Gerrit Knoetsen1

M, #13463, b. before 11 July 1706
Father*Cornelis Knoetsen1 b. c 1680, d. b 10 Jan 1717
Mother*Dirkje Helm1 b. 18 Jan 1682

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NGK Drakenstein Marriages 1717-1740NGK Drakenstein Marriages 1717-1749
Last Edited06/11/2014
Birth*Gerrit Knoetsen was born before 11 July 1706 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismGerrit Knoetsen was baptized on 11 July 1706 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Maria Elisabeth Jooste. This witness has not been positively identified but Maria Elisabeth Jooste is(are) potentially the correct individual(s). This is most likely the baptism of Gerrit Knoetsen ... his sibling Geertruijt was baptized on 11 November 1697 and was still alive in July 1706.2,3
Marriage*He married Anna Maria Mini, daughter of Jean Willems Mine and Susanna Maerschalk, on 15 January 1741 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.4
Names in the record, in publications, etc.11 July 1706, the name of Gerrit Knoetsen was erroneously written in the record as Geertruijt Corsel.2
15 January 1741, the name of Gerrit was written in the record as Gerrit Cnoetse.4


  1. [S34] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 4 J-K (Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, 1992), p.349. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 4 J-K.
  2. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, [1706] 11de Julij. Geertruijt. d' Vader Cornelis Corsel, de Moeder Derkje Elms, getuijge Marie Pieters.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  3. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records ( "
    Notes [by Richard Ball on the above web page]: This child is clearly recorded in the Drakenstein baptismal register as 'Geertruij' but it to me it seems most likely that this was a mistake of the scribe and that the child baptised was, in fact, Gerrit Knoetsen. In the list of the Knoetsen wards of the Weeskamer, 1727, he is listed, with his brothers and sisters, and comes between Catarijn and Maria Coressen. (Cape Archives: MOOC 18/4)."
  4. [S470] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Marriages., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Marriage Register, Personen in den Huwelyken Staat bevestigd door Predekant. Salomon van Echten.
    15 Januarij [1741]. Gerrit Cnoetse van Cabo de Goede Hoop Burger aan Drakensteyn Jongman en Anna Maria Mini van Cabo voornoemd. J.D.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Marriages.

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