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Geertruy Willemse1651

Name
Geertruy Willemse
Given names
Geertruy
Surname
Willemse
Married name
Geertruy Helm
Birth about 1651

Publication: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project.
Citation details: Geertruy Willemse (1651-), http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g5/p5312.htm : accessed 8 dec 2019
Historical Event April 6, 1652 (Age 15 months)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Jan van Riebeeck arrives at the Cape in the Drommedaris and sets up a supply station and fortifications for the Dutch East India Company.
Historical Event 1657 (Age 6 years)
Source: SA Timeline
Note: First Freeburghers (Vrijburgers): The first nine men received grants of land along the Liesbeeck River (now Rondebosch)
Historical Event May 7, 1662 (Age 11 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Jan van Riebeeck leaves the Cape on promotion to a position on the Council of Justice in Batavia
Historical Event August 18, 1665 (Age 14 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: First Dutch Reformed Church congregation is founded and J. van Arkel is appointed the first minister
MarriageHans HelmView this family
September 28, 1670 (Age 19 years)
Publication: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project.
Citation details: Geertruy Willemse (1651-), http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g5/p5312.htm : accessed 8 dec 2019
Baptism of a daughterCornelia Helm
September 17, 1673 (Age 22 years)
Publication: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project.
Citation details: Cornelia Helm (1673-1720), http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g5/p5310.htm : accessed 8 Dec 2019
Town founded November 6, 1679 (Age 28 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Stellenbosch is founded
Marriage of a childJohannes van den BoschCornelia HelmView this family
March 28, 1688 (Age 37 years)
Publication: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project.
Citation details: Cornelia Helm (1673-1720), http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g5/p5310.htm : accessed 8 Dec 2019
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Van den Bosch, p341, a1.
Historical Event April 1688 (Age 37 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: French Huguenot refugees arrive after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Simon van der Stel, the Governor of the Cape Colony settles the Huguenot refugees in the present day Drakenstein, Franschhoek and Wellington areas which were beyond the Cape Colony and belonged to the Khoikhoi people
Death of a husbandHans Helm
before 1690 (Age 39 years)

Publication: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project.
Citation details: Hans Helm (1644-1690), http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g5/p5311.htm : accessed 8 Dec 2019
MarriageGerrit JanszView this family
March 19, 1690 (Age 39 years)
Publication: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project.
Citation details: Geertruy Willemse (1651-), http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g5/p5312.htm : accessed 8 dec 2019
Baptism of a granddaughterJohanna van den Bosch
June 11, 1690 (Age 39 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Van den Bosch, p341, a1b2.
Marriage of a childAdriaan “Arie” van WykCornelia HelmView this family
between October 22, 1693 and September 5, 1694 (Age 42 years)

Publication: Vol. 4, J-K (1992) ISBN: 0-7969-1491-5
Citation details: Joubert, p149, b5.
Publication: ISBN: 978-0-9921833-0-1
Citation details: Vol 1, p19, #64, b5.
Publication: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project.
Citation details: Cornelia Helm (1673-1720), http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g5/p5310.htm : accessed 8 Dec 2019
Emigration November 23, 1699 (Age 48 years)
Publication: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project.
Citation details: Geertruy Willemse (1651-), http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g5/p5312.htm : accessed 8 dec 2019
Text:

On 23 November 1699,Geertruy Willemse departed the Cape at her own request for Batavia.

Note: Departs for Batavia (present day Jakarta, Indonesia)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Maria van Wyk
about 1703 (Age 52 years)
Publication: ISBN: 978-0-9921833-0-1
Citation details: Vol 1, p19, #64, b5.
Baptism of a granddaughterCatharina van Wyk
July 20, 1710 (Age 59 years)
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Baptism: Katrina VAN WYCK (1710), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6LWV-V2?cc=1478678&wc=M6GW-RTG%3A49605401%2C49605402%2C50282101%2C50282102 : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Stellenbosch > Baptisms 1688-1732 > image 45 of 143; State Archives, Cape Province : accessed 8 Dec 2019
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria van Wyk
October 27, 1710 (Age 59 years)
Publication: ISBN: 978-0-9921833-0-1
Citation details: Vol 1, p19, #64, b5.
Epidemic March 16, 1713 (Age 62 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony
Marriage of a childJacob CoetzerCornelia HelmView this family
September 15, 1714 (Age 63 years)
Publication: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project.
Citation details: Cornelia Helm (1673-1720), http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g5/p5310.htm : accessed 8 Dec 2019
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Marriage: Jacob COETZER and Cornelia HELMS (1714), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6LX3-V8P?cc=1478678&wc=M6GW-YM9%3A49605401%2C49605402%2C50282101%2C50492501 : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Stellenbosch > Marriages 1700-1788 > image 8 of 39; State Archives, Cape Province : accessed 8 Dec 2019
Death of a daughterCornelia Helm
between May 23, 1720 and June 21, 1720 (Age 69 years)

Publication: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project.
Citation details: Cornelia Helm (1673-1720), http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g5/p5310.htm : accessed 8 Dec 2019
Marriage of a grandchildHendrik LubbeCatharina van WykView this family
June 20, 1726 (Age 75 years)
Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: Lubbe, p335, b3.
Citation details: Marriage: Hendrik LOEBE and Catharina VAN WYCK (1726), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6LX3-FP8?i=696&cc=1478678 : accessed 8 Dec 2019
Marriage of a grandchildJean JoubertMaria van WykView this family
June 22, 1727 (Age 76 years)
Publication: Vol. 4, J-K (1992) ISBN: 0-7969-1491-5
Citation details: Joubert, p149, b5.
Publication: ISBN: 978-0-9921833-0-1
Citation details: Vol 1, p19, #64, b5.
Death of a granddaughterMaria van Wyk
December 1745 (Age 94 years)
Publication: ISBN: 978-0-9921833-0-1
Citation details: Vol 1, p19, #64, b5.
Historical Event 1754 (Age 103 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony
Epidemic May 1, 1755 (Age 104 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die
  1. Generation 1
    1. Geertruy Willemse was born about 1651. She married 2 times. The first time she married Hans Helm on September 28, 1670 in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. He was born about 1644 and died before 1690. The second time she married Gerrit Jansz (son-in-law’s son’s brother-in-law’s uncle’s step-father) on March 19, 1690 in Cape Town, Western Cape. He was born about 1650 in Weiningen, Switzerland.

      Children of Geertruy Willemse and Hans Helm:

      1. Cornelia Helm (16731720)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Cornelia Helm, daughter of Hans Helm and Geertruy Willemse, was baptized on September 17, 1673 in Cape Town, Western Cape and died between May 23, 1720 and June 21, 1720. She married 3 times. The first time she married Johannes van den Bosch on March 28, 1688 in Cape Town, Western Cape. The second time she married Adriaan “Arie” van Wyk, son of Roelof Adriansz van Wijck and Trijntje Jans, between October 22, 1693 and September 5, 1694. He was baptized on January 18, 1668 in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands and died between April 1713 and December 2, 1713 in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. The third time she married Jacob Coetzer (daughter’s son-in-law’s niece’s father-in-law) on September 15, 1714 in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. He was born about 1680 in Vienna, Austria.

      Children of Cornelia Helm and Johannes van den Bosch:

      1. Johanna van den Bosch (1690)

      Children of Cornelia Helm and Adriaan “Arie” van Wyk:

      1. Maria van Wyk (17031745)
      2. Catharina van Wyk (1710)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Johanna van den Bosch, daughter of Johannes van den Bosch and Cornelia Helm, was baptized on June 11, 1690. She married Jurgen Hanekom.

      Children of Johanna van den Bosch and Jurgen Hanekom:

      1. Sara Hanekom (17141741)
    2. Maria van Wyk, daughter of Adriaan “Arie” van Wyk and Cornelia Helm, was born about 1703 in Drakenstein, Western Cape and died in December 1745 in Western Cape. She married Jean Joubert (half-sister’s son-in-law’s son-in-law’s uncle), son of Pierre Joubert and Isabeau Richarde, on June 22, 1727 in Paarl / Drakenstein, Western Cape. He was born on May 7, 1695 in Paarl / Drakenstein, Western Cape and died on March 16, 1738 at the age of 42.

      Children of Maria van Wyk and Jean Joubert:

      1. Jan Joubert (17291791)
      2. Willem Joubert (17331796)
      3. Gideon David Joubert (17381820)
    3. Catharina van Wyk, daughter of Adriaan “Arie” van Wyk and Cornelia Helm, was baptized on July 20, 1710 in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. She married Hendrik Lubbe (step-brother’s wife’s son-in-law’s uncle), son of Berend Löbe and Jacoba Brandenburg, on June 20, 1726 in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. He was baptized on September 5, 1700 in Stellenbosch, Western Cape.

      Children of Catharina van Wyk and Hendrik Lubbe:

      1. Sara Lubbe (1728)
      2. Aletta Lubbe (1731)
      3. Johanna Maria Lubbe (1733)
      4. Adriaan Lubbe (1742)