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Johannes Blankenberg, SV/PROG

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Germany
Death: Died in Meerlust, Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Joachim Blankenberg and Maria Blankenberg
Husband of Catharina Bauman, SM
Father of Geertruy Christina Blankenberg b1; Johannes Hendricus Blankenberg, b2; Maria Magdalena de Wet, b3; Johanna Blankenberg, b4; Jacobus Blankenberg, b5 and 3 others

Occupation: Owner of Meerlust wine estate, member of the Board of Justice and the Orphans Council
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About Johannes Blankenberg, SV/PROG

Johannes emigrated from Germany as a soldier in 1700.

He was a Stamvader and he owned and farmed "Meerlust" at Stellenbosch.

Married to Catharina Baumann, 3 January 1707 in Cape of Good Hope

The Blankenberg Connection

Research by Gerda Pieterse into the de Wit family has unearthed a treasure of information on the influence upon the trade, banking and industrial sectors of early South Africa by the German Lutheran immigrants. Many of the important public servants were from this group.

A Gertrude Witt was born in 1672 in Hamburg, Germany. At the age of 13 she married Simon de Groot on 21 Oct 1685 in the Cape of Good Hope. But Simon, who had been born in Wittenberg, Germany died in 1688. So on 8 Mar 1688 Gertrude then married Hinrich Baumann of Dittmarsschen. They had a child Catherine Baumann.

Catherine Baumann married Johannes Blankenberg on 3 Jan 1706. He had been born in Berlin about 1680 and he died in “Meerlust” in the Cape of Good Hope. They had 8 children; the youngest was Johannes Henricus Blankenberg who on 18 Jul 1734 married Anna Margaretha Van de Heijden in Cape Town. They had a child Aletta Jacoba Blankenberg.

Aletta Jacoba Blankenberg married Petrus Johannes de Wit, who was the son of Jan de Wit and Maria Adriaansz, in Cape Town on 15 Feb 1756. Petrus died in 1778 in Cape Town. The 6th of the 10 children of Aletta Jacoba and Petrus Johannes was Willem Adriaan de Wit who married Maria Magdelena Kotze on 13 Feb 1791 in Cape Town. It is believed that Willem Adriaan and his wife both died in Batavia.

[ Their second child, Petrus Johannes de Wit, who was born at the Cape on 23 Oct 1796, left Africa before he was 20 and arrived in Malacca on 12 May 1816. He married the daughter of the then Governor of Malacca, Adriaan Koek, and became the founder of the DeWitt family of Melaka.]

However the 4th child of Willem Adriaan de Wit and Maria Magdelena Kotze remained in the Cape. He was Johannes Jacobus de Wit. He married Anna Cornelia Albetina de Villiers about 1834 in Cape Town, and it was their daughter Maria Magdelena de Wit who married John Thomson. -------------------- Johannes emigrated from Germany as a soldier in 1700.


He was a Stamvader and he owned and farmed "Meerlust" at Stellenbosch.


Married to Catharina Baumann, 3 January 1707 in Cape of Good Hope


The Blankenberg Connection


Research by Gerda Pieterse into the de Wit family has unearthed a treasure of information on the influence upon the trade, banking and industrial sectors of early South Africa by the German Lutheran immigrants. Many of the important public servants were from this group.


A Gertrude Witt was born in 1672 in Hamburg, Germany. At the age of 13 she married Simon de Groot on 21 Oct 1685 in the Cape of Good Hope. But Simon, who had been born in Wittenberg, Germany died in 1688. So on 8 Mar 1688 Gertrude then married Hinrich Baumann of Dittmarsschen. They had a child Catherine Baumann.



      
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Johannes Blankenburg SV/PROG's Timeline

1680
1680
Germany
1705
January 3, 1705
Age 25
Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
1707
1707
Age 27
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1708
September 2, 1708
Age 28
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1711
1711
Age 31
South Africa
1713
1713
Age 33
1714
1714
Age 34
Stellenbosch, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
1716
May 10, 1716
Age 36
Cape Town, South Africa
1718
1718
Age 38
1720
1720
Age 40
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa