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Johann Godfried Gericke, SV/PROG

Also Known As: "Johan", "Gottfried"
Birthplace: Harkerode, Magdeburg, Germany
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Husband of Anna Barbara Gerber, b3 SM
Partner of Johanna Jacoba Jurgens
Father of Catharina Rosina b2 Gericke, SM/PROG; Frans Lodewyk Gericke, b3; Johan Christiaan Gericke, b4; Anna Dorothea Gericke, b5; Hendrik Sebastiaan Gericke, b6 and 7 others

Occupation: Wagon Maker, Wagonmaker, initially for HOIK
Managed by: Guillaume Francois Gerber
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About Johann Godfried Gericke, SV/PROG

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GERICKE JOHANN GOTTFRIED (S in CJ 1345: 138).- Harkerode. Arr. 1773 as wagon-maker, rel. from serv. 1785. ~ 19.9.1790 Anna Barbara Gerber. + 21.3.1837 as wagon-maker at “Geelhoutboom,” dist. of George, at the age of 96. Of his children the following were baptised at Swellendam: Johan Christiaan (23.10.1798), Anna Dorothea (2.2.1800), Jacobus Stephanus (14.10.1804), Maria Catharina (27.11.1807), Catharina Magdalena (24.5.1809), Georg Sebastiaan (16.12.1811), Fredrik Wilhelm (5.12.1812). His surviving children were: Frans, Johan Christiaan, Hendrik, Fredrik Wilhelm, Rosina, Anna Dorothea (~ Adriaan Stander, G.R., III, p. 331), Maria Catharina, Salsina.

- Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape, 1652-1806, Archives Year Book for South African History (Cape Town: Government Printer, Union of South Africa, 1946)

Gegevens van Johan Godfried Gerreke uit Hakvort

  • Datum indiensttreding: 20-10-1772
  • Datum uit dienst: 31-08-1793
  • Functie bij indiensttreding: Soldaat
  • Reden uit dienst: Laatste vermelding
  • Uitgevaren met het schip: Bartha Petronella
  • Waar uit dienst: Kaap de Goede Hoop
  • Maandbrief: Nee
  • Schuldbrief: Nee

Gegevens van de vaart

  • Schip: Bartha Petronella
  • Vertrek: 20-10-1772
  • Kamer: Amsterdam
  • Kaap: Aankomst: 12-06-1773
  • Inventarisnummer: 6571
  • Folio: 163
  • Kaap
  • DAS- en reisnr.: 4149.4


Wagon maker, initially for HOIK He arrived here in 1773 and left the VOC in 1785. His contract to graze his livestock on the loan farm Geelhoute Boom was signed at the Castle in Cape Town on 3 Apr 1788 as RLR 36/1-77. The farm had previously been abandoned by Gideon van Zeyl. The annual charge was sixteen Ducatons (each worth 72 Stuiwers), the equivalent of twenty four Rijksdaalders. In addition he had to deliver one tenth of his wheat crop to the Castle in Cape Town. He was granted the Quitrent ownership of Geelhoutboom by Lord Charles Henry Somerset on 1 October 1816. The farm covered 1695 morgen originally but with subdivision and selling only about one fifth was in family hands by the turn of the century. According to CO 3942-353 he applied on 19 Jan 1829 to Sir Lowry Cole, the then Governor of the Cape, for permission to cut four waggon loads of wood in the Government Forest near George Town in order to repair and complete his dwelling. The property he left included; Half a farm, oxen, wagons, horses, furniture and an apprentice ? Slavery was abolished in the Cape Colony in 1834. The freed slaves however had to serve as ’Apprentices’ for a period of four years, allegedly to prepare themselves for freedom. † MOOC 6/9/10-2120, Name Of Person: Johan Godfried GERICKE

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Johann Godfried Gericke, SV/PROG's Timeline

Magdeburg, Germany
Age 31
September 19, 1790
Age 49
December 8, 1795
Age 54
George, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 55
Age 57
George, South Cape DC, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 59
July 10, 1803
Age 62
Tulbagh, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
July 31, 1804
Age 63
August 4, 1806
Age 65
George, South Cape DC, Western Cape, South Africa