Maria Marais

F, #10763, b. circa 1707
Father*Charles Marais1 b. 1668, d. b 17 May 1711
Mother*Anne des Ruelles1 b. 1672

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NGK Drakenstein Marriages 1717-1740NGK Drakenstein Marriages 1717-1749
Last Edited11/11/2014
Birth*Maria Marais was born circa 1707.2,1
Marriage*She married Johann Melchior Frick on 11 April 1734 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop. This record appears on two pages - both attached as exhibits.3
MarriageShe married Jan Christiaan Snyder on 23 May 1745 Drakenstein.4,5
(Witness) BaptismShe and Pierre Malherbe witnessed the baptism of Jacobus Cordier on 15 September 1720 Drakenstein.6
(WitnessCandidate) BaptismShe potentially witnessed the baptism of Anna Minnaar on 4 May 1727 Drakenstein, this witness has not been positively identified.7
(WitnessCandidate) BaptismShe potentially witnessed the baptism of Marija Marais on 5 March 1730 Drakenstein, this witness has not been positively identified.8


  1. [S190] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families II L-R (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), p. 533. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families II L-R.
  2. [S150] Edited & augmented by GISA Originally compiled by J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 5 L-M, GISA SA Genealogies (Stellenbosch, South Africa: Genealogical Institute of South Africa, 1999), p. 463. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 5 L-M.
  3. [S470] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Marriages., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Marriage Register, Den 11 April [1734]. Jan Melchior Frick van Steckborn in Switserland; burger aan Drakensteyn Jongman met Maria Marais van Cabo voorz. J.D.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Marriages.
  4. [S470] Marriage Register, Drakenstein I Marriages, Personen in den Huwelyken Staat bevestigd door Predekant. Salomon van Echten.
    " [May 1745]. Jan Christiaan Snyder van Lansberger Burger aan Cabo de Goede Hoop Jong man. - en Maria Marais van Cabo de Goede Hoop weduwe wylen Jan Melchoir Frik.
  5. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape, 1652-1806, Archives Year Book for South African History (Cape Town: Government Printer, Union of South Africa, 1946), SCHNEIDER, JOHANN CHRISTIAN .-Landsberg. So. 1741, stable-boy 1742, loaned as farmhand 1742, b. 1744. A carpenter. On 10.5.1745 appointed messenger of Stellenbosch . ~ 23.5.1745 Maria Marais, wid. Johann Melchior Frick of Steckborn in Switzerland (q.v.). (Marr. Reg. of Paarl.) One daughter.. Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  6. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, Anno 1720; Den 15de Septembre; Jacobus, zoon van Philip Cordje en Elizabeth Malerbe. Getuijgen Pieter Malerbe en Maria Marais.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  7. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Den 4 Meij 1727; K: Anna; V: Philip Minnaar; M: Johanna Mooij; G: Jacoubs Retief, Marija Marais.
  8. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Den 5 Maart 1730; K: Marija; V: Daniel Marais; M: Aletta Rùsseaù; G: Daniel Rùsseaù, Marija Marais.

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