Aletta Harmens Booysen

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Aletta Harmens Booysen (Potgieter)

Birthdate: (24)
Birthplace: Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: 1737 (20-28)
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jan Harmensz Potgieter, b1 and Maria Catharina van Eeden, b5
Wife of Dirk Booysen, b2
Sister of Hans Jurgen Potgieter; Maria Johanna Snyman, b1c10; Elizabeth de Jager; Hester Johanna Botha, b1c4; Emmerentia Maria Botha, b1c5 and 7 others
Half sister of Elizabeth Anna Potgieter, b1c2; Johanna Potgieter, b1c1 and Isabella Potgieter, b1c3

Managed by: Petrus Johannes Erasmus
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About Aletta Harmens Booysen

Booysen website:

There is doubt about the parents of ALETTA HARMENS, who married DIRK BOOYSEN of Drakenstein ‎(2nd son of Boy Booysen, the progenitor of the Booysen family in South Africa)‎ on 8 Feb. 1733 ‎(Cape)‎ - family listed in De Villiers Pa ma, vol. 1, p. 68, sub b2. Dr J.A. Heese was of the opinion that she was a daughter of JAN ‎(Johannes)‎ HARMENSZ POTGIETER ‎(1674-?)‎. If this is true then was Aletta a daughter of Potgieter's first wife CLARA HERBST ‎(married 1702)‎, or of his second wife MARIA CATHARINE VAN EEDEN ‎(married 1714)‎? Heese apparently favoured the latter. Aletta did have a daughter called Maria and two of her children married van Eedens.


Marriage to Dirk Booijsz

NGK Drakenstein

Ao 1733. Den 8 Febr. Dirk Booijsz van Cabo Burger aan Drakensteijn met Aletta Harmenz van Cabo. J.D.

- Drakenstein I Marriages., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Marriage Register on


SAF vol 14 p 198 : Aletta (b8) {tov Hans Harms} in De Villiers/Pama, is d.v. Jan Harmsz POTGIETER. Sy x Paarl 8.2.1733 Dirk BOOYSEN)


SAF vol 3

b2 Dirk, burger Drakenstein x 8.2.1733 Aletta HARMENS, v. onbekende afkoms

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Aletta Harmens Booysen's Timeline

September 10, 1712
September 10, 1712
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 24
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa