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Anna Maria Etresia Caalsen

Born 1 February 1898 1
Baptised 6 March 1898, Ladybrand, OFS 2


Anna is the daughter of Benjamin Jacobus Johannes Caalsen and Magdalena Elizabeth Lubbe ofthe farm Haltwhistle in the Ladybrnd District. Her older sister, Marthina Johanna, marries her husband's younger brother,Willem Jacobus Booyens.

Married on unknown date at Thaba 'Nchu 3

Pieter Johannes Booyens1883-1972

Pieter Johannes
1918 -

Benjamin Jacobus Caalsen
1919 -

Matthys Johannes
b. c1923

Magdalena Elizabeth
1924 -

Gesina Maria
b. c1925

Johannes Mattheus
1928 -

Anna Maria Etrezia
1930 -

Marthina Johanna

Children of Anna Maria Etresia Caalsen and Pieter Johannes Booyens

Pieter Johannes Booyens 1918-1984
Born 23 August 1918 4
Died 29 March 1984, Standerton 5

Notes: Pieter is named for his paternal grandfather, and his father happens to have the same name.

 x Married 31 March 1942 Bethlehem 7
Maria Magdalena van Loggerenberg 6 1924-2006
Born 30 January 1924 8
Died 7 June 2006, Louis Trichardt 9

Benjamin Jacobus Caalsen Booyens 1919-1997
Born 27 September 1919 10
Died 1 February 1997, Reitz 11

Notes: In keeping with the naming convention, Benjamin, the second son, is named for his maternal grandfather. We know Benjamin survived, married, and had progeny, because on 14 April 2000 a marriage took place between a Benjamin Jacobus Caalsen Booyens and an Antoinette Basson. However, there is not yet a confirmed genealogical link between the two men, though it would be logical to conclude that the later Benjamin is the grandson of the earlier, the triple name being unique.

Matthys Johannes Booyens Born Circa 1923
Born Circa 1923 12

Notes: His father's name already having been used, Matthys is named for his father's eldest brother.

 x Married 1 June 1946 Bethlehem 13
Jacoba Wilhelmina van Tonder 1925-1983
Born 25 June 1925 14
Died July 1983 15

Magdalena Elizabeth Booyens 1924-1972
Born 18 October 1924, Rosendal 16
Died 6 July 1972 17
Buried Kwazulu-Natal, Estcourt, Main Cemetery 18

Notes: Magdalena Elizabeth is the first daughter and is named for her mother's mother, Magdalena Elizbeth Lubbe. Her marriage of 1946 not only shows her father's signature at the bottom, but her home address as given on the marriage entry is identical to that of her siblings at the time of their marriages in Bethlehem. As yet, no baptism for this lady has been located.

 x Married 29 June 1946 Bethlehem 19
Christiaan Johannes Coetzee 1924-1983
Born 9 September 1924 20
Died 25 November 1983, Estcourt, Natal 21
Buried Kwazulu-Natal, Estcourt, Main Cemetery 22

Gesina Maria Booyens Born Circa 1925
Born Circa 1925 23

 x Married 19 January 1946 Bethlehem 24
Daniel Albert Lehman Marais 1924-2006
Born 22 February 1924 25
Died 15 October 2006, Johannesburg 26

Johannes Mattheus Booyens 1928-1996
Born 4 December 1928 27
Died 5 May 1996, Pretoria 28

Notes: As fourth son, Johannes Mattheus is named for his mother's eldest brother. This is perfectly in keeping with the Afrikaner Naming Convention. Sometime after 1947 Mattheus marries Anna Sophia Kotze Olivier in Bethlehem. Anna is the daughter of Abel Jacobus Olivier of Bethlehem and Dina Maria Christina Steyl of Clarens [#1]. They stay there until at least October 1973, when their joint Will is drawn up there. When Anna passes away in 1976, the couple is resident in Bloemfontein.

#1. Marriage books of the Dutch Reformed Church Parish of Bethlehem. The books cover the period 1923-1947. The marriage is on 2 March 1926. The marriage documents are online at LINK

 x Married unknown date Bethlehem 30
Anna Sophia Kotze Olivier 29 1934-1976
Born 17 May 1934, Bethlehem 31
Died 24 August 1976, Bloemfontein 32

Anna Maria Etrezia Booyens 1930-2000
Born 24 October 1930 33
Died 24 December 2000, Pretoria 34

 x Married (1) 2 April 1949 Bethlehem 35
Jan Hendrik Viljoen Born Circa 1928
Born Circa 1928

 x Married (2) Before 1963 (Unknown Place)
Pieter Andries van der Westhuizen 1923-1982
Born 5 January 1923, Philippolis 36
Died 18 April 1982, Bloemfontein 37

 x Married (3) 11 November 1983 (Unknown Place) 39
Petrus Jacobus Kitching 38

Marthina Johanna Booyens

Notes: Marthina Johanna is named for her mother Anna Maria Etresia's eldest sister, who happens to be married to Pieter Johnnes' eldest brother, Johannes Matthys.
Please see her Oosthuysen husband's notes. We believe a single child out of her first mariage is erroneously listed on her second husband's death notice.

 x Married (1)
Unknown Gibhard
 x Married (2) 19 December 1968  40
Andries B. Oosthuizen 1926-1989
Born 14 August 1926, Harrismith 41
Died 3 November 1989, Vereeniging 42

Notes: There is confusion in the matter of this potential husband. A lady named Marthina Johanna Gibhard (a surname well established in the Harrismith area) marries Andries Bartholomeus Oosthuizen in Harrismith on 19 December 1968. Most peculiarly, she has children (both majors in 1989) named Pieter Johannes and Anna Maria Etroesia. These are precisely the names of the mother and father of Marthina Johanna Booyens. While "Pieter Johannes" is a common double name, the triple name "Anna Maria Et(h)resia/Etroesia" is essentially unique. This leads us to believe that the lady is Marthina Johanna Booyens, and that she was first married to gentleman by the surname of Gibhard, and then subsequently to A B Oosthuizen. Considering the listing of chldren on the death notice of AB Oosthuizen, it is concluded that the son named Pieter Johannes Gibhard was the only surviving child born from the first marriage. All the other children bear the surname Oosthuysen

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