Gerrit was married on February 7, 1717, in Drakenstein, Cape of Good Hoop, to Geertruij Putter. Geertruij was baptised on September 14, 1692 in Cape of Good Hoop. Witnesses were Zachrias Wagenaer, Diderik Putter and Maria Jansz Visser. Geertruij's parents were Dietrich Putter from Germany and Zacharia Jans Visser whose family originated in The Netherlands.
Gerrit & Geertruij were the parents of:
- Barbara van der Linde, bapt. January 2, 1717 in Stellenbosch,
- Soetje van der Linde, bapt. May 28, 1719 in Stellenbosch. Soetje was married on March 22, 1744, in Drakenstein to François du Preez, son of François-Jean des Prez and Marie Cordier. They had a daughter Maria du Preez who was bapt. on July 10, 1746.
- Leendert van der Linde, bapt. December 21, 1721 in Cape of Good Hoop. Leendert was married on April 9, 1751, in Cape of Good Hoop to Sara Lubbe. She was bapt. on December 19, 1728 in Drakenstein, Cape of Good Hoop. Her parents are Hendrik Lubbe and Catharina van Wyk. They had a son Adriaan Nicolaas van der Linde who was bapt. on August 3, 1760.
Sources: Cape of Good Hoop Records, rotterdam.digitalestamboom.nl.