Michiel Otto, SV/PROG (1688 - 1743) MP

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Birthplace: Chemniitz, Saxony, Germany
Death: Died in Somerset-Wes, Suid Afrika, Kaap
Occupation: Superindent van houtkappers agter Steenberge
Managed by: Judith Susanna Hendrika 5 Marais, b2c1d6e5f2g7h7i12j2
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MICHAEL OTTO .+ Stettin (according to his will). Sa. 1714, wood-cutter 1716, b. 1719.XX (1) 19.11.1719 Barbara Contermann XX(2) 1.3.1722 Anna Margaretha Siek, wid. Barend Gildehausen, d. of Johann Siek (q.v.). 7 children by his second wife. Later divorced. + 1743. Through his second marriage he became the owner of “Vergelegen,” which had once belonged to W. A. v. d. Stel. Mentzel (Beschreibung . . . II, p. 64) mentions that he treated his slaves with great cruelty and took to drink in his old age. (GMR 1714-18; Rq. 1719: 117; Stellenbosch Arch., vol. 13, p. 359 and vol. 653 nr. 53; G.R. nr. 687; CJ 807: 7; Inv. O.C. 6:94.)

Michiel OTTO * 27 AUG 1688 in Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany. 1 He † 1743 in Somerset-West, Western Cape.1 Michiel’s parents were Johann Heinrich OTTO, born in 1665 and Dorothea MAUERSBERGER, born in 1668. They were married on 5 OCT 1687 in Chemnitz. Michiel arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on 1 APR 1714 aboard the Dutch East Indian Company’s ship “Rijksdorp” sailing from Trondheim, Norway. According to his testament, he originally came from Stettin, which was ruled politically by Sweden at the time. This city is a port on the Baltic coast on the East Side of the Oder River in Poland. Michiel was the first of 31 Otto patriarchs who came to South Africa and of those 23 Otto families came from the eastern part of Germany.

a1 Michiel (Michael) Otto van Noorweë, maar volgens sy testament van Stettin. Matroos 1714, houtkapper 1716. Burger 1719, gesterf: 1743. Deur sy tweede huwelik word hy eienaar van "Vergelegen" in Somerset-Wes, die plaas wat oorspr. aan Willem Adriaan van der Stel behoort het. getroud: 19 Nov 1719 Barbara Conterman(n); hertroud: 1 Mar 1722 Anna Margaretha Siek, dogter van: Johan Siek, weduwee van: Barend Gildehausen.

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Michiel Otto, SV/PROG's Timeline

August 27, 1688
Chemniitz, Saxony, Germany
January 4, 1714
Age 25
November 19, 1719
Age 31
Cape, South Africa
February 21, 1723
Age 34
Swellendam, Suid Afrika, Kaap
March 1, 1723
Age 34
Stellenbosch, Kaap, Suid Afrika
July 20, 1727
Age 38
Somerset Wes, South Africa, Cape
Age 40
Age 43
Somerset West, South Africa, Cape
Age 45
Somerset West, South Africa, Cape
October 21, 1736
Age 48