Johannes Martinus Spangenberg1
M, #13462, b. circa 1710
|NGK Drakenstein Marriages 1717-1740||NGK Drakenstein Marriages 1717-1749|
|BirthOrigin*||Johannes was from Sangerhausen, Germany, and may have been born there circa 1710.1|
|Marriage*||He married Cornelia Mouton, daughter of Jacques Mouton and Francina Bevernagie, on 27 November 1740 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop. The marriage was performed by Ds. Salomon van Echten.2,1|
|Names in the record, in publications, etc.||27 November 1740, the name of Johannes was written in the record as Johan Martin Spangenberg.2|
|Vrijbriewen and Burgher Status||Johannes Martinus Spangenberg became a burgher in 1740, in Dutch vryburgher or vrijburgher, initially a status in which a soldier or other employee of the VOC was released from their contractual obligations to the VOC and permitted to farm, become a tradesman, or work for others. Subsequently some individuals, including the Huguenot refugees, were brought to the Cape specifically to farm and were burghers from the time of their arrival de Caep de Goede Hoop.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), SPANGENBERG, JOHANNES MARTINUS (S).-Sangerhausen. Arr. 1736 as so., farmhand 1736-40, b. 1740. x 27.11.1740. Cornelia Mouton (Marr. Reg. of Paarl). 2 children: Johannes Lodewyk and Susanna. Jacobus, who is mentioned in G.R. as his third child, was an illeg. son of C. Mouton, called Jacobus Keyser. Sp. was branded and banished in 1744 because he had killed a Hottentot. (CJ 1137:46; Rq. 1739-40:99; G.R. nr. 892; Inv. O.C. 10: 57; CJ 19, p.20; Rq. CJ 809: 32.). Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
- [S470] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Marriages., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Marriage Register, Personen in den Huwelyken Staat bevestigd door Predekant. Salomon van Echten.
27 Do. [Novb. 1740]. Johan Martin Spangenberg van Sangershausen Burger, J.M. en Cornelia Mouton van Cabo de Goede Hoop. J.D.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Marriages.