Johann Oberholster

M, #7546, b. before 27 December 1680, d. 1723
Father-Candidate*Joanes Oberholzer1 b. c 1650
Mother-Candidate*Barbara Erbin1 b. c 1650

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NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited24/03/2017
Birth*Johann Oberholster was born before 27 December 1680 at Oberholz in Wald, Zürich, Switzerland.2
BaptismCandidateJohann Oberholster may be the individual who was baptized on 27 December 1680 Goldingen.1 
Concubine* Circa 1701 Johann Oberholster was the concubine of Agnitie Colyn.2,3
Marriage*He married Helena Toit, daughter of Guillaume du Toit and Sara Couchet, on 5 July 1706 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch.4
Marriage*He married Judith du Plessis, daughter of Jean Prieur du Plessis and Madeleine Menanteau, on 14 January 1714 Stellenbosch.5
Death*He died in 1723.2

Family 1

Magdalena van de Caep b. 15 Aug 1677

Family 2

Agnitie Colyn b. b 5 Mar 1684

Family 3

Helena Toit b. 6 Aug 1690, d. b 14 Jan 1714
(Recipient) Inventory On 24 February 1714 the messenger of the court, gerechts boode, Sijmon Witmond, reported to the Orphen Master Adriaan van Kervel, that items belonging to the recently deceased Eva Zaaijman and Joannis Smit were in the possession of Johann Oberholster, Cornelis Joosten van Daalen, Roelof Jonas, Andries Cuyper, Matthys Andries de Beer and Hendrik Abrahamsz de Vries as itemised in the attached memorial. However, the boode reported that De Vries had stipulated he had only a small iron pot and a tea kettle in his possession.6
Names in the record, in publications, etc.21 October 1702, the name of Johann was written in the record as Jan Overholster.7
4 December 1707, the name of Johann was written in the record as Jan Overholscher.8
Between 16 June 1713 and 5 January 1716, the name of Johann was written in the record as Jan Oberholster.9
Baptisms - WitnessJohann Oberholster and Judith du Plessis witnessed the baptism of Willem Plooijer on 5 January 1716 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.10 See: Baptism of Willem Plooij


  1. [S893] E-mail from Susan Anneveldt to FFY, dated 15 January 2017, "... baptism, on 27 Dec 1680, in Goldingen: Parents were listed as M: Joanes OBERHOLZER and Barbara ERBIN. ... The godparents were Melchior HOFMAN and Ana Maria OBERHOLZERIN."
  2. [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.484. Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  3. [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, Ds Le Boucq keer in 1707 Jan se aanstelling as diaken af omdat Jan lank met 'n swart vrou sou saam geleef het en ook kinders by haar gehad het. Sien JL Hattingh se skrywe oor gemengde verhoudings aan die Kaap in Kronos Vol.5 (1993) p.38. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  4. [S502] Website Family Search ( "[5 July 1706] Jans Oberholster van Zurig [jongman], met Helena du Toit van Cabo [jongedochter]."
  5. [S502] Website Family Search ( "[14 January 1714] Jan Oberholster van Zurig met Judith du Plessis van Cabo, Wed[uwe] van Eden."
  6. [S332] Webpage ( (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "Inventories of the Orphan Chamber
    Cape Town Archives Repository, South Africa
    Reference no.: MOOC8/3.54
    Jan Smit
    Eva Zaijman
    24 Februarij 1714."
  7. [S502] Website Family Search ( "...Jan Overholster ..."
  8. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): ... van Jan Overholscher ..., (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch, Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  9. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Johanna Barbara, Vader Jan Oberholster, Moeder Helena dù Toit, 16 Jùnij 1713.
    Willem, de Vader Symon Plooij, de Moeder Katrijna Koopman, getn. Jan Oberholster, met Judith Dùplessis, 5 Janry. 1716.
  10. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Willem, de Vader Symon Plooij, de Moeder Katrijna Koopman, getn. Jan Oberholster, met Jùdith Dùplessis, 5 Janry. 1716.
  11. [S190] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families II L-R (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), p. 659. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families II L-R.
  12. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.

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