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Nicknames: "Zacharias Wagener", "Zacharias Wagenaar", "Zacharias Wagner"
Birthplace: Dresden, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Death: Died in Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Zacharias Wagenaer

Zacharias Wagenaer, b. 10 May 1614, d. 12 October 1668

NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695 NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695

Birth* Zacharias Wagenaer was born on 10 May 1614 in Dresden, Germany.1

Marriage* He married Maria aux Brebis on 30 January 1658 Batavia.2,1

Death* He died on 12 October 1668 Amsterdam, Nederland, at age 54.1

Ship Voyage On 30 January 1662 the Angelier and Oijevaer departed Batavia enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where they docked on 2 April 1662. Among the pasengers on board the vessels were Zacharias Wagenaer, Maria aux Brebis and Maria de Bucquoij. Accompanying Wagenaer were his slaves Louis van Bengale, Annike van Bengale and Anthonij de Later van Japan. The widow Verburg (Maria de Bucquoij) was accompanied by her personal slave Catharina van Malabar.3

Baptism He and Geertruyd van Riebeeck, Maria aux Brebis and Dom:e Antonius Scherius witnessed the baptism of Joanna van Riebeeck on 23 April 1662 (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.4

Slave Transaction Zacharias Wagenaer bought a slave, Marij van Angola from Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck circa 7 May 1662 de Caep de Goede Hoop.5

21 November, 1663: Zacharias Wagenaer, successor of Jan van Riebeeck, writes to the Lords 17 suggesting that sixty-seven families be sent back to the Netherlands because of debauchery and replaced by industrious families.15 [added Apr 2013 by Sharon Doubell]

SlaveTransaction Zacharias Wagenaer sold Mary van Bali to Luitenant Johannes Coon on 1 May 1665, for Rds 70 or ƒ210.6

Baptism He and Joanna Boddys witnessed the baptism of Valentijn Gabbema on 6 September 1665 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.7

Birth Slave Zacharias Wagenaer owned Elysabeth NN who was born in bondage, before 1 November 1665, de Caep de Goede Hoop.8

Birth Slave Zacharias Wagenaer owned Dominga NN who was born in bondage, before 1 November 1665, de Caep de Goede Hoop.9

Slave On 1 November 1665 at de Caep de Goede Hoop, Zacharias Wagenaer was the owner of Susanna NN.10

Slave On 1 November 1665Zacharias Wagenaer was the owner of Helena NN.11

Baptism He and Catharina Prippolnagel and Lidia de Pape witnessed the baptism of Margareta Schut on 15 August 1666 (Cape Town).12

Slave Emancipation Zacharias Wagenaer emancipated Anthonij de Later van Japan and Annike van Bengale on 30 September 1666 de Caep de Goede Hoop.13

Slave Transaction Isaac van Bengale may have been the slave sold by Zacharias Wagenaer, to Augustinus Boccaert on 23 March 1668 de Caep de Goede Hoop.14

Citations:

  1. [S428] Website Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org) "http://af.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zacharias_Wagenaer."
  2. [S685] Mr. F.H. de Vos, "Some Marriages in Batavia", Journal of the Dutch Burgher Union of Ceylon Vol II, No.3 (September 1909): 1658, 30 Jan. Wacherias Wagenaer, Eerste clercq ter Generale Secretarye Met Juff Maria aux Brebis wed van wijlen Jacob Sweers in leven opperkoopman. Hereinafter cited as "Some Marriages in Batavia."
  3. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', January 2012, 2 April 1662: Angelier & Oijevaer bring:Cape's newly appointed 2nd Commander Zacharias Wagenaer (from Dresden) ex Batavia with wife Maria aux Brebis (from Wesel), stepdaughter Maria de Bucuoij, Widow Coen Verburg & 5 personal slaves."
  4. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)' "“Sunday ultimo [30 April 1662] The same weather. The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper was celebrated ashore, administered by the Rev. Petrus Sibelius, who is travelling in the Amstellant. In the afternoon the thanksgiving service was conducted by the Rev. Henricus Wallius, who is travelling in the Peperbael. The Rev. Slippert, who is travelling in the Venenburch has been indisposed since yesterday, otherwise he would have administered the Sacrament”.ii VRJ, vol. III, p. 492 (30 April 1662). Den 22:en d:o is alhier g'arriveert, het fleuijt schip genaemt Veenenburgh daer een predikant op is genaemt Josuinins [sic) Slipperius, van wegen de kamer Amsterdam. Den 23:en d:o heeft dom:e Scheerius, een predikatie gedaen, ende sijn ten doope gepresenteert dese vijff navolgende kinderen, waer van dom:e Scherius gedoopt heeft, het dochterkenm van den e: h:r commandeur Jan van Riebeeck, is genaemt Joanna, de getuigen sijn d' e: h:r command:r Zacharias Wagenaer, ende sijn huisvrou Maria Wagenaers ende Geertruidt van Riebeeck, de huisvrou van Pieter van der Stael, en alsoo dom:e Slipperius, mede inde kercke was, heeft de andere vier kinderen gedoopt, te weten het dochterken, van Wouter Cornelisz Mostaert, regerende burgeraet, en is genaemt Grisella, de getuigen sijn Heindrick Heindricxsz van Seurewaerden, vrijburger, en Thomas Muller vrije Saldanha vaerder, en het dochterken van Joachim Blanck, dispensier en is genaemt Engel, de getuijgen sijn Christina Does, de huisvrou van Elbert Dircksz Diemer vrijburger, ende het zoontje van Jan Martensz de Wacht, vrijburger en is genaemt Arent, de getuigen is Frans Gerritsz vanden Uijthoorn vrij lant bouwer, en het zoontje van Jacob Kloeten vrij lant bouwer, is genaemt Coenradus, de getuigen sijn Sjaeck de knecht vanden baes timmerman, Leendert Cornelisz van Sevenhuijsen vrijburger, ende Jannetje Ferdiandus, de huisvrou van Jeurjaen Jansz vrijburger, Godt de Heere geeft dat dese gedoopte kinderen tot sijne naeme eere mogen opwassen.i VRJ, vol. III, p. 492 (30 April 1662)."
  5. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present. 7 May 1662:Departure: Van Riebeeck & family leave Cape for Batavia. Zacharias Wagenaer buys: Marij van Angola [Maria van Goa [sic].]
  6. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.28, 126: A year before [Wagenaer's] departure he sold the slave Mary, possible from the island of Balie, to the sergeant Johannes Coon. He was paid Rds 70 or ƒ210 for her - a considerable sum of money. [In the document she was called a "Baelse slavin"]. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  7. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: den 6 Septemb. 1665 een zoon van Abraham Gabbema by Petronella Does, wierd genaamt Valentijn: als getuigen Zacharias Wagenaar, en Joanna Boddys., transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).
  8. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 1 Nov een dochter van Susanna, Slavin van S. Wagenaar, s genaamt Elysabeth, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  9. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Noch een dochter van Helena Slavin van den zelven, is genaamt Dominga the owner has been identified from the previous entry in this source document which reads: den 1 Nov een dochter van Susanna, Slavin van S. Wagenaar, s genaamt Elysabeth, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  10. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 1 Nov een dochter van Susanna, Slavin van S. Wagenaar, s genaamt Elysabeth, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  11. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Noch een dochter van Helena Slavin van den zelven, is genaamt Dominga the owner has been identified from the previous entry in this source document which reads: den 1 Nov een dochter van Susanna, Slavin van S. Wagenaar, s genaamt Elysabeth, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  12. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao 1666 Den 15 August: een doghter van Abraham Schut en Johanna Taypenborgh syn huysvrouw: wiert genaemt Margareta als getuygen stonden den Heer Zacharia Wagenaer Juffr. Lydia Lacus Juffr. Catharina Boccaert, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  13. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007). Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  14. [S681] Mansell Upham 'PAI TIMOR - the 'accomodatory' life and times of a 17th century exiled slave family from Timor', Remarkable Writing on FFY (Pai Timor), (http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/RemarkableWriting), July 2012, "Probably slave sold by Cape ex-commander Zacharias Wagenaer when returning to Netherlands from the East (1668) to Boccaert who likely sells him to Company."
  15. Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau website last accessed 7 Apr 2013 Sharon Doubell

http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g7/p7948.htm

website last accessed 7 Apr 2013 Sharon Doubell

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Governor of the Cape Colony

In 1662 he went to Cape of Good Hope with his small family, five slaves and two horses.He followed Jan van Riebeeck as a governor on 6 May. van Riebeeck left the next day. Wagener was one of the five people laying the foundation of the Castle of Good Hope, which was started in August 1665. He constructed a waterbasin, supplying the ships with fresh water, a hospital, a school and a church. In 1666 his wife Anna Auxbrebis, whom he had married in 1648, died. On 27 September 1666 he resigned and Wagener went back to Batavia with his stepdaughter. Wikipedia...

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Zacharias Wagenaer's Timeline

1614
May 11, 1614
Dresden, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
1648
1648
Age 33
Jakarta Capital Region, Jakarta Capital Region, Indonesia
1662
May 6, 1662
Age 47

In 1662 Zacharias Wagenaer went to Cape of Good Hope with his small family, five slaves and two horses.He followed Jan van Riebeeck as (the colony's only German) governor on 6 May. van Riebeeck left the next day.

Wagener was one of the five people laying the foundation of the Castle of Good Hope, which was started in August 1665. He constructed a waterbasin, supplying the ships with fresh water, a hospital, a school and a church.

1663
November, 1663
Age 49

Initially, it appears that Wagenaar saw Eva as an ordinary concubine, whom he also treated as a company servant. His first mention of her, a year and a half after his arrival in 1662 was scathing. At the time, Pieter was away on his last northern expedition. Wagenaar accused Eva of running away with the children without his permission, saying ` the thoughtless wench has played us the same trick before, throwing aside her clean, neat clothing and resuming old stinking skins of animals, like all the other filthy Hottentoo women'. When she was apprehended (at a house that fits the description of the location of Elizabeth van Opdorp-Reinertz's home) and returned, he briskly dismissed her explanation that she had gone to visit her niece who had just given birth. ( In sharp contrast to Eva's freedom of movement in the Van Riebeeck era, Wagenaar did not grant her the right to maintain free relationships with her Khoena kin. He considered leaving the fort without consulting him or getting his permission as intolerable behaviour …Wagenaar's clearly racist attitude towards Eva probably triggered the couple's decision to have a church wedding after so many years together.
[ Moodie, The Record, i, 271 (24 Nov. 1663). The journal claimed that Eva was found at the house of a free burger living beside the main road to the Cochoqua, a description often given for Jan and Elizabeth Reijnertz' house. http://eprints.ru.ac.za/709/1/Evas-men.pdf last accessed by Sharon Doubell 7 Apr 2013]

1664
1664
- 1666
Age 49

By 1666, Krotoa had clearly fallen out with Oedasoa. The Company comander Zacharias Wagenaar, speculated that he began avoiding contact with Eva because she had married a European, but this seems implausible since Pieter had been well known to Oedasoa and apparently trusted by him for several years and the couple already had two children together. In fact, in 1664 Oedasoa had made an unusually generous offer to Eva of 100 cattle and500 sheep. Since this was also the year that Pieter and Eva formally married, it is possible that the offer was intended as a wedding gift, something sometimes given to orphans without other forms of support. Two months after the wedding, Pieter and Eva travelled together to visit Oedasoa,at his invitation, perhaps in an effort to collect, but Oedasoa never paid up and stopped coming into the fort.

The journal sheds little light on the reasons behind this. Perhaps Oedasoa expected Pieter and Eva to leave Dutch employment since his gift to them would have made them wealthy enough to live independently. It appears more likely that Oedasoa became disaffected with the Dutch in general and the church wedding signified the young couple’s commitment to live in conformity with the dictates of Dutch society. In the journal Wagenaar probably obscured the more deep-rooted reasons for the falling out between Oedasoa and the Dutch. During early 1664, the chief had become a regular visitor to the fort, bringing in large contingents of Cochoqua to be regaled and entertained by the Dutch. He often arrived with fifty people just as the Dutch were sitting down to church or dinner, much to the chagrin of Wagenaar who resented his presence as anintrusion. Oedasoa undoubtedly detected Wagenaar's blatant racism. Tithe journal, Wagenaar confided that he saw Oedasoa and his followers as` these incomparably greedy and beggarly men - a sharp contrast to VanRiebeeck's perception of Oedasoa as ` stately and dignified'. Perhaps Oedasoa's biggest disappointment with the Dutch in this period came in the early months of 1664, when he actively sought their military assistance in a war against his Hessequa enemies. He offered to pay the Dutch generously in cattle if they agreed. The Dutch, however, declined on the grounds that they wanted to remain friendly with all Khoena chiefs and not show favouritism. Oedasoa soon stopped coming into the fort, although the Cochoqua trade in livestock continued.. [Wells http://eprints.ru.ac.za/709/1/Evas-men.pdf last accessed by Sharon Doubell 7 Apr 2013]

1666
September 27, 1666
Age 52

In 1666 Zacharias Wagenaer's wife, Anna Auxbrebis, whom he had married in 1648, died. On 27 September 1666 he resigned and went back to Batavia with his stepdaughter.

1668
October 12, 1668
Age 54
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands