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About Johann Conrad Steyn, SV/PROG 4

From And SAG 12 p.241

Johann Conrad Steijn arrived at the Cape of Good Hope from Oberbreidenbach, Germany in 1775.

This is all that is known about his career:

Soldier (1775+)

In Governor's body guard (from 1782)

Sergeant in bodyguard (1784)

Sergeant on Robben Island (1793).

Johann Conrad Steijn married Susanna Margaretha of the Cape 1793.01.27. According to JA Heese (Die Herkoms van die Afrikaners) she was a free black woman (C798). "Black" means anything which is non-European. Slaves were imported from several Asian countries, and these people were also called non-European.


Three of the children were baptised on the same day (1783.10.12): Johan Coenraad, Anna Elisabeth, Louisa Cornelia

Johan Coenraad baptised 1783.10.12

Married Petronella Cornelia Scheffer (from Amsterdam) 1800.04.27

Anna Elisabeth baptised 1783.10.12

Louisa Cornelia baptised 1783.10.12

Johanna Christina Wilhelmina baptised 1787.04.06

Carl Coenraad Fredrik baptised 1789.06.14

Georg Fredrik baptised1793.01.27

Petrus Michiel Fredrik baptised 1794.06.01

Petronella Elisabeth Jacoba baptised 1801.05.30

©1999 Jacques Steyn