Gerrit Jansz Visser

M, #5716, b. circa 1657
Father*Jan Coenraad Visser b. c 1620, d. c 1700
Mother*Grietje Gerrits b. c 1630, d. 7 Mar 1692

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Last Edited30/01/2015
Birth*Gerrit Jansz Visser was born circa 1657 in Ommen, The Netherlands.1,2
 
Marriage*He married Jannetie Thielemans, daughter of Thieleman Hendriks and Mayken Hendriks van den Berg, on 4 August 1675 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.3
 

Family

Jannetje Thielemans b. b 18 Jul 1660
Children
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 27 September 1661 the Wapen van Amsterdam departed Vlie enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 30 January 1662. On board were Gerrit Jans Visser, Grietie Gerrits, Maria Jansz Visser and Geesie Visser. Their passage had been paid for by the Company. Mansell Upham notes that it was rare for families of free-burghers to immigrate to the Cape during the early years of the colony.4,5,6 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.An unknown date , the name of Gerrit was written in the record as Gerrit Janse Visser.
21 February 1677, the name of Gerrit was written in the record as Gerrit Jansz.
23 October 1678, the name of Gerrit was written in the record as Gerrit Janssen Visser.
2 June 1680, the name of Gerrit was written in the record as Gerrit Vissger.
20 September 1682, the name of Gerrit was written in the record as Gerrit Jansz Visser.
1 September 1686, the name of Gerrit was written in the record as Gerrit Jans Visser.
27 August 1688, the name of Gerrit was written in the record as Gerrit Janssen Vischer.
28 May 1690, the name of Gerrit was written in the record as Gerrit Jans.7
20 July 1692, the name of Gerrit was written in the record as Gerrit Jansse Visscher.
Baptisms - WitnessGerrit Jansz Visser potentially witnessed the baptism of Jannetje Verschuur on 29 October 1673 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop, this witness has not been positively identified.8
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Thieleman Visser on 21 February 1677 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.9
He and Beatrice Gijsbertz Verweij and Jan Coenraad Visser witnessed the baptism of Maritie Verschuijr on 25 April 1677 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.10
He and Jannetje Thielemans witnessed the baptism of Alida Willemse on 27 June 1677 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.11
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Hendrik Visser on 23 October 1678 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.12
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Aeltie Visser on 2 June 1680 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.13
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Johannes Visser on 20 September 1682 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.14
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Jacomyntie Visser on 9 July 1684 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.15
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Gesina Visser on 1 September 1686 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.16
He and Jannetje Thielemans witnessed the baptism of Gerrit Verschuur on 1 September 1686 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.17
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Gijsbert Visser on 27 August 1688 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.18
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Geertruy Visser on 20 July 1692 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.19
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Femmetje Visser on 21 November 1694 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.20
He and Maria Helm, Gerrit Jansz and Gerrit Jansz van Deventer witnessed the baptism of Gertruida Knoetsen on 11 November 1697 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.21
He and Jannetje Thielemans witnessed the baptism of Evert Koster on 9 November 1698 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).22
He and Zacharia Jansz Visser witnessed the baptism of Johannes Holm on 18 December 1701 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.23
He and Jannetje Thielemans witnessed the baptism of Maria Saval on 4 February 1703 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.24 See: Baptism of Maria Saval
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits appeared on the muster roll of 1664 (Cape Town). The three children enumerated with them may have been Gerrit Jansz Visser, Geesje Visser and Coenraad Janse Visser.25
Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits appeared on the muster roll of 1665 (Cape Town). The four children enumerated with them may have been Gerrit Jansz Visser, Geesje Visser, Coenraad Janse Visser and Zacharia Jansz Visser.26
In 1670 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits appeared on the muster roll (Cape Town). They were enumerated with five children, presumably these included Geesje Visser, Coenraad Janse Visser, Zacharia Jansz Visser and Johannes Visser.27
Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits appeared on the opgaafrol (census/tax roll) of 1670 (Cape Town) as one man along with a wife and five children. Presumably these were Gerrit Jansz Visser, Geesje Visser, Coenraad Janse Visser, Zacharia Jansz Visser and Johannes Visser.28
In 1671 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits appeared on the muster roll (Cape Town). The five children enumerated with them may have been Geesje Visser, Coenraad Janse Visser, Zacharia Jansz Visser and Johannes Visser.29
In 1673 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits appeared on the muster roll (Cape Town). The four children enumerated with them may have been Coenraad Janse Visser, Zacharia Jansz Visser and Johannes Visser.30
Grietje Gerrits appeared on the muster roll of 1674 (Cape Town). The four children enumerated with them may have been Gerrit Jansz Visser, Coenraad Janse Visser, Zacharia Jansz Visser and Johannes Visser.31

Citations

  1. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  2. [S377] Webpage South Africa's Stamouers (http://www.stamouers.com/).
  3. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: Den 4 Augustij
    Gerrit Jansz
    Visscher geboortigh van Ommen J.M.
    en Jannetie Thielemans J.D.
    geboortigh aan Cabo de Boa Esperance
    , transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar).
  4. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), January 2012. "30 January 1662:     Wapen van Amsterdam brings: wife of Johannes (Jan Grof) Coenraed(sz): / Coenraet[sz:] Visser (from Ommen) Geertjen [? Alida (Aeltje)] Gerrits: with 3 children; Maria Jans: Visser [already wife to Willem Willemsz: de Lierman (from Deventer [Overijssel]); Gerrit Jansz: Visser; Gesina (Geesje) Jans: Visser. Also:
    The Company financed a passage for his wife and three children to the Cape (30 January 1662) on board the Wapen van Amsterdam, viz: "At your request we have granted a passage to one or two wives [those of Grof & Willem de Lierman?] whose husbands are at the Cape, subject to the usual condition to remain their fifteen years. The wife of Jan Coenraetsz [Visser] we have given f 25 for her outfit, which you may recover there" [as transcribed from 'Leibbrandt' Letters Received, vol. II, p. 183, (Letter from Amsterdam, 19 September 1661)]."
  5. [S406] H.B. Thom, editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662 translated by J. Smuts from the original Dutch, (Cape Town, Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1954), [30 January 1662] A N.W. breeze blowing during the afternoon, by means of which the above vessel safely arrived on the roadstead. The Fiscal landed with the letters, but they contained nothing that was necessary to be despatched in the Nachtegael. About the same time the skipper Jan van Campen and the junior merchant Casper van Dalen also landed and reported their vessel to be the Wapen van Amsterdam, which had left the Vlie on the 27th September, 1661, in company of the Amersfoort, with 350 men, of whom only three had died and 2 been drowned The rest were in good health. She had called nowhere and had lost sight of the Amersfoort the same day that she left. The Malacca was then also ready to leave the Vlie.. Hereinafter cited as Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662.
  6. [S657] Mansell Upham 'Hell and Paradise... Hope on Constantia / De Hel en Het Paradijs... De Hoop op Constantia: Jan Grof (died ante 1700) and his extended family at the Cape of Good Hope', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), February 2012. "p.14. Emigration of a free-burgher’s family to the Cape was exceptional during the early years of the colony."
  7. [S325] Lorna Newcomb and Ockert Malan, compilers, Annale van Nederduits Gereformeerde Moedergemeente Stellenbosch No 1.., CD-ROM (Stellenbosch) Die Genootskap vir die Kerkversameling, 2004 0-9584832-1-3), Baptism Register, Johanna dogter van Gerrit Jans de moeder Joanna Tielman ijs gedoopt den 28 Maij 1690 als getuijge Hendrick Hamburg en Catrina Wesmers.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  8. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao 1673
    Den 29 dito (October)
    Een Dochtertje van Hendrick Gysbertsz en Geessie Jans: wiert genaamt Jannetje
    tot getuygen stonden Gerrit Jansz en Elsje Willems, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).
  9. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Den 21 dito (Febr) Tielman Gerrit Jansz en Jannetie Tielmans Jan Coenraets Visscher en Grietie Gerrits syn huijsvr', 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  10. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Ao. 1677
    Den 25 April Marretie
    Hendrick Gijsbertsz en Geesie Jans
    Jan Koenraets Visscher en Gerrit Jansz en Beatrice Gijsbertsz, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  11. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Ao. 1677
    Den 27 dito (Junij) Alida
    Willem Willemsz van Deventer en Maria Jansz Visser
    Gerrit Jansz Visser en Jannetie Tielmans, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  12. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den selfden dito (23 October) Hendrick, Gerrit Janssen Visser en Jannetien Thielemans
    Jan Coenraeds Visser en Geesie Jans
    , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  13. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 2 Junii Aeltie
    Gerrit Vissger en Jannetie Dielmansz, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  14. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 20' dito (September) Johannes
    Gerrit Jansz Visser en Jannetie Tilemans
    Geesie Jans
    , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  15. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 9 Julii Jacomyntie
    Gerrit Janssen Visser en Jannetie Tilemans
    Theunis Dircksen van Schalckwyck, en synn vrou Geertruij Jans van Buren, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  16. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 1 September Geesie
    Gerrit Jans Visser en Johanna Tielemans
    Hendrick Gysbert en Geesie Jans
    , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  17. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Ao' 1686
    eodem dito (1 September) Gerrit
    Hendrick Gysberts en Geesie Jans
    Gerrit Jans Visser en Johanna Tielemans, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  18. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): eodem dito (27 Aug) is een kind gedoopt en genaamt Gijsbert waar van vader is Gerrit Janssen Vischer moeder Jannetie Tilemans, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  19. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Den 20 Julius een kint gedoopt waer van vader is Gerrit Jansse Visscher de moeder Jannetie Tieleman, is genaemt Geertie, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  20. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 21 dito (November) een kind van Gerrit Janse Visser en Jannetje Tielemans, genaemt Femmetje, getuijgen Elisabeth Nieumeijers, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  21. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, Le 11 Novembre Lannèe ditau [1697]; Géertru fille de Corneillis Corpenant Et de . . . . Le temoins Sont Geert Jáanse Et Marie Heelms.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  22. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [9 Nov: 1698] gedoopt het kint van Hendrick Koster en Dirckje Everts onder getuyge van Gerrit Janse Visser en Jannetie Tielemans gent: - Evert, (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/, http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  23. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [18 Dec: 1701]. van [Johannes] Holm en Jannetie Putters onder getuyge van Gerrit Janse Visscher met Zacharia Vissher (sic), genaamt - Johannes, 1695-1712, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/
  24. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): Eodem die [4 Februarie 1703] van Bastiaan Saval en Cornelia Huysing onder getuygen van Gerrit Janse Visser en syn vrouw, gent: - Maria, 1695-1712, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/
  25. [S775] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1664 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Page 22...
    Jan Coenraet Visser, van Ommen met Geertje Gerrits van Hardenburg. 3 kinderen". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  26. [S776] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1665 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "page 26...
    Jan Coenraet Visscher van Ommen en Geertje Gerrits van Hardenberg 4 kind:r". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  27. [S786] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1670 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "page 39...Jan Coenraet Visser en Margarita Gerrits 5 kinderen". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  28. [S657] Mansell Upham 'UL04 Hell and Paradise', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Cit.: 1670: No. 34:      Jan Visser: 1 man 1 wife 5 children. His immediate neighbours were Willem de Lierman, Jan Pietersz: Louw and Willem Schalksz: van der Merwe."
  29. [S778] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1671 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "page 40 ...
    Jan Coenraed Visser van Ommen en Grietje Gerrits, 5 kinderen". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  30. [S780] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1673 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "page 48...
    Jan Coenraed Visser en Grietje Gerrits 4 k.
    Man: Jan Coenraed Visser
    Vrouw: Grietje Gerrits.
    Soons: 3
    Dogters: 1
    Knechts: -
    Slaven: -
    Slavinne: -
    (Slaven) Kindre: -". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  31. [S781] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1674 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "page 50...
    Jan Coenraed Visser en Grietje Gerrits 4 k.". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  32. [S191] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-Z (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), pg. 1062. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-K.
  33. [S191] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-K.
  34. [S191] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-K, pg. 1064.
  35. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): eodem dito (27 Aug) is een kind gedoopt en genaamt Gijsbert waar van vader is Gerrit Janssen Vischer moeder Jannetie Tilemans, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  36. [S191] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-K, pg. 1065.
 

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