Christoffel Witt

M, #8877, b. circa 1690

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Last Edited06/12/2015
BirthOrigin*Christoffel was from Lenzen on the Elbe, Germany, and may have been born there circa 1690.1,2 
Marriage*He married Judith Stevens, daughter of Joost Stevens and Pietertje Gerrits, on 26 September 1717 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.1,3


Judith Stevens b. b 28 Mar 1698
Names in the record, in publications, etc.26 September 1717, the name of Christoffel was written in the record as Christoph Witt.
27 June 1718, the name of Christoffel was written in the record as Christoffel Wit.4
22 July 1725, the name of Christoffel was written in the record as Christoffel de Wit.5
Baptisms - WitnessChristoffel Witt and Hermina Harmanze witnessed the baptism of Pieternella van Eden on 22 July 1725 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.5


  1. [S470] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Marriages., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Marriage Register, [1717]; Den 26 September. [] Wit van Lensen, jonhman met Judith Stevense van Cabo, jonge Dogter.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Marriages.
  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.467. WITT, CHRISTOFFEL (S). - Lenzen on the Elbe.. Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  3. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia.
  4. [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, Frederik, Christoffel Wit, d'Moeder Jùdith Stevese getù Frederik Cornraadi, en Harmina Harmense, 27 Jùny 1718.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  5. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Pieternella, d'Vader Frederik van Eden, d'Moeder Henderina Stevens, getn' Christoffel de Wit, en Harmina Harmense: 22 Jùly 1725.
  6. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.

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