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Andries OTTO was christened on 14 JAN 1759 in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, R.S.A..6 He died on 29 JUL 1818 in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, R.S.A..7 Andries owned the farms Knoflookskraal 1782 at first marriage, Diepriver 1787 at second marriage and Kraligen 1797 on the Drogas river, behind the Hottentots Holland. F. van Buchenroeder when he travelled inland 1803, he described Andries farms Matjiesdrift and Diepriver among the best. Andries was field cornet in the area of Swartberg in 1802. He along with burghers B. Gildenhiuzen, L. Heuser, C. Nelson, M. Koenz and H. Wessels provided the state with Coffee barley.

Henry Lichtenstein "Travels in Southern Africa in the years 1803 -1806", Translated by Anne Plumptre, London 1812-15, 2 vols, 1928-30, Van Riebeeck Society: quote:

"We stopped for the night at the house of a person named Otto, at the foot of the Swartberg". Also Von Bouchenroeder, "Reise", p90 'Ottos farm, hour and a half from the Bath, "its owner one of the few industrious farmers at the Cape" 'This is the Veldwagtmeester Andries Otto. One frequently comes across letters written by him.'

In 1809 he acquired the farm, Groote Rug. Source: CO, Volume: 3889, Reference: 493. In 1810 Andries applied for remission of a Court sentence for harbouring a deserter Hottentot, named Jas. Source: CO, Volume: 3878, Reference: 333.

D1 Michiel Daniel OTTO c9d1 * 1783 in Swellendam, Western Cape.79 He ~ 5 OCT 1783 in Swellendam.1 He † 6 MAR 1864 in Caledon, Western Cape. 81 He X Susanna Aletta ZONDAGH (daughter of Matthys ZONDAGH and Dirkje KNOETSEN) on 24 JUN 1804.1 Susanna * 1789 in Zwartland, Western Cape. She ~ 19 FEB 1789 in Zwartland. 30 Michiel had his sixth child from an extra-marital affair with Jacoba Sophia RAS. Their child was born three months before his

seventh child from his wife. Jacoba ~ 13 JUN 1790.

Additional Sources:

From Genealogies of Otto Families by Vince J.D. Otto

Andries was ‘n uitstaande boer

I. Op die plaas Matjesdrift aan de Zwarte Rivier (tans CDN 11.2) van die veldkornet van die Zwarte Berg, Andries Otto (geb. 1759, oorlede 29.7.1818). Lyst Coll., 1805; M.O.O.C. 6/2 en 7/123, testament nr. 51/24, en G.R. II, A-O, p. 516. Hy word deur Von Bouchenroeder (p. 90) beskryf as ‘onder de weinige industrieuse landbouwers aan de Kaap’. Die plaas was 1½ uur wes van die Swartbergse bad (Caledon) en ‘wel bebouwd’ (B.R. 72, p. 44). Die opstal en van die ou geboue is nog te sien op die pad na Genadendal. Die voetnoot oor Otto by D.G. van Reenen se joernaal (V.R.V. 18, p. 18, voetn. 12) is nie duidelik nie. Die plaas lê wes, nie oos van Swartberg nie.

II. By eleven o'clock we reached the farm (Palmietrivier) of (Jacob) Eksteen where we halted for refreshment before continuing along the highway eastwards passing (Houwhoek and Botrivier) and various loan places before arriving in the evening at the farm (Matjesdrift on the Zwarte River) of the Field Cornet (Andries) Otto where we were again sumptuously entertained

III. Des avonds traden wy af by de Veld Cornet W. Otto, en namen aldaar ons nagt-verblyf in het welke wy wederom met gulheid werden onthaald

4. Met sy eerste huwelik in die jaar 1782 bekom hy die plaas Knoflookskraal

5. Met sy tweede huwelik in 1787 Dieprivier en 1797 Kraligen

6. In 1809 koop hy die plaas Groote Rug

7. Ek lei af van die gegewe datums, dat Elizabeth min of meer op ouderdom 15jr. getrou het en op 20 jarige ouderdom na vyf kinders gesterf het

8. F. van Buchenroeder skryf na sy binnelandse reise in 1803 in sy boek ‘Reise’ die volgende: It’s owner one of the Few industrious farmers in the Cape

9. Hy en vyf ander burgers het aan die staat ‘Coffee Barley’ voorsien

10. Veldkornet in die gebied van Swartberg 1802

11. Asgevolg van die aanhoudende plundering en kriminaliteit van die Khoikhoi was dit sy onbenydeswaardige taak en plig as veldkornet om die kriminaliteit onder baie gevaarlike omstandighede met ‘n strafekspidisie aan te spreek. Die beginsel het gegeld; as jy steel en te lui is om te werk, moet jy gestraf word

12. Sy vader se agressiewe en hardhandige optrede en sy moeder se familie se barmhartigheids-ingesteldheid het sy optrede geaffekteer

I. Met sy besoeke aan die sendelinge op 17 November 1793 word die volgende gekrywe(Kwotering: H.C. Bredekamp & H.E.F.Plueddeman): ….I believe that if the Bushmen heard the Gospel they would surely be saved. That would make them very different. That would be an advantage for all the land……I know them well, as I lived close to them for nine years. If you treat them well there is no trouble. The Christians themselves cause them to be so wicked, for the Christians try to kill them and shoot them wherever they can. One commando of Christians after the other sets off for this purpose. I myself often accompanied them. Once I went with them when three hundred were shot by the commando. These people are very strong. Compared to them the Hottentot are weak. The Bushman are also Hottentots and others who were driven away by the Christians or who were treated badly and who now live inland the bush, and the mountain, are people now living by stealing. When they are hungry they appear in large numbers and drive off the cattle of the Christians who live near them

II. 1n 1810 verskaf hy skuiling aan ‘n Hottentot, wat gedros het met die naam Jas en dit gee aanleiding tot ‘n hofgeding teen hom

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Andries Otto, b4c9's Timeline

1759
January 14, 1759
Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa
January 14, 1759
January 14, 1759
Stellenbosch
1783
October 5, 1783
Age 24
Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa
1785
1785
Age 25
Stellenbosch, South Africa, Cape
1786
1786
Age 26
Stellenbosch, South Africa, Cape
1788
August 17, 1788
Age 29
Stellenbosch, South Africa, Cape
1807
December 20, 1807
Age 48
Stellenbosch, South africa, Cape