Johannes Franck1

M, #14444, b. 1686, d. 1743

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Last Edited30/01/2015
Birth*Johannes Franck was born in 1686 in Berlin.1
Marriage*He married Trijntie Verweij, daughter of Dirk Gijsbertse Verweij and Geesje Visser, on 10 December 1713 de Caep de Good Hoop.1
Death*He died in 1743 de Caep de Good Hoop.1


Trijntie Verweij b. b 9 Jun 1697
Names in the record, in publications, etc.Johannes Franck was also known as Johannes Franke.2
Property TransactionsIn 1716 a portion of Witteboomen was sold by Jan Gerritz: Stoos to Johannes Franke, who names it Frankengift.3
In 1752 on the death of Johannes Franke, Frankengift, is inherited by his 3 unmarried children - house probably built by one of the Franke brothers during 2nd half of 18th century; thereafter the property changes hands as follows:
passed to J. Van Reenen of High Constantia
transfered by widow to son J.G. Franke van Reenen
sold to J.M. Storer
sold to P.W. van Druten - renamed New Constantia
sold to J.J. Van Rheede Van Oudtshoorn - along with Nova Constantia
sold to J.C.A. Dunbar
sold to C.G. Blankenberg - changes made to facade & gable;
sold to J.V. Gotobed
sold to W.G. Gilmour - renamed Silverhurst
inherited by H.G. Gilmour (son)
inherited by A.W. Garcia Gilmour (step-son)
inherited by C.J. Gilmour (son.)4


  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.101. Franke, Johannes (S Franck). – Berlin. * 1686. His mother was Anna Blankenberg, remarried to Joachim Friedrich Oost, resident at Gransee near Berlin. In CJ 1259: 224 he gives Gransee as his birthplace. Arr. as so., loaned as shoemaker to Basilius Kretzschmar (q.v.) 8.1.1710, later (1713) shoemaker at Cape Town. ~ 10.12.1713 Catharina Verwey. 11 children. † 1743.. Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  2. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia, p.101. Franke, Johannes (S Franck).
  3. [S821] Mansell Upham, "Constantia Subdivisions", February 2015 (Tokyo). This breakdown of the Constantia subdivisions from Mansell Upham is based on his research in the title deeds, 1716: bought by J. Franke (smaller half of original farm Witteboomen). Hereinafter cited as "Constantia Subdivisions."
  4. [S821] Mansell Upham, "Constantia Subdivisions", This breakdown of the Constantia subdivisions from Mansell Upham is based on his research in the title deeds.
  5. [S736] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town), 2012: Geesje, d' vader Johannes Franken, d' moed:r Catharina Verweij, getu: des kinds ouders; [1729] 11e Decemb:, transcribed by Corney Keller, (1713-1742), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town).

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