Hans Kaspar Geringer

M, #7433, b. between 25 June 1653 and 24 June 1654

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Last Edited02/12/2014
Birth*Hans Kaspar Geringer was born between 25 June 1653 and 24 June 1654 in Reetz, Germany.1,2
 
LiquidDist* Between 3 April 1719 and 7 April 1719 a liquidation and distribution account was prepared in the estate of Hans Kaspar Geringer de Caep de Goede Hoop.3
LiquidDist* On 24 September 1721 a liquidation and distribution account was prepared in the estate of Hans Kaspar Geringer, Christiaan Bok and Anna Groothenning van Bengale.4
InventoryHans Kaspar's estate was inventoried between 18 February 1719 and 4 March 1719 de Caep de Goede Hoop.5
WillHans Kaspar Geringer left a will on 9 June 1700 de Caep de Goede Hoop in which Christiaan Bok was name sole heir.6 
Will*Christiaan Bok and Hans Kaspar Geringer left a will on 29 January 1705 de Caep de Goede Hoop.7
Will*Hans Kaspar Geringer left a will on 25 June 1713 de Caep de Goede Hoop.8
(Beneficiary) InventoryThe estate of Christiaan Bok was inventoried between 26 August 1716 and 28 August 1716 Cabo de Goede Hoop with Geringer receiving one half, his widow Anna, one quarter, and the remaining quarter divided between Michiel, Catharine, Johanna, Christiaan and Clara. Maria Bok was not mentioned. Sixteen male slaves valued at ƒ4,800, and 3 female slaves valued at ƒ450 were included in the inventory, none of whom were identified.9
WillHans Kaspar Geringer left a will on 27 January 1719 de Caep de Goede Hoop.10
NotesThe attached article by Margaret Cairns is essential reading for any descendant of Anna Groothenning.11
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 23 January 1702 Hans Kaspar Geringer was enumerated in the muster roll Caabse distrik, He was enumerated after Martinus van Staden & Annetje Schalk 1 k. and before Poulus Selijns & Geertruijd de Beer 3 k.12
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusHans Kaspar Geringer became a burgher before 27 May 1701, 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 Cape District.13
Slave BirthsBefore 17 March 1702, Michiel Bok van der Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Hans Kaspar Geringer de Caep de Goede Hoop.14
Before 21 October 1708, Johanna Bok van der Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Hans Kaspar Geringer de Caep de Goede Hoop.15
Slave TransactionsHans Kaspar Geringer bought a slave, Darius van Bengale from Maria Jansz Visser on 1 August 1701 de Caep de Goede Hoop.16
In 1703 Anna Groothenning van Bengale may have come in to the possession of Hans Kaspar Geringer when Christian Weinoch sold all his property to Johann Lorenz. It may have been that for some reason Jan Lorenz did not want her back in his household because she was apparently already the concubine of Christiaan Bok, the partner of Geringer, having born Bok a child, Michiel, in early 1702.14
On 23 October 1703 Jan van Batavia was sold by Jan van der Brugge to Hans Kaspar Geringer de Caep de Goede Hoop.17
On 4 November 1707 Aaron van Macassar was sold by Gabriel Doman to Hans Kaspar Geringer (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.18
On 5 April 1719 Aaron van Macassar was sold by Hans Kaspar Geringer to Hans Kùen (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.19
Slave EmancipationsAnna Groothenning van Bengale was emancipated by Hans Kaspar Geringer, on 27 August 1709 de Caep de Goede Hoop, the manumission was made in terms of a will drawn up by Geringer. Her children Johanna Bok van der Caep, Michiel Bok van der Caep, Catharina Bok and Maria Groothenning were manumitted with her.20
Property TransactionsHans Kaspar Geringer bought the property Velthuijsen, Cape Peninsula from Christiaan Bok in 1710, it was described as plaas en hofstede.21
In 1719 Hans Kaspar Geringer sold the property Hans Kaspar in Cape Peninsula to Nicolaas Gockelius, Velthuijsen.22

Citations

  1. [S710] Hansz Caspar Geringer will (25 June 1713), Geringer, Hans Caspar Will 1713 CJ 2598 No. 63: Geringer gave his age as 59 when completing this will on 25 Jun 1713., Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Hereinafter cited as Geringer, Hans Caspar Will 1713.
  2. [S198] Margaret Cairns, "Geringer and Bok: a genealogical jigsaw", Familia (Geringer and Bok) 13, nr. 2 (1976): Aged forty-three [Geringer] and twenty seven [Bok] respectively they arrived at the Cape as soldiers in 1696. Hereinafter cited as "Geringer and Bok."
  3. [S712] Liquidation and distribution account of the personal estate of Hans Gerringer L and D Account of de Caep de Goede Hoop, dated 3-7 April 1719 (TANAP (www.tanap.net), MOOC8_3 95) "MOOC10/2.10."
  4. [S711] Liquidation and distribution account of the personal estate of Bok and Grootheijning Gerringer of de Caep de Goede Hoop, dated 24 September 1721 (eGSSA - MOOC 13/1/1 Boedelrekeninge 1709-1722, CD No. 1).
  5. [S712] Inventory of the estate of Hans Gerringer L and D Account, 3-7 April 1719 "17190218 GerringerHansCasper Inventory MOOC8_3 95."
  6. [S198] Margaret Cairns, "Geringer and Bok", A firm mutual feeling developed between master and servant and in his first will executed a mere five months after the contract above, Geringer states that as he had 'no father mother or other relative alive' he appointed 'syne goeden vriend Christiaan Bok' as his sole and universal heir. [Citing: CJ. 2597, 9.6.1700.]
  7. [S713] Hans Caspar Geringer and Christian Bock will (29 January 1705), Will of Hans C Gerringer & Christian Bock 1705 CJ 2649 93: 17050129 GerringerHansC_BokChristiaan Will 39. CJ 2649 93, Cape Town Archives Repository, Private Bag X9025, Cape Town, South Africa, 021-4624050. Hereinafter cited as Geringer, Hans Caspar Will 1713.
  8. [S710] Geringer, Hans Caspar Will 1713 CJ 2598 No. 63: CJ 2598 No. 63 My thanks to Christo van Rensburg for the copy of this will.
  9. [S332] Webpage tanap.net (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "Reference no.: MOOC8/3.36
    Testator(s):
    Christiaan Bock
    Aldus geinventariseert en getaxeert door ons onderget:e gecommitt:e Weesm:ren ter presentie van Hans Casper Gerringer en wed:e Anna Groot Heijningh aan Cabo de Goede Hoop den 26ste, 27 en 28 Augustus 1716."
  10. [S712] Inventory of the estate of Hans Gerringer L and D Account, 3-7 April 1719 "Will of Hans Casper Gerringer 27 Jan 1719 41 CJ 2651 No 48."
  11. [S198] Margaret Cairns, "Geringer and Bok", Volume 34, Number 3, 1976, Pages 27-37 and 40.
  12. [S686] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1702 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/), "Martinus van Staden & Annetje Schalk 1 k.
    Hans Casper Gerringer
    Poulus Selijns & Geertruijd de Beer 3 k."
  13. [S198] Margaret Cairns, "Geringer and Bok", By 27.5.1701 Geringer had attained burger status and had earlier launched himself as a baker, which undertaking he eventually operated, together with Bok as partner, from their property in Heerestraat (Castle St.), Cape Town. [Citing: CJ. 2873, 29.1.1700, a note in the margin to this effect.]
  14. [S198] Margaret Cairns, "Geringer and Bok."
  15. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records (www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk) "citing NGK Cape Town baptism registers, viz:
    9 Church Registers - Cape Town Congregation, Cape Archives, originals in the Nederlands Gereformeerde Kerk Argief, Stellenbosch, VC 603, 604, 605, 621 - baptisms and marriages 1695+
    baptisms, page 33, 1708 (VOC 604)
    21.do. (8br) van Christiaan Bok en Anna van Bengaalen, de getuigen Harmen van der
    Scheijf, en Maria Kool. Johanna."
  16. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), Sequence IDNO:       1823     
    Slaves First Name:       Darius     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Bengal     
    Day Of Sale:       1     
    Month Of Sale:       8     
    Year Of Sale:       1701     
    Sellers Last Name:       Sijmond [Widow]     
    Sellers First Name:       Maria Jans     
    Buyers Last Name:       Geringer     
    Buyers First Name:       Hans Ca     
    Buyers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Table valley     
    Buyers Occupation:       baker
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis     . Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  17. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, Sequence IDNO:       2027     
    Slaves First Name:       Jan     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Batavia     
    Day Of Sale:       23     
    Month Of Sale:       10     
    Year Of Sale:       1703     
    Type Of Name:       Christian     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indonesian Archipelago     
    Slaves Age:       22     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       100     
    Sellers Last Name:       Van der Brugge     
    Sellers First Name:       Jan     
    Sellers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Occupation: Occupation     
    Buyers Last Name:       Geringer     
    Buyers First Name:       Hans C     
    Buyers Civil Status: burgher     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Cape district     
    Buyers Occupation: baker     
    Primary Reference: Transporten en Scheepeniskennis.
  18. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, Sequence IDNO:       2318     
    Slaves First Name:       Aaron     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Macassar     
    Day Of Sale:       4     
    Month Of Sale:       11     
    Year Of Sale:       1707     
    Type Of Name:       Old Testament     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indonesian Archipelago     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       90     
    Sellers Last Name:       Doman     
    Sellers First Name:       Gabriel     
    Sellers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Table valley     
    Sellers Occupation:       Baker     
    Buyers Last Name:       Geringer     
    Buyers First Name:       Hans Ca     
    Buyers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Table valley     
    Buyers Occupation:       baker     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis.
  19. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, Sequence IDNO:       2818     
    Slaves First Name:       Arend     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Macassar     
    Day Of Sale:       5     
    Month Of Sale:       4     
    Year Of Sale:       1719     
    Type Of Sale:       Domestic     
    Type Of Name:       Christian     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indonesian Archipelago     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       100     
    Sellers Last Name:       Geringer     
    Sellers First Name:       Hans Casper     
    Sellers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Cape district     
    Sellers Occupation:       Farmer     
    Buyers Last Name:       Keun     
    Buyers First Name:       Hans     
    Buyers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Drakenstein district     
    Buyers Occupation:       wagondriver     
    Primary Reference:       Member of orphan chamber.
  20. [S198] Margaret Cairns, "Geringer and Bok", On 27th August 1709, Abraham Poulé, the official of that time together with his clerk, grappled with this third will. Geringer aged fifty-six and Bok forty-one, first cancelled their previous testaments executed either singly or in partnership; the survivor was again to be sole heir with the usual provisions for Christian burial and payment of just debts. Anna and the children were all granted freedom and Michiel was recorded as 'Michiel Geringer' for the first and only time. (Citing: CJ. 2650 no. 6, 27.8.1709).
  21. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, 1710: Transfer number - 816
    DistrictArea:     Cape Peninsula     
    Year:     1710     
    Transfer1:     816     
    Morgen:     21.08     
    FarmName:     Velthuijsen     
    PropertyType:     Plaas en Hofstede (Farm)     
    PropertyNumber:     7     
    SellerSurname:     Bok     
    SellerName:     Christina     
    SellerCivilStatus:     Burgher     
    BuyerSurname:     Gerringer     
    BuyerName:     Hans C     
    BuyerCivilStatus:     Burgher     
    SaleType:     Estate     
    PurchasePrice:     4000     
    PurchasePriceComments:     Normal Transaction     
    SaleTerms:     Mortgage     
    Payments:     2667.     
  22. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, 1719: Transfer number - 1293
    DistrictArea:     Cape Peninsula     
    Year:     1719     
    Transfer1:     1293     
    Transfer2:     1429     
    Morgen:     71.433     
    FarmName:     Velthuijsen     
    PropertyType:     Plaas en Hofstede (Farm)     
    PropertyNumber:     7     
    SellerSurname:     Gerringer     
    SellerName:     Hans C     
    SellerCivilStatus:     Burgher     
    BuyerSurname:     Gockelius     
    BuyerName:     Nic     
    BuyerCivilStatus:     Burgher     
    SaleType:     Estate     
    PurchasePrice:     5100     
    PurchasePriceComments:     Normal Transaction     
    SaleTerms:     Mortgage     
    Payments:     3400.
 

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