Johannes Potgieter

M, #10756, b. before 18 March 1722, d. before 14 November 1768
Father*Johannes Potgieter1 b. 23 Sep 1674, d. 1733
Mother*Marija Catrijna van Eden1 b. 31 Jan 1696

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NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732
Last Edited06/10/2014
Birth*Johannes Potgieter was born before 18 March 1722 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismJohannes Potgieter was baptized on 18 March 1722 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Dirck Vroonhof and Beatrix Harmensz Potgieter.2
Marriage*He married Aletta van Rooyen, daughter of Cornelis van Rooyen and Jacomina Gerritsz van Deventer, on 14 March 1751 de Caep de Goede Hoop.3
Death*He died before 14 November 1768 de Caep de Goede Hoop.4
See: Inventory of the estate of of Johannes Potgieter


Aletta van Rooyen b. 27 Aug 1724
  • Jacomina Potgieter5 b. b 24 Jun 1753


  1. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  2. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1722; Den 18de Maart; Johannis, zoon van Jan Hermesse Potgieter en Catharina van Eden. Getùijgen Dirck Vroonhof en Beatrix Potgieter.
  3. [S329] Eric Swardt, "Die Nageslag van Harmen Jansz Potgieter", February 2006. Hy trou Aletta VAN ROOYEN, trou 14 Mrt 1751, (dogter van Cornelis VAN ROOYEN en Jacomina (Jacomyntjie) VAN DEVENTER) gedoop 27 Aug 1724, verw. nr. b3. Aletta: Sy xx 20.12.1772 Johann Christoffel Heymers van Bleckede in Hanover, die substituut-landros van Swellendam. Haar vader kom van Gorinchem in Nederland na die Kaap in 1713.. Hereinafter cited as "Potgieter Register."
  4. [S332] Webpage ( (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "; MOOC8/12.51 (My thanks to Jaco Strauss for bringing this inventory to my attention.)."
  5. [S329] Eric Swardt, "Potgieter Register", Johannes POTGIETER, (seun van Johannes (Jan Harmensz) POTGIETER en Maria Catharina VAN EEDEN) gedoop 1 [18] Mrt 1722 in Stellenbosch,1 verw. nr. b1c6.1,3 (Jan) Burger Swellendam.

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