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21 Dec 2016

Gerrit van der Linde in South-Africa

This is the story of Dutchman Gerrit van der Linde who settled in South Africa. Gerrit was baptised on May 25, 1692, in Charlois (now part of Rotterdam) in The Netherlands as a younger son of Leendert Rooken van der Linden and Soetje Leenderts Vermolen. 

Gerrit likely left The Netherlands on January 18, 1714, as one of 63 soldiers onboard a ship called “Zandenburg”, but I don't know how he ended up early 1717 in South Africa.

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:
  1. Barbara van der Linde, bapt. January 2, 1717 in Stellenbosch, 
  2. Soetje van der Linde, bapt. May 28, 1719 in Stellenbosch. Soetje was married on March 22, 1744, in Drakenstein to Fran├žois du Preez, son of Fran├žois-Jean des Prez and Marie Cordier. They had a daughter Maria du Preez who was bapt. on July 10, 1746. 
  3. 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

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