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Gesina Steenkamp, b6

Also Known As: "(Geesje) Gesina LABUSCHAGNE; Gezina", "Nel"
Birthplace: Drakenstein, Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in Stellenbosch, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jan Steenkamp, SV/PROG and Jannetjie van Eck, b2 SM
Wife of Jean (Jan) Labuschagne, b2 and Jan Hendrik Nel, b2c2
Mother of Jan Harmse Labuschagne, a1b2c4; Casper Labuschagne, b2c5; Frans Labuschagne i b2c6; Johanna Labuschagne, b2c7; Francois (Frans) Labuschagne, b2c8 and 7 others
Sister of Jan Steenkamp, b5; Jan Harmen Steenkamp, b7; Casper Jan Hendrik Steenkamp, b8; Anna Steenkamp, b9; Lucas Steenkamp, b10 and 4 others
Half sister of Margaretha Steenkamp; Johanna Steenkamp, b2; Jan Steenkamp, b3 and Gysbert Steenkamp, b4

Occupation: Baptized 4.7.1723 born 6th, GISA records shows no descendants - baptized 18 Sep 1718
Managed by: Gideon Josua Joubert Labuschagne
Last Updated:

About Gesina Steenkamp, b6

Gesina was the second wife of Jan Labuschagne. When she married him in 1739 she was 16 years old, and he had 3 young children aged 7, 5 and 3. She then had 5 children between 1739 and 1753 when Jan Labuschagne died - ages 13, 7, 4, 3 and 1. The oldest daughter of Jan Labuschagne was 21 and married in 1754, a month before Gesina married Jan Nel on 29.12.1754. Gesina was about 31 years old. The second Labuschagne daughter, Anna, married in 1764 which means that she was perhaps available to help with the extended family for 10 years after her father died. Gesina then had a further 6 children after she married Jan Nel - between 1756 to 1767.

She was the 6th child in a very large family - her father had 14 children, the youngest baptised on 22nd March 1739, - the same year she married for the first time. As a 16 year old she will have been helping her mother look after a very large family.


Marriage to Jean Labuschagne (b2)


NGK Drakenstein, Cape of Good Hope

11 October [1739]. Jan La Buscagne van Enckhuijsen Burger aan Drakensteijn, wedu. en Geesje Steenkamp van Cabo de Goede Hoop. J.D.

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


Marriage to Jan Nel


NGK Tulbagh, Cape of Good Hope


1754, den 29 Xbr: Jan Nel van Cabo de Goede Hoop, jongman burger aan Swellendam met Geesje Steenkamp van Cabo voornt., wedw. wijle Jan La Buscagne

- Nederduits Gereformeerde Gemeente (NGK), Tulbagh, Western Cape. marriage register, 1744-1839, page 7, entry no 13. Repository: NG Kerkargief, Noordwal-Wes, Stellenbosch, G4 9/1. on --------------------

Gesina, b4 moes klein gesterf het. Hier is 'n transkripsie van haar doopinskrywing, met ma Geesje Visser:

'Anno 1718. Den 18de Dito [Septbr]. Jan en Gijsie kinderen van Jan Stinscham en Gijsie Vissers. Getùijgen Hendrik Gildenhuijsen, Elsebe Mijer en Catharina Olivier.' (Gelaai by 'sources')

In 1723 is haar stiefsuster, Geesje, gedoop met ma Jannetjie van Eck. Haar doopinskrywing is by 'sources' op - JS

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Gesina Steenkamp, b6's Timeline

July 4, 1723
NGK Kaapstad
Cape, South Africa
Age 3
Cape Town, South Africa
October 11, 1739
Age 16
Age 17
Paarl, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
March 20, 1746
Age 23
South Africa
Age 26
Age 27
October 22, 1752
Age 29
Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa
October 29, 1754
Age 31
Paarl, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa