Gottfried Friedrich Koch, SV/PROG 4 (c.1745 - 1832)

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Nicknames: "Godfried", "Godvriet", "Fredrik"
Birthplace: Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Death: Died
Managed by: Gabriel Francois De Wet
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About Gottfried Friedrich Koch, SV/PROG 4

From Stamouers.com:

Gottfried Friedrich KOCH becomes a “vry burgher” in 1775, (1772 according to Hoge: “Personalia of the Germans at the Cape", p 208 ), moves to Stellenbosch were he works as a tailor. He is married in Stellenbosch on 28 January 1770 to Rachel van de Kaap. This takes place only a few days before the birth of his 1st son:

b1 Godfried Frederik, on 4 February 1770. This boy is presumably the result of the union with said Rachel. Interesting enough no further records are found of this son or his descendants (presumably because of the political attitude of the time).

He then moves to Swellendam where, on 4 April 1779, Gottfried Friedrich marries for a second time: to Aletta Claasz, (born 2 November 1749 in Cape Town and the daughter of Claas Claasen and Aletta Alida Knoetzen). She was the widow of Johannes Detlefs (who died on 13 February 1777). Her sister: Maria Magdalena is born 27.9.1744. She dies in Waveren (Tulbagh) in July 1786

Gottfried Friedrich buys a farm in 1790 and dies in 1791

A word of caution: at the time Swellendam was a very large geographical unit, it included subsequent towns as Riversdal, Heidelberg, Caledon even George. Therefore one should be very careful in assuming that with Swellendam the 20th Century town is meant!

From this marriage 2 children were born:

b2 FREDERIK WILHELM I Is christened on 17 December 1780 at Swellendam and he becomes a burgher in Swellendam.

On 10 June 1804 he marries Cornelia Steijn in Swellendam. He files a Will in 1812 and dies in 1822.

b3 CHRISTOPHORA FREDERICA Born on 15.12.1782 and was married in Stellenbosch on 7.8.1798 to Hermanus Santjes, who was from Leer, Oos-Friesland. She marries for a second time....

Researcher: Derek Koch derko@pandora.be

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Some say an alternate spelling for his surname is Kock. This needs further corroboration.

The spelling KOCH is found for example in his estate notice - see his timeline for the information.

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Sources 1 - Colin Garvie, Koch Gedcom. ABBR Koch Gedcom.

2 - Rev. Colin Garvie, Garvie Data.

-------------------- SA 1766, burger Swellendam

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Gottfried Friedrich Koch, SV/PROG 4's Timeline

1745
1745
Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
1770
1770
Age 25
1779
April 4, 1779
Age 34
Cape Colony
1780
1780
Age 35
Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa
1782
December 15, 1782
Age 37
Swellendam, South Africa
1832
1832
Age 87

DEPOT KAB
SOURCE MOOC
TYPE LEER
VOLUME_NO 13/1/59
SYSTEM 01
REFERENCE 8
PART 1
DESCRIPTION KOCH, GODFRIED FREDRIK. LIQUIDATION AND DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNT.
STARTING 18320000
ENDING 18320000