Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

van den(r) Berg - South African Progenitors

« Back to Projects Dashboard

Project Tags

Top Surnames

view all

Profiles

The purpose of this project is to record all the van den berg/ van der Berg/van den Bergh Progenitors of South Africa, 7 of which are listed below with their families..

This first list has been arranged here in accordance with the size of the families recorded in SAG volume 1, and the idea is to establish how to distinguish them from one another on Geni. Is it necessary to do so, perhaps using SV1/SV2 etc? This is open to discussion. Not all are on Geni - those who are have been linked.

The second list (which includes those in the first list) has been supplied by Johan Pottas - see below.

1 Jacobus VAN DEN BERG

  • Birth: abt 1670
  • Death: bef 15 May 1714
  • x 8 Oct 1700 Cape Town Jacomina CARTENIERS (Born c 1680; Died before 1714)

Children

  • 1 M Jacobus VAN DEN BERG; Birth: 1702; Chr: 6 Aug 1702; Will: 3 Dec 1762 Tulbagh; Death: bef 7 Mar 1764 x Maria Magdalena HACK (m 24 Dec 1724)
  • 2 F Maria Elizabeth VAN DEN BERG Birth: 1704; Chr: 12 Oct 1704; Will: 19 Nov 1753 Stellenbosch, x Abraham PELSER a1 (m 26 Jun 1718); xx: Claas HOOGH; xxx Liebrecht ELLARD a1 (m 29 Jan 1736); xxxx Carl Titus JUST (m 5 Aug 1753)
  • 3 F Alida VAN DEN BERG Birth: 1706; Chr: 18 Jul 1706; Will: 29 Dec 1741; x Barend BUYS (m 12 Oct 1721)
  • 4 F Anna Maria VAN DEN BERG Birth: abt 1707; x Johannes HATTIGH (m 20 Oct 1740); x Hendrik Jacobus SCHEFFER (m 30 Jun 1748)
  • 5 F Margaretha VAN DEN BERG Birth: abt 1708
  • 6 M Johannes VAN DEN BERG Birth: 1709; Chr: 3 Mar 1709

2 Jacobus Johannes VAN DEN BERG

  • Birth: 15 Feb 1745 Utrecht, Nederland
  • Death: 12 Jun 1839 Cape Town
  • x Elizabeth KAMP (m 2 Jun 1776 Cape Town) (Born c 1760 Cape Town)
  • xx Maria VERWEY (m 1 Jul 1798)

Children 1st Marriage

  • 1 F Elizabath Jacoba VAN DEN BERG Birth: 1777; Chr: 22 Jun 1777
  • 2 M Jacobus Johannes VAN DEN BERG Birth: 1779; Chr: 23 May 1779; Will: 8 Feb 1808; x Elizabeth HAY
  • 3 F Catharina Elizabeth VAN DEN BERG Birth: 1781 Cape Town; Chr: 11 Nov 1781; Death: 5 May 1843 Rondebosch; x Hamilton ROSS (m Jan 1799)

  • 4 M Willem VAN DEN BERG Birth: 26 Oct 1783
  • 5 F Johanna Christina VAN DEN BERG Birth: 1785; Chr: 22 Jan 1786; AKA: Jacob Heffens; x Jacob STEFFENS (m 2 Sep 1804)
  • 6 M Johannes VAN DEN BERG Birth: 1788; Chr: 20 Jul 1788; Death: bef Aug 1796 S
  • 7 M Willem Theodorus VAN DEN BERG Birth: 1791 Cape Town; Chr: 18 Sep 1791; Death: 8 Apr 1845 Cape Town; x Anna Hendrina LOCHNER (m 18 Aug 1816)
  • 8 M Daniel VAN DEN BERG Birth: 1793
  • 9 M Johannes VAN DEN BERG Birth: 1796; Chr: 21 Aug 1796; Will: 17 Feb 1818 Cape Town; x Aletta Geertruida SMUTS (m 23 Mar 1817)

3 Frans Johannes VAN DER BERG

  • Birth: 1788 Nederland
  • Will: 11 Jul 1824 Graaff-Reinet,
  • Death: 11 May 1839 Uitenhage,
  • AKA: Frans Johannes van den Berg
  • x 7 Mar 1824 Cradock, Susanna Maria Johanna DU PLESSIS (Born abt 1803: Will: 11 Jul 1824 Graaff-Reinet)

Children

  • 1 F Susanna Maria Frederika VAN DER BERG Birth: 19 Jan 1827; Chr: 23 Sep 1827 Somerset East; x Diederik Arnoldus SCHOLTZ (m 23 Mar 1846)
  • 2 F Francina Maria VAN DER BERG Birth: 2 Jul 1829; Chr: 11 Nov 1829 Somerset East; x Louis Jacobus PIENAAR (m 4 Dec 1848)
  • 3 F Martha Maria Magdalena VAN DER BERG

Birth: abt 1831 B:

  • 4 M Petrus Johannes VAN DER BERG Birth: 18 Feb 1833 Uitenhage; Chr: 24 Jul 1833 Somerset East; Death: 12 Dec 1896 Vryburg; x Louisa Levina HARMSE SS:
  • 5 F Helena Isabella VAN DER BERG Birth: abt 1835

4 Jacobus VAN DER BERG

  • Birth: abt 1844 Nederland
  • x 25 Dec 1871 Willowmore, Martha Maria Susanna ZAAYMAN Birth: abt 1846; Death: bef Sep 1877)
  • xx Martha Jacoba DU PREEZ (m 23 Sep 1877)

Children 1st Marriage

  • 1 M Johannes Eliza VAN DER BERG Birth: 19 Apr 1872; Chr: 22 Dec 1872 Willowmore

Children 2nd Marriage

  • 1 M Anna Helena VAN DER BERG Birth: 12 Apr 1878; Chr: 7 Jul 1878 Uniondale
  • 2 M Johannes Eliza VAN DER BERG Birth: 2 Jul 1880; Chr: 19 Sep 1880 Uniondale,
  • 3 M Ignatius Petrus VAN DER BERG Birth: 6 Mar 1883; Chr: 22 Apr 1883
  • 4 M Jacobus Marthinus VAN DER BERG Birth: 10 Dec 1885; Chr: 14 Mar 1886
  • 5 M Petrus Hendrik Willem VAN DER BERG Birth: 6 Sep 1887; Chr: 27 Nov 1887
  • 6 F Elizabeth Wilhelmina VAN DER BERG Birth: 5 Mar 1891; Chr: 12 Jul 1891; Twin
  • 7 F Margaretha Louisa VAN DER BERG Birth: 5 Mar 1891; Chr: 12 Jul 1891; Twin:
  • 8 M Cornelis Johannes VAN DER BERG Birth: 2 Oct 1892; Chr: 1 Jun 1894

5 Willem VAN DEN BERG

  • Birth: abt 1760
  • Will: 3 Oct 1789 Cape Town
  • x 31 Oct 1784 Sara WAGENAAR (Born 1768, Bapt. 13 Mar 1768; Will: 3 Oct 1789 Cape Town; Daughter of Johann Christoffel WAGENAAR (b abt 1710) and Johanna Maria LUBBE (b 1733)

Children

  • 1 F Maria Jacoba VAN DEN BERG Birth: 15 Aug 1789; Chr: 27 Sep 1789 Graaff-Reinet; Death: 6 Aug 1872 Colesberg; x Jan Hendrik NIENABER (m 28 Jun 1807)
  • 2 F Susanna Wilhelmina VAN DEN BERG Birth: 1792; Chr: 30 Apr 1793; Will: 2 Nov 1807; Death: bef 22 Dec 1830; x Diederik Jacobus MULDER (m 22 Mar 1807)
  • 3 F Sara Wilhelmina Maria VAN DEN BERG Birth: 1793; Chr: 20 Oct 1793; Death: 23 Nov 1878 Kroonstad; AKA: Susara Maria Magdalena van den Berg; x Johan Hendrik Jacobus REYNDERS (m 30 Oct 1815)

6 Matthys VAN DEN BERG

  • Birth: abt 1760
  • x 4 Mar 1798 Geertruy BRITS (Born 1763; Bapt. 25 9 1763; daughter of Cornelius BRITS (b 1732) and Dirkje GROBLER (b 1733)

Children

  • 1 F Johanna Catharina Wilhelmina VAN DEN BERG Birth: 8 May 1805; Will: 6 Jan 1826 Cape Town; Death: 22 Apr 1840 Cape Town; x Carl Georg LEHMAN (m 14 Jan 1821); x Louis Johannes DAVEL

7 Philippus VAN DEN BERG


  • Birth: abt 1724
  • Will: 10 Aug 1764
  • x Lucretia MIJNA Birth: abt 1730; Will: 10 Aug 1764;

Children: None known

However...

...this is just the tip of the iceberg! Johan Pottas has published a book about the van den Berg family - 'Die van der Berg's van die Kaap tot Witkraal, Petrusburg' in 2005, and has another in the pipeline about them which he plans to publish in about 3 years time. He has identified the list of VAN DEN BERG/E/EN, VAN DER BERG/E progenitors listed below.

Not only has Johan supplied this list, but he has generously supplied family group sheets for most of these people and these documents have been loaded and linked to the names. Our enormous thanks to Johan!

If you have any information about these people please get in touch with him - he would be very pleased to hear from you. (See contact details at the end of this list).

The full list of VAN DEN BERG and var. SV's are:

  1. Adriaan VAN DEN BERG *c 1697
  2. Albertus VAN DEN BERG * Nederland 1857 x 03/04/1888 Elizabeth Wilhelmina WALSCH
  3. Anthonij Aartz VAN DEN BERG *c 1740 + 19 Feb 1764 Cape Town
  4. Arend VAN DEN BERG * c 1694 + Kaapstad c 07/1729 x Chrsitina RIETROOIJEN
  5. Aron VAN DEN BERG * c 1780
  6. Christiaan VAN DEN BERG * c 1765 x Anna Josepha BARENDS
  7. Cornelis Jan VAN DEN BERG * Bevinholm, Nederland 22/05/1876 x fFrankfort 29/05/1904 Alberta Adriana TALJAARD

  1. Dirk Jans VAN DEN BERG * c 1701 + bef 27/07/1733 x 20/11/1729 Anna HEYLON
  2. Everd Dirksz VAN DEN BERG * c 1699 + 12 Jun 1722 Cape Town
  3. Fileon VAN DEN BERG * c 1765 x NN VAN DEN BERG?
  4. Frans Johannes VAN DEN BERG * Nederland 1788 + Uitenhage 11/05/1839 x 07/03/1824 Susanna Maria Johanna DU PLESSIS
  5. George Willem VAN DEN BERG * c 1828 x 20/08/1862 Johanna Bernhardina LANGERMANN
  6. Hendrik VAN DEN BERG * c 1706 x Maria WILLEMSZE (* c 1715)
  7. Hendrik VAN DEN BERG * c 1706
  8. Jacobus VAN DEN BERG * 1673 + 28/05/1714 x Kaapstad 08/10/1700 Jacomina CARTENIERS
  9. Jacobus Johannes VAN DEN BERG * Utrecht, Utrecht, Nederland 15/02/1745 + Kaapstad 12/06/1836 x Kaapstad 02/06/1776 Elizabeth KAMP xx Kaapstad 01/07/1798 Maria VERWEY
  10. Jan Gerrits VAN DEN BERG * c 1740 + 22 5 1768 Cape Town
  11. Johann Hermann VAN DEN BERG * c 1732 + Kaapstad 12/02/1777
  12. Johannes Kippert VAN DEN BERG * c 1775 + c 11/1831 x Johanna Elizabeth VAN DEN BERG (parents unknown to me JP)
  13. Karel Frederik VAN DEN BERG * Batavia 11/08/1873 + 16/07/1948 Wasenaar, Nederland x Arendina Charlotte Maria GEERTSMA, nageslag woon in Nederland
  14. Leendert VAN DEN BERG * Nederland 02/1865 + Johannesburg 27/03/1933 x Bethlehem, Vrystaat Cornelia Adriana WEYERS
  15. Marcus VAN DEN BERG * Groningen, Nederland 15/01/1846 + Johannesburg 31/01/1908
  16. Martinus Marcellus VAN DEN BERG * c 1680
  17. Matthias VAN DEN BERG * c 1675 + 17244 x 10/06/1708 Susanna DE KLERK
  18. Matthys VAN DEN BERG * 1762 + Kaapstad 07/06/1836 x 04/03/1798 Geertruy BRITS
  19. Nathaniel VAN DEN BERG * Brielle, Suid-Holland, Nederland 12/1855 + Mowbray, Kaapstad 30/12/1919 x Kaapstad 30/04/1888 Catharina LEON
  20. Philippus VAN DEN BERG * c 1730 x Lucretia MIJNA
  21. Pieter VAN DEN BERG * Negapatnam c 1680 + bef 21/09/1724 x Anna Margaretha MOLLER
  22. Pieter VAN DER BERG * c 1716 +m18 7 1738 Cape Town
  23. Pieter Johannes VAN DEN BERG * c 1682 x Kaapstad 09/12/1708 Anna Margaretha MULDER (possibly the same as the previous one)
  24. Pieter Lambertus VAN DEN BERG * Beusichem, gelderland, Nederland 02/1879 + Frankfort, vrystaat 07/11/1925 x Vrede, Vrystaat Hendrina Sophia BEUKES
  25. Reijnier VAN DEN BERG * c 1740
  26. Tobias VAN DEN BERG * c 1703
  27. Willem VAN DEN BERG * c 1715
  28. Willem VAN DEN BERG * c 1760 x 31/10/1784 Sara WAGENAAR
  29. Johannes Adriaan VAN DEN BERGE * Tholen, Nederland 06/1864 + Ficksburg, Vrystaat 21/08/1909 x Ficksburg 05/12/1896 Susannah Maria LUTZKE
  30. Philippus VAN DEN BERGE * Kruinengen, Zuid Beveland, Nederland 15/10/1873 + Pretoria 22/01/1939 x Wymbritsadeel, Nederland 03/04/1897 Maaike BROUWER
  31. Erich VAN DER BERG * Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Duitsland 04/1868 + Johannesburg 18/11/1935 x Kaapstad Hermine Augusta FREYTAG
  32. Jacobus VAN DER BERG * Nederland c 1844 x Willowmore 25/12/1871 Martha Maria Susanna ZAAYMAN xx Willowmore 23/09/1877 Martha Jacoba DU PREEZ
  33. Jonas VAN BERGEN * Grunberg, hesse, Duitsland c 1755 + 19/05/1790 x Tulbagh 24/11/1776 Agatha Geertruy BOTHA

Female -

Johan J Pottas IKT / ICT

Universiteit Vrystaat / University Free State

email PottasJ@ufs.ac.za

Posbus 34559, Faunasig, 9325