Joachim Heinrich Martens

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Joachim Heinrich Maartens, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Allendorf, Salzungen, Germany
Death: Died in Stellenbosch, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Christoffer Hinrich Martens
Husband of Jacomina van den Berg, SM
Father of Anna Margaretha Maartens, b2; Jacobus Maartens, b1; Joachim Hendrik Maartens, b3 and Matthys Daniel Maartens, b4

Occupation: a.Soldier 1747, later cabinetmaker 1756
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About Joachim Heinrich Martens

Joachim apparently went to the Cape Province of South Africa from the Netherlands in 1747 as a single man and a soldier. Sources in S.A give the name of the ship as "De Kasteel van Tilburg". He married Jacomina van den Berg from Graaf Reinet. The couple settled in Eastern Cape and raised the first Maartens family in the Republic. Later the family spread out around the area and some moved up to East Griqualand and into Natal province.

Joachim Heinrick came from Brandenburg (Prussia) and arrived on 2 May 1747 on the above ship. He was hospitalized immediately on arrival, possibly with scurvy after the 3 month trip. 20 people died on this trip over. Between 1748 and 1750 he was a groom and between 1751 - 1754 a soldier. He became a free burger in 1756 and worked as a carpenter in Stellenbosch. When his oldest son Jacobus was born they were living in the Veldkornetskamp of Veldkornet S. Coetzee. Joachim Heindrich became Joachim/Jochem Hendrik as proven by his marraige certificate. Joachim died in 1770 and Jacomina in 1774. Their children were probably raised by Jacobus van den berg, Jacomina's eldest brother. Joachim and Jacomina had 4 children. (researched intensively per kind favour of Dewald Martens as source)

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Joachim Heinrich Martens's Timeline

November 6, 763
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Allendorf, Salzungen, Germany
August 5, 1759
Age 32
South Africa
September 21, 1760
Age 33
Stellenbosch, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
August 18, 1765
Age 38
Stellenbosch, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
July 3, 1768
Age 41
Graaff-Reinet, EC, South Africa
Age 63
Stellenbosch, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 63