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Catharina Elizabeth Esterhuizen

Baptised 2 October 1808
Died 1880, Vrystaat

Married 21 June 1829 at Beaufort-Wes 1

Matthys Booyens1809-1888
of Hoopstad District

Catharina Elizabeth Johanna
1830 -

Barend Matthys
1835 -

Johannes Christoffel

Johanna Susanna Magdalena Hermiena
1839 -

Susanna Petronella Jacoba
1841 -

Matthys Christoffel
1845 -

Jan Christoffel Anthony
1847 -

Andries Gijsbert
c1850 -

Children of Catharina Elizabeth Esterhuizen and Matthys Booyens

Catharina Elizabeth Johanna Booyens 1830-1879
of Swanepoelsaanleg, DIstrict Prince Albert, Cape Colony
Born 20 July 1830 2
Baptised 18 September 1830, Beaufort-Wes 3
Died 2 October 1879, Prince Albert, Cape Colony 4

 x Married Circa 1860
Frederik Hendrik Swanepoel

Barend Matthys Booyens 1835-1856
Born 15 January 1835, Evert Bron, Sout Rivier
Baptised 20 April 1835, Beaufort, Cape Of Good Hope, South Africa
Died 13 June 1856, Antjes Fontein, Ghoup

 x Married 1 February 1853 Prince Albert
Margaretha Wilhelmina Freysen 1837-1882

Johannes Christoffel Booyens Born 1837
Born 4 August 1837 5
Baptised 1 October 1837, Beaufort 6

Johanna Susanna Magdalena Hermiena Booyens 1839-1856
Born 30 December 1839 7
Baptised 22 March 1840, Beaufort, Cape Colony 8
Died 9 July 1856, Antjesfontein, Zwartberg, Division of Beaufort 9

 x Married 8 January 1855
Karel Johannes Freysen

Susanna Petronella Jacoba Booyens 1841-1882
Born 31 December 1841, Antjesfontein, distrik Prins Albert 10
Baptised 28 March 1842, Beaufort, Cape Of Good Hope, South Africa 11
Died 19 July 1882, Groot Constantia, distrik Winburg 12

Notes: Susanna was born on the farm Antjesfontein in the Prince Albert district on the very last day of the year 1841.
We know that James John Mitchell, the first son of Susanna and James John Mitchell was baptised in the Beaufort West church on 22 January 1660. This information comes from a note by a representative of the Dutch Reformed Church at Prince Albert dated 21 July 1883 [#1] . She bore James three more children.
On 29 January 1871 she serves as witness to a baptism in Prince Albert.[#2]
At some point before 30 September 1874 James John Mitchell dies, because on 30 September 1874 Susanna and her second husband, Petrus Hendrik Bredenkamp, file a will at Beaufort West [#3]. At this time they are still living on the farm Antjesfontein in the Prince Albert district where Susanna was born.
No death notice for James John Mitchell has been found.
Susanna dies on the farm Groot Constantia in the district of Winburg on 19 July 1882, a few days short of her fourtieth year.

#1: Prince Albert Dutch Reformed Church document in L&D account of Susanna Petronella Jacoba Booyens, Free State archives: VAB MHG Ref. B650 ONLINE: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D1P3-VRX
#2: Baptism book of the Prince Albert Parish of the Dutch Reformed Church. ONLINE: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-V9CP-F
#3: Will James John Mitchell & Susanna Petronella Jacoba Booyens; Free State archives: VAB MHG Ref. B650 ONLINE: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D1P3-2CP

 x Married (1)
James John Mitchell
 x Married (2)
Petrus Hendrik Bredenkamp

Matthys Christoffel Booyens 1845-1901
Born 17 August 1845
Baptised 25 December 1845, Beaufort
Died 2 September 1901, Kroonstad Concentration camp

 x Married 19 November 1866
Maria Catharina de Villiers

Jan Christoffel Anthony Booyens 1847-1921
Born 17 February 1847, Prince Albert
Baptised 2 May 1847, Beaufort
Died 1 September 1921, Lichtenburg, Transvaal

 x Married 25 November 1867 Prince Albert
Hendrika Jacoba Gross

Andries Gijsbert Booyens Circa 1850-1913
Born Circa 24 March 1850, Antjiesfontein, distrik Prins Albert 13
Died 24 September 1913, Parys, OVS 14

Notes: We have no idea how Andries Gysbertus' parents decided on his double name, because it is from neither the Booyens nor the Esterhuizen family.
We know six things about Andries: (1) he is born around 1850, (2) he marries an untracable lady named Janetta Susanna Meyer at an unknown place on an unknown date, (3) He has no children, (4) he serves regularly as witness to the baptisms by other couples, (5) he is captured and made POW during the Anglo Boer War, and (6) he dies on 24 September 1913 in Parys.

He is made POW by the invading British Army at Parys in the Free State Republic on 1 December 1900 [#1], at which time his age is entered as "50". He is registered as POW number 15701.

Anglo-Boer War Museum Database: LINK

 x Married
Janetta Susanna Meyer

Notes: It has proved to be wholly impossible to find out anything about this lady. No baptism, no marriage, no death notice.... nothing whatsoever.

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