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Nicknames: "Hermanus d'Oude", "Hermaune", "Harmanus", "Steijn", "Stein", "Stijn", "Hermanus D' Oude"
Place of Burial: Western Cape (Swellendam district), South Africa
Birthplace: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa
Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Deborah Alice Potgieter
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About Hermanus ‎ Steyn, b1c3

FATHER OF PRESIDENT HERMANUS STEYN - SWELLENDAM

2ND GREAT GRAND FATHER OF PRESIDENT PAUL KRUGER

2 ND GREAT GRANDUNCLE OF PRESIDENT M T STEYN 

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Hermanus d'Oude was the father of President Hermanus Steyn (Hermanus d'Jonge) of the Swellendamse Republiek. He was also the 2nd Great Grand Father of President Paul Kruger, as well as the Great Granduncle of President M T Steyn.

Married Petronella Kemp 1731 in Cape Town. She died after the birth of their third child in 1735

1733 Briefly owned a small property at Zoutrivier

Married Martha Potgieter 26 April 1739. She was the daughter of Hans Jurgen Potgieter who died in 1737 and who was the owner of Bruintjiesrivier and 't Voorhuys. Martha and Hermanus had 13 children together.

Was a farmer in the Drakenstein district near Paarl for a while; then they moved to the Swellendam district

Rented two farms: 't Voorhuis and Bruintjes. Bruintjes was at the Breede river - he made brandy there and he cultivated grain from 1743.

­1743.02.03 word eienaar van die leenplaas de Bruintjies Rivier over de Berg, later Bruintjiesrivier. Die naam is ontleen aan een van hul ou perde met die naam 'Bruintjie' - source http://members.aol.com/kmeintjes/Genealogy/FWdeKlerk.htm

1746: became a member of the heemraad of Swellendam. He became a prominent member of society there and was repeatedly elected as member in the course of the next forty years.

1760: bought the farm Combuys at the Cango river.

1762/3: bought the farm 't Voorhuys at the Breede river - made brandy there too.

Later on he was known as Hermanus d'Oude to distinguish him from his son, Hermanus d'Jonge.

Key figure in the rebellion in Swellendam in 1795 who declared the independent Republic of Swellendam at the time.

Hermanus d'Oude and Martha left the following farms in the Swellendam disctrict to their sons in the testament dated c. 1790:

- Bruintjiesfontein on the Klip river with blacksmith's shop

- Bruintjiesrivier on the Breede river with vessels and two brandy kettles (farmed here from 1743 with grain)

- 't Voorhuis on the Breede river with vessels and brandy kettle etc (first rented it, then he became the owner in 1762)

Hermanus died in 1795

In 1999, the Voorhuis farm is still owned by the Steyn family after nine generations. His son Petrus Paulus became the sole owner. The old farm house was destroyed by fire in abt 1914. Douw Steyn (1845-1926) did some repairs to the ruins and used it as an ironsmith workshop. The wine cellar remained until the nineteen thirties when it was destroyed.

SOURCE: Die families van Ou Swellendam Deel 1 Steyn

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On 3 Feb 1743 Hermanus became the owner of the loan farm "De Bruintjies Rivier over de Berg". The name is derived from one of their old horses with the name of Bruintjies. (See article in Huisgenoot - "Die Man Van Bruintjesrivier"). Hermanus was the father of President Hermanus Steyn of the Swellendamse Republiek. He was also the 2nd Great Grand Father of President Paul Kruger, as well as the Great Granduncle of President M T Steyn.

c3 Hermanus (Hermanus d’ Oude) ≈ 12.7.1711, Heemraad, boer vanaf 1743 “Bruintjiesrivier”, dist. Swellendam † c. 1795 x Kaapstad c. 1731 Petronella KEMP ≈ 13.9.1711 † Maart 1735 d.v. Pieter Kemp en Luytje Willema xx 26.4.1739 Martha POTGIETER ≈ 13.9.1722 d.v. Hans Jurgen Potgieter en Cornelia Botha

d1 Johannes ≈ 30.11.1732

d2 Petronella ≈ 27.12.1733

d3 Sibella ≈ 20.3.1735, jonk †

Tweede huwelik

d4 Hans Jurgen ≈ 21.2.1740, boer “t’ Voorhuis”, Leeurivier, dist. Swellendam x 29.10.1761 Christina VAN ZIJL ≈ 24.3.1737 d.v. Johannes van Zijl en Catharina van Eeden xx 4.5.1777 Cornelia Geertruida KUUN * c. 1756 ≈ 27.1.1760 d.v. Stephanus Kuun en Anna Margaretha Gildenhuys

d5 Jacobus Arnoldus ≈ Paarl 26.3.1742, jonk †

d6 Hermanus * “Bruintjiesrivier”, dist. Swellendam c. 1743 ≈ Drakenstein 15.12.1743, heemraad, boer “Jan Harmsgat”, dist. Swellendam, President v.d. Swellendam Republiek in 1795 † c. 1804 x Tulbagh 10.3.1765 Anna Margaretha VAN STADEN (wed. v. Pieter Christiaan de Jager) ≈ 6.9.1744 † c. 1804 d.v. Marthinus van Staden en Catharina Botha

d7 Maria Johanna ≈ Swellendam 7.11.1745 x Tulbagh 10.3.1765 Matthys DE JAGER * Paarl c. 1741

d8 Douw Gerbrand ≈ Tulbagh 1.4.1747 † Tulbagh c. 1790 x 5.10.1765 Cornelia POTGIETER ≈ 5.11.1747 d.v. Hermanus Potgieter en Elsie Botha xx 8.8.1773 Margaretha Aletta BOTHA ≈ Swellendam 10.11.1754 d.v. Philippus Roedolfus Botha en Elizabeth du Preez xxx 7.1.1776 Catharina Maria POTGIETER ≈ Swellendam 26.5.1758 d.v. Hans Jurgen Potgieter en Elizabeth van Staden

d9 Cornelia ≈ Tulbagh 6.4.1749 x Jan WESSELS ≈ 1.6.1738 xx Mattheus WILLEMSE

d10 Sibella ≈ Swellendam 29.11.1750 x 22.2.1767 Pieter FOURIE * Stellenbosch 7.2.1717

d11 Daniël ≈ 27.8.1752 † Swellendam 29.4.1824 x 30.10.1774 Hester ROG ≈ Stellenbosch 17.2.1760 † Feb. 1782 d.v. Johann Christoffel Rog en Martha de Jager xx 30.6.1782 Dorothea Elisabeth KOEN ≈ 3.8.1760 d.v. Johannes Casparus Koen en Anna Maria Cordier xxx 3.4.1791 Cornelia GILDENHUYZEN ≈ 30.9.1768 d.v. Barend Gildenhuyzen en Maria Elizabeth Diederiks

d12 Johannes ≈ 25.12.1753, burger Swellendam x 16.3.1777 Barbara Wilhelmina VOGEL ≈ 24.12.1758 d.v. Johann Christian Vogel (stamvader) en Maria Martha du Preez

d13 Petrus Paulus ≈ 25.12.1755 boer “’t Voorhuis”, Leeurivier, dist. Swellendam † Swellendam 18.10.1826 # “’t Voorhuis”, Leeurivier, dist. Swellendam x 22.11.1789 Susanna GROBBELAAR (wed. v. Dirk Cornelis Uys) ≈ 21.2.1762 d.v. Petrus Grobbelaar en Susanna Maria Human xx Susanna Helena KOCK

d14 Theunis Lodewyk ≈ 8.1.1758

d15 Frederik Theororus ≈ 30.9.1759

d16 Jacobus Arnoldus ≈ 7.2.1762

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Hermanus ‎ Steyn, b1c3's Timeline

1711
July 12, 1711
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
July 12, 1711
Cape Town, South Africa

Transcription of Cape Town Baptisms 1711
D:o (12 Jul)
van Jacobus Stijn, en Maria Harmensz Potgieter, de getuigen Johannes Harmensz Potgieter, en Beatrix Harmensz Potgieter.
- Harmanus

Source: This transcription has been made from photographs of the Cape Archives Verbatim copies document VC 604, which is a photocopy of the original register, now housed in the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerkargief, Noordwal-Wes, Stellenbosch, as G1-8/1. This photocopy was made for the Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and a copy was donated to the South African Archives, a copy going to the Cape Town Repository (VC series) and to the Pretoria Repository (where it is part of the FC series).
The baptisms cover pages 1 through 87 and 126 through 143 of this register.

Copied from http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/index.php/church-registers/cape-town...

1732
September 23, 1732
Age 21
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/index.php/church-registers/cape-town...

Transcripton by Corney Keller:
1732
Den 23 Sber
Hermannus Stijn, van Cabo de Goede Hoop
jongman, burger alhier, en Petronella Kemp
van Cabo

1732
Age 20
1733
December 27, 1733
Age 22
South Africa
1735
February 1735
Age 23
South Africa
1738
April 26, 1738
Age 26
Paarl, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa

Hermanus Steijn
marriage: 26 April 1738
spouse:
Martha Potgieter
Paarl,Cape Of Good Hope,South Africa (Rep.)
batch number: 7330226
IGI Batch Type Code: 2
IGI Sheet Number: 45
IGI Serial Number: 00146
SourceDocType: CHURCHREC

1739
1739
Age 27
Swellendam, South Africa
1742
1742
Age 30
Tulbagh, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
1742
Age 30