Christian Maasdorp1

M, #11363, b. circa 1674

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NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1695-1712NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1695-1712
NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732
Last Edited01/01/2017
Birth*Christian Maasdorp was born circa 1674 in Pasewalk, Germany.1
Marriage*He married Maria Basson, daughter of Arnoldus Willemsz Basson and Angela van Bengale, on 28 May 1702 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,3,1
Marriage*He married Helena van der Merwe, daughter of Willem Schalks van der Merwe and Elsje Cloete, on 3 December 1713 de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Marriage*He married Cornelia Viljoen, daughter of Francois Viljoen and Cornelia Campenaar, after 1721 de Caep de Goede Hoop.4

Family 1

Maria Basson b. 16 May 1683, d. c Nov 1713

Family 2

Helena van der Merwe b. 7 Apr 1686
Names in the record, in publications, etc.Christian Maasdorp was also known as Christiaan Maasdorp.5
25 August 1715, the name of Christian was written in the record as Christiaen Maesdorp.6
Baptisms - WitnessChristiaan Maasdorp and Margareta Savoije witnessed the baptism of Margaretha Botha on 14 October 1714 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.7,8
He and Marie Jeanne des Prez witnessed the baptism of Hercules Christiaan du Prez on 15 September 1726 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.9


  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), pp. 254/5. Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  2. [S717] NGK G 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk - First Marriage Register at the Cape, 1665-1712: 28 May 1702:
    Christiaan Maasdorp van Paaswalt, jongm.
    Maria Bason [sic] [Basson] van Cabo, jonged., as transcribed and annotated by Mansell Upham, (10 September 2012), Personal Library. Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk - First Marriages.
  3. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town), 1695-1712: "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 97, 28 May 1702, 28 Maij
    Christiaan Maasdorp van Paaswalt jongm:
    met Maria Bason vande Caab, jongd:, transcribed by Corney Keller, (24 Mar 2012), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town).
  4. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia, pp. 254/5, date of marriage assumed based on death of wife's former husband.
  5. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town) transcribed by Corney Keller: "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 97, 28 May 1702, marriage entry for Christiaan Maasdorp and Maria Bason, 24 Mar 2012, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch
  6. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, Anno 1715; Den 25ste Dito [Aùgùst:]; Christiaen, soon van Christiaen Maesdorp en Helena Schalk. Getùyfwn Johannis Lopster en Sibilla Pasman syn Huijsvrouw. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  7. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Anno 1714. Magrita doghter van Teunis Bota, en Maria Magdalena Snijmans, getuijgen Christiaan Maasdorp en Magrita de Savoij.
  8. [S113] Michael Meyer, Stamregister van Gerrit Hendrik Meyer.
  9. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Den 15 September 1726; K: Hercules Christiaan; V: Hecules Du Prez; M: Elizabeth Theronne; G: Christiaan Maasdorp, Johanna Marija Du Prez huijsvrouw van Jacob Therronne.
  10. [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).
  11. [S150] Edited & augmented by GISA Originally compiled by J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 5 L-M, GISA SA Genealogies (Stellenbosch, South Africa: Genealogical Institute of South Africa, 1999), p. 375. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 5 L-M.

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