Zacharias de Beer

M, #8852, b. before 5 March 1719, d. before 5 December 1779
Father*Matthys Andries de Beer1 b. c 1680
Mother*Hilletje Smit1 b. 1 Apr 1691

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NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited02/01/2014
Birth*Zacharias de Beer was born before 5 March 1719 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismZacharias de Beer was baptized on 5 March 1719 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Aalwijn Smit de oude and Hester Bekker.2
Marriage*He married Anna Pretorius, daughter of Joannes Pretorius and Helena Vosloo, on 12 May 1743.3
Marriage-Candidate*He and Maria Aletta Botma may have been married on 22 June 1755.3 
MarriageHe married Dina Margaretha van Dyk, daughter of Sybrand van Dyk and Alida Aletta Brits, on 30 November 1760.3
Death*He died before 5 December 1779 de Caep de Goede Hoop.4

Family 1

Anna Pretorius b. b 2 Oct 1718, d. b 22 Jun 1755
  • Johannes Mattheus de Beer5 b. b 31 Aug 1749

Family 2

Maria Aletta Botma b. b 18 Mar 1725
  • Aletta de Beer6 b. 21 Apr 1765

Family 3

  • Zacharias de Beer3 b. b 6 Jun 1756
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusZacharias de Beer became a burgher circa 1743, 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 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.3


  1. [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. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  2. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Zaccharias, de Vader Mattys de Beer, d'Moeder Heiltie Smit, getn' Halewijn Smit, en Hester Bakker, 5e Maart 1719.
  3. [S460] Prof. Barend J. Venter, "Voorsate staat van Heinricha Venter", 22 September 2008 (e-mail address). This ancestral register was compiled for Delia Robertson on 22 September 2008 from the database "Die Venter familie van Suid-Afrika" compiled by B.J. Venter, J.A. Venter and M.A. Venter. Prof. B.J. Venter, 20 Ray Street, Annlin, 0182. Hereinafter cited as "Voorsate staat van Heinricha Venter."
  4. [S190] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families II L-R (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), p.755 - based on remarriage of his widow Dina Van Dyk.. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families II L-R.
  5. [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, p.177. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  6. [S352] Lukas Rinken, "eSAGI", 2005-2009 . . Hereinafter cited as "eSAGI."

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