Michiel Otto

M, #8628, b. circa 1695

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NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited28/09/2019
BirthOrigin*Michiel Otto was from Stettin and is also recorded as coming from Norway where he may have been born circa 1695. The date is estimated.1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Barbera Conterman, daughter of Hans Jacob Conterman and Anna Catharina Cleef, on 19 November 1719 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.1,3
Marriage*He married Anna Margaretha Siek, daughter of Jan Siek and Geertruidt Helm, on 1 March 1722 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.4,3,5


Anna Margaretha Siek b. b 13 Mar 1695
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 18 January 1714 the Rijksdorp departed Texel enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 18 May 1714. Among those on board was Michiel Otto.6,7 
(Witness) BirthHe witnessed the Birth of Thomas Frederik Dalgùe on 24 August 1727 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.8 
Baptisms - WitnessMichiel Otto and Anna Margaretha Siek witnessed the baptism of Nikolaas Swart on 1 October 1724 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.9


  1. [S725] NGK G2 4/1 and G2 7/1, NGK Stellenbosch Marriages 1689-1788, 1665-1695: [1719] 19 Nov. Michiel Otto ùyt Noorwegen, en Barbara Conterman van Cabo Jonge dr., transcribed by Ockert Malan, Cape Province, (2012), eGSSA - Stellenbosch Marriages 1689-1788 (http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/index.php/stellenbosch-ngk/…). Hereinafter cited as NGK Stellenbosch Marriages 1689-1788.
  2. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present. he is also recorded as hailing from Norway.
  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, Lorna:
    "Ott (Michiel); of Stettin; arrived as sailor in 1714 in the `Rijksdorp'; made superintendent of the wood cutters behind the Steenbergen; wishes to get married, and become an agriculturist; asks for burgher papers." - 1719 (Leibbrandt se Precis van Requesten p. 849-50); x 1719 Barbara Conterman; xx 1722 Anna Margaretha Siek, d/v Johan Siek en wed. van Barend Gildenhuys. Michiel het Vergelegen besit, eertydse plaas van WA van der Stel.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  4. [S725] NGK G2 4/1 and G2 7/1, NGK Stellenbosch Marriages 1689-1788: [1722]1 Maart. Michiel Otto,met Anna Margaretha Siek van Cabo, Wedu Geldenhuysen., 2012, eGSSA - Stellenbosch Marriages 1689-1788 (http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/index.php/stellenbosch-ngk/…).
  5. [S190] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families II L-R (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), p.677. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families II L-R.
  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. "5 March 1656 : Weseph brings Geertruyd van Riebeeck (from Culemborg) & husband Pieter van der Stael) & 2 children."
  7. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 (http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/das/search) "Number     0836.2
    Name of ship     WEESP
    Tonnage     560
    Type of ship     jacht
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     04-10-1655
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     05-03-1656
    Departure from Cape     11-03-1656
    Date of arrival at destination     24-05-1656
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     Because of adverse winds for 4 weeks at Wight. On 28/29-09-1661 run aground and wrecked on the south shore of the Andaman Islands."
  8. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "Thomas Frederik, d'Vader Isaac Dalgùe, d' Moeder Sara van Wijck, getu: Michiel Otto, en Anna Maria Siek, 24 Aug. [1727]
  9. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Nikolaas, d' Vader Jan Swart, d; MOeder Zachaira Niman, getu Micchiel Otto, en Margrieta Siek 1 Octob 1724.
  10. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  11. [S190] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families II L-R, p.677, 678.
  12. [S190] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families II L-R, p.678.

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