Elsje van der Merwe, b11

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About Elsje van der Merwe, b11

http://www.stamouers.com/stamouers/surnames-v-z/523-van-der-merwe-willem-schalk says that Elsie was baptised on 15 Jul 1697 (possibly based on one of these references - Jan van der Merwe, "Willem Schalkszoon van der Merwe - "n Biografiese Ekskursie" Familia XVI 1979 no 1; Heese en Lombard; or Hoge, Personalia of Germans at the Cape). There is no record of this baptism having occurred at Cape Town, and unfortunately the Drakenstein records 1691-1717 have been lost. As her father had moved to the Drakenstein area in 1688, after living in the Cape since his arrival in 1661, it is reasonable to assume that she was born there.
First Fifty Years estimates her birthdate as 1693, as per sources cited. http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g6/p6549.htm#c6549.
There’s a paucity of reliable sources as to Elsje’s early life, but it seems that she fell pregnant aged about 14, giving birth to a son, Lambert, who was baptised on 15 Jan 1708. The father is recorded as Albert Meijburg, and it is assumed that they were married at this time.


Muster Rolls of Freemen at the Cape 1660-1725, Cape Archives, VC39 and VC49 VC 49, p 133, District Drakenstein 1707 Albert Meyburg & Elsje Willemsz Schalk.
Baptism of Lammert Albertsz Mijburgh, NGK Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
"1708 15 Januarij van Albert Lammertsz Meijburg en Elsje Schalk; de getuijgen Pieter Robbertsz en Sophia Schalk. Lammert Albertsz"
As Elsje Schalk van der Merwe she was admitted to the membership of the Stellenbosch Congregation in 1708." - on http://www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk/burger/I117.html
Cape Muster Rolls (https://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/index.php/muster-rolls/cape-archives-vc-copies):
1712 - Albert Mijburg & Elsje Schalk – (Drakenstein)
1713 – Albert Meyburgh & Elsie van der Merwe stellenbos 1712 (Drakenstein)

First Fifty Years shows that she was a witness to several baptisms between September 1711 and July 1732, both at Stellenbosch and Drakenstein NG Kerk. http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g6/p6549.htm#c6549.3

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Elsje van der Merwe, b11's Timeline

1693
1693
Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa
1697
July 15, 1697
Age 4
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1708
January 14, 1708
Age 15
1718
February 13, 1718
Age 25
Stellenbosch, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
1719
September 9, 1719
Age 26
Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa
1721
1721
Age 28