Elsje Cloete, b2 (c.1655 - c.1702)

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Nicknames: "Elsje Jacobsz van der Merwe", "Adelheidis Klauten", "Elsje Jacobsdochter /Cloeten/"
Birthplace: Kurfürstentum Köln, Germany
Death: Died in Cape of Good Hope
Occupation: Huisvrou
Managed by: Dennis Anthony Burger
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About Elsje Cloete, b2

Jacob Cloete v. Keulen het waarskynlik reeds in 1652 na die Kaap gekom. Hy was een v.d. eerste Vryburgers v. 10.8.1657. Hy kry op 10.10.1657 ‘n plasie aan die Liesbeekrivier. In 1671 is hy terug na Europa, maar keer later as korporaal na die Kaap terug † 23.5.1693, vermoor x Sophia (Fytje) RADEROOTJES v.d. Eifel (Keulen)

b2 Elsje * Europa gedoop 28 Februarie 1655 x 9.9.1668 Willem VAN DER MERWE

Jacob van Oedt in ’t land van Köln

by Harry Booyens – Familia 2009 no 1 (extract)

However, one is hard put to understand why there has to be this insistence on seeing Jacob as coming specifically from Köln Stadt, simply because he was listed as “Jacob Cloeten van Ceulen”. To this end, consider the 1665 muster roll entry for Fijtje where she is also described as “Fijtge Raderootjes van Keulen“. The “Ceulen” that was referred to in these 1660 notes, was simply the State of Köln, not Stadt Köln. It is more reasonable to look for Jacob’s birth in the town in the State of Köln where he was married.

'''Proceeding on the assumption that Jacob was likely to have married in the town in which he had been born, we find in the transcripts of the very same Oedt Catholic church books the following baptisms:'''

Father: Conrad(t) Klauten, sometimes called “Conradi”

Mother: Catharina No Name, sometimes called by the diminutive19 “Trein”

• Jennicken Klauten ≈ 5.3.1628, a diminutive20 name for “Johanna”

• Jacobus Klauten ≈ 11.11.1630, possibly the “Jacob Cloete” of the Cape

• Nehssgen Klauten ≈ 6.5.1635, a diminutive21 name for “Agnes”

• Joannes Klauten ≈ 18.4.1638

• Petrus Klauten ≈ 27.1.1641

• Adelheidis Klauten ≈ 31.12.1645

The above is more than likely the correct Oedt-based family for Jacob Cloete, and the following section serves to further support this conclusion, but work to confirm this is still continuing in Germany. Gerrit and Elsje van Oedt in ’t land van Ceulen Having firmly settled on Oedt as the hometown of our Klauten family, we simply search in the Kirchenbücher of the St Vitus Catholic church in Oedt to find the following two baptisms:

Father: Jacobi Klauten

Mother: SOPHIAE; Katholisch, Oedt, Rheinland, Preussen.

Godefridus Klauten Male ≈ 2.4.1651. This entry is referenced in the Bruehl archive as Ba 2010 fiche 3/6 p79. The name Godefridus is merely a Latinised version of Gottfried. In the Niederrhein area Gottfried is often reduced22 to “Gört” or “Göert”; hence the son “Gerrit” we know at the Cape. The witnesses to this baptism are two unknown people, namely Andreas Entgens en Metges Pauli.

Adelheidis Klauten Female ≈ 28.2.1655. This entry is referenced in the Bruehl archive as Ba 2010 Fiche 3/6 p90. In the Niederrhein the name Adelheid is often reduced23 to Eltgen; hence the daughter “Elsjen” (Dutch) we know at the Cape. The witnesses to this baptism are Petrus Sax en Agnes Klauten. It seems reasonable to conclude that the second witness was none other than Jacob’s younger sister “Nehssgen”.

These are clearly the two children who came to the Cape with Fijtje on 16 March 1659 on the Arnhem. There are no further children baptised by the couple after 28 February 1655 in that church. All of this is completely consistent with Jacob leaving for the Cape at some point after 28 February 1655. It does mean, however, that both De Villiers24 and Heese25 have the wrong indexing for the family Cloete, and that the De Villiers numbers of Gerrit and Elsjen have to be swapped around. “Gerrit” (Göert) is b1 and “Elsjen” (Eltgen) is b2.

The full document has been attached under media (documents) (cloete familia 2009 no1 – Harry Booyens)

See also:

[http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g5/p5323.htm]

Hierdie is een ding wat ek voel ons moet oor saamstem - Elsje "Jacobsdogter/Jacobsdg/ Cloeten. Die middelste staan doodeenvoudig vir die dogter van Jacobus.


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Elsje Jacoba CLOETE

  • Arrived together with her mother and brother in 1659
  • 'Gebore in Europa
  • Christening: 1651 On Board Europa

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Children

  1. Aletta VAN DER MERWE b: 1684 in <Vetrivier, Cape, S.Af> c: 30 Mar 1684 in Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
  2. Schalk VAN DER MERWE b: 1673 c: 13 Aug 1673
  3. Elisabeth Schalk VAN DER MERWE b: Abt 1693 in Cape, S.A. c: 1692 in Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
  4. Maria (Marietje) Willemse Schalk VAN DER MERWE b: 1675 c: 29 Dec 1675
  5. Petronella VAN DER MERWE b: Abt 1698
  6. Schalk Willemsz VAN DER MERWE b: 14 Jul 1673 in Kaapstad, Cape, South Africa c: 13 Aug 1673 in Kaapstad, Cape, South Africa
  7. Magtilt (Magdalena) VAN DER MERWE b: Between 1689-1691
  8. Sophia VAN DER MERWE
  9. Elsie VAN DER MERWE b: Between 1690-1695
  10. Maria VAN DER MERWE b: 29 Dec 1675 in , , C.P., South Africa c: 29 Dec 1675 in Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
  11. Magdalena VAN DER MERWE b: 1691 in Tulbagh, Cape, South Africa c: 1690 in Cape Town, , So Afr
  12. Jacoba VAN DER MERWE
  13. Jacob VAN DER MERWE
  14. Helena VAN DER MERWE b: 1686 in Cape Town, So Afr c: 7 Apr 1686 in Cape Town, So Afr
  15. Pieter VAN DER MERWE
  16. Eula VAN DER MERWE b: Abt 1694 in Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
  17. Hendrik VAN DER MERWE b: Abt 1696 in Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
 

-------------------- Gebore in Europa

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Christening: 1651 On Board Europa

Children

Aletta VAN DER MERWE b: 1684 in <Vetrivier, Cape, S.Af> c: 30 Mar 1684 in Cape Town, Cape, South Africa

Schalk VAN DER MERWE b: 1673 c: 13 Aug 1673

Elisabeth Schalk VAN DER MERWE b: Abt 1693 in Cape, S.A. c: 1692 in Cape Town, Cape, South Africa

Maria (Marietje) Willemse Schalk VAN DER MERWE b: 1675 c: 29 Dec 1675

Petronella VAN DER MERWE b: Abt 1698

Schalk Willemsz VAN DER MERWE b: 14 Jul 1673 in Kaapstad, Cape, South Africa c: 13 Aug 1673 in Kaapstad, Cape, South Africa

Magtilt (Magdalena) VAN DER MERWE b: Between 1689-1691

Sophia VAN DER MERWE

Elsie VAN DER MERWE b: Between 1690-1695
Maria VAN DER MERWE b: 29 Dec 1675 in , , C.P., South Africa c: 29 Dec 1675 in Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
Magdalena VAN DER MERWE b: 1691 in Tulbagh, Cape, South Africa c: 1690 in Cape Town, , So Afr
Jacoba VAN DER MERWE
Jacob VAN DER MERWE
Helena VAN DER MERWE b: 1686 in Cape Town, So Afr c: 7 Apr 1686 in Cape Town, So Afr
Pieter VAN DER MERWE
Eula VAN DER MERWE b: Abt 1694 in Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
Hendrik VAN DER MERWE b: Abt 1696 in Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
 

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Elsje Jacoba CLOETE

Arrived together with her mother and brother in 1659

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Elsje Cloete b2's Timeline

1655
February 28, 1655
Germany
February 28, 1655
Katholisch Kirche, Ödt, Kurfürstentum Köln
1668
September 9, 1668
Age 13
Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
1670
1670
Age 14
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1673
July 14, 1673
Age 18
Drakenstein, Suid Afrika, Kaap
1675
1675
Age 19
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1678
1678
Age 22
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1680
1680
Age 24
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1682
1682
Age 26
Kaapkolonie,Suid Afrika
1684
March 30, 1684
Age 29
Cape of Good Hope