Christian Albrecht Kraft1

M, #12817, b. 1730, d. 1816

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Last Edited02/01/2014
Birth*Christian Albrecht Kraft was born in 1730 in Flensburg, Germany.1
Marriage*He married Maria Martha de Pree, daughter of Philippe du Preez and Sibille Potgieter, on 19 December 1791 Swellendam, de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Divorce*He and Maria Martha de Pree were divorced in 1802 Cape Colony.1 
Death*He died in 1816 Swellendam, Cape Colony.1


  1. [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), KRAFT, CHRISTIAN ALBRECHT (S).-Flensburg. Arr. 1779 as ship-corporal, blacksmith 1779-84; wished to repatriate after the expiration of his contract, but shortly before his intended departure two soldiers robbed him of 800 rds. So he had to stay at the Cape and was engaged as blacksmith by the landdrost of Swellendam (12.4.1785). In 1791 he got burgher rights. Resident at Swellendam. m. 18.12.1791 Maria Marth a du Preez, wid. Christian Friedrich Wotzky (q.v.). Divorced and 1802 remarried to Maria Isabella Steyn. † 1816 at Swellendam. Surviving children: Anna Johanna Susanna (bapt. 20.3.1803) and Anna Maria (bapt. 26.9.1806) x 22.12.182 1 Petrus Hendrik Ebersohn (G.R. nr. 331). (GMR 1779-84; CJ 1162: 79; C 288, p. 635: Test. in CJ 842 under 27.9.1805; Inv. O.C. 32: 15; Bdlr. 41: 13.) Kr. was a member of the Lutheran Church at Cape Town. In 1798 he sold a plot for 10,500 gilders to the Church Council of Swellendam for the erection of a church building. (Spoelstra 11, pp. 521 and 523.). Hereinafter cited as Personalia.

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