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Erasmus Smit, SV/PROG 2

Also Known As: "Erasmus Smit de oude"
Birthdate: (97)
Birthplace: Holstein, Sontra, Kassel, Hesse, Germany
Death: May 6, 1787 (97)
Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Husband of Cornelia Petronella van Emmenes, b2 SM
Father of Johannes Erasmus Smit, b2; Gesina Smit, b3; Martha Smit, b4; Cornelia Dorothea Venter, b5; Geertruij Smit, b6 and 5 others

Occupation: stalkneg 1718-1721, weer soldaat in 1722, Soldier then a Builders Laborer, Soldier
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About Erasmus Smit, SV/PROG 2

Erasmus Schmidt a. 1717 as soldaat van Holstein aan boord Minden , stalkneg 1718-1721, weer soldaat in 1722, burger in 1727 † Stellenbosch 6.5.1787 x Kaapstad 6.5.1731 Cornelia VAN EMMENES * 5.12.1707 † 18.6.1769 d.v. Albert Gerritse van Emmenes en Catharina van den Bosch v. Leiden

ERASMUS SCHMIDT(S). * Holstein. Arr. 1717 as so., stable-boy 1717-18, farmhand 1718-21, so., 1722, b. 1727. ~ 6.5.1731 Cornelia v. Emmenes. 10 children. (GMR 1717, 1718, 1722, Rq. 1727-28: 6; CJ 1129: 182; G.R., III, p. 293.)

- Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape, 1652-1806, Archives Year Book for South African History (Cape Town: Government Printer, Union of South Africa, 1946)

From Richard Ball's Pages

Inventory - Smit, Erasmus - 1771, In: Die Boedelinventarisse van Erflaters in die Distrik Stellenbosch 1679-1806, transcribed by Annemarie Krzesinski-De Windt, published by Stellenbosch Museum 2002, Dated 10 July 1771, page 902, MOOC 8/14, 15 den landbouwer Erasmus Smit de oude

Married 6 May 1731 at Cape Town Cornelia van Emmenes (1706-1769)

Church Registers - Cape Town Congregation, consulted in the form of an LDS microfilm and V603, photocopy of the original, Cape Archives (original in the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk Argiewe, Stellenbosch), VC 603k 604, 604, 605, 606

marriages, 1731

06 May, Erasmus Smit van Holstijn burger aan Drakensteijn jongman met Cornelia van Emmenes van Cabo de Goede Hoop (no jonge dogter)

Around 1728 Erasmus Smit asked to become a free burger, and in his request stated that he had arrived as a soldier at the Cape in 1717 on the ship 'Mijnden'. This ship left Texel in the Netherlands on 19th January 1717 and arrived at the Cape on 4th June 1717.

.(sources: HCV Leibbrandt - Requesten, published by the South African Library, 1988, page 1051 and De VOCsite)

Their children given as listed in the inventory of his deceased estate dated 22 July 1771, and as found the the church registers of Cape Town and Drakenstein.

Inventories of the Orphan Chamber Cape Town Archives Repository, South Africa

  • Reference no.: MOOC8/14.15 (Attached)
  • Testator(s):
  • Erasmus Smit
  • 10 Julij 1771

Inventaris van sodanige goederen als er ab intestato metter dood zijn ontruijmt ende naargelaten door den

landbouwer Erasmus Smit de oude ten voordeele van desselfs nagelatene 10 volgende kinderen, met namen:

  • 1) Johannes Erasmus Smitt
  • 2) Anna Margaretha Holman bij representatie van wijlen haar moeder Anna Smitt getrouwt geweest met
  • wijlen Jan Diederik Holman, onmondig
  • 3) Geesje Smit gehuuwt met Pieter Jourdaan Paulsz:
  • 4) Cornelia Smit getrouwt met Adriaan Venter
  • 5) Geertruijd Smit wed:e Willem van Zijl
  • 6) Erasmus Smitt mondig
  • 7) Gerrit Smitt mondig
  • 8) Pieter Smitt oud 22 jaaren
  • 9) Albertus Smitt oud 19 jaaren
  • 10) Martha Smitt getrouwt met Gerrit van Wijk Gerritsz:e


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Erasmus Smit, SV/PROG 2's Timeline

Sontra, Kassel, Hesse, Germany
February 24, 1732
Age 42
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
July 5, 1733
Age 43
Het Kruis, Piketberg, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
January 30, 1735
Age 45
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
October 21, 1736
Age 46
Kaapstad, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
October 4, 1738
Age 48
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
January 22, 1741
Age 51
Piketberg, Suid Afrika
May 6, 1742
Age 52
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
April 17, 1745
Age 55
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika