Paternal Ancestors of Erna SCHUTTE
Research by Tiaan Schutte up to 26 June 2000, and comments by me. I intend to add my father’s notes later, when I get around to typing them up
SCHUTTE was born on 22 Jan 1949 at the Moedersbond,
Martha Elizabeth Frieda Auguste
SCHNELL was born on 25 Jan 1922 in Putfontein, Lichtenburg. She hated filling in forms with all those
names, and vowed to give her children short ones. Her parents, Johannes
Schnell and Ernestine (Erna) Meyer had eight children, three
girls and five boys. She was the eldest. She was married on 16 Dec 1947 in
Ventersdorp. She had two daughters, Erna and Frieda, and miscarried
three sons in the third term of pregnancy. After her husband died, she returned
Jan Harm SCHUTTE was born on 30 Jul 1919 in Wepener. He died on 20 May 1962 in Den Haag, The
Netherlands. He was at that time the Attaché for the Department of Trade and
Industry of South Africa. Previous diplomatic positions held were in the
Johanna Barbara Frederika BUITENDACH died in Warmbaths. As a child she spent 18 months living off the veld, avoiding capture by the British during the South African War, 1899-1902.
Willem Adriaan Goosen SCHUTTE was born on 20 Oct 1890 in Uitenhage.
He died on 8 Sep 1953 in
Helena Johanna Petronella GOOSEN was born on 22 Dec 1865. She died on 12 Dec 1940. My great-grandmother had eleven children.
Jan Harm SCHUTTE was born on 28 Jul 1864 in Kalkoenkrans, Queenstown. He was christened on 1 Jan 1865
in Queenstown. He died on 6 Dec 1959 in
Albarta Johanna VENTER was born on 4 Oct 1832 in Tarka, district Cradock. She was christened on 23 Dec 1832 in NG Church, Cradock. She died on 28 May 1871. She mothered eight sons and six daughters.
Christiaan Ernst Gerhardus SCHUTTE was born on 13 Jul 1799 in Tulbach. He was christened on 19 Jan 1800 in Graaff-Reinet. He died on 23 Mar 1876 in Buffeldoorns, Potchefstroom. He was a "boer", a farmer. He was married to Albarta Johanna VENTER on 13 Feb 1848 in Cradock. He was the third child and first son of the eleven children parented by
Aletta Catharina Maria ENGELBRECHT was her parent’s oldest child, and was christened on 2 April 1779. She was married sixteen years later, on 22 March 1795. She had five daughters and six sons over a period of 24 years. Her parents were Cornelis Engelbrecht, christened 27 October 1748, and Aletta Johanna de Lange, christened on 12 March 1758. They were married on 27 October 1776.
Philippus Jacobus Wilhelmus SCHUTTE was christened on 2 Sep 1770 in Paarl. He was a burgher of Graaff-Reinet. He was the fourth child of the second marriage of his mother’s three marriages. His younger sister has an interesting love story that gets my imagination going:
Margaretha Maria Charlotta SCHUTTE is gebore in 1772. Haar voorgenome huwelik met Ignatius Marthinus Ferreira is in ‘n ernstige lig beskou en is deur ‘n "trouwbeloften" voorafgegaan wat nie ligtelik verbreek kon word nie. Margaretha Maria Charlotta Schutte het byvoorbeeld op 16 Julie 1795 aan die "nasionale landdros" van Swellendam, Hermanus Steyn, geskryf dat Gerrit van Rooyen haar gedagvaar het om voor die "kolesie" op Swellendam te verskyn, maar dat dit vir haar onmoontlik was om daar te kom en dat sy haar verantwoording skriftelik sou doen. Sy wou nie meer met van Rooyen trou nie, omdat haar "sin om met hem in een Huwelijk te treeden" haar "geweeken" het en sy dit na rype oorweging goed gedink het om betyds die verhouding met hom te verbreek. Sy het Gerrit van Rooyen beskryf as "een braaf en deugzaam Jonkman op wiens Eer en faam" sy niks kon sê nie. Waarskynlik was sy toe reeds op die wewenaar Ignatius Marthinus Ferreira verlief.
To make a long story short, she was sued for breach of promise when she broke off her engagement to Gerrit van Rooyen because she was in love with the widower Ignatius Ferreira. He was probably tall, dark and handsome (Portuguese descent) and experienced, whereas Gerrit sounds like a wimp.
Parents of Philippus and Charlotta :
Susanna MINNAAR was born about 1740. She was christened on 17 Jul 1740. She was the firstborn of Philippe Minnaar (Mesnard) en Suzanne Roux. (Philippe Mesnard was born on 14 May 1713. He farmed in the Drakenstein. Susanna Roux was born on 24 Nov 1720. She died on 12 Jul 1815 in Paarl. They were married on 6 Sep 1739.) Her first marriage was to Jan Harm Steenkamp (my dad’s name passed down in memory of her fist love? Her son gave the name to his ninth child. Had he run out of names, or did he do it to please his mother?). When Steenkamp died, she had one child. She married her second husband, Christiaan Ernst Schutte, at the age of about 23, on 25 Sep 1763 in Drakenstein. They had five children, three girls and two boys. Ten years later he died, too, and then at 35 she married Roelof Campher and had five more children.
Christiaan Ernst SCHUTTE was born on 12 Dec 1743. He was christened on 17 Dec 1743. He died in Dec 1775. He was the only child of his elderly parents:
Susanna FOURIE was born about 1694. She was married in 1742 when she was 48?! And had one son the next year. She died about seven years later, in 1750, when she was 56. Her husband lived at least another 16 years. I wonder what her story is. It is very unusual for a woman not to have married until so late in life.
She was the oldest, and it seems only, child of the
French Huguenots Louis Fourie
and Susanna Cordier. Her
father was born about 1669 in
Susanna Cordier was born
about 1678, and immigrated to
Christiaan Ernst SCHUTTE was born on 4 Oct
1693 in Schleswig,
was built in 1708 in
In the quartermaster’s log, the spelling of the
founding father of the Schutte family in
Christiaan Ernst Schutte served with the VOC for 9 years. Aged 32, he became
a Vryburger, a free burgher of the
Ernst Gregorius SCHUTTE died in 1722 in Schuby. He was buried in Schleswig,
Anna Magdalena BURMEISTER. She was married on 16 Nov
Hans BURMEISTER died on 25 March 1677 in Schleswig,
Gertrud died on 6 Apr 1704 in Schleswig,