Pieternella Meerhof1

F, #8002, b. circa 1663, d. 1713
Father*Sr. Pieter van Meerhof b. c 1635, d. b 27 Feb 1668
Mother*Krotoa of the Goringhaicona1 b. 1641/42, d. 29 Jul 1674

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Birth*Pieternella Meerhof was born circa 1663 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,3
Marriage*She married Daniel Zaaijman circa 1678 Mauritius.1,4
Death*She died in 1713 de Caep de Goede Hoop.1,5


Daniel Zaaijman b. c 1660, d. 1714
Baptisms - WitnessOn 16 September 1663 (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop, Dom:e Petrus Cassier baptised 12 children, one of 'Netherland Christian' parents, the others were all children of company owned slaves. They were not named but Pieternella Meerhof were potentially among those baptised on this day.6,7


  1. [S605] Mansell G. Upham, "Who were the children of Eva Meerhoff", Capensis [Eva's children] 4/1998 (November 1998): p.14. Hereinafter cited as "Eva's Children."
  2. [S605] Mansell G. Upham, "Eva's Children", p.14, ante 16 November 1663.
  3. [S377] Webpage South Africa's Stamouers (http://www.stamouers.com/) "http://www.stamouers.com/vanmeerhof.htm."
  4. [S377] Webpage South Africa's Stamouers (http://www.stamouers.com/) "http://www.stamouers.com/zaaiman.htm."
  5. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records (www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk) "http://www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk/bosmandevriesbuys/…, last accessed on 4 February 2011; 3 Cape Muster rolls of Freemen 1660 onwards, Cape Archives, VC 39 and VC 49 both she and her husband appear up to and including 1712 but not after that."
  6. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), January 2012.
  7. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, (Castle Street, Cape Town: W.A. Richards & Sons, 1901), p.72, In the meanwhile we dutifully held our religious service, and as the Rev. Petrus Cassier was quite himself again, he preached an edifying sermon, after which 12 children were baptized. Only one however was found to be of Netherland Christian parents, the rest were all of the female slaves of the Company, mostly illegitimate and born from time to time.. Hereinafter cited as Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer.

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