Aletta Harmes Potgieter

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About Aletta Harmes Potgieter

Booysen website:

There is doubt about the parents of ALETTA HARMENS, who married DIRK BOOYSEN of Drakenstein ‎(2nd son of Boy Booysen, the progenitor of the Booysen family in South Africa)‎ on 8 Feb. 1733 ‎(Cape)‎ - family listed in De Villiers Pa ma, vol. 1, p. 68, sub b2. Dr J.A. Heese was of the opinion that she was a daughter of JAN ‎(Johannes)‎ HARMENSZ POTGIETER ‎(1674-?)‎. If this is true then was Aletta a daughter of Potgieter's first wife CLARA HERBST ‎(married 1702)‎, or of his second wife MARIA CATHARINE VAN EEDEN ‎(married 1714)‎? Heese apparently favoured the latter. Aletta did have a daughter called Maria and two of her children married van Eedens.


Marriage to Dirk Booijsz

NGK Drakenstein

Ao 1733. Den 8 Febr. Dirk Booijsz van Cabo Burger aan Drakensteijn met Aletta Harmenz van Cabo. J.D.

- Drakenstein I Marriages., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Marriage Register on



SAF vol 14 p 198 : Aletta (b8) {tov Hans Harms} in De Villiers/Pama, is d.v. Jan Harmsz POTGIETER. Sy x Paarl 8.2.1733 Dirk BOOYSEN)


SAF vol 3

b2 Dirk, burger Drakenstein x 8.2.1733 Aletta HARMENS, v. onbekende afkoms

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Aletta Harmes Potgieter's Timeline

September 10, 1712
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
February 8, 1733
Age 20
Drakenstein, Kaap, Suid Afrika
Age 21
Tulbagh, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 24
January 26, 1740
Age 27
Age 30
Drakenstein, Suid Afrika