Andreas Bester

M, #3180, b. circa 1690, d. 30 October 1752

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Last Edited07/07/2018
Birth*Andreas Bester was born circa 1690 in Maagdeburg, Germany.1
Marriage*He married Johanna Bok van der Caep, daughter of Christiaan Bok and Anna Groothenning van Bengale, on 13 February 1724 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,1
Death*He died on 30 October 1752.3


Johanna Bok van der Caep b. 21 Oct 1708
  • Casparus Bester
  • Andries Bester b. b 10 Feb 1726, d. 3 Feb 1767
  • Christiaan Bester b. c 1728
  • Paulus Bester b. c 1731
  • Nicolaas Bester b. c 1735
  • Jacobus Bester4 b. b 5 May 1737
  • Michiel Bester5 b. b 14 Aug 1740
NotesCirca 1724 I believe the compilers of SAG incorrectly ascribed a son named Casparus Bester [var] to Andreas Bester and Johanna Bok van der Caep and that instead the individual who marrried Maria Elizabeth Swart was Caspar Bester the son of Jacobus Bester and Anna Hasselaar. He is referred to in the inventory on 3 Dec 1776 of his mother's estate.


  1. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 1 A-C, HSRC SA Genealogies (Pretoria: Institute for Historical Research, Division Genealogical Research, Pretoria, 1986, 1989), ISBN 0-620-23962-X. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  2. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records ( "citing NGK Stellenbosch marriage registers, viz:
    10 Church Registers - Stellenbosch Congregation, photocopies of the original register, Cape Archives (originals in the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk Argief, Stellenbosch), VC 633, VC 639, VC 645
    marriages, page 14, 1724
    13 Feb. Andries Bester, met Anna Bock."
  3. [S53] Ds B.F.A. (Andre) Bester, "Op die spore van Andreas Bester", Familia (Andreas Bester) 35, no. 3 (1998): Vol 35, page 118. Hereinafter cited as "Op die spore van Andreas Bester."
  4. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 1, pg. 250.
  5. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 1, pg. 251.

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