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 Bester6 b. b 5 May 1737
  • Michiel Bester7 b. b 14 Aug 1740
Arrival* On 5 November 1712, Andreas Bester arrived at the Cape on board the Beverwijk as a soldier for the VOC.4,1,5 
NotesCirca 1724 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. [S620] Website Nationaal Archief, VOC Opvarenden ( "Detailgegevens
    Gegevens van Andries Bester uit Maagdenburg
    Datum indiensttreding:     05-06-1712     Datum uit dienst:     08-02-1718
    Functie bij indiensttreding:     Soldaat     Reden uit dienst:     Vrijburger
    Uitgevaren met het schip:     Beverwijk     Waar uit dienst:     Kaap de Goede Hoop
    Maandbrief:     Nee     Schuldbrief:     Ja
    Opmerkingen:     Overleden 1752

    Gegevens van de vaart

    Schip:     Beverwijk     Vertrek:     05-06-1712
    Kamer:     Amsterdam     Kaap:     02-10-1712
    Inventarisnummer:     5640
    Folio:     188     Aankomst:     10-02-1713 Batavia."
  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), Page 28. Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  6. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 1, pg. 250.
  7. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 1, pg. 251.

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