Hester Janz

F, #8034, b. before 25 October 1668
Father*Pieter Janz van Nimmegen1 b. c 1640
Mother*Cornelia Theunisz1 b. c 1647

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited03/04/2017
Birth*Hester Janz was born before 25 October 1668 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismHester Janz was baptized on 25 October 1668 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Maryke Tielemans and Jan Israels.1 
Marriage*She married Roelof Karsten Ossenberg before 1694 Mauritius.2


Roelof Karsten Ossenberg b. c 1665
(Child) Arrival After 15 March 1676, Pieter Janz van Nimmegen arrived at Mauritius from Cabo de Goede Hoop apparently with his wife Cornelia Theunisz and children Hester Janz, Lucretia Pietersz: and Helena Jansz.3 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.Between 9 May 1706 and 16 May 1706, the name of Hester was written in the record as Hester Pietertze.4
Crime and relatedIn 1994 Mauritius Hester Janz was accused of poisoning her husband Roelof Karsten Ossenberg. Apparently not much came of this matter because they were still together when they baptised a daughter in 1706 at the Cape.2


  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: an 1668
    den 25 Octob. een dochtertje van Pieter Janz van Nimmegen, en Cornelia Teunisz van Bommel syn hvr' wiert genaemt Hester tot getuygen stonden Jan Isarelsz en Mareken Tielemans, 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.).
  2. [S744] Mansell Upham 'God's Slave & Afrikaner 'Hearts of Darkness' - Abdullah alias Adolf Jonker (c. 1709-1779)', 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), May 2013. "Note:116."
  3. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present. 15 March 1676: The number of burgers has rather diminished than increased since our last letters, 3 families - those of 2 drunken tailors [Pieter Jansz: (from Nimmegen - Nimwegen / Nijmegen) but he ends up going to Mauritius] & another idler - having been permitted to remove to Batavia ... [Despatch from Goske to Heeren XVII (15 March 1676); Donald Moodie, The Record, p. 341]
  4. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town), (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).

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