magdalena Elisabeth Berrangé ** m Dr. Francois J de Lettre Biccard

1.1.1.7.9.4 Anna Maria Berrangé ** b 28 March 1841

1.1.1.7.9.5 Johan Frederick Pentz Berrangé b 10 November 1842

1.1.1.7.9.6 Johanna Francina Hester Berrangé ** b 8 December 1843

1.1.1.7.9.7 Johanna Francina Berrangé ** b 5 February 1845 (fist) m adv. P J R Hodges

1.1.1.7.9.7 Johanna Francina Berrangé b 5 February 1845 (second) m William Hunt

 

1.1.1.7.9.8 Daniel Frederick Berrangé ** b 27 August 1849 d 20 July 1910 m 10 April 1877 A2362  No.1/2/1/1/3 Veronica(Veronique) Christine Marie Mostert (b March 1855 d 24 January 1894; do. Tobias Petrus Nicholas Mostert and Christina Maria van der Spuy)

 

Daniel Frederick Berrangé was an attorney and partner of his father. When he died, Petrus Hermanus Berrangé and Frederick Carlyon Berrangé were not mentioned on his Death Notice MOOC 6/9/647  No.1875, and two children denote thus (#) were minors. His marriage tool place in the Lutheran Church, Strand St., Cape Town. When she died, Petrus Hermanus Berrangé was not mentioned in her Death Notice. All other children were minors on her death at “Jolander House”, Sea Point MOOC 6/9/325  No.246

 

1.1.1.7.9.8.1 Petrus Hermanus Berrangé b Colesberg 1877 d < 1910 m Petronella Jacoba Jacobs (do. Stephanus J Jacobs), 1900  

1.1.1.7.9.8.2 John Christopher Berrangé b 20 March 1878 d 12 February 1916 m Flora Gwendolyn Douglas-de-Feuzi. No offspring.

 

John Christopher Berrangé was an Attorney-at-law. He married in Pietermaritzburg and died at “Acadie”, High Level Rd. Sea Point MOOC 6/9/812  No.413. His wife applied for a licence to re-marry on 16 September 1931, the which was granted.

 

1.1.1.7.9.8.3 Tobias Mostert Berrangé b 31 May 1879

1.1.1.7.9.8.4 Frederick Carlyon Berrangé b 29 May 1880 d 31 March 1904.

 

Frederick Carlyon Berrangé was a clerk aged 25 years when he died in “The Sanatorium”, Nottingham Rd. Natal  MOOC 6/9/497   No.1112

 

1.1.1.7.9.8.4 Veronique Christine Marie Berrangé b 31 October 1881 m …………… Louw

1.1.1.7.9.8.5 Inèz Léone Berrangé b 13 May 1885 m Maurice John Green

1.1.1.7.9.8.6 Esmé Béranger Beauchamp Berrangé b 22 March 1887

1.1.1.7.9.8.7 Neva Berrangé b 24 May 1888

1.1.1.7.9.8.8 Réné François Douglas-de-Feuzi Berrangé # b 25 November 1889

1.1.1.7.9.8.9 Nina Cécile Berrangé # b 9 July 1891

 

1.1.1.7.9.9 Johanna Fredrica Berrangé ** m Hrudock (sic) Brink

 

1.1.1.7.10 Jan Fredrik Berrangé (*) b 9 November 1814(1815/1816) ~ 20 November 1814 d 22 July 1890 (first) m 15 August 1844 Elisabeth Maria de Wet

1.1.1.7.10 Jan Fredrik Berrangé (*) b 9 November 1814(1815/1816) ~ 20 November 1814 d 22 July 1890 (second) m 14 August 1844 Elizabeth Naude du Toit

1.1.1.7.10 Jan Fredrik Berrangé (*) b 9 November 1814(1815/1816) ~ 20 November 1814 d 22 July 1890 (third) m Anna Susanna Gertruida Callanan (b 1834 d 12 March 1897).

 

Jan Fredrik Berrangé was a retired minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, dying in Russel St., Worcester. The children denoted (^) were mentioned on his Death Notice MOOC 6/9/282  No.1417 He was aged 75 years. His first wife is named only as Maria Elizabeth and his next as G S Callanan. The second marriage described needs further investigation though it is noted in a reputable source.

Anna Susanna Gertruida Callanan of Ceres, do. John Callanan and Gertruida Catharina Dreyer, first married Thomas James Little, who died in 1873, thereafter JC Berrangé MOOC 6/9/364  No.1176.

 

1.1.1.7.10.1 Maria Berrangé m William Erasmus

1.1.1.7.10.2 Magdalena Berrangé m Abraham Maree

1.1.1.7.10.3 Daniel Fredrik  Berrangé d <1890

1.1.1.7.10.4 Jan Fredrik Berrangé

1.1.1.7.10.5 Elizabeth Berrangé m Wessel Pistorius

1.1.1.7.10.6 Jacobus Petrus Berrangé

1.1.1.7.10.7 Johanna Berrangé m Jacobus Maree

1.1.1.7.10.8 Antoinetta Berrangé m Carl Zimmerman

 

1.1.1.7.11 Adrianna Berrangé 15 May 1816 ~ 2 June 1816 m Andreas Henricus de Villiers, 7 August 1838

1.1.1.7.12 Cornelia Eliana Berrangé b 8 June 1817 ~ 29 June 1817 m Frederik Carel van Breda, 29 October 1841

 

1.1.1.7.13 Louis Berrangé b 21 August 1818 ~ 13 September 1818  d 10 November 1864 m 8(9)February 1841 Anna Marthina de Villiers (b Stellenbosch September 1821 d 22 April 1890 : do. Pieter Hendrik de Villiers and Johanna Elizabeth du Toit MOOC 6/9/279  No.766) 

1.1.1.7.13.1 Daniel Frederik Berrangé b 8 January 1842

1.1.1.7.13.2 Johanna Elizabeth Berrangé b 27 July 1843 m 4 November 1864 Joseph Ferris Smuts

 

1.1.1.7.13.3 Magdalena Elizabeth Berrangé b 18 June 1845 m ………Le Camp

1.1.1.7.13.3.1 Elizabeth Le Camp

1.1.1.7.13.3.2 Charles Louis Theodore Adler Le Camp

1.1.1.7.13.3.3 Julia Mani Le Camp

 

1.1.1.7.13.4 Louis Berrangé

 

1.1.1.7.13.5 Reinhard Wilhelm Carl Theodore Berrangé b November 1852 d 12 December 1910 MOOC 6/9/657  No.3339 m Jeanette Jacoba Maria de Villiers (b c.1889 d 5 July 1935 ; do. Johannes Nicholaas de Villiers and Anna Tobias Jeanne Neethling  MOOC 6/9/4631  No.46375. Estate £3458/7/6

1.1.1.7.13.5.1 Louis Thoedore Berrangé

1.1.1.7.13.5.2 Johannes Nicholaas de Villiers Berrangé

1.1.1.7.13.5.3 Irene Eugenie Berrangé (minor)

 

1.1.1.7.13.6 Pieter Hendrik Berrangé

 

1.1.1.7.14 Christiaan Berrangé (*)b 19(13) August 1820 ~ 3 September 1820 m 21 January 1858 Elizabeth Henriette Schönberg (Schoonberg / Schoennberg)

1.1.1.7.14.1 Maria Johanna Schönberg Berrangé b 4 November 1859 ~ 11 December 1859

1.1.1.7.14.2 Magdalena Elizabeth Berrangé b 20 January 1861 ~ 24 February 1861

1.1.1.7.14.3 Daniel Frederik Berrangé b 5 January 1863 ~ 22 February 1863

1.1.1.7.14.4 Vespasius Schönberg Berrangé ~ 10 December 1865

1.1.1.7.14.5 Christiaan Berrangé b 18 June 1867 ~ 4 August 1867

1.1.1.7.14.6 Elizabeth Henriëtte Berrangé b 14 October 1869 ~ 16 November 1869 d 29 March 1892. Unmarried  MOOC 6/9/303  No.696

1.1.1.7.14.7 Susanna(Anna)Francina Bräsler Berrangé 21 May 1873 ~ 6 August 1873

 

1.1.1.7.15 Susanna Maria Berrangé b 13 December 1821(1822) ~ 23 December 1821 d 7 March 1878. Unmarried.

 

Witnesses to her baptism were Anthonÿ Berrangé, Susanna Maria Berrangé (widow) and Wÿlem Michael Möller. In later papers, J N Vos is confirmed as being a brother-in-law.

 

1.1.1.8 Jacob Berrangé b 18 May 1777

1.1.1.9 Susanna Maria Berrangé b 11 June 1780 m 27 July 1798 Michael Möller(Moeller)

1.1.1.10 Jan Hendrick Berrangé b 2 September 1781 m Johanna Yda van de Spuy (b 1769 d 15 August 1860), 8 July 1804. No offspring mentioned on Death Notice MOOC 6/9/91  No.8062.

 

On his marriage certificate, Jan Hendrick Berrangé is described as “Cleriq ter Weeskameralkier”.

 

1.1.1.10.1 Anthony Berrangé b 10 August 1805

1.1.1.10.2 Maria Petronella Berrangé b 23 December 1806

1.1.1.10.3 Jan Hendrick Berrangé b 29 November 1810

 

 

Though only nine children of the original Daniel Frederik Berrangé (1.1.1.7) are referred to in most texts. All the 15 children listed above (1.1.1.7.1-1.1.1.7.15) appear in the baptismal records of the Groote Kerk as being the off-spring of Daniel Frederik Berrangé and his wife Magdalena Elisabeth Serrurier. In the case of two children (*), the name Berrangé was included in the Baptismal Register as though a First/Christian name.

 


 

Berrangés of Unknown Origin

 

Alexander Berrangé Aged 58 yrs (b 1848 d 26 January 1906) Labourer and Pauper. Died Old Somerset Hospital. MOOC 6/9/539  No.276

 

William Francis Berrangé (so. Francis and Mathara {sic} Berrangé)

b Grahamstown December 1855 d Basutoland 19 October 1880. Unmarried. A Painter, Paper-hanger and Glazier.  MOOC 6/9/182  No.2655

 

Petrus Johannes Fourie Berrangé b April 1899 d 26 July 1932 (so. Anthony Berrangé and Catherina Maria Susanna Fourie). Driver, Unmarried, Somerset East MOOC 6/9/4126  No.34698  Estate £97/16/6  

 

Anthony Berrangé b March 1857 d Somerset East 14 May 1934

MOOC  6/9/4443  No.41853  m Catherina Maria Susanna Fourie os.

Catharina m J C Chambers

Daniel Frederick

Chris Elizabeth m W A de Klerk

Lettie m C Lotter (deceased)

Anle m S Bosen (deceased)

 

Jacobus Petrus Berrangé b Villiersdorp December 1896 d 13 September 1934 (so. Jacobus Petrus Berrangé and Cornelia Aletta) m Sybil Louisa Butler (who remarried 25 June 1962). GPO Electrician. Lived “Acacia” off Klipfontein Road, Mowbray. (os. Minors: Jan Fredrik; Spenser James)  MOOC 6/9/4490  No.43113  Estate £318/17/4

 

 

 

9. BIOGRAPHY of Victor Serrurier Kotzé

 

This constitutes a brief overview of a very full and worthwhile life, and in no sense should be construed as definitive.

 

Education ~ at Grey College, Bloemfontein. Matriculated 1943.

 

Military History ~ 616810V A/S V.S.Kotzé. At age 18½ years, when an articled clerk, volunteered (as an “Afrikander”) for service with the South African Navy. Was posted to SA Naval Forces Citizen Force Base, Cape Town 15 August 1944. Seconded to Royal Navy as Able Seaman 10 November 1944. He saw service aboard HMS Fishguard, HMS Hunter and HMS Royal Sovereign, in Aden, Singapore, Siam (Thailand), India (Rangoon, Bombay : where he met Mahatma Gandhi), Ceylon (Colombo), Tanganyika (Mombasa). Discharged 25 December 1945 with 52 days pay in lieu of leave. Was awarded Burma Star, The War Medal 1939-45, Africa Service Medal.

 

Legal Practice ~

·         Articled clerk with Kannameyer Wardhaugh and Ashman in Bloemfontein until July 1944 and Van Hulsteyn, Feltham & Ford, Johannesburg in 1946.

·         Qualified as Attorney 11 April 1950 appearing before Mr.Justice Horwitz of the Orange Free State Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa.

·         Qualified as Notary Public 5 May 1955 appearing before Mr.Justice P J van Blerk of the Orange Free State Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa.

·         Qualified as Conveyancer 16 June 1964 appearing before Mr.Justice S Hofmeyr of the Orange Free State Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa.

 

He practiced in Winburg from 1950, first as Sam Kotzé & Co., later as Victor Kotze & Steyn and lastly as Victor Kotze and Smit until shortly before his death.

 

Farming was a hobby. He owned “Rhona” (1960’s-1990) and farmed “Hartplaas” and “Bosrand”; concentrating on dairy and beef cattle; and blesbok, a wild South African antelope.

 

He was committed to community service, holding inter alia the following positions within the Winburg community :

·         Treasurer (“scriba”) N.G.Kerk, Winburg 1960-1990

·         Director of Midde-Vrystaatse Suiwelkoöperasie 1975-1990

·         Committee member Winburg Orphanage 1954-1990 ; Chairman 1983-1990

 



 

BACKGROUND NOTES ON WINBURG ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

 

 

Before 1843 Winburg formed part of the Republic of Natalia (Port Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Potchefstroom, Winburg); and no documents of the landrost (“magistrate”) of Winburg prior to that date are known to exist, archival record sequences only existing in part from 1848 onwards.

 

The oldest baptismal, church membership and marriage registers of Winburg are dated 1842 and are housed in Bloemfontein with copies said to be in Cape Town and Pretoria.

 

In 1843, Natal was annexed to the Cape of Good Hope. In 1846, the Governor-in-Council of the Cape of Good Hope appointed a British Resident to look after “the interests” of the trekboers ; and in February 1848, Sir Harry Smith annexed the entire region between the Orange and Vaal Rivers under the British Crown as the Orange River Sovereignty.

 

The Free State was recognised as independent, sovereign territory by the British in 1854 and it remained thus until annexed during the Second Anglo-Boer War as the Orange River Colony. All documents covering the period of British rule resided in the Cape Archives until 1927 when they were transferred to the Free State.

 

The Free State Archives Depot in Bloemfontein is a treasure awaiting discovery. Huge amounts of information lie buried there, with many of the archival groups either having no indices or accumulated in a haphazard manner with little attention having been given to process.

 

Though one may attempt to have material sourced by the staff, the only true solution to definitive research is to reside in the Bloemfontein area and apply patience, skill and time to the research.

 



 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

 

FREE STATE ARCHIVE DEPOT, BLOEMFONTEIN:

 

1.    “Handbook for Genealogical Research in South Africa”. R T J Lombard. Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria. 1984; 75-81.

2.    e-mail address : -- 

 

KOTZEE BIBLIOGRAPHY :

 

1.    "Biographical Memoirs and Reminiscences". Cape Town. (nd) 2 volumes. Sir John Gilbert Kotzé.

2.    “Geslagsregister van Theunis Johannes Kotzee en Maria Gloudina Louw”. H P Kotze. Die Raad vir Geesteswetenskaplike Navorsing, Pretoria. 1978

3.    “Handbook for Genealogical Research in South Africa”. R T J Lombard. Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria. 1984.

4.    “South African Genealogies". J A Heese and R T J Lombard : 4 [J-K], Publ: HRSC, Pretoria, 1992.

5.    Die Doopsregistrasies van die Voortrekkers, National Archives, Cape Town VC 752

6.    National Archives, Bloemfontein, Cape Town & Pretoria : see document references in text

7.    Kinderen in De Grote Trek Geboren en Gedoopt : De Gemmente van Winburg 2 April 1842-27 April 1848, DRC Archives, Cape Town F2/1

 

Sir John Gilbert Kotze (~ 23 December 1849, Darling and named Johannes Gybertus Blankenberg Kotzé) was Judge President to Paul Kruger, President of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (Transvaal Republic) at the outbreak of the South African War 1899-1902. He, together with the rest of the High Court, was unceremoniously dismissed by Kruger following a dispute. He later sat as Judge President on the bench of the High Court of the Cape of Good Hope progressing to the Appeal Court still later. He married Mary Amelia Bell on 17 April 1872 in Holy Trinity Church, Clapham. He died in 1940. He was a cousin of Johannes Albertus Kotzee

 

An examination of “Die Doopsregistrasies van die Voortrekkers” VC 752, specifically those of Ds. Linley at Winburg, Ds. W A Krige at Fauresmith and Dss. A Murray & P K Albertyn in Fauresmith (between 1841-1851), revealed no reference to Erasmuses nor Kotzees of this line. The Annual Advertiser 1867 makes no reference to a Kotzee holding any position of note within the town at that time.

 

OERTEL BIBLIOGRAPHY :

 

The Settler Handbook. M D Nash. 1987

 

SERRURIER BIBLIOGRAPHY :

 

1.     Hugenote-Familieboek. A J Kannemeyer 1940:224-226

2.     Archives Year Book for South African History 1946:392

3.     South African Who’s Who 1908 - 2000

4.     Under Lions Head. Murray M 1964; 25, 53, 135

5.     The Old Houses of the Cape. Fransen H, Cook M A 1965:9

6.     Stamregister van die Suid-Afrikaanse Volk D.F.duT.Malherbe 1966:924

7.     Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa 1973:9;588

8.     Dictionary of South African Biography 1972 :I;654

9.     Dictionary of South African Biography 1977:III;737

10.  The Old Buildings of the Cape. Fransen H, Cook M A 1980:52

11.  Die Groot Afrikaanse Familie-naamboek C.Pama 1983:298

12.  National Archives, Cape Town, Pretoria ~ those listed in the text (and numerous others)

13.  National Archives, Cape Town : Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers of the English Church 1806-1899 A1939

14.  National Archives, Cape Town : Baptismal Records of the Dutch Church 1795-1825 VC 611-616, VC 628-629

15.  National Archives, Cape Town : Marriage Records of the Dutch Church 1800-1968 VC 631 & VC 750

16.  Annual Advertiser : Valuation and Assessment Roles 1800-1827; 1867. Genealogical Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and National Archives, Cape Town.

17.  Woordenboek van de Familienamen (L-Z) in Belgie en Noord-Frankrijk. F Debrabandere. Brussels, 1993.

18.  Precis of the Archives of the Cape of Good Hope (P-S). Volume III. 1982.

19.  General Directory of South Africa (1894-1895 ed.)

20.  The Cape Civil Service List (1888-1891 ed.)

21.  Juta’s Directory of Cape Town (1906; 1909; 1930; 1936; 1946; 1976 eds.)

22.     The Medical & Pharmacy Register of the Cape Colony (1899 ed.)

The Medical & Pharmacy Register for the Cape Province (1914 ed.)

23.     Complete Who’s Who of Test Cricket. C Martin Jenkins. 1980.

24.     Ned. Geref. Kerk in Suid-Afrika (Sinode van Wes en Suid-Kaap) Argief

25.     Archives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Strand Street, Cape Town (1780-1907)

26.     Archives of the Anglican Cathedral of St.George, Wale Street, Cape Town

 

WINBURG BIBLIOGRAPHY :

 

1)    Die Onstaan en Groei van Winburg. L B v d Walt. 1928

2)    Winburg 150 : 1841-1991. I L Ferreira. 1992

 

 


 

presented : 9 April 2001