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Susanna Human

Baptised 6 January 1793, Graaff-Reinet 1
Died 21 October 1820, Keurfontein, district George 2


Susanna is the daughter of Pieter Booyens' older sister Magdalena's sister-in-law, Anna Bezuidenhout and her husband Johannes Human. In the 1790-1830 period, the Bezuidenhout, Booyens, Ooosthuysen, and Human families in the South Karoo form something of a clan.

Married 3 June 1809 at Swellendam 3

Pieter Johannes Booyens Died 1832
Crop Farmer and later Cattle Rancher 4
of Keurfontein farm, Upper-Olifantsrivier Wyk of the George District 5

Anna Maria
1811 -

Matthys Johannes
1813 -

Susanna Elizabeth

Petronella Susanna

Children of Susanna Human and Pieter Johannes Booyens

Anna Maria Booyens 1811-1854
Born 8 November 1811, District of George, Cape Colony 6
Baptised 11 September 1812 7
Died 26 October 1854, Syfer Water, Cape Colony 8

Notes: We find Anna and her husband, Pieter Andries Matthys Gous, baptizing in the Beaufort (West) NG Church in 1841 [#1]. Her younger brother, Matthys Johannes and his wife Susara Susanna Snyman are witnesses. In the event, this will be their only child.

#1. Beaufort West Dutch Reformed Church Baptism Book (1841): p.252 LINK

 x Married 23 December 1832 Beaufort, Cape Of Good Hope, South Africa 9
Pieter Andries Matthys Gous 1808-1889
Born 31 July 1808, Olifantsrivier, District George 10
Baptised 20 September 1808 11
Died 15 September 1889, Quaggasleegte, distrik Bloemfontein 12

Notes: Pieter is the son of Gert Petrus Andries Gous and Catharina van den Berg.

After the death of Anna Maria in 1854, Pieter marries again, this time to Sarah Johanna Carstens.

Matthys Johannes Booyens 1813-1897
Born 13 March 1813, Keurfontein, Upper Olifants River Wyk, District George
Baptised 13 February 1814, George, Cape
Died 30 June 1897, Rietvlei, District Oudtshoorn

 x Married 7 January 1838 George, Cape
Sara Susanna Snyman 1817-1857

Susanna Elizabeth Booyens Born 1817
Born 31 March 1817, Olifantsrivier, District George 13
Baptised 5 October 1817, George, Cape 14

Notes: On 12 September 1841, Susanna and her husband are present as witnesses to the baptism in George of Pieter Johannes, the son of her brother Matthys Johannes [#1]. And then we lose track of her. Not even a death notice has been found.

#1. Baptism Books of the Dutch Reformed Church Parish of George (1825-1848). Originals. Not Online.

 x Married 20 December 1835 George, Cape 15
Andries Johannes Gous Born 1814
There is an issue with his entry in SA Genealogies 16
Born 14 July 1814
Baptised 5 July 1817, Paarl

Notes: Most likely, the fourth son of Gert Petrus Andries Gous and Catharina van den Berg and younger brother to the husband of Susanna Elizabeth Booyens' older sister, Anna. See the explantory note discussing the issue of his confused entry in SA Genealogies.

His parentage cannot be solved with 100% certainty without finding a baptism by him or a death notice for him, both of which elude us.

Petronella Susanna Booyens Born 1820
Born 4 October 1820 17
Baptised 28 February 1821, Uitenhage 18

Notes: We know very little about this young lady, beyond the fact that she was still alive in 1832 at the age of around 12 years, as is clear from her father's death notice [#1]. At that point the family listed a truly limited estate. After that point, we never hear of her again.

#1. Cape Archives MOOC8/48.32. Testator(s): Piet Booijsens : 6 December 1832 - Opgenoomen goederen van weijlen Piet Booijsens ... LINK

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