Susanna Magdalena Rota

F, #8943, b. circa 1680

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NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732
Last Edited16/04/2017
BirthOrigin*Susanna was from Saxony, Germany, and was perhaps born there circa 1680. The date is estimated.1 
Marriage*She married Hendrik Muller circa 1705 Germany. The date is estimated.2,3
Marriage*She married Nicolaas Gockelius on 21 June 1714 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).4,1


Hendrik Muller b. c 1665
Names in the record, in publications, etc.An unknown date , the name of Susanna was written in the record as Susanna Magdalena Rode.
4 January 1711, the name of Susanna was written in the record as Magdalena Mulder.2
Baptisms - WitnessSusanna Magdalena Rota witnessed the baptism of Maria Dorothea van de Caep on 15 January 1713 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.5 See: Baptism of Maria Dorothea
She and Nicolaas Gockelius witnessed the baptism of Nikolaas Karstens on 14 January 1720 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.6
Slave BirthsBefore 15 January 1713, Maria Dorothea van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Nicolaas Gockelius and Susanna Magdalena Rota de Caep de Goede Hoop.7
Slaves owned by individualsSusanna Magdalena Rota was the owner of Doorra van Corstijn on 15 January 1713.5


  1. [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), p. 490. Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  2. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town), (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch, Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  3. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia, p.490. ROTA or RODE, Susanna Magdalena. -Saxony. Married in Germany to Adam Heinrich Muller, by whom she had three children: Adam Heinrich (q.v.), Gottfried and Christina (married to Johannes Tobias Rhenius). Remarried at the Cape on 21.6.1714 to Nikolaas Gockelius of Westervoort in Gelderland. [DR: Think her first husband was Heinrich/Hendrik - not Adam]
  4. [S733] VC 621, NGK Marriage Registers 1713-1756 (Cape Town) transcribed by Corney Keller: [21 d:o June 1714] Nicolaas Gokkelius, van Doesburg, wed:r en Susanna Magdalena Rooda, wed:e wijlen Hendrik [Muller ...]., (1713-1756), Cape Town Archives Repository, Private Bag X9025, Cape Town, South Africa, 021-4624050. Hereinafter cited as NGK Marriage Registers 1713-1756 (Cape Town).
  5. [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, Maria Dorothea (een lyfeigen van Nikolaas Gockelius en syn huysvrou Maria Magdalena als getùygen | d'Vader Locktrusius, d'Moeder Doorra van Corstijn, 15 Janry 1713.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  6. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, Anno 1720. Den 14de Jann; Nikolaas, zoon van jan Karst en Cathryn Van Den As. Getuijgen Nikolaas Gockelius en Susanna Maghdalena Rooda.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  7. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, 1713
    Maria Dorothea, (een lyfeigen van Nikolaas Gockelius en syn huysvrow Maria Magdalena als getuygen) d' vader Locktrusius, d' moeder Doorra van Corstijn, 15 Janry 1713.
  8. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia, p.282. Müller, Adam Heinrich. —Mecklenburg. Son of Adam Heinrich M. and Susanna Margaretha Rota (CJ 1167: 49). Arr. 1711 as so., b. 1726, farmer. † 29.8.1750. (Rq. 1726: 15; Rq. CJ 809: 7; Bdlr. 3:91.) He was a brother of Christina Müller, wife of Johannes Tobias Rhenius (q.v.).

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