Johann Grobler1

M, #8383, b. before 24 February 1671

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Last Edited25/07/2022
Birth*Johann Grobler was born before 24 February 1671 in the district of Tangermünde, Germany.2,1
BaptismJohann Grobler was baptized on 24 February 1671 Tangermünde.2 
Marriage*He married Gertruida Knoetsen, daughter of Cornelis Knoetsen and Dirkje Helm, circa 1716 de Caep de Goede Hoop.3


Gertruida Knoetsen b. b 11 Nov 1697
Names in the record, in publications, etc.An unknown date , the name of Johann was written in the record as Jan Grobler.
An unknown date , the name of Johann was written in the record as Johann Grobbelaar.3
24 February 1671, the name of Johann was written in the record as Johann Grobleben.4
Baptisms - WitnessJohann Grobler and Gertruida Knoetsen witnessed the baptism of Wilhelmina Knoetsen on 9 February 1716 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.5


  1. [S460] Prof. Barend J. Venter, "Voorsate staat van Heinricha Venter", 22 September 2008 (e-mail address). This ancestral register was compiled for Delia Robertson on 22 September 2008 from the database "Die Venter familie van Suid-Afrika" compiled by B.J. Venter, J.A. Venter and M.A. Venter. Prof. B.J. Venter, 20 Ray Street, Annlin, 0182. Hereinafter cited as "Voorsate staat van Heinricha Venter."
  2. [S1076] Jan F. Grobbelaar, "Johann Grobleben (1671 – 1735) Progenitor of the Grobler and Grobbelaar Families in South Africa", Genesis 68 (September 2020): The progenitor of the Grobler and Grobbelaar families in South Africa was born [DR: baptised] Johann Grobleben on Friday, 24 February 1671 in Tangermünde, Germany.

    1. The progenitor’s “date of birth” of 24 February 1671 was his baptismal date.
    2. Arnoldi Grobleben’s “date of birth” in Figure 1 should be 5 Jan 1634. All dates in this tree are baptismal dates and the abbreviation b. for “birth” should be c. for “christened”.. Hereinafter cited as "Johann Grobleben (1671 – 1735)."
  3. [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. 122. Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  4. [S1076] Jan F. Grobbelaar, "Johann Grobleben (1671 – 1735)."
  5. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, Anno 1716; den 9de Febr; Willemina, Doghter van Cornelis Coortze en Dirkie sijn Huijsvroúw. Getuijgen Jan Grobbelaar en Geertruyda Coertse.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  6. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Anno 1716; den 9de Febr:; Jan, soon van jan Grobbelaar en Gertruijda Coertse. Getuijgen Roelof van Wijk en Dirkie des geboorene Schoon Groot Moeder.
  7. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Anno 1717; den 12de Dito [Septembr]; Cathrijn, Doghter van jan Grobbelaar en Gertruij Coertze. Getuijgen de OUders Selfs.
  8. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Anno 1718; den 28ste Dito [August:]; Cornelia, Doghter van Jan Grobbelaar en Geertruij Koùrse. Getuijgen de Ouders Selfs.
  9. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Anno 1720; den 12de Maij; Willem, zoon van Jan Grobbelaar en Geertruijda Koertse. Getuijgen de Ouders Selfs.
  10. [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. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  11. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Den Zelven dito [Den 31 December 1724]; V: Jan Grobbelaar; M: Geertruij Caertz; K: Geertruij; G: Barent Buijs, Aletta van de Berg.
  12. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Den 18 Spril 1728; K: Dorothea; V: Jan Grobbelaar; M: Geertruijt Cloetze; G: Meijndert van Eden, Katharina Cloetze.
  13. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Ao 1730; [den 25 November]; Coert, de Vaeder johannes Grobbelaer, de moeder Geertru[ij] Cnoetze, de Getigjge Coen Cnoetze, en Maria Cnoetz.
  14. [S709] Website Geni (
  15. [S151] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 2 D-G (Pretoria, South Africa: Human Science Research Council, 1989), p.557, 570. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 2 D-G.

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