Johann Heinrich Richter, SV/PROG6 (c.1764 - d.) MP

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Birthplace: Meisen, Sakse, Germany
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Managed by: June Barnes (Buchanan)
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About Johann Heinrich Richter, SV/PROG6

Went to South Africa as a soldier about 1786; appointed doctor in the hospital 1794; appointed military doctor in 1804; 1805 vryburger; 1812 a shopkeeper in Cape Town; from 1813 he had a shop and house in Swellendam. Died before 25.09.1813 (S.A. Genealogies)

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According to the Inventory MOOC8/30.18 - see attached to this profile Testator(s): Johan Heinrich Richter and Elisabeth Catharina Rothman dated 30 July 1813

The first five children mentioned are conceived of the earlier marriage of the deceased with Bernhardina Wilhelmina Oppel - CJB rough translation!)

de vyf eerste gemelden in een vroeger huwlyk van den overleedenen met Bernhardina Wilhelmina Oppel

  • Maria Sophia oud 17 jaren
  • Johan George Fredrik oud 13 jaren
  • Bernhard Wilhelm oud 10 jaren
  • Catharina Wilhelmina oud 8 jaren
  • Johan Andreas oud 6 jaren

and the two last mentioned conceived in this marriage - CJB rough translation!)

en de twee laatstgemelden in het voorzeide huwlyk verwekt

  • Hendrik Samuel Theodorus oud 3 jaren
  • Johan Christiaan oud een jaar

Comparison

  • Maria Sophia oud 17 jaren - born c. 1796 - matches SAG b1.
  • Johan George Fredrik oud 13 jaren - born c. 1800 - matches SAG b3
  • Bernhard Wilhelm oud 10 jaren - born c. 1803 - matches SAG b4
  • Catharina Wilhelmina oud 8 jaren - born c. 1805 - SAG b7 in age - Could she have been baptised after her mother died?
  • Johan Andreas oud 6 jaren - born 1807 - Name matches SAG b6 born Dec 1806
  • Hendrik Samuel Theodorus oud 3 jaren - born 1810 name matches SAG b5.
  • Johan Christiaan oud een jaar - born 1812 - matches SAG b8

According to SAG Volume 9, pages 424-425 the family is arranged as follows -

Johann Heinrich Richter (Dr) *Meisen, Sakse, Germany son of Johanna George Richter and Eleonora Bolmer. Died before 25 Sep 1813

x 15 Mar 1795 Bernardina Wilhelmina Oppel

  • b1 Maria Sophia - 1796
  • b2 Hendrik George - 1797
  • b3 Johan George Frederik - c.1800
  • b4 Johan Evert Bernhard - 1802
  • b5 Heinrich Samuel Theodorus c.1805
  • b6 Johannes Andries 1806

xx 11 Dec 1808 Elizabeth Catharina Rothman

  • b7 Johanna Catharina Wilhelmina Bapt. 17 Feb 1811
  • b8 Johann Christian 1812
  • b9 Johann Heinrich Sebastiaan 1813

Combining the two – the arrangement should be

x 15 Mar 1795 Bernardina Wilhelmina Oppel

  • b1 Maria Sophia Richter born c. 1796 – aged 17 in 1813. (SAG Bapt. 16 Feb 1796 Lutherse Kerk. Married Lodewyk Christiaan Knoblauch on 24 Feb 1822 Lutherse Kerk).
  • b2 Hendrik George Richter (SAG Bapt. 24 Dec 1797) – not mentioned on the 1813 Inventory so assumed to have died before July 1813.
  • b3 Johan George Fredrik Richter born c. 1800 – aged 13 in 1813. (SAG Died 23 Mar 1874 Cape Town. Married Aletta Theunissina Johanna Eksteen on 5 Oct 1823 Swellendam).
  • b4 Bernhard Wilhelm Richter - born c. 1803 – aged 10 in 1813. (SAG born 22 Dec 1802. Bapt. 21 Jan 1803. Died 8 Aug 1870 Bloemfontein. Married Maria Margaretha Johanna Petronella Rheeder on 6 Sep 1841 at Swellendam).
  • b5 Catharina Wilhelmina Richter - born c. 1805 – aged 8 in 1813 – (SAG b7 Johanna Catharina Wilhelmina; seems that she was baptised on 17 Feb 1811 - after her mother died. Married Johannes Siedenfaden on 1 Dec 1827 at Swellendam).
  • b6 Johan Andreas Richter born c. 1807 aged 6 in 1813 – (SAG born 4 Dec 1806. Bapt. 14 Dec 1806).

xx 11 Dec 1808 Elizabeth Catharina Rothman

  • b7 Hendrik Samuel Theodorus Richter born c. 1810 – aged 3 in 1813 - (SAG b5. born about 1805) married Catharina Margaretha Cats – Stellenbosch 3 Oct 1829.
  • b8 Johan Christiaan Richter - born 1812 – aged 1 year in 1813 (SAG born 7 Jun 1812. Bapt. 21 Jun 1812 Lutherse Kerk. Married Anna Eleonora Jacoba Luttig Beaufort-West on 24 Jun 1844, the widow of P Strockenström)
  • b9 Johann Heinrichm Sebastiaan Richter was born after his father died – (SAG. Born 25 Sep 1813. Bapt. 31 Oct 1813 Lutherse Kerk. Married x Geertruyda Christina van Graan Cape Town 26 Oct 1834. xx Elizabeth Petronella Fredrika Voges 1 June 1846 Cape Town. xxx Christina Magdalena Dyers 16 Sep 1862 Bredasdorp).

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Judi Marais-Meyer research -

JOHANN HEINRICH. *Meiszen.Germamny in 1764, son of the physician Johann Georg R. and Eleonora Bolmar. From 1777-80 his father instructed him in the “Chirurgy and barbierkunst”, from 1782-84 he studied medicine under the “Collegium Medico-Chirurgicum " at Meiszen. After passing his examination, he practised for a year at Meiszen and Groszenhayn and then went to the Cape, where he arrived 1786 as so. In 1794 he was appointed for a time of three years surgeon in the Hospital. In 1804 he was appointed First Surgeon of the second class of the auxiliary troops, having given “genoegzame blyken zyner bekwaamheid en geschiktheid”. In 1805 he was, at his request, released from his duties on condition that he must put himself again at the disposal of the Government in case of an attack by the enemy or in any other urgent need. In 1812 he had a shop in Cape Town (B.S. 5/2), in the same year he bought a house at Swellendam and in 1813 he got a licence to open a retail shop there. R. was married to (X) Bernhardina Wilhelmina Oppel (15.3.1795), d. of B. W. Oppel (q.v.); (XX) Catharina Elisabeth Rothmann, d. of S. Rothmann (q.v.). Children: Hendrik George, Maria Sophia, Johan Georg Fredrik, Bernhard, Johanna Catharina Wilhelmina, Johannes Andreas (these by his first wife, of whom only the eldest is mentioned in G.R.), Anna Catharina Elisabeth (by his second wife). (MOOC 14/116; G.R. nr. 776.) Johan Georg Fredrik R. ~ 5.10.1823 Aletta Theunissia Eksteen, Johanna Catharina Wilhelmina R. ~ 1.12.1827 Johannes Seidenfaden of Witzenhausen (Marr. Reg. of Swellendam). The German Personalia at the Cape 1652-1802 Bu Dr. J Hoge JOHANN HEINRICH (S) RICHTER From MeiszenGermany * 1764, son of the physician Johann Georg Ricter and Eleonora Bolmar. From 1777-80 his father instructed him in the “Chirurgy and barbierkunst”, from 1782-84 he studied medicine under the “Collegium Medico-Chirurgicum " at Meiszen. After passing his examination, he practised for a year at Meiszen and Groszenhayn and then went to the Cape, where he arrived 1786 as soldier.

In 1794 he was appointed for a time of three years surgeon in the Hospital. In 1804 he was appointed First Surgeon of the second class of the auxiliary troops, having given “genoegzame blyken zyner bekwaamheid en geschiktheid”.

In 1805 he was, at his request, released from his duties on condition that he must put himself again at the disposal of the Government in case of an attack by the enemy or in any other urgent need. In 1812 he had a shop in Cape Town (B.S. 5/2 – Papers of the Burger Seante Of Cape Town). In the same year he bought a house at Swellendam and in 1813 he got a licence to open a retail shop there.

Richter was married to

X (1) Bernhardina Wilhelmina Oppel (15.3.1795), d. o. B. W. Oppel (q.v.);

XX (2) Catharina Elisabeth Rothmann, d. o. S. Rothmann (q.v.).

Children:

  • Hendrik George
  • Maria Sophia
  • Johan Georg Fredrik
  • Bernhard
  • Johanna Catharina Wilhelmina
  • Johannes Andreas (these by his first wife, of whom only the eldest is mentioned in G.R.)
  • Anna Catharina Elisabeth (by his second wife). (MOOC 14/116; G.R. nr. 776.)
  • Johan Georg Fredrik Ricter X 5.10.1823 Aletta Theunissia Eksteen
  • Johanna Catharina Wilhelmina Richter X 1.12.1827 Johannes Seidenfaden of Witzenhausen (Marr. Reg. of Swellendam).

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NAIRS references

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  • DESCRIPTION NOTARIAL PROTOCOL. NOTARY, JJF WAGENER. DEED OF TRANSFER. JOHAN HEINRICH RICHTER TRANSFERRING THE SLAVE DIANA OF BENGAL TO PIETER HENKES.
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  • DEPOT KAB
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  • VOLUME_NO 13/1/37
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  • REFERENCE 18
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  • DESCRIPTION RICHTER, JOHAN HEINRICH. LIQUIDATION AND DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNT.
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Johann Heinrich Richter, SV/PROG6's Timeline

1764
1764
Germany
1795
March 15, 1795
Age 31
Cape Town, South Africa
1795
Age 31
1797
1797
Age 33
1800
1800
Age 36
Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
1802
December 22, 1802
Age 38
1805
1805
Age 41
South Africa
1806
December 4, 1806
Age 42
1808
December 11, 1808
Age 44
Cape Town, South Africa
1811
1811
Age 47