Erasmus Schmidt1

M, #12967, b. circa 1695, d. 6 May 1787

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Last Edited02/05/2010
Birth*Erasmus Schmidt was born circa 1695 in Holstein, .1
Marriage*He married Kornelia van Emmenes, daughter of Albert Gerritse van Emmenes and Catarina van den Bosch, on 6 May 1731 de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,1
Death*He died on 6 May 1787 Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.1


Kornelia van Emmenes b. b 5 Dec 1706
  • Anna Smit1 b. b 24 Feb 1732
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusErasmus Schmidt became a burgher in 1727, 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 Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.1


  1. [S191] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-Z (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), p.896. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-Z.
  2. [S151] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 2 D-G (Pretoria, South Africa: Human Science Research Council, 1989), p.193. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 2 D-G.

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